New Jersey Virtual Digital Government Summit 2021

May 18, 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

Each Year New Jersey Digital Government Summit is a terrific conference that exposes both Government employees and our Vendor Partners to some of the most important technology challenges facing us today. Technology is more important than ever in the state’s operating functions and growth economy, and it is our duty to advocate innovation and supplier diversity as we provide top-notch services to our citizens. We just couldn’t accomplish this without our industry partners, and this event is the perfect place for us to collaborate, discuss challenges and share solutions. The time and effort to allocate a day away from our normal, daily schedules is a worthwhile investment and provides this fresh look. I am looking forward to seeing you there!

– Christopher Rein, Chief Technology Officer, State of New Jersey


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Advisory Board

Government Representatives

Nick Behmke
Director of Information Technology
Office of Legislative Services, Information Technology Unit
State of New Jersey

Lisa Blauer
Chief of Staff
Office of Information Technology
State of New Jersey

Christine Campbell
Chief Privacy Officer
Office of Information Technology
State of New Jersey

Edward Chapel
Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Lookman Fazal
Chief Information & Digital Officer
NJ Transit
State of New Jersey

Kai Feder
Chief of Staff
Office of Innovation
State of New Jersey

Roger Gibson
Chief Operating Officer
Office of Information Technology
State of New Jersey

John Harrison
Chief Information Officer
Department of Community Affairs
State of New Jersey

Linda Holland
Director of Information Technology
Department of Children and Families
State of New Jersey

Hagen Hottmann
Deputy CTO for Enterprise Services
Office of Information Technology
State of New Jersey

John Kiczek
Information Security Officer
Office of Information Technology
State of New Jersey

Bernadette Kucharczuk
Chief Information Officer
City of Jersey City

Robert McQueen
Director of Information Technology
Township of Franklin

Lee Micai
Director of IT
Board of Social Services
Mercer County

Thomas Murphy
Chief Information Officer
Economic Development Authority
State of New Jersey

Sharon Pagano
Chief Information Officer
Department of Labor and Workforce Development
State of New Jersey

Marc Pfeiffer
Assistant Director
Bloustein Local Government Research Center
Rutgers University

Denman Powers
Bureau Chief
Information Technology Bureau, State Police
State of New Jersey

Christopher Rein
Chief Technology Officer
Office of Information Technology
State of New Jersey

Joseph Rivera
Chief Technology Officer
City of Trenton

Dan Romanov
Director of Information Technology
Tinton Falls

Christina Rothman-Iliff
Digital Media Manager

Andy Rowan
Geographic Information Officer
Office of Information Technology
State of New Jersey

Taran Samhammer
Communications, Marketing & Technology
New Jersey State League of Municipalities

Poonam Soans
Chief Data Officer & Director of Application Development
Office of Information Technology
State of New Jersey

Vernon Spencer
Deputy CTO for Applications and Customer Service
Office of Information Technology
State of New Jersey

Peter Tenebruso
Chief Information Officer
Department of Environmental Protection
State of New Jersey

Eileen Troutman
Chief Information Officer
Department of Health
State of New Jersey

Julie Veffer
Director of Communications
Office of Information Technology
State of New Jersey

Loren Wizman
Business Development Director
New Jersey Association of Counties

Gary Zayas
Chief Information Officer
Department of Transportation
State of New Jersey

Industry Representatives

Jillian Belles
Public Sector Sales Manager
HID Global

Chris Bradley
Client Executive

Barbara Brucker
Account Manager
Amazon Web Services

Jamie Burgess
Regional Sales Manager

Casey Faiman
General Manager
New Jersey Information Division of NICUSA

Frank Guzzo
Account Manager

Naveed Husain
VP Vertical Sales Programs

Sean Koljonen
Regional Director
Acquia, Inc.

Christopher McCall
SLED Account Manager
Check Point Software Technologies

Jay Migliozzi
Regional Director

Zachary Noel
Managing Partner, Public Sector

Michael O'Brien
Client Account Executive

Andy Powell
State & Local Government Enterprise Account Executive

Stephanie Schrader
Major Account Manager
Dell Technologies

Peter Welling
Account Executive

Registration Information / Contact Us

Event Date: May 18, 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:

Olivia Gratton
Government Technology
Phone: (916) 932-1369
E-mail: ogratton@govtech.com

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

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


Thank you to our Registration Sponsor!


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