WASHINGTON, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM TechWeb's InformationWeek Government, the leading media brand focused on serving government IT professionals, today announces that Federal CIO Vivek Kundra will be a keynote speaker at the 2011 Government IT Leadership Forum, an event that will bring together chief information officers, chief technology officers and other technology decision makers in federal, state and local government.
InformationWeek's Government IT Leadership Forum will be held on May 5th at the Newseum in Washington, DC. Senior IT professionals in the U.S. government will come together at the day-long event to discuss how they're using technology to drive change within their agencies. Prominent CIOs from civilian, defense, and intelligence agencies will engage an audience of their peers in an open discussion of IT project management, cybersecurity, open government, cloud computing, and more.
New in 2011 is a first-of-its-kind panel session where federal CIO Vivek Kundra will engage CIOs from the private sector in a far-ranging discussion of best and next practices in driving innovation, efficiency, and performance in their organizations. Kundra will be joined by Rob Carter, CIO of FedEx; Dave Bent, CIO of United Stationers; and Peter J. Whatnell, CIO of Sunoco.
Event registration is open to CIOs, CTOs and other government IT professionals. For the full agenda and other information, please visit, http://www.informationweek.com/government/2011forum/
Additional featured speakers include:
- Michael C. Brown, Executive Director of IT Services Group, Homeland Security
- Chad Fulgham, CIO, FBI
- Adrian Gardner, CIO, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
- Lawrence Gross, Deputy CIO, Department of the Interior
- Jeffrey C. Johnson, CTO, FBI
- Michael Krieger, Deputy CIO, US Army
- John B. Owens, II, CIO, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- Tony Sager, Chief of Vulnerability Analysis and Operations Group, National Security Agency
- Chris Smith, CIO, Department of Agriculture
- John Streufert, Deputy CIO for Information Assurance and CISO, Department of State
- Teri Takai, CIO, Department of Defense
- Jerry Williams, CIO, Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
- Carole Post, Commissioner of IT and Telecommunications, New York City
"The event's speakers and attendees are the leading decision makers in government technology from all areas of the federal sector, including civilian, defense, and intelligence agencies," said John Foley, Editor of InformationWeek Government. "We will be tackling issues that are high on the priority lists of all CIOs and CTOs in government, including where they see opportunities for leveraging technology in new ways, as well as the challenges and the risks."
InformationWeek's Government IT Forum registration is open to CIOs, CTOs and other government IT professionals. For the full agenda and to register, please visit: http://www.informationweek.com/government/2011forum/
Event sponsors are 3M, APC by Schneider Electric, Brocade, Dell, Emerson Network Power, IBM, Information Builders, Kodak, LifeSize, Neustar and Pegasystems. For sponsorship information please contact Martha Schwartz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
InformationWeek Government (http://www.informationweek.com/government) serves government IT professionals tasked with the responsibility of analyzing the technology products, services, policies, and vendor strategies aimed at the public sector.
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