IT modernization has been a federal priority for years, but many agencies still struggle to turn that goal into a practical plan of action. Securing multi-year funding is one challenge, but the fundamental obstacle is often the sheer complexity of transforming government-scale systems.

Smart, successful modernization demands a holistic approach that addresses several essential pillars: security, network infrastructure, multi-cloud architectures, data solutions and the user experience. Weaving all these elements into a clear and coherent modernization strategy is undeniably difficult, but there are proven methods of doing so -- and the payoffs can be dramatic.

This FCW Workshop featured government and industry experts in each of these disciplines, sharing the lessons they've learned and the results they've been able to drive at key federal agencies.

Attendees came away with an improved ability to:

  • Identify the connection and overlaps between disparate IT initiatives
  • Leverage governmentwide programs and mandates to support mission-specific needs
  • Build stakeholder support for a holistic modernization strategy
  • Translate executive-level strategy into practical action plans
  • Avoid silos as new technologies and mission needs enter the modernization discussion


  • Dell Technologies
  • Dell Technologies
  • Dell Boomi
  • Zscaler
  • Mulesoft


Wednesday, February 10, 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 Opening Keynote
  • Dr. Raj Iyer Chief Information Officer for Information Technology Reform Office of the Secretary of the Army
  • Shad Imam* Director of Solutions Engineering Mulesoft Public Sector

    *Providing Session Opening Remarks
9:25 AM - 9:50 AM The NRC’s Transformation Journey
  • David Nelson Chief Information Officer Nuclear Regulatory Commission
10:10 AM - 10:15 AM Coffee Break
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM The IT Modernization Journey at DHS
  • Beth Cappello Acting Chief Information Officer Department of Homeland Security
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM Increase Your Agility with Flexible IT
11:00 AM - 11:25 AM Modernizing a Geographically-Dispersed Agency
  • Eric Quinn Director, Global IT Modernization U.S. Department of State
11:25 AM - 11:45 AM Federal Resiliency, Accelerated
11:45 AM - 12:10 PM Using Emerging Tech to Speed Agency Modernization
  • Shang-Jeo (SJ) Gaublomme Financial Systems Modernization Branch Chief, Financial Systems Division, Office of the Chief Financial Officer FEMA
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:

Pillars of Modernization Workshop

DATE: February 10, 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


To learn more about sponsoring this event, please contact:

Kharry Wolinsky
Public Sector 360
[email protected]