Overview

April 21
11AM PT, 2PM ET

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Storing data is a risky – but necessary – undertaking for state and local governments. Government data often contains personally identifiable information; is distributed across multiple applications and environments; and is vulnerable to ransomware attacks, natural disasters and other threats. That same data is critical to the success of government now and in the future.

Join us on April 21st at 11am PST, 2pm EST to learn how to properly protect your data in an increasingly hostile threat environment and recover it in the event of an attack or disaster. Our panel of data experts will walk you through:

  • The top data challenges facing state and local government in 2020 and beyond
  • Some of the latest solutions on the market that make backing up and restoring your data simple and seamless
  • How to create a risk mitigation roadmap for your data

Speakers

Joe Marton

Joe Marton

Senior Systems Engineer, Veeam Software

Joe Marton is a Senior Systems Engineer at Veeam with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. In that span, he’s spent time as a customer, a reseller and as a software vendor, giving him great insight into all the aspects within the industry. That experience moves beyond just storage, virtualization and Availability, but also into core infrastructure technologies from Microsoft, Novell, SUSE, and others along with cloud technologies. He has also presented at many industry events.

Dewand Neely

Dewand Neely

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

Dewand is the Chief Operating Officer for Eleven Fifty Academy. He spends every day helping the Academy to realize its mission which is to transform the lives of individuals and communities through the discovery of purpose, development of values, immersive relevant 21st century skill training and thoughtful community programs. Previously, Neely spent 15 years serving in State Government, with the last 4 years of his state tenure as Director of the Indiana Office of Technology and the State Chief Information Officer. A role he was appointed to by both Governor Mike Pence and Governor Eric Holcomb. He has held executive committee and director roles on the board for the National Association of State Chief Information Officers and served as an external advisory board member for the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security. He is currently a foundation board member for Goodwill. Neely received his undergraduate degree from Purdue University’s School of Technology and his MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Otto Doll

Otto Doll — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

As the Minneapolis CIO for seven-plus years, Mr. Doll was responsible for all City IT services. Formerly South Dakota's CIO for 15 years with responsibility for all state government computing, telecommunications, state radio, and public broadcasting. While with IT research firms, Mr. Doll has advised Fortune 1000, Federal, State, and Local Government CIOs on information technology assessment and alignment to business needs. He has served as a Director with the United States General Services Administration, developing information technology strategic plans and oversight policy. Mr. Doll received his Computer Science degree from Virginia Tech and is a Senior Executive Fellow of the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He is a past President of NASCIO — a national organization of state CIOs. He also is a past President of the Metropolitan Information Exchange (MIX) — a national organization of city and county CIOs. Mr. Doll was named to Government Technology's Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers.