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Federal IT Insights 2022 – USA

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 | 12pm – 2:30pm ET | Online

Event Overview

Transforming Government through Technology-Driven Initiatives

The last two years have reinforced the necessity for robust, reliable, and resilient IT systems that can provide flexibility to the challenges that government is facing today; and will yet face tomorrow. While public sector leaders recognize the value of investing in IT, for many the adoption remains a challenge based on security, compliance, budgetary realities, and competing priorities.

As one of the key pillars in supporting the mission, IT can have a significant impact in the realization of agency goals and objectives. With continual infrastructure and priority reassessments, lessons learned from COVID, and the impact of recent Executive cybersecurity directives – Federal agencies and departments have been realigning their IT strategies by leveraging new approaches, technologies, and procedures to improve scalability and reliability.

Public Sector Network’s Federal IT Insights virtual event will bring together Federal-level public sector thought leaders as they examine and explore how to further transform their IT systems. Join us as we focus on key learnings and actions that will help IT government departments and agencies to continue making modern government a reality for all.

Benefits of Attending

Examine examples of public sector leading IT initiatives from across the Federal Government

Explore how Modular design principles are being leveraged at the enterprise level

Garner perspective through government case studies that will help you to transform your organization’s approach to IT modernization

Discuss the lessons learned from 2020 & 2021 – and how to apply those for 2022 and beyond

A Sneak Peek Of Your Inspiring Speakers

Scott Bowman, Deputy Chief Information Officer - Operations, FEMA - US Department of Homeland Security

Scott Bowman
Deputy Chief Information Officer – Operations, FEMA
US Department of Homeland Security

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Gerald Caron
Chief Information Officer
US Department of Health & Human Services

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Bill Pratt
Director, Strategic Technology Management
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Dr. Ola Olude-Afolabi, DOC AI CoE - CTO Team, Office of The Secretary, US Department of Commerce

Dr. Ola Olude-Afolabi
U.S. Department of Commerce

Bill Tolson, VP eDiscovery and Compliance, Archive360

Bill Tolson
VP eDiscovery and Compliance

Kevin Cochrane, SVP, Product Marketing, Acquia

Kevin Cochrane
SVP, Product Marketing

Key Sessions

Chair WelcomeKeynoteCase StudyCase StudyFireside Chat

Digital Transformation and President Biden’s Executive Order 14028

The clock’s been ticking: Federal agencies are reaching the end of the first year since the signing of President Biden’s Executive Order 14028, otherwise known as Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity. Federal agencies have had one year to adopt and enact much of the executive order requirements. This EO comes as a direct result of federal agencies being a prime target of cyber-attacks like the SolarWinds cyber-attack of 2020. Bill Tolson will provide insight and address some of the challenges Federal Government leaders and agency vendors face – as they come to grips with EO 14028.

The Scalable IT Environment: Lessons Learned from 2020 & 2021

Responding to the ever-changing reality of the last 2 years has been a nightmare for many across the public sector IT space. Between pre-existent initiatives, transformation spurred by COVID, or recent assessments in the wake of those lessons learned – Federal IT leaders are escalating their integration of scalable design principles.

Join us for this insightful exploration into how the reality of 2020 & 2021 is helping to shape the future of Federal IT.

Meeting the Future Mission: Insightful Education & Training

Leaders across IT are continually faced with the realities of change management and ensuring quality education of their teams during that journey. Whether predicated in technological implementation or procedural innovation – Bill Pratt’s very role is that of a ‘change agent’ within DHS.

Join Bill for an exploration of how he approaches change management within a Department as massive as Homeland Security, while ensuring that people take center stage.

The Path to Implementation

Developing a Center of Excellence from whole cloth is no easy task; especially on the heels of the Executive Order 13960 establishing the principles pertaining to the Federal use of AI. With considerations spanning process, policy, standards, and the governance necessary to effectively and ethically use AI – this Center of Excellence is essential to ensuring a safe space for the deployment of AI within the bounds of the executive order.

Join Dr. Ola Olude-Afolabi with the Department of Commerce for insight into the DOC’s Path to Implementation of their COE and how those steps can help guide your implementation path in the future.

The Impact of Executive Leadership on IT Initiatives

As the nature and scope of IT challenges continue to grow – Federal IT leaders are having a profound impact on the nature of Federal IT initiatives. This panel discussion will convene senior Federal IT leaders for a conversation regarding their approaches to executive leadership, how they go about galvanizing their teams, and how they ensure top-tier outcomes for IT initiatives.

Your Registration

Virtual Presentations

Hear from public sector leaders about the latest trends and explore how to instantly apply these insights and gaining unique perspectives


An opportunity to engage with the inspiring speaker panel and peers in the live Q&A and polling to discover answers to shared challenges

Leading Technology

Hear  from leading solutions providers in the government space as they explore key technologies to improve citizen services


Receive on-demand access to session content on the complimentary Public Sector Network social learning platform

What Your Peers Had to Say

“The speakers themselves were great; there was humility and humor across the board.”

“Great lineup of speakers and panelists! It’s always great to hear about what others in the Industry are doing and positively impacting others.”
U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs

“The insights of the speakers was timely and very useful!”
U.S. Department of Agriculture

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