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

Agenda

Wednesday Sep 05

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 - 9:15AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks


Speakers:
9:15 - 10:15AM

Opening Keynote - Change the Game

We are facing difficult times. The pressure to do more with less, deliver to deadlines, and respond to increasing expectations has - in many cases... more


Speakers:
  • Tim Gard - Author, Speaker Hall of Fame member
10:15 - 10:54AM

Morning Break

10:45 - 12:00PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

IT Governance

New York State Leaders in the IT Transformation Program will present specifics on the envisioned structure and process for IT Investment Governance across the enterprise.... more


Speakers:
  • Kishor Bagul - Chief Technology Officer, Information Technology Services, New York State
  • Nancy Mullholland - Chief Information Officer, Transportation and Economic Development, State of New York
  • Mahesh Nattanmai - Chief Budget Examiner, Division of Budget, New York State
  • Theresa Pardo - Director, Center for Technology in Government

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Knowledge Sharing and Cross Boundary Collaboration

In responding to a crisis, government executives and managers find it much easier to break down organizational barriers to knowledge sharing and cross boundary collaboration.... more


Speakers:
  • Duane Averill - Assistant Director, Information Technology Technical Services, Division of Housing and Community Renewal, State of New York
  • Ken Burke - Clerk of the Circuit Court, Pinellas County, Florida
  • Donna S. Canestraro - Program Manager, Center for Technology in Government
  • Jim Conklin - Solutions Manager, Case Management Practice, Professional Services North America, Open Text
  • William F. Johnson - Deputy Director, Office of Cyber Security, Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services, State of New York
  • Anne Roest - Chief Information Officer, Public Safety, State of New York
 

Social Media: Practial, Powerful

Social media is much more than 140 characters and it's time to stop wondering whether it has a place in the enterprise and start realizing... more


Speakers:
  • Mary Harding - 511NY Outreach Coordinator, Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Department of Transportation, State of New York
  • Todd B. Westhuis, P.E. - Director (Acting), Office of Traffic Safety and Mobility, Operations Division, Department of Transportation, State of New York
  • Rexella William - 511NY Project Manager, Office of Traffic Safety & Mobility, Department of Transportation, State of New York
 

New Approaches to Big Data

We've entered the era of big data. The sheer volume of data created daily is mind-boggling. Yet within that data are keys to better management,... more


Speakers:
  • Stewart Hanna - Solution Representative, Software Group, Information Management, Worldwide Big Data Solutions, IBM
  • William Peterson - Senior Manager, Solutions Marketing, Big Data, NetApp

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12:00 - 12:45PM

Lunch

12:45 - 1:45PM

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


Speakers:
1:45 - 2:15PM

Afternoon Break and Refreshments

2:15 - 3:45PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

New York State IT Transformation Update

The Project Managers for the IT transformation projects will be presenting a status update on each project: Email Services, Converged Network Services, Enterprise Identity &... more


Speakers:
  • Gary Kuchark - Project Director, Data Center Consolidation, Office of Information Technology Services, State of New York
  • Tara Stachelski - Project Manager, uniteNY, and, Director of Network and Communications, Information Technology Services, New York State
  • Vic Stucchi - Project Director, Enterprise Identity and Access Management, Office of Information Technology Services, State of New York
  • David Walsh - Program Manager, Enterprise Data Center Consolidation, and, Assistant Director of IT Services, Information Technology Services, New York State

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Business Process Redesign & Lean Management

Innovation is not just about doing new technical things, it is also about applying technology to process that we didn't/couldn't in the past. As New... more


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New York on the Go

As a society empowered with mobile technology, we have the potential to change how services are delivered to government employees and the citizens they serve.... more


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Cyber Warfare

The insidious influence and effects of cybercrime continue to grow as the digital landscape has clearly become the "new frontier". Threats continue to get more... more


Speakers:
  • Marc Blackmer - Senior Product Marketing Manager, Hewlett-Packard
  • Varun Kohli - Director, Enterprise Security Products, Hewlett-Packard
3:45 PM

Best of New York Awards Ceremony and Reception

Please join us in applauding the winners of the annual Best of New York Awards at a special reception to congratulate the winners and celebrate... more

Thursday Sep 06

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 - 10:00AM

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


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10:00 - 10:30AM

Morning Break

10:30 - 11:45AM

Concurrent Sessions

 

New York State IT Transformation Update - Encore Presentation

The Project Managers for the IT transformation projects will be presenting a status update on each project: Email Services, Converged Network Services, Enterprise Identity &... more


Speakers:
  • Gary Kuchark - Project Director, Data Center Consolidation, Office of Information Technology Services, State of New York
  • Tara Stachelski - Project Manager, uniteNY, and, Director of Network and Communications, Information Technology Services, New York State
  • Vic Stucchi - Project Director, Enterprise Identity and Access Management, Office of Information Technology Services, State of New York
  • David Walsh - Program Manager, Enterprise Data Center Consolidation, and, Assistant Director of IT Services, Information Technology Services, New York State
 

Security - Lessons Learned

Rigorous response to information security concerns is an increasingly important activity for every organization. Sometimes it takes suffering through a security breach to find out... more


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Unified Communications - Making it a Reality

We once defined our workspace with a telephone, an in-tray and a pile of paper. Now it includes VoIP, email, voice mail, Instant Messaging, mobile... more


Speakers:
  • JR Magee - Regional Manager Collaboration, SLED East Area, Cisco
  • Tom Sharkey - Converged Solutions Manager, Business Markets Group, Sprint
 

Impact of Cloud Computing in Government

By now you've heard enough hype around cloud computing to last a lifetime - so the last thing you need is another session covering cloud... more


Speakers:
  • Alan Sanderson - Cloud Automation Specialist, Public Segment, VMware
11:45 - 12:30PM

Lunch

12:30 - 1:30PM

Lunch Keynote - A Look Around the Corner

If you had to describe the IT industry with just a single word, that word would be change. Change is the one thing perhaps... more


Speakers:
  • Todd Sander - Executive Director, Center for Digital Government

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1:30 - 2:00PM

Afternoon Break and Refreshments

2:00 - 3:15PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

The Transparency of Transparency

Transparency efforts in government got a huge boost from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Going forward, the request for government organizations to be... more


Speakers:
  • Tania Allard - Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Special Projects, METRIX Director, The Maximizing Essential Tools for Research Innovation and eXcellence (METRIX) Project, Department of Health, State of New
  • Meghan Cook - Program Manager, Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany
  • Natalie Helbig - Senior Research Associate, Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany
  • Tim Hoefer - Director, Empire Center for New York State Policy, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
 

Navigating Transitions in the Workplace for New York State Information Technology (IT) Professionals

Todays ever-changing work environment of agency consolidations and mergers, staff reductions, performance accountability, increased customer and taxpayer expectations, and technological enhancements can be challenging. Change... more


Speakers:
  • Deborah A. Seeley - Organization & Leadership Development, Governor's Office of Employee Relations, State of New York

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Innovation Case Study

Innovation, and innovative thinking, is more important now than ever before. This session will discuss why innovation must be a key part of our business... more


Speakers:
  • Sara Brenner, MD, MPH - Assistant Vice President for NanoHealth Initiatives; Assistant Professor of Nanobioscience
3:15 PM

End of Program

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