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ReImagine Nation ELC 2020

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pmTuesday, October 27, 2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pmWednesday, October 28, 2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pmThursday, October 29, 2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
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Monday, October 26, 2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pmTuesday, October 27, 2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pmWednesday, October 28, 2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pmThursday, October 29, 2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
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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)

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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
Emerging Technology Leader, Deloitte Consulting
Deloitte Consulting
Accelerator Session
Chief Information Officer
U.S. Department of Labor
Mission Modernization Theme
Associate Partner
IBM
Mission Modernization Theme
Chief Human Capital Officer
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Center Stage
Associate Professor
NC State University
Center Stage
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
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
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
Vice President, Strategic Engagement and Partnerships
The MITRE Corporation
Center Stage
CEO and a Co-Founder
Epistemix Inc.
Lab 2 Market Theme
President
Arizona State University
Center Stage
Chief Data Officer
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Mission Modernization Theme
Founder
DCI
Cybersecurity Theme & Plenary Speaker
Founder
DCI
Cybersecurity Theme & Plenary Speaker
Executive Director of Deloitte’s Center for Government
Deloitte
Center Stage
Director, Cloud Policy
Internet Association
Emerging Technology Theme
Deputy Director, DOE Quantum Science Center
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Lab 2 Market Theme
Chief Data Officer
Department of Agriculture
Mission Modernization Theme
Assistant Commissioner for Payment Management & Chief Disbursing Officer Bureau of the Fiscal Service
Department of Treasury
Emerging Technology Theme
Vice President of Global Government and Head of Corporate Compliance
Zscaler
Cybersecurity Theme
Executive Director
Metro21: Smart Cities Institute at Carnegie Mellon University
Lab 2 Market Theme
Senior Director Energy Security & Resilience Programs
New York Power Authority
Lab 2 Market Theme
Chief Data Officer and Director of the Indiana Management Performance Hub
State of Indiana
Lab 2 Market Theme
Sr. Vice President, Chief Innovations Officer
eSimplicity
Cybersecurity Theme
Professor of Public Administration
University of Konstanz, Germany
Center Stage
Deputy Chief Veterans Experience Officer Veterans Experience Office
Department of Veterans Affairs
Cybersecurity Theme
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
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
Executive Director, Data Governance and Analytics, Chief Data Officer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Mission Modernization Theme
Assistant Commissioner, Enterprise Strategy Management
Federal Acquisition Service, GSA
Cybersecurity Theme
Director, Office of Strategic Alliances
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
Lab 2 Market Theme
Associate Director for Cyber-Physical Systems Innovation
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Lab 2 Market Theme
Research Geologist
U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory
Lab 2 Market Theme
Director of Business Operations
OnPoint Consulting, Inc.
Lab 2 Market Theme
Chief Enterprise Architect
National Science Foundation
Mission Modernization Theme
Director, Government Programs
Microsoft
Emerging Technology Theme
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
President, Information and Computing Sciences
SRI International
Center Stage
Deputy Director
Physical Measurement Laboratory, NIST
Lab 2 Market Theme
Former NASA CIO
Center Stage
Presidential Innovation Fellow
VA Office of the Chief Technology Officer
Emerging Technology Theme
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 9:00 am
Virtual
Coffee Chat/Networking Lounges/Exhibit Showcase Open

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

9:00 am to 9:15 am
Virtual
Opening Welcome
9:15 am to 10:15 am
Virtual
Plenary
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. 
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.
10:15 am to 11:15 am
Mission Modernization Theme
Beyond Tele-Health -- Next-Gen Patient Experiences

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

Session Description:
As persistent conversation across the nation is around healthcare amidst the COVID-19 pandemic which is plaguing the nation. This discussion centers around the health of citizens and improving the patient experience while there is a shortage of supplies and an unavailable vaccine. The patient experience is the sum of all interactions influencing patient perceptions across the continuum of care. Government agencies are working closely with healthcare and research institutions to improve the quality of care 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 patient experience and improve analytics across the healthcare spectrum. Agencies are working hard to ensure systems are engaged, integrated, interoperable and transparent for all points of the patient 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. 
11:15 am to 11:30 am
Virtual
Networking Break
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
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.
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.
12:30 pm to 12:45 pm
Networking Break
12:45 pm to 1:30 pm
Virtual
Closing Plenary
1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Virtual
Networking Lounges/Exhibit Showcase Open

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

8:00 am to 9:00 am
Virtual
Coffee Chat/Networking Lounges/Exhibit Showcase Open

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

9:00 am to 10:00 am
Virtual
Opening Plenary
10:15 am to 11:15 am
Cybersecurity Theme
Cybersecurity in the Era of COVID - Mission Resiliency, Continuity and Telework

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. 
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.
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. 
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.

 

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.
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.
12:30 pm to 12:45 pm
Virtual
Networking Break
12:45 pm to 1:30 pm
Virtual
Closing Plenary
1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Virtual
Networking Lounges and Exhibit Hall Open

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

8:00 am to 9:00 am
Virtual
Coffee Chat/Networking Lounges/Exhibit Showcase Open

Coffee Chat/Networking Lounges/Exhibit Showcase Open

9:00 am to 10:30 am
Virtual
Opening Plenary
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.
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.
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Mission Modernization Theme
Workforce Re-Imagined

Relevant Threads: Workforce & Culture, Resiliency & Mission Continuity

Session Description:
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 versus 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). 

Option 2. Panel of speakers talking through option 1 points but then breaking up the audience into working groups that come up with suggestions for decentralized, Remote, Asynchronous Workforce improvements.

Agency Planning:

  1. Agencies will have to rethink IT and the requirements for more modernized infrastructure, tools and application to allow for the needs and demands of a remote workforce. In addition to the strain placed on their IT infrastructure.
  2. Human resource organizations 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 agency's 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 a 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.
11:30 am to 11:45 am
Virtual
Networking Break
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.
11:45 am to 12:45 pm
Emerging Technology Theme
The Future of the Workforce

Relevant Threads: Workforce & Culture

11:45 am to 12:45 pm
Mission Modernization Theme
Show Me the Money - CX in Financial Services

Relevant Threads: CX, DX

Session Description:
It is widely acknowledged that customer experience has become the key to success in financial services. This outcome of perfecting customer experience in financial services is a partnership between public and private sector organizations. Many agencies are in the process of transforming their financial services which include grants, loans and handling of payments which requires a significant amount of time and investment to ensure the outcome allows for improved citizen services and transparency for agencies to reduce fraudulent activities. This session will include a panel of government thought leaders who will discuss their Financial Systems Modernization (FSM) journey and lessons learned along the way. They will also discuss how shared services can benefit and complicate dependent agencies. In addition, the panelist will discuss how they ensure the services provided meet the needs of consumers. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how agencies are using Customer Experience to improve government financial services. 
  2. Understand the best practices, lessons learned, challenges & pitfalls when undertaking the training of CX for financial services. 
  3. Provide a diverse set of approaches, thru discussion of topics surrounding the journey of improving the customer experience. 
  4. Discuss the future for their agencies use of customer experience.
12:45 pm to 1:00 pm
Virtual
Networking Break
1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
Virtual
Closing Plenary
1:45 pm to 5:00 pm
Virtual
Networking Lounges and Exhibit Halls Open

Thursday, October 29, 2020

8:00 am to 9:00 am
Virtual
Coffee Chat/Networking Lounges/Exhibit Showcase Open

Coffee Chat/Networking Lounges/Exhibit Showcase Open

9:00 am to 10:00 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.

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. 
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.
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.

 

11:30 am to 11:45 am
Virtual
Networking Break
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.
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.
12:45 pm to 1:00 pm
Virtual
Networking Break
1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
Virtual
Closing Plenary
1:45 pm to 5:00 pm
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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.