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DOD & Intelligence Community CIOs to Deliver Cornerstone Keynotes at 4th Annual CIO Summit

Chief information officers are the technological architects of organizations. In today’s world, because everything is digitized, this means these C-level executives are essentially responsible for shaping and designing the way a company runs day-to-day. They oversee and facilitate information technology systems in order to result in optimal business and economic ends, and, for federal agencies, in processes that benefit the public good.

The Potomac Officers Club’s 4th Annual CIO Summit is gathering the most important and consequential CIOs from industry and government to share their insights, expound upon the thinking behind their decision-making and describe how they plan to keep their enterprise updated with the latest and greatest technologies. The summit is being held on May 16 at the Hilton-McLean in Virginia from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., accompanied by a delicious breakfast and lunch. Register here.

Among others, the event will assemble:

John Sherman, CIO of the Department of Defense

Sherman has deep experience leading technology functions of major U.S. government entities. Prior to his time at the DOD, he was the Intelligence Community CIO for three years, spearheading IT modernization for 17 agencies. Before that, he was deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Open Source Enterprise. Sherman will deliver the opening keynote at the CIO Summit.

In January, Sherman, who is a two-time Wash100 Award winner, engaged in an informative conversation with Executive Mosaic’s Summer Myatt in January. You can watch the video interview here.

Jennifer Kron, deputy CIO of the National Security Agency

After undergraduate work at Princeton and earning a master’s degree in public policy at Harvard, Kron has accrued a staggering résumé from a career in public service. She has been a program examiner at the Office of Management and Budget and subsequently spent nearly 12 years at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, serving in many roles, including deputy CIO for the intelligence community. Kron has also been CIO of the allied system for geospatial intelligence at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and will bring her varied experience to Panel B: “Data at the Edge: Collect, Process, and Analyze.”

Adele Merritt, CIO for director of the Office of National Intelligence

Merritt, the intelligence community CIO, is responsible for maintaining and strengthening the efficacy of all intelligence agencies’ IT systems and functions—one of the most crucial jobs in all of the government. Her illustrious career began as an applied research mathematician at the NSA and has also included fulfillment of a joint assignment at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Additionally, she was the principal deputy CIO for cyber at the Department of Energy. To top off her accomplishments, Merritt organized a public-private partnership aimed at mitigating cyber threats to U.S. national security. Her support of industry from her government roles will no doubt be of value to the many industry members present at the summit when she delivers the afternoon keynote.

These esteemed leaders will be joined by a packed schedule full of illustrious speakers. Check out the full lineup here.

Tickets are selling fast. Don’t miss the 4th Annual CIO Summit, from Potomac Officers Club, on May 16. Register here for the Hilton-McLean-hosted event today.

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