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

Registration

8am - 9am

Networking Breakfast / New Attendee Orientation

9am - 9:30am

Opening Remarks and Welcome

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

9:30am - 10:15am

State Report - OHIO

10:15am - 10:30am

Networking Break

10:30am - 11:30am

Public/Private Sector Speed Networking Session

11:30am - 12pm

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

12pm - 1pm

Lunch

1pm - 1:45pm

State Report - NEBRASKA

1:45pm - 2:45pm

Technology Session
Doing Business with State Government

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

2:45pm - 3pm

Networking Break

3pm - 4pm

Technology Session
FirstNet

4pm - 4:45pm

State Report - MICHIGAN

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

Registration

8am - 9am

Networking Breakfast

9am - 10am

Public/Private Sector Speed Networking Session

10am - 10:15am

Networking Break

10:15am - 11am

State Report - MISSOURI

11am - 12pm

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

Paul Groll, Enterprise Technology Architect, State of Michigan

Artificial Intelligence. Serverless Computing, Docker, Kubernetes, Containers. ReactJS, Rust, Mongo, Datastax. Multi-Cloud, IoT, Edge Computing, Fog Computing. Cynefin Decision Framework. And the increasing complexity of integrating, managing, and operating all of this. Whew!

The wave of emerging technologies now burgeoning around us is not letting up, and promises only to grow into the 2020s. Recent reports indicate that many skills in IT now have a useful lifecycle of only two-to-four years. For many states, with running applications more than 8-12 years old (or 20), coping with this new world will be a watershed challenge.

12pm - 1pm

Lunch

1pm - 1:45pm

State Report - MINNESOTA

1:45pm - 2:45pm

Technology Session

2:45pm - 3pm

Networking Break

3pm - 3:45pm

State Report - IOWA

3:45pm - 4:30pm

State Report - WISCONSIN

6pm

NASTD Dinner Event

 

 

Thursday, April 11

 

8am - 9am

Breakfast

9am - 10:30am

State Only Business Meeting