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Digital Transformation as Strategy

Kevin Gunn photoKevin Gunn

Chief Technology Officer and IT Solutions Department Director for the City of Fort Worth

Kevin has 20+ years of experience in government, including active duty military, federal and local government service. He brings energy, enthusiasm and a constantly curious energy to problem solving. His focus is on improving the quantity, quality and efficiency of municipal services. When not at work, Kevin enjoys an active lifestyle including distance running, biking, and keelboat sailing.


What started as an effort to modernize the technology infrastructure of the City of Fort Worth morphed in to the keystone of every strategy in the strategic plan. Implementing the vision of Fort Worth, to be the most livable and best managed city in the country, relies on people, process and tools as the organization grows into this new management philosophy. Success also relies on a digital transformation to utilize data to make wise management decisions, to continuously improve operations and to deliver world class customer service. The City of Fort Worth is endeavoring on a bold plan for digital transformation and has already achieved successes that any municipality in the country can replicate.

IT Master Plan – Not Just Strategy – Transform Your Organization

David Krout

Managing Director, Client First Technology Consulting

David Krout has nearly 20 years of experience assisting local governments with a broad scope of information technology needs. He specializes in working with organizations to identify their strategic, organizational, application, and functional requirements to determine which system and/or specific applications are a proper fit for both the customer and the vendor.Mr. Krout’s unique and diversified background in business management and management consulting has given him the ability to collaborate with C-level executives and department staff from a practical, business-management perspective to maximize their IT utilization.


This session is designed to outline how you can maximize your technology investments, agency-wide, through the development of a comprehensive IT Master Plan, not just strategies. The best IT Master Plan provides more than a mission/vision statement or goals and objectives. A Master plan needs to have initiatives with actionable steps.

A Common Sense Approach to Security: Leveraging Frameworks to Protect Your Environment

Raveen Bhasin photoRaveen Bhasin, CISM, CISA, ITIL, CSM

Manager, IT Advisory Services, ISACA

Raveen Bhasin has more than ten years of experience in IT risk advisory services, internal audits and public accounting, including two years each with Deloitte & Touche and KPMG. Raveen specializes in IT audits, service organization control (SOC) audits, post-implementation reviews, Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V), data privacy assessments, HIPAA compliance and PCI audits, in addition to security and consulting services. He has extensive experience leading outsourced and co-sourced internal audit engagements for publicly traded and privately held companies across multiple industries, including technology and healthcare.

Raveen is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and a Certified Scrum Master (CSM). He participates in numerous industry associations, including the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), and serves as Vice-President on the board for the North Texas chapter of ISACA. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University.

Trip Hillman photoTrip Hillman, CISSP, CISA, CEH, GPEN, GCFE, GSNA

Senior Manager, IT Advisory Services, Weaver

Trip Hillman holds multiple IT security-related certifications, along with more than seven years of public accounting experience evaluating IT security in a broad range of environments. He has performed and led IT risk assessments and internal audits; network security assessments; vulnerability assessments, penetration tests; PCI-DSS assessments (RoC & AoC); Service Organization Controls audits; Sarbanes-Oxley compliance assessments.

Trip is a member of the ISC2, IIA, ISACA, the Cloud Security Alliance and the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in management information systems from Baylor University.


Cybersecurity is a hot button topic these days. With increased focus from regulators, administrators, and board members, we are here to peel back the layers and demystify this topic. We will dive into what to look for in terms of threats, the most common attack vectors, what are some of the tools and frameworks that can help you and your organization prepare and protect your IT data, assets, and environment.

Microsoft & TAGITM - The 20/20 Vision

Hannah Rachael Smith

Account Manager, Tangent

Bio Coming Soon.


Part 1: Microsoft’s 5-year roadmap
We will cover what Microsoft has in store for Government entities over the next 5 years. This section will deal with new products, end of life products, and how to prepare and plan for these transitions.

Part 2: Office 365 Licensing and different buying methods
Obtaining licensing for government can turn tricky and expensive very quickly. We will discuss the different ways in which governments can buy cloud licensing while staying compliant and provide resources to ensure they are choosing the best route.

Part 3: Templates and Case Studies for planning deployments, rollouts, and end user adoption
Through real life case studies, we will discuss the different strategies used by governments to ensure a smooth deployment of cloud services as well as a successful adoption by end users within your organization. We will follow several different paths to highlight the importance of planning and structuring and give attendees some ideas to bring back to their teams.

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