Momentum Day 2022 agenda

Session descriptions

Don’t miss your opportunity to hear from key government experts with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Financial Management Quality Service Management Office and many more!

Browse the agenda below to explore the learning opportunities available, build a schedule and maximize your Momentum Day experience.*

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9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. general session

General session

Start the day off with a keynote address by motivational improv speaker, Avish Parashar. Avish is an energetic and humorous speaker who uses his 20+ years of experience performing, teaching and studying improv comedy to show organizations and individuals how to deal with the unexpected quickly, effectively, and with a sense of humor.

Avish is the author of "Improvise to Success!" and has also created dozens of other products on applying improv skills to business and life.

Learn more about Avish here.

10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. breakout sessions

Shattering Financial Management Barriers Through Collaboration: A Conversation with Government Executives

Today’s government financial management landscape is constantly evolving. Business imperatives such as operational efficiency, financial systems and reporting, and financial integrity push executives to push the limits to what to expect. This session will guide participants to realize that broader collaboration and transparency are key in shattering barriers that could impede success.

Executives from Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Agency for International Development, and the National Geospatial Agency have been invited to speak.

Extending Momentum Capabilities – A Comprehensive Walkthrough of Lifecycle Asset Management

Managing the full asset lifecycle is a complex process. Effective management, control and use of property brings many challenges.  Learn about how Momentum and Sunflower asset management solutions support the full asset lifecycle process, while enabling program and mission success with core functionality and seamless integration.

Momentum 8.x Technology Roadmap – Peering into the Future of Momentum’s Technical Architecture

Curious about what’s happening in Momentum’s architecture? Join us for a session covering recent and future updates.  We’ll discuss why the changes are being pursued and what user constraints are being considered along the way.

The Innovating Game: Love at First Sight Between Usability and You

Organizations use physical assets across financial, compliance and operational domains to accomplish their missions. Learn how a robust system of internal controls for assets is essential to maximize the value of agency assets.

11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. breakout sessions

An Update from the FM QSMO - Driving the Financial Management Marketplace Forward

Reed Waller and Steve Nulter from the Department of Treasury’s Bureau of Fiscal Service Financial Management Quality Management Office (FM QSMO) will provide an update on the FM QSMO Marketplace with important details for Government agencies to be aware of. After the Government’s update, CGI will provide a status of our marketplace submissions.

Department of Treasury has been invited to speak.

Breaking Through: Enabling Data-Driven Decision Making

Complementing Momentum data by leveraging low code solutions and visualizations to enable and democratize data-driven decision making. Utilizing a single point of entry providing personalized user views into dashboards, business applications, and information centers tailored to business operations.

Department of State has been invited to speak.

A Partnership Perspective on Enterprise Change Through the Lens of Asset Accounting

A top down and bottom up view of technology, accounting, and politics to support enterprise change in asset management.  With equal parts laughter and note taking, experience the story of partnership between client and consultant as they journey through a course in enterprise systems change.

Department of Justice has been invited to speak.

8.0+ Financials Highlights: It’s all about U(sability)

Come experience the exciting improvements geared towards U (the users).  Learn about all of the updates we’ve made to make Momentum work better for U.

Running the Procure to Pay Obstacle Course: Shattering through Barriers with Creative Thinking

Do you ever feel like navigating the procure to pay cycle is like navigating an American Ninja Warrior obstacle course - hard enough on its own, but made more impossible by constant barriers and obstacles? Come be a contestant in this session as we identify the barriers we face daily and apply creative, collaborative thinking to generate ways that we can shatter them in innovative ways. Our team of referees will ensure that each team sparks creative idea sharing with a variety of fun, interactive games. Will your team end up atop the leaderboard?

1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. breakout sessions

Learn, Innovate, Adapt! Strategies for Evolving Effective Program Management

Join us for a panel discussion on examples of how the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Department of Justice have innovated and adapted their Momentum program management strategies to remove barriers, drive efficiencies, promote engagement, and respond to constantly changing environments.

Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Justice has been invited to speak.

G-Invoicing: Breaking Communication Barriers

Join us as we explore the wonderful world of trading partner communication and look at how G-Invoicing is helping to pave the way for smoother trading partner relationships and the tools in Momentum to help agencies manage their G-Invoicing activity.

Evolutions in Automated Testing

Is your agency interested in starting or advancing an automated testing program? Please join us to hear about the USDA and Momentum Product Development journeys to continually improve their automated testing capabilities. This session will also discuss considerations for agencies thinking about implementing an automated testing program.

Adventuring into Acquisitions: Tips and Tricks for Efficient Procurements

Join us for an interactive session that will teach you how to maximize your Momentum Acquisitions experience! Choose your player and embark on a mission to break barriers and accelerate your procurement process with advanced features, helpful shortcuts, and timesaving updates. This session will include tips, tricks, and a peek at new features to support your agency’s acquisition processes.

2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. breakout sessions

Demystifying Containerization

What is a Container? Why does it matter to Momentum? Join us for a fun, interactive, and educational session using Play-DOH, Legos, and other tools to learn about containers and how they impact Momentum.

For those attending virtually, feel free to have Play-DOH, mini marshmallows and toothpicks, Legos, or other materials to build with handy if you'd like to join in the fun.

Momentum Financials Fully Loaded:  Tips and Tricks to Drive Through Barriers

Momentum Financials tips and tricks (i.e. bells and whistles that we cannot live without)! This session will present tips, tricks and best practices of Momentum Financials standard features. The intended audience are current Momentum Financials users as well as curious prospective Momentum users interested in discovering standard and out-of-the-box tools to help drive efficiency and smash barriers in support of their agency financial missions.

Federal Policy and Current Events – How Agencies Can Prepare and Adapt

Federal agencies are impacted by numerous policies and current events often requiring multiple disciplines to work together. Join us for a session on policy changes and current events affecting the Federal government today, including topics related to financial management, procurement, asset management, and cybersecurity.

Technologies Shattering Application and Data Barriers

Expectations for applications and data have changed. The modern government customer expects to have apps that enable their work, data to inform their decisions, and technologies that drive innovation. This session showcases how a platform of analytics, automation, user-centric apps, and technologies like machine learning and blockchain can shatter barriers across an agency’s portfolio of applications and data.

Shattering the Information Barrier with Momentum’s Embedded Analytics

Come learn how Momentum 8.0 has advanced your decision making capabilities while also seeing if you can best the other participants in an analytics driven escape challenge. With a user experience that focuses on you, Momentum’s native embedded analytics dashboard offers unprecedented access to the information you care about most. Learn how agencies can also use the new purposefully built data store with your existing BI tools while having a lot of fun!

 

3:35 p.m. – 4:25 p.m. breakout sessions

Momentum as a Service – The Benefits It Can Provide Your Agency

The Financial Management (FM) QSMO marketplace requires financial management solutions to be provided as Software as a Service (SaaS). CGI crafted Momentum as a Service offerings to meet the FM QSMO requirements and provide flexible options to current and future clients. This session walks through the benefits of the Momentum SaaS offerings, as well as provides representative examples to highlight which Momentum SaaS offering is the right one for your agency.

Human Centered Design – Giving Users a Voice

A key best practice for Human Centered Design is to not assume your users’ needs. This session outlines methodologies and use cases to incorporate Human Centered Design and obtain user feedback to help shatter digital barriers and improve employee experiences.

Momentum Financials 101

New to the world of Momentum Financials? This session provides a high-level overview of Momentum’s capabilities and discusses what it means to be part of the Momentum community.

Momentum Acquisitions 101

Are you new to Momentum Acquisitions and want to learn more about what it has to offer for contract writing and management? If so, join us for an overview of Momentum Acquisitions to hear how it can meet your agency’s procurement needs.

Running the Procure to Pay Obstacle Course: Shattering through Barriers with Creative Thinking

Do you ever feel like navigating the procure to pay cycle is like navigating an American Ninja Warrior obstacle course - hard enough on its own, but made more impossible by constant barriers and obstacles? Come be a contestant in this session as we identify the barriers we face daily and apply creative, collaborative thinking to generate ways that we can shatter them in innovative ways. Our team of referees will ensure that each team sparks creative idea sharing with a variety of fun, interactive games. Will your team end up atop the leaderboard?

 

*The times listed are in Eastern Time and subject to change.