AGL Summit East 2019 2020-08-09T14:12:55-07:00

AGL Summit East 2019

Charting the path forward for government transformation and digital services.

November 7, 2019 – Knight Conference Center at the Newseum / Washington, D.C.

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Brent Maravilla
Brent MaravillaAcquisition Strategist, U.S. Digital Service
Michael Palmer
Michael PalmerU.S. Digital Service at the Dept. of Homeland Security
Chris Campione
Chris CampioneChief Information Officer, Department of Energy
Traci Walker
Traci WalkerProcurement Strategist, U.S. Digital Service
Ann Dunkin
Ann DunkinCIO, County of Santa Clara (former CIO, Environmental Protection Agency)
Celestine M. Pressley
Celestine M. PressleyChief Information Officer, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative | Executive Office of the President
Robin Thottungal
Robin ThottungalChief Technology / Data / Innovation Officer, National Gallery of Art
Nancy Dierker
Nancy DierkerDirector of Procurement, Colorado Governor's Office of IT
Kirsten Dalboe
Kirsten DalboeChief Data Officer, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Greg Godbout
Greg GodboutChief Digital Officer, Techflow (former CTO at EPA and co-founder at 18F)
Cori Zarek
Cori ZarekDirector of the Digital Service Collaborative, Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation; Former Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer
Ashley Owens
Ashley OwensDirector of Acquisition, 18F
Kaitlin Devine
Kaitlin DevineFormer Director of Engineering, 18F; Former Director of Innovation, AdHoc
Pamela Isom
Pamela IsomCDO Advisor, Department of Energy
Caroline Smith
Caroline SmithDigital Service Expert, U.S. Digital Service
Maia Z. Laing
Maia Z. LaingSenior Business Consultant, Department of Health and Human Services
Jeff Maher
Jeff MaherPrincipal Engineer, Canadian Digital Service
Ashleigh Axios
Ashleigh AxiosChief Experience Officer, & Partners (former Creative Director, Obama White House)
Aaron Pava
Aaron PavaExecutive Director, AGL Association
Everett Harper
Everett HarperCEO and Founder, Truss
John Foster
John FosterCOO and Partner, Fearless
Joyce Hunter
Joyce HunterCEO, Vulcan Enterprises (former Deputy CIO at Dept. of Agriculture)
Natalie Kurz
Natalie KurzDirector of User Experience, Flexion
Larry Bafundo
Larry BafundoDirector of Product Management, Ad Hoc
Dan Levenson
Dan LevensonChief Strategy Officer, Agile Six
Steve Kelman
Steve KelmanProfessor of Public Management, Harvard University
Kirsten Green
Kirsten GreenAcquisition Strategist, U.S. Digital Service
Adrien Abrams
Adrien AbramsFounder, Beeline Strategy
Kelli Shewmaker
Kelli ShewmakerCommunity Outreach Lead, Code for DC
Ron Thompson
Ron ThompsonChief Data Officer, NASA


9:00 am
Opening remarks
Cori Zarek, Aaron Pava, Jeff Maher

9:20 am
Joint Presentation
History, culture and the future of digital services
Ann Dunkin, Greg Godbout

9:50 am
Lightning Talk
Case Study by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
Celestine Pressley

10:00 am
Panel Discussion
The partnership of UX and Agile
Caroline Smith, Natalie Kurz and Larry Bafundo


11:00 am
Lightning Talk
The Power of Partnership
Ashleigh Axios

11:20 am
Panel Discussion
Chief Data Officers on data strategies and innovation
Pamela Isom, Ted Kaouk, Kirsten Dalboe, Ron Thompson and Joyce Hunter


1:00 pm
Lightning Talk
Design makes the difference in procurement
Michael Palmer

1:10 pm
Panel Discussion
Procurement reform and the Digital IT Acquisition Professional program (DITAP)
Traci Walker, Kaitlin Devine, Nancy Dierker and Kirsten Green

1:55 pm
Lightning Talk
Case Study: Co-designed procurement with Smithsonian’s National Museum
Brent Maravilla


2:20 pm
Panel Discussion
How to do agile on legacy projects
Adrien Abrams, Ashley Owens, Everett Harper, Alberto Colon-Viera and Ann Dunkin


3:20 pm
Lightning Talk
Case Study: Improving Health IT for American Indians and Alaskan Natives
Maia Laing

3:30 pm
Panel Discussion
Partnering with nonprofits: The unique stories behind associations
Melinda Burgess, Dan Levenson, Kelli Shewmaker, Maria Fillippelli and Steve Kelman

4:15 pm
Keynote Address – Closing Remarks
Chris “Rocky” Campione, Cori Zarek, Aaron Pava


Thank you to our sponsors:

Agile Six Applications
Ad Hoc
Code for America
And Partners

Civic Lounge

Directly following AGL Summit, join us at Civic Lounge, a networking event for practitioners in government and technology.

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Penn Quarter Sports Tavern
Washington, D.C.

AGL working group at Agile2019

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