Digital government at the forefront

Imagine Nation ELC 2019 is the premier event for government and industry leaders who are interested in digital government, using technology to improve government at all levels. Imagine one place and time where government and industry come together on neutral ground and stand united in the collaborative pursuit of the greater good.

The event is broken up into 4 themes: Mission Modernization, Cyber, Health Innovation and Emerging Technology. CGI is leading sessions in the Mission Modernization and Emerging Technology tracks. 

Mission Modernization 

Stephanie Mango

"The Fabric of Digital Government," moderated by CGI Senior Vice President Stephanie Mango

Monday Oct 21 from 10:30-11:30 AM

As the U.S. federal government continues on its journey to digitally transform its mission, operations, and citizen services, there are three consistent challenges: people continue to respond differently to change, technology continues to evolve, and innovation continues to be a tough balancing act of maintaining today’s reliability with tomorrow’s possibilities. Best practices are emerging in digital transformation across the interconnect fabric of people, process and technology. Our panelists will talk about their successes in their agencies' transformation journeys, balancing people, process and tech challenges. Our discussion will cover strategic and pragmatic aspects, so attendees leave with practical ideas that can be applied within their own initiatives.

Vera Ashworth

"Past, Present & Future of FITARA and IT Modernization," moderated by CGI Vice President Vera Ashworth

Tuesday Oct 22 from 10:30-11:20 AM

IT Modernization has accelerated across government via the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) and its famous scorecard, as well as the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF), Centers of Excellence (COEs) and the Federal Data Strategy. Five years in, hear from the architects of FITARA implementation. Current CIOs will explain how they have implemented FITARA, including agencies that have leveraged ACT-IAC’s recently updated IT Modernization Maturity Model. Expect these experts to go beyond the immediate concerns of cost savings and improved FITARA scores. They will share their vision to reach the true destination--a modern, digital government that meets the mission and transforms the citizen experience.​​​​​​

Health Innovation 

Brad Schoffstall portrait

"Opioid Crisis: Where we are and where we are going," moderated by CGI Vice President Brad Schoffstall and SAIC's Diana Ceban

Monday Oct 21 from 3:00-3:00 PM

This nation is in the midst of an unprecedented opioid epidemic, with more than a hundred people dying every day. Earlier prevention measures, education on the adverse effects of opioids, access to treatment and a thorough understanding and control of the supply chain to fight the opioid crisis could all help break the grip of opioid addiction. This panel discussion will include leaders from the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, discussing research efforts and what improvements they might lead to. The panel will also discuss President Trump’s 2018 Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and its actions and activities to date.


CGI TechKnow Showcase 

The TechKnow Showcase pavilion is comprised of four Innovation Hubs: Mission Modernization, Cyber, Health and Emerging Technologies. TechKnow is an open collaboration environment at the center of the Expo Hall where new and current government initiatives, key topics and solutions are presented. followed by collaborative sessions with hub sponsors as well as attendees. Strategic, operational and technical knowledge sharing sessions and collaboration activities are on tap to advance consultations and conversations around priority initiatives supporting government modernization and transformation.

CGI is participating in the Health Innovation Hub and the Emerging Technologies Hub. 

Health Innovations Hub

"Info-sharing: Helping Address the Opioid Crisis" featuring CGI Senior Vice President Dr. Jim Peake and CGI Vice President Brad Schoffstall.

Topics include the health information exchange, data management, records management CX, and shared services. 

Exchanging health information between entities within the federal health ecosystem has historically been hampered by the lack of a common lexicon and inconsistent coding systems. CGI Federal is helping significantly reduce these problems, making information sharing much more feasible to the benefit of citizens. In partnership with the Federal Health Architecture (FHA) under the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), CGI Federal has helped develop and refine the CONNECT health information-sharing platform, an e-gov software solution that facilitates the secure exchange of healthcare information for 2,000-plus organizations across the U.S. CONNECT is available to all organizations as downloadable open source software. CGI Federal has partnered on CONNECT since 2010, providing exchange compatibility, development, program management, end-user support and training, and open source community management and support, helping facilitate a new era of records and data exchange.

Emerging Tech Hub

"Robotic Process Automation" featuring CGI Director Sourabh Pawar, CGI Director Tami Hartz and CGI Consultant Adam Herringshaw.

Topics include Intelligent Automation, RPA, and IT Modernization. 

CGI delivers Intelligent Automation (IA) solutions that employ intelligent virtual workers, 24/7 software agents, robotic process automation (RPA), advanced analytics, machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). As the emerging technology buzz around automation intensifies across the federal government, government clients are leveraging CGI’s unified, holistic approach to enterprise IA solutions. This includes how to govern, scale, manage and continuously improve the enterprise, people and mission outcomes through the CGI Robotic Operations Center (ROC). The ROC achieves strategic outcomes with automation at scale, which is a dynamic part of our Intelligent Automation Lifecycle. The ROC includes experts who design, develop and deliver automation solutions, as well as operational personnel who manage the platform and automations deployed to the platform. The ROC delivers implementation support from enterprise subject matter experts from business mission and IT areas throughout the IA lifecycle.