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Join GovLoop’s Government Innovators Virtual Summit — Today!

GovLoop’s 4th Annual Government Innovators Virtual Summit is helping you piece together the government tech puzzle. Join us today, April 22nd, from 10:00AM/7AM PT to 5PM/2PM PT to get real tips to tackle some of government’s biggest challenges. We know turning your data into meaningful information can lead to big changes, but how do you actually make sense of your big data? The Internet of Everything is here, but what does that really mean and how do you maximize its benefits? Agility is a popular buzzword, but how do you become an agile organization?

The Government Innovators Virtual Summit will feature five online trainings designed to answer these questions (and more) through concrete government case studies. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of current government trends and innovative practices to turn your ideas into action.

We’ll be posting blog recaps of all of the trainings here, but for now, you can follow along with the Twitter conversation below or at #gltrain. The full schedule is below — you can attend each one, or just one or two if that’s all time permits. Hope to see you in the summit!


10:00 AM – 10:30 AM ET /
7:00 AM – 7:30 AM PT
Welcome, Virtual Booth Crawl

Login, acquaint yourself with the virtual environment and update your user profile (don’t forget your avatar!) Take this time to check out the Innovation Center and chat with your fellow govies prior to the online trainings. There will also be a few GovLoop and Career chats to take part in.

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM ET /
7:30 AM – 7:50 AM PT
Keynote

Peter H. Schuck – Author of “Why Government Fails: And How it Can Do Better” and Simeon E. Baldwin Professor Emeritus of Law at Yale Law School

11:00 AM – 11:50 AM ET /
8:00 AM – 8:50 AM PT
Session 1: Making Big Data and Analytics Work for Government in the Internet of Everything

1 CPE awarded for attendance

Gayle Hagler, Ph.D. – Environmental Engineer, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency

Sokwoo Rhee – Associate Director of Cyber-Physical Systems, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Kapil Bakshi – Distinguished Architect, Cisco Systems Inc.

The convergence of technology trends such as mobility, big data, and cloud, is connecting more people, processes, data, and things than ever before. This convergence is delivering the benefits of the Internet of Everything (IoE) to government, including: enabling collaboration, increasing efficiencies, reducing costs, and improving citizen services, all while stimulating new opportunities for better government. In fact, IoE is expected to generate $4.6 trillion in value for the public sector over the next decade!

At the same time, governments are leveraging killer apps that are consuming enormous amounts of network resources. Optimizing your network is necessary to allow your organization to take full advantage.

Join this session to learn how you and your agency can best use big data and analytics. Experts will cover how to maximize IoE value, optimize mobility, cloud and big data platforms, and share examples of IoE success stories.

12:00 PM – 12:50 PM ET /
9:00 AM – 9:50 AM PT
Session 2: Gone Agile: How Government Can Meet Citizens’ Rising Expectations

1 CPE awarded for attendance

Tim Nolan – Senior Applications Manager, Collin County, Texas

Dave Zvenyach – Bureaucracy Hacker, 18F, General Services Administration

Lizzie Epstein – Director, Application Platform Marketing, Appian

Think of your recent experience buying something from Amazon. It was quick, intuitive, and most importantly, you got what you wanted without much effort. Now think of your recent experience with a government organization. Did the experience match your expectations? Unfortunately, the answer is probably no.

One of the biggest challenges facing governments at all levels is transforming existing operations and applications to meet new citizen expectations. Traditional approaches to application development cannot keep pace. However, a business process management (BPM)-based application platform allows government organizations to rapidly deliver more agile and adaptive applications that leverage common services (process, rules and data) for a consistent and optimal user experience across multiple apps. Win win right?

This training session will focus on the benefits of being agile. You’ll learn how to:

  • Utilize agile methodologies to create continuous value for your agency and the citizens you serve.
  • Build intuitive and natively mobile applications for rapid adoption and increased citizen engagement.
  • Maximize the benefits of BPM including closing the productivity gap and easing your agency’s IT burdens.
  • Overcome common roadblocks of application development via government experts.

1:00 PM – 1:20 PM ET /
10:00 AM – 10:20 AM PT
Break / Virtual Booth Crawl

Join us in the virtual environment for a chance to network with your peers, download helpful resources and take part in interactive chats with GovLoop staff including Steve Ressler, Founder of GovLoop.

1:30 PM – 2:20 PM ET /
10:30 AM – 11:20 AM PT
Session 3:  Cybersecurity Trends and Strategies You Need To Know

1 CPE awarded for attendance

Diana L. Burley – Cyber Workforce Expert and Professor, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, George Washington University

Barry Condrey – Chief Information Officer, Chesterfield County, Virginia

Daniel Hanttula – Director of Information Security, State of Oklahoma

Ashley Stevenson – ForgeRock Office of the CTO, Identity Technology Director

Cybersecurity: it’s a priority for everybody these days. In 2013, 46,605 breaches of federal computer networks occurred. An between 2006 and 2012, cyberthreats increased by 782%. (No, that’s not a typo.)

In this session you’ll hear lightning cyber talks from government experts on:

  • Improving our cyber workforce to ensure we’re enabling employees with the necessary skills to overcome tomorrow’s challenges.
  • Developing a comprehensive and effective identity and access management strategy to ease IT staff burden and increase user productivity.
  • Strengthening public-private partnerships to increase collaboration and share best practices.
  • What’s next? Security trends and innovation in government.

2:30 PM – 3:20 PM ET /
11:30 AM – 12:20 PM PT
Session 4: How Government Can Deal with Big Data

1 CPE awarded for attendance

Anthony Fung – Deputy Secretary of Technology, Commonwealth of Virginia

Stephen Goldsmith – Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government, Director of the Innovations, American Government Program, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Kevin Morgan – Senior Technical Director, MarkLogic

Government organizations collect, process, and disseminate vast quantities of internal and external information. And, regardless of mission, they all share the challenge of extracting value from data in a way that leads to new or improved services, better decision-making and policy development.

In the era of big data, the traditional model of a relational database management system (RDBMS) bolted to a search engine or a specific client-server application won’t help your organization overcome that challenge. It simply takes too much time and money to integrate and model all of the data types for delivery over the many platforms today’s users require.

Government organizations need new generation technologies to deal with big data. In this session you will learn about technologies that allow you to:

  • Load and manage a wide variety of data, content, and metadata (structured, unstructured, temporal, geospatial, semantic, etc)
  • Ensure both the integrity and the security of the data
  • Get information to people faster
  • Run on any type of cost-effective hardware, from laptops or servers to Virtual Machines and Clouds

3:30 PM – 4:20 PM ET /
12:30 PM – 1:20 PM PT
Session 5: A Secure Cloud Starts with Zero Trust

1 CPE awarded for attendance

Frank Konieczny – CTO, Office of Information Dominance and CIO, Office of the Secretary, Air Force

Sol Cates – Chief Security Officer, Vormetric

Securing data is tough these days. In this age of data proliferation, attacks are becoming more advanced and securing the network perimeter is more difficult than ever. As agencies adopt mobile and cloud technologies the network edge becomes harder to identify, and harder to protect.

Agencies are left struggling with how to secure environments where classified data resides on multiple cloud instances, alongside non-classified data that is accessible by multiple tenants. This is further fractured by still having mission critical data running in internal data centers. An enterprise approach to defending data from a true insider, or one posing as such, has become a daunting task. This is all compounded by addressing the need to meet FedRamp compliance mandates. Cloud providers say they are “FedRamp Ready” but can you trust them? What does it mean? And, is it really enough?

In this online training, we will examine how agencies can secure the data rather than the perimeter alone. By starting with a zero trust approach to data access they can determine their own rules and protocols for access based on their unique criteria. By creating policies and leveraging innovative encryption and key management tactics agencies can truly own the access of their data without adding complexity.

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM ET /
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM PT
Virtual Booth Crawl

Join us in the virtual environment for a chance to network with your peers, download helpful resources and take part in interactive chats with GovLoop staff including Steve Ressler, Founder of GovLoop.

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Mark Lewandowski

Regarding 4TH ANNUAL GOVERNMENT INNOVATORS VIRTUAL SUMMIT, Webinars are great, if they work. Technical problems that ON24 was not able to solve, including not being able to view keynote through on-demand today as well. And our equipment passed all their tests. At least I got Mr. Schuck’s book.

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