Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel Confirmed As Keynote For FOSE 2013

Press Release | FOSE | April 30, 2013

VIENNA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FOSE 2013 today announced that Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) Steven VanRoekel will deliver the featured keynote at this year’s event. The second CIO of the United States, appointed by President Obama on August 5, 2011, Mr. VanRoekel will provide insight on the fiscal 2014 budget and beyond. FOSE 2013 will take place May 14-16 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

“We’re honored to have Mr. VanRoekel as a keynote speaker at FOSE,” said Mike Eason, Vice President, Public Sector Events, 1105 Media, Inc. “His expertise and position in the market will provide attendees with a comprehensive view of the upcoming budget and its impact on new technologies and IT as a shared service in today’s environment. He’ll be supported by our entire lineup of high quality keynote speakers that will set the tone for the conference and provide a variety of new views on timely issues surrounding government technology.”

Prior to his position in the White House, Mr. VanRoekel held two positions in the Obama Administration: Executive Director of Citizen and Organizational Engagement at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Managing Director of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). At the FCC, Mr. VanRoekel oversaw all operational, technical, financial and human resource aspects of the agency. He also led the FCC’s efforts to introduce new technology and social media into the agency.

FOSE 2013 will feature a total of six keynote presentations focusing on various topics surrounding government technology, from effective leadership to the changing role of security in today’s global world. FOSE 2013 keynote presentations will feature fist-hand accounts from government technology leaders as well as bestselling author, Daniel Burrus, who will look at the concept of using trends to anticipate the evolution of technologies. Other keynote presenters and associated topics include:

  • General Stan McChrystal, Former Commander of the U.S. and International Forces in Afghanistan – “The State of International Affairs and the Security Challenges Facing America”
  • Senator Tom Carper, U.S. Senator for Delaware – “Congressional Oversight and IT Reform Initiatives: Actions That Will Affect You”
  • Jan Frye, DEP Assistant Secretary, Office of Acquisition and Logistics, Department of Veterans Affairs; Craig Killough, Vice President of Organization Markets, Project Management Institute; and Emily Murphy, Senior Counsel for the House Small Business Committee – “Doing More with Less: Efficient Government Through Project Management”
  • Joe Theismann, Former Washington Redskins Quarterback – “Managing to Win!”

All conference keynotes, tracks and education sessions are free to government attendees.

For more information and to keep up-to-date on the full program agenda, visit www.fose.com. To see how FOSE addresses the technology road ahead, view the FOSE 2013 infographic at www.fose.com/techtrends.

About FOSE

FOSE, produced by 1105 Media’s Government Events Group, is the premier government technology event that brings together federal, state, local and private sector partners to share the latest innovations and best practices in technology implementation. Focusing on policy, technology and management, FOSE 2013 covers Cybersecurity, Cloud and Virtualization, Mobile Government, Big Data and Business Intelligence as well as Records and Information Management and Project Management. FOSE 2013 will be held May 14-16 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. www.fose.com


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