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DES 2019 Fall IT Training & Open House

1500 Jefferson St SE Olympia, WA

September 13, 2019
8 a.m. – noon

The IT Training and Open House, held by Enterprise Services in Olympia, WA, offers free Information Technology and procurement information training sessions for government customers and a small open house/exposition where attendees can network with other attendees and meet with businesses holding equipment and software master contracts. This year's event highlighted cloud solutions, VP software, computer equipment and mobile phone services on state contract.

Training sessions were held at the conference facilities in the 1500 Jefferson building in Olympia. Attendees participated in the training sessions listed below.

Training session descriptions

Open House – A small expo of businesses on state contract available to meet with you and discuss IT options available to your organization. The open house is available during the length of the event.

Office of CyberSecurity Security Design Review Process (OCS)(offered at 9AM & 10AM)

As more and more systems and applications move to vendor-hosted systems and cloud computing environments, it is more important than ever that they are securely designed before going live. The State Office of CyberSecurity provides expert-level IT security resources to help ensure agencies deploy new systems and applications securely in compliance with state's IT security standards. Attendees will receive information on the security design review process, what to expect when a review is requested.

Security and Compliance in Office 365 (WaTech) - (offered at 9AM & 10AM)

Is achieving Compliance and Securing data with Office 365 the same thing? Agencies have a complex mix of compliance requirements including IRS Pub 1075, CJIS, and HIPAA. Public Cloud environments introduce greater opportunities for collaboration and require a shift in mindset for securing data. This session will discuss the technologies available to secure the user experience and the approach to Compliance in Office 365.

What's New: IT Master Contracts (DES IT Contracts & Procurement) - (offered at 9AM & 10AM)

Share your thoughts as we highlight our strategy for new contracts: IT Cabling, Data Communications, Computer Equipment, Cloud Solutions, and more!

Building Resilience from Stress (DES EAP)NOTE: Limited to 26 Washington State Employees

This presentation looks at the part resiliency plays in helping us get through, and cope with, difficult and uncertain times. In this presentation you will learn: the definition of resiliency, why it is more important than ever to develop and practice the components of resiliency, and simple actions that you can start today to build your personal resiliency.

How to be More Inclusive in Your Contracts (OMWBE with Businesses) - Elisa lead

OMWBE facilitated panel of certified firms sharing best practices on how to have more inclusive procurements.

Security and Compliance in Office 365 (WaTech) - (offered at 9AM & 10AM)

Is achieving Compliance and Securing data with Office 365 the same thing? Agencies have a complex mix of compliance requirements including IRS Pub 1075, CJIS, and HIPAA. Public Cloud environments introduce greater opportunities for collaboration and require a shift in mindset for securing data. This session will discuss the technologies available to secure the user experience and the approach to Compliance in Office 365.

Office of CyberSecurity Security Design Review Process (OCS)(offered at 9AM & 10AM)

As more and more systems and applications move to vendor-hosted systems and cloud computing environments, it is more important than ever that they are securely designed before going live. The State Office of CyberSecurity provides expert-level IT security resources to help ensure agencies deploy new systems and applications securely in compliance with state's IT security standards. Attendees will receive information on the security design review process, what to expect when a review is requested and what steps they can take to expedite completion of the review. This session is designed for agency CIO's, agency IT security staff and IT procurement professionals.

Improve Your Results for Finding Diverse Vendors (OMWBE) - Elisa lead

Learn from OMWBE experts on how to use OMWBE's search tool to find diverse businesses. Gain a better understanding of how to best uses NAICS codes, which are national codes recommended by the disparity study consultant. Learn how OMWBE vets firms so, as customers, you know they self-perform the work they are certified to do and hold the appropriate business licenses.

Technical Assistance for Small and Diverse Businesses (PTAC/ SBDC)

The Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center, known as PTAC, is a non-profit program funded in part by the federal government that help vendors succeed in the government marketplace. PTAC also helps ensure procurement professionals receive responsive proposals and adequate competition from small and diverse firms. Learn more about how your agency can partner with PTAC and refer vendors to the no-cost services as well as other business resources in the state.

What's New: IT Master Contracts (DES IT Contracts & Procurement) - (offered at 9AM & 10AM)

Share your thoughts as we highlight our strategy for new contracts: IT Cabling, Data Communications, Computer Equipment, Cloud Solutions, and more!

Preparing to move to the "Cloud" (WaTech)

Moving to the cloud is a big undertaking. Whether it is private, public, hybrid or a mix of various cloud-computing models, your agency will need to be prepared before making the leap. WaTech can be there to plan and implement a successful migration strategy. During the session, we will discuss the types of cloud computing models and some of the pros and cons with each. We will also discuss, at high level, the current and future state of WaTech Cloud based solutions and the plan to migrate WaTech' s internal agency server infrastructure to public cloud solutions.

Moving our State's core business functions into the world of cloud based SaaS (One Washington)

One Washington is a comprehensive business transformation program to modernize and improve the state's aging administrative systems and related business processes that are common across state government. Receive an update on the program's current progress, opportunities and challenges. Participate in an active Q&A session. The program will be represented by its Executive Director, Communications Director, Chief Technology Officer, and Organizational Change Manager.

Understanding the Disparity Study & Next Steps (OMWBE) - Rex Brown

Gain a better understanding of what we learned from the statewide disparity study and what our next steps are.

Computer Equipment Rebid (DES Contracts & Procurement)

The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services, through participation with NASPO ValuePoint, will be starting the procurement process to replace Master contract 05815 for the following product categories: desktops, laptops, tablets, servers, and storage including related peripherals. Enterprise Services would like to hear your thoughts and seek customer feedback to build the requirements and specifications, as well as build a stakeholder team for Washington.

If you have any questions on the 2019 event or suggestions for future events, please email us at desevents@des.wa.gov.

Thank you to our 2019 Event Sponsors:

Quest Technology Management logo, main sponsor; General Microsystems and DiscountCell supporting sponsors' logos