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Boone County Commission Administrative Coordinator
Phone: (573) 886-4312

Digital Government Expert to Visit Boone County Government

October 1, 2009

What: On Thursday October 8, Executive Vice President of the Center for Digital Government and the Center for Digital Education Cathilea Robinett will visit Boone County Government. Robinett will present Boone County’s Information Technology Department with a 2009 Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Award. She will also give a lecture on local government Web techonolgy and trends.

When: 10:30 a.m. to Noon: Web-ITAC meeting with guest speaker Robinett

1:30 p.m.: Presentation of 2009 Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Award to Boone County IT Department

Where: Commission Chambers, Roger B. Wilson Government Center, 801 E Walnut, Columbia MO 65201

Why: Robinett is Executive Director of the Center for Digital Government and Center for Digital Education, national research and advisory institutes focused\ on information technology policy and best practices in state and local government and education. She is also Executive Vice President of e.Republic, the Center's parent company, where she regularly consults on editorial direction of its magazines (Government Technology, Public CIO, Emergency Management and Texas Technology) and the major themes of its annual conferences held across the country.

Robinett is a frequent speaker for worldwide government and education organizations, including Harvard University, the United Nations, the State Legislative Leaders' Foundation, the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Council of State Governments, the World Congress on Information Technology and many more. She is quoted frequently in the press with articles appearing in USA Today, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, Forbes magazine and many more. She is also the 2007 recipient of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) National Technology Champion Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to advance public sector information technology initiatives.

For more than fifteen years, she has served as a thought leader and adviser to public and private sector professionals, and has worked extensively with both sectors in helping them develop sound and successful strategies in the state and local and education markets.