2018 CFO/CIO Summit

May 1 | Washington | 4 CPEs

exploring the importance of a symbiotic
working relationship


Thank you to our sponsors!

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Program and schedule


7:30 – 8:05 a.m.
Registration and continental breakfast in the exhibit hall

8:05 – 8:15 a.m.
Welcome and opening remarks

8:15 – 8:55 a.m. 
Maturing Management in Modern Times 
Federal CFOs and CIOs are facing a wide range of challenges in managing financial and IT priorities in today's ever-changing environment. The panel will discuss how leaders are managing emerging initiatives including the Modernizing Government Technology Act, Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act, the DATA Act and IT modernization as they strive to advance and mature their respective agencies operations.

  • Teresa Grancorvitz, Chief Financial Officer, National Science Foundation
  • Dorothy Aronson, Chief Information Officer, National Science Foundation
  • Adam Goldberg, Executive Architect, FIT, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Moderator: Dawn Platt, Principal, Grant Thornton LLP

8:55 – 10 a.m.
Running IT Like a Business - TBM 
The Office of Management and Budget has an initiative to improve federal information technology spending transparency and is rolling out Technology Business Management (TBM) procedures to help meet that goal. TBM improves transparency inside federal organizations, leading to a more efficient and accountable organization. Implementing TBM the right way requires close collaboration between the CIO and CFO organizations and a joint agreement of the objectives. This panel will focus on the responsibilities of leadership when implementing TBM, as well as the real challenges and benefits observed by those who have implemented TBM. 

  • Rick Chandler, Deputy Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer, Office of IT, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Jon Kraden, Acting Deputy Associate Administrator, GSA, Office of Government-wide Policy 
  • Kelly Morrison, Performance Analyst, U.S. Office of Management and Budget  
  • Tony Scardino, Deputy Under Secretary and Deputy Director (Acting), U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • Doug Webster, Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Department of Education 
  • Moderator: Michael Huffman, Vice President, cBEYONData

10 – 10:35 a.m.
Coffee break in the exhibit hall

10:35 – 11:25 a.m.
Perspectives from the C-Suite
Executive branch actions require agencies to rethink how they organize to accomplish their missions and support back-office functions such as finance, human resources, IT and procurement. During this session, a panel of leading CIOs and CFOs will discuss how they are collaborating to address these government management challenges. 

  • Mary Davie, Deputy Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service, U.S. General Services Administration
  • Lesley Field, Deputy Administrator, OFPP, U.S. Office of Management and Budget
  • Lynn Moaney, Acting Deputy Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Gary Washington, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Moderator: Todd Barber, Managing Principal, TeraThink Corporation

11:25 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
As government agencies face increasing risks in the cyber arena, federal executives must collaborate to keep their organizations secure from internal and external threats. This session will feature a panel of CFOs and CIOs as they discuss how they tackle these challenges in a cooperative and cost-effective way.

  • Chip FulghumDeputy Undersecretary for Management, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Mark Kneidinger, Director, Cybersecurity & Communication, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Rod Turk, Acting Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Moderator: Marlon Perry, Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

12:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks