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RevTechX 2018 Open & Welcome

Opening Remarks: Leveraging New Technologies to Improve Citizen Services

Presented by Mike Strohl, President and CEO, Entisys360

9:00 AM
Opening Keynote - The Power of Now - Innovation Today

DevOpps and Cloud enable all solutions presented; enable the development and manufacturing of the technologies, as well as, the delivery of the applications and solutions to all users. Entisys360 services and solutions provide a roadmap to ensure all existing and emerging technologies connect and provide speed to market, are cost effective and unsurpassed user experience from the data center to the endpoints in and out of the cloud.

10:00 AM
Keynote - SMART Government: Setting the stage for SMART Communities

Our streets and public spaces are being repurposed to suit the needs, lifestyles and movement of today's urbanites. Communities of the future have the opportunity to become testing grounds of innovation. How can we repurpose our communities to answer some of the most pressing needs of state and local governments along with our citizens, from energy efficiency and storage to safety and security? How can Smart/IoT solutions reshape our environment and how people interact? How can we enhance the safety, security, and experience of citizens? Can Smart/IoT solutions offer us the answer to common urban woes?

10:00 AM
Session 3-1 - Creating an Analysis Tool using Data, Maps and Satellite Views

Using open and readily available data on the internet, I will demonstrate a series of dashboards for all state agencies which will provide an interesting analysis of what data the public as access to.

Examples will be shown incorporating tabular data with GIS, Satellite and Google Street View maps. Other areas discussed will be data quality, visualization, risks and tying in KPI's with a strategic plan.

Included datasets: Property Owner, Electrical and Water Usage, Sustainability factors, Procurement, Air Quality and Vehicle Accidents for all state agencies. Additional datasets to demonstrate what is possible: Asset management, Vehicle movement and performance.

10:00 AM
Session 4-1 - Identity Crisis - Why Digital Identity is Vital to Smart Cities

No longer is the smart city concept a futuristic idea. A smart city is a digital city, built upon IoT devices (street lamps, parking meters, rubbish bins, traffic lights sensors, etc.) and provides digital services for their citizens. With an estimated 25 billion connected things by 2025, smart city planners are facing something of an identity crisis! These "connected devices" also create some issues - they are often unable to communicate with each other because they lack individual digital identities.IoT devices were not built with security in mind. Attend this educational session to learn how your Smart City can enbale a digital identity that will provide context to the information that the IOT devices generate or are exposed to, as well providing security around those devices.

10:00 AM
Session 5-1 - Drones for Construction and Inspection

Firmatek offers 3DMapping services with deliverables such as Orthomosaic imagery, Digital Elevation models, Volumetric calculations, and Change Detection. Firmatek's Drone Program addresses the complex needs of clients and delivers the same precise measurements and data analytics that our customers have come to know and trust from our LiDAR scanning services. We can integrate drone and LiDAR data into our Data Analysis and Reporting Platform to give state and governmental entities the information they need.

10:00 AM
Session 6-1 - Technology Advances, Your Legacy IT does not. This is how to catch up.

Technology is advancing faster than technology adoption. There is no longer a conservative, incremental path to IT Modernization. But there is a path to modernization that is easy to start and quick to deliver results. It is based on five pillars: agile, cloud, modern software development, reusable components, and a product orientation. In this session we will describe the pillars and how they have been used to good effect at the Social Security Administration and now at DHCS's CA-MMIS Division. There will be time open for a discussion of specific techniques and issues in your IT shop.

11:00 AM
Keynote - The Challenge of Digital Abundance

Join EY's Global Government & Public Sector Leader George Atalla for a provocative keynote and panel discussion on the risks and opportunities for governments as a result of the digital revolution. With technology moving at such a rapid pace, governments must transform and embrace the disruption. New technologies have the potential to help governments understand their constituents better; provide services more effectively and efficiently; find new solutions to policy challenges; and provide data so other organizations can access this information. However, many governments are lagging behind the corporate world in harnessing the power of digital technologies, and the gap is widening. Breakthroughs in areas such as mobility, open data, advanced analytics, intelligent automation, the Internet of Things (IoT) and block chain are likely to be game changers�. George and the panel will explore how each of these technologies offer opportunities for governments to provide world-class customer experiences, transform the efficiency and reach of the public sector, and bring a step change in performance.

11:00 AM
Session 4-2 - Robotics Process Automation - Simple Ways Robots Enable Government to Do More

Robots are already helping government accomplish more with limited resources. This session presents real examples of how robots are improving government today, and presents the possibilities and simplicity of what Bots can do. We will build a bot during the presentation and provide a demonstration of the bot and what it can accomplish with just a 30 minute investment!

11:00 AM
Session 5-2 - Drones in Agriculture

In this one day intensive course students will learn how to set up precision agricultural flights that maximize crop yield. The use of automated flight planning, multispectral cameras, and the ability to detect moisture and nutrient levels allows crops to be monitored more closely than ever before. Course goals include understanding the equipment available for ag flights, types of missions that can be flown, familiarization with tracking software, and field methodology.

11:00 AM
Session 6-2 - Healthcare.gov: From Disaster to Operational Success

Hear about the behind-the-scenes story of how a small A-team of software engineers dropped in to save the famously failed roll out of Healthcare.gov. Learn from the first boots on the ground how they turned the disaster around into operational success and how that continues today.

12:00 PM
Keynote - Drones: A Multi-dimensional Platform for Agriculture, Public Safety, and the Environment

The Drone panel will focus on drones as a platform for convergent technologies that allow for a multitude of broad applications including agriculture, the environment and their inclusion in Smart City fire fighting and public safety applications.

The audience will learn how this particularly unique technology literally gives us a different way to solve problems in a safe and efficient way and simultaneously allows a different view of the world.

12:00 PM
Session 3-3 - Hybrid is Here to Stay, Now let's figure out how to do it.

The industry has finally acknowledge Hybrid is here to stay. The wholesale adoption of Cloud has not been as aggressive as originally expected for many different reasons. We will discuss what some of those reasons are, what Hybrid Enterprises look like today and the many considerations you must work through to have an effective Enterprise environment with what feels like infinite integration points.

12:00 PM
Session 4-3 - IoT in Infrastructure Empowering Citizenship and Quality of Life

A smart city empowers citizenship and quality of life for its residents. Timely & relevant information help to deliver citizen-centric services ultimately resulting in an enhanced experience for the end user, and efficiency for city professionals providing the services.

Cities are expanding the way data and digitization are used, implementing it into infrastructure operations and services in lighting, smart meters, and sensors in every part of city environments from small towns to thriving metropolises.

As digitization becomes a part of our infrastructure, organizations like the Zigbee Alliance bring together disparate implementations, use cases, customer experiences and the global vendor community to harmonize data standards, network communications, and security. This open-standards approach improves the likelihood of meeting project goals, and long-term success through established ecosystems and an open approach to development.

Zigbee Alliance President and CEO, Tobin Richardson, will share insights on how applying open standards to enable interoperability across devices and companies results in a better outcome for service providers, the end user, and the places we live.

12:00 PM
Session 5-3 - Drones for Public Safety and Transportation

Drones offer unique capabilities that can be helpful in identifying safety issues that need to be addressed. Whether it is inspecting infrastructure, planning the freeways of tomorrow, inspecting buildings, powerplants, windfarms, dams, other government structures, or even shining a spotlight on recent improvements, there are many ways that drones can save time, money, and resources when it comes to public safety and transportation. Risk identification and early detection of potential problems are key force multipliers in this area.

12:00 PM
Session 6-3 - Your Journey to the Cloud: What You Want to Know & Pit Falls to Avoid!

Government and Commercial companies continue to review and adopt cloud and SaaS for their business and services. Understanding who does what and how to position for the best cloud agility, performance, uptime, data management, at lower costs and high functionality is critical. Learn what to expect from cloud services, what IT must consider when bringing data to the cloud, and advice for setting reasonable expectations. Join us for expertise and lessons learned based on cloud journeys of customers and organizations who have gone before you, so you can align your cloud plans for the best outcome.

1:00 PM
Keynote - On the Horizon in Threat Intelligence

Cyber-attacks are increasing in sophistication and frequency. Security professionals are tasked with detection and response before major damage can be done. The complexity and volume of threats coupled with the speed with which they must respond is straining the practical limits for a human alone to respond. From AI to advanced encryption techniques to quantum computing, researchers and private industry are exploring advanced technologies to support Security professionals in making our communities and institutions safer from cyber threats and privacy intrusion. Join this session to hear what is on the horizon in threat intelligence and security operations.

Video Coming Soon

1:00 PM
Session 3-4 - Open, Accessible Legislation for all with Google Cloud ML Translation

Our communities are diverse, but language often excludes non-English speakers from the legislative process. Leveraging machine learning, we can now allow constituents to search legislation in over 84 of their own native languages! Come see how Google Cloud Machine Learning APIs and hardware products are enabling operations and promoting civic equality in a variety of use cases such as: legislation, policing de-escalation, customer service, self-service kiosks and more.

This session will be a combination of short presentation and demonstration, followed by group discussion.

1:00 PM
Session 4-4 - Your City. Securer. with NIST/DHS Smart Secure Cities and Communities Challenge.

If you want to comply with cybersecurity regulations or don't want to wake up and find your city in the news for data breaches, you probably have experienced the daunting challenges in budget and expertise shortages.

The challenges are tackled headon under NIST and Department of Homeland Security's joint "Smart Secure Cities and Communities Challenge." A team of experts and nonprofits have formed an Action Cluster to help municipalities to:
* get free cyber risk assessment methodology and technology
* get free technologies to defend against most common vulnerabilities (email-validating DMARC and privacy preserving and secure DNS solution)
* get experts to implement solutions pro bono or at cost through the nonprofit's matching platform

Is your city a low hanging fruit for indiscriminating cyberattacks? Come and talk to the NIST/DHS Action Cluster leaders. Get the confidence.

1:00 PM
Session 5-4 - Future Tech: Drones, Dashboards, Data and Emergency Fire Response

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control's presentation will recap our experience in developing a mobile application and public dashboards for data collection and dissemination during the recent wildfires, as well as our preliminary work using imagery from unmanned aerial vehicles, better known as drones, and high-accuracy GPS units to monitor progress at environmental cleanup sites. Our discussion will: (a) help other agencies learn from our experience in gaining internal and external support for a proof-of-concept project like the drones; and (b) help business partners understand how these technologies can solve the unique challenges that face public agencies. With technical, environmental, and criminal investigation backgrounds, our speakers will share their experience and insights on the value proposition of mobile and drone technologies. We will also discuss how requisite policies and procedures take shape via cross-agency collaboration and applied innovation.

1:00 PM
Session 6-4 - Leveraging The Cloud

Cloud technology is helping to modernize IT in support of good government. By moving to the consumption-based model of the cloud, government agencies can save money, innovate faster, and deliver capabilities that help achieve their mission.

From using artificial intelligence (AI) for facial recognition to bringing compute and storage to the tactical edge, a true hyperscale cloud enables government to lower IT costs and deliver innovative solutions to its most pressing challenges.

However, innovation is rarely easy. It usually doesn't come on the first pass, and is frequently the culmination of years of testing—and failing. In the past, this would mean not only slow innovation, but also expensive projects that may not result in success. Through the use of the cloud, government agencies are empowered to “fail fast” and accelerate the pace of innovation—in a secure environment and without large upfront investments.

2:00 PM
Keynote - Leveraging Machine Learning in the Cloud

In today's digital age, public sector organizations are being asked to deliver citizen services faster, more reliably and more affordably than ever before. Machine Learning offers tremendous opportunity to meet these demands, innovate new solutions and achieve mission. Teresa Carlson, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, will explain how public sector organizations can leverage Machine Learning services in a secure and compliant cloud environment and will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing public sector organizations as Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence continue to evolve.

Video Coming Soon

2:00 PM
Session 3-5 - Empowering Data Discovery in Government

This session will highlight the impactful ways Tableau is being used within state government agencies as it relates to citizen experience and interaction. Governments have massive amounts of data on citizens through interactions and data collection. But we see silos of data, data that isn't shared beyond the boundaries of the data owner. Individual government agencies are reluctant to share data across the government enterprise, leading to a disjointed and sometimes inaccurate view of the citizen and their needs. What governments need is that 360 degree view of each individual citizen and their unique circumstances. Tableau offers governments the best way to align all data on citizens together. By doing this Tableau can be used to quickly understand citizen circumstances and quickly identify need. Once identified, it can be used to tailor the right set of benefits to address both present and future needs. And with better insights to data, we can ensure we deliver programs and resources quickly to the citizen who need it most.

2:00 PM
Session 4-5 - Future of Work MeetUp

Artificial intelligence, the rise of gig economy platforms, and a new wave of automation will further change the future of work and the skill sets required to thrive in the workforce. How will employers be impacted? How can workers upskill to avoid becoming stranded? Understanding shifts in the future of work can help policy makers, employers, and workers move forward on strategies to ensure California's economic resilience.

Join this Future of Work MeetUp to share your observations about the future of work, learn about model workforce development practices, and discuss strategies helpful to employers and workers, including the governor's proposed fully online community college.

2:00 PM
Session 5-5 - SMART Fire Department Programs

Kirk plays an important role in SMART Fire Department Programs - Developing systems for public education, life safety marketing, firefighter training and emergency response operations. He coordinate with regional, national and global leaders in the space who are offering hardware, software and technical support in the development of various platforms including helmet mounted/heads up displayed 360/3D building plans for use with virtual and augmented reality.

2:00 PM
Session 6-5 - Are you gambling with your future? Learn ways to up your game to improve your security

During this interactive discussion we will be reviewing data from the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR)...

  • The biggest cyber security threats in your sector and what you can do to mitigate them.
  • Who's behind the attacks and how they're getting in.
  • What motivates the cybercriminals.
  • How nine incident patterns can help you predict what the cybercriminals will do next.

Mr. Bowman will walk you through patterns in the security landscape and our adversary's operational methods.

No system is 100% secure. But understanding the threats you face will help you improve your security. Cybercriminals are using all the information they can get hold of to up their game. You should too.

3:00 PM
Session 3-6 - Lets Talk: The Future of APIs

APIs have revolutionized the way we build software. This technology has certainly simplified application integration, allowing us to deliver new functionality faster than ever before. But perhaps more important, APIs open services to a wider, global audience that brings with it a valuable fresh perspective. These are the innovators who see opportunities that service creators often miss.

In this talk, we will look at the state of the art in API design and management. We will highlight the shortcomings of the current model and consider how APIs should adapt to a world of ephemeral services. We will explore how APIs might adapt to asynchronous and streaming models of information delivery and examine the security implications of a truly global application network

3:00 PM
Session 4-6 - Netflix for Web Maps? The Data Streaming Revolution

Netflix, Spotify, Pandora ...Giza? More and more of the media we interact with every day is streamed from cloud storage, as opposed to stored offline and on-premise. Come join Jessica Chen, a Sales Engineer at AppGeo, to learn about the Giza Tile Streaming Appliance. We'll be demonstrating the cost-efficiencies of storing your tiled imagery and basemap data in the cloud, and then streaming it out to your users using our high-performance appliance, Giza. We'll also be exhibiting some of Giza's additional valuable features, such as account and data management in a user-friendly web interface, and customizable usage logging and tracking through tables and heatmaps. Finally, we will present the sucess stories of some of Giza's current customers, such as CalTrans, the State of Texas, and the State of Utah.

3:00 PM
Session 6-6 - The Growing Gap- Are you Cyber Prepared?

Cybersecurity is no longer a technology issue but a strategic organizational imperative. Join EYs Public Sector National Cybersecurity Leader Rakesh Thakur as he discusses the five challenges faced at every level in governance and the public sector.

1. Are you compliant with laws, regulations and rules? Compliance is no longer voluntary for most organizations.

2. How well protected is high-value citizen information? Often housed on systems used by a mobile workforce, initiatives like BYOD can bring cost savings and productivity gains but can also pose serious cybersecurity threats.

3. Could a hacker disrupt key systems, putting citizens at risk? Despite sophisticated attacks, hackers often take advantage of simple techniques as many organizations neglect basic security.

4. Are you well prepared to monitor, detect and respond to information security threats? The most damaging attacks are silent, remaining undetected for long periods.

5. Are we using budgets appropriately? Prioritizing cybersecurity efforts based on organizational key objectives is necessary when faced with limited budget.

8:30 AM
Day 2 -Welcome and Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks: The Future of Government

Presented by Assemblyman, Travis Allen

Video Coming Soon

9:00 AM
Day 2 Opening Keynote - Smart Communities - The Future Ain't What it Used to Be

No doubt our world is changing quickly. Business models and consumer expectations are shifting at lightning speed. Even in the generally conservative and regulated world of running government, the times they are a changin'. Technology, in particular, has moved from the periphery of the action to the center of almost all activities. Government leaders and staff are being confronted by a massive array of new choices. Some will succeed and many will fail. This keynote discusses this new environment of rapid innovation and disruption and proposes several key areas to monitor, and perhaps even for experimentation. Organizational change can be unpleasant, but it can also be a phenomenal inspiration for delivering higher quality human experiences.

10:00 AM
Day 2 Keynote - Google's Street View cars can collect air pollution data, too

Oakland is exposed to daily emissions from truck and ship engines. Pockets of soot, smog, and nitrogen dioxide hover above many of the city's homes, schools, and community centers, while other areas remain relatively clear. To find these pollution "hot spots," researchers installed air quality monitoring equipment on two Google Street View mapping cars. The vehicles strategically roamed Oakland's streets over the course of a year, ultimately logging 15,000 miles and gathering 3 million unique measurements. The resulting interactive maps provide one of the most detailed views of pollution patterns ever created, according to researchers from the nonprofit Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), the University of Texas at Austin, the Google Earth Outreach program, and the startup Aclima. "This new method allows us to visualize the data so communities and policymakers can identify the sources of harmful pollution and take action to improve safety and health," he said in a statement.

10:00 AM
Session 3-7 - Exploration of Use Cases for Blockchain in Government

Blockchain is one of the leading technologies that will change how government operates from the keeper of data to the enabler of efficiency. This session will review a series of current and future uses cases that may significantly change how government interacts with it's stakeholders. Join us to learn more about blockchain, how it can be leveraged, and how this critical technology will change the role of government.

10:00 AM
Session 4-7 - Using Bluetooth Beacons to Build Smarter Cities

Description: For many, the Internet of Things is nothing short of magic. However, behind this magic is a clever system of sensors, data, devices and software that all work in concert to automagically make things happen in the right place at the right time.

Meet Bluetooth beacons, the tiny devices behind the Internet of Things. Beacons are a low cost emerging technology with many applications in indoor navigation and public transportation, personalized retail experiences, asset management, and location-based notifications. Beacons help tourists to navigate city attractions, visually impaired to travel with better accuracy, citizens feel safe in emergency situations, utilities to optimize their logistics, hospitals to organize staff and resources and city planners to improve transportation. Applications are endless!

If you're excited about this versatile and affordable technology, come join us and learn all about how beacon technology can improve the quality of life in smart cities.

10:00 AM
Session 5-7 - Drones in Law Enforcement

Drones can allow LEO's to have situational awareness in a way only helicopters could provide in the past. A live or recorded view of a crime scene can help document key data that would otherwise be lost. In this course with an emphasis on procedures and tactics, officers learn about basic tactical drone use for surveillance, accident investigation, and evidence collection. Case studies will be examined to show how useful drones are to the departments that have already incorporated this powerful technology.

10:00 AM
Session 6-7 - Building the Digital Workspace for the Cloud Era

Today's workers are becoming increasingly mobile and want access to applications and data, whether hosted on prem or in the cloud, from any device, on any network, located anywhere in the world. Seeing an increase in cloud adoption and impact from digital transformation, organizations are facing increased expectations to meet the performance and security requirements for the modern workforce. Securing the data can be incredibly costly, and Digital Transformation trends like hybrid cloud, IT automation, and big data are increasing the complexity of the virtual workplace. Many organizations have found the solution is to centralize and secure their data and applications, enabling access through a highly protected, productivity empowering Digital Workspace that is available from anywhere, any time, from any device. Attend this session to learn more about how others are addressing these challenges in the industry!

11:00 AM
Day 2 Keynote - Smart Cities / Smart State: Disruptive Innovation in Smart Government

Randell Iwasaki and Deloitte Consulting present persepctives on the art of the possible: exploring disruptive innovations in smart government, looking ahead to the connected future.

Presentation will be followed by a panel discussion on the smart ecosystem. Smart government provides an opportunity for government at all levels, private sector and academia to come together to make real progress and significant impact.

Panel will discuss practical applications:

  • Real examples of what are states and cities doing today?
  • Examples of how agencies have leveraged assets to advance smart government and smart transportation
  • Examples of how advances in smart transportation can address broader community challenges, such as improving service to underserved populations, improving healthcare accessibility
  • Lessons learned - What is working? What challenges are government agencies facing?

11:00 AM
Session 3-8 - Machine Learning in Space Exploration

Using Machine Learning for space exploration is exciting because of the large amount of information that has already been collected and the prospect of more to come.

Shashi will speak about an application of machine learning to space applications through the NASA Frontier Development Lab public-private partnership based on the NASA Ames Research campus. In 2017 Intel worked with NASA FDL to apply machine learning to lunar resource recovery.

11:00 AM
Session 4-8 - Presented by Iron Mountain

Come learn about Iron Mountains Iron essential Cloud solution portfolio which includes Iron Mountains secure cloud storage offerings (Iron Cloud), video surveillance offering, Iron Cloud Critical Protection & Recovery (CPR). This progressive cloud solution helps get your organization off of tape and adopt the cloud as a go-forward strategy.

11:00 AM
Session 5-8 - A Demonstration of Drone Technology in Vegetative Mapping

The prospect of using drones for vegetation sampling is exciting because of the large amount of information that can be collected with minimal effort.

Dr. Crutsinger will speak about and demonstrate the use of a drone in quantifying the distribution and abundance of plants in a particular area and the importance of this information to plant ecology. The ability to estimate plant distributions over large areas using traditional approaches is generally limited because of the time and expense required. Intensive plant surveys may also result in unacceptable levels of disturbance to sensitive ecosystems due to soil compaction, disruption of soil organic layers, trampling, and vegetation damage.

This demonstration should be important to any agency that has a need to know the specifics of vegetation in a particular area, or the changes in these areas over time. Watch the demonstration and have the opportunity to speak with Dr. Crutsinger

11:00 AM
Session 6-8 -A New Model of Trust for a Zero Trust Online World

In this session, we will present recent trends in the overall state of online trust in the digital economy, key factors that are having a negative impact on overall digital economic growth, and provide recommendations on a new model of online trust that organizations can implement that will control risk more effectively and drive better user experiences.

12:00 PM
Day 2 Lunch Keynote - Block Chain and it's Technological Implications

Blockchain is a trending topic right now but understanding how it will impact the future of both California Government and the People of California is still a challenge. This Plenary Session is designed to dispell many of the myths and identify the real value that this new technology will offer.�

Shoshana, General Counsel at Crypto Lotus, is one of this Nation's Leading Experts on the subject and she is renown for making this topic not only understandable, but also to help Executives understand strategically how this will benefit all organizations that deal with information. Attendees will walk away with both an understanding of the principles behind this technology and strategies that will allow them to plan how to incorporate Blockchain protected information into their transparancy and information sharing demands.

12:00 PM
Session 3-9 - Innovative technologies, transforming the datacenter

Together, Pure Storage and Rubrik modernizes your virtualized data center with all-flash performance, automated backup, and instant recovery.

The Pure Storage FlashArray platform powers virtualization by allowing administrators to consolidate workloads without losing performance, and to achieve 100% virtualization with confidence. Pure Storage enables scale from hundreds to thousands of VM's without disruption, and is completely managed inside vCenter.
Rubrik introduces the r6000 Series™, delivering backup, instant recovery, replication, and archival in one, infinitely scalable system. Rubrik Converged Data Management powers the r6000, collapsing physically separate hardware and software resources—like backup software, replication, storage, and catalogs—into a single fabric that scales up to thousands of nodes.

12:00 PM
Session 4-9 - Vision Zero: Preventing fatalities, Are your citizens safe crossing your intersections?

As cities across the world grow bigger and more complex, they are facing new challenges.
The number of traffic related fatalities and injuries are increasing at an alarming rate. Losing a single human life should never be acceptable when technology exists to help prevent such an atrocity. City leaders are committing to traffic safety and are increasingly turning to technology to help their communities become safer and friendlier to pedestrian and bicycles. Over 33 US cities have signed up for Vision Zero.

12:00 PM
Session 5-9 - Are Robots Reinventing the Definition of Productivity?

Do you know if a human or robot is handling your bank reconciliations or assisting your Finance and Tax teams? Not so long ago that sounded far-fetched, today it is our reality. An estimated 30%-40% of existing organizational processes are likely to be impacted by robotic process automation (RPA), machine learning and intelligent automation. RPA and machine learning will fundamentally change the role of finance, supply chain, tax, and IT among others. How? Manual, redundant steps, reconciliations, data entry, consolidating information from multiple systems, etc. are an excellent use of RPA - it is the skillset of software robots (or often, simply "bots"). Typically, humans prefer not to perform those types of repetitive steps. By teaming with bots, work like data entry can be automated and will allow employees to focus on strategic, innovative work that adds value and requires critical thinking skills. This shift is even more appealing to millennials, a generation of workers who crave purpose and who will soon be a dominant part of the workforce. By bots taking over the routine and repetitive work, today's employees can focus on creativity and innovation. It goes without saying that millennials have an advantage when it comes to RPA: they grew up expecting to interact with technology. This shift begs the question, what about job seekers who may not have a toe in tech? Moreover, mature workers with tenure but no tech background? In an economy that is already challenging for jobseekers, should RPA be considered a threat? Employees need to be innovators and reinvent productivity and understand that "I won't have a job if I don't keep up with the trends." Attendees of this session will walk away with ideas and use cases where RPA can be implemented in their organization now and how they can add greater value.

12:00 PM
Session 6-9 - Best Practices for Developing an Effective Cyber Security Strategy

In this session we'll discuss the cyber-security challenges that government organizations face, and the subsequent shift in how to address those challenges. As governments continue to adopt digital technologies that modernize their processes and better serve their citizens, every expansion into new digital technologies (remote employee access, client self-service, Wi-Fi, SaaS, cloud, IoT and more) also introduces vulnerabilities and points where the network can be infiltrated. In addition, as governments collect and store more valuable data digitally, they become attractive targets for cyber attackers seeking to spy or profit. The result is a cybersecurity arms race in which new attack vectors are countered with new security products. This comes at a significant cost to governments (specially IT departments). Every new solution that helps secure endpoints, SaaS, remote access, or other network areas and functions also adds complexity and cost while reducing the effectiveness of the network and security teams.

1:00 PM
Day 2 Keynote - A Smart City Strategy is a City Strategy: There's no Need for any Other

Buzzwords like "digital", "data" and the "Internet of Things" can dominate the conversation about smart cities. But what really makes a city "smart?"

Join KPMG as we offer best practices around creating a smart city strategy including:

  • Building a business case for funding
  • Engaging with citizens and communities
  • Establishing strong partnerships for collaboration
  • Using data - the power of platforms
  • With services, infrastructure and resources put to the test, how can we make sure our cities remain livable and sustainable?

As well, how can we mobilize data, knowledge and people to do it smarter? Data and digital technology are certainly part of the answer but we mustn't forget the human factor. We need to uncover what is of value, both to citizens and to potential investors. We need to weigh the opportunities and risks and create the future.

Becoming a smart city is not a matter of flicking a switch. It's a journey.

1:00 PM
Session 3-10 - Become a Tableau and Power BI Ninja leveraging MOOC's and Open Data!

Drawing upon diverse use cases from Credit Unions, Agile Implementations and Project Scheduling, this session will describe how you can ramp up and become a Ninja in both Tableau and Power BI. Leveraging (nearly) free Open Online courses and Open data sources, you will learn how to develop data insights with both Power BI and Tableau. We will create on the VIZ's on the fly with Credit Union open data and create an User Story and Test case navigator for Agile projects

1:00 PM
Session 5-10 - Virtual Reality - Powered by Intel

Intel is at the forefront of VR, providing an ecosystem of capabilities and partnerships driving this technology's massive potential to merge physical and digital worlds in real time. This talk will provide an introduction to Virtual Reality and bring VR experiences to life and showcase what's possible with interesting and absorbing practical demos.

1:00 PM
Session 6-10 - How Hybrid Cloud Changes Your Security Visibility

Security requirements do not go away when you move part of your data center to the cloud. Although most security controls can be easily applied to systems in the cloud, the weight of those controls and what constitutes an immediate concern versus a lower priority alert can be different. We will discuss the requirement for advanced visibility to differentiate your cloud systems versus your internal data center with central visibility. With the dynamic nature of the cloud and the flexibility of the modern data center it is important to apply the same security controls but view the alerts differently depending on their origin.

2:00 PM
Day 2 Keynote - Your Chance to Get It Right: Building Security into DevOps

Security's goal of minimizing risk can seem at odds with development's need for rapid change. There is a middle path that allows development to deliver secure code at DevOps speed, but it requires security to adopt principles that have proven successful for DevOps and the development team to share accountability for security. This session will discuss organizational, process and technology innovations that enable security without slowing down development.

2:00 PM
Session 3-11 - Rise of the Humans: Integrating Digital and Human Labor

The age of digital labor is here. Robotic process automation (RPA), machine learning, cognitive computing, artificial intelligence, and advanced analytics are driving unparalleled transformation in the private sector. Government agencies are beginning to embrace the cognitive era, but many questions remain regarding where to begin the journey, and how to integrate people, bots, and bosses.

This session is intended to help technology leaders and professionals demystify this technology. The session includes a discussion of the evolving scale and range of solutions, from simple bots to complex machine learning and how organizations have initiated their digital strategy and executed on their automation roadmap. We will also be providing exciting live demos of each different class of automation and machine intelligence – from simple automation bots through to cognitive applications!

2:00 PM
Session 6-11 - Using Threat Intelligence to Enhance Cyber Resiliency

The Cyber Resiliency Lifecycle consists of five phases and incorporates asset, identity and vulnerability management to better protect organizations against a broad array of cyber threats. In this session, we will discuss how threat intelligence can improve the effectiveness of Cyber Resiliency's five phases: Prepare, Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover - helping you prioritize threat actors, find hidden threat activity, and better respond to cyber incidents thanks to enriched and contextualized incident response findings. In addition, post-incident threat intelligence helps you gauge the impact on business operations and suggests improvements to the resiliency plan, so you can better prepare for the next attack.

3:00 PM
Day 2 Keynote - Drones and Data for California State Government & Agencies

This session is important to any agencies that seeks to deploy drones, and to acquire and secure retrieved data. We will focus on the integration of drones in the national airspace, and the acquisition, display, storage and security of drone data

3:00 PM
Session 4-12 - Community Driven IOT Data Rivers

Current generation IOT systems often demand device cohesiveness across an infrastructure. While such structures support application specific needs, it also creates operational silos that can stifle long term success.

The USC led I3 Consortium is breaking down these silos to realize a distributed IOT network. To do this, the device owners that produce data have to be empowered to interact with applications that desire data through an open data marketplace. Such a contributory IOT infrastructure allows city and state governments to leverage their investment in IOT devices to increase IOT benefits without sacrificing data stream control. This same technology also allows citizens to manage their participation in the emerging data ecosystem.
Working together, as an open consortium, I3 can accelerate the benefits derived from IOT technologies. However, this will require new tools that respect and value by treating them as partners in the realization of a cooperative vision of IoT.

3:00 PM
Session 5-12 - Drones for Search and Rescue

Every year people get lost and/or injured in wilderness areas. Locating these persons quickly can be the difference between life and death in some situations. Participants will learn time-saving search technique that give first responders the best odds of locating victims. Night operations are also covered in this course

3:00 PM
Session 6-12 - Safely Adopting Cloud Apps and Services with Integrated Cloud Security

The rapid adoption of cloud apps has had a ripple effect on all areas of security. Solutions are needed to provide visibility into cloud app activity, seamlessly enforce DLP policies across on premises and cloud infrastructure, monitor suspicious account behavior, and prevent malware and APTs from penetrating cloud accounts. This talk will discuss how you can monitor and control Shadow IT use of cloud apps; prevent the exposure of sensitive data in the cloud; address regulatory compliance requirements such as GDPR, PCI DSS, and HIPAA when using SaaS and Iaas; and integrate cloud security with your existing enterprise IT security systems on-premises and in the cloud.

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