[10-10:55 a.m. ET/7-7:55 a.m. PT]
Session 1: Why Agility Matters in Transformation
Government Opening Keynote: How Gov Can Think Differently About Transformation
Throw out all the salt in cooking? It’s not possible…or at the very least not very easy. Neither is starting over at an agency with brand new technologies and processes. Much like salt in our food, governments come with legacy infrastructures and processes. In this opening government keynote, you will hear from an agency innovator who has rethought how to transform organizations coupled with the reality of government networks.
- Dorothy Aronson, Chief Information Officer, National Science Foundation
Lightning Talk 1: Putting the Human First - How Gov is Building Trust
Every government agency strives to provide a great experience for its constituents and employees, but legacy systems (and sometimes mindset) make designing for the human challenging. In this lightning keynote, you will hear real life examples of how government agencies are executing human centered design with the help of experience management to deliver more impactful constituent services.
- Sydney Heimbrock, Head of Government Industry Advisory, Qualtrics
[11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET/8-9 a.m. PT]
Session 2: How to Embrace Modernization One Step at a Time
Government Lightning Keynote: 3 Things to Make Gov Transformation Easier
Many agencies continue to rely on a bad diet of legacy technology and processes. They know they need to cut back dramatically, but it just doesn't seem possible. In this opening government keynote, you will hear from an agency innovator who has rethought how to transform organizations while reckoning with the reality of government networks.
- Raylene Yung, Executive Director, Technology Modernization Fund, General Services Administration
Lightning Talk 2: How to Securely Work From Anywhere
Hybrid work has transformed the “office,” making it possible to truly work from anywhere. But that freedom creates complications when it comes to security. In this lightning keynote, you will hear from an industry leader about how agencies can transform the delivery of their IT services into a unified, single service platform creating a new style of working securely from anywhere at any time.
- José Arvelo, Sales Engineering Manager, Federal Sales, Citrix Systems, Inc.
Lightning Talk 3: How to Manage Multiple Tech Priorities
Digital transformation, cloud, hybrid, cybersecurity - all of these are top priorities for agencies, but how do you manage all of these modernization efforts? In this lightning keynote, hear from an industry leader about how agencies can use technology to meet mission modernization objectives.
- Tim Brown, CISO and Vice President, Security, SolarWinds
[12:05-12:45 p.m. ET/9:05-9:45 a.m. PT]
Session 3: Securing the Future of Government Transformation
Government Lightning Keynote: Meeting the Mission…Securely
- Nancy Rainosek, CISO, State of Texas
There's an old joke that agencies could provide perfect security for their systems if they only took everything offline and went back to using manual, paper-based processes. The only problem is that they wouldn't be able to meet their missions. Obviously, that's not an option, but neither is leaving their networks, applications and data vulnerable to attacks. In this lightning keynote, you will hear how agencies are working to improve their cybersecurity postures with a mission-first approach.
Lightning Talk 4: Cyber Breaches Happen - Then What?
Every day there are thousands of attempted cyber attacks on government networks - and while most are thwarted, some are successful. The question becomes, what happens next? In this lightning talk, you will hear from an industry expert about how agencies can establish the most effective rapid response plans to quickly get back up and running after an attack.
- Nick Psaki, Federal Principal Technology Strategist, Pure Storage
[12:50-1:30 p.m. ET/9:50-10:30 a.m. PT]
Session 4: A New Era in Government
Government Lightning Keynote: Bygone Government to a New Frontier
The idea that government agencies are slow to embrace change is a myth. Well, it's mostly a myth. But it doesn't have to be the case. In fact, the past 2 years have proven that governments can and do change in response to massive shifts in the way we can and do work. In this lightning keynote, you will hear from a government leader about the next frontier in the government's ongoing evolution. Lightning Talk 6: Tips for Effective Change Management
- Heidi Norman, CIO, City of Pittsburgh, PA
One of the main reasons that transformation gets stuck in neutral is that people aren’t ready for change. Either the vision isn’t clear to them, or they just don’t buy into it. Don’t let that happen at your agency. In this session, a leadership consultant will share five tips for leading people through change.
- Sarah C. Moffat, Leadership Consultant