Agenda

Wednesday Oct 02

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


Speakers:
10:15 - 10:45AM

Break

10:45 - 12:00PM

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


Speakers:
  • Paul Laurent - Director of Cybersecurity Strategy, Oracle Public Sector
 

Cloud Computing - How Do I Get There?

The cloud, whether external or internal, offers an infrastructure with tremendous scalability, flexibility and potential savings. But there are definite concerns, especially with security, privacy... more


Speakers:
  • Vallard Benincosa - Consulting Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems
  • Gregory Brant - Enterprise Architect, Information Technology, King County
  • Ryan Hughes - Cloud Portfolio Executive, Technology, Consulting and Integration Services (TCIS) Division, Unisys
 

Mobile Technologies: Driving Change in Infrastructure, Networks and Devices

Rapid advances in mobile technologies are causing fundamental changes to social interaction, resulting in an overwhelming demand for mobile access. Increases in coverage, bandwidth and... more


Speakers:
  • Rob Oesch - Assistant Director for Information Services, South Sound 911
  • Dennis Ventilacion - Regional Manager, Channel Management, Laserfiche
 

Agile Project Management and Application Development

Agile project management focuses on continuous improvement, scope flexibility, team input and delivering essential quality products. The methodology is used when an organization wants to... more


Speakers:
  • Joseph Flahiff - Co-Lead, PMI-ACP Content Support Team, and author 'Being Agile in a Waterfall World: A practical guide for complex organizations'
12:00 - 1:00PM

Lunch

1:00 - 2:00PM

General Session - Lessons in Leadership

The Johnson Space Center is NASA's center for spaceflight training, research and mission control. Its workforce of 15,000 includes a hundred astronauts, hundreds of scientists... more


Speakers:
  • Jefferson "Beak" Howell - Adjunct Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas, and Former Director of NASA's Johnson Space Center
2:00 - 2:30PM

Break

2:30 - 3:45PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

Communication: The Foundation of Response and Recovery

Are you prepared? Have you developed your Emergency Communications Plan for when the next disaster hits? This session will be a discussion on... more


Speakers:
  • Roy Benavente - Telecommunications Coordinator, Emergency Management Division, Military Department, State of Washington
  • Casey Muilenburg - West Region Manager, Sprint Emergency Response Team
  • Jeff Parsons - Private Industry Program Manager, Washington Emergency Management
 

The Changing Nature of Information Technology

The nature of IT organizations has changed from the days of the glass house - obvious statement... How is the move to cloud computing, mobility,... more


Speakers:
 

Next Gen Hack-a-Thons

Hack-a-thons and Apps Contests have become popular in many governments across the nation, fueled by governments making more data available (examples: data.wa.gov and data.seattle.gov) and... more


Speakers:
  • Wil Saunders - Director of Broadband Policy, Department of Commerce, State of Washington
  • Sabra Schneider - Director of Electronic Communications, City of Seattle
  • Bill Schrier - Deputy Director, Center for Digital Government
 

Taking Your Business and Data to the Cloud

It's very important to get a handle on the ramifications of moving to the cloud, especially in regard to security, privacy and data ownership.... more


Moderated by:
  • Michael DeAngelo - Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Informtion Officer, State of Washington

Speakers:
  • Steve Dotson - Public Disclosure and Discovery Litigation, Health Care Authority
  • Agnes Kirk - Chief Security Officer, Department of Consolidated Technology Services, State of Washington
  • Leslie Koziara - Electronic Records Management Consultant, Office of the Secretary of State, State of Washington
  • Mark Lyon - Assistant Attorney General, Contracts and Litigation, Office of the Attorney General, State of Washington
3:45 PM

Executive Reception

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

Thursday Oct 03

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 - 9:15AM

Opening Remarks

9:15 - 10:15AM

Keynote Speaker - 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


Speakers:
10:15 - 10:45AM

Break

10:45 - 12:00PM

Fast Track Sessions

 

BYOD - Practical Tips

Though few would admit it, their most faithful and intense relationships in life just might be with their mobile devices. According to research, the average... more


Speakers:
  • David Morton - Director, Mobile Communications, University of Washington
 

Convergence: Voice, Video and Everything IP

Convergence has arrived. A single computer network can be sufficient for all communication needs: voice, video, data, and images, all through the use of IP... more


Speakers:
 

Citizen Engagement

The population is getting more sophisticated - and demanding - about being heard by the government. At the same time, governments are recognizing the many... more


Speakers:
  • Jeremy Bertrand - Web Lead, Department of Transportation, State of Washington
12:00 PM

End of Conference

 

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