Tech Trends Agenda


Registration and Networking Breakfast 
8 a.m.

Welcome and Conference Overview
8:30 a.m.

The President's Management Agenda and a 21st Century Government
8:35 a.m.

We face an urgent call to action to improve our Federal government.  The President’s Management (PMA) Agenda, released by the Trump Administration in March 2018, represents the starting point for aligning federal government resources with the leading practices of the private sector, academic and the “good government community”.  The intent of the PMA is to frame and focus our reform and modernization efforts to create a 21st century government.

The Emerging Technology Landscape
9:05 a.m.

New and emerging technologies and digital transformation come with myriad benefits that the Federal government has just started to realize.  These new technologies include blockchain, artificial intelligence, robotics process automation, quantum computing, IoT/IoE, and more.  Hear from top Federal CIO’s where such initiatives are succeeding, where the biggest changes are coming, how they are affecting citizen relationships and information exchange, and what the biggest inhibitors are that is slowing tech transformation. 

Keynote
9:45 a.m.

  • The Honorable Dr. Michael Wooten, Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy
Networking Break
10:15 a.m. 

Fireside Chat: Data is the New Oil 
10:30 a.m.
This session will discuss the role of “data” in driving IT modernization, enhancing mission delivery, and improving government services across the Federal sector as well as practical strategies for maturing data management practices, curating and preparing data for advanced analytics, and digital-driven processes and procedures.   Hear how Federal organizations are evolving their data-driven transformation journeys to increase efficiencies, make impactful decisions and improve mission effectiveness.

  A Look Ahead...Digital Transformation Supporting the Veteran
11:15 a.m.
Few Federal technology modernization efforts are of the size, scale, and cost of the Veteran Affairs’ initiative to support our veterans.  That is true whether they are returning to civilian life and in need for retraining, educational opportunities, or assistance finding employment or whether they are coming back needing additional health or rehabilitation services.  This panel will discuss how VA is modernizing to fulfill President Lincoln’s promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving the men and women who are American’s veterans. 

  • Lee Becker , Chief of Staff, Veterans Experience Office, Veterans Affairs
  • Anil Tilbe , Director of Enterprise Measurement and Design, Veterans Affairs
  • Suraf Asgedom , Chief Officer for Modernization, Veterans Affairs (moderator)
Closing Keynote
12 p.m.

The Honorable Thomas B. Modly, Under Secretary of the Navy

 12:15 p.m.
Wrap-up & Adjourn 
12:30 p.m.

Alan Balutis , Senior Director and Distinguished Fellow, Cisco Systems
Alan Chvotkin , Executive Vice President and Counsel, PSC