Midwest Agenda

Monday, April 8


2pm - 5pm

Registration Opens

6pm - 8pm

Peer-to-Peer Networking Reception


Dinner on your own



Tuesday, April 9


7:30am - 5pm


8am - 9am

Networking Breakfast / New Attendee Orientation

9am - 9:30am

Opening Remarks and Host State Welcome

Robert Simms, Director, Networks & Unified Communications
State of Missouri
NASTD Midwestern Region President

Ervan Rodgers, CIO
State of Ohio

9:30am - 10:15am

State Report - OHIO

*Diamond Sponsor Recognition - Comcast Business

10:15am - 10:30am

Networking Break

10:30am - 11:15am

State Report - NEBRASKA

*Diamond Sponsor Recognition - NICE inContact

11:15am - 11:45am

Association Update and Annual Conference Preview

John Hoffman, Chief Technology Officer
Department of Information Resources
State of Texas
NASTD President

Brad Steele, Director of Unified Communications
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
NASTD Vice President/Conference Program Chair

11:45am - 1pm


1pm - 1:45pm

State Report - MICHIGAN

*Diamond Sponsor Recognition - AT&T

1:45pm - 2:45pm

Technology Session
Doing Business with State Government

Dean Johnson, COO, Georgia Technology Authority, State of Georgia

*Diamond Sponsor Recognition - CDWG

2:45pm - 3pm

Networking Break

3pm - 4pm

Technology Session

Travis Hull,
Public Safety Products Advisor, Devices and Applications

4pm - 5pm

Speed Networking

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Diamond Sponsor Reception (invitation only)

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Peer-to-Peer Networking


Dinner on your own



Wednesday, April 10


7:30am - 2pm


8am - 9am

Networking Breakfast

9am - 9:45am

State Report - OKLAHOMA

*Diamond Sponsor Recognition - CenturyLink

9:45am - 10:30am

State Report - MISSOURI

*Diamond Sponsor Recognition - Dell EMC

10:30am - 10:45am

Networking Break

10:45am - 12pm

Technology Session
Emerging Technologies and State Government: Are You Ready?

Paul Groll, Enterprise Technology Architect, State of Michigan

The wave of emerging technologies now burgeoning around us is not letting up, and promises only to grow into the 2020s. Which technologies matter?  Which might we ignore for a while?  Which are vital this year?  Can we train staff quickly enough?  Will there be funding for this?  Can we recruit new skills?  Will there be enough capacity in the global market to support hiring?  Or will this be the impetus for more rapid out-sourcing, perhaps even off-shore?  Join Paul Groll to examine these changes now coming over our collective horizon.

12pm - 1pm


1pm - 1:45pm

State Report - MINNESOTA

*Diamond Sponsor Recognition - Zscaler

1:45pm - 2:45pm

Technology Session
Ohio One Networking Project

Rory Barrett,
IT Mgr 2, State of Ohio
Henry Smith,
Network Administrator, State of Ohio

2:45pm - 3pm

Networking Break

3pm - 3:45pm

State Report - IOWA

3:45pm - 4:30pm

State Report - WISCONSIN

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Speed Networking


NASTD Dinner Event
Hubbard Grille



Thursday, April 11


8am - 9am


9am - 10:30am

State Members Meeting