The Government IT Symposium brings together over 1,000 IT leaders and professionals from across the spectrum of government agencies and systems, along with their private and civic sector partners, for three days of engagement, inspiration and information.
As the country's longest running government IT event, and the region's biggest, this is THE place to join your colleagues and focus on using IT innovations, integration and intelligence to support the public good.
"This is THE single best government technology symposium in the region."
"Overall, I feel that the symposium was excellent! The sessions contained a wealth of valuable information, and the keynote speakers were superb. My experience was first-rate!"
"I find the conference a valuable experience every year that I attend."
"Loved the hands-on exhibits and finding out what innovative stuff is happening in state and local government!"
As executive director of Deloitte's Center for Government Insights, William is responsible for the firm's public sector thought leadership. He is an author, lecturer, consultant and adviser to governments.
Symposium attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Bill's latest book: Delivering on Digital: The Innovators and Technologies that are Transforming Government (Deloitte University Press, 2016).
Mark has more than 25 years of experience in computer forensic investigations. Prior to starting Computer Forensic Services, Mark was a sworn investigator for the United States Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force and acted as its senior computer forensic analyst. Mark is a sought-after speaker in the United States and abroad, presenting for several government offices in addition to private organizations representing a variety of different industries. In an effort to inform the attendees of current developments in the digital underground as well as provide realistic advice for cyber protection, Mark Lanterman will be discussing recent high-profile cyber-crime events, including Web site breaches impacting retailers, banks and government agencies. Mark will discuss particularly dangerous types of threats that might affect individuals such as the Dark Web, the Internet of Things, phishing and WiFi attacks.
In this session, you'll learn how Cognitive Analytics can engage citizens in new ways and uncover formerly hidden insights. This session will:
• Define the Cognitive Analytics era, and describe the opportunity it creates
• Examine more than a dozen case studies in which leaders have taken steps to seize the opportunity
• Review the recurring key lessons learned and best practices for getting started
Business is full of conversations: celebratory ones, hard ones, high-stake ones, and game-changing ones. And yet, we still have a tendency to be afraid of (and bad at) the tough conversations, so we shy away from them or put them off. But these tough ones are often the discussions that are most critical for business and partnership success. In this talk, Nancy discusses the importance of creating a culture of open communication, how to make space for the discomfort that comes with learning how to talk through bad news, and the ways that individuals and organizations can grow into truth tellers.
As security professionals, our goal is to protect our organization and the data and people behind it, all while maintaining business excellence and operational efficiency. This is no small task as the number of malware variants multiplies daily and those variants are becoming extremely intelligent and sophisticated. One fast growing trend is Ransomware. Listen to the current state of Ransomware and what organizations and their security partners are doing about it.
In this session, you'll learn about the new automated governance platform, built on Amazon Web Services, for the state agencies and local governments in Minnesota. This governance platform will allow MNIT Central to provide infrastructure services to the agencies and local governments through an automated self-service catalog. Attendees will learn about the advantages of the new model and how to use it.
Moderator: Bob Vuong
Panelist: Thomas Schaeffer, Paul Meekin and Anita Scott
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Only (No Lunch)
Early (Today - 11/4)
Regular (11/5 - 11/25)
Late (11/26 - Onsite)
A block of rooms is available to Symposium attendees at the Holiday Inn St. Paul Downtown. Follow this link, or call 651-225-1515 and use the discount code "IT Symposium". The discounted rate for the room is $140, plus 13.625% tax for a single/double occupancy for Dec 6-8, 2016. Rooms must be reserved by November 7, 2016, in order to take advantage of this special rate.
Free event for job seekers!
Attend the IT Symposium Career Expo to meet individual agency representatives face-to-face and learn about job opportunities; see government IT workers in action at an open "tech jam"; and attend a session that will dispel the myths about government work, introduce you to opportunities, and inspire you to reconsider your career path. Hear from a panel of new and experienced government workers and get a behind-the-scenes look into a career with unique experiences and ample opportunities to make a difference and do something cool. Plus, learn about the skills needed to help you land and succeed in your new career.
Who Should Attend? IT students and job seekers
Presented by XYZ University and GTS Educational Events.
Looking to connect with IT students and professionals who have an interest in working for your organization? Want to learn more about the issues and needs regarding recruiting and hiring IT professionals? Attend the Career Expo!
Who Should Exhibit? Government Employers/Agencies, Higher Education Institutions, IT Job Training Programs, Workforce Centers
To learn more about becoming an exhibitor, please contact Alice Johnson at AJohnson@mngts.org.
Gain multi-layered access to the Midwest's largest audience of government IT professionals as a 2016 Conference Sponsor!
Attendees Need Your Products and Services
Public and civic sectors invest billions of dollars every year on information and communication technologies and are relying more and more on private sector partners to provide these technologies.
Attendees are Decision Makers
More than 60 percent of attendees are in leadership, management or professional positions and are looking for new solutions to meet their needs.
Attendees Visit Booths
Almost 90 percent of 2015 attendees visited the exhibit area and 70 percent said that they found the exhibits engaging.
Your Competitors Will Be There
Last year, there were 90 exhibitors - up 14 percent from the year before. This year we expect to top 100!
Show your Support
Be identified among a core group of companies and organizations that are recognized as partners in the effort to help improve critical services for our communities.
"Cisco has been a sponsor of the MN Government IT Symposium for over 10 years. We have found this is to be the most effective event in Minnesota for reaching our public sector customers."
- Bill Bleckwehl, Cisco
"The conference is a great opportunity to get the private and public sector to work together."
- Ronan Rooney, IBM
"We can create a place where vendors and the government entities that use their products can meet together and talk about them outside the procurement process and hopefully bring new solutions to bare for problems that we face."
- James Kauth, MN.IT Services
Check out the variety of different sponsorships available.
Sponsorships and exhibit space available on a first-come, first served based. Limited sponsorships available.
The Government IT Symposium is about bringing people together - to connect with each other, find common ground and build a community of professionals engaged in making government and our communities better.
"I've seen a lot of great conversations happening, and a lot of amazing interactions. Because of its size, and because it grabs people from all around government, it's just a really valuable networking opportunity."
- Scott Burns, President & CEO, GovDelivery
The Government IT Symposium will leave you feeling energized - being around like-minded people, hearing new ideas and seeing and experiencing new technologies will rejuvenate your focus, boost your morale and strengthen you commitment to your work.
"I would come back in a second. There's a lot of energy here, and there's so much excitement, it just charges you up for your job, and charges you up to get back to the office and try some new things."
- Kelly Clausen, Hennepin County
There is so much knowledge and experience to tap into at the Government IT Symposium. Whether it's something you've been struggling with, something you've been curious about or something you want to know more about, you will find your answers here. Come and learn from national industry-leading experts as well as your peers next door.
"If you don't come to these kinds of things and listen to what other people are saying, then the future is going to have a real strong resemblance to the past."
- Ronan Rooney, IBM