May 9-11, 2021 at Graduate Annapolis Hotel, 126 West St, Annapolis, MD 21401
Free to Government, Individual Industry Tickets & Sponsorships Available
We hope that everyone continues to stay safe and healthy in these times of continued COVID-19 concerns, impacting both travel and large gatherings. In hopes of getting through these times of uncertainty, and looking towards a brighter future, ATARC is excited to be making tentative plans for the 2021 GITEC Emerging Technology Conference to be held on May 9-11, 2021 at the Graduate Annapolis in Annapolis, MD. This educational symposium will examine cutting-edge technologies enabling the Federal Government to modernize its IT infrastructure. Thank you for your patiene and undertsanding, while we continue to make any necessary adjustments to the event schedule and details. Save the date and 2021 registration will be open soon. All 2020 GITEC registrations are deemed valid for admission to the event next year.
In the meantime, we are pleased to present to you the GITEC 2020 Emerging Technology Award Winners. These awards recognize government and industry leaders who have made significant contributions in the advancement and implementation of technology innovations.
GITEC 2020 Emerging Technology Award Winners:
Advancing Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Data Analytics Award
Avi Bender, Director, National Technical Information Service
Avi Bender received this award for his work to lead the transformation efforts from five different lines of business to a singular focus on data innovation to include AI.
Advancing DevOps Award
Christopher Crist, Chief of Operations and Development (DevOps), U.S. Transportation Command (USTC)
Christopher Crist received this award for leading the effort in coaching and aiding DOD Programs of Record and other DOD Transportation IT systems to utilize a common DevOps pipeline inside the USTC enterprise environment.
Excellence in Cybersecurity Award
Brian Conrad, FedRAMP Program Manager for Cybersecurity, General Services Administration
Brian Conrad received this award for his role in the agency’s mission to promote the adoption of secure cloud services for the government by providing a standardized approach to security and risk assessment for cloud technologies.
Digital Experience Award
Katherine Chon, Director, Office on Trafficking in Persons, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Katherine Chon received this award for her work on the Shepherd Case Management System.
Workforce Innovation Award
The NASA SBIR/STTR Program Leadership Team (Jenn Gustetic, Gynelle Steele, Carlos Torrez, and Anna Cordrey, NASA)
The team received this award for their ambitious transformation efforts to strengthen workforce capability, resiliency, and collaboration to meet evolving opportunities and challenges for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR).
RockIT Emerging/Future Leader Award
Laura Szakmary, Deputy Technology Business Management (TBM) Program Lead, Office of Government-wide Policy, General Services Administration
Laura Szakmary received this award for her role as coordinator of the Federal Technology Investment Management (FTIM) Community of Practice.
Industry Executive of the Year Award
Derek E. Weeks, Vice President, Sonatype
Derek E. Weeks received this award for his work to advocate teaching practices to improve efficiencies and sustain long-lasting competitive advantages to improve government innovation through the conference All Day DevOps.
Government Chief Executive Officer Award
Suzette Kent, Former Administrator and Federal Chief Information Officer, Executive Office of the President
Suzette Kent received this award for the work she has done to spearhead the efforts to modernize Government IT.
Maria Roat, Deputy Administrator and Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer, Executive Office of the President
Maria Roat received this award for her drive towards digital modernization, innovation, and planning for technology growth, while supporting internal and external facing mission activities.