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

Agenda

Thursday Sep 19

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 - 9:15AM

Opening Remarks


Speakers:
  • Brian Digman - Chief Information Officer & Director, Information Technology Services, New York State
9:15 - 10:15AM

Opening Keynote - Exploration is a State of Mind

In a fast-changing world, everyone is an explorer whether they know it or not, particularly in government IT. We are constantly traveling across uncharted terrain:... more


Speakers:
10:15 - 10:45AM

Break

10:45 - 11:45AM

Concurrent Sessions

 

Aligning IT with Business and the Role of the Business Analyst

Track: Business Analysis

This session will answer you questions on why Business Analysis is so important! It will cover business analysis techniques that bridge the gap between... more


Speakers:
 

All Things Mobile

Track: Mobility

Methods by which citizens interact with government and government interacts with citizens are rapidly evolving. Mobility is the operative word and we are now in... more


Speakers:
  • Gregory Ferguson - Principal Architect, State and Local Government & Education, NetApp
  • Chris McDonough - Regional Sales Director, Data Sales, Verizon Wireless
  • Derek Werthmuller - Director of Technology and Innovation, Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany
 

Data Governance - Turning Data into Insight

Track: Data

While we know that the velocity, variety and volume of data continues to increase, do we really know how to handle it and what to... more


Speakers:
  • Rae Bascue - Data Management and Governance Manager, Office of the Chief Data Officer, Office of Information Technology Services, New York State
  • Tim Paydos - Director, World Wide Government Big Data Team, IBM
11:45 - 12:30PM

Lunch

12:30 - 1:30PM

Lunch Keynote - Should Government Try to be Cool?

Getting the attention of citizens in today's world is a challenge, to say the least. Government organizations can struggle in vain to get their messages... more


Speakers:
1:30 - 1:50PM

Break

1:50 - 2:50PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

How to Engage Business Partners

Track: Business Analysis

In tight fiscal times, it is critical to make a compelling case for IT projects and initiatives. Getting stakeholders enthused and on board requires more... more


Speakers:
  • Adam Gigandet - Chief Information Officer, General Government Cluster, Office of Information Technology Services, New York State
  • John Norton - Chief Information Officer, Health Cluster, Office of Information Technology Services, New York State
  • William Travis - Chief Information Officer, Human Services Cluster, Office of Information Technology Services, New York State
 

Choosing the Right Portable Technology

Track: Mobility

Is the desktop dead? Not by any means. But its use shrinks every day as more and more people use smartphones and tablets as their... more


Speakers:
  • Brian Duffy - Enterprise Architect - End User Services, Office of Information Technology Services, New York State
  • Jim Mascola - Manager of Solution Engineering, Sprint
 

OPEN NY and Health Data NY - Putting Data Into Your Hands

Track: Data

On March 11, 2013, Open.ny.gov was launched to enable data discovery and put tools for transparency, accountability and innovation directly into the hands of New... more


Speakers:
  • Tania Allard - Director, Health Data NY and, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Special Projects, Department of Health, New York State
  • Barbara Cohn - Chief Data Officer, Information Technology Services, New York State
2:50 - 3:10PM

Break

3:10 - 4:10PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

Managing Business Requirements

Track: Business Analysis

Much of the power of business requirements lies in leadership decisions that enable staff to manage those requirements and use them. Many projects are... more


Speakers:
  • Julian Sammy - Head of Research and Innovation, International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)
 

New York...Going Mobile

Track: Mobility

A surprising 25% of Internet users in the U.S. are mobile-only, and 120 million citizens now own smart phones. This is good news for government... more


Speakers:
  • Kishor Bagul - Chief Technology Officer, Information Technology Services, New York State
  • Chris McDonough - Regional Sales Director, Data Sales, Verizon Wireless
  • John Norton - Chief Information Officer, Health Cluster, Office of Information Technology Services, New York State
 

Information Management and Analytics Success Stories

Track: Data

This session will feature specific use-case studies on the successful use of Data Analytics from various disciplines including industry, higher education and government. Case... more


Speakers:
  • Patrice Cohen, Ph.D. - Director of Enterprise Information Management, Finance, Regulation and Gaming (FRG) Cluster, New York State
  • Timothy Gardinier - Manager, Data Processing Services, Department of Taxation and Finance, New York State
  • Christine Haile - Chief Information Officer, University at Albany
  • Diana M. Zavala - Director, Information Management and Analytics, US Public Sector, HP
4:10 PM

Reception

Network with your colleagues and discuss technology solutions with the event sponsors.... more

Friday Sep 20

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 - 10:00AM

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


Speakers:
  • Jeanne Holm - Evangelist, Data.Gov, U.S. General Services Administration
10:00 - 10:15AM

Break

10:15 - 11:15AM

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


Speakers:
  • Mark Hammond - Program Manager, Enterprise Identity and Access Management (EIAM), Information Technology Services, New York State
  • Tara Stachelski - Project Manager, uniteNY, and, Director of Network and Communications, Information Technology Services, New York State
  • Steve Struzinsky - Program Manager, Enterprise Data Center Consolidation, and, Assistant Director of IT Services, Information Technology Services, New York State
  • David Walsh - Program Manager, Enterprise Data Center Consolidation, and, Assistant Director of IT Services, Information Technology Services, New York State
11:15 - 11:30AM

Break

11:30 - 12:45PM

Best of New York Awards Ceremony and Reception

12:45 PM

End of Program

 

Conference times, agenda, and speakers are subject to change.

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