Event Profile

IT Conference

Date(s):
March 7 — 9, 2018
Venue:
Coeur d'Alene Resort
115 S. 2nd St.
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816 
Website:
Not available
Fee(s):
This event has a fee
Description:

Note:

The pre-registration is currently closed. If you would like to attend this event, please come to the NWPPA registration desk at the hotel, and our onsite coordinator will be happy to help you.

Who Should Attend:

IT professionals and others who are responsible for information technology programs, as well as operations and engineering employees who would like to build a stronger relationship with IT.

Related Event:

IT Conference Pre-session Class: Overview of the Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model (C2M2), March 6, 2018

Conference Agenda:

    Wednesday, March 7, 2018

    7:30-8:30 a.m. Full breakfast buffet

      Hosted by Silver Sponsor SEDC

    8-8:30 a.m. Registration

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

      Cliff Hammons, Chair, IT Manager, Cowlitz County PUD

    8:45-10 a.m. Crafting, Casting, and Carrying a Compelling Vision

      Paul Casey, Coach, Growing Forward Services

    10-10:15 a.m. Break and Vendor Café

    10:15-11:15 a.m. DOE Cybersecurity Funding for Small to Medium Utilities

      Cynthia Hsu, Ph.D, Cyber Security Program Manager, Business and Technology Strategies, NRECA; and Nathan Mitchell PE, Senior Director, Electric Reliability Standards and Compliance, APPA

    11:15 a.m.-Noon, Cybersecurity Metrics

      Jason Christopher, Chief Technology Officer, Axio

    Noon-1 p.m. Lunch and Vendor Café

      Hosted by Silver Sponsor NISC

    1-2 p.m. Cyber Insurance

      Chris Folta, Manager of Information Technology, Benton PUD; Michael Richman, Information Technology Officer, Salem Electric; and Jason Christopher, Chief Technology Officer, Axio

    2-2:15 p.m. Vendor two minutes of fame, door-prize drawings

    2:15-2:30 p.m. Break and Vendor Café

    2:30-3:30 p.m. Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery Planning

      Cliff Hammons, IT Manager, Cowlitz County PUD

    3:30-4:30 p.m. Roundtable discussions on event log managers, security concerns, and cloud solutions

      Chad Schow, Information Technology Manager, Franklin PUD

    4:30 p.m. Adjourn

    5-6 p.m. Reception

      Hosted by Gold Sponsor Digital Boundary Group

    Thursday, March 8, 2018

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

      Hosted by Silver Sponsor Info@Risk

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

      Cliff Hammons, Chair, IT Manager, Cowlitz County PUD

    8:45-9:45 a.m. Cybersecurity, Attack Vectors in Depth

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

    9:45-10:30 a.m. Understanding Social Engineering Risks

      David Trepp, M.S., Partner, IT Assurance, Info@Risk, a BPM Company

    10:30-10:45 a.m. Break and Vendor Café

    10:45-11 a.m. Vendor two minutes of fame, door-prize drawings

    11 a.m.-Noon Lightning rounds on current issues

      Marvin Super, IT Manager, Homer Electric Association

    Noon-1 p.m. Lunch and Vendor Café

      Hosted by Gold Sponsor iVoxy

    1-2 p.m. Mobile Device Manager Demos

      Anthony Wright, System Administrator II, Franklin PUD; and Duane Crum, Manager of IT Infrastructure, Benton PUD

    2-2:45 p.m. Roundtable discussions on managing mobile devices

      Chris Folta, Manager of Information Technology, Benton PUD

    2:45-3 p.m. Break and Vendor Café

    3-4 p.m. IT Manager Best Practices

      Jeff Baine, Information Systems Manager, Lewis County PUD

    4-4:30 p.m. Door-prize drawings

    4:30 p.m. Adjourn

    6 p.m. Optional dinner outing

      Triple Play Family Fun Park

    Friday, March 9, 2017

    7:30-8:30 a.m. Full breakfast buffet

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

      Cliff Hammons, Chair, IT Manager, Cowlitz County PUD

    8:45-10:15 a.m. IT Benchmarking Survey Findings

      Chris Folta, Manager of Information Technology, Benton PUD

    10:15-10:30 a.m. Break

    10:30-11:30 a.m. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

      Alec Taylor, Consultant, IVOXY Consulting, LLC

    11:30 a.m.-Noon Closing, coronation of next planning team chair, and door-prize drawings

      Cliff Hammons, Chair, IT Manager, Cowlitz County PUD

Conference Schedule:

Registration and breakfast will begin at 7:30 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 & Hotel Information:

Coeur d’Alene Resort
115 South Second Street
Coeur d’Alene, ID  83814
(855) 999-7998

Room rate: $139 for the North Wing, $159 for the Park Tower, or $179 for the Lake Tower

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than February 4, 2018, to secure this rate. Mention that you are with Northwest Public Power Association when booking your reservation.

Conference Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 2/04/2018): $630
Utility Member Standard: $705

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 2/04/2018): $945
Associate Member Standard: $1,020

Non-member Early Bird (ends 2/04/2018): $1,890
Non-member Standard: $1,965

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 percent of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling. NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

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

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