Innovative and Emerging Technologies Forum

Innovative and Emerging Technologies Forum

July 20th, 2022 1:00pm EST   Virtual, ON24

In today’s rapidly changing technological and geopolitical landscapes, federal leaders must harness new and emerging technology to innovate at the speed of need and propel the United States into a position of strategic advantage. As technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud and other advanced tools expand their footprints in the U.S. public sector, officials are prioritizing accelerated integration while remaining focused on staying one step ahead of adversaries. 

Join GovCon Wire Events for its Innovative and Emerging Technologies Forum on July 20 to learn more about the cutting-edge technology solutions driving innovation in the public and private sectors today as global competition intensifies. 

David Shive, chief information officer for the General Services Administration, is scheduled to deliver the forum’s keynote address, during which he will share his insights on the GSA’s information technology priorities, initiatives and future goals.

  • Melvin Brown
    Melvin Brown - Panelist
    Deputy Chief Information Officer Office of the Chief Information Officer [OCIO], U.S. Office of Personnel Management

  • John Cattaneo
    John Cattaneo - Introducer
    Principal, Federal Public Sector, Capgemini Government Solutions

  • Kathleen Flynn
    Kathleen Flynn - Moderator
    Principal, Capability Cross Cut, Capgemini Government Solutions

  • Jamie Holcombe
    Jamie Holcombe - Panelist
    Chief Information Officer (CIO), U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)

    Henry (Jamie) Holcombe serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In this role, he is the principal advisor to the agency on the design, development, and management of its information systems and technology. Most recently, Mr. Holcombe served as the Chief Executive Officer of Visium Technologies, a cybersecurity startup, and Chief Operations Officer for TJ Westlake LLC, a service-disabled veteran-owned small business. Prior to these executive roles, he served as the Vice President and General Manager for Harris CapRock Critical Networks segment, providing managed security services supporting air traffic management, energy and maritime communications, ground network operations and sustainment, and high-value IT and engineering cyber services.  At Harris CapRock, Mr. Holcombe led the company’s Government Solutions line of business to deliver operational excellence and growth. Previously, he had served as Harris’ Vice President of Information Technology for Global Systems and Process, and as IT Services’ Director of Civil Programs and Commercial Accounts, as well as Client Executive to the U.S. Department of State. Mr. Holcombe has also served in a variety of executive level positions at various firms, including as Vice President of Information Systems for the Universal Service Administrative Company under the oversight of the Federal Communications Commission; as Chief Technology Officer, Senior Vice President of Operations, and Corporate Secretary for the Globix Corporation; and as Chief Information Officer of Cambrian Communications. LLC. He has also been an Architect and Senior Principal Consultant to companies in telecommunications, entertainment, and insurance. Mr. Holcombe began his career as an officer in the U.S. Army where he served as company commander of the 1116th Signal Battalion and was awarded both the Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award and Most Outstanding Officer of the Year in Hawaii. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science degree, finishing first in his class in computer science. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree in information systems from Chaminade University in Honolulu, and a Master of Science degree in computer science from George Washington University.

  • Paul Selby
    Paul Selby - Panelist
    Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

    Paul Selby currently serves as the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer for the IRS. In this role Paul is responsible for leading strategic priorities to maximize protection of IRS assets, mitigate risks or operational disruptions and ensure resilience of critical IRS functions and business processes, while maintaining continuous service to both internal and external IRS customers. Paul oversees an organization of professionals who manage IRS Security Policy, Audit Management, Security Assessments, Cloud Strategy, Incident Response, Configuration Management, Security Services, and Risk Management. Previously, Paul served as acting Deputy Chief, Facilities Management and Security Services. In this role, Paul led an organization of professionals who delivered a diverse set of facilities and security services to all IRS employees. These services included: real estate and project management, physical security and emergency preparedness, logistics, and environmental and safety services. Paul has over 20 years of experience delivering growth and efficiency by positioning and implementing data driven solutions that optimize business and organizational performance. Paul is experienced in cross-cultural business practices, international business protocols and all phases of U.S. Government contracting as well as cross-functional expertise across organizations including operations, engineering, finance and contracting. Paul has also served as the President of the Products, Solutions and Applications division for LGS Innovations (formerly Lucent Government Solutions/Bell Labs), where his team provided complex networking solutions to U.S. DoD and Civilian Government Markets. Paul is an officer in the United States Navy Reserves and holds an MBA from Wake Forest University and a Master's in Information Systems - Cybersecurity and Information Assurance from Penn State University.

  • David Shive
    David Shive - Keynote
    Chief Information Officer (CIO), U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)

    David A. Shive is the Chief Information Officer for the U.S. General Services Administration. Shive oversees GSA IT - formerly known as the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) - and information technology operations and budget, ensuring its alignment with agency and administration strategic objectives and priorities. Shive joined the U.S. General Services Administration's Office of the Chief Information Officer in November 2012. Prior to being named CIO, he was the Director of the Office of Enterprise Infrastructure, responsible for the enterprise information technology infrastructure platforms and capability that support the GSA business enterprise. He was also the Acting Director of HR and FM Systems for the GSA CFO and CPO offices. Prior to joining GSA, he served in the District of Columbia government as a Chief Information Officer. In this role, Shive had executive responsibility for agency IT operations including financial systems, security and privacy programs, internal controls and compliance, strategic planning, enterprise architecture and performance management and measurement programs and directed the transformation of enterprise systems and processes, to public/private cloud hybrid. Shive was the recipient of the 2012 Washington, D.C., CFO Meritorious Service Award. Shive began his career at Lockheed Martin Corporation in management and consulting roles overseeing large, customer-centric, IT organizations serving state and local, federal and international government customers. He is the recipient of numerous sector awards including the 2006 State & Local Government Executive Management award and the 2003 Management Award for Transformational Technology Shive is a member of the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System Alumni Association; American Meteorological Society, DC Chapter; Project Management Institute, DC Chapter; the Air Force Association and the Government Finance Officers Association. He holds an undergraduate degree in physics from California State University, Fresno; a master’s degree in research meteorology from the University of Maryland College Park; and a post-graduate management certificate from the Carnegie Mellon Graduate School of Industrial Management.

  • 1:00pm - 1:05pm EST

    Opening Remarks

  • 1:05pm - 1:40pm EST

    Keynote Address

  • 1:40pm - 2:40pm EST

    Panel Discussion

  • 2:40pm - 2:45pm EST

    Closing Remarks

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