PAST EVENT

Dec 3 - 4, 2013

"IT leadership skills are evolving by necessity as we are faced with entirely new sets of tools, rapidly changing social media, high demand for mobility, opportunities in the cloud, and a new wave of security concerns. Breadth of knowledge is essential to today's IT manager. It requires us to step back once in a while and move outside the box to consider new and innovative ways to get things done. The Forum is the perfect place to do it. Whether you are currently a manager or plan to become one, I encourage you to join us at this year's Executive Leadership Forum."

-Tony Encinias, Chief Information Officer, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Agenda

Tuesday Dec 03

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 - 9:15AM

Opening Remarks


Speakers:
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

 

Effective Constituent Engagement

Transparency and public participation continue to be two of the top priorities in government. Citizens increasingly expect government to be more communicative, informative and responsive,... more


Moderated by:
  • John Clark - Special Assistant to the Secrtary of Administration, Office of Administration, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Speakers:
  • Bill Alward - Application Development Administrator, ITS Technical Support Division, Department of Revenue, Bureau of Information Systems, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Gretchen Leslie - Director, Office of Education, Communications and Partnerships, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Jessica Seiders - Division Chief for Advertising and Promotions, Fine Wine & Good Spirits, Liquor Control Board, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
 

Cyber Security in the Age of Mobility and the Cloud

Government organizations are under attack and the stakes have never been higher. Threats are increasingly sophisticated and better organized. At the same time agencies... more


Facilitated by:
  • Srini Subramanian - Principal and Leader, State Sector Risk Advisory Practice, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Speakers:
  • Adnan Amjad - Partner, US Cyber Threat Risk Management Leader, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Erik Avakian - Chief Information Security Officer, Office for Information Technology, Governor's Office for Administration, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
 

Enterprise Mobility 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


Speakers:
  • Tony Gomez - Director of Government Mobility Solutions, Government Sales, AirWatch
  • Phil Tomassini - Chief Information Officer, Department of Transportation, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
 

Evolution of Computing Services

If you are fortunate enough to have unlimited funds to invest, computing services and capacity are not a problem. But when resources are tight and... more


Speakers:
  • Doug Dartez - Strategist - Senior Enterprise Architect, HP Enterprise Services, Hewlett-Packard Company
  • John Garing - Vice President, ViON Corporation
12:00 - 12:45PM

Lunch

12:45 - 1:45PM

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


Speakers:
1:45 - 2:15PM

Break

2:15 - 3:30PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

Mobility Trends

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


Speakers:
  • John E. Bagdonas - Application Sales Manager, Mobility, AT&T
  • Michael Bialousz - Director of GIS, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Nolan Jones - Director of eGovernment Innovation, NIC
  • Earl Stoltzfus - , Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
 

Big Data - You Got It, Now What?

The problem with data is that there's too much of it, too many kinds of it, and it arrives too quickly to be properly utilized.... more


Speakers:
  • Dr. Murugan Anandrajan - Professor in MIS, Department of Management, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University
  • Bob Burwell - Chief Technology Officer, State, Local Government and Education, NetApp, Inc.
  • Dr. Samir Shah - Associate Clinical Professor in MIS and Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Center for Teaching Excellence, Department of Management, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University
 

Workforce of the Future

The IT landscape is changing, particularly for managers. Specialization is rapidly becoming a thing of the past as technology evolves too quickly to permit skills... more


Moderated by:
  • James Honchar - Deputy Secretary for Human Resources Management, Office of Administration, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Speakers:
  • Keith Blachowiak - Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Information Officer, Pomeroy
  • Eric Darr, Ph.D. - President, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
  • Patrick Keating - Chief Information Officer, Department of Health, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Terry Shuchart - Deputy Chief Information Officer, Governor's Office of Administration, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
 

Industry/Government Roundtable

(Industry sponsors only.) This informal and informative roundtable discussion is hosted by the CIOs of the Commonwealth and Philadelphia to discuss plans, priorities and procurement... more


Speakers:
  • Adel Ebeid - Chief Innovation Officer, Philadelphia (Consolidated)
  • Tony Encinias - Chief Information Officer, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
3:30 - 4:30PM

Reception

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

4:30 PM

Outstanding Leadership & Innovation Awards

Applaud the winners of the "Ollie" awards for Outstanding Leadership & Innovation. This awards program honors stellar achievements and innovation in the public sector throughout... more


Speakers:

Wednesday Dec 04

Time Session
8:00 - 9:00AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 - 10:00AM

Keynote Speaker - Extreme Makeover - Government Edition

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


Speakers:
  • Bill Bott - Consulting Partner, Change and Innovation Agency
10:00 - 10:30AM

Break

10:30 - 11:15AM

Fast Track Sessions

 

Emerging Technologies

Technology is transforming government (and society) in fundamental ways. In the quest to provide increased efficiency in organizations and convenience for constituents, service models continue... more


Speakers:
  • Dan Huberty - Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Solutions and Portfolio Management, Unisys Corporation
 

Innovation in Government

Technology has reached the point where it can support just about anything that anyone wants to do. The biggest challenge for a government organization is... more


Speakers:
  • Joe Deklinski - Director, Governor's Innovation Office, Office of Administration, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
11:15 - 12:00PM

General Session - A Public CIO's Perspective

Today's public sector environment is dominated by two trends: limited resources and surging technologies. Together they are driving some unexpected synergies, and IT leaders are... more


Moderated by:
  • Bill Bott - Consulting Partner, Change and Innovation Agency

Speakers:
  • Adel Ebeid - Chief Innovation Officer, Philadelphia (Consolidated)
  • Tony Encinias - Chief Information Officer, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Chuck Half - City Innovation & Performance Manager, Office of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, City of Pittsburgh
12:00 PM

End of Conference

 

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

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