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  • Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
  • Time: 7:00AM - 11:55AM
  • Cost: FREE for Government Attendees
  • Location: Willard InterContinental Hotel
    1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20004

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Blockchain may be best known as the underpinning of bitcoin, but federal innovators increasingly are turning to the distributed ledger technology for efficient and secure solutions across a variety of mission needs.

With possibilities that extend far beyond cryptocurrency, the General Services Administration has created a pilot program to explore blockchain’s uses in the federal government. The Department of Health and Human Services is already using it to streamline acquisition, and other agencies are assessing how distributed ledgers can be used in everything from financial and contract management to medical records-keeping and maintaining federal workforce data.

This workshop brings together experts from government and industry alike to discuss how blockchain best fits into federal government operations.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • The scope of blockchain solutions and how they can be applied
  • The potential ROI
  • Possible risks and challenges -- and strategies for mitigating them
  • Data security questions
  • Proven best management practices
  • Short-term fixes vs. long-term solutions
  • Where blockchain fits with other emerging technologies

Featured Speakers:

  • Oki Mek
  • Chief Product Officer, Division of Acquisition,
    Office of Acquisition Business Systems,
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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    Serves as the product owner for the healthcare procurement network. Directs the product strategy for a blockchain AI platform that has the potential to save the agency hundreds of millions of dollars. Leads the effort to explore opportunity to cut cost and improve efficiency by targeting acquisition business process, with the emphasis on truly understanding the pain points and issues by using an innovative way of solving problems through the process of human centered design and risk‐controlled implementation strategy.

    Provides technology strategy that gives Division of Acquisition the ability to build a new business process at a low cost, low risk, and secured business model that empowers the users. Provides secured mission-critical acquisition operations by protecting the business network, securing modernize legacy infrastructure, and redesigning the business process.

The Willard InterContinental Hotel

Via Metro

The Federal Triangle Metro stop (orange/blue lines) is 2 blocks away and the Metro Center metro stop (red line) is three blocks away, both within walking distance of the hotel.

Via Driving

The Willard Hotel offers valet parking at the main entrance on Pennsylvania Ave NW. The hotel public parking entrance is located on F Street NW behind the Willard Hotel, between 14th Street NW and 15th Street NW. There are additional public garages on F Street NW and at the National Press Building, with two entrances on 13th Street NW. Please note that the lots fill up early, so allow extra time.

Please note: Parking is not included with your registration.

CPE Credits Available

3 CPE Credits are available for the FCW Blockchain Workshop

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

Program Level: Basic with no pre-requisites required

Delivery Method: Group Live, Specialized Knowledge and Application, Registration # 137543

1105 Media PSMG 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 web site: www.learningmarket.org

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    Stacy Money
    1105 Public Sector Media Group
    Phone: 415-444-6933
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