Gov Innovators Virtual Summit

Government is on the brink of a transformation – will you be part of it?

Across all levels of government, modernization is the name of the game. And in order to take advantage of that transformation, agencies need to think outside the box, they will need innovation!

On Wednesday, June 20 from 10am-4:30pm ET/ 7am-1:30pm PT, GovLoop is bringing together government innovators to explore real solutions to some of government's biggest challenges from smaller workforces to legacy systems.

You’ll attend one keynote and five sessions, all delivered to you online and at no cost! As long as you have an internet connection and an interest in learning about creative problem-solving in government, you can attend the upcoming virtual summit!

Register for free now to find out what’s on the technology horizon in the public sector!

Check out what past attendees have said about the Virtual Summits:

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Check out full sessions descriptions here.

10:00 - 10:30am ET / 7:00 - 7:30am PT

Virtual environment is open!

10:30 - 10:50am ET / 7:30 - 7:50am PT
Opening Keynote Session: Your Role in the Government's Innovation Ecosystem

Blair Corcoran de Castillo, Design Strategist, The Lab, will explain how every employee in an organization plays a role in the innovation ecosystem and why they must be engaged in innovative thinking to see true government transformation.

11:00 - 11:50am ET / 8:00 - 8:50am PT
Session 1: Gov Embraces a New Approach to Application Delivery

Join us to learn what a container ecosystem is and why it's quickly becoming a commodity in government. You'll learn how containers can help government simply and efficiently assemble, distribute and deploy software.

12:00 - 12:50pm ET / 9:00 - 9:50am PT
Session 2: Ready for Takeoff - The Role of FedRAMP in the Path to Digital Transformation

Dr. Lon D. Gowen, Chief Technologist and Special Advisory to the CIO, USAID
John Hamilton, FedRAMP Operations Manager, GAO
Claudio Belloli, FedRAMP Program Manager for Cybsersecurity, GSA
Joe Arthur, Strategy and Innovation Executive, Infor

The virtual summit's second session will explore how the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is enabling agencies across federal, state and local, to safely access a wide range of cloud-based technologies.

12:50 - 1:30pm ET / 9:50 - 10:30am PT

Lunch Break

1:30 - 2:20pm ET / 10:30 - 11:20am PT
Session 3: An Rx for Gov Modernization: Perspectives on Innovations that Transform

Join us to learn the crucial drivers that government leaders must address as they embark on the digital transformation journey.

2:30 - 3:20pm ET / 11:30am - 12:20pm PT
Session 4: The Future of Gov's IT Infrastructure

This session will focus on how hyperconverged infrastructures (HCI) can help gov modernize their IT to better serve citizens and meet mission goals.

3:30 - 4:00pm ET / 12:30 - 1:00pm PT

Last Chance Swag!

Don't miss your last chance to visit the Innovation Hall and score more points to get yourself to the top of the Leaderboard!


Meet Your Keynote Speaker!

Blair Corcoran de Castillo

As a design strategist with The Lab, Blair leads design projects, teaches human-centered design to fellow Federal employees, and uses her passion for design to connect Federal innovators across the government. Prior to joining The Lab, Blair worked at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the World Bank. Blair studied government at Cornell University, received her master’s in public policy from George Mason University and received a design certificate from Parsons School of Design in New York.


Why should you take time out of your day to attend?

  • Earn up to 4 continuing professional education (CPE) credits in specialized knowledge.
  • Grow your network by connecting virtually with your government peers and industry experts.
  • Get access to more than 100 downloadable resources on a wide variety of topics pertinent to government today.
  • Win awesome swag by being active in the virtual environment.
  • Chat with GovLoop and learn how our free resources can open up a new world of learning.
  • Ask your specific questions and get answers during the Expert Open House.