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Leveraging Technology to Meet New Hospitality and Gaming Trends
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Marlon Ortiz, VP of IT, American Casino and Entertainment Properties

The history of the modern casino and gaming culture dates back to the early 20th century where slot machines were predominant, and a gambler put in a coin and pulled a lever. The wheel spins, and when three identical cherries matched, there was a...

Cyber Big Data
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Michael T. Dent, CISO, Fairfax County Government

Cyber security in today’s enterprise is somewhat synonymous. Organizations are now challenged with ingesting huge amounts of data and what to do with them, cyber security is no exception. Fairfax County’s Next...

Raleigh and The Cloud: Iterative Progress
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D. Darnell Smith, CIO, City of Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina, is a modern city that sits at a crucial technological crossroads. We anchor the Research Triangle region and are North Carolina’s capital. We’re booming in many ways; residents from all walks of life readily...

The Cloud Strategy at the State
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Jim Purcell, Secretary of Information Technology (acting) / CIO, State of Alabama

Cloud computing as a term was introduced in the late 1990’s and became a viable technology strategy in the late 2000’s. The commercial enterprises were early adopters, along with research institutions of higher education. State...

Innovative Tech to Minimize Construction-related Accidents
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The construction world has undergone a massive transformation due to the emergence of technologies like AI and IoT, as they reduce manual work and help in completing tasks faster within the deadline. For example, when a person wishes to know the...

Workplace Culture - Government's Buggy Whip
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Michael DeAngelo, Deputy Director, E-Government Area, Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech)

The Problem Statement In 2004, the Harvard Business Review republished an article by Theodore Levitt titled “Marketing Myopia” where he described the buggy whip industry as an iconic example of not recognizing the need for change...

3rd Annual Smart Cities International Symposium Coming to Chicago
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The 3rd Annual Smart Cities International Symposium & Exhibition, January 22-24, 2019 in Chicago brings together thought leaders and practitioners from around the world to explore the most recent technology advances, business models,...

Testing the Waters-Lessons for Organizations Outsourcing Usability Testing Tools for the First Time
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Percy Dara Hilloo, Head-Testing Practice, Blue Star Infotech

Outsourcing User Acceptance Testing (UAT), the last critical mile to cross before launching a product/software in the market has slowly gained prominence over the years with the maturity of testing and outsourcing itself. While organizations may...

Reigning the Cloud in a High-Velocity Digital World
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Srikanth Karra, CIO, Jefferson County Commission

A closer look at today’s fast-paced digital world reveals that businesses are striving hard to keep pace with the technology advances, swiftly execute their strategy without sacrificing quality, customer experience, or security. As...

Protecting the Castle: Business' Changing Security Landscapes
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Vincent J. Simonowicz, CIO, City of Rock Hill, SC

The challenge every business and enterprise has, is to protect their domains given the changing environments, enhanced security threats and melding of cloud services. As we are pushed to embrace the cloud services and applications, our data is...

Combating Cybersecurity Challenges
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Ram Murthy, CIO, US Railroad Retirement Board

With ever increasing information security and privacy risks, we must make our systems and processes more robust. Several federal agencies and well-established institutions have legacy systems built using an architecture that was deemed vigorous 40...

Effective Cybersecurity for Local Governments in a Time of Increasing Threats
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Aaron Barak, Chief Technology Officer for King County, Washington

We live in interesting times in local government IT. From ransomware that recently shut down a major American city to near-constant attacks from foreign actors determined to sow chaos, an effective cybersecurity program has never been more...

Attracting the Next Generation Workforce
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Todd Nacapuy, CIO, State of Hawaii

Chief Information Officers across the nation agree there’s been an IT talent shortage for years. Can you imagine the bigger gap there is to fill in Hawaii, a state located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean? Since leading Hawaii’s...

Build a Cyber Security Ecosystem to Reduce Risk in the Public Sector
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Jonathan Behnke, CIO, City of San Diego

High profile security breaches continue to lead the news each week. Atlanta was the latest municipality to report a high impact security event with the loss of core city services for an extended period. Baltimore’s 911 system was impacted by...

Stepping into Cyberspace; how the Law enforcement's paradigm is shifting
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Usama Georges, CIO, San Diego County District Attorney's Office

Since the dawn of civilization, there was law and order to establish such great civilizations. There were people who respected the laws, people who bent the laws, and other who just plainly broke it. In ancient societies, there was no official...

Top 10 Technology Trends for 2017
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Scott Fenton, Former CIO, Wind River & Executive Consultant-IT, Scott Fenton Consulting, LLC

This is a new year, so I have a new list of the top technologies trends for 2017. This is a collection of technologies and ideas I feel will see significant growth this year. It’s not scientific, but one derived from readings and...

Smart City-Smart Re-Invention
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Joe Iannello, VP & CIO, Capital Metro

The most successful companies in recent times have re-invented themselves. Consider Apple, Google, and Amazon, just to name a few of the most famous. Apple began business selling computers in 1976. More than 30 years later, in 2007, Apple...

Data Science: 3 Lessons Learned From My First Year Working With Data in DC
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David Elges, CIO, DC Government

In this article, I will share with you three lessons that I learned while working at the DC Government that uses data to solve the most complex problems in the District of Columbia impacting the Districts most vulnerable citizens its children....

Leveraging the Power of Diversity
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James Collins, CIO, State of Delaware

Leveraging the Power of Diversity Diversity and inclusion (DI) in the information technology (IT) field is a subject that has garnered a lot of attention in recent years due to insufficient availability of diverse talent to address increasing...

How .NET saves lives or peculiarities of building complex emergency solutions
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Artem Goncharov, CEO, Founder, Binary Studio

When choosing a technology stack for a new project lots of criteria should be taken into consideration (scalability, complexity, cost, etc). If a project is of light or medium complexity - the variety of possible technologies and frameworks may be...

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