Trending Technologies 2015

Date: May 21, 2015

8:0am - 6:00pm

Location: Sacramento Convention Center 1400 J Street Sacramento, CA

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Featured Speakers

Opening Speaker

Carlos Ramos
Director, State CIO
CA Dept of Technology

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Keynote Presenter

P K Agarwal
Former CEO
TiE Global

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Lunch Keynote Speaker

Steve Poeppe
Sr. Director for Government, Healthcare, & Education

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Event Description

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The pace at which Technology changes continues to present challenges for Government Line of Business Leaders as well as Technology Personnel. This forum will examine the Top Technologies that are influencing California Government and examine how to best leverage them for the greatest impact.

The goal of this event is to provide a one-day forum that will deliver impactful education to attendees at all levels (line, executive and stakeholders), identify Best Practices in regards to new technology implementation, and provide a networking environment to allow the exchange of ideas.

Focus Areas for this Year’s Forum

Based on feedback from polling, the following technologies represent the areas of the greatest interest:

  • Mobile Technologies – Effectively Mobilizing the Government Workforce
  • Actionable Analytics – Using Analytics to Support Line of Business Decisions
  • Modernizing the Network – Optimizing Government Infrastructure
  • Securing the IT Environment – Preventing Critical Data Loss and Theft
  • Leveraging Big Data – Gaining Control of the Oceans of Government Information
  • Cloud Computing – Creative Strategies for Working in the Cloud
  • Business Process Management – Improving the way that Government Does Business

This Forum will take place in Sacramento at the Downtown Convention Center. The format will be a combination of educational presentations, workshops, labs, collaborative roundtables and panel discussions. The educational sessions will be developed by an Advisory Board consisting of Public/Private sector partners that will work in teams to identify, create, and deliver meaningful content.

Featured Speakers:

Opening Remarks:  Carlos Ramos, State CIO, CA Dept of Technology

Keynote Presentation: PK Agarwal:  Former CEO, TiE Global 

A Vision of the Future –Disruption and Opportunities Ahead for Government.

Abraham Lincoln’s assertion that “The best way to predict your future is to create it” is an apt metaphor for our times as well. We are at a very important crossroad today. While technology and globalization is disrupting and turning upside down every segment of government and industry, it is also creating unimaginable opportunities for government to better serve constituents where leaders are looking ahead and shaping the future. Armed with the right knowledge, one could capitalize on these opportunities to unlock a smart and brighter future for many generations to come. Those failing to heed the call of transformation are destined for the dust heap of history - status quo is not an option. This disruption is impacting every sector of government and economy, including IT, health care, education, transportation, finance and taxation, jobs and employment, public safety, government operations, to name a few. This keynote discusses the cycle and magnitude of change taking place in this tech driven knowledge revolution and seven overarching trends that provide insights into the shape of things to come, and how to harness these forces to transform government.

Lunch Keynote Presentation:  Steve Poeppe, Sr. Director for Government, Healthcare & Education of Tanium Inc.

Looking Forward To IT Tools Of The Future

As technology advanced over the past 5-10-20 years, users’ expectations changed, business processes changed, and customers’ demands changed. But IT professionals have, for years, struggled with the same out-of-date technology, which only continues to become more and more outdated. CIOs are now taking this battle into the boardroom as they work closer with COOs, CFOs and CMOs to align strategic goals, and equip their teams to meet these goals. While replacing old tools costs money, the potential to save time and recoup your entire investment is an appealing proposition, and private and public organizations are turning toward more niche, flexible tools that, unlike their incumbent legacy systems, can evolve as their business and customer demands evolve. Increased levels of automation and better, faster real-time data will continue to allow IT professionals to take on more consultant-type roles to educate their users on how to better leverage technology to improve business outcomes. Steve Poeppe, will discuss how CIOs can empower their IT teams to support further innovation and meet the challenges that come with a constantly changing business technology landscape.


If you are a Vendor Partner that would like more information, please contact Russ Hicks @ 916-204-1123 or

Thank you for your interest!

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Sacramento Convention Center
1400 J Street Sacramento, CA

Government Partners

CA Board of Equalization

CA Conservation Corps

CA Dept of Corrections & Rehabilitation

CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife

CA Dept of Food & Agriculture

CA Dept of Health Care Services

CA Dept of Motor Vehicles

CA Dept of Public Health

CA Dept of Social Services

CA Dept of Technology

CA Dept of Transportation

CA Dept of Water Resources

CA Employment Development Department

CA Health Care Services -MMIS Division

CA High Speed Rail Authority

CA Highway Patrol

CA Information Security Office

CA Lottery

CA Military Department

CA National Guard

CA State Library

CA State University Sacramento


County of San Joaquin

Nevada County

South Tahoe Public Utility District

University of CA Office of the President

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