Come celebrate public sector achievements and look ahead for what's to come in government.

Join us online Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 1:30-3 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. -12 p.m. PT as we celebrate the accomplishments of the 2022 NextGen Public Service Award Winners and speak with government and industry experts about implementing innovative and strategic thinking to deliver better services and support.

We will look at innovations in four areas:
  • Constituent services
  • Decision-making
  • Workforce management
  • Technology


1:30-1:50 p.m. ET/10:30-10:50 a.m. PT
Session 1: Celebrating the People

Join us as we recognize and celebrate achievements in the public sector. We will honor the 2022 NextGen Public Service Award Winners and highlight their award-winning contributions.

1:50-2:55 p.m. ET/10:50-11:55 a.m. PT
Session 2: Spotlighting the Agencies

Government Keynote 1: Improving Constituent Services at the VA
  • Barbara C. Morton, Deputy Chief Veterans Experience Officer, U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs
The Department of Veteran Affairs serves more than nine million retired vets annually. However, meeting the needs of all nine million is not easy. Recently, the VA has undertaken robust modernization efforts to better meet the needs and services of its constituents. In this keynote, you will hear about this transformative undertaking.

Lightning Keynote 1: How to Transform Your Budget Experience
  • Charlie Francis, Senior Consultant, Questica
Every agency needs to get the most out of its tight budget - but figuring out how best to allocate resources isn't easy. Performance-based budgeting can help. In this lightning keynote, you'll hear how performance budgeting can give your agency an opportunity to marry financial planning to operational results, leading to financial savings and improved performance.

Government Keynote 2: Decision-Making with NASA
  • Jane Datta, Chief Human Capital Officer, NASA
How many decisions did it take to put the James Webb Telescope in space? Millions. In this keynote, you will hear from NASA’s Jane Datta about how she and her team help make effective decisions.

Lightning Keynote 2: How Gov Can Make Citizen Services More Accessible
  • Peter Gleek, Sales Market Leader for Cloud, Solutions & Services, Insight Public Sector
Citizens want to have the same experiences using government services that they do at home. Just think about how easy it would be if you could apply for a business license without having to go to City Hall? However, making government services easily accessible isn’t always easy. In this lightning keynote you will hear how cloud services are transforming citizen services.

Government Keynote 3: Workforce Management with the Government Accountability Office
  • Taka Ariga, Chief Data Scientist and Director of the Innovation Lab, Science, Technology, Assessment, and Analytics, Government Accountability Office
What does a modern workforce in government look like and what strategies can agencies take to best manage it? In this keynote, you will find out how the Government Accountability Office is answering this question.

Lightning Keynote 3: How Your Community can Benefit from Artificial Intelligence
  • Ben Cushing, Field CTO of Federal Health, Red Hat
Every day in the United States, 22 veterans succumb to suicide — losing their personal battle to the invisible wounds of war. The Department of Veterans Affairs has committed itself to significantly reducing Veteran Suicides, and as part of its 10-year strategy has issued a Grand Challenge called Mission Daybreak. To meet this challenge, Red Hat, Guidehouse, and Philip Held, Ph.D. of Rush University Medical Center partnered to create an AI platform capable of delivering point-of-care insights and community guidance by consuming existing EHR and Social Determinants of Health data.

Government Keynote 4: How Technology is Shaping the Future of Government
  • Tara Dawson McGuinness, Founder and Senior Director, New Practice Lab
Technology is embedded in everything we do, but how can agencies truly optimize service delivery? In this keynote, Tara Dawson McGuinness, will share examples.

Lightning Keynote 4: Digitizing Unstructured Data for the Agency of The Future
  • Erin Hawley, Vice President for Federal, Instabase
Roughly 90 percent of data that an agency creates in unstructured. However, all of those insights are wasted if they aren’t digitized and organized properly. In this lightning keynote, you will hear from an industry expert about how to unlock innovation by automating and digitizing unstructured data.

2:55-3 p.m. ET/11:55 a.m.-12 p.m. PT




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Busy on Dec. 14?
Don't worry - we'll send all registrants the presentation recordings on Dec. 15.