Executive Leadership Conference 2012
As a result of Hurricane Sandy, the annual Executive Leadership Conference was cancelled for the first time in its 22 year history. While ACT-IAC greatly regrets the decision to cancel, the number one factor in the decision was the safety of the attendees. Refunds will be provided to registrants and sponsors. ACT-IAC is in the process of working with its insurance carrier to establish a process and timing for these refunds. Special thanks go to the ELC Planning Committee that has worked for a year to put the ELC program together. The Planning Committee is now considering alternative ways of making this content available. Watch the ACT-IAC website for details.
2012 Executive Leadership Conference
"Charting a Course"
A decade of dramatic change in the world, with our government, and across the IT industry has created new frontiers. Understanding the trends and assessing lessons learned from both government and industry will help us chart a course through ever-changing tides.
Date: October 28-30, 2012
Location: Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
The plenary session speakers will include:
Steven VanRoekel, Federal Chief Information Officer of the United States
Conference tracks will focus on Mobility, Knowledge Workforce, Big Data and optimizing Government IT solutions.
1. Navigating the Changing Currents of Mobility
We live today in a mobile world, where individuals can use new technologies to manage and enable all aspects of their professional and personal lives. The workforce of today and tomorrow expects jobs that can be performed in multiple environments -- in an office, in the field, during travel or at home—and innovations constantly introduce new ways to realize this expectation. However, mobility is not without its challenges. Information must be delivered to a myriad of mobile endpoint devices, including tablet computers and cell phones. Data and applications that reside on or travel between these devices must be protected to guard against inappropriate access.
Six months after the Federal CIO and CTO issued the Digital Government Strategy – which included many elements related to mobility – this track will examine the continued impact of mobility across the Federal Government, and how agency practices are evolving in response. Agencies continue to develop new tools, techniques, and best practices to meet their mission needs, while seeking solutions for new security and privacy challenges that accompany the transformative impact of mobility. Four panels –aligned with the Strategy’s four overarching principles – will also discuss emerging technological advances that allow agencies to take full advantage of mobile platforms, creating an increasingly common access point for public information.
2. Powering the Knowledge Workforce
Leaders, teams and staff across Government and industry look much different than they did a decade ago, with the advent of collaborative tools, the increase in information sharing, the federal strategy to be data-centric while still addressing customer and mission needs, and a cross-generational workforce that brings a wealth of technology expertise and enthusiasm for innovation.
This track will address the role that executives play in interacting with staff at all levels to leverage technology for mission results; the track will also discuss future skills needed to keep pace with technological changes. Our expert panelists will discuss what is needed to empower the workforce, allowing innovation and new perspectives to be encouraged across the agency. You will learn how the workforce is being impacted by the transformation of government, and also how the culture will need to adapt to prepare for the future..
3. Big Data, Bold Horizons
Government agencies are awash in ever-expanding volumes of data, and providing timely and efficient management and analysis of data assets represents one of the great management challenges of our time. The rapid increase in data generated from mobile devices, sensors, audio/visual tools, web traffic, and electronic customer transactions illustrates the enormity of this challenge – and the new opportunities it offers. The White House has unveiled a new “Big Data Research and Development Initiative” that commits $200 million to new research efforts in the management of “big data”. Most agencies have efforts underway to harness these new sources of information to provide customer and citizen benefit derived from nuggets of valuable information that are buried in diverse and massive data repositories.
This track will examine current big data efforts in select industries and across the Federal Government, and explore technical and policy issues affecting the storage, management, and analysis of big data. Panels will also investigate tools and technologies that enable users to extract value from big data, and identify realistic outcomes and risk mitigation strategies that agencies can use to maximize their return on investments in solving big data challenges.
4. A New Technology Compass: Better, Faster and Cheaper
Better? Faster? Cheaper? The demands placed on Government today, combined with declining budgets, make it increasingly unacceptable to pick only one or two of these choices. To serve citizens, warfighters, and the country at large, Government agencies must have access to solutions that are better, faster, and cheaper. Fortunately, technology, acquisition, and business models are evolving at a pace that makes achieving all three goals increasingly within reach. But for Government to take advantage of these new methods and capabilities, other things need to change, such as the way that Line of Business leaders, Government program managers, IT executives, finance leaders, and Acquisition Officials collaborate to achieve the expected outcome.
This track will take a unique look at the opportunities and challenges associated with making Government IT solutions better, faster, and cheaper. Panels will bring together thought leaders from the mission, program management, IT, financial and acquisition communities. As we dig into discussions centered around the nature of innovation, the future of acquisition, and changing workforce models, track participants will gain in-depth perspective on how these issues look from multiple vantage points, how each community is responding to changes affecting the market, and what industry and Government can do to leverage emerging new ideas and best practices.
Casey Coleman (Government)
Ted Davies, Unisys
- Henry Sienkiewicz (Government)
- Paul Strasser, Dynamics Research Corporation
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Judy Fry at 703-208-4800 x205 for information.