Wednesday Nov 06

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 - 9:15AM

Opening Remarks

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

10:15 - 10:45AM


10:45 - 11:45AM

Concurrent Sessions


Cyber Threats and Awareness

The insidious influence and effects of cyber-crime continue to grow as the digital landscape has clearly become the "new frontier". Threats continue to get more... more


Application/Enterprise Modernization

It is abundantly clear that legacy systems and architectures are not sustainable for much longer. Pressure is escalating due to retirement, online services and open... more

  • Terry Lowe - Systems Coordinator, Information Services, Lincoln/Lancaster County

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

The boom in consumer technology means that everyone now owns devices that are probably far more powerful and useful than those provided by the workplace.... more

  • Chris Hobbs - Chief Information Security Officer, Office of the CIO, State of Nebraska
  • Joe Shields - President, IP Pathways
11:45 - 12:30PM


12:30 - 1:30PM

General Session - 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

Facilitated by:
1:30 - 1:50PM


1:50 - 2:50PM

Concurrent Sessions


Innovative Project Showcase

Where there's a will, there's a way. Technology has reached the point where it can support just about anything that anyone wants to do. And... more


Big Data

As paperless government moves closer to becoming a reality, the challenge is to determine how to store, manage and leverage vast amounts of digital information,... more

  • Richard McCague - Systems Engineer, State & Local Government and Education, NetApp

Location Matters With GIS

Digital map data, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and location based services are becoming increasingly integrated into government software and services. This session will take you... more

  • Nathan Watermeier - State GIS Coordinator, Office of the Chief Information Officer, State of Nebraska GIS Council/NITC
2:50 - 3:10PM


3:10 - 4:15PM

Fast Track Sessions


Lincoln Police Department - Near Me

Location based applications have been growing in use and popularity as one might imagine. The NearMe application used by the Lincoln Police Department is... more

  • Tom Casady - Public Safety Director, City of Lincoln

Location-based Service Delivery

Two centuries ago, a massive project was undertaken to map the subcontinent of India. It took 40 years. Today, with the rich imagery and geospatial... more

  • Sam Gregg - Manager, Emerging Technologies, Verizon Wireless

Agile Software Development

Traditional software development is deliberate and orderly, requiring a significant part of the project to be planned up front. Today, however, the pace of application... more

  • J. Keil Wilson - Project Manager, Business Technology Support, Nebraska Dept of Roads

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

4:15 PM


Everyone is invited! Please join in networking with your peers over refreshments.... more