|By Business Wire||
|March 27, 2014 06:34 PM EDT||
FOSE, the largest, most comprehensive event serving the government technology community, is kicking off a day early this year with targeted half-day and full-day workshops designed to provide attendees with hands-on training in a variety of disciplines from winning government contracts to understanding the impact of the knowledge age. These new pre-event workshops, led by experts in the field, will take place on Monday, May 12, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., and will be followed by the FOSE 2014 conference and expo, May 13-15.
“By enhancing our attendees’ experience in 2014 with intensive and interactive workshops, FOSE is an even more valuable resource for government technology professionals,” said David Myers, event director, Government Events at 1105 Media. “At a single location, and in just a matter of days, FOSE attendees will be able to discover tools designed to help them do their jobs better, learn about best practices to improve agency operations and advance their personal career development with educational sessions and the opportunity to secure in-demand certifications.”
Full-day workshops, which cost $499 for government employees and contractors, and $599 for industry, include:
- “It’s the Knowledge Age. Do you know the impact on you personally?" – In 1993, Peter Drucker described a coming transformation, just as Knowledge Management (KM) appeared on the horizon. Most technologists think KM is just another IT application, but it’s really the first wave of a radical transformation. Drucker’s future is here, and as a result many individual career paths and organizations will be swallowed up by this transformation, especially those that don’t lead the adaptation. In this workshop custom-designed for FOSE, leader Douglas Weidner, chairman of the International Knowledge Management Institute and chief CKM Instructor at the KM Institute, will help participants assess their individual prospects and career opportunities, and for executives, explain the imperatives and implications of the Knowledge Age. Those who complete the workshop will gain credit toward either Certified Knowledge Practitioner (CKP)™ or Personal Knowledge Manager (PKM)™ certifications.
- Becoming a Certified Information Professional – Denise Bedford, Goodyear professor of Knowledge Management at Kent State University, will show how, in this fast-paced world of technology, it's not enough to be a deep subject matter expert – you have to understand the big picture. In this workshop, participants will learn what it means to be a certified information professional, including how they need broader skills set than what is traditionally found within records management, document management or IT departments. Today’s certified information professionals must understand the management, use and application of information, as well as the knowledge and social assets across the organization.
- Information Assurance (IA) for Managers – Led by Michael Riley, Information Systems Security Line of Business manager for Edgesource, this workshop will provide managers with topical information to complete their responsibilities for overseeing information security programs and employees. Attendees will participate in multiple group problem-solving exercises, including a risk assessment exercise.
- Introduction to Agile Business Intelligence – The challenges of meeting a growing demand by stakeholders for the ability to harvest information, gain insight, and share knowledge in support of proactive decision-making grows ever more important as data volume and complexity grow in our dynamic environment. This, coupled with a dramatic evolution of business intelligence and sophisticated analytics, will continue to drive user expectations of “anywhere, anytime, anyway” on-demand intuitive access. In this workshop, Karen Degner, an independent consultant with BlackBox Partners, will explore agile, lean and hybrid approaches to business intelligence (BI), data governance, data management and data warehouse. A Professional Development Unit (PDU) for each hour of training will be offered for the completion of this workshop.
Half-day workshops, which cost $299 for government employees and contractors, and $399 for industry, include:
- Information To Win™: FPDS-NG Beginner/Intermediate – Led by Guy Timberlake, chief visionary officer for The American Small Business Coalition, this interactive workshop will help neophytes and veterans of government contracting to develop a better understanding of and ability to use information they see and hear every day for decision-making related to finding and winning government contracts and subcontracts. Participants will learn how to leverage the data and information contained in the Federal Procurement Data System Next Generation (FPDS-NG), the primary source of government contracting historical transaction data used by free and fee-based information services.
- Guerilla Market Intelligence for Small Federal Contractors™ – This workshop, also led by Timberlake, will change how participants look for, look at and use information. Guerilla Market Intelligence for Small Federal Contractors™ is an abridged version of the Ethical Stalking for Government Contractors™, an eight-hour lecture and lab program that previous attendees credit with helping them to identify key market information not available through traditional information sources, and saving time and money for their companies in the area of opportunity identification and capture.
Workshop participants on May 12 can benefit from further education on May 13-15 at the free FOSE Expo, which brings together hundreds of vendors – from local suppliers to Fortune 500 companies that are among the most-trusted technology suppliers servicing government and private industry. Government personnel also receive entry to the FOSE conference program, featuring sessions on the proven tools and strategies presented by leading technology implementers in 7 tracks including: Cloud & Virtualization, Cybersecurity, Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism, Mobile Government, Big Data and Records Management , Project Management, and Acquisition and Procurement. Government contractors and industry personnel can attend the conference for one day, or all three days, at an economic rate. To register, visit the FOSE website.
For 37 years, FOSE has served as the nation's premier event for government technology professionals seeking tools and best practices to equip their agency for the 21st century. From policy updates—straight from the Hill—to exclusive insights from today's leading authorities to the most comprehensive showcase of technology in action—it's all at FOSE. For more information, visit www.FOSE.com. Please click here to register as press.
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