PAST EVENT

Feb 28 - 29, 2012

California Public Sector CIO Academy 2012 Overview

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Keynote Speakers

David Behen is Michigan's chief information officer and an executive-level leader of the Department of Technology, Management & Budget. He is responsible for setting strategic direction for state government technology. He previously served as CIO and deputy administrator of Washtenaw County and he cofounded a software company and served as a vice president of its parent corporation.

Under Behen's leadership, Washtenaw County twice received CIO Magazine's CIO 100 Award as one of the top 100 public/private IT programs and was named six times among the nation's top 10 digital counties. Crain's Detroit Business named Behen to its 40-under-40 list.

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Tim Gard is an internationally recognized authority on stress reduction and conflict resolution. A highly sought-after speaker, Tim's travels have ranged from Bangkok to Boston, from Singapore to Sioux City, and Texas to Tasmania. He has won numerous awards, including his recent induction into the Speakers Hall of Fame - a prestigious honor that has been awarded to less than two hundred people worldwide. Tim's life experiences are both extensive and varied. He was raised in an Air Force family and "rebelled" by serving as a Navy man. Following his wartime service, Tim was employed in various capacities in County, State and Federal government. He became an expert fraud investigator and this work led him to extensively study human behavior, the art of persuasion, and various methods for resolving difficult situations. He quickly learned that humor is an indispensable tool in human relations. He now devotes himself to teaching these skills to others so that their interactions and life experiences can be expanded, maximized, and, most important of all, fun!

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Leah Lewis, the Director of Cisco's Public Sector Consulting Services team, is a technology transformation expert capable of bringing innovative and agile solutions to your business. A master translator of IT for business, she has earned her the role of trusted advisor to CIO's and Business Executives alike.

Prior to joining Cisco, Lewis was the CIO of the State of Colorado directing a $484 million budget, a portfolio of $100 million in IT projects and 1200+ staff supporting 33,000 employees and 5 million customers. In addition, she has held the positions of CTO and Enterprise Architect for large complex organizations; however, it is her ability to align IT with business needs and drive accountability that differentiates her.

Lewis has international consulting experience, which includes the United Nations World Meteorological Organization, the World Health Organization and the International Standards Organization. She also has federal experience with the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration, the National Geophysical Data Center.

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Sessions

Wednesday Feb. 29 10:30AM

General Session - Being the Change Agent: Leading IT Transformations

IT Executives are the change agents that lead agencies through difficult transformations. It is important to strike a balance between mandating change and building consensus.... more

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Sessions

Tuesday Feb. 28 1:10PM

Lunch Keynote - "Smart, Open Government" and the Implications for CIOs

Everywhere one looks these days, we're confronted with "smart". Smart phones. Smart technologies. Smart governments. At the same time, leaders are struggling with the information... more

Throughout his career, Carlos Ramos has been a leader on many of California's key technology initiatives. Carlos has served as Director of the Office of Systems Integration - with a $4.5 billion portfolio of California's largest technology projects. Carlos also concurrently held the position of Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services and was the Agency's senior technology executive. He was the principal technology advisor to the Secretary and was responsible for the entire HHS IT portfolio. Carlos helped architect the consolidation of the state's largest data centers and the creation of California's Department of Technology Services.
He served as Director of the then Teale Data Center - one of the largest public-sector data centers in the world with an annual budget of $200 million and over 200 government agency customers. Before that, Carlos was CIO for California's Department of Social Services managing a large computing infrastructure and a statewide data communications n

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Karen W. Robinson is the Executive Director for the Texas Department of Information Resources. As Texas' Chief Information Officer, she has statewide authority over information and communications technology planning, procurement, and service delivery. The agency manages information technology (IT) for more than 4,400 publicly-funded entities and operates the state's IT Security, Communications Technology Services, Cooperative Contracts, Data Center Services and the award-winning Texas.gov - the official website for the State of Texas.
Previously, Robinson served as the Director of Administration and Technology to Governor Rick Perry. She also served as a Technical Advisor to former Texas Governor George W. Bush, the Lt. Governor's Office and the Texas State Senate, coordinating the state's technology needs during crisis relief efforts and launching the state's official business web portal.
Karen serves as the Chair of the Texas CIO Academy and the Government Technology Southwest Conference, and as 2012 governing body co-chair of the Dallas CIO Executive Summit. IDG's Computerworld recently selected her as a 2012 Premier 100 IT Leader, for her exceptional technology leadership and innovative approach to business challenges.

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Kristin D. Russell is a dynamic and innovative executive with more than twenty years of experience in leading operations, services, and information technology (IT) functions. In February 2011, Kristin was appointed by Governor Hickenlooper to serve as the state's Secretary of Technology and Chief Information Officer. As the Chief Information Officer, she is responsible for the overall information systems function statewide and to increase the effectiveness of government through the use of shared information and technology. As the Secretary of Technology, she leads IT economic development for the state and is responsible for promoting Colorado as a headquarters location for new technology companies and attracting tech workers to Colorado. Kristin also chairs the Colorado Innovation Network Board of Advisors.
Prior to joining the Governor's Office, she was the Vice President of Global IT Service Operations at Oracle where she was responsible for all data centers and computing operations worldwide. Kristin led the organization that provided all infrastructure services for Oracle's internal business operations, as well as the external lines of business such as Cloud Services, Oracle CRM On Demand, and Oracle University. Preceding her affiliation with Oracle, Kristin served as Vice President of Global IT Operations for Sun Microsystems, Inc. where she led the team that provisioned IT solutions and services to Sun's extended enterprise, supporting in excess of 40,000 Sun employees and partners around the globe. While at Sun, Kristin spent many years in various leadership roles within Services, supporting Sun's top customers in the field and providing remote technical support of Sun's extensive platform, operating system, and networking technologies. Kristin has also held roles in customer management, statistical process control analysis and training and development while at Citigroup and Southern Pacific Transportation Lines.
Kristin has a degree in International Affairs from the University of Colorado, and is a graduate of the Colorado Executive Development in Residence program at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Kristin serves on the boards of CTA - Colorado's Technology Association, the Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA), and the Department of Business Information and Analytics for Denver University. As a result of her community and professional leadership, Kristin was honored as one of Government Technology's Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers for 2013, selected as the Denver Business Journal's 2013 Public/Non-Profit CIO of the Year, awarded Top 10 Breakaway Leader by Global CIO Executive Summit, and named one of Computerworld's 2012 Premier 100 IT Leaders. She is also a recipient of the Denver Business Journal's Forty Under 40 award, the 2009 Silicon Valley Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN) award, and a finalist for the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce 2011 Athena Award.

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Sessions

Tuesday Feb. 28 10:20AM

General Session - IT at Oracle: The Art of IT Transformation to Enable Business

Information Technology organizations today are constantly being challenged to deliver more and more complex solutions to an increasingly technology-savvy user community, yet these organizations still... more

Tuesday Feb. 28 2:30PM

Measuring the Value of IT

This panel session presents insight into a framework to help manage the Enterprise IT capability in a holistic value based fashion. The discussion will link... more

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