2018 NJ GMIS Technology Education Conference

Thursday, April 12, 2018
The Palace at Somerset Park

4 CEUs Available


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Lecture Suite
Cyber Track

Salon 1
Leadership Track

Salon 2
Legal & Regulatory Track

Salon 3

Salon 4
Industry Trends Track

8:00 – 8:30 am    Breakfast/Networking with Sponsors and Peers
8:30 – 9:30 am
Education Sessions
After A Breach:
What Happens Next?
Edward Cooney –
Vice President & Underwriting Manager, Connor Strong & Buckelew
Shawn Melito, MBA, CSP, CIPP/US – Management Analyst, Kivu Consulting Inc.
Jim DeVico – Technology Coordinator, Township of Edison
 Making Sense of IT Governance
Cordell Schachter –
Chief Technology Officer, NYC Department of Transportation
 Managing CJIS Technology: Today and Tomorrow
 Lt. Cy Bleistine –
Lieutenant, New Jersey State Police Cyber Crimes Unit
Anything As A Service XaaS Considerations
John Dougherty – IT Consultant
9:30 – 10:00 am Morning Break/Networking with Sponsors and Peers
10:00 – 11:15 am Welcome

NJ GMIS Leadership

Keynote Presentation: Talking Like a Leader – Perception is Truth!

Anthony Huey –
President, Communicate Clearly


11:15 – 11:30 am Mid-Morning Break/Networking with Sponsors and Peers
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Gold Sponsor Sessions
 Platinum Sponsor Presentation:
Municipal Data – Beyond The Office LAN
Jack Flood – 
Vice President of Operations, Spatial Data Logic


Johnston Communications
Florence Sollo – Director of Sales, Johnston Communications
George Sode – Sales Executive, Johnston Communications 
Video Surveillance Made Easy with Cisco Meraki and CDI
Chris Clark –
Director of Public Sector, Computer Design & Integration
Matthew Schaner –
Product Sales Specialist, Cisco Meraki
What Are You Doing Now to Ensure the Legacy You Leave Behind Is More Than Just Legacy Infrastructure? 
E. Steven Emanuel –
Senior Industry Advisor, Public Sector and Regulated Industries, TenFour
Digital Communities – Data Architecture IoT and Blockchain
Rob Silverberg – CTO – Digital Communities, SHI


12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch


1:30 – 1:55 pm
Product/Service Education
Silver Sponsor Sessions

Pure Storage
Introduction to Pure Storage: Smart Storage for Cloud IT – Effortless, Efficient, Evergreen
Joe Mercede – Solutions Engineer, Pure Storage

Malware vs. Machine
Keith Rayle – Senior Strategist, Fortinet

Protect Your Network from Ransomware & Other Threats
James Sarno –
Cloud Security Specialist, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Scale Computing
Virtualization Designed to Deliver Simplicity, Availability, and Scalability
Brian Bauer – Senior Systems Engineer, Scale Computing

Using Your Citizen Request System to Improve Citizen Engagement
Jason Scheper – Regional Director, CivicLive


2:00 – 2:25 pm
Product/Service Education
Silver Sponsor Sessions
Gold Sponsor Presentation:
Smart Cities Trends and Challenges
Jose Escobar – 
Senior Manager Business Development & Strategy, Verizon Smart Cities

Stop Managing Storage and Start Managing Your Business
Victor Neno – 
Senior Systems Engineer, Tintri
Lou Melograna – 
Chief Technology Officer, StarNet Solutions

Cyber Security: Protecting Data for the Public Good
Alpesh Shah – 
Solutions Architect Manager, Presidio


Avaya: The Foundation of Agile Communication Solutions in a Transformational Environment
Steve Haley – 
Digital Transformation Strategist, Avaya
2:30 – 3:00 pm     Mid-Afternoon Break/Networking with Sponsors and Peers
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Think Like A Bad Guy: How To Discover If You Are An Easy Target
Michael Geraghty –
CISO, State of New Jersey & Director, NJCCIC
From the Basement to the Boardroom: Moving On Up!
Shannon Tufts –
Associate Professor of Public Law and Government and Director, Center for Public Technology
E-mail Retention and Implementation Strategy
Dan Freed –
County Records Manager, Office of Records Management, Sussex County
Bill Kosinetz –
Director of IT, Sussex County
Liz Hartmann – Records Management Services, State of New Jersey Department of the Treasury
Robert H. Thurgarland – Manager, County of Hunterdon Division of Information Services and Committeeman, Township of Holland, Hunterdon County New Jersey
How Blockchain Will Provide Greater Governmental Efficiency and Security
Kurt M. Watkins, Esq., Lowenstein Sandler
4:30 – 5:30 pm    Drawings

Cocktail Hour with Sponsors




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