Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel To Speak At InformationWeek's Government IT Leadership Forum On May 3rd

Apr 25, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM TechWeb's InformationWeek Government announced that Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel and more than a dozen other top technology executives from the U.S. government will participate in its third annual Government IT Leadership Forum.

InformationWeek's Government IT Leadership Forum takes place Thursday, May 3rd, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.  More than 125 government IT managers and executives are expected to attend the day-long event to discuss how they're using technology to drive change at their respective agencies. Prominent CIOs from civilian, defense, and intelligence agencies will lead peer-based discussions around cloud computing, IT spending, project management, shared services, open government, and more.

In the opening keynote session, Federal CIO VanRoekel will discuss his top priorities for driving new innovations and greater efficiencies in federal IT. Other featured speakers include Federal CTO Todd Park, Department of Defense CIO Teri Takai, U.S. Intelligence Community CIO Al Tarasiuk, and FBI CTO Jeffrey Johnson.

The agenda includes a session titled "Mobile Government in Action," where representatives from federal agencies demonstrate real-world mobile applications. InformationWeek Editor in Chief and VP Rob Preston leads a session titled "Brainstorming with the Private Sector," where Lorraine Cichowski, CIO and Senior VP of Associated Press, and Steve Phillips, CIO and Senior VP of global electronics distributor Avnet, discuss best practices with government IT executive attendees.

Other Forum speakers include:

  • Neil Bonner, Program Manager, Applications Development, Transportation Security Administration
  • Lt. Col. Matthew Dosmann, US Army
  • Travis Howerton, CTO, National Nuclear Security Administration
  • Anil Karmel, M&O CTO, National Nuclear Security Administration
  • Bill Kellum, Manager, Web Services, Office of Strategic Initiatives, Library of Congress
  • Peter L. Levin, Senior Advisor to the Secretary and CTO, U.S. Department of Veterans Affair
  • Robert Simmon, Data Visualizer And Designer, NASA's Earth Observatory
  • Peter Tseronis, CTO, Department of Energy
  • Col. Jack Wayman, U.S. Army
  • Chris Willey, CIO, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

"A big focus of this year's Government IT Leadership Forum will be on delivering technologies faster, better, and at lower cost -- the pursuit of agile government," said John Foley, Editor of InformationWeek Government. "Federal agencies are under tremendous pressure to increase the efficiency of IT operations and deliver new capabilities in support of citizen services. We'll explore the technologies and the strategies they're using to do that."

InformationWeek's Government IT Leadership Forum registration is open to CIOs, CTOs and other government IT professionals. For the full agenda and to register, please visit: http://www.informationweek.com/government/2012forum

Event sponsors are APC, Appian, Exagrid Systems, Ipswitch, Micropact, and Red Hat. For sponsorship information, please visit createyournextcustomer.com; or contact Martha Schwartz at mschwartz@techweb.com.

InformationWeek Government (informationweek.com/government) serves government IT professionals tasked with the responsibility of analyzing the technology products, services, policies, and vendor strategies aimed at the public sector.

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