FOSE Conference & Exposition– Government Information Technology Leaders Chosen to Keynote


General James E. Cartwright, Steve Wozniak, David F. McQueeney, and Martha Johnson to address Technology for the Missions of Government

Falls Church, VA – June 13, 2011 – 1105 Government Information Group, the leading provider of integrated information and media for the government information technology (IT) market, today announced its keynote lineup for the 2011 FOSE Conference and Exposition from July 19-21, 2011. Speakers include General James E. Cartwright, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple, Inc.; David F. McQueeney, Vice President of Software at IBM Research; and Martha Johnson, Administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA). The four speakers will address topics pertaining to Technology for the Missions of Government.

"We are excited to be able to feature such a range of distinguished speakers to keynote the 2011 FOSE Conference and Expo," said Michael Raggiani, Senior Event Director at 1105 Media. "This unique group will offer an array of ideas about the future of federal IT initiatives that will impact the private sector including the use of technology in the advancement of military operations, mobile computing, health, transportation, education and economic development."

General James E. Cartwright, Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 9:00 am

As Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the second highest ranking military officer, General James Cartwright will address how Defense Department innovations and social media are redefining the military’s efforts to improve collaboration, speed decision making and fully empower today’s civilian personnel and service members.

Steve Wozniak, Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 12:30 pm

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Steve Wozniak will address fostering creativity and innovation in any environment. As co-founder of Apple, Inc, he will discuss his personal view on the revolution underway in mobile computing, the ―Internet of Things,‖ artificial intelligence and what it takes to unleash creativity, innovation and an entrepreneurial mindset in big enterprises.

David F. McQueeney, Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 9:00 am

The leader of IBM’s worldwide software research portfolio, David McQueeney will focus his keynote speech on new frontiers in information science. He will discuss how the technology behind Watson, the super-computer and Jeopardy contestant, can be applied to current government IT challenges, and what it may hold for the future of education, health, transportation, economic development and public safety.

Martha Johnson, Thursday, July 21, 2011, 9:00 am

GSA Administrator Martha Johnson will provide a roadmap of what agency and industry executives can expect heading into 2012 in light of the current budget pressures—as well as an overview of GSA programs and services.

To access the full program agenda, visit Keynote addresses are open to all registered attendees.

About 1105 Government Information Group

1105 Government Information Groupis the leading provider of integrated information and media for the government information technology market. Our comprehensive portfolio of print, online, event, custom media and research products distinctively serves the information needs of the government IT buying team—agency executives, program managers, IT managers and systems integrators—across all segments of federal, state and local government. Flagship news and information brands include Defense Systems, Federal Computer Week, FEND, GCN, and Washington Technology. Flagship events include the Federal 100, FOSE, GCN Gala, GovSec, U.S. Law and a series of conferences focused on collaboration, networking and education.