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T100 - Opening Keynote
09:00am - 10:00am Eastern - December 8, 2022 | Room: 202A

Thursday
T101 - TBD
10:10am - 11:00am Eastern - December 8, 2022 | Room: 202A

Thursday
Federal Shared Service Centers have long sought opportunities to achieve economies of scale and skill. As agency needs evolve and new technologies emerge, what’s next for this service delivery model? This panel will address the unique requirements of shared services providers and how cloud technology platforms for financial management and human resources can support continuous innovation and improvement.

Objectives:
  • Future of ERP, Cloud enablement of self-service/remote work, QSMO impact
Thursday
To keep pace with the ever-increasing volume of data and meet the expectation of transparency and accountability, government agencies are increasingly relying on evolving technology to deliver their mission. This session will feature approaches utilized to demonstrate proof of concept, successfully pilot and implement evolving technologies such as Robotic Process Automation (RPA), blockchain, and Artificial Intelligence.

Objectives:
  • Understand the underlying concepts behind blockchain, robotic process automation, and artificial intelligence, including key terminology. Understand why these three disciplines are driving transformation in large organizations, especially the federal government. Understand how these business drivers are applied at a project level. Be able to describe the value of these enablers in clear terms to their agency stakeholders.
Thursday
T104 - Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and You
11:20am - 12:10pm Eastern - December 8, 2022 | Room: 202B
Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools can be used to streamline business processes. The thought of navigating ML and AI can seem overwhelming, but many of the crucial tasks are readily available! Learn how existing Microsoft applications can provide customized, in-house, automated solutions to improve workflows, strengthen internal controls, mitigate risks and prevent fraud.

Objectives:
  • You don’t need to have special tools or software to begin using AI and ML. Anyone with basic computer skills and common sense can learn to develop AI and ML models. Examples of free high-quality resources are available online. Provide live examples of use cases that can be immediately used in your organization. Use of automation does not require a deep background in technology or data analytics tools. Government software on desktops and laptops may already include tools that can be easily used for AI and ML. Use of AI and ML can result in significant time savings and improve the quality and breadth of analysis.
Thursday
T105 - TBD
12:40pm - 01:30pm Eastern - December 8, 2022 | Room: 202A

Thursday
Government is experiencing a new wave of transformation and change driven by digital technologies. This panel will discuss the benefits and challenges associated with using proofs of concepts and pilots to advance digital transformation efforts within government. Speakers will also share their best practices and lessons learned for getting started as well as transitioning your PoCs/pilots to production.

Objectives:
  • Understand when it's beneficial to leverage PoC's and Pilots, Learn how to plan and executre a successful PoC/Pilot Project. Identify and avoid some of the pitfalls of PoC's and Pilots, How to transition and scale your PoC/ Pilot to production.
Thursday
Government CFO organizations have often struggled with auditability and cash management due to a lack of visibility into financial processes. A digital twin allows an agency to look at a visual depiction of how all financial processes are running in real-time. This session will demystify the digital twin concept by unpacking lessons learned from a process mining project within the Department of Defense.

Objectives:
  • The session will include valuable lessons learned: How to use existing ERP data to gain real-time visibility into financial processes. Resources needed and how to position a process mining team within your Agency. Ways to leverage process mining findings to drive standardization.
Thursday
Public managers and employees consistently rate Human Capital Management (HCM) as an area that requires significant modernization of processes, organization structures and technology. In a tight labor market where agencies struggle to attract and retain talent and increase in remote work, new technology tools are needed to redesign processes and better manage the workforce. The user experience of HCM systems also needs to be “consumer grade” for agencies to attain the maximum value from system investments. This session examines the opportunities and strategies to modernize HCM in federal and state government.
Thursday
Historically, it has been difficult or time-consuming to harness insights from text. But now, agencies are unlocking text-based insights using innovative approaches and tools. Hear from FEMA and NSF how they are accessing, organizing, and benefiting from these text-based insights and see live demos of their tools.

Objectives:
  • Gain an understanding of tools and approaches to accessing text-based insights. Provide an overview of two tools in use at federal agencies to analyze text to obtain insight into mission-related risks
Thursday

The Payment Integrity Center of Excellence (PICOE) is a community of experts within the Bureau of the Fiscal Service that assist agencies in reducing improper payments and is dedicated to solving government-wide payment integrity challenges. Learn more about how technology, data, laws, regulations and polices assist in facilitating the services PICOE provides government agencies.


Thursday
Modern Enterprise Resource Planning systems (ERP) produce immense data collections (big data) that offer unprecedented opportunities for data analytics, robotics, artificial intelligence, knowledge extraction, inference, and learning. However, due to their sheer size and complexity, this ERP/Big Data complex also poses several challenges in terms of data creation and data integrity. The objective of this session is to provide a view into the day of an ERP team and to explore the challenges they face when exploring and promoting advances in the broader area of ensuring that data is reliable.

Objectives:
  • Attendees at this session will learn the following: How an ERP system acts as a source into Big Data projects with regards to data cleansing, data integrity, managing audits, data creation, data transfer, and managing data users.
Thursday
Hear some of the best innovative ideas your peers have come up with, then use polling to select the winner of our Innovation Challenge!

Objectives:
  • Learn about innovative solutions. Gain insight on problem solving and how to apply new technologies.