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Event Details
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.
Cost: Complimentary for Government
$150 Industry
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Program Details
Advisory Group
Merit Awards

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?

Agenda at a Glance:
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 Keynote
Dr. Alan Greenspan Dr. Alan Greenspan
Chairman, Federal Reserve System (1987-2006)
A Conversation with Dr. Alan Greenspan

Mike Moss Moderated by: Mike Moss
Morning Anchor, WTOP
9:45 - 10:15 a.m.
Networking Break
10:15 - 11:30 a.m.
Break Out Sessions – Group 1
Sheng Liang
Chief Technology Officer, Cloud Platforms Group, Citrix [Moderator]
Avi Bender
Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Census Bureau
John Teeter
Deputy Chief Information Officer, Department of Health and Human Services
Fred Whiteside
Project Manager, National Institute of Standards and Technology Cloud Computing Program, Department of Commerce
Gal Shpantzer
Chief Technology Strategist, Becrypt, Inc. [Moderator]
Michael Howell
Deputy Program Manager, Office of the Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment
Dr. Peter Levin
Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Chief Technology Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs
Roberta Stempfley
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, Director, National Cyber Security Division, Department of Homeland Security
Data Center Consolidation
Dale Wickizer
Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Public Sector, NetApp [Moderator]
Richard Boe
Manager, Infrastructure Service Delivery Group, Federal Aviation Administration
Noah Nason
Chief Technology Officer, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives
John Rucker
Acting Director, Corporate Data Center Operations, Department of Veterans Affairs
Alexander B. Howard
Gov 2.0 Correspondent, O'Reilly Media [Moderator]
Greg Elin
Chief Data Officer, Federal Communications Commission
Tiffany Smith Licciardi
Knowledge Leadership Team Coordinator, Office of eDiplomacy, Department of State
Dr. David A. Wheeler
Research Staff Member, Institute for Defense Analyses
Jean Staten Healy
Director, WW Linux and Open Virtualization, IBM [Moderator]
Joe Clabby
President, Clabby Analytics
Terry Farley
Deputy Commander of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Defense Enterprise Computing Center (DECC) Mechanicsburg
Jason Kirby
z/VM and z/Linux Consultant, Federal Department
Leonard J. Santalucia
Chief Technology Officer, Business Development Manager, and Certified Specialist, Vicom Infinity, Inc. (IBM Premier Business Partner)
11:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Networking Break
11:45 - 12:55 p.m.
Break Out Sessions – Group 2
Telework Exchange Visionary Committee Meeting
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
(Invitation Only)
Dan Israel
Head of Government Marketing, Google [Moderator]
Sonny Hashmi
Deputy Chief Information Officer, General Services Administration
Joseph Klimavicz
Chief Information Officer and Director, High Performance Computing and Communications, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Henry J. Sienkiewicz
Chief Information Officer, Defense Information Systems Agency
David W. Stender
Associate Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity & Chief Information Security Officer, Internal Revenue Service [Moderator]
Joe Jarzombek
Director, Software Assurance, Department of Homeland Security
Peter Mell
Senior Computer Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Tony Sager
Chief Operating Officer, Information Assurance Directorate, National Security Agency
Data Center Consolidation
Jim Porell
Distinguished Engineer and Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Federal Sales, IBM [Moderator]
Walter Bigelow
Chief, IT Systems Management Division, Office of Science and Technology, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives
Margaret H. Graves
Deputy Chief Information Officer, Department of Homeland Security
Anil Karmel
Solutions Architect, Network and Infrastructure Engineering Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Bernard Mazer
Chief Information Officer, Department of the Interior
Wayne Moses Burke
Executive Director, Open Forum Foundation [Moderator]
Matthew Burton
Office of the Chief Information Officer, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Scott Goodwin
Chief Information Officer for Space Operations, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Dr. Douglas Maughan
Director, Cyber Security Division, Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate
12:55 - 1:00 p.m.
Transition Break
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Luncheon Service and Keynote
Tom Soderstrom Tom Soderstrom
Chief Technology Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Lab [Moderator]
Linda Cureton Linda Cureton
Chief Information Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Bernard Mazer Bernard Mazer
Chief Information Officer, Department of the Interior
Michael Mestrovich Michael Mestrovich
Senior Technology Officer for Solutions, Directorate for Information Management and Chief Information Officer, Defense Intelligence Agency
Tony Sager Tony Sager
Chief Operating Officer, Information Assurance Directorate, National Security Agency
2:30 - 2:55 p.m.
Networking and Dessert in Exhibit Hall
Small Agency CIO Council
August Meeting
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
(Invitation Only)
2:55 - 3:05 p.m.
Transition Break
3:05 - 4:15 p.m.
Break Out Sessions – Group 3
Andrew LaVanway
Vice President, O'Keeffe & Company [Moderator]
Eric Cole
Chief Information Officer, Office of Research Services and Office of Research Facilities, National Institutes of Health
Shawn Kingsberry
Chief Information Officer, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board
Tom Soderstrom
Chief Technology Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Jet Propulsion Lab
Rishi Sood
Vice President, Government, Gartner
Steve Cooper
Chief Information Officer for Air Traffic Organization, Federal Aviation Administration
Steven B. Kousen
Partner and Vice President, Cloud E-mail and Collaboration Services, Unisys
Tammi Marcoullier
Program Manager, Center for Excellence in Digital Government, General Services Administration
David Mihalchik
Head of Google Apps, Federal, Google
Data Center Consolidation
Mark Thiele
Executive Vice President of Data Center Tech Switch, President and Founder, Data Center Pulse [Moderator]
John Collins
Professional Staff, U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
Janice Haith
Director, Assessments and Compliance, U.S. Navy
Steve O'Keeffe
Founder, MeriTalk
Deborah Bryant
Public Sector Communities Manager, Oregon State University Open Source Lab [Moderator]
Carolyn Lawson
Chief Information Officer, Oregon Health Authority
Bryan Sivak
Chief Innovation Officer, State of Maryland
Chris Vein
Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Executive Office of the President
4:15 - 4:20 p.m.
Transition Break
4:20 - 6:00 p.m.

Celebrating innovation and meritocracy, MeriTalk will announce the winners of the Merit Awards during the evening reception. The overall winner will receive a $50,000 cash prize