IT Modernization and Transformation Forum

IT Modernization and Transformation Forum

September 1st, 2021 9:00am EST   ON24

As innovative digital technologies such as the Cloud, artificial intelligence and others grow in importance, federal organizations must evolve their information technology (IT) systems to be robust, agile and reliable. As such, the Department of Energy (DOE) is enacting significant initiatives aimed at modernizing and transforming its IT infrastructure.

During GovConWire’s IT Modernization and Transformation Forum, influential federal and industry officials will meet to discuss  cybersecurity systems, data modernization goals and IT transformation strategies. 

Featuring Ann Dunkin, chief information officer of the Department of Energy, as keynote speaker. Dunkin will discuss her IT modernization strategy, goals, plans and priorities for the DOE. Join our event to learn more about the DOE’s IT modernization and digital transformation efforts and how commercial industry can help.

  • Jonathan Alboum
    Jonathan Alboum - Panelist
    Federal CTO and Principal Digital Strategist, ServiceNow

    Jonathan Alboum is the Federal CTO and Principal Digital Strategist for the Federal Government at ServiceNow. In this role, Jonathan works with federal agencies to deliver digital workflows that create great experiences and unlock productivity. Before joining ServiceNow, Jonathan was the Public Sector CTO for Veritas Technologies. Previously, Jonathan held a variety of senior executive positions in the federal government. His Federal government tenure includes serving as the Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where he led the development of USDA’s IT Modernization strategy, including Cloud computing, network modernization, and enhanced information security protections for a $3 billion annual technology spend. In addition, he served as a leader in USDA’s Acquisition community, supporting the oversight, assessment, and strategic planning of an acquisition portfolio of more than 70,000 awards, worth $6 billion annually. Jonathan also worked at GSA as the Associate CIO for Enterprise Governance and Planning and led the creation of GSA's consolidated IT organization. He began his federal career at the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), where he served as Deputy CIO and CIO. Before government, Jonathan worked as a management consultant for both PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ventera Corporation. Jonathan earned a MS in the Management of Information Technology from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce and a BS in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia's School of Engineering and Applied Science. Jonathan lives in Arlington, VA with his wife and three children. He enjoys practicing yoga, watching the Yankees, listening to Bruce Springsteen.

  • Ann Dunkin
    Ann Dunkin - Keynote
    CIO, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

    Ann Dunkin was most recently the Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer focused on state and local government at Dell Technologies. Prior to that, she was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the County of Santa Clara. Dunkin served in the Obama Administration as CIO of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Previously, she was the Chief Technology Officer for the Palo Alto Unified School District, after a long career at Hewlett Packard in a variety of leadership roles focused on Engineering, Research & Development, IT, Manufacturing Engineering, Software Quality and Operations. Dunkin is a published author, most recently of the book Industrial Digital Transformation, and a speaker on the topics of government technology modernization, digital transformation and organizational development. Dunkin was named one of ComputerWorld’s Premier 100 Technology Leaders for 2016, one of DC’s Top 50 Women in Technology for 2015 and 2016, and to StateScoop's Top 50 Women in Technology list for 2017. In 2018, she was inducted into Georgia Tech’s Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni. Dunkin holds an M.S. and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering, both from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a licensed professional engineer in the states of California and Washington.

  • Greg Sisson
    Greg Sisson - Panelist
    Deputy CIO for Cybersecurity and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

    Mr. Greg Sisson is currently serving in the Department of Energy’s Office of the CIO as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Prior to joining DOE in 2018, he served as the Chief of Staff and the Deputy Director of Operations (DJ3) at Joint Force Headquarters Department of Defense (DOD) Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN). JFHQ-DODIN is a component of United States Cyber Command, and executes Command and Control of DOD information network operations and defensive cyberspace operations globally. He also served as a Cyberspace and Information Technology Training Capabilities Analyst for the Joint Staff J7 Director of Joint Training (DJT) where he was responsible for engaging stakeholders across the Joint Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Combatant Commands, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), U.S. Cyber Command, Service Components, and the interagency community in order to identify common efforts, and coordinate actions integral to the development, delivery, and implementation of the DOD’s Cyber Strategy. Some of Mr. Sisson’s award include the Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award in 2013 and the Civilian Global War on Terrorism Medal in 2008. Mr. Sisson served over 20 years as a non-commissioned and commissioned officer in the United States Army, where he led diverse organizations at multiple echelons. He retired as a Signal Officer in 2004. Mr. Sisson completed his undergraduate studies at the University of South Carolina Aiken and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. In 2014, he graduated from the College of Naval Warfare in Newport, RI, where he earned a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.

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