IT modernization has never been more critical to supporting government’s mission, or more challenging. Although Congressional and executive mandates offer frameworks for technology leaders, agencies still face an uphill battle to aligning the technical infrastructure, funding mechanisms, and skilled workforce necessary to truly modernize government. At this half-day summit, Nextgov will explore these different elements of IT modernization with current and former agency CXOs, oversight leaders and policy experts.
|8:00 AM||Networking Breakfast|
|8:45 AM||Opening Remarks|
Panel - Funding IT Modernization
Everyone wants to upgrade their IT systems, but in government nothing gets done without funding. Agencies can request funding from Congress through the annual budget process or try to take matters into their own hands. This session will feature agency officials who have used other means to fund their modernization efforts.
Industry Perspective: Key Questions to Consider around IT Modernization
|10:10 AM||Networking Break|
Quick Hit IT Modernization Case Studies (x3)
Modernization can mean a lot of things to different agencies, business functions, and missions areas. What does a successful modernization initiative actually look like? Hear a few stories about just how some agencies are approaching IT transformation and get practical tips on how to replicate their success at your agency.
Panel - Preparing the Workforce for IT Modernization
Modernization means more than just buying new IT. It means significant changes for federal employees--from learning how to use those new systems to the very nature of their jobs. This panel hosts federal leaders who are working to prepare the workforce for these changes, including bringing on new, tech-savvy staff and retraining currents feds looking for a new challenge.
|11:40 AM||Closing Remarks|