Tuesday Nov 12

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 - 9:15AM

Opening Remarks

9:15 - 10:15AM

Opening Keynote - Exploration is a State of Mind

In a fast-changing world, everyone is an explorer whether they know it or not, particularly in government IT. We are constantly traveling across uncharted terrain:... more

10:15 - 10:45AM


10:45 - 11:45AM

Concurrent Sessions


Developing a Cyber Security Plan

Cyber Security is one of the most critical disciplines in today's IT organization. However, it is often a challenge to decide how to invest... more

  • Matt Hiltebrand - Security Engineer Manager, Check Point Software
  • Raj Patel - Chief Information Security Officer, City of Palo Alto

Network Management/Monitoring - What is Available?

It's a daunting task to control and manage network traffic and usage in the face of today's increasingly heavy (and sometimes unusual) demands. Web browsing,... more

  • Brad Ahlf - Senior Solutions Strategist, CA Technologies

CA Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS) - Update

CLETS provides all California law enforcement user agencies with the capability of obtaining information directly from federal, state and local computerized information files. It is... more

  • Chris Chambers - Assistant Bureau Chief, Office of the CIO/Departmental Technology Services Bureau, Department of Justice, State of California
11:45 - 12:30PM


12:30 - 1:20PM

Lunch Keynote - Should Government Try to be Cool?

Getting the attention of citizens in today's world is a challenge, to say the least. Government organizations can struggle in vain to get their messages... more

1:20 - 1:40PM


1:40 - 2:40PM

Concurrent Sessions


Mobile Device Management

Is the desktop dead? Not by any means. But its use shrinks every day as more and more people use smartphones and tablets as their... more

  • Garett Doyle - Government Solutions Practice Manager, Advanced Enterprise Mobility Solutions, AT&T
  • Christopher Hurd - Business Development Manager, Bluefish Wireless

Big Data and Analytics

More than 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years and is expected to grow a staggering... more

  • Steve Cohen - State and Local Government Manager, Tableau Software
  • Eric Shiarla - Principal Business Intelligence Consultant, Tableau Software

Building a Broadband Network Plan for your Community

Community broadband networks were all the rage many years ago, but where are we now? With a well-planned communications infrastructure, local governments can provide a... more

  • Deborah Barry - Program Manager, SVP Fiber Enterprise, Silicon Valley Power, City of Santa Clara
  • Larry Owens - Division Manager, Customer Services and Marketing, Silicon Valley Power, City of Santa Clara
2:40 - 3:00PM


3:00 - 4:00PM

Concurrent Sessions


The Greening of IT

The green movement's impact on IT will likely be considerable. The old faster-better-cheaper emphasis is being replaced with - or at least supplemented by -... more

  • Larry Johnson - Information Technology Manager, City of San Pablo
  • Laura Peabody-Park - Chief Information Officer, City of Walnut Creek
  • William Tschudi - Group Leader, High Tech and Industrial Systems, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Open Data for Citizens

Transparency and open government are currently two of the highest federal priorities, with the guiding principle being that citizens should have access to the documents... more

  • Kathleen Boutte Foster - Deputy Director, Customer Services, Information Services Department, San Mateo County
  • Beverly Beasley Johnson - Director, Human Services Agency, San Mateo County
  • Jon Walton - Chief Information Officer, Information Services Department, San Mateo County
4:00 PM


Network with your colleagues and discuss technology solutions with the event exhibitors.... more


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