Uncle Sam Meets Silicon Valley | GovernmentCIO Media & Research
March 15, 2018 |  At The Dockmaster Building at the DC Wharf
CXO Tech Forum: Uncle Sam Meets Silicon Valley
 
This GovernmentCIO Media & Research CXO Tech Forum brought government and industry leaders together at two sessions, morning and evening. The evening session featured a networking reception and lightning talks by leaders from NASA, BMNT Partners and Datrium. Leaders from DHS, USAID, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, SBA, Health and Human Services, Apple and Dcode were also in attendance at the networking reception to meet attendees and share stories about their innovation programs.
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Uncle Sam Meets Silicon Valley

Event highlights

GovernmentCIO Media President Steve Vito delivers opening remarks at the March 15 "Uncle Sam Meets Silicon Valley" event, a two-part exploratory forum with breakfast and evening sessions. 

HHS Chief Data Officer Mona Siddiqui and IDEA Lab Director Kevin McTigue discuss with GovernmentCIO Media Editor-in-Chief Camille Tuutti the substance and process of innovation within HHS.

Nick Psaki, ‎principal system engineer at Pure Storage, a Gold Sponsor of the event, provides an overview of his company's work with helping the federal government innovate.

Nagesh Rao, SBA, Anjelica Dortch, OMB, Alexis Bonnell, USAID, and Veronica Villalobos, OPM, discussed how civilian agencies innovate and overcome their most common challenges.

 

Molly Cain, DHS, Christy Monaco, NGA, and Joseph Mait, ARL, talk with GovernmentCIO Media's Michael Hoffman about innovation in the national security arena.

Anthony Robbins, vice president of North America Public Sector at NVIDIA, a Gold Sponsor of the event, provides an overview of his company's work with helping the federal government innovate.

Former US CISO Greg Touhill, now president at Cyxtera Federal Group, and Dcode CEO Meagan Metzger chat with Editor-in-Chief Camille Tuutti about the federal approach to innovation.

GovernmentCIO Media President Steve Vito convenes the event sponsors to provide the industry perspective on how their respective companies have helped spur innovation in government.

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Speakers

Alexis Bonnell
Alexis Bonnell
Division Chief, AIA, USAID
Alexis created and led a team that engages the world in crowd-sourced innovation and integration for USAID.
Anjelica Dortch
Anjelica Dortch
Senior Policy Analyst, EOP, OMB
She leads coordination of federal IT and cybersecurity workforce initiatives along with supporting IT strategic planning activities to include the formation of the President’s Management Agenda and Cross Agency Priority Goals.
David Egts
David Egts
Chief Technologist, Red Hat North America Public Sector
At the intersection between between public sector customers and Red Hat engineering and product management, his customer and domain expertise blend customer needs with industry trends to help Red Hat define open source computing in the enterprise.
Wyn Elder
Wyn Elder
Partner, Defense Innovation Unit Experimental
Wyn also serves as an Apple executive and board member on multiple startups.
Jenn Gustetic
Jenn Gustetic
SBIR Program Executive, NASA
Jenn is an MIT aerospace engineer and NASA executive with stints in the White House, focused on open innovation
Joseph Mait
Joseph Mait
Former Chief Scientist, Army Research Laboratory
He served as the Army Research Labs's chief scientist from 2013 to 2017 and oversaw the institution of multiple initiatives to work with new technology companies.
Kevin McTigue
Kevin McTigue
Director, HHS IDEA Lab
Kevin is the director for the HHS IDEA Lab encompassing a range of innovation programming.
Meagan Metzger
Meagan Metzger
Founder, Dcode
Dcode is a graduate-level IT accelerator with a mission to guide innovative tech companies through the maze of rules and regulations involved in doing business with the federal government.
Christina Monaco
Christina Monaco
Chief Ventures Officer, NGA
Christina is NGA's chief ventures officer where she is working to engage the NGA with top emerging technology companies.
Nick Psaki
Nick Psaki
Principal, Office of the CTO for U.S. Public Sector, Pure Storage
Extensive experience in technology integration, solution design, system engineering, defense acquisition program management, enterprise information systems, military intelligence operations, plans, policy, programming and guidance.
Nagesh Rao
Nagesh Rao
Chief Technologist, SBA
Nagesh serves as chief technologist & entrepreneur in residence with the SBA’s Office of Investment & Innovation.
Sazzala Reddy
Sazzala Reddy
Co-Founder, Datrium
Prior to Datrium, Sazzala was at Data Domain where he worked on building a distributed dedupe file system. He has an MS in Nuclear Engineering and an MS in Computer Science, both from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Anthony Robbins
Anthony Robbins
Vice President, NVIDIA, North America Public Sector
Responsible for building and leading the North American Public Sector business for NVIDIA.
Greg Touhill
Greg Touhill
Former US CISO
Greg was the country's first federal chief information security officer. Since retiring from federal service last year, he has served as the president of Cyxtera Federal Group and taught at Carnegie Mellon University.
William Treseder
William Treseder
Partner, BMNT Partners
William is a partner at BMNT, the organization that launched Hacking 4 Defense.
Camille Tuutti
Camille Tuutti
Editor-in-Chief, GovernmentCIO Media
Camille is the editor-in-chief at GovernmentCIO Media and will moderate the panels during the breakfast session.
Veronica Villalobos
Veronica Villalobos
Principal Deputy Associate Director, OMB
A member of the Senior Executive Service since 2010, Veronica is charged with formulating and implementing human capital management strategies and policies to support federal agencies.
Steve Vito
Steve Vito
President, GovernmentCIO Media
Steve leads the GovernmentCIO Media team with a distinguished career in government technology media.
Amanda Ziadeh
Amanda Ziadeh
Reporter, GovernmentCIO Media
Amanda is a journalist whose focus is the government's use of technology.