Year after year, the GITEC Summit is consistently one of the best government-technology conferences offered. This year promises to uphold the tradition by facilitating engaging and interesting conversations between federal technology leaders and industry executives. As the two groups search for common ground, federal budgets stand to benefit from future-proof technology and streamlined approaches to legacy computing.
In 2012, FedTech interviewed federal IT leaders on the topics of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies, mobility and cloud computing, among other topics. Our team will be on hand again this year, collecting the best of what GITEC has to offer. We will be posting videos and articles on our site during the show, and tweeting to let our readers know what is available.
In addition to following FedTech, we recommend following this year’s speakers and moderators on Twitter. Learn more about these leaders, thank them for participating and ask questions. We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore.
Kimberly Hancher, @catalinakim
CIO, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Hancher is a BYOD pioneer in the federal government. She has been featured in FedTech many times, including in last year’s GITEC videos and on the cover of our fall 2012 issue. She will be on the “Revamping Mobility to Bring Results” panel, and if last year was any indication, this panel is a can’t-miss. Photo: Joshua Roberts
Shawn Kingsberry, @skingsbe
CIO, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board
Another familiar face in FedTech, Kingsberry was featured in our 2012 GITEC video on mobility and wrote a column on his blueprint for the future of enterprise technology. He will be moderating a panel on the risks of moving to the cloud.
David Paschane, @dpaschane
Organizational Architect, Veterans Affairs Department
As the GITEC website states, Paschane “currently directs strategic initiatives for the National Capital Region’s Information and Technology Office.” His work on Performance Architectural Science Systems methodology is detailed in this video and this 2010 feature on data analytics. This year, Paschane will participate on a panel called “Avoid Becoming Headline News: Controlling Social Media to Your Benefit.”
Kevin Plexico, @kplex
Vice President, Information Solutions, Deltek
This year’s keynote speaker, Plexico is well-known for his role at Deltek, where, according to GITEC, “he manages the delivery of Deltek's industry leading government market research and information products providing essential information and insights to over 2,800 clients.” He will discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by difficult economic times. Photo: GovWin
Chris Dorobek, @cdorobek
Founder, Editor and Publisher, DorobekInsider.com
A familiar face in the government IT community, Dorobek brings energy and excitement to his work. He is an expert at facilitating insightful conversation between the private and the public sectors and is always a welcome presence at federal IT events. He will join Shawn Kingsberry in a discussion about the risks of cloud computing.
Tom Temin, @FedSecurity
Anchor and Columnist, Federal News Radio
Temin is one of the most well-known media personalities in government IT. He was a contributor to our Mobile Strategies for Government webinar, and at this year’s GITEC summit, he will participate in a panel discussion on managing the exchange of electronic health records. His work can frequently be heard and read on Federal News Radio.
Ken Muir, @kwmuir
As the CEO of a major tech company, Muir has a deep understanding of public relations and communications. He will be moderating a panel with four feds to discuss using social media to benefit the government.