FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) today announced the plenary session speakers and program agenda for the 22nd Annual Executive Leadership Conference (ELC), the premier event in the government information technology (IT) community. This year’s theme of “Charting a Course” will focus on navigating the ever-changing tides of IT adoption and application to maximize mission results and improve citizen services. The event will take place October 28-30 in Colonial Williamsburg, Va. and maintains a three-to-one ratio of industry to government.
“2012 ELC will arm government and industry leaders with tools and actionable strategies to cut inefficiencies, boost productivity, and navigate the currents of our increasingly complex IT ecosystem in today’s budget environment.”
“With efforts to meet the Federal Digital Government Strategy and other shared services initiatives well underway, agencies must be ready to overcome the challenges that accompany the transformative impact of mobility,” said Casey Coleman, 2012 ELC Government Chair. “2012 ELC will arm government and industry leaders with tools and actionable strategies to cut inefficiencies, boost productivity, and navigate the currents of our increasingly complex IT ecosystem in today’s budget environment.”
2012 ELC will feature leading experts from government, academia, and the commercial world, who will share their unique perspective on the federal landscape and how the public and private sector must converge to realize mission results. 2012 ELC plenary session speakers include: Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) Steven VanRoekel; NBC News’ Capitol Hill correspondent Kelly O’Donnell; theoretical physicist, best-selling author and TV personality, Dr. Michio Kaku; Colonel Gregory D. Gadson, motivational speaker and Fort Belvoir Garrison Commander, U.S. Army; Department of Homeland Security CIO Richard Spires; Teresa M. Takai, Department of Defense Chief Information Officer; David M. Wennergren, Department of Defense Assistant Deputy Chief Management Officer; and Jim Cheng, Secretary of Commerce and Trade for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
2012 ELC will bring together more than 850 senior-level government officials and industry executives to collaborate and solve government’s most pressing challenges. The event’s government-focused tracks and session will provide attendees with practical solutions to timely issues experienced by federal decision-makers in an increasingly data-driven and mobile IT ecosystem, including:
- Navigating the Changing Currents of Mobility – This track will examine the Digital Government Strategy and provide best practices for harnessing the power of government data to spur innovation, establish shared solutions, and deliver better government services at a lower cost.
- Powering the Knowledge Workforce – Track sessions will address the role that agency executives play in empowering staff at all levels to leverage technology to achieve mission results, while encouraging innovation and new thinking as government prepares for the future.
- Big Data, Bold Horizons – This track will examine current big data efforts in select industries and across the federal government, and provide best practices on how agencies can overcome the technical and policy issues affecting the storage, management, and analysis of information available to government organizations.
- A New Technology Compass: Better, Faster and Cheaper – Sessions will take a unique look at the opportunities and challenges associated with making government IT solutions better, faster, and cheaper by delving deeper into the nature of innovation, the future of acquisition, and changing workforce models.
“Government’s goal to promote innovation, increase productivity and lower costs, will require government and industry to work closely together,” said Ted Davies, 2012 ELC Industry Chair. “2012 ELC is designed to create a positive, open-forum environment for government and industry decision-makers to forge partnerships and engage in a results-focused dialogue on how to improve government mission performance.”
ACT-IAC is also soliciting nominations for the Annual ELC Awards, including the Janice K. Mendenhall Spirit of Leadership Award, Individual Contributor of the Year – both for industry and government – and the IAC Rookie of the Year Award. Nominations are due by September 8. To learn more about the history of these awards, as well as award criteria, visit: http://www.actgov.org/events/ExecutiveLeadership/ELC2012/Awards/.
Registration is open, but attendance is limited. For more information or to register for 2012 ELC, please visit: www.actgov.org/events/ExecutiveLeadership/ELC2012/.
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About ACT-IAC – Advancing Government Through Education, Collaboration and Action
ACT-IAC is the premier public-private partnership in the government IT community and an example of how government and industry work together. ACT-IAC is a nonprofit educational organization created to advance government through collaboration and education. The organization provides an objective, vendor and technology-neutral and ethical forum where government and industry are working together to develop innovative strategies, effective and efficient solutions and best practices. Headquartered in the Greater Washington, D.C. area, ACT-IAC also has chapters in Pacific region (based in San Diego) and the Rocky Mountain region (based in Denver).
Learn more about our organization and how to become a member at www.actgov.org or call 703-208-4800.