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The Ohio County/City Information Technology Association offers a comprehensive learning partnership that benefits all group members. The OCITA group creates a pool of trained and experienced individuals ready to share ideas. It provides the opportunity to develop working relationships among all members.

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Why Should You Join OCITA?

OCITA is tremendous way to network with your peers. You can ask questions, share ideas, and learn about technologies that will help you do your job. Our membership is eager to help other members solve technology and business problems. The cost is very low, and the time commitment is open to whatever you want it to be. We meet quarterly, and we generally take a field trip annually.

Additionally, you are given free admission to the CIO Summit in Cleveland every year. This is a $995 value!

We also play a very proactive role in determining the content of the Ohio Digital Government Summit; an annual IT specifically for public sector IT employees that is hosted in Columbus.

View some of our testimonials.



2016 Annual Cyber Security Day Conference
Thursday, October 6th, 2016 (all day)

Ohio Dept. of Agriculture
8995 E. Main St.
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068

State of Ohio Annual Cyber Security Day Conference - October 6th The Ohio Department of Administrative Services’ Office of Information Technology sponsors this opportunity for cyber security professionals to network with peers and industry experts. Attend to:

- Stay current on cyber security threats, vulnerabilities, exploits, and industry developments
- Capitalize on peer networking opportunities
- Find the professionals that can help with an array of information security issues

The event provides an opportunity for Ohio cyber security professionals to network with peers and industry experts. It promises to be a thought provoking day of highly informative speakers. Who should attend?

- Technology leaders
- CIOs, CISOs, IT administrators
- Security and other IT staff

Registration opens September 6, 2016. Detailed information will be sent out closer to the event. Visit www.InfoSec.Ohio.gov for updated presenter and topic information as it becomes available.



Information Security Summit – Oct. 24-28, 2016 
Information Security Summit Week 2016 information will be coming soon which is being planned for late October. OCITA will be collaborating with the IS Summit for our Fall Event.

Link to the IS Summit website: https://www.informationsecuritysummit.org/

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2016 Ohio Digital Government Summit at the Ohio State University Ohio Union in Columbus, Ohio – Oct. 25-26, 2016

Government Technology’s passion is helping spread best practices and spurring innovation in the public sector. The Ohio Digital Government Summit is designed to do just that. The summit has an advisory board that gathers public sector and private sector leaders to create an agenda designed to make that passion relevant and actionable to the state and local government organizations attending the summit. Participants tell us they use the inspirational keynotes, leadership discussions, networking breaks, and timely topics discussed in the numerous breakout sessions to help advance the goals of their organizations and their own career paths.

This Year’s Topics Include:
- Innovation and Leadership
- Digital Government Trends
- Emerging Technologies
- Cyber Security
- Data and Analytics
- Mobility and Citizen Engagement
- Cloud Services
- Collaboration

Link to event information & registration: 
http://www.govtech.com/events/Ohio-Digital-Government-Summit.html


  
Just wanted to communicate information to you regarding our 2016 OCITA FALL Event...
The OCITA Fall Event is planned for Wed. Oct. 26th from 1:00 – 5:00 PM, including a complimentary lunch buffet before our event (11:55- 1:00PM) followed by an Xceptional Networking event beginning at 5:00PM. Information Security Summit (ISS) will handle our OCITA online registrations and track the attendees.

Ralph Johnson, CISO and Privacy Officer from King County in Seattle is our keynote speaker followed by Ralph Barber, Program Manager - State of Ohio DAS/OIT, a noted speaker from local FBI/Homeland Security and Jeremy Mio, CISO – Cuyahoga County Security Manager will present "Leading controls and tools: small teams who can do more with little or no budget.”

Attendees will have the chance to welcome the newest OCITA members and participate in networking discussions and an open forum where they can share security experiences with peers from various counties and municipalities.

Please register at https://www.informationsecuritysummit.org/events/ocita-fall-meeting/ and use the 100% off coupon code (contact Eddie Mink for the code) since we are OCITA members. No credit card number information in required. Non-OCITA members will need to pay the $129.00 registration fee through ISS. If any OCITA member wants to register also for the 2-day Security Summit, you can use coupon code 2016EarlyBird to get 25% off the conference price. Additional information can be found on the ISS website.

By attending the event you will have takeaways to help leverage your IT initiatives and save taxpayer money!