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Executive Leadership Conference 2015 - 10/25-27/2015

Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 7:00AM to
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 9:00PM EDT
Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 7:00AM to
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 9:00PM EDT
2015-10-25 07:00:00 2015-10-27 21:00:00 America/New_York Executive Leadership Conference 2015 - 10/25-27/2015 See more details at: , , ,

Event Details


ELC is a members-only event.

The theme for this year is "Government 2020 – Imagine the Possibilities." This year’s government and industry chairs are Steve Cooper and Tony Bardo.

With the advances in technology, Government and Industry are changing the way in which they interact.  ELC 2015 will focus on the transformations that are taking place that were not even imaginable three years ago. We will hear from nationally prominent speakers and work across government and industry to learn new ideas and techniques.  

ELC 2015 will focus on new technologies and service-delivery models that now allow us to meet and exceed mission challenges with greater efficiency and effectiveness. Among the topics that we will examine is; NS2020 and the evolving strategy for the next generation of telecommunications and information technology (IT) infrastructure services; Market Intelligence and the challenge to expand the focus of engagement with industry away from simply focusing on requirements definition done on a transactional basis, to a more strategic view that is relationship oriented will also be discussed; and FITARA, now that it is law, how this legislation may be interpreted, implemented, enforced, measured, and affect government acquisitions.  

Keynote Speakers Include:

L. David Marquet

A 1981 U.S. Naval Academy graduate, Captain Marquet served in the U.S. submarine force for 28 years. After being assigned to command the nuclear powered submarine USS Santa Fe, then ranked last in retention and operational standing, he realized the traditional leadership approach of "take control, give orders," wouldn't work. He "turned his ship around" by treating the crew as leaders, not followers, and giving control, not taking control. This approach took the Santa Fe from "worst to first," achieving the highest retention and operational standings in the navy.

After David's departure from the ship, the Santa Fe continued to win awards and promoted a disproportionate number of officers and enlisted men to positions of increased responsibility, including ten subsequent submarine captains. Further, having been on the ship, Stephen R. Covey said it was the most empowering organization he'd ever seen and wrote about Captain Marquet's leadership practices in his book, The 8th Habit.

Captain Marquet is the author of Turn the Ship Around! A True Story of Turning Followers Into Leaders and companion workbook, Turn Your Ship Around!. Fortune magazine called the book the "best how-to manual anywhere for managers on delegating, training, and driving flawless execution."

Captain Marquet retired from the Navy in 2009, and delivers the powerful Intent-Based Leadership message: that leadership is not for the select few at the top. In highly effective organizations, there are leaders at every level. David speaks to those who want to create empowering work environments that release the passion, initiative, and intellect of each person. His bold and highly effective framework is summarized as "give control, create leaders."

He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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David Weinberger

David Weinberger, Ph.D., a senior researcher at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, is a best-selling author who in a series of thoughtful and influential books has explored how the Internet is not only transforming our major institutions—business, government, journalism, libraries, education, and more—but is changing how we understand ourselves and our world.

After a career as a philosophy professor (Ph.D. from U. of Toronto), an early Web entrepreneur, and a strategic marketing consultant, in 1999 he co-authored a seminal work in Internet business, The Cluetrain Manifesto, which foresaw the rise of social media. He then wrote Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web, and Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder. This led to an appointment as co-director of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab where for five years he worked on transformative concepts and technologies for libraries. He recently was a journalism fellow at Harvard's Shorenstein Center. His latest book, Too Big to Know, looks at  the networking of knowledge. 

Dr. Weinberger has written many times for Harvard Business Review, Wired, and commentaries for NPR. His work has appeared in journals as diverse as Scientific American, The, The Chronicle of Higher Ed, Salon, Smithsonian, USAToday, and TV Guide. He blogs for, The Boston Globe, KMWorld, and United's business class inflight magazine, as well as at his own site (, and has been an advisor to four presidential campaigns. He was a Franklin Fellow at the U.S. State Department 2009-2011. He lives in Boston.

The ACT-IAC Executive Leadership Conference (ELC) is considered the premiere collaborative and learning event in the government IT community.  First held in 1991, ELC provides a forum where senior executives from government and industry can learn from one another and collaborate on strategic and high priority issues.  To ensure an effective collaborative environment, ELC attendance is capped at 850 executives with a 1:3 (government to industry) ratio.  Held each October in Colonial Williamsburg, VA, ELC begins on Sunday evening and concludes at noon on Tuesday. 

Invited Speakers Include:

Lisa Schlosser, Deputy Administrator, Office of E-Government and Information Technology, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President
Anne Rung, Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy at Office of Management and Budget
Mary Davie, Assistant Commissioner of the Integrated Technology Service Office, Federal Acquisition Service, General Services Administration
Kathleen Turco, Chief Financial Officer, Veterans Health Administration
Casey Coleman, Group Vice President - Civilian Agencies, Unisys

ELC is a members-only event.


L. David Marquet
David Weinberger