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Date
May 23, 2017 to May 24, 2017
Location
Buckhead, GA
Tue, May 23, 2017 - 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Grand Ballroom Foyer

Registration/Information Desk Open

Come pick up your badge and get acquainted with XChange SLED 2017. The helpful staff at the registration desk can answer any questions you may have.

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, May 23, 2017 - 2:00 pm to 2:15 pm

Grand Ballroom I-II

Integrator Orientation

This orientation session will help attendees get the most out of their time at SLED.

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, May 23, 2017 - 2:15 pm to 2:30 pm

Grand Ballroom I-II

XChange SLED Opening Remarks
 Download to your calendar 
Tue, May 23, 2017 - 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm

Grand Ballroom I-II

XChange SLED Keynote: The State Of Innovation--Views From Georgia's IT Leader

The public sector market is just as demanding as the commercial business and Calvin Rhodes, Georgia’s IT leader understands today realities. He will share his views on how state leaders must innovate to keep pace with the demands of constituents, department and agency leaders all while navigating the political landscape. Rhodes will share some of Georgia’s most successful IT initiatives and how solution providers can apply those results to their local markets and the states they serve.

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, May 23, 2017 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Grand Ballroom III

Vendor Displays/Table Top Set-up

Now is the time for sponsors to get their table top displays show ready!

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, May 23, 2017 - 3:15 pm to 3:45 pm

Grand Ballroom I-II

XChange SLED Executive Keynote: SLED Trends and Opportunities

Sponsored by:

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Tue, May 23, 2017 - 3:45 pm to 4:15 pm

Grand Ballroom I-II

XChange SLED Keynote: Sales Readiness to Tackle the SLED Market

More often than not, we try to be all things to all people in both our work and personal life. When E-Rate RFP season is upon us, many try just that, to reply to every single RFP and be all things to all agencies. I would like to offer up an alternate approach. Let’s drill-down on this niche market, let’s sell what you know, and let’s NOT boil-the-ocean. The goal of this session is to clear up some misconceptions, provide some tools that will help you fine-tune your SLED sales approach, and address any SLED rules that have been driving you absolutely mad.

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, May 23, 2017 - 4:30 pm to 5:40 pm

See Personal Agenda for Locations

Boardroom Conversations

Boardroom Conversations are a central part of the SLED experience.  Attendees will be divided into small breakout groups around a market interest.

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, May 23, 2017 - 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm

Grand Ballroom III

Welcome Reception & Vendor Displays

Come mingle with attendees and sponsors.  Table top displays will be open and food and drink will be served.

 
 

 

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, May 23, 2017 - 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm

See Personal Agenda for Locations

Private Dinners

Continue the conversation over a private dinner.  Keep an eye out for your invitation.

 Download to your calendar 
Wed, May 24, 2017 - 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

Grand Ballroom Foyer

Registration/Information Desk Open

Our registration team is happy to assist you with anything you may need while at XChange SLED.

 Download to your calendar 
Wed, May 24, 2017 - 7:30 am to 8:30 am

Terrace East (Weather Backup - Buckhead Ballroom)

Networking Breakfast

Connect with peers and prepare for the day over breakfast.

 Download to your calendar 
Wed, May 24, 2017 - 8:45 am to 9:30 am

Grand Ballroom I-II

XChange SLED Keynote: State CIOs - Emerging Trends

The state government information technology landscape continues to evolve and respond to significant changes reflecting national politics, demands of citizens, evolving business models, emerging technologies and the faster paced, more complex environment faced by state chief information officers. Based on recent surveys and research from NASCIO, state CIOs face several “forces of change” that require state IT leaders to adapt, evolve and respond to new demands and opportunities. What are the strategic priorities of state CIOs in 2017? Cybersecurity risks, evolving service delivery models, agile development, cloud computing and IT workforce pressures make every day interesting.  How will these demands impact vendor relations?  What procurement reforms will help SLED channel partners compete for opportunities?

 Download to your calendar 
Wed, May 24, 2017 - 9:30 am to 10:00 am

Grand Ballroom I-II

XChange SLED Executive Keynote: Modernizing Government in the Cloud

Government agencies are rapidly moving to and embracing the Cloud to reduce operational complexity, increase agility, deliver new services, improve security, and lower costs.  This market transformation is creating a unique opportunity for forward-thinking, Cloud-savvy solution providers to develop and deliver innovative services and solutions that will enhance their customer value proposition and fuel the growth of their business.

 

Sponsored by:

 

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Wed, May 24, 2017 - 10:15 am to 12:05 pm

See Personal Agenda for Locations

Boardroom Conversations

Boardroom Conversations are a central part of the SLED experience.  Attendees will be divided into small breakout groups around a market interest.

 Download to your calendar 
Wed, May 24, 2017 - 12:05 pm to 1:00 pm

Buckhead Ballroom

Networking Lunch

Lunch is provided to all attendees.  Now is a great time to connect with fellow peers.

 Download to your calendar 
Wed, May 24, 2017 - 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm

Grand Ballroom I-II

XChange SLED Keynote: Finding Your Place in the Evolving SLED Market

The sheer size and complexity of the SLED market can be daunting.  However, while it is quite large, savvy channel partners and technology suppliers can spot key trends and capture more than their fair share of the IT product and services opportunity.  Chris Dixon of Deltek will focus this keynote discussion on how the Internet of Things is the driving force behind smart government and the implications for solution providers. Dixon will show how to put into place business development strategies that can identify the policy, economic, demographic, and technological trends that drive demand in the SLED marketplace. During and interactive Q&A session, Dixon will share his views on E-Rate 2.0, FirstNet, and early indicators from the Trump administration.

 Download to your calendar 
Wed, May 24, 2017 - 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Grand Ballroom I-II

XChange SLED Executive Keynote: Is Your Infrastructure Fully Prepared For The New Requirements Of Connected Smart Government?

The onslaught of digitalization, the Internet of Things and smart government initiatives is underway. With those trends come new, but opposing requirements for connectivity and security. Extreme’s Brian O’Connor, GM of public sector verticals, will share the latest emerging trends in smart government based on new research and will describe how solution providers can help SLED CIOs insure their infrastructure is ready.

 

Sponsored by:

 Download to your calendar 
Wed, May 24, 2017 - 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm

Grand Ballroom I-II

XChange SLED Brainstorming Roundtables

These roundtable discussions will be organized around subjects most top of mind to SLED Integrators.  Conversations will be moderated by members of our XChange SLED Advisory Board.  This is a great opportunity to meet more attendees and learn from their experiences.

 Download to your calendar 
Wed, May 24, 2017 - 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm

Grand Ballroom I-II

XChange SLED Keynote: Smart Cities by the Numbers

Join smart city expert Jason Nelson of the Smart Cities Council as he explains the size and scope of this rapidly growing sector. Hear about the leading categories, including smart transportation, smart grid, digital payments and e-government. Learn the four steps cities should take, their five biggest challenges and the eight essential stakeholders. And find out why integrators are so important to this sector and how your firm can play a role.

 Download to your calendar 
Wed, May 24, 2017 - 4:45 pm to 5:30 pm

Grand Ballrom I-II

Sustaining Success and Managing Risk in Turbulent Times: Long View Leadership and Human Factors

Commander Kirk Lippold takes his experiences from the military to the boardroom, as he reveals lessons learned while leading the crew aboard the USS Cole following a devastating terrorist attack. Business leaders will learn the key steps necessary to lead through crisis and maintain the effectiveness of their team or organization. As he shares his leadership philosophy, Lippold outlines the importance of understanding the human factors during a crisis and how those factors are used to teach one’s own “crew” or team how to prepare for what’s ahead. He provides steps on how to react to contain and then control crises, assess progress in defining a new normal, and measure successes. Lippold’s leadership experience arms corporate audiences with a military-grade approach to prepare for and take action when crisis strikes--because it’s not a matter of if, but when.

 Download to your calendar 
Wed, May 24, 2017 - 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Grand Balloom III

Closing Reception/XCellence Awards & Vendor Displays

We'll close out the event with a final reception featuring our sponsor's table top displays, as well as our XCellence Awards ceremony.

 Download to your calendar 
Wed, May 24, 2017 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Grand Ballroom III

Vendor Display Dismantle

Sponsors can now break down their table top displays.

 Download to your calendar 
Wed, May 24, 2017 - 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm

See Personal Agenda for Locations

Private Dinners

Continue the conversation over a private dinner.  Keep an eye out for your invitation.

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, May 23, 2017 - 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Grand Ballroom Foyer

Registration/Information Desk Open

Come pick up your badge and get acquainted with XChange SLED 2017. The helpful staff at the registration desk can answer any questions you may have.

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, May 23, 2017 - 2:00 pm to 2:15 pm

Grand Ballroom I-II

Integrator Orientation

This orientation session will help attendees get the most out of their time at SLED.

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, May 23, 2017 - 2:15 pm to 2:30 pm

Grand Ballroom I-II

XChange SLED Opening Remarks
 Download to your calendar 
Tue, May 23, 2017 - 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm

Grand Ballroom I-II

XChange SLED Keynote: The State Of Innovation--Views From Georgia's IT Leader

The public sector market is just as demanding as the commercial business and Calvin Rhodes, Georgia’s IT leader understands today realities. He will share his views on how state leaders must innovate to keep pace with the demands of constituents, department and agency leaders all while navigating the political landscape. Rhodes will share some of Georgia’s most successful IT initiatives and how solution providers can apply those results to their local markets and the states they serve.

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, May 23, 2017 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Grand Ballroom III

Vendor Displays/Table Top Set-up

Now is the time for sponsors to get their table top displays show ready!

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, May 23, 2017 - 3:15 pm to 3:45 pm

Grand Ballroom I-II

XChange SLED Executive Keynote: SLED Trends and Opportunities

Sponsored by:

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, May 23, 2017 - 3:45 pm to 4:15 pm

Grand Ballroom I-II

XChange SLED Keynote: Sales Readiness to Tackle the SLED Market

More often than not, we try to be all things to all people in both our work and personal life. When E-Rate RFP season is upon us, many try just that, to reply to every single RFP and be all things to all agencies. I would like to offer up an alternate approach. Let’s drill-down on this niche market, let’s sell what you know, and let’s NOT boil-the-ocean. The goal of this session is to clear up some misconceptions, provide some tools that will help you fine-tune your SLED sales approach, and address any SLED rules that have been driving you absolutely mad.

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, May 23, 2017 - 4:30 pm to 5:40 pm

See Personal Agenda for Locations

Boardroom Conversations

Boardroom Conversations are a central part of the SLED experience.  Attendees will be divided into small breakout groups around a market interest.

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, May 23, 2017 - 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm

Grand Ballroom III

Welcome Reception & Vendor Displays

Come mingle with attendees and sponsors.  Table top displays will be open and food and drink will be served.

 
 

 

 Download to your calendar 
Tue, May 23, 2017 - 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm

See Personal Agenda for Locations

Private Dinners

Continue the conversation over a private dinner.  Keep an eye out for your invitation.

 Download to your calendar 
Wed, May 24, 2017 - 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

Grand Ballroom Foyer

Registration/Information Desk Open

Our registration team is happy to assist you with anything you may need while at XChange SLED.

 Download to your calendar 
Wed, May 24, 2017 - 7:30 am to 8:30 am

Terrace East (Weather Backup - Buckhead Ballroom)

Networking Breakfast

Connect with peers and prepare for the day over breakfast.

 Download to your calendar 
Wed, May 24, 2017 - 8:45 am to 9:30 am

Grand Ballroom I-II

XChange SLED Keynote: State CIOs - Emerging Trends

The state government information technology landscape continues to evolve and respond to significant changes reflecting national politics, demands of citizens, evolving business models, emerging technologies and the faster paced, more complex environment faced by state chief information officers. Based on recent surveys and research from NASCIO, state CIOs face several “forces of change” that require state IT leaders to adapt, evolve and respond to new demands and opportunities. What are the strategic priorities of state CIOs in 2017? Cybersecurity risks, evolving service delivery models, agile development, cloud computing and IT workforce pressures make every day interesting.  How will these demands impact vendor relations?  What procurement reforms will help SLED channel partners compete for opportunities?

 Download to your calendar 
Wed, May 24, 2017 - 9:30 am to 10:00 am

Grand Ballroom I-II

XChange SLED Executive Keynote: Modernizing Government in the Cloud

Government agencies are rapidly moving to and embracing the Cloud to reduce operational complexity, increase agility, deliver new services, improve security, and lower costs.  This market transformation is creating a unique opportunity for forward-thinking, Cloud-savvy solution providers to develop and deliver innovative services and solutions that will enhance their customer value proposition and fuel the growth of their business.

 

Sponsored by:

 

 Download to your calendar 
Wed, May 24, 2017 - 10:15 am to 12:05 pm

See Personal Agenda for Locations

Boardroom Conversations

Boardroom Conversations are a central part of the SLED experience.  Attendees will be divided into small breakout groups around a market interest.

 Download to your calendar 
Wed, May 24, 2017 - 12:05 pm to 1:00 pm

Buckhead Ballroom

Networking Lunch

Lunch is provided to all attendees.  Now is a great time to connect with fellow peers.

 Download to your calendar 
Wed, May 24, 2017 - 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm

Grand Ballroom I-II

XChange SLED Keynote: Finding Your Place in the Evolving SLED Market

The sheer size and complexity of the SLED market can be daunting.  However, while it is quite large, savvy channel partners and technology suppliers can spot key trends and capture more than their fair share of the IT product and services opportunity.  Chris Dixon of Deltek will focus this keynote discussion on how the Internet of Things is the driving force behind smart government and the implications for solution providers. Dixon will show how to put into place business development strategies that can identify the policy, economic, demographic, and technological trends that drive demand in the SLED marketplace. During and interactive Q&A session, Dixon will share his views on E-Rate 2.0, FirstNet, and early indicators from the Trump administration.

 Download to your calendar 
Wed, May 24, 2017 - 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Grand Ballroom I-II

XChange SLED Executive Keynote: Is Your Infrastructure Fully Prepared For The New Requirements Of Connected Smart Government?

The onslaught of digitalization, the Internet of Things and smart government initiatives is underway. With those trends come new, but opposing requirements for connectivity and security. Extreme’s Brian O’Connor, GM of public sector verticals, will share the latest emerging trends in smart government based on new research and will describe how solution providers can help SLED CIOs insure their infrastructure is ready.

 

Sponsored by:

 Download to your calendar 
Wed, May 24, 2017 - 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm

Grand Ballroom I-II

XChange SLED Brainstorming Roundtables

These roundtable discussions will be organized around subjects most top of mind to SLED Integrators.  Conversations will be moderated by members of our XChange SLED Advisory Board.  This is a great opportunity to meet more attendees and learn from their experiences.

 Download to your calendar 
Wed, May 24, 2017 - 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm

Grand Ballroom I-II

XChange SLED Keynote: Smart Cities by the Numbers

Join smart city expert Jason Nelson of the Smart Cities Council as he explains the size and scope of this rapidly growing sector. Hear about the leading categories, including smart transportation, smart grid, digital payments and e-government. Learn the four steps cities should take, their five biggest challenges and the eight essential stakeholders. And find out why integrators are so important to this sector and how your firm can play a role.

 Download to your calendar 
Wed, May 24, 2017 - 4:45 pm to 5:30 pm

Grand Ballrom I-II

Sustaining Success and Managing Risk in Turbulent Times: Long View Leadership and Human Factors

Commander Kirk Lippold takes his experiences from the military to the boardroom, as he reveals lessons learned while leading the crew aboard the USS Cole following a devastating terrorist attack. Business leaders will learn the key steps necessary to lead through crisis and maintain the effectiveness of their team or organization. As he shares his leadership philosophy, Lippold outlines the importance of understanding the human factors during a crisis and how those factors are used to teach one’s own “crew” or team how to prepare for what’s ahead. He provides steps on how to react to contain and then control crises, assess progress in defining a new normal, and measure successes. Lippold’s leadership experience arms corporate audiences with a military-grade approach to prepare for and take action when crisis strikes--because it’s not a matter of if, but when.

 Download to your calendar 
Wed, May 24, 2017 - 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Grand Balloom III

Closing Reception/XCellence Awards & Vendor Displays

We'll close out the event with a final reception featuring our sponsor's table top displays, as well as our XCellence Awards ceremony.

 Download to your calendar 
Wed, May 24, 2017 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Grand Ballroom III

Vendor Display Dismantle

Sponsors can now break down their table top displays.

 Download to your calendar 
Wed, May 24, 2017 - 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm

See Personal Agenda for Locations

Private Dinners

Continue the conversation over a private dinner.  Keep an eye out for your invitation.

 Download to your calendar