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IT Acquisition Virtual Summit

July 14-16, 2020 from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM EST

This includes: July 14- Main Program, July 15- GSA led trainings, July 16- One on One sessions with GSA COs/ACOs/IOAs.

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July 14, 2020

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10:00-10:05 AM

Welcome/Opening Remarks

Laura Stanton

Laura Stanton

Acting Assistant Commissioner, Office of Information Technology Category (ITC) FAS, GSA

Tom Suder

Tom Suder

CEO, ATARC

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10:05-10:25 AM

Visionary Keynote Briefing

Mike Kanaan

Mike Kanaan

Director of Operations, U.S. Air Force / MIT Artificial Intelligence, Author of T-Minus AI

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10:25-10:35 AM

Tech Talk

Digital Transformation and Remote Workforce Considerations
Sean Martinez

Sean Martinez

Technical Account Manager, Solarwinds

Achieving the benefits of digital transformation involves data management, application performance monitoring, digital platform management, IT security, automation, connectivity, and more. Remote workers are changing how agencies run their IT operations, dramatically expanding demand for teleworking and application access to collaborative systems.

We will discuss how to leverage SolarWinds to help develop and implement your digital transformation strategy, and how our tools can help keep applications, services, and infrastructures up and running—and safe for remote workers.

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10:35-11:25 AM

Visionary Panel: Digital Workforce Transformation

Despite the coronavirus, it’s business as usual for much of the federal government, thanks to investments in digital workforce transformation. Learn how telework and other capabilities have enabled government agencies to become digital entities.

BG Matt Easley

BG Matt Easley

Director, AI Task Force, Army

CAPT Ben McNeal

CAPT Ben McNeal

Program Manager, USN

Sanjay Gupta

Sanjay Gupta

CTO, SBA

Chezian Sivagnanam

Chezian Sivagnanam

Chief Enterprise Architect, NSF

Dovarius Peoples

Dovarius Peoples

CIO, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

David Shive

David Shive

CIO, GSA

Moderator: Keith Nakasone

Moderator: Keith Nakasone

Deputy Assistant Commissioner, IT Acquisition FAS, GSA

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11:25-11:45 PM

Visionary Keynote Briefing

Nic Chaillan

Nic Chaillan

Chief Software Officer, Co-Lead DoD Enterprise DevSecOps Initiative

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11:45-11:55 PM

Tech Talk

Jim Rice

Jim Rice

Emerging Technologies, Red Hat

Jim Rice is a member of RedHat Public Sector’s Application Services team. 

Jim will be talking about aspects of their Emerging Technologies portfolio. 20 years ago this past Feb, RedHat’s OpenSource approach disrupted the Server OS market with Enterprise Linux. Today, RedHat remains the world’s leading provider of open source solutions. Open Source continues a critical role for the technologies involved in the Digitalization of agency missions and their pursuit of Cloud-native Application Development. Modernizing existing systems is hard. Jim will cover a few example areas when considering adopting the disruptive Cloud-Native paradigm.

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11:55-1:00 PM

Visionary Panel: How AI and Digital Will Shape Our Future

Artificial intelligence is transforming our future, including the work of government. Learn how artificial intelligence is making federal agencies more effective and efficient.

Veenu Varma

Veenu Varma

Generation System Team Lead, NIH

Gil Alterovitz

Gil Alterovitz

Director of AI, VA

LTC Kristin Saling

LTC Kristin Saling

Chief Analytics Officer at Army Talent Management Task Force

Jamese Sims

Jamese Sims

Senior Physical Scientist, Senior Advisor for AI, NOAA

Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson

Lead DevOps Engineer, Navy

Anil Chaudhry

Anil Chaudhry

Director, AI Implementations, GSA

Moderator: Tom Suder

Moderator: Tom Suder

Founder/President, ATARC

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1:00-1:45 PM

Visionary Panel: Driving DevOps Success

DevOps is a set of practices that combines software development and IT operations. It aims to shorten the systems development life cycle while providing continuous delivery of high-quality software. In this panel, DevOps experts will go in depth on how to drive DevOps success. 

Dennis Jerome

Dennis Jerome

Program Manager/Analyst, IRS

Hunter Wagner

Hunter Wagner

Senior Platform Engineer, FDIC

Rajeev Dolas

Rajeev Dolas

Director, Office of Organizational Policy and Governance (OPG), USPTO

Rayvn Manuel

Rayvn Manuel

Sr. Application Developer, DevOps Engineer, NMAAHC

Cris Brown

Cris Brown

Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, NRC

Lon Gowen

Lon Gowen

Chief Technologist and Special Adviser, USAID

Moderator: Jory Heckman

Moderator: Jory Heckman

Reporter, Federal News Radio

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1:45-2:00 PM

Tech Talk

Unlocking the Cloud Operating Model
Brent Holden

Brent Holden

Global Field CTO, HashiCorp

Achieving the fastest path to value in a modern, multi-cloud datacenter.

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2:00-2:45 PM

Visionary Panel: Overcoming Barriers for Solutions

Cloud adoption is a journey. Successful implementation of a cloud strategy requires that all stakeholders work together. Discover the challenges that you should expect to face along your cloud journey including security, procurement and workforce change management.

Jyothi Sankuri

Jyothi Sankuri

Senior Application Developer, NOAA

Ron Uba

Ron Uba

Senior Business Development Specialist , U.S. Department of Commerce / Minority Business Development Agency

Justin Morgan

Justin Morgan

Solutions Architect for ITC's Office of Telecommunications Services, GSA

Bill Hunt

Bill Hunt

Chief Architect, SBA

David Lang

David Lang

Technical Director, Federal, Navy

Rupesh Kumar

Rupesh Kumar

Solutions Director - DevOps/Agile, IRS

Nick Weber

Nick Weber

Program Manager, Cloud Services, NIH

Moderator: Tom Suder

Moderator: Tom Suder

Founder/President, ATARC

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2:45-3:00 PM

Closing Remarks

July 15, 2020

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11:30 AM-12:00 PM

Opening Remarks

Chris Averill

Chris Averill

GSA Regional Administrator, Region One, GSA

Keith Nakasone

Keith Nakasone

Deputy Assistant Commissioner, IT Acquisition FAS, GSA

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12:00-1:00 PM

Training Session: GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Consolidation & Policy Updates

GSA will modernize federal acquisition by consolidating the existing 24 Schedules into one single Schedule for products, services, and solutions. Learn how this impacts the Schedule 70/IT Category.

Marquita Washington

Marquita Washington

Director, IT Schedule Governance Division, GSA

Stephanie Shutt

Stephanie Shutt

MAS PMO Director, GSA

Stacy Lowe

Stacy Lowe

Contracting Officer/ Procurement Analyst, GSA

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1:10-2:00 PM

Training Session: Small Business Panel & Set Asides

To help provide a level playing field for small businesses, the government limits competition for certain contracts to small businesses. Those contracts are called “small business set-asides,” and they help small businesses compete for and win federal contracts. In this training learn more about how “small business set-asides” contracts help small businesses.

Amy Lineberry

Amy Lineberry

Deputy Associate Administrator, GSA Office of Small Business Utilization, GSA

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2:10-3:00 PM

Training Option A1: IT Modernization, Cloud and Cybersecurity

GSA offers a standardized government approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. Learn how to secure your agency’s mission-critical digital assets.

Lawrence Hale

Lawrence Hale

Director, IT Security Subcategory, GSA

Victoria Yan Pillitteri

Victoria Yan Pillitteri

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Skip Jentsch

Skip Jentsch

Cloud Product Specialist, Cloud Acquisition Team, GSA

Sharon A. Aiken, PMP

Sharon A. Aiken, PMP

IT Software Category Manager, IT Products Subcategory, GSA

Training Option A2: E-Tools

Electronic tools (or e-tools) help manage an agency’s GSA procurement transactions, place orders, or learn about business opportunities. In this training session, learn all about E-tools and there benefits.

Aleseia Saunders

Aleseia Saunders

Contract Specialist, GSA

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3:10-4:00 PM

Training Option B1: Contract Administration and Compliance

Administrative Contracting Officers (ACO) administer Mass Modifications and process claims. Industrial Operational Analysts review records to verify contractual compliance. In this training session you will learn how they work together to ensure contract administration and compliance.

George Darin Wilson

George Darin Wilson

Industrial Operations Analyst, GSA

Julie Volny

Julie Volny

Supervisory Industrial Operations Analyst, GSA

Jessica Fuller

Jessica Fuller

Lead Contract Specialist, GSA

Valerie Angell

Valerie Angell

Lead Contract Specialist, GSA

Training Option B2: How to Order from GSA Schedules

GSA provides and contracts for billions of dollars’ worth of products and services for federal agencies. This training will go over how you order from these schedules.

Tamika Coleman

Tamika Coleman

IT Account Manager, GSA

Ellery Taylor

Ellery Taylor

Director Strategic Solutions, GSA

July 16, 2020

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11:00 AM-1:00 PM

One-on-One Sessions with GSA COs/ACOs/IOAs

Have questions about cybersecurity, schedules, e-mods and other topics? Sign-up for a personal, fifteen-minute online session with a GSA expert to get your questions answered.

Cloud and Infrastructure

Skip Jentsch

Skip Jentsch

Cloud Products Manager, GSA

GSA MAS Consolidation & Policy Updates

Deni Carleton-McVay

Deni Carleton-McVay

Contract Specialist, GSA

Stacy Lowe

Stacy Lowe

Contracting Officer IT Schedule 70, GSA

Marquita Washington

Marquita Washington

Director, IT Schedule Governance Division

Julie Volny

Julie Volny

Supervisory Industrial Operations Analyst

Cybersecurity 

How to Get on Schedule

Kenneth Elrod

Kenneth Elrod

Federal Contract and Grant Awards , and Opportunities for Contract Specialist, GSA

Bruce Caughman Jr.

Bruce Caughman Jr.

Contracting Officer, GSA

Robin Blackmon

Robin Blackmon

Contracting Officer, GSA

Yolanda Collins

Yolanda Collins

Acquisition Management, Contracting Officer, GSA

Tom Cocoran

Tom Cocoran

Business Development Specialist, GSA

How to Market Your MAS Contract

Kenneth Elrod

Kenneth Elrod

Federal Contract and Grant Awards , and Opportunities for Contract Specialist, GSA

How to Submit an E-modification

Robin Blackmon

Robin Blackmon

Contracting Officer, GSA

Mel Broadnax

Mel Broadnax

Contract Specialist, GSA

Bruce Caughman Jr.

Bruce Caughman Jr.

Contracting Officer, GSA

Yolanda Collins

Yolanda Collins

Acquisition Management, Contracting Officer, GSA

Keys to success in submitting an offer

Tom Cocoran

Tom Cocoran

Business Development Specialist, GSA

Robin Blackmon

Robin Blackmon

Contracting Officer, GSA

Mel Broadnax

Mel Broadnax

Contract Specialist, GSA

Small Business Concerns

Kevin Pope

Kevin Pope

Senior Small Business Technical Advisor, GSA

Submitting Sale Reports & IFF

Vivian Panagakis

Vivian Panagakis

Contract Specialist, GSA

Christina Muolo

Christina Muolo

Branch Chief - Supervisory Contract Specialist, GSA

Mary Callahan

Mary Callahan

Administrative Contracting Officer, GSA

Subcontracting Requirements for Large Businesses -Submitting Plans and Reporting

Jessica Fuller

Jessica Fuller

Lead Contract Specialist, GSA

Valerie Angell

Valerie Angell

Lead Contract Specialist, GSA

Thomas Burt

Thomas Burt

Branch Chief-Supervisory Contract Specialist, GSA

Understanding Best In Class (BIC)

Muneeb Khan

Muneeb Khan

Contracting Officer, GSA

Understanding Your Contract Compliance Virtual Visit

George Darin Wilson

George Darin Wilson

Industrial Operations Analyst, GSA

Jeffrey R. Howard

Jeffrey R. Howard

Industrial Operations Analyst, GSA

Carrie Cuevas

Carrie Cuevas

Master Industrial Operations Analyst, GSA

Julie Volny

Julie Volny

Supervisory Industrial Operations Analyst

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