Today’s Government IT


Changing the Art of the Possible

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


In today’s complex and dynamic environment, information technology (IT) no longer serves as an enabler of agency missions – it is leading the way. Join Akima and its partners for a morning of thought leadership, hands-on demonstrations, and to discover how you can change the art of the possible with next generation technologies that are making agencies smarter, safer and more connected.




7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:05 a.m. Welcome Remarks
Juvy McCarthy, Group President of Akima
8:05 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Keynote Presentation: The Art of the Possible

Sanjay Gupta, Chief Technology Officer at the Small Business Administration

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Cloud Panel: Getting Smart on Cloud Smart

Barry Smallwood, Group President at Akima

Jon Clayton, Director of IT Programs at Akima

Arun Simha, Director of IT Programs at Akima

Coby Loessberg, Program Lead for Federal Business Development at Oracle

9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Break & Industry Corner Preview
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Cyber Panel: Securing the Edge

Carrie McLeish, Senior Solutions Architect at Akima

Shannon Faye, Cybersecurity Project Manager at Akima

Jean Edwards, Executive Director of Business Development at Dell EMC

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Conclusion & Wrap Up
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Industry Corner Demos & Lunch