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Tuesday, November 29
 

3:00pm

Registration
The Registration desk will offer everything you will need while at the conference. In addition to your name badge, program booklet, and swag bag, you can also purchase BIS TechCon t-shirts and arcade tokens. All proceeds from the arcade will go to our charity of choice: Cook Children's Child Life Zone.

Tuesday November 29, 2016 3:00pm - 7:00pm
TBA

4:00pm

Team Building
Are you a team player? Here is your chance to shine and demonstrate your strong leadership and communication skills! Take advantage of the opportunity to work with someone new and accomplish a common goal: to win the global conference game!

Rules:
Your name badge color designates which global team you are on. Play games with your team against another team in Frisco 1 to earn a point for your team. All members of the winning team will be rewarded. All games in Frisco 1 and the Board Game Room award points for this global competition. (***Arcade games award individual tickets and support our charity. The Arcade Games do not award points for the Team Building competition.***)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Frisco 1

5:30pm

Happy Hour
Come enjoy HAPPY HOUR with your fellow CAD colleagues and the BIS family!

Tuesday November 29, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Bar
 
Wednesday, November 30
 

8:30am

Welcome Session
Join us at our Welcome Session to learn all about this year's conference.

Game Changers
avatar for Brandon Kay

Brandon Kay

CEO, BIS Consulting
avatar for Britt Martin

Britt Martin

CEO, BIS Consulting
Co-founder of BIS Consulting, former shoe salesman now marketing/brand strategist, idea generator, digital content magician, scribbler, and information junkie. An IT engineer since 2002, Britt wanted to make a difference in government productivity with technology. Britt holds a lot... Read More →


Wednesday November 30, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Frisco 1

9:45am

Game Changing Appraisal Methods
Discover new data collection, cost approach, and land value market extraction methods.

Game Changers

Wednesday November 30, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Frisco 5

9:45am

Website Updates
Learn how to update your website! This class will give you the basic skills for updating your BIS hosted website. We will show you how to add your board agendas, alerts, public information, and other M.A.P.S. requirements. You will receive BIS Training Wheels handouts to take back to the office to continue your Game Changing webmaster skills!

Game Changers
avatar for Sandy Boyd

Sandy Boyd

BIS Consulting
Sandy joined BIS with 5 years of appraisal district experience and an IT background. She is a self-proclaimed nerd, is easily distracted by squirrels, and will leave a trail of googly eyes wherever she goes. She contributes to an Android based blog and has over 11,000 people following... Read More →


Wednesday November 30, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Frisco 4

11:00am

GIS Basics
This basic GIS class will help you change your GIS game! Become more efficient in your everyday GIS use. We will cover the coolest tools on the interactive map as well as best practices when submitting work to our GIS team. If you use GIS in your office and BIS is your maintenance provider you won’t want to miss this class!

Game Changers
avatar for Ben Craig

Ben Craig

GIS Technician I, BIS Consulting
I am an advocate for geography and looking at problems the world poses from a spatial perspective! I am a big college football fan, particularly TCU, my Alma Mater. GO FROGS! I love being part of a fast growing company that places a huge emphasis on superior customer service and... Read More →


Wednesday November 30, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Frisco 5

11:00am

Windows 10, Office 2016, & Office 365 Overview by Microsoft
Learn everything Windows 10 has to offer! Get the most out of new features and learn how to get more done faster with new product capabilities. A Microsoft Professional will also give an overview of Office 2016 & Office 365 features. 

Game Changers

Wednesday November 30, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Frisco 4

12:15pm

Excellence in Customer Service
Earn your CE credits for customer service here in a fun setting – game show style! This is the Customer Service course you are required to have each year and it will also provide a certificate for those in your office who need the customer service training but don’t earn CEs. Come learn all about providing Game Changing customer service!

Game Changers
MJ

Mike Jones

Chief Appraiser, Fannin CAD


Wednesday November 30, 2016 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Frisco 4

12:15pm

Game Changing Appraisal Methods
Discover new data collection, cost approach, and land value market extraction methods.

Game Changers

Wednesday November 30, 2016 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Frisco 5

5:30pm

Happy Hour
Come enjoy HAPPY HOUR with your fellow CAD colleagues and the BIS family!

Wednesday November 30, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Bar
 
Thursday, December 1
 

9:00am

New Products & Services
Join us for this exclusive look at the new and developing projects BIS has in store for the appraisal and tax office industry.

Game Changers
avatar for Brandon Kay

Brandon Kay

CEO, BIS Consulting
avatar for Britt Martin

Britt Martin

CEO, BIS Consulting
Co-founder of BIS Consulting, former shoe salesman now marketing/brand strategist, idea generator, digital content magician, scribbler, and information junkie. An IT engineer since 2002, Britt wanted to make a difference in government productivity with technology. Britt holds a lot... Read More →


Thursday December 1, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Frisco 1

10:45am

Exemptions Roundtable
Open forum discussing a list of topics regarding property tax exemptions.     


Thursday December 1, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Frisco 4

10:45am

GIS Basics

This basic GIS class will help you change your GIS game! Become more efficient in your everyday GIS use. We will cover the coolest tools on the interactive map, as well as best practices when submitting work to our GIS team. If you use GIS in your office and BIS is your maintenance provider you won’t want to miss this class!


Game Changers
avatar for Ben Craig

Ben Craig

GIS Technician I, BIS Consulting
I am an advocate for geography and looking at problems the world poses from a spatial perspective! I am a big college football fan, particularly TCU, my Alma Mater. GO FROGS! I love being part of a fast growing company that places a huge emphasis on superior customer service and... Read More →


Thursday December 1, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Frisco 5

11:45am

Lunch & Perseverance Award
Thursday December 1, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Frisco 2

12:45pm

Open Carry in Government Offices

Is that “No Weapon” sign allowed on your front door? Is that taxpayer allowed to carry his gun to his ARB? Come find out in this class where we will get an overview of the license to carry (handguns) and various laws that intersect with local government. 

 


Game Changers

Thursday December 1, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Frisco 5

12:45pm

Windows 10, Office 2016, & Office 365 Overview by Microsoft
Learn everything Windows 10 has to offer! Get the most out of new features and learn how to get more done faster with new product capabilities. A Microsoft Professional will also give an overview of Office 2016 & Office 365 features. 

Game Changers

Thursday December 1, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Frisco 4

2:00pm

Chad Prather

Ride TV’s Chad Prather will motivate and inspire us to be Game Changers in our everyday lives. Chad has gained national popularity through his entertaining YouTube videos and he is considered to be one of America’s fastest growing public personalities. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear from him. 


Game Changers

Thursday December 1, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Frisco 1

3:15pm

GIS Advanced
Learn how to unleash the power of GIS and become more efficient internally. We will show you how to get the most out of the data you collect, find data you might be missing and best practices for data  analysis.

Game Changers
avatar for Kenneth Weismuller

Kenneth Weismuller

GIS Manager, BIS Consulting
Kenneth is the Manager of the GIS Team, where he is responsible for maintaining all things GIS. This includes maintaining city infrastructure clients, as well as working on the parcel information for appraisal district clients. He also maintains the GIS infrastructure and web maps... Read More →
avatar for Chris Windsor

Chris Windsor

GIS Technician I, BIS Consulting
Chris is the newest addition to the BIS Team. Chris has 14 years of experience in the GIS industry, working for Federal, State, and County level government agencies. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography with dual tracks in GIS and Environmental and Land Use Planning... Read More →


Thursday December 1, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Frisco 5

3:15pm

Website Updates
Learn how to update your website! This class will give you the basic skills for updating your BIS hosted website. We will show you how to add your board agendas, alerts, public information, and other M.A.P.S. requirements. You will receive BIS Training Wheels handouts to take back to the office to continue your Game Changing webmaster skills!

Game Changers
avatar for Sandy Boyd

Sandy Boyd

BIS Consulting
Sandy joined BIS with 5 years of appraisal district experience and an IT background. She is a self-proclaimed nerd, is easily distracted by squirrels, and will leave a trail of googly eyes wherever she goes. She contributes to an Android based blog and has over 11,000 people following... Read More →


Thursday December 1, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Frisco 4

4:15pm

Team Building
Are you a team player? Here is your chance to shine and demonstrate your strong leadership and communication skills! Take advantage of the opportunity to work with someone new and accomplish a common goal: to win the global conference game!

Rules:
Your name badge color designates which global team you are on. Play games with your team against another team in Frisco 1 to earn a point for your team. All members of the winning team will be rewarded. All games in Frisco 1 and the Board Game Room award points for this global competition. (***Arcade games award individual tickets and support our charity. The Arcade Games do not award points for the Team Building competition.***)

Thursday December 1, 2016 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Frisco 1

5:30pm

Happy Hour
Come enjoy HAPPY HOUR with your fellow CAD colleagues and the BIS family!

Thursday December 1, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Bar

8:00pm

Dinner - DJ - Drinks
Come enjoy dinner, music, and drinks with your colleagues and the BIS family!

Thursday December 1, 2016 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Frisco 2
 
Friday, December 2
 

9:30am

General Session
Game Changers
avatar for Brandon Kay

Brandon Kay

CEO, BIS Consulting
avatar for Britt Martin

Britt Martin

CEO, BIS Consulting
Co-founder of BIS Consulting, former shoe salesman now marketing/brand strategist, idea generator, digital content magician, scribbler, and information junkie. An IT engineer since 2002, Britt wanted to make a difference in government productivity with technology. Britt holds a lot... Read More →


Friday December 2, 2016 9:30am - 10:00am
Frisco 1

10:15am

Excellence in Customer Service
Earn your CE credits for customer service here in a fun setting – game show style! This is the Customer Service course you are required to have each year and it will also provide a certificate for those in your office who need the customer service training but don’t earn CE’s. Come learn all about providing Game Changing customer service!

Game Changers
MJ

Mike Jones

Chief Appraiser, Fannin CAD


Friday December 2, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Frisco 4

10:15am

GIS Roundtable
Everything you wanted to know about GIS but were afraid to ask! Bring your questions for our techs and bring your GIS insight to share with your peers in this open forum session.

Game Changers
avatar for Ben Craig

Ben Craig

GIS Technician I, BIS Consulting
I am an advocate for geography and looking at problems the world poses from a spatial perspective! I am a big college football fan, particularly TCU, my Alma Mater. GO FROGS! I love being part of a fast growing company that places a huge emphasis on superior customer service and... Read More →
avatar for Kenneth Weismuller

Kenneth Weismuller

GIS Manager, BIS Consulting
Kenneth is the Manager of the GIS Team, where he is responsible for maintaining all things GIS. This includes maintaining city infrastructure clients, as well as working on the parcel information for appraisal district clients. He also maintains the GIS infrastructure and web maps... Read More →
avatar for Chris Windsor

Chris Windsor

GIS Technician I, BIS Consulting
Chris is the newest addition to the BIS Team. Chris has 14 years of experience in the GIS industry, working for Federal, State, and County level government agencies. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography with dual tracks in GIS and Environmental and Land Use Planning... Read More →

BIS Team
avatar for Hector R Gomez

Hector R Gomez

GIS Analyst, BIS Consulting
Hector has 30 years of appraisal district experience with 25 years mapping experience, 15 years of that being with GIS mapping. This included mapping out acreage tracts, subdivisions, condominiums and maintaining jurisdiction lines within Travis County. He also worked with CAMA software... Read More →

Friday December 2, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Frisco 5

11:30am

Luke Wade

“The Voice” season 7 quarter-finalist, Luke Wade, will be here to close out our conference. He will be sharing with us how he has taken hardships and turned them into Game Changing moments. Luke will be performing songs from his third studio album, Only Ghosts.


Game Changers

Friday December 2, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Frisco 1

12:30pm

Closing Session with Prizes
Closing remarks and thank yous.
Special short presentations from choice Exhibitors. 
Prizes for all games to be awarded.
Exhibitor raffle prizes awarded. 

Game Changers
avatar for Brandon Kay

Brandon Kay

CEO, BIS Consulting
avatar for Britt Martin

Britt Martin

CEO, BIS Consulting
Co-founder of BIS Consulting, former shoe salesman now marketing/brand strategist, idea generator, digital content magician, scribbler, and information junkie. An IT engineer since 2002, Britt wanted to make a difference in government productivity with technology. Britt holds a lot... Read More →


Friday December 2, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Frisco 1