AgileGovCon 2017

A virtual mini-conference dedicated to helping people in all levels of government effectively bring agile practices and culture into their agencies.


AgileGovCon is a community-powered, online gathering of those seeking to advance agile practices in the public sector. Get tips on how to be agile within the unique constraints of a government setting. Network and share stories with peers in the virtual ‘water cooler room’. Leave inspired!


June 1, 2017 (time TBD)


Online – attend from anywhere. Details coming soon!

Who should attend?

AgileGovCon aims to make the transition to agile faster and better for anyone serving in the public sector:

  • C-suite leaders
  • Government employees
  • Agile vendors to government
  • Contracting officers
  • Change agents / mission drivers
  • Program and project managers


Registration is free. Details coming soon!
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– What Agile Looks Like In Local Government (Tim Nolan)
– Cultural Change In Government (Ann Dunkin)
– Delivering Agile As A Vendor (Josh Smith)
– Modern Agile Procurement (Chris Cairns)
– Agile Workshopping (Doug Birgfeld)
– And more!


Learn from those who’ve been on the front lines of agile adoption in federal, state, and local agencies. 

Through their stories and ideas, you will see how agile can be implemented despite procurement challenges, cultural resistance, compliance regulation, and other government-specific constraints.

Questions and conversation will be encouraged.


Tim Nolan
Tim NolanSr. Applications Manager, Collin County, TX
Tim is a GIS expert who pioneered agile adoption at Collin County and continues to advocate for the power of positive culture to help solve IT problems and arrive at beautiful solutions.
Ann Dunkin
Ann DunkinCIO, County of Santa Clara
Ann championed agile procurement practices as CIO of the Environmental Protection Agency for over two years before transitioning to Santa Clara to continue her transformational work at the local level.
Greg Godbout
Greg GodboutCEO and Co-Founder, cBrain North America
Greg works to bring public sector digital service transformation and cBrain’s F2 software to the US market. He co-founded GSA’s innovation consultancy 18F.
Mark Vogelgesang
Mark VogelgesangSr. IT Applications Specialist, General Services Administration
Mark works with teams at GSA to clear hurdles for code deployments and speed up the time to delivery, and promotes discussion around agile contracting and development strategies within the agency.
Josh Smith
Josh SmithPractice Manager, Acquia
Josh brings the agile vendor’s perspective from his work alongside government leaders, helping drive cost efficiencies in their agencies through agile and open source technologies.
Chris Cairns
Chris CairnsCo-founder, 18F
Chris is passionate about improving the way government delivers public services through human-centered and digital solutions, and continues his revolutionary work at 18F to make that happen every day.
Robert L. Read
Robert L. ReadCo-founder, 18F / Founder, Public Invention For All Humanity
Rob is fascinated by the intersection of technology and human interaction, and is an agile evangelist who has led workshops for the GSA, the SSA, and other agencies.
Doug Birgfeld
Doug BirgfeldSenior Partner and Lead Agile Evangelist, AgileWave
Doug specializes in drawing out the hidden potential inside every team and views agile as the key to unlocking legacy organizational structures and developing a team culture of continuous improvement.
Elizabeth Raley
Elizabeth RaleyDir. of Professional Services, CivicActions
Elizabeth directs teams of agile technologists serving government clients, and has co-authored an agile curriculum for project managers in government.

Speakers and topics subject to change.

AgileGovCon details are in the works.
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