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Event description

Modern Chief Information Officers (CIOs) today drive transformation, connecting the dots between customers, and the tools and infrastructure needed to support them. Not only do they have legacy systems that needed stabilizing, but also, customer demands are accelerating, along with the pace of and changes in technology. In order to cope, modern CIOs will need to address concerns with a matrix of technology, people, and customer needs in mind.

Join us for a GeoTech Hour, discussing how to drive cultural change for enterprises and discuss what it is like to steer, lead, and shape IT and organizations in the federal realm.

Discussion topics will include:  

  • How to combat the “government can’t be changed” mentality that modern CIOs face?  
  • How best to create sense of urgency and communicate the rationale for change, the scope, benefits and implications for stakeholders. 
  • How to make sure managers empower a new mindset and new skills amongst their team? 


Pablo Breuer
Nonresident Senior Fellow, GeoTech Center
Atlantic Council

Sally Grant
Vice President
Lucd AI

Dr. Joanne Lo
CEO and Founder
Elysian Labs, Inc.

Nagesh Rao
Chief Information Officer, Bureau of Industry and Security
United States Department of Commerce

Hosted by

David Bray, PhD
Director, GeoTech Center
Atlantic Council