REI is the proud creator and host of two breakfast forum series in partnership with some of the most prominent universities in the United States. These events gather professionals from Government, academia, and the corporate realm to establish a community with which to discuss important topics, learn about new innovations, and share accomplishments and lessons learned. Our forum communities encourage mutual improvement and success among all who participate.
How do you change a very large organization like the federal government? Very slowly, in spurts and starts, and little pieces at a time. There have been several very good programs and agencies adopting agile practices and even principles in the federal space, even beyond the IT space. This talk will look back at the history of agile within the federal space and offer predictions of where and how agile will continue to effect the delivery of services to all US citizens.
Joshua Seckel is Sevatec’s Chief Solutions Architect for Agile/DevSecOps. As an industry-recognized expert and highly sought-after speaker in the Agile community, he is a thought leader in introducing Agile strategies and supporting enterprise modernization initiatives. Joshua is a former Division Chief at DHS USCIS, where he was a leader in transformation and modernization of federal IT. His more than 20 years of experience leading development of software solutions for federal entities at DHS, the US Marine Corps, Air Force, Treasury, and USAID, brings a unique understanding of organizational dynamics, cultural impediments, and enterprise strategies to effectively implement Agile and DevSecOps across diverse IT portfolios. He holds a Masters of Business Administration in Technology Innovation Management from Pacific Lutheran University, is an ICAgile Certified Expert Agile Coach, and is the author of numerous blogs, articles, and white papers.
We will be giving away the latest book by famed Government Agile pioneer, Mark Schwartz.
Using Data Analysis and Machine Learning for Risk-Based Enforcement
- Jennifer Diamantis, Associate Director and Chief, Office of Market Intelligence, SEC
- Austin Gerig, Assistant Director, Office of Research and Data Services, SEC
The Government Analytics Breakfast (GAB) Forum is held in partnership with Johns Hopkins University’s Program in Government Analytics. The GAB Forum brings together professionals from academia, government and industry to discuss advances in data-driven decision making in the public sector, strengthening the community that works to improve government by using analytic methods. At each Forum, a government speaker or panel describes their use of analytics, results, and lessons learned. Audience members engage the speaker, and each other, gathering ideas for ways to address current challenges within their agency, and forming networks to help them solve problems in the future as well.
There is no charge to attend GAB Forum events.