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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8:00 AM

Opening Remarks

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8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Visionary Keynote Briefing

Grand Ballroom
Suzette Kent

Suzette Kent

Federal Chief Information Officer (pending agency approval)

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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Visionary Panel – 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 (pending agency approval)

Gary Washington

Gary Washington

Chief Information Officer, USDA (pending agency approval)

Dana Deasey

Dana Deasey

Chief Information Officer, DoD (pending agency approval)

Jason Miller

Jason Miller

Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Steve Rice

Steve Rice

Principal Deputy CIO, DHS

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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.”
Maria Roat

Maria Roat

Chief Information Officer, SBA (invited)

Alan B. Thomas, Jr.

Alan B. Thomas, Jr.

Commissioner, FAS, GSA (invited)

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11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Visionary Keynote Briefing

Grand Ballroom
Scott Finke

Scott Finke

IT Specialist, USDA ARS

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11:50 AM - 1:15 PM

Break in ATARC Technology Modernization Showcase

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1:15 PM - 1:35 PM

Visionary Panel – Centers of Excellence and their Role in IT Modernization

As a key component of IT Modernization, GSA Centers of Excellence were created to manage centralized, function-specific talent, solutions and acquisition vehicles in the areas of Cloud Adoption, IT Infrastructure Optimization, Customer Experience, Service Delivery Analytics and Contact Center. This panel will examine the CoE concept and discuss the development and implementation of the CoE service delivery model to Federal agencies.
Thomas Hallaran

Thomas Hallaran

Lead, Data and Analytics CoE, GSA (invited)

Simchah Suveyke-Bogin

Simchah Suveyke-Bogin

Lead, Customer Experience CoE, GSA (invited)

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1:35 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

Shad Imam

Shad Imam

Head of Federal Pre-Sales, Mulesoft

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1:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Collaboration Session 2: Contact Center of the Future

Dr. Robert Daniels

Dr. Robert Daniels

Principal Engineer, MITRE

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1:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Collaboration Session 3: Customer Experience

Simchah Suveyke-Bogin

Simchah Suveyke-Bogin

Lead, Customer Experience CoE, GSA (invited)

Lisa Waple

Lisa Waple

Director of Customer Experience, CGI

Dr. Cj Rieser

Dr. Cj Rieser

University of Virginia Site Partnership Leader, MITRE

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1:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Collaboration Session 4: Data and Analytics

Thomas Hallaran

Thomas Hallaran

Lead, Data and Analytics CoE, GSA (invited)

Chris Roberts

Chris Roberts

Solution Architect, Quest Software

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1:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Collaboration Session 5: IT Infrastructure Optimization

Stephen Kovac

Stephen Kovac

Vice President of Global Government and Compliance, ZScaler

Justin Brunelle

Justin Brunelle

Principal Researcher, MITRE

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4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

ATARC Reception

Grand Ballroom Foyer

FREE TO GOVERNMENT AND ACADEMIA

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