Tuesday, March 30, 2021
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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:

  • How did agency partnerships enable the acquisition process and the rapid delivery of goods and services?
  • How did agencies empower contracting officers to be more responsive to agency needs?
  • What changes were made to accommodate agency needs?
  • What processes are here to stay?
  • What lessons were learned?
  • What new acquisition strategies and opportunities are on the horizon?


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:

  • Data, systems, and processes needed to meet the scale, agility, and complexity modern public health requires
  • Instances where agency coordination involving data management and interoperability enable IT to support public health and COVID-19 response
  • Use cases and potential solutions where IT can increase patient access, reduce costs, and improve population outcomes such as digital front door, telehealth, and research


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.