• Frontis Wiggins, U.S. Department of State
  • Ron Bewtra, US Department of Justice
  • Pamela Dyson, U.S. SEC
  • Craig Hill, Cisco
  • Stephen Rice, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Rebecca Piazza, U.S. General Services Administration
  • David Wennergren, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • AJ Bognar, US Army
  • Brett McMillen, Amazon Web Services
  • Melonie Parker-Hill, U.S. Department of State
  • Rod Turk, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Janice Glover-Jones, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Innovators Workshop: AJ Bognar, Army
  • Melonie Parker-Hill, U.S. Department of State
  • Innovators Workshop: Rebecca Piazza, GSA
  • Innovators Workshop [Part 2]: Rebecca Piazza, GSA


On October 11th , FCW held its Modernization Summit, focused on the efforts to make government operations and services more efficient and more effective—to make modernization a platform for transformation. Thought-—leaders from government and industry came together to discuss how agencies can manage these competing priorities—and deliver a real return on their IT investments.

If you missed the Summit, you can download additional content below to learn more about this topic.

Take a Practical Approach to Modernization

As agencies modernize their IT systems to deliver better and more secure services, they must also devote equal attention to the management, workforce, and leadership aspects of modernization as they do the technology. There are numerous executive orders and reports motivating agencies to modernize their IT, beef up cybersecurity, and deliver improved mission results. Read the full summary here.

Avoid Modernization Missteps

As agencies develop their plans for IT modernization, they must ensure it’s a flexible plan that looks beyond tools and technology. They need to consider the actual problems they’re trying to solve to deliver better services and value to their users. Read the full summary here.

Hybrid IT Supports Agency Modernization

Agencies are looking to move their technology workloads to the cloud and bolster their security. To accomplish this tall order, they’re embracing the hybrid IT approach. After all, they still need to support both their legacy and modern environments. Read the full summary here.


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

7 AM
8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
8:25 am - 8:30 am Opening Remarks
8:30 am - 9:00 am Opening Government Keynote: The Modernization Imperative
9:00 am - 9:40 am Government & Industry Panel I: Practical Approaches and Solutions for IT Modernization
  • Ron Bewtra Chief Technology Officer US Department of Justice
  • Pamela Dyson Chief Information Officer U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Craig Hill Distinguished Systems Engineer Cisco
  • Stephen Rice Deputy Chief Information Officer Department of Homeland Security
9:40 am - 10:10 am Fireside Chat: Accelerating IT Modernization
10:10 am - 10:25 am Networking Break
10:25 am - 11:05 am Government & Industry Panel II: Unlocking the Power of Hybrid IT
11:05 am - 11:35 am The Key to Modernization: Embracing Disruption
11:35 am - 12:05 pm The Innovators Workshop
12:05 pm Closing Remarks


  • BMC
  • Cisco
  • Deloitte
  • LeanIX
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Orbus Software
  • DataSource Consulting, LLC
  • Foxit Software