POC - 5th Annual CIO Summit

5th Annual CIO Summit | Potomac Officers Club


The Potomac Officers Club’s annual CIO Summit is an important gathering point for chief information officers from the U.S. government and industry. One of our most highly-anticipated events of the year, this summit provides an exclusive, dynamic platform for CIOs and private sector leaders to explore the latest modernization strategies, exchange insights on leveraging emerging technologies, and collaborate on innovative solutions to transform the multi-faceted public sector for the digital age.

This year, our keynote speakers come to us from the DOD CIO Office, DIA, the Intelligence Community, CISA, the Department of Energy and DISA. Topics covered include generative AI, IT modernization, multicloud strategies and more. 


Wednesday, April 17, 2024
7:00am - 4:15pm
Eastern Time Zone


Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Rd
Alexandria, VA 22311


Mark Andress

Global Vice President

Oracle Government Defense & Intelligence

Leslie Beavers

Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer

Office of the Chief Information Officer (DOD CIO)

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)

Robert Carey

President, Cloudera Government Solutions Inc.

Cloudera Government Solutions

Michael Chappell


U.S. Army

Kristin Cooke


Acuity, Inc.

Doug Cossa

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

Ann Dunkin


U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Tricia Fitzmaurice

Vice President, Sales

Rancher Government Solutions (RGS)

Roger Greenwell

Director, Enterprise and Innovation / Chief Information Officer

Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

Darek Kitlinksi

Chief, Cloud Services Division, Enterprise Cloud Management Agency

U.S. Army

Eric Lazerson

Vice President, Technology Solutions

Acuity, Inc.

Timothy McKinnon

Program Manager

Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)

Robert McNamara

Partner, Digital Solutions and IT Strategy Practice Leader


Col Michael Medgyessy

Intelligence Chief Information Officer

U.S. Department of the Air Force

Dr. Adele Merritt

IC Chief Information Officer

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

Sujit Mohanty

Technical General Manager and Vice President of Field Engineering


Kaschit Pandya

Chief Technology Officer

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Tracey Pratt

Partner, Defense & Security


Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner

Director and JFHQ-DODIN Commander

Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

Paul Smith

President and Chief Executive Officer

Rancher Government Solutions (RGS)

Jennifer Swanson

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Data, Engineering & Software for ASA(ALT)

U.S. Department of the Army

Kevin Talbert

Senior Solutions Engineer

Cloudera Government Solutions

Laura Williams

Deputy CIO, Foreign Operations

U.S. Department of State

Sean Williams

Founder and Global CEO


Jamie 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 Opening Keynote Fireside Chat: Leslie Beavers
Moderator: Robert Carey
8:45am 9:15am Morning Keynote: Doug Cossa
Keynote Introducer: Mark Andress
9:15am 9:45am Morning Keynote: Dr. Adele Merritt
Keynote Introducer: Tracey Pratt
9:45am 10:15am Networking Break
10:15am 11:15am Panel A: Generative AI: Enabling Transformation and Decision Making With Trusted Data: Timothy McKinnon, Col Michael Medgyessy, Kevin Talbert (Moderator), and Sean Williams
10:15am 11:15am Panel B: Enabling IT Modernization with GenAI: Sonny Bhagowalia, Michael Chappell, Robert McNamara (Moderator) and Sujit Mohanty
11:15am 11:45am Networking Break
11:45am 12:45pm Panel A: Enabling Choice, Flexibility and Resilience to Ensure Government Mission Success Fireside Chat: Tricia Fitzmaurice (Moderator) and Jennifer Swanson
11:45am 12:45pm Panel B: Navigating the IT Modernization Journey: Insights from Leaders Shaping the Future: Eric Lazerson (Moderator), Kaschit Pandya, Laura Williams and Jamie Wolff
12:45pm 2:00pm Lunch Break
2:00pm 3:00pm Strengthen Mission Success: Navigating Multicloud Strategies Panel: Mark Andress (Moderator), Roger Greenwell and Darek Kitlinksi
3:00pm 3:15pm Networking Break
3:15pm 3:45pm Afternoon Keynote: Ann Dunkin
Keynote Introducer: Paul Smith
3:45pm 4:15pm Closing Keynote: Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner
Keynote Introducer: Kristin Cooke
4:15pm 4:20pm Closing Comments
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