Steve Emanuel, Chief Information Officer, State of New Jersey
Jim Meskimen, Master Impressionist and Communication Coach
Today’s culture emphasizes the value of teamwork and collaboration, sometimes at the expense of the individual. This is particularly true in the IT arena where you can sometimes find yourself stereotyped, or even worse, not taken seriously by potential stakeholders. What good are insights and solutions if your words get lost in the crowd? You need to make sure that you’re heard! Jim Meskimen has spent the past 30 years studying the most famous, creative and interesting people in modern times. In this fascinating and hilarious session, Jim discusses – and illustrates – the traits and methods used by some of the best and most charismatic communicators in the world. Don’t settle for being “one of the crowd”. YOU have a unique identity. YOU have a voice!
The cloud is all about speed, scalability, and affordability but there are other factors that can make migrating to the cloud or XaaS (“anything as a service”) a difficult decision. Some processes, apps and information are more suitable for migration than others, and some platforms are a better fit than others. This session looks at some trends and approaches in cloud service models that make the decision a little easier.
Economic conditions have improved in recent years, resulting in more resources available to government organizations. So how do you get your fair share? By making a good business case. This session looks at creative ways to capitalize on existing data to drive smarter decisions, engage more stakeholders, and generally expand your sphere of influence.
George M. Snyder, Solution Architect, Government, Education, Medical (GEM) Northeast, Engineering, Avaya
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. Smart devices, mobile apps, convergence, crowdsourcing and social media present both challenges and unprecedented opportunities. This session focuses on game-changing innovations and advances that are transforming the “rules of engagement”.
Typically, organizations have an inconsistent view of data across different departments or even within the same department. In this age of big data, it’s more important than ever to find ways to consolidate and share reliable data both internally and externally. Otherwise there will be missed opportunities, wasted money and poorer customer service. This session focuses on strategies for successful data governance.
Cyber security is the new front line of financial crime and social upheaval. It is the new Wild West, with hackers divided among the "white hats" and "black hats." Stage coach and bank robberies of old have been replaced by heists of personally identifiable information from major retailers, insurers and governments. Political protests are increasingly taking the form of denial-of-service attacks by so-called “hactivists” to disrupt the normal order of things. Such things can and do happen anywhere, and everybody has a role in preventing, preparing for, and responding to cyber threats. This interactive session unpacks key lessons and learnings from real-life cases with the help of a panel of local experts and engaged audience members.
Smartphones are increasingly replacing computers, televisions, landlines, game consoles, GPS devices, and live personal interaction. Smartphone addiction has even been labeled 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 managing mobility in your organization.
As cyber attacks have become more organized, advanced, adaptive and persistent, it is imperative for government organizations to be prepared and well-equipped to meet the challenges ahead. This session builds on the previous “Breach!” discussion to focus on the latest risk factors, strategies for shoring up defenses and how to build a culture of security awareness in your organization.
Odds are that you’re currently wrestling with the inability of your existing IT infrastructure to keep up with the escalating demands of big data, mobility, cloud, transparency, security, managed services, et al. It’s probably not sustainable for much longer. So where do you go from here and how fast should you get there? This session discusses modern infrastructure trends and ways to realistically evaluate your needs and objectives.
Daniel Diltz, Vice President, Public Sector, ViON Corporation
(Industry sponsors only.) This informal discussion is hosted by State Chief Information Officer Steve Emanuel.
Network with your colleagues and discuss technology solutions with the event exhibitors.
Seth Wainer, Chief Information Officer, City of Newark
Roger Duncan, Research Fellow, Energy Institute, University of Texas
Technology and energy are inextricable. They evolve – or fail to evolve – mutually, and their combined impact on society is incalculable. Today we are headed for an entirely new form of “Industrial Revolution”. Technology megatrends such as nanotechnology, robotics, embedded intelligence, smart buildings and the “Internet of Everything” will dramatically alter the social landscape, as will extraordinary advances in energy production and storage. 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! In this session, nationally known energy expert Roger Duncan explores the road ahead and discusses government’s complex balancing act in keeping our nation safe, secure and prosperous.
Operating in a vacuum doesn’t make much sense, not in today’s connected and symbiotic world. So it’s no surprise that government agencies are getting more creative in sharing and leveraging systems, applications, information and services. This session takes a look at an important New Jersey initiative that is going beyond traditional concepts and boundaries.
Odysseus Marcopolus, Director, Architecture & Enterprise Technologies, Office of Information Technology, State of New Jersey
Although the debate about open data is still evolving, transparency and open government are clearly here to stay. Simply making data available to the public isn’t enough. It has to be useful, with tangible benefits. This session discusses some applications and approaches that are well worth the effort.
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