Join us on January 9-11, 2019 at Sheraton at the Capitol for an education experience while learning from nationally recognized industry leaders. Attend security and information discussions, and software update sessions—all while networking with peers around the state.

Who should attend?

• IT Leaders (CIO, CTO, Directors)
• IT Lead & Support Staff
• Government Leaders
• Security Practitioners
• Business Developers

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The 2019 TechShare Security & Information Conference is engaging thought-leadership sessions, and fosters collaboration with other forward-thinking companies. The goal of our conference is to advance security leaders by arming them with the knowledge, tools, and expertise to protect their counties and organizations.

Reserve a Room Online

The Sheraton Austin is accepting hotel reservations for conference attendees at our special Urban Counties rate. You can book, modify or cancel your hotel reservations at any time under the Urban Counties rate until Friday, December 14. By securing a room with our conference rate, attendees will receive a discounted room rate, complimentary WiFi, and other amenities. A limited number of rooms have been reserved for our group. Attendees are encouraged to book early to ensure availability.

Tentative Conference Agenda

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Welcome Reception

6:00 – 8:30 PM
Opening Keynote and Dinner

Thursday, January 10, 2019

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

9:00 – 10:00 AM
Network Security Is a Team Sport

10:20 – 11:20 AM
Security & Privacy Essentials for CIOs, County Leaders and Elected Officials

11:20 – 12:20 PM
Managed Security Services – What does that mean to you?

12:30 – 1:30 PM

1:30 – 2:30 PM
Surviving Ransomware

2:30 – 3:30 PM
Cyber Security – Inside and Out

3:50 – 4:50 PM
Microsoft Cybersecurity Capabilities for Government

3:50 – 4:50 PM
Sponsor Happy Hour

Friday, January 11, 2019

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
TechShare Product Update

10:20 – 11:30 AM
TechShare Product (Cont’d)

11:30 – 12:30 PM
TechShare Round Table

12:30 PM



Chris Nchopa-Ayafor

Chris Nchopa-Ayafor

CIO, Tarrant County

Chris Nchopa-Ayafor has been the Tarrant County, Texas, Chief Information Officer (CIO) since 2014. As the County government’s top technology executive, Chris provides comprehensive strategic and tactical direction to enterprise IT directors, managers and 200+ employees in delivering technology services to over 4000 government employees across 100+ county departments, agencies and business units. He directs the development and administration of an approx. $60 million annual budget, with an approx. $121 million in technology assets/inventory under management. Chris collaborates with County Executives and Elected Officials in the exercise of his duties.

Darren May

Darren May

Information Security Officer, Tarrant County

Darren May came to Tarrant County in 2014 as the Information Security Officer. Prior to his role with Tarrant County, he spent the last 40 years in IT, 18 of which in Information Security.

Ted Gruenloh

Ted Gruenloh

COO, Sentinel Intrusion Prevention Services

Ted has worked with web and network security technologies for more than 20 years. He began his career in technology as a full-stack engineer in web development and design. As Chief Operating Officer, Ted guides the overall operations of Sentinel IPS, the CINS Active Threat Intelligence System, and all other supporting technologies. You may also find him presenting at an information security conference or trade show, spreading the word about shared threat intelligence.

Caren Skipworth

Caren Skipworth

CIO, Collin County IT Department

Caren has been the CIO of Collin County IT in McKinney, Texas for 28 years. She has been in the technology field for 38 years, 10 of which were in the private sector. She graduated from A&M with a degree in Management Information Systems and has achieved many certifications in IT methodologies. Ms. Skipworth has also held positions in various State and Federal organizations, including IT associations for government.

Nancy Rainosek

Nancy Rainosek

CISO, Texas Department of Information Resources

Nancy Rainosek is the Chief Information Security Officer for the State of Texas at the Department of Information Resources. She has over 35 years of IT experience in Texas state government and private sector consulting. Prior to joining DIR, she served as the deputy Chief Information Security Officer and the Enterprise Security Operations Manager for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. She was an IT Audit Manager and Information Resource Manager at the Texas State Auditor’s Office.

DuWayne Aikins, Jr.

DuWayne Aikins, Jr.

Managed Security Services, AT&T

DuWayne E Aikins Jr is the Managed Security Services (MSS) Sales Lead with AT&T, specializing in Cyber Security while managing AT&T’s Network Security Business with the State of Texas.  He served in the U.S. Air Force for 12 years as an intelligence analyst and considered a plank holder at Air Force Cyber Command in San Antonio Texas.  After leaving the service, DuWayne joined AT&T to provide Security Analysis and Incident Response to the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington D.C. He’s a Certified Information Systems Security Professional with a Master’s Degree in Information Systems.

Randy Guin

Randy Guin

Managing Partner, Birch Cline Technologies

Randy Guin has more than 20 years’ experience working with Fortune 100 companies as well as with Federal, State and Local government agencies. In addition to working in leadership roles with EDS and SHI, he’s also had the privilege of working as the Dallas County Chief Information Security Officer for eight years. In his current role as Managing Partner, Randy helps guide the Birch Cline focus of developing smarter strategies and delivering services to ensure customer security and success.