|Steven VanRoekelCIOUnited States of AmericaSteven VanRoekel is the second Chief Information Officer of the United States, appointed by President Obama on August 5th, 2011. 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.|
Mr. VanRoekel worked at Microsoft Corporation from 1994 to 2009, most recently as a Senior Director in the Windows Server and Tools Division. He received a B.A. in Management of Information Systems from Iowa State University.
|Neil BonnerProgram Manager, Applications DevelopmentTransportation Security AdministrationNeil Bonner works in the information technology field as program manager for the Transportation Security Administration. His focus is on mobile, Rapid Applications Development, Social Media and collaboration platforms. He manages a portfolio of applications that are internal and citizen-facing. In 2011 he was recognized as a "Federal 100 Award Winner" for his work with the "MyTSA" iPhone app.|
|Lorraine CichowskiCIO and Senior VPAssociated PressLorraine Cichowski is SVP and CIO of Associated Press, which supplies multimedia news to newspapers, radio and television stations and websites as well as news to consumers via smartphones and tablets. She oversees a department of 500 software developers, engineers and others as well as a global support staff for APís 243 bureaus in 97 countries. Over the past eight years, Lorraine helped to engineer a technology transformation that turned AP from an analog wire service to a fully digital, Web-based operation. Key projects include new editorial systems for APís 2,500 print, video and photo journalists, a new HD digital video distribution system, a re-launch of AP websites to improve search and add e-commerce functionality, a Web-based registry to tag and track online content and innovative mobile products. |
Lorraine began her career as a journalist for AP. She joined USA TODAY at the launch of the national newspaper in 1982 and spent 18 years there as a reporter and editor and then founder and publisher of usatoday.com. After a brief tenure at an Internet start-up, she returned to AP in 2004 in product development. She took over the Technology Department in 2006. Lorraine has a law degree from George Mason University, a masterís degree in communications-public affairs journalism from American University and a bachelorís degree in English from Seton Hall University.
|Lt. Col. Matthew DosmannUS ArmyLTC Matthew Dosmann has a Master's of Science in Information Assurance from the University of Detroit-Mercy, an NSA Center of Academic Excellence. He has nearly five years experience generating and implementing policy, overseeing programs and investments across the cybersecurity portfolio at the National level, in the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. Prior to his work in cybersecurity, LTC Dosmann was the operations officer on an advisory team attached to an Iraqi Infantry battalion conducting combat operations in Diyala province. Before that, he held a number of Reserve Component assignments at USJFCOM, in the Military Police and Infantry training units as well as being a small business owner.|
|Chad FulghamCIOFederal Bureau of Investigation(Invited Speaker)Mr. Chad Fulgham was appointed as the FBI's Chief Information Officer (CIO) in December 2008. Mr. Fulgham is responsible for the FBI's overall information technology (IT) efforts, including developing the FBI's IT strategic plan, operating budget, and managing all FBI IT assets. During his tenure, Mr. Fulgham has reorganized the IT Branch to be business-aligned and service oriented, secured a consolidated data center which will help the Bureau's virtualization efforts, and oversaw numerous application development and retirement efforts to support mission requirements. Under his leadership, the FBI has also deployed an upgraded enterprise network, a next generation workspace with unified communication and collaboration tools, a systems management framework, and enhanced security technologies. |
Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Fulgham served as a senior vice president within the Information Technology Division of Lehman Brothers for four years. While serving in this capacity, Mr. Fulgham was responsible for the identity management, messaging, wireless, instant messaging/unified communications, and electronic communications compliance engineering teams worldwide and associated support teams in the Americas. Previous roles also included Program Manager of a global information security architecture initiative, head of IT Business Continuity, and Senior Manager for Windows server-based engineering and support.
Mr. Fulgham holds a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification governed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium. He received a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Economics from the United States Naval Academy.
|Travis HowertonCTONational Nuclear Security AdministrationTravis Howerton is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Chief Information Manager for the Y-12 Site Office. Within the NNSA, Howerton is responsible for technology direction and strategy for a large, distributed Information Technology (IT) program with an annual budget of approximately $1 billion. He also serves as the Federal Project Director for a suite of enterprise IT solutions ranging from wireless networks, manufacturing automation, cloud computing, unified communications, and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. Howerton is a widely recognized change agent and has been successful in driving transformative change across government in three key technology areas of the future: cloud computing, social computing, and mobility. Howerton is also the Program Manager for RightPath.|
|Jeffrey JohnsonCTOFederal Bureau of InvestigationMr. Jeffrey Johnson is the Assistant Director for the Information Technology Engineering Division and Chief Technology Officer. He is responsible for engineering IT solutions and developing standards to support continuous innovation, including the Sentinel program. |
Mr. Johnson's division is charged with improving the technology to deliver IT infrastructure services, platform services, and enterprise case management, data management, and mobility capabilities to the FBI. In the past year, the FBI's IT Engineering division has delivered a Service Management portfolio of tools, a Secure Mobility platform, Network Automation tools, National Security Classification Management, revitalized Enterprise Architecture, and dictation software capabilities to the enterprise.
Prior to joining the FBI in August 2009, Mr. Johnson served in the private sector where he managed a variety of IT development projects. He provided enterprise instant messaging platforms and implemented world-class solutions for server build, patching, server management, server imaging, and host intrusion prevention. Previous roles include Financial Services Director of Sales with Aditi Technologies where he oversaw relationships and business strategies with the company's North American customers, and with Lehman Brothers in several technology roles as Windows Server Engineering Manager, Windows Server Support Manager, and Unified Communications Manager.
Mr. Johnson served in the U.S. Navy for five years and he received a Bachelor of Science degree with merit in Marine Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.
|Anil KarmelM&O CTONational Nuclear Security AdministrationAnil Karmel is the M&O Chief Technology Officer for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) / LANL. Within the NNSA, Mr. Karmel serves as the RightPath Chief Architect and M&O Implementation Lead for a range of enterprise IT solutions including Cloud Computing, Enterprise Mobility, Unified Communications and Enterprise Wireless. Anil is the inventor and architect of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)'s award winning and patented secure hybrid cloud portal, "Infrastructure on Demand" illustrating an innovative partnership between industry and government. He also designed LANL's "Enterprise Collaboration Suite" consisting of a suite of tools allowing users to collaborate how, when and where they want on a variety of endpoints including smartphones, tablets and zero clients. The solutions form the basis of the DOE/NNSA's Network Vision (2NV), a RightPath project delivering ONEvoice powered by YOURcloud on the OneNNSA Network. |
Anil has been in the IT Industry for over fifteen years, working with various Fortune 500 companies and government in the areas of Enterprise Virtualization, Messaging & Collaboration. Most notably, Mr. Karmel garnered industry accolades including SANS National CyberSecurity Innovators Award for Cloud Security, InformationWeek 500 Top Government IT Innovators and his LANL team was named an ACT/IAC Excellence.gov Finalist two years running. Anil is a Nationally Recognized Speaker at numerous IT Conferences and Webinars including Gartner, VMworld, MeriTalk, SANS, FOSE, IDGA and many others.
|Bill KellumManager, Web Services, Office of Strategic InitiativesLibrary of CongressBill Kellum is a manager in the Library of Congress Office of Strategic Initiatives, overseeing Web and Mobile initiatives. The Web Services Division supports the delivery of content from the Library's collections and services from the Library's programs to users in Congress and the public. Before joining the Library in 2007, Bill was a consultant with SRA and other DC-area firms, specializing in content management systems and web application development. He has a BS in Management/Economics from James Madison University, and an MBA from George Mason University.|
|Peter L. LevinSenior Advisor to the Secretary and CTOU.S. Department of Veterans AffairsPeter L. Levin was appointed Senior Advisor to the Secretary and CTO in May 2009. His primary role is to lead Veteran health and benefit service innovations. He is the executive sponsor of the Blue Button personal health record, of the Fast Track electronic claims processing system, of the electronic record modernization initiative, the open source custodial agent, and of the VA's Open Government initiatives all of which have been institutionalized by the agency as part of its ongoing transformation. |
Levin was a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator (G.H.W. Bush) a White House Fellow (Clinton), and an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (TU Darmstadt). He is the co-author of more than fifty articles ranging from global positioning and cybersecurity to computer modeling and simulations; he is also a co-author of the technology chapter of the 1997 Biennial Presidential Report to Congress on Science and Technology. Just before joining the Obama administration, he co-founded and led an award-winning semiconductor design software firm, was a venture partner at Dusseldorf-based venture firm Ventizz Capital Partners, and was an executive director of Astaro A.G.
Levin studied in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, and he subsequently enjoyed post-doctoral training at the Technical University of Munich. His first academic appointment was at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and he was later the associate dean for research in the College of Engineering at Boston University. He is a Consulting Professor of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering at Stanford University.
|Todd ParkCTOUnited States of AmericaTodd Park is the United States Chief Technology Officer and in this role serves as an Assistant to the President. Todd joined the Administration in August 2009 as Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In this role, he served as a change agent and "entrepreneur-in-residence," helping HHS harness the power of data, technology, and innovation to improve the health of the nation. Prior to joining HHS, Mr. Park co-founded Athenahealth and co-led its development into one of the most innovative health IT companies in the industry. He also co-founded Castlight, a web-based health care shopping service for consumers. Mr. Park has also served in a volunteer capacity as a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, where he focused on health IT and health reform policy, and as senior health care advisor to Ashoka, a leading global incubator of social entrepreneurs, where he helped start Healthpoint Services, a venture to bring affordable telehealth, drugs, diagnostics, and clean water to rural India. Mr. Park graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College with an A.B. in economics.|
|Steve PhillipsCIO and Senior VPAvnetSteve Phillips is senior vice president and chief information officer for Avnet, Inc., reporting to Avnet CEO Rick Hamada. He is also a member of the Avnet Executive Board and a corporate officer.|
Mr. Phillips came to Avnet with the 2005 acquisition of Memec, where he had served as senior vice president and chief information officer since 2004. Prior to joining Memec, Mr. Phillips was senior vice president and chief information officer for Gateway Inc. He joined Gateway in 1999 and served as vice president of information technology (IT) in London and San Diego before his appointment in 2003 to chief information officer.
Between 1996 and 1999, he worked for Diageo, the international food and drinks group, where he was the IT director for its European foods division. He previously spent eight years in a variety of leadership roles at Thorn EMI, a U.K. defense-electronics company.
Mr. Phillips is chairman emeritus on the board of the Arizona Technology Council, a trade association that connects, represents and supports Arizona's technology industry. He served as chairman from 2008 through 2011.
Mr. Phillips serves as a director of Wick Communications, a private newspaper and specialty publication company.
Mr. Phillips holds a BSc (Hons) in Electronic Engineering from Essex University and a post-graduate Diploma in Management Studies from Thames Valley University. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology.
|Robert SimmonData Visualizer And DesignerNASA's Earth ObservatoryRobert Simmon is a data visualizer and designer for NASA's Earth Observatory web site. With 17 years of experience at NASA, he is an expert at creating clear and compelling imagery from satellite data. He focuses on producing visualizations that are elegant and easily understandable, while accurately presenting the underlying data. His imagery has appeared in newspapers, web sites, and advertisements, and featured on the login screen of the Apple iPhone. Mr. Simmon occasionally posts about design & visualization on the Elegant Figures blog and on Twitter as @rsimmon|
|Teri TakaiCIODepartment of DefenseTeri Takai is the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO).†She serves as the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense for Information Management/Information Technology and Information Assurance as well as non-intelligence Space systems, critical satellite communications, navigation, and timing programs, spectrum and telecommunications. She provides strategy, leadership, and guidance to create a unified information management and technology vision for the Department and to ensure the delivery of information technology based capabilities required to support the broad set of Department missions. |
Ms. Takai previously served as Chief Information Officer for the State of California. As a member of the Governor's cabinet, she advised the governor on the strategic management and direction of information technology resources as the state worked to modernize and transform the way California does business with its citizens.
As Californiaís CIO, Ms. Takai led more than 130 CIOs and 10,000 IT employees spread across the stateís different agencies, departments, boards, commissions and offices. During her tenure as State CIO, Teri pursued an agenda that supports viewing Californiaís IT operations from an enterprise perspective, including: Forming a Project Management and Policy Office, release of the California Information Technology Strategic Plan, passage of the Governorís IT Reorganization Proposal, establishing a Capital Planning Process and directing agency consolidation activities.
Prior to her appointment in California, Ms. Takai†served as Director of the Michigan Department of Information Technology (MDIT) since 2003, where she also served as the state's Chief Information Officer. In this position, she restructured and consolidated Michigan's resources by merging the state's information technology into one centralized department to service 19 agencies. Additionally, during her tenure at the MDIT, Ms. Takai led the state to being ranked number one four years in a row in digital government by the Center for Digital Government. Additionally, in 2005, Ms. Takai was named "Public Official of the Year" by Governing magazine. She is also Past-President of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers and currently serves on the Harvard Policy Group on Network-Enabled Services and Government. †
Before serving in state government, Ms. Takai worked for the Ford Motor Company for 30 years, where she led the development of the company's information technology strategic plan. She also held positions in technology at EDS and Federal-Mogul Corporation. Ms. Takai earned a Master of Arts degree in management and a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from the University of Michigan.
|Al TarasiukCIO, US Intelligence CommunityPresident Barack Obama appointed Al Tarasiuk as Intelligence Community Chief Information Officer on February 17, 2011. Mr. Tarasiuk is widely recognized for leadership in technology and policy strategy and for executing information technology programs. In January 2011, he received the prestigious National Intelligence Reform Medal from the Director of National Intelligence for significant accomplishments leading to the transformation and integration of the U.S. Intelligence Community.|
From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Tarasiuk served as Chief Information Officer at the CIA, where he was responsible for leading Enterprise Information Technology and Information Management. In this role, he supported cyber defense and also served as the CIA's Senior Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer. Prior to being appointed CIO, Mr. Tarasiuk was Director of CIA's Information Services Center, where he was responsible for the execution of Enterprise IT services in support of CIA's global mission. In his early years at CIA, Mr. Tarasiuk served overseas in an operational role with the National Clandestine Service. He has served in other senior executive, technical and program management roles throughout his distinguished career. He began his federal career as a project engineer with Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty. Mr. Tarasiuk has more than 24 years of federal service.
Mr. Tarasiuk holds a B.S.E.E. from New Jersey Institute of Technology and a M.S. from the George Washington University.
|Peter TseronisCTODepartment of EnergyAs Chief Technology Officer, Pete Tseronis supports federal mission objectives by providing strategic direction and vision for IT for the Department of Energy. Pete is establishing a formal, sustainable federal technology deployment program to bring innovative solutions such as cloud computing, wireless, and mobility solutions into the government IT portfolio. To accomplish this, Pete brokers alliances between the public and private sectors to ensure that the DOE has access to the most promising innovations and world class resources.|
In 2011, Pete developed and launched a highly successful series of Innovation and Technology Summits. In addition, he leads multiple enterprise programs to investigate and plan the deployment of services across the DOE including activities focused on citizen engagement.
As a recognized thought leader and agent of transformation for government IT, Pete has been asked to lead numerous federal initiatives to mature Federal IT Infrastructure such as Federal Cloud First Task Force, the deployment and enhancements to energy.data.gov, and chairing the Federal IPv6 Task Force.
Pete has been recognized and won numerous awards over his 20 year federal career. He is a three time recipient of Federal Computer Week's Federal 100 Award and winner of the 2012 GTRA GOVTek "Government Innovator of the Year" award.
|Chris WilleyCIOConsumer Financial Protection BureauChris Willey was named CFPB's Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO). Prior to joining the bureau, Willey served as the Deputy CIO at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). At OPM, he was responsible for innovative technology programs such as the use of Voice over IP (VoIP), Mac computers and iPads. Willey also led OPM's efforts under the OMB IT Reform Plan, particularly in the areas of data center consolidation, cloud computing and TechStat. Chris has Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Comparative Literature from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He also holds an MBA from the University of Marylandís Robert H. Smith School of Business.|
|John FoleyEditorInformationWeek Government@jfoley09John Foley began his career as a technology journalist inside the Washington beltway, covering the breakup of AT&T and the deregulation of the telecom industry. Since joining InformationWeek, he has written or managed many stories on IT implementation by local, state, and federal agencies and governments. In the mid-90's, Foley reported on efforts by the U.S. Coast Guard and other federal agencies to deploy Microsoft's Windows operating system while complying with open systems requirements. He also led InformationWeek's coverage of government adoption of data warehousing technologies and, following 9/11, efforts to increase data sharing and collaboration among intelligence and other agencies. More recently, he has followed and reported on the growing use of Web 2.0 tools in government, including NASA's experimentation with social networking, and the heightened interest among government IT professionals in cloud computing services. With the launch of InformationWeek Government, Foley is the editorial team leader for InformationWeek's expanded coverage of technologies and strategies for CIOs and IT professionals in the government sector.|
|J. Nicholas HooverSenior Editor InformationWeek Government@iweeknickNick's been a technology scribe for InformationWeek since 2005, variously writing about networking, Microsoft, collaboration and cloud computing before moving into the government beat in 2009. Prior to joining InformationWeek, Nick was a graduate student in journalism at American University, where he was a general assignment intern for the Washington Examiner and news editor of an online magazine at American. He found his reporting itch after blogging about the Iraq War in 2003. He lives in Baltimore, where he trades an occasional hour-long train ride to the nation's capitol for lower rent than if he lived in D.C.|
|Fritz NelsonSVP and Editorial DirectorInformationWeek@fnelsonFritz is senior vice president and editorial director of InformationWeek, and executive producer of TechWeb TV, the multi-media production arm of UBM TechWeb. He has been an employee of UBM TechWeb for 18 years, including as editor in chief of Network Computing, publisher, publishing director and vice president and group director. Prior to joining UBM TechWeb, Fritz worked with Martin Marietta's Computing Standards group -- a team that tested and evaluated technology, and whose objective was to set corporate computing and networking standards. Fritz was a technical writer for USBI, a subsidiary of United Technologies that manages parts of the solid rocket boosters for the space shuttle program. Fritz graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor's degree in journalism.|
|Rob PrestonVice President and Editor In ChiefInformationWeek@robprestonRob oversees the editorial direction of the world's leading business technology media brand. Rob works with an award-winning team of more than 30 writers, editors, and market experts to deliver practical and thought-provoking analysis on business technology issues and trends. InformationWeek helps millions of Web site users, magazine and newsletter readers, and conference attendees frame and define their business technology objectives and make technology purchasing decisions. Rob's two decades in technology journalism span senior editorial management positions at UBM TechWeb's Network Computing, InternetWeek, CommunicationsWeek International, and CommunicationsWeek. Rob has a bachelor's degree in journalism from St. Bonaventure University and a master's degree in economics from the State University of New York at Binghamton.|
|Stephen DelahuntySenior VP of IT Services, and Contributing Editor, InformationWeek GovernmentTetra Tech AMTStephen Delahunty is the Senior VP of IT Services at Tetra Tech AMT, the principal Aerospace and Information Technology business unit of Tetra Tech Inc., a publicly traded $2.6 billion environmental, engineering and technology firm with over 13,000 employees in 330 locations worldwide supporting the federal government, international and commercial sectors. Mr. Delahunty is an executive leader with 25 years program management, IT, business development, team leadership, and program start-up experience. His IT systems experience encompasses program/project management, lifecycle support, software development, enterprise architecture, security, networking, and telecommunications. Mr. Delahunty combines expertise in commercial and federal sector consulting services. In addition to US Government consulting services experience, he has held other industry management and consulting positions in the private sector. |
Mr. Delahunty is adjunct faculty at George Washington University teaching graduate computer science. He is an elected Distinguished Fellow and board member emeritus of the Network Professional Association. He is a director at large on the North American board of the Global IT Community Association. Mr. Delahunty is also a board member emeritus of ByteBack, a non-profit community computer training center in Washington, DC. He was an invited member of the Network Computing Magazine editorial advisory board and an invited member of the Rochester Institute of Technology Academic Curriculum Advisory Group for the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. He is a regular technology conference speaker, panel member/moderator, and author of over 40 articles and industry reports including a series of articles for Network Computing and reports for InformationWeek Government. He holds various technology industry certifications, a Bachelorís Degree in Engineering from Lafayette College, a Masterís of Business Administration in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix, and a Masters of Liberal Arts in Information Technology from Harvard University.
|Doug HenschenExecutive EditorInformationWeekDoug Henschen is Executive Editor of InformationWeek, where he covers the intersection of enterprise applications with information management, business intelligence and analytics. He previously served as editor in chief of Intelligent Enterprise and he has covered IT and data-driven marketing for the last 14 years of his 29-year career in publishing.|
|Alexander B. HowardWashington CorrespondentO'Reilly Media @digiphileAlexander B. Howard is the Government 2.0 Washington Correspondent for O'Reilly Media, where he writes the intersection of government, the Internet and society, including how technology is being used to help citizens, cities, and national governments solve large-scale problems. He is an authority on the use of collaborative technology in enterprises, social media and digital journalism. He has written and reported extensively on open innovation, open data, open source software and open government technology. He has contributed to the National Journal, Forbes, the Huffington Post, Govfresh, ReadWriteWeb, Mashable, CBS News' What's Trending, Govloop, Governing People, the Association for Computer Manufacturing and the Atlantic, amongst others. Prior to joining OíReilly, Mr. Howard was the associate editor of SearchCompliance.com and WhatIs.com at TechTarget, where he wrote about how the laws and regulations that affect information technology are changing, spanning the issues of online identity, data protection, risk management, electronic privacy and cybersecurity. He is a graduate of Colby College in Waterville, Maine.|
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