SAS Government
Leadership Forum

Thursday, Oct. 25 | 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Newseum

Powering Innovation With Analytics

Data is everywhere. When data meets analytics, public service aspirations become reality. You can identify and contain health epidemics. Stop fraud, waste and abuse. And make real-time decisions to keep the public safe. Analytics empowers insight and innovation. And innovation advances humankind.

Join government leaders at the Newseum to discuss a modern, innovative approach to government that bridges technology and public policy – creating possibilities that transform our daily experiences. Forum conversations will explore using analytics strategically for better policymaking, effective legislation, targeted programs and services, and good use of taxpayer dollars.

Panel presentations will cover critical topics, including opioid epidemic and health surveillance, fraud and financial crimes, infrastructure, public safety and others. A technology showcase will be available throughout the day for attendees to ask questions and explore the latest advancements.

Agenda at a glance

Thursday, Oct. 25
7:30 - 8:15 a.m.Registration, Complimentary Breakfast and Technology Showcase
8:15 - 8:30 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

Data for Good: Analytics and the Opioid Crisis

  • Juan Colon, National Director of Opioid and Illicit Drug Solutions, SAS
  • Steve Kearney, Medical Director, US Government, SAS
9:15 - 9:30 a.m.Networking and Technology Showcase
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.Keynote: Margaret Weichert, Acting Director, US Office of Personnel Management, and Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and Budget
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.Keynote: Allison Brigati, Deputy Administrator, US General Services Administration
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Workforce of the Future Panel

  • Nick Armstrong, PhD, Senior Director, Research and Policy, Institute for Veterans and Military Families
  • Jack Malgeri, Senior Adviser to the Chief Human Capital Officer, US Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Steve Bennett, Director, Global Government Practice, SAS
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lunch and Technology Showcase
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Detecting and Preventing Fraud: Addressing Key Issues in Health Care

  • Chavis Paulk, Cost Containment and Analytics Manager, Georgia Department of Public Health
  • Derrick Gilmore, Deputy Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs, Kentucky State University

Preventing Tragic Outcomes: Using Predictive Analytics to Protect Vulnerable People

  • Wanda Marino, Assistant Director, New Hanover County Department of Social Services
  • Tom Sabo, Principal Solutions Architect, SAS

Building a Culture of Analytics: Supporting Program Integrity

1:30 - 1:45 p.m.Networking and Technology Showcase
1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

Counterterrorism and Financial Crimes Panel

  • Jim Dinkins, Senior Vice President and Director of Operations for Enterprise Financial Compliance, US Bank
  • Eric C. Hylton, Deputy Chief, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation
  • Eric Kringel, Managing Director, Global Head of AML Monitoring Risk Management, Citi
  • J.R. Helmig, Innovation Lead, Global Security Intelligence Practice, SAS
2:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Venue Information

555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Knight Conference Center: 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20001


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