"Technology is constantly changing. Attending the Symposium gives staff the opportunity to stay on top of what's current and to catch a glimpse of what's to come, so they can keep moving forward within their own organizations."
- Bonnie J. Martin, IT Communications, MN Dept of Human Services
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ONLINE HANDOUTS AVAILABLE TO SYMPOSIUM ATTENDEES
Session handouts are available online for everyone who is attending the event.
Password Protected: Registered attendees received the password via email. Use this password when you click the link below.
Handout Link: http://www.mngts.org/itsym/handouts.php
INVITATION FROM CAROLYN PARNELL, MINNESOTA STATE CIO
"I invite you to join me at the 2014 Minnesota Government IT Symposium to capitalize on presentations tailored to meet the needs of our state and local governments, and take advantage of the valuable connections, contacts, and resources you'll find there."
PREMIER IT EVENT FOR MINNESOTA'S PUBLIC SECTOR
INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED SECURITY GURU DELIVERS THURSDAY KEYNOTE
Security Is the New Black: Emerging Threats and Incident Response
Explore volatile IT security issues with internationally renowned security technologist Bruce Schneier, who is best known as a refreshingly candid and lucid security critic and commentator. The Economist called him a "security guru" and Wired magazine dubbed him "one of the world's foremost security experts"; he is "the closest the security industry has to a rock star" said The Register. When people want to know how security really works, they turn to Schneier. He has testified before Congress, served on several government committees, is repeatedly quoted in the press, and is regularly included in major media outlets such as CNN, Business Week, CBS' 60 Minutes, The New York Times, BBC, et al.
WEDNESDAY KEYNOTE FEATURES ENTREPRENEUR AND COMMUNICATIONS EXPERT
Communicating in Full Color
Join speaker and entrepreneur Scott Schwefel for an engaging keynote to learn about how people really do communicate in color. Scott will take us through an experience where we stretch how we use our brain to understand each other, and offer a system to help us all understand ourselves, and each other to improve relationships and maximize productivity.
Connect Through Open Space Conversations
Open Space Conversations allow you to connect with colleagues with similar issues, problems, and interests, providing you with ongoing professional connections and resources. The Open Space format allows you to share and learn about your most challenging topics. Participant led and self organized, these informal conversations connect you with peers and colleagues and can provide answers to your most critical questions.
Many conversations continue over lunch, throughout the day, back at the office and can grow into significant professional resources.
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