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Nextgov Prime Unveils Initial Keynote Speakers for 2014 Event

Top Federal IT Leaders Among Those to Take the Stage to Explore "Gov2020 -- Embracing the Art of the Possible"

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - July 24, 2014) - Kelly Olson, Senior Director of Events for Government Executive Media Group, today announced keynote speakers for Nextgov Prime, the premier technology event of the year, on September 8th- 9th at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. 

As the most powerful gathering of CIOs, tech leaders and influencers in the market, Nextgov Prime will convene over 500+ federal IT managers to explore the latest insights and ideas on how technology will change the way government works. The 2014 program will focus on "Gov2020 -- Embracing the Art of the Possible," with an in-depth look at how to ensure that agencies have the right people, processes and technology in place for the future.

The event keynotes announced today include Federal Communications Commission CIO David Bray, former FBI operative and founder of The Georgetown Group Eric O'Neill and Google Federal CTO Michele Weslander Quaid. Bray, O'Neill and Quaid join a dynamic group of additional confirmed speakers including American Red Cross Situational Awareness Manager Luke Beckman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission CIO Thomas Bayer, and Federal Reserve Board Chief Data Officer Micheline Casey, among other federal IT decision makers.

"Nextgov Prime will feature a prominent line-up of federal technology influencers," said Kelly Olson. "We have participation from over 30 agencies this year who will provide impactful insight on designing the government of 2020. I'm excited to lead such a groundbreaking event."

The two-day learning event will help federal managers address pressing issues including:

  • Leveraging Technology to Make Change Real
  • Advancing Procurement at the Pace of Technological Change
  • Developing the Workforce of the Future
  • Enhancing Security While Protecting Privacy
  • The Art of the Possible
  • Managing Data and Providing Services in a Mobile World

The full agenda with over 80 speakers will be released in early August. Visit to www.nextgov.com/prime to register and sign up for program updates.

Questions about on-site logistics and covering specific sessions and speakers can be directed to [email protected].

For information on marketing opportunities, contact Daniela Fayer at 202-266-7355 or [email protected].

About Nextgov
Produced by Government Executive Media Group and part of Atlantic Media, Nextgov is the #1 federal technology web site, engaging more federal managers (as well as federal technology decision makers) on a daily basis than any other website dedicated to the federal IT community.1 Nextgov's mission is to lead the national discussion about how technology and innovation can transform the way government operates and serves citizens. Nextgov seeks to enable senior decision making teams, comprised of technology and program leaders, to learn about and evaluate emerging technologies that can help to transform government. Visit Nextgov.com.

1 2014 Federal Media and Marketing Study, Market Connections, Inc.

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