Emerging technologies have always offered the promise of better, faster, cheaper processing and problem solving, but they also bring a host of challenges with them, from security and operational issues to privacy concerns. The past year has also shown that necessity remains the mother of invention, as agencies moved to adapt technology to remote workplace models, as well as roll out new services and capabilities demanded by the pandemic.

    Where agencies are still experimenting on a small scale and testing out standards on privacy and security, they’re also pushing harder than ever to use those new technologies and capabilities on a wider scale. President Biden has also called modernizing the federal IT infrastructure a national security issue in the wake of the large hack of government agency systems, adding to the urgency of developing and implementing new tech.

    This workshop explored these issues, provided an update on the latest policy guidance and looked at examples of how agencies have applied emerging tech to improve financial controls, discover fraud and achieve the best prices on contracts.

    Attendees came away with a better understanding of:

    • White House efforts to modernize federal IT
    • What emerging technologies are top of the list for federal agencies
    • How privacy and data security fit in
    • Adapting mission-driven approaches to deploying emerging tech
    • What are the best practices for acquiring advanced technologies
    • Which agency pilots look most promising
    • How public/private partnerships are driving innovation


    • Cloudera
    • SAP NS2
    • Cloudera
    • Corelight


    Tuesday, September 14, 2021

    8 AM
    9 AM
    10 AM
    11 AM
    12 PM
    8:30 AM - 8:35 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks
    8:35 AM - 9:05 AM Building Software by Soldiers, For Soldiers
    • Hannah Hunt Chief Product and Innovation Officer, Software Factory U.S. Army Futures Command
    • Mike Shrader* Vice President, Innovative & Intelligence Solutions Carahsoft

      *providing session opening remarks
    9:05 AM - 9:25 AM Technology Insights: SentinelOne
    • Jared Phipps SVP of Worldwide Sales Engineering SentinelOne
    9:25 AM - 9:50 AM Charting a Successful Course for Modernization
    • Justin Morgan Solutions Architect, Office of Enterprise Technology Solutions, Information Technology Category, Federal Acquisition Services General Services Administration
    • Ellery Taylor Director - Innovation Division, Information Technology Category, Federal Acquisition Service General Services Administration
    9:50 AM - 10:10 AM Technology Insights: SAP NS2
    10:10 AM - 10:15 AM Coffee Break
    10:15 AM - 10:40 AM AI and RPA Are Just The Start
    • Krista Kinnard Chief of Emerging Technologies, Office of the Chief Information Officer U.S. Department of Labor
    10:40 AM - 11:00 AM How "real" are the real-time data insights your agency is getting?
    11:00 AM - 11:25 AM How Bots Can Shape Acquisition
    • Elizabeth Chirico Acquisition Innovation Lead, Future Operations Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Procurement)
    11:25 AM - 11:45 AM Technology Insights: Corelight
    • Alex Kirk Global Principal for Suricata Corelight
    11:45 AM - 12:10 PM Data Privacy and Security and the Future
    • Robert Brown Chief Technology Officer U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
    12:10 PM Closing Remarks



    The Hamilton Live
    600 14th St NW| Washington, DC 20005


    The Hamilton is located just steps from the White House at 14th and F Street, NW, Washington, DC, two blocks away from the Metro Center WMATA Metro Station, which is within walking distance of the venue.


    There is a PMI Parking garage located at 1325 G Street, NW.Please note: Parking is not included with your registration.


    NASBA CPE Registry

    In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour.

    Number of CPE Credits: 4

    CPE Accreditation: Program knowledge level is overview and there is no prerequisite education or advanced preparation require.

    Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

    Field of Study: Information Technology

    Registration # 137543

    1105 Media is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

    Emerging Tech Workshop

    DATE: September 14, 2021

    TIME: 8:30 am - 12:10 pm
    (all times are ET)

    LOCATION: Online

    COST: FREE for Government Attendees*

    *Government registrations require a valid .gov/.mil email address for verification


    Sponsorships for this event are SOLD OUT