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Overview:

Imagine Nation ELC 2019 is the premiere event in the government technology community.  It is the place where leaders from government and industry will collaborate as partners to create a more effective and innovative government for our citizens.

Returning back to Imagine Nation ELC this year is TechKnow – a solutions-oriented collaboration zone where attendees will work together to solve problems and develop new strategies.  TechKnow is an open collaboration environment organized around 4 topic-driven Innovation Hubs. Each Hub has government ‘Executive Champions’ and diverse companies all of whom are experts in their field within that Hub topic.  TechKnow is designed for discovering, learning and “aha-ing” with peers, innovators and government leaders who are focused on improving business processes and implementing modernized, integrated solutions.

Located at the entrance to entire conference, the TechKnow Showcase is where Government agencies and a select group of Industry Partners will showcase innovative technologies and platforms, related solutions and services for integration and delivery relevant to that topic-driven Innovation Hub.

Each Industry Partner will have a turnkey Pod that includes tables/chairs and audio visual equipment needed for presentations.  In addition to displaying, industry partners will have the opportunity to work as a team over the next several months (prior to Imagine Nation ELC 2018) with the Government “Executive Champions” to help develop use cases and other collaborative activities specific to their topic-driven Innovation Hub.

TechKnow Innovation Hubs

Below is a description of the four topic-driven Innovation Hubs and examples of the types of companies that may wish to participate.  If your company has innovative technologies and platforms, related solutions, and services for integration and delivery relevant to a Hub, please submit your application to Carol Miller, cmiller@actiac.org by March 20, 2019, Close of Business.

Innovation Hub 1: Modernization

The future of government IT is one in which agencies take advantage of advances in technology to improve security and service delivery. Driving momentum toward the future state of IT, this Hub will host a variety of companies that are leaders and innovators in solution platforms, technologies and services that:

  • Establishes modern architecture as a foundation for digital transformation
  • Reduces network complexity through automation and reusable solutions
  • Utilizes innovative platforms to speed delivery of new or re-platformed business capabilities
  • Speeds service delivery while simplifying network complexity
  • Leverages Shared Services
  • Improves technology business management
     

Innovation Hub 2: Cybersecurity

The future of Government IT is one in which agencies take advantage of advances in technology to allow government improvement in service delivery and security. Driving momentum toward the future state of IT, this Hub will host a variety of companies that are leaders in providing world class security technology and service.  This hub will host companies that can execute in at least one of the following areas:

  • Delivers next generation asset management
  • Facilitates technology rationalization and orchestration
  • Establishes meaningful risk analysis and scoring
  • Improves threat detection, intelligence, and management
  • Deploys innovative, interoperable, and scalable authentication solutions
     

Innovation Hub 3: Emerging Technology

The future of Government IT is one in which agencies take advantage of advances in technology to improve government services delivery. Future investment requires an understanding of technology trends. In driving momentum toward the future state of IT, this Hub will host a variety of companies that are leaders and contributors in innovative technologies, platforms, or solutions in government today, specifically addressing:

  • Explores the latest in 5th Generation Mobile Networks (5G)
  • Spreads knowledge of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning (AI/ML) technologies​
  • Gives examples of government and industry best practices in the Internet of Things (IoT)​
  • Shares technologies and latest information with demos in Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR)​​ 
     

Innovation Hub 4: Health

The future of Government health IT, services and solutions include an array of web and mobile applications that change the ways patients interact in the health ecosystem and other technologies like AI, IA, RPA, Machine Learning, and IoT which lend themselves to more sophisticated diagnostic decision making.  Future investment requires an understanding of technology trends. In driving momentum toward the future state of IT, this Hub will host a variety of companies that are leaders and contributors in innovative technologies, platforms, or solutions in government today, specifically addressing:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Automation solutions
  • Data and analytic tools that drive decision-making
  • Emerging technology and cutting edge medical practices tools, technologies, and procedures
  • Transformational healthcare initiatives that advance patient care
     

Companies will be selected as a hub participant based upon the following criteria:

Selection Criteria and Process:

  • Companies must be ACT-IAC members to be considered for TechKnow.
    Industry selections are based on defined evaluation criteria.
  • Each Innovation Hub will have Industry Partners, of which up to 2 may be small businesses based on federal revenue. 
  • Each Innovation Hub is interested in creating an ‘ecosystem balance’ that may include: innovative technologies & platforms, related solutions and services for integration and delivery. The goal will be to select a single industry applicant in each area to maintain that balance. 
  • Industry applicants should apply for ONE HUB. Please indicate in your application where you have demonstrated performance in the desired Hub topic area in government agencies and/or commercial organizations.
  • 2 companies may ‘team’ in this application, as long as they demonstrate their partnership or shared solution to that Innovation Hub topic.
     

TIMING - EVALUATION AND EVALUATION COMMITTEE:

  • Applications will open March 6th and close on March 20th. 
  • Applications are limited to 500 words.
  • Once a company application is received via this form it will be date and time stamped
  • The evaluating committee will review all applications by March 30th, complete the evaluations based on defined criteria, and make final selections
  • Application POC’s will be notified of the results by April 3rd 
  • Evaluations will be based on a 1-3 ranking after confirming ACT/IAC membership and size status.
     
  1. Company offerings / services / capabilities maps directly to the Innovation Hub topic area
  2. Company has demonstrated commercial or government experience
     
  • In the case of a tie, earliest date and time of submission will be the deciding factor