"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
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!