FAIRFAX, Va., March 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), the premier public-private partnership in the government IT community, today announced the top 40 finalists for the Sixth Annual Igniting Innovation 2019 Conference and Awards event.
This year's Top 40 finalists were selected from 207 nominations - a record setting year for innovations by federal, state and local government and industry from across the country. "We saw big increases in healthcare, artificial intelligence, and data analytics innovations this year," said Jim Cook, industry co-chair, "reflecting current hot issues." Acquisition, cybersecurity, blockchain, customer experience, workforce, and IT modernization innovations continued as strong topics. "I am impressed with the amount of innovation in government, industry, and academia that supports implementation of the President's Management Agenda," said Austin Price, this year's government co-chair.
The finalists will exhibit their innovations at the Igniting Innovation 2019 Conference and Awards event on May 23, 2019 at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel. "I'm excited about the increased emphasis on the academic community and what they can bring to the table to help improve services to citizens and government operations," said Dr. Olivia Blackmon, the first ever academic co-chair for Igniting Innovation.
One of many unique aspects of ACT-IAC's Igniting Innovation, is that attendees play a key role in selecting the Top 8 "best-of-the-best" innovations and the overall Igniting Innovation Award winner. To get more information, register to attend, or view the Top 40 Finalists, please visit https://www.actiac.org/igniting-innovation-2019-conference-and-awards.
The Igniting Innovation 2019 Conference and Awards is underwritten by Century Link, Leidos, Perspecta, SAIC, OnPoint, Hughes, REI Systems, and Accenture Federal. For more information on Igniting Innovation 2019, contact Mike Howell at [email protected] or 703-208-4800 ext. 228.
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About ACT-IAC – Advancing Government Through Education, Leadership and Collaboration
The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) is a non-profit educational organization established to improve government's service delivery and operational performance through the effective and innovative application of technology. ACT-IAC provides a unique, objective and trusted collaborative forum where government and industry executives are working as partners to address critical issues, apply best practices and pioneer innovative solutions. ACT-IAC also provides high-quality learning and educational opportunities to improve the knowledge and expertise of the government workforce – both public and private. Further information about ACT-IAC can be found at www.actiac.org.
The annual Igniting Innovation Conference and Awards is hosted by ACT-IAC's Institute for Innovation. Established in 2012, the ACT-IAC Institute for Innovation provides an objective and non-partisan forum for strategic thought leadership to advance government missions through the innovative application and management of information technology. The Institute focuses on high-impact projects that affect multiple government business functions and/or organizations The Institute is sponsored by MITRE, Perspecta, ICF, OnPoint, and Evolver.
SOURCE American Council for Technology