itSMF USA 'Shows Up Big' at the GTC West"By Michael Meuser The Government Technology Conference (GTC) is the nation's largest and most-respected technology conference for both state and local government. The itSMF Northern California Local Interest Group represented the itSMF USA with a booth and a hospitality suite.
Designed by Government, for use by Government, GTC delivers a cutting-edge educational program addressing the most important policy, management and technology issues facing government today.
On May 10th through the 14th in Sacramento, California, the itSMF USA sponsored a booth at the Eighteenth Annual Government Technology Conference entitled "Enabling Secure and Cost-Effective Government through Technology." The booth was staffed by volunteer members of the Northern California Local Interest Group.
The Conference was an astounding success, with over 14,000 attendees. Those that worked at the itSMF USA booth had plenty to share and were excited to see the interest in ITSM Best Practices. In addition to the booth, the NorCal LIG was able to host an hospitality suite, thanks to some of their vendor members.
Keynotes included HP President and CEO Carly Fiorina, Intels VP and CIO, Douglas Busch and J. Clark Kelso, California's Chief Information Officer, who will be opening keynote at the upcoming itSMF USA National conference in Long Beach September 27th through October 2nd, 2004.
Professor Kelso was honored with an "award of recognition" for his advocacy in using IT throughout the State Government to improve its responsiveness, reduce costs, increase productivity and improve services.
In the same week, the Northern California Local Interest Group held their largest meeting to date, a sign this industry is growing.
Mr. Ken Wendle of HP and current President of the itSMF USA was the guest speaker.