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2018 Annual Conference Call for Breakout Session Presentations
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The Planning Committee is seeking recommendations for the conference break-out sessions and we want to hear from YOU!  Come share your successes, lessons learned, and challenges at the 2018 TASSCC Annual Conference.  The Conference will be held in The Woodlands, Texas at the Marriott Waterway Hotel and Convention Center, August 5-8, 2018.

This year, TASSCC has selected a conference theme in keeping with our location: Camp TASSCC 2018: Exploring the IT Wilderness.  There will be four breakout session tracks. We hope you’ll considering sharing your experience and expertise to help make this year’s breakout sessions the best yet!   

The Session Tracks are:

  • Cloud Services
  • Security and Risk Management
  • Data Management and Analytics
  • IT Staffing and Organizational Models

Each session will be 50 minutes: 40 minutes of prepared presentation, and 10 minutes for questions. You may present individually, or as a group.  We encourage vendors to partner with a state agency or higher education institution for presentations.  

The Session Tracks are shown below.  We’ve included suggested topics, but welcome additional subjects within the session tracks! Submissions will be accepted until May 11,  2018

The Session Tracks and suggested topics are: 

Cloud Services

  • Cloud strategy
  • Proper selection of service and deployment modelsSscalable and elastic IT-enabled capabilities provided "as a service" using Internet technologies
  • Governance
  • Service management
  • Service catalogs
  • Platform
  • Infrastructure
  • Security
  • PrivacyDdata ownership

Security and Risk Management

  • Governance
  • Budget and resource requirements
  • Security frameworks
  • Data protection
  • Training and awareness
  • Insider threats
  • Third party security practices as outsourcing increases; determining what constitutes “due care” or “reasonable”
  • Software Asset Management
  • Contract Management
Data Management and Analytics

  • Data governance
  • Data architecture
  • Strategy
  • Business intelligence
  • Predictive analytics
  • Big data
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cognitive Computing


IT Staffing and Organizational Models

  • Ensuring adequate staffing capacity and staff retention in the face of retirements
  • Succession planning and mentoring
  • New sourcing models
  • Growing external competition
  • Rising salaries
  • The demands of technology initiatives on both IT and non-IT staff


The Deadline for Submissions was May 11,  2018.  Notifications will be made the week of May 28. 


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