AGENDA

Sunday, April 2, 2017
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Registration and Exhibit
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Summit Opening and National Anthem
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Opening Keynote
 
  • Dave Wennergren, Senior Vice President, Technology, Professional Services Council
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
Opening Panel - Transforming Acquisitions Perspective
 
Acquisition continues to be the most difficult puzzle to solve in the federal IT world. Agencies need technology faster, but controls must be in place to make sure public funds are spent appropriately. It’s time for a change. Our Transforming Acquisitions Perspective panel will pull apart federal acquisition to see how it can be transformed into an improved process with enhanced standards and faster timelines. The panel will address an underlying theme as we kick off the conference.
 
  • Moderator: Sean Kelley, President, GITEC
  • Laura Auletta, Executive Director, Policy and Acquisition Workforce, ​Department of Homeland Security
  • Avi Bender, Director, National Technical Information Service, Department of Commerce
  • Keith Nakasone, Deputy Assistant Commissioner for IT Acquisition, General Services Administration
  • Joanne Woytek, Program Manager, Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement, NASA
 
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Dinner and Keynote
 
  • Jerry Davis, Director, Information Technology Directorate and Chief Information Officer, Ames Research Center, NASA
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday Night Reception
Monday, April 3, 2017
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Breakfast
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration
8:00 AM - 8:10 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:10 AM - 9:10 AM
Opening Panel - New IT Agenda
 
The Trump administration has acted quickly to implement new policies across the government and are sure to impart new procedures into the government’s use of technologies. This panel will look at the new IT agenda and discuss how the Trump administration has already changed federal IT and what other changes may soon be coming. Don’t miss this panel and their insights on what the next four years could look like.
 
  • Moderator: Nick Sinai, Venture Partner, Insight Venture Partners and former Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Executive Office of the President
  • Jonathan Alboum, Chief Information Officer, Department of Agriculture
  • Pam Dyson, Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Alfred Rivera, Director, Development and Business Center, Defense Information Systems Agency, Department of Defense
 
9:10 AM - 9:45 AM
Networking and Exhibit Break
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Track 1: HEALTH IT – Direction of the Internet of Things in Healthcare
 
The healthcare market is seeing a rise in mobile medical and related networked devices. Panelists will discuss IoT medical device advancements and their promise to improve both access to care and health outcomes, as well as enable the next-generation Connected Care — in-hospital, in-home and in-theater. The panel will also address industry/government collaborations to understand device capabilities and potential risks; standards for connectivity and interoperability; cybersecurity challenges related to the new devices; and medical device evaluation criteria and standards, which includes expectations about managing the complexities and volume of certifications and accreditations. 
 
  • Moderator: Marianne Meagher, Area Manager, Federal Program, Check Point Software Technologies, Inc.
  • Seth Carmody, Cybersecurity Program Manager, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Dr. Phillip Laplante, Professor, Software and Systems Engineering, Affiliate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology, Pennsylvania State University and Visiting Scientists, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce
  • Dr. Joseph Ronzio, Deputy Chief Health Technology Officer, Office of the Under Secretary for Health, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • CAPT Hung Trinh, Director, Interagency Program Office, Innovation & Engagement Division, Department of Defense/Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Marc Wine, Cooperative Research and Development Program, Office of Information & Technology​, ​Department of Veterans Affairs
Approved for A+
 
Track 2: FINANCIAL SERVICES – Shared Services Future and Financial Services Model
 
Agencies have been slowly moving to a shared services model as agencies like USDA and DOI started offering it with the financial line of business. Some agencies consolidated financial services and implemented an on-premise ERP solution. Agencies are now looking at moving to the cloud offering of the major providers, such as SAP, Oracle and Momentum. The new Unified Shared Services Management push is to have all agencies move to a shared services model. Is this feasible? Is there money for this in the budget? What is the state of the industry and how do you make a case to go to an 'as a service' model?
 
  • Moderator: Kathleen Turco, Director, Consulting, CGI Federal ​and former Chief Financial Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Beth Angerman, Executive Director, Unified Shared Services Management, ​General Services Administration
  • Michael Clanton, Associate Chief Financial Officer, Shared Services, Department of Agriculture
  • Adam Goldberg, Executive Architect, Financial Innovation and Transformation, Department of the Treasury  ​
 
Approved for Cloud+
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Networking and Exhibit Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Legacy Modernization to Federal Digital Transformation Panel
 
Modernizing legacy systems to more contemporary technologies and platforms has been deemed both a business and operational imperative, critical to helping agencies improve citizens-centric services, enhance internal and inter-governmental operations, and strengthen their cybersecurity and risk postures. This session will focus on legacy modernization and the federal government’s continued efforts to leverage contemporary COTS, Cloud, and Open Source technologies in combination with Agile and DevOps approaches, to achieve digital transformation across a diverse portfolio of business-focused and citizen-centric systems. 
 
  • Moderator: Billy Mitchell, Managing Editor, FedScoop
  • Adriane Burton, Chief Information Officer, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Kevin Compher, Data Scientist, Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Don Cox, Chief Information Officer, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Sean Kelley, President, GITEC
  • Mariyo Nzuwah, Chief Architect, Health and Human Services, Leidos 
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch Keynote and GITEC Awards
 
  • Rob Thomas II, Acting Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and Acting Chief Information Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Networking and Exhibit Break
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Track 3: HOMELAND DEFENSE – Direction of Cybersecurity in the New Administration
 
As cybersecurity evolves, so do the policies and reactions to cyber threats. Our panel of agency experts will explore how agencies are meeting new expectations and combating new threats under the cybersecurity initiatives advanced by the previous Administration and how they will prepare for any new priorities.
 
  • Moderator: Anthony Perez, Security Architect, Splunk
  • Dan Jacobs, Cybersecurity Program Coordinator, Office of Information, Integrity, and Access, Office of Government-wide Policy, General Services Administration
  • Mark Kneidinger, ‎Director, Cybersecurity & Communication, Federal Network Resilience, Department of Homeland Security
  • Brad Nix, Director, U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), ​Department of Homeland Security
  • Allen Parrish, Professor and Chair, Department of Cyber Science, U.S. Naval Academy
  • Brian Varine, Chief, Justice Security Operations Center, Department of Justice
 
Approved for A+, Network+, Security+, Cloud+, CSA+ and CASP
 
Track 4: CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE – Improving the Customer Experience
 
How are agencies using citizens to improve the customer experience? Gathering feedback is great, but organized, open events to dig deep and come up with novel ways to help customers is gaining momentum. Many agencies are asking the public for help to find better, more cost-effective solutions for customer service. Which agencies are creating a great customer experience and how did they do it?
 
  • Moderator: Rick Pina, Principal Technologist, World Wide Technology
  • Dr. Alan Constantian, Deputy Chief Information Officer and Account Manager for Health, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Kevin Cooke, Acting Chief Information Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Andrew Jacobs, Branch Chief, Innovations Strategy & Planning, Health Information Technology Directorate, Innovation and Advanced Technology Development Division, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, Defense Health Agency, Department of Defense
  • Rosetta Lue, White House Presidential Executive Fellow and Senior Contact Center Transformation Advisor, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Jeff Wells, Director, Office of Customer Advocacy, Policy and Portfolio Management, Chief Customer Experience Officer for Office of Environmental Information, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Jeremy Wiltz, Assistant Director, IT Enterprise Services Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice
 
Approved for A+
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Networking and Exhibit Break
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Track 3: HOMELAND DEFENSE – Raising the Bar of National Security and Resilience through Information Sharing
 
Information sharing is shaping the discussions regarding national security, emergency preparedness and cybersecurity. As the nation defined information as a national asset, the ability to properly leverage and safeguard data become increasingly important. Legislators have indicated the importance of information sharing through Executive Order (EO) 13691 Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing, Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) – 41 United States Cyber Incident Coordination and the Cybersecurity Act of 2015. The audience will be provided with use cases of information sharing in federal agencies, approaches which have improved the approach to data management, the future of information sharing and challenges with the integrity of information being shared. 
 
  • Moderator: Aaron Boyd, ​Editor, ​Federal Times
  • Mike Echols, Director, Joint Program Management Office  National Protection and Program Directorate, Department of Homeland Security
  • TJ Kennedy, President, FirstNet
  • Kshemendra Paul, Deputy Director, Mission and Strategy, Information Sharing and Services Office, Department of Homeland Security
  • Erica Steele, Traveler Enforcement Compliance System Modernization Program Manager, Solutions Delivery Division, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security
  • Paula Wagner, Branch Chief, Solutions Delivery Division, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security
 
Approved for A+, Network+, Security+, Cloud+, CSA+ and CASP
 
Track 4: CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE – Modernizing Platform as a Service
 
With the continued push of “Cloud First”, how are agencies modernizing and moving the services to the cloud? Are they seeing improvement in cost, access, security? What platforms are being used? Join the modernizing citizen services discussion and hear the latest from top government officials. 
 
  • Moderator: Jared Greene, Chief Technology Officer, Valiant
  • John Short, Strategic Program Manager and Special Advisor to Assistant Secretary for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Program Executive, VistA Evolution Program Management Office, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Bill Zielinski, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Category Management, Office of Information Technology Category, Federal Acquisition Service, General Services Administration
 
Approved for A+
 
4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Networking and Exhibit Break
4:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Closing Keynote
 
  • Dr. Paul Cordts, Director, Functional Champion, Military Health System, Defense Health Agency, Department of Defense
5:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Closing Remarks
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Networking and Exhibit Break/Transportation to Reception
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday Night Networking Event - Pusser's Caribbean Grille
 
80 Compromise Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Breakfast
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration
8:00 AM - 8:10 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:10 AM - 8:40 AM
VA Strategic Sourcing Keynote
 
  • Dr. Annette Gibbs-Skervin, Executive Director, Strategic Sourcing Transformation Management, Office of Information and Technology, Department of Veterans Affairs
8:40 AM - 9:15 AM
Media Transition Perspective
 
  • Moderator: Tom Temin, Co-host, Federal News Radio
  • Aaron Boyd, Editor, Federal Times
  • Nicole Ogrysko, Reporter, Federal News Radio
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Networking and Exhibit Break
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
CXO Technology Roundtable
 
The CXO Technology Roundtable will provide one-one-one Q&A opportunities to discuss challenges, trends, and initiatives between the public and private sector that will lead to innovation and increase national security. Tables will be arranged with one senior government executive and one facilitator from the GITEC Board of Directors and Executive Advisory Council at each table who will lead a discussion on one of the following topics – technology acquisition, cloud computing, data center optimization, cybersecurity, digital services, DevOps, AI and more. Please note that table seating for the audience is based on the discussion topics chosen during the registration process. Participants will not be able to base their table preference on the government executive leading the discussion which will remain anonymous until the event.
 
 
  • Marianne Bailey, Principal Director for Cybersecurity, Department of Defense

  • Walter Bigelow, Chief, Information Technology Systems Management Division, Office of Science and Technology, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Department of Justice

  • Adriane Burton, Chief Information Officer, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Don Cox, Chief Information Officer, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Sean Kelley, President, GITEC
  • Dan Jacobs, Cybersecurity Program Coordinator, Office of Information, Integrity, and Access, Office of Government-wide Policy, General Services Administration
  • Dr. Joseph Ronzio, Deputy Chief Health Technology Officer, Office of the Under Secretary for Health, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Jeff Wells, Director, Office of Customer Advocacy, Policy and Portfolio Management, Chief Customer Experience Officer, Office of Environmental Information, Environmental Protection Agency

  • Barbara Whitelaw, Chief of Staff, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Coast Guard

  • Jeremy Wiltz, Assistant Director, IT Enterprise Services Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice



10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
OMB Panel - New Priorities and the Transition
 
 
Get an exclusive, in-depth look into the Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer key IT and policy priorities for modernization, cybersecurity and acquisition as well as U.S. Digital Services. In addition to OMB cyber, policy and budget leads, CXOs will discuss the impending first 100 days and layout their agencies’ new IT agenda.  
 
  • Moderator: Randy Tharp, Portfolio Manager, Enterprise Portfolio Management Office, Spectrum Health
  • Sean Casey, Chief, Policy, Budget, and Communication, Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer, ​Office of Management and Budget
  • Chloe Kontos, Performance Analyst, Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer, ​Office of Management and Budget
  • Kelly Morrison, Performance Analyst, Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer, ​Office of Management and Budget
  • Traci Walker, Director, Acquisition Community of Practice, U.S. Digital Service, Office of Management and Budget
 
Approved for A+, Network+, Security+, Cloud+, CSA+ and CASP
 
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Closing Remarks
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Naval Academy Tour
 
Please join us at the for a tour of the Academy. Shuttles are provided from 12:00 – 3:00 PM between the Westin Annapolis and the Visitor Center, which is located at 52 King George Street, Annapolis, MD 21402.