Pennsylvania Digital Government Summit 2015

Dec 9 - 10, 2015
Harrisburg, PA


To view speaker presentations where available, see Agenda page.

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Government Technology’s passion is helping spread best practices and spurring innovation in the public sector. The Pennsylvania Digital Government Summit is designed to do just that. The summit has an advisory board that gathers public- and private-sector leaders to create an agenda designed to make that passion relevant and actionable to the state and local government organizations attending the summit. Participants tell us they use the inspirational keynotes, leadership discussions, networking breaks, and the timely topics discussed in the numerous breakout sessions to help advance the goals of their organizations.

This Year’s Topics:

  • Leveraging Big Data from Start to Finish
  • The Future of IT Infrastructure
  • Mobility and Government Services
  • Cyber Security Trends and Tribulations
  • Citizen Engagement – The Key to Open Government
  • Next Generation Workforce
  • Game of Drones
  • Disruptive Personal Technologies
  • Cool Things Being Done In Pennsylvania Counties


A message from our Keynote Speaker

“Whenever we have the opportunity to network with peers, discuss best practices, share lessons learned and explore leading-edge technologies, we need to take full advantage. The annual Pennsylvania Digital Government Summit is the perfect place to do it. We have some big plans in the Commonwealth and we have a lot to talk about. I invite you to attend the Summit and be part of the discussions. I hope to see you there!”


- John MacMillan, Chief Information Officer, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


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Hilton Harrisburg

One North Second Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 233-6000

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Advisory Board

Government Representatives

Stephen Aux
Chief Information Officer
Department of Conservation & Natural Resources
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Erik Avakian
Chief Information Security Officer
Office of Administration
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Sean Crager
Chief Information Officer
Franklin County

Adel Ebeid
Chief Innovation Officer
Philadelphia (Consolidated)

Kim Ebert
Chief Information Officer
Department of Education
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Scott Fairholm
Chief Information Officer
PA Turnpike Commission
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Bill Finnerty
Chief Information Officer
Department of State
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Tom Guenther
Chief Information Officer
Dauphin County

Vincent Hudock
Legislative Liaison
Office of Administration
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Patrick Keating
Chief Information Officer
Department of Health
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Debra Lam
Chief Innovation and Performance Officer
Office of the Mayor
City of Pittsburgh

Rosa Lara
Deputy Chief Information Officer
Office of Administration
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Laura Lewis
Deputy Executive Director
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

John MacMillan
Chief Information Officer
Office of Administration
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Michael Mortimer
Information Technology Director
Municipal Retirement System
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Dave Naisby
Chief Information Officer
Department of Labor & Industry
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

PN Narayanan
Chief Information Officer
Pennsylvania Treasury Department
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Sandra Patterson
Chief Information Officer
Departments of Human Services, Aging and Insurance
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Rita Reynolds
Director of Technology Services and Telecommunications
County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania

Richard Schuettler
Executive Director
Pennsylvania Municipal League

Dr. Samir Shah
Associate Clinical Professor in MIS
Department of Management
Drexel University

Michael Shevlin
Director/Chief Information Officer
Pennsylvania State Police
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Julie Snyder
Director, Office of Data and Digital Technology
Office of Administration
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Phil Tomassini
Chief Information Officer
Department of Transportation
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Jim Weaver
Chief Technology Officer
Office of Administration
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Industry Representatives

Pablo Adam
Client Solutions Executive

Randy deBrauwere
Enterprise Account Manager
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Reed Laughlin
Vice President
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Dan McCully
Global Manager

Jennifer Nowell
National Director

Amy Sawyer
General Manager
Pennsylvania Interactive

Registration Information / Contact Us

Online registration for this event is now closed. Please register on-site. Thank you!

Open to Public Sector only.

Registration - Free

If you represent a Private Sector organization and are interested in attending the Event, please contact:
Heather Earney, (916) 932-1435


Contact Us

For registration and general assistance contact:

Lauren Anderson
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1378
E-mail:  landerson@govtech.com

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Heather Earney
Government Technology
Phone:  (916) 932-1435
E-mail:  hearney@govtech.com


Harrisburg, PA


Hilton Harrisburg

One North Second Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 233-6000

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Phone: (800) HILTONS
Rate: $165.00 single/double
Cut-off date: 11/7/15
Government Technology has secured a small block of rooms at the Hilton Harrisburg. Please reference the ‘Pennsylvania Digital Government Summit’ or our group code ‘PADIG’ when making your room reservations to receive our group rate. Group rate cannot be guaranteed after the cut-off date.



The hotel offers valet parking for $22/overnight and $18/daily for guests.  Guests of the Hilton Harrisburg may also self-park in the connecting Walnut Street parking garage at a reduced rate.  Special subsidized rates are listed below:
- Overnight Guests...............$10.00/Evening - Unlimited Exits

- Banquet & Meeting Guests...$5.00/Exit 



The hotel provides transportation from the Harrisburg International Airport at a rate of $10.00 per person each way.  Please contact the hotel directly prior to your arrival/departure for reservations.