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2000 IPMA Executive Seminar

Event Date and Time: 
Sep 11 2000 - 12:00pm - Sep 13 2000 - 12:00pm

Contacts: Darrel Riffe at 360-902-3472 or Phil Grigg at 360-902-7452.


Message from the Co-Chairs

Mark your calendar for the IPMA Executive Seminar which will be held September 11-13, 2000.

The Seminar is structured to meet the needs of the Executive Manager with special topical agenda items that directly affect this group.

After researching possible sites, we have chosen The Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Washington.

Please note that the seminar size is limited. Reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis, so we encourage you to register early.

We look forward to your response and hope to see you all in September.--Darrel Riffe, Co-Chair
--Phil Grigg, Co-Chair


Invitation

June 1, 2000

Dear Invitee:

The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information on the plans for the 2000 IPMA Executive Seminar.

After researching possible sites for the 2000 seminar, we have chosen the Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Washington (30 miles east of Vancouver, WA on the Columbia River). The seminar will be held on Monday through Wednesday, September 11-13, 2000.

The registration fee is $595.00 per person. This fee includes registration, meals and two nights lodging.

We are requesting that you submit your registration fee by July 31, 2000. This will allow you time to reserve these dates in September for this very important, informative event. The Skamania Lodge has asked that we have room count to them early.

We have structured this Executive Seminar for the intended audience of Executive Information Technology Managers with special topical agenda items that directly affect this group.

The IPMA Board feels that this seminar will be the best yet. Your participation is a necessary element in achieving this goal and making it a valuable experience for all. This seminar is something you can’t afford to miss as an Executive Manager.

To preserve the integrity, the seminar the conference size is limited. The reservation process will be done on a first come, first serve basis.

For those of you that have not attended an IPMA Executive Seminar in the past, and need more information, please feel free to contact Darrel Riffe at 902-3472 or Phil Grigg at 902-7452.

Please let me know if you plan to come by completing and returning the registration form by July 31, 2000.

We look forward to your responses and hope to see you all in September.

Sincerely,

Darrel T. Riffe
Executive Seminar Co-Chair


Agenda

Monday, September 11
Noon - 1:15 pm Check-in & Registration
1:15 pm - 1:30 pm Introductions & Housekeeping
1:30 pm - 4:45 pm Jerry McInturff, Julian Soh, and Colin Corbin - DOR Internal Auditors
"Son of Cyberhacking" Lessons learned over the past twelve months on statewide security. Experiences with other state agencies. What is now happening in the field of prevention. A live demonstration.
5:30 p.m - 7:00 pm Social Hour/Dinner
Tuesday, September 12
7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am - 10:00 am Dick Thompson, Director of Government Relations, UW
An agency perspective on the upcoming legislative session with a focus on IT initiatives.
10:15 am - 11:45 am State Representative Gary Alexander
A town meeting style discussion about the upcoming budget session from a legislator's viewpoint.
11:45 am - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Steve Kolodney, Director, Department of Information Services
Issues in the current state environment.
2:45 pm - 4:45 p.m Networking Exercise
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Social Hour/Dinner
Wednesday, September 13
7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am - 10:00 am Gary Robinson, Senior Assistant Director, Forecasting & Information Services, Office of Financial Management
Future trends in Washington State and the implications for delivery of government services.
10:15 am - 11:45 am Marty Chakoian, CTO, City of Seattle, Mike Herrin, Summit Project Manager, City of Seattle, and Barbara Read, Principal, IBM Global Services
Managing large systems integration projects for success. Lessons learned; what works and what doesn't.
11:45 am - Noon Wrap Up

Attendees

Name Agency
Albert, Jim AG
Boatright, Tom AG
Hill, Andy AG
Richardson, Rex AGR
Albino, Victor CIS
Calisch, Lance DIS
Curtright, Mike DIS
Koch, David DIS
Kolodney, Steve DIS
Kosoff, Darlene DIS
Marcelia, Andy DIS
McVicker, Mike DIS
Metsker, Kay DIS
Parma, Laura DIS
Parma, Tom DIS
Riffe, Darrel DIS
Taylor, Paul DIS
Tucker, Tom DIS
Wilson, Tuck DIS
Bloomberg, Alvin DNR
Cummings, Leslie DNR
Thomas, Pete DNR
Price, Don DOC
Galvez, Dean DOH
Muskopf, Fran DOH
Schricker, Gary DOH
Fleener, Suzanne DOL
McDougall, Gerry DOL
Tananbe, Doug DOP
Dodd, Roger DOR
Rasmussen, Niela DOR
Cummings, Robert DOT
Ridout, Christy DSHS
Bradley, Mary Ellen ECY
Brooks, Gordon ECY
Fleskes, Carol ECY
Monn, Bob ECY
Stewart, Debbie ECY
Bynum, Thomas ESD
Deblasio, Jim ESD
Laine, Dennis ESD
Orchard, Christine ESD
Eby, Jim F&W
Grigg, Phil GA
Kawamura, Keith GA
Richardson, Brian GA
Sage, Steve GA
Budd, Lonnie HCA
Neitzel, Thomas HCA
Nguyen, Hieu HCA
Ridgeway, Amy HCA
Solis, Romeo HCA
Taylor, Shelagh L&I
Martin, Tom Library
Robbins, Ron Lottery
Seitz, Karl Lottery
Jones, Dennis OFM
Brown, Art Parks
Carr, David SAO
Shepherd, Glenn SAO
Smith, Susan SAO
Fannin, Daniel SCS
Kretzler, Michael UTC
Babayan, Brad VA
Lopez, Bob WSP
Palmer, Clark WSP
Putnam, Dale WSP

A Report from the IPMA Executive Seminar, September 11-13, 2000

by Bob Monn

In September IPMA conducted another successful Executive Seminar. The event was co-chaired by Phil Grigg and Darrel Riffe and was supported by IPMA's corporate sponsors. Approximately 100 persons attended the seminar, including representatives of more than 25 state agencies. Here is a brief look at the proceedings.


Jerry McInturff

Jerry McInturff, Julian Soh, and Colin Corbin
Department of Revenue Internal Auditors

"Son of Cyberhacking"

The security lessons presented at last year's Executive Seminar were reviewed briefly -- hacking tools are numerous and easy-to-use; the biggest threats to network security are internal; no system is 100% secure; and routine system backup is critical! Security-related events of the past year were noted including several successful denial-of-service (DoS) attacks of high profile web sites, frequent web site defacements, and several security breaches including NASA.

Colin Corbin and Julian Soh

The speakers then presented "Hacking 201" including live demonstrations of a number of tools and techniques used by hackers. Topics covered included various DoS attacks, viruses, network sniffing, and password cracking. The session concluded with a brief review of anticipated threats in the immediate future and potential countermeasures.


Dick Thompson

Dick Thompson, Director of Government Relations,
University of Washington

An agency perspective on the upcoming legislative session with a focus on IT initiatives.

Dick Thompson provided an overview of the Washington State budget process with an emphasis on the effects of Initiative 601 on the 2001-2003 budget process. He identified the key legislative players in the budget process including the Caseload Forecast Council created in 1997 and the Expenditure Limit Committee established this year.

He also described the principal revenue sources for the State budget and the recent history of state revenues and expenditures. He then identified the challenges for the Governor and the Legislature in providing a budget within the 601 limit given the projected costs of maintaining current service levels in basic education and various entitlement programs. In doing so, he reviewed major components of expenditure growth (i.e., budget drivers).


Gary Alexander

State Representative Gary Alexander,
[R] 20th District

A town meeting style discussion about the upcoming budget session from a legislator's viewpoint

Representative Alexander noted that the maintenance level 01-03 biennial budget will approach the 601 limit. Potential "policy" adds include state employee salary increases; K-12 class size reductions, accountability standards, and security; prisons; and salmon recovery. He also noted several ballot initiatives with budget implications. The net effect of the potential "policy" adds and the ballot initiatives totals $1-2 billion above the 601 limit.

Representative Alexander then engaged in a wide-ranging discussion with the audience. Among the points he highlighted was the importance of privacy and identity theft issues.


Steve Kolodney

Steve Kolodney, Director, Department of Information Services

Issues in the current state environment

Steve Kolodney discussed Release 2.0 of the Digital Government Plan that will be published in the near future. He highlighted the community architecture and the "dot-gov" infrastructure that is the foundation of the plan.

Steve introduced several key members of his staff who discussed various aspects of the infrastructure:

  • Scott Bream discussed trust and noted that the State of Washington will begin issuing digital certificates next month through Digital Signature Trust, the State's recently selected certification authority.
  • Chuck Moore described the SecureAccess security infrastructure.
  • Laura Parma described Transact Washington, the extension of Access Washington designed to provide secure access to selected applications with a single sign-on.
  • Lance Calisch provided a demo of Transact Washington using three assurance levels of digital certificates.
  • Paul Taylor discussed governance issues.

Gary Robinson

Gary Robinson, Senior Assistant Director, Forecasting & Information Services, Office of Financial Management

Future trends in Washington State and the implications for delivery of government services

Gary Robinson reviewed demographic and economic trends in Washington and discussed their implications for various government services and the state budget. He compared Washington with other states and also looked at trends across Washington at the county level. He also noted trends in selected age/sex cohorts best correlated with major service categories (e.g., K-12 education, higher education, welfare, nursing home care, and prisons).

Detailed information can be found on the OFM web site.


Barbara Read, Mike Herrin, and Marty Chakoian

Marty Chakoian, CTO, City of Seattle; Mike Herrin, Summit Project Manager, City of Seattle; and Barbara Read, Principal, IBM Global Services

Managing large systems integration projects for success. Lessons learned; what works and what doesn't.

The presenters reviewed the City of Seattle's experience in implementing two enterprise resource planning (ERP) projects -- a human resources management system and a financial system -- using PeopleSoft software. The success (i.e., project completion within budget and schedule) of these projects is notable given the industry-wide ERP success rate of only 30%. The City employed IBM Global Services as the principal consultant on these projects.

Barbara Read provided an overview of ERP projects and the major implementation challenges. Mike Herrin shared his experience as the City's project manager.

Microsoft PowerPoint presentation (512 KB)

Location

The Skamania Lodge
1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way
Stevenson, WA 98648
United States