QlikWorld Tour Public Sector

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May 23, 2023 | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW | Washington, D.C.

The QlikWorld Tour is extending QlikWorld content into some of Qlik’s key markets. We are reconnecting with customers and partners, and sharing Qlik’s vision, key product updates, and showcasing marquee customers in each city.

QlikWorld Public Sector is a day full of discussions on everything data integration and analytics for U.S. Federal, and State and Local government agencies.

Our agenda is packed full and includes:
  • Greg Little, Deputy Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Officer of Business Analytics – Pentagon
  • Blake Evans, Elections Director, Georgia Secretary of State
  • Lori Mongold, Division Chief at Department of the Army and Global Force Information Management Chief Management Officer
  • Michelle Zebrowski, Chief Data Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • And more!

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See below for the agenda and speaker lineup! 

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General Session (Location: The Amphitheater)
08:00 – 08:45 Breakfast & Registration
08:45 – 09:00 Welcome: Andrew Churchill, VP – Qlik
09:00 – 09:20 Keynote: Finding Certainty Through Data in a Dynamic Global Economy: Mike Capone, CEO - Qlik »
CIOs, data experts and business unit leaders are navigating a constantly evolving set of opportunities and challenges in a post-pandemic world. With continued economic headwinds, supply chain pressures and rapidly evolving digital work environments, businesses are turning to data to find certainty in an ever-changing marketplace. This session will explore how deeper insights, smarter decision making, and successfully integrating systems and data across environments drives growth and business advantage.
09:20 – 09:50 Advancing Analytics from the Boardroom to the Battlefield: Mike Capone, Qlik CEO, and Greg Little, Deputy Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Officer of Business Analytics - Pentagon »
Advana, a mashup of the words advancing analytics, is the DOD’s enterprise-wide data and analytics platform. Advana provides DOD decision makers with decision support analytics, data management and data science tools. In her May 2021 memorandum, Creating Data Advantage, Deputy Secretary of Defense, Dr. Kathleen Hicks, named the Advana platform as the single enterprise authoritative data management and analytics platform for the DOD. The purpose of Advana is to make data widely accessible, understandable, and actionable across the DOD enterprise by translating common enterprise data into profound yet actionable insights and outcomes for the decision maker.

In this session, Gregory Little, the Deputy Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Officer of Business Analytics, will discuss his experience over the last five years as his team built a comprehensive data, analytics, and data science capability to support the world’s largest and most dynamic organization.
09:50 – 10:15 Networking Break
10:15 – 10:45 Using Data to Promote Confidence and Transparency in Georgia Elections: Blake Evans, Elections Director, Georgia Secretary of State »
Learn how state election officials in Georgia use data to promote confidence and transparency in elections, and how they use data to resolve potential issues before they happen.
10:45 – 11:05 Impact Tomorrow Starts with Better Data Today: Monica McEwen, Managing Director, AI & Data Operate Leader - Deloitte & Sarah Milsom, Strategy Senior Manager, AI & Data - Deloitte »
AI can change the world tomorrow….but requires better data today. Join Monica McEwen, Managing Director and leader for Deloitte’s AI & Data Operate Offering Portfolio, and Sarah Milsom, Strategy Senior Manager and leader in Data Readiness, as they speak to the future of data and its role in helping government organizations achieve AI readiness. They’ll discuss the importance of accurate, accessible, trustworthy data and foundational levers to get there including a data & AI strategy and a ready workforce.
11:05 – 12:00 Product Keynote: Data Innovation: What’s Next is Now: Denise LaForgia, Senior Director, Product Marketing - Qlik and Jim Penn, Principal Solution Architect - Qlik »
Top performing organizations are investing in data. After all, there is not only more data, but also more kinds of data, in more places. The question is how do you best bring it together, make sense of it, and then do something with it? And equally important, do you trust it?  This session demonstrates how Qlik, together with the recent acquisition of Talend, offers an award-winning portfolio for data integration, quality assurance, and analytics – including innovations across real-time, AI, ML, and automation. Get ready for the future – it starts now.
12:00 – 01:15 Lunch
Breakouts – Data Leaders Track (Location: Hemisphere A)
01:15 – 02:00 Delivering Data Capabilities in a Dynamic Operating Environment: Lori Mongold, Division Chief at Department of the Army and Global Force Information Management Chief Management Officer and Michelle Zebrowski, Chief Data Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Delivering mission supporting data capabilities in any large and diverse organization is challenging enough.  Doing so in an organization where global and national events shift your mission priorities on a near daily basis takes the job to an entirely different level.  This panel discussion featuring Lori Mongold, Division Chief at Department of the Army and Global Force Information Management Chief Management Officer and Michelle Zebrowski, Chief Data Officer, US Customs and Border Protection will highlight how their organizations prepare for tomorrows mission imperatives and meet the information needs of all end users, from senior leadership to the front lines. 
02:00 – 02:15 Break
02:15 – 03:00 Becoming Truly Data Driven: Jordan Morrow, Vice President and Head of Data And Analytics - BrainStorm, Inc.
Organizations want to capitalize on the data they are sourcing and collecting, but how many feel they are reaching their potential?  Come listen to Jordan Morrow, published author and Godfather of Data Literacy, as he expounds upon the world of data, the true purpose of data to empower organizational goals forward, data literacy, and how to become more data driven.
03:00 – 03:15 Break »
Networking Break
03:15 – 04:00 Navy Financial Management: What got us here isn’t going to get us there. Paul Landauer, Associate DASN, Data & Digital Transformation, Financial Management Systems - Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller); David Magjuka, Director of Digital and Data Transformation - Department of Navy, Financial Management Systems; and Jermaine “Jay” Smith Analytics As Service Portfolio Owner, Financial Management Data & Digital Transformation Program  »
The Department of Defense Financial Management Strategy for FY2022-2026 asserts that fiscal readiness accelerates mission readiness and describes a vision for making every decision at DoD fiscally informed by delivering actionable financial advice that empowers global force decision-making. The Department of the Navy’s Financial Management Data & Digital Transformation team is transforming the DON’s business processes by bring automation, analytics, and ADVANA / Jupiter dashboards to their Sailors, Marines, and civilian workforce.
In this session the Financial Management Data & Digital Transformation team will discuss driving decision-making behavior through transparency and flexibility provided by standardized enterprise data and analytics tools, managing innovation and customer feedback, and delivering cutting edge data capabilities that propel the Navy mission forward.
Breakouts – Cloud IT and Modernization Track (Location: Hemisphere B)
01:15 – 02:00 Simplifying Benefits Administration for Millions of our Most Vulnerable Citizens: Ellen Blackwell, Delivery and Account Development Executive - Accenture and Rock Regan, Alliances for SLED and Healthcare - Qlik »
This session will discuss the automated, integrated eligibility and case management system that supports key public assistance programs on a cloud-hosted architecture in one of the largest states in the US. 
02:00 – 02:15 Break
02:15 – 03:00 Panel Discussion: DLA – Leading with Advanced Analytics in Support of the Warfighter: Moderator: Jeff Duckro, Senior Manager - Accenture Federal Services; Panelist: Brian Nunnally - DLA and Adam Walski - DLA »
he Defense Logistics Agency manages the end-to-end global defense supply chain – from raw materials to end user disposition – for the five military services, 11 combatant commands, other federal, state and local agencies partner and allied nations.

In this session, Brian Nunnally, DLA J6 QLIK Program Manager and Adam Walski, J8 Finance Data and Analytics, will discuss DLA’s journey of introducing QLIK as the enterprise data visualization solution, challenges overcome moving to citizen developers and the outcomes being realized by the largest federal logistics agency in the world.
03:00 – 03:15 Break »
Networking Break
03:15 – 04:00 Panel Discussion - Compliance and Policy: Moderator: Mike Hettinger, President and Founding Principal – Hettinger Strategy Group; Panelists: Karen Laughton - Vice President, Compliance Advisory – Coalfire Systems and Matthew T. Cornelius, Former Senior Professional Staff for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (Majority Staff) »
In December of last year, the President signed the FedRAMP Authorization Act as part of the FY23 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Act codifies the FedRAMP program as the authoritative standardized approach to security assessment and authorization for cloud computing products and services that process unclassified federal information.
In this session, the panel will discuss how this bill supports agency efforts to rapidly adopt and deploy FedRAMP authorized cloud-based systems by:
  • Reducing duplication of security assessments and other obstacles to agency adoption of cloud products, establishing a “presumption of adequacy” for cloud technologies that have received FedRAMP certification.
  • Facilitating agency reuse of cloud technologies that have already received an authorization-to-operate by requiring agencies to check a centralized and secure repository and, to the extent practicable, reuse any existing security assessment before conducting their own.
  • Creating a better feedback loop between government and CSPs to ensure the FedRAMP program is fully optimized through the to-be-established Federal Secure Cloud Advisory Committee.
Breakouts – Qlik Solutions Track (Location: Oceanic AB)
01:15 – 02:00 Transitioning to Qlik Cloud: Navigating the Waters: Chase Boster, Professional Services Solution Leader - Qlik and Adam Jacobs, Principal Solutions Architect – Qlik »
Are you considering moving to Qlik Cloud but aren't sure where to start? In this discussion, we'll discuss our approach from Phase 0 when tackling a migration to Qlik Cloud. Learn from our experience successfully migrating multiple customers to the cloud!
02:00 – 02:15 Break
02:15 – 03:00 Qlik Cloud Data Integration: Deliver Real-time Data and Automate Transformation to Any Cloud: 
Jim Penn, Principal Solution Architect - Qlik »
Qlik Cloud Data Integration helps you deliver, transform, and unify enterprise data in real-time for every analytics, ML or digital transformation initiative. This session will provide an overview, demo, and the future roadmap for Qlik Cloud Data Integration.
03:00 – 03:15 Break »
Networking Break
03:15 – 04:00 Making Machine Learning Accessible to Analytics Teams with AutoML: Jeff Dodson, Senior Solution Architect - Qlik and Kyle Jourdan, Head of AutoML and Data Science Practice – Qlik »
Qlik AutoML has made Machine Learning accessible to even more users and customers. Understand how both your analysts and data scientists can benefit from Machine Learning integrated into Qlik Cloud as part of your overall analytics strategy. We will look at the value customers are delivering today and provide a glimpse into the future with an overview of the roadmap.


Invite them along - the more the merrier.



Mike Capone

CEO, Qlik

Mike leads Qlik’s mission to create a data-literate world, one where people, businesses, organizations and governments tackle their most complex challenges with data. He has first-hand experience in leveraging the power of data through analytics to transform businesses and entire industries.

In addition to his extensive experience in high-growth SaaS companies, Mike was the COO of Medidata Solutions, a publicly-traded provider of SaaS analytics solutions to the healthcare, life sciences and pharma markets. There he played a significant role in the company’s product development, data science, professional services and go-to-market operations, guiding its strategy to provide a comprehensive cloud platform that leverages data and analytics to transform clinical trials.

Prior to Medidata, Mike held senior leadership positions at ADP, including Corporate Vice President of Product Development & CIO, and SVP & General Manager of ADP’s global outsourcing business. He was also head of product development and technology operations for ADP, one of the world’s largest B2B cloud services providers, delivering critical services to over 600,000 companies and 39 million of their staff members worldwide.

Mike holds a BS in Computer Science from Dickinson College and an MBA in Finance from Pace University.


Andrew Churchill

Vice President - Federal, Qlik

Andrew Churchill is Vice President of Federal at Qlik, where he leads Qlik’s Federal go-to-market strategy and customer success initiatives. His leadership responsibilities include all facets of the business, from sales and marketing to implementation. Andrew has spent 25 years supporting government IT initiatives. Prior to joining Qlik he led sales efforts at Informatica and has worked at Network General, Plumtree Software, and Platinum Technology. Andrew is a graduate of Denison University where he received a BA in Economics and German.


Blake Evans

Elections Director, GA Secretary of State

Blake earned his Master’s in Public Administration and Graduate Certificate of Election Administration from Auburn University. He also has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Minor in Community and Civic Engagement from Auburn. He has worked in two county election offices, the Escambia County Supervisor of Elections Office in Pensacola, Florida, and the Fulton County Registration and Elections Department in Atlanta, Georgia. He currently serves as the Elections Director in Georgia’s Secretary of State’s (SOS) Office. He previously worked as the Deputy Elections Division Director in the SOS office. Blake resides in Fayetteville, GA with his wife, Stephanie, and their two children, Caroline (4 years old) and Nolan (2 years old).


Jeff Dodson

Senior Solution Architect, Qlik

Jeff is a Senior Solution Architect at Qlik supporting the U.S. Public Sector and has been in the data and analytics space for over 9 years now. He has always had a particular interest in Machine Learning and AI and has thus taken on Qlik's AutoML capabilities as a specialty of his. Jeff is also a published author in the cybersecurity space and has guest lectured at the University of Maryland discussing real-world use cases of AI and Big Data.

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Jim Penn

Principal Solution Architect - Qlik

Hi, I'm Jim Penn and I've been with Qlik now for more than 3 years. I've been in a Presales role for the past 17 years supporting Public Sector Customers with analytics and data integration initiatives. Before my Presales role, I spent another 17 years in Services Consulting focusing on building analytics and data integration solutions. My current focus at Qlik is as a Data Integration Solutions Architect supporting the US Federal Government.


Greg Little

Deputy Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Officer of Business Analytics - Pentagon

Gregory B. Little is the Deputy Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Officer of Business Analytics, Pentagon, Virginia. He is responsible for enabling DoD organizations to leverage data, analytics, and artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) to accelerate innovation and mission impact. The Business Analytics directorate aims to provide the DoD with enterprise capabilities and services that allow business and warfighting operators to tap into data to achieve decision advantage. In addition, Mr. Little serves as the program lead for Advana, the DoD’s premiere enterprise data, analytics, and AI platform capability.


Jordan Morrow

Vice President and Head of Data And Analytics - BrainStorm, Inc.

Jordan Morrow is known as the "Godfather of Data Literacy", having helped pioneer the field by building one of the world's first data literacy programs and driving thought leadership. Jordan is Vice President and Head of Data And Analytics at BrainStorm, Inc., and a global trailblazer in the world of data literacy. He served as the Chair of the Advisory Board for The Data Literacy Project, has spoken at numerous conferences around the world, and is an active voice in the data and analytics community. He has also helped companies and organizations around the world, including the United Nations, build and understand data literacy.

When not found within his work of Data, Jordan is married with 5 kids. Jordan is also an avid trail runner and loves fitness, entering and racing in multiple ultra-marathons, and having fun adventures in the mountains. Jordan loves to read, often reading (or using Audible) to go through multiple books at a time. Jordan is the author of two books: Be Data Literate and Be Data Driven.


Michelle Zebrowski

Chief Data Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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Denise LaForgia

Senior Director - Product Marketing, Qlik

In her current role as Senior Director of Product Marketing at Qlik, Denise leads messaging, positioning and go-to-market strategies for Qlik’s analytics portfolio. During her time at Qlik, Denise also led the launches of Qlik’s first cloud analytics solutions. Prior to joining Qlik, Denise led marketing strategies and new product launches for enterprise data quality, data governance, CRM, and big data solutions. Denise currently resides in Waltham, Massachusetts.


Ellen Blackwell

Delivery and Account Development Executive – Accenture

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Lori Mongold

Division Chief, Strategic Operations Enterprise Global Force Information Management Capability Management Officer (GFIM CMO), Pentagon

Ms. Lori Mongold assumed the role of GFIM CMO, HQDA G3/5/7 at the Pentagon in March 2018. As the GFIM CMO, she is responsible for the management and oversight of requirements/resourcing of the legacy business systems that comprise the GFIM portfolio, the functional lead for the requirements and resourcing of the GFIM objective environment, the functional and technical lead for the G3 Data Lake, and the functional and technical lead for the G3 Analytical Tool. Additionally, she also serves as the G3 Data Steward.

On 10 January 2022, Ms.Mongold assumed oversight responsibilities for the Training and Readiness Domain of the Business Mission Area and CMO responsibilities for ATIS – the Army’s Enterprise Training Information System. This places all functional oversight of the Deploy to Redeploy and Retrograde of Materiel end to end business process within Ms.Mongold’s day to day oversight and management.

Ms. Mongold has over 30 years of experience in supporting the Army with a diverse background in program management, force management, and readiness. She has worked at the Pentagon, the US Army Force Management Support Agency, the Joint Force Headquarters/Military District of Washington, and the US Army Reserve.

Ms. Mongold holds certifications in program management, information technology, data management, force management, and production quality management. She has been in or in support of the Army since 1994. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in English and Theatre.

She currently resides in Petersburg, WV and is the proud Mimi to 3 wonderful grandchildren: Caiden age 8, Bryce age 4, Reagan age 2, and is awaiting the arrival of another granddaughter, Nova Lee.


Mike Hettinger

President and Founding Principal – Hettinger Strategy Group

A former House of Representatives Republican Leadership chief of staff and committee staff director, Mike Hettinger is the president and founding principal of Hettinger Strategy Group LLC (HSG), a full-service government relations, federal marketing and public affairs firm headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. HSG represents the interests of many of Silicon Valley’s most innovative companies in Washington. Hettinger founded the firm in 2014 after leaving TechAmerica, where he was senior vice president for both public sector and federal government affairs. Hettinger is a highly regarded expert in information technology policy and one of the leading technology lobbyists in Washington, having been named a "Top Hired Gun Lobbyist" for 4 years running (2018-2021) by The Hill.

Prior to joining TechAmerica, Hettinger was head of the Public Sector Innovation Group at the Software and Information Industry Association. Before going to SIIA, Hettinger was Executive Director in charge of Strategic Planning, Government Relations and Market Development in Grant Thornton’s Global Public Sector Practice. Mr. Hettinger joined Grant Thornton from the House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Government Management, Finance and Accountability, where he served as staff director.

Hettinger has an extensive background in lobbying and public affairs, having served as a Public Policy Counselor at Patton Boggs LLP where he oversaw large-scale lobbying and public affairs campaigns. Prior to joining Patton Boggs, Hettinger was Chief of Staff to former U.S. Representative Tom Davis of Virginia.

Mr. Hettinger is a regular contributor to Government Matters TV, which airs in Washington, DC five nights a week on News Channel 8 / ABC 7 as well as a frequent contributor to the public dialogue in the trade press and related media.


Karen Laughton

Vice President, Compliance Advisory – Coalfire Systems

Karen is the Vice President of Compliance Advisory Services at Coalfire Systems, where she leads a team focused on advising commercial organizations in preparation for assessments against Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Service Organization Control (SOC), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)/Health Information Trust (HITRUST), and Payment Card Industry (PCI) requirements.

Karen joined Coalfire in 2014 and has over 17 years of compliance experience in both the public and private sectors. She assists C-suite executives of leading cloud service providers in building their go-to-market strategy for transitioning into the Federal market and determining the simplest, most cost-effective path for achieving their business and technical/security goals. She sets the vision and strategy for growing Coalfire's compliance and engineering capabilities to meet client needs and serves as a mentor to a rapidly growing team.



Head of AutoML and Data Science Practice – Qlik

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Adam Jacobs

Principal Solutions Architect – Qlik

Adam is a Principal Solution Architect for Qlik Data Analytics, with over a decade of experience working with the US public sector and over 8 years of experience in BI technology. Adam has worked with customers like EPA, Air Force, Navy, Army, DC Public Schools, University of Georgia, and many others to help support operations and missions using data driven decision making.


Monica McEwen

Managing Director, AI & Data Operate Leader – Deloitte

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Sarah Milsom

Strategy Senior Manager, AI & Data – Deloitte

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Matthew T. Cornelius

Former Senior Professional Staff for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (Majority Staff)

Matthew recently served as a Senior Professional Staff Member for Chairman Gary C. Peters on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC). In that role, he handled a wide array of government operations, budget, appropriations, and oversight issues, including Federal management and performance, regulatory reform, shared services, and a variety of other cross-cutting program implementation efforts.

Prior to his role in Congress, he served as the Executive Director of the Alliance for Digital Innovation (ADI) - a coalition of customer-focused commercial companies helping to shape government IT modernization efforts through effective advocacy and thought leadership.

Prior to ADI, Matthew was a Senior Advisor for Technology and Cybersecurity Policy at the White House's Office of Management and Budget (OMB). In that role, he was primarily responsible for leading numerous government-wide IT modernization and cybersecurity initiatives, including the IT Modernization Cross Agency Priority Goal and the establishment of the Technology Modernization Fund. Before OMB, Matthew served as the Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity to the Administrator of the General Services Administration and he began his Federal career as a Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.




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