PAST EVENT

Jun 3 - 4, 2013

"Please join me at the GTC Southwest 2013 conference. Some of this year's educational topics include: Innovation, New Technologies, Leadership in Times of Change, and one of my favorites, Shared Services and Collaboration. This event is also an excellent opportunity for state and local governments to engage in discussions and share best practices on the use of information technology. I encourage you to attend what I consider to be one of the best technology events produced in Texas. I'm looking forward to seeing you there!"

- Karen Robinson, Executive Director, Texas Department of Information Resources, CIO, State of Texas

Agenda

Monday Jun 03

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 - 9:15AM

Opening Remarks


Speakers:
  • Karen Robinson - Executive Director and Chief Information Officer, Department of Information Resources, State of Texas
9:15 - 10:15AM

Opening Keynote - Achieving Greatness Is a Choice

An inspiring futurist and public speaker, Byron Reese shares his technological vision for solving many of our global challenges. "The new challenge for humanity will... more


Speakers:
10:15 - 10:45AM

Break

10:45 - 11:45AM

Concurrent Sessions

 

The CIO 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:
  • Sherri Greenberg - Director, Center for Politics and Governance, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin

Facilitated by:
  • Karen Robinson - Executive Director and Chief Information Officer, Department of Information Resources, State of Texas

Speakers:
 

The State of Texas Cyber Security Strategy

The evolving cyber security industry has many challenges ahead that include staff and skill shortages, consistent and clear performance indicators, and business relevance. This... more


Speakers:
  • Brian Engle - Chief Information Security Officer, State of Texas
 

Mobile Device Management

Rapid advances in mobile technologies are causing fundamental changes to social and workplace interaction, resulting in an overwhelming demand for mobile solutions and applications. But... more


Speakers:
  • Michael Hieber - Client Executive, Texas Public Sector, Cisco Systems Inc.
 

The Road Forgotten: What's The Roadmap For Your Website?

The technology we're all using today has dramatically changed over the last 10 years. Has your website? This session is a discussion of... more


Moderated by:
  • Erin Hutchins - General Manager and Director of Portal Operations, Texas.gov

Speakers:
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

 

Crowd Sourcing and Citizen Engagement

The population is getting more sophisticated - and demanding - about being heard by the government. At the same time, governments are recognizing the many... more


Speakers:
  • Art Acevedo - Chief, Austin Police
  • Rossana Barrios - Policy and Planning Manager, Information Technology Services, Travis County
 

New Models for Staffing Government

Good IT people are hard to find...and even harder to keep. Impending retirements are pushing organizations to solve this challenge sooner rather than later. To... more


Speakers:
 

Building Your Innovation Capacity

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:
2:50 - 3:10PM

Break

3:10 - 4:10PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

What's the Big Deal with Big Data?

Everybody says "Big Data," but do we really know what it means? How big it really is? Today's reality is that data records are in... more


Speakers:
 

Public/Private Partnerships - When Do They Make the Most Sense?

A public/private partnership (PPP) is a contract between a public agency and a private sector entity in which each party shares not just skills and... more


Speakers:
  • Erin Hutchins - General Manager and Director of Portal Operations, Texas.gov
  • Todd Kimbriel - Director, eGovernment Division, Department of Information Resources, State of Texas
 

CyberPatriot Kids

CyberPatriot is the national high school cyber defense competition created by the Air Force Association (AFA) to excite, educate, and motivate the next generation of... more


Speakers:
4:10 PM

Executive Reception

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

Tuesday Jun 04

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 - 10:00AM

Keynote - Never Fly Solo! The Leader's Flight Plan to Win

Lt. Col. Rob "Waldo" Waldman - The Wingman - Real winners never fly solo. Today in our super charged, highly competitive world of rapid and constant... more


Speakers:

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10:00 - 10:15AM

Break

10:15 - 11:15AM

Fast Track Sessions

 

Cool Mobile Apps in Government

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


Speakers:
  • Ryan Keough - Senior Solutions Engineer, Solutions Engineering and Wireline Convergence, Sprint

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The Future of Texas' IT Workforce


Speakers:
  • Rich Froeschle - Director of Labor Market and Career Information, Texas Workforce Commission

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Texas Public Safety Broadband Network

$7 billion in funding as well as the 700 MHz D-Block was allocated to public safety by Congress in February 2012 to begin the deployment... more


Speakers:
  • Lesia Dickson - Chair, Texas Public Safety Broadband Network Committee for Outreach and Education, Department of Public Safety, State of Texas

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11:15 - 11:30AM

Break

11:30 - 12:45PM

Best of Texas Award Ceremony and Reception

12:45 PM

End of Program

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