The Summit


Summit Venue

Now, more than ever, government institutions are facing extreme challenges. In today's current economic climate aligning IT investments with the diverse challenges of modernizing government will be at the heart of Obama's new administration. President Obama recognizes that economic success depends, more than ever, on the solid underpinning of IT and that government is a key player in the economy.

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Why Attend

On the advice of our end user Advisory Panel, GDS has elected more than 65 of the most well respected CIO decision makers in North American public sector technology.

Invitations are based on the selections of the advisory committee which comprises some of the most forward thinking and respected executives shaping public sector technology.

The 2012 NG Government Summit will provide a number of different benchmarking and networking channels to help our CIO partners make the right decisions for their organization. Our business model is built around the success of networking and focused interactive workshops, roundtables and one on one business meetings. Public Sector participants lead the discussion forums and ensure that the content is applicable to the business challenges and planned projects of their peers.

Attending CIOs collaborate with GDS Client Services at a number of different levels to prepare for the 3 days on site and to plan their time effectively. This customized approach across the peer to peer discussion groups as well the opportunity to plan one on one meetings with the supporting vendor analyst (Government Insights, An IDC Company)  and selected vendors means that every hour at the event supports the planned investment of our CIO partners.

Who should attend? CIOs, CTOs, CFOs – Functional leaders in technology and information/aligning business operations with technology investments.


"Id readily attend an event like this again. The networking with a focused group of peers was fantastic."

Gary Gordier, CIO, City of El Paso State of Texas