Thursday Dec 13

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 - 9:15AM

Opening Remarks

9:15 - 10:15AM

Opening 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

  • Tim Gard - Author, Speaker Hall of Fame member
10:15 - 10:45AM

Morning Break

10:45 - 11:45AM

Concurrent Sessions


Shared Services

Shared services and anxiety sometimes seem to go hand in hand. Is it justified? Will shared services lead to layoffs and a scarcity of good... more

  • Mike Cathcart - Business Operations Manager, City of Henderson
  • Al Noyola - Director, Administrative Services, City of North Las Vegas
  • Frank Rogowski - Solution Architect, Professional Services, Software, Zunesis

Cyber Security Threat Update

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

  • James Earl - Cyber Coundelor, Enterprise IT Services, Department of Administration, State of Nevada
  • Christopher Ipsen - Chief Information Security Officer, Department of Administration, State of Nevada
  • Dr. Srinivas Mukkamala - Senior Research Scientist and Chief Security Strategist, Computer Analysis and Network Enterprise Solutions (CAaNES)

Empowering the End Users

The population is getting more sophisticated - and demanding - about accessing services and information anytime, anywhere. Therefore pressure is mounting on government IT organizations... more

11:45 - 12:30PM


12:30 - 1:30PM

General Session - Extreme Makeover, Government Edition

Government is under incredible pressure right now. The economic crisis has hit us with a double whammy: exponential increases in demand and dramatically reduced resources.... more

  • Bill Bott - Consulting Partner, Change and Innovation Agency
1:30 - 2:00PM

Afternoon Break and Refreshments

2:00 - 3:00PM

Concurrent Sessions


BYOD Security, Governance and Policy

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

  • Dan Riekes - Territory Manager, Southern Nevada, Juniper Networks
  • Brian J. Tillett - Chief Security Strategist, Symantec Public Sector

Project Management

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

  • Maria Goldberg - Senior Systems Support Analyst, Information Systems Division, Department of Information Technology, City of Henderson
  • Lee Grant - Supervising Systems Support Analyst, Project Management Office, Department of Information Technology, City of Henderson

E-Discovery and Records Management

In modern government, the questions of open records, e-discovery and records retention are more complicated and confusing than ever. The task of determining which types... more

  • Pat Cabrera - Department of Information Technology - Program Management, City of Las Vegas
  • Betsy Comella - Legal Assistant II, Attorney's Office, City of Las Vegas
  • Jack Eslinger - Deputy City Attorney, Attorney's Office, City of Las Vegas
  • Mike Gritz - Senior Management Analyst, Department of Information Technology, City of Las Vegas
3:00 - 3:20PM

Afternoon Break

3:20 - 4:20PM

Concurrent Sessions


The Growing Power and Influence of GIS

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

  • Dustin Nelson - Programmer Analyst, GIS Management Office, Information Technology, Clark County
  • Al Prendergast - IT Director and Chief Information Officer, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
  • Anthony Willis - GIS Supervisor, City of Las Vegas

Social Media for Citizen Engagement

Its 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

  • Jeff Avery - Supervisor, Information Technology Service Center, City of Henderson
  • Heather Curry - Public Information Officer, City of Las Vegas
  • Sarah Evans - Chief Evangelist, Tracky
  • Lee Grant - Supervising Systems Support Analyst, Project Management Office, Department of Information Technology, City of Henderson

Engage, Empower, Explore (e3) Project

This session chronicles the planning, decision-making and implementation of the Clark County School District (CCSD) Engage, Empower, Explore (e3) project. E3 is an iPad project... more

  • Jennifer Andricopulos - Director, User Support Services, Technology and Information Systems Services, Clark County School District
  • Dr. Loretta Asay - Coordinator, K-12 Mathematics and Instructional Technology, Curriculum and Professional Development Division, Clark County School District
  • Jhone Ebert - Chief Technology Officer, Clark County School District
4:20 PM

Executive Reception

Network with your colleagues and discuss technology solutions with the event sponsors Conference times, agenda, and speakers are subject to change.... more