The Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM) unites government, industry and academia to collaborate and innovate. The After Hours programs provide a casual setting for networking and making new connections and feature a panel of government and industry experts discussing topics affecting the Federal IT community.  

The December 7th event focuses on how agencies are maturing the use of data across the agency, including the modernization of complex, data-centric systems.

Our panel will explore where agencies focus today to overcome data management hurdles that have stymied modernization and data sharing. The panel will further explore where agencies plan to invest in the coming years to advance the use of data to support federal missions.


5:00 p.m.  |  Doors Open and Bar Service Open

5:30 - 6:15 p.m.  |  Welcome & Panel

Gundeep Ahluwalia, Chief Information Officer, Department of Labor

Melvin Brown, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of Personnel Management

Rajesh Vasisht, Director of Cloud Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, CGI Federal

Moderator: Doug Mashkuri, Vice President and General Manager, GovLoop

6:30 - 8:00 PM  |  Networking & Social Hour (light refreshments)