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Schedule for Thursday, June 14, 2018

*Schedule is tentative at this time and session days/times may be adjusted until finalized.

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GIS Track 1 (Polk Rm)
GIS Track 1 (Polk Rm)
5K Fun Run
6:30 am - 8:00 am

5K Fun Run/3K Walk
Meet in the Sheraton Lobby to Carpool to the Race

Breakfast
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Ballroom

Breakfast in the Ballroom

Registration

The registration desk is located in the Waterfall Atrium area. Please stop by the desk to register for the conference or if you have any questions regarding the conference.

Announcements

Announcements in the Ballroom.

GIS Solutions for the Mosquito Operations at City of Des Moines
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Aaron Greiner, City of Des Moines


Presented by: Aaron Greiner | GIS Manager | City of Des Moines
Co-Presented by: Jim Nelson | Neighborhood Inspection Supervisor | City of Des Moines
Co-Presented by: Erik Brawner | GIS Analyst | City of Des Moines

The City of Des Moines has developed a program to help control and reduce the mosquito population. Jim Nelson, Inspections Supervisor in the Community Development Department, has worked with the City's GIS Department to come up with several applications which are utilized in the office and in the field. Aaron Greiner and Jim will be talking about the program and the GIS-based solutions that are used.

Aaron Greiner is the GIS Manager with City of Des Moines Information Technology Department.

Erik Brawner is a GIS Analyst with the City of Des Moines Information Technology Department.

Jim Nelson is a Neighborhood Inspections Supervisor in the Community Development Department at the City of Des Moines. Jim has worked for the City of Des Moines for 18 years, the last 5 years as a Supervisor that oversees the mosquito control program.

Tags: mosquito control, GIS, SQL Server Report Server (SSRS), Collector, WebApp Builder

Parks and Recreation Assets Inventory for City of Des Moines


Presented by: Colby Fangman | Park Planner | City of Des Moines
When properly designed, managed and maintained parks and recreation facilities become vital components of healthy, vibrant, and sustainable communities. The City of Des Moines’ parks and recreation system includes 75 parks, over 4,000 acres of parkland, 81 miles of trail, and numerous other facilities. Due to its size and complexity, it can be difficult for even those with advanced institutional knowledge to understand or identify shortcomings and other issues across the system. To expand the department’s capacity to understand and manage assets throughout the system, they are undertaking an extensive assets inventory and assessment process which will enable opportunities to conduct a wide array of follow-up analysis. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the project’s data collection methodology, data architecture, execution strategy, and opportunities for future growth.



Tags: parks, inventory, asset management

Assessing Community Walkability using Crowdsourced Data from OpenStreetMap


Presented by: Christopher J. Seeger | Iowa State University
Co-Presented by: Bailey Hanson and Austin Dunn | Iowa State University

In the recent literature, “walkability” is often evaluated and presented as an index or score for a community or a neighborhood. This index is typically measured in terms of the presence of sidewalks, connectivity with trails, and human-scale streetscape features such as painted crosswalks. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to conduct these measures in rural Iowa communities as geospatial data regarding pedestrian infrastructure is either non-existent or inaccessible. One solution to help address this issue is the inclusion of OpenStreetMap (OSM) data.

Christopher J. Seeger is an Iowa State University Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and is an Extension Specialist in Landscape Architecture and GIS. Bailey Hanson is a GIS Systems Analyst and an Extension Specialist in GIS for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Community and Economic Development. Austin Dunn is a graduate student pursuing a dual degree in Landscape Architecture and Community and Regional Planning.

Tags: transportation, walkability, GIS

Break (Ballroom)

Morning Break in the Ballroom

Mighty Monarchs: Utilizing GIS for Conservation Questions
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teresa Blader & Kelsey Fisher, ISU


Presented by: Teresa Blader | Graduate Student | Iowa State University
Presented by: Kelsey Fisher | Graduate Student | Iowa State University

The monarch butterfly migrates annually to Mexico after spending a breeding season in the Midwest United States and Canada. For many reasons, the population has significantly declined over the last 20 years by 90%. One important reason is the loss of milkweed (the monarch's only host plant) in the U.S. due to agriculture and urbanization. Thus, habitat conservation is top priority to avoid endangerment or extinction. The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium, est. 2015, is dedicated to establishing a sound scientific foundation for Iowa’s monarch butterfly conservation. GIS provides a unique way to pioneer new research to understand monarch butterfly behavior and ultimately establish habitat that will allow the insect to flourish.
The research presented here explores spatial characteristics of milkweed utilized by monarch butterflies. New habitats should be planted to optimize reproductive output and survival. There's evidence from the literature that monarch's prefer laying eggs on isolated stems of milkweed and not in large patches. To understand the number of stems monarchs prefer, entire milkweed populations on four 1 mile gravel roads were georeferenced with GPS technology. GIS was used to study the effects of neighboring stem densities on the number of eggs and caterpillars observed per stem. New habitat should be planted within the detectable range of other habitats. To understand monarch butterfly perception distance, an automated radio telemetry system is implemented to track monarch flight behavior. Radio transmitters are attached to the abdomen of the insect and decision-making behavior in various habitat types is monitored.
These projects help the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium answer practical questions new habitat locations, the density of plantings, and the distance between habitat plantings. These guidelines will be used to help improve the habitat for breeding monarch butterflies.

Kelsey Fisher and Teresa Blader are graduate students apart of the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium at Iowa State University and have been exploring ways to implement GIS into how they answer important questions about monarch butterfly conservation. Kelsey is exploring radio-telemetry by attaching tiny radio-transmitters to monarch butterfly abdomens and tracking them over short distances while pursuing a Ph.D in Entomology. Teresa is exploring spatial analysis methods for entire populations of milkweed stem data points for gravel roadsides in Story and Boone County to understand effects of patch size on monarch reproduction while pursuing a M.S in Entomology. GIS has provided fun and unique way to do research and they are excited to share and get feedback at ITAG!

Tags: GIS, GPS, conservation

Lunch (Ballroom)
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Lunch in the Ballroom

IGIC Meeting
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

Did you know? Exploring new tools in ArcGIS Online

Presented by: Matt Bullock| Esri

This session will highlight some of the new capabilities now available in ArcGIS Online. We’ll have takeaways for all levels of users, emphasizing that there is always room for discovery.

Matt Bullock is a geographer and wildlife biologist who works with state governments across the country to improve their workflows using spatial problem solving. He currently is a member of the state government team at Esri. Before joining Esri, Matt worked for several state agencies in Oregon and Arizona. Matt holds a Master of Geographic Information Systems from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Fisheries and Wildlife Science from Oregon State University.
Tags: ArcGIS Online

Form-based data collection with Survey123 for ArcGIS

Matt Bullock | Esri

Come see Survey123 for ArcGIS, the form-based solution for field data collection. Learn how to quickly design powerful surveys and publish them into ArcGIS, use the field app to get the answers you need to make the best decisions. Use Excel to create multi-page, intelligent forms to make the field collection more efficient and intuitive.

Before joining Esri, Matt worked for several state agencies in Oregon and Arizona. Matt holds a Master of Geographic Information Systems from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Fisheries and Wildlife Science from Oregon State University.

Tags: Survey 123, field

Collector for ArcGIS and High Accuracy GNSS


Presented by: Jay Riester | Sr. Mapping Support Technician | Seiler Instrument
Co-Presenter: Scott Smith

Remember the days of cumbersome field data software and Windows Mobile GPS data collection? Those days are still around but slowly riding off into the Sunset. The majority of us have smart phones in our pockets or Android or iOS tablets available. With the advancement in "Cloud" based GIS/GPS applications for data collection and updating existing data, we have seen new movement in GIS data collection. In this presentation we will "Highlight" the key features of Collector for ArcGIS and how to obtain High Accuracy GNSS data for your GIS data collection projects.

Jay Riester is the Senior Mapping Support Technician with Seiler Instrument. He is a Certified Trimble trainer of both Trimble mapping hardware and software. Prior to working at Seiler Instrument, Jay has spent his 20+ year GIS career working as a GPS/GIS consultant both in the field and in the office. Jay holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Tags: Collector, GNSS

Practical Considerations for BPTC GIS Audit Files


Presented by: BJ Covington | Iowa Department of Revenue

This presentation will cover the statutory requirements and practical considerations for integrating the Business Property Tax Credit GIS Audit file creation into the complex machinery of county government. Covered in the presentation will be the following:
* Statutory Requirements
* Process Timelines
* County Actors
* Considerations for the GIS Coordinator

BJ Covington has worked for the Department of Revenue, Property Tax Division since 2015 where he specializes in Geographic Information Systems support of the Business Property Tax Credit.

Tags: API, ArcObjects, Visual Studio

Exhibitor Break, Drawings, Awards

Afternoon Break in the Ballroom

Free Time

Free time

Sun Deck Happy Hour
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Sheraton Sun Deck

Sun Deck Happy Hour at the Sheraton

ITAG Banquet
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ballroom

ITAG Banquet in the Ballroom

The Dueling Pianos of Andy Anderson & Mike Leeds
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballroom

Since 2008, the entertaining duo of Andy Anderson & Mike Leeds have been traveling the Midwest performing their high-energy, engaging dueling piano routine for audiences of all ages. Having performed together for nearly a decade in other musical projects prior to forming their popular dueling pianos act, they have a distinctive, almost brotherly on-stage chemistry that accommodates hilarious spontaneity, crowd-pleasing antics, and a musical camaraderie that delivers a one-of-a-kind, unique show. Covering song requests from the 1950s through the favorite songs of today, they specialize in top 40 hits that everyone knows and loves, which makes for an exciting, keep you on your feet, singing and dancing show.
Dueling Musicians

After The Duel Party
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sheraton Salons (2nd Floor)

IP Pathways is hosting an after hours party in the Sheraton salons (2nd floor). You will not want to miss this final conference opportunity for fun times and maybe a last chance to win at that game started on Wednesday night.... Thanks IP Pathways!

GIS Track 2 (Shelby Rm)
GIS Track 2 (Shelby Rm)
5K Fun Run
6:30 am - 8:00 am

5K Fun Run/3K Walk
Meet in the Sheraton Lobby to Carpool to the Race

Breakfast
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Ballroom

Breakfast in the Ballroom

Registration

The registration desk is located in the Waterfall Atrium area. Please stop by the registration desk to register for the conference or if you have any questions regarding the conference.

Announcements

Announcements in the Ballroom.

Start to…Finish? The development lifecycle of a custom geospatial web application.
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Cody Barrett, Iowa DOT/HNTB


Presented by: Cody Barrett | Sr. Design Developer | IADOT/ HNTB

Weatherview is an application that hosts Road Weather Information System(RWIS) data, Automated Airport Weather Station(AWOS) information, and County Forecast data. It was developed to replace an older application to utilize the latest release of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript. This presentation will focus on the planning, design, development and maintenance of the application. The technologies used to bring the application to life include; Safe FME Software, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Web AppBuilder, Feature Collections, GeoJSON, JavaScript, jQuery, Dojo and ArcGIS API for JavaScript. The Iowa DOT GIS team utilized FME software to pull real-time RWIS information from sensors throughout the state maintained by the Iowa DOT and real-time AWOS information from NOAA's Meteorological Terminal Aviation Routine(METAR) weather reports. RWIS and AWOS data is parsed through FME, and is published to ArcGIS Online as a feature collection. A web map was created in AGOL, and referenced in a custom Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS application. The application incorporates a tabbed-popup(infowindow) showing RWIS and AWOS data on one tab, and county forecast data on the second tab. The RWIS, AWOS and County Forecast data is pulled into the application as a GeoJSON, and parsed using jQuery. RWIS real-time images are pulled from the sensors and pushed to AGOL as a table. Ten images over the past two hours are stored inside the application and used in a rotating image carousel. Weatherview is an important application for the state of Iowa and beyound, especially during winter storm events and allows the user to view near real-time weather information.

Cody is a Sr. Design/Design Developer for HNTB with over ten years of experience in geospatial technologies. His main focus is providing enterprise geospatial support and application development for the Iowa DOT. He has worked as a project lead for several DOT wide geospatial projects including but not limited to: planning, design, development and maintenance of the Weatherview web application, custom widget development for Maintenance Portal, custom widget development for Survey Portal, and the Major Construction web application. Prior to HNTB, Cody served as the GIS Coordinator for Warren County, IA where he administered the SDE enterprise GIS architecture, developed customized web applications, integrated non-spatial enterprise systems into geospatial technologies, and administered the WCGIS(Warren County GIS Committee) incorporating the cities of Indianola, Norwalk and Carlisle and Indianola Municipal Utilities. Cody strives to help others through the use of geospatial technologies and enjoys learning from other geospatial professionals on how they’re applying their unique skillsets and how these technologies can benefit current and future projects.

Tags: WebAppBuilder, web development, real-time

Implementing Iowa's Web Based​​ Safety Analysis Tool​


Presented by: Brad Cutler | GIS Coordinator | Iowa DOT

The Iowa DOT has built a web-based Safety Analysis Tool that has updated, consolidated and expanded our current crash analysis tools.​
Though the state has seen a downward trend in fatalities and major injuries, the current crash analysis tools are outdated, having been developed more than a decade ago and are unable to utilize current technology and current industry best practices in providing critical information to Iowa DOT's diverse and expanding user base.​
To address this, the Iowa DOT has worked to update, consolidate, and expand the current tools to both leverage current Iowa DOT technology, data and services as well as anticipate future safety related data.​ All of this while providing better customer service and enhanced safety analysis for the benefit of constituents have been driving goals as the Iowa DOT moves towards the end of Phase 3 of the project.​

Brad is the GIS Coordinator for the Iowa DOT's Office of Traffic & Safety. He has been in this role since 2009.

Tags: Iowa DOT, crash

Break (Ballroom)

Morning Break in the Ballroom

Flood Plain Quick Permit Query Web Application (Using ArcGIS JavaScript API)
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lang Deng, Iowa DNR


Presented by: Lang Deng | GIS Web Developer | Iowa DNR
Co-Presented by: Chad Billings

When anybody need to build anything in a flood plain, they need to write a letter to Iowa DNR to tell what project they plan to do, where the project suppose to be, asking for a permit. Two engineers at DNR review the letter and get all related information to decide if a permit is needed. Under many circumstances, a permit is not necessary. Then a letter will be issued by DNR to the applicants about the decision. The process can take up to two weeks or longer.
This web application provides a very simple, user-friendly interface for anybody to select a project, find the exact location of the project on map and get result (need a permit or not) in 10 seconds. The result can be printed or saved as a PDF for records, saving a lot of time and trouble. The presentation will show how a decision was made before and how this new application will do the job very quickly. In addition, a detailed description on how to write the code using ArcGIS JavaScript API, JQuery, Bootstrap and other skills creating web application.

Lang Deng has a Ph.D in Geography, MS in GIS. He is a GIS Web developer/administrator at Iowa DNR. He has also worked as a GIS Developer/Consultant at GE Oil and Gas, IM Lead/Staff Specialist at DuPont, and as GIS Coordinator at Story County, Iowa.

Tags: floodplain, ArcGIS, web

Lunch (Ballroom)
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch in the Ballroom

GIS for NG911 in Iowa
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Jessica Frye, Geo-Comm


Presented by: Jessica Frye | GIS Project Manager | Geo-Comm
Co-Presented by: Jonathan Paoli
Co-Presented by: Jenson Conner

This presentation will cover the GIS requirements for the NG911 GIS project in the State of Iowa including tips and tricks on how local entities can bring their GIS data up to meet a 98% accuracy rate in preparation for NG911 call routing. The presentation will also explore why collaboration between and among jurisdictions is vitally important to NG911 specifically regarding discrepancy resolution between response entities.

Jessica Frye, Geo-Comm Jessica is the GIS Project Manager for the State of Iowa NG911 GIS Project in preparation for an implementation of NG911 call routing in the state. Jessica has held previous positions in private industry and for the State of Kansas where she was a member of the Kansas 9-1-1 Coordinating Council and began the GIS data preparation for NG911 in the state.

Tags: GIS, NG911

Multi-Jurisdictional Address Point Editing Using a Geodata Service


Presented by: Matthew Boeck | GIS Coordinator | Story County

Presented by: Ben McConville | GIS Coordinator | City of Ames

This presentation will discuss the process that Iowa State University, the City of Ames, and Story County use to make address point editing simple, more accurate and more efficient. The agencies utilize a shared geodatabase through a Geodata Web Service to streamline edits across jurisdictions and ensure 911 data is kept up-to-date.

Matthew Boeck is the GIS Coordinator for Story County. He has previously served as the GIS Coordinator for Mahaska County and a GIS Technical Consultant for PMC, ProMap Corporation. Ben McConville currently serves as the GIS Coordinator for the City of Ames.

Tags: address, geodata, geodatabase

Incident Awareness and Assessment


Presented by: Jordan Chidester | 1st Lieutenant | Air National Guard

Natural or man-made disasters and special events can temporarily overwhelm local, tribal, state and non-military federal responders. The Department of Defense (DOD) has a long history of supporting civil authorities in the wake of catastrophic events. When directed by the President (POTUS) or the Secretary of Defense (SecDef), United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and service components will respond quickly and effectively to the requests of civil authorities to save lives, prevent human suffering, and mitigate great property damage. The Incident Awareness and Assessment (IAA) program focuses on providing timely and usable information to all levels of command and to local, State, Civil, and Federal leaders in order to save lives, reduce human suffering and protect property. The three mission sets of IAA are Broad Area Coverage (BAC), Damage Assessment (DA), and Situational Awareness (SA). Similar to ISR in the HD mission, IAA capabilities include Electro-Optical (EO), Infra-red (IR), Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), Multi-spectral/Hyper-spectral (MSI/HSI), and Full Motion Video (FMV).

Jordan Chidester is a 1st Lieutenant in the Air National Guard. He is a Flight lead with the 132d Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group. He is also the lead for the Air National Guard Incident Awareness and Assessment (IAA) cell. He lives in Des Moines and has been a member of the Guard for 13 years.

Tags: incident awareness, awareness

Exhibitor Break, Drawings, Awards

Afternoon Break in the Ballroom

Free Time

Free time

Sun Deck Happy Hour
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Sheraton Sun Deck

Sun Deck Happy Hour

ITAG Banquet
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ballroom

ITAG Banquet in the Ballroom

The Dueling Pianos of Andy Anderson & Mike Leeds
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballroom

Since 2008, the entertaining duo of Andy Anderson & Mike Leeds have been traveling the Midwest performing their high-energy, engaging dueling piano routine for audiences of all ages. Having performed together for nearly a decade in other musical projects prior to forming their popular dueling pianos act, they have a distinctive, almost brotherly on-stage chemistry that accommodates hilarious spontaneity, crowd-pleasing antics, and a musical camaraderie that delivers a one-of-a-kind, unique show. Covering song requests from the 1950s through the favorite songs of today, they specialize in top 40 hits that everyone knows and loves, which makes for an exciting, keep you on your feet, singing and dancing show.
Dueling Musicians

After The Duel Party
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sheraton Salons (2nd Floor)

IP Pathways is hosting an after hours party in the Sheraton salons (2nd floor). You will not want to miss this final conference opportunity for fun times and maybe a last chance to win at that game started on Wednesday night.... Thanks IP Pathways!

After Hours Party with IP Pathways
9:00 pm - 12:00 am

IP Pathways is hosting an after hours party in the Sheraton salons (2nd floor). You will not want to miss this final conference opportunity for fun times and maybe a last chance to win at that game started on Wednesday night.... Thanks IP Pathways!

ESRI HOLL
ESRI HOLL
5K Fun Run
6:30 am - 8:00 am

5K Fun Run/3K Walk
Meet in the Sheraton Lobby to Carpool to the Race

Breakfast
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Ballroom

Breakfast in the Ballroom

Registration

The registration desk is located in the Waterfall Atrium area. Please stop by the registration desk to register for the conference or if you have any questions regarding the conference.

Announcements

Announcements in the Ballroom.

ESRI Hands-On Learning Lab
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
ESRI HOLL

Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your questions.

Exhibitor Break, Drawings, Awards

Afternoon Break in the Ballroom

Free Time

Free time

Sun Deck Happy Hour
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Sheraton Sun Deck

Sun Deck Happy Hour

ITAG Banquet
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ballroom

ITAG Banquet In The Ballroom

The Dueling Pianos of Andy Anderson & Mike Leeds
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballroom

Since 2008, the entertaining duo of Andy Anderson & Mike Leeds have been traveling the Midwest performing their high-energy, engaging dueling piano routine for audiences of all ages. Having performed together for nearly a decade in other musical projects prior to forming their popular dueling pianos act, they have a distinctive, almost brotherly on-stage chemistry that accommodates hilarious spontaneity, crowd-pleasing antics, and a musical camaraderie that delivers a one-of-a-kind, unique show. Covering song requests from the 1950s through the favorite songs of today, they specialize in top 40 hits that everyone knows and loves, which makes for an exciting, keep you on your feet, singing and dancing show.
Dueling Musicians

After The Duel Party
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sheraton Salons (2nd Floor)

IP Pathways is hosting an after hours party in the Sheraton salons (2nd floor). You will not want to miss this final conference opportunity for fun times and maybe a last chance to win at that game started on Wednesday night.... Thanks IP Pathways!

IT Track 1 (Dallas Rm)
IT Track 1 (Dallas Rm)
5K Fun Run
6:30 am - 8:00 am

5K Fun Run/3K Walk
Meet in the Sheraton Lobby to Carpool to the Race

Breakfast
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Ballroom

Breakfast in the Ballroom

Registration

The registration desk is located in the Waterfall Atrium area. Please stop by the desk to register for the conference or if you have any questions regarding the conference.

Announcements

Announcements in the Ballroom.

Hosted PBX done Wright

An overview of Wright Counties migration from a 20+ year old phone system and to a hosted PBX solution. The steps involved in the decision making process, what features you currently have and what new things are out there. The pros and cons of this type of solution, and a review of costs involved. Time permitting, a demonstration of our solution.

Microsoft
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Mike Amox, Microsoft,

Mike Amox, Technology Director, Microsoft Topics covered during this hour include: - Common Windows 10 features/issues - Controlling the Windows 10 experience - Future Windows 10 update cycles

Break (Ballroom)

Morning break in the Ballroom

Microsoft
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mike Amox, Microsoft,

Mike Amox, Technology Director, Microsoft This hour will focus on Windows 10 Enterprise Edition

Lunch (Ballroom)
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch in the Ballroom

On-call Workforce Management Platform

When an emergency arises, how do you identify and contact the appropriate personnel? Do your teams struggle with out-of-date spreadsheets, calendars, and paper rosters? Once they identify the correct personnel, do they have to check a different system for contact information or is the information incorrect?

Expedite the process of identifying and mobilizing your emergency and on-call personnel with an On-call Staff Management System. At a glance find the right people and information, rather than sifting through stacks of paper or cumbersome DIY electronic spreadsheets. Discover how a simple platform can elevate the headache of rotational employee communication with:

• Up-to-date & Accurate Contact Information
• Simplified electronic display
• Easy Back-end Management & Accountability

Eric Hoefing, Manager of Application Development at ACS Eric has over 15 years of experience in the technology industry where he has used his expertise in application development and business to create value for government, commercial, and agricultural entities. In addition to his role at ACS, Eric is the Ag Retail Char person for AgGateway, a national non-profit organization that strives promote, enable and expand eBusiness in agriculture. Through his time at ACS Eric has helped counties in Iowa utilize their data to improve services to county residents and create efficiencies within their organization

Scott Neff, Client Executive, specializing in SLED accounts for ACS, has over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry centered around Hardware, Software, and IT solutions.

His IT journey began in high school with an interest in programming and the budding internet including the wonderful sounds of screeching modems, punch cards and 5 1/2 disks. While in college he began his career in technology at Best Buy, combining his interest in technology and the desire to make tech approachable to everyone. Technology has made incredible advances since the days of punch cards, integrating itself into the very fabric of what we do every day. Scott enjoys helping clients navigate the complexities of today's technology and find the appropriate solution to their everyday needs.

Aureon SD-WAN
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Scott Williams, Aureon

Aureon Hosted Unified Communications

Exhibitor Break, Drawings, Awards

Afternoon Break in the Ballroom

Free Time

Free time

Sun Deck Happy Hour
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Sheraton Sun Deck

Sun Deck Happy Hour

ITAG Banquet
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ballroom

ITAG Banquet in the Ballroom

The Dueling Pianos of Andy Anderson & Mike Leeds
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballroom

Since 2008, the entertaining duo of Andy Anderson & Mike Leeds have been traveling the Midwest performing their high-energy, engaging dueling piano routine for audiences of all ages. Having performed together for nearly a decade in other musical projects prior to forming their popular dueling pianos act, they have a distinctive, almost brotherly on-stage chemistry that accommodates hilarious spontaneity, crowd-pleasing antics, and a musical camaraderie that delivers a one-of-a-kind, unique show. Covering song requests from the 1950s through the favorite songs of today, they specialize in top 40 hits that everyone knows and loves, which makes for an exciting, keep you on your feet, singing and dancing show.
Dueling Musicians

After The Duel Party
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sheraton Salons (2nd Floor)

IP Pathways is hosting an after hours party in the Sheraton salons (2nd floor). You will not want to miss this final conference opportunity for fun times and maybe a last chance to win at that game started on Wednesday night.... Thanks IP Pathways!

IT Track 2 (Woodbury Rm)
IT Track 2 (Woodbury Rm)
5K Fun Run
6:30 am - 8:00 am

5K Fun Run/3K Walk
Meet in the Sheraton Lobby to Carpool to the Race

Breakfast
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Ballroom

Breakfast in the Ballroom

Registration

The registration desk is located in the Waterfall Atrium area. Please stop by the desk to register for the conference or if you have any questions regarding the conference.

Announcements

Announcements in the Ballroom.

IP Cameras and Storage

Presentation on IP Camera roll out the past couple years at Des Moines County. Setup across many different offices and locations with a Milestone system.

From Solutions to Tyler: The Good, The Bad, and The Downright Ugly
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Micah Cutler & Shauna Swenson

Getting county offices to change software (and any process or workflow changes that come with it!) can be a daunting task. Getting an entire county to change their tax, recording, and financial software all at once can seem nearly impossible. But it can be done. Hardin County has recently become a client of Tyler Technologies, a project that has been years in the making and is still ongoing. Micah and Shauna will share their experiences in this adventure and offer insight to other entities considering future changes.

Micah is the IT/GIS Director in Hardin County, Iowa. She has been in local government for over 18 years and is active in the GIS and IT communities in Iowa. She is a jack of all trades and a master of none and likes it that way. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa (Purple for Life!) and the University of South Carolina.

Shauna is a Senior Project Manager with Tyler Technologies. She has been with Tyler for 17 years and has worked in support, implementation, and project management with nine different Tyler product lines. She enjoys a lot of things, but has time for none of them. She graduated from Brigham Young University much too long ago for it to matter and now lives a crazy and chaotic live with her husband of 23 years and their three children (ages 11, 3, and 2) just outside of Boise, Idaho.

Break (Ballroom)

Morning Break in the Ballroom

Securing Your Company's Assets with Packets
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mike Motta, MNEX

Mike Motta is a well-respected instructor at the former Network Instruments University, now Viavi Solutions, with experience training thousands of people. A veteran of the IT industry, he has been using protocol analyzers on a daily basis for more than 30 years, earning his CNX certification status in 1995, GEDI certification in 2007, WCNA certification in 2013 and SSCA VoIP certification in 2018.

A network and application performance expert, Mike is the owner of Motta Network Experts in Kansas City, where he troubleshoots network problems and performs network assessments for corporations throughout North America. Mike knows how to entertain as he trains students, making it easy to retain the information taught in his classes. With enthusiasm and extensive theoretical and hands-on knowledge of the Observer / GigaStor products and Wireshark, there is no question too complex for Mike to answer. Class after class, students applaud Mike’s style and the relevant technical education they receive as a result of his instruction. A packet protocol guru, energetic educator, and performance management wizard, Mike delivers a valuable learning experience and equips his students with lasting real-world skills.

This presentation is geared to show the attendees how to look for indicators of compromise in their environment using a protocol analyzer. We also show how to build filters and the concepts behind the filters to look for anomalies in the packet flow through the network. We demonstrate a free solution to protect your company's critical data from being leaked onto the Internet.

Lunch (Ballroom)
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch in the Ballroom

How Five Local Governments Transitioned to Office 365
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Ron Braatz, LiftOff

Over the last few years, there’s been quite a bit of buzz around “cloud” IT systems and specifically Microsoft Office 365. There’s much excitement about getting enterprise functionality at affordable prices, and freeing IT staff from keeping expensive, on-premise legacy systems not only operational, but secure, updated and refreshed, so they can develop new skills and contribute at a "higher level."

But there’s also a great deal of confusion about "how to get there." What are the different products under the Office 365 umbrella? Can I move more than just email to the cloud? How can I safely and securely move data to Office 365? What are all of the costs I should be budgeting for? How long will it take? Is my data safe? The questions can go on and on...!

Ron Braatz of LiftOff, a top Microsoft partner, is here to help. Through the use of case studies highlighting five diverse government organizations, Ron will explain everything organizations should be thinking about before making the leap to Office 365 including the key steps involved and the decisions that must be made before migrating.

Ron Braatz is the President and Founder of LiftOff. His company focuses 100% on helping organizations deploy Microsoft Office 365 and Azure.

Over the last nine years, Ron has personally worked with over 500 clients on their transition to Office 365, and nearly 300 of those projects have been for State and Local Governments in 43 States. In Iowa, Ron has worked with many clients including Muscatine County, Dickinson County, and Hardin County.

Prior to starting LiftOff, Ron worked for five years at Microsoft in the Business Solutions Division as a Solution Specialist. He holds a Master’s Degree in Technology Education from Johns Hopkins University and has taught courses at the high school and college graduate level. Ron lives in Maryland with his wife and two children where he is an active volunteer and coaches several youth sports teams.

MS-ISAC & EI-ISAC
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Eugene Kipniss, Center for Internet Security

Exhibitor Break, Drawings, Awards

Afternoon Break in the Ballroom

Free Time

Free time

Sun Deck Happy Hour
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Sheraton Sun Deck

Sun Deck Happy Hour

ITAG Banquet
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ballroom

ITAG Banquet in the Ballroom

The Dueling Pianos of Andy Anderson & Mike Leeds
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballroom

Since 2008, the entertaining duo of Andy Anderson & Mike Leeds have been traveling the Midwest performing their high-energy, engaging dueling piano routine for audiences of all ages. Having performed together for nearly a decade in other musical projects prior to forming their popular dueling pianos act, they have a distinctive, almost brotherly on-stage chemistry that accommodates hilarious spontaneity, crowd-pleasing antics, and a musical camaraderie that delivers a one-of-a-kind, unique show. Covering song requests from the 1950s through the favorite songs of today, they specialize in top 40 hits that everyone knows and loves, which makes for an exciting, keep you on your feet, singing and dancing show.
Dueling Musicians

After The Duel Party
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sheraton Salons (2nd Floor)

IP Pathways is hosting an after hours party in the Sheraton salons (2nd floor). You will not want to miss this final conference opportunity for fun times and maybe a last chance to win at that game started on Wednesday night.... Thanks IP Pathways!