6th Annual Maine Digital Government Summit Overview
Monday, October 6, 2008, Augusta Civic Center
"As with all things related to technology, the only constant is change. Much of government change is brought about by those on the inside. The 2008 Maine Digital Government Summit offers an opportunity for state and municipal employees to engage with the right people in the technology field to improve the way citizens work and connect with government in Maine . When being asked to provide more services in times of budgetary constraints, technology is often viewed as the answer. Technologists need to think alternatively and collaboratively in their role as change agents. Information technology is now business technology. Please join me at the Summit on October 6th to share in the transformation to efficient, centralized and streamlined services meeting the citizen's needs."
- Richard Thompson, Chief Information Officer, State of Maine
Honorable John Baldacci, Governor, State of Maine
The Changing Face of Maine
Ron Crouch, Director, State Data Center, University of Louisville
The population is changing fast. As the Boomers start to leave the workforce, Millennials, GenXers and a wide range of immigrants are taking their place, and we are faced with what many feel is one of the most eclectic collections of personnel (and populations) in our nation's history. You have heard some of the facts and trends, but certainly not all. In this session, nationally known demographic expert Ron Crouch - back by popular demand - answers such vital questions as: Who are the citizens of tomorrow and what will they demand from government? What new challenges are facing government in the years ahead? What will happen to the workforce? How does Maine compare to the rest of the country? This session is guaranteed to provide some real surprises and Mr. Crouch's candor and humor keep things lively.
- Workforce of Tomorrow
- eDiscovery and Electronic Records Retention
- Teleworking, Teleconferencing and Remote Access
- eServices: Accessibility and the Human Factor
- Next Generation Online Tools and Services
- Data Integration and Exchange
- Geospatial Imaging and Mapping
- Broadband and Beyond
- Digital Information Storage and Retrieval
- Are Open Source and Freeware Appropriate for Government?
MERIT AWARD PRESENTATIONS
Merit Award Presentations during lunch. Nominations must be received by Sept. 25, 2008.
Office of Information Technology (OIT) employees must use this link to sign up for the Summit , their registration is part of an OIT group registration that is being handled by the CIO's Office. Non-OIT employees are required to register through the Government Technology website.
Questions? Please contact Lisa Leahy.