CIOs, Government Officials to Present at TiEcon 2017 Govtech Program

Santa Clara County CIO Ann Dunkin to Keynote Track Aimed at Providing Insight into Opportunities to Participate in $400B Market

Sunnyvale, California, UNITED STATES

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ​TiE Silicon Valley, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering global entrepreneurship, today announced that Santa Clara County CIO Ann Dunkin will be the keynote speaker for the TiEcon 2017 Govtech program.  A number of influential CIOs and government officials will present at the track, which is aimed at providing insight into opportunities to participate in a $400 billion market.  TiEcon 2017 will be held May 5th and 6th at the Santa Clara Convention Center and registration for the Govtech track is free and open to all.

The Govtech program will focus on the use of new technology and services in government.  Keynoting the track will be Ann Dunkin, CIO of Santa Clara County and former CIO of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, whose presentation is titled, “Changing Landscape of Govtech and How You Can Participate in the Big Opportunity.”

CIOs and leading officials representing local, state, national and international governments that manage more than $20 billion in annual IT spending, will speak on what it takes to successfully penetrate and serve a market that represents a $400 billion opportunity available to entrepreneurs in bringing the government closer to the people.

Siim Sikkut, CIO of the country of Estonia, will discuss his nation’s exciting evolution to a fully digital government and society. Other speakers include John Bergin, business technology officer, U.S. department of defense; Hardik Bhatt, chief digital officer of the state of Illinois; Jay Nath, chief innovation officer of the City of San Francisco; and Ron Bouganim, founder and managing partner of the Govtech Fund, who will be covering accelerators and investors in the space.

In addition to speakers and insiders, Govtech will have several national governments such as Mexico, Philippines, India speaking about Govtech opportunities in their respective countries.

“A shift in demographics and the need to do more with less means technology investments for new and improved government and civic services are estimated to be $400 billion globally over years to come,” said Samir Mitra, chair of the TiEcon 2017 Govtech program.  “Countries like Singapore and Estonia are moving fast towards digital societies and thus blazing a path forward for us to see the possibilities. The vision of Govtech track during TiEcon is to foster involvement from the entrepreneurs to bridge the gaps between Government and citizens with technology.”

This program presents an incredible opportunity to learn and network for anyone who wants to work with the Government—local, state, federal or international, Mitra added.

About TiE Silicon Valley
TiE Silicon Valley is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship in the Bay Area, as well as globally.  TiE strives to inspire entrepreneurs through mentoring, networking, education, incubating and funding programs and activities.  With nearly 50 events held each year, TiE brings together the entrepreneurial community to learn from local leaders, as well as each other. 


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