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Schedule for Thursday, June 16, 2022

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

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GIS Track 1 - Millennium Falcon (Dallas Rm)
GIS Track 1 - Millennium Falcon (Dallas Rm)
5K Fun Run/3K Walk
6:30 am - 8:00 am

5K Fun Run/3K Walk

Meet in the Sheraton Lobby to carpool to the race location.

Join us bright and early Thursday morning for a Fun Run or Walk. We will meet at 6:30 am (it’s not that early-the sun will be up!) to carpool to the Clive Greenbelt Trail just a couple of minutes away. The run & walk will be held concurrently on the paved trail along the creek in the woods. Light refreshments will be provided after the event, and we plan to have everybody back in plenty of time to clean up before the first morning session begins at 9 am.

Prizes will go to the first place male and female runners and walkers!

Click to view the planned route

Please sign up through the conference registration. There are no additional costs to participate.

Breakfast - Death Star
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Ballroom

Breakfast in the Ballroom

Registration - Mos Eisley Cantina
8:00 am - 9:00 am

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.

State Planes
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Title: New State Plane Coordinates for Iowa

Description: .

Presenter: Dan Corbin, Certified Photogrammetrist.


Presenter Bio: In 2002 Dan Corbin founded Dan Corbin, Inc. a privately held Iowa corporation which provides consulting services to public agencies and private enterprises. Dan is an ASPRS Certified Photogrammetrist with over 40 years of experience in the field of aerial photography and mapping. Dan’s aerial photogrammetry experience includes: • Aerial mapping sensor operator. • Processing airborne GPS flight data. • Ground control surveying/targeting. • Design and installation of countywide control networks. • Executing geodetic ground control surveys. • Performing independent NSSDA quality assurance services. Prior to Dan’s endeavor into aerial photography, he gained experience working for a Civil Engineering & Land Surveying firm; Robinson Engineering located in Waterloo, Iowa. Dan’s background in engineering, surveying, 3D terrestrial scanning and aerial mapping have provided him a unique skill set which he utilizes to his client’s advantage.

Break - Death Star - Sponsored by ESRI

Configuring Esri's 'Where Do I Vote' App

Title: Configuring Esri's 'Where Do I Vote' App

Description: Let the APP handle all of the questions voters will have following redistricting. Step by step how to configure it for your county.

Presenter: Penny Vossler, Boone County GIS Coordinator, GISP


Presenter Bio: Penny is the GIS Coordinator for Boone County. She completed a Master’s degree in GIS in 2013 and completed qualifications for a GIS Professional Certification in 2014. She has come a long way from her days on the farm/ranch in rural Montana. Four college degrees and stints at a HS math teacher, Associate Scientist on a NASA satellite project, software test engineer and technical writer, and cartographer have led her to her favorite job EVER - GIS! She currently serves as chair of the Iowa GIS Information Council and on the steering committee of the Mid-American GIS Consortium.

Creating a Plat Book

Title: Why to Create Your Own Plat Book

Description: This session will provide reasons why to create your own plat book. Show that it is very easy to produce, with some front end time and effort. Will show some challenges to automating the process. Hopefully lead to discussion on best practices to overcome automation challenges.



Presenter: James Worm, GIS Coordinator Clay County


Presenter Bio: James Worm, GIS Coordinator, has been with Clay County, IA since 2011. He has a Bachelor of Science from Minnesota State University, Mankato in Professional Geography. He has previously worked for the US Census Bureau as a Geographic Specialist.

University-Community Partnership Initiatives via ArcGIS Hub

Title: University-Community Partnership Initiatives via ArcGIS Hub

Description: Higher Education Institutions have access to a pallet of apps with their education licenses. In addition, if an app is missing from the list, and an educator really wants to try it out, Esri is often generous about adding it to the list. When ArcGIS Hub was first launched, a number of organizations, including colleges and universities, explored creating a Hub. Some were simple, some more complex. This presentation will give a quick overview of some truly great Hubs, and how a more modest Hub will be used to showcase initiatives, provide access to data and resources, and keep William Penn University Community Partnerships communicating, evolving, and expanding.

Presenters: Debbie E. Stevens


Presenter Bios: Debbie Stevens has been the Career Services Coordinator at William Penn University (WPU) since 2006, and an adjunct instructor for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) since 2009. She developed the curriculum for two courses at WPU, and the courses for the Geospatial Associates Degree Program at Indian Hills Community College. She started with Global Positioning Systems (GPS) doing educational outreach for ISU Extension and so, you could say, learned about GPS and GIS in 4-H. She served as adult leader the Southeast Area Tech Team, and is still an adult leader with the Esri National 4-H GPS/GIS Tech Team. She has taken the training for Teachers Teaching Teachers GIS (T3G), the iGETT training for Remote Sensing, and recently earned the GeoSpatial Educator Certification. She represents community colleges on the Iowa Geographic Information Council (IGIC), is a GeoMentor, and LOVES mapping and GIS.

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

Lunch in the Ballroom

IGIC Meeting - Millennium Falcon Room
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

The IGIC Board will hold a meeting in the Polk Room. All IGIC members (or just IGIC curious) are encouraged to attend.

The Iowa/Utah Geospatial Exchange: An interchange of people and ideas
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

b>Title: The Iowa/Utah Geospatial Exchange: An interchange of people and ideas

Description: This presentation will provide an introduction to the Iowa Geospatial Conference Exchange. Amy and Penny will share information about their experience in Utah. Utah delegates will provide information about Utah, the Utah Geographic Information Council as well as highlight Utah's geographic resources and partnerships.



Presenters: Amy Logan, ISU GIS Facility & Penny Vossler, Boone County GIS Coorinator, GISP


Presenter Bio: Amy is a GIS analyst at the ISU GIS Facility. She works on a number of GIS, remote sensing, and social science related projects. She is also the state coordinator for IowaView. Amy is interested in promoting GIS use to Iowa K-12 teachers across Iowa. Amy enjoys observing the changing seasons while walking with friends and family around her neighborhood, creating art with her children, and harvesting vegetables at Mustard Seed Community Farm. Penny is the GIS Coordinator for Boone County, Iowa. Duties are too numerous to list, but include piloting Boone County's GIS program plus installation and updating GIS software, training and support of GIS users, creation of maps and APPs, implementing and supervising field data collection with Field Maps and Quick Capture, responding to data requests, 911 data creation and maintenance, editing GIS data, and implementing and supporting the online permitting system. She is also serving as chair of the Iowa GIS Information Council (IGIC) this year, and sits on the steering committee for the MidAmerica GIS Consortium. Penny is seldom spotted without a ball of yarn and a pair of knitting needles, is a regular at the gym and occasionally seen seeking the open road with her motorcycle.

Using Survey 123 for Condition Assessments
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Title: Using Survey123 for Condition Assessments

Description: The Iowa DNR has been utilizing Survey123 for condition assessments in regards to Parks Facilities (Overall site, Office/ Shop buildings, Campgrounds, Check in Stations, Kiosks, and other structures such as bathrooms, shelters, shower buildings and piers), and Shooting Ranges for maintenance concerns, as well as an assessment of ADA compliance. Survey123 offers a highly customizable platform with the ability to collect a wide variety of information though selectable answers, text responses, images, and location data. It can be used on any smartphone or tablet through the app, as well as a web based version. The collected data can be viewed and analyzed directly in Survey123 or integrated with any of the other ESRI apps. I will discuss the pros and cons of using Survey123, as well as discuss the development of the surveys we are using and their success.



Presenter: Erienne Davis, Geologist 2 (GIS Analyst) Iowa DNR


Presenter Bio: Erienne Davis is a Geologist 2 (GIS Analyst) with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. She joined the DNR in September 2020, her main job duties include project coordination with the Parks, Preserves and Forests Bureau for their GIS needs (especially in regards to web applications), serving as the Technical Point of Contact for Iowa for the National Hydrography Dataset, and providing general GIS support. Prior to the Iowa DNR she worked as an Environmental Scientist for an environmental consulting company. She has a MA in Geography and GIS Analysis from Western Illinois University, and a BA in Geography and Environmental Studies from Augustana College.

Exhibitor Break & Drawings - Death Star

Afternoon Break in the Ballroom

Free Time
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free time

Cloud City Sun Deck Happy Hour Sponsored by ITPartners+
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Sheraton Sun Deck or Waterfall Atrium (if inclement weather)

Join your fellow ITAG conference attendees for a little music and refreshment on the deck.

ITAG Banquet & Awards - Death Star
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ballroom

ITAG Banquet in the Ballroom

Evening Entertainment
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballroom





After Hours - Millenium Falcon Room - Sponsored by IP Pathways
9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Rooms will be open and available for a networking and fun after the evening Banquet & Entertainment. Bring your own games, beverage, snacks, etc., and catch up with fellow ITAG attendees.


GIS Track 2 - Tantive IV (Hancock Rm)
GIS Track 2 - Tantive IV (Hancock Rm)
5K Fun Run/3K Walk
6:30 am - 8:00 am

5K Fun Run/3K Walk

Meet in the Sheraton Lobby to carpool to the race location.

Join us bright and early Thursday morning for a Fun Run or Walk. We will meet at 6:30 am (it’s not that early-the sun will be up!) to carpool to the Clive Greenbelt Trail just a couple of minutes away. The run & walk will be held concurrently on the paved trail along the creek in the woods. Light refreshments will be provided after the event, and we plan to have everybody back in plenty of time to clean up before the first morning session begins at 9 am.

Prizes will go to the first place male and female runners and walkers!

Click to view the planned route

Please sign up through the conference registration. There are no additional costs to participate.

Breakfast - Death Star
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Ballroom

Breakfast in the Ballroom

Registration - Mos Eisley Cantina
8:00 am - 9:00 am

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.

What's New with Arc GIS Field Maps
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Title: What's New with Arc GIS Field Maps

Description: What’s New with ArcGIS Field Maps The Collector for ArcGIS software platform has been evolving in both the iOS and Android versions for many years. It was recently retired December 31st 2021. In this presentation, we will cover the replacement for Collector: “What’s New with ArcGIS Field Maps” and what is on the horizon? Highlights: • Overview of ArcGIS Field Maps (View, Collect and Track). • Tips and Tricks to setting up Field Maps on iOS and Android. • Integrating High Accuracy GNSS Receivers with ArcGIS Field Maps. • What’s on the horizon for ArcGIS Field Maps?

Presenters: Jay Riester, Seiler, Senior GPS/GIS Application Specialist & Tom Krohn, Seiler, Applied Geospatial Professional Manager


Presenter Bio: Jay Riester is a Certified Trimble Mapping Trainer and has a Geography degree from UW-Oshkosh, WI. He has worked in the GPS/GIS data collection and Mobile Imagery industry for 26 years. Since 2007, Jay has worked for Seiler Instrument as a Sr. GPS/GIS Application Specialist providing to customers GNSS field solutions and technical support for both Trimble and Esri field applications. Jay is also a GeoMentor thru American Association of Geographers and Esri. Tom is the Applied Geospatial Professional Manager at Seiler Instrument – Geospatial Division. He serves in implementing Esri GIS solutions and training for field and office applications. Tom holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography with an Area of Specialization in GIS from Illinois State University. He has worked in the GIS Services field for over 20 years, with a focus on land management, Engineering & Utilities and GIS asset management applications.

Break - Death Star - Sponsored by ESRI

Accessing Your Data Through ArcGIS Online Applications
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Title: Accessing Your Data Through ArcGIS Online Applications

Workshop Description:How are you going to improve accessibility of your data and make it approachable for a wider range of users? You've gotten your data out of the desktop environment and it’s now accessible online. You’ve built a web map and added all the data layers. It looks great and you can edit the data. But how do your users get information out? This discussion will look at some of the next steps you can take to make your data, maps and apps more approachable for users. Topics up for discussion include building filters and queries to search data (even with related tables of information in ArcGIS Online), customizing the look and feel of things, exporting data, and linking to external resources.

Presenter: Micah Cutler, GISP – Senior GIS Consultant at Schneider Geospatial


Micah assists counties and cities with developing, implementing, and managing their GIS and related systems. She especially likes working with rural communities and ensuring they are fully utilizing their GIS resources and skills. She has served as GIS Coordinator for several Iowa counties since 2000, while being an active member of the Iowa Geographic Information Council throughout her career. She has a B.A. in Geography and Earth Science from the University of Northern Iowa and a M.S. in Geography from the University of South Carolina. Micah lives in Iowa Falls with her husband, Brad Cutler, where she is currently serving on the Iowa Falls City Council.

Title: Modest But Incremental Proposal: Moving Recurring Inspections from Paper to Digital

Description: A simple request to rid our company of paper check sheets led to utilizing tablets and ESRI products: Survey 123, Web Apps, and Dashboards. This created cost-savings in labor and allowed for the distribution of information to stakeholders. The project began as an attempt to have field technicians shift from marking on a paper check sheet to entering data in a spread sheet on a laptop. This check sheet was a requirement for our insurance but proved to be a small portion of the entire monthly substation inspection process. After several discussions, the full inspection process became the subject of digitization on a tablet. A detailed data collection plan developed after accompanying a field inspection, followed up with several more ‘in the weeds’ discussions. With data collection solidified, attention shifted to creating dashboards for managers. Questions then came of quality assurance/quality control that led to tools for review of the field data collected and lastly, displaying appropriate data for the insurance and government compliance agents necessitated creating even more tools for each party.

Presenter: Gabriel M. Jones, GISP, Muscatine Power and Water


Presenter Bio: Gabriel Jones, GISP is a GIS Programmer – System Analyst for Muscatine Power and Water. Gabriel earned an undergraduate degree in History, Political Science, and Russian and East European Studies and a master’s degree in Education at the University of Kentucky. He won a University of Tennessee - Tennessee Press Association journalism award for his article on a Holocaust survivor speaking with local students. Gabriel entered the world of GIS over ten years ago, assisting a Property Assessor convert to digital mapping records. Before joining MPW, he worked for a national contractor primarily working on gas leak detection and sewer line inspections. Gabriel lives in Muscatine with his wife, Terri.

Analysis of 4-Band Aerial Imagery to Detect Geomorphic Response to Streambank Stabilization Structures

Title: Analysis of 4-Band Aerial Imagery to Detect Geomorphic Response to Streambank Stabilization Structures

Workshop Description: Streambank stabilization structures are installed in-stream or along cut banks to mitigate bank recession that compromises infrastructure and agricultural fields. In SW Iowa, bendway weirs constructed of broken concrete with broken concrete bank armoring are the most common type of structure. Few studies have looked at the long-term influence of these structures on sediment and vegetation dynamics. If arresting a bank virtually stops sediment contributing to the point bar, it is expected that point bar deposition will be reduced post-stabilization. This study explores these trends in lateral channel migration six years after bank stabilization and compares them with unstabilized banks. When comparing stabilized versus unstabilized bends, results indicate much lower sediment mass entering and leaving the stabilized bend. Because the ratios of erosion and deposition are similar for each pair of stabilized and unstabilized bends though the masses are much larger in the unstabilized bends, it is not clear if the stabilization structure reduces point bar development or if this is a result of reducing sediment supply. Overall, the reach-scale sediment supply may be impacted by lowering the contribution of stabilized banks. The migration results indicate deposition pixels may include spurious bare soil pixels from agricultural fields. Support Vector Machines (SVM) Classification was used to test if these values could be filtered. When classifying bare soils against point bars and other classes, point bar sands were inaccurately classified as urban, though the SVM classifier performed well for identifying bare soils. Future work includes reach-scale studies and improvements to the classifier to ensure only pixels that are point bars are included in the analysis.

Presenter: Jade Allen, ISU Student


Presenter Bio: Jade is a second-year Master's student in environmental science at Iowa State University. Jade's research includes applying ArcGIS Pro, python, and remote sensing methods to analyze river dynamics. As a research assistant in the Applied Geomorphology Lab, she uses an Iowa State-developed tool, the Aerial Imagery Migration Model, which requires multi-year aerial imagery, among other sources, to detect and quantify streambank erosion. Her research project includes upscaling the application of the tool, evaluating the multi-reach effects of streambank stabilization structures, and a further understanding of phosphorous contributions from streambank erosion in Onion Creek, Iowa.

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

Lunch in the Ballroom

IGIC Meeting
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

The IGIC Board will hold a meeting in the Polk Room. All IGIC members (or just IGIC curious) are encouraged to attend.

IGIC Meeting - Millennium Falcon Room
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

The IGIC Board will hold a meeting in the Polk Room. All IGIC members (or just IGIC curious) are encouraged to attend.

Statewide Two-Dimensional Base Level Engineering for Iowa Flood Risk Awareness
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Title: Statewide Two-Dimensional Base Level Engineering for Iowa Flood Risk Awareness

Description: This presentation will focus on how the water division of an Indiana town migrated to a modern GIS system to improve workflow and location accuracy. More specifically: When the Town of Bremen, Indiana Water Department has a water main break, the public wants to know two things: will this affect me and for how long? When you are working with outdated or bad data about a town’s infrastructure, solving these issues quickly and effectively becomes that much harder. The Seiler GIS Mapping team, including Brett Wiedemann (GIS/sales) and Jay Riester (Sr. Mapping Support Technician), provided a solution to help Superintendent Alex Mikel and the Town of Bremen Water Department migrate from legacy ArcPad/ArcMap and the Trimble Geo 6000 XH to the new Trimble® R2 GNSS system and ArcGIS Collector and ArcGIS Pro mapping software. Alex’s team also received personalized training sessions from Seiler to ensure everyone was confident using the equipment and software. Using the new system, “If we have a water main break, I can pull up my map and know exactly where every shut-off valve for every house is and know exactly which houses are being affected,” Alex said. In addition the presentation will highlight additional GIS and GNSS solutions applicable to State and Local Governments achieving infrastructure management objectives.


Presenters: Chris Kahle, GIS Lead Floodplain Mapping Iowa DNR

Presenter Bio: :

Data Design in ArcGIS Pro: Best Practices
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Title: Data Design in ArcGIS Pro: Best Practices

Description: There is nothing a GIS professional appreciates more than a well-designed, well-maintained geospatial dataset. But it can be difficult to maintain high standards for our data and metadata as work gets in the way. This session will demonstrate how you can use ArcGIS Pro to design and implement a useful geospatial dataset. We’ll use automated tools to keep our data aligned and well-structured, and take the manual labor out of bringing new data into our GIS.

Presenters: Scott MacDonald


Presenter Bio: Scott guides state government agencies across the Midwest in their use of ArcGIS technology to accomplish their goals. He joined the Esri St. Louis office in 2021 after four years on the ArcGIS Enterprise development team in Redlands, Calif. Scott is an experienced geographer with a passion for ecology, and is a proud Mizzou alum and Missouri native.

Exhibitor Break & Drawings - Death Star

Afternoon Break in the Ballroom

Free Time
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free time

Cloud City Sun Deck Happy Hour Sponsored by ITPartners+
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Sheraton Sun Deck or Waterfall Atrium (if inclement weather)

Join your fellow ITAG conference attendees for a little music and refreshment on the deck.

ITAG Banquet & Awards - Death Star
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ballroom

ITAG Banquet in the Ballroom

Evening Entertainment
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballroom





After Hours - Millenium Falcon Room - Sponsored by IP Pathways
9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Rooms will be open and available for a networking and fun after the evening Banquet & Entertainment. Bring your own games, beverage, snacks, etc., and catch up with fellow ITAG attendees.


IT Track 1 - Razor Crest (Polk Rm)
IT Track 1 - Razor Crest (Polk Rm)
5K Fun Run/3K Walk
6:30 am - 8:00 am

5K Fun Run/3K Walk

Meet in the Sheraton Lobby to carpool to the race location.

Join us bright and early Thursday morning for a Fun Run or Walk. We will meet at 6:30 am (it’s not that early-the sun will be up!) to carpool to the Clive Greenbelt Trail just a couple of minutes away. The run & walk will be held concurrently on the paved trail along the creek in the woods. Light refreshments will be provided after the event, and we plan to have everybody back in plenty of time to clean up before the first morning session begins at 9 am.

Prizes will go to the first place male and female runners and walkers!

Click to view the planned route

Please sign up through the conference registration. There are no additional costs to participate.

Breakfast - Death Star
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Ballroom

Breakfast in the Ballroom

Registration - Mos Eisley Cantina
8:00 am - 9:00 am

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.

Backup Security Standards: The Need for “Immutable” Backups – including what doesn’t work and why, On-Premises and Cloud
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Title: Backup Security Standards: The Need for “Immutable” Backups – including what doesn’t work and why, On-Premises and Cloud

Description: Following the sacrifice of Jyn and the Rebel volunteers to steal the Death Star schematics, there are many parallels that can be drawn from what the Galactic Empire did right and got wrong with entrusting their backups to the Scarif Vault in the Citadel Tower.

In Episode I, we’ll review the need for isolated / disconnected / offline backups – including specific protections against ransomware and other InfoSec attacks. In Episode II, we’ll determine which of these protections need to be extended to the cloud – specifically including Microsoft 365 and Azure, and considerations between built-in and 3rd-party backup offerings.

Presenter: Mark Ziesemer, Information Security, Cloud Architect, Heartland Business Systems

Presenter Bio: Mark is a versatile Information Technology professional with over 15 years of comprehensive experience and an Information Security focus across networking, infrastructure/operations, cloud technologies, and software development. He has regularly been involved in all areas of I.T. from design, engineering, and architecture through operations, support, and training – with emphases in security, high availability, monitoring, performance, quality, automation, standards compliance, and documentation across all efforts – and with a proficiency towards providing enterprise services and solutions.

Break - Death Star - Sponsored by ESRI

FBI & Iowa Secretary of State - Election Security

Title: FBI & Iowa Secretary of State - Election Security

Description: The FBI and Iowa Secretary of State will provide an update on election security.


Presenter: FBI
Dylan Lynch, Elections Cybersecurity Specialist, Iowa SoS


Presenters Bio:

OSINT: The Primer Directive
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Title:
OSINT: The Primer Directive

Description:
Starfleet Intelligence wishes they had access to the tools we take for granted. OSINT is more than just Googling Klingon secrets. In this session, we'll boldly go where lots of nerds have been before, learn what Open Source Intelligence is, and cover some offensive and defensive uses for it that might just help you better protect your systems. Presenter:
Anthony Kava

Presenter Bio:
Anthony Kava is a life-long hacker who works for the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office doing digital forensics, investigating cybercrime, and fighting for the security of government systems. He has over two decades of IT experience, specializing in cybersecurity. Since 2009, Kava has served as a Special Deputy in the Sheriff's Office and a member of the Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. He enjoys testifying in court, teaching students to use their hacking skills for good, and long walks on the dark web.

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

Lunch in the Ballroom

IGIC Meeting - Millennium Falcon Room
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

The IGIC Board will hold a meeting in the Polk Room. All IGIC members (or just IGIC curious) are encouraged to attend.

Professional Service Automation (PSA) + Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM)

Title: Datto Professional Services Automation (PSA) + Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM)

Description: Dalton Morrison, Carroll County IT Director, will share how he uses Datto PSA and RMM for Carroll County


Presenter: Dalton Morrison, Carroll County IT Director

Presenter Bio:

Technology Thursday - Training the Untrainable

Title: Technology Thursday - Training the Untrainable

Description: Learn how to train the untrainable. We'll teach you how to increase the efficiency of county employees by implementing a weekly training regime. We'll be covering the format, content, and learning environment to provide you with the information needed to start your own program. We'll help you focus on reducing workload & headaches from repeated technology questions. Bias towards Microsoft Office products.


Presenter: Derek J. Olson, Kossuth County IT Director

Presenter Bio:

Cyber Incident Response Program
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Preparing the State of Iowa for Cyber Threats

Title: Cyber Incident Response Program: Preparing the State of Iowa for cyber threats.

Description: The State of Iowa is continuing to mature its cyber program from being merely “reactive” into “compliance” and “risk based” focused. As a state, continued development and promotion of cyberculture with a focus on open communications to protect information assets is critical to our joint success. Alignment between risk management leaders and cyber functions requires standardization across the State of Iowa.

Shane will discuss the need for cyber programs and response teams to tactically evaluate their team’s situational awareness, technical capabilities, and their organization’s decision making capabilities in crises. The presentation should assist local governments in strategizing on what actions they can take to improve their cyber posture and capabilities in defending government operations against foreign and domestic cyber threats.

Presenters: Shane Dwyer, CISO, State of Iowa


Presenter Bio: Shane Dwyer is the State of Iowa’s Chief Information Security Officer and the Office of the Chief Information Officer’s Division Administrator for Infrastructure and Security. Shane is the principal executive for state-wide data-center services, hosting services, information security services, and networking services. Shane holds a Bachelors in Information Systems Security from American Military University and maintains the Certified Information Systems Security Professional, GIAC Security Leadership, and Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer certifications

Exhibitor Break & Drawings -Death Star

Afternoon Break in the Ballroom

Free Time
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free time

Cloud City Sun Deck Happy Hour Sponsored by ITPartners+
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Sheraton Sun Deck or Waterfall Atrium (if inclement weather)

Join your fellow ITAG conference attendees for a little music and refreshment on the deck.

ITAG Banquet & Awards - Death Star
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ballroom

ITAG Banquet in the Ballroom

Evening Entertainment
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballroom





After Hours - Millenium Falcon Room - Sponsored by IP Pathways
9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Rooms will be open and available for a networking and fun after the evening Banquet & Entertainment. Bring your own games, beverage, snacks, etc., and catch up with fellow ITAG attendees.


IT Track 2 - Executor (Woodbury/Shelby Rm)
IT Track 2 - Executor (Woodbury/Shelby Rm)
5K Fun Run/3K Walk
6:30 am - 8:00 am

5K Fun Run/3K Walk

Meet in the Sheraton Lobby to carpool to the race location.

Join us bright and early Thursday morning for a Fun Run or Walk. We will meet at 6:30 am (it’s not that early-the sun will be up!) to carpool to the Clive Greenbelt Trail just a couple of minutes away. The run & walk will be held concurrently on the paved trail along the creek in the woods. Light refreshments will be provided after the event, and we plan to have everybody back in plenty of time to clean up before the first morning session begins at 9 am.

Prizes will go to the first place male and female runners and walkers!

Click to view the planned route

Please sign up through the conference registration. There are no additional costs to participate.

Breakfast - Death Star
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Ballroom

Breakfast in the Ballroom

Registration - Mos Eisley Cantina
8:00 am - 9:00 am

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.

Use MS-ISAC No-Cost Services to Avoid a Cyber Disaster
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Title: Use MS-ISAC No-Cost Services to Avoid a Cyber Disaster

Description: Cybersecurity challenges face all types of organizations. The threats we see impacting the entire public sector are similar to the threats that the MS-ISAC has seen impacting the education community as well. These threat actors are not only after money, personal information and organization secrets, but they are also looking to damage our reputation. While no single organization can prevent these threat actors from targeting and infiltrating our organizations, the resources provided at no-cost by the MS-ISAC can help mitigate these risks. Resources ranging from actionable intelligence and passive monitoring of your public information, to actively blocking malicious connections from establishing, the MS-ISAC provides these resources to over 150 tribes across the United States. During this presentation we will discuss the current threats impacting the education community and discuss some of the services the MS-ISAC has to offer at no or low cost.

Presenter: Elijah Cedeno, Program Specialist, MS-ISAC

Break - Death Star - Sponsored by ESRI

Security Layers – What You Need in 2022

Title: Security Layers – What You Need in 2022

Description: In 2017 you needed a firewall, antivirus and backup. 2022 is a bit more complicated. Join Sean Trudeau of ITPartners+ in this product and vendor neutral session outlining why you need more layers (it has more to do with than you think), what layers are essential, and how they work together to secure your network. Full of insightful stories and the fun ITPartners+ is known for, this presentation is full of hidden gems for seasoned IT professionals.


Presenter: Sean Trudeau, ITPartners+


Presenters Bio: A consultative sales leader, Sean Trudeau has led ITPartners+ through their transformation to a prominent co-managed services provider. A craft beer aficionado with over 2000 ratings on Untapped, he is always up for a beer. Or a bourbon when needed.

OSINT: The Primer Directive (Razor Crest Room)
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Title:
OSINT: The Primer Directive

Description:
Starfleet Intelligence wishes they had access to the tools we take for granted. OSINT is more than just Googling Klingon secrets. In this session, we'll boldly go where lots of nerds have been before, learn what Open Source Intelligence is, and cover some offensive and defensive uses for it that might just help you better protect your systems. Presenter:
Anthony Kava

Presenter Bio:
Anthony Kava is a life-long hacker who works for the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office doing digital forensics, investigating cybercrime, and fighting for the security of government systems. He has over two decades of IT experience, specializing in cybersecurity. Since 2009, Kava has served as a Special Deputy in the Sheriff's Office and a member of the Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. He enjoys testifying in court, teaching students to use their hacking skills for good, and long walks on the dark web.

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

Lunch in the Ballroom

IGIC Meeting - Millennium Falcon Room
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

The IGIC Board will hold a meeting in the Polk Room. All IGIC members (or just IGIC curious) are encouraged to attend.

Cybersecurity Threat Landscape and CISA Resources and Services
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Title: Cybersecurity Threat Landscape and CISA Resources and Services

Description:


Presenter: Christopher Cockburn, CISA-Cybersecurity Advisor, Region 7 St. Louis, MO

Presenter Bio:

Cyber Incident Response Program (Razor Crest Room)
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Preparing the State of Iowa for Cyber Threats

Title: Cyber Incident Response Program: Preparing the State of Iowa for cyber threats.

Description: The State of Iowa is continuing to mature its cyber program from being merely “reactive” into “compliance” and “risk based” focused. As a state, continued development and promotion of cyberculture with a focus on open communications to protect information assets is critical to our joint success. Alignment between risk management leaders and cyber functions requires standardization across the State of Iowa.

Shane will discuss the need for cyber programs and response teams to tactically evaluate their team’s situational awareness, technical capabilities, and their organization’s decision making capabilities in crises. The presentation should assist local governments in strategizing on what actions they can take to improve their cyber posture and capabilities in defending government operations against foreign and domestic cyber threats.

Presenters: Shane Dwyer, CISO, State of Iowa


Presenter Bio: Shane Dwyer is the State of Iowa’s Chief Information Security Officer and the Office of the Chief Information Officer’s Division Administrator for Infrastructure and Security. Shane is the principal executive for state-wide data-center services, hosting services, information security services, and networking services. Shane holds a Bachelors in Information Systems Security from American Military University and maintains the Certified Information Systems Security Professional, GIAC Security Leadership, and Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer certifications

Exhibitor Break & Drawings - Death Star

Afternoon Break in the Ballroom

Free Time
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free time

Cloud City Sun Deck Happy Hour Sponsored by ITPartners+
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Sheraton Sun Deck or Waterfall Atrium (if inclement weather)

Join your fellow ITAG conference attendees for a little music and refreshment on the deck.

ITAG Banquet & Awards - Death Star
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ballroom

ITAG Banquet in the Ballroom

Evening Entertainment
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballroom





After Hours - Millenium Falcon Room - Sponsored by IP Pathways
9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Rooms will be open and available for a networking and fun after the evening Banquet & Entertainment. Bring your own games, beverage, snacks, etc., and catch up with fellow ITAG attendees.