Government Empowered 2018
Digital transformation reimagined
A recent government analyst report found nearly 90% of government IT spending is just to keep the lights on.
It’s time we reimagine digital transformation. Find the answers to your hardest questions at the third annual Government Empowered, a conference where the digital transformation and customer engagement revolutions combine into a single day of rich content, actionable insights, and hands-on technology experiences.
Low-risk digital transformation
The no-code revolution
Government customer engagement
Don Schuerman is CTO and Vice President of Product Marketing at Pegasystems, responsible for Pega’s industry-leading platform and CRM applications. He has 20 years of experience delivering enterprise software solutions for Fortune 500 organizations, with a focus on digital transformation, mobility, analytics, business process management, cloud and CRM. Don has led enterprise software implementations and provided technology and architecture consulting to senior business and technology executives from Fortune 500 organizations, including American Express, Citibank, JP Morgan Chase, and BP. Don holds a BS in Physics and Philosophy from Boston College.
Mason McDaniel serves as Chief Technology Officer for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). In that role, Mr. McDaniel is leading ATF’s IT modernization and migration of all systems into Cloud-hosted infrastructure. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for CEDR Digital Corps, a non-profit corporation that provides crowdsourced emergency and disaster response services to victims of natural disasters.
Mr. McDaniel started his career working at the FBI’s Engineering Research Facility, where he designed and deployed electronic surveillance systems supporting criminal and counterintelligence investigations. He also designed and built investigative analysis tools to help mine through large volumes of raw investigative data. That work led to a transfer to FBI headquarters, where Mr. McDaniel served as Chief Architect of multiple intelligence analysis systems, as FBI Enterprise Data Architect, and as Senior Advisor to the Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
After 12 years, Mr. McDaniel left the FBI for the private sector and served as Director of two Intelligence IT business units, and then managed a 100-person team building a private Cloud within the Department of Homeland Security. In November of 2015, Mr. McDaniel returned to government service in his current role as ATF's CTO.
Mr. McDaniel has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Master’s degree in Computer Science, with a focus in information security. He has two children, a 13-year-old son and an 8-year-old daughter, and when he has time enjoys wood carving and drawing portraits.
Alden Fry (A.J.) is a Supervisory Special Agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which is part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). He is a 30-year law enforcement veteran, having spent 27 years with ATF. A.J. leads a business-driven modernization effort at ATF using the Pega platform and Agile principles to replace legacy case management systems. He also serves as the co-chair for the DOJ Pega Community of Interest.
Chadwick S. Pfoutz
Chadwick S. Pfoutz is the Deputy Division Chief, Enterprise Business Systems Division, Research and Collaboration Computing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. He leads the division in modernizing and sustaining capabilities for the $13 million enterprise business system which supports more than 12,000 users across the laboratory’s 9 geographic locations. Mr. Pfoutz is working to modernize the enterprise business system to leverage advances in technology and increase value to laboratory’s scientists, engineers, management and leadership.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Pfoutz served as the Technical Advisor for the Enterprise Business Systems Division. He led the division on all technical matters relating to the development, sustainment, and modernization of capabilities. Prior to his role as Technical Advisor, Mr. Pfoutz was the lead for Business Intelligence and Collaboration Capabilities for the Enterprise Business Systems Division. He led large cross-functional teams to develop and maintain solutions to support functional business processes across the laboratory. Prior to joining AFRL, Mr. Pfoutz was the Lead Engineer for the Automatic Identification Technology Branch, Logistics Systems Division, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright Patterson AFB, OH. He shaped the development of the Enterprise Data Collection Layer which provided automatic identification technology capabilities as a service to logistics systems of record. He also led the development and deployment of automatic identification technology capabilities to include radio frequency identification and item unique identification across the logistics enterprise.
Before entering public service, Mr. Pfoutz was a technology and management consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton, a leading consulting firm for the federal government. Prior to entering into the consulting industry, Mr. Pfoutz was a software engineer for NCR Corporation.
Mr. Kasun is responsible for the Public Sector partner channel for AWS in the United States. This includes the establishment of programs for and direct engagement with system integrators, solution providers, ISVs, and VARs. He is a technology industry veteran with over twenty years of experience working with both small and large enterprises, in a variety of industries (Financial Services, Healthcare, Government, and Education).
After 13 years in the BPM software industry as a Consultant, Sales Engineer, Account Executive, and Vice President of Sales, Jason set out to disrupt the market with a unique, transformative approach to solution delivery. Over the past 4 years Jason’s focus has been managing srcLogic’s strategic growth and ensuring that each and every customer engagement successfully deploys to production.
Jason has won both industry and customer awards including PEX Best BPM Project and the Admiral Stanley A. Arthur Award for Logistics Excellence. Jason graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Management & Technology. Jason is passionate about sports and in his spare time can be found coaching his son at McLean Little League in Northern Virginia.
As the Global Head of Sales and Customer Success, Adrian leads the growth strategy for Incessant. The strategy is made up of three key elements: attract and develop the best talent in the industry, deliver excellence to customers and foster lasting relationships with both customers and partners. Incessant’s exemplary delivery track record and its longevity of customer relationships, is testament to the growth it has achieved today and will achieve in the future.
As Senior Vice President for APAC, Malcolm will lead Incessant’s growth and consolidation in this significant and diverse region.
Malcolm brings a track record of leadership, innovation and transformation across a range of industries and management positions to Incessant. With experience in Banking & Finance, CPG, Manufacturing, Telco, Utilities and Asset Management as CEO, CIO, and Program Director he is well positioned to support our clients address the challenges they face in today’s disruptive and fast-moving business environment.
Emily graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. She is currently the team lead for the implementation of Pega to optimize business operations within the United States Marine Corps. Emily is passionate about her community and in her free time likes to lecture her friends on the environmental impact of food waste.
Leon Sabarsky excels at building high performing Pega software development teams and delivering Pega software solutions for all types of organizations. He has 20 years of IT experience and has implemented Pega solutions for the past 10 years, primarily in the government and health care sectors. He is a frequent speaker at Pega conferences. He formed Healthy Agile in 2016.
Colin is a Certified Lead System Architect who began his IT career at Visa in 2002, joining Pegasystems in 2010, and founding Stratosphere in 2014. He has delivery experience in the Financial Services, Insurance, Retail, and Government verticals. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Science.
Ryan is a Certified Lead System Architect with more than a decade of focused PRPC leadership, design and delivery experience (and nearly two decades in software design and delivery). He has worked with some of the largest organizations across the Financial Services, Property and Casualty, Health Care and Public Sector industries.
Justin has his MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas. He holds his Business and System Architect certifications and has a Black Belt in Pega Methodology. He has spent over 15 years focusing on companies' return on investment via business processes and IT solutions across a multitude of industries.
Ian McCulloh, PhD
Ian McCulloh is the chief data scientist for Accenture Federal Services. His current work focuses on the application of artificial intelligence to improve democracy and government services. He also maintains adjunct faculty appointments at Johns Hopkins University in the Bloomberg School of Public health and the Whiting School of Engineering. His most recent academic papers have been focused on the neuroscience of persuasion and implementation of artificial intelligence programs. He is the author of “Social Network Analysis with Applications” (Wiley: 2013), “Networks Over Time” (Oxford: forthcoming) and has published 53 peer-reviewed papers, primarily in the area of social network analysis. He also works with various medical practitioners in the Baltimore area to improve the effectiveness of public health campaigns. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the US Army after 20 years of service in special operations and improvised explosive device forensics. He founded the West Point Network Science Center and created the Army’s Advanced Network Analysis and Targeting (ANAT) program. In his most recent military assignments as a strategist, he led interdisciplinary teams of Ph.D. scientists at Special Operations Command Central (SOCCENT) and Central Command (CENTCOM) to conduct social science research in 15 countries across the Middle East and Central Asia to included denied areas, which he used to inform data-driven strategy for countering extremism and irregular warfare, as well as empirically assess the effectiveness of military operations. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science, an M.S. in Industrial Engineering, and M.S. in Applied Statistics from the Florida State University, and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Washington. He is married with four children and a granddaughter.
Albert is a leader in the Robotics & Intelligent Automation practice with over 25 years of experience optimizing business processes for Fortune 100 clients. He has focused the majority of his career on end-to-end process improvement leveraging various technologies, including Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Business Process Management (BPM), Automated Decisioning, Cognitive Systems, Artificial Intelligence, and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platforms.
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