Texas Government Data Forum 2018

Annual conference hosted by the Texas Department of Information Resources. Any government/public sector employees may attend.

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Location & Hours

Start Time:
Jun 21 2018
8:00 AM
End Time:
Jun 21 2018
4:30 AM
Commons Learning Center, JJ Pickle Research Campus 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 137 Austin, TX 78758 Phone: 512-475-2346 Email: joy.bryant@dir.texas.gov

Texas Government Data Forum 2018

A one day conference for government business and IT professionals

Thursday, June 21, 2018 | 8:00 am - 4:30 pm | Austin, TX

DIR thanks TASSCC for sponsoring this event.

Program Overview | Attendee Registration and Logistics | Information for Vendor Participation | Exhibitors|

Program Overview

The Office of the Statewide Data Coordinator of DIR is hosting its 2nd Annual Texas Government Data Forum on Thursday, June 21st at the Commons Learning Center at the JJ Pickle Campus in Austin.

This is a free one-day event for eligible customers from state agencies as well as local government and public education.


Planning is in process, and more details will be shared as they are finalized.  Topics include:

Type Session Title
GeneralWelcome (DIR)
GeneralGeneral Session: On the Edge of Breakthrough: The Antidote to The Opioid Epidemic Is Rooted in Data (Michael C. Petersen, M.D., Accenture)
Breakout How to Lead Technology Change in Government Agencies (Access Sciences)
Breakout The Data Centric Enterprise: Shifting Your Organization to Manage Data & Technology as An Enterprise Asset. (North Highland & Florida Dept. of Transportation)
BreakoutSmart Communities Traffic Data Services (Verizon & NCTCOG)
Breakout"Why Do I Need A Chief Data Officer (CDO)?" (Gavroshe USA, Inc.)
BreakoutGetting Ready for The Rise of The Humans (KPMG LLP)
GeneralData Visualization: Best Practices for Communicating with Data (Randy Krum, Cool Infographics)
BreakoutModernizing the Delivery of Managed Care Through Data (Grant Thornton)
BreakoutOptimizing Program Enrollment with Machine Learning (Catapult System)
BreakoutCrack Open Cyber City, USA! Open Data Initiatives in San Antonio, Texas (Panel)
BreakoutHow an Unified Data Analytics Can Improve Service Delivery (HHSC & Sense Corp)
GeneralSPART-N: The Future of Criminal Intelligence Analysis (DPS & Deloitte)
GeneralDIR Wrap Up

View information from the 2017 Texas Government Data Forum.

Attendee Registration and Logistics


This free event is open to any Texas government/public sector staff interested in data issues. 


  • Eligibility: You must be a current employee of a Texas government/public sector organization.
  • Cost/Fees: The event is free; however, pre-registration is required and all registrants must commit to the cancellation policy, which includes a late cancellation/no show fee. 

Cancellation Policy & No Show Fees

Cancellation Deadline: Noon, Monday, June 18, 2018.
(Cancellations must be receieved via enrollment form.)

DIR is pleased to provide this FREE event for eligible attendees. Unfortunately, free events experience as much as 40% no shows and late cancellations. This results in empty seats, wasted funds, and wait-list registrants denied the opportunity to attend. 

For those reasons, a $35 fee will be charged for any no shows and late cancellations (those who fail to cancel by deadline stated above). A substitution can be sent without notice.

DIR understands that sometimes urgent matters arise that prevent someone from attending. That is a business decision for the registrant's agency to make, weighing the $35 cost.

Invoices for cancellation fees will be issued by: 
JFS Events, P.O. Box 12731, Austin, TX 78711  {EIN 45-5124481}

Location & Parking

Commons Learning Center within J.J. Pickle Research Campus
10100 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78758
Southwest corner of Burnet Road and Braker Lane

DIR will email confirmed registrants a parking pass before the event. If displayed on the dash when entering the complex, you do not need to stop at the guard gate. Commons parking is available in the lots on the north and west sides of the building. Overflow parking is in the two lots on the east side of the building. Vehicles not displaying permits may be ticketed.


Complimentary morning and afternoon refreshments and a luncheon will be served.

Continuing Education

The event will provide 6.0 contact hours of general continuing education credit (6.0 CPEs for Texas IRMs).

Additional Information and Assistance

If you have questions, please e-mail Joy Hall Bryant.

For special accommodation needs or other assistance, please notify DIR at least one week in advance to allow time for an appropriate solution.

Information for Vendors Interested in Participating

DIR invites interested vendors to participate in the 2018 Texas Government Data Forum by exhibiting and/or providing a speaker. This free one-day conference is open to Texas government personnel and is targeted to both business and IT leaders.  TASSCC serves as a sponsor. See exhibitor/presenter flyer.

Opportunity to Exhibit 

Participating as an exhibitor offers a unique marketing opportunity and a chance to learn more about state government needs while interacting with key decision-makers. We expect 200+ attendees from a wide variety of Texas state agencies and universities. 

See details on exhibitor registration form. 

Note - the rates show a June 1 deadline. If space available (see form), we can accept June exhibitor registrations. However, after 6/10, name may not be included in print materials.

Exhibitors should be vendors with DIR contracts and offering solutions relevant to the topics proposed for this conference.

Call for Presentations (closed)

The conference planning committee thanks all who submitted abstracts for conference breakout sessions. 

Exhibitor Recognition

DIR thanks the generous companies that support this important educational event. Stop by the booths to learn more about the solutions they offer.