Spring 2020 Conference

LGCIO Training Video from Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Subject: Technical Incident Management
Instructors: Nandor Csonka, Tony Klinger, & Greg Sparrow

Dear Georgia GMIS Members,

The GA GMIS board is pleased to announce the Spring 2020 conference will be held virtually on June 15 – 18!

While we will not be meeting in person, we look forward to providing you the same learning opportunities. The GA GMIS conference has always given our members the opportunity to come together, share their work, and learn and collaborate with a community of technology professionals. We commit to you that this will still occur, in a different format and delivery method.

We cannot replicate all aspects of the conference in a virtual setting. However, we believe the content will provide some valued insight and education/training for the membership. The Carl Vinson Institute of Government (CVIOG) will provide the LGCIO Leadership track on Monday, and the Technical track on Tuesday. These sessions will count toward the LGCIO curriculum requirements and hours. Further, Dederick Scott will conduct the Geek Trak sessions virtually. The spring business meeting will occur on June 18, and we look forward to announcing and recognizing the winners of the GA GMIS awards for this year at that time.

Schedule for June 15 — 18 and Important Additional Information:

  • June 15 – LGCIO Leadership: Leading in a Political Environment (9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 4:00pm)
  • June 15 – Geek Trak (9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 4:00pm)
  • June 16 – LGCIO Technical: Incident Management (9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 3:30pm)
  • June 16 — Geek Trak (9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 4:00pm)
  • June 17 — Geek Trak (9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 4:00pm)
  • June 18 – Business Meeting (9:00am – 10:30am)
  • LGCIO Registration is $50.00. Anyone already registered for LGCIO will be refunded the difference
  • Geek Trak Registration is $500.00. Anyone already registered for Geek Trak will be refunded the difference
  • Any existing hotel reservations at The Graduate have been cancelled

We would like to thank the Carl Vinson Institute of Government for their continued partnership with GA GMIS in presenting this conference and thank our sponsors for adjusting to these changes. Particularly we thank you – the membership – for your patience and understanding. You are doing demanding work during these difficult times and I am sure your organizations appreciate your dedication, energy, and commitment.

Please monitor the GMIS website for updated information.


Larry J Hobbs Jr., CGCIOTM, LGCIO
Chapter President
Georgia GMIS

Download President’s Letter

June 15 -18, 2020

Online Training via
Cisco Webex

LGCIOGeek Trak


The Georgia GMIS Board of Directors invites you to attend the 2020 Spring Conference. The theme will be “Cyber Wars”, in recognition of the roles we are shifting towards. Today, Technology Professionals are no longer just looking for new solutions to satisfy growing business needs. We are also facing a battle to protect our agencies from hostile forces looking for any opening to invade. The landscape is constantly broadening and changing. There are more diverse technology options being implemented to support our business needs. We are asked to protect our organization’s investments and support their goals in this new era. Join us as we explore different strategies for the future. The conference starts on Monday, June 15, ending Thursday, June 18, 2020. The Geek Trak will begin on Monday, June 15.

The LGCIO (Local Government Chief Information Officer) program’s leadership curriculum will be Leading in a Political Environment. Attendees will better understand the demands and external drivers which holds our public leaders accountable. On Tuesday the focus will be on Incident Response & Preparedness as it relates to security. Geek Trak is welcoming back Dederick Scott as our trainer. He has lined up a deeper dive into some of the topics covered in the Fall 2019, focusing on a defensive network environment.

We would like to show appreciation for the continued support of our sponsors. Their participation make these conferences a continued success. Their products, services, and knowledge keeps our agencies on the move towards the future.

May the 4th be with you. We look forward to seeing you online!

Larry J Hobbs Jr.
President, Georgia GMIS

Each day of the conference will provide insight into aspects of the latest trends in information technology, brought to you by experts in the field. Most importantly, you will exchange knowledge and ideas about what works and what doesn’t work with your IT peers who represent shops of all sizes from nearly every region of the state.

Monday, June 15
Conference Opens
LGCIO Management Education Session—Leading in a Political Environment
Geek Trak—Day 1

Tuesday, June 16
LGCIO Technical Education Session—Incident Management
Geek Trak—Day 2

Wednesday, June 17
Geek Trak—Day 3

Thursday, June 18
Georgia GMIS Business Meeting
Conference Adjournment


Regular Conference Fee Will Run From March 29 – June 5, 2020  
LGCIO Conference Online Training Registration Fee $50.00
Geek Trak Conference Online Training Registration Fee $500.00



Countdown to the Spring 2020 Georgia GMIS Conference