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CALLING ALL PUBLIC SECTOR TECH PROFESSIONALS –  State & Local Government, Municipal, K12, and Higher Education!

MRA International is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual InterNETworking 2018!

Join us for an exclusive event that will bring public sector professionals together to learn and network by the beach in an open and relaxed environment, while earning CEU Credits approved by the NJ Department of Education to support your profession. Industry experts will explore Cybersecurity & Smart Cities through interactive Keynote presentations, substantiating our educational components for the day.

Don’t miss your chance for a special CIO meeting at 9:00AM, open to all public sector CIO’s and tech-related professionals. Our invitation has been extended to a select group of CIOs, CTOs and other technology leaders from organizations around the country. As we begin our first session, a panel will present their vision for sharing services across the public sector. Interactive dialogue will be focused on various top-of-mind topics and operational matters. We eagerly anticipate this opportunity to identify key challenges and new opportunities for innovation that will drive organizations to the cutting edge.

Be sure to take advantage of this unique opportunity that will unlock value for you and your organization. Stay for dessert after 3pm and join us on the deck for networking with industry peers, paired with a breathtaking view overlooking the Jersey Shore!

InterNETworking was designed to stimulate, inform, and connect our guests to the industry’s top leaders, offering knowledge and an unforgettably valuable experience. MRA gathers leaders of the public sector with an agenda formulated to explore topics in the industry that are relevant and actionable to the organizations attending. All guests will enjoy a one-of-a-kind day of learning and a chance to collaborate, meet, and mingle with a beautiful ocean view.

MRA International looks forward to seeing you at the event of the summer!

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*Upon registration, you will receive email confirmation and further information will be emailed to you as the event approaches. Please note, if your institution’s compliance rules require you to pay for this event, you may pay a fee of $50 on-site by cash or check. Receipts will be available.

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

LEV GONICK

LevGonick is an educator, technologist, and smart city architect. He has been teaching, working, and living on the Net for more than 25 years.

On November 1, Lev became the Chief Information Officer at Arizona State University. He will lead the ASU University Technology Office that provides technology services to all students, faculty, and staff.  He is also cofounder of DigitalC, previously OneCommunity, the award-winning non-profit organization enabling and celebrating innovation, collaboration, and productivity through next-generation broadband networks, big open data solutions, and IoT for public benefit.

Lev was CIO at Case Western Reserve University from 2001-2013. He and his colleagues were internationally recognized for technology innovations in community engagement, learning spaces, next-generation network projects, and organizational development. Lev’s innovations, including the Case Connection Zone, catalyzed national projects such as US Ignite and Gig.U.

Inside Business Magazine named Lev one of their Power 100 in 2015. In 2011, Government Technology awarded Lev one of their “Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers in Public-Sector Innovation.”​ In the same year, Crain’s Business Cleveland named Gonick one its “10 Difference Makers”​ in Northeast Ohio, and Broadband Properties honored him with their Cornerstone Award for “using fiber to build an inclusive society and empower individuals.”​ In 2010, he received recognition as “Visionary of the Year” from NATOA. Lev has been recognized by ComputerWorld as a Premier 100 IT leader and honored by CIO magazine with a CIO 100 Award.

A frequent invited speaker and consultant on Smart Cities, Lev currently serves on the Boards of Monarch Teaching Technologies (software for special needs children), DecisionDesk, Groundworks Dance Theater, Jewish Family Services, and Cleveland Independents (Restaurants).

Specialties: Smart City Solutions, Smart City Architecture, The Future of Education, Broadband, Social Networking and Network Economy, Fiber to the Home, Innovation and Technology, Smart and Connected Communities, Internet of Things, Programmable City, City as an Operating System, Political Economy and Information Technology

Keynote: From Instrumenting the Campus to Connecting the City – A Model for Smarter City Initiatives

With nearly 110,000 students, Arizona State University is the largest University in the United States. ASU’s 5 campuses in the greater metropolitan Phoenix region, in 5 separate cities, has provided the University with a unique opportunity to development a series of intentionally designed ‘living labs’ for the deployment of Internet of Things technologies. Partnering with technologists, academic and research units, non-profits, cities, and regional leadership, ASU have developed a model for collaboration at regional scale to meet the needs of a great research University and attend to the priorities of the community.


MICHAEL T. GERAGHTY

Michael Geraghty is New Jersey’s Chief Information Security Officer and the first Director of the New Jersey Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) located at the Regional Operations Intelligence Center. Director Geraghty manages the day-to-day functions of the NJCCIC, the State’s central hub for cyber operations and resources.

Geraghty brings a wealth of public- and private-sector experience to this role, having served as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of the Hudson’s Bay Company, Chief Information Officer of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and Vice President of High Technology Investigations at Prudential Financial. Previously, Geraghty served 12 years with the New Jersey State Police, where he led the formation and development of the High Technology Crimes Investigations Unit.

Geraghty has lectured extensively throughout the world on the topic of cybersecurity, high tech investigations and computer forensics, providing technical and investigative assistance to law enforcement agencies both domestically and internationally, including the FBI, Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security, Naval Intelligence, New Scotland Yard, and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Service. He has provided expert testimony before Congress and in federal, state, and international courts on computer crime investigations and forensics. Geraghty is also a past president of the Northeast Chapter of the High Technology Crimes Investigation Association and has held leadership roles in the National Strategic Policy Council on Cyber and Electronic Crime.

Keynote: Developing a Cybersecurity Ecosystem

Located at the Regional Operations and Intelligence Center in West Trenton, the NJCCIC is the first state-level information sharing and analysis organization in the country. Recognizing the importance of cybersecurity, the NJCCIC was formed in May of 2015 to be NJ’s one-stop shop for cybersecurity threat intelligence, alerts, best practices, and incident reporting. The NJCCIC employs and partners with the top cybersecurity experts in the state and beyond to form a unique public/private partnership that includes governmental, private industry, and academic organizations, as well as the citizenry of NJ. During this presentation, Director Michael Geraghty will provide attendees with a brief history of significant cybersecurity events, incidents and investigations in NJ history, the current threat landscape, and how the NJCCIC is working to improve the digital resilience of NJ with its public and private sector partners.


This course has been approved for 2.0 contact hours for CMFOs, CCFOs, and QPAs in the subject area of Information Technology. The State of New Jersey assigned DLGS course number 14354. Certificates of completion will be provided to all guests which will confirm your attendance at the event.