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MEDIA ADVISORY: Federal Technology Convergence Commission Report Rollout

Feb 18, 2015
WHAT:

Press attendees will get a complete overview of the Federal Technology Convergence Commission Report, published by the Creating IT Futures Foundation, the philanthropic arm of CompTIA.

In order to understand Social Media, Mobility, Analytics, and Cloud (SMAC) convergence and its implications for government, the TechAmerica Foundation initially formed the Technology Convergence Commission to provide the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) with industry input on this subject. Instead of looking at SMAC in isolation, the Commission focused on conducting deep, insightful research on how these technologies are converging.

The Commission’s goal was to provide recommendations to the U.S. federal government on SMAC as well as its ability to improve efficiency, services, and capabilities while driving innovation and the economy. The report was completed under the Creating IT Futures Foundation—the philanthropic arm of CompTIA.  An embargoed copy of the report is available about request.

Following the initial announcement a panel discussion with the commission vice-chairs will further explore findings of the Convergence Commission report.

WHO:
Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO, CompTIA
Nick Maynard, assistant director, Telecommunications Innovation, OSTP
Dave Zolet, executive vice president and general manager, North American Public Sector, CSC
Kay Kapoor, president, AT&T Government Solutions

WHERE:
Cannon House Office Building, Room 122

WHEN:
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. EST

RSVP for the press briefing and/or to receive an embargoed copy of the report, please contact:

Preston Grisham
pgrisham@comptia.org
202-682-4458

ABOUT THE TECHAMERICA CONVERGENCE COMMISSION
Formed in July 2014, the TechAmerica Convergence Commission brings together technology leaders to make recommendations to the U.S. Administration on the convergence of social, mobile, analytics and cloud (SMAC) technologies. Co-chaired by Kay Kapoor, president of AT&T Government Solutions, and David Zolet, executive vice president and general manager of Computer Sciences Corporation’s (CSC) North American Public Sector, the TechAmerica Convergence Commission offers industry insights on how SMAC convergence can improve government services and efficiency, while also driving innovation in addition to economic growth.

ABOUT THE CREATING IT FUTURES FOUNDATION
As the philanthropic arm of CompTIA, the Creating IT Futures Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity with the mission of helping populations under-represented in the information technology industry and individuals who are lacking in opportunity to prepare for, secure, and be successful in IT careers. The foundation cultivates best practices in IT workforce development and STEM education.

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