The future of the relationship between technology and organizations
April 5, 2012 - The final day at FOSE, held in Washington, D.C., highlighted changes and strategies organizations are using from new forms of technology providing more efficient and less costly ways of doing business.
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The morning of April 5th, Day 3 of FOSE, opened with a keynote address by Women Leaders in Technology, Linda Brooks-Rix, President and Co-CEO of Avue Technologies; Judith Marks, President & Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Government Technologies; Dawn Meyerriecks, Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Acquisition, Technology, and Facilities at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence; Lisa Schlosser, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of E-Government and Information Technology at the Office of Management and Budget; Susan Swart, Chief Information Officer at the Department of State. This influential group of women focused on technology and its affect on their organizations, discussing how the latest advances in technology create security challenges, commoditization of IT Data Centers, centralization of existing services and the implementation of cloud and virtualization services. Teleworking was also a hot topic of discussion, where Judith Marks noted her organization's commitment to this important federal initiative (the Telework Enhancement Act) by implementing a variety of solutions for employees, reducing its real estate by 25%.
Late morning and afternoon educational sessions included a standing room only, Cyber Attack Demo where top cyber analysts from Mischel Kwon and Associates and the Government Computer New Lab Director, John Breeden, II performed live attack identification of the latest intrusions. The Technology to Make Telework and Hoteling Succeed, given by Thomas Houlihan of AgilQuest, introduced strategies and tools for implementing telework and hoteling programs across entire organizations at a rapid pace. According to Houlihan, the cost of one workspace (excluding computers, phones, etc.) averages approximately $12,000 per year, or $48 per day.
A large crowd gathered at 1PM for the drawing of a BlackBerry PlayBook, in which attendees had participated in a Passport Giveaway to be entered into the drawing. As evidenced at the GovEvents booth, the Passport Giveaway's popularity grew quickly throughout the three-day event. As 1PM drew closer on day three, participants hurried to complete their Passport Map. Congratulations to winners Vineet Mehta & Kimberly Kaestner!
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