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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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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

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
Assistant Commissioner
Financial Innovation & Transformation Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Department of Treasury
Emerging Technology Theme
Management and Program Analyst
Bureau of Fiscal Service
Mission Modernization 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 of Staff
Kessel Run
Kessel Run: Go Fast Forever
Chief Enterprise Architect
Small Business Administration
Mission Modernization Theme
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
NASA’s Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V) Program, Orion IV&V Project Manager
NASA
Agile Approach to Assuring Software for NASA’s Orion Spacecraft
Deputy Chief Procurement Officer
Internal Revenue Service
Emerging Technology TechKnow Showcase Hub
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 Thread

Cloud, Agile, DevOps, IT Modernization

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

CX

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

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

Process Automation, RPA, AI

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

Workforce

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

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

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

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.