TribalNet 9 Conference Highlights


Despite 2008 being a tough year for many businesses across the U.S., the tribal technology industry came together in full force at the 9th annual TribalNet conference. The targeted focus is a value that keeps IT leaders and technology vendors coming together year after year for this annual event. "The annual conference has always been about bringing together people uniquely tied to one another who can share common goals, strategies, success stories, challenges and more and by doing so, move forward as an industry," states Shannon Bouschor Director/Coordinator of TribalNet.

There were many highlights from the conference week held September 29, 2008 - October 2, 2008. Mike Day, Founder of TribalNet and Chairman of the Advisory Boards welcomed attendees Tuesday morning with his inspiring opening presentation. "Take something away from this conference," he states. "Don't go back and keep doing the same things you've been doing, take something away, rather it be from the sessions, or meeting with your peers. That's why you're here, to learn from each other and impact your organizations." The tone was set and attendees did just that during the week. Chuck Dougherty, CIO of the Chickasaw Nation comments, "This was a good opportunity to meet with my peers to discuss issues which may affect us all, I can see a real benefit from this conference for everyone."

The two keynote speakers were amongst the choice sessions. Mark Sunday, CIO of industry giant Oracle delivered a message that tribal IT leaders could take back to their organizations. Director Chris Cummiskey, CIO for the State of Arizona shared his involvement in the award winning technology initiatives for the State. Both leaders provided a model of best practices that could be applied to influence tribal organizations. There were several breakout sessions and roundtables that attendees participated in, including topics related to: health, casino and general IT. A unique offering that attendees had the opportunity to take advantage of this year were the IT tours offered by the Native American host site. Jim Flowers, Director of IT for the Fort McDowell Enterprises, opened his doors to the inner workings of his IT shop to TribalNet 9 attendees. One attendee states, "TribalNet is an excellent forum for tribes to share experience in an open and honest environment. The tours by the host site of their IT operations was great! Very open and informative."

The IT environment wouldn't be complete without technology vendors that provide the products and services needed in the industry. Attendees had the chance to meet one on one with over 60 technology vendors during the two day trade show. Vendors equally found the value of the annual conference. "Microsoft has been a member of TribalNet for about 2 years and has found the investments we make in membership and at the annual TribalNet trade show to be the best use of our Marketing budget in reaching out to the tribal government and tribal gaming community," Don Lionetti - Account Manager - Tribal Government and Gaming - Microsoft. "We belong to other tribal trade organizations and find that the key thing that differentiates TribalNet is that the organization and trade show are IT specific. Other tribal shows don't have the IT focus and therefore the quality of TribalNet contacts and conversations are of higher value in terms of reaching the tribal IT decision makers." Several other participating vendors echoed the comment.

"As an industry we all are looking forward to what the year ahead brings," comments Bouschor. "We will be taking all of the feedback received at the conference to make the 10th anniversary for TribalNet another event that reaches out and makes a difference at tribal organizations nationwide. We are always enthused to see the strides tribes are making in technology and are happy to continuously be a part of it."

Year round webinars, newsletters, membership services and more are available online at www.tribalnetonline.com. TribalNet 10 will be held October 5, 2009- October 8, 2009 at the Suncoast Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Contact TribalNet for more information.

 

Agenda and Events for TribalNet 9

General IT    Casino/Hospitality    Tribal Government


Monday 9/29/08

12-4:00
Pre-registration for all attendees,
exhibitors and sponsors


4-7:00
TribalNet 9 meet and greet event
TribalNet Casino Night

Network with your peers and win some great prizes at "TribalNet Casino Night" meet and greet event sponsored by Rimrock Technologies and CDW-G
Rimrock Technologies  CDW-G
Prizes for the exclusive casino night will be provided on behalf of Avatier
Avatier

Don't miss your chance to see old friends and make new connections at the TribalNet
Meet & Greet Event


"The largest benefit from TribalNet is the interaction among former and new friends as we discuss common goals, issues and resolutions to those issues. Technology may come and go but the friendships and collaboration last a lifetime"
-Dan Garrow, CIO - Oneida Nation Enterprises and TribalNet Advisory Board Member


Tuesday 9/30/08

7:45-8:45
Registration for attendees, exhibitors and sponsors

7:45-8:45
Breakfast sponsored by Aristocrat
included for all attendees & all-access pass sponsors & exhibitors

Aristocrat

8:45-10:00
Keynote Presentation:
Building for the next generation- technology, service & environmental strategies

Presenter: Mark Sunday - CIO of Oracle


10-10:15
Break sponsored by APC
APC

10:15-11:10
Managing Application Software Implementation
Presenter: John Goetz, High Desert Consulting
Useful tools, best practices and materials to share with your IT team for your next successful application software implementation project.

Server Based Gaming in the Tribal Gaming Environment
Presenters: Bruce Rowe - Bally Technologies, Jamal Azzam - Aristocrat , Javier Saenz - IGT, Tribal IT Leader
Listen in to industry leaders as they discuss what lies ahead for server based gaming. A must for casino IT leaders

Data Sharing 101 and Beyond for IT Leaders In Tribal Health
Presenters: Dr. Howard Hays - I.H.S. and Michael Belgarde - Navajo Area Indian Health Service (NAIHS)
How to navigate the data sharing maze. Listen in for best practices and successes.

11:15-12:15
Power Cooling Trends and Directions
Presenter: Dr. Roger Schmidt - IBM
The impact of IT equipment in customer's data centers and how to deploy best practices in the data center in providing the most energy efficient operation will be outlined with a few examples provided.

RFID in Tribal Casinos
Presenters: Rolland Steil - Progressive Gaming
Answers to questions such as, who's successfully using RFID and what do tribal IT leaders need to know to be prepared for RFID in their casinos?

A Paperless Tribal Government
Presenters: Eugene Shawano - Forest County Potawatomi, James Pearce - Tallgrass Technologies, Don Lugafet - Business Imaging Systems, Bart Lamers - One Prospect Technologies
Imagine a tribal government with no paper! A must attend session for tribal government IT leaders.

12:15-1:15
Lunch sponsored by Insight
included for all attendees & all-access pass sponsors & exhibitors

Insight

1:15-2:15
Automated Identity Management - Efficiency and Compliance can Co-exist
Presenters: Nelson Cicchitto - Avatier, and Peter Broughton - Eldorado Casino Hotel
Discover what controls your IT department should have in place to protect your most critical assets.

Investing in the Future of Your Slot Floor Infrastructure - new construction AND existing casinos
Presenters: John Kenefick - Pechanga Resort & Casino, Jim Flowers - Fort McDowell Enterprises, Josh Carley - Sycuan Casino
See what issues other IT leaders in your industry are facing with this important decision and how it can change the way casinos do business.

Best Practices for Managing, Protecting & Sharing Data in the Tribal Public Safety & Judicial Divisions
Presenters: Wayne Wilkinson - Justice Systems, Chuck Wilson - Sleuth, Ada Melton - American Indian Development Associates (AIDA)
An important session for tribal IT leaders that are seeing an increase in involvement with these divisions of their tribe.

2:15-2:30
Break sponsored by Intransa
Intransa

2:30-3:30
VOIP and Networking
Presenters: Patrick Foley - Rimrock Technologies, Jabe Herring Cheyenne - Arapaho Tribe, Mari Sahmaunt - Comanche Nation
Hear first hand from Tribal IT leaders on how they've benefited from deploying VoIP at their tribal organizations.

Common Sense Approaches to Consulting Services - what you should consider before hiring a consultant
Presenter: Gina Gough
Is your tribal organizations IT structure optimized? Do you have an effective strategic plan in place? Are you considering a new or replacement system? Are you considering obtaining consulting services? Attend this session for a no-nonsense, straight forward look at what you should consider before signing on the dotted line.

RPMS and EHR - is there an ROI on investing outside of RPMS?
Presenters: Dr. Howard Hays - I.H.S. and Steve Noll - QSI/NextGen, moderated by Ben Standifer- CIO, Tohono O'odhman Nation
Get an update on what I.H.S. is really doing for the future of your industry & what IT leaders who purchase "out of the network" are experiencing.

3:30-7:30
TribalNet 9 Trade Show and Hospitality Event
sponsored by IBM

IBM

See who's exhibiting at TribalNet 9

"The vendor trade shows are always a great help. You can visit in depth with vendors and check out their products first hand. We've made a lot of contacts and used several from the show. "
-Sharon Postoak, Cache System Administrator, - Chickasaw Nation


Wednesday 10/1/08

8-9:00
Breakfast sponsored by Agilysys
included for all attendees & all-access pass sponsors & exhibitors

Agilysys

9-10:00
Keynote Presentation
Presenter: Chris Cummiskey - State CIO of Arizona

10-10:15
Break sponsored by Lenovo
Lenovo

10:15-11:10
PPM Processes: Keep the People In and the Complexity Out
Presenter: Audrey Apfel, Gartner Analyst
The challenges of executing successful projects in the midst of changing expectations, elusive business value and the uncertain ROI from PMO functions remain daunting. Gartner describes the PPM Activity Cycle- where you need to do more, where you need to do less and where innovation counts.

The Tribal PC Home Use Program- a triangle partnership benefits tribal Nations
Presenters: Jeramey James - Consult Tribe, Inc., Don Lionetti - Microsoft, Mary Chapman - Lenovo, Stephen Balmforth - CDW-G
This session is a must for IT Directors at tribal organizations that are trying to break the digital divide and additionally acquire PC's for tribal members at a beneficial rate.

11:15-12:15
Organizing Your Data Center - virtualization and consolidation: the greening effect
Presenter: Dave Forbes - Cache Creek Casino, Steve Kaplan - INX, inc.
How to leverage Virtual Architecture to allow for large goals of implementing centralized management of servers while easily deploying virtual machines. Dave Forbes, IT Operations Manager of Cache Creek Casino joins with Steve Kaplan of INX, inc. to showcase how your tribe too can see the benefits that they are seeing in this virtual environment.

Tribal Health Security - Are we really done with HIPAA?
Presenters: Jim Cramer - VP & CIO, Scottsdale Healthcare
HIPAA has come into the mainstream of tribal heath and its initiatives leaving some uncertainties. Now that the April 2005 HIPAA Security Rule compliance deadline has passed, many covered entities seem to believe they have conquered the final frontier. HIPAA is not an event or a target date, but rather a process. So how do we move on?

12:15-1:15
Lunch sponsored by Cisco
included for all attendees & all-access pass sponsors & exhibitors

Cisco
Announcements during lunch for afternoon roundtable topics - attendees choice!

1:15-2:15
Casino Roundtable: Business Intelligence - long term goals
Moderators: TribalNet Casino Advisory Board
This roundtable creates an open forum to discuss with your peers what your goals are for Business Intelligence. Don't have much experience with this topic? No worries, this is your chance to listen in to what others are doing in the industry.

Government Roundtable - How to Budget and Strategically Plan in a Tribal Environment & Overall Weak U.S. Economy
Moderators: TribalNet Governmental Advisory Board
Budgeting and planning in a weak U.S. economy is demanding enough for IT leaders in any industry, but leading in a tribal environment brings a whole other challenge to the table. Attend this roundtable to see how your peers overcome these challenges and share your stories of success with other tribal IT leaders.

**NEW: Native American Solutions Series Session
The "Native American Solutions Series" is designed for smaller groups & devoted to educating attendees about key solutions that are available specifically for tribal organizations!
1:15-1:45 Presenter: Howard Finck - Intransa
For as little as one DVR, Intransa IP storage can increase retention, improve reliability and reduce administration without complexity and yet scale to support thousands of devices.
1:45-2:15 Presenter: Mike Hall - APC
From Green to Gold in IT Spaces: Designing High Efficiency, High Density, with Cost Savings

2:15-2:30
Break sponsored by Wireless Ronin
Wireless Ronin

2:30-3:30
Roundtables: Attendee's Choice
Moderators: TribalNet Government and Casino Advisory Board
This is every attendee's chance to get the answers that are specific to their tribe and unique needs. Attend these roundtable sessions to find out what other IT leaders are doing to solve some of the same issues that you may be facing. Share your successes and challenges with your peers and make contacts and relationships that can last well beyond the conference. Attendees will be asked at registration to submit their preferred topic. Selected topics will be announced at lunch on Wednesday for the attendee's choice roundtables!

"I find that discussing issues and attending roundtable sessions is the most valuable part of TribalNet"
-Thomas Stokkeland, IT Coordinator - Seneca Nation of Indians



3:30-6:00
TribalNet 9 Trade Show and Hospitality Event
sponsored by Pillar Data Systems

Pillar Data Systems
Participate Tues-Wed in the ever-popular "TribalNet Bingo Run" during the exhibit for your chance to win the grand prize drawing!

Grand Prize Drawing for Attendees - $1,000!
sponsored by Symantec and The Upgrade Group
Symantec  The Upgrade Group

Thursday 10/2/08

8:30-10:30
Breakfast sponsored by Western Money
included for all attendees & all-access pass sponsors & exhibitors

Western Money

8:30-10:30
TribalNet 9 wrap-up
What's ahead in the tribal IT industry for 2009?

Monday 9/29/08
9-4:00

Value-added certification program for the Casino/Hospitality Track
AS/400 certification program hosted by IBM
Linda Morrison, IBM Trainer

Take advantage of this FREE full day educational opportunity; Basic & Advanced Topics for Operations of IBM System i (AS/400) for the Gaming Environment.

Certificates will be offered to those that complete the course and pass the competency test on the materials. Lunch is included for course attendees.

Value-added training course is included FREE for all TribalNet 9 attendees - To register contact John Ambler - jaambler@us.ibm.com
Thursday 10/2/08
9-1:00

Microsoft SharePoint
condensed training class

Andrew Norris & Ben Peters,
Planet Technologies,
Certified Microsoft Partner and Trainers


The condensed version of the SharePoint certification program
has something for everyone:

MOSS Platform Overview- Understanding Core Components.
Solution Design and Planning- Where to Start, Crawl, Walk, Run.
MOSS in Action and generous/priceless time devoted to Q&A

Value-added training course is included FREE for all TribalNet 9 attendees: No need to register separate for this great addition to the agenda.


2009 will bring the 10th anniversary for the annual TribalNet conference!
We hope to see you back for TribalNet 10 - 2009!




TribalNet 9 (2008) Speakers

Speaker

Organization

Session

Mark Sunday - CIO

Oracle

Keynote Presentation:Building for the next generation - technology, service & environmental strategies

John Goetz

High Desert Consulting

Managing Application Software Implementations

Jamal Azzam

Aristocrat

Server Based Gaming in the Tribal Gaming Environment

Javier Saenz

IGT

Server Based Gaming in the Tribal Gaming Environment

Bruce Rowe

Bally Technologies

Server Based Gaming in the Tribal Gaming Environment

Dr. Howard Hays

I.H.S

Data sharing 101 and beyond for IT leaders in tribal health

Michael Belgarde

Navajo Area Indian Health Service (NAIHS)

Data sharing 101 and beyond for IT leaders in tribal health

Dr. Roger Schimdt

IBM

Power Cooling Trends and Directions

Rolland Steil

Progressive Gaming

RFID in tribal casinos

James Pearce

Tallgrass Technologies

A paperless tribal government

Eugene Shawano

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe

A paperless tribal government

Don Lugafet

Business Imaging Systems

A paperless tribal government

Bart Lamers

One Prospect Technologies

A paperless tribal government

Nelson Cicchitto

Avatier

Automated Identity Management - Efficiency and Compliance can Co-exist

Peter Broughton

Eldorado Casino Hotel

Automated Identity Management - Efficiency and Compliance can Co-exist

John Kenefick

Pechanga Resort & Casino

Investing in the Future of Your Slot Floor Infrastructure - new construction AND existing casinos

Jim Flowers

Fort McDowell Enterprises

Investing in the Future of Your Slot Floor Infrastructure - new construction AND existing casinos

Josh Carley

Sycuan Casino

Investing in the Future of Your Slot Floor Infrastructure - new construction AND existing casinos

Ada Melton

American Indian Development Associates (AIDA)

Best Practices for Managing, Protecting & Sharing Data in the Tribal Public Safety & Judicial Divisions

Wayne Wilkinson

Justice Systems

Best Practices for Managing, Protecting & Sharing Data in the Tribal Public Safety & Judicial Divisions

Chuck Wilson

Sleuth

Best Practices for Managing, Protecting & Sharing Data in the Tribal Public Safety & Judicial Divisions

Patrick Foley

Rimrock Technologies

VOIP and networking

Micheal Wood

Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribe

VOIP and networking

Mari Sahmaunt

Comanche Nation

VOIP and networking

Gina Gough

TribalNet

The TribalNet Strategy: Methods for improving IT leadership, management, system selection and strategic planning.

Dr. Howard Hays

I.H.S.

RPMS and E.H.R.- is there an ROI on investing outside of RPMS?

Steve Noll

QSI/NextGen

RPMS and E.H.R.- is there an ROI on investing outside of RPMS?

Chris Cummiskey

CIO of the State of Arizona

Keynote Presentation

Adrey Apfel

Gartner

PPM: Processes: Keep the People in and the Complexity Out

Stephen Balmforth

CDW-G

The Tribal PC Home Use Program- a triangle partnership benefits tribal Nations

Mary Chapman

Lenovo

The Tribal PC Home Use Program- a triangle partnership benefits tribal Nations

Don Lionetti

Microsoft

The Tribal PC Home Use Program- a triangle partnership benefits tribal Nations

Jeramey James

Consult Tribe, Inc.

The Tribal PC Home Use Program- a triangle partnership benefits tribal Nations

Steve Kaplan

INX, INC.

Organizing your data center- virtualization and consolidation- the greening effect

Dave Forbes

Cache Creek Casino

Organizing your data center- virtualization and consolidation- the greening effect

Jim Cramer

Scottsdale Healthcare

Tribal Health Security- are we really done with HIPAA?

Howard Finck

Intransa

Native American Solution Series

Mike Hall

APC

Native American Solution Series

Linda Morrison

IBM

Basic & Advanced Topics for Operations of IBM System i (AS/400) for the Gaming Environment

Andrew Norris

Planet Technologies

MS Trainer

Ben Peters

Planet Technologies

MS Trainer

TribalNet 9 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Roll over their logo to see their business description & contact information
Double Diamond Sponsors
IBM
IBM is an innovative company serving the needs of enterprises and institutions worldwide. IBM seeks to deliver clients' success by enabling their own capacity to innovate, so that they may differentiate their organizations to create unique competitive advantage. Recent acquistions by the IBM Software Group (Cognos, FileNet, Maximo) bring new rich capability to casinos and other business. IBM continues to maintain it's stellar reputation for reliable hardware solutions which provide maximum availabilty.

Ashley Rush, 301-803-2498, rush@us.ibm.com
John Ambler, 301-803-2520, jaambler@us.ibm.com
IBM
Avatier
Avatier Identity Management Suite delivers next generation user provisioning and password management for organizations worldwide facing security exposure, compliance mandates and spiraling IT costs. Mid-sized to large enterprises depend on Avatier software to secure and streamline end-user access to enterprise resources, simplify administration, and reduce help desk calls.

Phone: 925-217-5170
www.avatier.com
Avatier
Insight Public Sector
Tribal organizations throughout the U.S. rely on Insight Public Sector to gain today�s technological advantages while streamlining IT management and lowering costs. By teaming with Insight Public Sector, tribal organizations enjoy a range of benefits including: � A dedicated Tribal Account Team familiar with the unique needs and purchasing methods of tribal organizations. � A broad contract portfolio that includes GSA, WSCA and other federal and state contracts. � An employee purchase discount program and online account management tools. With Insight Public Sector, you can turn to one partner for answers to all your IT needs. Whether you need quick delivery of competitively priced hardware, software or peripherals, or assistance with major IT deployments, Insight Public Sector has you covered.

Margartie Squier, Margarite.Squier@Insight.com
Insight Public Sector
Rimrock Technologies


Patrick Foley, patrickf@rimrocktechnologies.com
800-746-7625
Rimrock Technologies
 
Diamond Sponsors
Cisco
Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Today networks are an essential part of business, education, government and home communications, and Cisco's Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions are the foundation of these networks.

Fred Mayne, 858-526-1166, fmayne@cisco.com
Heidi Johnson, 408-526-4000, heijohns@cisco.com
Cisco
CDW-G
CDW-G is a leading provider of technology solutions for Tribal Organizations. Offering a broad range of top-name brands, contract offerings and configuration and support services. Our Account Managers, Account Executives, Engineers and Technology Specialists are dedicated to exceeding your expectations�every call, every order, every day. Learn more at cdwg.com. And for more information on government solutions, please visit www.the21stcenturygovernment.com.

Stephen Balmforth, 703-859-2899, stephen.balmforth@cdwg.com
CDW-G
 
Gold Sponsors
Aristocrat Technologies, Inc
Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. is a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX:ALL), a leading global provider of gaming solutions that consistently outperform the competition. The Company is licensed by over 200 regulators and its products and services are available in over 90 countries around the world. Aristocrat offers a diverse range of products and services including electronic gaming machines, interactive video terminal systems, electronic tables and casino management systems.

Bunny Cutaiar 702-281-1529 bunny.cutaiar@aristocrat-inc.com
Aristocrat Technologies, Inc
 
Bronze Sponsors
Lenovo
Lenovo is an innovative technology company formed as a result of the acquisition by the Lenovo Group of the IBM Personal Computing Division. As a global leader in the PC market, we develop, manufacture and market cutting-edge, reliable, high-quality PC products and value-added professional services that provide customers around the world with smarter ways to be productive and competitive. The company employs more than 19,000 people worldwide.

Phone: 703-888-1904 marychap@lenovo.com
Lenovo
Pillar Data Systems
Pillar Data Systems delivers the first and only true Application-Aware storage system. The Pillar Axiom differentiates services based on application priority, allowing users to match multiple application characteristics to the appropriate service levels within a single storage platform. This translates to lower operational costs and industry-leading disk utilization of up to 80 percent. www.pillardata.com

Sonia Strang
Phone: 408-518-4763
sstrang@pillardata.com
Pillar Data Systems
Wireless Ronin
Wireless Ronin Technologies, developer of RoninCast digital signage, offers a full range of flexible software features to complete any type of digital signage rollout. With the RoninCast software, clients are able to create, send and manage their marketing from one-central location. Using scheduling, networking and database software features our customers are able to update their signage more efficiently than ever before. Along with best-in-class software solutions Wireless Ronin provides turn-key solutions including consulting, installation, project management, creative development and network hosting. Allow your messages grab attention among the bright lights of your showroom floor with RoninCast digital signage by Wireless Ronin.

Joe Greco, 952-564-3500,
jgreco@wirelesssronin.com
Wireless Ronin
American Power Conversion (APC)
In 2007, APC and MGE UPS Systems combined to form the $3.5 billion Critical Power and Cooling Services business unit of Schneider Electric. This unit offers the industry\'s most comprehensive product and solution range for critical IT and process applications in industrial, enterprise, small and medium business and home environments.

Nicole Houle, 401-524-2406, nicole.houle@apc.com
Matthew McGraw,401-480-6111,mmcgraw@apcc.com
American Power Conversion (APC)
Western Money Systems
Custom designed cash handling solutions to fit the unique needs of each client, with dedication to long-term satisfaction. Our manufactured Xchange (TM)line of ticketing and marketing kiosks, have added functions such as points-to-cash, and ATM technology. We exclusively distribute Toshiba Currency Sorting Equipment in the United States.

Susan Iverson,susani@westernmoney.com, 702-364-5390
Western Money Systems
Intransa
Since 2003, Intransa has offered scalable, IT-grade IP storage around the world that can dramatically cut surveillance systems costs. For as little as one DVR, Intransa IP storage can increase retention, improve reliability and reduce administration without complexity and yet scale to support thousands of devices. Our Indian Gaming division will be on hand to discuss the benefits of Intransa Security-Grade IP Storage.

Howard Finck, Director, Gaming, howard.finck@intransa.com / 866.446.8726
Intransa
Agilysys
Agilysys is one of the leading technology providers in the worldwide hospitality and food service markets. We offer proven software, services, hardware and consultation for hotels, casinos, destination resorts, condominiums and conference centers to streamline operations and enhance guest satisfaction while maximizing profitability. Our robust hospitality solutions provide unparalleled reliability, functionality, efficiency and control over every aspect of your operations � from reservations, check-in, point-of-sale and business intelligence, to inventory and procurement management to document management. Our hospitality solutions include: Property Management Systems Point-of-Sale (POS) Inventory & Procurement Document Management Analytics Self-Service/Kiosk Activities (Golf, Spa and more) Dining Reservations Agilysys can help you build the software, hardware and systems infrastructure you need to increase your property's profitability and productivity. We can evaluate your current infrastructure, help you plan and execute strategic IT initiatives and manage both your short-term and long-term IT projects. Our hospitality services include: Business Consulting Disaster Recovery Infrastructure Server and Storage Consolidation Training We continue to advance our solutions with the latest emerging technologies. Our talented and resourceful employees believe in superior customer service to provide you with the ultimate experience to support your operations.

Aglilysys Hospitality Solutions Group Sales
702-759-4846
info@agilysys.com
Agilysys
Symantec
Symantec is a global leader in infrastructure software, enabling businesses and consumers to have confidence in a connected world. The company helps customers protect their infrastructure, information and interactions by delivering software and services that address risks to security, availability, compliance and performance. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in 40 countries. More information is available at www.symantec.com.

Russ Wilson, 303 383 4071
russell_wilson@symantec.com
Symantec
The Upgrade Group
The Upgrade Group has been working with Indian Tribes and Gaming for the past few years and is a recent member of TribalNet. We specialize in Memory, GBIC, and Cable products for the Network and Server, delivering a more cost competitive solution to the End User without compromising the quality required in your high end systems. Please pursue our website at www.upgradegroup.com. USE TUG SOLUTIONS IN YOUR SERVER TO OPTIMIZE DEPENDABILITY AND MAXIMIZE BUDGETS.

Josh Matlaf,800-718-7888 x10
josh@upgradegroup.com
The Upgrade Group
Compellent- GDS2
Compellent is a leading provider of enterprise-class network storage solutions that are highly scalable, feature-rich and designed to be easy to use and cost effective. GDS2 and Compellent provide companies and casinos, enterprise storage capabilities without big system costs or complexities. GDS2 boasts Compellent�s largest installed base. With a focus on storage solutions, GDS2 is also a Platinum Novell partner with an IT services business in California.

Russell Reeder, 949-679-7969
rreeder@gds2.com
Compellent- GDS2
Bally Technologies
With a history dating back to 1932, Las Vegas-based Bally Technologies designs, manufactures, operates and distributes advanced gaming devices, systems and technology solutions worldwide. Bally�s product line includes reel-spinning slot machines, video slots, wide-area progressives, and Class II, lottery and central determination games and platforms. As the world�s No. 1 gaming systems company, Bally also offers an array of casino management, slot accounting, bonusing, cashless and table management solutions. The Company also owns and operates Rainbow Casino in Vicksburg, Miss. Visit www.BallyTech.com

Laura Olson-Reyes, Director of Corporate Communications
702-584-7742
Bally Technologies
 
Exhibitors
Metropolis
Metropolis Technologies, Inc. is the leading call accounting manufacturer for the hospitality industry. Its flagship hospitality product, ProfitWatch Hotel Call Accounting, has been installed in thousands of hotels throughout North America, including resorts, casinos, cruise ships and chain hotels. Metropolis is well-known for its dedication to excellent 24/7 technical support, as well as for providing reliable call accounting solutions within the hospitality industry. We look forward to meeting you at TribalNet!

Marcela Umana, Sales
954-941-1010 x836
mumana@metropolis.com

Marisol Cruz, Sales
954-941-1010 x627
mcruz@metropolis.com
Metropolis
Panduit
PANDUIT is a leading, world-class developer and provider of innovative networking and electrical solutions. For more than 50 years, PANDUIT has engineered and manufactured end-to-end solutions that assist our customers in the deployment of the latest technologies. Our global expertise and strong industry relationships make PANDUIT a valuable and trusted partner dedicated to delivering technology-driven solutions and unmatched service. Through our commitment to innovation, quality and service PANDUIT creates competitive advantages to earn customer preference.

Phone: 888-506-5400
Website: www.panduit.com
cs@panduit.com
Panduit
Consistent Computer Bargains
CCB, Inc. is a leading national authorized reseller and long-time supporter of nonprofit organizations. Through strategic partnerships with leading vendors like Microsoft, CCB offers the widest selection of affordable technology products that make it possible to carry out your mission more efficiently and affordably. As an associate member of many of the organizations we serve, your organizations mission is important to us. Call 1-800-342-4222 or visit us online at www.1computerbargains.com. CCB, Inc. is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Licensing Solutions Specialist, Small Business Specialist, and a Top VARBusines Magazine 500 company.

Jeramie Anders � 1-800-342-4222, ext. 127
Jeramie.anders@ccbnpts.com
Consistent Computer Bargains
Konami


Konami
Quality Systems, Inc.- QSI
For over 35 years Quality Systems, Inc. and its NextGen division has been a leading technology provider for health care. Providing solutions for the needs of health clinics to include; business management, electronic medical and dental records applications.

Steve Noll, 949-255-2600, snoll@qsii.com
Quality Systems, Inc.- QSI
Dell
Dell is a premier provider of computer products and services required for customers worldwide to build their information-technology and Internet infrastructures. Dell, through its direct business model, designs, manufactures and customizes products and services to customer requirements, and offers an extensive selection of software and peripherals

Travis Hennecke,
512-695-0437
travis_hennecke@dell.com
Dell
Extreme Networks
Extreme Networks� of Santa Clara, Calif., founded in 1996, is a publicly listed company that designs, builds, and installs sophisticated Ethernet solutions that meet the toughest challenges in network connectivity and IP-based communications.

Extreme Networks addresses a wide range of customers with wired and wireless network infrastructures. From corporate enterprises such as manufacturers, retailers, financial institutions, utilities and healthcare organizations, to large universities and K-12 school districts to federal and local governments worldwide.

Brett Shimizu, 702-343-4423,
bshimizu@extremenetworks.com
Extreme Networks
First Advantage HRLogix
First Advantage HRLogix, provides strategic and intuitive Talent Acquisition solutions designed to enhance and streamline recruiting and hiring practices. Our suite of web-based solutions includes: applicant tracking, security portal, new-hire forms, on-boarding task management, document management and much more. First Advantage HRLogix specializes in paperless solutions for the gaming and hospitality industries. For more information, visit www.hrlogix.com.

Phone: 405-753-4302
lori.webb@fadv.com
First Advantage HRLogix
VMware
VMware (NYSE: VMW) is the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter. Native American, tribal, and casino organizations of all sizes rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and go green. VMware is proud to count Chumash, Seminole, Cache Creek, Chukchansi Gold, Foxwoods and many others as part of their tribal customer base. Currently, VMware is one of the fastest growing public software companies.

Lillian Bui
Phone:650-427-3645
lbui@vmware.com
VMware
INX, Inc
INX is an IT infrastructure Solutions firm delivering best-of-class �Business Ready Solutions� to enterprise organizations. We offer a suite of advanced technology solutions focusing on the entire life-cycle of enterprise network and data center infrastructure. Our services are centered on the design, implementation and support of network infrastructure, to include routing and switching, wireless, security, unified communications, and data center solutions like storage and server virtualization.

Adam Chavez,505.256.9047,adam.chavez@inxi.com
Jeff Carnes,469.549.9823,jeff.carnes@inxi.com
Derek Laine,469.549.3937,derek.laine@inxi.com
INX, Inc
CasinoSoft
Celebrating its 5th Birthday, CasinoSoft currently works with over 50 casinos nationwide. From 100 slots to over 4500, CasinoSoft�s experience with casinos of all sizes is wide and diverse. Its product portfolio consists of: Promo-Trak for comprehensive promotional and direct mail management on top of a casino�s existing slot management system, Cage-Trak for complete cage accounting and automation, ID-Trak for seamless enrollment of players via the scanning or swiping of their drivers licenses, Pit-Trak for highly intuitive pit player ratings and pit management and Title 31 for highly simplified management of Federally mandated BSA and Patriot Act requirements. CasinoSoft is committed to providing cutting edge modules to its customers that continually assist them in boosting revenues while minimizing expenses. CasinoSoft is based in Denver, Colorado and was founded in 2003 by Matt Montano and Tim Burgess. For more information visit our brand new website at http://www.casinosoftusa.com.

Jennifer Montano, 303-709-9919
jennifer@casinosoftwaresolutions.com
CasinoSoft
Business Imaging Systems
Team Business Imaging Systems: We advise businesses on how best to use productivity-enhancing technologies. Provide all the hardware and software needed to run the solutions. Frequently writes custom software applications to match unique business needs. Designs, develops and implements the solutions and train all users. Supports the hardware and software to ensure uptime, longevity and continued success. Converts documents to digital images in our conversion service bureau.

Don Lugafet,405-507-7000,dlugafet@bisok.com
Business Imaging Systems
The PowerTech Group
PowerTech is your security expert in managing evolving compliance and data privacy threats with automated security solutions for IBM i (AS/400) servers. Our ServerProven security solutions are straightforward and save your valuable IT resources, giving you ongoing protection and peace of mind. Because IBM i (AS400) servers are used to host particularly sensitive corporate data, it is imperative that you practice proactive compliance security. As an IBM Advanced Business Partner with over 800 customers worldwide, PowerTech understands corporate vulnerability and the risks associated with data privacy and access control.

Scott Angell,253-872-7788,scott.angell@powertech.com
John Earl,253-872-7788,john.earl@powertech.com
The PowerTech Group
InterTech
Intertech is at the forefront of this evolution by continually implementing faster and more innovative ways to help customers meet their demands. As one of the nation�s largest providers of technology products and services, InterTech delivers value and efficiency to customers through our world-class system and infrastructure. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, InterTech is dedicated to providing reliable, high quality management and support of technology infrastructures consisting of local Area Network for many types of businesses. Services: Warranty Help Desk Break/Fix Installation Deployment Staffing Structured Wiring Imaging Network Management & Design Hardware/Software Configuration Asset Tagging Project Management Data Center Support Nationwide support Networking Monitoring Security Storage Wireless Virtualization VOIP Print Fleet Management

For more information please visit us at: www.itcomputers.com

Kellie Tarin, 602-437-0035
sales@itcomputers.com
InterTech
gCommerce Solutions
gCommerce Solutions if a full service hospitality internet marketing firm that works with hotel and resorts throughout North America. Our focus is on helping our clients increase online revenues at a profit, while helping to expand their online market share. gCommerce Solutions provides a wide range of services including: Search Engine Marketing, Strategic Marketing, Channel Marketing, and Website Design. We develop programs and solutions around the unique needs of each client.

Paul McMahon,435-214-5155,paul@gcommercesolutions.com
gCommerce Solutions
Microsoft
Microsoft and its industry partners help government better serve citizens, providing familiar, easy-to-use software that seamlessly and securely connects people, information and systems. Microsoft gives agencies the flexibility to leverage existing technology investments while helping them meet the evolving demands of government. Visit Microsoft online at www.microsoft.com/government.

Adriana Marino, 202-870-3854 adrianamarino11@gmail.com
Microsoft
Emerald Systems
Emerald Systems, Inc. - A St. Croix Chippewa Enterprise Emerald Systems provides Web-Based software solutions for Security & Surveillance and Justice & Public Safety industries that include Security & Surveillance, Case Management, Gang/Drug Management and Jail Management. Emerald�s solutions provide Real-Time access to highly sensitive information over secured internet, intranet and hosted connections.

Joe Sperber, joe.sperber@emeraldsys.com
Ben Buck, ben.buck@emeraldsys.com
Mike Meyer, michael.meyer@emeraldsys.com

Website: www.emeraldsys.com
Emerald Systems
Justice Systems, Inc.
Justice Systems has been the standard for integrated case management solutions for courts and prosecutors nationwide for over a quarter century. Our qualified professionals have come from the judiciary and our latest technology follows the latest standards (NIEM), allowing us to provide solutions for today with a vision for tomorrow. Regardless of whether you choose a client server or browser environment, Justice Systems has The Right Solutions for the Justice System.

Wayne Wilkinson,505-883-3987, wwilkinson@justicesystems.com
Justice Systems, Inc.
Sendio
Sendio is the developer of revolutionary email integrity products supporting enterprises that depend on email as a key tool for collaboration between employees, customers and partners. The Sendio I.C.E. Box services appliance blocks 100% of spam with zero \"false positive\" lost messages, allowing businesses to have complete trust in their email communications. It was named the \"Best of the Best\" product of the year by Government Computer News. More information can be found at www.sendio.com.

Anna Cunningham, acunningham@sendio.com
Sendio
Micros
MICROS�s industry leading enterprise solutions provide tightly integrated point-of-sale, back-office and corporate-office applications, property management systems, central reservations and customer information solutions. Showcase products include the OPERA Enterprise Solution (including PMS, POS, Gaming, Activities Scheduler, S&C, Revenue Management, CRS, Quality Management, and the wireless OPERA Palm system), and the MICROS 9700 HMS.

Jennifer Hauf, jhauf@micros.com
Micros
Technical Consultants International
TCi is a leading provider of enterprise-level electronic document and content management solutions, intelligent forms, automated workflow solutions (process management), and backfile conversion services. We empower organizations by implementing technologies that drive a \"greener\" environment, company efficiency and profitability.

Michelle Cardona- mcardona@tci-usa.com
Technical Consultants International
Softchoice Corporation
Softchoice Corporation is a leading provider of IT Technology to NASA SEWP IV customers. Softchoice is focused on delivering a wide array of products in the categories of computers, software, security solutions, storage and peripherals. NASA Sewp Contract:# NNG07DA37B, GSA Schedule #GS-35F-0196M

Nadia Melhem, nadia.melhem@softchoice.com
Softchoice Corporation
Accent Card Services, Inc.
Accent Card Services, Inc. spans nearly two decades of quality service in Healthcare, Gamming and Card Service Bureaus. We proudly offer exceptional products and services in these very diverse markets, our well established relationships with key industry dealers and suppliers has enabled us to provide only the highest quality products available. Our preeminent goal of service excellence will continue to meet customer demands and exceed customer expectations well into the future.

Ben Lopez, blopez@accentcardservices.com
Accent Card Services, Inc.
MacKenzie and Company
MacKenzie and Company is a leading Information Technology services and consulting company serving the Western United States. We specialize in server consolidation/virtualization, storage and information lifecycle management, Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity, LAN/WAN upgrades and data security for Indian Communities and Tribal Gaming enterprises. We represent best practices and best of breed solutions so you can rest assured your IT infrastructure is an asset to your continued success.

Thomas Beattie, tbeattie@mcknzco.com
MacKenzie and Company
Computeration
Computeration centralizes tribal systems on a server and workstation environment with Microsoft� operating systems, SQL databases, and integrated business solutions to control information technology costs. Integration, stability, and compatibility are ensured while the familiar environment minimizes personnel training costs. Microsoft Dynamics� GP provides for a flexible general ledger with financial reporting and budgeting tools in the central system. Its use of industry-standard, out-of-the-box technology maintains upgrade ability and minimizes deployment time, further lowering costs. The system continues to meet growth and sophisticated metric analysis needs as it matures and users gain familiarity.

Gloria J. Braunschweig
503 968 7964 ext 206
Gloria@computeration.net
Computeration
Helius, A Hughes Company
Helius, a subsidiary of Hughes (NASDAQ: HUGH), provides IPTV and training solutions. Our solutions provide customers with a comprehensive enterprise-wide data broadcast infrastructure. This infrastructure delivers corporate broadcasts, business television, distance learning and training programs and digital signage initiatives. In addition, our platform supports applications such as content distribution, centralized management, security monitoring, video multicasting and video conferencing.

Paul Shwabe,972-782-2518
pshwabe@helius.com
Helius, A Hughes Company
Quest Software
Quest Software, Inc., a leading enterprise systems management vendor, delivers innovative products that help organizations get more performance and productivity from their applications, databases, Windows infrastructure and virtual environments. Through a deep expertise in IT operations and a continued focus on what works best, Quest helps more than 90,000 customers worldwide meet higher expectations for enterprise IT. Visit www.quest.com for more information.

Carrie Feord, 703-234-3014
carrie.feord@quest.com
Quest Software
Tallgrass Technologies


Jim Pearce, jpearce@tallgrasstech.com
Tallgrass Technologies
Konica Minolta Business Solutions,Inc., U.S.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA Inc., a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, brings together unparalleled advances in security, print quality and network integration via its award winning line of bizhub multifunction products (MFPs); bizhub PRO production printing systems; magicolor desktop color laser printers and all-in-ones; and pagepro monochrome desktop laser printers and all-in-ones.

John Downs, (703) 842-3276
coldowns@kmbs.konicaminolta.us
Konica Minolta Business Solutions,Inc., U.S.
Data Systems Worldwide
DSW provides end to end network based solutions along with all services to redefine the hospitality and gaming experience. We believe that traditional proprietary applications such as telephony, slot networks and video surveillance are converging with traditional data applications on a single, secure Ethernet network. Our solutions include: � IP Communications � IP Video Surveillance � Access Control � Guest Access � Digital Signage � Building Automation � Gaming Networks � Power and Racks The end result is a unified IT infrastructure that incorporates benefits in cost savings, operational efficiency, business and marketing opportunity, along with reliability and manageability.

Mike Mogavero, mmogavero@dsw.net
818-226-1746
Data Systems Worldwide
Sentinel Technologies
Sentinel Technologies is a GSA contract holder and Cisco Advanced Technology partner with 25+ years of experience. Sentinel is a winner of Cisco's worldwide IP Communications partner of the year award for IP Telephony expertise. Other specializations include indoor & outdoor wireless, physical security & surveillance systems, switch/route & security. Sentinel also partners with EMC, VMware, APC, Microsoft & Websense. Sentinel has tribal experience & provides nation wide services. Call 480-820-7141

Koski Kevin, 480.820.7141
kkoski@sentinel.com
Sentinel Technologies
RedRock Software
RedRock Software provides full function supply chain management systems for the hospitality industry. Its revolutionary new product is web-based.net enterprise system providing \"source to pay\" functionality for multi or single property operators. The system is the first of its kind to provide strategic sourcing, e-procurement, materials management, & food cost analysis in a single solution. The software integrates with accounts payable, general ledger, and point of sale systems.

Cherri Miller, 702.561.0636
cmiller@redrocksoftware.com
RedRock Software
InterTribal Software Consultants- ISC
InterTribal Software Consultants is a 100% Native American, Woman owned, technology solutions company. We specialize in providing cutting edge technology solutions to tribal governments, federal government and education organizations. Since 1993 we have been bringing our unique brand of service to this market space. Our software and hardware solutions are providing many organizations with a new streamlined and efficient way of doing business.

Steve Wilcox, Office: 580.931.3061
swilcox@intertribalsoftware.com
InterTribal Software Consultants- ISC
DoCoMo intertouch
DOCOMO interTouch is a provider of total integrated technology solutions to the hospitality industry. With subsidiaries, Nomadix and Percipia, DOCOMO interTouch delivers innovative, premium quality solutions to hotels specifically tailored to meeting the needs of their guests. The DOCOMO interTouch converged network solution ensures that a hotel�s investment in technology is future-proofed to continuously support the increasingly complex requirements of the modern guest. Today, our solutions seamlessly support data, voice, video and mobility within the hotel. Headquartered in Singapore, DOCOMO interTouch operates worldwide throughout Asia, South Pacific, Europe, the Americas and the Middle East. In addition, as a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTT DOCOMO, our strong financial stability assures customers of our commitment to the industry.

Chad Pfeffer, 614-751-2000
chad.pfeffer@docomointertouch.com
DoCoMo intertouch
Today's Business Computers
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Louis Vilardo, lou.vilardo@tbcusa.com
609-645-5132
Today's Business Computers
EMC
Second only to your people, your information is your organization\'s most important asset. EMC provides the technologies and tools that can help you release the power of your information. We can help you design, build, and manage flexible, scalable, and secure information infrastructures. And with these infrastructures, you\'ll be able to intelligently and efficiently store, protect, and manage your information so that it can be made accessible, searchable, shareable, and, ultimately, actionable.

Scott Ormiston,775-223-0277,
ormiston_scott@emc.com
EMC
BEAR Data Systems
BEAR Data Systems, Inc. helps clients architect, optimize and | support mission-critical IT infrastructures. We specialize in virtualization, unified communications, advanced networking, storage, datacenter, database and wireless solutions. With five offices throughout the West Coast, BEAR Data combines expert engineering resources, best-of-breed technologies and superior customer service to deliver high performance IT solutions on-time and on-budget.

Dennis King, dking@bdata.com
BEAR Data Systems