Public Sector Network Presents:

Government Innovation Texas

How Technology Innovation Spurs Efficiency and Growth

October 23, 2024 | 8:00 AM CT
Austin, Texas

300

Projected registrations

15

inspiring speakers

23

engaging partners in 2022

2

dedicated Tracks

What’s In Store for 2024

The future of Texas has never been brighter! As the Lone Star state thrives due to technological growth and innovation, public sector leaders are providing the opportunity, workforce, and leadership to deliver the vision of a Texas-sized tomorrow. Government Innovation Texas offers attendees the chance to learn from public sector leaders across Texas and explore innovative solutions for the challenges public servants around the state encounter.

Public sector leaders are looking for novel ways to modernize their efforts – with technology likely to be at the forefront of their minds after the last several years of challenge-inspired innovation; accelerated further by ongoing national & world events. Information technology modernization and how it supports digital transformation remains significant. How will Texas navigate modernizing platforms, leveraging data and analytics? What do we need from our leaders to get the job done? How will technology, data, digital transformation, AI, and the workforce continue to evolve?

Public Sector Network’s Government Innovation Texas event will convene public sector leaders across all levels of government, and from throughout the state and region to share their innovative ideas and cutting-edge initiatives and projects. This one-day, in-person program provides the ideal space for networking and sharing best practices – join the conversation!

A Look Back at Past Events

Benefits of Attending

Learn from firsthand insights on how technology is shaping the State of Texas and understand the role public sector leaders need to play

Hear from a panel of diversity leaders in technology. This thought-provoking panel will explore the importance of diversity leaders in technology, and how to recruit, advance and attract more inclusion to the profession

What are the best practices to maximize your cybersecurity and technology investments with an outcome-driven approach?

Attend one of two dedicated tracks examining innovation in the spheres of Data& Technology-or- Digital Transformation/ Service Delivery & CX

Ben Kirshner Chief Transformation Officer Office of the Governor Office Transformation and Opportunity

NEIL COOKE
Statewide Chief Data
Officer
Texas Department of
Information Resources

Bryanna Pardoe, Executive Director, Commonwealth Office of Digital Experience (CODE PA)

BRYAN DANIEL
Chairman &
Commissioner
Representing the Public
Texas Workforce
Commission

David Partsch, Chief Data Officer, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

JOHN HOFFMAN
Deputy State Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer Texas Department of Information Resources

David Partsch, Chief Data Officer, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

JENNIFER BUSH
Chief Information
Security Officer
Texas Department of
Family and Protective
Services

Kenneth Hess Deputy Secretary for Procurement Department of General Services at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

SEAN PETERSON
Chief Information Officer
Texas General Land Office

KEITH HARTUNG Chief Information Security Officer Pennsylvania Treasury

JENNIFER BUAAS
Deputy Chief Technology Officer
Texas Department of Information Resources

Emily Yates Chief Innovation Officer Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

JENNIFER FRESCAZ
Chief Information Officer
City of Midland, Texas

Adam Leonard Director of Information Innovation & Insight Texas Workforce Commission

ADAM LEONARD
Chief Analytics Officer
Texas Workforce
Commission

KEITH HARTUNG Chief Information Security Officer Pennsylvania Treasury

DR. JESSICA J. JONES
State Director for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and
Belonging
Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services & PSN Advisory Board Member

Emily Yates Chief Innovation Officer Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

TODD PAULEY
Deputy Chief Information Security Officer
Texas Education Agency

KEITH HARTUNG Chief Information Security Officer Pennsylvania Treasury

NATHAN HASELHORST
Information Security
Officer
Office of State
Administration Texas
Military Department

Emily Yates Chief Innovation Officer Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

DR. ALARIC ROBERTSON
Director of
Transformation
Texas Health and Human Services Commission,
Office of Transformation and Innovation

Catherine Crago Head of Strategic Initiatives Housing Authority of the City of Austin

CATHERINE CRAGO
Head of strategic
initiatives
Housing Authority of the City of Austin

KEITH HARTUNG Chief Information Security Officer Pennsylvania Treasury

MARIE COHAN
Statewide Digital Accessibility Program Administrator
Texas Department of Information Resources

Emily Yates Chief Innovation Officer Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

JOHN SCHIMANSKI
Senior Cyber Security Analyst
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

KEITH HARTUNG Chief Information Security Officer Pennsylvania Treasury

ANDREA PACHECO
Outreach Coordinator
Texas Broadband
Development Office

Emily Yates Chief Innovation Officer Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

KENNETH PERRINE
Director of the Research Pillars Group, Texas SMARTTrack, Center for Transportation Research
University of Texas at Austin

Emily Yates Chief Innovation Officer Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

AARON KING
Solutions Engineer
Anthology, formerly Blackboard

Emily Yates Chief Innovation Officer Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

THOMAS HERRMANN
Senior Account Executive
Anthology, formerly Blackboard

Emily Yates Chief Innovation Officer Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

ANDREW KEENEY
Channel Account Executive
Anthology, formerly Blackboard

Emily Yates Chief Innovation Officer Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

REBECCA GONZALEZ
WW Head of Generative AI Enablement, Generative AI Innovation Center
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Emily Yates Chief Innovation Officer Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

JASON WICKER
Chief Architect for Government Solutions
Rackspace

Emily Yates Chief Innovation Officer Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

MYLA PILAO
Director of Threat Research
Trend Micro

Emily Yates Chief Innovation Officer Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

CHARLES WILLIAMS
Technical Advisor
Trend Micro

Emily Yates Chief Innovation Officer Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

COLLEEN MALLOY
Strategic Portfolio Executive, Workforce Development
Coursera

Emily Yates Chief Innovation Officer Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

MAGGIE HUTTLINGER
Public Sector Partnerships, Workforce Development
Coursera

Michael Donahue, MBA, Senior Director, Global Business Development and Strategy - Hybrid Cloud Solutions, Hitachi Vantara

MICHAEL DONAHUE, MBA
Senior Director, Global Business Development and Strategy – Hybrid Cloud Solutions
Hitachi Vantara

Emily Yates Chief Innovation Officer Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

STEPHANIE BILLEY
Director SLED Development
Windstream

Emily Yates Chief Innovation Officer Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

GEORGE STEWART
Director SLED Sales Engineering
Windstream

Emily Yates Chief Innovation Officer Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

TIM JESSER
Senior Director of Product Marketing
Snow Software

Emily Yates Chief Innovation Officer Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

STEVE WITT
Director of Public Sector
Nintex

Emily Yates Chief Innovation Officer Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

CORINA RICE
Senior Consultant, People Insights
BetterUp

Emily Yates Chief Innovation Officer Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

STEVE EGOLF
Sales Engineer
EDB

Emily Yates Chief Innovation Officer Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

TOM BOEHMER
Senior Client Manager
Juniper Networks

Emily Yates Chief Innovation Officer Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

BEN CARUSO
Practice Leader-State & Local Government
Juniper

Emily Yates Chief Innovation Officer Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

ROBERT HAGOPIAN
Senior Intelligence Consultant
Recorded Future

Emily Yates Chief Innovation Officer Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

SHERRY WALSHAK
Director, Global Public Sector Solutions Marketing
Nutanix

Discussing the Most Current Topics

#Innovation

#Data & Analytics

#Transformation

#Technology

#Automation

#Cybersecurity

#Digital & CX

#Procurement

What Your Registration Includes

LIVE PRESENTATIONS

Hear from public sector leaders about the latest trends and explore how to instantly apply these insights and gain unique perspectives

NETWORKING

An opportunity to engage with your peers from across the state in dedicated networking sessions, interactive roundtable discussions and meal breaks

TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

Hear  from leading solutions providers in the government space as they explore key technologies to improve citizen services

ON-DEMAND

Receive on-demand access to session content on the complimentary Public Sector Network social learning platform

Location

Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas

Public Sector Network will closely monitor COVID-19 regulations in accordance with the advice from the Government and local health authorities to ensure the safety of everyone attending the event physically.

I found the event content valuable and useful. Speakers were great and there were plenty of opportunities to network.

Texas Department of Information Resources

Key Reasons to Become a Partner

Showcase Your Thought Leadership

Take the stage alongside senior State and Local government leaders who are leading the way in IT, data, innovation, transformation, procurement, technology, digital, and citizen experience from across Texas.

Build Your Network

Engage with over 250 public sector leaders from across all levels of government in Texas. Multiple networking opportunities exist to ensure you can promote your Brand and establish key connections.

An Interactive experience

Highlight solutions to the key challenges facing the public sector in Texas in our immersive exhibitor hall, engaging keynote presentations, interactive roundtables and other onsite activations.

2023 Partners

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Please contact our Partnership Director Anthony Marino for more information.