The second day at FOSE, held in Washington, D.C., highlighted new technologies and solution-based strategies organizations are using to provide more efficient and less costly ways of doing business.
The morning opened with a keynote address by former Washington Redskins Quarterback, Joe Theismann, who in his charismatic and entertaining style, drew parallels between his career as an NFL quarterback, and the necessity for good management and effective leadership for organizations to be successful. Theismann noted that effective leadership is all about ‘people’. Whether it’s an employee or a teammate, listening, trusting, and empowering your team to be responsible for company goals is key for outstanding performance.
Steven VanRoekel, second Chief Information Officer of the United States, drew a large crowd at the afternoon keynote session. His prior positions included Executive Director of Citizen and Organizational Engagement at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Managing Director of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Speech and Strategy Assistant to Bill Gates at Microsoft, and Senior Director of the Windows Server division. VanRoekel touched on operational, technical, financial, and human resource aspects, as well as introducing and using new technologies and social media to pioneer new solutions needed in agencies and organizations today.
Beyond the keynote speakers and educational sessions was the exhibit floor, where attendees could interact and discuss products, services and ideas with organizations offering solutions. Many attendees participated in a Passport Giveaway, which required them to receive stamps from select exhibitors, and upon completion they were placed in a drawing for an iPad. As evidenced at the GovEvents booth, the Passport Giveaway’s popularity increased on day two, especially for those who had not won a prize the first day.
To access the full program agenda and find out about FOSE 2014, visit www.fose.com.