SOURCE: Nextgov

November 18, 2013 12:45 ET

Claudia Williams, Director of State Health Information Exchange Program, to Discuss Healthcare Innovation at Nextgov Prime

Nextgov Prime Will Convene 500+ Senior Federal Technology Leaders in Washington, D.C. on November 20th-21st to Explore the Future of Technology and Government

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - November 18, 2013) - Nextgov Prime today announced that Claudia Williams, Director of the State Health Information Exchange program at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will discuss health care innovation at the November 20th-21st event in Washington D.C. Williams' presentation will complement that of Clay Johnson, Author, The Information Diet, and co-founder of Blue State Digital, who will speak about the lessons of

Williams is the latest addition to a dynamic line-up of federal and industry technology stars deeply invested in furthering the use of technology by federal managers to transform government. Featured speakers include Craig Newmark, Founder of craigslist and craigconnects, Marina Martin, Chief Technology Officer for Department of Veterans Affairs, Mike Janke, CEO and Co-Founder of Silent Circle, Peter Levin, Former Chief Technology Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs, Veda Woods, Chief Information Security Officer at Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, Leigh Heyman, Director, New Media Technologies at the White House, Shawn Kingsberry, Chief Information Officer, Recovery and Accountability Transparency Board, Kate Randal, Insider Threat Analyst, FBI and Walter Harris, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer, U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

During the final general session on November 20, Nextgov will recognize the nineteen Bold Awards nominees and announce the annual winners. This awards program honors federal employees who have taken risks to implement innovative programs that make government more effective. 

Additional speakers include:

  • Ben Balter, Government Bureaucat, GitHub
  • Richard Boly,former Director, Office of eDiplomacy at the State Department
  • Gary Brooks, Senior API Strategist, General Services Administration
  • Michael Byrne,Geographic Information Officer, FCC
  • Nicole Chapple,Policy Director, DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
  • Lawrence Fitzpatrick,President, Computech Inc.
  • Greg Garcia, former Assistant Secretary for Cyber Security and Communications at Department of Homeland Security and Principal, Garcia Cyber Partners
  • Greg Gershman,Leader of Project MyUSA, General Services Administration
  • Shane Harris, Author and Journalist, Foreign Policy
  • John Howie, Chief Operating Officer, Cloud Security Alliance
  • Gloria Huang,Senior Social Engagement Specialist, Red Cross
  • Kevin Kampschroer, Director, Office of High Performance Green Buildings, GSA
  • Ali Llewellyn, Associate, SecondMuse
  • Joe Marks,Senior Correspondent, Nextgov
  • Katherine Peters,Executive Editor, Nextgov
  • Ron Prater, Director, Big City Emergency Managers Group
  • Saf Rabah, Vice President of Product, Socrata
  • Jonathan Rubin, Program Manager, First Fridays Usability Program, GSA
  • Stephen Seidel, Senior Advisor, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
  • Aliya Sternstein,Senior Correspondent, Nextgov
  • Kris Van Riper, Managing Director, Government Practice, CEB
  • David Wiley, Research Coordinator, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, National Ocean Service, NOAA
  • David Witzel, Chief of Conspiration, The EdgeLab
  • Bob Woods, Former Commissioner of Federal Technology Service, General Services Administration; President, Topside Consulting Group

Fueled by the #1 federal technology website, and a pre-qualified, invitation-only federal audience, Nextgov Prime will convene the most concentrated audience of federal technology purchase influencers in the market.

Convening on November 20-21, 2013 at the Reagan Building in Washington D.C, the two-day event will explore topics such as Efficient IT, Big Data, Security, Collaboration and Mobility. For more information and the complete agenda, please visit Media should contact to register to attend. Follow on Twitter @Nextgov with hashtag #Prime2013.

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