Arizona Virtual Digital Government Summit 2020

Oct 21 - 22, 2020


This year’s Digital Government Summit will be “digital” in every way! The conference is being held in a virtual format on Zoom for Government, a FedRAMP-certified infrastructure with advanced security controls, that is used for meetings and webinars by the Department of Homeland Security and numerous other federal, state and local agencies. Zoom for Government leverages one of the largest secured networks of government-specific datacenters in the country and meets high standards of security (Including: FedRAMP, CJIS, NIST, FISMA, SRG, FIPS, DFARS, EAR, IRS-1075).

Government Technology's passion is promoting best practices and spurring innovation in the public sector – more important than ever in challenging times like these. Please join us, over the course of two partial days, for a powerful series of sessions that provide inspiration, participation, education, and thought-provocation!



“This year has brought unique changes and challenges to all levels of government. With the massive move to work from home and the increased demand for fully digital services – everything is being stretched. There is also a very personal side to these changes and challenges with new stressors on ourselves and our teams. The annual Digital Government Summit is always an important part of our year. It gives us the opportunity to refocus and recharge by connecting with our peers, be inspired by their successes, and expand our vision for how technology can better serve our organizations and our citizens. This year the event is virtual which brings the opportunity for even more to participate. I hope you can join us as we explore the important issues we’re all facing this year.”

– J.R. Sloan, Chief Information Officer, State of Arizona



Stay tuned for more details! In the meantime, be sure to mark your calendars:

  • Wednesday, October 21, 9:00 - 11:00 am, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 22, 9:00 - 11:00 am

(Subject to change as the agenda develops.)



Keynote - Off Balance and In Control

Dan Thurmon, Author, Peak Performance Coach, and Hall of Fame Speaker

The events of 2020 have delivered the most widespread disruption in generations. The impacts have been enormous and deeply personal on many levels. Everyone is off balance to some degree, and there is no doubt that the challenges to our society, cultures, families, and technologies will be long-lasting. Yet in many ways, these circumstances contain the greatest opportunities of our lives! Dan Thurmon, author of the book, Off Balance On Purpose, shows us how to harness the positive aspects of disruption, find more confidence in the midst of change, and take purposeful actions to create what is most needed – both in our lives and in our vital work.

Making the Best of IT!

2020 is Launching Us into Uncharted Waters

2020 has proven to be a year of radical change for state and local government. From responding to a global pandemic to navigating a nationwide social movement to sailing blustery political winds, this year has not only tested government leaders but it has transformed the way we govern. The flood of rapid change is far from over – the challenges of 2020 have merely accelerated the timetable in which state and local government agencies must confront new issues, behaviors, technologies, and regulations. This three-part session examines the most significant societal impacts, what they will mean to IT going forward, and what we might expect to encounter in the decade ahead.

        How the Crisis Has Changed Us

            Teri Takai, Co-Director, Center for Digital Government

        Framework for the Near Future

            Phil Bertolini, Co-Director, Center for Digital Government

        Dawn of a New Decade

            Dustin Haisler, Chief Innovation Officer, e.Republic

“Do I Really Look Like That?” Up Your Game on Camera!

Anthony Huey, Communications Coach and Crisis Consultant

Like it or not, video conferencing is here to stay. Yet most of us are still woefully unprepared. Are you in denial about how you come across on camera? Do you find yourself hoping that others are not looking at you in the same judgmental way you look at them? Spoiler: No one gets a free pass. We are all on stage in a virtual world. The good news is that it is not hard to raise your game. In this fast-paced and no-holds-barred session, you will learn vital tips and tricks for connecting virtually and making a better impression. After all, perception is reality!

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Made Possible by Our Corporate Partners

Registration Information / Contact Us

Event Dates: October 21 - 22, 2020

Open to Public Sector only.

Registration - Free

If you represent a Private Sector organization and are interested in Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact Alison Del Real.

Contact Information

For registration and general assistance contact:

Brittany Roberts
Government Technology
Phone: (916) 932-1388
E-mail: broberts@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