How is your organization planning
for success in 2023?

Specifically, you'll learn:
  • How new technologies are empowering agencies to rethink seemingly unsurmountable problems.
  • How the government workforce has and will continue to evolve to meet new demands.
  • The biggest pain points impacting agency readiness for modernization.
Watch on demand as we speak with government and industry experts about where the focus should be in 2023. We'll walk through topics like technology investments, management efforts and transformation initiatives.


10-10:55 a.m. ET/7-7:55 a.m. PT
Session 1: How tech Can Enable Change

Government Opening Keynote: How to Embed Creative Approaches to Problem Solving

  • Nicole Willis, Chief Technology Officer, Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Health and Human Services
There's no magic wand that agencies can wave to modernize. Instead, they need to work through the nitty-gritty details of policies, processes and budgeting to make change happen. In this opening government keynote, you will hear from an agency innovator who has rethought how to transform organizations.

Lightning Talk 1: Why Sustainability Matters to Government IT Operations
  • Nick Psaki, Federal Principal Technology Strategist, Pure Storage
The need to adopt policies to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions and the recent surge in energy costs have exacerbated a pain point for many agencies: the inefficiency of their IT operations, especially when it comes to data management solutions. In this session, we will discuss how to move toward more sustainable operations, while also improving performance. 

11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET/8-9 a.m. PT
Session 2: What the Gov Workforce Needs to Power Mission Success

Government Lightning Keynote: 3 Ways the Workforce Needs to Evolve in 2023
  • Jason Clarke, CIO, Department of Technology and Information, State of Delaware
The government workforce looks very different than it did 20 years ago. And that workforce will need to update its skill set to stay competitive and deliver good mission outcomes. In this opening government keynote, you will hear from an agency leader about the three most critical skill sets for agencies to acquire in the next few years.

Government Lightning Keynote: Prioritizing for 2023
  • Cathy Draine, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, City of Everett, MA
From cybersecurity initiatives to diversity, equity and inclusion, agencies have a long list of pressing concerns. They need to establish clear priorities if they want to get anything done at all. In this lightning keynote, you will hear how agencies are working on setting out clear and concise goals for the new year.

Lighting Talk 2: Accelerating the Application Lifestyle: A Foundation for Optimizing IT Efficiency
  • Craig Heartwell, Managing Chief Architect for North American Public Sector, Red Hat
Digital transformation requires agencies to maintain and improve legacy applications while developing new applications using new technologies and techniques. The good news is there are tools, methods and strategies that can dramatically improve your success in executing on both fronts. This lightning talk will discuss how you can develop and run more applications in more places (cloud, edge, data center) and provide a more sophisticated digital experience and better outcomes.

12:10-12:45 p.m. ET/9:10-9:45 a.m. PT
Session 3: Priority List - What Should Top Agencies’ To-Do List in 2023

Government Lightning Keynote: What Does it Take to Get Unstuck
  • Dr. George Duchak, Director of Information Operations and Chief Information Officer, Defense Logistics Agency
With 2023 coming to a close in a few short weeks, peering into the future is more critical than ever, and many projects are stuck in neutral. What can agencies do to get unstuck in the new year and find ways to truly innovate? In this lightning keynote, you will hear from a government leader about the next frontier in the public sector's ongoing evolution.

Lightning Talk 3: Meeting the Challenges and Opportunities of a Secure Hybrid Workforce
  • Wayne LeRiche, Field CTO, Federal Civilian, Palo Alto Networks
As we prepare for 2023, many agencies are pivoting to a hybrid work environment, offering secure remote access as a regular option for many employees. Long-term support for a secure hybrid workforce requires sustainable, safe and manageable networks. In this session, we'll discuss strategies and corresponding solutions available to meet both your remote access connectivity security requirements.




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