PAST EVENT

Sep 9 - 10, 2014

"Michigan’s comeback is in full swing and IT is playing a huge part, so don’t miss this year’s Michigan Digital Government Summit. We are celebrating the twelfth year of Michigan’s premier IT event for public sector professionals. State government is now making ongoing strategic investments in IT to the tune of nearly $50 million annually, so it’s more important than ever that we collaborate and network to ensure we are all working together to guarantee success. Don’t miss this chance to think strategically and help set the direction for better government."

- David Behen, Chief Information Officer, State of Michigan

Agenda

Tuesday, September 9

8:00 am

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 am

Opening Remarks

David Behen, Director, Department of Technology, Management & Budget, State of Michigan

9:15 am

Opening Keynote

From Analyst to Hero: How Big Data Led to Bin Laden

Cynthia Storer, Former CIA Senior Analyst

Cindy was part of a team of CIA intelligence analysts – dubbed "The Sisterhood" – who discovered obscure data patterns signaling that Al-Qaeda was a coordinated and highly dangerous threat. Though the team raised the alarm, few people listened. Then 9/11 changed the world. Cindy became a key strategic analyst, helping the nation’s policymakers frame their understanding of terrorism and Al-Qaeda. Her pioneering work helped lay the foundation for the efforts of the analysts and targeting officers who eventually found Bin Laden’s hideout, as depicted in the movie Zero Dark Thirty. In this riveting keynote address, Cindy tells the inside story of how Big Data helped lead to the identification and capture of Al-Qaeda leaders, including the most wanted man in history. Her inspirational messages include: believe in what you do, take responsibility, trust your instincts, and be willing to think outside the box.

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10:15 am

Break

 

10:45 am

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 

The Internet of Things

Today we are headed for an entirely new form of Industrial Revolution. Technology megatrends such as ubiquitous sensors, wearables, embedded intelligence, nanotechnology and the “Internet of Everything” will dramatically alter the social landscape. Some of it may be more hype than reality at this point, but there are some serious game-changers already in play and many more to come. This session explores the road ahead and discusses government’s complex balancing act in keeping our nation connected yet safe and secure.

Speakers:
Nicole Johnson,  Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Ed Koehler, Director, Distinguished Engineer, Networking Worldwide, Avaya

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Continuous Monitoring of Cyber Threats

By their very nature, security threats are constantly shifting and changing shape. Sitting still isn’t an option. Our adversaries most certainly aren’t resting – they’re constantly probing for new vulnerabilities in systems and users. This session focuses on the latest risk factors and how to maintain a constant – and effective – vigil.

Speakers:
Richard Reasner, Director, Office of Cyber Security, Department of Technology, Management & Budget, State of Michigan

Improving Citizen Access and Engagement

As the Internet continues its transformation from a web of information to a web of connected people and things, the bar keeps rising for delivering services and means of access that are up to the task. Wireless, smart devices, convergence, social media and self-service present both challenges and unprecedented opportunities. This session focuses on innovations and advances that are changing the “rules of engagement”.

Speakers:
Vikas Bansal, Director, Enterprise Risk Management and Services, Deloitte
Hari Murthy, Director, Consulting, Deloitte

Agile Development – How to Pull It Off

Traditional project management and software development are deliberate and orderly, requiring a significant part of the project to be planned up front. Today, however, the pace of project management is moving faster, and the trend toward shared services puts even more strain on traditional methodology. The Agile concept is highly iterative, incremental and collaborative, which many consider to be the most practical and effective approach. But how is it accomplished? This session takes a look at its scope, effectiveness and suitability.

Speakers:
Stephen Durney, Director, Evangelist Product Group, Networking Worldwide DSE Team, Avaya
Kristine Powers, Supervisor, Land Management Technologies, Information Technology, Oakland County
Ravi Rajagopal, Vice President & Senior Advisor, Application Delivery, CA Technologies
Tammi Shepherd, Chief, Land Management Technologies, Information Technology, Oakland County

12:00 pm

Lunch

 

12:40 pm

Michigan Excellence in Technology Awards

 

1:00 pm

Introduction

Beth Niblock, Chief Information Officer, City of Detroit

1:10 pm

General Session

Michigan’s Strategy for Reinvention

David Behen, Director, Department of Technology, Management & Budget, State of Michigan

The State is on a mission to reinvent itself by becoming one of the most innovative, efficient and responsive governments in the world. Technology makes it possible, and the impact will be felt at every level of government. This session takes a look at challenges, plans, priorities and the critical role of IT in Michigan’s future.

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2:00 pm

Break

 

2:30 pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 

Mobile Trends, Frameworks and Best Practices

Smartphones are increasingly replacing computers, televisions, landlines, game consoles, GPS devices, and live personal interaction. Smartphone addiction has even been labelled an official syndrome: “nomophobia”. For better or for worse, mobility is king and governments must pay homage. This session discusses the most important factors to consider when establishing a mobile-first agenda, both internal- and external-facing.

Speakers:
Tiziana Galeazzi, Senior Executive Assistant to the Director/Chief Information Officer, Department of Technology, Management & Budget, State of Michigan
Stuart Laakso, ProjectWise Construction Analyst, Engineering Support Services, Department of Transportation, State of Michigan
Michael Salazar, Senior Mobility Enterprise Architecture Practice Manager, Solutions Engineering and Architecture, Mobility Solutions Services, AT&T
Dennis Stotts, Distinguished Engineer and Public Sector Mobile Technology Leader, Global Business Services, IBM

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Analytics in the Age of Big Data

Virtually every industry is being revolutionized by big data. Even the sports landscape has changed seemingly overnight, as demonstrated by the popularity of Moneyball. Is government facing the same revolution? Absolutely. Government collects more data than any other industry and there is mounting pressure to turn it into actionable information. This session explores the possibilities, the potentials and the means to make them happen.

Speakers:
James Ferguson, Practice Principal, US Public Sector Analytics & Data Management, Enterprise Services, HP
Robert Stackowiak, Vice President, Information Architecture and Big Data, NAS Customer Strategies and Business Development, Oracle

Basics of Disaster Recovery: Strategies, Tools and Drills

Most of us don’t deal directly with the ins and outs of disaster recovery and continuity. But it’s not just a “data center issue”. A disaster becomes everyone’s problem, and it behooves everyone to be prepared and on the same page. This session discusses the state of the State of Michigan and how to be ready for just about anything that might come our way.

Speakers:
Donna Childs, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Prisere LLC
Dsgt Rich Cruz, Michgan Cyber Command Center (MC3), Michigan State Police

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning – The Future of IT?

We all learn from experience, otherwise we’d make the same mistakes again and again and never become skilled at anything. But there are limits to how much we can process, retain and analyze. “AI” to the rescue? Most certainly. But machines will never replace human intuition (right?). This session takes a look at the current state of AI and whether machines might eventually evolve to become trusted collaborators or – heaven forbid – our masters.

2:45 pm

Sponsor Briefing

(Industry sponsors only.) This informal roundtable briefing is hosted by State CIO David Behen, Oakland County CIO Phil Bertolini, Wayne County CIO Ed Winfield, and Detroit CIO Beth Niblock.

3:45 pm

Executive Reception

Network with your colleagues and discuss technology solutions with the event exhibitors.

4:00 pm

State/Local Collaboration Roundtable


Hosted by: David Behen, Director, Department of Technology, Management & Budget, State of Michigan
 
This informal end-of-day session is for the Summit’s local government attendees and key state officials. It provides an informal and dynamic forum to discuss challenges, strategies and opportunities for cross-boundary collaboration. In other words, how to do more with less!



Wednesday, September 10

 

8:00 am

Registration and Morning Refreshments

 

9:00 am

Opening Remarks

Ed Winfield, Chief Information Officer, Wayne County

9:15 am

Keynote Speaker

 

The Detroit Lions – All about Engagement


Elizabeth Parkinson, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Partnerships, Detroit Lions
    
No product sells itself. Not even in the NFL. The old adage “If you build it they will come” no longer applies in today’s uber-noisy world where too many things are screaming for too much of our attention and hard-earned dollars. It’s not enough to merely create a brand. In this regard, government and the NFL have a lot in common. Each is a monopoly of sorts yet each might find itself suddenly (or slowly) losing appeal, engagement and relevance. In this eye-opening session, Elizabeth Parkinson tells the story of the surprising extent to which the Detroit Lions go in order to meet this challenge and why their ultimate success relies on much more than what happens on the field.

 

10:15 am

Break

 

10:45 am

General Session

 

Cyber Security Assessment for Everyone (CySAFE)


In the world of cyber security, local governments often struggle to keep pace with an ever-changing threat environment. CySAFE is a collaborative effort driven by several counties (Livingston, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne) and the State of Michigan to create a no-cost tool to help government organizations assess, understand and prioritize their cyber security needs. This session provides an introduction to the CySAFE tool and its remarkable ability to perform an assessment and propose a list of priorities in just 60 minutes.

Speakers:

 

Phil Bertolini, Deputy County Executive/Chief Information Officer, Oakland County 
Andy Brush, CIO, Washtenaw County
Chris Burrows, CISO, Oakland County
Colleen Hinzmann, IT Director, Monroe County
Rich Malewicz, Deputy County Administrator/CIO, Livingston County
Jessica Moy, Director of Technology Partnerships, Department of Technology Management & Budget, State of Michigan 
Ed Winfield, Chief Information Officer, Wayne County

Phil Bertolini, Deputy County Executive/Chief Information Officer, Oakland County 
Andy Brush, Chief Information Officer, Washtenaw County
Chris Burrows, Chief Information Security Officer, Oakland County
Colleen Hinzmann, Information Technology Director, Monroe County
Rich Malewicz, Deputy County Administrator/Chief Information Officer, Livingston County
Jessica Moy, Director of Technology Partnerships, Department of Technology Management & Budget, State of Michigan 
Ed Winfield, Chief Information Officer, Wayne County

 

Robotics Showcase – a Big Step in STEM

STEM refers to the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It’s no secret that these are in short supply in the U.S. We are currently ranked below most other industrialized nations and continue to drop steadily. Many claim that it’s a disaster waiting to happen. But there is hope! Michigan has embraced the issue in a way that Michigan does better than anyone: building things. The 2014 Michigan Robotics Competition quickly captured the fancy of students around the state to the tune of 278 high school robotics teams, the most in the nation. In this session we will see live robotics demonstrations and hear directly from participants about their experiences.

Facilitator:  Ann-Marie Smith, Technology Planning Coordinator and Communications Consultant, Office of Education Improvement and Innovation, Department of Education, State of Michigan

Participating Schools:

Seaholm and Groves High Schools, Birmingham Public Schools

Stockbridge High School and Heritage Elementary School, Stockbridge Community Schools

Holland High School, Holland Public Schools and Black River Public School

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12:00 pm

End of Conference


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