Technology Innovation Summit Part II

Jul. 22, 2016 , 7:30 am – 2:00 pm
Regency Ballroom ABC

The two-day Technology Innovation Summit educates county elected officials on how technology can reduce costs and improve constituent services, with a particular emphasis on how counties have applied these technologies.  All attendees of the NACo Annual Conference are invited to participate in the summit. Click here to register for the NACo Annual Conference and Exposition.

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Technology Innovation Summit Part I | Part II

7:30 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

Opening Remarks by

The Hon. Chris Rodgers

Commissioner, Douglas County, Neb.

Moderated by

Michael Grass

Executive Editor, State & Local, Route Fifty

8:00 a.m.

Breakfast Keynote

Maury Blackman

President and Chief Executive Officer, Accela

8:30 a.m.

The Cognitive Era: What This Means for Local Governments

What if... your call center hold time were zero seconds? or your newest social worker had immediate insights based on the previous 12 months of working with a given constituent? or your public safety personnel had total situational awareness when responding to a citizen crisis? Cognitive computing offers a profoundly new way for government to deliver services and interact with its citizens and key stakeholders. Cognitive systems play an essential role in helping us beat back the fog of information overload. These systems understand human language with all of its idiosyncrasies (in multiple languages) and have the ability to learn and get smarter over time ensuring that decisions are made considering a wealth of information previously locked away in organizational silos. This session will introduce Cognitive Computing and share Miami-Dade County's experience in leveraging IBM's Watson capabilities to deliver better government.

Jeff Rogers

Director, Government Cognitive Solutions Team, IBM, North America

Carmen Suárez

Division Director, Enterprise Architecture Services Division, Miami-Dade County

9:30 a.m.

The Future of Data Sharing and Health

Counties are beginning to use interoperable health systems to improve health outcomes. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has explained that “[t]he nation needs an interoperable health system that empowers individuals to use their electronic health information to the fullest extent; enables providers and communities to deliver smarter, safer, and more efficient care; and promotes innovation at all levels.” In this session, an expert from Aetna will discuss how counties might think about exchanging health data among different health information technology systems and applications and interpreting and using the data to improve health outcomes.

Rebecca Little

Senior Vice President of Business Development and Innovation, Aetna

10:15 a.m.

Networking Break and Facebook Live Exclusive

10:30 a.m.

Cyber Town Hall Part I: Industry Experts Panel

A Panel of experts from the private and public sectors will discuss the broad trends, emerging threats, and solutions within the cybersecurity space.

Ricardo Lafosse

Chief Information Security Officer, Cook County, Ill.

David Stern

U.S. Department of Homeland Security State and Local Cybersecurity Engagement Program

Tim Hastings

Director, State, Local Government & Education Consulting Services, Mandiant

Steven Hurst

Director, State, Security Services and Technology, AT&T

Kevin Haley

Director, Security Response, Symantec

11:30 a.m.

Cyber Townhall Part II: Emerging Threats

Briefing and case study hosted by the National Association of County Administrators

This panel will discuss trends in cyber threats facing county governments, specifically looking at the case study of Johnson County, Kan., which experienced a recent serious cyber breach. Panelists will also discuss preventive measures, cybersecurity insurance, and other solutions.

Steve Reneker

Chief Information Officer, Riverside County, Calif.

Hannes Zacharias

Vice President, National Association of County Administrators, County Manager, Johnson County, Kan.

Erin Dayton

Senior Program Specialist, MS-ISAC

12:30 p.m.

Luncheon Keynote

The Hon. Martin O'Malley, former governor of Maryland

Chairman of the Advisory Committee and Senior Fellow, MetroLab Network

Moderated by

Todd Sander

Vice President of Research & Executive Director Center for Digital Government

Technology Innovation Summit Part I | Part II