Washington State IT Industry Forum & AI Summit

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Washington State IT Industry Forum & AI Summit

March 25, 2024 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
St. Martin’s University Conference Center, Lacey, WA  

April 17, 2024

We have summarized the notes taken during the AI Summit and they are posted here under our Event Materials.

April 11, 2024

Event Recap

The Washington State IT Industry Forum & AI Summit held March 25 was a huge success with more than 250 attendees. I’m deeply grateful for the time, enthusiasm, and energy everyone put into the event. It was a great way to network, share knowledge and generate ideas for the future! 

I especially want to thank all the state agencies that hosted tables, providing invaluable opportunities to meet with industry vendors and create a better mutual understanding of the state’s needs. The agency involvement was crucial in bridging connections between the public sector and industry leaders, fostering a collaborative environment where ideas can flourish, and lay the groundwork for ongoing partnerships and advancements.

The roundtable workshops at the summit focusing on AI were also a big hit with attendees, fostering a space for thought-provoking discussions and collaborative learning. I want to thank our volunteer facilitators for guiding the roundtable conversations. They ensured the workshops created meaningful discussions. 

This success lays a solid foundation for future events, and we are already looking forward to our next gathering this fall. Details will be shared soon, and we hope to count on your participation once again for what promises to be another remarkable gathering of minds.

Thank you to everyone who made this event a milestone in our ongoing dialogue about the future of IT and AI.

Bill Kehoe



The IT Industry Forum & AI Summit brings together industry leaders, state agencies, and visionaries under one roof to network and explore the limitless possibilities and transformative impact of Artificial Intelligence in the government IT landscape.

This event is open to state agencies and local municipalities and IT industry vendors.

‘Reverse’ trade show: State agencies staff booths and tech vendors can meet with them one-on-one, focused on their specific needs.

Network with industry partners, representatives and decision-makers.

How to partner with Washington state and about its enterprise IT future. Read about what WaTech is doing in the AI space.

What you can expect:

  • Networking opportunities with state government IT leaders and leading technology vendors.
  • Insightful keynote speeches shedding light on the future of technology.
  • Engaging panel discussions with renowned experts in AI and IT.
  • Interactive sessions covering the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities.

Overview of the Event


Bill Kehoe's Opening Remarks


State and Local Government Panel

Industry Panel