The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) announced Sept. 24 the plenary session speakers and program agenda for the 24th Annual Executive Leadership Conference (ELC). More than 850 government and industry leaders are expected to attend the event in Williamsburg, Va., Oct. 26-28.
ACT-IAC is a nonprofit educational organization created to advance government through collaboration and education.
“ELC is one of the most sought after tickets in government IT. We’re thrilled to offer our attendees a new way to engage, learn and collaborate,” ELC 2014 Government Chair Adrian Gardner said in a statement. “This year’s event is going to be fast-paced and will offer a blend of small, medium and large team training and discussion areas to allow for greater customization of the event experience.”
“This year’s ELC will allow attendees to put their own signature on the future of government,” ELC 2014 Industry Chair Kathleen Cowles said. “We’ll be exploring actionable solutions to the toughest federal challenges. With three training sessions and more opportunities to collaborate than ever, there will be something for everyone.”
Scheduled keynote speakers include Dan Tangherlini, Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration and Frans Johansson, author of “The Medici Effect” and founder of the Medici Group. Lisa Schlosser, the deputy associate administrator, Office of E-Government and IT, and interim CIO, will follow on the topics of leadership and innovation during the CXO Town Hall.
A new addition to the conference will be Collaboration ELC!, which will offer the opportunity for the collabroation of ideas. ELC 2014 will also feature two educational tracks to explore how agencies carry out their missions, provide efficient citizen services and improved IT service delivery.
The Shared Solutions track will address acquisition and technology drivers to increase sharing of service delivery. The track will also discuss how cybersecurity and risk are being managed across shared services.
Panelists include Kathleen Turco, Chief Financial Officer, Veterans Health Administration; Richard Spires, former Department of Homeland Security CIO and Chief Executive Officer, Resilient Network Systems; and Jerry Johnson, Geospatial Information Officer, Department of Interior.
The Citizens Services track will provide attendees with a framework to better support constituents through government and industry cooperation. The track will allow attendees to plan for the future of successful government-citizen experiences and share success stories.
Panelists include Gwynne Kostin, Director of the Digital Services Innovation Center, General Services Administration; David Bray, Chief Information Officer, Federal Communications Commission; Margie Graves, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Department of Homeland Security; and Karen Britton, Chief Information Officer and Special Assistant to the President, Executive Office of the President.
Registration is $1,250 for industry members who register from Sept. 27 to Oct. 26. The government rate is $745 for the conference only, or $1,025 for registration and two nights lodging at The Woodlands for the evenings of Sunday, Oct. 26 and Monday, Oct. 27.
Attendance is limited. For more information,go to the event’s website.