Each year we look forward to getting together with CIOs and industry leaders like yourself at the NASCIO Annual Conference. This year’s theme, “Connect, Create, Collaborate”, is of special interest to us as it is designed to address key issues facing State CIOs in the year ahead; cybersecurity, digital transformation and cloud. As an industry-leader in these technologies for State Government, Cisco is also pleased to sponsor the event for 2017.

Every day our team at Cisco is leveraging an amazing array of innovative new technologies to help states like yours accelerate digital transformation. From solutions that can connect personnel in real-time video across agencies at the local, state and even federal level to automated sensor networks that can help save lives on roadways, we see technology as the greatest opportunity to improve quality of life for all Americans. We’ll be sharing more about these exciting technologies with you at the event so be sure to check it out.

Until then, I encourage you to get the conversation on how State Government can better connect, create and collaborate started by joining us on Facebook and Twitter. We would also love to hear about the #1 topic you want to explore further at NASCIO. Just use @CiscoGovt, @NASCIO and #NASCIO17 to join in.

By the way, we’re already thinking beyond Austin and invite you to join us for the Cisco Post-NASCIO Roundup where we’ll dive deeper on how states can accelerate their digital transformation (Register Now). This live event, scheduled for Tuesday, October 17, will expand the discussion started at NASCIO and feature industry leaders in digital transformation, including:

  • Doug Robinson, Executive Director, NASCIO
  • Larry Payne, Senior Vice President, US Public Sector, Cisco
  • Teri Takai, Senior Advisor, Center for Digital Government
  • Alan Shark, President, Public Technology Institute.

And as you get ready for NASCIO, be sure to check out some of our most recent customer stories featuring your peers and the amazing things they are accomplishing in areas like emergency management, citizen safety and collaboration.

We look forward to seeing you in Austin!


Tony Morelli

Vice President, SLED East