Texas Public Sector CIO Academy 2018

Dec 5, 2018
Austin, TX


The Texas Public Sector CIO Academy is the premier leadership event for Texas's senior level technology executives to improve their management and business skills and to develop the IT leaders of the future. The purpose of this invitation-only event is to foster discussion and dialogue on what it means to be a successful CIO in the public sector and how to use Information Technology as a strategic tool. This event is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for government and industry executives to collaborate and address the most important policy, management and leadership issues surrounding the future of digital government and the role of the public sector CIO.

Topics Include:

  • The CIO of 2025
  • Unlocking Your Creative Mind
  • Are We Having Fun Yet? The Evolution of Contract Management
  • Speed to Market: Barriers and Strategies
  • Innovation Secret Sauce: Unclassified Recipes for Innovating Government
  • Digital Transformation: Making Cybersecurity Work for Digital Government

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JW Marriott Austin

110 E 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 474-4777

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Advisory Board

Government Representatives

Mike Bell
Chief Technology Officer
Houston Police Department
City of Houston

Ying Chan
Interim Director of Information Technology
Department of Aging and Disability Services
State of Texas

Paul Cook
Director & Business Process Consultant
City of Austin

Chris Cutler
Chief Information Officer
Teachers Retirement System
State of Texas

Stephen Elkins
Chief Information Officer
City of Austin

Glenn Garvey
Chief Information Officer
Facilities Commission
State of Texas

Sharon Gaston
Executive Director of Development & PMO
Office of Information Technology Services, Texas Education Agency
State of Texas

William (Butch) Grote
Chief Information Officer
Department of Agriculture
State of Texas

Heather Hall, Ph.D., PMP
Deputy CIO, Planning & Development
Information Technology Division, Workforce Commission
State of Texas

Amy Lugo
Director of Information Technology
Department of Insurance
State of Texas

Stephen Mendonca
Lone Star College

Belinda Mercado
Chief Information Officer
City of Corpus Christi

Jonathan O'Quinn
Deputy Chief Information Officer
Department of Motor Vehicles
State of Texas

Lisa Petoskey
Deputy Director, Information Technology
Office of the Attorney General, Child Support Division
State of Texas

George Rios
Chief Information Officer
Department of Parks and Wildlife
State of Texas

Todd Sander
Chief Information Officer
Lower Colorado River Authority
State of Texas

Sam Segran
Chief Information Officer
Texas Tech University

Anh Selissen
Deputy Chief Information Officer
Comptroller of Public Accounts
State of Texas

Mike Sturm
Information Technology Director
City of San Marcos

Amy Swartz
Project Coordinator
Lottery Commission
State of Texas

Frank Williams
Information Security Officer
Teachers Retirement System
State of Texas

Industry Representatives

Paul E. Brandenburg
Business Devlopment Manager
State and Local Government
Dell EMC

Dominica Council
Account Manager
CA Technologies

Gary Geddes
Account Executive

Sam Hall
State and Local Government Marketing Manager

Chris McConn

Jason Pilon
Sr Client Executive

Edie Sauceda
Account Executive
Software AG USA Inc.

Dianna E. Sosa
Account Executive

Jimmie Zimmerman
Regional Sales Manager

Summit Exhibitors Made Possible by Our Corporate Partners

Registration Information / Contact Us

Event Date: December 5, 2018

This is an invitation-only event. For more information or to request an invitation, please contact Alan Whipple.

Contact Information

For RSVP and general assistance contact:

Alan Whipple
Government Technology
Phone: (916) 932-1418 
E-mail: awhipple@govtech.com

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Alison Del Real
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1435
E-mail:  alison.delreal@govtech.com


Austin, TX


JW Marriott Austin

110 E 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 474-4777

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Hotel Reservations

Phone: (512) 474-4777
Rate: $219.00 single/double
Cut-off date: 11/13/18

Please reference the ‘Texas CIO Academy’ when making your room reservations to receive our group rate. Reservations may also be made online at: Texas CIO Room Reservations.


The Marriott offers discounted event self-parking for $17/day or valet parking for $27/day.