7:00 - 8:00AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:00 - 8:15AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Tod Tompkins
Vice President, Sales, U.S. Federal Government, Micro Focus
8:15 - 9:15AM
Opening Keynote
IT Modernization is a Continuum
Vice President of Research, Gartner
9:15 - 10:15AM
Session 1
Extending the Life of Federal Legacy Systems
Dorothy Aronson
Acting Director, Division of Information Systems, National Science Foundation
Vice President of Channel Sales, North America, Micro Focus
Director, Platform Modernization and Application Platform Compete, Enterprise & Partner Group, Microsoft
Steve LeSueur [Moderator]
Contributing Editor, 1105 Media
Chief Information Officer, National Science Foundation
10:15 - 10:40AM
Coffee and Networking Break
10:40 - 11:40AM
Session 2
Case Study - Achieving Savings From Year One
Director for Financial Information Management, Office of the Assistant Secretary, Department of the Army
The U.S. Army recently shepherded the most significant financial management transformation in the service's history through the implementation of a department-wide enterprise resource planning system. The General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS) is an unparalleled leap forward in Army financial management, fulfilling high-level mandates for auditability and fiscal responsibility while simultaneously transforming the Army's long-standing budget culture to a cost culture. GFEBS subsumes 107 older systems, managing $140 billion when fully deployed this year, and will meet the goal of producing auditable financial statements by 2017. Throughout the execution of GFEBS, Kristyn Jones, the Director of Financial Information Management briefed nearly ever senior Army officer about the project and its capabilities in addition to promoting new, comprehensive business processes across domains. The Army has almost completed worldwide deployment of GFEBS. In this presentation, Ms. Jones will detail how she was able to standardize business processes, enhance performance, and improve internal controls and identifies future opportunities for the Army and for others undertaking similar transformation efforts.
11:40AM - 1:00PM
Lunch Keynote
CFO and CIO Perspective: Current IT Trends in the Lean Budget Environment
Bob Suda [Moderator]
President, Suda and Associates
President, Ortego and Associates, and Former Director, National Finance Center, Department of Agriculture
Chief Financial Officer, and Assistant Secretary of Administration, Department of Commerce
Chief Information Officer, Department of Commerce
Chief Information Officer, National Archives and Records Administration
1:00 -1:15PM
Coffee and Networking Break
1:15 - 2:00PM
Session 3
Outsourcing versus Insourcing – The Future of the Technology Workforce
Director, MS in Technology Management and Secure Information Systems Programs, George Mason University
John Gilroy
Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University
Vice President, CGI Federal, and Former, Chief Information Officer, Environmental Protection Agency
2:00 - 2:45PM
Closing Keynote
Vision for Continued Technology Cost Savings
Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Federal
2:45 - 3:00PM
Wrap up and Closing Remarks
President of North America, Micro Focus

Event Information

Thursday, May 10, 2012

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM


The Willard InterContinental Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC

Presented By

Sponsored By


Micro Focus