ACT-IAC Announces Participants for Inaugural MOC 2012 Technology Exhibitor Showcase

May 17, 2012 - Fairfax, VA —

The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) today announced the 10 companies that will exhibit early entry technologies and applications at the 32nd annual Management of Change (MOC) 2012. The education and training event will take place June 3-5 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Md. ACT-IAC today also released expanded information about the tracks and sessions, which will feature numerous government and industry experts and executives examining the latest challenges in mobility and security.

With those challenges in mind, the Technology Exhibitor Showcase will feature technologies and solutions in their earliest stage of implementation to foster additional discussion, debate and learning from attendees. These technologies are in a pilot or beta version test within government and the commercial sector, supporting new methods and processes. The Tech Expo will feature early entry mobile, cloud and security technologies, including entries from Accenture, Box, Capgemini, Creative Information Technology Inc., DMI, EMC, Fiberlink, Google, Symantec and Troux.

"The IT world evolves incredibly fast, so we need to focus on challenges and solutions beyond 2012," said MOC 2012 Industry Chair Maria Horton. "The Technology Exhibitor Showcase is going to feature some compelling emerging technology solutions for government and industry that will help direct the future of IT."

More than 400 government and industry information technology managers and rising professionals are expected to attend and take part in the event, which will feature key speakers and panelists, including:

-- Robert Baker, Chief Information Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs

-- Adrian Gardner, Chief Information Officer, NASA Goddard

-- H. Rick Holgate, Chief Information Officer, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Department of Justice

-- Carmen Iannacone, Chief Technology Officer, Smithsonian

-- William Randolph, Acquisition Management Officer, ICE, Department of Homeland Security

-- Richard Skinner, retired, Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security

-- Dr. Simon Szykman, Chief Information Officer, Department of Commerce

-- Keith Trippe, Executive Director for Enterprise System Development Office, Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Information Officer

-- Pete Tseronis, Chief Technology Officer, Department of Energy

-- Kathleen Turco, Associate Administrator, Office of Government-wide Policy, General Services Administration

The event's technology-driven and interactive tracks will each include multiple sessions designed to explore the latest developments in mobility and security.

"The tracks and sessions are going to provide invaluable information to attendees regarding some of the most complicated issues facing government and industry today," said MOC 2012 Government Chair Angela Miller. "The panelists will be able to provide some incredible insight as we face an ever-changing IT environment."

Track 1: "Linked" In

-- Identity Management Key to Business Delivery Government and industry experts will discuss Fed PKI, HSPD-12 and e-authentication contribute to a holistic program, enabling reliable authentication and authorization capabilities.

-- Mobile Computing Enabling Flexibility and Broader Services Executives and experts from government and industry will examine the ubiquitous nature of connectivity, including the issues and challenges related to identity management, authentication and authorization.

-- Discussion on Social Media and Polling Validity This session will explore the trustworthiness of social media and what can be learned from it. Attendees will discuss how to know if the information is reliable; its relevancy to a particular question; and how people can be confident it is credible government information.

Track 2: The Consumerization of Federal Mobility

-- Sharing the Quick Wins of Mobile Strategies This "unconference" session will examine the current state of the national mobile strategy, as well as challenges related to cyber security and acquisition.

-- The "New" ROI of Mobile Device Life Cycle Management A panel of government executives will explore the never-ending advancements in mobile technology and devices, as well as their long-term impact.

-- GOT Apps? Government and industry experts will discuss the use and acquisition of mobile applications, as well as the security implications of rapid implementation of commercial applications.

Track 3: Cloud Connections

-- Efficiency via the Cloud A panel of government executives will examine business cases where cloud technology has closed the budget gap and gained efficiencies.

-- Just How Different are Digital Natives? Experts will explore how digital natives influence "bring your own device" strategies for organizations in this "unconference" session. Also up for discussion: the implications of technology and human capital and the newest challenges of mobile computing and social media.

-- Operationalizing FedRAMP A panel of government and industry experts will examine the current status of FedRAMP and 3PAO and the operationalization of a unified and government-wide accepted risk management framework.

For more information about the events tracks and sessions or to register for the event, please visit: .

For sponsorship information, please contact Judy Fry at (703) 208-4800 ext. 205 or at

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ACT-IAC has been recognized as the premier government IT community's public-private partnership and is an example of how government and industry work together. We are a nonprofit educational organization created to advance government in serving the public through the effective application of IT resources. Our education, training, programming and collaboration opportunities enhance and advance the government IT profession. ACT-IAC's objective, vendor and technology-neutral, and ethical forum allow government and industry to collaborate and improve government through technology. Headquartered in the Greater Washington, D.C. area, ACT-IAC also has chapters in Pacific region (based in San Diego) and the Rocky Mountain region (based in Denver).

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