Finance and Administration Cabinet
Kentucky Digital Government Summit Coming April 25
FRANKFORT, Ky.—For the sixth straight year, the Commonwealth Office of Technology (COT) has partnered with Government Technology magazine and industry sponsors to host the Kentucky Digital Government Summit. This year's conference will be held on April 25 at the Embassy Suites in Lexington, Kentucky. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. with the first general session beginning at 9:05 a.m. The conference concludes with a reception that begins at 4:30 p.m.
The featured speaker for this year's conference is Gov. Ernie Fletcher, who will describe his vision for technology in Kentucky. Gov. Fletcher’s Prescription for Innovation calls for meeting three major technology goals: making broadband available to all Kentuckians, businesses and local governments by 2007; dramatically increasing the use of computers and the Internet across the commonwealth; and bringing government to the citizens by increasing the offering of online applications for state and local government, education and community organizations.
The keynote address will be delivered by astronaut Rick Searfoss, Colonel, USAF Retired. Searfoss has extensive experience with space flight crews, fighter jet squadrons and test flying teams. Col. Searfoss will share his ideas about teamwork and complex projects in this fascinating keynote address.
This year’s conference will also feature the inaugural presentation of the Best of Kentucky Technology Awards, which will salute Kentucky's IT professionals and managers for their dedication and accomplishments. Agency heads throughout the state have been invited to submit nominations, with a formal nomination committee reviewing each submission and selecting a winner in each category. Categories recognize leadership, innovation, collaboration and stellar achievements by commonwealth and local governments.
The digital government conference will also include numerous sessions on other current topics of interest to IT managers and executives, including: security and privacy in digital government; mobile workforce trends and opportunities; VoIP and convergence; electronic records management and preservation; project management; crisis management and disaster recovery; recruiting and retaining an IT workforce; KIH2 and state telecommunication services; data integration and data warehousing; service delivery model; and broadband and wireless in the commonwealth.
Visit http://www.govtech.net/events/index.php/KentuckyDGS2006/sched for additional conference information.