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Monday, August 8


Title: Adapt! Adapt! Adapt!

Rebecca Costa - American Sociobiologist, Author

Title: The Revolution of Mobility and Cellular Data

Kevin McFadden - Solutions Engineer, Cisco Systems

David Brandon - Assistant Director, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission

Kendall Moore - Public Sector Account Manager, Cisco Systems

Title: Cybersecurity - You Can't Stop the Waves But You Can Learn to Surf

Nancy Rainosek - Governance Risk and Compliance Program Manager, Department of Information Resources

Suzi Hilliard - Statewide Information Security Services Program Delivery Lead, Department of Information Resources

Title: Building a New Resource Future at CPA

Anh Selissen - Director of Application Services, TX Comptroller of Public Accounts

Deborah Goltra - Tax Processing Team Lead, TX Comptroller of Public Accounts

Mary Gold - Tax Processing Section Manager, TX Comptroller of Public Accounts

Title: How Not to Kill People with Analytics

Kirk Kirksey - Vice President for Information Resources, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Adjunct Professor, University of Texas at Dallas

Title: My Best Worst

Mike Thompson - Community Engagement Champion, LIVESTRONG

Title: Organizational Leadership Perspective of Information Technology - "Current and Future Landscape"


Larry Temple - Executive Director, Texas Workforce Commission

Whitney Brewster - Executive Director, Department of Motor Vehicles

Thomas Suehs - Ex-Commissioner, Health and Human Services Commission


Anh Selissen - Division Manager, Software Development, State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Erin Hutchins - GM and Director of Portal Operations, Texas NIC

Title: The Future of Robotics is Swarms: Why a Thousand Robots are Better than One

James McLurkin - Assistant Professor, Rice University, Department of Computer Sciences

Tuesday, August 9


Title: It's your Ship - Achieving Breakthrough Performance

Mike Abrashoff - Retired Naval Commander, Author

Title: Application Portfolio Management (APM) Pilot

John Van Hoorn - Director, Enterprise Solution Services, Texas Department of Information Resources

Doug Page - North America Senior Advisor, CA Technologies

Michael Golen - Information Security Officer, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Title: Cybersecurity - The Next Generation

Shirley Erp - Chief Information Security Officer, Health and Human Services Commission, CISSP, CISA, PMP

Title: Utilizing Highly Visible Project Charts and Vendor Partnerships to Identify Potential Wipe Outs Early

Vanessa Kenon - Assistant Vice Provost Information Technology, University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)

Claire Gregory - IT Staff Augmentation Sales Lead, ARC Government Solutions

Title: Maturing Your Data Governance Program

Mary Anne Hopper - Management Consultant, SAS Institute Inc.

Title: Be Epic! Using Lean & Agile Methods to Deliver Value

Panel Members

Donna Ribinskas - Director of Product and Project Portfolio Management, Texas NIC

Tom Perry - Transformation Consultant/ Agilist, CA Technologies


Keith Athey - Sr. Business Technology Architect, CA Technologies

Title: Hacking - A Texas Sized Problem; Understanding your adversary for improved security

Chris Mark - National Practice Director, AT&T Consulting; AT&T

Title: Smart IT: Riding the Wave Towards Enhanced Collaboration

Leslie Lenser - Executive Director, Program and Project Management; Texas A&M University System

Melanie Meador - Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting

Title: Transforming Data for Transparency, Accountability, and Performance Excellence

Kevin Mergruen - Vice President, Information Builders Vertical Solutions, Information Builders

Andrea Burridge - Research and Data Analyst, Houston Community Collage

Title: Higher Education’s Top 10 IT Issues: How to Embrace a Digital Strategy and Live to Tell the Tale

part 1 of 2   |  part 2 of 2

Susan Grajek - Vice President Data, Research, and Analytics, EDUCAUSE

Title: A Fireside Chat with DIR

Todd Kimbriel - Deputy Executive Director, Texas Department of Information Resources

John Hoffman - Chief Technology Officer, Texas Department of Information Resources

Dale Richardson - Chief Operations Officer, Texas Department of Information Resources

Tuesday, August 9


Title: Be The Boss of Your Life

Billy Moyer - Co-founder & President, SOS Leadership Institute

Title: The Rise of Digital Business Industry Visions

Jorge Lopez - Vice President, Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

Thank You 2019 Annual Conference Presidential Sponsors