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May 17-19, 2020 at Graduate Annapolis Hotel, 126 West St, Annapolis, MD 21401

Free to Government, Individual Industry Tickets & Sponsorships Available

AGENDA

The 2020 GITEC Emerging Technology Conference will be held on May 17-19, 2020 at the Graduate Annapolis in Annapolis, MD. This educational symposium will examine the cutting-edge technology enabling the Federal Government to modernize its IT infrastructure. Attendees have the opportunity to earn Continuing Professional Education (CPEs) by participating in the conference.

May 17, 2020

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3:00 PM

Registration and Check-In

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5:00 - 7:00 PM

Reception at Graduate Annapolis Hotel Lobby

May 18, 2020

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7:00 AM

Breakfast and Registration

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8:00 AM

Opening Remarks

Emcee: Tom Temin

Emcee: Tom Temin

Co-Host, Federal News Network

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8:15 AM

Visionary Keynote Briefing

Clint Watts

Clint Watts

Senior fellow at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University and a Foreign Policy Research Institute fellow

Clint Watts is a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at the George Washington University, as well as a national security contributor for NBC News and MSNBC. He’s the author of the book Messing with the Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians and Fake News.

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9:30 AM

NEXT: Federal Transformation through Emerging Technology

During this panel discussion, panelists will discuss how they’re approaching emerging technology along with procurement, staff training and expectations management to maximize return on investment.

Christine Gex

Christine Gex

Innovation and RPA Lead, US Army (invited)

Reza Rashidi

Reza Rashidi

Lead IT Executive, Robotics Process Automation, IRS (invited)

Bill Pratt

Bill Pratt

Director, Strategic Technology Management, DHS (invited)

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9:15 AM

Emerging Technology Talks

Government customers and select GITEC Conference exhibitors co-present on their experiences with technology modernization during these 7.5 and 15 minute talks.

Ron Thompson

Ron Thompson

CDO & Associate CIO, NASA (invited)

Marisa Schmader

Marisa Schmader

Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Treasury (invited)

Moderator: Brandi Vincent

Moderator: Brandi Vincent

Technology Reporter, Nextgov

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10:15 AM

Break in Emerging Technology Showcase

The Emerging Technology Showcase is a valuable market research tool for IT practitioners within the Federal Government. This immersive technological learning experience features demonstrations of innovative products and solutions from private industry that will provide agencies with greater mission efficiency.

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10:30 AM

Emerging Technology Talks

Government customers and select GITEC Conference exhibitors co-present on their experiences with technology modernization during these 7.5 and 15 minute talks.

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10:45 AM

Ask the CIO Live with Jason Miller: Utilizing Artificial Intelligence in Response to Cyber Attacks

In order to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to its fullest capabilities, it must be implemented by those who are familiar with its functioning. Previously, malware attacks could occur without leaving any indication on which weakness it exploited, but now AI can step in to protect against attacks even when there are multiple skilled attacks occurring. This panel will explore the impact of AI on cybersecurity and solutions to AI limitations.

James Saunders

James Saunders

Chief Cybersecurity Architect, SBA (invited)

Dorothy Aronson

Dorothy Aronson

CDO & CIO, NASA (invited)

Jonathan Trimble

Jonathan Trimble

Chief, Technology Innovation Section, FBI (invited)

Gregory Sisson

Gregory Sisson

Director, Cybersecurity Operations Office, DOE (invited)

Branko Bokan

Branko Bokan

Cybersecurity Manager, CISA (invited)

Moderator: Jason Miller

Moderator: Jason Miller

Executive Editor, Federal News Network

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11:30 AM

Emerging Technology Talks

Government customers and select GITEC Conference exhibitors co-present on their experiences with technology modernization during these 7.5 and 15 minute talks.

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11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Awards Lunch

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12:45 PM

Visionary Keynote Briefing

Kevin Cox

Kevin Cox

CDM Program Manager, DHS (invited)

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1:15 PM

Emerging Technology Talks

Government customers and select GITEC Conference exhibitors co-present on their experiences with technology modernization during these 7.5 and 15 minute talks.

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1:30 - 3:30 PM

Afternoon Breakout Tracks

MITRE Chair: John Griffith

MITRE Chair: John Griffith

Principal Artificial Intelligence Engineer, MITRE

Track 1: Security/CDM

The DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program is a dynamic approach to fortifying the cybersecurity of government networks and systems, while the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) provides organizations with a holistic, risk-based approach to categorizing information and information systems, selecting and implementing appropriate security controls for an information system, assessing the effectiveness of the security controls (initially and via continuous monitoring), and authorizing the information system to operate. This panel and subsequent collaboration session will discuss the synergies between the two programs as well as other related cybersecurity policy and programs.

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1:30 - 2:00 PM

Visionary Keynote

Stoney Trent

Stoney Trent

Chief of Missions, JAIC (invited)

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2:00 - 2:45 PM

Visionary Panel: Cybersecurity, Cybercrime and Cyberwarfare

Cyberwar includes actions by a nation-state to penetrate another nation’s computers or networks for the purpose of causing damage or disruption. This panel will examine the future of digital conflict.

Wanda Jones-Heath

Wanda Jones-Heath

CISO, USAF (invited)

Sana Saleh

Sana Saleh

Cybersecurity Advisor, DHS and Cyber Law/Policy Professor, Institute of World Politics (invited)

Moderator: Jason Miller

Moderator: Jason Miller

Executive Editor, Federal News Network

Marc Wine

Marc Wine

Director Advanced Solutions, VA (invited)

David Harris

David Harris

Security Architect, DOI (invited)

Kenny Miltenberger

Kenny Miltenberger

Mobility Council Co-Chair, USCG (invited)

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2:45 - 3:30 PM

Fireside Chat: Cyber Workforce Development

Bill Newhouse

Bill Newhouse

Deputy Director, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, NIST (invited)

Dr. Mari Spina

Dr. Mari Spina

Principal Cyber Security Engineer, MITRE

Moderator: Brandi Vincent

Moderator: Brandi Vincent

Technology Reporter, Nextgov

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1:30 - 3:30 PM

Track 2: Artificial Intelligence

Discussion will be centered on the potential impact and mitigation strategies of adversarial examples on AI/ML enabled solutions. How do we know when our AI/ML enabled solutions are vulnerable? How do we currently mitigate the vulnerabilities? What is being done to systematically keep up with the evolving threats to our AI/ML solutions? What is the current state of practice?

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1:30 - 2:00 PM

Visionary Keynote: Emerging Technology Policy

Nevin Taylor

Nevin Taylor

Senior Advisory White House Fellows, DOD (invited)

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2:00 - 2:45 PM

Fireside Chat: Artificial Intelligence & Reskilling

As the world continues to modernize, new and exciting ways to work and create value will continue to emerge! Employers are finding that the new skills required to thrive in this era of modernization are in short supply. How can agencies avoid a one-size-fits-all approach to reskilling and professional development? How do we examine which skills are truly needed in this new era of Artificial Intelligence?

Mitch Winans

Mitch Winans

Special Assistant, IRS (invited)

Moderator: Jill Aitoro

Moderator: Jill Aitoro

Executive Editor, Defense & Federal Group, Federal Times

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2:45 - 3:30 PM

Visionary Panel: AI Community of Practice

This panel will examine the AI CoP which supports and coordinates the use of AI technologies in federal agencies, including those related to: Machine Learning and deep learning, Robotic Process Automation, Human-computer interactions, Natural Language Processing , Rule based automation and Robotics.

Anil Chaudhry

Anil Chaudhry

Director, Systems and Innovation, Office Of Trade, CBP (invited)

Ryan Hub

Ryan Hub

Sponsors Rep, USCG (invited)

Moderator: Nicole Johnson

Moderator: Nicole Johnson

Managing Editor, GovLoop

Clement Addo

Clement Addo

Project Manager, DHS (invited)

Cara LaPointe

Cara LaPointe

IAA, Georgetown University (invited)

Krista Kinnard

Krista Kinnard

Artificial Intelligence CoE Lead, GSA (invited)

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1:30 - 3:30 PM

Track 3: DevOps

The following topics will be white-boarded during the session: 5G technology, obstacles to realizing the benefits of DevSecOps, DevSecOps best practices and lessons learned, ongoing authorization strategies, and current approaches to eliminating the security compliance checking bottleneck.

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1:30 - 2:00 PM

Visionary Keynote

Lauren Knausenberger

Lauren Knausenberger

Director, Cyberspace Innovation, USAF (invited)

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2:00 - 2:45 PM

Fireside Chat: DevOps’ Missing Link: Data

What is the role of test data management (TDM) in a DevOps pipeline? What are governance and data ownership challenges with data sets in the DevOps pipelines? How do we identify and generate the types of data needed across the software development lifecycle?

Nicolas Chaillan

Nicolas Chaillan

Chief Software Officer, USAF (invited)

Tracy Bannon

Tracy Bannon

Senior Principal/ DevOps Strategic Advisor, MITRE (invited)

Moderator: Andrew Eversden

Moderator: Andrew Eversden

Editor, Technology, Federal Times

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2:45 - 3:30 PM

Visionary Panel: DevOps & Workforce Development

Mary Gillman

Mary Gillman

Senior Information Technology Specialist, FDIC (invited)

Mike Waite

Mike Waite

Chief, Application Services Branch, US Trustee Program, DOJ (invited)

Moderator: Tom Temin

Moderator: Tom Temin

Co-Host, Federal News Network

Steven Harrison

Steven Harrison

Computer Scientist, JAIC (invited)

John Soscia

John Soscia

Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery Initiative Manager, IRS (invited)

Matthew Kilbane

Matthew Kilbane

Program Analyst, DHS

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5:30 - 8:00 PM

Reception at Pusser’s Caribbean Grille

May 19, 2020

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8:00 AM

Breakfast and Registration

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9:00 AM

Introduction and Welcome Remarks

Emcee: Tom Temin

Emcee: Tom Temin

Co-Host, Federal News Network

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9:15 AM

Morning Keynote Briefing

Steven Walker

Steven Walker

Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (invited)

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9:45 AM

Federal CIO Panel I

This panel will examine the current challenges, recent successes and lessons learned by federal CIO Council members.

Dana Deasy

Dana Deasy

CIO, DoD (invited)

Maria Roat

Maria Roat

CIO, SBA (invited)

Swarnali Haldar

Swarnali Haldar

CIO, NARA (invited)

David Nelson

David Nelson

CIO, NRC (invited)

Sylvia Burns

Sylvia Burns

Acting CIO, FDIC (invited)

Moderator: Nicole Johnson

Moderator: Nicole Johnson

Managing Editor, GovLoop

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10:30 AM

Emerging Technology Talks

Government customers and select GITEC Conference exhibitors co-present on their experiences with technology modernization during these 7.5 and 15 minute talks.

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10:45 AM

Federal CIO Panel II

This panel will examine the current challenges, recent successes and lessons learned by federal CIO Council members.

Terryne Murphy

Terryne Murphy

Acting CIO, DOC (invited)

Raju Shah

Raju Shah

DCIO, FSIS, USDA (invited)

Gundeep Ahluwalia

Gundeep Ahluwalia

CIO, DOL (invited)

Suzette Kent

Suzette Kent

Federal CIO, OMB (invited)

Gary Washington

Gary Washington

CIO, USDA (invited)

Moderator: Frank Konkel

Moderator: Frank Konkel

Executive Editor, Nextgov

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11:30 AM

Closing Remarks

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