HERNDON, Va., Sept. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroPact Inc., the global leader in Data-First™ Case Management and Business Process Management (BPM) software, will host four former federal technology leaders for an interactive panel discussion titled "Shifting from Custom to COTS: Managing the Shock of Transformational Business Change" at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, which takes place Oct. 4-7 in Orlando.
The panelists include Roger Baker, former Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Michael Coene, former Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and current Executive Adviser at Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.; and Guy Torres, former Director of IT Contracting, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and current Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Salient Federal Solutions.
"We are honored to bring together three exceptional IT executives and share their years of front-line experience with the professionals at Gartner Symposium this year," said Kris Collo, President and Founder of MicroPact. "These former federal leaders understand all too well the managerial pressures that executives face as they seek to improve performance and increase returns on their IT investments."
MicroPact's panel, which is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, will focus on overcoming the human and organizational challenges many enterprises go through when embracing transformational change. Attendees will learn how the panel of former government executives leveraged COTS technologies and agile practices that facilitate rapid and iterative development to successfully guide their agencies through the shock of transformational business change.
The panel will be moderated by Paul Sobert, Director of Customer Relations for MicroPact and a former IT executive with the Internal Revenue Service. While with the IRS, Mr. Sobert oversaw an IT staff of over 400 employees and approximately $40 million in annual contracted software services.
The former federal officials taking part in the panel will speak from first-hand experience to how many of the theories discussed at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo can be applied within government organizations. As senior IT executives across the globe know all too well, there is a digital wave sweeping through every industry, organization, and corporate culture. Learning how to ride that wave to successful digital transformation is vital for technology leaders.
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entellitrak is a unified platform for Case Management and Business Process Management. Whether based on-premises or in the cloud, its Data-First™ approach allows it to be implemented immediately and configured continuously, enabling customers to get to work quickly while keeping costs low.
For nearly four decades, MicroPact has focused on engineering commercial off the shelf (COTS) solutions for US Government agencies and Fortune 500 corporations. Today MicroPact solutions serve 97% of federal agencies with 500 or more employees, 98% of U.S. state governments, and enjoy a 97% annual renewal rate.
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