Event Profile

IT Conference

Date(s):
April 24 — 26, 2019
Venue:
Riverhouse
3075 North Hwy. 97
Bend, OR 97701 
Website:
Not available
Fee(s):
This event has a fee
Description:

Note:

Online registration is currently closed, but spaces are still available. If you would like to attend this event, please call NWPPA at 360-254-0109, and our staff will be happy to help you.

Who Should Attend:

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

Related Event:

IT Conference Pre-session Class: Lean and Mean Cyber Risk Management, April 23, 2019

Conference Overview:

Join your peers at this annual event where subject matter experts will present on the latest issues of concern to IT professionals. Topics being considered for the 2019 conference include: risk assessments on limited resources, benchmarking, incident response, enterprise content management and records retention, drones, roundtable discussions, and more. This year’s keynote speaker is The Bald Futurist, Steve Brown, who will present on “Going Digital and Smart Automation.”

Conference Agenda:

    Wednesday, April 24

    7:30-8 a.m. Breakfast buffet

    8-8:30 a.m. Registration open

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

      Chris Folta, IT Conference Chair, Director of Information Technology and Broadband Services, Benton County PUD

    8:45-10 a.m. Going Digital and Smart Automation – The Bald Futurist

      Steven Brown, CEO, Possibility & Purpose

    10:15-11:15 a.m. C2M2 Update

      Jason Christopher, Chief Technology Officer, Axio

    11:15 a.m.-noon Don’t Overlook These Cybersecurity Basics When Maintaining Your Critical Infrastructure

      Tyler Hardison, Chief Technology Officer, Redhawk Security

    Noon-1 p.m. Lunch and Vendor Café

    1-2 p.m. Energy Northwest Cybersecurity Incident Response

      Kevin Sykes, IT Lead, Energy Northwest

    2-2:15 p.m. Message from our sponsors

    2:30-3:30 p.m. Document Management: An Evolutionary Journey

      Chris Folta, Director of Information Technology & Broadband Services, Benton County PUD; and Donnice Schrimsher, Application Analyst, Benton County PUD

    3:30-4:30 p.m. Roundtable discussions and networking

    5-6 p.m. Reception

    Thursday, April 25

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

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

      Chris Folta, IT Conference Chair, Director of Information Technology and Broadband Services, Benton County PUD

    8:45-9:45 a.m. Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS): The Next Must-Have Tool to Identify Reliability and Maintenance Concerns in Utility Construction and Maintenance

      Mark Gibson, General Manager, Timberland Helicopters

    9:45-10:30 a.m. Product Tools and Demos

      Rick Russell, IT Technician, Lassen Municipal Utility District

    10:30-10:45 a.m. Vendor Café break

    10:45-11 a.m. Message from our sponsors

    11 a.m.-noon Lightning Rounds: Cool Tools and Processes

      Facilitators: Michael Richman, IT Manager, Salem Electric; and Rick Russell, IT Technician, Lassen Municipal Utility District

    Noon-1 p.m. Lunch and Vendor Café

    1-2 p.m. PC Inventory and Software Installation, and Patch Management Software Demo

      Michael Richman, IT Manager, Salem Electric; and Dwain Lakey, IT Support Specialist, Salem Electric

    2-2:45 p.m. Understanding the Challenges of Cryptocurrency Mining as a New Type of Load

      John Stoll, Managing Director of Customer Utilities, Chelan PUD

    2:45-3 p.m. Vendor Café break

    3-4 p.m. Hacking Tools for Good Instead of Evil

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

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

    Friday, April 26

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

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

      Chris Folta, IT Conference Chair, Director of Information Technology and Broadband Services, Benton County PUD

    8:45-10:15 a.m. Change Management

      Jon Cohen, Assistant IS Manager, Energy Northwest

    10:30-11:30 a.m. IT/OT Best Practices

      David Trepp, CEO, Info@Risk

    11:30 a.m.-noon Closing remarks and door-prize drawing

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 & Hotel Information:

The Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center
3075 US 97 Business
Bend, OR  97701
(800) 547-3928

Room rate: $129 for a deluxe non-riverview, $149 for a superior riverview, and $159 for a premier riverview

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than April 1, 2019, 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 3/24/2019): $670
Utility Member Standard: $745

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 3/24/2019): $1,005
Associate Member Standard: $1,080

Non-member Early Bird (ends 3/24/2019): $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 conference. 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 conference qualifies for 15 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the event.

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