2024 Summer Government IT Congress

Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel, TX
June 9th
- 11th

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About The Program

The 2024 Summer Government IT Congress is an intimate take on your traditional conference environment, allowing for 45-50 C-suite & Executive level leaders from state and local government organizations across the country to come together for an opportunity to collaborate, share best practices, network amongst each other and be introduced to potential solutions based on their current/future projects or interests. The goal of the conference is to create actionable takeaways and give you the resources and knowledge necessary to implement them within your own organization, while also creating meaningful connections with your peers.

What you can expect:

  • Opportunity to network with your peers to build true, meaningful connections
  • Ability to collaborate & discuss current problems & hot industry topics you are dealing with and how other leaders have dealt with them in their respected organization
  • Smaller, intimate environment allowing for attendees to experience a more collaborative environment in all content sessions, which creates the ability to contribute to the conversation(s) directly
  • Opportunity to meet with high level executives, 1 on 1, to discuss potential solutions and how they stack up against your current solution providers
  • Only cost is out of pocket travel

Topics Of Discussion

There is nothing like a risk-free system, but where are the risks? How do you go about identifying them. This session illustrates how a data flow diagram can be used to assess, review and analyze applications/systems in development and/or production) with focus on risk identification.

Legacy System Overview: Understanding the role legacy systems in the organizational infrastructure, and the challenges they present in today’s tech landscape.

Business Imperatives: Identifying key business drivers necessitating legacy system modernization.

Technical Challenges: Exploring the technical hurdles associated with legacy systems.

Modernization Strategies: Discussing various approaches to legacy system modernization.

Risk Management: Addressing the risks involved in modernization efforts.

Cultural and Organizational Considerations: Recognizing the cultural and organizational barriers to change, and strategies for fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and agility.

Stakeholder Engagement: Emphasizing the importance of stakeholder buy-in and alignment across the organization.

Best Practices and Case Studies: Sharing success stories and best practices from the City of El Paso.

Continuous Improvement: Emphasizing the need for continuous improvement and adaptation in an ever-changing technological landscape, and strategies for future-proofing systems.

Q&A and Open Discussion: Inviting participants to ask questions, share insights, and engage in an open dialogue.

A discussion on the implementation of AI and the organizational effects

CIOs today have 2 things on their plates, AI and Cyber security 

Surely your IT staff, procurement team and finance department all made the mental leap from on-premise to data center many moons ago. That’s all we’re doing with AWS/Google/Azure/Your Vendor Cloud here. For the City of Pittsburgh, the biggest hurdle was coming to grips with the inability to touch servers.

The budget constraint issues in government technology leadership revolve around the challenge of delivering efficient and effective technology solutions within limited financial resources. This includes: Resource Allocation, Legacy Systems Maintenance, Procurement Challenges, Talent Acquisition and Retention, and leading your organization towards Innovation.

Talent shortage is a pressing issue for government technology leaders, impacting their ability to effectively implement and manage technology initiatives. Issues faced could include Specialized Skills Gaps, Competition with Private Sector, Lengthy Hiring Processes, Lack of Training and Development Opportunities, and the Retirement Wave.

Overall Experience
RTM Staff Rating
Value of time OOO

79% of delegates said this is the best event they’ve attended all year

Keynote Speakers

A dynamic roster of keynote speakers drives innovation at our congress events. Discover thought leaders and game-changers whose invaluable insights foster growth and excellence in each of our delegates.

Feroz Merchhiya
Chief Information Officer,
City of Glendale, Arizona


Ernesto Arriola
Chief Information Security Officer,
El Paso, Texas
Joseth Ishman
Deputy CIO & CISO,
NYC Comptroller, New York City, New York
Eugene Mejia
Chief AI Officer,
Gilbert, Arizona
Dorothy Parks
Chief Information Officer,
Gwinnett County, Georgia
Neba Ambe
Director of Information Systems & Security,
Reenie Askew
Charlotte, North Carolina
Michael Dellinger
Chief Information Office,
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Maisha Dottery
Robyn Doughtie
Chief Information Officer/Director of IT,
Ford Bend County, Texas

The Schedule

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Event Registration

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

Opening Keynote

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Strategy Session/Business Meeting

3:15 pm - 3:35 pm

Afternoon Refreshments and Networking

3:35 pm - 5:45 pm

Strategy Sessions/Business Meetings/Roundtable Discussions/Workshops

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Free Time

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Welcome Reception and Dinner

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Networking Breakfast

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Morning Keynote/Panel Session

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Strategy Sessions/Business Meetings

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Morning Refreshments and Networking

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Strategy Sessions/Business Meetings

11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Workshop/Roundtable Discussions

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Networking Luncheon

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Roundtables/Business Meetings/Workshops

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Afternoon Refreshments and Networking

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Strategy Sessions/Business Meetings

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Closing Day Keynote

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Free Time

6:45 pm - 8:30 pm

Networking Reception and Dinner

8:00 am - 8:15 am

Morning Refreshments and Networking

8:20 am - 9:05 am

Workshops/Roundtable Discussions

9:10 am - 9:55 am


10:05 am - 11:05 am

Strategy Sessions/Business Meetings

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Closing Keynote

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Our Commitments to You

Maximized Networking Opportunities

Cultivate meaningful relationships with peers and thought leaders via networking opportunities and functions, strategically designed and planned by our team ahead of the event.

A personal, customized itinerary

Participants customize their schedule by selecting from various sessions, tracks and private meetings that align specifically with their business needs and goals.

Exclusive qualified attendance

In order to facilitate the most optimal networking and meeting opportunities, participation is invitation only and strictly limited to Senior Level Administrators & Executives.

return on time and objective

Your time and the objectives you have set are our top priority. We strive to facilitate the right meetings and introductions to ensure your time with us is being justified with real value.

Delegate Testimonials

City of North Miami Beach

The Government IT Congress was really good. I enjoyed hearing about the challenges that other cities have gone through and learned from.


Being able to communicate CIO to CIO is very beneficial. It was great to have sessions that were more black/white in terms of, “here's what we did, here's how we did it” since they are real life situations.

Director of IT

I’m very impressed! I did not think that there was going to be such a diverse messaging/quality of messaging and very engaging in the content. The topics were extremely relevant to what we are doing at this time in IT.

Roderick Burton
Director of Information Technology, Albemarle County, VA

The Fall Government IT Congress creates an outstanding opportunity to connect with State and Local Government leaders in a more intimate setting that allows for authentic connections with peers. The smaller group size and paced content allows for an open exchange of ideas and perspectives to broaden awareness in the emerging areas of government information technology.

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