Event Details

The Technology Modernization Board and the GSA Technology Modernization Fund Program Management Office are hosting a hands-on training event for IT practitioners in the Federal Government on Thursday, July 26 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the GSA Central Office Conference Center in Washington, D.C.

This educational event, which is free to government, will include members of the TMF Board as well as experts from private industry.

During the program, attendees will:

  • Hear from the TMF Board Chair Suzette Kent about the vision for the TMF and how it is a critical part of the Administration’s IT Modernization agenda

  • Learn from TMF Board Members about the types of projects they have already approved, the types of projects they would like to see funded, and how their decision making process works

  • Collaborate with Government and Industry leaders on how the TMF can help them achieve high priority modernization objectives, and

  • Receive valuable information and guidance on the TMF application process, including tips on writing compelling agency business cases.


8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

9 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.
Opening Remarks

9:10 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Visionary Keynote
Suzette Kent
Suzette Kent, Federal Chief Information Officer

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Government Perspective Panel featuring members of TMF Board

Matt Cutts
Matt Cutts
, Acting Administrator, USDS (invited)

Mark Kneidinger
Mark Kneidinger, Director, Cybersecurity & Communication, Federal Network Resilience, DHS (invited)

Rajive Mathur
Rajive Mathur, Chief Information Officer & Deputy Commissioner for Systems, SSA (invited)

Maria Roat
Maria Roat, Chief Information Officer, SBA (invited)

Alan Thomas
Alan Thomas, Commissioner, Federal Acquistion Service, GSA (invited)

Charles Worthington
Charles Worthington, Chief Technology Officer, VA (invited)

Tom Suder
Tom Suder, Founder & President, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC)

10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
Industry Perspective Panel

Dan Chenok
Dan Chenok, Executive Director, Center for The Business of Government, IBM

Mike Hettinger
Mike Hettinger, Principal, Hettinger Strategy Group

Joyce Hunter
Joyce Hunter, CEO, Vulcan Enterprises

Tony Scott
Tony Scott, Senior Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Advisor, Squire Patton Boggs

Tom Suder
Tom Suder, Founder & President, ATARC

11:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Closing Remarks