Conference Sessions

Conference Sessions

The tentative conference schedule of sessions is listed below.  Please note that GFOA may need to adjust the timing of certain sessions. Speaker invites will be made in the upcoming weeks. If you have any questions about speakers or topics, please contact Mike Mucha.

 

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 8:30am to 10:10am
Speakers: 
Moderator
VP - Apps Solutions
Oracle
Speaker
President
Agile Transformation, Inc.
Speaker
Senior Consultant
LRWL Inc.

Much has been written about the frequency and magnitude of delays, cost overruns, and complete project failures among information technology projects.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 8:30am to 10:10am
Speakers: 
Speaker
Deputy Inspector General
Montgomery County, MD
Moderator
Comptroller
New York City Water and Sewer System
Speaker
Director
McGladrey
Speaker
Director, Audit and Management
Miami-Dade County, Florida

The internal audit function offers management an incomparable tool for meeting its internal control responsibilities.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 8:30am to 10:10am
Speakers: 
Moderator
Finance Director
Montgomery County Government
Speaker
Chief Financial Officer
City of Boulder, Colorado
Speaker
Finance Director
City of Redmond, WA
Speaker
Regional Vice President
Management Partners

Governments are redefining their long-term planning strategies to be flexible, collaborative, and forward thinking.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 8:30am to 10:10am
Speakers: 
Speaker
City Treasurer
City of Philadelphia, PA
Speaker
Managing Director
MUFG Americas
Speaker
President
Municipal Market Analytics
Moderator
Director of Risk Management and Ethics Liaison Officer
New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority

Rising interest rates are expected to continue to reduce new municipal debt offerings and refunding activity in the near term. In this environment, what approaches can governments take to bring new issues to market at reasonable rates?

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 10:30am to 12:10pm
Speakers: 
Moderator
Deputy Budget Officer
City of Austin
Speaker
Assistant Finance Director
City of Stuart, FL
Speaker
GIS Administrator
City of Dublin, OH
Speaker
Finance Director
Milwaukie, Oregon

The downturn in the economy drove many organizations to "do more with less", especially when it came to purchasing new technology.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 10:30am to 12:10pm
Speakers: 
Moderator
Senior Budgeting Systems Consultant
Beal Budgeting
Speaker
Senior Managing Director
American Appraisal
Speaker
Chief Financial Officer / City Treasurer
City of Aurora, IL
Speaker
Director of Administrative Services
City of Woodstock, ON

Almost all governments, regardless of size or type, need to deal with the issue of effectively managing capital assets.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 10:30am to 12:10pm
Speakers: 
Speaker
Managing for Results Project Manager
Chester County, PA
Speaker
Budget Director
City of Philadelphia, PA
Speaker
Director of Performance Initiatives
ICMA
Speaker
Performance Measurement Coordinator
Fairfax County, VA

In theory, performance management in government should be easy. "Develop goals. Identify measures. Track progress. Learn what works. Report results.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 10:30am to 12:10pm
Speakers: 
Speaker
President
Pension Trustee Advisors, Inc.
Moderator
Finance Director
City of Champaign
Speaker
Executive Director
National Institute on Retirement Security
Speaker
Senior Advisor, Office of Mayor Jim Gray
City of Lexington, KY
Speaker
Research Manager
National Association of State Retirement Administrators

As many organizations continue to address pension issues from a finance, human resource, and political perspective, many will be faced with the task of converting to an entirely different system.