PAST EVENT

Sep 19 - 20, 2013

"2013 marks the 25th anniversary of GTC East, one of the leading technology events in New York State. GTC East has a clear focus to inspire your thinking and help build your technical skills for the benefit of our citizenry. GTC East is the place to see and hear about technology trends, learn about innovative applications and initiatives, and network with the nation's most advanced technology companies. I look forward to learning with you."

- Brian Digman, Chief Information Officer, NYS Office of Information Technology Services

GTC East 2013 Overview

Message from Keynote Speaker "GovGirl"

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GTC East & Best of New York

GTC East Hugh Carey Award and Reception


Speaker Presentations:

How to Engage Business Partners
Speaker: Adam Gigandet, John Norton and William Travis, Jr. >> Download Presentation

Managing Business Requirements
Speaker: Julian Sammy >> Download Presentation

New York Going Mobile
Speaker: Chris McDonough >> Download Presentation
Speaker: John Norton >> Download Presentation
Speaker: Kishor Bagul >> Download Presentation

Keynote Speakers

International explorer, photographer, author, and television host Josh Bernstein has traveled more than 1,000,000 miles by train, plane, bus, bike and camel to over 65 countries, exploring the biggest mysteries of our planet in pursuit of knowledge and discovery.

Josh has traced the Ark of the Covenant from the caverns of Jerusalem to the mountains of Ethiopia, searched for the Holy Grail in the bowels of Nazi Germany, and communed with tribal chiefs in the darkest jungles of the Amazon Rainforest. He has ventured deep underground with NASA scientists to explore the origins of life on Earth and has hunted with alleged cannibals by moonlight in the forests of Papua New Guinea--all in a quest to uncover some of the most fascinating mysteries of our planet.

Josh's television career began when he debuted as the host of a new adventure-archaeology series called Digging for the Truth on The History Channel. The series quickly became the highest-rated original series in the network's history. Later, Josh moved to Discovery Channel, where he served as host and executive producer of Into the Unknown with Josh Bernstein. Josh is currently developing a number of new projects.

In addition to his work on television, Josh is also the president and CEO of the Boulder Outdoor Survival School, the oldest and largest wilderness survival school in the world. Josh is a fellow of The Explorers Club and The Royal Geographical Society and a patron of the American Museum of Natural History.

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Kristy Fifelski is recognized as a national leader in government social media and digital strategy.

Kristy works closely with e.Republic Inc., the parent company behind popular industry publications such as Government Technology and GOVERNING magazines. She is also the creator and host of GovGirl, a unique online video show focused on government innovation. What started off as a small blog about her experiences during her 10-year career in government turned into a popular video series followed by government employees all over the country.

She served on the board of directors of the National Association of Government Web Professionals, and her government career included being the web manager for the City of Reno, NV, public relations coordinator for the City of Wheaton, IL and deputy clerk for the Town of Cortland, IL.

Kristy holds a Master's Degree in Communication from Northern Illinois University, where she graduated with honors.

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Friday Sep. 20 10:15AM

General Session - IT Transformation Update

NYS Information Technology Services will provide an update on IT transformation projects and major projects happening with the Cluster organizations.... more

As the Evangelist for Data.Gov (an open government flagship project for the White House managed by GSA), Jeanne Holm leads collaboration and builds communities with the public, educators, developers, and international and state governments in using open government data. Jeanne is also the Chief Knowledge Architect at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, driving innovation through social media, virtual worlds, gaming, ontologies, and collaborative systems, including the award-winning NASA public portal (www.nasa.gov) and pioneering knowledge architectures within the US Department of Defense. She is a Fellow of the United Nations International Academy of Astronautics, a Distinguished Instructor at UCLA, and Chair of the W3C eGovernment Group, and has more than 130 publications on innovation, open data, information systems, and knowledge management.

Jeanne is a graduate of Claremont Graduate University and UCLA, where she is an instructor in knowledge management, social network analysis, and collaborative systems. She has worked at Disney, in television and radio, and as CIO for a technology start up. She has been awarded numerous honors, including the NASA Exceptional Service Medal for leadership (twice), Distinguished Instructor of the Year at UCLA, a Fed 100, three Webby's from The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, three best practice awards from the APQC, and led NASA to an unprecedented four global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) awards.

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Friday Sep. 20 9:00AM

Keynote - Building Transparency Through Citizen Engagement, Social Media and Open Data

The U.S. government's open data site, Data.gov, has blazed a trail for openness, transparency, and innovation. With more than 400,000 datasets from 180 agencies... more

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Friday Sep. 20 10:15AM

General Session - IT Transformation Update

NYS Information Technology Services will provide an update on IT transformation projects and major projects happening with the Cluster organizations.... more

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Friday Sep. 20 10:15AM

General Session - IT Transformation Update

NYS Information Technology Services will provide an update on IT transformation projects and major projects happening with the Cluster organizations.... more

David Walsh, Project Director, IT Transformation eMail Project

The IT Transformation Initiative for New York State is designed to consolidate the delivery of technology services across State agencies. The goal of the eMail Project is to create a unified platform for delivery of eMail and other digital communication services, to be used by all State agencies for internal eMail and for communicating with citizens. This endeavor will coordinate with other initiatives to create a more efficient and cost-efficient technology infrastructure and service delivery system for State government.

David served as Chief Information Officer at the State Education Department from August 2000 through June 2012, where he was responsible for strategic application of information technology. He directed the activities of Information Technology Services, Project Management Office, and the Information Security Office; developed policies and standards for IT in the Department; and coordinated technology project management across program units. From 1989 to August 2000, David was Director of Senate Technology Services, responsible for office automation, data processing, delivery of technology services for Senate members and staff. David began his career as Deputy County Clerk in Chenango County.

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Sessions

Friday Sep. 20 10:15AM

General Session - IT Transformation Update

NYS Information Technology Services will provide an update on IT transformation projects and major projects happening with the Cluster organizations.... more


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