Chicago Virtual Digital Government Summit 2021

Aug 3, 2021


Government Technology's passion is promoting best practices and spurring innovation in the public sector – more important than ever in challenging times like these. The Virtual Digital Government Summit offers a unique opportunity to explore a variety of technology topics and possibilities. Please join us for a day of powerful sessions that provide inspiration, participation, education, and thought-provocation!

The conference is presented 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).

A message from our Keynote Speaker

We are very excited to co-host this year’s virtual Chicago Digital Government Summit. We hope all local IT leaders take advantage of the opportunities the Summit offers to learn from each other, and perhaps to share the tribulations of this challenging time. As we prepare for the “new normal” we can work together to shape what that may be. I hope you take the time to attend this important conference. See you there!

– Tom Lynch, Chief Information Officer, Cook County

The Chicago Digital Government Summit is a great place to learn and share ideas. This year it is once again virtual so that everyone can participate. The Summit is an important part of our year. Please join us as we explore the critical issues that we’re facing. I look forward to seeing you there!

- Carleton Nolan, Chief Technology Officer, City of Chicago


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Advisory Board

Government Representatives

Chris Blanding
Chief Information Officer
Lake County

David Byrnes
Chief Information Officer
Treasurer's Office
Cook County

Don Carlsen
Northern Illinois University

Adam Clement
Deputy Chief Information Officer
Bureau of Technology
Cook County

James Farrell
Chief Information Officer
City of Bolingbrook

Gus Gentner
Chief Information Officer
Winnebago County

Glen Liljeberg
Director of Information Technology
Village of Westmont

Jerod Lockhart
Training Officer
Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities
City of Chicago

Nick Lucius
Chief Data Officer
Office of the Mayor
City of Chicago

Tom Lynch
Chief Information Officer
Cook County

Stacey Mansker-Young
Deputy Commissioner of Planning, Policy, and Management
Bureau of Information Technology
City of Chicago

Carleton Nolan
Chief Technology Officer
City of Chicago

Michael Pegues
Chief Information Officer
Information Technology Division
City of Aurora

Peter Schaak
Director of Information Technology
Village of Schaumburg

Denise Steffen
IT Director
Forest Preserve District
Will County

Luke Stowe
Chief Information Officer
City of Evanston

Tom Sullivan
Chief Information Officer
McHenry County

Hema Sundaram
Chief Technology Officer
Bureau of Technology
Cook County

Rod Warren
Deputy Chief Information Officer
Bureau of Information Technology
City of Chicago

Greg Wass
Senior Advisor
Harvard Government Performance Lab

John Zhang
Electrical & Innovation Technology
City of Chicago

Industry Representatives

Angela Abernathy
Regional Director, Government and Education

Ted Coyle
Government Mission Modernization and Business Value Architect

Paige Early
Major Account Manager

Sagay Joseph
Senior Manager, Strategic Accounts

Tim Kodyra
Named Account Manager
Palo Alto Networks

Kent Leacock
Director Government Relations/Public Policy

Darren Lewis
Enterprise Account Manager

Akari Muhisani
Account Executive
Dell Technologies

Tabitha Richter
Business Development Executive

Made Possible by Our Corporate Partners

Registration Information / Contact Us

Event Date: August 3, 2021

Open to Public Sector only.

Registration - Free

If you represent a Private Sector organization and are interested in Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact Heather Earney.

Contact Information

For registration and general assistance contact:

Lee Vang
Government Technology
Phone: (916) 932-1407
E-mail: lvang@govtech.com

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Heather Earney
Government Technology
Phone: (916) 932-1339
E-mail: heather.earney@erepublic.com