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2012 NALIT Professional Development Seminar Agenda

National Association of Legislative Information Technology (NALIT)
2012 Professional Development Seminar
Madison, Wisconsin
Oct. 9-12, 2012

Agenda and Handouts

As of Oct. 23, 2012

Seminar Home Page | At-a-Glance Schedule

Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday 
Please note: Sessions will be held in various locations--all walking distance from the Madison Concourse Hotel--as noted below. See area map.

Tuesday, October 9 

7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Concourse Hotel, Madison Foyer

Registration

11:00 am - 12:15 pm Concourse Hotel, Assembly Room

Pre-Seminar Training: Mobile Legislatures

State Experiences: Tablets
Tablets and all kinds of mobile devices are increasingly popular with legislators. Hear how your colleagues have approached pilot projects involving tablets, what their plans are for next year, and share your experiences in meeting the challenges involved with providing and supporting tablets in the legislature.

Facilitator/Moderator/Speaker:  Peter Capriglione, Business Applications Manager, General Assembly, North Carolina
Speakers:

  • Curtis Clothier, Information Services Manager, Legislative Affairs Agency, Alaska
  • Seth McFarland, Chief Applications Architect, General Assembly, North Carolina
  • Jason Montgomery, Information System Analyst III, Legislative Information System, Illinois

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Concourse Hotel, Madison Ballroom

Lunch
NALIT gratefully acknowledges the support of our sponsor, International Roll-Call.
 

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Concourse Hotel, Assembly Room

Pre-Seminar Training: Mobile Legislatures (cont.)

State Experiences: Mobile Apps and Mobile Websites
Legislatures are providing content for mobile devices in many different ways. Hear about the apps and websites some legislatures are developing in this technical session. Bring your questions and your insights to share in this informal and interactive session.

Facilitator/Moderator/Speaker:  Peter Capriglione, Business Applications Manager, General Assembly, North Carolina
Speakers:

  • Curtis Clothier, Information Services Manager, Legislative Affairs Agency, Alaska
  • Seth McFarland, Chief Applications Architect, General Assembly, North Carolina
  • Jason Montgomery, Information System Analyst III, Legislative Information System, Illinois

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Break
NALIT gratefully acknowledges the support of our sponsor, Propylon.
 

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Concourse Hotel, Assembly Room

Pre-Seminar Training: Mobile Legislatures (cont.)

State Experiences: Tablets and Supporting BYOD
BYOD—bring your own device—seems to be the norm in many workplaces, and every state legislature is dealing with BYOD in some way. Learn from states that have a plan in place to support BYOD, and share information about how your state is meeting the challenges BYOD can present.

Facilitator/Moderator/SpeakerPeter Capriglione, Business Applications Manager, General Assembly, North Carolina
Speakers:

  • Troy Adkins, Network Administrator, House of Delegates, Virginia
  • Curtis Clothier, Information Services Manager, Legislative Affairs Agency, Alaska
  • Jason Montgomery, Information System Analyst III, Legislative Information System, Illinois

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Concourse Hotel, Assembly Room

Pre-Seminar Training: Mobile Legislatures (cont.)

Supporting Mobile Devices
The BYOD environment requires expert IT skills and staffing to adapt content for mobile devices and to manage the risks it can bring to legislative networks. Hear about how you can support BYOD and about the various management, policy and security questions BYOD raises.  

Facilitator/Moderator:  Peter Capriglione, Business Applications Manager, North Carolina
Speakers:
  • Chris Rynders, Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, Granicus
  • Andre Robitaille, Solutions Architect, North America, Security and Risk Consulting, Dell SecureWorks

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm 

NALIT Meet & Greet
NALIT gratefully acknowledges the support of our sponsor, Irosoft.
Meet other NALIT members for light refreshments at a local restaurant.

7:00 pm

NALIT "Dutch Treat" Dinners (Dinner on Your Own)
Join IT colleagues from around the country for dinner at Francesca’s or another restaurant of your choice. (Space at Francesca’s may be limited—contact Pam Greenberg at pam.greenberg@ncsl.org if you would like to remain at Francesca’s for dinner (limited menu options; individual/separate checks for all attendees)).

Wednesday, October 10 

7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Concourse Hotel, Madison Foyer

Registration

7:45 am–8:15 am
Madison Masonic Center Ballroom

Joint Plenary Breakfast Buffet and Welcome
Welcome: Steve Miller, Chief, Legislative Reference Bureau, Wisconsin

8:15 am - 10:00 am
Madison Masonic Center Ballroom

Opening Joint Plenary Session: Say More Than You Think (Co-sponsored by all staff sections.)
NCSL gratefully acknowledges the support of our sponsor, NCTA.
 

Wouldn't you like to learn how to read others accurately and ultimately stop second-guessing how you should've handled that last challenging interaction better? And wouldn't it be awesome if you were always able to gauge whether your non-verbal message was matching your true intention? Learn to use body language during this interactive, cutting-edge, keynote program.

Moderator: Rob Stoddard, Senior Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs, National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA)
Speaker: Janine Driver, President, Body Language Institute, Washington, D.C. 

10:15 am - 12:00 pm
State Capitol, Room 411S

Five Minutes of Fame

Hear a concise overview of current IT projects, issues and accomplishments in other states. Share your experiences and expertise and hear from others for new ideas, information or advice.

Co-Facilitators:

  • Rich Beckwith, Director of Information Services, House of Representatives, Missouri
  • Tim Rice, Executive Director, Legislative Information System, Illinois

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Concourse Hotel, Assembly Room

Joint Lunch Session: Social Media Takeaways  (Co-sponsored with the Legislative Information and Communications and the Leadership Staff Sections)
NALIT gratefully acknowledges the support of our sponsor
, Sliq Media Technologies.

Andrew Krzmarzick, director of community engagement for GovLoop, will discuss how state legislatures and all branches of government are using social media and how trends indicate these tools could be used in the next three to five years. Andrew will also discuss the impact of social media policies and what actions we can take to ensure proper use of these tools within our legislatures.

Moderator: Jay Pearson, Information & Communications Services Director, House of Delegates, Virginia
Speaker: Andrew Krzmarzick, Director of Community Engagement, GovLoop, Washington, D.C.

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm Legislative Technology Services Bureau

Tours and Briefings: Wisconsin Legislative Technology Services Bureau

The Wisconsin Legislature’s Legislative Technology Services Bureau (LTSB) will provide a tour of its office space, demonstrations of some custom software, a brief presentation on its technology infrastructure, and a physical tour of its data center. The LTSB is the single point of responsibility for providing technological services and support to the Wisconsin Legislature and its service agencies. LTSB provides enterprise-level consulting in the areas of office automation, payroll and accounting, constituent database support, Internet access, bill drafting, statute production, administrative code, legislative document publication, and demographic and geographic analysis.
 

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
State Capitol, Room 411S

Virtual Desktops
Virtualized desktop infrastructure (VDI) allows users to access applications and data securely from remote locations and mobile devices. It also has the potential to reduce costs and simplify desktop management. Hear a case study from one state, and learn about business and technical requirements and how to assess the viability of VDI for your users.

Moderator:

  • David Bortz, Senior Systems Analyst, Senate, Virginia

Speakers:

  • Carlo Bonudi, Virtualization Solution Architect, CDW, Wisconsin
  • Duncan Goss, Director of Information Technology, Legislative Council, Vermont

4:30 pm - 5:45 pm Concourse Hotel, Madison Ballroom

Joint Session: Publishing Statutes and Legislative Publications in the Electronic Age  (Co-sponsored with the Legal Services and Research and Committee Staff Staff Sections)
Delaware has developed downloadable statutes designed to be compatible with electronic reading devices. A few states are formatting statutes for the small screen of a handheld device.

Moderator/Speaker: Bruce Hoesly, Revising Attorney, Legislative Reference Bureau, Wisconsin

Speaker: Jeffrey Hague, Registrar of Regulations, Division of Research, General Assembly, Delaware

Evening
State Capitol

Joint Reception and Capitol Tours (Co-sponsored by all staff sections.)

Join your legislative colleagues from all six staff sections for an informal reception and guided tours of the beautiful and unique Wisconsin State Capitol.

Master of Ceremonies:  Steve Miller, Chief, Legislative Reference Bureau, Wisconsin
Welcome: Honorable Fred A. Risser, President of the Senate, and Honorable Robin Vos, House of Representatives, Wisconsin

Thursday, October 11

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration/Information Desk

7:45 am - 8:15 am
Madison Masonic Center Ballroom

Joint Plenary Breakfast Buffet (Co-sponsored by all staff sections.)
Welcome and Opening Remarks:  Patsy Spaw, NCSL Staff Chair 2012-2013; Secretary of the Senate, Texas

8:15 am - 9:30 am
Madison Masonic Center Ballroom

Joint Plenary Session: Are You Hyper-Connected? (Co-sponsored by all staff sections.)

Are you checking email or tweeting or texting as you read this session description? Today, many of us are hyper-connected through the web, mobile technologies and social media. What does that mean for our sanity, productivity, career, and health? Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, will kick your morning off by talking about the impact technology can have on our work as legislative staffers and as individuals, and discuss how different generations view and deal with being hyper-connected.

Moderator: Peter Capriglione, Business Applications Manager, General Assembly, North Carolina
Speaker: Lee Rainie, Director of Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project, Washington, D.C. 

9:45 am - 11:00 am
State Capitol, Room 411S

Principled Politics and Leadership (Co-sponsored with the Leadership Staff Section.)

Adam Schrager has covered politics for more than 20 years in London, La Crosse, Madison, Milwaukee and Denver. He now works for Wisconsin Public Television. Adam is the author of The Principled Politician, a biography of former Colorado Gov. Ralph Carr whose stand on behalf of the Constitutional rights of Japanese Americans after Pearl Harbor would cost him his political career. The book led state lawmakers to name the new state justice center after the former Colorado chief executive.

Moderator:  Rich Beckwith, Director of Information Services, House of Representatives, Missouri
Speaker: Adam Schrager, Reporter and Anchor, Wisconsin Public Television

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
State Capitol, Room 411S

Security Myths
We are secure, we have a firewall! And other crazy security myths we believe. There are many commonly-accepted notions about security that can be hard to dispel. This session will expose these risks and get you thinking about how to reduce them in your environment.

Moderator: Joel Redding, Deputy CIO, Legislative Research Commission, Kentucky
Speaker: Jerry Gamblin, Security Specialist, House of Representatives, Missouri

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
Madison Masonic Center Ballroom

Joint Plenary Luncheon and Awards Presentation (Co-sponsored by all staff sections.)
NCSL gratefully acknowleges the support of our luncheon sponsor, LexisNexis.

LINCS and LSS will present their 2012 Legislative Staff Achievement Awards. Honorees from all staff sections will be recognized, including those whose awards were presented at the Legislative Summit.

Presiding: Patsy Spaw, NCSL Staff Chair, Secretary of the Senate, Texas

LSS Awards presentation by Sallie Bolton, LSS Chair, Administrative Assistant, Office of the Speaker, House of Representatives, Kentucky
LINCS Awards presentation by Bladen Finch, LINCS Vice Chair, Senate Page Program Director, Senate Clerk's Office, Virginia

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Madison Masonic Center Ballroom

Joint Plenary Session: Negotiation and Compromise in the Legislative Arena  (Co-sponsored by all staff sections.)
Negotiation has always been a primary instrument in the legislative process, where skillful policymakers meet determined advocacy with principled compromise. Yet recent trends of hyper-partisanship may be eroding the vitality of negotiation and compromise as a discipline of democracy. How can legislative staff ensure its survival? What techniques and perspectives can help you negotiate more favorable and lasting outcomes? This session will provide you with practical skills and lend insight into your own negotiation strengths and weaknesses.

Moderator:  Sallie Bolton, Office of the Speaker, House of Representatives, Kentucky
Speaker: Professor Ralph Cagle, University of Wisconsin Law School

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
State Capitol, Room 411S

What to Anticipate with Windows 8

Windows 8 is looming on the horizon. Should legislatures take the upgrade plunge? When? How? This session will look at what IT professionals and legislative users can expect from Windows 8.

Moderator: Rich Beckwith, Director of Information Services, House of Representatives, Missouri
Speaker: Scott Villinski, Microsoft, Wisconsin

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
State Capitol, Room 411S

Cloud Fundamentals
Cloud computing has the potential to provide cost savings and efficiency in legislatures, but many IT managers wonder if it’s really cost-effective and secure. This session will explore practical considerations for moving to the cloud and will provide guidance on how legislatures can retain ownership and secure control of legislative data in the cloud.

Moderator: Gary Schaefer, Information Systems Coordinator, Senate, Louisiana
Speakers:

  • Troy Adkins, Network Administrator, House of Delegates, Virginia
  • Glen Johnson, Office of Legislative Research & General Counsel, Utah
  • Linda Wettstone, Systems Analyst, Senate, Virginia

4:15 pm - 4:35 pm
State Capitol, Room 411S

Disaster Recovery
Natural disasters often strike at any time without warning. Hear about how Sliq Media collaborated with NGOs to get the Haitian National Assembly operational and some take-away lessons learned that might help your own planning.

Moderator: Kelly Stallings, Analyst/Programmer, General Assembly, North Carolina
SpeakerNic Côté, Vice President of Customer Engagement, Sliq Media Technologies

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Concourse Hotel, Madison Ballroom

NALIT Reception and Exhibits
NALIT exhibits bring you the latest in information technology products and services for legislatures. Take a leisurely and first-hand look at our exhibits while enjoying the reception.
Exhibitors:

Friday, October 12

7:30 am - 12:30 pm

Information Desk

8:15 am - 9:45 am Concourse Hotel, Madison Ballroom

Joint Breakfast Session: Electronic Bill Drafting and Tracking Systems (Co-sponsored with the Legal Services and the Research and Committee Staff Sections)
NALIT gratefully acknowledges the support of our sponsor, Thomson Reuters.

Several states have recently upgraded their bill drafting systems. Hear from IT professionals and bill drafters in several states about the development and implementation process, the system features and usability, and the tools and methodologies used.

ModeratorWalker Reagan, Director, Research Division, General Assembly, North Carolina
Speakers:

  • Mike Duchek, Legislative Attorney, Legislative Reference Bureau, Wisconsin Legislature
  • Doug DeMuth, Software Development Manager, Legislative Technology Services Bureau, Wisconsin
  • Edward Bell, Interim Chief Information Officer, Legislature, Massachusetts
  • Mendora Servin, Information Technology Specialist, Legislative Counsel Bureau, California
  • Armin Yazdi, Attorney, Legislative Counsel Bureau, California

10:00 am -11:15 am Concourse Hotel, Wisconsin Ballroom

Technical Session: Bill Drafting Systems 
This technical panel discussion will provide a broad base of information from states that have implemented bill drafting systems in the past 3-5 years. Hear about current technologies to consider, what each state learned throughout the process, and also how the technology has impacted processes and people using the technology.

Moderator: Shancy Saban, CIO, Legislative Assembly, Oregon
Speakers:

  • Edward Bell, Interim Chief Information Officer, Legislature, Massachusetts
  • Kyle Forster, Information Technology Manager, Legislative Council, North Dakota
  • Jeff Van Engelenhoven, Division Administrator, Computer Services, Legislative Services Agency, Iowa (via Skype)
  • Noreen Chen, IT Systems Analyst/Database Administrator, Legislative Services Office, Idaho (via Skype)

Technical Session: View Bill Drafting Systems handout

 11:15 am Seminar concludes

 

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