CIOs, tech leaders and influencers in government design the event they’d want to attend.
What does government look like in 2020?
How do we refocus the ways government does business?
How can technology reshape the way government does business?
How can technology change the way government works?
What are you doing to ensure you have the right people, process and technology in place?
How will the ways in which you accomplish your mission change?
A government where we have the right procurement systems in place to acquire the tools and technology we need and the right people to implement and manage it efficiently and effectively.
Work Smarter. More Productive. More Public Engagement. Leveraging Technology to Make Change Real
Moving Fast. Adapting with Speed. Implementing What Works. Advancing Procurement at the Pace of Technological Change
Finding Great People. Organizing Teams. Unleashing Creativity. Developing the Workforce of the Future
Security in a Machine Era. Electronic Privacy and Civil Liberties. Managing Risks. Enhancing Security While Protecting Privacy
Transformational Public Services. Exponential Change. Empowering the Public. The Art of the Possible
Internet Everywhere. Citizen-Focused Services. Greater Responsiveness to the Public. Managing Data and Providing Services in a Mobile World
Who Should Attend?
Current and rising federal agency leaders and program managers, including:
- CXOs, including CHCOs, CIOs, CTOs
- Technology Leadership and IT Specialists
- Management Analysts
- Performance Analysts
- Appointed Officials
- Private sector leaders interested in government technology
- Government contractors and consultants
- Public policy academics
- Specialists in Architecture, Network Operations Computers, Science and R&D
- Specialists in Intelligence, Security, Privacy, and Cyber Operations
- Managers of Emerging Tech, Social Media, and Mobile Technologies
- IT Project Managers
- Computer Systems Researchers and Managers
Nextgov Prime is the leading event committed to furthering the performance of government through improved use of information technology.
We do not charge a registration fee for this educational event.
However, we endeavor to provide a high quality experience for all event attendees. As such, federal participants are given preference when registering.
Monday, September 8 — Day 1
7:30 — 8:30
Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:30 — 9:50
Welcome Remarks & Keynote Presentations
9:50 — 10:10
Networking Break & Solutions Showcase
10:10 — 10:50
Editorial Breakout Sessions:
Leveraging Technology to Make Change Real: How Emerging Technologies Will Improve the Business of Government.
Technology will change the way government works. How can we fuse new technologies with modern business practices to allow for better government?
Developing the Workforce of the Future: Finding Great People. Organizing Teams. Unleashing Creativity.
Technology is great. Talent is better. This panel will discuss how the government will find, cultivate and manage the future workforce and outline where technology will transform how work is done.
10:55 — 11:35
11:40 — 12:20
Editorial Breakout Sessions:
Enhancing Security, Protecting Privacy: Evolutions in Cybersecurity & Stopping Next-Generation Insider Threats
What does security mean in the near future when cybersecurity and big data intersect? What is the government’s future role in ensuring the privacy of its citizens – and their data – and how it will mitigate a growing number of o threats that now include hackers, nation states and other bad actors on the inside.
Advancing Procurement at the Pace of Technological Change: Why Government Will (or Won’t) Fix Procurement
What level of procurement risk is acceptable for the government? Can the government ever be agile enough to acquire technology as fast as it is developed?
12:20 — 1:20
1:20 — 2:00
2:05 — 2:45
Editorial Breakout Sessions:
Leveraging Technology to Make Change Real: What Happens When Your Life as a Change Agent Hits a Bump in the Road?
Change agents in the risk-averse government face bumpy roads. What are the best ways to navigate the challenges this environment presents, and how do you bounce back from tough times?
Art of the Possible: Transformational Public Services. Exponential Change. Empowering the Public: Co-Creation of Data, Empowered Disruption
What does future government service delivery look like when people are sensors and everyone has supercomputers in their pockets? Emerging technologies allow citizens to be more involved than ever in shaping and delivering government services. Is government ready?
2:45 — 3:00
Networking Break & Solutions Showcase
3:00 — 4:30
Keynote & Nextgov Bold Awards
Nextgov & Young Government Leaders Innovation Town Hall
4:30 — 5:30
Nextgov Prime Bold Awards Reception
Tuesday, September 9 — Day 2
7:15 — 8:00
8:00 — 9:00
Dialogue Breakfast 1:
Art of the Possible: Aligning Federal, State and Local Efforts. How to maximize technology’s impact across multiple levels of government.
Dialogue Breakfast 2:
Managing Data & Providing Services in a Mobile World: Mobility 2020
9:00 — 10:00
Welcome Remarks & Keynote Presentations
10:00 — 10:20
Networking Break & Solutions Showcase
10:20 — 11:00
11:05 — 11:45
Editorial Breakout Sessions:
Advancing Procurement at the Pace of Technological Change: Lessons Learned from Healthcare.gov
The bigger the IT projects are, the worse they look on front page headlines when they fail. Our panelists will discuss what we can learn from the management and tech issues that curtailed the Healthcare.gov rollout to ensure future projects – large or small – don’t suffer the same fate.
Managing Data & Providing Services in a Mobile World: The Internet of Everything: Is Government Prepared for the Convergence of Cloud, Big Data & Mobile?
The Internet of Things is coming. Our panelists will examine the inevitable convergence of mobile device proliferation, big data and cloud computing from technology and policy standpoints.
11:45 — 12:15
Keynote & Conference Closing
Micheline Casey is the Chief Data Officer of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and heads the Office of the Chief Data Officer. As CDO, Ms. Casey leads the OCDO and has responsibility for creating and implementing the Board’s enterprise data strategy, data governance, and data management frameworks.
The OCDO has responsibility for creating enterprise policies to improve and enhance the Board’s data environment, including data governance, data management, data integration, data dissemination, and open data. Ms. Casey also chairs the Board Data Council, a multi-disciplinary group consisting of senior officials from across the Board, responsible for ensuring the implementation and direction of Board data management and governance strategies and priorities.
Kenneth Cukier is the Data Editor of The Economist. Kenn is the coauthor of Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think. It is the first systematic treatment of this emerging science, which Kenn argues is a revolution on par with the Internet or perhaps even the printing press.
From 2007 to 2012 he was the Japan business and finance correspondent, and before that, the paper’s global technology correspondent based in London, where his work focused on innovation, intellectual property and Internet governance. Previously, he was the technology editor of The Asian Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong and a regular commentator on CNBC Asia. Earlier still, he was the European Editor of Red Herring and worked at The International Herald Tribune in Paris.
From 2002 to 2004 Mr. Cukier was a research fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, working on the Internet and international relations.
His writings have also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Prospect, Financial Times and Foreign Affairs, among others. He has been a frequent commentator on business and technology matters for CBS, CNN, NPR, the BBC and others.
Karen S. Evans is serving as the National Director for the US Cyber Challenge (USCC). The USCC is the nationwide talent search and skills development program focused specifically on the cyber workforce. She serves as a Voice of Authority for Safegov.org, an on-line forum specifically focused on cloud computing policy issues. She is also an independent consultant in the areas of leadership, management and the strategic use of information technology.
She retired after nearly 28 years of federal government service with responsibilities ranging from a GS-2 to Presidential Appointee as the Administrator for E-Government and Information Technology at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) within the Executive Office of the President. She oversaw the federal IT budget of nearly $71 billion which included implementation of IT throughout the federal government.
Ken Fang is the CEO of Mobomo and oversees the strategy and operations of the company. He works closely with clients to create mobile solutions to meet their strategic needs. He is adept at developing apps on all major mobile platforms including iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone and Mobile Web.
Fang is also the founder and chairman of Altum Inc., the market leader of enterprise grants management and performance management solutions for government and philanthropic organizations. Fang was recognized in 2009 by the Washington Business Journal as one of the Washington, D.C., region’s top minority business leaders. Prior to Altum, Fang worked at a number of technology companies including IBM, American Management Systems, the Applied Research Labs – Penn State, Broderbund Software, and D.C. Health and Company. His published works include educational software titles and articles in advanced computing technology.
Lisette Garcia is the founder of FOIA Resource Center. FOIA Resource Center helps lawmakers, journalists, and nonprofit organizations quickly and cost-effectively obtain the executive agency records they most need.
Prior to law school, FOIA Resource Center founder Lisette Garcia was a reporter/editor at The Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star, and the Associated Press. Ms. Garcia is an active member of the National Press Club's Freedom of the Press Committee, working to safeguard the life and liberty of journalists worldwide. On April 22, Ms. Garcia was inducted to Miami Dade College's Hall of Fame for her career achievements in defense of the First Amendment.
Isaiah Joo is a Civil Service Program Analyst in the U.S. Department of State’s Office of eDiplomacy. He is responsible for organizing the Tech@State program, a quarterly conference series that brings together U.S. diplomats, technologists, civil society leaders, academics, and entrepreneurs to explore innovative ways technology can address global diplomatic and development challenges.
Isaiah is also the Engagement Coordinator for eDiplomacy’s Diplomatic Innovation Division, where he briefs several Foreign Service Institute classes, coordinates events like the Global Chiefs of Mission Conference, and engages in various public-private partnerships. Isaiah was selected by FedScoop in 2013 as a “Government Up & Comer of the Year” for the FedScoop 50 Awards, which honors 50 of the most talented and innovative leaders in the federal IT sector.
Joseph G. Jordan is the President, Public Sector for FedBid, Inc., a Virginia-based fully managed online marketplace optimizing the way governments, businesses and educational institutions buy the goods and services they need.
Mr. Jordan previously served as Administrator at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, having been confirmed by the Senate in May 2012. According to the White House, Jordan was responsible for implementing acquisition policies covering more than $500 billion in annual federal contract spending.
Prior to this position, he served as a senior adviser to acting Office of Management and Budget Director Jeff Zients since December 2011.
Frank Konkel is the editorial events editor for Government Executive Media Group and a technology journalist for its publications. He writes about emerging technologies, privacy, cybersecurity, policy and other issues at the intersection of government and technology. He began writing about technology at Federal Computer Week and previously reported on local and state issues at daily newspapers in his home state of Michigan. Frank was born and raised on a dairy farm and graduated from Michigan State University.
Frank McNally is a Content Developer for ASI Government’s Virtual Acquisition Office™ where he produces research, analysis, and blended learning events focused on the acquisition of information technology products and services.
Prior to joining ASI, he supported the Transportation Security Administration’s Secure Flight program as a Contracting Officer before spending four years as a curriculum developer and instructor at the Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy. In this role, Frank applied his subject matter expertise to develop and deliver high impact, practical application courses with a focus on interpreting and leveraging the Federal Acquisition Regulation for pragmatic and innovative contracting solutions. During his time with the Acquisition Academy, he delivered technical courses on all phases of the acquisition lifecycle, the federal budget process, business writing, program management, and soft skill courses focused on customer service and acquisition business management.
Nitin Pradhan is the Managing Partner of GOVonomy and the CEO of Public Private Innovations. The goals of these two initiatives are to transform the federal, state and local governments by driving public value through private growth.
Nitin is also the member of Accenture’s External Advisory Board; Mentor to Mach 37 Cyber security Accelerator; and on the Board of Innovative Solutions Consortium. He is also an expert commentator for Information Week, Meritalk Government, and PreScouter Innovations publications.
Nitin was a recent first term Obama administration appointee and award winning, nationally recognized federal CIO for the US Department of Transportation (US DOT) where he provided IT vision, strategy, policy and oversight for DOT’s more than $3.0 billion annual IT portfolio, the 6th largest in the federal government.
Prior to joining US DOT, Nitin was an IT Executive at Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), the 12th largest school district in USA. Nitin was also the Managing Director of Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) and the CEO of a wireless startup, TechContinuum.
Ms. Michele R. Weslander Quaid is the Chief Technology Officer (Public Sector) and Innovation Evangelist for Google. Throughout her career, Michele has taken on the challenge of creating start ups and transforming existing businesses in both industry and government. Through her successes, she has been recognized and sought after as a leader of change and innovation.
Prior to joining Google on 4 April 2011, Michele’s work experience included a decade in industry as an image Scientist and Chief Engineer, before being recruited into the US Government in 2002 where she served in various transformational roles. During her time as a senior executive in the US government, she served in some “first ever” positions to include: Deputy Technical Executive for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; Intelligence Community Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Director of National Intelligence (DNI); Chief Technology Officer for the National Reconnaissance Office; and, the DNI’s senior representative to the Secretary of Defense’s Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Task Force leading information sharing and collaboration initiatives in support of global coalition stability operations.
In 2001,Michele was awarded the National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation for her collaborative efforts on a multi-agency and military team, and in 2005 she was personally awarded the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Meritorious Civilian Service Medal.
Michele serves on the DigitalGlobe Foundation Board of Directors, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Advisory Committee for Commercial Remote Sensing, the AFCEA Intelligence Committee, the University of Rochester Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Science Dean’s Visiting Committee, Mid-Atlantic Girls Collaborative (MAGIC) Project Champion’s Board, and the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation Board of Trustees. She is active in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and leadership outreach for students in K-12 and at universities.
A respected thought leader in the Federal IT community, Tom Suder is the Founder and President of the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC), a non-profit organization that introduces innovative technology from academic research labs to the Federal government and private industry. ATARC provides a collaborative forum for government, academic and industry thought leaders and subject matter experts to resolve emerging technology challenges.
Tom is also a Strategic Advisor for the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation & Training (IS&T), an internationally-renowned center of excellence that focuses on advancing modeling and simulation technology, including the integration of mobile, games and virtual worlds for learning.
A past winner of the Federal 100 Awards, Tom is the Founder and President of Mobilegov, a mobile integrator he spun out of UCF’s Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab (METIL). He serves on several technology advisory boards, including the Professional Science Master’s Advisory Board at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC).
Jody Thompson, along with her partner Cali Ressler, is the Founder of CultureRx and co-creator of the Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE). Her first book, Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It, was named “The Year’s Best Book on Work-Life Balance” by Business Week. Her second book, Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It is the field guide for how to manage work in the 21st century. She has been featured on the covers of BusinessWeek, Workforce Management Magazine, HR Magazine, Hybrid Mom Magazine, and HR Executive Magazine as well as in the New York Times, TIME Magazine, USA Today, and on Good Morning America, CNBC, MSNBC and CNN.
Jody is also a nationally recognized keynote speaker and has presented to numerous Fortune 500 companies and prominent trade associations. Jody and her partner Cali created ROWE based on the belief that the traditional model of how we approach work is fundamentally broken. They believe that twentieth century management strategies are not the answer for managing a workforce that’s tackling today’s complex business challenges. The training they’ve developed is employed globally and is increasing productivity levels, employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and retention in organizations.
Patrick Tucker is technology editor for Defense One. He’s also the author of The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move? (Current, 2014). Previously, Tucker was deputy editor for The Futurist, where he served for nine years. Tucker’s writing on emerging technology also has appeared in Slate, The Sun, MIT Technology Review, Wilson Quarterly, The American Legion Magazine, BBC News Magazine and Utne Reader among other publications.
Reginald F. Wells was named Deputy Commissioner of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Office of Human Resources effective July 15, 2002 after serving short tenures as Deputy Associate Commissioner for Disability Program Policy and Senior Advisor in the Office of Disability and Income Security Programs. Dr. Wells also serves as the Chief Human Capital Officer and Chief Diversity Office for SSA. In his capacity as Deputy Commissioner for Human Resources, Dr. Wells oversees a staff complement of 368 employees with an operating budget of $130 million.
Dr. Wells served as Deputy Commissioner of the Administration on Developmental Disabilities from October 1994 to April 2002. He shared with the Commissioner full responsibility for planning and directing 25 federal staff and programmatic activities, including the University Centers, Developmental Disabilities Councils, Protection and Advocacy Systems and Projects of National Significance with a program budget of over $122 million.
Aquilent is the recognized leader in Mobile and Digital Strategy, Web Content Management, Cloud Computing and Portals, shaping the next generation of technology for the federal government. We help customers exceed the expectations of the Digital Government initiative by delivering transformative solutions that emphasize efficiency and mobility, and significantly enhance citizen engagement. Our proven approach to helping customers achieve the Cloud First policy combines technology strategy and managed services to create a roadmap for long-term success. Aquilent’s commitment to deliver tangible results that meet mission objectives is underscored by our 4-Point Aquilent AdvantageTM, combining strategic vision and reliable execution.
Dell Software makes it easy to securely manage and protect applications, systems, devices and data to help organizations of all sizes fully deliver on the promise of technology. Our simple yet powerful software – combined with Dell hardware and services – provide scalable, integrated solutions to drive value and accelerate results. Whether it's Windows infrastructure, the cloud and mobile computing, or networks, databases and business intelligence, we dramatically reduce complexity and risk to unlock the power of IT.
For more than a decade, MarkLogic has delivered a powerful, agile and trusted Enterprise NoSQL database platform that enables organizations to turn all data into valuable and actionable information. Organizations around the world rely on MarkLogic’s enterprise-grade technology to power the new generation of information applications. MarkLogic is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Washington D.C., New York, London, Frankfurt, Utrecht, and Tokyo.
Information Builders helps organizations transform data into business value. Our software solutions for business intelligence and analytics, integration, and data integrity empower people to make smarter decisions, strengthen customer relationships, and drive growth. Our dedication to customer success is unmatched in the industry. That’s why tens of thousands of leading organizations rely on Information Builders to be their trusted partner. Founded in 1975, Information Builders is headquartered in New York, NY, with offices around the world, and remains one of the largest independent, privately held companies in the industry.
Management Concepts is the nation’s premier provider of training and professional development solutions serving the public and private sectors. Founded in 1973, Management Concepts has collaborated with every major agency in the federal government, thousands of state and local government offices, non-profit organizations, universities, and corporations — helping more than one million professionals unleash their potential. At Management Concepts, we are committed to empowering professionals to advance their career and enabling organizations to achieve their mission with our high-impact training courses, professional development solutions, customized consulting services, and award-winning publications.
REI Systems is a leading provider of web-enabled business solutions for the Federal Government and the commercial sector. Drawing on its mission to deliver solutions and services that empower people and make a difference, REI Systems supports clients with complex issues such as health systems, science and technology, homeland security/public safety, and open government. REI Systems’ support is strengthened by its results-driven approach and commitment to exceeding customer expectations. Since 1989, REI Systems has been serving major corporations and government at all levels. More than 500 employees serve these clients from offices in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
Kofax enables government organizations to improve service and provide transparency by automating the First MileTM of citizen interaction. Kofax solutions automate the capture, processing and archiving of documents to help agencies increase efficiency, reduce costs and improve citizen services. Agencies can rapidly implement automated, adaptable work processes that foster collaboration and provide continuous improvement in service quality.
The Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC) is a non-profit organization that introduces innovative technology from academic research labs to the Federal government and private industry. ATARC provides a collaborative forum for government, academic and industry thought leaders and subject matter experts to resolve emerging technology challenges. This dialogue is published in the form of a White Paper documenting best practices, lessons learned and recommendations to the government.
CTOvision.com is the resource for enterprise technologists. We feature news, commentary, podcasts, analysis and social media connections in domains of Big Data, Gov2.0, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Business Intelligence, Robotics and other areas of enterprise IT.
Federal News Radio 1500 AM and FederalNewsRadio.com comprise the key source of breaking news, information and analysis for the individuals responsible for carrying out and supporting the missions of federal agencies. Federal News Radio can also be heard on the 107.7 HD2. Federal News Radio and its sister station WTOP are owned and operated by Hubbard Radio, LLC.
The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) is the premier intelligence and national security organization that brings together the public, private and academic sectors to collaborate on the most challenging policy issues and solutions. As a non-profit, non-partisan, public-private organization, INSA's ultimate goal is to promote and recognize the highest standards within the national security and intelligence communities.
Founded in 1969, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) represents state CIOs and information technology (IT) executives and managers from the states, territories and DC. NASCIO's mission is to foster government excellence through quality business practices, information management and technology policy. NASCIO provides state CIOs and state members with products and services designed to support the challenging role of the state CIO, stimulate the exchange of information and promote the adoption of IT best practices and innovations. From national conferences, peer networking, research, publications, briefings and government affairs, NASCIO is the premier network and resource for state CIOs.
Established in 1978, the National Association of State Technology Directors (NASTD) is a professional organization whose purpose is to advance and promote the effective use of information technology to improve the operation of state government. NASTD public sector members provide and manage IT services and facilities for state agencies and other public entities including hospitals, prisons, colleges and universities. NASTD private sector members provide IT products and services to assist state government in achieving its tactical and strategic goals.
WashingtonExec is an outcome-oriented networking organization that hosts exclusive events and provides news coverage tailored to greater D.C.-area stakeholders including entrepreneurs, executives and thought leaders within the private, public and academic sectors.
Our off-the-record, collaborative and intimate roundtable events aim to enhance the private-public partnership by bringing together high-level government and industry thought leaders.
On the editorial side we publish a daily news blog and weekly e-magazine that spotlights multi-million contract award wins, merger and acquisition activity, in-depth features and interviews, corporate citizenship, market and leadership trends and the leaders behind it all.
When one woman helps another, amazing things can happen. Professional careers leap forward. That's what Women in Technology is all about. As the premier professional association for women in the technology industry, we understand the unique challenges you face. No matter where you are in your professional development, or what technology-related field you're in, our community offers a broad range of support, programs and resources to advance women in technology from the classroom to the boardroom.
Young Government Leaders (YGL) is committed to providing the authentic voice for our generation of aspiring government leaders. Our membership consists of over 7,000 young federal, state, and local government employees and is growing every day. We are the only 501(c)3 non-profit professional organization founded by, and led by, young government employees. We are actively building a community of leadership for young public servants across the country, through professional development activities, networking opportunities, social events, seminars, fellowships, and scholarships.
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