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8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Golf Tournament

The Golf Trails of the Woodlands


Sponsored by: HPE

2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Preconference Training - Waterway 1

Harness your Power in Business Intelligence: Microsoft’s Power BI for Government

4:30 Pm - 5:30 Pm

TML Cybersecurity Insurance Presentation - Waterway 2

Aaron Hardiman - Assistant Manager of Underwriting and Member Services, TMLIRP

TAC Cybersecurity Insurance Presentation - Waterway 3

Robert Ruiz, AIC, CRM, CIC - Associate Director of Risk Management Services, Texas Association of Counties (TAC)
Lisa J. Garcia - Director of Administration Services, Texas Association of Counties (TAC)

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Conference Registration and Hospitality - Waterway Ballroom Foyer

Sponsored by: MCCi

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

New Attendee Orientation - Waterway 2

Sponsored by: CDW-G

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

President's Welcome Dinner - Town Center Foyer

Sponsored by: Helifox Technologies

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Hospitality Event - Montgomery Ballroom

Sponsored by: Scale Computing

 

 

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Conference Registration - Waterway Ballroom Foyer

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast - Waterway Ballroom Foyer

Sponsored by: Freeit Data Solutions

8:30 am - 8:45 am

Welcome - Waterway 4

Sid Hudson, TAGITM President

8:45 am - 9:45 am

General Session - Waterway 4

Brett Culp photo

Superhero Leadership: How Everyday People Can Have An Extraordinary Impact

Brett Culp
- Filmmaker and Speaker Who Documents the Positivity of the Human Experience

Sponsored by: Deloitte

9:45 am - 10:00 am

Morning Break - Waterway Foyer

Sponsored by: Critical Start

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Breakout Session: CIO/Leadership Track - Waterway 1

A Small Fish's Guide to Bringing Order to the Chaos

David Raybuck - IT Director, City of Cleburne

Education Track Sponsored by: Centre Technologies

Breakout Session: IT Management Track - Waterway 2

Is Ransomware in your Budget? How to Justify the Cost of Data Protection

Kevin Fuller - President & CTO, ThinkGard

Education Track Sponsored by: Verkada

Breakout Session: Technical Track - Waterway 3

VDI 2.0: Should you make the leap?

Carl Stewart - Assistant Director of Information Technology, City of San Marcos
Brian Henry - Network Administrator, City of San Marcos
Alex Whiteraft - IT System Administrator, City of San Marcos

Education Track Sponsored by: Smarsh

Breakout Session: Innovation Track - Alden Bridge

Dealing With the Tsunami of Unmanaged and IoT Devices

Susan Robb - Account Executive, GTS Technology Solutions
Joe Lea - VP of Product, ARMIS

Education Track Sponsored by: Tanium

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Awards Luncheon - Waterway 4

Sponsored by: Microsoft

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Solution Showcase - Waterway 1

The Public Cloud Revolution & Data Protection Trends

Brian Jones - Solutions Engineer, Freeit Data Solutions
Jason Nash - Field CTO, Rubrik

Sponsored by: Freeit Data Solutions

Solution Showcase - Waterway 2

Meet the New Texas.gov

Josh Marcus - Senior Manager, Deloitte
Dan Dorazil - Senior Manager, Deloitte
Bharane Balasubramanian - Senior Manager, Deloitte
Vinkesh Mehta - Managing Director, Deloitte
Todd Ziaja - Specialist Leader, Deloitte

Sponsored by: Deloitte

Solution Showcase - Waterway 3

Securing Workloads on Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform

Devin Thomas - SLED Systems Engineer, Nutanix

Sponsored by: Nutanix

Solution Showcase - Alden Bridge

Building the Foundation of a Smarter City

Chris Black - CDW-G

Sponsored by: CDW-G

1:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Break - Waterway Foyer

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Breakout Session: CIO/Leadership Track - Waterway 1

Putting people at the center of Cyber Security Program

Xiaoying Hu - CISO, City of College Station

Education Track Sponsored by: Centre Technologies

Breakout Session: IT Management Track - Waterway 2

Implementing Change Management as an Integral Part of Project Management

Keith Damon - Manager, BerryDunn
Ben Roper - Senior Consultant, BerryDunn

Education Track Sponsored by: Verkada

Breakout Session: Technical Track - Waterway 3

The Modern State of Insecurity

Sonya Wilcox - Sales Engineer, Varonis Systems Inc.

Education Track Sponsored by: Smarsh

Breakout Session: Innovation Track - Alden Bridge

Advance your GIS Practice with Microsoft HoloLens

Victoria Smith - Account Executive-Texas State Local Government, Microsoft
Alec Pestov - CEO, vGIS/Meemim

Education Track Sponsored by: Tanium

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Afternoon Break - Waterway Foyer

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Breakout Session - Waterway 1

Microsoft Teams: The Future of Workplace Collaboration

Tim Howell - Senior IT Manager, North Central Texas Council of Governments
Victoria Smith - Account Executive-Texas State Local Government, Microsoft
Jim Daniels - Application and Identity Manager, Williamson County

Breakout Session - Waterway 2

Lean Coffee Round Table Discussion

Breakout Session - Waterway 3

Visualize Your Work!

Tim Nolan - Applications Manager, Collin County, Texas

Breakout Session - Alden Bridge

Navigating DIR Offerings/Town Hall meeting with Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR)

Todd Kimbriel - Deputy Executive Director of DIR and State Chief Information Officer, Department of Information Resources
Hershel Becker - Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Information Resources

4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Reception - Towncenter South

Sponsored by: NWN Corporation

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Hospitality Event - Montgomery Ballroom

Sponsored by: box

 

 

7:00 am - 3:30 pm

Conference Registration - Waterway Ballroom Foyer

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast - Waterway Foyer

Sponsored by: Dell EMC

7:30 am - 8:30 am

TAGITM Business Meeting - Waterway 4

8:30 am - 9:30 am

General Session - Waterway 4

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Cybersecurity and the Law - What you Should Know

Stephen Black
- Professor of Law; Associate Dean for Strategy and Innovation, Texas Tech School of Law

Sponsored by: Zscaler

9:30 am - 9:45 am

Morning Break - Waterway Foyer

Sponsored by: Veeam Software Corporation

9:45 am - 10:45 am

Breakout Session: CIO/Leadership Track - Waterway 1

Everything that could possibly go wrong in your Office 365 migration

Hannah Smith - Regional Sales Manager, Tangent
Jason Power - Director of Information technology, Town of Westlake

Education Track Sponsored by: Centre Technologies

Breakout Session: IT Management Track - Waterway 2

City of Garland simplifying Digital Transformation; Benefiting Our End Users

Omar Rodriguez - IT Operations Manager, City of Garland
Colleen Parker - SLED Enterprise Account Executive, Box
Andrew Rider - Solutions Consultant, Box

Education Track Sponsored by: Verkada

Breakout Session: Technical Track - Waterway 3

Cloudistics on-premise Cloud/Software defined Datacenter

Willie Resto - CIO, City of Midland
Bruce Letbetter - Cloudistics
Matt Stemple - Cloudistics
Daniel Mroz - Cloudistics

Education Track Sponsored by: Smarsh

Breakout Session: Innovation Track - Alden Bridge

Smart Cities and The Future of IT

Tom Jakobsen - Senior Partner, ClientFirst Technology Consulting

Education Track Sponsored by: Tanium

10:45 am - 11:00 am

Break - Town Center South

Sponsored by: Veeam Software Corporation

11:00 - 11:45 am

Solution Showcase - Waterway 1

The Future of Work

Russell Haddock - Territory Leader, MCCi
Jerod Anderson - Director of Enterprise Solutions, City of Coppell, TX
Keith Macedo - Information Technologies Director, City of Fayetteville, AR

Sponsored by: MCCi

Solution Showcase - Waterway 2

City of the Future Powered by AWS

Jeff DeMuth - AWS Solutions Architect, AWS

Sponsored by: Amazon Web Services

Solution Showcase - Waterway 3

Fabric Connect is the Easy button for enabling secure Hyper-Segmentation and Stealth Networking for Smart City and Smart County Networks, using an industry standard protocol.

Chuck Long - Principal Systems Engineer, Extreme Networks

Sponsored by: Extreme Networks

Solution Showcase - Alden Bridge

Unifying Unified Communications and Workplace Safety

Lance Hart - Senior Director - Solution Deployment Ops - Voice Solution Architect, CBTS
Tim Lonsway - National Sales VP - SLED, CBTS

Sponsored by: CBTS

11:45 am - 2:00 pm

Expo Hall Lunch - Town Center South

Sponsored by: Adobe

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Breakout Session: CIO/Leadership Track - Waterway 1

The Setting up of a Project Management Office

Maria E. Gonzalez - Enterprise Technology Project Management Officer, City of College Station

Education Track Sponsored by: Centre Technologies

Breakout Session: IT Management Track - Waterway 2

Planning for Cybersecurity Response and Recovery

Scott Terry - Program Manager, TEEX Cyber Readiness Center

Education Track Sponsored by: Verkada

Breakout Session: Technical Track - Waterway 3

Become an Omnipotent Force with O365 Cloud App Security

Jim Daniels - Application and Identity Manager, Williamson County
Victoria Smith - Account Executive-Texas State Local Government, Microsoft

Education Track Sponsored by: Smarsh

Breakout Session: Innovation Track - Alden Bridge

Leveraging P25 Radio Data Channel to create a redundant microwave network

Willie Resto - CIO, City of Midland

Education Track Sponsored by: Tanium

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Afternoon Break - Waterway Foyer

Sponsored by: Extreme Networks

3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Amazing Chase Team Building Activity - Waterway 4

Sponsored by: Sciens Consulting

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Thursday Game Night & Dinner - Montgomery Ballroom

Sponsored by: SHI Government Solutions

 

 

7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Conference Registration - Waterway Ballroom Foyer

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast - Waterway 4

9:00 am - 10:30 am

General Session - Waterway 4

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No-Cost Cyber Resources in Support to Critical Infrastructure, Information Sharing, and Incident Response

George W. Reeves
- Cyber Security Advisor, Region VI | South Texas Office of Cybersecurity & Communications, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

10:45 am

Adjourn

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