Beyond the Beltway 2013

March 11, 2013

Join us for the #1 market briefing event on the state and local government IT market: Beyond the Beltway 2013!

At this must-attend market briefing, 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.

In 2013, the state and local government is expected to spend $93.1 billion on IT products and services. The federal government is expected to spend only $78.9 billion.

It is more important than ever to be strategic about your business objectives and to target your sales activities. We will help you know 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!


Also join us for a briefing on the education IT market!

Education Technology Market Watch for K-12 and Higher Education

This event is a unique opportunity to gain critical insight into the state of the education IT market. You will hear from education CIOs and executives on current and future IT plans, programs and new initiatives. This event will take place on March 12 and will also be at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner.

Register for both days and receive the BTB / Education Technology Market Watch combo registration discount!


Registration Fees

Note:  If you are not sure whether or not you belong to one of the discounted groups, or if you have any questions regarding registering for this event, please contact Jeremy Smith before registering: 800.940.6039 ext. 1402 or jsmith@centerdigitalgov.com.

Registration by credit card only; no billing.

*Members $445 early-bird (by February 25, 2013) / $545 (after February 25, 2013)
Non-members $545 early-bird (by February 25) / $645 (after February 25)
Government $95
*Members COMBO BTB and Education Technology Market Watch $595
Non-members COMBO BTB and Education Technology Market Watch $695

*Center for Digital Government and TechAmerica members and Government Technology advertisers.



Featured Speakers

KEYNOTE: Scott Bernard, Federal Chief Enterprise Architect, Executive Office of the President

Stu Davis headshotStu Davis, State Chief Information Officer / Assistant Director, Ohio Department of Administrative Services

Stu Davis serves as the state CIO and assistant director for the Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS), Office of Information Technology (OIT). Prior to his appointment as state CIO, he served as the state chief operating officer and deputy director of the Infrastructure Services Division within DAS/OIT. As CIO, Davis leads, oversees and directs state agency activities related to information technology development and use. As assistant director, he oversees OIT, which delivers statewide information technology and telecommunication services to state government agencies, boards and commissions as well as manages IT procurement, policy and standards development, lifecycle investment planning and privacy and security management.

Adel Ebeid HeadshotAdel Ebeid, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Philadelphia, PA

Adel Ebeid started with the City of Philadelphia, PA, as the first chief innovation officer on August 22, 2011. Prior to his appointment in Philadelphia, he was the chief information and technology officer for the State of New Jersey, starting there in March 2006. In New Jersey, he was responsible for the state's entire technology portfolio which included infrastructure services, application development and maintenance, enterprise architecture and solutions, e-government services and geographic information systems. To carry out the day-to-day management and operations for IT in the Executive Branch, Ebeid led the Office of Information Technology which was comprised of 800+ technology professionals.
Stephen Elkins, Chief Information Officer, City of Austin, TX

Stephen Elkins serves as CIO for the City of Austin Communications and Technology Management (CTM) department. He oversees the department's use of information technology to improve performance and manage risk across the city's overall organization. He leads the department's enterprise architecture, information systems, information technology governance and information resources management programs in collaboration with all organizational components of the department. Elkins came to the City of Austin with over 17 years of senior management experience at applied materials. His career includes managing global service operations and leading a global technical training center. In his earlier days at the city, he served as the manager for the Project Management Office at CTM.

Steve Emanuel headshotSteve Emanuel, Chief Information Officer, State of New Jersey

As CIO for the State of New Jersey, Emanuel is responsible for IT governance and strategy for the Executive Branch. Additionally, he serves as CTO for the NJ Office of Information Technology and is responsible for operations. Prior to joining state government, Emanuel served as CIO for Montgomery County, MD from 2007 to 2011 where he managed an annual operating and capital budget of over $100 million. There, he was responsible for the development of the first Enterprise Technology Strategic Plan, technical delivery of the MC311 call center systems for non-emergency calls and infrastructure implementation for the enterprise financial and human resource system. Prior to Montgomery County, Emanuel was CIO for Amtrak for seven years.

Wanda Gibson HeadshotWanda Gibson, Chief Technology Officer, Fairfax County, VA

Wanda Gibson has enjoyed an accomplished, 29-year career as a technology executive in both private and public sector organizations. She joined Fairfax County Government in May 1999, serving as the county’s CTO. She is also the director of the Department of Information Technology, responsible for technology policy, innovation and management of a comprehensive portfolio of IT investments, programs, systems and services in all disciplines across the county’s enterprise for all agencies and online services for constituents. She has been a leader and advocate in regional collaboration and serves on a number of IT committees and professional groups.

John Letchford headshotJohn Letchford, Chief Information Officer, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

John Letchford is an information technology manager with 21 years of multinational experience in the fields of enterprise resource planning, database management and IT service management. He has lived and worked in Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America. Since 2004, he has worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in various IT management roles. In 2008, Letchford became the deputy CIO for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Information Technology Division agency and for the Commonwealth's Information Technology Infrastructure Consolidation program. In 2010, he assumed responsibilities of the CIO for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


Rob Mancini headshotRob Mancini, Chief Technology Officer, Government of the District of Columbia

Rob Mancini serves as CTO of the District of Columbia. He leads an agency with over 500 staff servicing 86 agencies, 40,000 employees, 600,000+ residents and millions of visitors to the District. Mancini received nationwide accolades in 2012: the Obama Administration named him a “Champion of Change” and he won the IDG Computerworld Honors Laureate.  In 2011, he was featured in GOVERNING magazine for broadband adoption and technology inclusion in Washington, DC. He participates in several faculty and advisory board roles. Before joining the Office of the CTO, Mancini was a founding member of AOL and served British Aerospace/BAE Systems.

Usha Mohan HeadshotUsha Mohan, Chief Information Officer, City of Jacksonville, FL

Usha Mohan is CIO for the City of Jacksonville, FL. She is responsible for creating and executing the technology strategy for the city. During the last ten months, she has defined a technology strategy to support the mayor’s priorities, reorganized IT, streamlined processes, fostered innovative initiatives, supported budget cuts to the tune of $3.2M while making progress on Business Intelligence, Security, Enterprise Architecture and Project Management. The city made the list of Top 10 Digital Cities (large city category – Center for Digital Government), the Top 10 Cities where America’s Tech Future is taking shape (Forbes)and won a Government Computer News award for its emergency preparedness mobile app – JaxReady.

Dr. Steve Nichols, Chief Technology Officer, State of Georgia

As CTO for the state of Georgia, Dr. Steve Nichols advises the leadership of the Georgia Technology Authority and state agencies on technology issues. Since joining GTA in 2002, he has played a key role in several important initiatives to modernize the state’s IT infrastructure, including the privatization of the state’s IT infrastructure services and managed network services in 2009. He is responsible for Georgia’s state portal, including several critical enterprise applications and the webMethods Enterprise Service Bus. He recently led an initiative to redesign www.georgia.gov and move from a proprietary content management system to an open-source system hosted in the cloud.

 Carolyn Parnell headshotCarolyn Parnell, Chief Information Officer, State of Minnesota

An experienced technology leader, Carolyn Parnell was appointed by Governor Mark Dayton to serve as CIO for the State of Minnesota. She is also the commissioner of MN.IT Services, the state agency that provides effective information technology to Minnesota’s government. Prior to joining the Governor’s Cabinet, Parnell was the chief operating officer for Information Technology Services for the Minnesota System of Colleges and Universities, the fifth largest system of two- and four-year colleges and universities in the nation. She brings a wealth of IT management experience to the state, having also held leadership positions at Minnesota Public Radio/America Public Media, Fidelity National Information Systems and the University of Minnesota.

Carlos Ramirez headshotCarlos Ramos,  Secretary, California Technology Agency

Carlos Ramos was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown as secretary of the California Technology Agency on July 5, 2011. As a cabinet member, he advises the governor on the strategic management and direction of the state’s information technology resources. Throughout his career, Ramos has been a leader on many of California’s key technology initiatives. Prior to his appointment, he has served as director of the Office of Systems Integration, assistant secretary for Health and Human Services and director of the then Teale Data Center.

Al Short, Chief information Officer / Director Office of Planning & Capital Programs, Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration

Al Short serves as the CIO for the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration. Additionally, he is the director of the Office of Planning and Capital Programs for the MVA. As such, he is responsible for IT governance and strategy, along with overseeing MVA’s $109 million, six-year capital program and the execution of the twenty-year strategic plan. Before joining the MVA, Short had eleven years in the private sector managing international and domestic technology rollouts in the consumer internet services sector. Prior to that, he spent a number of years in the B2B commercial software space developing and managing IT solutions.



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

9:00 a.m. – Welcome and Introductions

  • Shawn Osborne, President and Chief Executive Officer, TechAmerica

9:15 a.m. –State and Local Market Forecast 2013

  • 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.

Moderator: John Borghard, Senior Vice President of Public Sector, CA Technologies

  • Stu Davis, State Chief Information Officer / Assistant Director, Ohio Department of Administrative Services
  • Steve Emanuel, Chief Information Officer, State of New Jersey
  • John Letchford, Chief Information Officer, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Carolyn Parnell, Chief Information Officer, State of Minnesota
  • Carlos Ramos, Secretary, California Technology Agency 

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: John Zarour, National Sales Director, State and Local Government and K-12 Education, Splunk

  • Adel Ebeid, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Philadelphia, PA
  • Stephen Elkins, Chief Information Officer, City of Austin, TX
  • Wanda M. Gibson, Director and Chief Technology Officer, County of Fairfax, VA
  • Rob Mancini, Chief Technology Officer, Government of the District of Columbia
  • Usha Mohan, Chief Information Officer, City of Jacksonville, FL

12:30 p.m. – Lunch

1:00 p.m. – Lunch Keynote

Introduction: Mike Maxwell, National Director, U.S. State & Local Government & Education, Symantec Corporation

Keynote: Scott Bernard, Federal Chief Enterprise Architect, Executive Office of the President

1:45 p.m. – Trends and Issues Update

Big data, extended to include HIX, HIE, predictive analytics and anti-fraud implementations, has become a big part of our lexicon in government. There are many exciting initiatives nationally on each of these topics. This panel includes some of the thought leaders and innovators in each area and will provide some leading examples of what is going on and what you can expect to see in the near future.

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

  • Adel Ebeid, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Philadelphia, PA
  • Dr. Steve Nichols, Chief Technology Officer, State of Georgia
  • Al Short, Chief information Officer / Director, Office of Planning & Capital Programs, Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration

3:15 p.m. – Break

3:30 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: Cathilea Robinett, Executive Vice President, e.Republic

4:15 p.m. – Closing Remarks

  • Carol Henton, Vice President for State & Local Government, TechAmerica

4:20 p.m. – Closing Reception
Participants will have a unique opportunity to network with industry colleagues and speakers.

6:00 p.m. – End



Ritz-Carlton - Tysons Corner
1700 Tysons Boulevard
McLean, VA 22102