Thank You For Attending

Government agencies at all levels are under pressure to modernize their IT operations, and not just from Congress and the White House, but also from citizens who expect a user experience similar to that of the private sector. As technology matures and expectations increase, government IT leaders try to find the best path forward.

At the FCW Modernization Summit, IT experts shared practical information and guidance to achieve modernization the best way possible. Cost reduction, operational efficiency, security, improved digital service delivery, the Cloud First initiative, automation, and supporting a mobile workforce are all part of the process. But IT modernization is more than deploying new technology. Often business processes must be refined or even reinvented as agencies move from modernization to transformation. This summit helped create the modernization foundation that leads to transformation.

Those agencies that have managed to update their systems and processes are realizing the cost and efficiency benefits of IT modernization. They serve as a case study to those who struggle to adopt the latest technology and revise IT processes. This event helped IT leaders with both strategy and tactics to continue on the modernization journey.

Topics addressed include:

  • Expanding on shared services
  • Infrastructure optimization
  • Trusted internet connection policies
  • Network services
  • Enterprise-wide situational awareness
  • Customer experience
  • Data accountability and transparency
  • Service delivery analytics
  • Workforce management


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

7 AM
8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
1 PM
2 PM
7:55 am - 8:00 am Opening Remarks
8:00 am - 8:20 am Opening Government Keynote | Modernizing Today for Tomorrow’s Government
  • Opening Remarks by: Tom Heinz Director of Federal Sales, Brocade Storage Networking Division Broadcom, Inc.
  • Suzette Kent Administrator and Federal Chief Information Officer, Office of Electronic Government Office of Management and Budget
    Executive Office of the President

Sponsored By: Broadcom, Inc.

8:20 am - 9:00 am Government & Industry Panel I | IT Modernization: Shoring up Federal Cybersecurity
  • Kevin Cox CDM Program Manager, Network Security Deployment U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Tommy Gardner Chief Technology Officer HP Federal
  • Robert Hembrook Director of Cyber Security National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Ron Ross Fellow National Institute of Standards and Technology

Sponsored By: HP

9:00 am - 9:30 am Fireside Chat | Modernization’s Positive Impacts on the Customer Experience
  • Corry Robb Product Design Lead, Office of GEOINT Service National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
  • Lisa Waple Customer Experience Practice Lead CGI Federal
  • Anne Armstrong Chief Content and Alliance Officer Public Sector 360

Sponsored By: CGI Federal

9:30 am - 9:50 am Accelerate Session I | The Technology Business Management (TBM) Framework

Sponsored By: BMC

9:50 am - 10:10 am Innovation Fast Track | Leveraging Emerging Technology in Modernization Efforts
  • Stephen Dennis Technical Director, Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency Department of Homeland Security
  • Janice Haith Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Public Sector Oracle

Sponsored By: Oracle

10:10 am - 10:25 am Networking Break
10:25 am - 11:05 am Government & Industry Panel II | Developing the Right Cloud Adoption
  • Guy Cavallo Deputy Chief Information Officer Small Business Administration
  • Gina Loften Chief Technology Officer, IBM Hybrid Cloud IBM
  • Will Slack Director of Business Strategy, 18F U.S. General Services Administration

Sponsored By: IBM

11:05 am - 11:25 am Accelerate Session II | Leveraging the EIS Contract: New Methods and Solutions
  • Diana Gowen General Manager & Senior Vice President, Federal Program MetTel
  • Bill Zielinski Assistant Commissioner, Office of Information Technology Category, Federal Acquisition Service General Services Administration

Sponsored By: MetTel

11:25 am - 11:45 am Electronic Records: The End of the Paper Trail
  • Laurence Brewer Chief Records Officer National Archives and Records Administration
11:45 am - 12:05 pm Modernization and the Role of IAM
  • Opening Remarks by: Erik Sachwitz Vice President Quest Public Sector
  • Rodney Emery Senior Advisor, Office of Identity, Credential, and Access Management, Office of Operations, Security, and Preparedness U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Sponsored By: Quest/DLT

12:05 pm - 12:30 pm Networking Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:10 pm The MGT Act: A Model for Success

Sponsored By: Atlassian

1:10 pm - 1:30 pm Accelerate Session III | Modernizing Government Services: Creating an Agile Ecosystem
  • Doug Bourgeois Managing Director, Cloud Market Offering, Government & Public Services Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • David A. Shive Chief Information Officer General Services Administration

    [Pending Agency Approval]

Sponsored By: Deloitte Consulting LLP

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Afternoon Government Keynote | Tying It All Together: Recipe for IT Modernization
  • Bill Zielinski Assistant Commissioner, Office of Information Technology Category, Federal Acquisition Service General Services Administration

2:00 pm - 2:05 pm Closing Remarks


  • CGI
  • IBM
  • HP
  • Broadcom
  • Oracle
  • Atlassian
  • MetTel
  • BMC
  • Quest_DLT
  • Deloitte