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Private sector innovation is critical to helping our government – and nation – run more efficiently. To provide the highest levels of service and be the driving force behind securing our nation, government agencies must be able to take advantage of the latest technology. However, obtaining and working with new technologies isn’t always easy, as agencies often find them too risky, difficult to integrate, or unable to ‘speak government.’

Join Dcode42 and ATARC as we explore the risks, rewards, and methods of using innovation to solve the big problems. Attendees will enjoy an exclusive opportunity to see demos from hand-selected innovative technologies currently hitting the government market.




7:30   Check in and Networking

8:00   Welcome Remarks/Introductions

  • Meagan Metzger, Founder/CEO, Dcode42
  • Tom Suder, President, ATARC

8:30-9:00   Visionary Keynote

Enough IT Project Management Already: Delivering IT in 2016 and Beyond

  • Emily Tavoulareas, Founding Member, Veterans Affairs, U.S. Digital Service

9:00-9:30   Panel Discussion

The Big Bang: When Tech, Government, and Venture Collide

  • Erwin Godoy, Enterprise Innovation Office, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
  • Yanev Suissa, Managing Partner, Sinewave Ventures, Former Investment Manager, NEA
  • Chris Manouse, Director of Federal, Box
  • G. Nagesh Rao, Chief Technologist, Small Business Administration, Office of Investment and and Innovation

9:30-10:15    Innovation Showcase #1

10:15-10:30   Coffee Break and Networking

10:30-11:15  Innovation Showcase #2

11:15-11:45   Keynote Discussion

I Need It, but Can I Buy It? Different Ways to Successfully Buy Emerging IT

  • Speaker – Andrew Stroup, Director of Product and Technology, White House Presidential Innovation Fellows
  • Speaker – Raymond McCollum, Branch Chief, General Services Administration

11:45-12:00   Closing Remarks



Registration for this event is limited to Federal Government employees, Dcode42 cohort companies, and sponsors.