Technology Summit 2021 Agenda

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Presenters

Day 1 - Digital Government and Cybersecurity

9:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks: Welcome and Introduction

Calvin Rhodes, Executive Director, Georgia Technology Authority, and Georgia CIO

9:15

(Keynote) Cyber Threat Evolution: Hacking the Hacker's Mindset

John Sileo, The Sileo Group

10:00

Cybersecurity

Greg Sparrow, Senior Vice President and General Manager, CompliancePoint

10:45

Networking Break

Select 1 of 4 Zoom Meetings (Compliance Point, Merlynn, Cybersecurity discussion, Networking)

11:15

Cybersecurity in Georgia: Building and Maintaining the Cyber Workforce

David Allen, Georgia CISO

12:00 p.m.

Lunch/Networking Break

Select 1 of 4 Zoom Meetings (Compliance Point, Merlynn, Cybersecurity discussion, Networking)

12:30

(Keynote) Top Strategic Predictions for 2021 and Beyond: Resetting Everything

Daryl Plummer, Gartner Fellow and Researcher

1:15

Going Digital in Georgia

Nikhil Desphande, Georgia Chief Digital Officer, Georgia Technology Authority

2:00

Networking Break

Select 1 of 4 Zoom Meetings (Compliance Point, Merlynn, Digital Government discussion, Networking)

2:15

(Keynote) Confidently Getting More Done with your Decision-Making Twin

Mark Keith, Merlynn

Dr. Karl Kuhnert, Emory University

3:00 Sign-off

Day 2 - Broadband and Remote Work

9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction

Christopher Nunn, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Community Affairs

9:15

Brief Talks: Remote Work Today and Tomorrow

  • Renée Safrata, CEO and Founder, Vivo Teams
  • Dr. Karl Kuhnert, Professor in the Practice of Organization & Management, Emory University
  • Dr. Keith Osburn, Chief Information Officer/Deputy Superintendent of Technology Services at Georgia Department of Education
  • Jen Bonnett, Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Savannah Economic Development Authority
10:30

Networking Break

Select 1 of 4 Zoom Meetings (CompliancePoint, Merlynn, Remote Work discussion, Networking)

10:45

Broadband Overview

Bill Price, Georgia Technology Authority

11:00

Education: Connecting Students with Broadband

Bob Swiggum, Georgia Department of Education

Chris Shealy, Georgia Department of Education

12:00 p.m.

Lunch/Networking Break

Select 1 of 3 Zoom Meetings (CompliancePoint, Merlynn, Networking)

12:30

Good Data for Good Decisions on Broadband

Deana Perry, Executive Director, Broadband, Georgia Department of Community Affairs

Eric McRae, Director, University of Georgia

1:30

Networking Break

Select 1 of 3 Zoom Meetings (CompliancePoint, Merlynn, Networking)

1:45

Broadband Grant Program

Deana Perry, Executive Director, Broadband, Department of Community Affairs

2:45 Sign-off