PAST EVENT

Sep 5 - 6, 2012

"GTC East, New York State government's premier conference on technology and innovation is transforming itself. Not to be outdone by our State's IT transformation initiatives, GTC East is introducing a new format and venue for the annual technology event. GTC East provides a unique opportunity for State's IT talents to engage colleagues, industry thought leaders, and top-tier companies to help advance the New York State technology capability. Much like the annual CIO Academy, GTC East will be a strategic, focused event and an incubator for sharing knowledge and brainstorming new ideas. Please join us and re-imagine how IT can help deliver better services to our fellow New Yorkers."

- Dan Chan, Acting Chief Information Officer, State of New York

GTC East 2012 Overview

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For speaker presentations (where available), click on Agenda link and locate session.

Keynote Speakers

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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Sessions

Dr. Jerald Jellison has been a full professor of social psychology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles for over 30 years. He held previous appointments at Duke University, the University of Missouri, and the University of Texas, Austin. Jerry has received multiple teaching excellence awards. His notable courses are Interpersonal Relations and Applied Social Psychology.

Jerry served as president and chairman of the board of the 30,000 member USC Credit Union for twenty-three years and helped create a 100-fold increase in assets from $2 million to over $300 million. This real world experience informs his ideas on implementing change.

Jerry has been teaching his practical techniques for implementing change to business professionals throughout the world for the past 25 years. He has extensive experience consulting with all levels of management.

His book, Overcoming Resistance, published by Simon & Schuster, was a Fortune Book Club selection and named a top business book. McGraw Hill published Managing the Dynamics of Change in July 2006 and his most recent book, Life After Grad School, has been published by Oxford University Press.

A highly skilled keynote speaker, Jerry has been addressing audiences throughout the world for over 25 years. He has extensive experience connecting with all levels of management from CEOs to front line supervisors and employees.

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Sessions

Thursday Sep. 6 9:00AM

Second Day Keynote - Managing the Dynamics of Change

Human resistance is the major obstacle that blocks us from implementing innovative new practices. In this engaging presentation you will learn a practical new approach... more

Sander has worked extensively with federal, state and local government since the early 1990s to improve public service though the use of information technology. He has served as Chief Information Officer/Assistant City Manager for the City of Tucson, Deputy CIO for the State of Washington and worked as a consultant in support of the Department of Defense, national intelligence communities and multi-state law enforcement agencies. He has received several national honors including the 2003 National Public Technologist of the Year by Public Technology Incorporated.

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Sessions

Following a successful business career Cliff joined Columbia University's Graduate School of Business faculty as the Entrepreneur in Residence. In addition to teaching Launching New Ventures, he serves as faculty advisor to the Eugene M. Lang Investment Fund. In the spring of 2005, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award for his contribution to the study of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Columbia and in 2007 he received the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence.

During the early 90's he worked in Russia on behalf of the United Nations to assist in the privatization process by helping to identify entrepreneurial opportunities that would assist in the development of the "new economy."

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Sessions

Wednesday Sep. 5 12:45PM

Lunch Keynote - Creating a Pathway for Innovative Thinking and Instilling an Entrepreneurial Spirit in your Organization

This keynote will explore how creative ideas are crafted into new products, concepts and services. Content will explore the ideal working environment, motivating people, and... more

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