Tech policy issues cut across state, federal and international boundaries as well as help steer public sector markets and sales strategies. That’s why we are bringing together our members focused on government affairs and government solutions to converge at this two-day must-attend policy and public sector event. We’ll explore the 2020 presidential election; how AI, automation and political transformation impact future initiatives; host a hot topic discussion with state CIOs and much more!

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Top Reasons to Attend

Emerging Trends


Take stock of trends like emerging technologies, cybersecurity and workforce.

Policy Framework


Examine how we keep our nation at the forefront of innovation and growth.

Networking Opportunities


Network with tech and policy experts, legislators and member companies.

Celebrate Membership


Recognize members who demonstrate outstanding service and leadership.

Member Committee Meetings


Help set priorities and plan for the year ahead on day two.

Valuable Takeaways


Walk away with valuable tools and prescriptive resources.


Galen Bock National Practice Lead for Child Welfare, CGI
Gary Bolles Chair, Future of Work, Singularity University
Ling Ling Chang Senator, California State Senate
Bartlett Cleland Counsel and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
Scott Dunn Director, Health and Human Services Programs, Optum
Paula Hildebrand Director Strategic Initiatives, IBM Watson Health GHHS
Jennifer Kerber Director, Grant Thornton Public Sector
Jordan Kroll Director of Public Sector, CompTIA
Alexi Madon Vice President, State Government Affairs, CompTIA
Sarah Matz Director, State Government Affairs - South, CompTIA
Josh Nisbet Managing Director, US Government Markets, Deloitte
Cinnamon Rogers Executive Vice President, Public Advocacy, CompTIA
Kim Shaver Principal, Kim Shaver Consulting
Jack Tate Senator, Colorado State Senate
Michael Wilkening Special Advisor on Innovation and Digital Services, Office of the Governor Gavin Newsom


  • 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

    Conference Breakfast

  • 8:45 AM - 6:00 PM

    Conference Registration

  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    The Future of Work: Vision & Strategies for Abundance

    Exponential technologies have ripple effects that are dramatically changing the world of work. Yet too much of the popular focus on the future of work has been on the disruption of human work by robots and AI. There are effective strategies we can follow today to ensure that individuals, organizations, communities and countries can all thrive during this transition. And those same exponential technologies can also be used to transform us as workers, helping us to solve the problems of tomorrow.

    In this session, you’ll learn:
    –    How exponential technologies are unbundling the world of work.
    –    The impact of AI and automation on policy, and how these technologies will create political transformation
    –    What work really is, and the roles of people and technology in work.
    –    A vision for a future of abundance in work.
    –    Adaptive strategies for individuals, organizations, communities, and countries.

    Presenter: Gary Bolles, Chair, Future of Work, Singularity University

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    Gary Bolles

  • 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

    Networking Break

  • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

    The Responsive CIO: Results from CompTIA’s Annual State CIO Survey

    Increasingly, state and local IT leaders' focus is on responding to the needs of its citizens and agencies as a customer, particularly as it relates to digital government. As state and local technology agencies look to shift to more of a service-centric mindset, they frequently encounter an outdated and lengthy procurement process that can impede their progress. Join us as we explore how government can keep pace with innovation and the needs of its citizens and agencies while navigating an often-complex procurement process.


    - Josh Nisbet, Director, US Government Markets, Deloitte

    - Michael Wilkening, Special Advisor on Innovation and Digital Services, Office of the Governor Gavin Newsom, State of California


    Jennifer Kerber, Director, Grant Thornton Public Sector


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    Jennifer Kerber


    Josh Nisbet


    Michael Wilkening

  • 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM

    Networking Lunch

  • 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

    Fireside Chat with California State Senator Ling Ling Chang

    Join Cinnamon Rogers, Executive Vice President, Advocacy, for a fireside chat with California State Senator Ling Ling Chang. Senator Chang was elected to the California State Senate in June of 2018. She grew up in the district she represents and is a product of the local public schools. Senator Chang is the first Taiwan-born female Senator in California history.


    Before joining the California State Senate, she served in the Legislature for one term as an Assemblywoman. During her tenure as a representative of the 55th Assembly District, she served as Vice-Chair of the Rules Committee and as an inaugural member of the Privacy & Consumer Protection Committee. In her time serving, Senator Chang promoted the importance of STEM education, in addition to using technology to improve state government. She authored and passed the nation’s first law allowing state employees to use sharing-economy services to save taxpayer dollars.


    For her work, Senator Chang was named California’s inaugural STEMx Policy Fellow – part of a multi-state effort to put an emphasis on STEM education – as well as a “Tech Champion” by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).


    Prior to the Legislature, Sen. Chang served as the president of the Walnut Valley Water District Board of Directors, a Councilmember and Mayor of Diamond Bar, and president of the Youth Science Center, a nonprofit promoting STEM education. As a project manager for a health information systems firm, she helped develop software products for the health information management and clinical documentation industries.

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    Cinnamon Rogers


    Ling Ling Chang

  • 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

    Networking Break

  • 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

    Homelessness and Opioids: A Roadmap for Sharing Data to Enable More Effective Collaboration

    This session is based on the publication of exclusive research conducted by CompTIA’s Human Services Information Technology Advisory Group (HSITAG) on the Homelessness and Opioid crisis facing this nation. The rates of homelessness and opioid abuse in the country are staggering and the resulting societal impact enormous. With the incident rate so pervasive, the underlying causes so deep-seated and effective solutions still quite elusive, HSITAG, through its Content and Issues Committee chartered a workgroup to  examine opportunities for how technology approaches might be leveraged to offer effective solutions. Our experts from various tech companies will discuss findings that focused on data sharing opportunities among state agencies and local community organizations on the front lines of this crisis. Join our experts and the dialogue regarding how to improve overall outcomes for homelessness and/or opioid abuse as well as how this approach can be leveraged for other emerging social concerns and issues.


    - Galen Bock, National Practice Lead for Child Welfare, CGI

    - Scott Dunn, Director, Health and Human Services Programs, Optum

    - Paula Hildebrand, Director Strategic Initiatives, IBM Watson Health GHHS (Government Health and Human Services)


    Kim Shaver, Principal, Kim Shaver Consulting

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    Kim Shaver


    Paula Hildebrand


    Scott Dunn


    Galen Bock

  • 3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

    Networking Break

  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Contractor Monitoring Legislation and Tech Companies

    A panel of policy and industry experts will explore the recent wave of proposed state legislation that would force IT companies doing business with government agencies to install tracking software on state employee computers. The flood of bills introduced in state legislatures over the past year could pose a myriad of employee privacy, data security, and employment concerns for contractors if passed, engineering and information technology.



    Alexi Madon, Vice President, State Government Affairs, CompTIA

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    Alexi Madon


    Sarah Matz


    Bartlett Cleland


    Jack Tate

  • 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Champion of the Year Award

    Join us as we honor our own at the annual CompTIA Champion of the Year Awards. The program recognizes a single public sector member, a single public policy member, and one member company who, in the prior 12 months, demonstrated outstanding service and impact through their commitment, passion, professionalism and leadership in assisting CompTIA as it advances the IT industry. It is the most prestigious acknowledgment that the CompTIA membership can bestow on one of its own.


    Member Company Champion of the Year

    Public Sector Champion of the Year
    Jennifer Axt, Tanium

    Public Policy Champion of the Year
    Joseph Ahn, Northrop Grumman

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  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    Tech Summit Legislative Networking Reception


Registration Category Registration Rate
CompTIA Members:
Registration is included in membership dues.
Member companies receive unlimited complimentary registrations:
Includes SGA, Federal, International, SLED, HSITAG, SEC, PTI, TECNA, Premier Members
This fee will be applied to your membership dues if you decide to join CompTIA
Contact Ioana Lewis for more information
Non-member government:
This event qualifies as a “widely attended event” under the House Gift Rule (Rule 25(5)(a)(4)(A)) and the Senate Gift Rule (Rule 35.1(d)(1)).
Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 West Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, CA 92663

Event venue

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