↓ Agenda Key
Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities
Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics
Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities
End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices
Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue
Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest
Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area
Analyst Q&A Session
Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research
Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services
Overview of recent project successes and failures
Open Forum Luncheon
Informal discussions on pre-determined topics
Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive
The roles and responsibilities of Public- and Private-sector CIOs in the U.S. have been found to have significant differences. Their roles has been constantly evolving since the position was conceived approximately 30 years ago. CIOs used to be in charge of technology management and implementation of new technology programs throughout the enterprise. Over the last decade, that role has changed dramatically with the implementation of technology across all levels of the organization. Today's CIO must be as socially skilled and business-savvy as a CEO, but still as well-versed in innovative technologies and implementation tactics.
Over the years, the fundamental role of the CIO has not changed-to provide technology services that drive business results. However, the world around the CIO is dynamic. The pace of business is increasing and more companies depend on a growing number of new and disruptive technologies to support their mission and to maintain their competitive advantage. These changes have put tremendous pressures on CIOs. Now they must respond quickly to evolving markets, think in terms of revenue objectives, and truly run IT as a business. This means they need to support greater speed, agility, and efficiency, even while ensuring quality, compliance, and security. The task is daunting. The definitive way to address these challenges is to have a holistic approach to managing the business of IT, an approach that sees the "big picture", an approach that enables CIOs to become the CEOs of their IT businesses. KPMG refers to this approach as Technology Business Enablement - enabling a more valuable and effective IT organization.
Can your leaders leverage the differences between generations? For the first time in history, there are four distinct generations in the workforce: Matures, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennialsall with their own perspectives, styles, and expectations. These differences often create misunderstandings, stereotypes, and conflicts; but what worked in the past with three generations no longer works with four. Leaders know they need to get their teams past the stereotyping and through the conflicts so they can keep the focus on the work but they dont know how. But what if leaders could leverage the differences between generations instead of just eliminating conflict?
The convergence between information technology and mobile technology provides opportunities for more effective communication and more efficient management, but it also presents a range of new communications and security challenges. Understanding the advantages and challenges of mobile technology and personal smart devices is crucial. Used wisely, enterprise mobility can improve the services offered, and more powerful solutions can link you directly into the office network while working remotely, for instance to access your business/mission critical data.
This session will discuss how these new device platforms create opportunities to embrace the enterprise mobility in a controlled way, increase enterprise productivity, improve collaboration and reduce the overall mobility spending. The key to taking advantage of these opportunities is bridging the gap between the personal and protected, and securing the smart device.
In today's society, the establishment of a formalized Information Security Program is vital to the success and sustainability of organizations and their business and services they provide to their constituents and customers. This Program must incorporate strong governance, collaboration, and socialize IT and information security initiatives and projects targeting the end-user. All of this can be achieved based on established policies, standards, and processes.
Government has long been known as one of the most difficult institutions to change. Culture, Labor Force, Regulations, Oversight, Procurement,Contracts, Funding, Risk Aversion all work against the CIO. Change is difficult but there are so many ways at initiating change from within the organization. Initiating change at all levels and searching for ways to "innovate in 5 minutes" can re-energize an organization and get your organization on the right path.
Learn what you can do to adapt technology and re-cast your basic business model.
The enterprise is increasingly becoming a mobile experience " which includes work, home and play, all from one device " a mobile device. As our mobile capabilities enhance our schedules to work and play, we no longer compartmentalize our activities, but rather live in a virtual world where social interactions govern our productivity " or lack there-of. Given the complexity of this environment, how do we secure the data that is at our beck and call, ensure the privacy of our information, and enhance the confidentiality of our experience.
In today's data-driven age, government is transitioning from opinion-based decisions to informed decisions based on data and analytics. Analysing the data reveals trends and knowledge that may run contrary to our assumptions causing a shift in ultimate decisions that in turn will better serve citizens. In addition to incredible opportunities, predictive analytics create some serious challenges due to the 5 Vs of Big Data: Volume, Veracity, Velocity, Variety and Value.
This session illustrates collaborative work with key stakeholders, including executive leadership and describes a few representative, data-driven and cost-effective projects.
Most IT executives are experienced managers of technology projects and services. Many are knowledgeable about their companies' products and services and the markets they compete in. However the skills in human dynamics and communication required to transform an organization are not taught in business school and often do not come naturally to many IT executives. And, given the rampant pace of change, the ability to effectively position the IT organization supporting change becomes vital to the success of the IT Leadership team and the companies they lead. This session is aimed at discussing the "Next Generation IT Leadership Transformation" core to the future success for all companies; the development of the human elements of IT leadership critical for the transformational success as well as learn some new ways to communicate strategy.
Cultural and organizational innovation is essential to meet the ever increasing demand for IT services and resources. This session will discuss methods to build a culture of innovation within the IT organization and across the enterprise in a sustainable manner allowing the transformation of the organization to a strategic delivery focus. Items for discussion include IT as a value center, developing sustainable partnerships, and strategic focus.
In the 50's it was the attack of the 50 foot women -- in 2014 its' the Cyber attacks by 20 million robotic systems!
This panel will focus on what it will take to address the ever increasing cyber attacks government bodies are facing. When one malicious email can put a million citizens data at risk, when your system is attacked from 1 to 20 million times a day and when the finger gets pointed at the CISO; we face an innumerable number of issues.
Financial and personnel resources
Meeting or superseding new federal guidelines
Defining the terms of engagement
Given the shaky economic climate and subsequent federal pressure for government agencies to implement pointed, strategic initiatives, today's government CIOs are striving to do more with less. Now is the time to drive innovation-not only to inspire change, but significant and purposeful change. This Keynote Address will lay out key aspects of a successful innovation strategy.
Cloud services with enhanced connectivity and thin client ecosystem is moving the information consumers and technology to a tipping point. With mobile services available through various methods and on an array of devices, it is forecasted to reach around one billion by 2014, replacing PCs and Notebook computers with mobile devices.
For the first time ever, mobility has a viable chance to become a true efficiency factor. With mobile devices dropping in price, high speed connectivity increasing in speed and consumers becoming completely untethered, it is only a matter of time before cloud and mobility will be a major productivity player. This ranges from marketing, sales and real-time financial management to daily operations.
Technology has evolved at a dizzying pace over the past few years transforming the world around us and the way we communicate with each other, shop, work, and play. It's only natural that constituents expect government to reflect the times. For a sector better known for lifetime employment and a slow rate of workplace change however, employing an IT workforce with the skills necessary to meet the continually evolving technology needs of government is especially challenging. Factor in the decline the US is experiencing in new graduates with technology-related degrees, the anticipated Silver Tsunami in which a large swath of our most valued employees will retire, and the looming global shortage of IT professionals, and one could say were about to face a genuine crisis when it comes to hiring and keeping the IT staff we need. That's why an innovative approach to recruiting, retaining, and reskilling government IT employees will be one of the most important elements to ensuring our future success.
The information security game isn't what it used to be. Emerging technologies are becoming more and more complex and cyber-attacks ever more sophisticated. As today's IT department is now being looked to as a driver of business and raiser of the bottom line, department leaders must adopt a more advanced strategy. This session will enable attendees to assess the current state of information security and its key components within their respective organizations, highlighting specific experiences and lessons learned.
Optimizing your agencys data center is no longer just about increasing server utilization and lowering power consumption. In todays environment, data center leaders must also focus on having a holistic view of every aspect of their architecture. Knowing where and how the data flows, the performance associated with each leg of its journey from application to storage, and being able to adapt the resources to the business needs demands detailed information and control. This session discusses a new approach to effective architecture design and monitoring.
If governments were private firms, they'd be facing the prospect of either a takeover to "rescue" them or death in the competitive marketplace as their customer base migrates to newer alternatives.
At some point, all entities need a demand for their services, to deliver those services at a level of quality that maintains that demand, to respond to innovation and competition by improving them for the times, and to do it with the resources they can command by performing those functions. Any entity that ignores these realities will eventually "go out of business" -- whether or not it's a business.