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2015 Technology Forum

Ottawa County Technology Forum

FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015

Ottawa County will be hosting its second Innovation & Technology Forum to give local public sector leaders an opportunity to hear from government and private sector technology leaders and visionaries. Demonstrations and descriptions of technology applications at the local government level, as well as vendor demonstrationsand displays will give participants an opportunity to learn about capabilities and services that could take their organization to peak performance.

WHEN: Friday, May 8, 2015, 8:30AM to 4:00PM
WHERE: West Olive, MI
Ottawa County Fillmore Complex Map
When you arrive at the Ottawa County Administrative Complex, enter parking lot B. The Forum will be held in the Main Conference Room of the County Administration building which is located on the second floor of the building's West Wing.

Guest Speakers

  • Nathan Dragun, CISSP, CEH, GREM, and CPTE, Development Manager and Lead Cyber Security Analyst for the Michigan Cyber Range
    Title: Cyber Security: Are we doomed?

    Synopsis: Cyber-attacks are happening around us more frequently than ever. We’ll briefly visit the scope of these events and then delve into how the Michigan Cyber Range is making it possible for us to not only keep our heads above the rising tide but providing us with solid ground to pursue victory.
  • John Hwang, President and Chief Innovator for Lanio
    Title: Designing a Culture of Innovation

    Synopsis: John returns to build on last year's topic: Adaptive Challenges and Innovation. Successful innovation requires not only a strategy and tactics, but more importantly, it requires a culture that embraces shared values of diversity, collaboration and empathy. Organizations fail to innovate because they fail to align their vision, values and systems. In this presentation, we will explore common myths about innovation, principles for successful Innovation, case studies, and how to design a culture of innovation within your organization.
  • Phil Bertolini, Oakland County Deputy County Executive/CIO
    Title: Be All You Can Be: Better government through enabling technologies

    Synopsis: In today’s government there is a need to provide quality services with less human resources. The days of doing more with less have passed us by but the people we serve still demand services day in and day out. Michigan government budgets have been decimated by the latest recession/depression. Staffs have been reduced during the time when the people needed government more than ever. The only way to provide services effectively is to build/buy/implement technologies that help carry the load. This presentation will focus on building a strong technology foundation while being innovative in tough economic times.

    The following topics will be discussed:
    • Government innovation through technology
    • Cross-boundary shared technology services
    • The latest trends in government technology
    • The role of Cyber Security in providing technology services
    • What the future of government technology holds for us
  • F/Lt Chris Bush, Michigan State Police
    F/Lt. Chris Bush is the Commander of the Field Support and Aviation Section of the Michigan State Police. His section includes Aviation, Canine, Bomb Squad, Underwater Recovery, and Emergency Support Team. F/Lt. Bush has 20 years of service with the Michigan State Police and has served at the Traverse City, Kalkaska, and Ionia posts, Sixth District Headquarters, the MSP Training Academy, and in the Special Operations Division. F/Lt. Bush was a canine handler for 8 years providing canine services to the Grand Rapids area and surrounding counties. F/Lt. Bush holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan and a Master’s Degree from Cornerstone University. F/Lt. Bush is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and currently resides in Portland, MI with his wife and 11 year old son.

    Title: Michigan State Police Unmanned Aircraft System

    Synopsis: F/Lt. Chris Bush will discuss the Michigan State Police Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) that has received authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate throughout the entire state of Michigan. F/Lt. Bush will talk about the process of obtaining authorization, the technology of the UAS, and the benefits the UAS will provide to law enforcement today and the possibilities for the future.
  • COL. Kriste Kibbey Etue, Director, Michigan State Police
    Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue was appointed Director of the Michigan State Police in January 2011 by Governor Rick Snyder. Colonel Etue is the 18th Director in the 97 year history of the department and the department’s first female Director. During her 27-year tenure with the Michigan State Police, Colonel Etue has held several executive positions focusing on emergency management and homeland security, budgeting, facility management, training, human resources, and public affairs. Today, Colonel Etue serves as State Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. She also chairs the Michigan Homeland Protection Board, Michigan Public Safety Communications Interoperability Board, Auto Theft Prevention Authority, and Michigan Intelligence Operations Center Advisory Board.

    Title: Michigan State Police Unmanned Aviation System

    Synopsis: F/Lt. Chris Bush, Michigan State Police with an Introduction by Col. Kriste Etue, Director of the Michigan State Police


Friday May 8, 2015

Time Event Speakers
8:00am Registration   
8:30am Cyber Security: Are we doomed? Nathan Dragun, Lead Analyst for the Michigan Cyber Range 
9:40am Break Vendors Open
10:10am Designing a Culture of Innovation John Hwang, President and Founder, Lanio LLC
11:15am Smart911 Panic Button Tim Smith, Exec Director and Tom Valdez, Dep Director, Ottawa County Central Dispatch Authority (OCCDA)
11:45am Lunch / Vendor Visits Vendors Open
12:30pm Be All You Can Be: Better government through enabling technologies Phil Bertolini, Deputy County CIO Oakland County
1:50pm Break Vendors Open
2:00pm SWATTING Det Capt Bennett, Det Canatta, Ottawa County Sheriff's Office
2:20pm Hacking and Identity Theft  TBA
2:45pm Michigan State Police Unmanned Aviation System F/Lt. Chris Bush, Michigan State Police with an Introduction by Col. Kriste Etue, Director of the Michigan State Police
3:45pm Closing Comments Al Vanderberg

Vendors Attending