Tech Trends Agenda


Tuesday, September 11, 2018


8:30 a.m. Registration & Networking Breakfast 
9 a.m. Opening Remarks & 9/11 Remembrance/Moment of Silence
9:05 a.m. - 9:25 a.m.  Opening Keynote: Accelerating Federal Innovation
Suzette Kent, Federal CIO, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President

In her role as Federal CIO, Suzette Kent oversees federal technology policy and strategic planning of all federal IT networks. She is helping modernize and transform government through the President’s Management Agenda, the Administration’s long-term strategy to improve the ability of federal agencies to deliver mission outcomes, provide services and steward taxpayer dollars. She also leads the CIO Council and serves as Chairwoman of the Technology Modernization Board which helps federal agencies finance IT modernization efforts.
9:25 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Venture Capital Perspectives on Public Sector Innovation 
Scott Frederick, New Enterprise Associates
Nick Sinai, Insight Venture Partners
Moderator: Soo Lee, Director, Worldwide Public Sector Federal Financials, Amazon Web Services

What emerging technologies and trends from the commercial sector can government agencies adopt and deploy at scale today? This session will provide insights from how venture capital firms view the government technology landscape and opportunities to leverage innovative commercial solutions.

9:45 a.m. - 10 a.m. Tech Talk: Cybersecurity 
Matthew Travis, Deputy Under Secretary, National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Department of Homeland Security

NPPD works proactively with government and industry partners to improve cybersecurity and make our nation’s physical and digital infrastructure more resilient and secure. Learn about current initiatives to foster a cross-cutting approach to defending critical infrastructure from cyber threats.
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  Cyber Threat Landscape
Nick Biasini, Threat Researcher, Talos Security Intelligence and Research Group

The cyber threat landscape is constantly evolving. Adversaries often make significant changes to their tactics, techniques, and procedures in response to new defenses implemented by organizations or as they identify more effective ways to achieve their objectives. This session will highlight recent cyberattack trends and prominent threats that all organizations should be concerned about.
 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Tech Talk: Accelerating Innovation Across the Intelligence Community
La'Naia J. Jones, Deputy IC CIO, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

The Office Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) sets strategic priorities and leads integration efforts to help the federation of agencies that make up the Intelligence Community (IC) deliver the most insightful intelligence possible. Learn about efforts to increase outreach, expand partnerships and drive innovation across the IC to protect national security.
10:50 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.  Tech Talk: Accelerating Innovation to the Warfighter
Mike Madsen, Partner at Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)

Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) moves fast and thinks creatively to accelerate commercial innovation to the warfighter. DIU pioneered the use of commercial solutions openings (CSOs) to partner with companies to solve a host of defense challenges by leveraging technologies for autonomy, artificial intelligence, space and more.

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11:10 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. Networking Break 
11:25 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  Fireside Chat: Emerging Tech and the Future of Work
Jenn Gustetic, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
William Eggers, Deloitte Center for Government Insights

Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics process automation will change how federal agencies meet their mission. What job skills will be most valued as new technologies become increasingly adept at tackling repetitive and data-intensive tasks? How should agencies and federal contractors prepare their workforce for the jobs of the future?  
11:45 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.  CIO Survey Preview: Federal IT Leaders’ Perspectives
Joe Klimavicz, CIO & Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice
Max Everett, CIO, Department of Energy
Moderator: Nancy Bohannan, VP, IBM Federal Healthcare and Civilian Agencies

Federal IT leaders are finding creative ways to innovate while also meeting enduring challenges such as cyber threats and modernizing legacy systems. Engage with agency CIOs who are charged with making high-level vision a reality “on the ground” for mission success.
12:20 p.m. - 12:25 p.m.  Wrap-up & Adjourn