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 is hosting its 3rd Annual Texas Government Data Forum on Thursday, June 27th at the Commons Conference Center at the JJ Pickle Campus in Austin.

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


Topics in this year's two-track conference include:

  • DIR Welcome
  • Triple Play:  Data Leadership, Value, and Strategy (Peter Aiken, VCU & Data Blueprint)
  • Integrate Citizen Feedback to Optimize the Digital Experience (Deloitte)
  • City of Fort Worth's Automation Journey (City of Forth Worth & ISG)
  • Data Governance (Andrea Gibbons, Booz Allen Hamilton)
  • Intelligent Transportation Using Google Analytics (Google)
  • Seattle Police Department Data Analytics Platform (Seattle P.D. & Accenture)
  • How a Fire Department Uses Prescriptive Analytics and Transforms Community Healthcare (CGI)
  • Moving Government Operations from "Acting Like a Human" to "Thinking Like a Human" Through Intelligent Automation (KPMG)
  • Open Data Portal Update (Ed Kelly, DIR)
  • Public Sector Futurist (Panel)
  • 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 (No Waitlist)

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 

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.