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2013 Professional Development Seminar

Raleigh Marriott City Center, Raleigh, North Carolina

Oct. 15-18, 2013
 

As of Nov. 12, 2013

Agenda and Presentations/Handouts

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Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013

7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration

10-10:15 a.m.

Pre-Seminar Training: Welcome and Introductions
Showcasing Systems, Sharing Code and Collaborating on Methodologies
One of the most beneficial aspects of the NALIT seminar is learning about and sharing detailed and in-depth technical information about the various systems and projects state legislatures have in place or underway. Sessions during this pre-seminar will include short panel discussions and demonstrations of the programming and methodologies behind various legislative systems. Speakers and participants will showcase programs and applications and share information about the infrastructure and programming concepts and methodologies behind them. Attendees will have the opportunity to see, hear and ask about the projects showcased, and may also bring and share their own ideas and code.

Welcome:

  • Host State Chair/Past NALIT Chair: Peter Capriglione, Applications Manager, Information Systems Division, General Assembly, North Carolina
  • NALIT Chair: Troy Adkins, Network Administrator, House of Delegates, Virginia

10:15-11:30 a.m.

SharePoint and Content Management Systems
Moderator: Troy Adkins, Network Administrator, House of Delegates, Virginia
Speakers:

  • Paul Pinner, Programmer/Analyst, House of Delegates, Virginia
  • Vikrant Sawant, Senior Information Technology Specialist, Legislative Data Center, California
  • Jamie Schaub, Information Technology Manager, Legislative Service Office, Wyoming

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Lunch

12:30-1:45 p.m.

Mobile Technology Solutions Showcase
(Short overviews/presentations: 12:30-1:05 pm; Demonstrations/exhibits: 1:05-1:45 pm)
Moderator: Troy Adkins, Network Administrator, House of Delegates, Virginia
Participants:

1:45-2 p.m.

Break

2-3:15 p.m.

Voting Systems
Moderator: Gary Wieman, Network Manager, Legislative Technology Center, Nebraska
Speakers:

  • Glenn Harris, IT Manager, Legislative Services Office, Idaho
  • Linda Wettstone, Senior Systems Analyst, Senate, Virginia
  • Joe Johnson, Senior Systems Analyst, Division of Legislative Automated Systems, Virginia
  • Duncan Goss, Director, Information Technology, Vermont
     

3:15-3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Applications Development Processes
Moderator: Tim Rice, Executive Director, Legislative Information System, Illinois
Speakers:

  • Joe Diana, Applications Section Manager, Information Systems Division, Legislative Council, Texas
  • Ronda Tentarelli, Applications Support Manager, Legislative Service Center, Washington

Evening

Dutch Treat Networking Dinner
Join your colleagues from other states for an informal dinner at the Bee. Sign up at the NCSL registration desk and meet at the restaurant between 5:30 and 6 pm. Spouses and guests are welcome.  (FYI, Dutch Treat means each person pays for his or her own meal and drinks.)
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

7:30 a.m.-5 pm

Registration

8-8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

8:30-9:30 a.m.

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

Public sector IT professionals face increasing challenges and responsibilities in the era of new governance. As the lines between traditional functional services and departments begin to blur, IT leadership is charged with managing the constantly expanding role for IT, protecting against ever-increasing security threats, and keeping up with the feverish pace of new technology. Shannon Tufts will discuss best practices for dealing with emerging technologies and for integrating strategic technology planning into your organization.
Welcome and Introductions:

  • Peter Capriglione, Applications Manager, Information Systems Division, Information Systems Division, North Carolina
Speaker:

9:30-9:45 a.m.

Break

9:45-11:30 a.m.

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.
Facilitator:

  • Tim Rice, Executive Director, Legislative Information System, Illinois

Materials from participating states:

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Lunch
NALIT gratefully acknowledges the support of our sponsor, Thomson Reuters.

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Managing Mobile Technologies
State legislatures must keep up with the growing number of ways that legislators, staff and the public access and monitor legislative actions. IT staff are not always leading the way, but are being nudged to provide mobile websites, social media and other website technologies to meet the demands of “connected” users. Hear from states about how they are meeting these demands.

Moderator: Gigi Brickle, Director, Legislative Services, General Assembly, South Carolina
Speakers:

  • Curtis Clothier, Director, Information Services, Alaska
  • Manish Jani, Senior IT Manager, General Assembly, Colorado
  • Tim Rice, Executive Director, Legislative Information System, Illinois

1:30-1:45 p.m.

Break

1:45-2:30 p.m.

Bill Drafting Systems Showcase
Bill drafting is one of the most important functions of legislative offices. At this session, you'll see and hear about the features, tools and methodologies used in bill drafting systems in three states.
Moderator:  Joel Redding, Deputy CIO, Legislative Research Commission, Kentucky
Speakers:

  • Michael Ganesan, Programmer/Analyst, Legislative Research Commission, Kentucky
  • Mike Gaudiello, Director, and Steve Dustin, Deputy Director, Office of Information Systems, General Assembly, Maryland
  • Sheila Harvey, Director, Legislative Automated Systems Division, West Virginia

2:30-2:45 p.m.

Break

2:45-3:45 p.m.

Project Management
Legislative application development, hardware and application support, and communication among IT staff can sometimes be less than efficient because of the swift nature of legislatures in action. How can IT staff become more efficient in their day to day operations as well as in their development cycles? What kinds of staffing and governance structures work best?

Moderator: Kelly Stallings, Analyst/Programmer, General Assembly, North Carolina
Speakers:

  • Terri Clark, Director of Technical Services, Legislative Office of Information Services, Kansas
  • Barry Pierce, Analyst/Programmer General Assembly, North Carolina

3:45-4 p.m.

Break

4-4:45 p.m.

Security Lessons from Dictators
What do the Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei, Kim Jong-un, Julius Caesar, Napoleon Bonaparte, Adolph Hitler and Abraham Lincoln have to do with network security? Hear about mistakes they made and lessons they can teach us about network security and how to apply them to our networks and coworkers.

Moderator: Joel Redding, Deputy CIO, Legislative Research Commission, Kentucky
Speaker:

  • Jerry Gamblin, Senior Security Specialist, House of Representatives, Missouri

6-7:30 p.m.

Opening Dinner—State Capitol

The North Carolina State Capitol was completed in 1840 and is now a National Historic Landmark. It is one of the finest and best-preserved examples of a major civic building in the Greek Revival style of architecture. Tour the rotunda and old legislative chambers and enjoy beverages and North Carolina-style barbecue on the grounds around the capitol.

NALIT gratefully acknowledges the support of our sponsor, Propylon.

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013

7:30 a.m.-8 a.m.

Registration desk open

8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

Tours and Briefings at the North Carolina Legislative Complex
(The legislative complex is a 10-15 minute walk from the Raleigh Marriott. View map of area.)

7:30 a.m.-8:15 am

Breakfast

8 a.m.-8:30 am

(Walk to Legislative Building)

8:30-9:15 a.m.
Legislative Bldg. Auditorium

Welcome and Overview
Hear about the North Carolina General Assembly and the information technology services provided to members and staff.

Speakers:

  • Dennis McCarty, Director, Information Systems Division, General Assembly, North Carolina
  • Peter Capriglione, Applications Manager, Information Systems Division, General Assembly, North Carolina
  Break

9:30-11:30 a.m.
Legislative Bldg. Auditorium

Tours and Briefing: Technology and the Legislative Process in North Carolina--From Idea to Law
The North Carolina General Assembly meets in the legislative building and the bulk of central staff is located in the legislative office building. Join us for a tour of the legislative buildings, senate and house chambers and the Information Systems Division (ISD) office space and legislative data center. After the tours, we will resume our meeting in the Legislative Building Auditorium for a discussion on how an idea becomes a law – with the use of technology.

Speakers:
  • Peter Capriglione, Applications Manager, Information Systems Division, General Assembly, North Carolina

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Legislative Cafeteria

Lunch
NALIT gratefully acknowledges the support of our sponsor, Irosoft.

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Legislative Bldg. Auditorium

Technology and the Legislative Process: Paperless Chambers and Committees
Speakers:

  • Peter Capriglione, Applications Manager, Information Systems Division, General Assembly, North Carolina
  • Kurt McDowell, Director, Legislative Information Services, Ohio
  • Kelly Stallings, Analyst/Programmer, Information Systems Division, General Assembly, North Carolina

1:30-1:45 p.m.

Break

1:45-2:45 p.m.
House Chamber

Paperless Chambers and Committees: NCGA Chamber and Staff Dashboards
Speakers:

  • Seth McFarland, Chief Application Architect, Information Systems Division, General Assembly, North Carolina
  • Sondra DeVincenzo, Analyst/Programmer, Information Systems Division, General Assembly, North Carolina
  • Kevin Eberwein, Database Administrator, Information Systems Division, General Assembly, North Carolina
     

2:45-3 p.m.

Break

3-3:45 p.m.
Legislative Bldg. Auditorium

Electronic Bill Publishing/Filing
Interested in seeing what your fellow states are doing to streamline the art of bill filing? These states will share their applications that make these timely tasks as easy as a click of the mouse.
Speakers:

  • Scott Clark, Director, Office of Information Services, Maine
  • Sondra DeVincenzo, Information Systems Division, General Assembly, North Carolina

5-7 p.m.
Raleigh Marriott

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, Oct. 18, 2013

7:30-9:30 a.m.

Registration

7:45-8:15 a.m.

Breakfast

8:15-9:15 a.m.

Virtualization and Network/Server Migration and Upgrades
States have faced financial and staffing restraints in recent difficult economic times. How have our IT shops kept up with the demand to move forward with newer technologies and hardware with limited resources?

Moderator: Glenn Harris, IT Manager, Legislative Services Office, Idaho
Speakers:

  • Josh Atwell, vArchitect, VCE, North Carolina
  • Fred McDowell, Technical Support Group Manager, Legislative Service Center, Washington

9:15-9:30 a.m.

Break

9:30-10:45 a.m.

Homeland Security/Cybersecurity
We are not alone! Supplying state legislatures with the technical tools to do the business of the state is a daunting task. It is up to IT professionals to ensure data are secure whether sitting on disk storage, servers, computers or tablets – to name a few. While legislative IT shops take the lead and responsibility for the data networks, other state entities and private companies can be utilized to aid our shops in the areas of disaster recovery and data protection. Hear how states participate in exercises with homeland security and capitol police at the capitol complex to prepare for any form of disruption of normal day-to-day operations.

Moderator: Peter Capriglione, Applications Manager, Information Systems Division, General Assembly, North Carolina
Speakers:

  • Terri Clark, Director of Technical Services, Legislative Office of Information Services, Kansas
  • Martin Brock, Police Lieutenant, General Assembly, North Carolina

11 a.m.

Seminar wrap up, closing remarks.

11:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Optional Tour: EMC Durham Cloud Data Center
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