PAST EVENT

Oct 18, 2012

"The CIO Academy is one of the most valuable events we have in Texas. It is a great opportunity for public sector technology executives and their direct reports to focus on leadership skills, and developing the next generation of public servants and leaders. The participation of our private sector partners is critical to making the CIO Academy a success. The conversations that take place throughout the day help leaders in Texas explore new and innovative ways of leading in the public sector. Your support ensures we can provide this important training."

- Karen Robinson, Executive Director, Texas Department of Information Resources

Texas CIO Academy 2012 Overview

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Keynote Speakers

Agent Burgin has been with the US Secret Service for 13 years and currently works in the Cyber Intelligence Section that actively and aggressively investigate a multitude of cyber related criminal activity.

Burgin started as a special agent in the Buffalo, NY Field office where he spent 3 years and transferred to the Rochester office for an additional three years.

He eventually transferred to Washington DC where he spent 5.5 years working on the protective details serving both Vice President Dick Cheney and Vice President Joe Biden. When he completed his protective assignment he was then transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division in USSS headquarters in Washington D.C.

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Thursday Oct. 18 3:00PM

General Session - Security Battleground

Exploring the war were facing and the potential consequences of not preparing. Every internet connected device, represents an opportunity for an attacker. Computer criminals have jumped... more

Throughout his career, Carlos Ramos has been a leader on many of California's key technology initiatives. Carlos has served as Director of the Office of Systems Integration - with a $4.5 billion portfolio of California's largest technology projects. Carlos also concurrently held the position of Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services and was the Agency's senior technology executive. He was the principal technology advisor to the Secretary and was responsible for the entire HHS IT portfolio. Carlos helped architect the consolidation of the state's largest data centers and the creation of California's Department of Technology Services.
He served as Director of the then Teale Data Center - one of the largest public-sector data centers in the world with an annual budget of $200 million and over 200 government agency customers. Before that, Carlos was CIO for California's Department of Social Services managing a large computing infrastructure and a statewide data communications n

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Dr. Rick Rigsby is a favorite among audiences worldwide. Whether he is motivating financial giants on Wall Street or fifth grade teachers at an elementary school--Rick Rigsby encourages and empowers audience members to become great people who do great things.

Born and reared in the San Francisco Bay Area, Rick graduated from college in 1978 with a degree in communications and a goal to be a network correspondent.

Following a successful career as a television news reporter for a CBS affiliate in Northern California--Rick earned his Master's degree from California State University, Chico--followed by his Doctorate from the University of Oregon. Graduate school was followed by two decades as a college professor--the last 14 years at Texas A&M University--where Rick also served as character coach and chaplain for the Aggies football team.

Dr. Rigsby now devotes his full attention to empowering people worldwide--from presenting leadership principles in Nigeria to speaking to Fortune 500 companies in the Americas, Europe and Canada. In high demand among educational, business and service organizations and a favorite among professional sports organizations including the PGA and the National Football League, Rick offers common-sense wisdom to those desiring to rise to greater levels of excellence

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Thursday Oct. 18 9:00AM

Opening Keynote - The Essence of Greatness

Its been said that the definition of insanity is repeating the same action and expecting a different result. Does this definition describe your work performance?... more

Cathilea Robinett is Executive Vice President of e.Republic, the Center for Digital Government and Education's parent company, where she regularly consults on editorial direction of its magazines (Government Technology, Public CIO, Emergency Management and GOVERNING) and the major themes of its annual conferences held across the country.

Robinett is a frequent speaker for worldwide government and education organizations, including Harvard University, the United Nations, the State Legislative Leaders' Foundation, the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Council of State Governments, the World Congress on Information Technology and many more. She is quoted frequently in the press with articles appearing in USA Today, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, Forbes magazine and many more. She is also the 2007 recipient of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) National Technology Champion Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to advance public sector information technology initiatives.

For nearly twenty years she has served as a thought leader and adviser to public and private sector professionals, and has worked extensively with both sectors in helping them develop sound and successful strategies in the state and local and education markets.

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Karen W. Robinson is the Executive Director for the Texas Department of Information Resources. As Texas' Chief Information Officer, she has statewide authority over information and communications technology planning, procurement, and service delivery. The agency manages information technology (IT) for more than 4,400 publicly-funded entities and operates the state's IT Security, Communications Technology Services, Cooperative Contracts, Data Center Services and the award-winning Texas.gov - the official website for the State of Texas.
Previously, Robinson served as the Director of Administration and Technology to Governor Rick Perry. She also served as a Technical Advisor to former Texas Governor George W. Bush, the Lt. Governor's Office and the Texas State Senate, coordinating the state's technology needs during crisis relief efforts and launching the state's official business web portal.
Karen serves as the Chair of the Texas CIO Academy and the Government Technology Southwest Conference, and as 2012 governing body co-chair of the Dallas CIO Executive Summit. IDG's Computerworld recently selected her as a 2012 Premier 100 IT Leader, for her exceptional technology leadership and innovative approach to business challenges.

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Elizabeth became the first Chief Privacy Officer in Texas State Government when she joined the Texas Comptroller of Public Account's Office in July of 2011. Since that time, Elizabeth has become a member of the National Advisory Board of the Future of Privacy Forum and leads the Statewide Information Privacy Advisory Council that serves other privacy professionals working for various Texas government agencies.
Before moving to Austin, Elizabeth started the labor and employment law section for the Houston office of Haynes and Boone where she became partner and worked for 10 years. Then, she accepted the offer of then-Attorney General John Cornyn to become the Office of Attorney General's Attorney Ombudsmen and that Agency's first-ever Ethics Officer. Attorney General Greg then re-appointed her when he was elected. After serving General Abbott for a term, she left to accept the position of General Counsel for the State Bar of Texas.
Elizabeth is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and is on the Board of the St. Mary's University School of Law Foundation, She also is the immediate past President of the St. Mary's University of Law School Alumni Association and served as the President Elect of the Texas General Counsel Forum.

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Thursday Oct. 18 3:00PM

General Session - Security Battleground

Exploring the war were facing and the potential consequences of not preparing. Every internet connected device, represents an opportunity for an attacker. Computer criminals have jumped... more

Kristin D. Russell is a dynamic and innovative executive with more than twenty years of experience in leading operations, services, and information technology (IT) functions. In February 2011, Kristin was appointed by Governor Hickenlooper to serve as the state's Secretary of Technology and Chief Information Officer. As the Chief Information Officer, she is responsible for the overall information systems function statewide and to increase the effectiveness of government through the use of shared information and technology. As the Secretary of Technology, she leads IT economic development for the state and is responsible for promoting Colorado as a headquarters location for new technology companies and attracting tech workers to Colorado. Kristin also chairs the Colorado Innovation Network Board of Advisors.
Prior to joining the Governor's Office, she was the Vice President of Global IT Service Operations at Oracle where she was responsible for all data centers and computing operations worldwide. Kristin led the organization that provided all infrastructure services for Oracle's internal business operations, as well as the external lines of business such as Cloud Services, Oracle CRM On Demand, and Oracle University. Preceding her affiliation with Oracle, Kristin served as Vice President of Global IT Operations for Sun Microsystems, Inc. where she led the team that provisioned IT solutions and services to Sun's extended enterprise, supporting in excess of 40,000 Sun employees and partners around the globe. While at Sun, Kristin spent many years in various leadership roles within Services, supporting Sun's top customers in the field and providing remote technical support of Sun's extensive platform, operating system, and networking technologies. Kristin has also held roles in customer management, statistical process control analysis and training and development while at Citigroup and Southern Pacific Transportation Lines.
Kristin has a degree in International Affairs from the University of Colorado, and is a graduate of the Colorado Executive Development in Residence program at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Kristin serves on the boards of CTA - Colorado's Technology Association, the Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA), and the Department of Business Information and Analytics for Denver University. As a result of her community and professional leadership, Kristin was honored as one of Government Technology's Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers for 2013, selected as the Denver Business Journal's 2013 Public/Non-Profit CIO of the Year, awarded Top 10 Breakaway Leader by Global CIO Executive Summit, and named one of Computerworld's 2012 Premier 100 IT Leaders. She is also a recipient of the Denver Business Journal's Forty Under 40 award, the 2009 Silicon Valley Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN) award, and a finalist for the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce 2011 Athena Award.

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