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ATARC 2022 Federal IT Modernization Summit

December 15, 2022 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM ET | Marriott Marquis, Washington DC

6.0 CPE Credits Available for this Event***

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7:30 AM

Registration   |    Breakfast

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8:30 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Tom Suder

Tom Suder

Founder / CEO, ATARC

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8:30 AM

Visionary Keynote Briefing

Dr. Kenneth Clark

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)

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8:45 AM

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.

Nathan Sanfilippo

Nathan Sanfilippo

Executive Director, Multi-Channel Technology, Veterans Experience Office, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Cara Rose

Cara Rose

Deputy Associate Commissioner, Analytics and Improvement, Social Security Administration

Tekquell Watson

Tekquell Watson

Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities

Bill Harrod

Bill Harrod

Public Sector Chief Technology Officer, Ivanti

Moderator: Tom Temin

Moderator: Tom Temin

Anchor and Columnist, Federal News Network

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9:30 AM

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.

Jeff Estes

Jeff Estes

Senior Director, Systems Engineering, Software AG Government Solutions

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10:00 AM

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! 

Drew Myklegard

Drew Myklegard

Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President

Drew Amanda Zachary

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

Patrick Newbold

Patrick Newbold

Assistant Deputy Commissioner/ Deputy Chief Information Officer (IT Modernization) of Office of Systems, Office of Commissioner, Social Security Administration

Dr. Greg Edwards

Dr. Greg Edwards

Chief Information Security Officer, Office of the Chief Information Security Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Steve Boberski

Steve Boberski

Public Sector Chief Technology Officer, Genesys

LeAnn M. Oliver

LeAnn M. Oliver

Director, Office of Corporate Business Systems, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Department of Energy

Dr. Kevin Marlowe

Dr. Kevin Marlowe

Director, Service Delivery Management, Office of Information and Technology, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Moderator: John Curran

Moderator: John Curran

Executive Editor, MeriTalk

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11:00 AM

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.

Shane Barney

Shane Barney

Chief Information Security Officer, Office of Information Technology, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (pending agency approval)

Rayvn Manuel

Rayvn Manuel

Senior Application Developer and DevOps Engineer, National Museum of African American History & Culture, Smithsonian Institution

Timothy  Mierzwa

Timothy Mierzwa

Senior Software Engineer, Automation Program, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Col Julianne LeFevre

Col Julianne LeFevre

Deputy Director, Logistics IT Services, Program Executive Office Manpower, Logistics and Business Solutions, U.S. Department of the Navy

Paula Wagner

Paula Wagner

Acting Director, Cloud Program Management Office, U.S. Department of State

Ankur Saini

Ankur Saini

Director of Information Technology, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation

Moderator: Derek Johnson

Moderator: Derek Johnson

Senior Editor/ Writer, SC Media

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11:45 AM

Lunch   |   Emerging Technology Showcase

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12:45 PM

Visionary Keynote Briefing

Amy Haseltine

Amy Haseltine

Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Acquisitions Information Technology Category Federal Acquisition Service U.S. General Services Administration

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1:00 PM

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

Dr. Laura Prietula

Deputy Chief Information Officer, Electronic Health Record Modernization Integration Office, U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs

Col. Michael Teter

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

Greg Singleton

Greg Singleton

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.

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

Andrew Zeswitz

Andrew Zeswitz

Chief Technology Officer, REI Systems

Moderator: Amy Kluber

Moderator: Amy Kluber

Editor-in-Chief, GovCIO Media & Research (invited)

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2:15 PM

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

Gerald Caron III

Chief Information Officer, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Zack Schwartz

Zack Schwartz

Chief Information Officer for the Office of Secretary (Acting), Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce

William Watkins

William Watkins

Director, Office of Program Management, Associate Administrator for Information Management and Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Energy

Guy Cavallo

Guy Cavallo

Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Dr. George Duchak

Dr. George Duchak

Chief Information Officer, Defense Logistics Agency, U.S. Department of Defense

Moderator: Frank Konkel

Moderator: Frank Konkel

Editor, Government Executive Media Group (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.