June 12

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Today's challenging environment has placed unprecedented demands on state and local government agencies, and on the technology teams working to support them. Mainframes are relied upon to provide many critical government services, but attracting and retaining mainframe talent is a key challenge. Sound approaches are needed to help IT organizations provide the high service levels demanded today while continuing to grow their skills for tomorrow.
Join us on June 12 at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET as Teri Takai, former CIO for the States of Michigan and California; Roger Gibson, Chief Operating Officer, Office of Information Technology for the State of New Jersey; and Deb Carbo, Director, Mainframe Product Management for Broadcom discuss creative solutions for growing the pipeline of mainframe talent in the face of ongoing retirements and a resulting skills gap in the market.

Register now to:
• Hear Roger Gibson, Chief Operating Officer, Office of Information Technology for the State of New Jersey, describe how his state is addressing operational and infrastructure challenges
• Identify untapped and underutilized pools of potential mainframe talent
• Discover new open source technologies that help you expand your talent pool beyond just those with traditional mainframe skills
• Learn how groundbreaking education initiatives such as Broadcom’s Vitality program have created a new paradigm for partnership that accelerates training and development of new mainframe engineers and operators


Roger Gibson

Roger Gibson

Chief Operating Officer, New Jersey Office of Information Technology

Roger Gibson is the Chief Operating Officer at the New Jersey Office of Information Technology.  He is responsible for overall management and administration of the mainframe operations, managed hosting, network operations, telecommunications, internal security, enterprise services, and public cloud operations teams with NJOIT. Roger previously served NJOIT as Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Cloud Operations before accepting the COO role last year. Before joining NJOIT, Roger held a number of roles with the State of New Jersey, Department of the Treasury, Division of Purchase and Property, including Hearing Officer, Assistant Technology Licensing Officer, and Assistant Division Counsel.  In these roles, Roger heard and resolved protests related to public procurements conducted by the Division for review and issuance by the Director of the Division, served as the primary negotiator and designated signatory for technology-related license agreements, and provided advice and counsel to the Director of the Division consistent with advice issued by the Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Law.  Roger also served as a voting member on the evaluation committee for the NASPO ValuePoint Cloud Solutions contract lead by the State of Utah, and continues to serve in that role today.  Before joining the Division of Purchase and Property, Roger was a Deputy Attorney General in the Division of Law, where he litigated disability public pension matters, represented the State of New Jersey in procurement and contract matters, and served as general counsel to the State Lottery Commission and the Division of State Lottery.  During law school, Roger served as an intern with the Honorable Justice Virginia Long, J.S.C. (Ret.), on the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and thereafter held a clerkship with the Honorable Marie E. Lihotz, P.J.A.D. (Ret.) on the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.  Roger received his B.A. in Criminal Justice with a minor in Business and Gerontology from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and J.D. from the Widener University School of Law, Delaware.

Deborah Carbo

Deborah Carbo

Director, Product Management, Mainframe Division, Broadcom Inc.

Deborah Carbo is Director of Product Management in the Mainframe Division at Broadcom, responsible for the transformation and modernization of information technology solutions that enable business success. Her team focuses on developing the strategy and the design of mission critical mainframe offerings. These include CA databases, workload automation and capacity planning systems, storage management along with a host of application development products.

Deb has over 20 years of experience in mainframe, including infrastructure operations, service delivery and she held several leadership positions in software and hardware development organizations, including IBM System Z operating systems, developing high volume transactional platforms, database management systems and microprocessor design. Deb has dedicated herself to developing the talent behind the mainframe. In addition to leading a mainframe product portfolio, she also leads a mainframe talent program that delivers critical mainframe skills to the workforce.

Teri Takai

Teri Takai — Moderator

Executive Director, Center for Digital Government

Teri Takai is the Executive Director of the Center for Digital Government, a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. She worked for Ford Motor Company for 30 years in global application development and information technology strategic planning. From Ford, she moved to EDS in support of General Motors.
A long-time interest in public service led her to the government sector, first as CIO of the State of Michigan, then as CIO of the State of California, and subsequently the CIO of the U.S. Department of Defense, the first woman appointed to this role. She then served as the CIO for Meridian Health Plan. She is a member of several industry advisory boards.
Teri has won numerous awards including Governing Magazine’s Public Official of the Year, CIO Magazine’s CIO Hall of Fame, Government Technology Magazine’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers, the Women in Defense Excellence in Leadership Award, and the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service.