Los Angeles Virtual Digital Government Summit 2020

Nov 12 - 13, 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!



“These are challenging times and there is a lot to discuss and learn from how each of our organizations has responded to the pandemic. Please join us for the virtual version of our annual Digital Government Summit. Although I will miss the networking that has always been a great part of the summit, it promises to be a great experience for all that join. We all will be involved in shaping the future of the LA Digital Government Summit!”

- William Kehoe, Chief Information Officer, Los Angeles County

"From COVID to social change, these are challenging times for public-sector technologists. The L.A. Digital Government Summit (virtual edition) will be THE CONFERENCE to learn, connect, and prepare for the changes around us. I’m looking forward to it!”

- Ted Ross, Chief Information Officer, City of Los Angeles



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

Wellbeing Amid Disruption

Dr. DeAngela Burns-Wallace, Secretary of Administration and Chief Information Technology Officer, State of Kansas

When the whole world has turned upside down, the wellbeing of our most valuable asset must be prioritized: our people. As we consider the full breadth of our staff’s needs, we must address higher-level needs, including truth, stability, authentic connections, and our purpose and values in the context of this crisis. In this compelling session, Dr. Burns-Wallace shares what we are learning as we lead through these extraordinary times, championing wellbeing amid disruption.

“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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Registration Information / Contact Us

Event Dates: November 12 - 13, 2020

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:

Raquel Figueira
Government Technology
Phone: (916) 932-1341 
E-mail: rfigueira@govtech.com

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Heather Earney
Government Technology
Phone: (916) 932-1339
E-mail: hearney@govtech.com