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March 24, 2014

Join us for the #1 market briefing event on the state and local government IT market: Beyond the Beltway 2014

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At this can’t-miss event, you will hear from key government leaders and industry experts about opportunities, emerging trends and government initiatives affecting procurement – and how to make it all work for you. At this market briefing, you will:

  • Learn about what is happening in the state and local space and will pinpoint key deals, opportunities and overall trends that are vital for you and your company to know.
  • Network with the leading CIOs from around the nation who are responsible for billions of IT spending
  • Reach key industry leaders for future partnerships
  • Engage in key relationships with industry leaders
  • Define opportunities and emerging trends in today’s IT market

Participate and see why Beyond the Beltway has become a MUST-attend event each year!


2014 Agenda

March 24, 2014

8:00 a.m. – Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – Welcome and Introductions

  • Cathilea Robinett, Executive Vice President, e.Republic
  • Shawn Osborne, President & CEO, TechAmerica

9:15 a.m. – State and Local Market Forecast 2014

  • Joseph Morris, Lead Analyst, Center for Digital Government
  • Todd Sander, Executive Director, Center for Digital Government

9:45 a.m. – Large State Update and Outlook: This panel will feature IT leaders representing major states and will give the audience a comprehensive overview of the issues at hand and upcoming opportunities in these billion-dollar plus jurisdictions.

  • Stuart Davis, State Chief Information Officer, Ohio
  • James Fowler, State Chief Information Officer, Kentucky
  • Craig Orgeron, State Chief Information Officer, Mississippi/Chair, NASCIO
  • Tony Encinias, State Chief Information Officer, Pennsylvania
  • Mark VanOrden, State Chief Information Officer, Utah
  • Karen Robinson, State Chief Information Officer, Texas

10:45 a.m. – Break

11:15 a.m. – Large City and County Update: Technology leaders from some of the largest jurisdictions will brief the audience on recent developments and future opportunities in their respective locales.

  • Moderator: Maury Blackman, Chief  Executive Officer, Accela
  • Christopher Tonjes, Chief Information Officer, City of Baltimore
  • Steve Reneker, Chief Information Officer, City of Los Angeles
  • William Kehoe, Chief Information Officer, King County Washington
  • David Stevens, Chief Information Officer, Maricopa County, AZ

12:30 p.m. – Lunch

1:00 p.m. – Lunch Keynote: Richard McKinney, Chief Information Officer, Federal Department of Transportation

1:45 p.m. – Trends and Issues Update

Government procurement processes, while necessary and important, are more often than not now viewed as little more than a necessary evil by both government and industry information technology professionals. Unfortunately, as technology moves more toward as-a-service implementations of software, platforms and infrastructure things are getting even more complicated and difficult. This panel will examine some preliminary work by state and local governments that attempts to specifically identify areas where government and industry are in substantial agreement on “best practice” contract terms and conditions for as-a-service contracts – and how those might be applied to the full complement of technology procurements.

Moderator: Todd Sander, Executive Director, Center for Digital Government


  • Tony Encinias, Chief Information Officer, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Karen Robinson, Chief Information Officer, State of Texas
  • Dawn Swainston, Director Business Development, Americas Public Sector, Symantec

2:45 p.m. – Break

3:00 p.m. – CIO Roundtable: This will be a final opportunity for the audience to ask any and all questions to all CIOs speaking at this event.

  • Moderator: Alan Cox, Senior Vice President, Government Technology

3:45 p.m. – Closing Remarks: Mike Hettinger, Senior Vice President, Public Sector, TechAmerica

4:00 p.m. – Closing Reception: Participants will have a unique opportunity to network with industry colleagues and speakers.

5:30 p.m. – Adjourn