Agenda

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Main Sessions

All times EDT and subject to change

1:00 pm

Editorial

Digital Defense: Modernization at DoD

Colonel Elizabeth Sweet, Defense Engagement Lead, Defense Innovation Unit

Dr. Stephen Russell, Information Sciences Division Chief, US Combat Capabilities Development Command, Army Research Laboratory

Description

What are the next steps the Defense Department must take to modernize? Cloud is a critical part of the battlefield of the future, so what is the way forward for new cloud policy and adoption? This session will bring together defense experts to discuss the future of modernization at DoD and the challenges still ahead.

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1:45 pm

Sponsored

Cloud Adoption Now, Presented by SAIC

Lieutenant Colonel Todd M. Watson, Materiel Leader for the Enterprise Cloud Services Branch, Enterprise Information Technology and Cyber Division, Command Control Communication and Intelligence Directorate, Air Force Lifecycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base

Bob Ritchie, VP, Software, SAIC

Description

Cloud architecture is critical to digital transformation, and the Air Force's Cloud One program is making that a reality. Listen as we share how this program has been successful with critical app migration and cloud native development to accelerate missions.

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2:10 pm

Editorial

State and Local Transformation Strategies

Carlos Rivero, Chief Data Officer, Commonwealth of Virginia

Doug Robinson, Executive Director, National Association of State Chief Information Officers

Alisha Powell Gillis, Senior Editor, Route Fifty

Description

How are state and local governments tackling digital transformation and addressing this major transition to more modern, and often contactless, government services? During this session, hear from state and local officials on how they are embracing more strategic uses of emerging technology.

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2:55 pm

Sponsored

The Next Phase of Digital Modernization, Presented by Leidos

George Batsakis, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, 1901 Group, Leidos

Dr. Dan Voce, Senior Vice President, Enterprise & Cyber Solutions, Leidos

Description

Nearly all defense and classified customers are engaged in digital modernization efforts that include some form of cloud, application modernization, and enhanced use of automation to achieve operational and cost efficiencies. The consumption models for these efforts, aimed at developing improved capabilities, are expanding to include not only traditional on-premise models but also managed service models. Increased demand for these types of services and delivery models requires investment in new, commercial capabilities that can be made available to defense customers. This session will focus on this multi-faceted market and how industry is developing core capabilities to offer the defense customer a wide range of options and solutions to meet its digital modernization objectives.

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3:15 pm

Editorial

Innovation Spotlight

Maria Roat, Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer, Office of Management and Budget

Aaron Boyd, Senior Editor for Technology and Events, Nextgov

Description

What initiatives are shaping the way the government approaches digital transformation? And what are some of the ways agencies are updating the way they procure new technology? This spotlight will highlight the work government leaders are doing to innovate IT modernization.

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3:50 pm

Editorial

Government Modernization Presentation

Michael Peckham, Acting Chief Financial Officer and Director of the Financial Management Portfolio, DHHS Program Support Center

Brandi Vincent, Staff Correspondent, Nextgov

4:10 pm

Sponsored

The Time is Now: The Acceleration of Digital Transformation, Presented by HP | Intel

Tommy Gardner, Chief Technology Officer, HP Federal

Description

This spotlight will highlight the work government and industry leaders are doing to innovate IT modernization. HP Federal Chief Technology Officer Tommy Gardner will discuss both current initiatives that are shaping the way the government approaches digital transformation, as well why it is imperative that agencies update the way they procure new technology now.

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