The ATARC Federal Technology Modernization Summit will be held on December 13, 2018 at the Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, D.C.

This educational, one-day symposium, which is free to government and academia, will discuss the ecosystem of IT Modernization within the Federal Government, including the Congressional Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act, the GSA Centers of Excellence, IT Category Management, and the Report to the President on IT Modernization for protecting high value assets, encouraging cloud migration and the emphasizing shared services.

The morning session features speakers and panels with government thought leaders, while the afternoon includes the MITRE-ATARC IT Modernization Symposium, where government, academic and industry subject matter experts brainstorm and whiteboard a variety of challenge area topics.

Grand Ballroom
Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
Map and Directions

December 13

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7:30 AM

Registration and Opening of ATARC Technology Modernization Showcase

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8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Visionary Keynote Briefing

Grand Ballroom
Suzette Kent, OMB

Suzette Kent, OMB

Federal Chief Information Officer

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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Ask the CIO Live with Jason Miller: IT Modernization- A Federal Priority

IT Modernization is a key priority within the Federal Government, as agencies are being tasked to shift their infrastructure from legacy to modern, utilizing innovation from the private sector and leveraging government Centers of Excellence to provide a delivery of service that is customer-focused and data drive. This panel will examine the past year of Federal IT Modernization efforts and discuss the challenges faced and problems solved by government agencies.
Margie Graves

Margie Graves

Federal Deputy CIO, OMB

Steve Rice

Steve Rice

Principal Deputy CIO, DHS

Jason Miller

Jason Miller

Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Break in ATARC Technology Modernization Showcase

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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Visionary Panel – Technology Modernization: Funding IT Innovation

The Modernization Government Technology Act (MGT Act) allows federal agencies to apply for funding from the Technology Modernization Fund, which is overseen by a board of seven that includes Federal CIO Suzette Kent and six additional senior Federal IT leaders. This panel will examine the TMF process from the creation of the business case made during the initial application to application review to the award and implementation process. The panel will also discuss the board’s mandate to “make recommendations that will ensure investments meet high priority IT modernization needs and the best use of taxpayer dollars.”
Alan B. Thomas, Jr.

Alan B. Thomas, Jr.

Commissioner, FAS, GSA (pending agency approval)

Liz Cain

Liz Cain

Acting Executive Director, TMF Program Management Office, GSA (pending agency approval)

Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson

Managing Editor, GovLoop

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11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Visionary Keynote Briefing

Grand Ballroom

A Roadmap for IT Modernization in Government provides insights on the topic from a leading expert in the field, Professor Gregory Dawson at Arizona State University. Based on research into past experiences in IT modernization in industry and at the Federal and State level, the report outlines a framework and key lessons for agencies to consider in their modernization journey. This Visionary Keynote Briefing will examine how the report can be a resource for agencies to review strategies such as cloud migration, mission enablement, and risk mitigation, in developing their modernization plans to address the first priority goal in the President’s Management Agenda.

Dan Chenok

Dan Chenok

Executive Director, IBM Center for The Business of Government

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11:50 AM - 1:15 PM

Lunch in ATARC Technology Modernization Showcase

Lunch Sponsor

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1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Logistics for MITRE-ATARC Technology Modernization Collaboration Symposium

The MITRE-ATARC Technology Modernization Collaboration Symposium features discussion and white-boarding between government and industry subject matter experts in a small-group setting. The outcomes of these sessions will be compiled in a White Paper with recommendations to the government.
Mano Malayanur

Mano Malayanur

Principal Information Systems Engineer, MITRE

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1:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Collaboration Session 1: Cloud Adoption

Cloud adoption is a strategic focus of IT modernization. It involves migration of systems (applications and data) and infrastructures (data centers and networks), by leveraging cloud technologies. The migration must incorporate cybersecurity technologies and practices to ensure appropriate levels of system and infrastructure protection.  System migration includes the rationalization of applications to establish cloud readiness and feasibility, selection of service and deployment models as target environments, and determination of migration methods (lift & shift, rack & stack, etc.). This also includes the transfer of data to the cloud (depending on the sensitivity or classification), via direct connection or appliance.  Infrastructure migration includes the evaluation of multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments, consolidation of existing data centers, and the integration of systems between clouds. This also includes establishing network connectivity to the cloud via perimeter security devices and cloud exchanges.

Shad Imam

Shad Imam

Principal Cloud Engineer, Mulesoft

Gaurav Pal

Gaurav Pal

CEO and Founder, StackArmor

Howard Small

Howard Small

Principal Software Systems Engineer, MITRE

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1:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Collaboration Session 2: Contact Center of the Future

The application of advanced technologies to the contact center can transform the customer experience from beginning to end. Big Data, Cloud technologies, unified omni-channel communications, collaboration tools, and Artificial Intelligence are changing the way contact centers operate. Which technologies and tools should your organization consider to better integrate your customers and services efficiently and effectively via your contact center.

Brian Boardman

Brian Boardman

Salesforce Practice Lead, IBM

Bruce Patterson

Bruce Patterson

Principal Network Systems & Distributed Systems Engineer, MITRE

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1:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Collaboration Session 3: Customer Experience

Customer-based design… customer experience diagrams….customer journey maps….customer personas…..what does all of this mean? Government, industry, and academia have explored ways to improve the customer experience for decades. This session is focuses on clearing away the jargon and discussing the tools and techniques that really work to help provide a better customer experience to users of systems and services throughout the Federal government.

Lisa Waple

Lisa Waple

Director of Customer Experience, CGI

Jamie Bowerman

Jamie Bowerman

Senior Lead Technologist, Booz Allen Hamilton

Tamara Ambrosio-Hemphill

Tamara Ambrosio-Hemphill

Co-Department Head, MITRE

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1:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Collaboration Session 4: Data and Analytics

Data Analytics is necessary to empower everyone and everything in the organization to enable evidence-based decision making, re-engineer and refactor business processes, and overcome complexity and ambiguity to drive business value. Discuss the ways where leading technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Robotics Process Automation can revolutionize advanced data analytics and how these can shape data strategy, accountability, governance, security and privacy.

Pam Hird

Pam Hird

Project Manager, USDA

 Vidyababu Kuppusamy

Vidyababu Kuppusamy

Lead Software Systems Engineer, MITRE

Pete Tseronis

Pete Tseronis

Former CTO of DOE

Chris Roberts

Chris Roberts

Solution Architect, Quest Software

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1:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Collaboration Session 5: IT Infrastructure Optimization

IT is rapidly changing from providing services from a dedicated on-premise solution to solutions which incorporate hybrid clouds, shared services, and other off-premise options. An agencies IT organization needs to prove an ability to migrate to these new environment though a secure, robust, and high bandwidth network. Discuss how you can plan, source, and management these complex ecosystems through IT modernization of core computing functions, digital interfaces, and workload placement. Gain an understand of how other agencies are approaching these challenges and the workforce competencies needed for successful transition.

Mike Cassidy

Mike Cassidy

CTO, DOJ

Hugh Goodwin

Hugh Goodwin

Principal Systems Engineer, MITRE

Tony Vicinelly

Tony Vicinelly

Federal Technology Director, NLyte

Stephen Kovac

Stephen Kovac

Vice President of Global Government and Compliance, ZScaler

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4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

ATARC Reception

Grand Ballroom Foyer

FREE TO GOVERNMENT AND ACADEMIA

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