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Small Business Agency Spotlight

Implementing CARES Act: One Year Later

April 14, 2021, 1:30-3:45 PM EST   |    2.5 CPE Credits Available for this Event***

Registration
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1:30 PM

Welcome Remarks 

Tom Suder

Tom Suder

Founder and CEO, ATARC

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1:30 PM

Visionary Keynote

Keith Bluestein

Keith Bluestein

Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, SBA

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1:45 PM

Panel: How a Small Government Agency Exponentially Scaled Overnight to Deliver the Nation’s Largest Ever Economic Recovery Initiative

Panelists discuss major efforts undertaken within the last year to handle the significant scaling of SBA’s operations in response to the Nation’s Economic Recovery Initiative – Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EDIL) and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) programs. The President declared COVID-19 as a National Disaster on March 13th, 2020 and SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance (ODA) went into high-gear immediately. The CARES Act was enacted on March 27th, 2020 which set in motion the PPP program. To respond to the overnight exponential increase in demand for economic relief for the Nation’s small business community the SBA staff size was surging up with most everyone working remotely because of the global pandemic. SBA’s leadership in IT Modernization enabled rapid scaling to address the exponential increase in the volume and velocity of transactions. Hear from key SBA Program Office leaders on the actions they undertook and the challenges they encountered in delivering EDIL and PPP programs, while keeping a strong cybersecurity posture.

James Rivera

James Rivera

Associate Administrator, Office of Disaster Assistance, SBA

Steve Kucharski

Steve Kucharski

Director of Office of Performance Systems Management (OPSM), Office of Capital Access, SBA

David Trzcinski

David Trzcinski

Chief Information Security Officer (Acting), SBA

Moderator: Tom Suder

Moderator: Tom Suder

CEO and Founder, ATARC

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2:35 PM

Emerging Technology Tech Talk: Drive Innovation Faster with Modern Data Protection

Learn how your organization can protect citizen data with advanced security and compliance capabilities and improve experiences across all your services—whether your apps are in the cloud or on-premises.

Gil Vega

Gil Vega

Chief Information Security Officer, Veeam

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2:42 PM

Emerging Technology Tech Talk: Accelerate Migration to the Cloud Using Data Virtualization

Federal agencies are adopting cloud at a fast pace. Migration of critical enterprise information resources can be challenging when dealing with complex mission systems and data architectures. Building the right data services architecture using a Logical Data Fabric approach recommended by Gartner and Forrester can reduce agency risk and minimize impact to users, enabling agencies to gain maximum benefit from cloud initiatives in the form of agility, cost savings, and more.  

In this TechTalk, you’ll learn:

  • How data virtualization’s multi-location architecture can simplify and accelerate cloud migration.
  • How to leverage Denodo’s virtual data services layer to address and augment cloud solutions such as data warehouse modernization, data science, and data lakes in the cloud.

Paul Moxon

Paul Moxon

Senior Vice President, Data Architecture & Chief Evangelist, Denodo

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2:50 PM

Panel: Workforce Transformation and Scaling

The SBA workforce nearly quadrupled in size to respond to the largest ever, Nation’s Economic Recovery Initiative – Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EDIL) and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) programs. Learn how the SBA workforce transformed to adapt to the maximum telework environment and ensured high productivity. The task of on-boarding thousands of new staff and off-boarding virtually presented new and unprecedented challenges from policy, workflow, collaboration, and technology perspectives. Hear from the panelists on the actions they took to collectively overcome challenges as continuity of SBA’s business operations was paramount to the delivery of the key programs. Panelists will also cover lessons learned and best practices in Federal workforce engagement, employee wellbeing, recognition frameworks, and change management.

Elias Hernandez

Elias Hernandez

Chief Human Capital Officer, Office of Human Resources Solutions, SBA

Luis Campudoni

Luis Campudoni

Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, SBA

Craig Jennings

Craig Jennings

Information Technology Specialist, SBA

Roger Garland

Roger Garland

Director - Processing and Disbursement Center, SBA

Moderator: Tom Suder

Moderator: Tom Suder

CEO and Founder, ATARC

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3:40 PM

Closing Remarks

Sanjay Gupta

Sanjay Gupta

Chief Technology Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, SBA

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Zoom enables ATARC remote collaboration opportunities through its cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chats and webinars across all devices. Allowing for individuals from all areas of government, industry and academia to communicate directly.

*** 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: Beginner, no prerequisites required. Advance preparation: none. Delivery Method: Group Live presented online due to COVID-19. 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.