About the Summit

Modernization is no longer an option. As part of its effort to drive innovation and technological advancement, the Trump administration has established the Office of American Innovation, which will bring together the best ideas from the public and private sectors. One of its top priorities is to improve government operations and services—and IT is a key part of that.

Over the last two years it has become clear that the majority of federal programs rely on outdated legacy systems that are too costly to maintain, too difficult to secure, and too far behind the curve in performance and manageability. This situation is not sustainable. Case in point: Of the $82 billion in federal IT spending planned for 2017, approximately 78 percent is dedicated to maintaining legacy IT investments.

But it’s more than a budget issue. The goal of the Trump administration is not just to cut costs but to make government operations and services more efficient and more effective—to make modernization a platform for transformation.

This event brought together thought-leaders from government and industry to discuss how agencies can manage these competing priorities—and deliver a real return on their IT investments.

Potential topics addressed include:

  • Modernizing legacy mission-critical apps in government
  • Automation
  • IT transformation strategies
  • Leveraging tech advancements to optimize infrastructure
  • Cloud-based approach to modernization
  • Shared services
  • Transitioning to digital government
  • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
  • Data centers: From consolidation to optimization.


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

7 AM
8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
8:25 am - 8:30 am Opening Remarks
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 Acting Chief Information Officer U.S. 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


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