Registration is FreeJoin 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. There's no fee to register or attend this conference, so secure your spot now! Register
Who Should Attend
We’ve invited IT Leaders from across Texas to join us in learning more about the cybersecurity challenges and strategies for mitigating threats in the local government space. This conference will be attended by CIOs, IT Directors and Support Staff from municipalities and counties throughout Texas.
The 2019 TechShare Security & Information Conference format is designed around 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 required to protect their counties and organizations.
Conference Room Block
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 21. 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.
11:30 AM – 6:30 PM Registration Open
12:00 PM – 2:30 PM Newly Elected Officials: Open Meetings, Public Information Training
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Legislators at the Capitol
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Welcome Reception
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Legislative Update Comptroller Glenn Hegar
6:30 PM Plated Dinner Service
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Keynote: Lessons in Character and Leadership from Seven U.S. Presidents Mark Updegrove
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Secure Elections
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 Lunch & Learn with Amazon Web Services – Security in the Cloud
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
5:00 – 6:00 PM Sponsor’ Happy Hour Reception
8:00 AM – 11:30 AM TechShare Product Updates
11:30 – 12:30 PM TechShare Round Table
12:30 PM Adjourn
CIO, Tarrant County
Information Security Officer, Tarrant County
COO, Sentinel Intrusion Prevention Services
Assistant IT Director, Collin County IT Department
Steve Ganey is the Assistant IT Director for Collin County Texas and oversees technology for Courts and Justice, Detention, healthcare and all other critical and ancillary county functions. Steve has over 20 years of IT leadership in the private and public sector and has held positions in software design, project management, customer support, testing automation and quality control. He has been in his current position for 6 years and is passionate about the quality of service the IT team provides citizens, elected officials and county employees.
CISO, Texas Department of Information Resources
DuWayne Aikins, Jr.
Managed Security Services, AT&T
Managing Partner, Birch Cline Technologies
Chief Information Officer, Travis County
Paul Hopingardner has been the Travis County, Texas, Chief Information Officer (CIO) since 2017. As a member of the County executive team he provides the strategic and day-to-day leadership for information technology and information security. He works closely with elected officials and regional partners to provide services internal and external customers. Prior to joining Travis County, he spent twenty-four years with the City of Austin, his last ten years, he was the deputy chief information officer for public safety technology.
Senior Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Alex Corley has assisted various startups either hyper scale their cloud native offering or package legacy enterprise applications for SaaS delivery since 2008. Now, with over four and a half years with the Amazon Web Services SLG team, his focus has turned toward scalable governance strategies. Mr. Corley is passionate about driving best practices through automation and maintains a strong commitment to continuous compliance security automation efforts within the public sector space.