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The Ohio County/City Information Technology Association offers a comprehensive learning partnership that benefits all group members. The OCITA group creates a pool of trained and experienced individuals ready to share ideas. It provides the opportunity to develop working relationships among all members.

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Why Should You Join OCITA?

OCITA is tremendous way to network with your peers. You can ask questions, share ideas, and learn about technologies that will help you do your job. Our membership is eager to help other members solve technology and business problems. The cost is very low, and the time commitment is open to whatever you want it to be. We meet quarterly, and we generally take a field trip annually.

Additionally, you are given free admission to the CIO Summit in Cleveland every year. This is a $995 value!

We also play a very proactive role in determining the content of the Ohio Digital Government Summit; an annual IT specifically for public sector IT employees that is hosted in Columbus.

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OCITA Spring Event

Our annual spring event is approaching May 31, 2019 and the planning committee is excited to offer this event. We have a Smart Columbus inspired day that will include the following agenda. Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible to confirm your attendance.


  • Arrive at 9:30 AM for event registration and sign-up for the autonomous shuttle ride 
  • Welcome by Jason Sankey, OCITA President 
  • Why ‘The Columbus Way’ is the Smart Way - Navigating a journey, with innovation leading the way! 
  • Data: The Heartbeat of Smart Columbus - Experience the Power of Data through the Smart Columbus Operating System. An interactive presentation on how Smart Columbus is utilizing data and analytics to drive results, and how OCITA can get involved. 
  • Experience the Future - Experience the future of transportation – today. Ohio’s first self-driving shuttle will be available for rides (time selected during registration), mobility partners will be on hand, and the Smart Columbus Experience Center will be open to explore. The Smart Columbus Operating System will also be conducting optional break-out user-needs and validation sessions during this time (time selected during registration). 
  • Presentation by our Spotlight Vendor – Gartner 
  • ONE YEAR LATER – WHERE ARE WE NOW? Update on initiatives presented at the 2018 OCITA spring event and more. Check-out the Smart Columbus Playbook to see what the team has been up to. 
  • “Real Talk” with OCITA. How do we ensure we are gaining value as members of OCITA? 
  • Join the Scioto Mile Tour – the tour will wrap up at approximately 2:00 PM
Hope you can attend!

Information Security Summit (ISS)

You are able to register for free admission on OCITA day at the Information Security Summit (ISS) and use a discount coupon for other days during ISS Security week held later in October. The week holds many opportunities Monday through Friday in the areas of information security, technology, risk management, compliance, IT job development, policy and awareness, IT governance, law, and audit.