Registration is now open for the 2016 Georgia Digital Government Summit, an annual event for both IT and business leaders from state and local governments. It will take place September 29 (all day) and 30 (ends at noon) at the Westin Buckhead, 3391 Peachtree Road, N.E., in Atlanta. The registration fee is $25 for public-sector employees.

To register online and view the full agenda, visit the Summit website at

The summit provides opportunities to learn and share information about new technologies and trends and their implications for government. This year’s concurrent sessions include:

  • The Internet of Things and the Impact on Government
  • Cyber Trends – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Information of Everything – Privacy, Protection, Policies and People
  • Information of Everything – So What Do We Do With It?
  • Next Generation Workforce – How to Develop, Recruit, Retain and Survive
  • Cloud Practicalities
  • Ubiquity of Mobility
  • Spatially Enabling Government

The summit features three fast track sessions:

  • Cognitive Technology
  • Emergency Technologies
  • Smart ATL

World-class climber Manley Feinberg is one of two keynote speakers. In his presentation, Leading on the Edge, he will discuss seven lessons for leading teams.

The second keynote speaker, Alan Cox, will address the future of public service. Mr. Cox is executive vice president of Government Technology magazine. He has worked with business, education and government for 30 years to help them better understand the importance and use of information technology.

In addition, state and local government agencies will be recognized for their technology achievements with the presentation of the annual Georgia Technology Innovation Showcase awards, and leading technology companies will exhibit their latest products and services.