Our 2016 Sponsors

 Sponsorship for the NASCIO 2016 Midyear is closed. Please see the current year events for more information on current sponsorship opportunities.


Registration Closed


  • Press - Media outlets are granted one complimentary conference registration per publication genre. Please contact Meghan Penning at 859.514.9217 or [email protected] to inquire about attending as a press representative.

  • Online registration closed April 18, 2016. Members of NASCIO may register onsite at the conference providing eligibility to attend. Please contact Meghan Penning at 859.514.9217 or [email protected] to inquire about corporate member eligibility for the conference.

2016 Midyear Sessions

View a PDF version of the agenda with speakers.
Midyear Media Coverage: StateScoop | StateTech | Government Technology
Fly-In Media Coverage: StateScoop | Route Fifty

May 4

  • Registration

    05/04/2016 7:00am-5:00pm

  • Networking Breakfast

    05/04/2016 7:30am-9:00am

  • Welcome & Keynote

    05/04/2016 9:00am-10:30am

    Technology Infused Leadership

    Scott Klososky

    Presentation (PDF)

  • Networking Break

    05/04/2016 10:30am-11:00am

  • General Session

    05/04/2016 11:00am-12:00pm

    Procurement Reform: BUY with a Little Help from Your Friends

    The state IT community has long called for improvements in IT procurement processes. Using NASCIO’s procurement reform recommendations as a framework, the panel will discuss how specific changes can make for a much smoother and efficient buying future

    Related NASCIO Publications
    Speaker-Provided Materials( 1 & 2)

    Media Coverage: Route Fifty | StateScoop

  • Lunch

    05/04/2016 12:15pm-1:15pm

  • Discovery Sessions

    05/04/2016 1:30pm-2:30pm

    Creating Value through Partnerships

    As CIOs look for innovative ways to create value for their states and citizens, the private sector has a unique role to play. Three case studies will explore the intricacies of partnerships creating value while highlighting the critical factors needed for a successful relationship. 

    State of Indiana & KSM Consulting
    State of Arkansas & Cisco Systems Inc.

    State of Ohio & IBM

  • Networking Break

    05/04/2016 2:30pm-3:00pm

  • Speed Networking

    05/04/2016 3:00pm-4:30pm

    High-Speed Connections

    This modified speed-networking session will allow for quick, introductory conversations focused on the needs and vision of the states and the complementary solutions and services offered by NASCIO corporate partners. Pick a state, watch the timer and network! There will be three networking rounds.  

  • Premier Reception

    05/04/2016 5:45pm-7:15pm

    state members and invited guests

May 5

  • Registration

    05/05/2016 7:00am-3:00pm

  • Breakfast Roundtables

    05/05/2016 8:00am-9:30pm

    Conversations on Collaboration

    NASCIO corporate members are collaborative partners in the success of state government IT, offering solutions and subject expertise. Pick a table, explore timely topics and connect with your peers. A corporate and state member will be available at each table to facilitate discussion. There will be three networking rounds.  

  • Networking Break

    05/05/2016 9:30am-10:00pm

  • General Session

    05/05/2016 10:00am-12:15pm

    Top Ten in Seven.Five & Graffiti Discussions

    Five speakers will have just 7 minutes and 30 seconds each to deliver a focused talk on one of the CIO Top Ten Priorities. The talks will spark ideas and ignite conversations which will carry into the subsequent Graffiti Rounds, small group discussion complemented by doodling. 

    Presentations (PPT):
    Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity
    Agile and Incremental Software Delivery
    Human Resources/Talent Management
    Enterprise Vision and Roadmap for IT

    Media Coverage: Route Fifty | StateTech | StateScoop

  • Lunch

    05/05/2016 12:15pm-1:15pm

  • Discovery Sessions

    05/05/2016 1:30pm-2:30pm

    Mind Your Data:  Perception vs. Reality

    While state government has always had an obligation to protect citizen data, the Internet of Things, open data initiatives and emerging technologies bring new scrutiny to this issue. Join a discussion among Chief Privacy Officers as they separate fact from fiction and perception from reality.

    Presentation (PDF)

    Inclusion and Equal Opportunity in the Digital Age: IT Accessibility

    IT accessibility is more than alt text on website images and meeting minimum 508 requirements. This session will discuss how states can strategically integrate IT accessibility into the fabric of their organization and will explore how emerging and innovative technologies can create inclusive and connected communities. 

    Presentation (PPT w videos)
    Media Coverage: Route Fifty

    The Evolution of IT Systems: Legacy Modernization

    Legacy IT systems can take a financial toll on states and limit their responsiveness to changing business needs. Modernization however isn't an instantaneous change, but rather an evolution. This panel will highlight how states can make focused investments by assessing and prioritizing their portfolio of legacy applications.


  • Networking Break

    05/05/2016 2:30pm-3:00pm

  • Closing Session

    05/05/2016 3:00pm-4:00pm

    Are You Smarter Than a State CISO?
    Grab a table and test your cybersecurity knowledge. Each table/team will compete for bragging rights and prizes by collectively answering a variety of cyber-focused questions. In between questions, we’ll discuss best practices, lessons learned and helpful resources.

    Game Questions (w/ audience response and correct answer)

  • State Member Business Meeting

    05/05/2016 5:00am-6:30pm

    state members only

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Hotel Info

A group rate is available for Midyear attendees at the Hyatt Regency on the Inner Harbor until April 4th, 2016. Reservations will be taken on a rate and space available basis after this date.



Give Back to Balitmore

Give Back donations will support Maker Foundations, a flagship after-school program of the Digital Harbor Foundation (DHF).  A suggested donation of $35 will support a week of class time for a student; DHF programs are offered on a pay-what-you-can model.  

Maker Foundations is a 14-week introductory program for youth in grades 6-10. Maker Foundations youth sample a variety of tech areas through two-week "tester" modules in areas like graphic design, Makey Makey, coding, electronics, web development, and 3D design and printing. In addition to creating their own hands-on projects in each module, youth imagine, plan, and complete a capstone project that combines two or more of their new skills. These inventions are as diverse as the youth themselves - from small business logos and websites to interactive video games with custom controllers, 3D printed mobile phone cases, a web-enabled jukebox, and more.

About Digital Harbor Foundation
The Digital Harbor Foundation is a nonprofit youth makerspace and technology outlet dedicated to fostering education, entrepreneurship and technology advancement, especially for underserved youth in inner-city Baltimore. We aim youth toward interest and skills that build new pathways to technology and engineering careers, especially those who lack a support structure - in supplies, mentorship, or community - to find creative technology opportunities on their own. Of the 1,200+ students we reached in 2015, over 76% lived in low socio-economic situations, and 73% are minority students. We are proud to serve a balanced 50%-50% ratio of male and female youth through our after-school tech learning programs.

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