Event Profile

IT Conference - CANCELLED

Date(s):
April 21 — 23, 2020
Venue:
Best Western Plus Hood River Inn
1108 East Marina Way
Hood River, OR 97031 
Website:
Not available
Fee(s):
This event has a fee
Description:

Note:

This event has been cancelled. For questions or to find out about future training opportunities, please contact Jenny Keesey at (360) 816-1458 or jenny@nwppa.org.

Who Should Attend:

IT professionals and others who are responsible for information technology programs; also, members of the operations and engineering functions who would like to build a stronger relationship with IT.

Related Events:

IT Conference Pre-Session Class: Technology, Leadership, Planning, and Decision Making in a Changing Business Environment, April 20, 2020

Conference Overview:

Join us for the 2020 IT Conference, Technology Disaster Preparedness, in Hood River, Ore. This year’s conference will feature sessions on vector attacks, cyber mutual assistance, CIRST lessons learned, virtual reality, PCI DDS common challenges, a NERC CIP overview, 5G small cell updates, data center designs, Microsoft updates, and more.

Our pre-conference session, Technology, Leadership, Planning, and Decision Making in a Changing Business Environment, will be led by Eric Cody. You’ll want to bring your manager to this one. Separate registration required.

Conference Agenda:

    Tuesday, April 21

    7-8 a.m. Breakfast buffet

    7:30-8 a.m. Registration open

    8-8:15 a.m. Welcome

      Chad Schow, IT Conference Chair, Information Technology Manager, Franklin County PUD

    8:15-9:15 a.m. Recent Vector Attacks

      Paul Weatherhead, VP & Chief Technology Officer, Digital Boundary Group

    9:15-10 a.m. Cyber Mutual Assistance

      Carter Manucy, Cyber Security Manager, Florida Municipal Power Agency

    10-10:30 a.m. Vendor Café Break

    10:30-11 a.m. CISRT Lessons Learned

      Jason Davis, Cyber Program Manager, Energy Northwest; and Chad Schow, Information Technology Manager, Franklin County PUD

    11 a.m.-noon Virtual Reality Training in the 21st Century

      Lee Barnes, VP of Business Development, Free Range XR

    Noon-1 p.m. Lunch and Vendor Café

    1-2:15 p.m. Cybersecurity at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

      David Manz, Senior Cybersecurity Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    2:15-2:45 p.m. Vendor Café Break

    2:45-3 p.m. Message from our Sponsors

    3-3:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: Third Party Patching – Who’s Doing What and How?

      Dave Alumbaugh, Network Administrator, Lewis County PUD; Joel Moore, Network and Cybersecurity Administrator, Mason County PUD #3; Michael Richman, Information Technology Manager, Salem Electric; and Hoot Royer, Information Technology Manager, Umatilla Electric

    3:30-4:30 p.m. PCI-DSS Common Challenges

      Michael Coumerihl, National Information Solutions Cooperative

    4:30 p.m. Adjourn

    5-6 p.m. Reception


    Wednesday, April 22

    7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast buffet and Vendor Café

    8:30-8:45 a.m. Welcome

      Chad Schow, IT Conference Chair, Information Technology Manager, Franklin County PUD

    8:45-9:45 a.m. Panel Discussion: AMI – How it Impacts IT

      Chris Folta, Director of Information Technology and Broadband, Benton County PUD; Joel Moore, Network and Cybersecurity Administrator, Mason County PUD #3; and Ken Murray, Information Technology Manager, Central Lincoln PUD

    9:45-10:30 a.m. NERC CIP Overview

      Jack Cashin, Director Policy Research and Analysis, American Public Power Association

    10:30-11 a.m. Vendor Café break

    11-11:15 a.m. Message from our sponsors

    11:15 a.m.-noon Cloud Migrations and Cloud-native Infrastructure, Services and Applications

      Alec Taylor, Partner and Consultant, Ivoxy Consulting, LLC

    Noon-1 p.m.

    Lunch and Vendor Café

    1-2 p.m. What’s Trending in Data Center Design

      TBD, Compunet, Inc.

    2-2:45 p.m. Microsoft Update: ATP, Passwords, Server 2019 – What’s Coming?

      TBD, Compunet, Inc.

    2:45-3:15 p.m. Vendor Café break

    3:15-4:15 p.m. Public Power Cybersecurity Roadmap and GridEx Update

      Nathan Mitchell, Sr. Director of Electric Reliability Standards & Security, American Public Power Association

    4:15-4:30 p.m. Door-prize drawing


    Thursday, April 23

    7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast buffet

    8:30-9 a.m. Questions to You in Real-time Polling

      Ryan Paradis, Information Technology Specialist, INFOSEC

    9-11 a.m. The Power of Understanding People

      Dave Mitchell, Owner, The Leadership Difference

    11-11:30 a.m. Closing Remarks and Door Prizes

      Chad Schow, IT Conference Chair, Information Technology Manager, Franklin County PUD

Conference Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on the first day; the conference will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on days one and two, and 8:30 a.m. to noon on day three. Lunch, as well as morning and afternoon breaks, will be provided on days one and two.

Conference Location and Hotel Information:

Best Western Plus Hood River Inn
1108 E. Marina Way
Hood River, OR 97031
(800) 828-7873

Room rates: economy queen non-view $116; economy two queens or non-view king $134; or riverview two queens $179

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than March 20, 2020, to secure this rate. Mention that you are coming in with the NWPPA group when booking your reservation.

Conference Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 3/21/2020): $670
Utility Member Standard: $745

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 3/21/2020): $1,005
Associate Member Standard: $1,080

Non-member Early Bird (ends 3/21/2020): $2,010
Non-member Standard: $2,085

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the course. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or "no show," 100% of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling. NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

This conference qualifies for 15 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the event.

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For More Information:

To find out more about this course, to register, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.

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