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2019 Annual Conference Agenda

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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm CIO/IRM Retreat (Invitation Only)

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Registration, Registration Hospitality and Community Service

Sponsored by: Texas NIC

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm New Attendee Orientation

Sponsored by: The Greentree Group

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Opening Welcome Reception

Sponsored by: Red River

9:00 pm - 11:00 Pm Hospitality Event

Sponsored by: Cloud49 | Insight Public Sector, Inc. | TEKsystems

7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast

Sponsored by: Bill Pewitt and Associates

8:30 am - 9:00 am TASSCC President/ DIR Welcome

9:00 am - 10:00 am Keynote Session

Jack Uldrich photo

Jack Uldrich - Global Futurist, Speaker, and Author

Sponsored by: McAfee

10:00 am - 10:30 am Morning Break/ Exhibits

Sponsored by: BridgePoint Consulting

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Breakout Session - Information Security and Privacy Strategies Track

The New Sheriff in Town: Multi-Factor Authentication Implementation in Higher Ed

Ben Soto - Director of User Support Services, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Joshua Gonzalez - Director of Infrastructure and Research Computing, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Melissa Asbury - Assistant Director of User Support Services, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Jonathan Cooper - Security Analyst II, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

Education Track Sponsored by: Informatica

Breakout Session - Emerging Technologies Track

A Design-Thinking Model for IT Strategic Planning

Raechelle Clemmons - AVP for Technology & CIO, Texas Woman's University
Heather Davis - Manager of IT Training & Development, Texas Woman's University

Education Track Sponsored by: SOAL Technologies

Breakout Session - Cloud Strategies Track

Leveraging Cloud Platform to Better Support Texas Oil & Gas Loyalty Reporting

Cory Wilburn - Chief Information Officer, Texas General Land Office
Samuel Chen - Executive Consultant, Red River Consulting Services LLC

Education Track Sponsored by: CenturyLink

Breakout Session - Enterprise IT Leadership and Governance Track

Keeping the Roller Coaster on the Rails – Project Portfolio Management

Susan Chamberlain - Deputy Director of IT, Office of Court Administration
Melanie Adrian - Project Manager, Office of Court Administration
Amanda Stites - Project Manager, Office of Court Administration

Education Track Sponsored by: CGI

Breakout Session - Steering IT to New Frontiers

The University of Texas at Dallas Cloud Journey with AWS

Kishore Thakur - Director, Platform & Cloud Services, The University of Texas at Dallas
Frank Feagans - Vice President & Chief Information Officer, The University of Texas at Dallas

Steering IT to New Frontiers Sponsored by: Catapult Systems

11:30 am - 1:00 pm Keynote Luncheon

Brett Culp photo

Brett Culp - Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Founder of the not-for-profit, The Rising Heroes Project

Sponsored by: Grant Thorton

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Solution Showcase

Sponsored by: Deloitte

Solution Showcase

Sponsored by: Sistema Technologies, Inc.

Solution Showcase

Sponsored by: Accenture

Solution Showcase

Sponsored by: UiPath

Solution Showcase

Sponsored by: RFD & Associates, Inc.

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Transition Break

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm General Session

Etay Maor photo

Etay Maor - Executive Security Advisor, IBM Security

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Afternoon Break/ Exhibits

Sponsored by: Dell Technologies

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Learning Lounges

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Dinner/ Evening On Your Own
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Networking Time before Reception

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Women in Technology Reception

Sponsored by: AT&T

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Hospitality Event

Sponsored by: Capgemini | Google Cloud | Rimini Street

7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast & Exhibits

Sponsored by: The North Highland Company

8:30 am - 9:00 am State of TASSCC

9:00 am - 10:00 am Keynote Session

Theresa Tracker Payton photo

Theresa Tracker Payton - President and CEO, Fortalice Solutions, LLC and co-Founder of Dark3

Sponsored by: Carahsoft

10:00 am - 10:30 am Morning Break/ Exhibits

Sponsored by: SAS

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Breakout Session - Information Security and Privacy Strategies Track

Cybersecurity Principles Leaders Should Know and How your Organization can Prepare for and Prevent an Attack, like TDLR

Victoriano Casas - ISO, Texas
Shawn Henry - President of Services and CSO, CrowdStrike
Troy May - Sr Cyber Security Analyst, TDLR

Education Track Sponsored by: Informatica

Breakout Session - Emerging Technologies Track

Kick Start RPA and Increase Workforce Efficiency

George Rios - Director of IT, Texas Parks and Wildlife
Jodi Ashlock - Chief Information Officer, Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Krishna Edathil - Director of Enterprise Solution Services (Cloud, AI and RPA), Department of Information Resources
Paul Graeber - Senior Account Executive, UiPath

Education Track Sponsored by: SOAL Technologies

Breakout Session - Cloud Strategies Track

Part 1: Cloud Transformation Strategy - How to fast track cloud adoption

Krishna Edathil - Director, Enterprise Solution Services (Cloud, AI & Robotic Process Automation), DIR
Sandra Woodruff - Assistant Director of Fiscal Management, Comptroller of Public Accounts
George Rios - Director of IT & Past President TASSCC, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Heather Hall, Ph.D., PMP - Chief Information Officer/IT Director Texas Workforce Commission
Jodi Ashlock - Chief Information Officer at the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Chad Lersch - Director of Strategic Outsourcing, DIR

Education Track Sponsored by: CenturyLink

Breakout Session - Enterprise IT Leadership and Governance Track

Organizational Alignment for Digital Transformation and Improved Customer Service

Stephen Elkins - Chief Information Officer, City of Austin
Vijay GeorgeVijay George - Director, Technology Consulting, Bridgepoint Consulting

Education Track Sponsored by: CGI

Breakout Session - Steering IT to New Frontiers

Virtual and Augmented Reality: Crossing New Frontiers in Educational Spaces and the Workplace

Vanessa Kenon - Associate Vice President Information Management Technology, University of Texas at San Antonio

Education Track Sponsored by: Catapult Systems

11:30 am - 1:00 pm Awards Luncheon

Sponsored by: Oracle

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Breakout Session - Information Security and Privacy Strategies Track

Bringing Threat Protection to the Mobile Workforce

Martha Smith, CISSP, PMP, SSCP, BBA-Cybersecurity - Information Security Officer, Texas Facilities Commission
Chris Rowlands - Senior Product Specialist, SEP Mobile, Symantec

Education Track Sponsored by: Informatica

Breakout Session - Emerging Technologies Track

Advancing Government Service Delivery in the Digital Era

Paul Brandenburg - Business Development Manager State and Local Government, Dell EMC
Rudy Montoya - Chief Information Officer, State of Texas Attorney General’s Office
Cory Wilburn - Chief Information Officer, State of Texas General Land Office
Gary Buonacorsi - Chief Technology Officer, State and Local Government, Dell EMC
Jim Hull - Director, Solutions Architect, VMware

Education Track Sponsored by: SOAL Technologies

Breakout Session - Cloud Strategies Track

Part 2: Texas.gov Cloud Strategy

Heidi Langdon - Director, Department of Information Resources
Vinkesh Mehta - (Deloitte) Managing Director, Texas.gov program

Education Track Sponsored by: CenturyLink

Breakout Session - Enterprise IT Leadership and Governance Track

The Path To Federated IT Is Not Always Smooth

Melinda Colby - Senior Director, University of Texas at Dallas
Shawn Henry - President of Services and CSO, CrowdStrike
Frank Feagans - Vice President & Chief Information Officer, University of Texas at Dallas

Education Track Sponsored by: CGI

Breakout Session - Steering IT to New Frontiers

Planet Texas 2050 - Using Intelligent Systems to Help Make Texas More Resilent

Brian Dietrich - Business Development Manager, Intel Corporation
Suzanne Pierce - Research Scientist, Participatory and Integrated Modeling, University of Texas, Texas Advanced Computing Center

Education Track Sponsored by: Catapult Systems

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Afternoon Break/ Exhibits

Sponsored by: VMware

2:15 pm - 3:45 pm General Session

Jeff Havens photo

Jeff Havens - Professional Speaker

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Transition Break

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm General Session

Amelie Karam photo

Amelie Karam - Millennial Speaker & Consultant

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm President's Reception

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Higher Ed Reception

Sponsored by: Summus Industries

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Casino Night

Sponsored by: Atos | Direct Line to Compliance | IBM | NetApp

8:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast

Sponsored by: CDW Government, Inc.

9:00 am - 10:00 am Keynote Session

Lisa Reginaldi photo

Lisa Reginaldi - Leadership Partner, Gartner

10:00 am - 10:30 am Morning Break

Sponsored by: OpenGov

10:30 am - 11:30 am General Session

Sheila Jordan photo

Sheila Jordan - Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Symantec

Thank You 2019 Annual Conference Presidential Sponsors