PAST EVENT

Oct 10, 2013

"It's that time again! The annual CIO Academy is an excellent opportunity for IT professionals to focus on leadership development, sharpen our strategic thinking skills, and learn how we can become more effective leaders. The event will feature state leaders, well-known experts in leadership and technology, and topics of current interest. You will also have the opportunity to visit with our private sector partners and explore the latest trends in technology. I look forward to seeing you all at this important event. Your support ensures we can provide this important training for both seasoned and emerging IT talent."

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

Texas CIO Academy 2013 Overview

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Keynote Speakers

Claire Bailey, director of the Arkansas Department of Information Systems (DIS) and Arkansas chief technology officer (CTO), leads more than 250 information technology (IT) professionals responsible for the state network and telecommunications services supporting Arkansas's public services.
As CTO, Ms. Bailey is the governor's appointed chairperson for the Arkansas State Technology Council. The Arkansas Legislature also designated her to serve as the state broadband manager to help promote, develop and coordinate broadband expansion and appropriate broadband infrastructure across the state. Bailey also serves on the board of directors for the Information Network of Arkansas (INA). In this role, she provided guidance and strategic direction to INA in the development Arkansas.gov, the state's official web site which went on to be named the nation's best state web portal in the Center for Digital Government's 2011 national Best of the Web competition. That same year, Government Technology magazine selected Bailey as one of the Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers in Public Sector Innovation.
Governor Beebe appointed Ms. Bailey to the Arkansas Health Information Exchange Council to advise and assist in the development of a statewide health information exchange for Arkansas. She also serves as a member of the Cyber Infrastructure Task Force, the Connect Arkansas Board, Arkansas Homeland Security Executive Committee, and the Arkansas Geographic Information Systems Board. Ms. Bailey is a member of the Arkansas Interoperable Communications Executive Committee which oversees the Arkansas Wireless Information Network (AWIN) which received an award from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) for Outstanding Achievement in Information Technology.
Ms. Bailey is a member of the Arkansas InfraGard Chapter, an organization sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, to share cyber security information. She is also a member of the Association for Users of Telecommunications and Information Systems, and the Central Arkansas Project Management Institute where she earned certification as a Project Management Professional. Ms. Bailey is an executive committee member of the NASCIO and is past president of the National Association of State Technology Directors (NASTD).
Under her leadership, DIS became the first state agency to receive the coveted Governor's Quality Award for Performance Excellence by the Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence (AIPE). In 2012, Bailey was appointed to serve on the AIPE board of directors.
Ms. Bailey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M University at Commerce. She is a seasoned IT veteran working as a systems analyst at Texas Instruments and as a senior systems analyst at J.B. Hunt Transport. She has worked for the state of Arkansas since 1991 and is currently the second longest serving CTO in the nation.

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Thursday Oct. 10 12:30PM

Lunch Keynote - The CIO's Perspective: Leading in Government

Leading in the public sector has always been challenging, but perhaps even more so today. Public sentiment about government is polarized, pressure for transparency is... more

Heather Hall serves as the Deputy Director of Information Technology at the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. A certified project management professional, Heather oversees the DADS Project Management Office and its multi-million dollar project portfolio. She also helps manage the day-to-day operations of the DADS IT division.
Heather holds a bachelor's degree in Latin from Baylor University, a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of North Texas.

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Thursday Oct. 10 12:30PM

Lunch Keynote - The CIO's Perspective: Leading in Government

Leading in the public sector has always been challenging, but perhaps even more so today. Public sentiment about government is polarized, pressure for transparency is... more

Lisa Richardson is the Deputy Information Technology Director at the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The IT Division manages TWC's IT infrastructure, applications development and support, project management, and web services. Ms. Richardson supports the IT Division with strategic planning, budgeting, legislative analysis, business continuity, and process improvement initiatives. Ms. Richardson is currently Chair of the State Agency Coordinating Committee (SACC) IT Subcommittee and also serves on the Advisory Boards for the Texas CIO Academy and the GTC Southwest.
Ms. Richardson has over 22 years of service with the State of Texas, including 12 years with TWC and 10 years with the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission. Previously, Ms. Richardson worked in the public sector as a health care certificate of need researcher and consultant. Ms. Richardson received a Bachelor in Business Administration with an emphasis in Computer Science from the University of Oklahoma.

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Thursday Oct. 10 12:30PM

Lunch Keynote - The CIO's Perspective: Leading in Government

Leading in the public sector has always been challenging, but perhaps even more so today. Public sentiment about government is polarized, pressure for transparency is... more

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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Thursday Oct. 10 12:30PM

Lunch Keynote - The CIO's Perspective: Leading in Government

Leading in the public sector has always been challenging, but perhaps even more so today. Public sentiment about government is polarized, pressure for transparency is... 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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