Registration | Breakfast
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Founder / CEO, ATARC
Visionary Keynote Briefing
Dr. Kenneth Clark
Assistant Director, Office of Information Governance and Privacy, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (pending agency approval)
Visionary Panel: Two Years of Dramatic Change: Federal Workforce and IT Modernization
The workplace of the past two years has undergone various changes from all in-person to full remote and now to a combination of hybrid, remote, and in-person environments. Through all these changes, one of the biggest assets to Federal agencies is the ability and the willingness to modernize.
The shifts in work environment has led to more conversations about workplace culture, accessing data and information off-site, and the roles of communication across an organization. With these new ideas and thoughts come innovative tools that an agency can utilize to address their issues. But, with so many problems and so many potential solutions, how does an organization prioritize what IT modernization is needed for their workforce?
Listen into this panel discussion as thought leaders discuss what it means to implement IT modernization to a workforce and their recommendations for success.
Executive Director, Multi-Channel Technology, Veterans Experience Office, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Deputy Associate Commissioner, Analytics and Improvement, Social Security Administration
Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities
Public Sector Chief Technology Officer, Ivanti
Moderator: Tom Temin
Anchor and Columnist, Federal News Network
Emerging Technology Talk
Drive Modernization with Strategic Portfolio Management
Gartner defines the Strategic Portfolio Management market as a set of business capabilities, processes and supporting portfolio management technology. This emergence of the SPM market has increased the importance of IT Portfolio Management. This presentation will help you understand the changes government organizations will face in order to realize value from being strategic in their actions, their responsibilities, and the continuous monitoring of strategic portfolios. From the senior executives to the data stewards, learn how to cultivate new strategic behaviors throughout the enterprise.
Senior Director, Systems Engineering, Software AG Government Solutions
Visionary Panel: IT Modernization and Limited Resources: How to Overcome This Hurdle?
Upgrading systems, platforms, and software is a never ending process for organizations who want to stay ahead of the curve. Digital modernization can assist in some of the hassles of day-to-day operations but it does require some initial research and labor. The benefits of IT modernization, the streamlined processes and ease of workflows, greatly outweigh the required initiation labor.
But, if your organization doesn’t have the resources to do a complete overhaul of all your processes, how can you benefit from digital and IT modernization? Modernization experts will address how an agency can begin to shift things towards a more modern future while sticking to their resource limits as well as share their own successes and failures in modernizing!
Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President
Drew Amanda Zachary
Deputy Chief Data Officer for Innovation of Office of the Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
Assistant Deputy Commissioner/ Deputy Chief Information Officer (IT Modernization) of Office of Systems, Office of Commissioner, Social Security Administration
Dr. Greg Edwards
Chief Information Security Officer, Office of the Chief Information Security Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Public Sector Chief Technology Officer, Genesys
LeAnn M. Oliver
Director, Office of Corporate Business Systems, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Department of Energy
Dr. Kevin Marlowe
Director, Service Delivery Management, Office of Information and Technology, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
Moderator: John Curran
Executive Editor, MeriTalk
Visionary Panel: DevSecOps and How it Can Help Usher Your Organization into 2023
DevSecOps, an approach to culture, automation, and platform design that integrates security through the IT lifecycle, relies on IT modernization to thrive. Different modernization tools and tactics can accelerate the functions of DevOps like automating security gates can keep the DevOps workflow from slowing down. Selecting the right tools and protocols to continuously integrate security can help meet DevSecOps goals faster and more efficiently.
Tune in to this panel to hear how IT modernization has impacted DevSecOps. In addition, listen to experts explain how an agency can utilize the full powers of DevSecOps and modernization as we enter the new year.
Chief Information Security Officer, Office of Information Technology, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (pending agency approval)
Senior Application Developer and DevOps Engineer, National Museum of African American History & Culture, Smithsonian Institution
Senior Software Engineer, Automation Program, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Col Julianne LeFevre
Deputy Director, Logistics IT Services, Program Executive Office Manpower, Logistics and Business Solutions, U.S. Department of the Navy
Acting Director, Cloud Program Management Office, U.S. Department of State
Director of Information Technology, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
Moderator: Derek Johnson
Senior Editor/ Writer, SC Media
Lunch | Emerging Technology Showcase
Visionary Keynote Briefing
Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Acquisitions Information Technology Category Federal Acquisition Service U.S. General Services Administration
Visionary Panel: AI and RPA: Modernization Tools and How They Can Help
As agencies continue through their IT modernization journeys, tools like artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation (RPA) are crucial. They eliminate a lot of labor stresses but they require initial training and skill development in order to implement.
How can an organization adopt automation with limited resources? How can automation tools be used to assist with issues within cybersecurity? Panel experts will discuss their own journeys with automation, including the highs and lows of implementing new tools to modernize their agency.
Dr. Laura Prietula
Deputy Chief Information Officer, Electronic Health Record Modernization Integration Office, U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs
Col. Michael Teter
Chief Data Officer and Deputy Director for Future Operations, Digital Superiority J6 C4/Cyber Directorate, U.S. Space Command, U.S. Department of Defense
Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (pending agency approval)
Meikle Paschal Jr.
Program Manager for Robotic Process Automation, Office of Information Technology, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Chief Technology Officer, REI Systems
Moderator: Amy Kluber
Editor-in-Chief, GovCIO Media & Research (invited)
Visionary Panel: Look to the Future: 2023 and Agencies’ Modernization Goals
As 2023 is rapidly approaching, Federal agencies have already begun to implement their new goals and milestones for the new year. Reviews of their progress for 2022 have already gone underway. All organizations are looking towards the future and what it may allow us to grow into. Every agency is at a different stage of modernization due to resources but learning how other organizations are combating those challenges can help push your agency to higher levels of modernization.
Reflecting on a year’s worth of work and transformation, listen as these leaders discuss where 2023 is headed and how they plan to meet their goals.
Gerald Caron III
Chief Information Officer, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Chief Information Officer for the Office of Secretary (Acting), Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
Director, Office of Program Management, Associate Administrator for Information Management and Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Energy
Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Dr. George Duchak
Chief Information Officer, Defense Logistics Agency, U.S. Department of Defense
Moderator: Frank Konkel
Editor, Government Executive Media Group (invited)
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