DIR's Texas Government Data Forum 2019

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 27 2019
8:00 AM
End Time:
Jun 27 2019
5:00 PM
Commons Conference 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 2019

Data - Driving the Direction of Government

A one-day conference for business and IT professionals in Texas public sector

Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 8:00 am - 4:30 pm | Austin, TX

DIR thanks TASSCC for sponsoring this event.

Program Overview | Exhibit Sponsors | Attendee Registration and Logistics | Information for Vendor Participation 

Program Overview

The Office of the Statewide Data Coordinator of DIR hosted its 3rd Annual Texas Government Data Forum on Thursday, June 27th at the Commons Conference Center at the JJ Pickle Campus in Austin.

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

Conference materials for which DIR has permission to share are linked.  This is primarily content created by third parties. If you have difficulty viewing a posted document, please contact the EIR Accessibility Coordinator. Note: DIR cannot guarantee the accessibility of external content. Please also see the legal disclaimer at bottom of page.


Refer to conference Agenda or Conference Program documents for detail information.

08:30Big TexTexas Department of Information Resources (DIR) Welcome [No Presentation File]Amanda Crawford & Ed Kelly
08:50Big TexKEYNOTE — Triple Play: Data Leadership, Value, and Strategy Peter Aiken, Data Blueprint
10:05Big TexIntegrate Citizen Feedback to Optimize the Digital ExperienceDan Barrett, Deloitte
 & Michael Starr Deloitte
10:05Lil TexCity of Fort Worth’s Automation JourneyKevin Gunn, City of Ft. Worth
 & Thomas Ortiz, ISG
11:00Big TexData Governance 101Andrea Gibbons, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
11:00Lil TexIntelligent Transportation Analytics with Google CloudPatrick Dunn, Google Cloud
12:45Big TexSeattle Police Department Data Analytics PlatformLoren T. Atherly, Seattle P.D.
 & Lauren Cziok, Accenture
01:45Big TexHow a Fire Department Used Prescriptive Analytics and Transformed Community HealthcareJulie Richards, CGI 
01:45Lil TexMoving Government Operations from “Acting Like a Human” to “Thinking Like a Human” Through Intelligent Automation Mike Caporusso, KPMG
02:50Big TexTechnology/Data Legislative Update
Also: Legislation Tracked by DIR
Robert Armstrong, DIR
03:10Big TexPeek into the Future with Industry Data Experts
[No Presentation File]
John Hoffman, DIR (moderator)
Peter Aiken, Data Blueprint
Paul Kuk, Accenture,
 Kevin Merritt, Tyler Technologies
Joel Minton, Google Cloud


DIR neither endorses the content, products, services, or viewpoints expressed by the linked files, nor assumes any responsibility for the content of these presentations. DIR makes no effort to independently verify, and does not exert editorial control over, information on presentations provided by third parties.

Reference to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by DIR or the State of Texas, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Exhibit Sponsors

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


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, Friday, June 21, 2019. 
(Cancellations must be received 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 $50 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 $50 cost.

Invoices for cancellation fees will be issued by: 
JFS Events, P.O. Box 300, Hallettsville, TX 77964  {EIN 45-5124481}

Location & Parking

Commons Conference 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 2019 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   Full

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, higher education, and local government. (Register by 3/15 to get earlybird rate!)

Exhibitor Registration Form (Closed)

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

Call for Presentations (Deadline March 22) - Closed

The conference planning committee invites industry partners and other to share their expertise by proposing a speaker for conference breakout sessions. Please see conference Call for Presentations form for details.