FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Dr. Edward Felten, director, Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University and former Deputy US Chief Technology Officer, White House Office of Science and Technology will be keynote speaker at the 8th annual NJ-GMIS conference, April 6, at the Palace at Somerset Park, 333 Davidson Ave., Somerset.

Leaders in Jersey government technology will gather to address timely issues of managing public sector technology at the conference.

The conference agenda will include educational forums on: Cyber Security including Threat Overview issues and Incident Response Practices; Management including Purchasing Technology and understanding Ethics and Conflicts of Interest;Communications including Digital Communications Practices and Challenges of eDiscovery; and Specialty Technology including Public School/Law Enforcement Crisis Mitigation/Management System and a discussion of the Information of Things (IoT), how ordinary objects are connected through the Internet.

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Felten will discuss his tenure at the White House and as CTO of the Federal Trade Commission. He will focus on his broad expertise in cyber security and technology use issues, providing insight into his experiences in the federal government, the challenges new technology poses to governments, and observations about how government can improve its use of technology.

The conference will provide opportunities to learn about a wide range of technology products and services.

Continental breakfast will be available beginning at 7:30 a.m. with educational sessions beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Fee is $50 for NJ-GMIS members; $75 for NJMMA, AEA, MCANJ, GoWPro, GFOAINJ, and NJSBA members; and $200 for non-members.

Registration is available at http://www.njgmis.org/conference2017/tecregistrationinformation/. For information call 732-602-6017.

NJ-GMIS provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, information, and techniques and fosters enhancement in hardware, software, and communication developments as they relate to government activities.