Welcome to the Fourth Annual Technology Summit!  Please join us to explore presentations and exhibits from Gaston County, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, The City of Rock Hill, Mecklenburg County, and the City of Charlotte that share insights about how local government is using technology to enable and enhance its business goals.

Date/Time:  April 18, 2013, 8:30 - 4:00
Location:  Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center (600 East 4th St, Charlotte)
Who is Invited: Permanent and contract staff for participating agencies.
Check-In:  Exhibit viewing will be open to everyone, but registration is required to attend the sessions.  Please check-in at the welcome table in front of room 267 to receive your event badge, a Bingo card, and an event bag (supplies limited).

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8:30 – 9:30, Room 267: Keynote Address - Andrew Binns, DNC CIO – Building Agile Teams and Services
A Boston native, Andrew Binns has worked in technology for the past 12 years building and managing technology infrastructure as well as designing and implementing websites and online operations for political, non-pro­fit, and production companies and organizations. Binns most recently served as the CIO of the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington DC. Prior to that, Binns led the implementation of cutting edge technological advances as the CIO of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. Binns is currently President of Snib Consulting, a company he founded that specializes in integrating and utilizing new technologies for existing companies and building technology infrastructure for startups and major events. Major clients and events include the Super Bowl halftime show, Tony Awards, NFL Kickoff, 2004, 2008, and 2012 Democratic National Conventions, 2004 Kerry/Edwards campaign, 2008 Obama/Biden campaign, the White House, and numerous local and statewide political campaigns.

9:30 – 3:45, Lobby & Room 266: Exhibits (Exhibit Map)

9:45 – 10:45, Room 267: Technology Session 1 – Overview of Mecklenburg County Technology Services
Mecklenburg County is working with its technology partners to provide a mobile computing experience for those departments that have expressed the need. Our presentation will demonstrate how all of the partners are working together, and the technology being used to meet the demands of a mobile work force.

11:00 – 12:00, Room 267: Technology Session 2 – Desktop Virtualization at Gaston County
Gaston County and Yorel will provide an overview of Gaston County’s desktop virtualization initiative. Planning, preparation, infrastructure considerations, user processes, and lessons learned will all be topics of discussion.

11:30 – 1:30, Lobby: US FIRST® Robotics Demonstration (http://www.usfirst.org/)

12:00, Lobby – Attendee Raffle #1

12:15 – 1:15, Room 180: CIO Roundtable Lunch (open only to attendees pre-registered for the lunch)
Discussions with Jeff Stovall - City of Charlotte (CIO), Brandon Jackson – Gaston County (CIO), Gwen Simmons - Mecklenburg County (CTO), Vince Simonowicz – City of Rock Hill (CIO), and Valerie Truesdale – CMS (CIO)

1:15, Lobby – Attendee Raffle #2

1:30 – 2:30, Room 267:  Technology Trends Panel Discussion - The future of mobility, BYOD, and security in local government
Discussions with Jeff Stovall - City of Charlotte (CIO), Barry Robbins – City of Charlotte (CTOO), Brandon Jackson – Gaston County (CIO), Gwen Simmons - Mecklenburg County (CTO), Vince Simonowicz – City of Rock Hill (CIO), and Valerie Truesdale – CMS (CIO)

2:30, Lobby – Attendee Raffle #3

2:45 - 3:05, Room 267:  UNCC's Data Science and Business Analytics Initiative
Dr. Yi Deng, Dean and Professor of the College of Computing and Informatics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, will discuss opportunities and challenges associated with the Big Data movement for industry competitiveness and economic development, and introduce UNC Charlotte’s Data Science and Business Analytics (DSBA) Initiative.

3:05 – 3:45, Room 267:  Technology Session 3 – Enterprise What?
The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) team will discuss how we’re leveraging knowledge across the organization to build ERP and take the City of Charlotte into the future.

3:45, Lobby – Closing Comments & Main Attendee Raffle