PAST EVENT

May 29 - 30, 2012

"Attending GTC provides IT practitioners an opportunity to hone their skills and to focus on those elements that are absolutely needed during these times - building capacity, providing service and collaborative leadership - a must for the 21st century generation of IT professionals and leaders."

- Carlos Ramos, Secretary of Technology and Director, California Technology Agency

Agenda

Tuesday May 29

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 - 9:15AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks


Speakers:
  • Carlos Ramos - Director/State CIO, Department of Technology, State of California
9:15 - 10:15AM

Opening Keynote - The Will to Thrive

Josh Bernstein, a modern-day Indiana Jones, has built a career exploring some of the greatest mysteries on our planet. He has visited the sacred headwaters... more


Speakers:
10:15 - 10:45AM

Morning Break and Refreshments

10:45 - 12:00PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

Preparing for FI$Cal

As the go-live date for FI$Cal draws nearer, many in state government are no doubt wondering what impact the system will have on their agency... more


Speakers:
  • Tamara Armstrong - FI$Cal Project Director, State of California
  • Kelly Holtz - Deputy Director, Change Management Office, FI$Cal, State of California
  • Barbara Taylor - FI$Cal Project Executive, State of California
 

Cloud Computing: Case Study

By now you've heard enough hype around cloud computing to last a lifetime - so the last thing you need is another session covering cloud... more


Speakers:
  • Matt Herreras - Senior Manager, Systems Engineering, VMware
  • Paulina Orlikowski - Cloud Practice Leader, State, Local and Education Division, HP Enterprise Services, Hewlett-Packard Company
 

Mobile Technology for Next-Generation Employees

We live in a wireless world and the demand for services and content will grow exponentially in the years ahead. Where is mobile technology headed?... more


Speakers:
  • Reed Pangborn - Executive Sales Director, Government and Education, AT&T
  • Clancy Priest - Technology Services Director, City of Hayward
  • Wayne Ward - Vice President, Emerging Solutions, Sprint
 

New Approaches to Big Data

We've entered the era of big data. The sheer volume of data created daily is mind-boggling. Yet within that data are keys to better management,... more


Speakers:
12:00 - 1:30PM

Executive Lunch - 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 - 1:50PM

Break and Refreshments

1:50 - 3:05PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

Uniting IT and Business

In cities and states around the country, IT leaders are singing a similar song. They all want to know how to unite IT and the... more


Speakers:
  • Hong Sae - Chief Information Officer, City of Roseville
  • Skip Tappen - Chief Operating Officer, NWN Corporation
 

GIS: Change Agent

Geographic Information Systems are an indispensable part of government services, yet its powerful potential can go untapped. This session will take you on a brief... more


Speakers:
  • Scott Gregory - Geographic Information Officer, State of California
 

Health IT Update

States are just beginning to confront the technology implications of federal health-care reform. From an IT perspective, health-care reform hits states from several directions, and... more


Speakers:
  • Greg Franklin - Assistant Secretary, Health Information Technology, Technology Agency, State of California
 

Procurement Boot Camp

Technology procurement tends to be a long, expensive - and sometimes painful - endeavor for everyone involved. This session will focus on the many ways... more


Speakers:
  • Patti Malensky - Senior Manager, Major IT Acquisitions, Department of General Services, State of California
  • Pete Mastella - Purchasing Manager, Office of Telecommunication Procurement, State of California
3:05 - 3:25PM

Break

3:25 - 4:45PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

Social Media: More than Twitter and Facebook

When someone mentions social media, have you ever found you couldn't name a social media site other than Facebook or Twitter? For many people, those... more


Speakers:
  • Nabil Fares - Chief Information Officer, Department of Public Health, State of California
  • Kassy Perry - President and Chief Executive Officer, Perry Communications Group
 

Innovative Funding Strategies

Moderator: Josh Nisbet, Vice President, CGI In this day and age, the biggest problem in technological advancement is not learning and implementing the new technology but... more


Speakers:
  • Gerri Magers - Vice President, CGI
  • Kem Musgrove - Director, Enterprise Data to Revenue Project, Franchise Tax Board, State of California
  • Josh Nisbet - Vice President, US Enterprise Markets, CGI
 

The Future of IT

25 years ago IT was an impenetrable realm of complexity few people understood. Today, of course, IT facilitates every agency and every line of business.... more


Speakers:
  • Paul Benedetto - Undersecretary of Operations, California Technology Agency, State of California
  • Shell Culp - Chief Deputy Director, Office of Systems Integration, State of California
  • Kari Gutierrez - Assistant Secretary, Professional Development Office, State of California
  • Jeff Mersereau - IBM z Client Architect, Systems and Technology Group, IBM
  • Kevin Piombo - Deputy Director, Engineering Division, Office of Technology Services, State of California
  • Nate Rushfinn - Principle Customer Solutions Architect, CA Technologies
4:45 PM

Best of California Awards Ceremony and Reception & GTC App Contest Winners

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


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

Wednesday May 30

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 - 9:15AM

Opening Remarks

9:15 - 10:15AM

Keynote - Digital Lifestyle

The future of technology promises a host of opportunities and challenges for government IT. Managers are contending with virtual work forces, a new generation of... more


Speakers:
10:15 - 10:45AM

Morning Break and Refreshments

10:45 - 12:00PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

Data Analytics: Mining Structured and Unstructured Data

Years ago, GIS evangelists proclaimed the powerful possibilities of combining data and maps. Many in those early days scoffed, believing a map to be just... more


Speakers:
  • Tapan Bhatt - Senior Director, Solutions Marketing, Splunk, Inc.
  • Tom Deutsch - Program Director, Big Data Technologies, IBM
  • Rob Quider - Chief, Management Information Services Section, Information Technology Services Division, Department of Health Care Services, State of California
 

Securing the Cloud

The cloud, whether external or owned, offers tremendous scalability, control and potential savings. But there are also some definite concerns - especially with security and... more


Speakers:
 

Data Readiness for Successful Migration

When considering data migration, many organizations often pay close attention to associated process and configuration challenges. Yet the act of actually migrating enormous amounts of... more


Speakers:
  • Brian Patrick Avery - Chief Technology Officer, SOMS, Hewlett-Packard
  • Wayne Babby - Branch Chief, Strategic Offender Management System, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, State of California
  • Jonathan Taylor - Consultant, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, State of California
 

Driving Operating Efficiencies with IT: Best Practices

In a financial crisis, it is more important than ever to get the most out of limited resources. Tough times call for smarter ways to... more


Speakers:
  • Stacy Cockrum - Branch Chief, Customer Information Branch, Department of Motor Vehicles, State of California
  • Peter C. Richardson - Senior Manager, Printer Marketing, Samsung
12:00 - 1:30PM

Executive Lunch - Technology Trends 2012

In this compelling keynote, Bill Briggs examines the broad impacts of five technology forces that have grown increasingly influential over the past several years... more


Speakers:
  • Bill Briggs - Chief Technology Officer, Deloitte Consulting
1:30 - 2:00PM

Afternoon Break and Refreshments

2:00 - 3:15PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

Social Media: Practical, Powerful

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:
  • Scott Eggert - Partner, ClickSpring and Vice President, Social Media Club Sacramento
  • Liz Payne - Multimedia Producer, City of Walnut Creek
  • Lon Peterson - e-Government Administrator, Public Affairs & Communications Department, City of Roseville
 

When to Raise the Red Flag

Moderator: Gretchen Hernandez, Deputy Agency Information Officer, Health and Human Services Agency, State of California An object in motion continues in motion with the same speed... more


Speakers:
  • Gretchen Hernandez - Deputy Agency Information Officer, Health and Human Services Agency & Chief Information Officer, Office of Systems Integration, State of California
  • Deborah Rose - Acting Director, Office of Systems Integration, State of California
  • Sumi Smith, PMP - Chief, Project Portfolio Management Division, Employment Development Department, State of California
  • Bernard Soriano - Chief Information Officer, Department of Motor Vehicles, State of California
 

Transparency and Open Government

Transparency and open government are currently two of the highest federal priorities. The guiding principle is that actions taken and information maintained by government is... more


Speakers:
3:15 PM

End of Program

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