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Keynote - The Technology Web: Bridging the Widening Gap
 Daniel L. Stewart, Senior Justice Advisor - Cisco Systems

Mr. Stewart will talk about local Government Collaboration as a key component to emergency responses and economic development. Technology's approach to the opioid crisis in county and local government. Line of business leaders vs. IT and how this has changed the purchasing dynamic and CJIS and its growing impact on IT systems.

FirstNet and Michigan’s Public Safety Broadband Program
Speaker:  Pamela Matelski, Director for Michigan's Public Safety Broadband Program

Hear the latest on the state’s planning efforts as FirstNet and AT&T move closer to the deployment of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network.

Michigan Cyber Civilian Corp
Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps (MiC3) - History, Overview, and Vision

Michigan CISO as a Service for Local Government
Speakers:  Andy Brush, Deputy Director of Infrastructure Management/IT Manager/Innovations and Process Improvement Manager - Washtenaw County

Most organizations can't afford t hire a full-time Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and therefore their activities are often not up-to-date, correctly focused on current threats, comprehensive, or appropriately resourced.  In 2014 a group of cities, counties and the State of Michigan collaborated to develop CYSAFE (Cyber Security Assessment for Everyone) tool that gives organizations a good start in assessing their needs and planning next steps, but does not mitigate the need for CISO-level talent and cloud to guide implementation.  Based on conversations at Mi-GMIS, the Michigan Cyber Summit, and the Michigan Digital Summit, a group of local governments and the State of Michigan began developing the concept idea of a CISO-as-a-Service program that would server local governments in Michigan.

Criminal Justice Information Systems (Courts)
Judicial Information Services Update will include discussion of topics including CMS Strategy & Roadmap, E-Filing Update, iSeries Consolidation, Courts Video Project and Judicial Network Redesign

Mi Login
One set of credentials to access State systems online.

Project Management - Vision for the Future 
Vision for the Future - Project Management at the State of Michigan

Reducing Technical Risk for Maximum Impact
Speakers:  Phil Bertolini - CIO &  EJ Widun - Enterprise Architect - Oakland County

There is no shortage of technology investments and improvements any government can make.  Ensuring that risks are mitigated while reducing outages, managing security vulnerabilities and reducing operating costs are essential business practices.  The challenge is how to achieve this with a standard baseline for measuring risks across the technology portfolio.


The TechDebtCheck tool is an excellent example of how to integrate a measurable technical risk assessment into your overall Information Technology (IT) processes.  It provides a clear view of your technology footprint that’s easy to understand.  You can see investment opportunities for an individual application as well as an entire technology domain associated with IT infrastructure, architecture, processes and integration.

CyberSecurity -- Everything You Should be Doing But Aren't!
Speaker:  Chris Burrows - Chief Information Security Officer - Oakland County

So you have performed a CySAFE risk assessment, mitigated all your high risk issues and feel pretty good about yourself.  This talk will cover other issues you need to get your heads and hands around.

Next Generation 911 – Our Status in Michigan
The presentation will outline the activity, both GIS-wise and policy-wise in regard to moving Michigan’s NG 911  forward. Timelines, funding, and current progress will be covered as well as the potential impact of federal legislation on Geo-based 911 routing.

Funding IT in an Age of Resource Scarcity - The County Administrator Perspective

You can't operate without the right resources.  Financial skills are fundamental to effective Information Technology leaders.  Deepen your appreciation of the challenges local governments face in allocating financial resources by hearing how County Administrators adjust to the changing landscape of local government funding.  Discuss practical tools to guide you toward achieving and exceeding your organization's technology goals.

Customer First Focused:  Addressing the WHY
Speaker:  Steve Sedore - Executive Director of Operations - Allegan County

Most processes are designed around what to do and don't often address why we do them.  In the end, it's all about customer service, "the why".  In this session, we will discuss connecting our actions to the customer experience and balancing those actions with resources to help meet expectations.

Embrace the Suck
Speaker:  Deb Fett - Chief Information Officer - Ingham County Innovation & Technology

The unthinkable has happened and it's now one of the worst days of your life so far.  How do you get through a cybersecurity incident with your sanity and systems intact?  This is a look at a real life incident and response from those in the trenches.

It's Not the Size of Your Data, It's How You Use It
Speaker:  Charles D. Norton, IT Director - City of Battle Creek

Understanding the role of “big” data in your enterprise.

MS-ISAC – What it is and what it isn’t
Speaker:  David Holcomb, IT Director, Hillsdale County
Ever wonder what the discussion is about for the MS-ISAC? This session will discuss a brief history of the MS-ISAC including the relationship between the State, Locals, Homeland Security, and the MS-ISAC; then discuss what the MS-ISAC is currently doing and what it can and cannot do for local government security information gathering.