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Schedule for Wednesday, June 19, 2024

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

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GIS Track 1 - Dallas Rm
GIS Track 1 - Dallas Rm
Registration
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Waterfall Atrium

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.

ITAG Welcome

Welcome to 2020 ITAG and announcements in the Ballroom.

Trails for Tomorrow: Forging Connections Across the GIS Community
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
BALLROOM

Please join us for an interactive campfire chat about the latest happenings and hurdles you have faced as a GIS professional. This is your opportunity to expand your professional network and learn from others who have gone before you and how they have tackled the very problem you are facing today.

Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Ballroom

Lunch in the Ballroom

ICIT Business Meeting
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

ICIT Business Meeting

The Power of ArcGIS Dashboards

Field data collection is only a small part of the daily GIS workflow. What can you do with the data to analyze, share and view it – there are options.

One of those options is “ArcGIS Dashboards”. It allows you to view data from the field in “Real-time” and perform analysis which translates to more efficient field operations and affective decision making.

In this session we will explore some use cases for ArcGIS Dashboards and highlight some key capabilities, as well discuss some tips and tricks.

Presenter: Jay Riester
Jay Riester is a Certified Trimble Mapping GNSS Trainer and has a Geography degree from UW-Oshkosh, WI. He has worked in the GPS/GIS data collection industry for 28 years.
Since 2007, Jay has worked for Seiler Geospatial as a Sr. GPS/GIS Application Specialist providing to customers GNSS technical support and field solutions for both Trimble and Esri field applications.

Co-Presenter: Andy Kine

I'm the GIS Person, Now What?
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Are you the GIS Coordinator? Real Estate Clerk? GIS point-of-contact? Whatever your title may be, you are the person in your organization that people turn to fall all things GIS. So what are those responsibilities? How can you ensure that GIS stays relevant and updated among all your other duties? How do you report to your Board of Supervisors or City Council? What resources do you have for staff training or questions that arise? We'll discuss all the various aspects of being the "GIS Person" that go beyond the technical skills. It's sure to be a lively discussion!

Presenter: Micah Cutler, GISP - Senior GIS Consultant - 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.

Break

How to Build Your Own Data Bike
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

In 2017, the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) launched the Iowa Data Bike as a proof-of-concept initiative for data-based trail pavement maintenance and decision-making. The Iowa Data Bike is an electric-assist cargo bike equipped with an iPhone that records trail pavement roughness through an app, a GoPro camera that takes images of the trail surface, and a 360° camera that captures immersive photos of trail surroundings. During this presentation session, participants will have a hands-on opportunity to physically engage with the MPO’s Iowa Data Bike and learn all about the Iowa Data Bike, starting from its conception, to how it’s used for annual data collection, to how the data are reported and utilized, and to its exciting future developments. Participants will gain more than half a decade of Iowa Data Bike experience and will leave the session with enough information to build their own Data Bike.

Presenter: Zhi Chen - Des Moines Area MPO
Zhi Chen is a Senior Planner at the Des Moines Area MPO. He works on the Iowa Data Bike project, data collection and analyses, GIS mapping, travel demand modeling, and performance measures and reports. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science and history from Grinnell College and a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Iowa.

Presenter: Carl Saxon - Des Moines Area MPO
Carl Saxon, a graduate of the University of Iowa with a degree in Geography, is a dedicated urban planning professional working as a Senior Planner at the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. He is actively involved in the Iowa Databike Project, utilizing data-driven approaches to enhance transportation infrastructure. Additionally, Carl contributes to the Bicycle Pedestrian Roundtable, focusing on sustainable mobility solutions and enhancing public safety.

Presenter: Inya Nlenanya - InTrans at Iowa State University
Inya Nlenanya is a research scientist at the Institute for Transportation at Iowa State University. He serves as the principal investigator for the "Development of a Trail Management Program" project, which aims to develop methodologies for crack detection and automated distress calculation, a roughness index calculator, and a trail pavement condition index. These methodologies are designed for the trail pavement data collected by the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO) Iowa Data Bike. The overarching goal of this program is to facilitate the formulation of a long-term maintenance strategy for central Iowa’s trail network. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University.

Free Time
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Free time

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

After Hours MeetUp
9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Rooms will be open and available for a Free-For-All Meetup. Bring your own games, drinks, snacks, etc., and catch up with fellow ITAG attendees.

GIS Track 2 - Shelby Rm
GIS Track 2 - Shelby Rm
Registration
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Waterfall Atrium

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.

ITAG Welcome

Welcome to 2020 ITAG and announcements in the Ballroom.

Trails for Tomorrow: Forging Connections Across the GIS Community
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
BALLROOM

Please join us for an interactive campfire chat about the latest happenings and hurdles you have faced as a GIS professional. This is your opportunity to expand your professional network and learn from others who have gone before you and how they have tackled the very problem you are facing today.

Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Ballroom

Lunch in the Ballroom

ICIT Business Meeting
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

ICIT Business Meeting

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Break

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Free Time
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Free time

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

After Hours MeetUp
9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Rooms will be open and available for a Free-For-All Meetup. Bring your own games, drinks, snacks, etc., and catch up with fellow ITAG attendees.

ESRI - Hands on Learning Lab (Hancock Room)
ESRI - Hands on Learning Lab (Hancock Room)
Registration
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Waterfall Atrium

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.

Registration
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Waterfall Atrium

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.

ITAG Welcome

Welcome to 2023 ITAG and announcements in the Ballroom.

ESRI Hands On Learning Lab
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor: Rick Zellmer

Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Ballroom

Lunch in the Ballroom

ICIT Business Meeting
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

ICIT Business Meeting

ESRI Hands On Learning Lab
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Instructor: Rick Zellmer

Break

ESRI Hands On Learning Lab
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Rick Zellmer

Free Time
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Free time.

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

After Hours MeetUp
9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Rooms will be open and available for a Free-For-All Meetup. Bring your own games, drinks, snacks, etc., and catch up with fellow ITAG attendees.

IT Track 1 - Polk Rm
IT Track 1 - Polk Rm
Registration
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Waterfall Atrium

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.

ITAG Welcome

Welcome to 2020 ITAG and announcements in the Ballroom.

Deploying Scale Virtualization

The rapidly changing world of Server Virtualization stands on a need for flexibility, scalability and cost savings. This 30 minute presentation delves into the intricacies of deploying a Scale Virtualization Solution. Our discussion will navigate the complex landscape of implementing this solution, highlighting both the technical challenges and lessons learned.

    We will explore key areas such as:
  • Real-world problems faced during the transition and strategies to overcome them.
  • The benefits of Scale Virtualization in terms of performance and cost-effectiveness
  • Our successful deployments and the impact on managing our Infrastructure
Presenter: Ben Turnis
Ben Turnis has been the Benton County IT Director for over 7 years. He specializes in initiating system restart sequences to reinitialize the operating system and hardware components of computing devices.
Co-presenter: Andrew Meyers
Andrew Meyers has been with Marion County for nearly 7 years. He is the current IT Director and tech wizard for all things electronic and blinky.

ISAC TSB - SOS Sponsored Bug Crowd Project
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presenter: Joel Rohne

Co-presenters: Dylan Lynch (SOS), Andrew Meyers (Marion County), Jenn McErlean (Madison County), Anthony Kava (Pott. County) Sean Bateman ( Johnson County) The team will be presenting on the Secretary of State's BugCrowd project that was run this winter over the websites of three counties. Johnson, Madison and Marion counties had ethical hackers engage with them and assess the county's websites to see what vulnerabilities were discovered in those sites. We will share the reports of the bounty program and have a discussion about the project.

Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Ballroom

Lunch in the Ballroom

ICIT Business Meeting
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

ICIT Business Meeting

Back to the Basics: The Crucial Role of Policies and Documentation

Presenter:Eric Guth

Eric Guth served as a county IT Director for Iowa for over 8 years and has more than a decade of IT leadership experience. With a passion for using county technology securely he seeks to challenge and motivate County IT leaders to pursue excellence.

In the daily rush of system alerts, phishing emails, and panicked phone calls from users, documentation and policy development can easily get pushed to the back burner. This presentation offers a practical look at key policies and documentation processes that are foundational to any IT department. Attendees will be prompted to consider what their departments are doing well and what areas could be improved.

Do you know what that new device is that randomly appeared on your network?
Did you discover weeks after the fact that a now former employee still has access to their accounts?
Do you have a clear process for handling a click-happy repeat offender?

By implementing the measures highlighted during this presentation you’ll not only improve efficiency and security, but also lay the groundwork for aligning with the CIS Critical Security Controls, a recognized best practice framework.

HBS: Cybersecurity Essentials For Your Organization

Presenter: Benjamin Hall

Ben is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE) with over 15 years of Governance, Risk, Compliance, Information Security, and Information Technology experience in the Banking, Financial, Insurance and Healthcare sectors.

Prior to joining HBS, he held positions as Information Security Officer, Risk Manager, Lead IT Security and GRC Analyst, IT Operations Supervisor, and Systems Administrator. As a Governance, Risk, & Compliance Practice Manager for HBS, he works with clients to support their information security, risk management, and compliance efforts.

Ben has expertise in third-party risk management, change management, access control, security operations, incident response, disaster recovery & business continuity, security and risk management, and security awareness. Additionally, he has experience in IT governance, risk and compliance across numerous regulatory frameworks and has worked in IT operations, giving him a holistic view of how security impacts IT operations.

Ben served as the VP of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) board for the Des Moines, Iowa Chapter from July of 2019 to May 2022 and is active in the local ISACA and InfraGard chapters. Ben was also a part of the West Des Moines Leadership Academy Class of '23. In his free time, Ben enjoys spending time with family and friends, coaching his kids' sporting activities, and spending time outside in any capacity.

Organizations of all sizes and within all sectors rely heavily on technology and the importance of cybersecurity cannot be overstated. With cyber threats becoming increasingly sophisticated and prevalent, organizations must prioritize the protection of their digital assets to safeguard sensitive data, maintain trust, and ensure business resiliency and continuity.

Throughout this session, we'll explore fundamental cybersecurity principles and best practices tailored specifically for organizations. The concepts we discuss will provide you with a solid foundation for enhancing your cybersecurity posture. From establishing robust access controls and implementing employee training programs to conducting regular security assessments and developing incident response plans. We'll cover essential steps that organizations can take to mitigate cyber risks and strengthen their defenses against cyberattacks.

HBS: VMware By Broadcom Changes & Updates
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Presenter: Jesse Everett

Jesse is a Technical Architect at Heartland Business Systems. He has over 19 years of experience spread across a mixture of General IT Consulting, Department of Defense, and Large Corporate IT. His specializations are going to be in focused on datacenter solutions: compute, storage, datacenter switching, and virtual desktop infrastructure.

The presentation would be primarily to communicate the recent changes with VMWare licensing. There are some major changes that will have direct and possibly significant impacts both in the short term with licensing spend, and in the longterm with architecture design and hardware platform selections.

15 Min to talk about the actual changes to the products and explain the new licensing model and tiers.

15 Min to go over some licensing examples so customers can get an understanding of what the conversions will look like.

15 Min for Q&A, I expect there to be alot of questions around this or people asking for me to model their specific examples.

Break

Dash/Body Camera Roundtable
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us for a roundtable discussion on Body & Dash camera programs for local law enforcement. During our discussion we'll be talking about what works, what doesn't work & costs. We'll also talk about the importance of Record After the Fact(RATF) & how it closes cases & solves murders. This will be an open discussion for everyone, if you support local law enforcement this session is for you.

Presenter: Andy Flagge

Andy is the IT Director at Wright County. He has served here for the last 6 years, before this putting in 11 years at Cerro Gordo County.

Co-Presenter: Shawn Olson

Shawn is the IT Director & 911 Coordinator at Plymoth County. He's served there for 24 years. He's involved in 911 operations & the body/dash camera program.

Co-Presenter: Derek Olson

Derek is the IT Director at Kossuth County. He has served there for 14 years. He is involved with the Body/Dash camera program for multiple agencies in northern Iowa including Kossuth County & Algona Police Department.

Free Time
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Free time

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

After Hours MeetUp
9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Rooms will be open and available for a Free-For-All Meetup. Bring your own games, drinks, snacks, etc., and catch up with fellow ITAG attendees.

IT Track 2 - Woodbury Rm
IT Track 2 - Woodbury Rm
Registration
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Waterfall Atrium

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.

ITAG Welcome

Welcome to 2020 ITAG and announcements in the Ballroom.

Remote Sensing for Underwater Search & Recovery Operations

Presenter: Jim Sholly
As a member of the Ventura Fire Department, Jim has had the privilage to build out and deploy a recovery vessel equipped with Humminbird sonar technology to assist with search and recovery efforts of drowning victims.

This presentation will highlight that technology and provide case studies of it in action across Iowa.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Ballroom

Lunch in the Ballroom

ICIT Business Meeting
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

ICIT Business Meeting

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Break

VP of Security and Compliance
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Cybersecurity is on the mind of every leader in every organization. The financial impact is estimated to be 10.5 trillion dollars by 2025. The success of cybercrime continues to fund the innovation, growth and development of cybercrime. AI is now allowing the execution of automated attacks faster than ever before.

During the presentation we will discuss:

  1. The current state of cybercrime and education
  2. What are the greatest vulnerabilities
  3. How do modern cyberattacks happen
  4. How can we protect ourselves and our schools
  5. Q & A

Presenter: Pete Avery

"I direct a national team of security experts focusing on incident response, forensics, red teaming, blue teaming, compliance examinations, security risk assessments, incident response and the overall health and posture of organizational and customer security. I have supervised and participated in the triage and recovery from ransomware attacks, data exfiltration and extortion. I have worked in, built, funded, grown, purchased and sold all levels of technology companies and technology products.

Prior to my role as Vice President of Security and Compliance I was the National Sales Fulfillment and Field Service Delivery Manager for Visual Edge IT. Utilizing my extensive knowledge of business, MSP fundamentals, technical expertise, employee, and leadership relationship building, and the community of industry experts I have worked with over the years, allows me to be a valued resource to the team.

I was responsible for vendor management and the standardization of our offerings. I coordinate communication and training with sales leadership, service desk management, administrative staff, the executive team and technicians in over 89 locations to ensure our customers are receiving a consistent experience with proper expectations and deliverables.

Prior to the National Sales Fulfillment and Field Service Delivery Manager for Visual Edge IT I was the Chief Information officer for Brady’s Business Systems and the Regional Manager of MITS for Visual IT for the State of Michigan. I have over 20 years’ experience in providing managed technology services to small to midsized companies. While working in this position I have evaluated, managed, reviewed, resolved, provided emergency response and data recovery for thousands of companies. In addition, I am also responsible for evaluating Managed Service Providers for possible purchase by Visual Edge Technology.

Prior to being employed with Brady’s Business Systems I owned and operated AP Sites for 8 years. AP Sites provided managed technology services for small to mid-sized businesses. I had a total of 11 technicians that worked for me supporting over 250 small to midsized businesses. I was able to sell this business to Brady’s Business Systems.

Prior to owning AP Sites, I worked for Holt Marketing and Management. I was the IT manager supporting business in both technology and training owners and employees in business process management.

Prior to Holt Marketing and Management, I was the IT Director for Colortec Inc., I managed their internal network, and support 2,500 independent business owners that Colortec had trained in their methods of automotive repair. I also oversaw the internet marketing efforts and helped transform the company from a few trucks operating locally to an international community of independently owned businesses.

Prior to my employment with Colortec Inc., I was the lead technical resource for the Regional Distribution Center for Grainger Corporation in Denver Colorado.

I have performed investigative data recovery and provided deposition testimony as an expert witness for The City of Standish, Arenac County Prosecutors Office, City of Bay City, Michigan State Police, The ATF, the FBI and for the clients of Masud, Patterson Shutter and Peters, David Skinner, Judge Richard E. Vollbach Jr. I have worked directly with the SIU divisions of over 20 insurance companies and fire investigators on all manner of cases including cybersecurity, arson, claims and employee dishonesty.

I have recovered data from hard drives, RAID arrays, solid state drives and cell phones that have been set on fire, submerged, punctured, soaked in corrosives, and sustained high voltage electrostatic discharge. I have recovered data from files that have been deleted, formatted, tampered with, and scrubbed"

Free Time
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Free time

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

After Hours MeetUp
9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Rooms will be open and available for a Free-For-All Meetup. Bring your own games, drinks, snacks, etc., and catch up with fellow ITAG attendees.