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Trending Technologies 2015

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3Q2016 Luminary Series

Luminary Series

Presenting: California Natural Resources Agency

Moderator:  Tim Garza 

(including 5 Panel Members) 

IT Director, CA Natural Resources Agency

August 24, 2016

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Upcoming Event

Cyber Security Symposium 2016
September 28-29, 2016

Scott MacDonald
CA Information Security Office (CISO)

Daniel L. Bout, Ph. D.
Office of Emergency Services

Major General Matthews P. Beevers
California Military Department

Joanne McNabb
California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

Scott Howland
California Highway Patrol

Andrea Wallin-Rohmann, Daniel Bout, James Parsons, Joanne McNabb, Scott Howland

A Vision for Securing California Government Information and Operations

This past year has been dubbed the year of Digital Disruption. The nightly news consistently reported on breaches of large retailers, financial institutions, and government agencies. These reports have brought home the scope and severity of the problem to the Executive Suite. Government Leaders are realizing the importance of implementing effective security and privacy practices, the need to plan for business continuity, the need for partnership between impacted organizations, the development of a risk management strategy and the training and education of all security related personnel.

This year’s Cyber Security event has expanded the partnerships to create a more holistic view of the issues while continuing to promote awareness and deliver an educational curriculum that will return attendees to their organizations better equipped to take action and be more effective in the following areas:

  • Convergence of Incident Management and Emergency Management: Working Together When an Attack Becomes a Cyber Emergency
  • Information Sharing and Collaboration: Connecting the Dots to Reveal the Larger Picture
  • Security and Privacy Leadership: Informed Risk-based Decision Making and Investment
  • Risk Management: Prevention through continuous Risk Analysis and Assessment
  • Building Security In: Intelligent Security Design, Development and Acquisition
  • Business Continuity and Technology Recovery Planning: Crisis Communication and Consequence Management
  • Privacy: Protecting Privacy in the Internet of Everything

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Past Event

Emerging Technologies 2016
May 12, 2016

Chris Cruz
CA Dept of Technology

Executive Sponsor: Chris Cruz

The Department of Technology is pleased to announce the third Annual Emerging Technologies Conference on May 12, 2016 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Continuing from last year, the forum will encourage innovative thinking, enhance technical skills and education, and promote collaborative networking.

We will be working to develop solution sessions in the following focus areas:

  • Security and Risk Management
  • Emerging Government solutions like Cloud Services, Mobile technologies, & Customer Relationship Management Tools
  • New Methods of development like Agile and Incremental Software Delivery
  • Data Management including Open Data and Open Source, Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • Operational Challenges like Consolidation and Optimization, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity and Legacy Modernization
  • Business Issues like, Budget and Cost Control, Human Resources/Talent Management, and the Development of an Enterprise Vision and Roadmap for IT

It is time for California government to focus on improving the services it offers and how it interacts with the citizens who need them. Information Technology plays a major role in that effort and it is important that we evaluate, educate, and develop communities of interest to advance that objective.

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What People Are Saying...

  • “You and your team are awesome to work with and I agree the best event so far. And it was not just the sessions and plenaries, it was also many hallway conversations I was participating in and listening to. You are helping build a real community in partnership with vendors, program leaders, and IT professionals. It takes all three to build effective programs and deliver successful projects. Great job! ”

    — Bill Otterbeck, California Department of Health Care Services

  • “The Project Delivery Summit has brought to light education and training opportunities highlighting project management disciplines to better enable the successful delivery of State IT Projects. It has filled a need in terms of delivering free training on the pillars surrounding managing projects to the State of CA workforce. With the public and private sector working together to create content, the workforce has benefited in terms of exposure to education and training that otherwise they may not have gotten. This summit is in its second year, and 70% of the attendees were new to the summit. Not only are IT personnel invited to this summit, but the department’s program areas are invited as well in order to better educate them. Through this exposure, the Department of Technology has been successful in launching our Project Academy Series which takes a deeper dive into the content that is discussed in these forums. The better educated and trained workforce, the more successful we will be in delivering projects for the State of CA. ”

    — Christie Borchin,