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Overview

The IT Leadership Forum brings together current and emerging technology leaders with the industry partners that support them. This invitation-only event provides a space for leaders to collaborate while addressing the most important policy, management and leadership issues surrounding the future of digital government. Contact us if you’d like to join the conversation!

A message from our Keynote Speaker

Ohio is truly the tech hub of the Midwest, and we are helping to shape the future of digital government across the country. The Ohio IT Leadership Forum will provide the opportunity for professionals to collaborate with each other and industry partners, as well as learn and share experiences, challenges, and opportunities. I look forward to seeing you on May 21.

- Katrina Flory, Chief Information Officer, State of Ohio

Speakers

Katrina Flory

Katrina Flory

State Chief Information Officer, DAS Office of Information Technology, State of Ohio

Katrina Flory is an accomplished IT professional with extensive experience in State government. As the state chief information officer (CIO) and assistant director of DAS, she oversees the DAS Office of Information Technology and sets the IT direction for the State of Ohio.
State CIO Flory is instrumental in the leadership of two transformational Ohio IT initiatives, the now completed IT Optimization effort and the ongoing IT Innovation initiative. IT Optimization provided the standardization necessary to drive economies of scale through infrastructure consolidation (server, storage, mainframe, and network). The next step, IT innovation, streamlines and modernizes State IT through a focus on digital experience, cyber security, enterprise shared services, and collaboration.
In her role as State CIO, Flory is committed to delivering IT services and solutions that support state agencies, boards and commissions in their efforts to provide vital services to Ohioans. The use of state technology assets is vital to increase the well-being of Ohioans and their health, property, security, livelihood, and prosperity is essential.
Prior to becoming State CIO, Katrina Flory served in the deputy state CIO role for approximately 10 years. She led efforts to establish DAS OIT strategic direction and oversaw enterprise shared service operations such as the Ohio Administrative Knowledge System (OAKS), InnovateOhio Platform, Ohio Business Gateway (OBG), and the eLicense system.
Since joining DAS in 2000, she has been directly involved in driving the technology agendas of four Governors and seven State CIOs.
State CIO Flory has a Bachelor of Arts from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

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Saby Waraich

Saby Waraich

Chief Information Officer/Chief Information Security Officer, Clackamas County Community College  

Recognized by Thinkers360 as a Global Thought Leader and Influencer in the Top 10 for Project Management and Business Strategy, and in the Top 50 for Leadership, Saby Waraich is not just a speaker—he's a practitioner in the trenches every single day. Delivering keynotes and workshops that are as inspiring as they are practical, Saby marries actionable insights with a captivating storytelling style. His mission is not just to inspire but to equip you with the strategies needed to excel personally and professionally.
A veteran in driving change and fostering innovation, Saby offers a unique perspective backed by real-world experience. Whether on stage or virtually, his energetic and engaging approach provides the tools you need to stand out as a leader, build trust, and ultimately drive better results. Don't just listen to a speech; gain a professional edge from someone who's living it.

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Stacey Caster

Stacey Caster

CEO and Founder, North Executive Advisor

Throughout her impressive and diverse career, Stacey Caster has earned a reputation for being a forward-thinking leader, business consultant, executive coach, and workshop facilitator. Possessing an innate understanding of people, businesses, and systems that she has continued to develop throughout her 25+ year career, Stacey has been recognized for her innovative approach to organizational structure, management, and leadership development. At the core of her work, she was responsible for increasing the value and performance of senior leaders, c-level executives, organizations, and teams and for delivering the necessary support to help businesses run smoothly. Stacey is an accomplished and well-respected speaker, consultant, and engaging business coach. She’s also an accomplished business leader specializing in technology and business operations. Stacey is constantly driven to transform obstacles into opportunities and challenges into possibilities for her clients.
Stacey was chosen by LA Weekly as one of the “Top 10 Leadership Coaches to Watch in 2024” and a 2023 RISE Mentor of the Year. In addition, she is an ICF Certified Executive Coach, a Certified Master Facilitator, and a Genos Emotional Intelligence Certified Practitioner.

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Tracy-Ann Palmer

Tracy-Ann Palmer

CEO and Founder, Corporate Athlete Academy

Tracy-Ann is a seasoned, well-rounded, executive leader with 25+ years of global transformation experience and deep expertise across all areas of the business. She is a catalyst for change and a savvy, courageous leader who is unafraid to tackle difficult challenges. Optimistic in the face of uncertainty, Tracy-Ann is able to skillfully navigate through ambiguity and stay ahead of the market. She is a stellar relationship builder and inspirational leader who creates diverse, resilient teams that consistently exceed growth targets. Tracy-Ann develops bold leaders through passionate, empathetic mentorship. With a pioneer mindset, she develops winning cultures and empowers people to deliver value beyond their own expectations. Tracy-Ann is a celebrated motivational speaker, executive coach known for accelerating growth in the face of adversity, exceptional entrepreneurial success, and visionary leader.
Tracy-Ann is a 2023 Stevie Award Winner – Women Executive of the Year, a CRN Executive Mentor of the Year, a CRN Inclusive Leader Award recipient, a Channel Futures Top 20 Cloud Channel Leader, a CRN Female Executive of the Year and Role Model of the Year finalist, and a CRN Power 100 recipient three years in a row for The Most Powerful Women of the Channel. Tracy-Ann is also the Founder of the “We Build Character” non-profit executive leadership mentoring program.

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Justin Ackerman

Justin Ackerman

Administrator, Ohio Digital Academy and IT Workforce Initiatives

Justin Ackerman is the Administrator of the Ohio Digital Academy and IT Workforce Initiatives for CyberOhio. Previously, he was a Human Resources Manager for the state of Ohio overseeing IT acquisition & management and created the statewide IT Apprenticeship Program.
As a first-generation college graduate, he holds a Bachelor of Arts with honors from Capital University in Leadership & Management and Spanish and a Master of Human Resources Management degree from the Ohio State University.

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Jonathan Carroll

Jonathan Carroll

Industry Segment Advisor, T-Mobile

Jonathan Carroll is the Midwest Regional Executive for State Government Strategy at T-Mobile. Before taking on this role, he served as a four-term State Representative in the Illinois General Assembly from 2017-2024. While in the General Assembly, Jonathan secured approximately $10M in capital funding for community infrastructure, catalyzing substantial progress and elevating the district's infrastructure. His legislative record includes making Illinois a leader in food allergy safety & training, improving education, humanely treating animals and a bipartisan universal 72-hour waiting period for all gun purchases. During his time in the legislature, he would regularly work with both sides of the aisle for the betterment of the state.
Jonathan was involved on several key committees including Executive, General Appropriations, Cybersecurity, Consumer Protection, Police and Fire, Townships & Counties, Cities & Villages, Insurance, Public Utilities and Gaming.
Before entering politics, Jonathan was a Special Education teacher serving children with learning and social/emotional disorders. After leaving the classroom, Jonathan founded Carroll Educational Group and IEP Experts supporting young learners driven by innovative strategies and a proactive approach to addressing challenges. Jonathan's commitment to educational support services, including specialized offerings in Special Education advocacy and consulting, showcases his deep sense of responsibility to the community.
Jonathan attended DePaul University earning an undergraduate degree in Communication and a Master of Arts from Northeastern Illinois University in Education. Away from work, Jonathan enjoys spending time with his two children and Cavapoo Theo, watching sports (especially the Cubs and Bears), cooking and fishing.

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Destiny Davis

State Talent Acquisition Manager, Office of Talent Management, Department of Administrative Services, State of Ohio

Destiny joined the State of Ohio, Department of Administrative Services, State Human Resources Division in 2021 as a Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant before moving into the role of State Talent Acquisition Manager in 2023. Prior to serving Ohioans, she worked in HR/Talent Acquisition at Nationwide Children’s Hospital for six years recruiting for a wide range of positions. Destiny is a Recruiter Academy Certified Recruiter and Certified Lean Practitioner. During her undergrad, Destiny attended Muskingum University where she dually received her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and Public Health. She has also received her MBA in Human Resource Management from Lousisana State University.

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Holly Drake

Holly Drake

Chief Information Security Officer, DAS Office of Information Technology, State of Ohio 

Holly Drake was appointed State of Ohio Chief Information Security Officer in February 2023 and brings extensive experience managing cybersecurity and privacy teams in complex organizations. As CISO, she leads the Office of Information Security and Privacy that supports the productivity, innovation, and organizational objectives of the state to provide secure services to Ohio citizens.
Drake was most recently Deputy Cybersecurity Strategic Advisor for CyberOhio within the office of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. As a member of the CyberOhio team, she built cybersecurity governance and technical maturity to protect Ohioans and their state government from today's complex challenges.  
Her information governance and oversight career initially spanned senior roles in private sector organizations ranging from mid-market to Fortune 50 in size where she drove the development of privacy, cybersecurity, and compliance initiatives. Prior joining to the State of Ohio, Drake built a bespoke privacy program for The Ohio State University, one of the largest educational institutions in the United States. She also led the cybersecurity governance teams, with responsibility for policy, cybersecurity control framework, risk assessment, disaster recovery, and data governance. 
In either the public or private sectors, her mission is to always bring a pragmatic, collaborative approach to solving business and compliance challenges by balancing the uses of information while keeping core privacy and cybersecurity principles at the fore. 
A graduate of The Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve University, and Capital University, Drake also maintains CIPP, CIPT, CISSP, and CISA certifications. She currently serves several industry initiatives while outside of work, she is a volunteer and advocate for literacy initiatives in her community.

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Adam Frumkin

Adam Frumkin

Chief Information Officer, Franklin County Data Center

Adam Frumkin is a leader with experience in developing, directing, and executing business transformation and strategies. He has an established record collaborating with other executives to bring clarity to strategic business decisions and implementing technology to transform business processes.
He has focused experience in strategic planning, cultural & organizational development and emotional intelligence, process reengineering, enterprise system implementations, cybersecurity and disaster recovery and business continuity planning.
Council Chair to the PTI Executive Committee of the City/County CIO Leadership Council and Vice Chair for the NACo IT Standing Committee. Additionally, named as one of the 2023 Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers by Government Technology and StateScoop – Local Smart County Executive of the Year 2021 and the Columbus Business First – BizTech Executive of the Year 2021.
He is an adjunct professor at The Ohio State University, and for the PTI Certified Government Chief Information Officer (CGCIO) through Rutgers University.

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James Hawk

James Hawk

Vice President, Sales Engineering, Cradlepoint

James Hawk has been in the Networking Industry for 28 years with over 2 decades of his career leading Sales & Systems Engineering Teams & Organizations both within the US and Globally. Prior to joining Cradlepoint in April of 2019 as the North America Field Sales Engineering Leader, James led Juniper Networks’ Global Corporate Systems Engineering Organization.

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Kurt McDowell

Kurt McDowell

Director and Chief Technology Officer, Ohio Legislative Information Systems

Kurt McDowell has been employed by the Ohio Legislative Information Systems (LIS) since 1997. Kurt has held multiple positions at LIS from Intern, Network Engineer, Sr. Network Engineer, Engineering Group Manager and finally his current position, Director. LIS is a non-partisan agency established to facilitate the legislative process. LIS strives to provide the very highest quality professional information technology services through robust, reliable, cost-effective systems that meet the needs of the legislative agencies they support. Kurt received a BA in CIS from The Ohio State University and a MBA from Ashland University.

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Bob Nevins

Bob Nevins

Director of Health and Human Services Strategy and Business Development, Oracle

Bob Nevins is the Industry Executive Director for Health and Human Service for Oracle Government and Education. Bob has wide background of experience in the health and human services market both in the private and public sector. Bob spent over 20 years in a variety of senior leadership roles in Massachusetts state government. He was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Massachusetts Health Connector.
Other senior roles have included the Director of Mass.gov, where he oversaw the development of the statewide portal and ambitious eGovernment initiatives. He also served as the Deputy Commissioner for the MA Department of Revenue where he drove new and emerging technologies in the child support enforcement and tax administration programs. Bob began his career in government with the MA child welfare agency.

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Nathan Norris

Nathan Norris

Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Office of Information Technology, Department of Administrative Services, State of Ohio

Sam Orth

Sam Orth

Chief Technology Officer and Director of Technology, City of Columbus

Born in Columbus and raised in Central Ohio, Sam Orth has spent the last 41 years helping government and education use technology to create value for the citizens of Ohio. He joined Mayor Ginther’s team as Chief Technology Officer and Director of Technology on July 3, 2016.
His focus at the city has been helping the Mayor, Cabinet and city modernize how IT is used to serve the citizens of Columbus and the region. His first major initiative was partnering with Public Safety to adopt the city’s first body-warn camera program. Other major projects have included creation of the city’s first Data Analytics and Integration program, modernization of the city’s data centers and infrastructure, adoption of a new 311 platform, and expanding technology access for city employees to enable telework during the pandemic.
He is currently working with the Public Safety to develop the city's Real-Time Crime Center program and and is working with the Smart Columbus and the Digital Equity Coalition to address the Digital Divide in Columbus and the region.
Prior to serving as the CTO for Columbus he served as the CTO for the Management Council of the Ohio Education Computer Network, and State Chief Information Officer for the State of Ohio. While State CIO he worked with IT leaders across government to modernize state IT operations by fostering inter-agency collaboration, IT consolidation and shared services. While at the state, he chaired the Ohio Broadband Council and Multi-Agency Radio Communication steering committee and served on the OARNet Governing Board.
From 1997 to 2004, Sam served as the Executive Director of the Ohio SchoolNet Commission where his team implemented nearly $1B in educational technology programs - including expanding the capacity of broadband connectivity for Ohio’s schools and placing over 600,000 computers in Ohio’s classrooms. While at SchoolNet, he was a founding partner with OARNet to fund and light what was then known as the Third Frontier Network. TFN grew to become what we know as the Broadband Ohio OarNet network today.
Before joining state government in 1996, he spent 14 years in the private sector IT where he owned his own consulting company, worked for central Ohio computer resellers and served as a Systems Engineer and Market Development Executive for Apple Computer. His private sector career was focused extensively on K-12 and government.
He is passionate about information technology’s role in serving government and education, and is well known for his collaborative, team-oriented, citizen-focused approach.

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Jasmine Ramaradjou

Jasmine Ramaradjou

Chief Information Officer, Department of Public Safety, State of Ohio

Natalie Sisto

Natalie Sisto

Managing Director, Talent & Organization / Public Sector, Accenture

Natalie Sisto is a Managing Director at Accenture and serves as the Global Solution Lead for Talent and Workforce Transformation in Public Service. She is a mission-inspired and results-driven leader with 16 years of strategy, management, and digital consulting experience. Natalie is passionate about helping people, organizations, and communities unlock their value and ability to contribute. She serves higher education, health, nonprofit and government organizations, with an emphasis on strategy development, organizational design, and talent management. In addition, she has worked with Fortune 100 companies in retail, insurance, banking, healthcare and communications to develop talent strategies and higher education partnerships. In Ohio, Natalie has helped advance our state’s economic development agenda and orchestrated growth of our advanced manufacturing workforce (semiconductor, EV, etc.). Based in the Columbus, OH, office, she leads Accenture’s Corporate Citizenship engagement and serves as a Trustee on the Board of Alvis and on the Community Board of COSI. Natalie received a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy.

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Mark J. Smith

Mark J. Smith

Chief Information Officer, Department of Job and Family Services, State of Ohio

Mark began service as Chief Information Officer at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services in July of 2021. The department is responsible for supporting Ohio’s workforce and unemployment programs, along with the programs for cash assistance, food assistance, and child support. The agency is also responsible for the end-point support of 17,000 users in 180 county departments, administering the above statewide programs.
Prior to joining JFS, Mark served as the Chief Operating Officer at OIT in the Ohio Department of Administrative Services. Over the course of a 30+ year career in state service, he has also held leadership positions at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and Ohio Office of Budget and Management.
Mark lives in central Ohio, is a graduate of Franklin University.

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Jeff Swan

Jeff Swan

Chief, Infrastructure Services, Office of Information Technology, Department of Administrative Services, State of Ohio

As Chief of Infrastructure Services, Jeff Swan leads the Infrastructure Services Division of the DAS Office of Information Technology.
Jeff oversees data center operations, which includes the Network, Storage, Servers, Mainframe, Cloud Brokerage and Engagement, Office 365, Identity Management, Customer Service Center, Business Relationship Management, ServiceNow, and Desktop Services teams. Jeff’s focus is on customer engagement and delivering service, support, and solutions to state agencies. He provides leadership and guidance for critical operations and initiatives as well as strategies for rate optimization, disaster recovery, and the Cloud Smart platform.
Prior to being appointed Chief of Infrastructure Services in November 2023, Jeff served as the Chief Information Officer for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for nearly 4 years. Before working at DNR, he was at DAS, leading the Servers and Cloud teams for 6 years. Prior to that, he was the Network Services Supervisor at the Ohio Department of Health, where he began his state service in 1996 after a private-sector career.
Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Franklin University.

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Agenda

Tuesday, May 21

8:00 am Eastern

Registration and Morning Refreshments in the Exhibit Area

Hayes Ballroom Foyer

9:00 am Eastern

Opening Remarks

Hayes Ballroom ABC

Katrina Flory, State Chief Information Officer, DAS Office of Information Technology, State of Ohio

9:10 am Eastern

Keynote – Leading Beyond Our Limits

Hayes Ballroom ABC

We’re pressed to the edge of our comfort zone daily. Faced with evolving challenges, unforeseen obstacles, and constant change, it can be tempting to stick to the familiar and avoid risk. Yet, there’s opportunity on the other side of discomfort, and standing out as a leader who’s willing to embrace uncharted territories is a remarkable way to inspire innovation and drive transformation. Join Saby Waraich as he draws on his real-life experience as a trailblazing guide in leadership. Learn to step into the uncomfortable to expand your impact, conquer complex challenges, and build a leadership legacy.

Saby Waraich, Chief Information Officer/Chief Information Security Officer, Clackamas Community College

10:10 am Eastern

General Session – Unlocking Talent Potential: Building a Learning Roadmap in a Gen AI-Enabled World

Hayes Ballroom ABC

IT leaders have always played a crucial role in helping their business counterparts effectively adopt emerging technologies, and this holds true in the public service sector. However, the advent of the gen AI-enabled world has necessitated a shift in the learning roadmap for senior leaders, agency partners, and tech workforces. In government, it is imperative to enhance tech skills and fluency. To be effective and establish trust, leaders must adopt a new approach and challenge outdated mindsets to embrace new knowledge. They need innovative methods to guide their organizations confidently and humbly into the gen AI-enabled future.

This future places greater emphasis on capabilities such as digital fluency, enterprise-wide governance, cross-functional collaboration, ecosystem partnership, human-centered change management, and people leadership. Additionally, leaders must adopt systems thinking to understand and shape industry, regulatory, and societal impacts. This session will showcase the learning and skilling strategies employed by public service leaders to prepare for the gen AI-enabled world.

Natalie Sisto, Managing Director, Talent & Organization / Public Sector, Accenture

10:40 am Eastern

Networking Breaking in the Exhibit Area

Hayes Ballroom Foyer

11:00 am Eastern

Concurrent Sessions

Ohio's Workforce Evolution: Attracting and Retaining IT Talent

Hayes Ballroom D

The evolution of IT skills is swiftly changing and with them, working culture. Public sector leaders have struggled to attract and retain talent in this fluid and diverse environment and what’s worked before isn’t working now. Is upskilling, skills-based hiring or updating job classifications on your radar? Does your organization focus on attracting employees to your culture? The IT landscape is undergoing a significant transformation, offering a unique opportunity to redefine how government serves the community. This session will explore fresh strategies and ideas for attracting, nurturing, and retaining IT talent.

Moderator: Katrina Flory, State Chief Information Officer, DAS Office of Information Technology, State of Ohio

Destiny Davis, State Talent Acquisition Manager, Office of Talent Management, Department of Administrative Services, State of Ohio

Kassy Franz, Chief People Office, Franklin County Data Center

Megnot Hailu, Ohio Senior State Executive, IBM

Charting the Course: Strategic IT Roadmapping

Hayes Ballroom E

Having a strategic IT roadmap is pivotal in shaping the future of government agencies, and leadership drives the creation of these roadmaps to align organizational goals with technological advancements. But how do you get from point A to Z? In this session, you will gain insights into what strategic roadmapping is and how to build it, while fostering collaboration and garnering stakeholder buy-in along the way.

Moderator: Anupam Srivastava, Chief Information Officer, Department of Administrative Services, State of Ohio

Adam Frumkin, Chief Information Officer, Franklin County Data Center, Franklin County

James Hawk, Vice President, Sales Engineering, Cradlepoint

Brian Hernandez, Chief Information Officer, Office of Information Technology Services, Department of Youth Services, State of Ohio

Bob Nevins, Director of Health and Human Services Strategy and Business Development, Oracle

Following the Leader: What is Your Role in a Crisis?

Meeting Room 20

It’s no secret that having a crisis response plan is vital, where everyone knows their roles and plays them perfectly. Do your players understand whether they are following or leading? Or perhaps individuals may need to transition between leading and following to ensure effective management. In this session we’ll deep dive into these roles and discuss strategies for fostering clear communication, decisive action, and cohesive teamwork amidst uncertainty. Join us to learn insights into navigating crises with confidence and resilience, as a leader and a follower.

Moderator: Mark J. Smith, Chief Information Officer, Department of Job and Family Services, State of Ohio

Jonathan Carroll, Industry Segment Advisor, T-Mobile

Nate Norris, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Office of Information Technology, Department of Administrative Services, State of Ohio

Jeff Swan, Chief, Infrastructure Services, Office of Information Technology, Department of Administrative Services, State of Ohio

12:00 pm Eastern

Lunch

Hayes Ballroom ABC

1:00 pm Eastern

Concurrent Sessions

From Tech to Leader: Mastering the IT Leadership Transition

Hayes Ballroom D

Transitioning from a technical role to a leadership position brings new challenges and opportunities. This session offers insights into developing the necessary leadership skills that go beyond technical knowledge. Discover how to leverage your tech background to create a unique leadership style, how to communicate effectively with non-technical stakeholders, and how to inspire and manage teams for innovation and growth. We'll cover the essential skills and mindset changes required for tech professionals to ascend into leadership roles, ensuring they can effectively guide strategic decision-making transformation.

Moderator: Holly Drake, Chief Information Security Officer, Office of Information Technology, Department of Administrative Services, State of Ohio

Kurt McDowell, Director and Chief Technology Officer, Ohio Legislative Information Systems

Jasmine Ramaradjou, Chief Information Officer, Department of Public Safety, State of Ohio

The Art of the Champion

Hayes Ballroom E

Champions are key to innovation and disruption and know how to drive transformative change. But what goes into making a champion? What are their unique attributes and qualities, and how can they be cultivated and empowered? This session explores strategies for identifying, nurturing, and leveraging champions at various levels of an organization to foster a culture of excellence and ensure your team is at the forefront of change.

Adam Frumkin, Chief Information Officer, Franklin County Data Center, Franklin County

Sam Orth, Director of Technology, City of Columbus

The Ohio Digital Academy – Building the Future IT Workforce

Meeting Room 20

The Ohio Digital Academy seeks to create an IT workforce pipeline by training and employing early entrants to the industry and setting them on a path for a successful career in high demand fields. In this session you will learn more about how the Academy is cultivating an innovative environment and a skilled workforce primed to meet the advanced technology and cybersecurity needs of Ohio's public and private-sector employers.

Justin Ackerman, Administrator, Ohio Digital Academy and IT Workforce Initiatives

2:00 pm Eastern

Networking Break in the Exhibit Area

Hayes Ballroom Foyer

2:30 pm Eastern

General Session – Navigating Leadership with CLARITY

Hayes Ballroom ABC

It’s no secret that work in the public sector is rewarding. It’s also no secret that conditions to get this rewarding work done can be difficult with teams feeling like there’s never enough money, people, or time. How do current and future leaders cultivate skill sets that allow them to withstand and recover from the daily challenges presented? In this engaging workshop, you’ll enhance your leadership toolkit with the CLARITY framework. You’ll leave with an action plan to implement for immediate results all while enhancing your capacity for resilience!

Stacey Caster, CEO and Founder, North Executive Advisors

Tracy-Ann Palmer, CEO and Founder, Corporate Athlete Academy

3:30 pm Eastern

Networking Reception in the Exhibit Area

Hayes Ballroom Foyer

Network with your colleagues and discuss technology solutions with the event sponsors.

4:00 pm Eastern

End of Conference

Conference times, agenda, and speakers are subject to change.

Renaissance Columbus Downtown

50 North Third Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 228-5050

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Advisory Board

Government Representatives

Eric Bess
Chief Information Officer
Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services
State of Ohio

Holly Drake
Chief Information Security Officer/Privacy Officer
Department of Administrative Services
State of Ohio

Froilan Roy C. Fernando
Chief Innovation and Chief Technology Officer
City of Cleveland

Katrina Flory
State Chief Information Officer
Department of Administrative Services
State of Ohio

Adam Frumkin
Chief Information Officer
Franklin County Data Center
Franklin County

Brian Hernandez
Chief Information Officer
Department of Youth Services
State of Ohio

Nathan Huskey
Chief Information Officer
Department of Health
State of Ohio

Kurt McDowell
Chief Information Officer
Legislative Information Systems
State of Ohio

Raivo Murnieks
Chief Data Officer
Department of Administrative Services
State of Ohio

Sam Orth
Director of Technology
City of Columbus

Kannan Ramanujam
Chief Application Services
Department of Administrative Services
State of Ohio

Shawn Robinson
Chief Information Officer
Department of Development
State of Ohio

Charles See
Deputy Chief of Staff, Vice Chancellor for Strategic Partnerships and Education Technology
Department of Higher Education
State of Ohio

Mark Smith
Chief Information Officer
Department of Job and Family Services
State of Ohio

Anupam Srivastava
DAS Chief Information Officer
Department of Administrative Services
State of Ohio

Jeff Swan
Chief Infrastructure Services
Department of Administrative Services
State of Ohio

Matt Williams
Chief Information Officer
Department of Rehabilitation & Correction
State of Ohio

Industry Representatives

Jennifer Buckles
Principal Account Leader
IBM

Jonathan Farmerie
Regional Sales Manager – Public Sector, Ohio Valley
Cradlepoint

Mike Guilford
Cloud Account Manager
Oracle

Matt Marino
Senior Account Executive
T-Mobile for Government

Vadivel Kumaran Pandian
Associate Director
Accenture

Registration Information / Contact Us

Event Date: May 21, 2024

Please note: We have reached maximum capacity for this event and registration is now closed. 

We apologize for any inconvenience. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact Timiko Watkins at twatkins@govtech.com

Venue

Renaissance Columbus Downtown

50 North Third Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 228-5050

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Parking

The Renaissance offers valet parking only at a discounted rate for conference attendees for $18/day (normally $23.00) or $25/overnight with unlimited in-and-out privileges. Please mention to the valet that you are part of the event, and you will receive the discount. Self-parking is also available at the public parking garages throughout downtown Columbus which are easily identified on the ParkMe app.
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Accommodations

Government Technology has a group block established at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown. Please reference the "Ohio IT Leadership Forum" when making your room reservations to receive our group rate over phone or click on the Group Reservation Link 
Reservations: (877) 901-6632
Rate: $181 single/double
Cut-off date: 4/17/24