2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Presented by: Dell

Can State Government Support Disruptive Markets?

Saturday, March 12
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Omni Downtown
Capital Ballroom
700 San Jacinto Blvd

For over two centuries, states have prioritized the protection of regional economies and home grown products. Are state governments equipped to embrace and integrate the disruptive products and processes that their constituents and the New Economy require? Open data, the sharing economy, and emerging technologies like autonomous cars require new approaches. This panel of state leaders will discuss the challenges disruption places on government systems and the absolute necessity of getting it right.

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Ann Margaret Ferrante


State Of Massachusetts

Dan Pabon

Speaker Pro Tempore

Colorado House of Representatives

Representative Dan Pabon was first elected to the Colorado State House of Representatives in 2010. Representative Pabon is currently beginning his third term. He has served in House leadership sin...

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Donna Howard


Texas House of Representatives

Representative Donna Howard has served in the Texas House of Representatives since 2006. She is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, and sits on its Article III Subcommittee which overse...

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Rick Galindo

State Rep

The State of Texas

Biography: Rick Galindo III was born and raised on the Southside of San Antonio. From the very beginning, his parents – Oscar, a civilian employee at Kelly AFB, and Sylvia, who worked at USAA – in...

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