2024 Government Innovation Show - Texas

Agenda

Austin, 12 November 2024

All times in CST

8:00 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:50 am

Welcome from Public Sector Network

9:00 am

Welcome from the Chair

9:20 am

Government Keynote

Transforming How Texas Government Serves Texans

Amanda Crawford, Executive Director and State Chief Information Officer, Texas Department of Information Resources

Amanda Crawford, Executive Director and State Chief Information Officer, Texas Department of Information Resources

9:40 am

Platinum Partner

Leading Change: Transforming Citizen Services Through Technology Bases Initiatives

10:00 am

Government Keynote

Best Practices for Effective Leadership: A CIO’s Journey

Cory Wilburn, Chief Information Officer, The University of Texas Austin, McCombs School of Business 

Cory Wilburn, Chief Information Officer, The University of Texas Austin, McCombs School of Business 

10:20 am

Panel Discussion

Effective Decision Making: Strategies for Best Outcomes

A strategic approach for effective decision making will help to achieve greater success for your team and organization. Today, leaders need to fine-tune their strategies, evaluate how they operate, and even why they exist. This requires organizations to chart a path by considering the effects these variables will have in their decision-making processes.

This panel of leaders will discuss what their strategies for effective decision making are and how to ensure they are successful.

Panelists:

  • Catherine Crago, Head of strategic initiatives, Housing Authority of the City of Austin
  • Jason Alexander, Deputy Chief – Airport Affairs, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
  • Jarah Meador, Director of Open Innovation, Technology Transformation Services, Challenge.Gov & CitizenScience.gov, U.S. General Services Administration, 

11:00 am

Refreshment Break

11:30 am

Data & Technology Track

Welcome from the Track Chair

Digi & CX Track

Welcome from the Track Chair

11:50 am

Government Keynote Data & Technology Track

Cybersecurity a TEAM sport. How to learn to love the sport and talk to each other

John Schimanski, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Texas Department of Criminal Justice

News of data breaches and online frauds has become a matter of regular occurrence, which serves as a constant reminder that leadership needs to involve the entire team in a strategy for preventing cyber intrusions.  Communication is integral to successful combat cyber-attacks.


John Schimanski, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Government Case Study Digi & CX Track

Leading from the Human Perspective of Digital Transformation

Dr. Alaric Robertson, Director of Transformation, Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Office of Transformation and Innovation

Digital Transformation remains at the forefront of the public sector agenda, However, while it’s easy to get caught up in the technical details of digital initiatives, the true success factors lie on the people side of the equation. This has become more challenging as we contend with skills shortages, remote work, and multi-generational workforces as well as the rise of the contractor workforce.

In this keynote, you will hear insights to help you as a leader ensure that the human side of your digital transformation initiatives are rock-solid and serves as a foundation for ongoing transformation.


Dr. Alaric Robertson, Director of Transformation, Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Office of Transformation and Innovation

12:10 pm

Gold Partner Data & Technology Track

Defending your Landscape against Cybersecurity Threats

Gold Partner Digi & CX Track

The Roadmap to a Successful Digital Transformation 

12:30 pm

Panel Discussion Data & Technology Track

What is on the Horizon: Technology, and Cyber Security Trends in 2025

As the new year approaches, it’s imperative that employees understand that cyber security and Technology is everyone’s responsibility. Join this session to learn about emerging cyber and technology trends that organizations need to be prepared for in the coming year.

 

Panelist:
Todd Pauley, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Texas Education Agency

Panel Discussion Digi & CX Track

Designing Government Systems with a Customer-Centered Focus

In our modern digital landscape, government agencies and departments must now address how the systems and mechanisms they leverage to provide service are designed, especially for future planning. By applying human-centered design to its operations, government entities can better serve residents and even operate more efficiently.  Join this discussion to  hear key insights and lessons learned from centering services on people, rather than simply on technology.

1:00 pm

Gold Partner Data & Technology Track

Accelerating and Optimizing Your Cloud Journey

Gold Partner Digi & CX Track

Leading Change - Transforming Citizen Services with a Digital Government

1:20 pm

Government Keynote Data & Technology Track

Session Topic Coming Soon!

Glenn Hegar, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Glenn Hegar, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Government Keynote Digi & CX Track

Immediate wins with Artificial Intelligence

Adam Leonard, Chief Analytics Officer, Texas Workforce Commission 
Adam Leonard, Chief Analytics Officer, Texas Workforce Commission 

1:40 pm

Lunch & Networking

2:40 pm

Roundtables

Roundtable Discussions

Split into specialized conversation areas and join engaging discussions to dive deeper into your innovation priorities.

RoundTable 1: Information Technology Trends: What is on the Horizon?

Roundtable 2: Leading the Way with Cloud

Roundtable 3: Technology Solutions to Navigate the Data Driven Landscape  

Roundtable 4: Strengthening Security in the Age of Digital Transformation

Roundtable 5: How DEIA is Shaping the Future of Work

Roundtable 6: Establishing a Zero Trust Framework

3:30 pm

Government Keynote

Culture and Leadership

Horacio Zambrana, Director of Talent Management, Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Horacio Zambrana, Director of Talent Management, Teacher Retirement System of Texas

3:50 pm

Platinum Partner

Intelligence and Automation

4:10 pm

Panel Discussion

Women Leaders in the Workplace: A View From the Top

The public sector is constantly evolving. Nearly every job will change, many quite profoundly, and many of your employees will need to be trained. Upskilling also comes at a time when emerging skill sets are scarce, and the talent market is competitive. To address this crisis, employers will need to both train employees in new areas and provide enabling technologies to boost their current productivity.

4:40 pm

Closing Remarks and Networking