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4th Annual CIO Summit | Potomac Officers Club


Chief information officers across government and industry are tasked with spearheading modernization initiatives, adopting new and emerging technologies, leading integration and keeping their organizations technologically and operationally relevant in today’s fast-paced innovation environment.

The Potomac Officers Club brings together the top CIOs in GovCon to share their invaluable insights, tackle IT problems, discover solutions and forge meaningful partnerships during our 4th Annual CIO Summit.


Tuesday, May 16, 2023
7:00am - 2:00pm
Eastern Time Zone


7920 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA


Winston Beauchamp

Deputy Chief Information Officer

U.S. Department of the Air Force

Sonny Bhagowalia

Assistant Commissioner, Office of Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Omar Bouaichi

Director, Emerging Technologies & Innovation

Ginnie Mae

Robert Carey

President, Cloudera Government Solutions Inc.


Col Kenneth Carmichael

Director and Chief Information Officer J6 C4 Systems and Chief Information Officer Directorate [USCYBERCOM]

U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)

Kynan Carver

DoD Cyber Lead


Vijay Desai

Chief Information Officer

Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

Bill Dunlap

Director, Information Technology Directorate

Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA)

Thomas "Pat" Flanders

Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Medical Systems / Chief Information Officer (J-6)

Defense Health Agency (DHA)

Dr. Wanda Jones-Heath

Principal Cyber Advisor

U.S. Department of the Air Force

Scott Jordan

Vice President, Federal Civilian Cloud

Oracle Public Sector

Gregg Judge

Acting Director of Enterprise Cloud Management Agency (ECMA), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)

U.S. Army

Joe Kehoe

Vice President, Defense Market Leader


Kim Lynch

Executive Vice President, Government Defense and Intelligence

Oracle Cloud

Dr. Karl Mathias

Chief Information Officer

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Robert McNamara

Partner, IT Strategy & Transformation Solution Leader


Col Michael Medgyessy

Intelligence Chief Information Officer

U.S. Department of the Air Force

Dr. Adele Merritt

Chief Information Officer

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

Lt. Gen. Mary O'Brien

Director of C4 and Cyber, and Chief Information Officer, J6

U.S. Department of the Air Force

Matthew Picerno

ASA(ALT) Chief Cyber Acquisition Officer

U.S. Army

Hon. John Sherman

Chief Information Officer

U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)

Rodney Snyder

Partner, Cybersecurity


Juliana Vida

Chief Strategy Advisor, Public Sector


Bill Washburn

Chief Program Officer


Preston Werntz

Chief Data Officer

U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

James Wolff

Chief Information Officer National Nuclear Security Administration

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)


7:00am 8:00am Networking Reception
8:00am 8:05am Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:05am 8:45am

Keynote Speaker: Hon. John Sherman

Keynote Introducer: Rob Carey

8:45am 9:30am

Morning Keynote: Lt. Gen. Mary O'Brien
Keynote Introducer: Rodney Snyder

9:30am 10:00am Break
10:00am 11:00am

Panel A: Turning Siloed Data into Strategic Assets with Data in Motion: Robert Carey (Moderator), Col Kenneth Carmichael, Juliana Vida, Preston Werntz and James Wolff

10:00am 11:00am

Panel B: Technology Modernization: Accelerating Innovation in Digital Transformation: Sonny Bhagowalia, Omar Bouaichi, Vijay Desai, Robert McNamara (Moderator) and Bill Washburn

11:00am 11:10am Break
11:10am 12:10pm

Panel A: Can Security Stay Ahead of Evolving Cyberattacks at the Edge: Kynan Carver (Moderator), Bill Dunlap, Dr. Wanda Jones-Heath and Matthew Picerno

11:10am 12:10pm

Panel B: Data at the Edge Collect, Process, and Analyze: Winston Beauchamp, Thomas Pat Flanders, Gregg Judge, Kim Lynch (Moderator) and Col Michael Medgyessy

12:10pm 12:40pm Lunch Break
12:40pm 1:15pm Afternoon Keynote: Dr. Adele Merritt
Keynote Introducer: Joe Kehoe
1:15pm 1:55pm

Closing Keynote: Dr. Karl Mathias
Keynote Introducer: Scott Jordan

1:55pm 2:00pm Closing Comments
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