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 will explore these issues, provide an update on the latest policy guidance and look at examples of how agencies have applied emerging tech to improve financial controls, discover fraud and achieve the best prices on contracts.

Attendees will come 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
  • Cloudera


Wednesday, March 24, 2021

8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
8:30 AM - 8:35 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:05 AM - 9:25 AM Technolgy Insights I
9:25 AM - 9:50 AM Government Session II
  • Elizabeth Ayer Director of 18F Human Services Portfolio General Services Administration
9:50 AM - 10:10 AM Technology Insights II
10:10 AM - 10:15 AM Coffee Break
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM The Long View of Telework
  • Jamie Holcombe Chief Information Officer United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM Technology Insights III
11:25 AM - 11:45 AM Technology Insights IV
11:45 AM - 12:10 PM Government Session V
  • Elizabeth Ayer Director of 18F Human Services Portfolio General Services Administration
12:10 PM Closing Remarks

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
8:35 AM - 9:05 AM Opening Keynote
  • Hannah Hunt Chief Product and Innovation Officer, Software Factory U.S. Army Future Command

    [pending agency approval]
11:00 AM - 11:25 AM Government Session
  • Elizabeth Chirico Acquisition Innovation Lead, Future Operations Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Procurement)



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: www.nasbaregistry.org

Emerging Tech Workshop

DATE: September 14, 2021

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


COST: FREE for Government Attendees*

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


Sponsorships for this event are SOLD OUT