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DGI's 12th Annual Convention

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5 TRACKS

65+ SPEAKERS

50+ EXHIBITS

SEPTEMBER 4, 2024

WALTER E. WASHINGTON CONVENTION CENTER
Washington, D.C.

5 SOLUTION TRACKS

Data management

Digital Government Institute’s Records Management @930gov Conference and Tradeshow is the premiere event for government records management and information management professionals to learn and share industry best practices. Key government and industry experts will gather in September to discuss available solutions, policy updates/changes and review examples of successful electronic records programs. Conference content is developed with input and guidance from DGI’s EDRM Educational Advisory Committee with the goal of bringing industry thought-leaders, solution providers, and practitioners together to deliver a thought-provoking, interactive, and solution-oriented program.

What you will learn:

  • What it will take to officially achieve directives outlined in M-19-21 and M-23-07 by June 30, 2024
  • Review and analysis of the new digitization standards
  • Review of best practices and new technologies impacting eDiscovery, FOIA, and RM
  • Managing O365
  • The most interesting trends for records managers to be following
  • Case study of a RM problem and how to mitigate

Featured Speakers

Lawrence Brewer

Lawrence Brewer
Chief Records Officer, NARA

Katherine Forrest

Katherine B Forrest
Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Jim Studnicki

Jim Studnicki
Founder and President, Creekside Digital

Nicolas Vermeys

Nicolas Vermeys, CISSP
Director, Centre de recherche en droit public (CRDP), Associate Director, Cyberjustice Laboratory, and Professor, Université de Montréal’s Faculté de droit

Records Management Track Sponsors

Enterprise Architecture

The purpose of enterprise architecture (EA) is to determine how an agency can most effectively achieve the current and future objectives of its business goals. EA helps lay out a clear framework of an agency’s structure, personnel, technology, and planning to get the most out of government services. Over the past decade, the question has shifted from whether there is value in doing Enterprise Architecture (EA) in an organization to how the value of EA can be maintained in an agency.

Government agencies are modernizing with the goal of delivering public services in a more secure, effective, and efficient way. To accomplish this, it is vital for the government architecture community and innovation leaders to build data-driven agencies focused on business priorities and mission objectives. The annual Government EA Conference @930gov will focus on how EA is being deployed to solve some of the most pressing public sector challenges.

Learning objectives include:

  • Modernizing Enterprise Architecture to unleash agency innovation
  • How agencies are using EA:
    • to roadmap Zero Trust
    • improve customer experience
    • enable artificial intelligence & machine learning
    • govern cloud platforms
  • Learn how a well-run strategic portfolio management practice delivers real business value
  • A review of the evolution of EA Tools and current integration capabilities
  • How to maintain an effective EA team (examples from public and private sectors)
  • Case study on data-driven decision making and operationalizing EA

Topics

Managing Innovation and Modernization

How to Apply EA to Handle Portfolio & Asset Management, IT Investment, and Cut Costs

Modernize in Place – a ‘How To’ on Modernizing Existing Capabilities without Going through Acquisition Lifecycle

The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Reshaping Society

Building a Better EA Customer

Evolution of EA Tools, Integration Capabilities, and How to Automate EA (vendor panel)

Featured Speakers

Cort Coghill

Enterprise Architecture Track Emcee
Dr. Cort Coghill
Director Education Operations, FEAC Institute

Rosana Stoica

Rosana R. Stoica, PhD, CGEIT
Chief, Service and Business Management Staff, U.S. Courts

Cloud Computing

For government agencies to evolve and deliver exceptional service to citizens, technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other cloud-based solutions must be widely implemented and adopted. Combining the potential capabilities of both AI and the cloud can deliver greater efficiency, productivity, and digital security required by government agencies moving forward.

The rapid advancement in both technologies leads us to believe cloud computing and artificial intelligence are increasingly merging. Using a cloud infrastructure with AI tools allows agencies to process and analyze data in real time, providing service capabilities on par with industry leading vendors.

The Artificial Intelligence/Cloud Computing @930gov conference will explore the recent developments of each capability and how the use of these technologies can benefit the public sector.

Learning objectives include:

  • How AI can help government make smarter, faster decisions
  • How government agencies can leverage the cloud to achieve cost savings, improve efficiency and meet federal mandates
  • How AI, ML and cloud computing are assisting agency mission
  • Examples of customer service improvements with use of AI
  • Benefits of automated remediation and investigation
  • Implementation hurdles to expect
  • How to create a smart, connected, secure government
  • Examples of industry best practices & lessons learned using AI/Cloud

Featured Speakers

Taka Ariga

Taka Ariga
Chief Data Scientist, Director of Innovation Lab, Government Accountability Office

Dawei Jiang

Dawei Jiang
Chief Cloud Engineer, USPTO (pending agency approval)

Jerry Ma

Jerry Ma
Director of Emerging Technology, USPTO (pending agency approval)

Vinay Singh

Vinay Singh
Chief AI Officer, Office of the CFO, HUD

Nicolas Vermeys

Nicolas Vermeys, CISSP
Director, Centre de recherche en droit public (CRDP), Associate Director, Cyberjustice Laboratory, and Professor, Université de Montréal’s Faculté de droit

Federal Data Strategy

Government agencies have vast amounts of data representing a significant source of value for both the public and private sectors. Collecting, storing, and analyzing data has potential benefits for government agencies, including deeper insights, accelerated mission effectiveness, and more efficient operations. The key is having the ability to gain insight into available data in a way that supports agency goals in an efficient, customer-focused, and scalable way.

The Data & Information Management @930gov Conference program, developed in conjunction with DGI’s Government Educational Advisory Committee, will focus on data use cases, implementation success stories, data hurdles, and lessons learned. This conference offers a unique opportunity for public sector data professionals to network in-person, hear what is new, and learn from their government peers.

Learning objectives include:

  • Tools and resources required to use data in a critical decision-making process
  • Best practices to understand and navigate the relevant data landscape
  • How to build a data culture across the organization
  • Federal Data Strategy update – what lies ahead FY 2024
  • Benefits of using a Unified Cloud Data Platform
  • How to collect & move data in a simple, secure, scalable, and cost-effective way
  • How to future-proof cloud and data migrations

Featured Speakers

John Hovell

John Hovell
Managing Director and Co-Founder, STRATactical

Lindsey Saul

Lindsey Saul, Ph.D.
Chief Data Officer, Government Accountability Office

Zero Trust

The public sector is a key target for cyber criminals, and an agency’s vulnerability to attack continues to increase as reliance on digital practices continues to rise. However, following existing cybersecurity guidelines and embedding Zero Trust principals, government agencies can limit the movements of attackers or even shut them out entirely, creating a more secure network.

Zero Trust is a security framework requiring all users, whether inside an agency’s network or not, to be authenticated, authorized, and continuously validated for security before being granted access to applications and data. Zero Trust is an ongoing process requiring continued refinement as each agency’s business requirements and subsequent technology shifts occur. As a result, following existing cyber security procedures and Zero Trust guidelines has left some agencies still in the planning stages of Zero Trust implementation.

The Cybersecurity & Zero Trust @930gov conference program will examine the alignment of existing government cybersecurity initiatives with Zero Trust guidelines to deliver improved security to government agencies.

Learning Objectives include:

  • How to develop and inspire agency wide trust to succeed with Zero Trust
  • How to augment existing security architecture with Zero Trust principles
  • How to create a comprehensive cybersecurity posture—outlining the steps and processes agencies can take to ensure long-term security of their networks
  • Sharing examples of the essential components of Zero Trust transformation to include effective communication, changing culture, available tools, adjusting processes and personnel training
  • Review of ID management best practices and case studies

Featured Speakers

Evan Miller

Evan Miller
Branch Chief, Security Design, and Innovation (SDI), OS/OCIO & Zero Trust Work Group Lead, HHS (pending agency approval)

Cybersecurity & Zero Trust Track Sponsors

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