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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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Confirmed Keynote Speakers

  • Suzette Kent (OMB)
  • Teresa Carlson (Amazon Web Services)
  • Emily Murphy (GSA)

 

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Advanced Registration Fees:

Government (Individual):  $695
Government (Group, 4+):  $495
Industry (Individual):  $1,895
Industry (Group, 4+): $1,695
Non-Member (Individual): $2,495
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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

Suzette Kent
Federal CIO, OMB
Teresa Carlson
Vice President, Amazon Web Services Worldwide Public Sector
Emily Murphy
Administrator, General Services Administration
Vint Cerf
Father of the Internet

All Speakers

Name Title Organization Speaker Role
VP of Software
SAIC
Cybersecurity Theme
Chief Information Officer
Department of Labor
Mission Modernization Theme
Chief Information Officer
National Science Foundation
Center Stage and Cybersecurity Theme
Vice President
CGI
Mission Modernization Theme
Partner
IBM
Center Stage
Technical Director for Digital Government Solutions
Adobe
Mission Modernization Theme
VP, Chief Solutions Architect
Converged Security Solutions
Health Innovation Theme
Lead, Customer Experience and GEAR Center
Office of Management and Budget
Mission Modernization Theme
Chief Technologist
Booz Allen Hamilton
Cybersecurity Theme
Director EBMO
Small Business Administration
Assistant Director for Digital, Marketing & Strategic Communication
U.S. Census Bureau
Emerging Technology Theme
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
Keynote
Father of the Internet
Co-designer of the TCP/IP Protocols and the Architecture of the Internet
Plenary
Deputy Under Secretary for Health
Veterans Health Administration
Health Innovation TechKnow Hub
Senior Vice President, Global Government Industries
Salesforce
Health Innovation Theme
Director Product Management OCI
Oracle
Emerging Technology Theme
Regional Manager
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cybersecurity Theme
Chief Information Security Officer, Deputy CIO for Cybersecurity
Department of Energy
Cybersecurity 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
Government Administration Portfolio Manager
The MITRE Corporation/Treasury FFRDC
Beyond Compliance – Leveraging TBM to Improve Agency Mission Effectiveness
Program Manager
Bureau of the Fiscal Service
Emerging Technology Theme
Deputy Chief Customer Officer
General Services Administration
Mission Modernization Theme
Consultant
Cisco Systems Inc.
Cybersecurity Theme
Chief Information Officer
Department of Education
Cybersecurity Theme
Director, IT Security Subcategory
General Services Administration
Cybersecurity Theme
Senior Vice President for Administration & Finance
Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine
Health Innovation Theme
Management and Program Analyst
Bureau of Fiscal Service
Mission Modernization Theme
Chief Data Officer
Department of Agriculture
Mission Modernization Theme
Federal CIO, OMB
OMB
Keynote
Deputy Program Manager/CHRM/COR
NASA SEWP
Emerging Technology Theme
Executive Director (Acting)
Department of Commerce Enterprise Services
Center Stage
Chief Executive Officer
Kastling Group
Mission Modernization Theme
FedRAMP Director (Acting)
General Services Administration
Cybersecurity Theme & Mission Modernization TechKnow Showcase Hub
Senior Vice President, SAJE (Security, Assistance, Justice, hEalth)
CGI
Themes and Threads
Founder & CEO
Shared Services Leadership Coalition
Center Stage
Senior Director, Cyber
General Dynamics Information Technology
Center Stage
CEO
Dcode
Center Stage
Senior Advisor for Cyber Workforce Management
Department of Veterans Affairs
Cybersecurity Theme
Deputy Chief Veterans Experience Officer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Mission Modernization Theme
Administrator, General Services Administration
General Services Administration
Keynote Speaker
Sr. Partner
Mercer
Future Proofing Your IT Workforce Mobility Program
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
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
Senior Advisor for Human Capital Transformation
Department of the Interior
Center Stage
Chief Data Officer
Commonwealth of Virginia
Health Innovation Theme
Non-Resident Senior Fellow
Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy
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
Department of Agriculture
Emerging Technology Theme
Deputy Chief Procurement Officer
Internal Revenue Service
Emerging Technology TechKnow Showcase Hub
CEO
Learning Tree International
Mission Modernization Theme
Deputy Associate CIO, Deputy CDO
NASA
Emerging Technology TechKnow Hub
Senior Vice President of Advisory Services
Weichert Workforce Mobility
Themes and Thread
Managing Director and CTO for Federal Services
Attain, LLC
Cybersecurity Theme
President
Cyxtera Federal Group
Cybersecurity Theme
Managing Partner
Censeo Consulting Group
Health Innovation Theme
Chief Information Security Officer
Department of Health and Human Services
Cybersecurity Theme
Chief Information Officer
Department of Agriculture
Emerging Technology Theme
National Program Manager
VHA Office of Patient Centered Care & Cultural Transformation
Health Innovation TechKnow Hub
CEO at Institute for Excellence in Government
Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
Center Stage
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

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

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 - 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

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

Shuttles 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

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

How Might we Holistically Close the Cybersecurity Workforce Gap?

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 10:15am to 11:45am
TechKnow Showcase

Cybersecurity TechKnow HubRead 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

Suicide Prevention

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 10:15am to 11:45am
TechKnow Showcase

Health Innovation TechKnow Hub
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 those men and...Read more

Speakers: 

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

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

Applying Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Better Data Analytics Results at NASA

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 10:15am to 11:45pm
TechKnow Showcase

Emerging TechKnow Hub
Applying Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Better Data Analytics Results at NASARead more

Speakers: 

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

Customer Experience: How to Embed Customer Experience (CX) Strategy and Design Thinking into Mission Areas to Ensure that Agile and HCD Methods are Effectively Used to Improve Overall CX

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 10:15am to 11:45am
TechKnow Showcase

Mission Modernization TechKnow Hub: Customer Experience
How might we improve the customer experience w/ FedRAMP (Agency, CSP’s)? How are we missing the needs of our customers?

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Speakers: 

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

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, SAJE (Security, Assistance, Justice, , CGI

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

NorthStar of ET: Achieving Omnichannel CX Excellence

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

“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 experiences, content, and support for...Read more

Speakers: 

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

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

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

Accelerating Mission Success via Collaborative Acquisition Processes

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 1:45pm to 3:00pm
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

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

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

Impactful Modernization Workshop: Re-imagining Government for the 21st Century using HCD

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

How Might We Execute Strategic Intentions into Operational Plans and What Metrics Define Success?

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

Cybersecurity TechKnow HubRead more

Whole Health

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

Health Innovation TechKnow Hub
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 paradigm...Read more

Speakers: 

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

Using Blockchain to Track Authenticity of NSF Data

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

Emerging Technology TechKnow Hub

 Read more

Cloud Modernization

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...Read more

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

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 customers, and increase...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

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 – Deputy Director, Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

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

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

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 Keynote; CDO Panel

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

Keynote Speaker:
Karen Dunn Kelley, Deputy Secretary, Department of Commerce

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Speakers: 

Karen Dunn Kelley – Deputy Secretary, Department of Commerce

How Might We Leverage Identity Intelligence and Consumer Protection Mechanisms to combat Compromised Credentials?

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 10:15am to 11:45am
TechKnow Showcase

Cybersecurity TechKnow Hub

 

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Telehealth

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 10:15am to 11:45am
TechKnow Showcase

Health Innovation TechKnow Hub
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,...Read more

Emerging Technology Pilots at the IRS

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 10:15am to 11:45am
TechKnow Showcase

Emerging Technology TechKnow Hub
 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 11:45am
TechKnow Showcase

Mission Modernization TechKnow Hub
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 organization?...Read more

The Past, Present and Future of FITARA and IT Modernization

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

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...Read more

Data, Data Analytics and How it Improves Decision Making

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

Think Globally Learn Locally Part 1: Tech Leapfrogging Across the World

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

Technology has evolved through many phases in advanced economies like those in the United States. Developing countries can leverage technology advances to "leapfrog" rapidly through these phases. Technology leapfrogging is enabling reliable access to energy, connectivity, education, agriculture...Read more

Think Globally Learn Locally Part 2: 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 GraduationRead more

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

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

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

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

The new Government Effectiveness Advanced Research (GEAR) Center recently awarded several challenge grants that explore how ideas from academic experts can be piloted through public-private partnerships, to produce actionable results and recommendations for government agencies. The GEAR Center...Read more

Speakers: 

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

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

Beyond Compliance – Leveraging TBM to Improve Agency Mission Effectiveness

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

How does a CIO who thinks strategically use the TBM taxonomy to have a sustainable impact on overall Federal agency mission effectiveness?

In this session, learn four strategies for implementing and extending TBM beyond just IT data reporting to ongoing impact on agency mission...Read more

Speakers: 

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

How Might We Protect the Shrinking Network Perimeter with Zero Trust Security

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

Cybersecurity TechKnow HubRead more

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 artifical 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 it...Read more

Speakers: 

Jenny R. Yang – Senior Policy Fellow , Urban Institute

Health Innovation TechKnow Hub

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

Health Innovation TechKnow HubRead more

RPA at GSA Phase II

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

Emerging Technology TechKnow Hub
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Networking

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

Mission Modernization TechKnow Hub
Networking: Modern networks give users nearly limitless freedom to perform tasks quickly and efficiently. Structuring changes can be driven by various levels of maturity.Read more

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

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

FedRAMP Perspectives and Trends

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

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.

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

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

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

Beta.SAM.Gov.

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

General Services Administration, Federal Acquisition Service, Integrated Award Environment’s panel discussion will bring together four major user persona representatives who have actively been participating in the creation of the new beta.

SAM.gov. IAE leadership will moderate a free-...Read more

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.

Future Proofing Your IT Workforce Mobility Program

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

Through the Acquisition Wormhole: Shortening the Path to Modern IT

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

Through the Acquisition Wormhole: Shortening the Path to Modern ITRead more

Shuttles 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

Partners Grad Celebration

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 9:00pm to Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 12:00am

Partners Grad CelebrationRead more

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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

Registration: Complimentary

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

This meeting is open to all ACT-IAC Fellows. Topic and speaker details TBD

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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

ACT-IAC Awards Nomination Form

Each year ACT-IAC is honored to recognize extraordinary individuals in government and industry deserving of our respect and acknowledgement; those who have made significant contributions to improving government and to government-industry collaboration.

ACT-IAC IS NOW SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING AWARDS – To Be Presented at Imagine Nation ELC 2019:

  • ACT-IAC Government Executive Leadership Award – Conferred in the spirit of John J. Franke
  • ACT-IAC Industry Executive Leadership Award – Conferred in the spirit of Janice K. Mendenhall
  • ACT-IAC Collaboration Award
  • ACT-IAC Education Award – Conferred in the spirit of Ginny McCormick
  • ACT-IAC Individual Contributor of the Year – Industry
  • ACT-IAC Individual Contributor of the Year – Government
  • ACT-IAC Rookie of the Year
     

Each award considers the impact in creating a more effective, innovative and responsive government through contributions by members of the ACT-IAC organization or government personnel with extraordinary impact. Each aligns with the ACT-IAC strategic priorities of education; leadership; and collaboration

Each award aligns with one or more of the pillars as represented in the ACT-IAC Strategic plan:

• Education
• Leadership
• Collaboration

This sets the ACT-IAC context in which these esteemed awards are conferred.

Each award is aimed at recognizing extraordinary impact on the part of ACT-IAC members or, in some cases, non-member government personnel, towards creating a more effective, innovative and responsive government for all.

Award Overview Criteria

ACT-IAC Government Executive Leadership Award – conferred in the spirit of John J. Franke.

The spirit of this award – John J Franke was an early adopter and began a movement towards a more efficient government. He was director of the Federal Quality Institute and a former assistant secretary of agriculture for administration and assistant secretary of agriculture for administration from 1982 until December 1989. He became director of the Federal Quality Institute, a quasi-independent organization that trained federal managers to improve the quality and efficiency of government services. He also served as vice chairman of the President's Council on Management Improvement and as chairman of its government operations committee

Overview:

This award is presented to a government individual who has made a difference in the federal community and contributes in the spirit of the ACT-IAC mission; and has leaned forward with new methods and approaches, creating a more effective, innovative and responsive government over time.

Note:

This is the highest award given to qualified candidates.

Criteria:

  • Extraordinary
  • Impactful
  • Government employee Innovator
  • Contributing to the federal community over a sustained period of time

ACT-IAC – Industry Executive Leadership Award – conferred in the spirit of Janice K. Mendenhall

The spirit of this award – A life-long civil servant and exceptional leader, Janice Mendenhall was known for her dedication to mentoring others and strengthening government and industry relations. She served as an assistant regional administrator with the General Services Administration, Federal Technology Service in Atlanta, GA. She received many honors during her career, including the GSA Meritorious Service Award in 1990, an agency honoree award from Government Computer News in 1991, GSA’s Distinguished Service Award in 1994, and the Presidential Meritorious Service Rank Award in 1999.

Overview:

This is award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions in improving government and ACT-IAC and is a sustaining achiever. This individual is a mentor and strengthens government and industry relations -- an individual who continues to exemplify the best public service and is well respected among the Federal IT Community.

Note:

This is the highest award given to qualified candidates.

Criteria:

  • Individual who is with a member company.
  • Extraordinary
  • Impactful
  • Contributing to both ACT-IAC & Federal community over a sustained period of time
ACT-IAC Collaboration Award(s)

Overview:

This award is presented to an individual(s) or team(s) from government and/or industry who has made a difference in the federal community through collaboration and acts in the spirit of the ACT-IAC mission, while driving new methods and approaches and creating a more effective, innovative and responsive government over the last 5 years.

Note:

Individual or Team Award.

Criteria:

  • Collaborative
  • Extraordinary
  • Impactful
  • Innovator
  • If industry contributing to ACT-IAC
  • If government, contributing to the Federal community over the last 5 years.

ACT-IAC Education Award – conferred in the spirit of Virginia “Ginny” McCormick

The spirit of this award: – Virginia “Ginny” McCormick – Ginny was a long-time government servant who worked for General Services Administration for 46 years before retiring. Through her work with the Federation of Government Information Processing Councils (FGIPC, now ACT) and the ADP Council of the Southeastern States, Ginny helped define the government-industry partnership as we know it today. She built and drove conferences the likes of which this industry had never seen, recruiting speakers from the highest ranks of the military as well as the titans of the technology industry. She also hosted overseas delegations, sharing both her city and her home with visitors, some of whom became lifelong friends.

Overview:

Recognizes an individual or team from government or industry who has made significant contributions in educating, sharing knowledge, and bringing awareness towards a more effective and efficient government

Note:

Individual or team award.

Criteria:

  • Active proponent of collaborative industry and government education through ACT-IAC activities.
  • Seeking an unsung hero(es) who may contribute “behind the scenes”.
  • Making a difference in helping ACT-IAC
  • Government or Industry
  • Either an individual or team
  • Impact within the past year

ACT-IAC Contributor of the Year Award

Government Contributor of the year

Industry Contributor of the year

Overview:

This is awarded to a Government Contributor of the Year and to an Industry Contributor of the Year. If a government nomination, then significant involvement in the federal community and actions aligned to the spirt of the ACT-IAC mission. If an industry nomination, then significant contributions over the current year and has made a difference in ACT-IAC.

Criteria:

  • Significant contribution to ACT-IAC
  • May come from any of the ACT-IAC communities, program areas, special projects, or other areas within ACT-IAC
  • Impact is within the past year
ACT-IAC Rookie of the Year Award

Overview:

This award goes to an individual who is a new ACT-IAC volunteer and who, through their volunteer work is making, or has made, a significant contribution to ACT-IAC. The company or agency may have been a long-time member of ACT-IAC, however the individual is new to ACT-IAC.

Criteria:

  • Significant contribution to ACT-IAC
  • Impact is over the last 2 years

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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.