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Schedule for Wednesday, June 16, 2021

*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 (Ballroom)

Welcome to 2020 ITAG and announcements in the Ballroom.

The Snake in my boot: Arcpy, ArcGIS.GIS and notebooks

Title: The Snake in my boot: Arcpy, ArcGIS.GIS and notebooks

A quick review of three options available for us in scripting for ESRI platforms - Python 2.7 and the ArcPy API, Python 3 and ArcGIS.GIS API in the ArcGIS/Jupyter Notebook

Presenter: BJ Covington, Iowa DOT


Presenter Bio: BJ Covington has worked for the State of Iowa since 2009 in the Departments of Homeland Security, Revenue and Transportation. He holds a BA in History Education and an MPP from the University of Northern Iowa.

11 Trends in GIS
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Title: 11 Trends in GIS

Workshop Description: : This session will walk through Jack Dangermond's list of 11 important innovations in GIS for 2021. We'll discuss the current state of cloud GIS options that let you choose just how much control and flexibility you want. We'll see the latest trends in analysis and visualization. And with open-source APIs and SDKs and the new ArcGIS Platform, we'll show how organizations can reduce friction with collaborators. From integrating your field operations to GeoAI and ML, and from cloud-native imagery to real-time GIS, join us to learn more about this year's hot topics.

Presenter: Matt Hoehn: Esri Account Manager


Presenter Bio:Matt has been a part of the Esri local government team for 3 years. Prior to his career with Esri, he worked for state, and federal government where he was the Civilian GIS Manger for the Naval District Washington PSAP, and spent 10 years as a private GIS consultant for 911 and emergency management operations. Originally from Virginia, Matt relocated to Missouri in 2017. He is an avid woodworker, and enjoys hiking, and going on adventures with his wife and 3 children.

Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Ballroom

Lunch in the Ballroom

Becoming an ESRI Community Partner. Why should I? And how do I?

Title: Becoming an ESRI Community Partner. Why should I? And how do I?

Workshop Description: See jaw-dropping real-world examples of the benefits of sharing your data with ESRI. Watch a scintillating step-by-step tutorial of how to do so. Marvel at the guided process that ESRI walks you through until the data you have uploaded meets their standards. (SPOILER ALERT: it’s generally painless). Penny and Travis are prepared to show you the path to becoming an ESRI Community Partner.

Presenters: Penny Vossler, Travis Gerrish


Presenter Bio: Penny Vossler, GISP GIS Coordinator for Boone County, IA 7 years' experience in County Government GIS.

Travis Gerrish Franklin County, IA GIS Technician – 6 years' experience in County Government GIS.

What’s New in ArcGIS Enterprise
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Title: What’s New in ArcGIS Enterprise

Workshop Description: With every new release of ArcGIS Enterprise and ArcGIS Online, their capabilities and possibilities continue to grow. But effective administration of your organization's users, groups, and content doesn't have to be a headache. This session for Web GIS administrators will review current best practices in security to keep your organization secure and your content in the right hands. We'll discuss the newest offerings for Web GIS organization administration. Finally, we'll explore automation tools to reduce the time you spend actively managing your organization while boosting your awareness of what's going on.

Presenter: Scott MacDonald, ESRI


Presenter Bio:Scott is a Solution Engineer on the state government team at Esri St. Louis. He joined the team in January after three years as a product engineer on the ArcGIS Enterprise development team in Redlands, Calif. Scott has a bachelor’s in geography from the University of Missouri and a master’s in geography from McGill University. Outside of work, he is a pianist and gardener.

Break

Partnered collaborations in ArcGIS 2021
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Title: Partnered collaborations in ArcGIS 2021
Description: This year's introduction of Partnered Collaborations to ArcGIS Online opens new possibilities for Web GIS. Now, you can share content between ArcGIS Online organizations in a trusted, secure pipeline - and enable one-way or two-way synchronization of edits made to your items. This session will discuss the back-end structure of partnered collaborations and how they differ from distributed collaborations. We'll share use patterns and best practices for content authority, security, and transparency, and help you begin imagining how your Web GIS workflows might be transformed by this new functionality.
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Presenter: Scott MacDonald, ESRI


Presenter Bio: Scott is a Solution Engineer on the state government team at Esri St. Louis. He joined the team in January after three years as a product engineer on the ArcGIS Enterprise development team in Redlands, Calif. Scott has a bachelor’s in geography from the University of Missouri and a master’s in geography from McGill University. Outside of work, he is a pianist and gardener.

Free Time
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Free time

Evening Activity
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 (Hancock Rm)
GIS Track 2 (Hancock 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 (Ballroom)

Welcome to 2020 ITAG and announcements in the Ballroom.

Utilizing Collector and 360 Degree Imagery to Perform Manhole Inspections

Title: Utilizing Collector and 360 Degree Imagery to Perform Manhole Inspections

Workshop Description: This presentation will focus on the applied use of ArcGIS Collector in the City of Newton, Iowa, where Bolton & Menk performed a utility data collection. This collection centered around the need to catalog storm and sanitary assets within Newton. Through discussion with the city, some usual workflows were modified to include new technologies; most apparent of those was the use of a 360° camera to record manhole condition. Using 360° camera imagery gave the city a deliverable that truly showed the condition at that point in time.

Presenter: Tyler Danielson, Bolton & Menk, Inc.


Presenter Bio: Tyler is a GIS specialist who began his career in 2010. He has expertise with internal and external clients and assists with database development, data analysis, and advanced map development and layout. Tyler is experienced in the Esri GIS suite of programs. Additionally, he uses GPS Pathfinder Office and Terrasync to provide field staff with concise, customized data collection workflows. Tyler works on a variety of GIS projects including production mapping, emergency response analysis, cultural and natural resource mapping, data gathering, LiDAR analysis, remote sensing, orthorectification, georeferencing, and developing mapping products and assisting in public and online engagement tools.

Hyperlinking – Get Your Data in the Spotlight!

Title: Hyperlinking – Get Your Data in the Spotlight!

Description:We all have data available to co-workers and the public that needs more information to make a sound opinion or decision. Hyperlinking original documents seems to be the most appreciated. And highly used. Engineers love our surveyed section corner layer with each corner linked to all documents for that point. The same with the old chaining lines and their books. Inside the courthouse, original drainage documents are used in the GIS to answer questions about districts and tiling and changes that have happened over time. Very powerful, especially when showing it to farmers and other landowners in the districts. How could hyperlinking mapped features facilitate discussions and improve understanding?

Presenter: Paula Lemke, Cerro Gordo County


Presenter Bio: Paula has been working with GIS over twenty years. In that time she has learned many things about what works, what does not work, and what can be the most helpful. There is not much worse than developing something over weeks, months, or even years and then not get used. She is always looking for the useable data, application, or tips and tricks for her GIS users, decision makers, and the general public.

Plats All Folks!

Title: Plats All Folks!

Description:The idea that a biological attack, or other catastrophe such as a fire, could render our most important documents unusable needed to be addressed. This session will look at the years-long effort to both scan and make our plat hanging files available online to the public. Hyperlinking, used correctly, can be magical. Originally established in 1851 as Wahkaw County and renamed 1853 to Woodbury County in honor of Supreme Court Justice Levi Woodbury; our county has documents spanning 170 years that demand preservation and presentation. This session may also contain a short overview of the very cool Woodbury Property Adjustment Form designed to reduce the paper flow and waste between offices.

Presenter: Ron Koch, Woodbury County Recorder's Office


Presenter Bio: Ron has worked in GIS for the City of Sioux City and Woodbury County since the year 2000. During that time he has helped to further develop a basemap project originally started by the Sidwell Company into a GIS which has become integral in the day to day processes of many departments. After receiving ESRI's Special Achievement in GIS award in 2004, Ron helped to focus GIS efforts that had gain momentum through the receipt of the award. Ron also helped to write winning GIS grant proposals as well as presenting at the Intelligent Land Records Conferences in both Nebraska City, NE and Iowa City, IA. Ron served as a beta tester for the Aardvark, Parcel Editor, and Parcel Builder programs. Ron has always been interested in identifying the reasons for any inaccuracies as addressing the reasons helps to eliminate future problems. Public access and service has been a focus of Ron's work; making information available electronically helps people to help themselves regardless of the distance they may be from the Recorder's Office.

Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Ballroom

Lunch in the Ballroom

Dashboard Examples from Local Government and Utilities

Title: Dashboard Examples from Local Government and Utilities

Workshop Description:I will demo 3 dashboards created for (1) the City of Muscatine, (2) County of Muscatine and (3) the Municipal Utility Company. The City of Muscatine Police Department requested a way to view criminal reports to assist in determining patrol operations. Muscatine County Assessors Office had a need to view recent parcel sales and quickly analyze sales ratios and see outliers. Finally, Muscatine Power & Water requested a way to investigate where water main breaks were occurring in relation highly-corrosive soils. Will demo each dashboard and discuss the data behind them.

Presenter: Justin Thomas, Muscatine Area Geographic Information Consortium


Presenter Bio: BA and MA graduate of University of Northern Iowa. Currently employed with MAGIC as GIS Programmer/Analyst serving Muscatine County, City and Muscatine Power & Water Utility.

Panel Discussion: Managing Your GIS Role
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Title: Panel Discussion: Managing your GIS Role

Workshop Description: Are you just starting out in a new GIS position? Will you wear several hats? Are you starting from scratch or is there GIS in place? Are you on your own or part of a larger department? Where do I go from here? Should I ask for a raise? What is your succession plan? Whether you are new to GIS or a seasoned professional with experience to share, join this part presentation, part panel, part discussion to help our new colleagues find their footing.

Presenters: Paula Lemke, Cerro Gordo County GIS Coordinator - previously at Iowa DOT
Penny Vossler, Boone County GIS Coordinator - previously at Sioux Co & EROS Data Center
Travis Gerrish, Franklin County GIS Technician
Sarah Haberl, Carroll County GIS Administrator - first GIS position


Break

Streamlining Your Permit Workflows Online
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Title: Streamlining Your Permit Workflows Online
Description: A significant part of local government’s economic vitality relates to property development and improvements that require a building permit and other related forms. Your permitting fees provide income and help increase department budgets and the potential for capital improvement. Allow your constituents to create a permit while integrating your GIS. Learn how to track and manage your permit applications and highlight trends over time. Use GIS to integrate permits with property information for a streamlined approach involving multiple County offices. This interactive presentation features IT Director Ryan Eaton from Jasper County and GIS Coordinator Penny Vossler from Boone County who will share their stories and answer questions from the discussion.
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Presenter: Ryan Smith, Schneider Geospatial


Presenter Bio: Ryan has an extensive background in GIS ranging from engineering, retail analytics, to local government. He provides leadership for GIS projects, participates in numerous industry organizations, and presents at conferences throughout the country. This experience provides him critical insight into the daily activities of local government, mandates faced, and many solutions available for each community. Mollie brings several years of experience as the GIS Coordinator in an Assessor’s office. As a former client of Schneider Geospatial, Mollie is excited to leverage her experience to ensure our clients know how to best use their investments in GIS and geospatial solutions.

Free Time
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Free time

Evening Activity
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 (Ballroom)

Welcome to 2020 ITAG and announcements in the Ballroom.

Election Security Compliance - Geoffrey Jenista, CISA
10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Identity Management - OCIO

Title:Identity Management

Workshop Description: Learn about the State of Iowa's efforts to implement a safe and secure way to log into multiple applications. The state is using Okta, the world’s leading identity and access management solution. It’s job is to make users' login experience as easy and secure as possible. 81% of data breaches involve weak or stolen login credentials, and Okta helps prevent those kinds of breaches.

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Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Ballroom

Lunch in the Ballroom

ICIT Business Meeting (Polk Rm)
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

ICIT Business Meeting

State of Iowa OCIO - Jesse Martinez
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Election Security - Jeff Franklin, Iowa SoS

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Break

Doppelganger: Using Your .GOV Domain Against You
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Doppelganger: Using Your .GOV Domain Against You
Description:
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Iowa counties and municipalities are moving to .GOV domain names. This has been widely regarded as a good move, but it carries an easily overlooked risk. This talk will explain a cheap and effective way to spy on email to your county, impersonate officials, infect visitors to your website, and cause other mayhem that you might not even be able to stop, once it begins. Along the way we'll learn about domain registration, DNS, and how to bend rules to do sneaky things.

== Goals:

* Provide some learning about Internet domains, DNS, and security concepts * Explain a sneaky attack, how it works, and what it can do * Provide tangible advice to counteract this and similar attacks

== Outline:

* Intro (5 min) * How Domain Registration and DNS Works (10 min) * Using Doppelganger Domains to Trick .GOV Users (25 min) - The Idea - Implementation - What Attackers Can Do with This Technique - An Experiment Involving 6 of the 9 Most Populous Counties - Similar Concerns for iowa.gov * Who is Doing This Now? (10 min) * Countermeasures / How Do We Protect Ourselves? (5 min) * Q&A (5 min)



Presenter: Anthony Kava
Organization:Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office


Presenter Bio:Anthony Kava is a life-long hacker and resident computer geek at the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office. He serves on the Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force as well as the ICIT Security Committee. Kava enjoys digital forensics, cyber crime, security, and long walks on the dark web. https://forensic.coffee

Free Time
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Free time

Evening Activity
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 (Shelby & Woodbury Rm)
IT Track 2 (Shelby & 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 (Ballroom)

Welcome to 2020 ITAG and announcements in the Ballroom.

Office 365/Azure - Liftoff
10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Ballroom

Lunch in the Ballroom

ICIT Business Meeting (Polk Rm)
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

ICIT Business Meeting

Make It So! From Concept to WOW in 70% Less Time / Effort
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Title: Make It So! From Concept to WOW in 70% Less Time / Effort

Workshop Description:Leverage Microsoft’s enterprise low-code / no-code Power Platform that is built with security and governance at the foundation! Connect to hundreds of pre-built connectors and drive productivity right to your government workers & community whether in the office or in the field. I will provide a few real-world examples on how you and your team can build powerful mobile-ready business applications that can drive efficiency, automate business processes, and visualize your data while reducing effort by 70%!

Presenter: Drew Poggemann


Presenter Bio:Drew is currently the Director of Solution Architecture at Heartland Business Systems. Drew has been architecting business solutions for the past 25 years in multiple technologies, verticals, and business domains. A highly certified Microsoft professional with recent technical focus in the areas of Dynamics 365 and the Microsoft Power Platform. Drew currently works with many of HBS’ customers crossing education, government, commercial and small business to help automate business processes and drive additional revenue, cost savings, employee engagement, and innovation.

Break

Doppelganger: Using Your .GOV Domain Against You (Polk Room)
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Doppelganger: Using Your .GOV Domain Against You
Description:
: == Overview:

Iowa counties and municipalities are moving to .GOV domain names. This has been widely regarded as a good move, but it carries an easily overlooked risk. This talk will explain a cheap and effective way to spy on email to your county, impersonate officials, infect visitors to your website, and cause other mayhem that you might not even be able to stop, once it begins. Along the way we'll learn about domain registration, DNS, and how to bend rules to do sneaky things.

== Goals:

* Provide some learning about Internet domains, DNS, and security concepts * Explain a sneaky attack, how it works, and what it can do * Provide tangible advice to counteract this and similar attacks

== Outline:

* Intro (5 min) * How Domain Registration and DNS Works (10 min) * Using Doppelganger Domains to Trick .GOV Users (25 min) - The Idea - Implementation - What Attackers Can Do with This Technique - An Experiment Involving 6 of the 9 Most Populous Counties - Similar Concerns for iowa.gov * Who is Doing This Now? (10 min) * Countermeasures / How Do We Protect Ourselves? (5 min) * Q&A (5 min)



Presenter: Anthony Kava
Organization:Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office


Presenter Bio:Anthony Kava is a life-long hacker and resident computer geek at the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office. He serves on the Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force as well as the ICIT Security Committee. Kava enjoys digital forensics, cyber crime, security, and long walks on the dark web. https://forensic.coffee

Free Time
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Free time

Evening Activity
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.