Recovery, Resiliency and Preparedness: A Framework for Government Agencies to Address COVID
Federal, state, and local government agencies have been forced to make drastic changes across their organizations in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Powerful new partnerships between government, academia, and private sector have formed overnight to meet these challenges. Even as we recover together from current and immediate challenges, we are also learning valuable lessons in becoming more resilient and prepared for future global challenges. We are taking a deep, thoughtful look at the shortcomings of our past operating models, and how we must embrace new ways of working in the new normal. We are learning the importance of strong operational readiness that will influence our ability to better respond in the future – whether it be global pandemic, national event, or localized challenge. This discussion will outline a framework that looks at how agencies have transformed to recover from immediate challenges, and how they can build resiliency across workforce, IT, supply chain, and all aspects of their business to ensure they are prepared in the future.
- Maria Roat, Deputy Federal CIO, US Office for Management & Budget
- Susan Wedge, Senior Partner, Federal Civilian & Health Leader, IBM Services
Pandemic Recovery: Applying Lessons Learned from COVID
When any type of crisis strikes, normal is thrown out the window. But, what is important is the approach to the aftermath and recovery. Governments, military commands, and agency leads want to make decisions based on facts and science, not only gut leadership calls. Cognitive assistants, which understand the peculiar traits of man-made and natural disasters, help humans reach decisions in tough circumstances. A science-based predictive analytics helps leaders find solutions to hard problems in real time. Come join us and learn how leaders in private and public sectors apply these tools to today's headlines.
- Mary Comans, Chief Operating Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency
- Col. Robert Kinney, Missions Director, Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, Dept. of Defense
- Ron Penninger, Mission Architect for Defense & Intelligence, IBM Services
Return to Work: Strategies to Quickly and Safely Re-open
As government agencies begin to assess how to ease lockdowns, get people back to work, and stimulate economic activity, they must do so with trust, empathy, and speed. Agencies must actively manage the COVID-19 health crisis while taking measures to quickly identify and mitigate risk, predict areas of resurgence and balance privacy and security concerns. As members of the community, we share your desire to safely get people back to work —but an even bigger responsibility to put smart to work. Join us to learn 3 strategies on how to address both the short and longer term challenges ahead.
- Myles Lynch, Vice President, State, Local & Education Leader, IBM Services
- Tim Paydos, Vice President of World Wide Government Solutions, IBM Services
- Victoria Pelletier, Vice President, North America - Talent & Transformation Leader, IBM Services