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Imagine Nation ELC 2019

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 7:00AM to
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:00PM EDT
Venue Address: 
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch St
Philadelphia , PA 19107
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 7:00AM to
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:00PM EDT
2019-10-20 07:00:00 2019-10-23 15:00:00 America/New_York Imagine Nation ELC 2019 See more details at: https://www.actiac.org/events/imagine-nation-elc-2019 Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA
Venue Address: 
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch St
Philadelphia , PA 19107
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Co-Chairs

  • Teresa Carlson (Amazon Web Services)
  • Suzette Kent (OMB)

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

  • Vint Cerf (Google)
  • Karen Dunn Kelley (Commerce)
  • Emily Murphy (GSA)

 

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Exhibitor Prospectus
Government Justification Letter

Training Fees

Advanced Registration Fees:

Government (Individual):  $695
Government (Group, 4+):  $495
Industry (Individual):  $1,895
Industry (Group, 4+): $1,695
Non-Member (Individual): $2,495
For First Time Attendee Discount, Contact ACT-IAC

On-site Registration - add $200 to Individual Rate.

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Overview

Imagine Nation ELC 2019 is the premier event for government and industry leaders who are interested in using technology to improve government at all levels - federal, state, and local.  Imagine one place and time where government and industry come together on neutral ground and stand united in the collaborative pursuit of the greater good.

Join us at the Imagine Nation ELC 2019 for a “can’t miss” conference that will produce actionable outcomes. This year’s conference theme is, ‘Driving Impact!  Innovation through Government and Industry Collaboration’. 

  • A supercharged experience designed to spark the imagination, inspire bold thinking and fresh ideas, foster collaboration and dialogue, and spotlight the newest and most relevant technology
  • Diverse ecosystem of forward-thinking agencies and companies focused on improving mission delivery and developing practical approaches fueled by bold thinking and creative energy
  • A ‘safe haven’ on neutral ground where government and industry can work together as true partners
  • New innovations to drive further advances in Mission Modernization, Cyber Security, Health Innovation, and Emerging Technology
  • Actionable approaches for leadership excellence in the midst of exponential change and collaboration opportunities for meaningful exchange with peers
Registration is Open!  Join us Oct 20 – 23, 2019 in Philadelphia.

Three days in Philadelphia will change how government and industry work together:

  • Leaders and practitioners from government and industry will come together to share ideas, solve problems and learn from one another
  • Larger, more open convention space allowing for new conference features and demonstration areas
  • Center Stage for compelling presentations on Cybersecurity, Emerging Technology and Healthcare from industry and government thought-leaders
  • TechKnow Showcase will inspire innovative thinking, revealing how tomorrow’s technologies are taking shape today to advance our government’s mission
  • Partner Pavilion to showcase the exciting ways that solutions, services and technology are being used by government clients
  • In 2018, nearly 1,100 registrants attended and 30% were from the government

Highlighted Speakers

Emily Murphy
Administrator, General Services Administration
Vint Cerf
Father of the Internet
Karen Dunn Kelley
Deputy Secretary
Dr. Michael Eric Wooten
Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy
Margaret Weichert
Acting Director and Deputy Director of Management, Office of Management and Budget
Patrick J. Murphy
Former Army Under Secretary, Former Congressman
Margaret H. Graves
Deputy Federal CIO
Tracy Brala
VP, Ecosystem Development University City Science Center

All Speakers

Name Title Organization Speaker Role
VP of Software
SAIC
Cybersecurity Theme
Co-Lead, ACT-IAC COI for Identity, Credential and Access Management (ICAM)
ACT-IAC ICAM Community of Interest
Cybersecurity TechKnow Showcase Hub
Chief Information Officer
Department of Labor
Mission Modernization Theme
Internal Innovation Programs Director
Department of Health and Human Services
Health Innovation Theme
Principal Digital Strategist – Federal Government
ServiceNow
Mission Modernization Theme
Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Office of Software Engineering (OSE)
Social Security Administration
The Fabric of Digital Government
Chief Information Officer
National Science Foundation
Center Stage and Cybersecurity Theme
Vice President
CGI
Mission Modernization Theme
Partner
IBM
Center Stage
SME – Identity Access Management and Cloud Architecture
Federal Student Aid (FSA), Department of Education
Cybersecurity TechKnow Hub
Principle Engineer
Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute
Using Enterprise Technical Debt to Improve Modernization Outcomes
Technical Director for Digital Government Solutions
Adobe
Mission Modernization Theme
Chief Technology Officer
Department of Justice
Mission Modernization Theme
VP, Chief Solutions Architect
Converged Security Solutions
Health Innovation Theme
Connected Care Program Manager
VA Healthcare – VISN 4
Health Innovation TechKnow Showcase
Lead, Customer Experience and GEAR Center
Office of Management and Budget
Mission Modernization Theme
Chief Technologist
Booz Allen Hamilton
Cybersecurity Theme
VP, Ecosystem Development University City Science Center
University City Science Center
Sunday Plenary
Director EBMO
Small Business Administration
Assistant Director for Digital, Marketing & Strategic Communication
U.S. Census Bureau
Emerging Technology Theme
Administrative Enterprise Business Initiatives Team Leader
Farm Production and Conservation Mission Area Business Center
Mission Modernization TechKnow Hub
Performance Team Lead
Office of Management and Budget
Center Stage
Vice President
Policy, Center for Democracy & Technology
Center Stage
Cyber Workforce and Pay Initiatives Program Manager
Department of Homeland Security
Cybersecurity Theme
Vice President, Amazon Web Services Worldwide Public Sector
Amazon Web Services
Co-Chair
Director, Customer Service
Transportation Security Administration
Mission Modernization Theme
Deputy CIO
Small Business Administration
Mission Modernization TechKnow Hub
Senior Executive
SAIC
Health Innovation Theme
Father of the Internet
Co-designer of the TCP/IP Protocols and the Architecture of the Internet
Plenary
Chief Security Officer
Palo Alto Networks
Cybersecurity Theme
Deputy Under Secretary for Health
Veterans Health Administration
Health Innovation TechKnow Hub
Senior Vice President, Global Government Industries
Salesforce
Health Innovation Theme
Vice President, Strategic Engagement and Partnerships
The MITRE Corporation
Center Stage
CEO
ASI Government
Center Stage
Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer
Department of Housing & Urban Development
Mission Modernization Theme
Director Product Management OCI
Oracle
Emerging Technology Theme
Regional Manager
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cybersecurity Theme
Director
Office of Information Systems Management, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Food and Drug Administration
Mission Modernization Theme
Chief Information Security Officer, Deputy CIO for Cybersecurity
Department of Energy
Cybersecurity Theme
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
Office of Information Security Department of Veterans Affairs
Cybersecurity & Health Innovation Theme
Chief Information Security Officer
ASRC Federal
Cybersecurity Theme
Visiting Fellow
IBM Center for the Business of Government
Center Stage
Founder
Dorris Consulting International
Mission Modernization Theme
Senior Technical Advisor
Federal Transit Administration
Emerging Technology Theme
CTO
Precise Software Solutions
Cybersecurity Theme
Deputy Secretary
Department of Commerce
Keynote Speaker
Senior Mixed Reality Solutions Lead - North America
Microsoft
Emerging Technology Theme
Deputy Program Officer for SSA’s IT Modernization Effort
Social Security Administration
Deputy Program Officer for SSA’s IT Modernization Effort
Government Administration Portfolio Manager
The MITRE Corporation/Treasury FFRDC
Beyond Compliance – Leveraging TBM to Improve Agency Mission Effectiveness
Deputy Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy
Office of Management and Budget
Center Stage
Chief Technology Officer
United States Marshals Service
Mission Modernization TechKnow Hub
Program Manager
Bureau of the Fiscal Service
Emerging Technology Theme
Deputy Chief Customer Officer
General Services Administration
Mission Modernization Theme
Branch Chief – Digital Services
Small Business Administration
The Fabric of Digital Government
Consultant
Cisco Systems Inc.
Cybersecurity Theme
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Sponsor of the RPA Community of Practice
General Services Administration
Emerging Technology TechKnow Hub
President
Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers
Beta.SAM.Gov
President & CEO
PBG Consulting, LLC
Beyond Compliance – Leveraging TBM to Improve Agency Mission Effectiveness
Supervisory IT Specialist
Department of Veterans Affairs
Health Innovation Theme
Deputy Federal CIO
Office of Management and Budget
Plenary
Chief Information Officer
Department of Education
Cybersecurity Theme
Robotic Process Automation Developer
General Services Administration Office of the Chief Financial Officer
Emerging Technology Theme
Acting Deputy Division Director, Division of Administrative Services
National Science Foundation
Emerging Technology TechKnow Hub
Director, IT Security Subcategory
General Services Administration
Cybersecurity Theme
Director for GSA FEDSIM
General Services Administration
Center Stage
Director for GSA FEDSIM
General Services Administration
Center Stage
Senior Vice President for Administration & Finance
Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine
Health Innovation Theme
Design Lead, Integrated Award Environment (IAE),
Design Lead, Integrated Award Environment (IAE),
Beta.SAM.Gov
Chief Information Security Officer and Director of Information Assurance Services
Department of Education
Cybersecurity Theme and TechKnow Showcase
Deputy Chief of the Grants Management Branch
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Health Innovation TechKnow Hub
Management and Program Analyst
Bureau of Fiscal Service
Mission Modernization Theme
Assistant Commissioner
Financial Innovation & Transformation Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Department of Treasury
Emerging Technology Theme
Associate CIO for IT Policy & Oversight
Department of Transportation
Center Stage
Vice President of IT Modernization
SAIC
Cybersecurity Theme
Deputy Assistant Commissioner
FAS TTS Solutions
The Fabric of Digital Government
Chief Enterprise Architect
Small Business Administration
Mission Modernization Theme
Chief of Staff
Kessel Run
Kessel Run: Go Fast Forever
Chief, Innovation Group
Defense Health Agency
Health Innovation TechKnow Hub
Associate Partner
McKinsey & Company
Mission Modernization Theme
IT Project Manager
National Science Foundation
Emerging Technology TechKnow Hub
Social Media Manager
Transportation Security Administration
Emerging Technology Theme
Chief Data Officer
Department of Agriculture
Mission Modernization Theme
Sr. Director Technology Business Management Office
University of Pennsylvania
Beyond Compliance – Leveraging TBM to Improve Agency Mission Effectiveness
Branch Chief
USDA Office of Contracting and Procurement (OCP) – Procurement Operations Division (POD)
Accelerating Mission Success via Collaborative Acquisition Processes
Chief Data Officer (Interim)
Department of Commerce
Plenary Speaker
Federal CIO, OMB
OMB
Co-Chair
Deputy Program Manager/CHRM/COR
NASA SEWP
Emerging Technology Theme
Deputy Assistant Attorney General, CIO, CDO
Department of Justice
CDO Panel
Vice President of Global Government and Head of Corporate Compliance
Zscaler Inc
Cybersecurity Theme
Executive Director (Acting)
Department of Commerce Enterprise Services
Center Stage
Chief Executive Officer
Kastling Group
Mission Modernization Theme
Software Architect
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Cybersecurity Theme
IT Director, Enterprise Services
Department of Commerce
Mission Modernization TechKnow Hub
FedRAMP Director (Acting)
General Services Administration
Cybersecurity Theme & Mission Modernization TechKnow Showcase Hub
Co-founder and EVP
Changeis Inc.
Beta.SAM.Gov
Senior Vice President, SAJE (Security, Administrative, Judicial, and Enforcement Programs)
CGI
Themes and Threads
Biostatistician
Veterans Affairs
Emerging Technology TechKnow Showcase
Founder & CEO
Shared Services Leadership Coalition
Center Stage
Senior Lead Technologist
Booz Allen Hamilton
Cybersecurity TechKnow Hub
Senior Director, Cyber
General Dynamics Information Technology
Center Stage
Acting Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary
Office of Acquisitions Health and Human Services
Health Innovation Theme
Senior Advisor to HHS CIO
Department of Health and Huma Services
Health Innovation Theme and Cybersecurity TechKnow Showcase
CEO
Dcode
Center Stage
Daniel J. Hogarty, Jr. '61 Director of the Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship Institute
Villanova University
Sunday Plenary
Senior Advisor for Cyber Workforce Management
Department of Veterans Affairs
Cybersecurity Theme
Sr. Program Analyst and Performance Improvement Specialist
GSA Office of Financial Management | Robotics Process Automation PMO
Emerging Technology TechKnow Theme
Senior Strategic Advisor to USAID’s CIO
U.S. Agency for International Development
Beyond Compliance – Leveraging TBM to Improve Agency Mission Effectiveness
Deputy Chief Veterans Experience Officer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Mission Modernization Theme
Former Army Under Secretary, Former Congressman
Department of Defense
Keynote Speaker
Administrator, General Services Administration
General Services Administration
Keynote Speaker
Sr. Partner
Mercer
Future Proofing Your IT Workforce Mobility Program
Deputy Assistant Commissioner
General Services Administration
Beta.SAM.Gov
Partner
Potomac Ridge Consulting LLC
Center Stage
State and Local Government Leader
Guidehouse
Center Stage
Innovation Portfolio Director
Technology Transformation Service, GSA
Mission Modernization Theme
Senior Advisor for Cyber Workforce Management
Department of Veterans Affairs
Cybersecurity Theme
Director, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education
Department of Commerce
Cybersecurity TechKnow Showcase Hub
Assistant Commissioner, Enterprise Strategy Management
Federal Acquisition Service, GSA
Mission Modernization Theme
Director – Supply Chain Systems & Measurements
Temple Health Care System
Health Innovation TechKnow Hub
Deputy Associate Administrator
Office of Shared Solutions and Performance Improvement, General Services Administration
Center Stage
Director, Strategic Engagement and Partnerships
The MITRE Corporation
Mission Modernization Theme
IRS Executive Lead for Robotics Process and Intelligent Automation
Internal Revenue Service
Emerging Technology Theme
Senior Advisor for Human Capital Transformation
Department of the Interior
Center Stage
Chief Data Officer
Commonwealth of Virginia
Health Innovation Theme
Chief Information Officer
Small Business Administration
Mission Modernization Theme
Non-Resident Senior Fellow
Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy
Center Stage
Assistant Commissioner of Solutions, Technology Transformation Service
General Services Administration
Mission Modernization Theme & Emerging Technology Theme
Account Executive
REI Systems
Center Stage
Acting Director for Emergency Preparedness & Response Operations
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Health Innovation Theme
Senior Cybersecurity Engineer & Researcher
CERT Division, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Cybersecurity Theme
Chief of Staff
Office of the Chief Information Officer, Department of Energy
Emerging Technology Theme
Chief Executive Officer
Tony Scott Group And Former Federal CIO
Mission Modernization Theme
Chief Information Security Officer
Department of Homeland Security
Cybersecurity Theme
Management and Program Analyst
General Services Administration
Future Proofing Your IT Workforce Mobility Program
GWAC COE Leader
IBM
Beta.SAM.Gov
Department of Agriculture
Emerging Technology Theme
Technology Business Management (TBM) Senior Manager
Copper River Enterprise Services
Beyond Compliance – Leveraging TBM to Improve Agency Mission Effectiveness
Information Technology Program Manager
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Emerging Technology Theme
Chief Enterprise Architect
National Science Foundation
Emerging Technology TechKnow Hub
Deputy Chief Procurement Officer
Internal Revenue Service
Emerging Technology TechKnow Showcase Hub
NASA’s Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V) Program, Orion IV&V Project Manager
NASA
Agile Approach to Assuring Software for NASA’s Orion Spacecraft
Innovation Analyst
Defense Information Systems Agency
Emerging Technology TechKnow Hub
Associate Director for Control Substances
CDER/ Food and Drug Administration
Health Innovation Theme
CEO
Learning Tree International
Mission Modernization Theme
Deputy Associate CIO, Deputy CDO
NASA
Emerging Technology TechKnow Hub
Team Lead, Technology Business Management
General Services Administration
Senior Vice President of Advisory Services
Weichert Workforce Mobility
Themes and Thread
Managing Director and CTO for Federal Services
Attain, LLC
Cybersecurity Theme
Anchor/Columnist
Federal News Network
Emerging Technology Theme
RPA Program Manager
Department of Defense (Comptroller)
Emerging Technology Theme
Program Lead for Neurodiverse Talent Enablement
The MITRE Corporation
Center Stage
Associate Chief Information Officer for the Transformation and Data Division & Chief Data Officer
NASA
The Fabric of Digital Government
Past President, Open Source Institute, Vice President, Open Source Affairs, Red Hat
Red Hat
Center Stage
President
Cyxtera Federal Group
Cybersecurity Theme
Executive Director ISC Shared Services
University of Pennsylvania
Beyond Compliance – Leveraging TBM to Improve Agency Mission Effectiveness
Managing Partner
Censeo Consulting Group
Health Innovation Theme
Founder and CEO
Dots and Bridges LLC
Plenary Speaker
Managing Director
Department of Agriculture at Accenture Federal Services
Accelerating Mission Success via Collaborative Acquisition Processes
Medical Officer
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Health Innovation Theme
Director
Office of Information Technology, Chief Information Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Health Innovation Theme
Chief Information Security Officer
Department of Health and Human Services
Cybersecurity Theme
Testing and Reengineering Lead,
DHS Procurement Innovation Lab (PIL)
Center Stage
Chief Information Officer
Department of Agriculture
Emerging Technology Theme
Facility Telehealth Coordinator
Crescenz VA Medical Center
Health Innovation TechKnow Hub
Deputy Director for Management
Office of Management and Budget
Keynote
Chief Information Officer for City of Philadelphia
Sunday Speaker
National Program Manager
VHA Office of Patient Centered Care & Cultural Transformation
Health Innovation TechKnow Hub
Deputy Executive Director
IT Modernization Centers of Excellence
Chief, Digital Services Division
Citizenship & Immigration Services
Mission Modernization Theme
CEO at Institute for Excellence in Government
Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
Center Stage
Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy
Office of Federal Procurement Policy at Executive Office of the President
Keynote
Chief Information Officer
NASA
Mission Modernization Theme
Senior Policy Fellow
Urban Institute
Center Stage
Professor
Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
Health Innovation Theme
Assistant Commissioner, Office of Systems Management
General Services Administration, Federal Acquisition Service
Beta.SAM.Gov
Assistant Commissioner and Government-wide Information Technology (IT) Category Manager
Office of Information Technology Category, FAS, General Services Administration
Mission Modernization TechKnow Hub

Conference Themes and Threads

Attendees of Imagine Nation ELC 2019 will take part in a Collaborative Journey of Innovation - from Imagination to Impact. Just as an agency’s mission cannot be confined to or implemented in a single swim lane, we have designed this year’s conference to bring together, inspire and equip participants from multiple disciplines and career levels to take away the ability to achieve meaningful outcomes. Our philosophy is to ensure each participant can get something out of each session they chose to attend, and that they return to their respective organization with concrete and practical tools, techniques and concepts to quickly drive innovation and impact.

Four conference themes provide the greatest opportunities to address the most pressing challenges faced in government today (Mission Modernization, Cyber, Health Innovation, and Emerging Technology).  

Sessions supporting each theme will weave in multiple disciplines or threads of additional importance and will be beneficial to all audiences.  Threads will include workforce, acquisition, data (Federal Data Strategy), CX (Improving the Digital Experience), Supply Chain/Blockchain, Privacy, Process Automation (RPA/AI), Shared Services, Cloud (Agile, DevOps, IT Modernization), and Budget/TBM/TMF.

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ELC 2019 Agenda

Agenda - By Date

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Welcome Reception at McCormick & Schmick's

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

McCormick & Schmick's 
1 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107Read more

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Golf Outing

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 7:30am to 12:30pm

The golf course at RiverWinds stays true to the heritage of historic courses in Scotland and Ireland. Nestled in the grasslands between scenic Woodbury Creek and the deep harbor marina on the Delaware River, the 18-hole championship course invokes visions of seaside golf. The water, surrounding...Read more

Registration Open

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

PA Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Bridge
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Excursions - Art Museum Visit

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

Art Museum Visit

The Barnes Foundation, a short walk from the Philadelphia Convention Center, is a beautiful new art museum with a world-renowned collection specializing in impressionist and post-impressionist art, including works by Renoir, Cezanne, Gaugin,...Read more

Excursions - Constitutional Walking Tour

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Constitutional Walking Tour

Explore America's Birthplace, behind the scenes where other tours cannot venture. Get up close with and see more than 20 historic sites in 75 minutes on a 1.25 mile outdoor walking journey.

After the tour, teams compete in a ...Read more

Excursions - Taste of Philly Food Tour

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:45pm

Taste of Philly Food Tour – Reading Terminal

Learn the fascinating history behind Philly’s favorite sandwiches, breakfast foods (scrapple, sticky buns) and snacks (soft pretzels, Goldenberg Peanut Chews) and the vibrant and historic Reading Terminal Market....Read more

Fellows Reception

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

PA Convention Center,
Room 202 A
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First Timer Reception

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

PA Convention Center,
Room 202 B
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Shuttle Bus Loop to Opening Event - National Constitution Center

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 5:30pm to 10:30pm

Shuttle buses will be on a loop between the Marriott Philadelphia Downtown and the National Constitution CenterRead more

Tours & Reception at the National Constitution Center

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Tours & Reception at the National Constitution Center before Opening DinnerRead more

Opening Dinner & Keynote at the National Constitution Center

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Opening Dinner & Keynote at the National Constitution CenterRead more

Speakers: 

Tracy Brala – VP, Ecosystem Development University City Science Center, University City Science Center

Ann Miller – Daniel J. Hogarty, Jr. '61 Director of the Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship Institute, Villanova University

Mark Wheeler – Chief Information Officer for City of Philadelphia,

Pete Tseronis – Founder and CEO, Dots and Bridges LLC

Monday, October 21, 2019

Full Breakfast

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 7:30am to 8:30am

Full BreakfastRead more

Welcome - Plenary

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 8:30am to 10:00am

Welcome - PlenaryRead more

Speakers: 

Suzette Kent – Federal CIO, OMB

Emily W. Murphy – Administrator, Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration

Using AI/ML Across NASA

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 10:15am to 11:30pm
TechKnow Showcase

Hub 4: Emerging Technology

Use Case: How might we increase the economical and ethical use of AI/ML across NASA for all missions and mission support activities?Read more

Speakers: 

John David Sprague – Deputy Associate CIO, Deputy CDO, NASA

RPA: Future of the Automated Workplace

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 10:15am to 11:30am
Imagine Nation Theater
Emerging Technology
Process Automation, RPA, AI

Join government robotic process automation practitioners as they high introduce you to this emerging technology that is the start of the future of the automation workplace. The session will include an introduction to RPA, identify key criteria for selecting process to automate and those that...Read more

Speakers: 

Theresa Kinney – Deputy Program Manager/CHRM/COR, NASA SEWP

Jennifer Hill – Management and Program Analyst, Bureau of Fiscal Service

Tom Temin – Anchor/Columnist, Federal News Network

Erica E. Thomas – RPA Program Manager, Department of Defense (Comptroller)

Mark Grgurich – Robotic Process Automation Developer, General Services Administration Office of the Chief Financial Officer

Reza Rashidi – IRS Executive Lead for Robotics Process and Intelligent Automation, Internal Revenue Service

Improving the CX in FedRAMP

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 10:15am to 11:30am
TechKnow Showcase

Hub 1: Mission Modernization
Customer Experience: How to embed CX Strategy and Design Thinking into mission areas to ensure that Agile and HCD methods are effectively used to improve overall customer experience (CX)? The...Read more

Speakers: 

Ashley Mahan – FedRAMP Director (Acting), General Services Administration

Addressing the Cyber Workforce Gap

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 10:15am to 11:30am
TechKnow Showcase

Hub 2: Cybersecurity 
Addressing the Cyber Workforce Gap

Use Case: How might we holistically close the cybersecurity workforce gap?Read more

Speakers: 

Sarah Moffat – Senior Advisor for Cyber Workforce Management, Department of Veterans Affairs

Dorothy Aronson – Chief Information Officer, National Science Foundation

Rodney Petersen – Director, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, Department of Commerce

Addressing Suicide Prevention Across the United States

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 10:15am to 11:30am
TechKnow Showcase

Hub 3: Health Innovation
Suicide Prevention Across the United States

An estimated 20 Veterans take their own life each and every day. Of these 20 Veterans, 14 are not under VA care. This is unacceptable. We can do better to help prevent suicide among...Read more

Speakers: 

Carolyn Clancy, MD, MACP – Deputy Under Secretary for Health, Veterans Health Administration

NorthStar of ET: Achieving Omnichannel CX Excellence

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Themes Theatre
Emerging Technology

The currency of positive CX is trust. “Omnichannel,” can be used to describe the numerous ways a service is provided and supported to the customer (e.g. phone, website, and branch offices.) Government Agencies are seeking the use of various emerging technologies to assist in delivering seamless...Read more

Speakers: 

Stephen L. Buckner – Assistant Director of Communications, U.S. Census Bureau

David L. Johnston – Social Media Manager, Transportation Security Administration

Betsy Sirk – Information Technology Program Manager, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Steve H. Holden, Ph.D. – Associate CIO for IT Policy & Oversight, Department of Transportation

John B. Hill – Assistant Commissioner, Financial Innovation & Transformation Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Department of Treasury

Dominic Sale – Assistant Commissioner of Solutions, Technology Transformation Service, General Services Administration

Emerging HealthTech, What the Heck?

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Themes Theatre
Health Innovation

Join us to discuss top emerging technology use cases in healthcare. An elite panel of government leaders and industry experts will discuss the emerging technologies they're embracing and share opinions on how these technologies are making their organizations, and partners, better, and more...Read more

Speakers: 

Walter Harris, MBA, PMP – Senior Vice President for Administration & Finance, Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine

Casey Coleman – Senior Vice President, Global Government Industries, Salesforce

Colonel Bobby Saxon, USA Retired – Acting Director-Emergency Preparedness & Response Operations, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Yelena Yesha – Professor , Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

Oki Mek – Senior Advisor to HHS CIO , Department of Health and Huma Services

The Future of Work Part 1 - ShiftLabs: Exploiting the Power of Communities and Innovation to Prepare the Workforce for the Future

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 10:30am to 10:50am
Center Stage

What kind of work will people do in five, ten, and twenty years? What are the best ways to empower workers with skills and connect them to opportunity? How will the future of work transform our communities? Through ShiftLabs, New America is partnering with five pilot communities to prepare for a...Read more

The Fabric of Digital Government

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Imagine Nation Theater
Mission Modernization

As the U.S. federal government continues on its journey to digitally transform its operations and citizen services, there are three consistent challenges: people continue to respond differently to change, technology continues to evolve, and innovation continues to be a tough balancing act of...Read more

Speakers: 

Stephanie Mango – Senior Vice President, CGI

Ron Thompson – Associate CIO for the Transformation and Data Division , NASA

Jay Huie – Deputy Assistant Commissioner, FAS TTS Solutions

Nicholas Forgues – Branch Chief – Digital Services, Small Business Administration

Diana Andrews – Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Office of Software Engineering (OSE), Social Security Administration

The Future of Work Part 2: Career Compass - Exploiting the Power of Data and Technology to Prepare the Workforce for the Future

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:20am
Center Stage

IT workers have a unique role to play in the changing world of work. The IT profession has matured from merely imposing technologies in order to change how work gets done, to applying technologies to support business needs. Now, the IT profession can embrace a new role -- enabling the workforce...Read more

Speakers: 

Dorothy Aronson – Chief Information Officer, National Science Foundation

Robyn Rees – Senior Advisor for Human Capital Transformation, Department of the Interior

Networking Lunch - Plenary

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Networking Lunch - PlenaryRead more

Speakers: 

Teresa Carlson – Vice President, Amazon Web Services Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services

Vint Cerf – Father of the Internet, Co-designer of the TCP/IP Protocols and the Architecture of the Internet

Mission Modernization TechKnow Hub - Caffeine Round

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
TechKnow Showcase

Hub 1: Mission Modernization

Mission Modernization TechKnow Hub - Caffeine Round
In the Federal IT environment, we now have CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, CDOs, Chief Experience or Chief Customer Officers, etc. All of these functionaries talked about the...Read more

Speakers: 

Bill Zielinski – Assistant Commissioner and Government-wide Information Technology (IT) Category Manager, Office of Information Technology Category, FAS, General Services Administration

Cybersecurity TechKnow Hub - Caffeine Round

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
TechKnow Showcase

Hub 2: Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity TechKnow Hub - Caffeine Round

How ICAM is being used in Law Enforcement at the Federal/State/Local Levels to Protect IT Systems. This could include a discussion of:

  • The role of good ICAM in minimizing the impact
  • ...Read more
Speakers: 

Terry McBride – Senior Lead Technologist, Booz Allen Hamilton

Charles A. Santangelo – Co-Lead, ACT-IAC COI for Identity, Credential and Access Management (ICAM), ACT-IAC ICAM Community of Interest

Health Innovation TechKnow Hub - Caffeine Round

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
TechKnow Showcase

Hub 3: Health Innovation 

Health Innovation TechKnow Hub - Caffeine Round
How Temple Health University uses supply chain transformation, data analytics, technology, and contract compliance to improve patient care and achieve cost savings.Read more

Speakers: 

Madhu Pillai – Director – Supply Chain Systems & Measurements, Temple Health Care System

Emerging Technology Hub - Caffeine Round

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
TechKnow Showcase

Hub 4: Emerging Technology

Emerging Technology Hub - Caffeine Round
How DISA is enabling Blockchain-as-a-ServiceRead more

Speakers: 

Sherri Sokol – Innovation Analyst, Defense Information Systems Agency

Impactful Modernization Workshop: Re-imagining Government for the 21st Century using Human Centered Design

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm
Imagine Nation Theater
Mission Modernization

Mission modernization is about instituting a culture of continuous change in government, not about a "big bang" moment. Leaders who focus on growing, and preserving, a culture of modernization will ensure there is capacity for sustainable and repeatable change. Creating this impact requires...Read more

Speakers: 

Crystal Philcox – Assistant Commissioner, Enterprise Strategy Management, Federal Acquisition Service, GSA

Matthew Ford – Deputy Chief Customer Officer, General Services Administration

Jacob Parcell – Innovation Portfolio Director, Technology Transformation Service, GSA

Accelerating Mission Success via Collaborative Acquisition Processes

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm
Imagine Nation Theater
Mission Modernization

More offensive than the FAR!
More shocking than annual IT security training!
More exciting than regression testing!

Does awarding a contract feel like “mission success” before any actual work has started?

Do perceived acquisition rules and regulations build barriers...Read more

Speakers: 

Jason Kattman – Branch Chief, USDA Office of Contracting and Procurement (OCP) – Procurement Operations Division (POD)

Chad Sheridan – Information Solutions Service Delivery and Operations Branch, Department of Agriculture

Elaine Turville – Managing Director, Department of Agriculture at Accenture Federal Services

Integrated Digital Experiences that Put People First

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm
Themes Theatre
Mission Modernization
CX

Government is changing. More and more leaders see customer experience (CX) as their north star. Whether it’s modernizing citizen-facing websites and digital services, integrating complex outreach campaigns across multiple systems of record, or increasing efficiency for the IT and digital teams...Read more

Speakers: 

Jonathan Benett – Technical Director for Digital Government Solutions, Adobe

Marcy Jacobs – Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

Michelle D. Cartagena – Director, Customer Service, Transportation Security Administration

Courtney A. Winship – Chief, Digital Services Division, Citizenship & Immigration Services

David Ellison – Deputy Program Officer for SSA’s IT Modernization Effort, Social Security Administration

Jennifer Hill – Management and Program Analyst, Bureau of Fiscal Service

E-Weathering the Storm: How First Responders are Leveraging Emerging Technologies to Help Prepare, Respond, and Recover from Natural and Manmade Disasters

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 1:45pm to 2:05pm
Center Stage

As Federal and State first responders modernize their approach to hurricanes as well as other disasters, they are increasingly turning to innovations ranging from sensors to artificial intelligence to secure cloud-based networks that support information sharing; such innovations strengthen...Read more

Speakers: 

Joe Nimmich – Partner, Potomac Ridge Consulting LLC

2019 Partner Challenge: National Treasures in a 5G World

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm
Themes Theatre
Emerging Technology

Advancements in 5G technology promise new possibilities and enhanced experiences through citizen and government interactions. The 2019 ACT-IAC Partners Challenge team explored the rapidly evolving landscape as federal agencies and industry together consider the impacts and unanswered questions...Read more

Cloud Modernization

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
TechKnow Showcase

Hub 1: Mission Modernization
Cloud Modernization: Using Native Cloud to modernize applications and infrastructure to reduce costs and speed up deliveryRead more

Speakers: 

Christine Finnelle – Chief Technology Officer, United States Marshals Service

Operating Under Constant Cyber Threat

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 2:15pm to 2:35pm
Center Stage

In a world where cyber threats are growing and evolving ever-more-quickly, the newly-emerging concept of Autonomous Cyber Defense will become critical to protecting government and citizens alike. Through this approach, agencies focus primarily on automated detection and real-time response to new...Read more

Speakers: 

Dr. Matthew McFadden – Senior Director, Cyber, General Dynamics Information Technology

Zero Trust and the Shrinking Network Perimeter

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
TechKnow Showcase

Hub 2: Cybersecurity
How to Develop a Zero Trust Roadmap for your Enterprise

Use Case: How Might We Protect the Shrinking Network Perimeter with Zero Trust Security?Read more

Speakers: 

Steven Hernandez – Chief Information Security Officer and Director of Information Assurance Services, Department of Education

The Importance of Transforming to a Whole Health System Model in the VA

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
TechKnow Showcase

Hub 3: Health Innovation
Whole Health: The healthcare crisis in the United States has led to a call for transformation to a proactive model of care; VA is a national leader in Whole Health care delivery and the Whole Health System model is a roadmap to this...Read more

Speakers: 

Alison M. Whitehead – National Program Manager, VHA Office of Patient Centered Care & Cultural Transformation

Applying Virtual Collaboration at the NSF

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
TechKnow Showcase

Hub 4: Emerging Technology
Applying Virtual Collaboration at the NSF

Use Case: How Would We Apply Emerging Tech to Improve Virtual Collaboration of NSF Merit Review Panels?

 Read more

Speakers: 

Chezian Sivagnanam – Chief Enterprise Architect, National Science Foundation

Hilary Haight – Acting Deputy Division Director, Division of Administrative Services, National Science Foundation

Joan Goetzinger – IT Project Manager, National Science Foundation

Shared Services - Why Is This So Hard, Has The Game Changed?

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 2:45pm to 3:25pm
Center Stage

Utilizing shared services to streamline traditional back-office functions has always seemed sensible. But the road to implementing shared services in the federal government has been arduous. The new path that GSA and OMB have embarked on carves out a significantly greater role for industry,...Read more

Speakers: 

John Marshall – Founder & CEO, Shared Services Leadership Coalition

Jamie M. Krauk – Executive Director (Acting), Department of Commerce Enterprise Services

Earl Pinto – Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Shared Solutions and Performance Improvement, General Services Administration

Opioid Crisis: Where we are and Where We are Going

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Themes Theatre
Health Innovation

This nation is in the midst of an unprecedented Opioid epidemic with over 116 individuals dying per day. What is needed is earlier prevention, education on the adverse effects of Opioids, access to treatments to fight addictions and a thorough understanding and control of the supply chain to...Read more

Speakers: 

Elisabeth Uphoff Kato, MD, MRP – Medical Officer, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Marta Sokolowska PhD – Associate Director for Control Substances, CDER/ Food and Drug Administration

Margeaux Akazawa – Internal Innovation Programs Director, Department of Health and Human Services

Diana Ceban – Senior Executive, SAIC

Agile Approach to Assuring Software for NASA’s Orion Spacecraft

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm
Themes Theatre
Mission Modernization

Agile software development is prevalent throughout the Government, and NASA is no exception. NASA’s Orion spacecraft is being developed to return Astronauts to the moon in the next 5 years, and the role of software in achieving the ambitions mission objectives has expanded dramatically in the...Read more

Speakers: 

Justin Smith – NASA’s Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V) Program, Orion IV&V Project Manager, NASA

Using Enterprise Technical Debt to Improve Modernization Outcomes

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm
Imagine Nation Theater
Mission Modernization

Technical debt, shortcuts developers take to get software delivered sooner, is not often correlated with modernization success or failure. However, certain types of technical debt can decimate O&M budgets and cause new modernization projects to fail. We refer to this type of technical debt...Read more

Speakers: 

Stephany Bellomo – Principle Engineer, Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute

Lisa J. Creason – Director, Office of Information Systems Management, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Food and Drug Administration

Building a Multi-skilled Cyber Workforce to Win the War for Cyber Talent

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 3:15pm to 4:30pm
Imagine Nation Theater
Cyber Security
Workforce

Federal agencies face incredible challenges in finding, hiring, and retaining cybersecurity talent. In this session, participants will hear from cross- agency team of cyber workforce experts who have collaborated to design cyber career paths that provide direction on how to grow their careers...Read more

Speakers: 

Jason Gray – Chief Information Officer, Department of Education

Megan Caposell – Cyber Workforce and Pay Initiatives Program Manager, Department of Homeland Security

Dorothy Aronson – Chief Information Officer, National Science Foundation

Christopher Paris – Senior Advisor for Cyber Workforce Management , Department of Veterans Affairs

FAR Out? Can the FAR Keep up with the Pace of Today's Tech Marketplace? Is it Still Relevant or Necessary?

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 3:35pm to 4:15pm
Center Stage

Other Transactions Authority use has skyrocketed across government. DoD, DHS, GSA, NASA and others have and are increasingly using other alternative acquisition authorities. Together, they reflect significant challenges to the longstanding primacy of the FAR. Can the objectives of public...Read more

Speakers: 

Meagan Metzger – CEO, Dcode

Steve H. Holden, Ph.D. – Associate CIO for IT Policy & Oversight, Department of Transportation

Chris Hamm – Director for GSA FEDSIM, General Services Administration

2019 Partner Challenge: Growth Recommendations for NASA Solutions For Enterprise Wide Procurement (SEWP)

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 3:45pm to 4:30pm
Imagine Nation Theater
Mission Modernization

Managed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and authorized by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement or SEWP is a multi- award suite of contracts utilized government-wide to purchase information technology.  Since its...Read more

HCD as a Strategy: The Cornerstone for Modernization

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Themes Theatre
Mission Modernization
CX

Human Centered Design is a term that often gets categorized as a specialized term for UX design. However, the practice of HCD has a much larger implication for solving complex problems, especially in modernization. In this panel we explore, the question, "How do we design new products, programs...Read more

Speakers: 

Amira Boland – Lead, Customer Experience and GEAR Center, Office of Management and Budget

Jacob Parcell – Innovation Portfolio Director, Technology Transformation Service, GSA

Charlotte S. Lee – Chief Executive Officer, Kastling Group

Barbara C. Morton – Deputy Chief Veterans Experience Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs

Bill Hunt – Chief Enterprise Architect, Small Business Administration

Dominic Sale – Assistant Commissioner of Solutions, Technology Transformation Service, General Services Administration

DevSecOps vs. DevOps

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Themes Theatre
Cyber Security
Cloud, Agile, DevOps, IT Modernization

Organizations are continuing to become more complex from a technological perspective as digital transformation activities change the very nature of the work being performed. As organizations implement technological capabilities to stay competitive, interact with their...Read more

Speakers: 

Josh Boyd – Chief Technologist, Booz Allen Hamilton

Dr. Simon Szykman – Managing Director and CTO for Federal Services, Attain, LLC

Dr. Thomas P. Scanlon – Senior Cybersecurity Engineer & Researcher, CERT Division, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Lawrence Hale – Director, IT Security Subcategory, General Services Administration

Simmons Lough – Software Architect, United States Patent and Trademark Office

From Acquisition to Investment: Changing the Paradigm

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 4:25pm to 4:55pm
Center Stage

The Federal Government has enormous unfunded needs to modernize ineffective administrative processes, workforce skills, and technologies by adapting advanced commercial technology. However, it faces major budget and procurement barriers in accessing investment capital for modernization....Read more

Speakers: 

Dorothy Robyn – Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy

G. Edward DeSeve – Visiting Fellow , IBM Center for the Business of Government

2019 Partner Challenge: Workforce Management at SBA: Building a Culture of Innovation and Transformation

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Imagine Nation Theater
Mission Modernization

This session will demonstrate how the use of the Awareness, Desire, Knowledge, Ability, Reinforcement (ADKAR) methodology and non-attributable surveys can be productively used to determine the level of engagement across the Federal workforce. The session will also cover examples of how to...Read more

Reception & Dinner

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 5:15pm to 7:00pm

Reception & Dinner
PA Convention Center - Hall ARead more

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Full Breakfast

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 7:30am to 8:30am

Full BreakfastRead more

Government 2 Government Breakfast

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 7:30am to 8:30am

Government 2 Government Breakfast

Maria Roat (SBA) ACT President and Harrison Smith (IRS) ACT Vice President will host a breakfast for government attendees. Join them as they discuss the Next Big Idea.

This breakfast is for government attendees only....Read more

Plenary

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 8:30am to 10:00am
Imagine Nation Theater

Keynote: Karen Dunn Kelley, Deputy Secretary, Department of Commerce
Keynote: Margaret Weichert, Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and Budget
Keynote: Patrick J. Murphy, Former Army Under Secretary, Former...Read more

The IRS Applying Technology to Improve Acquisition

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 10:15am to 11:30am
TechKnow Showcase

Hub 4: Emerging Technology
The IRS Applying Technology to improve Acquisition

Use Case: How might we apply technology to improve the IRS Acquisitions Team’s ability to collect, manage and share accurate data in a timely fashion...Read more

Speakers: 

Harrison Smith – Deputy Chief Procurement Officer, Internal Revenue Service

Understanding and Leveraging Transformative Technologies in Government

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 10:15am to 11:30am
Imagine Nation Theater
Emerging Technology

Technology has the power to change the way government works. Whether its robotic process automation (RPA), artificial intelligence (AI) or even blockchain, these technologies might offer solutions to some of government’s biggest challenges. But understanding how to get started and advancing...Read more

Speakers: 

Craig Fischer – Program Manager, Bureau of the Fiscal Service

Jennifer Hill – Management and Program Analyst, Bureau of Fiscal Service

Legacy System Modernization

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 10:15am to 11:30am
TechKnow Showcase

Hub 1: Mission Modernization
Legacy System Modernization:
   What is the best option for legacy modernization - rehost, re-platform, or rebuild? All have different purposes, effects, values, costs, risks and impacts. But which one is right for your...Read more

Speakers: 

Geno A. Bulzomi – Administrative Enterprise Business Initiatives Team Leader, Farm Production and Conservation Mission Area Business Center

The Importance of Identity and Attribution Analysis to Discover, Uncover, and Disrupt Adversaries

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 10:15am to 11:30am
TechKnow Showcase

Hub 2: Cybersecurity 
The Importance of Identity and Attribution Analysis to Discover, Uncover, and Disrupt Adversaries

Use Case: How Might We Leverage Identity Intelligence and Consumer Protection Mechanisms to Combat Compromised Credentials?...Read more

Speakers: 

Surendra Babu – SME – Identity Access Management and Cloud Architecture, Federal Student Aid (FSA), Department of Education

Innovation at DHA

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 10:15am to 11:30am
TechKnow Showcase

Hub 3: Health Innovation 
Innovation at DHA: On October 1st, 2019, the DHA assumes full authority, direction and control of over 400 Military Treatment Facilities currently managed by the Army, Navy and Air Force.  Amid this major reorganization, the DHA is...Read more

Speakers: 

COL Christopher Ivany, MD – Chief, Innovation Group, Defense Health Agency

The Past, Present and Future of FITARA and IT Modernization

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:45am
Themes Theatre
Mission Modernization

IT Modernization has accelerated across government via FITARA (and the scorecard) as well as the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF), Centers of Excellence (COEs) and the Federal Data Strategy. 5 years in, hear from the architects of FITARA implementation and the...Read more

Speakers: 

Renee P. Wynn – Chief Information Officer, NASA

Gundeep Ahluwalia – Chief Information Officer, Department of Labor

Richard A. Spires – CEO, Learning Tree International

Vera Ashworth – Vice President, CGI

David Powner – Director, Strategic Engagement and Partnerships, The MITRE Corporation

Melvin Brown II – Director EBMO, Small Business Administration

Jonathan Alboum – Principal Digital Strategist – Federal Government, ServiceNow

Maria Roat – Chief Information Officer, Small Business Administration

Tony Scott – Chief Executive Officer, Tony Scott Group And Former Federal CIO

Kessel Run: Go Fast Forever

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Imagine Nation Theater
Mission Modernization

Hannah Hunt and Nick Setterberg will discuss Kessel Run's unique and methodical approach to putting "Agile" into DOD Acquisition. Long gone are the days of  "Waterfall" acquisition. We need a new acquisition framework that continuously delivers capability to warfighters around the globe. Kessel...Read more

Speakers: 

Hannah Hunt – Chief of Staff, Kessel Run

Transforming Government Through Openness: How open source software strategies can help IT leaders drive change

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 10:30am to 10:50am
Center Stage

While human brains can produce exquisite rational thought, they are also wired to resist change. Yet individuals and organizations can harness the very forces that inhibit change to effect radical transformation, if they are given the right tools and blueprints to do so. Addressing ever-changing...Read more

Speakers: 

Michael Tiemann – Past President, Open Source Institute, Vice President, Open Source Affairs, Red Hat, Red Hat

Data Analytics: Enabling Decision Making and Innovation

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Themes Theatre
Health Innovation

Healthcare professionals struggle to manage an ever increasing volume of disparate health data from multiple sources to making timelier and better quality decisions to improve patient care and outcomes. This same challenge applies to using data to enable innovation in health care research and...Read more

Speakers: 

Walter Harris, MBA, PMP – Senior Vice President for Administration & Finance, Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine

Carlos Rivero – Chief Data Officer, Commonwealth of Virginia

Vinai Trichur – Managing Partner, Censeo Consulting Group

Rajiv Uppal – Director, Office of Information Technology, Chief Information Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Michael McFarland – Acting Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Acquisitions Health and Human Services

Think Globally Learn Locally: What can the Feds Learn from other Governments

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:20am
Center Stage

Cities and states are rapidly adopting exponential technologies like artificial intelligence and the internet of things to improve operations and create better experiences for citizen. They are also pioneering effective use of data to make better decisions and improve services. State and local...Read more

Speakers: 

Jane Wiseman – Innovations in Government Fellow, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation

Marlon Attiken – Partner, IBM

Seated Lunch, Keynote, Awards, Partners Graduation

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Seated Lunch, Keynote, Awards, Partners Graduation

Keynote
Dr. Michael Eric Wooten, Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, Executive Office of the PresidentRead more

Mission Modernization TechKnow Hub - Caffeine Round

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
TechKnow Showcase

Hub 1: Mission Modernization

Mission Modernization TechKnow Hub - Caffeine Round
The Secretary of Commerce (DOC) initiated Enterprise Services to identify mission support services in the core functional areas of...Read more

Speakers: 

Renee Macklin – IT Director, Enterprise Services, Department of Commerce

Cybersecurity TechKnow Hub - Caffeine Round

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
TechKnow Showcase

Hub 2: Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity TechKnow Hub - Caffeine Round: Blockchain a Look from the Security LensRead more

Speakers: 

Oki Mek – Senior Advisor to HHS CIO , Department of Health and Huma Services

Health Innovation TechKnow Hub - Caffeine Round

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
TechKnow Showcase

Hub 3: Health Innovation

Health Innovation TechKnow Hub - Caffeine Round
Technology applications in Healthcare.Read more

Speakers: 

Gabriel Hidalgo – Deputy Chief of the Grants Management Branch , National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Emerging Technology Hub - Caffeine Round

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
TechKnow Showcase

Hub 4: Emerging Technology

Emerging Technology Hub - Caffeine Round
How the VA is using Emerging Technologies to Aid in the Prevention of Veterans’ Suicide
 Read more

Speakers: 

David Maron – Biostatistician, Veterans Affairs

Getting in GEAR: How the GEAR Center is Reframing Academic-Government-Industry Partnerships

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 1:45pm to 2:05pm
Center Stage

OMB has announced the creation of the Government Effectiveness Advanced Research (GEAR) Center to explore how ideas from industry and academic experts can be piloted through public-private partnerships, to produce actionable results and recommendations for government agencies. OMB and GSA...Read more

Speakers: 

Mark Bussow – Performance Team Lead, Office of Management and Budget

James E. Cook – Vice President, Strategic Engagement and Partnerships, The MITRE Corporation

Teresa Thomas – Program Lead for Neurodiverse Talent Enablement, The MITRE Corporation

Cyber and Patient Care: Why it Actually Matters

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 1:45pm to 2:15pm
Imagine Nation Theater
Health Innovation

Healthcare Cybersecurity is a continual growing concern with hacking, IT security incidents and data beaches non only with the provider’s electronic health record but also with the multitude of connected medical devices being used by patients.  Patient record data and health plan member records...Read more

Speakers: 

Chip Block – VP, Chief Solutions Architect, Converged Security Solutions

Janet Vogel – Chief Information Security Officer, Department of Health and Human Services

Paul B. Cunningham – Deputy Assistant Secretary, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Office of Information Security Department of Veterans Affairs

Beyond Compliance – Leveraging TBM to Improve Agency Mission Effectiveness

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm
Imagine Nation Theater
Mission Modernization

The President’s Management Agenda focuses Federal agencies on Improving IT Spending Transparency (CAP Goal #10) and sets a goal to adopt the Technology Business Management (TBM) Framework government-wide by FY 2022. Implementing the TBM Framework will improve IT spending data accountability and...Read more

Speakers: 

Jasmine A. Faubert – Government Administration Portfolio Manager, The MITRE Corporation/Treasury FFRDC

Bill Kasenchar – Sr. Director Technology Business Management Office, University of Pennsylvania

Megan Sikora – Technology Business Management (TBM) Senior Manager, Copper River Enterprise Services

Kelly Morrison – Senior Strategic Advisor to USAID’s CIO, U.S. Agency for International Development

Kirk Trasborg – Executive Director ISC Shared Services, University of Pennsylvania

Pawla Ghaleb – President & CEO, PBG Consulting, LLC

Kyra M. Stewart – Team Lead, Technology Business Management , General Services Administration

Recent Rise of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning with Cloud

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm
Themes Theatre
Emerging Technology

Organization across Government and Industry are enabling strategies that will leverage cloud technology to accelerate their adoption of AI/ML via ready-to-go AI applications, ready-to-build AI/ML development platforms, and ready-to-work autonomous capabilities. This panel will provide the...Read more

Speakers: 

Gary Washington – Chief Information Officer, United States Department of Agriculture

Chad Sheridan – Information Solutions Service Delivery and Operations Branch, Department of Agriculture

Anthony (Tony) Cossa – Director Product Management OCI, Oracle

Edward Dowgiallo – Senior Technical Advisor, Federal Transit Administration

Mark J. Schreiber – Chief of Staff, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Department of Energy

Putting it All Together: The Dream Team Towards Change

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm
Themes Theatre
Mission Modernization
Workforce

Today's complex challenges require complex solutions and culture change takes a team approach. Leading the mission of modernization requires a multi-disciplinary leader, but it also requires a cross-functional team. Catalyzing change requires the right mix of culture, skills, and workforce...Read more

Speakers: 

Martha A. Dorris – Founder, Dorris Consulting International

Ron Bewtra – Chief Technology Officer, Department of Justice

Jay Huie – Deputy Assistant Commissioner, FAS TTS Solutions

Ted Kaouk – Chief Data Officer, Department of Agriculture

Brian Whittaker – Deputy Executive Director, IT Modernization Centers of Excellence

RPA Across the Government

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
TechKnow Showcase

Hub 4: Emerging Technology
RPA Across the Government

Use Case: How Would We Accelerate the Adoption of RPA Across the Government? Read more

Speakers: 

Brian Mooers – Sr. Program Analyst and Performance Improvement Specialist , GSA Office of Financial Management | Robotics Process Automation PMO

Gerard Badorrek – Chief Financial Officer and Executive Sponsor of the RPA Community of Practice, General Services Administration

Connecting the Dots

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
TechKnow Showcase

Hub 1: Mission Modernization 

Connecting the Dots: Modern networks give users nearly limitless freedom to perform tasks quickly and efficiently. This use case will focus on:

  • Building networks that are application aware to Improve
  • ...Read more

Leveraging AI for Data Protection

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
TechKnow Showcase

Hub 2: Cybersecurity 
Leveraging AI for Data Protection

Use Case: How might we achieve the citizen data protection objectives of DHS programs by leveraging today’s rapidly evolving cloud and AI capabilities?Read more

Speakers: 

Guy Cavallo – Deputy CIO, Small Business Administration

AI Ethics - What Does it Mean to You?

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 2:15pm to 2:35pm
Center Stage

The debate over the ethical use of artificial intelligence in government is just getting started. From protecting the nation, to delivering better health care services, to improving recruiting and hiring decisions, how are we to define what is and is not “ethical” in a governmental context? Is...Read more

Speakers: 

Jenny R. Yang – Senior Policy Fellow , Urban Institute

How New Technologies are Revolutionizing Health Care and How VA is Recognized as a World Leader in the Development and Use of Telehealth

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
TechKnow Showcase

Hub 3: Health Innovation 
Telehealth new technologies are revolutionizing health care, and VA is recognized as a world leader in the development and use of telehealth. Telehealth services are mission-critical to the future direction of VA care to Veterans. In FY18, VHA...Read more

Speakers: 

Adam Bluth – Connected Care Program Manager, VA Healthcare – VISN 4

Lynn Watson, MS – Facility Telehealth Coordinator, Crescenz VA Medical Center

Interoperability Across the Continuum of Care

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:00pm
Imagine Nation Theater
Health Innovation

The question is can health information systems work together across the continuum of care to provide effective delivery of healthcare for individuals and the community? Interoperability is critical to freely exchanging the healthcare information in order to provide high quality and efficient...Read more

Speakers: 

Jason Glanville – Supervisory IT Specialist, Department of Veterans Affairs

Carlos Rivero – Chief Data Officer, Commonwealth of Virginia

Privacy and Innovation: Friends or Foes?

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 2:45pm to 3:05pm
Center Stage

In the US, debates are raging over privacy and the use of emerging technologies such as big data analytics and artificial intelligence. These debates occur both with respect to public sector applications, such as securing airports and borders; and in the private sector, where leading tech...Read more

Speakers: 

Chris Calabrese – Vice President, Policy, Center for Democracy & Technology

COI Open Exchange

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Imagine Nation Theater
Mission Modernization

Wonder what the Communities of Interest (COI) do and if they are right for you? New to ACT-IAC and looking for a way to get engaged? Joining one of the 8 COIs is a great way to get involved in ACT-IAC. During this informal one hour drop in session, stop by a few or all of the COI tables to meet...Read more

Cloud Security: FedRAMP Perspectives and Trends

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Themes Theatre
Cyber Security

Vendor marketing can make the move to cloud technologies sound easy. In reality, the transition to the cloud can be very difficult from a Mission, Technical and Cybersecurity perspective. The security of your mission critical data is a key concern to your organization's leadership and this...Read more

Speakers: 

Ben Duan – CTO, Precise Software Solutions

Ashley Mahan – FedRAMP Director (Acting), General Services Administration

Bob Ritchie – VP of Software, SAIC

Matt Chiodi – Chief Security Officer, Palo Alto Networks

Coby Holloway – Vice President of IT Modernization, SAIC

Lawrence Hale – Director, IT Security Subcategory, General Services Administration

CISO Panel: Stories from the Cyber Trenches

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Themes Theatre
Cyber Security

The role of the CISO is dynamic and presents a challenge for those serving in this role. In the past, the information security leader served in a purely technical role. They were typically focused on tasks such as firewall configurations and password policies. Although these aspects of...Read more

Speakers: 

Emery Csulak – CISO, Deputy CIO for Cybersecurity, Department of Energy

Janet Vogel – Chief Information Security Officer, Department of Health and Human Services

Doug Cowan – Regional Manager , Cisco Systems, Inc.

Steven Hernandez – Chief Information Security Officer and Director of Information Assurance Services, Department of Education

Soldenise Sejour – Chief Information Security Officer, Department of Homeland Security

Paul B. Cunningham – Deputy Assistant Secretary, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Office of Information Security Department of Veterans Affairs

From K to Gray: How Stories of Cyber Impact Business

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 3:15pm to 4:30pm
Imagine Nation Theater
Cyber Security
Workforce

Storytelling is one of the most effective strategies to engage people, and used well, can be an excellent tool for recruiting, business development, strategic communications, and team building. We all know there’s a critical shortage of cyber talent, but have you thought of how storytelling can...Read more

Speakers: 

Sarah Moffat – Senior Advisor for Cyber Workforce Management, Department of Veterans Affairs

Law Enforcement Success in Action: How the Philadelphia Police Balance Technology and Protection

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 3:15pm to 3:45pm
Center Stage

How do we take advantage of the benefits of technology in law enforcement without sacrificing important civil liberties? New innovations have dramatically enhanced the ability of law enforcement to reduce and address threats and protect citizens. At the same time, civil liberties concerns have...Read more

Serving the 360 Degree Citizen

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 4:05pm to 4:25pm
Center Stage

Citizens rely upon government services at all levels; local, state and federal. As we think about customer centric design in public sector, we need to create connections across the levels of government to serve the "whole citizen." Wouldn’t we all benefit from an app with all things "government...Read more

Speakers: 

Chris O’Brien – State and Local Government Leader, Guidehouse

Zero Trust: The Moat is Drained

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Themes Theatre
Cyber Security

ZeroTrust has gained a lot of attention, and for good reason. Information security architectures have struggled to keep pace with the threat landscape and have not supplied organizations with a successful mechanism to protect itself from external and internal threats. This assertion is well...Read more

Speakers: 

Darren Death – Chief Information Security Officer, ASRC Federal

Brigadier General (ret) Gregory J. Touhill – President, Cyxtera Federal Group

Theodore Gates – Consultant, Cisco Systems Inc.

Steven Hernandez – Chief Information Security Officer and Director of Information Assurance Services, Department of Education

Stephen Kovac – Vice President of Global Government and Head of Corporate Compliance, Zscaler Inc

Beta.SAM.Gov.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Themes Theatre
Mission Modernization

Imagine what happens when you bring together ten mission-essential, government-wide acquisition and federal assistance systems. Each system already has its community of stakeholders with different, and sometimes contradictory, requirements. In bringing them together you create...

...a...Read more

Speakers: 

Judith Zawatsky – Assistant Commissioner, Office of Systems Management, General Services Administration, Federal Acquisition Service

Christy Hermansen – Design Lead, Integrated Award Environment (IAE), , Design Lead, Integrated Award Environment (IAE),

Varun Malhotra – Co-founder and EVP, Changeis Inc.

James F. Gerraughty, MBA, CPP – President, Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers

Vicky Niblett – Deputy Assistant Commissioner, General Services Administration

Serge Shahabian – GWAC COE Leader, IBM

Future Proofing Your IT Workforce Mobility Program

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Imagine Nation Theater
Mission Modernization

Are you struggling to source the right IT talent? Did you know that 78% of tech workers say they would move or have moved for the right job? Whether you are moving jobs to people, moving people to jobs, tapping into the virtual workforce or developing your staff through internal mobility, future...Read more

Speakers: 

Haig R. Nalbantian – Sr. Partner, Mercer

Ellie Sullivan – Senior Vice President of Advisory Services , Weichert Workforce Mobility

Terri Shaffer – Management and Program Analyst , General Services Administration

Through the Acquisition Wormhole: Shortening the Path to Modern IT

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 4:35pm to 4:55pm
Center Stage

Acquisition innovations across government can spur wider and faster adoption of emerging technologies. In 2017, the ACT Executive Committee established a priority for ACT-IAC’s Innovation Institute to address Acquisition Innovation to enable IT Modernization. The Institute subsequently...Read more

Speakers: 

Lesley Field – Deputy Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget

Timothy W. Cooke, Ph.D. – CEO, ASI Government

Trevor Wagner – Testing and Reengineering Lead,, DHS Procurement Innovation Lab (PIL)

Gissa Sateri – Account Executive, REI Systems

Shuttle Bus Loop to Networking Reception and Dinner - The Fillmore Philadelphia

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 6:00pm to 10:30pm

The Fillmore Philadelphia 
29 E Allen St, Philadelphia, PA 19123Read more

Networking Reception and Dinner - The Fillmore Philadelphia

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm

The Fillmore Philadelphia 
29 E Allen St, Philadelphia, PA 19123Read more

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

ACT-IAC IT Management & Modernization COI Meeting

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 8:30am to 10:00am

ACT-IAC IT Management & Modernization COI Meeting
PA Convention Center, Room 203ARead more

NASA SEWP Training

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Registration: Complimentary

Included: 2 CLP Training Credits, Breakfast, and Box Lunch

Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP, pronounced 'soup'), is a multi-award Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) vehicle focused on commercial...Read more

Fellows Forum

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Fellows Forum - An ACT-IAC Opportunity: Building the 21st Century Workforce Leader

Registration: Complimentary

Included: 2 CLP Training Credits, Breakfast, and Box LunchRead more

ACT-IAC Evolving the Workforce COI Meeting

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am

ACT-IAC Evolving the Workforce COI Meeting
PA Convention Center, Room 204CRead more

TechKnow Showcase

TechKnow Showcase is a prime, solutions-oriented collaboration zone for government agencies and a select group of Industry Partners to showcase innovative technologies, platforms, and solutions together.

  • An open collaboration environment organized around four (4) topic-driven Innovation Hubs:  Mission Modernization, Cybersecurity, Health Innovation, and Emerging Technology
  • Attendees will collaborate with TechKnow Showcase Sponsors to solve problems, develop new strategies, and take away immediate actions for 'driving impact'
  • An ideal location, at the entrance of the conference venue, where communities of interest gather to showcase new initiatives, share technical knowledge, and work together as partners
  • Discovery, learning and “aha-ing” with peers, innovators and government leaders who are focused on improving business processes and implementing modernized, integrated solutions
  • Government ‘Executive Champions’ and diverse companies all of whom are experts in their respective fields

 

Submission requests for TechKnow Showcase can be sent directly to Carol Miller.

TechKnow Hub Descriptions

Innovation Hub 1: Mission 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-plat formed 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: Health Innovation
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
     

       

          

Innovation Hub 4: 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)​​ 

 

         

Excursions and Golf Outing

Taste of philly food tour - reading terminal

Learn the fascinating history behind Philly’s favorite sandwiches, breakfast foods (scrapple, sticky buns) and snacks (soft pretzels, Goldenberg Peanut Chews) and the vibrant and historic Reading Terminal Market.

75 entertaining minutes

Time: 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Fee: $15.00


constitutional walking tour

Explore America's Birthplace, behind the scenes where other tours cannot venture. Get up close with and see more than 20 historic sites in 75 minutes on a 1.25 mile outdoor walking journey.

After the tour, teams compete in a scavenger hunt.

Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Fee: $30.00


art museum visit

The Barnes Foundation, a short walk from the Philadelphia Convention Center, is a beautiful new art museum with a world-renowned collection specializing in impressionist and post-impressionist art, including works by Renoir, Cezanne, Gaugin, Degas, Monet, Manet, van Gogh, Matisse, and Picasso.  Suss Consulting is providing 20 tickets to the Barnes, good for any time on Sunday, October 19, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Tickets are pre-register only and first come, first serve.

Fee: Complimentary


golf outing

The golf course at RiverWinds stays true to the heritage of historic courses in Scotland and Ireland. Nestled in the grasslands between scenic Woodbury Creek and the deep harbor marina on the Delaware River, the 18-hole championship course invokes visions of seaside golf. The water, surrounding wetlands and mile-long twisting burn create an intriguing setting. Across the water are breathtaking views of Philadelphia skyline.

When registering for the conference, please add the option for GOLF

Open to all levels of players for an outing of comradery and fun. The format will be individual stroke play. Continental Breakfast of Coffee, Tea, Juices, Danishes, Muffins and Mixed Fruit will be provided to get you ready for a day of fun and comradery before the conference.

Registration begins at 7:30; Shotgun start at 9AM

Transportation not provided. 30 min. from hotel. 2.5 hr. from DC

Cost: $100

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FAQs

WHAT IS IMAGINE NATION - ELC?

Imagine Nation ELC 2019 is the premier event for government and industry executives who are interested in using technology to improve government.   Imagine Nation is a “safe haven” where government and industry can work together as true partners to shape programs, policies, and strategies that will create a more effective, efficient and innovative government.  The issues addressed and solutions forged at Imagine Nation will have value for all government levels – Federal, state, local and tribal.

 

HOW MANY WILL ATTEND IMAGINE NATION?

Attendance is expected to be approximately 1,100 individuals from government and industry. The attendees will span functional and organizational lines and bring together those responsible for IT management, acquisition, financial management, cybersecurity, customer experience, human capital and mission/program management. 

Also in attendance will be several hundred companies providing technology and management support to government.  In addition to the corporate attendees, over 50 companies will be on hand to display innovative products and services in the TechKnow Showcase and Pavilion.  Exhibitors will range from enterprise organizations to small entrepreneurial start-ups.

 

WHAT IS THE THEME OF IMAGINE NATION?

This year’s conference theme is, ‘Driving Impact!  Innovation through Government and Industry Collaboration’. 

Imagine Nation will provide a forum for government-industry collaboration and bring forward new innovations that will drive further advances in IT modernization, design the blueprint for tomorrow’s workforce, create new business models that take advantage of emerging technologies and fortify our nation’s data networks to achieve enterprise resilience.  Three days in Philadelphia will change how government and industry work together.

 

WHAT ARE THE MAJOR TOPICS TO BE ADDRESSED AT IMAGINE NATION?

Four conference themes provide the greatest opportunities to address the most pressing challenges faced in government today (Mission Modernization, Cyber, Health Innovation, and Emerging Technology).  

Sessions supporting each theme will weave in multiple disciplines or threads of additional importance and will be beneficial to all audiences.  Threads will include workforce, acquisition, data (Federal Data Strategy), CX (Improving the Digital Experience), Supply Chain/Blockchain, Privacy, Process Automation (RPA/AI), Shared Services, Cloud (Agile, DevOps, IT Modernization), and Budget/TBM/TMF.

 

ACT-IAC HAS A NUMBER OF COMMUNITIES OF INTEREST ADDRESSING HOT TOPICS.  WILL THESE BE FEATURED AT IMAGINE NATION?

Yes, ACT-IAC has eight (8) communities of interest (COIs) that address a range of issues from acquisition and cybersecurity to shared services and workforce.  Several of the COIs will be featured during the program, either on panels or as parts of TechKnow Showcase.

 

WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT IMAGINE NATION?  WHY IS IT DIFFERENT FROM OTHER TECH CONFERENCES?

Imagine Nation is unique for several reasons:

  • The agenda is designed to address the most critical issues facing government and provide opportunities for industry to help government address those issues.
  • The entire event has been planned and put together by a planning committee of government and industry executives who have worked shoulder to shoulder to address the most important issues.
  • The program is not just talking heads.  The entire environment is designed to promote discussions and conversation.
  • The event is intended to be outcome oriented.  Through a diversity of formats (panels, case studies, brief talks, etc.) the focus is on collecting and producing content and ideas that can be used by attendees in their day jobs. 
  • The emphasis of the conference is on communication, collaboration, and learning.  Attendees are urged to focus on working together to share challenges and solutions, rather than business development and marketing.  The emphasis is on building relationships that will have long-term value.

 

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?

Imagine Nation will be of value to any person – in government or industry – who is interested in or responsible for the acquisition, management, use and protection of technology in the government environment. As an attendee at Imagine Nation, you will acquire the latest information, have an opportunity to share your challenges with your peers and work with them to create new strategies, learn, and expand your professional network. Some of the highlights include:

  • A program on the hottest topics we deal with every day – acquisition, modernization, workforce, emerging technologies like blockchain, improving the customer experience, cyber security (including zero trust networks), health innovation and more – and a focus on information, ideas and outcomes we can use to drive impact when we return to the office
  • A diversity of formats - presentations, use case discussions, innovative zones, working groups, and much more -- to educate, engage and challenge.
  • Government leaders such as U.S. Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent will be on hand to discuss the President’s Management Agenda and other policy initiatives that affect us
  • Thought leaders will challenge us to think outside the box
  • A dedicated collaboration day with training courses and other opportunities for ACT-IAC Communities of Interest
  • A TechKnow showcase and Pavilion with demonstrations and best practices from industry and government organizations.  More than just a trade show, the TechKnow showcase is an interactive collaborative environment with hubs devoted to modernization, cyber security, health innovation, and emerging technology
  • Exceptional networking opportunities to strengthen old relationships and forge new ones
  • There’s also an opportunity to obtain up to 17 Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) if you take advantage of everything

 

CAN I GET TRAINING CREDITS?

Yes, if you attend the entire conference you can earn 17 Continuous Learning Points (CLPs). 

 

WILL MEDIA BE IN ATTENDANCE?

Yes, a number of media outlets have confirmed their attendance. 

  • Federal News Radio
  • Government Matters
  • FedTech Magazine
  • 1105 Media (FCW/GCN)
  • Government Executive (NextGov)
  • Federal Times
  • Technical.ly (Philly)
  • GovLoop
  • DorobekInsider

 

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION?

Full conference registration includes all the events and meals from the opening Sunday evening reception to closing on Wednesday. This includes sit down dinners, lunches, and full breakfasts. It also includes access to the TechKnow Showcase and the Partner Pavilion.

The only things not included in the full conference registration are the optional Sunday excursions and golf outing. There are additional fees for each.

 

IS IT POSSIBLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF TECHKNOW AND THE PAVILION WITHOUT REGISTERING FOR THE CONFERENCE?

No. Unlike traditional trade shows, TechKnow Showcase and the Partner Pavilion are integrated into the fabric and content of the entire event. They are not separate activities. In order to visit TechKnow and the Pavilion, you must register for the conference.

 

WHAT ARE THE REGISTRATION FEES?

There are a number of different registration fees depending upon whether you are government or industry. Go to the web site to see the fees available to you. For additional information, you can contact ACT-IAC at 703.208.4800 or actiac@actiac.org.

 

WHAT IS THE PRESS POLICY FOR IMAGINE NATION?

The ACT-IAC policy is that all sessions (plenaries, tracks, Center Stage, etc.) are on the record, unless explicitly requested by a speaker.

 

WHEN AND WHERE IS IMAGINE NATION?

October 20-23, 2019.The Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO GET TO THE CONFERENCE?

There are a number of ways to travel to Philadelphia, PA.  The distance from the Washington, DC area is 140 miles and should take about 3 hours driving.  Amtrak offers a great alternative via rail travel to 30th Street Station in downtown Philadelphia.

 

HOTEL INFORMATION

Upon successful conference registration, a confirmation email will be sent to your email address with hotel information.

Please be aware that hotel reservations for Imagine Nation ELC 2019 are the sole responsibility of the registrant and are therefore an agreement between the registrant and the hotel. ACT-IAC and its staff are not responsible for errors made by either party during the reservation process. 
 

 

WHAT’S THE PARKING SITUATION AT THE HOTEL?

Overnight parking is available at the Philadelphia area hotels but may be as high as $55 per night. There are a number of other public parking facilities in the area.

 

WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE:

The dress code for Imagine Nation is business casual.

 

IS ON-SITE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE?

Yes, it will be possible to register on-site.

 

WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION FEE?

Registration cancellations made before September 14, 2019, will receive a full refund.  No refunds are available after that date.  Substitutions may be made at any time but must be provided to ACT-IAC in writing at ELCReg@actiac.org.   No shows will be charged the full registration fee. 

Please be aware that hotel reservations for ELC are the sole responsibility of the registrant and are therefore an agreement between the registrant and the hotel. You will be asked to secure your hotel reservations in the ELC room block through an online reservation system when you complete your conference registration - please do not call the hotel directly. ACT-IAC or its staff is not responsible for errors made by either party during the room reservation process. Please check with your hotel for their respective cancellation policies.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Additional information on this year’s conference can be found at https://www.actiac.org/events/imagine-nation-elc-2019.   Please send all questions to actiac@actiac.org or call the ACT-IAC office at 703-208-4800.

Continuous Learning Points

Continuous Learning Points (CLPs)

Professional improvement is a continuous cycle throughout careers. Training and education are two major components that not only better you as a professional, but are often required by your organization.

ACT-IAC can help you reach your goals by offering continuous learning points at our events. By attending the Imagine Nation ELC 2019, attendees will be eligible to receive 17 Continuous Learning Points.

Certificates will be available onsite at the event and e-certificates will be available upon request.