|Tuesday, March 30, 2021|
|8:30 AM - 10:15 AM|
Acquisition Panel: Solving a Global Pandemic: Challenges and Opportunities through Innovative, Transformative, and Agile Acquisition Strategies
Sponsored by Snowflake
The COVID-19 Pandemic threatened the acquisition process and the accelerated delivery of goods and services to government agencies. Panelists in this session will examine how acquisition teams have addressed the challenges and opportunities of this global pandemic by using a variety of contract vehicles, Other Transaction Authority (OTA) contracts, and emerging technologies in the acquisition process. Acquisition leadership will also discuss how they served as “first responders” in acquisition delivery, collaboration, and innovation to rapidly secure the supply chain during this unprecedented time.
Potential topics include:
Anita Allen, Small Business Specialist, HHS OSDBU
Keith Johnson, Contracting Officer, NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC)
Roya Konzman, Acting Division Director for Solutions Development, IT Services, GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS)
Charles "Chuck" Ross, Director, Procurement Service Division B, Technology Acquisition Center, VA
Moderator: Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Network
|10:15 AM - 11:15 AM|
Sponsored by Splunk
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a renewed focus on the role of Information Technology (IT) within the U.S. public health ecosystem. There is much to learn about what is possible – or what ought to be possible – when it comes to addressing the system’s wide range of needs. This panel of government health IT leaders from various public health agencies will give insight into how IT is helping to meet today’s demands and identify opportunities where IT can improve future outcomes in an ever-evolving public health landscape.
Potential topics include:
Vid Desai, Chief Technology Officer, FDA
CDR Heather Dimeris, Deputy Associate Director for the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS
Paul Kundtz, Director, Division of Information Technology Operations, Indian Health Service
Dr. Sara Brenner, Chief Medical Officer for In Vitro Diagnostics and Associate Director for Medical Affairs in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA
|11:15 AM - 12:00 PM|
Sponsored by NTT DATA
Join our panelists in the video networking session for extended Q&A. Attendees will be divided into virtual breakout rooms for facilitated, small group discussions with a speaker in each room.