Agenda

5/6/2014
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM State Member Lunch
Baltimore Convention Center, Room 307 Open to state members only
1:30 PM - 4:15 PM State Member Discussion Forum
Baltimore Convention Center, Room 307 Open to state members only
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM State Member Business Meeting
Baltimore Convention Center, Room 308 Open to state members only
5:45 PM - 6:30 PM State Member Reception
Baltimore Convention Center, Room 303 Open to state members only
5/7/2014
6:15 AM - 7:00 AM D.C. Fly-In Check-In
Eutaw Street Entrance
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Washington D.C. Fly-In
Hall of States State members only
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Welcome Reception Block Party
Eutaw Street Don't miss the 2014 Midyear Welcome Reception, which features an array of food and drink options and the oportunity to meet, greet and mingle. Fun entertainment will be provided in a block party atmosphere. Open to all attendeees
5/8/2014
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Networking Breakfast
Key Ballroom 5&6, 2nd floor
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM The Nature of Transition - Keynote by Steve Uzzell
Key Ballroom 5&6, 2nd floor We've all heard about it and we've all said it - about our organizations, about our workplace, about the economy, and about our lives: "We are in such a state of transition."

But what does it mean to be in transition? What was it like when we weren't in transition? When does it start? Does transition end? How do we know when we are finished? Should we fear it and avoid it, or look forward to it and embrace it?

Acclaimed photographer Steve Uzzell will explore the very nature of transition, visualized with his striking photographs. He will explore the subject from a myriad of perspectives - personal, daily, local, historical, architectural, global and from the natural world, plus examine what he believes are the four fundamentals guiding us in transition: curiosity, passion, commitment and accountability.
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Networking Break
Key Ballroom South Foyer, 2nd floor
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CIO Priorities: Networking Roundtables
Key Ballroom 5&6, 2nd floor Choose a table, explore CIO Priorities and network with your peers. Everyone will have an opportunity to rotate to a second topic after thirty minutes.
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch
Key Ballroom 7&8, 2nd floor Join us in honoring the 2014 NASCIO Technology Champion. The NASCIO Technology Champion Award honors innovative leadership to promote sound technology solutions, policies and practices.
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM Who Goes There?
Key Ballroom 10, 2nd floor The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) is a White House initiative to work collaboratively with states, the private sector, advocacy groups, public sector agencies, and other organizations to improve the privacy, security and convenience of sensitive online transactions. A key component of NSTIC is the award of a pilot grant funding to help catalyze a marketplace of secure identity solutions. 

NIST pilot funding was awarded to a group by the Georgia Tech Research Corporation (GTRC) that includes NASCIO  developing and demonstrating a "Trusted Framework" that seeks to improve trust, interoperability and privacy online. Join us as we look at how defining trustmarks for specific sets of policies will allow website owners, trust framework providers and individual Internet users to more easily understand the technical, business, security and privacy requirements and policies of websites with which they interact or do business.  In addition to a representative of the NSTIC National Program Office, the GTRC will present their innovative approaches to identity management online.

Discussion Facilitator

Peter Hastings, Commissioner and Chief Information Officer, State of New Hampshire

Panelists

Michael Garcia, Deputy Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology

John Wandelt, GTRI Fellow, Georgia Tech Research Institute

Dave Burhop, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Information Officer, Department of Motor Vehicles, Commonwealth of Virginia
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM Clear Skies Ahead: Leveraging Cloud Procurement
Key Ballroom 11, 2nd floor States continue to investigate and to leverage cloud solutions, software as a service and infrastructure as a service, with services such as email and storage remaining the most popular. However, state laws, regulations, and policies are widely seen as barriers to cloud service adoption. In particular, there are concerns that laws, regulations and policies relating to data privacy and access restrict the CIOs' ability to deploy solutions. One example is the storage of sensitive data outside the state's boundaries. However, many states are starting to use multi-jurisdictional and federal cloud procurement vehicles. States are also becoming more active in developing procurement and contract templates tailored for cloud services.

Discussion Facilitator

Dugan Petty, Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

Panelists

Sean Vinck, Chief Information Officer, State of Illinois

Jim Sills, Secretary and Chief Information Officer, State of Delaware

Todd Kimbriel, Director, State of Texas
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM Proven Innovations for Creating the State IT Workforce for Today and the Future
Key Ballroom 12, 2nd floor In an era when IT is an integral part of society, many state government HR and workforce divisions find hiring adequate numbers of information technology employees, with quality skill sets necessary for today's fast-paced technology systems, a challenge. The transactional practices of HR are slowly seeing an area of automation, and the strategic practices of workforce development is necessary to plan IT recruitment, retention, retraining and succession plans.  Information technology has permeated virtually every aspect of states with varied levels of system integration and complexity, creating a demand for individuals with IT skills at every level. The situation is complicated by the fact that finding employees with the appropriate skill mix is even more problematic due to lack of compensation, succession planning and pay for performance plans.

While only a beginning, this workforce panel can identify best practices, processes and programs that will inform state IT workforce planning efforts to create a pipeline of talent.

Discussion Facilitator

Jim Smith, Chief Information Officer, State of Maine

Panelists

Kelly Rickert, Director for Workforce Development, State of Maine

Kristin Russell, Secretary of Technology and Chief Information Officer, State of Colorado

Catherine Hill, Vice President for Research, American Association of University Women

Michael Hughes, Senior Vice President, NTT Data
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Coffee House
Key Ballroom 5&6, 2nd Floor
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM Heritage Walk
Meet in Key Ballroom 5&6, 2nd Floor Make a donation today to Digital Harbor High School - our Give Back program for Baltimore.  Once you donate you can participate in a Heritage Walk of Baltimore. On the Heritage Walk you will discover historic Jonestown, Little Italy and the Inner Harbor.  See the USS Constellation, the Flag House and Star-Spangled Banner Museum, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, the Carroll Mansion, Civil War Museum and the Jewish Museum of Maryland. This walk interprets the history of the infamous Pratt Street Riots marking the "first" bloodshed of the Civil War and provides a brief history of the War of 1812.

 


6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Premier Reception
Open to state members and by invitation only to selectcorporate member sponsors
5/9/2014
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Mobile Apps Showcase Breakfast
Key Ballroom 5&6, 2nd floor Don't miss the opportunity to view demos of highlighted apps from the NASCIO Mobile Apps Catalog. Many states are leading the way to creative and unique native mobile apps. This showcase will highlight some of the more innovative state mobile apps, as well as how they are benefiting their state governments and citizens. Don't miss out on this great chance to expand your state's mobile apps catalog.
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM States at Risk: Cybersecurity and Collaboration
Key Ballroom 10, 2nd floor Modern society and government organizations at all levels are increasingly reliant on computer technology and access to the Internet. We are all vulnerable to cybersecurity threats and exploitation of vulnerabilities in our critical infrastructure.

At the federal level, the National Guard is an important asset available to the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security. At the state and local government levels, National Guard units led by the State Adjutant Generals have a long history of working with state and local law enforcement on: disaster planning, mitigation and response; the hardening and protection of Critical Infrastructure (from physical and cyber security perspectives); and, developing guidelines and procedures to ensure civilian authorities remain in the lead.

Come to this session to learn more about the critical role the National Guard is playing in State Information Security efforts and to explore opportunities for partnership and collaboration between Adjutant Generals, state CIOs and state CISOs to help protect, plan for, mitigate and respond to cyber attacks on our Nation's critical infrastructure in the future.

Discussion Facilitator

Michael Cockrill, Chief Information Officer, State of Washington

Panelists

Stephanie Kostro, Acting Director, Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

General William Reddel, New Hampshire National Guard

David Cagigal, Chief Information Officer, State of Wisconsin
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM Health Insurance Exchanges: Lessons Learned
Key Ballroom 11, 2nd floor The federal government and states have struggled mightily to implement the Health Insurance Exchanges called for under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Meanwhile governors, legislators, state CIOs, healthcare leaders, the media and the public search for answers to questions like: How were these projects governed, managed and overseen? How was the chosen technology selected and why? How were contracts established, managed and overseen? What went wrong? What could we have done differently? Could we have prevented what happened if we had managed the projects in different ways? 

Come to this session to hear about the "State of the Nation" in healthcare insurance exchange implementation at the federal and state level; the challenges facing these projects in 2014 and the project and portfolio management lessons we can all learn and apply to future projects moving forward.

Discussion Facilitator

Ron Baldwin, Chief Information Officer, State of Montana

Panelists

Clay Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Department of Better Technology

Chris Clark, Technology Program Manager, Kentucky Office of Administrative and Technology Services

Chris Dixon, Senior Research Manager, Deltek

9:15 AM - 10:45 AM Data Management and Performance Management: Lessons that Apply to You
Key Ballroom 12, 2nd floor According to a Gartner survey, business process management (BPM) and other technology supported management and analytic solutions have provided the greatest efficiency gains (ahead of technology) for American businesses the last five years. However, governments have often missed out on these opportunities for transformational gains. State IT, budgeting and other core enterprise management functions for maximizing enterprise performance and efficiencies, government design and redesign, and innovation management have often failed to make use of these capabilities.  This has resulted in a growing performance gap between the public and private sector capabilities in service provision, management and decision-making.

Our panel of experts and practitioners from the public and private sectors will discuss how to close this performance gap and which best practice monitoring, analytic, prognostics, decision-making and management approaches are most effective. Examples will include: core financial management and budgeting applications; dashboards and metrics; project and portfolio management; business process management and partnerships; decision platforms and others.

Discussion Facilitator

Alan Webber, Research Director, IDC

Panelists

Scott Pattison, Executive Director, National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO)

James McFarlane, IT General Manager, State of Michigan

Doug Averill, Director, Business Process Management, State of Maine

Chris Pick, President, Technology Business Management (TBM) Council
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Networking Break
Key Ballroom South Foyer, 2nd Floor
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Keynote - Institutional Culture Change: Leadership, Innovation and Inclusive Excellence
Key Ballroom 5&6, 2nd floor Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President of University Of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Rapid demographic and technological changes present our nation with substantial challenges for educating students and developing the next generation of workers in technology and beyond. Freeman Hrabowski, President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), leads a campus widely recognized for its inclusive excellence and innovation in the face of such challenges. Dr. Hrabowski will draw on his university's experiences to discuss leadership in uncertain times and the critically important process of institutional culture change.
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM State Member Lunch
Diamond Tavern, Hotel Lobby State members only
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