Friday, January 6

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Las Vegas Convention Center


11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

CES Government 2017 Registration
Room 1B, Hard Rock Conference Center,  The Hard Rock Hotel


6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

CES Leaders in Technology Reception and Dinner
Lafite Ballroom, The Wynn Hotel
(GBEF members, government attendees, by invitation)
Transportation from Hard Rock to dinner provided.


Saturday, January 7

7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
CES Government Registration
Room 1B, Hard Rock Conference Center,  The Hard Rock Hotel


8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
CES Government 2017 Golf Tournament
Rio Secco Golf Course, Las Vegas


9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Las Vegas Convention Center


CES Government 2017 Pre-Plenary Issue Roundtables Hard Rock Hotel

(Optional pre-CESG 2017 program: limited audience attendance due to room size)


12:30 PM – 2:15 PM

“Better Mission Performance through Analytics and the IoT”
The Monterey Room, Hard Rock Hotel

Roundtable Participants
Discussion Leads:

  • Snehal Antani, Splunk
  • David Bray, CIO, Federal Communications Commission
  • Mark Papermaster, Chief Technology Officer, AMD
  • Bobby Jones, Chief Data Officer, US Department of Agriculture
  • Nat Beuse, Associate Commissioner, National Highway TrafficSafety Administration
  • Paul McQuillan, CEO, Planet Risk
  • Chad Steelberg, CEO, Veritone
  • Paul Krein, CTO, Red River
  • Tom Soderstrom, Chief Technology Officer, NASA JetPropulsion Labs (JPL)
  • Dr. Tyrone Grandison, CIO Health Metrics and Evaluation Institute
  • Teresa Bozzelli, President, Sapient
  • Adrian Gardner, CIO, Federal Emergency Management Agency


12:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement: Analytics, Video and the IoT
The Newport Room, Hard Rock Hotel

Roundtable Participants:
Discussion Leads:

  • Charlie Armstrong, President, E274 Inc.
  • Charlie Inman, Deloitte
  • John Wagner, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, US Customs and Border Protection
  • Hon. Brian Moran, Secretary of Public Safety, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Rick Smith, CEO, Taser
  • Wayne Davis, Vice President, Century Link
  • Luke McCormack, CIO, Department of Homeland Security
  • Jeffrey “Skunk” Baxter, SME, musician
  • Jarrod Burguan, Chief of Police, San Bernardino County
  • Mike Poth, FirstNet, CEO, FirstNet
  • Kathy Cowles, Partner, Deep Water Point


2:30 PM – 4:15 PM

“Innovation and Acquisition: the Disabling Disconnect”
The Monterey Room, Hard Rock Hotel

Roundtable Participants
Discussion Leads:

  • Steve O’Keeffe, founder and CEO, MeriTalk
  • Doug Wagoner, President, SAIC
  • Hon. Robert S. Walker, Executive Chairman, Wexler-Walker
  • Mr. James F. Geurts, Acquisition Executive, SOCOM
  • Mike Flynn, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
  • Michael Callihan, President, Aegis
  • Michael Palmer, DHS Digital Services
  • Stan Soloway, President and CEO, Celero Strategies


2:30 PM – 4:15 PM

“Cyber Focus: Protecting Data and Critical Infrastructure”
The Newport Room, Hard Rock Hotel

Roundtable Participants
Discussion Leads:

  • John McClurg, Vice President and Ambassador-at-large, Cylance
  • Dr. Barry West, OCIO, Department of Homeland Security
  • Richard McKinney, CIO, Department of Transportation
  • Michael Dent, CISO, Fairfax County
  • Snehal Antani, CTO, Splunk
  • Stephen Rice, CIO, Transportation Security Administration, DHS
  • Ray Baxter, Vice President, Century Link
  • Sean Newell, Chief, Cyber Division, Department of Justice
  • Mittal Desai, CISO, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Gilbert Reveillon, CEO at Mobile LOOV, Paris, France


5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

CES Government 2017 Opening Reception
Vanity at the Hard Rock Hotel

Sunday, January 8

7:00 AM – 10:00 AM

CES Government Registration
Artist Hall Ballroom Foyer
Hard Rock Hotel


7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast
Artist Hall Ballroom Foyer
Hard Rock Hotel

Artist Hall 1 & 2

8:00 AM – 8:10 AM

CES Government Opening and Welcome
CESG 2017 Co-Chairs Don Upson and Teresa Bozzelli


8:10 AM – 8:25 AM

CES Government 2017 Leadership in Technology Award
Chief Jarrod Burguan
San Bernardino Police Department


8:25 AM – 8:40 AM

CES Government: Setting the Stage
“Trump Administration: An Index for Agency Opportunity and Contractor Risk”
Eric Gillespie
Chief Executive Officer, Govini


8:40 AM – 9:10 AM

CES Government 2017 Government Keynote
“Innovation and Acquisition: Getting What We Need When We Need It”
James F. Geurts
Acquisition Executive, US Special Operations Command


9:10 AM – 9:40 AM

CES Government 2017 Industry Keynote
The IoT, Body Worn and Law Enforcement: More than a Camera
Rick Smith
Chief Executive Officer, Taser


9:40 AM – 9:55 AM

“Public Safety, Emergency Management and Technology”
Hon. Brian Moran
Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security,
Commonwealth of Virginia


9:55 AM – 10:15 AM

“FirstNet: A National Emergency Communications Platform”
Michael Poth
Chief Executive Officer, FirstNet


10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Program Break


10:30 AM – 10:50 AM

“Analytics, the IOT and Emergency Management”
Adrian Gardner
Chief Information Officer, FEMA


10:50 AM – 11:05 AM

CES Government 2017 Focus on Technology
“Platform Analytics and Cognitive Learning”
Chad Steelberg
Chief Executive Officer, Veritone


11:05 AM – 11:30 AM

Trump, Technology, Transition and Brexit
Hon. Ian Liddell-Grainger
MP, The United Kingdom


11:30 AM – 11:55 AM

“As Strong as the Weakest Link: The Importance of Global Collaboration”
Discussion Introduction: Gilbert Reveillon, CEO, Mobile LOOV

  • Hon. David Martinon, Ambassador for Cyber and the DigitalEconomy, France
  • Christopher Painter, Cyber Coordinator for the United States


11:55 AM – 12:15 PM

“Deus Ex Machina” – Technology and Transformational
Change in America
Steve O’Keeffe
Chief Executive Officer, MeriTalk


12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Keynote Luncheon
Introductory Remarks: “CES 2017 Highlights and Overview”
Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, CTA and CES
Luncheon Keynote: Sue Gordon, Deputy Director, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency


1:30 PM – 1:50 PM

“The Big Breach: What We Learned from OPM”
Mike Flynn, Counsel
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
United States House of Representatives


1:50 PM – 2:00 PM

CES Government 2017 Focus on Technology
Pradeep Goel, CEO, EngagePoint
Years to Weeks, Months to Days, Weeks to Hours”
Voice-Driven, Real-time Application Development (live demo)


2:00 PM – 2:25 PM

Hon. Robert S. Walker
Executive Chairman, Wexler-Walker
Former Chair, House Science Committee,
Trump Transition Advisor


2:25 PM – 2:45 PM

“Analytics, the IoT and the Transportation Revolution”
Nat Beause
Associate Administrator
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


2:45 PM – 3:05 PM

Evolving DHS Cyber Mission
Suzanne Spaulding
Undersecretary for NPPD, Department of Homeland Security


3:05 PM 3:50 PM

Predictions: Trump, Technology and Congress
Discussion Lead: Stephen M. Ryan
Partner, McDermott, Will & Emery

  • Hon. James P. Moran, McDermott, Will and Emery
  • Hon. Tom Davis, Deloitte


3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

CES Government Plenary Panel Discussion
“Cyber Threats, Enforcement, Solutions”
Discussion Lead: Jeffrey ‘Skunk’ Baxter

  • Trent Teyama, Chief, Cyber Readiness, the FBI
  • Sean Newell, Chief, Cyber Division, Department of Justice
  • Chris Painter, US Cyber Coordinator, Department of State


4:50 PM – 4:55 PM  CES Government 2017 Day One Adjournment


6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

CES Government 2017 Speakers Reception
Hard Rock Hotel
Featuring performance by Jeffrey ‘Skunk’ Baxter
In honor of the 75th Anniversary of the USO

Monday, January 9


7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast
Artist Hall Ballroom Foyer
Hard Rock Hotel


7:45 AM – 8:00 AM

CESG Day Two Opening Remarks and Recap
CESG 2017 Co-Chair Teresa Bozzelli


8:00 AM – 8:20 AM

CES Government Day Two Industry Keynote
Analytics, the IoT and the Evolving Security Challenge:
Snehal Antani
Chief Technology Officer, Splunk


8:20 AM – 9:00 AM

Technology and American Border Protection
John Wagner
Deputy Assistant Commissioner, US Customs and
Border Protection


9:00 AM – 9:20 AM

“Acquisition and Innovation: We Can Do Better”
Doug Wagoner
President, SAIC


9:20 AM – 9:35 AM

A Cyber View…From America’s Highest Rated
Local Government
Michael Dent, CISO
Fairfax County Government, VA


9:35 AM – 9:55 AM

“The Cloud, Collaboration and the Missions of NASA”
Tom Soderstrom
IT Chief Technology Officer, JPL NASA


9:55 AM – 10:15 AM

Machine Learning Will Change Everything”
Mark Papermaster
Chief Technology Officer, AMD
Wolf Tombe
Chief Technology Officer, US Customs and Border Patrol


10:15 AM – 10:35 AM

“Data Protection Begins with the End(point)”
John McClurg
VP and Ambassador-at-Large, Cylance


10:35 AM – 10:55 AM

“Analytics, AI and Exponential Change”
Dr. David Bray
CIO, Federal Communications Commission


10:55 AM – 11:10 AM

The Evolving Criminal Cyber Mind: 
A View from the Justice Department
Michael Stawasz
Deputy Chief Cyber Crime, Department of Justice


11:10 AM – 11:25 AM

Making Sense of all the Data:
The Chief Data Officer in Government
Bobby Jones
Chief Data Officer, Department of Agriculture


11:25 AM – 11:30 AM  CES Government 2017 Leadership in Technology Award


11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

CES Government 2017 Closing Keynote
Luke McCormack, CIO
Department of Homeland Security


12:00 PM – 12:15 PM

CES Government 2017 Adjournment
CESG 2017 Co-Chairs Teresa Bozzelli and Don Upson


6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Government Business Executive Forum 2017
GBEF Members and Invited Guests
The Prime at the Bellagio
Transportation provided to dinner