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TASSCC 2015 Annual Conference Presentations
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La Cantera Resort
San Antonio, Texas - August 2-5, 2015

Monday, August 3 

Title: Lessons in Leadership
Presenter: Carey Lohrenz Author, Inspirational Speaker, Former F-14 Fighter Pilot

Title: The Texas Advantage - How Texas GIS will benefit from the Google Cloud Platform
Richard Wade -  Director, Texas Natural Resources Information System , TNRIS/TWDB
Kyle Campbell - Google Imagery Sales Lead - US Public Sector, Google, Inc.

Title: A New Superhero: The Emergence of the Chief Data Officer (aka CDO)
Jarrell Jimmerson - Chief Data Officer, Strategic Decision Support, Health and Human Services Commission
Bita Tahbaz - Sr. Program Manager, Public Sector, Sense Corp

Title: Solving the Dilemma:  Do I Hire the Attitude or Hire the Skills? 
Presenter: Jason Patrick - Director of Information Technology, Potter County, Texas

Title: Information Technology - Here are the Costs. Show me the Value.
Phillip Beidelman - CEO, WTC Consulting
Dean Oyama - Consultant, WTC Consulting

Title: Take a Break
Presenter: Marion Jones, Author, Inspirational Speaker, Former Olympic Athlete

Title: User Experience Design: Methodology, Artifacts, Acumen
Presenter: Leon Lee - Senior User Experience / User Interface (UX/UI) Designer, Texas Health & Human Services Commission

Title:  Hulk Out with Open Data
Dave Ballinger -  Analyst, Department of Information Resources

Title:  IT Managers to Leaders!  With great power comes great responsibility!
George Rios -  Director of Information Technology, CIO, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Tanya Acevedo - Chief Information Officer, Travis County
Harsha Bellur - Chief Information Officer, James Avery

Title: The Fantastic Four:  Why IT, business customers, procurement personnel and vendors must work together to make contracts successful
Amanda Arriaga- Chief Administrative Officer/Assistant Director of Administration Division, Texas Dept. of Public Safety
Skylor Hearn- Assistant Director Law Enforcement Support Division, Texas Dept. of Public Safety
Jessica Islet - Deputy Assistant Director of Policy & Planning, Texas Department of Public Safety

Title: Next Generation Communication: 3 Communication Truths, Trends & Tips To Connect Generations
Ryan Jenkins - Next Generation Catalyst

Title: Identify, Pursue, Defeat
Presenter: Jon Ford - Executive Manager, Deputy PLO Cyber Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Tuesday, August 4 

Title: State of TASSCC
Presenter: Rebecca Gray- TASSCC President-Elect

Title: Where the Buck Really Stops for Government Project Failure
John Kost - Group Vice President, Gartner

Title: How to Make Your Agency a Social Media Super Hero 
Becky Ozuna -  Spokesperson and Social Media Manger, Texas Department of Transportation
Tim McCormick - National Vice President for State and Local Government, Salesforce

Title: Utilizing the loT for a Smart Government
Presenter: Brian DietrichBusiness Development Manager, Intel Corporation

Title: Strategic Planning Demonstrating IT Value: Creating Superhero, Value-Added, Collaborative Presentations that Drive Technical Adoption
Vanessa Hammler Kenon -  Assistance Vice Provost Information Technology, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Rosalind K. Ong De Trevinio - IT Project Coordinator, The University of Texas at San Antonio

Title: Arch Villains and Superheroes of Application Integration:  a Struggle to Enable Agility
Rees Coombe -  Technical Architecture Manager, Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Christopher Aarnold - Founding Partner of Media Driver, LLC, Media Driver

Title: Making Your Message Memorable: Presentations for IT Staff
Presenter: Anthony HueyPresident & Presenter, Reputation Management Associates

Title: Crisis Leadership:  Five Principles for Managing the Unexpected
Presenter: Mary Galligan - Director, Cyber Risk Services, Deloitte


Wednesday, August 5  

Title: Panel Discussion - State Contract Reform
Moderator: Deborah Hujar - Director of Policy and Planning, Department of Information Resources
Shannon Kelley - Manager, Department of Information Resources
Ron Pigott - Deputy Executive Commissioner, Procurement and Contracting, Health and Human Services Commission
Bobby Pounds - Assistant Director, Texas Procurement & Support Services (TPASS), Comptroller of Public Accounts
Linda Beth “LB” Brady - Comptroller of Public Accounts
Kyle McKay - Legislative Budget Board

Title: Digital Transformation for Public Sector IT:  Survive and Thrive in the Application Economy
Moderator: Andi Mann - Business Technology Strategist

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