January Monthly Luncheon

Friday, January 13, 2012
Fireside Chat: Insights from Steven VanRoekel, the US CIO
Steven VanRoekel, Chief Information Officer of the United States

This event is sold out and onsite registration will not be available. A live stream will be available starting at 12:15pm EST here. The webcast will be available in our video library after the event.

What would you do if you had $80 billion to spend on technology for the Federal government?

Join AFFIRM on Friday, January 13 to hear the Nation’s newly appointed chief technologist detail how the introduction of innovative technologies will improve government service during an age of austerity. In his first major address inside the Capital Beltway, Chief Information Officer of the United States Steven VanRoekel will discuss the role of technology in closing the widening productivity gap between government and industry. AFFIRM President Darren Ash will dialogue with Mr. VanRoekel in a fireside chat format.

Mr.VanRoekel made his first public appearance as U.S. CIO on October 25 at the Churchill Club in Palo Alto, CA – a fitting venue to talk about his priorities and vision for the Federal IT landscape. He introduced his plan for doing more with less and devising solutions with a “shared first” and a “future first” perspective to yield a higher return on our IT investments, increase productivity, and improve the way the government interacts with the American people.

Mr.VanRoekel brings a rich background to this technology leadership role having served as executive director for citizen and organizational engagement at USAID and as former managing director at the Federal Communications Commission where he handled agency operations with a focus on technology and new media. Earlier in his career, he spent 15 years at Microsoft in positions ranging from founder Bill Gates’ assistant to a senior executive in the firm’s Windows Server and Tools division.

Location and Date:

Friday, January 13, 2012

11:30am: Registration & Networking
12:00 - 1:30pm - Luncheon & Program

806 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Metro: McPherson Square (Orange & Blue)
(map and driving directions)


There are limited valet parking spots at the hotel. Other parking options are:
Locations on H Street, between 15th and 14th

  • PMI
  • Marc Valet
  • System Parking, $7 1st Hour, $10 2 hours, $15 max

14th Street, between H&I
  • Laz Parking, $15
  • Park America, $15


Government Attendees
  • Government Subscribers - included in subscription; log in to register and reserve your seat
  • Government Member Pre-Registered (before 1/12, 12pm) - $20
  • Government Non-member Pre-Registered (before 1/12, 12pm) - $25
Industry Attendees
  • Sustaining Partner Member Pre-Registered (before 1/12, 12pm) - $70

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