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Submitted by Mark Karkenny
Thu, 04/23/2020 - 7:57pm

ACT-IAC Announces Igniting Innovation 2020 Conference and Awards Finalists


April 22, 2020 – The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), the premier public-private partnership in the government IT community, today announced the Top 40 Finalists for the seventh annual Igniting Innovation 2020 Conference and Awards event.

This year’s Top 40 Finalists were selected from 140 nominations. “We received a lot of nominations focusing on IT modernization, data analytics, artificial intelligence, and robotic process automation this year”, said Zain Ahmed, industry co-chair. Cybersecurity, mobility, and blockchain continued as themes from last year.

The finalists’ innovations support healthcare, defense, public safety, aviation, finance and grants management, acquisition, and workforce management and training programs. “The amount of innovation in government, industry, and academia supporting the President’s Management Agenda is very impressive”, said Alycia Yozzi, this year’s government co-chair.

The finalists will exhibit their innovations at the Igniting Innovation 2020 Conference and Awards event on August 3, 2020 at the Marriott Marquis Washington DC Hotel. “We’re pleased see two academic institutions in this year’s finalists”, said Dr. Elizabeth Bejar, this year’s academic co-chair.

Attendees will vote to select the Top 8 “best-of-the-best” innovations and the overall Igniting Innovation Award winner. To get more information, register to attend, or view the Top 40 Finalists, please visit

For more information on Igniting Innovation 2020, contact Mike Howell at [email protected] or 703-208-4800 ext. 228.

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About ACT-IAC – Advancing Government Through Education, Leadership and CollaborationThe American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) is a non-profit educational organization established to improve government's service delivery and operational performance through the effective and innovative application of technology. ACT-IAC provides a unique, objective and trusted collaborative forum where government and industry executives are working as partners to address critical issues, apply best practices and pioneer innovative solutions. ACT-IAC also provides high-quality learning and educational opportunities to improve the knowledge and expertise of the government workforce – both public and private. Further information about ACT-IAC can be found at

Media Contact: Mike Howell at [email protected] or 703-208-4800 ext. 228.

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