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CONFERENCES & EVENTS   |   2004 Midyear Conference

Collaborating at the Crossroads
April 25 - 27, 2004
Chicago, Illinois
Hyatt Regency Chicago

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Final Agenda
*All Times Central Daylight Time
Last updated: April 7, 2004
Sunday, April 25>    
12:00pm - 7:30pm
  Registration and Information Center
12:00pm - 4:30pm   State CIO Membership Meeting
(State CIOs only)
5:00pm - 6:15pm   Corporate Leadership Council (CLC) Meeting
6:30pm - 8:30pm   Welcome Reception
Monday, April 26>    
7:00am - 6:00pm   Registration and Information Center
7:00am - 8:15am   Gold Sponsor Breakfast
7:30am - 8:30am   Continental Breakfast
8:30am - 8:45am   Call to Order and Welcome
Call to Order: Gerry Wethington, Chief Information Officer, State of Missouri
Welcome: James Matthews, Chief Information Officer, State of Illinois
8:45am - 9:30am   Keynote Presentation
Jonathan Zittrain, Co-founder, Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society
9:30am - 10:30am   Tapping the Potential of Government Without Boundaries
This session will focus on the concept of "borderless government" to provide citizens and the business community with the broadest possible range of resources and services without requiring them to know where to turn to gain access to them. A federal pilot and the federal eGov initiatives are paving the way for federal, state, and local governments to collaborate in providing services to citizens that are transparent to the user.

Moderator: Matt Miszewski, Chief Information Officer, State of Wisconsin
Panelists: Michael Enstrom, Project Manager for PHIN Process Integration, Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Division of Public Health
Hank Garie, Executive Director, Geospatial One Stop, US Department of the Interior
Mark Ladd, Register of Deeds, Racine County, State of Wisconsin
10:30am - 11:00am   Break
11:00am - 11:50am   Facilitating Regional and National Programs: The Business of State Collaboration
Long before the federal government began its eGov initiatives, states turned to information technology to facilitate smoother interstate commerce and implement federally mandated programs. This session will focus on business needs and drivers that have moved states to collaborate on a regional and national basis and the funding and governance mechanisms they use to achieve these goals. Past successes that will serve to build future gains will be highlighted.

Moderator: Thom Rubel, VP, Government Strategies, META
Panelists: Paul Embley, Director, Practitioner Resource Group
Andrew Morris, State of New York, Department of Taxation and Finance
12:00pm - 1:45pm   Technology Champion Award Luncheon
Each year, NASCIO honors an individual's outstanding leadership in the field of information technology. The 2004 Technology Champion Award winner will be announced at this luncheon and will be a featured speaker.
2:00pm - 3:30pm   Chiefs of Staff Discussion: Public Policy Strategies, IT Instincts
Chiefs of staff are instrumental in establishing priorities and strategies with governors. This session will feature a discussion among chiefs of staff from three states on public policy strategies and how they view IT's role in policy development and implementation. The discussion will focus on:
  • Do policy advisors instinctively know IT's role in public policy
  • What strategies do they pursue in policy formulation and implementation to take advantage of IT solutions
  • How can policy advisors and CIOs/IT organizations become better aligned
Moderator: Peter Wiley, Director, Office of Management and Consulting, National Governors Association (NGA)
Potential Panelists: William Goetz, Chief of Staff, State of North Dakota
William Leighty, Chief of Staff, Commonwealth of Virginia
Toby Roth, Chief of Staff, State of Alabama
3:30pm - 4:00pm   Break
4:00pm - 5:00pm   Working Together with Independently Elected Officials to Maximize Value
By working with independently elected state officials, CIOs can do more to improve IT operations. In particular, state auditors can help IT organizations develop new polices, affect high levels of organizational performance and contribute to the ever-changing landscape of business continuity planning. A number of best practices and lessons can be learned around auditor and CIO collaboration.

Moderator: Peter Quinn, Chief Information Office, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Panelists: Ralph Campbell, State Auditor, State of North Carolina
Val Oveson, CIO and former State Auditor, State of Utah
J.D. Williams, Director, State and Local Government, PeopleSoft and former State Controller, State of Idaho
6:00pm - 7:00pm   Gold Sponsor Reception at the Lucky Strike
Transportation provided by NASCIO.
7:00pm - 9:30pm   Evening Social Event at the Lucky Strike
Come to the Lucky Strike, an art deco style bowling alley and pool hall for a relaxing and casual evening of fun, food and refreshments. The recommended dress code is casual.
Transportation provided by NASCIO.
Tuesday, April 27>    
7:00am - 12:00pm   Registration and Information Center
7:00am - 8:00am   Continental Breakfast
8:00am - 9:00am   The Invisible War
Information systems are the only part of our nation's critical infrastructure that is under attack everywhere, all the time. This session will feature a discussion between Indiana homeland security director Clifford Ong and Amit Yoran, director of DHS's National Cyber Security Division. They will discuss how to protect governments' critical information assets as part of the nation's larger homeland security efforts.

Moderator: George Newstrom, Secretary of Technology, Commonwealth of Virginia
Panelists: Clifford Ong, Homeland Security Director, State of Indiana
Amit Yoran, Director of DHS's National Cyber Security Division
9:00am - 9:15am   Break
9:15am - 10:15am   HAVA (Help America Vote Act): What Is It and What Does It Mean to Me?
If you have ever heard someone utter the acronym "HAVA" and wondered what it is or if you can recite HAVA's requirements in your sleep, then this is the conference session for you. This panel will approach the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) from an educational standpoint to assist states and others in understanding HAVA's requirements and potential issues involved in implementing HAVA.

The panel will begin with an explanation, possibly by the moderator, that HAVA is a federal law requiring each state to create a statewide voter registration database and that there are certain deadlines associated with states' HAVA implementation. The panelists will then address the following related topics:
  • Challenges in coordinating with local governments in creating a statewide voter registration database
  • Challenges in information-sharing with the state Department of Motor Vehicles and the Social Security Administration in order to verify the identity of registered voters
  • Challenges in maintaining the accuracy, integrity, security and privacy of voters' personal information
  • Challenges in coordinating with the Elections Assistance Commission (EAC) (including challenges in the distribution of federal funding to the states for HAVA implementation).
Moderator: Stuart McKee, Chief Information Officer, State of Washington
Panelists: Brad King, Co-Director, Indiana Election Division, State of Indiana
David Orr, Clerk, Cook County, State of Illinois
Bob Terwilliger, Snohomish County Auditor, State of Washington
10:15am - 10:45am   Break
10:45am - 12:00pm   Roundtable Discussion – Global IT Sourcing
The use of foreign IT workers on government contracts has become a hot political topic at both the federal and state levels. The debate has largely centered on the potential cost savings of using offshore labor versus the economic impact of displaced American jobs. Many lawmakers have taken up the issue in response to growing pressure from citizens by proposing legislation to prohibit government service contracts from being awarded to companies who plan to perform the work outside the U.S. Many industry groups have countered that these protectionist measures will ultimately hurt the U.S. economy and instead argue for increased investment in research and development.

This panel discussion will address the following questions: Are we using common definitions for terms such as outsourcing, offshoring, etc.? What are the implications for companies and their competitive positioning, for state IT organizations, for citizens and their prospects for employment, and for elected officials who must balance all of the various perspectives for the “common good”? Join us for a stimulating conversation exploring all of these perspectives led by Harris Miller, President of ITAA.

Moderator: Harris Miller, President, Information Technology Association of America (ITAA)
Panelists: Greg Baroni, President, Global Public Sector, Unisys
Ed Burns, President, State Government Solutions, CIBER
Steve Cooker, Vice President and General Manager, Internet Security Systems
James Dillon, CIO, State of New York
Moira Gerety, Chief Information Officer, State of New Mexico
Bryce R. Haws, Senior Vice President, Public Sector, Covansys Corporation
Larry Herman, Managing Director, State and Local Government and Education, BearingPoint
Peter Quinn, Chief Information Officer, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Teresa Takai, Chief Information Officer, State of Michigan
Richard Thompson, Chief Information Officer, State of Maine
12:00pm - 12:15pm   Closing Remarks
12:15pm   Conference Adjourns
12:15pm - 2:00pm   State CIO Luncheon Meeting with Amit Yoran, Director of Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) National Cyber Security Division
(State CIOs Only)


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