NACo's 83rd Annual Conference & Exposition

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Thursday, Jul 12
8:30 am to 12:00 pm

8:30 am to 12:00 pm

County CIO and Technology Leadership Forum (separate RSVP required)

8:30 am to 12:00 pmGovernor's Ballroom A/E, Convention Center, Level 2 | 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

The County CIO and Leadership Forum is designed to provide county CIOs, county administrators, and county leaders responsible for technology services with an opportunity to connect, to share leading practices, and to learn about the important challenges that impact county government IT services. The County CIO and Leadership Forum agenda focuses on secure election systems, IT fraud, foreign software and hardware and effective partnerships.  

Breakfast is provided. County CIO and Leadership Forum attendees are invited to stay for lunch and the Smarter Counties Summit: Technology Driving Innovation

* Please RSVP via the conference registration form. To check your RSVP response, email nacomeetings@naco.org.

Commissioner, Larimer County, Colo. and Chair, NACo Information Technology Standing Committee  
 
Chief Information Officer at Larimer County Government, Colo.  
 
County Information Security Officer, Tarrant County, Texas  
 
Chief Information Officer, County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania  
 
IT Security and Operations Team Lead, Larimer County, Colo.  
 
Director of Strategic Planning, LexisNexis Risk Solutions  
 
Chief Information Security Officer, Fairfax County Government, Fairfax County, Va.  
 
Director of Stakeholder Engagement, Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center  
 
Director of Security Solutions, US Public Sector Market, IBM Security  
 
PDF icon County CIO and Technology Leadership Forum_Annual 2018.pdf
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Luncheon: County CIO Forum and Smarter Counties Summit

12:00 pm to 1:00 pmGovernor's Ballroom A/E, Convention Center, Level 2 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Open to County CIO Forum & Smarter Counties attendees that have RSVP'd. To check your RSVP response, email nacomeetings@naco.org.

1:00 pm to 5:30 pm

1:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Smarter Counties Summit: Technology Driving Innovation, Day 1 (formerly Tech Town Hall) - RSVP required

1:00 pm to 5:30 pmGovernor's Ballroom A/E, Convention Center, Level 2 | 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm

“Innovation” and “technology.” Two words that may not typically come to mind when considering how counties are serving the underserved. However, when deployed together, innovation – whether it be developing new programs, retooling a system or process – and technology that connects the public with government or agencies with each other play an important part of any county’s efforts to reach out and to better serve vulnerable populations and the economically disadvantaged.

During the Smarter Counties Summit, county leaders will explore the role that technology and innovation is playing to serve the underserved in our nation’s counties.

Presented by NACo and the Public Technology Institute (PTI), Day 1 of the Summit will address:

  • Setting the Stage: Panel Discussion Led by NACo President Roy Brooks
  • Addressing Substance Use Disorder
  • Resilient Counties
  • The Last Mile: Connecting the Underserved

Opening Session Panelists:

Executive Director, Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy  
 
Head of Government Relations, The Americas, PayPal, Inc.  
 
Industry Lead, Health & Human Services, US State and Local Gov't, IBM Global Business Services  
 
PDF icon Day 1 - Smarter Counties Summit Agenda.pdf
Friday, Jul 13
9:00 am to 11:00 am

9:00 am to 11:00 am

Telecommunications and Technology Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

9:00 am to 11:00 amLincoln A, Convention Center, Presidential Mezzanine, Level M | 9:00 am to 11:00 am
U.S. Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, BroadbandUSA  
 
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Smarter Counties Summit: Technology Driving Innovation, Day 2 (formerly Tech Town Hall) (separate RSVP required)

12:00 pm to 5:00 pmGovernor's Ballroom A/E, Convention Center, Level 2 | 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

“Innovation” and “technology.” Two words that may not typically come to mind when considering how counties are serving the underserved. However, when deployed together, innovation – whether it be developing new programs, retooling a system or process – and technology that connects the public with government or agencies with each other play an important part of any county’s efforts to reach out and to better serve vulnerable populations and the economically disadvantaged.

During the Smarter Counties Summit, county leaders will explore the role that technology and innovation is playing to serve the underserved in our nation’s counties.

Presented by NACo and the Public Technology Institute (PTI), Day 2 of the Summit will address:

  • Technology and Innovation to Transform Health
  • Communicating with Vulnerable Populations
  • Sharing Information Across Justice and Human Services Systems to Provide Help for Those in Need

Summit Keynote: Cybersecurity and Elections Infrastructure: Accelerating Progress

County governments, state governments, and the federal government are all making tremendous investments in elections technology – both in terms of the machines we use to vote and in securing our voting infrastructure so that every vote counts. With these investments comes increased scrutiny from the press, the constituents we serve, and from ourselves as elected leaders. Understanding the ever-changing cyber threats – and the safeguards that are in place – are important as various election cycles draw near. 

This session will begin with a keynote speaker who will provide an overview of the elections technology landscape. Then, audience members will break up into smaller groups for a table top exercise: Each group will be given an issue or scenario to address. After a bit of what we hope will be spirited and thoughtful interaction, each table will report to the larger group on their scenario and the key points or take-aways from their group discussion. An expert panel will weigh in with feedback.

This presentation and exercise are non-technical! All attendees are encouraged to participate and share with one another.

Smarter Counties Summit Speakers:

County Judge, Cooke County, Texas and Chair, NACo Technology & Telecommunications Policy Steering Committee  
 
Public Information Officer, St. Charles Parish, La.  
 
Deputy Director, ALA Office for Information Technology Policy & Public Library Association  
 
Executive Director, Election Assistance Commission  
 
PDF icon Day 2 - Smarter Counties Summit Agenda.pdf
Saturday, Jul 14
10:15 am to 11:45 am

10:15 am to 11:45 am

IT Standing Committee Meeting

10:15 am to 11:45 amBayou C, Convention Center, Delta Mezzanine, Level M | 10:15 am to 11:45 am

The Information Technology committee will meet to discuss strategic directions for NACo to take on a continuing basis. The meeting will involve the following presentations:

  • Security & Privacy Essentials for CIOs, County Leaders and Elected Officials
  • Creating a Cyber Security Conference Day for Pennsylvania Counties
  • Maricopa County Slashes Costs for Public Records Search and Litigation Hold
Commissioner, Larimer County, Colo. and Chair, NACo Information Technology Standing Committee  
 
County Information Security Officer, Tarrant County, Texas  
 
Chief Information Officer, County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania  
 
Commander, IT Infrastructure and Security, Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Technology Bureau  
 
PDF icon IT Standing Committee Meeting Agenda_Annual 2018.pdf
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Resilient Counties Luncheon: Supporting Disaster Preparedness through Emerging Technologies and Integrated Communications Systems

12:00 pm to 1:30 pmGovernor's Ballroom C/D, Convention Center, Level 2 | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Explore how county investments in technology improve governmental, physical, environmental and social resilience. Learn best practices for making appropriate investments in rapidly changing technology platforms, including drones, GIS, data analytics, social media, renewable energies and electric vehicles.  

NACo President; Supervisor, San Diego County, Calif.  
 
Director, Health and Human Services Agency, San Diego County, Calif.  
 
Chief Development and Marketing Officer, Institute for Building Technology and Safety  
 
Guest Researcher, National Institute of Standards and Technology  
 
Sunday, Jul 15
2:15 pm to 4:30 pm

2:15 pm to 4:30 pm

Essential Practices in Technology Leadership For County Officials: Assessing Your County's Technology Performance (separate registration & fee required)

2:15 pm to 4:30 pmBayou C, Convention Center, Delta Mezzanine, Level M | 2:15 pm to 4:30 pm

Presented with the Public Technology Institute

Join NACO and the Public Technology Institute for a deep-dive into technology leadership. This interactive workshop focuses on assessing your county's IT operations and presents a case study and lessons learned, giving you practical strategies to use when gauging your country's technology leadership. 

Executive Director/CEO Public Technology Institute and Associate Professor, George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government  
 
Chief Financial Officer, Anderson County Sheriff's Office and Chief Information Officer, Anderson County, S.C.