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ReImagine Nation ELC 2020

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 9:00AM to
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 1:00PM EDT
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Monday, October 26, 2020 - 9:00AM to
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 1:00PM EDT
2020-10-26 09:00:00 2020-10-29 13:00:00 America/New_York ReImagine Nation ELC 2020 See more details at: https://www.actiac.org/events/reimagine-nation-elc-2020 VIRTUAL, , ,
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Training Fees:

IAC Member: $795 (Group rate of 4+, $745)
Government: $345 (Group rate of 4+, $320)
Non-member: $1295 (No group rate)

Event Details

Overview

Just as COVID-19 has forced all of us to re-imagine our lives, we give you ReImagine Nation ELC 2020.  Having invested in a cutting-edge delivery platform, we will exceed expectations by offering live and just-in-time content to a geographically dispersed audience, across the world.  Our overall conference theme, “Mission Resiliency: Technology, Culture, & Agility”, brings together content across the 4 sub themes cybersecurity, emerging technologies, mission modernization, and lab-to-market. ELC 2020 attendees will be able to explore the virtual conference center; attend live key notes in the theater; choose from live and pre-recorded sessions; invite fellow attendees and speakers to chat rooms; and interactively present ideas and solutions to a global audience.  We will examine together the challenges and opportunities from the past year and the role technology has played. At ReImagine Nation ELC 2020, technology is our greatest asset and we look forward to offering you great speakers, content and experiences that continue to improve our government!

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This year's virtual conference 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
  • Center Stage for compelling presentations on 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

 

Content will be live-streamed daily from 9am - 1pm, but the Virtual Conference Center will be open before and after that time to:

  • Attend sessions that you may have missed
  • Access additional content
  • Explore the Partner Pavilion and the TechKnow Showcase
  • Download information from the Resource Center
  • Network with Government and Industry colleagues

All Speakers

Name Title Organization Speaker Role
Senior Program Manager
Noblis
TechKnow Showcase
Chief Executive Officer
ACT-IAC
Investment Director
CIT GAP Funds
Accelerator Session
Emerging Technology Leader, Deloitte Consulting
Deloitte Consulting
Accelerator Session
Chief Information Officer
U.S. Department of Labor
Mission Modernization Theme
Regional Vice President, Federal Sales
Regional Vice President, Federal Sales
TechKnow Showcase
Associate Partner
IBM
Mission Modernization Theme
Principal Digital Strategist for the Federal Government
ServiceNow
TechKnow Showcase
Program Manager
IARPA
Cybersecurity Theme
Director of Artificial Intelligence
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Mission Modernization Theme
Co-Founder and COO
smileML
Accelerator Session
Director – Business Transformation and Innovation Division (BTID)
Office of International Trade
Emerging Technology Theme
Chief Information Officer and Chief Data Officer
National Science Foundation
Emerging Technology Theme and Plenary
Former Chief Information Officer and Chief Data Officer
Emerging Technology Theme
Cybersecurity Training & Policy Branch Chief
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Mission Modernization Theme
Manager, Performance Management
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Mission Modernization Theme
Director of Federal, State and Local Mainframe Solutions
Compuware
TechKnow Showcase
Chief Human Capital Officer
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Center Stage
Vice President, Corporate Environmental Affairs and Product Safety Chief Sustainability Officer
IBM Corporation
Center Stage
Chief of Strategy and Policy
Joint Artificial Intelligence Center’s (JAIC), Office of the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer
Emerging Technology Theme
Senior Program Analyst, Data Management and Digital Communications
U.S. Department of Energy
Lab 2 Market Theme
Former Director, NTIS
US Department of Commerce
Accelerator Session
Associate Professor
NC State University
Center Stage
National Capital Regional Director
National Security Innovation Network
Accelerator Session
Cybersecurity Specialist
ybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Cybersecurity Theme
Retired Vice Admiral
United States Navy
Center Stage
DATA Group Manager
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Lab 2 Market Theme
Senior Fellow for Geologic and Environmental Systems
National Energy Technology Laboratory
Lab 2 Market Theme
Chief Data Scientist
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Plenary Speaker
Director, Enterprise Business Management Office
Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Small Business Administration
Mission Modernization Theme
Deputy Inspector General, Office of Inspector General
Department of the Interior
Center Stage
Assistant Director of Communications, Communications Directorate
U.S. Census Bureau
Plenary Speaker
Acting Privacy Officer
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Cybersecurity Theme
Chief of Staff for GCS Americas
Google
Emerging Technology Theme
Chief Information Officer
Department of Energy
Center Stage
SVP/Deputy Chief Privacy Officer
Truist
Cybersecurity Theme
Associate Chief, Workforce Planning & Talent Management
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Mission Modernization Theme
Senior Director, Federal Civilian Practice
Appian
Mission Modernization Theme
Executive Director
AI Global
Emerging Technology Theme
Deputy Chief Information Officer
U.S. Department of Labor
Mission Modernization Theme
Director, AI Implementations
IT Modernization Centers of Excellence (CoE), U.S. General Services Administration
Emerging Technology Theme
Executive Chairman & Co-Founder
The Chertoff Group
Plenary Speaker
Senior Vice President and General Manager, MITRE Lab
The MITRE Corporation
Cybersecurity Theme
CEO
Jaxon.AI
Accelerator Session
Senior Vice President, Global Public Sector Digital Transformation
Salesforce
ACT IAC Election 2020 Study Update -- Institute for Innovation
Trusted Internet Connections Program Manager
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Cybersecurity Theme
Director, Digital Government
Accenture Federal Services
ACT IAC Election 2020 Study Update -- Institute for Innovation
Director of IT Policy, Office of the Federal Chief
Office of Management and Budget
Emerging Technology Theme
Vice President, Strategic Engagement and Partnerships
The MITRE Corporation
Center Stage
Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Plenary Speaker
CEO and a Co-Founder
Epistemix Inc.
Lab 2 Market Theme
President
Arizona State University
Center Stage
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition
Department of Defense
Center Stage
Chief Technology Officer, Federal Civilian
Microsoft Federal
TechKnow Showcase
Chief Data Officer
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Mission Modernization Theme
Vice President of Global Public Sector
Google Cloud
Plenary Speaker
Director of Privacy
Easy Dynamics Corp
Cybersecurity Theme
CEO
Altamira Technologies Corporation
Plenary Speaker
Acting Director, Technology Transformation Services (TTS), Acting Deputy Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service (FAS)
General Services Administration
Plenary Speaker
Vice President
Prometheus Computing LLC
Lab 2 Market Theme
Director, Advanced Computing, Science & Technology Directorate
Department of Homeland Security
Emerging Technology Theme
Chief Information Officer
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Plenary Speaker
Director
CGI
TechKnow Showcase
Founder
DCI
Cybersecurity Theme & Plenary Speaker
Executive Director of Deloitte’s Center for Government
Deloitte
Center Stage
Interim Chief Data Officer
Department of the Treasury
Mission Modernization Theme
Technical Director for 5G & OUSD R&E
Department of Defense
Cybersecurity Theme
Senior Vice President
ContactEngine Inc.
TechKnow Showcase
VP, Digital Government Strategy
SAIC
Accelerator Session
Solutions Consultant, Fraud & Identity, East Channel Partner
LexisNexis Risk Solutions
TechKnow Showcase
Administrator & CEO
Western Area Power Administration
Lab 2 Market Theme
Director, Cloud Policy
Internet Association
Emerging Technology Theme
Director, Bridging Innovation
MITRE Corporation
Accelerator Session
Founder & CEO
Claira.ai
Accelerator Session
Director
GSA FEDSIM
Emerging Technology Theme
Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management
North Carolina State University
Center Stage
Executive Director of SCRC
Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management
Center Stage
President
Data Foundation
Center Stage
Deputy Administrator
U.S. Digital Service
Center Stage
Associate Director
Office of Science, Department of Energy
Lab 2 Market Theme
Senate-confirmed Chief Management Officer
Department of Defense
Plenary Speaker
Diversity Management Strategist
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Diversity and Civil Rights
Mission Modernization Theme
Program Analyst
Bureau of the Fiscal Service, U.S. Treasury Department
Mission Modernization Theme
Chief Strategy Officer
Bureau of the Fiscal Service, U.S. Treasury Department
Emerging Technology Theme
Deputy Director, DOE Quantum Science Center
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Lab 2 Market Theme
Deputy Chief Information Officer for Architecture, Engineering, Technology, and Innovation
U.S. Department of Energy
Plenary Speaker
Director of EFT Payments Strategy Division, Payment Management Services, Bureau of Fiscal Service
US Department of the Treasury
TechKnow Showcase
Director of Operations
U.S. Air Force / MIT Artificial Intelligence Accelerator
Accelerator Session
Chief Data Officer
Department of Agriculture
Mission Modernization Theme
Senior Director, Strategic Operations
Qualcomm Government Technologies (QGOV)
Cybersecurity Theme
Former US Federal Chief Information Officer
Plenary Speaker
Assistant Commissioner for Payment Management & Chief Disbursing Officer Bureau of the Fiscal Service
Department of Treasury
Emerging Technology Theme
Director
AI Center of Excellence, GSA
Mission Modernization Theme
Director of National Risk Management Center
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Cybersecurity Theme
Founder
Kotter International
Plenary Speaker
Vice President of Global Government and Head of Corporate Compliance
Zscaler
Cybersecurity Theme
Customer Experience Branch Chief in the Cybersecurity Division
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Cybersecurity Theme
Branch Chief, People Analytics, Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHCO)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
TechKnow Showcase
Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Director, Office of Financial Management
Department of Commerce
Emerging Technology Theme
Master Principal Scientist, Clinical Innovation
Oracle Health Sciences
Emerging Technology Theme
Director
Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office
Lab 2 Market Theme
Executive Director
Metro21: Smart Cities Institute at Carnegie Mellon University
Lab 2 Market Theme
Board Member, Senior Advisor, Author
Digital Supply Chain Innovator
Center Stage
Senior Director Energy Security & Resilience Programs
New York Power Authority
Lab 2 Market Theme
Chief Science Officer
Office of Advanced Molecular Detection, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Emerging Technology Theme
Professor of Computer Science
MIT
Cybersecurity Theme
Senior Director of Partnerships
MassChallenge
Accelerator Session
Director, Secure Cloud Portfolio and FedRAMP, Technology Transformation Services
General Services Administration
Cybersecurity Theme
Chief Data Officer and Director of the Indiana Management Performance Hub
State of Indiana
Lab 2 Market Theme
Principal Director
Accenture Federal Services
ACT IAC Election 2020 Study Update -- Institute for Innovation
National Director
US Cyber Challenge
Plenary Speaker
Sr. Vice President, Chief Innovations Officer
eSimplicity
Cybersecurity Theme
Partner and Senior Policy Consultant
Connecting the Dots Policy Solutions, LLC.
Center Stage
Professor of Public Administration
University of Konstanz, Germany
Center Stage
Host
Tough Tech Today with Meyen and Miller
Accelerator Session
Principal Researcher
Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University
Lab 2 Market Theme
Acting Executive Director of 18F
General Services Administration
Mission Modernization Theme
Chief Data Officer
Government Blockchain Association
TechKnow Showcase
Assistant Chief Information Officer for Data Services / Chief Data Officer
US Department of Transportation
Mission Modernization Theme
Deputy Chief Veterans Experience Officer Veterans Experience Office
Department of Veterans Affairs
Cybersecurity Theme
Administrator
U.S. General Services Administration
Plenary Speaker
Senior Interagency Policy Specialist
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Lab 2 Market Theme
Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Acquisitions, Information Technology Category (ITC)
Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) General Administration Services
TechKnow Showcase
Managing Director, Silicon Valley Office
Department of Homeland Security
Emerging Technology Theme
CEO
SpotlightAI
Accelerator Session
White House Presidential Innovation Fellow
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Emerging Technology Theme
Executive Director, Institute for Research on Innovation & Science (IRIS), Executive Director, Research Analytics Research Professor, Institute for Social Research Professor
University of Michigan
Lab 2 Market Theme
Co-founder and CEO
Tamr
Center Stage
Head of AI Ethics Policy
Department of Defense/JAIC
Emerging Technology Theme
Executive Director, Data Governance and Analytics, Chief Data Officer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Mission Modernization Theme
Chief Technology Officer
Microsoft Federal
Cybersecurity Theme
Head of Federal Strategic Partnerships
Google Cloud Public Sector
Mission Modernization Theme
Assistant Commissioner, Enterprise Strategy Management
Federal Acquisition Service, GSA
Cybersecurity Theme
Foreign Service Officer
U.S. Department of State
Cybersecurity Theme
Strategic Foresight Analyst
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
TechKnow Showcase
Director, Office of Strategic Alliances
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
Lab 2 Market Theme
Commissioner
Internal Revenue
Plenary Speaker
Associate Director for Cyber-Physical Systems Innovation
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Lab 2 Market Theme
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer
CornerStone IT
Emerging Technology Theme
Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer
US Office of Management and Budget
Plenary Speaker
Executive Director
National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO)
Plenary Speaker
CIO and CDO
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Mission Modernization Theme
Research Geologist
U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory
Lab 2 Market Theme
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Products and Services
Lumen
Plenary Speaker
Deputy Director
CMS Office of Information Technology
Mission Modernization Theme
Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer
Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services
Center Stage
Senior Director, Federal Sales Civilian
Lumen
TechKnow Showcase
Director of Business Operations
OnPoint Consulting, Inc.
Lab 2 Market Theme
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Procurement)
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Center Stage
Principal
Grant Thornton LLP
ACT IAC Election 2020 Study Update -- Institute for Innovation
Acting Director, Technology Partnerships Office
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Plenary Speaker
Principal
DeepWaterPoint
Cybersecurity Theme
Chief Enterprise Architect
National Science Foundation
Mission Modernization Theme
Chief Technology Advisor
Office of Director of National Intelligence
Plenary Speaker
Principal
Richard A. Spires Consulting
ACT IAC Election 2020 Study Update -- Institute for Innovation
Science & Technology Directorate
Department of Homeland Security
Cybersecurity Theme
Chief of Strategic Technology
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Cybersecurity Theme
Human-Centered Research & Innovation Lead, Northeast
Army Research Lab
Accelerator Session
Vice President of Federal Risk Markets
Neustar, Inc.
TechKnow Showcase
Chief of Staff, Information Technology Laboratory
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Cybersecurity Theme
Director, Government Programs
Microsoft
Emerging Technology Theme
Senior Advisor
White House Presidential Innovation Fellows
Emerging Technology Theme
University Professor of Operations Management, Tepper School of Business
Carnegie Mellon University
Lab 2 Market Theme
President
US Regulated Industries
Plenary Speaker
Founder and CEO, Dots and Bridges LLC
Dots and Bridges LLC
Lab 2 Market Theme
Associate Laboratory Director
National and Homeland Security, Idaho National Laboratory
Lab 2 Market Theme
Director of Strategic Growth
Ad Hoc LLC
Plenary Speaker
US Federal Civilian Director
Intel Corporation
TechKnow Showcase
Co-Founder & CEO
TeamLift
Accelerator Session
VP U.S. Public Sector
Genesys
TechKnow Showcase
Assistant Director for Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Center Stage
Chief Information Officer
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Plenary Speaker
Director of the Data Analytics and Systems Group
Center for Program Integrity (CPI)
Emerging Technology Theme
Deputy Chief Financial Officer
National Science Foundation
Emerging Technology Theme
Director of Design and Development
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Plenary Speaker
President, Information and Computing Sciences
SRI International
Center Stage
Deputy Director
Physical Measurement Laboratory, NIST
Lab 2 Market Theme
Security Architect
United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Digital Services and Technical Architecture
Mission Modernization Theme
Senior Advisor, Enterprise Digitalization
Internal Revenue Service
Mission Modernization Theme & Emerging Technology Theme
Former NASA CIO
Center Stage
Senior Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Secretary
U.S. Department of Commerce
Emerging Technology Theme
Chief Technology Officer
Integrity Management Services, Inc.
Emerging Technology Theme
Presidential Innovation Fellow
VA Office of the Chief Technology Officer
Emerging Technology Theme
Managing Director, Census Open Innovation Labs, & Director/Co-founder, The Opportunity Project
US Census Bureau
Center Stage
Director, Analytics and Data Services
Perspecta Inc.
Accelerator Session
Executive Director
Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC)
Lab 2 Market Theme

Agenda

Agenda - By Date

Monday, October 26, 2020

8:00 am to 8:45 am
Virtual
Coffee Chats/Networking Lounges Open

Visit the Networking Lounges to connect with your colleagues or virtually walk through the Exhibit Halls to meet with vendors. 

8:45 am to 9:15 am
Virtual
Opening/Welcome
9:15 am to 10:15 am
Plenary
Plenary: Cloud Panel - Mission Modernization
Speakers:

Mike Daniels, Vice President of Global Public Sector, Google Cloud 
Paul Savill, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Products and Services, Lumen
Toni Townes-Whitley, President, US Regulated Industries

10:15 am to 11:15 am
Accelerator Session
AI and Machine Learning to Propel Hiring and Personnel Management

Challenge 1: Hiring/HR: Propelling via AI & Machine Learning
Federal and state agency managers have a critical need to leverage technology to accelerate and enhance the experience to hire new employees, manage performance, and engage employees at all levels of the organization. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies are proven, evolving and can automate and streamline the process. For this challenge, judges will be looking for solutions that employ the next generation of AI and ML technologies to fulfill the need. This session includes an overview of the challenge, followed by pitches by 2 start-ups and a Q&A with a diverse panel of judges who will provide feedback. Judges will vote for the best potential start-up solution.

Speakers:

Jennifer Bird, National Capital Regional Director, National Security Innovation Network
Russ Graves, Director, Bridging Innovation, MITRE Corporation
Katie Hall, Founder & CEO, Claira.ai
Michael Kanaan, Director of Operations, U.S. Air Force / MIT Artificial Intelligence Accelerator
Jennifer O’Daniel, Investment Director, CIT GAP Funds
Bozhanka Vitanova, Co-Founder & CEO, TeamLift

10:15 am to 10:40 am
Center Stage
COVID-19 and the Revolution in Supply Chain

Throughout the course of the novel Cornoavirus pandemic, numerous aspects of the government’s supply chain were thrown for a loop. Indeed, the problem also permeated the private sector as component manufacturing, shipping and delivery processes were widely disrupted. As we look ahead, what are the key lessons we have learned—or should have learned? How are supply chain management, and the technologies that drive it, changing across the economy? How are companies dealing with the need for velocity, visibility, accuracy? What about the globalization of supply chains? In many industries, regionalization is taking the place of globalization. What are the implications for the USG?

Speakers:

Tom Linton, Board Member, Senior Advisor, Author, Digital Supply Chain Innovator
Rob Handfield, Executive Director of SCRC, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management

10:15 am to 11:15 am
Cybersecurity Theme
The Balance Between Trust, Security, and Privacy in the Digital Age

Relevant Threads: Privacy & Ethics

Session Description:
In this unprecedented time, private businesses, government entities, and educational institutions are implementing and rapidly rolling out programs and/or policies for remote or at-home work by employees and students. Ever evolving “shelter in place” instructions and public health directives have placed significant strains on remote network bandwidth and current hardware utilized when connecting from home. While workplaces and schools have raced to implement remote capabilities, cybersecurity and privacy considerations are sometimes tossed to the wayside. This session addresses how those in the private sector, government, and education have addressed privacy issues while remote working.

 Learning Objectives:

  1. Insight into how public and private sectors addressed and are addressing privacy in the new work environment.
  2. Privacy considerations that every workplace should consider when deploying new collaboration technologies and interacting with your stakeholders. 
  3. What is on the horizon for privacy risks in remote working. 
Speakers:

James Burd, Acting Privacy Officer, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Jonathan Cantor, SVP/Deputy Chief Privacy Officer, Truist
Jamie Danker, Director of Privacy, Easy Dynamics Corp
John Piletich, Foreign Service Officer, Office of International Communications and Information Policy, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State

10:15 am to 11:15 am
Emerging Technology Theme
What's Next in AI?

Relevant Threads: BOTs, AI & Machine Learning, Data as a Strategic Asset, CX, DX

Session Description:
Nearly half of the federal agencies studied (45%) have experimented with AI and related machine learning (ML) tools; however, only 12% are rated as high in sophistication (ACUS AI Report).  This interactive session will discuss the latest emerging technologies when it comes to AI and how government agencies are leveraging the whole spectrum of these AI solutions to drive innovation.  This panel consists of leaders from the different AI offices across the government.  They will take turns answering questions about the emerging technologies they are utilizing in their organizations, the progress they have made, and what they are looking to focus on in FY21.  We will also highlight moving from Ideation to Implementation with AI Innovations.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain an understanding of the trends in AI-enabled solution the government is seeking.
  2. Demystifying what capabilities are marketing hype vs. providing value to the mission. 
  3. Understand where investment and research can advance the field and deliver capability.
Speakers:

Vincent Annunziato, Director, Business Transformation and Innovation Division (BTID)
Drew Calcagno, Chief of Staff for GCS Americas, Google
Anil (Neil) Chaudhry, Director, AI Implementations, IT Modernization Centers of Excellence (CoE), U.S. General Services Administration
Stephen Dennis, Director, Advanced Computing Branch, Science & Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security
Wanmei Ou, PhD., White House Presidential Innovation Fellow, the US Department of Veterans Affairs

10:15 am to 11:15 am
Mission Modernization Theme
Immaculate Customer Experience To Support Mission Outcomes

Relevant Threads: Health & Environment, CX, Data as a Strategic Asset

Session Description:
As persistent conversation across the nation is around healthcare, financial and other critical services amidst the COVID-19 pandemic which is plaguing the nation. This discussion centers around citizens and improving the customer experience while there are factors impeding the quality of life. The customer experience is the sum of all interactions influencing the individuals perceptions across the continuum of services. Government agencies are working closely to improve the quality of service received by citizens. Our session will feature thought leaders who will share their experiences and efforts underway to unify data and share information to improve the customer experience and improve analytics across the various spectrums. Agencies are working hard to ensure systems are engaged, integrated, interoperable and transparent for all points of the customer journey. The audience will understand how these efforts will bring greater benefits to citizens and their families.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about efforts underway to improve the patient experience. 
  2. Learn about strategies underway to manage data for patients and integrate dependent systems.
  3. Understand the accomplishments, opportunities and challenges associated with patient care. 
Speakers:

Darryl E. Peek, Head of Federal Strategic Partnerships, Google Cloud Public Sector
Jennifer Hill, Program Analyst, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, U.S. Treasury Department

11:15 am to 11:30 am
Virtual
Networking Break
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Center Stage
Triple A for Government – Agile, Adaptive Acquisitions

There are major advancements occurring for modern defense acquisitions. It is more than policy updates. It is policy re-envisioned and restructured in a way that encourages critical thinking by program managers in selecting and tailoring the best-suited approach or pathway for a specific acquisition. The desire is this will facilitate more rapid delivery to the point of need.

Programs must rethink how they are staffed, organized, and managed, and they must structure the business processes, governance reviews, and funding models to support nimble procurement methods. Given the ever-changing environment, made even more unstable by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical that acquisition community not only familiarize themselves with the resources available to them, but continuously seek out opportunities to help improve outcomes.

The speakers in this section will share how they have driven acquisition innovation in their organizations and the cultural shifts needed to achieve it. Participants will learn about the DoD’s Adaptive Acquisition Framework, the Air Force Ventures initiative, the NavalX Tech Bridges, and the US Space Force Alternative Acquisition System.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain an understanding of how the DoD is fostering an innovative acquisition culture. 
  2. Learn about the new authorities the DoD is seeking and how they are re-imaging their existing authorities.
  3. Understand the opportunities where industry and academia can help the DoD achieve its acquisition priorities.
Speakers:

Stacy A. Cummings, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Department of Defense 
Cindy R. Shaver, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Procurement), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy

11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Emerging Technology Theme
The Future of Federal Payments: The CARES Act and Beyond

Relevant Threads: Data as a Strategic Asset, Mission Resiliency & Continuity, Workforce & Culture

Session Description:
A case study of how economic impact payments were made to support the CARES Act and the role of technology today and how technology may change the payment process in the future.

Abstract Example: In less than two months of the passage of the Cares Act on March 27, 2020, the Federal government disbursed over 159 million IRS Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) totaling more than $267 billion dollars. In this session, panelists will provide an overview of this extraordinary effort and the role of technology. Panelists will also highlight new initiatives that may impact how the Federal government makes payments in the future.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain 
  2. Understanding 
  3. Demystify
Speakers:

John B. Hill, Chief Strategy Officer, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, U.S. Treasury Department
Ronda Kent, Assistant Commissioner for Payment Management & Chief Disbursing Officer, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, U.S. Department of Treasury
Raymond Wedgeworth, Director of the Data Analytics and Systems Group, Center for Program Integrity, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Mike Wetklow, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, National Science Foundation

11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Lab 2 Market Theme
Curbing The Pandemic: Organizing, Integrating, and Presenting Data

Relevant Threads: Data as a Strategic Asset, Health & Environment, Resiliency & Mission Continuity

Session Description:
During the COVID-19 pandemic, decision-makers at all levels, especially at the local and regional level, will have to make difficult decisions, particularly in evaluating short-, mid-, and long-term recovery strategies. An understanding of the complex, dynamic interactions between technology/data, culture, and society is essential to enable decision makers to bring about new levels of economic opportunity and growth, safety and security, health and wellness, and overall quality of life.

Learning Objectives:

  1. How our National Laboratory and Commercial Partners are enabling Federal, State, and Local Governments to better understand risk associated with COVID-19
  2. How innovative visual analytics afford researchers and practitioners the chance to distill data at unimaginable rates for science-based decision making.
  3. How the efficient discovery of data and information accelerates the mitigation of physical, cultural, and health risks.
Speakers:

Grant S. Bromhal, Senior Fellow for Geologic and Environmental Systems, National Energy Technology Laboratory 
James Cook, Vice President for Strategic Engagement and Partnerships, The MITRE Corporation
John Cordier, CEO and a Co-Founder, Epistemix Inc.
Josh Martin, Chief Data Officer for the State of Indiana and Director of the Indiana Management Performance Hub

11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Mission Modernization Theme
Revolutionizing Citizen Services with AI

Relevant Threads: BOTs, AI & Machine Learning, CX, Privacy & Ethics

Session Description:
The rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has great potential to improve the way that the government provides services and interacts with our nation’s citizens. Through AI/ML, the government will be able to unlock insights in structured and unstructured datasets to improve the experience of citizens. From financial to healthcare, these government thought leaders will discuss how they are using AI today for citizen services. This will be a Human Centered Design discussion with goals to show attendees how to incorporate it into their organizations to reimagine citizen services. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how AI can improve Government services and interact with citizens.
  2. Understand the best practices, lessons learned, challenges & pitfalls from government thought leaders.
  3. Understand how Human Centered Design can help to reimagine citizen services.
Speakers:

Gundeep Ahluwalia, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Labor
Fatima Akhtar, Associate Partner, IBM
Gil Alterovitz, PhD, FACMI, FAMIA, Director of Artificial Intelligence, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Krista Kinnard, Director, AI Center of Excellence, GSA

11:30 am to 12:30 pm
TechKnow: Mission Modernization Hub
Treasury’s Electronic Payments Dilemma: How to Easily and Securely Sign Up Potential Recipients for Electronic Payments?

Theme/Thread: Modernization

Type of Session: Human Centered Design 

Session Description:

The Department of the Treasury’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service) disburses more than 1.2 billion payments totaling $3.7 trillion annually to individuals, companies, and others around the world on behalf of more than 250 federal entities.  While more than 95% of those payments are delivered electronically, Treasury still prints and mails 50+ million paper checks each year on behalf of the Internal Revenue Service, Social Security Administration, Veterans Administration, and other federal agencies.  Today, the process for signing up a citizen for electronic payments, or changing a citizen’s account information, is decentralized and cumbersome, and must be duplicated at various federal agencies for different payment types.   To pay more recipients electronically, the Fiscal Service is looking for ideas to easily and securely sign-up individuals, vendors, and others to be paid electronically and allow them to change their account information.  Ideally, the process would allow the citizen to centrally choose and modify payment options based on payment type. Such a capability would need to be self-service, accessible using multiple channels (e.g., phone, online), secure, and allow the government to verify the individual’s identity and account information. 

Question: How might we be able to easily and securely sign up citizens for electronic payments and allow them to change their account information? 

Learning Objectives:

  1. A chance to provide innovative insights, ideas, and thoughts towards the solution of one of 4 use cases. Their ideas will have the potential to impact future government initiatives.
  2. The opportunity to interact with other innovative thinkers, network, and dialogue about the most pressing challenges facing the US Government.
  3. Exposure to and use of a variety of Human Centered Design methodologies that may be applied to other challenges.
Speakers:

Brett Smith, Director of EFT Payments Strategy Division, Payment Management Services, Bureau of Fiscal Service, US Department of the Treasury

Jonathan Alboum, Principal Digital Strategist for the Federal Government, ServiceNow
Kent Cunningham, Chief Technology Officer, Federal Civilian, Microsoft Federal
Isabelle Dikland, Director, CGI
Eric Popiel, Strategic Foresight Analyst, U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Jason Schulman, Senior Director, Federal Sales Civilian, Lumen

12:30 pm to 12:45 pm
Networking Break
12:45 pm to 1:15 pm
Plenary
Closing Plenary: 2020 Census Digital Transformation - Making it Count
Speaker:

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

1:15 pm to 1:45 pm
Plenary
Closing Plenary: Weaving Together the Threads of Lab-to-Market

The Federal Government invests approximately $150 billion annually in research and development (R&D) conducted at Federal laboratories, universities, and other research organizations. For America to maintain its position as the global leader in innovation, bringing products to market more quickly, growing the economy, and maintaining a strong national security innovation base, it is essential to optimize technology transfer and support programs to increase the return on investment (ROI) from federally funded R&D. The Lab-to-Market (L2M) Cross Agency Priority (CAP) goal and National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) subcommittee support efforts that touch every aspect of our country’s R&D enterprise. This session will discuss the Lab-to-Market efforts across the federal government, focusing on the intersection between these initiatives and the topic Threads of ELC.

Speakers:

Dr. Walter G. Copan, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Dr. Courtney Silverthorn, Acting Director, Technology Partnerships Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology

1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Virtual
Networking Lounges/Exhibit Showcase Open
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Virtual
Opening Night Networking Event

Networking, Music, Awards

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

8:00 am to 8:30 am
Virtual
Coffee Chats/Networking Lounges Open

Visit the Networking Lounges to connect with your colleagues or virtually walk through the Exhibit Halls to meet with vendors. 

8:30 am to 9:00 am
Virtual
Opening, Awards
9:00 am to 9:45 am
Virtual
Plenary: Cyber Panel
Speakers:

Michael Chertoff, Executive Chairman & Co-Founder, The Chertoff Group

9:45 am to 10:15 am
Keynote
CX Focused Keynote: Commissioner Rettig
Speaker:

Commissioner Charles P. Rettig, Internal Revenue

10:00 am to 10:30 am
Center Stage
Data and Trust in Crisis - How Can We Recover?

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Federal Government has enacted legislation to provide trillions of dollars of economic relief to assist citizens, businesses, and critical organizations across industries. Along with this legislation comes a demand for insight into how American taxpayer dollars are spent. How can the Federal Government leverage data integration, transparency, and analytics to engender public trust in how these funds are used to address those most impacted by the Coronavirus?

Learning Objectives:

  1. Through integrating data from a variety of sources, the Federal Government has enabled transparency into the use of funds during pandemic response activities. 
  2. Leveraging data integration and analytics, the Federal Government strives to improve the public’s understanding of its response activities.
  3. By establishing collaborative oversight mechanisms and bodies, the government is holding itself accountable – across agencies both large and small – while responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaker:

Dr. Caryl Brzymialkiewicz, Deputy Inspector General, Office of Inspector General, Department of the Interior
Nick Hart, President, Data Foundation

10:15 am to 11:15 am
Accelerator Session
Sharing PII While Protecting Privacy

Challenge 2: PII: Sharing while Protecting Privacy
Federal agencies often need a diverse and rich set of data to deliver services to citizens, which is almost never readily available in a specific agency’s databases. Being able to incorporate data about citizens from multiple sources, across different agencies and from the public domain such as personal health device data, poses a significant opportunity to improve service delivery. For this challenge, the start-up must demonstrate how sharing can be used to protect privacy concerns and demonstrate how policy and statutory restrictions will be protected in the event of a breach.  This session begins with an overview of the challenge, followed by pitches by 2 start-ups and a Q&A with a diverse panel of judges who will provide feedback and vote for the best potential start-up solution to meet the challenge.

Speakers:

Avi Bender, Former Director, NTIS
Scott Cohen, CEO, Jaxon.AI
Jonathan 'jmill' Miller, Host, Tough Tech Today with Meyen and Miller
Austin Osborne. CEO, SpotlightAI

 

10:15 am to 11:15 am
Cybersecurity Theme
Threats with Benefits: Engineering Better Cyber Resiliency

Relevant Threads: CX

Session Description:
Understanding the threat environment and associated risks is a key element in building a resilient IT architecture. Organizations must protect but, at same time, enable emerging technologies. The cybersecurity experts from the industry and federal government on this panel will:

  • Discuss how organizations can utilize threat-based approach to build resilient IT infrastructures.
  • Address how industry and federal government are tackling the need to build resiliency through ongoing evaluations based on the current threat environment and the acceptable level of risk for an organization. 
  • Discuss the emerging technologies and the latest trends in cybersecurity aimed to improve organizational resiliency and protect confidentiality, integrity, and availability of critical assets. 
  • Explain how the Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) program has evolved to accommodate agencies’ risk tolerance levels and the rapidly changing threat landscape.
     

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the importance of considering threat factors for informing risk decisions and engineering cyber resilient architectures.
  2. Learn how Cybersecurity Threat Framework (CTF) is used to understand effectiveness of cybersecurity capabilities against the adversarial threat actions. 
  3. Understand how the federal programs such as Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) and FedRAMP are evolving to support the cyber resiliency of emerging technologies. 
Speakers:

Branko S. Bokan, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Sean Connelly, Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) Program Manager, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Stephen Kovac, Vice President of Global Government and Head of Corporate Compliance, Zscaler
Ashley Mahan, Director, Secure Cloud Portfolio and FedRAMP, Technology Transformation Services, General Services Administration

10:15 am to 11:15 am
Lab 2 Market Theme
Effective Partnering Models to Expand the Commercial Impact of our Nation’s Energy’s R&D

Relevant Threads: Data as a Strategic Asset

Session Description:
The Federal Government invests approximately $150 billion annually in research and development (R&D) conducted at Federal laboratories, universities, and other research organizations. For America to maintain its position as the global leader in innovation, bringing products to market more quickly, growing the economy, and maintaining a strong national security innovation base, it is essential to optimize technology transfer and support programs to increase the return on investment (ROI) from federally funded R&D.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Enabling a rapid discovery of expertise among researchers, investors, and entrepreneurs
  2. Streamlining information and access among our National Laboratories to foster partnerships and migrate innovations into the marketplace.
  3. Integrating data management, innovative tools, and stakeholder engagement to enhance the nation’s economic competitiveness.
Speakers:

Robert Bectel, Senior Program Analyst, Data Management and Digital Communications, U.S. Department of Energy
Debbie Brodt-Giles, DATA Group Manager, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Suzanne Miller, Principal Researcher, Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University
Kelly Rose, Research Geologist, U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

10:15 am to 11:15 am
Mission Modernization Theme
Let the Machines Make the Decisions?

Relevant Threads: Data as a Strategic Asset, BOTs, AI & Machine Learning

Session Description:
The amalgamation of an increasingly complicated world, the vast proliferation of data, and the pressing need to adjust to the needs of the US citizen has prompted government organizations to focus on using modern analytics for driving strategic decision making. Proliferation of new data capabilities and the introduction of massive new data sources are undermining existing information and technological silos. To adapt to the rapidly changing landscape, Government agencies are leveraging Advanced Analytics, AI, ML, Cloud and other data strategies to modernize their business decision making processes. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how agencies are using data to provide insights on large datasets to address their mission priorities. 
  2. Understand the best practices, lessons learned, challenges & pitfalls when undertaking the training of AI/ML models
  3. Provide a diverse set of approaches, thru discussion of topics surrounding the journey of Analytics modernization. 
  4. Discuss the future for their agencies use of this approach for training algorithms. 
Speakers:

Natalie Carey, Senior Director, Federal Civilian Practice, Appian
Louis (Lou) Charlier, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Administration and Strategy at the U.S. Department of Labor 
Colonel Bobby Saxon, USA Retired, Deputy Director, CMS Office of Information Technology
Chezian Sivagnanam, Chief Enterprise Architect, National Science Foundation
Mitch Winans, Senior Advisor, Enterprise Digitalization, Internal Revenue Service

10:30 am to 11:00 am
Center Stage
Transforming Government Post COVID-19

For months, vast swaths of the government have been operating in virtual environments. With offices closed, government, contractor and other employees have grown accustomed to a new work from home reality. Far from what used to be called “teleworking,” the totality of this shift has had many palpable impacts. But now that offices are reopening, albeit with new rules and set ups, what effect are the experiences of the last year likely to have? To what extent will mobile work become more the norm than it has been—and what does this mean for the immediate and longer term future of work?

Speaker:

William Eggers, Executive Director, Deloitte’s Center for Government Insights

11:15 am to 11:45 am
Center Stage
How the United States’ Most Innovative University is Moving Forward Under COVID-19

What can government and industry learn from what U.S. News & World Report (2016-2020) lauds as the #1 most innovative school in the nation?  Under Dr. Michael M. Crow’s leadership, Arizona State University has established twenty-five new transdisciplinary schools and launched trailblazing multidisciplinary initiatives.   

Under Dr. Crow’s guidance, ASU has grown exponentially in size, quality and influence despite facing significant fiscal and political complexities as a state university. Rather than succumb to recession funding pressures, ASU evolved extensive private and community sector partnerships with entities similarly committed to inclusivity, achievement and improved quality of life. Through large scale, collaborative alliances, ASU continues to advance education, research and service opportunities that generate tangible progress and solutions to real world issues. SkySong Innovations, ASU’s technology transfer arm, has launched more than 120 startups, secured more than $700 million in investment capital, and earned 100 patents in 2017, placing ASU 17th among all universities worldwide for patents awarded–alongside of MIT, Stanford, Johns Hopkins University, Harvard and CalTech.

As explained in The Emergence of the Fifth Wave in American High Education, co-authored by both Dr. Crow and William B. Dabars, balancing academic excellence with broad accessibility of the socioeconomic and intellectual diversity of the nation, is crucial to the acceleration of world-class knowledge production and cutting-edge technological innovation.  This will require pursing innovation in teaching and research, including the creative use of learning technologies and, in many cases, cooperation rather than competition among colleges and universities, as well as seeking out institutional partners from business and industry, government agencies and laboratories, and organizations in civil society.  

How did these foundations enable ASU to continue to serve its community through thick and thin, despite the challenges presented by COVID-19?  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Hear from ASU President Dr. Michael Crow on how the university was positioned to rapidly respond to the new learning environment that was necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Understand why technology is the key to advancing a new kind of university and how technology transforms assumptions of higher education?
  3. Assess what government and industry can learn from the most innovative university is the United States. 
Speakers:

Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University

11:15 am to 11:30 am
Virtual
Networking Break
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Cybersecurity Theme
Do Cyber and CX Go Together?

Relevant Threads: CX, DX

Session Description:
Customer Experience is an individual’s perception of their collective interactions with an organization. In the private sector, the most successful brands are highly attuned to customer needs and intentionally design experiences to meet and exceed those needs. But what does Customer Experience mean when your customer is another agency or government entity and they have no choice but to listen to what you are telling them to do? This session will look at why Customer Experience matters in the cybersecurity space and how services can be better designed to meet the needs of all those involved.

Learning Objectives:

  1. A better understanding of the importance of customer experience.
  2. Information about how the provision of cybersecurity services can improve through the adoption of a customer-centric mindset. 
  3. What are some of the things that participants can do now to improve their customer’s experience?
  4. Address the cyber employee aspect to include their point of view with CX and Cyber in their daily work, how do employees experience this as “customers” and how does that factor into their willingness and ability to follow the practices that CISA and CISOs want.
Speakers:

Martha Dorris, Founder, DCI
Jonathan Kraden, Customer Experience Branch Chief, Cybersecurity Division, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Keith A. McFarland, Sr. Vice President, Chief Innovations Officer, eSimplicity
Barbara C. Morton, Deputy Chief Veterans Experience Officer, Veterans Experience Office, Department of Veterans Affairs
Crystal Philcox, Assistant Commissioner Office of Enterprise Strategy Management Federal Acquisition Service U.S. General Services Administration

11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Emerging Technology Theme
The Road Forward – Intersection of Emerging Technology and Procurement

Relevant Threads: CD, DX, Data as a Strategic Asset, Workforce & Culture/BOTs, AI & Machine Learning

Session Description:
Government organizations that have successfully integrated emerging technologies to achieve mission impact at scale share one common primary trait: they understand that people and processes are equally important in driving technological transformation. Having a vision for what needs to be accomplished, aligning culture to allow the organization to move quickly and take advantage of those opportunities, and providing adequate training to allow the workforce to implement solutions while also identifying additional opportunities are all critical to success. As advances in emerging technology accelerate within the federal government, however, government oversight & accountability professionals risk being left behind. In such a landscape, how do government accountability leaders ensure they respond effectively while capitalizing on opportunities to add value for their organizations? Join government technology experts & accountability professionals who have successfully met this challenge and who will discuss the elements of a successful transformation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand trends in emerging technologies within government agencies for use by government oversight and accountability professionals, and what the future holds for the public sector related to emerging technologies.
  2. Share lessons learned from how leading audit organizations are addressing the risks surrounding emerging technology systems.   
  3. Enhance government auditors’ understanding of emerging technology, and educate the community on how public and private organizations approach new technology trends.
  4. Establish new partnerships and relationships among academia, the private sector, federal/state/local government, and international peers and organizations.
  5. Connect government oversight and accountability professionals with leading industry practitioners specializing in advanced analytics and/or emerging technologies to facilitate research ideas relevant to the government accountability community.
Speakers:

Chris Hamm, Director, GSA FEDSIM
Omid Ghaffari-Tabrizi, Director, Cloud Policy, Internet Association
Melissa Oh, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP), Department of Homeland Security
Mitch Winans, Senior Advisor, Enterprise Digitalization, Internal Revenue Service

11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Lab 2 Market Theme
Are You Smarter Than a City? Integrating the IoT to Build Smart Cities

Relevant Threads: Resiliency & Mission Continuity, BOTs, AI & Machine Learning, Privacy & Ethics

Session Description:
Making our cities “smarter” means equipping them with the tools to address the pressing problems that their citizens care most about. From self-driving cars to precision medicine and microgrids, focused investment on innovation can achieve transformative impact on national priorities to meet the challenges facing the Nation and the world. Counterbalancing innovative solutions with cyber-physical risk mitigation is paramount as our country “connects” smart devices and systems—in diverse sectors such as transportation, energy, manufacturing, and healthcare—in fundamentally new ways.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Leverage disparate communities of interest, e.g. Government, Industry, and Consumers, to collect, aggregate, and distill data to improve the lives of residents
  2. Harness the growing data revolution, low-cost sensors, and research collaborations, and doing so securely to protect safety and privacy.
  3. Understand how communities tackle key challenges such as reducing traffic congestion, fighting crime, fostering economic growth, managing the effects of a changing climate, and improving the delivery of city services.
Speakers:

Kenneth M. Leonard, Director, Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office
Karen Lightman, Executive Director, Metro21: Smart Cities Institute at Carnegie Mellon University
Sokwoo Rhee, Associate Director for Cyber-Physical Systems Innovation at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Samara A. Schulman, Director of Business Operations, OnPoint Consulting, Inc.

11:30 am to 12:30 pm
TechKnow: Cybersecurity Hub
How might we use CMMC to build Cyber Trust at Scale and Velocity?

Theme/Thread: Cybersecurity

Session Description:
Cyber Security is everyone’s responsibility. The CMMC will review and combine various cybersecurity standards and best practices and map these controls and processes across several maturity levels that range from basic cyber hygiene to advanced. For a given CMMC level, the associated controls and processes, when implemented, will reduce risk against a specific set of cyber threats. The CMMC effort builds upon existing regulation (DFARS 252.204-7012) that is based on trust by adding a verification component with respect to cybersecurity requirements.  The goal is for CMMC to be cost-effective and affordable for small businesses to implement at the lower CMMC levels.

These HCD sessions will explore how to adopt and scale by starting with CMMC, Level 1 and how to develop use cases for the adoption of CMMC at scale.

Question: How might GSA improve cyber trust for the nation by leveraging the CMMC beyond the DIB?  How might we achieve velocity and scale to this question?

Learning Objectives:

  1. A chance to provide innovative insights, ideas, and thoughts towards the solution of one of 4 use cases. Their ideas will have the potential to impact future government initiatives.
  2. The opportunity to interact with other innovative thinkers, network, and dialogue about the most pressing challenges facing the US Government.
  3. Exposure to and use of a variety of Human Centered Design methodologies that may be applied to other challenges.
Speaker:

Keith K. Nakasone, Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Acquisitions, Information Technology Category (ITC), Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), General Administration Services

George F. Freeman, Solutions Consultant, Fraud & Identity, East Channel Partner, LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Neil Jenkins, Senior Program Manager, Noblis
Darryl E. Peek, Head of Federal Strategic Partnerships, Google Cloud
Eric Popiel, Strategic Foresight Analyst, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

11:45 am to 12:15 pm
Center Stage
How COVID Has Changed US Healthcare -- Lessons from the Front Line

The US healthcare system was in the midst of a major transition, from a fee-for-service business model to value-based care, when the COVID-19 crisis struck. Overnight, the COVID crisis decimated demand for non-COVID healthcare services nationwide, and healthcare providers may struggle to survive as their revenue models depend so greatly on the volume of services they provide. But the crisis may also accelerate the shift to lower-cost, proactive, technology-enabled services centered around a value-based care model that is more sustainable in the long run. This talk will examine that hypothesis and its implications. Has COVID-19 proved to be an accelerating force in changing healthcare providers' business models? If so, how is technology playing a key role in this shift? And what roles are public sector agencies at the federal and state level playing in guiding, facilitating, enabling, or driving these changes?  

Learning Objectives:

Understanding of :

  1. The shift from fee-for-service to value-based care and why that is important to healthcare in the U.S.
  2. What various stakeholders in the U.S. healthcare market, ranging from the government, to insurance companies, to healthcare provider such as hospitals, to individual doctors, are having to do in order to grapple with the sudden changes in market dynamics COVID has created.
  3. Technologies that are playing key roles in enabling each of these stakeholders to adapt and drive towards a “new normal” that is sustainable in both the short and longer-term.
  4. How all this is likely to change or reshape the way that citizens think about or consume healthcare in the near-term and longer-term future.
Speaker:

Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono, MD, MBA, FACS, Director, Washington State COVID-19 Health Systems Response Management

12:30 pm to 12:45 pm
Virtual
Networking Break
12:45 pm to 1:30 pm
Virtual
Closing Plenary: Acquisition Leadership Panel
Speakers:

Lisa W. Hershman, Senate-confirmed Chief Management Officer, Department of Defense
Emily W. Murphy, Administrator, U.S. General Services

1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Virtual
Networking Lounges and Exhibit Hall Open

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

8:00 am to 8:30 am
Virtual
Coffee Chats/Networking Lounges Open

Coffee Chat/Networking Lounges/Exhibit Showcase Open

8:30 am to 9:00 am
Virtual
Opening, Awards
9:00 am to 9:30 am
Virtual
Opening Plenary: Inventor of the Year
9:30 am to 10:15 am
Plenary
Opening Plenary: Future of Work Panel
Speakers:

Mittal Desai, Chief Information Officer, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Megan Uhrich, Director of Strategic Growth, Ad Hoc LLC
Brian Whittaker, Director of Design and Development, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Accelerator Session
Implementing AI & ML in Customer Service

Challenge 3: Customer Service: Innovating via Bots, AI & ML
Data analytics allows government agencies to model citizen customer experience, identify improvements for these experiences, and demonstrate the value gained by implementing CX improvements. The value of applying data science and machine learning techniques when analyzing citizen customer service experiences can improve the customer journey. We will explore the implementation of survey analysis tools and recognizing human reactions through facial expressions. This session will begin with an overview of the challenge, followed by pitches by 2 start-ups and a Q&A with a diverse panel of judges who will provide feedback and vote for the best potential start-up solution to meet the challenge.

Speakers:

Combiz Richard Abdolrahimi, Emerging Technology & Innovation Leader, Deloitte Consulting
Shannon Anderson, Co-Founder and COO, smileML
Michael Kanaan, Director of Operations, U.S. Air Force / MIT Artificial Intelligence Accelerator
Will Magruder, Senior Director of Partnerships, MassChallenge
Dr. Charlene Stokes, Human-Centered Research & Innovation Lead, Northeast, Army Research Lab
Diana Zavala, Director, Analytics and Data Services, Perspecta

 

10:30 am to 11:00 am
Center Stage
Agile Innovation – How a Software Process Can Change the Government World

Federal government programs are generally slow to change -- too often, agency actions lack efficiency and focus on process not outcomes. Continual press accounts of staid bureaucracy mean that this statement generates neither great surprise nor much debate.   The situation has become more acute in recent years and cannot stand. The pace of global change across many dimensions -- including technological, societal, environmental, health -- has accelerated, as most prominently demonstrated in the response and recovery to COVID-19. A gap continues to grow between what citizens expect from government versus what they receive from government, resulting in cynicism, loss of public trust, and even threatens the credibility and viability of our civic model. 

To respond to these challenges, we need a 21st century government that operates with agility, not rigidity.  Agile methods allow for projects and programs to mark quick results by the use of iterative planning, design, development, and deployment cycles. Agile requires a flattening of the organizational structure toward a shorter, cyclical, and incremental delivery of goals towards a larger outcome. In contrast to linear timelines, agile follows iterative cycles that allow for natural human centric discovery to make changes to scope with new information, ensuring more effective requirements and the ability to respond quickly to unforeseen challenges and crises.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Hear from two leaders in on how agile approaches that started in the software world can change the nature of government. 
  2. The discussants will reflect on the ACT-IAC 2020 Transition initiative and other recent initiatives that are providing the springboard for this change.
Speakers:

Eddie Hartwig, Deputy Administrator at U.S. Digital Service
Dr. Ines Mergel, Professor of Public Administration, University of Konstanz, Germany

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Emerging Technology Theme
COVID-19: Accelerating Innovation in Healthcare

Relevant Threads: CX, DX, Data as a Strategic Asset, Mission Resiliency & Continuity, BOTs, AI, & Machine Learning, Health & Environment

Session Description:
The global consequences and impact of COVID19 has disrupted life forcing governments, agencies, and companies to quickly shift gears and find new ways to manage a crisis and pandemic.  The right lens and framework to address the crisis is at the forefront of how to manage critical needs at a moment’s notice.  Health and Human Services and top industry firms have had to move fast and accelerate innovation ensuring safety, delivering treatment, and a heightened focus for vaccine development related to COVID19.  The panel of speakers for this session, stemming from government and industry, will present ways of how agencies have quickly organized to address the challenges associated with COVID19, creating task forces, development of innovative technologies, driving insights and ensuring positive health outcomes that the public has needed.

The government has leaned forward with developing AI solutions in support of COVID (i.e. HHS use-cases with solving the pandemic, FDA food safety applications with ML/AL/Blockchain/RFIID), using the  vast quantities of data leveraged to create repositories for patient tracking systems and clinical trials for vaccine development.  Key factors are the speed in which the systems were built in the Cloud, using big data, developing a vaccine registry and creating a volunteer system for the clinical trials and patient tracking system which was seamlessly incorporated.  This session will review some of the top use cases that are being leveraged today as a result of the pandemic.  Then we will break into groups to review these use cases and come up with new ways to use these solutions to improve government beyond COVID.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain an understanding of the cross agency impact.
  2. Demystifying how technology is stemming the pandemic.
  3. Understand how citizens and technology come together to solve the problem.
Speakers:

Gil Alterovitz, PhD, FACMI, FAMIA, Director of Artificial Intelligence, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Jose Arrieta, Former Chief Information Officer and Chief Data Officer of HHS
Rebecca Laborde, Ph.D., Master Principal Scientist, Clinical Innovation, Oracle Health Sciences
Duncan MacCannell, PhD, Chief Science Officer, Office of Advanced Molecular Detection, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Lab 2 Market Theme
L2M Efforts: The Secret Weapon of Data

Relevant Threads: CX, DX, Data as a Strategic Asset

Session Description:
The Federal Government invests approximately $150 billion annually in research and development (R&D) conducted at Federal laboratories, universities, and other research organizations. For America to maintain its position as the global leader in innovation, bringing products to market more quickly, growing the economy, and maintaining a strong national security innovation base, it is essential to optimize technology transfer and support programs to increase the return on investment (ROI) from federally funded R&D. The Lab-to-Market (L2M) Cross Agency Priority (CAP) goal and National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) subcommittee support efforts that touch every aspect of our country’s R&D enterprise.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand breadth and depth of Lab-to-Market efforts as it relates to the ELC threads and Administration’s priorities.
  2. Hear directly from Agency leaders.
Speakers:

Chuck Na, Senior Interagency Policy Specialist, NIST
Jason Owen-Smith, Executive Director, Institute for Research on Innovation & Science (IRIS)
Lili Portilla M.P.A., Director, OSA, NCATS
Paul Zielinski, Executive Director, Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC)

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Mission Modernization Theme
Workforce Re-Imagined

Relevant Threads: Workforce & Culture, Resiliency & Mission Continuity

A Vision for Decentralized, Remote, Asynchronous Workforce. The Pandemic of 2020 has forced every organization to rethink remote work (work from home) policies. Organizations with processes, practices and tools for remote work prior to the pandemic had a much easier transition verses organization with traditional office work only options. The pandemic has taught every organization around the world that remote work is possible and can be quite productive if proper policies, practices, processes and tools are put in place. How will federal agencies have to plan for teleworking and how can this new normal benefit federal agencies and their workforce. This session can take several forms. Option 1. Pure panel of speakers from agencies with solid telework plans (like GSA) to agencies that have lessons learned and policy changes because of Covid (like BEP).

Agency Planning:

  1. Agencies will have to rethink IT and the requirements for more modernized infrastructure, tools and application to allow for needs and demands of a remote workforce. In addition to the strain placed on their IT infrastructure.
  2. Human resource organization will have to get savvy on recruiting, interviewing and hiring remotely.
     

Agency Benefits:

  1. In recent years, federal agencies have met challenges in recruiting and hiring college grads and millennials looking for work flexibility offered by more leading tech industry organizations such as google, amazon. Federal agencies will now be able to offer some of that flexibility. In combination with stating their impactful mission, they stand the chance of attracting top talent.
  2. The ability to work from anywhere/anytime, will expand each agencies pool of candidates and hire staff from across the country. No longer will they be limited to the DC metro area or the typical xx mile radius.
  3. Due to traffic and high residential costs in the immediate DC area, agencies have workforce that resides outside the area and spend 2-3 hours of their day via multiple sources of transportation commuting to their offices. The remote/telework model will improve productivity (less time in travel to and from work or to and from meetings) and improved work/life balance.
     

Learning Objectives:

  1. Best practices in planning for a remote workforce
  2. Planning or adjustments that will have to be made from an IT and security perspective to accommodate for a disbursed remote workforce.
  3. How recruiting, hiring and benefit plans may need to adjust.
Speakers:

Rebecca S. Ayers, PhD, Manager, Performance Management, U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Jasmine Avila, Cybersecurity Training & Policy Branch Chief, U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
Melvin Brown II, Director, Enterprise Business Management Office, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Small Business Administration
Megan Caposell, Associate Chief, Workforce Planning & Talent Management, CISA
Natasha C. Hewlett, Diversity Management Strategist, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Diversity and Civil Rights
Uchenna Moka-Solana, Acting Executive Director of 18F, General Services Administration

11:00 am to 11:30 am
Center Stage
How Emerging Tech can Drive Environmental Progress

The environmental imperative is forcing governments and companies to rethink their strategies and operations. Environmental challenges pose new strategic and operational risks for economies and companies. For example, natural disasters and dramatic shifts in weather patterns can disrupt supply chains or cause considerable damage to physical infrastructure and facilities. Accordingly, the environmental imperative is not merely another factor to consider but promises to dramatically alter the entire equation by which corporate success is defined and achieved. 

In addressing this transformation – whether linked to developing new solutions or services to tap into new opportunities or improving the resiliency of corporate operations – digital technologies can play a critical role. Indeed, the continuously improving ability to generate, collect, analyze and apply data and information constitutes a major opportunity for companies to develop new and improved solutions and services that can address environmental objectives as well as for developing more responsive and resilient operating models. 

Seizing the opportunities and addressing the challenges of environmental objectives will require a strategic approach based on a thorough understanding of the different types of environmental objectives and their respective impacts on public and private sector organizations. This strategic approach should be underpinned by data and insight to allow companies to identify and grasp relevant opportunities and manage relevant risks. To this end, digital technologies will play a key role. digital technologies can be a catalyst for the development of innovative solutions to environmental challenges.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Hear how a strategic approach to environmental protection through digital transformation 
  2. Learn how the potential of digital technologies can be fully in adapting strategy and operations to the environmental imperative.
Speakers:

Wayne S. Balta, Vice President, Corporate Environmental Affairs and Product Safety Chief Sustainability Officer, IBM Corporation
Renee P. Wynn, Former NASA CIO

11:30 am to 11:45 am
Virtual
Networking Break
11:45 am to 12:30 pm
Center Stage
Machine Learning Models Need Love, Too

Machine learning is infusing applications with predictive power – unless you give machine learning models ongoing attention, that power will fade away. Modern organizations are building their new applications on a foundation of machine learning. Tending to machine learning models demand close scrutiny, critical thinking, and intentional effort.

For any organization that hopes to automate distillation of patterns in feeds of big data, natural language, streaming information, and sensor data, there's no substitute for machine learning. But these data-analysis algorithms will decay if no one is attending to their upkeep. Without adequate maintenance, machine learning models are likely to succumb to decay. This deterioration in predictive power sets in when environmental conditions under which a model was first put into production change sufficiently. The Covid-19 pandemic has created this new environmental condition impacting many aspects of our lives. 

In government, the resources available to dedicate to maintenance may not be the people who built the models in the first place, a situation that fosters inefficiencies and confusion as one group of SMEs struggles to understand exactly how another group of data scientists built their models. Even when the models have been well-documented, their growing number, variety, and complexity are likely to make maintenance more time consuming and difficult. The more these complexities pile up, the more difficult it is to do the root-cause analyses necessary for effective maintenance. In addition, the opacity of machine learning assets can make it very difficult to assess exactly which lines of code were responsible for any algorithm-driven action. This might make “algorithmic accountability” difficult – if not impossible – in many legal, regulatory, or compliance circumstances.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain an understanding of what is ML model drift (decay) and how to avoid it.
  2. What aspects of the C19 new reality (signals) are most affecting ML model drift.
  3. Understand the tools and services available to address model decay.
Speakers:

Andy Palmer, co-founder and CEO, Tamr
William Mark, President, Information and Computing Sciences, SRI International

11:45 am to 12:45 pm
Cybersecurity Theme
Adversarial Machine Learning - How to Train Your Data

Relevant Threads: BOTs, AI, & Machine Learning

Session Description:
The panel will explore the different categories of adversarial examples which will threaten AI systems and strategies to mitigate them.  This will include discussions of current capabilities and basic research efforts that are being conducted in this area.  The panel will describe how these approaches complement existing cybersecurity risk management approaches and highlight where new standards efforts are needed to address gaps.

Learning Objectives:

  1. How to categorize adversarial examples.
  2. How does cybersecurity risk management compliment the management of these examples.
  3. Expectations for current and future capabilities based on basic research efforts.
  4. Address how organizations are addressing challenges around manipulation of training data and beyond.
Speakers:

Dr. Jeff Alstott, Program Manager, IARPA
Aleksander Madry, Professor of Computer Science, MIT
Martin Stanley, CISSP, Chief of Strategic Technology, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Elham Tabassi, Chief of Staff, Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology

11:45 am to 12:45 pm
Emerging Technology Theme
The Future of the Workforce

Relevant Threads: Workforce & Culture

Session Description:
The world of work is changing at an unprecedented rate. The rapid pace of technological change and innovation such as IoT, robotic automation, and Artificial Intelligence, are creating new roles, augmenting existing ones and rendering others redundant. To move forward and embrace innovation, the Federal Government needs an IT workforce that can effectively carry out its mission. This session will bring leading experts to discuss the challenges, opportunities, and how the federal government can prepare for the future of the workforce.

Speakers:

Dorothy Aronson, Chief Information Officer and Chief Data Officer, National Science Foundation
Shila Cooch, Director of IT Policy, Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer, Office of Management and Budget
Stephen Kunze, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Office of the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration
Mike Rice, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, CornerStone IT
Jessica Tavasti Davis, Director, Government Programs, Microsoft

11:45 am to 12:45 pm
TechKnow: Emerging Technology Hub
Creating Digital Identity – Can Blockchain Make This Happen?

Session Description:
As technologies, such as blockchain, gain mainstream acceptance, is it time to reconsider digital identity? If we enable individuals to decide who has access to their identity, and maybe even what parts, we might be able to regain our digital privacy. A true, verified, digital identity could solve challenges exposed by COVID, such as managing our public records and voting remotely.

Question: Can we security tokenize an individual’s personal identification and make it portable to applications and use it on various devices?

Learning Objectives:

  1. A chance to provide innovative insights, ideas, and thoughts towards the solution of one of 4 use cases. Their ideas will have the potential to impact future government initiatives.
  2. The opportunity to interact with other innovative thinkers, network, and dialogue about the most pressing challenges facing the US Government.
  3. Exposure to and use of a variety of Human Centered Design methodologies that may be applied to other challenges.
Speaker:

Mark Montoya, Chief Data Officer, Government Blockchain Association

Claire Bailey, Director of Federal, State and Local Mainframe Solutions Compuware
Eric Popiel, Strategic Foresight Analyst, U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Scott Straub, Vice President of Federal Risk Markets, Neustar, Inc.
Mark Valcich, US Federal Civilian Director. Intel Corporation

12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Center Stage
How Open Data and Agile Can Transform Agencies: The Opportunity Project

Across government, agencies face constant and often expanding levels of complexity in delivering on their mission objectives.  Citizen expectations, changing technologies, a mass proliferation of data, and new business processes are among the key external forces that challenge agencies to serve constituents in new ways.  At the same time, growing demands for fast response to problem solving reduce the time that agencies have for developing strategies that enable them to achieve mission objectives. In recent years, agile development has advanced in both industry and government as a method of designing software that builds functionality in rapid increments that involve both developers and users. Agile methodology is increasingly being used in non-IT efforts as well.

The Opportunity Project (TOP), a program run out of the U.S. Census Bureau at the U.S. Department of Commerce, has for several years served as a catalyst in adapting agile techniques to solve complex agency mission problems, through a process that brings together agencies, industry, and citizens. The Project’s website refers to its goal as “a process for engaging government, communities, and the technology industry to create digital tools that address our greatest challenges as a nation. This process helps to empower people with technology, make government data more accessible and user-friendly, and facilitate cross-sector collaboration to build new digital solutions with open data.”

TOP works with Federal government agencies to identify significant challenges, and then facilitates partnerships among agency leaders, industry and non-profit innovators, and citizen users to collaborate as teams in developing innovative approaches to address those challenges.  TOP represents a unique, cross sector program that provides a model for how agencies can work with private sector partners to develop practical approaches to complex problems in an agile, iterative fashion.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how agencies are turning Federal open data into new technologies that solve real-world problems for people across the country.
  2. Hear from a leader who is helping companies and agencies solve mission problems through agile techniques, ranging from opioid and disaster relief to STEM education and workforce modernization. 
  3. Discover lessons from the over 100 digital products that have been created to help agencies serve families, business, and communities. 
Speaker:

Drew Zachary, Managing Director, Census Open Innovation Labs, & Director/Co-founder, The Opportunity Project

12:45 pm to 1:00 pm
Virtual
Networking Break
1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
Plenary
Closing Plenary: CIO Panel
Speakers:

Dorothy Aronson, Chief Information Officer and Chief Data Officer for the National Science Foundation
Suzette Kent, Former US Federal Chief Information Officer
Maria A Roat, Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer, US Office of Management and Budget
Doug Robinson, Executive Director, National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO)

1:45 pm to 5:00 pm
Virtual
Networking Lounges and Exhibit Halls Open

Thursday, October 29, 2020

8:00 am to 8:30 am
Virtual
Coffee Chats/Networking Lounges Open

Coffee Chat/Networking Lounges/Exhibit Showcase Open

8:30 am to 9:00 am
Virtual
Opening Welcome and Awards
9:00 am to 9:45 am
Plenary
Delivering Digital Services to Citizens and Employees through Modernized Technology

People rely on the government to deliver vital services and information that impact the quality of their lives and economic well-being.  Increasingly, they expect to be able to interact with the government as conveniently and easily as they do with their favorite commercial brands and service providers.  Delivering a customer experience that meets or exceeds expectations is essential to building trust in the government and is equally vital to delivering critical outcomes. If people’s experience with government consistently meets or exceeds their expectations, their trust in government will grow.

COVID-19 has exposed the urgency for the government to shift to digital services, accelerate the use of self service, and enable citizens and employees to easily access information, and interact and engage with the government remotely.  Agencies that had modernized their infrastructure, enabled their workforce to work remotely through email ,collaborative technologies and electronic signatures have continued their mission seamlessly.

We are at a perfect storm – we have policies and guidance such as 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (IDEA) and Section 280 of OMB A-11, Managing Customer Experience and Delivering Improving Service Delivery to establish a framework for delivering digital services, making citizen feedback transparent, and having action plans to improve the publics’ experience.  In addition, a worldwide pandemic is increasing the demand from the public and employees for touchless, digital services.  Without a modern, cloud-based infrastructure and networks, agencies can’t pivot to meet these demands easily.

The public deserves a 21st century experience when they need information and services during important times in their lives.  Learn how agencies have risen to the challenge.

Speakers:

Bob De Luca, Acting Director, Technology Transformation Services (TTS), Acting Deputy Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), General Services Administration
Martha Dorris, Founder, DCI
Pamela K. Isom, Deputy CIO for Architecture, Engineering, Technology, and Innovation, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Energy
Luke McCormack, National Director, US Cyber Challenge
Gary S. Washington, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture

9:45 am to 10:30 am
Plenary
Plenary: Intel Community Panel

The pace of innovation directed at improving government mission outcomes is accelerating in both Civilian agencies and across the Intelligence Community.  This panel of senior leaders will discuss recent and future developments in both communities and begin to explore how lessons learned and best practices can be broadly applied across the entire Federal government.

Speakers:

Dr. Andrew L. Brooks, Chief Data Scientist, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Ted Davies, CEO, Altamira Technologies Corporation
Dean Souleles, Former Chief Technology Advisor, Office of Director of National Intelligence

 

10:00 am to 10:30 am
Center Stage
Science as a Service
Speaker:

Rocky Campione, Chief Information Officer, Department of Energy

 

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Accelerator Session
Driving Innovation in Government

Accelerators Keynote: Fueling Innovation in Government
Government and industry leaders are constantly seeking new ways to solve mission, management, and processing challenges.  The opportunity to introduce new perspectives, novel ideas, and creative solutions is a high priority as society as a whole, and the government in particular, try to accelerate the pace of change and the adoption of enabling digital solutions.  While the sources for new ideas can come from anywhere, start-ups pose an especially attractive source, both because of their creativity and energy and the opportunity to contribute to economic growth by supporting new   companies.  There are many examples today of government engagement with accelerator networks, especially in DoD.  This session will discuss the ways in which government and industry can expand engagement with accelerators, such as MassChallenge, to identify, sponsor, mentor and leverage start-up companies and early-stage entrepreneurs.  The CEO of MassChallenge and the Deputy Federal CIO will discuss ways in which government works with accelerators today; can learn from successes in some parts of the government; and take greater advantage of the innovation networks that accelerators like MassChallenge create and develop.  The audience will also get practical insight into the unique needs and incentives that drive these networks and the start-up companies they support to enable greater participations across the entire government.  At the end of this session, the 6 start-ups participating in the 3 challenges held the previous 3 days of the confernce will be recognized with prizes based on the voting conducted by the judges panels.

Speakers:

Jim Cook, Vice President, Strategic Engagement & Partnerships, The MITRE Corporation
Siobhan Dullea, CEO, MassChallenge
Maria A Roat, Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer, US Office of Management and Budget

 

10:30 am to 11:00 am
Center Stage
The Cyber Dilemma: Securing Data Through Partnerships

Now more than ever, resilient critical infrastructure is imperative for public health and safety and community well-being. As teleworking and remote learning have become the new norm to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), employees and families are relying on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)—those hardware, software, and services critical to communicating—to connect, collaborate, and continue their daily routine.  

One of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) top priorities is securing the global ICT supply chain. Every day, ICT systems support a broad range of critical infrastructure activities that collectively enable the provisioning of National Critical Functions (NCFs), such as generating electricity, operating hospitals, and supplying clean water. ICT products and services also provide remote access into work environments, e-Learning capabilities, and mobile computing. If vulnerabilities in the ICT supply chain are exploited, the consequences can affect all users of that technology or service. 

In response to COVID-19, many companies and organizations are providing vital services to communities across the nation. As they increasingly rely on ICT to keep their operations running with as little disruption as possible, they must stay vigilant of adversaries seeking to target critical systems. Supply chain risks may enable adversaries to exploit vulnerabilities and unsuspecting users to maliciously gain access to systems, steal intellectual property, and disrupt critical functions. Adversaries may also attempt to breach third-parties, such as contractors, service providers, vendors, and suppliers with less mature information security controls. Similarly, they may try to exploit new and emerging risks from telework-heavy environments such as shortages in physical and IT security personnel and reduced access controls by service vendors. 

COVID-19 has also impacted the upcoming primary election season, necessitating the implementation of innovative practices and new solutions in response to this unprecedented pandemic as part of Resilient Election Day operations. 

This session will feature two leaders in government and industry who will discuss the state of security and data policy and the importance of interagency public-private partnerships to protect our nation’s critical infrastructure. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Hear from leaders in government and industry on the importance of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM).
  2. Understand the importance of ICT SCRM and the role your organization has in protecting our nation’s ICT supply chain.

 

Speakers:

Phyllis Schneck, Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services
Bryan Ware, Assistant Director for Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Emerging Technology Theme
Trustworthy AI - A New Frontier in Privacy & Ethics

Relevant Threads: Data as a Strategic Asset, Workforce & Culture, BOTs, AI, & Machine Learning, Privacy & Ethics

Session Description:
It is widely acknowledged that “trustworthiness” in AI/ML systems is critical to their development, validation and appropriate use in all parts of our society. That’s easier said than done, of course, and there is some disagreement on what constitutes trustworthy or ethical AI (e.g. secure, reliable, safe, robust, mitigating unintended bias, and the development of appropriate outputs and understandable fail-safes) and the use, research, development, and policies needed to define and achieve the goal of trustworthy AI systems. The set of properties needs to be extended beyond reliability, security, and privacy to include fairness, robustness, probabilistic accuracy under uncertainty, and other properties yet to be identified and defined. Further, there is a need for new property specifications and verification techniques to handle new kinds of artifacts, e.g., data distributions, probabilistic programs, and machine learning based models that may learn and adapt automatically over time. With the intensity of dialogue around trustworthy or ethical AI increasing over the past year, a key but still insufficiently defined building block of trustworthiness is bias in AI/ML-based products and systems. Moreover, as AI methods (e.g., novel algorithm development), infrastructure (e.g., edge computing), and technologies continue to take advantage of large datasets from different sources, it is important that individuals, organizations, and governments analyze the effect of automated decision-making and determine what privacy policy strategies & governance principles need to be implemented for ensuring trust and security. This session will bring government and industry executives together in an interactive discussion about building blocks for trustworthy AI systems and the associated methods, platforms/infrastructure/ecosystems, strategies, and tools to implement those building blocks when developing, researching, using, & testing AI use cases, AI technologies, and AI systems. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop a shared understanding of ethical and privacy issues in AI that can help guide and speed the innovation and adoption of trustworthy AI systems.
  2. Hear from and interact with leading government AI experts.
  3. Explore the future of trust, fairness, privacy, and robustness in AI-based systems. 
Speakers:

Mark Beall, Chief of Strategy and Policy, Joint Artificial Intelligence Center’s (JAIC), Office of the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer
Ashley Casovan, Executive Director, AI Global
Alka A. Patel, Head of AI Ethics Policy, Department of Defense/JAIC
Nevin Taylor, Senior Advisor, White House Presidential Innovation Fellows
Henry Young, Senior Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Secretary
Swathi Young, Chief Technology Officer, Integrity Management Services, Inc.

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Lab 2 Market Theme
Infrastructure Innovation: Strengthening the Security and Resilience of our Nation’s most Critical Assets

Relevant Threads: Resiliency & Mission Continuity, Health & Environment

Session Description:
There are 16 critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof. These sectors, in turn, are subject to physical threats, natural disasters, and is also now cybersecurity risks. As our ubiquitously-connected world has fast become increasingly dependent on technologies, i.e. assets, networks, and systems, it is paramount that public and private sectors address the security, functionality, and resiliency deemed vital to public safety, prosperity, and well-being. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Strengthening critical infrastructure sector cybersecurity preparedness.
  2. Coordinating cyber/physical incident response and recovery.
  3. Accelerating research, development and demonstration (RD&D) of game-changing and resilient systems.
Speakers:

Mark A. Gabriel, Administrator & CEO, Western Area Power Administration
Adrienne Lotto, Senior Director Energy Security & Resilience Programs, New York Power Authority
Peter “Pete” Tseronis is the Founder and CEO of Dots and Bridges LLC
Zachary Tudor, Associate Laboratory Director, National and Homeland Security, Idaho National Laboratory

 

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Mission Modernization Theme
Data as a Strategic Asset - Federal Data Strategy

Relevant Threads: Data as a Strategic Asset

Session Description:
The first Federal Data Strategy, published in December 2019, provides a common set of data principles and best practices in implementing data innovations that drive more value for the public. Agencies across government established Chief Data Officers to implement the FY20 action plan, the initial actions that are essential for establishing processes, building capacity, and aligning existing efforts to better leverage data as a strategic asset.  This panel of CDOs will outline the value that CDOs are delivering at individual agencies while working collectively on cross-cutting public sector problems through the first Federal CDO Council.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Hear how Federal Chief Data Officers are delivering value and creating increasingly data-driven organizations at their agencies.
  2. Learn more about the Federal Data Strategy and opportunities, challenges, and lessons learned during the first year of implementation.
  3. Hear about the diverse approaches and common best practices that CDOs are leveraging.
  4. Discover the cross-cutting Federal data challenges that can be tackled with the renewed focus on data.
Speakers:

Kirsten Dalboe, Chief Data Officer, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Jamal El-Hindi, Interim Chief Data Officer, Department of the Treasury
Ted Kaouk, Chief Data Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Daniel Morgan, Assistant Chief Information Officer for Data Services / Chief Data Officer, US Department of Transportation
Kshemendra Paul, Executive Director for Data Governance and Analytics, Chief Data Officer
Dr. James (Jim) Rolfes, CIO and CDO, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

 

11:00 am to 11:30 am
Center Stage
Putting the Citizen First: Modernizing Public Assistance

Among other things, the pandemic has required that unprecedented levels of support and assistance be provided to Americans across the country and through every public assistance program, from SNAP to Unemployment Insurance and more. The pandemic has also highlighted a wide range of areas of the pubic assistance ecosystem that would benefit greatly from real innovation; innovation that not only drives better program performance but also far improved customer/beneficiary service. This session will feature Adam Meier, former head of Kentucky’s Department of Health and Human Services, who will share how Kentucky approached similar challenges and a disaggregated set of assistance programs, using data, human-centered design, and more to drive some of the nation’s best and most forward-leaning results.

Speaker:

Adam M. Meier, Partner and Senior Policy Consultant, Connecting the Dots Policy Solutions, LLC.

11:30 am to 11:45 am
Virtual
Networking Break
11:45 am to 12:45 pm
Center Stage
The Future of Work is Here: Are You Ready?

In 2020, technology has risen to the challenges posed by the pandemic with increased telework and mobility. However, the challenges inherent in preparing for the future workforce appear more difficult to overcome. Leaders at all levels must support an organizational culture that enables contributions from all workers, welcomes new perspectives, and builds on interdisciplinary strengths. Both theory and strategies are needed if this workforce transformation is to be successful.

Angela Bailey, Chief Human Capital Officer for the Department of Homeland Security, will discuss moving a large bureaucracy towards a future-ready workforce. This case study will outline her vision and roadmap for the future DHS workforce. She will describe key factors in this vision and outline practical levers for change, organizational transformation, and innovation which are available to managers in the federal government as well as the private sector.

Dr. RaJade M. Berry-James, Associate Professor of Public Administration at North Carolina State University, will describe how the future of work could disrupt workforce success. Dr. Berry-James will specifically address intentional and unintentional consequences to the workforce, particularly if opportunity gaps widen for Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC). These consequences can impact mission success for government agencies and industry, and heightened awareness of opportunity gaps is vital to ensure the best possible outcomes. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Increased understanding of a cultural framework that promotes a culturally diverse and skilled workforce.
  2. Knowledge of successful approaches to planning and implementing organizational transformation.
Speakers:

Angela Bailey, Chief Human Capital Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Dr. RaJade M. Berry-James, Associate Professor, NC State

11:45 am to 12:45 pm
Cybersecurity Theme
5G - Enhancing National Security, Tech Innovation, and Economic Opportunity

Relevant Threads: Resiliency & Mission Continuity

Session Description:
Join this panel of executive leaders from the public and private sectors as they discuss how Industry and the Federal Government can work together to secure U.S. leadership in 5G Telecommunications—now and far into the future. In support of the National Strategy to Secure 5G, these senior leaders will engage in a virtual panel discussion covering their respective organization’s current strategy and initiatives that will ensure and solidify the country’s position as the leading implementor and innovator of newly emerging 5G technology. This engaging and star-studded panel will broadly examine 5G capability development, mission enhancement, risk management, and research and development by the U.S. Government and leaders in the telecommunications and other industries to harness the immense potential that 5G will bring to business, government and individuals.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about opportunities and the path forward in US Federal 5G initiatives.
  2. Learn about Industry perspectives on enabling 5G Leadership in the United States.
  3. Learn about how US Government and Industry can work together to enable 5G Leadership.
Speakers:

Dr. Charles Clancy, Senior Vice President and General Manager, MITRE Labs, The MITRE Corporation
Dr. Joseph B. Evans, Technical Director for 5G & OUSD R&E
Kabir Kasargod, Senior Director, Strategic Operations, Qualcomm Government Technologies (QGOV)
Bob Kolasky, Director of National Risk Management Center, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Jason Payne, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Federal
David Simpson RADM (ret.) USN, DeepWaterPoint
Vincent Sritapan, Science & Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security

11:45 am to 12:45 pm
Lab 2 Market Theme
Taking the Quantum Leap - The Next Revolution

Relevant Threads: CX, DX, Data as a Strategic Asset

Session Description:
The National Quantum Initiative was signed into law on December 21, 2018. The law gives the United States a plan for advancing quantum technology, particularly quantum computing. Quantum information science (QIS) concerns the study, control, and manipulation of quantum systems with the goal of achieving information sensing, processing, and communication beyond the limits of the classical world. A Quantum Internet will one day connect computers that can solve challenges of incredible complexity, enabling a faster flow of information and opening up entirely new areas of scientific research and economic development.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Dispelling myths with regard to Quantum Networking - especially with its promise of secure communication
  2. Understanding the necessary steps to make “Quantum Computing As A Service” a reality
  3. Illustrating near-term applications for quantum network technology, e.g. sensor networks.
Speakers:

Barbara Helland, Associate Director, Office of Science, Department of Energy
Dr. Travis S. Humble, Deputy Director, DOE Quantum Science Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Sridhar Tayur, University Professor of Operations Management, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
Frederic de Vaulx, Vice President, Prometheus Computing LLC
Carl J. Williams, Deputy Director, Physical Measurement Laboratory, NIST

11:45 am to 12:45 pm
TechKnow: Lab-to-Market
Applying Cognitive Intelligence in the New Era of Telework

Theme/Thread: Lab-to-Market

Session Description:
Based on COVID-19 limitations and new ways of remote working, it is becoming very challenging to collect good data from a diverse set of stakeholders at NASA including research institutions, employees, universities, partners and others. An old-fashion survey methodology has its limitations, and new digital advancements are providing us with potential for more effective ways to digitally listen to stakeholders and faster “bubble up” their thoughts and insights. With the help of AI, NLP and ML models, the information can be analyzed real time, cognitively processed and effectively summarized using UX experience based on well-researched user journeys. As cloud technologies, computing power and cognitive intelligence tools are becoming readily available on large scale, the costs and speed-to-market is increasingly getting reduced. Building rapid prototypes with users, and testing them out will open the ways for better integration and scaling of digital models.

The HCD session will explore ideas and solutions on how to improve digital listening and insights generations within NASA. Prior to ImagineNation 2020, TechKnow participants will work collaboratively to find possible solutions answering the question: 

Version 1: How might we use cognitive intelligence to build prototypes to improve digital listening and insight generations within NASA? 

Version 2: With multiple complex and ever-evolving issues affecting the workforce and how we work, how can we best apply emerging technologies to understand and act on what’s on people’s minds?  How do we listen effectively, transparently, and efficiently on an ongoing basis across the multi-sector workforce? 

Learning Objectives:

  1. A chance to provide innovative insights, ideas, and thoughts towards the solution of one of 4 use cases. Their ideas will have the potential to impact future government initiatives.
  2. The opportunity to interact with other innovative thinkers, network, and dialogue about the most pressing challenges facing the US Government.
  3. Exposure to and use of a variety of Human Centered Design methodologies that may be applied to other challenges.
Speaker:

Keith Krut, Branch Chief, People Analytics, Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHCO), National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Stephen Foley, Senior Vice President, ContactEngine Inc.
Raymond Holder, Executive Strategist and Technology Leader, currently serving as Principal, U.S. Federal Healthcare at Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Rajiv Kadayam, Chief Technology Officer, Pyramid Systems
Eric Popiel, Strategic Foresight Analyst, U.S. Office of Personnel Management
James Ward, VP U.S. Public Sector, Genesys

11:45 am to 12:45 pm
Virtual
Presidential Election Project: ACT-IAC Special Project
Speakers:

Casey Coleman, Senior Vice President, Global Public Sector Digital Transformation, Salesforce
Kathy Conrad, Director, Digital Government, Accenture Federal Services
James Cook, Vice President, Strategic Engagement and Partnerships, The MITRE Corporation
Mark A. Forman, VP, Digital Government Strategy, SAIC
Dave McClure, Ph.D., Principal Director, Accenture Federal Services
Robert Shea, Principal, Grant Thornton LLP
Richard Spires, Principal, Richard A. Spires Consulting

12:45 pm to 1:00 pm
Virtual
Networking Break
1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
Plenary
Closing Plenary: Fireside Chat with John Kotter and Dave Wennergren

We live in dynamic times, marked by the fast pace of technology change; rapidly shifting alliances; high expectations; and a degree of connectedness unimaginable just a generation ago. Despite the opportunities that dynamic change can provide, many of our government and social institutions and systems, including healthcare, justice, education, and services, lag behind in their ability to change and adapt. As the recent national experiences with the coronavirus, and the elevation of social injustice to the national consciousness has shown, our instructions and society as a whole struggle to keep pace. Coupled with an upcoming election and the likely changes that will produce, regardless of the outcome, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. But as leaders in government and industry, we all have networks and systems that we are part of and influence, and we have the power to drive change, in spite of systemic barriers. How can each of us lead change? How can we accelerate transformation and modernization of the organization and systems that we're part of? This session will address the practical actions we can take to execute strategy, drive transformation, and lead any form of large-scale change. Dave Wennergren, CEO of ACT-IAC, and a recognized leader in government and the private sector, will host a conversation featuring Dr. John P Kotter, renowned scholar, author, management consultant, and founder and Chairman of Kotter International, on leading and accelerating change. Dr Kotter is the author of 20 books 12 of which have been business best sellers. His published works and his international consulting business is based on years of research and experience with the dynamics of strategy , leadership and organizational change. Recent works on buy-in, urgency and organizational models to accelerate change are especially relevant to us today.

Speakers:

John Kotter, Founder, Kotter International
Dave Wennergren, CEO, ACT-IAC

1:45 pm to 5:00 pm
Virtual
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Megan Uhrich
Director of Strategic Growth
Maria A. Roat
Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer
Michael Chertoff
Executive Chairman & Co-Founder
Mike Daniels
Vice President of Global Public Sector
Stephen L. Buckner
Assistant Director of Communications, Communications Directorate
John Kotter
Founder
Brian Whittaker
Director of Design and Development
Mittal Desai
Chief Information Officer
Dr. Walter G. Copan
Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director
Toni Townes-Whitley
President
Pamela K. Isom
Deputy Chief Information Officer for Architecture, Engineering, Technology, and Innovation
Emily W. Murphy
Emily W. Murphy
Administrator
Gary Washington
Chief Information Officer
David Wennergren
David M. Wennergren
Chief Executive Officer
Doug Robinson
Executive Director
Lisa W. Hershman
Senate-confirmed Chief Management Officer

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FAQs

WHAT IS REIMAGINE NATION ELC?

The purpose of Reimagine Nation is to bring together the government technology community to discuss the issues facing government and work together to develop practical solutions and innovative strategies.  We expect over 1,000 executives from government and industry to participate in what has been described as the “best event in the government technology arena.”

Reimagine Nation is planned and assembled by a planning committee of executives from government and industry. This year’s sessions, will be organized around four themes: Mission Modernization, Cybersecurity, Lab to Market, and Emerging Technology. In addition to the sessions, the conference will feature: a Center Stage for Ted Talk-like presentations; a TechKnow showcase with human centered design case studies; and a Partner Pavilion to highlight government agencies and industry organizations. This format maximizes interaction and learning among the participants, allowing them to delve deeper into one area of interest. We value your leadership and inclusion in helping to make this an informative, thought provoking, and collaborative event. 

 

HOW MANY WILL ATTEND REIMAGINE NATION?

Virtual attendance is expected to be approximately 1,000 executives 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. 

ELC 2020 attendees will be able to explore the virtual conference center; attend live key notes in the theater; choose from live and pre-recorded sessions; invite fellow attendees and speakers to chat rooms; and interactively present ideas and solutions to a global audience.  We will examine together the challenges and opportunities from the past year and the role technology has played. At ReImagine Nation ELC 2020, technology is our greatest asset and we look forward to offering you great speakers, content and experiences that continue to improve our government! 

 

WHAT IS THE THEME OF REIMAGINE NATION?

Just as COVID-19 has forced all of us to re-imagine our lives, we give you ReImagine Nation ELC 2020.  Having invested in a cutting-edge delivery platform, we will exceed expectations by offering live and just-in-time content to a geographically dispersed audience, across the world.  Our overall conference theme, “Mission Resiliency: Technology, Culture, & Agility”, brings together content across the 4 sub themes cybersecurityemerging technologiesmission modernization, and lab-to-market

 

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

Four conference themes provide the greatest opportunities to address the most pressing challenges faced in government today (Mission Modernization, Cybersecurity, Emerging Technologies, and Lab 2 Market).  

Sessions supporting each theme will weave in multiple disciplines or threads of additional importance and will be beneficial to all audiences.  Threads will include customer experience, digital experience, data as a strategic asset, resiliency and mission continuity, workforce, privacy and ethics, health and environment, and BOTs, AI and machine learning. 

 

ACT-IAC HAS A NUMBER OF COMMUNITIES OF INTEREST ADDRESSING HOT TOPICS.  WILL THESE BE FEATURED AT REIMAGINE 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 REIMAGINE NATION?  WHY IS IT DIFFERENT FROM OTHER TECH CONFERENCES?

Reimagine 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. 
  • In addition to the sessions, the conference will feature: a Center Stage for Ted Talk-like presentations; a Tech Know showcase with human centered design case studies; and a Partner Pavilion to highlight government agencies and industry organizations.
  • 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?

The 2020 Program: The overall program provides numerous opportunities for attendees to meet and advance skill levels as defined by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs); Leading Change, Leading People, Results Driven, Business Acumen and Building Coalitions. In addition, there will be the opportunities to focus on individual core competences whether at the entry level, mid-manager or senior executive, to achieve performance management goals and objectives. The conference attendees this year will be presented with “Themes and Threads” for an enhanced overall conference theme Mission Resiliency: Technology, Culture, & Agility. The goal is to provide an engaging, exciting, and personalized content experience that will result in immediate real world actions after the conference. The four conference themes provide the greatest opportunities to address the most pressing challenges faced in government today (cybersecurity, emerging technologies, mission modernization, and lab-to-market).
 

CAN I GET TRAINING CREDITS?

Yes, Individuals who successfully complete this 4-day conference are eligible for 46 Continuous Learning Points (CLPs). With a combination of live and pre-recorded content, individuals will have access to more learning sessions than ever. Attendees will have access to the content for a full year in order to view every session for up to a total of 46 CLPs. Individuals seeking CLPs may obtain their CLPs by sending an email request to training@actiac.org within one week after the event. For more information on converting CLPs to Professional Development Units (PDUs), click here.



WILL MEDIA BE IN ATTENDANCE?

Yes, media will be in attendance.

Expected media attendees:

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

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION?

Full conference registration includes access to content that will be live-streamed daily from 9am - 1pm, but the Virtual Conference Center will be open before and after that time to:

  • Attend sessions that you may have missed
  • Access additional content
  • Explore the Partner Pavilion and the TechKnow Showcase
  • Download information from the Resource Center
  • Network with Government and Industry colleagues 

 

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 26-29, 2020. Content will be live-streamed daily from 9am - 1pm, but the Virtual Conference Center will be open before and after that time to:

  • Attend sessions that you may have missed
  • Access additional content
  • Explore the Partner Pavilion and the TechKnow Showcase
  • Download information from the Resource Center
  • Network with Government and Industry colleagues

 

WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION FEE?

Registration cancellations made before September 25, 2020, 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. 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Additional information on this year’s conference can be found at https://www.actiac.org/events/reimagine-nation-elc-2020.   Please send all questions to actiac@actiac.org or call the ACT-IAC office at 703-208-4800.

 

Privacy Statement and Disclosure

ACT-IAC complies with the requirements of data protection laws and the Privacy Act regarding the collection of personal data from event attendees, how the data will be used and/or if it will be shared.  Please go to https://www.actiac.org/act-iac-privacy-statement for more details on how we comply.  By registering for this event, as has been the practice for years, event sponsors are provided a directory of attendees which they agree not to use for mass marketing purposes.  In addition, by visiting an exhibition booth, just as at past conferences your badge would have been scanned, your basic contact information will be provided to the exhibitor in case follow-up or additional information needs to be shared.