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Better Procurement | 2023 Working Group Breakfast Summit

February 16, 2023, 7:30 AM - 11:45 AM ET | Marriott Metro Center

3.0 CPE Credits Available for this Event***

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7:30 AM

Registration   |    Breakfast

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8:00 AM

Keynote Speaker

Charlotte Phelan

Charlotte Phelan

Assistant Commissioner, Office of Strategy Management, Federal Acquisition Service, General Services Administration

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8:30 AM

Visionary Panel : How to Guide on Requirements Management

Federal regulations and agency policies can slow down the procurement processes. This stops an organization from being able to utilize the newest technologies.  How can an organization deliver goods and services faster, more accurately, and with more predictable outcomes while following the needed guidelines? Tune in to this session to hear the challenges and successes of operating within the parameters of an organization’s requirements.

Nigel Allicock

Nigel Allicock

Acquisitions Analyst, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Dept of Homeland Security

Steven Brand

Steven Brand

Deputy Chief Information Officer, Resource Management, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Energy

Katrina Brisbon

Katrina Brisbon

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisitions, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Pending Agency Approval)

Bonnie Evangelista

Bonnie Evangelista

Tradewind Execution Lead, Chief Digital Artificial Intelligence Office, U.S. Department of Defense (Pending Agency Approval)

Meikle Paschal Jr

Meikle Paschal Jr

Program Manager, Robotic Process Automation, Office of Information Technology, U.S. Dept of Homeland Security

Craig Gravitz

Craig Gravitz

Director, Project Accelerator Transition Innovation Office, U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services

Col Debra Daniels

Col Debra Daniels

Vice Procurement Services Executive & Deputy Director, Defense Information Systems Agency, U.S. Department of Defense

Chris Riotta

Chris Riotta

Moderator, GovExec (Invited)

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9:15 AM

Emerging Technology Talk 

 

Ken Valle

Ken Valle

Solutions Success Manager, Appian

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9:45 AM

Visionary Panel : Emerging Technology as a Tool for Source Selection

Many organizations have budgets that expire at the end of the fiscal year. This can cause a rush to utilize the funds and may lead to choosing low-quality projects at the year’s end. In fact, spending in the last week of the year is 4.9 times higher than the rest of the year, according to the American Economic Review! How can an agency insure that their funds are being used in the best ways possible? There have been recent studies on the performance of machine learning and various data analytics practices helping organizations to limit their risks when choosing a project. By analyzing workforce, costs, financial health, influence, supply chains, past performance, and other factors, automated tools can help managers focus their resources on potential risks that might have been buried in large, diverse data.

Listen in as Federal government leaders discuss how ML can be implemented in their source selection processes and where they see the future of source selection heading!

Scott Simpson

Scott Simpson

Digital Transformation Lead, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

David Gill

David Gill

Procurement Data Scientist, Internal Revenue Service

Kameke Mitchell

Kameke Mitchell

Chief of Contracts for Commercial Services, U.S. Space Force

Kevin Donovan

Kevin Donovan

Director, Acquisition Operations Division, Program Accountability and Risk Management Office, U.S. Dept of Homeland Security (Pending Agency Approval)

Jason Miller

Jason Miller

Executive Editor, Federal News Network

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11:00 AM

Visionary Panel : A Focus on Vendor Management, Silo Breakdown, and More

Federal leaders have discussed the challenges and successes of abiding organizational requirements as well as the abilities of ML in source selection. But, what if the problem lies within their own organization? A silo-style workflow may inhibit procurement as departments focus on their own goals, instead of the organization at large. Panelists will discuss how to break down silos, centralized Vendor Management, and address changing regulations quickly.

Jaime Gracia

Jaime Gracia

Director for Strategic Enterprise Programs, Bureau of Administration, U.S. Department of State

Juliet Felent

Juliet Felent

Senior Procurement Executive, Director, Procurement Department, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Cheryl Thornton-Cameron

Cheryl Thornton-Cameron

Director, Office of Acquisition Operations, Office of the Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Acquisition, U.S. General Services Administration (Pending Agency Approval)

Michael Capovilla

Michael Capovilla

Contracting Officer and Team Leader, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Invited)

Tobias Naegele

Tobias Naegele

Editor In Chief, Air Force Magazine (Invited)

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*** ATARC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org. Program Level: Overview, no prerequisites required. Advance preparation: none. Delivery Method: Group Live. Field of Study: Information Technology. Registration #140762. In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour. Refund, cancellation and complaint resolution policy.