|When:||August 23, 2011, 7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Merit Awards Reception to Follow
|Where:||D.C. Convention Center, Washington D.C.
Complimentary for Government
For more information, please contact:
Stephanie Majercik at (703) 883-9000 ext. 143 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2011 MeriTalk Innovation Nation Forum convened the leading voices in both government and industry IT to answer today’s leading questions – what do these new initiatives mean? How’s OMB keeping score? What are the best practices to get change done?
|7:15 - 8:45 a.m.||
Data Center Exchange Meeting (Invitation Only)Sponsored by Quest Software
|7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.||
Exhibit Hall Open
|7:30 - 9:00 a.m.||
Registration and Continental Breakfast
|8:15 - 8:45 a.m.||
Welcome and Introduction
|8:45 - 9:45 a.m.||
Morning KeynoteDr. Alan Greenspan
Chairman, Federal Reserve System (1987-2006)
Dr. Alan Greenspan
For 18 1/2 years, Alan Greenspan served as chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Greenspan also served as chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee, the System's principal monetary policymaking body. He originally took office as chairman and to fill an unexpired term as a member of the Board on August 11, 1987. Greenspan was reappointed to the Board to a full 14-year term, which began February 1, 1992, and ended January 31, 2006. He was designated chairman by Presidents Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and Bush.
A Conversation with Dr. Alan Greenspan
As Federal technology evolves, how does it impact the economy? What role does innovation play in economic development? Why is innovative technology development and deployment so critical? Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (1987-2006) and author of The Age of Turbulence, Dr. Alan Greenspan will draw on his intricate knowledge of the U.S. economy to answer your questions about Federal technology's impact on economics and innovation in this high-level question and answer session.
Moderated by: Mike Moss
Morning Anchor, WTOP
Mike Moss, WTOP's morning anchor, thinks he has the best job in the world despite his three in the morning wake up call. He'Â¢s been with WTOP radio for almost 15 years now and has reported on some of the most important stories in history.
|9:45 - 10:15 a.m.||
|10:15 - 11:30 a.m.||
Break Out Sessions – Group 1
|11:30 - 11:45 a.m.||
|11:45 - 12:55 p.m.||
|12:55 - 1:00 p.m.||
|1:00 - 2:30 p.m.||
Luncheon Service and Keynote
The C-Suite Talks Tech Innovation - Perceptions vs. Reality
Steven VanRoekel replaced Vivek Kundra as the Federal CIO. We have an aggressive vision and timeline. This panel of Federal executives will discuss the future of innovation in Fed IT. What's realistic? What's an illusion? What are the day-to-day challenges associated with invigorating Fed IT? Which technology initiatives will work and why? Attend this panel discussion to hear direct and candid dialogue from management tasked with executing the new vision for IT transformation. A question-and-answer session will follow the discussion.
Chief Technology Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Lab [Moderator]
Tom Soderstrom is the IT Chief Technology Officer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA's) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). He leads a collaborative, practical, and hands-on approach with JPL and industry to investigate emerging IT technology trends that are relevant to JPL, NASA, and large enterprises - and to infuse these into JPL's environment.
Chief Information Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Linda Cureton is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). As NASA CIO, she provides the requisite leadership to transform the management of information technology (IT) capabilities and services to support and enable NASA's mission. Cureton ensures that the Agency's information resource management (IRM) strategy is in alignment with NASA's vision, mission, and strategic goals. Accordingly, she ensures the development of integrated IRM strategies, including standards, policies, NASA Enterprise Architecture, IT security, management, and operations. Cureton has the responsibility, authority, and accountability for ensuring that NASA's information assets are selected, controlled, and evaluated consistent with Federal policies, procedures, and legislation.
Chief Information Officer, Department of the Interior
On June 7, 2010, Bernard J. Mazer was selected as the Department of the Interior (DOI) Chief Information Officer (CIO), assuming oversight responsibility for the department's estimated $1 billion information technology (IT) portfolio. The Interior Department with an annual $15.8 billion budget is considered a large, decentralized cabinet agency with over 67,000 employees and 236,000 volunteers located in approximately 2,400 locations across the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. territories, and Native American Lands.
Senior Technology Officer for Solutions, Directorate for Information Management and Chief Information Officer, Defense Intelligence Agency
Mr. Michael Mestrovich was appointed to the Defense Intelligence Senior Level position of senior technology officer for innovation within the Directorate for Information Management and Chief Information Officer on 18 August 2008. As such, he leads the research and evaluation of next-generation information technology (IT) solutions for the Department of Defense (DoD) Intelligence Information System enterprise to identify IT products, tools, environments, systems, and methodologies for their applicability to improve the analytic process.
Chief Operating Officer, Information Assurance Directorate, National Security Agency
Tony Sager is the Chief Operating Officer for the Information Assurance Directorate at the National Security Agency. During his more than 33 year NSA career, Sager has held several technical and managerial positions in computer/network security and software organizations. His career-long focus has been on the identifying, analyzing, and mitigating vulnerabilities in technology and operations.
|2:30 - 2:55 p.m.||
|2:55 - 3:05 p.m.||
|3:05 - 4:15 p.m.||
Break Out Sessions – Group 3
|4:15 - 4:20 p.m.||
|4:20 - 6:00 p.m.||
The Innovation Opportunities sessions will be hands-on working sessions that assemble government and industry to attempt to tackle a pressing Federal IT operational issue – these will be roll-the-shirt-sleeves-up, chalk-talk sessions. Bring your ideas, proposed solutions, and experiences to collaborate on ways to achieve real innovation in government IT today.