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Event Whitepaper:

Download this eBook to learn what you missed at FCW’s Face-to-Face Digital Services event held on June 13, 2018.

Digital transformation requires a holistic strategy of modernizing legacy systems and IT services, streamlining business processes, and creating a culture and workforce that can adapt to change. For agencies working through this process, it also means incorporating new approaches to developing software, managing technology, and delivering services to employees and the citizens they serve.

Many agencies spend most of their IT budget just operating and maintaining legacy systems. That is just one of the challenges agencies are struggling with as they look to IT modernization and digital transformation. Read this eBook to learn more about how agencies are addressing challenges like:

  • Increasing Volume
  • Cyberattacks
  • Tighter Budgets
  • Increased Data
  • Constantly Evolving Technology

Featured Speakers:

  • Joseph F. Klimavicz
  • Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Chief Information Officer, Department of Justice
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    Mr. Joseph F. Klimavicz joined the Department of Justice (DOJ) leadership team as Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief Information Officer (CIO) in May 2014. In this position, he provides leadership and oversight of the Department’s information and technology programs. Mr. Klimavicz previously served as National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) CIO and Director, High Performance Computing and Communications from January 2007 until May 2014.

    Mr. Klimavicz’s 33-year career in the federal government began with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as an imagery scientist, developing photogrammetric math models in the National Photographic Interpretation Center. He subsequently served in line management positions within the CIA and the Department of Defense (DOD) leading information technology programs, to include serving as the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Deputy CIO.

    He also served as the DOJ, Department of Commerce (DOC) and DOD Senior Agency Official for Geospatial Information and as the Senior Executive responsible for radio frequency spectrumuse within DOJ and DOC.

    Mr. Klimavicz received a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1983 and a Master of Engineering degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1988. Major areas of study included geodesy, photogrammetry and imaging systems. In 2012, Mr. Klimavicz received the U.S. Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Executive Service - the highest honor attainable for federal government work.

  • Joseph Castle
  • Team Lead, GSA Digital Service
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    Joseph Castle is currently serving as the Team Lead of the GSA Digital Service. He is responsible for implementing White House Digital Strategy policies and establishing GSA’s Digital Service team. In 2013, Mr. Castle served in the Executive Office of the President in the Office of Management and Budget, eGov and IT. He was a member of the Agency Oversight Unit where he conducted portfolio management and contributed to Congressional reports and Presidential directives.

    Mr. Castle has served in the federal government for 12 years, after spending time in private industry. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division. He holds an undergraduate business degree and an MBA from Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmittsburg, Maryland; a Master’s in Information Systems Technology Management from The George Washington University; and, is a Ph.D. Candidate in Public Administration and Policy at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

  • Nora Dempsey
  • Senior Advisor for Innovations, Department of State
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    Nora Dempsey’s career has focused on creating partnerships, whether between fractious neighboring countries in Africa or the Middle East or between Universities focused on the future potential of international collaboration. She was a member of U.S. Middle East peace team 1993-1995, the Director of African Affairs at the National Security Council 1999-2000, the U.S. Consul General in Florence, Italy and the founder of SAPER, an international biotech research center in Tuscany. Director of the State Department’s Advanced Arabic Institute in Tunisia 2008-2012, she is now focused on using technology as an innovative diplomatic tool around the world. She and Bridget Roddy form the Creative Diplomacy Team in the State Department’s eDiplomacy division leading exciting new efforts such as the Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS), govUP and UFOs (don’t worry – that means user feedback opportunities).

  • Lawrence "Larry" Gillick
  • Deputy Director of Digital Strategy, Office of Communications, Office of the Secretary,
    Department of the Interior
  • Stephen Holden
  • Associate CIO IT Policy & Oversight, Department of Transportation
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    Steve Holden is the Associated CIO for IT Policy and Oversight at the Department of Transportation. He has over 30 years of experience, spanning federal service, academia and consulting. As a consultant, he has served as a subject matter expert (SME) on IT management policy, FITARA, e-government, organizational change, and strategy. He has led teams supporting transformation as a civil servant and consultant at a variety of federal departments, bureaus and agencies.

    Previously, Steve worked a consultant at Octo Consulting and Touchstone Consulting Group. He was also an assistant professor of information systems at UMBC. Steve’s work experience includes serving as a senior executive at the Internal Revenue Service in the Electronic Tax Administration organization and the program management office for Tax Systems Modernization. He also worked ten years at the Office of Management and Budget and he began his career in 1983 as a Presidential Management Intern with the Naval Sea Systems Command. Steve also served as the project manager for the ACT-IAC FITARA project.

  • Bridget Roddy
  • Project Manager, Department of State
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    Bridget empowers people to make government better by being more transparent, collaborative, and participatory. Growing up in the Foreign Service, she sees the connectedness of people globally and tries to model this approach throughout government by introducing individuals, offices, and agencies to each other to avoid duplicating effort and resources. At the State Department, Bridget and the eDiplomacy team coordinate the Virtual Student Federal Service, the government-wide virtual internship program now at 60+ agencies. She also inspired and organized the first-ever User Experience (UX) event for the Department for a day of reflection and empowerment.

  • Joan Lillich
  • Digital Change Management Practice Lead, CGI Federal
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    Joan Lillich is CGI’s US Practice Leader for Digital Change Management (DCM). She is responsible for vision, methodology and delivery of the strategic, people side of change. With over 20 years of experience leading high end consulting and digital transformation and a masters in Organizational Management, Ms Lillich has passionately led transformations for Federal, State and Local governments, as well as commercial clients. She helps organizations align leadership, engage stakeholders and bring about field adoption for major projects ranging from 1,000 to 60,000 impacted users. Examples of her projects include:
    > Enterprise wide business and IT transformations for 9 large government organizations
    > Cultural shift to ease Big Data and Agile migrations at state government and commercial clients
    > Skills assessment and gap closure and merged organizations in telecommunications, banking industries
    > Global Centralization of operations for the world’s largest recruiting firm
    > Insourcing and Outsourcing transitions

7:00 - 8:00AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:00 - 8:05AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Troy K. Schneider
Editor-in-Chief, FCW & GCN
8:05 - 8:35AM
Getting from Modernization to Transformation: the 10,000-foot View
Joseph F. Klimavicz
Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Chief Information Officer, Department of Justice
8:35 - 8:50AM
Digital Organizational Transformation
Joan Lillich
Digital Change Management Practice Lead, CGI Federal
8:50 - 9:20AM
Transforming Development: Embracing Open-source
Joseph Castle
Team Lead, GSA Digital Service
9:20 - 9:40AM
Networking Break
9:40 - 10:10AM
Planning at Digital Speed: How to Make Your Transformation Strategy Agile
Lawrence "Larry" Gillick
Deputy Director of Digital Strategy, Office of Communications, Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior
10:10 - 10:40AM
Destinations Digital: Transforming With Internal Shared Services
Stephen Holden
Associate CIO IT Policy & Oversight, Department of Transportation
10:40 - 11:10AM
Don’t Default to ‘No’: Using Technology as a Diplomatic Tool
Nora Dempsey
Senior Advisor for Innovations, Department of State
Bridget Roddy
Project Manager, Department of State
11:10 - 11:15AM
Closing Remarks
Troy K. Schneider
Editor-in-Chief, FCW & GCN

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