Tuesday Nov 13

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 - 9:15AM

Opening Remarks

  • Rahul N. Merchant - Commissioner, Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, City of New York
9:15 - 10:15AM

Keynote - President Theodore Roosevelt, as portrayed by Clay Jenkinson

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could... more

10:15 - 10:45AM

Ignite Sessions

Ignite is a global event, organized by volunteers, where participants are given five minutes to speak about their ideas and personal or professional passions, accompanied... more

10:45 - 11:15AM

Morning Break

11:15 - 12:15PM

Concurrent Sessions


Transforming Government with Innovative Technology

The continued pressure on budgets has fueled a new wave of innovation in most sectors. A big challenge exists in government however. How do you... more


NYC Mobile and Web App Showcase

This session will highlight mobile and web applications that have been developed by New York City government organizations - NYCQuits from the Department of Health... more

  • Jeffrey S. Grunfeld - Chief Information Officer, Taxi and Limousine Commission, City of New York
  • Michael Jabbour - Senior IT Project Manager, Business Process Automation, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, City of New York
  • Shamlan Siddiqi - Senior Director, Architecture and Application Development, NTT Data

Cloud Platforms

Cloud computing is a paradigm shift, no doubt about it. But its a paradigm that keeps on shifting, making it difficult to get a good... more

  • Larry Grant - Advisory Virtualization and Cloud Specialist, EMC Corporation
  • James Matthews - Staff Systems Engineer, Cloud Specialist, VMware

Document Management

In today's economic conditions, it is more important than ever to drive efficiencies. This means looking seriously at using technology to simplify, streamline, consolidate and... more

  • Donna Canfield - Employment & Litigation Counsel, Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, City of New York
  • Eileen Flannelly - Deputy Commissioner, Department of Records, City of New York
  • Will Hsiao - IT Specialist, Department of Environmental Protection, City of New York
  • Zaheer Master - President, Accelerated Information Systems, Inc. (Laserfiche VAR)
  • Aaron Roller - Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Mayor, City of New York

Thin, Slim and Zero New Breed of Productive Computing Devices

A new breed of devices is hitting the streets and desktops all over the City.From desktop computers to laptops and tablets to smartphones, the world... more

  • Jeremy Brody - Senior Manager, B2B PC Marketing, Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
  • Bob Stern - Presales Technical Consultant, HP Printing & Personal Systems, HP

Innovation & New Models of Civic Engagement

This session explores how governments are using innovative technology to connect with citizens, optimize services, and create business opportunities. Learn how cities across the country... more

  • Mark Headd - Chief Data Officer, City of Philadelphia
  • Justin Holmes - Director of Constituent Engagement, Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, City of Boston
  • Andrew Hoppin - Founder, New Amsterdam Ideas & former Chief Information Officer, New York State Senate
  • Ariel Kennan - 2013 Fellow, Code for America
  • Jake Levitas - Research Director, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts
  • Andrew Nicklin - Director, Office of Strategic Technology and Development, Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, City of New York

The Security Assessment

A solid security program begins with a risk assessment. In this session, you will hear how to go from concept to action in conducting a... more

  • Bob Smock - Senior Director, Gartner Consulting
12:15 - 1:00PM

Lunch on Your Own

1:00 - 2:15PM

Concurrent Sessions


Business Analytics and Fraud Detection

It is no surprise that fraud and abuse are growing in todays struggling economy, something that government organizations can ill afford. Equally expensive to government... more

  • Robert Dolan - Worldwide Industry Executive for Public Sector, IBM
  • Saratu Grace Ghartey - Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Human Resources Administration, City of New York
  • Nicholas O'Brien - Chief of Staff, Mayor's Office of Data Analytics, City of New York
  • Maryanne Schretzman - Executive Director, Center for Innovation through Data Intelligence (CIDI), Office of the Mayor, City of New York

Public and Private Partnerships

A public/private partnership (PPP) is a contract between a public agency and a private sector entity in which each party shares not just skills and... more

  • Mike Keating - Senior Vice President, New York City and State Practice, CGI
  • Doug Ross - Territory Sales Manager, NetApp
  • Nick Sbordone - Director of Communications and External Affairs, Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, City of New York
  • Stanley Shor - Assistant Commissioner, Franchise Administration & Planning, Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, City of New York
  • Rachel Teicher - Director of Mentoring Programs, Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence, City of New York

Women in Tech

In 2009, only 25% of the professional IT-related occupations in the U.S. workforce were held by women - down from 36% in 1991. Yet, studies... more

  • Cindy Chen - Acting Director, Resource Management and Reengineering, Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, City of New York
  • R. Fenimore Fisher - Chief Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity Officer for Citywide Diversity & Department of Citywide Administrative Services, City of New York
  • Annette Heintz - Deputy Commissioner, Special Projects, Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, City of New York
  • Anna Stern - Assistant Deputy Commissioner, New Initiatives, Human Resources Administration, City of New York

Building a Cloud Delivery Team How One Private Company Transformed Itself

Tomorrows IT organizationan ITaaS organizationwill spend a lot less time building and maintaining technology assets and a lot more time orchestrating services and enabling the... more


GIS in New York City

GIS continues to evolve in how it is used and the mission critical nature of the applications is apparent to most. This session will include... more

  • Joel Alvarez - Senior Demographer, Department of City Planning, City of New York
  • Uttam Bera - GIS Specialist/Project Manager, Department of City Planning, City of New York
  • Dave LaShell - Senior Account Executive, ESRI
  • Colin Reilly - Director, Geographic Information Systems, Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, City of New York

Desktop and Application Virtualization Trends

Todays virtualization trends are being driven rapidly by a variety of factors, including teleworking, mobility, storage needs, cloud computing, green technology, maintenance, cost control and... more

  • Rudi Behnke - Northeast Sales Engineering Manager, Citrix
2:15 - 2:45PM

Afternoon Break and Refreshments

2:45 - 4:00PM

Concurrent Sessions


Operational Intelligence/Predictive Analytics

The IT systems and infrastructure that run your organization generate massive volumes of data every millisecond of every day. This machine data contains a definitive... more

  • Dr. Rado Kotorov - Vice President, BI Product Marketing, Information Builders
  • Clint Sharp - Senior Manager, Technical Product Marketing, Splunk Inc.

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

  • Franco Amalfi - Director, North America Strategic Programs, Oracle
  • Joe Morrisroe - Executive Director, 311, City of New York
  • James Perazzo - Director, Performance Analytics Unit, Office of the Mayor, City of New York

Mobile Device Management

Rapid advances in mobile technologies are causing fundamental changes to social and workplace interaction, resulting in an overwhelming demand for mobile solutions and applications. But... more


Service Virtualization

A new era of application development is evolving with the adoption of tools designed to emulate the behavior of specific components in your computing environment.... more


Game on! Applying Gamification to Government

By 2015, more than 50% of organizations that manage innovation processes will gamify those processes, according to Gartner."Gamification" is the use of game mechanics to... more

  • Brandon Kessler - Founder, Challenge Post
  • Jake Levitas - Research Director, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts
  • Robert Richardson - Senior Director, Control Group
  • Betsy Scherzer - Senior Project Manager, New York City Economic Development Corporation
  • Don Sunderland - Deputy Commissioner, Application Development Management, Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, City of New York

Security Awareness

Government agencies are tasked with securing a seemingly endless variety of information and services in the face of intense pressure to make government more open... more

  • Steve Antoniewicz - Director, Professional Services, Foundstone, McAfee
  • Dan Srebnick - Chief Information Security Officer, Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, City of New York

Best Practices in Asset Management

Asset management continues to be an important topic as one works to improve service delivery and lower costs. Many organizations have been diligentlyworking on this... more

4:00 PM

End of Conference