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2016 Technology Forum

Ottawa County Technology Forum

Friday, April 29, 2016

We are excited to invite you to this year’s forum. Each year we try to bring you information of some of the hottest and most impactful topics. This year, we are bringing in nationally known expert, Kevin DeSouza to talk about The Promise and Challenge of Big Data. To bring it to a more local level, Rod Davenport, Chief Technology Officer for the State of Michigan, Department of Technology Management and Budget will be delivering a presentation on the State’s Big Data initiative. The Innovation component of our forum will be presented by Jason Kerher, Design Strategy. The day will wrap up with a presentation by Phil Bertolini, Deputy County Administrator/CIO for Oakland County. Phil is a dynamic speaker who promises to deliver an entertaining and thought provoking perspective on Technology in government.

WHEN: Friday, April 29, 2016, 8:30am-4:00pm
WHERE: Ottawa County Fillmore Complex, West Olive, MI (Map). Enter parking lot B, forum is in main conference room of the County Administration building, second floor, west wing.

Throughout the day, Sponsors and Exhibitors will be available to present, demonstrate and explain the latest products and services that can assist your organization in achieving its goals. We hope you'll consider joining us on April 29!

The schedule is being finalized and more information will be available soon. If you have questions you can contact Dave Hulst at (616) 738-4831 or



Time Event Speakers
7:00 AM Vendor Setup
7:30 AM Vendor Setup
8:00 AM Registration
8:30 AM Welcome Alan Vanderberg
8:45 AM Realizing the Promise of (Open, Mobile, and Big) Data and Technologies for Local Governments Kevin DeSouza
Session A
Session B

ImageSoft and County - ECM Solutions & Opportunities
10:00 AM Vendor Networking/Break Exhibitors Introductions
10:15 AM Big Data Initiatives for the State of Michigan Rod Davenport
11:00 AM Big Data Panel Discussion Kevin DeSouza, Rod Davenport, Paul Stephenson GVSU
Session C
Session D

12:00 PM Vendor Introductions and Open Session/Lunch/
12:30 PM The Half-Life Assumptions:  Bringing Empathy to Big Data (Presentation and Interactive Exercise) Jason Kerher
2:00 PM Vendor Networking/Break Exhibitors
Session E
Session F

2:45 PM Technology Trends in Local Government Phil Bertolini
3:45 PM Closing Remarks Alan Vanderberg
4:00 PM Forum Ends

Vendors Attending