PAST EVENT

Jul 12 - 13, 2012

"Texas faces serious challenges, and industry partners are key to helping identify innovative solutions. Across the state, we are investigating and implementing projects to improve our operation, modernize our technology infrastructure and share solutions so we may provide better services to our citizens. GTC Southwest plays an important role in highlighting best practices and new, innovative solutions. I hope you will take this opportunity to share your expertise, and hear first"

-hand how technology is helping the state meet today's challenges and transform services. I look forward to seeing you there!"Karen Robinson, Executive Director, Texas Department of Information Resources, State of Texas

Agenda

Thursday Jul 12

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 - 9:15AM

Opening Remarks

9:15 - 10:15AM

Opening Keynote - Leadership and Accountability When It Matters

The privilege and burden of leadership comes with a level of accountability that many aspire to emulate and anyone can rise up to and achieve.... more


Speakers:
10:15 - 10:45AM

Morning Break

10:44 - 12:00PM

Concurrent Sessions

10:45 - 12:00PM

The CIOs Perspective: Leading Government

Leading in the public sector has always been challenging, but perhaps even more so today. Revenues have been decreasing for years, public sentiment about government... more


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

Speakers:
  • Dee Meador - Director, Information Technology, Texas Workforce Commission
  • Stephen Elkins - Chief Information Officer, City of Austin
  • Karen Robinson - Executive Director and Chief Information Officer, Department of Information Resources, State of Texas
10:45 - 12:00PM

Cloud Computing - Business Drivers

The media, commercials, even your coworkers still don't seem to tire of talking about the wonders of cloud computing. But does it ever seem that... more


Speakers:

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10:45 - 12:00PM

Demonstrating the Value of Shared Services

If there is a silver lining to tough times, it's that it becomes easier to break down barriers and foster collaboration. So it's no surprise... more


Speakers:
10:45 - 12:00PM

Enterprise Information Security - The Texas Vision

Texas organizations, including the State of Texas and higher education agencies, have built information security programs and capabilities based on a mix of common regulatory... more

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12:00 PM

Lunch

12:45 PM

Lunch Keynote - Better, Faster, Cheaper: Technology at the Speed of Citizens

This age of shrinking budgets and growing demands calls for rethinking our approach to technology. The good news is that you have a new, unexpected... more


Speakers:
1:45 - 2:15PM

Afternoon Break and Refreshments

2:14 - 3:45PM

Concurrent Sessions

2:15 - 3:45PM

Workplace of the Future

In American history, the single greatest shift in the workplace was driven by the Industrial Revolution as jobs moved from outdoors to indoors. Since then,... more


Speakers:
  • Jeff Margolese - Senior Director of Systems Engineers, South Central, VMware
2:15 - 3:45PM

Social Media for Service Delivery

It's time to stop wondering whether social media has a place in the enterprise and start realizing that social media has grown into a fundamental... more


Speakers:

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2:15 - 3:45PM

The New Data Center/PMO

The State of Texas has transformed its Data Center Services program, bringing in three new vendor partners in an innovative, multi-vendor model. One of the... more


Speakers:
  • Todd Kimbriel - Director, eGovernment Division, Department of Information Resources, State of Texas
  • Carl Marsh - Chief Operations Officer, Department of Information Resources, State of Texas
  • Mark Stein - Vice President, Capgemini
3:45 PM

Best of Texas Awards and Reception

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

Friday Jul 13

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 - 10:00AM

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
10:00 - 10:30AM

Morning Break

10:29 - 11:45AM

Concurrent Sessions

10:30 - 11:45AM

Texas 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


Speakers:
  • Cody Bettis - President, DocuNav Solutions, Laserfiche Representative
  • Carol Morgan - Senior Vice President, Daugherty Business Solutions

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10:30 - 11:45AM

Big Data The Next Frontier

The term Big Data draws a lot of attention, but behind the hype there's a simple story. For decades, organizations have been making business decisions... more


Speakers:
  • Tom Deutsch - Program Director, Big Data Technologies, IBM
  • Eddie Satterly - Chief Big Data Evangelist, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, Splunk, Inc.

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10:30 - 11:45AM

Business Intelligence

There is no shortage of information available to government organizations. The challenge is accessing, analyzing and presenting it in ways that lead to better decision-making... more


Speakers:
  • David Butler - Texas Student Data System Communications and Change Manager, Texas Education Agency

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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
1:30 PM

End of Program

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