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Summit | Virtual

Event Title
2024 ODT Women in Innovation Summit: Embracing the New FDA IT Strategy
March 27, 2024


Date:
March 27, 2024
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

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2024 ODT Women in Innovation Summit

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming Women in Innovation Summit, a virtual event hosted by the FDA’s Office of Digital Transformation which is dedicated to celebrating and amplifying the voices of women who are making significant strides in Information Technology. Join us on March 27, 2024, from 9:00 AM to noon (ET) for an engaging event that will be centered around “Embracing the New FDA IT Strategy.”  

The Summit aims to bring together women from different departments within ODT to showcase strategies for women to excel in digital leadership roles and leverage technology to drive change and innovation, and share insights into the FDA’s technology teams, hiring processes, career opportunities, and initiatives to promote diversity in technology.

Agenda

9:00 - 9:05 AM

Welcome 

Amy El-Naggar, Division Director, Office of Digital Transformation

9:05 – 9:15 AM

Opening Remarks 

Jessica Berrellez, Executive Officer, Office of Digital Transformation

9:15 – 9:25 AM

Overview of the New FDA IT Strategy 

Casi Alexander, Supervisory IT Specialist, Office of Digital Transformation

9:25 – 9:40 AM

Strategy Showcase: Lightning Talks 

  • 9:25 am: Data Analytics as A Service  

Meghan Mariman, Supervisory IT Specialist, Office of Digital Transformation

  • 9:30 am: Data Center Modernization 

Kelemework Yimam, Supervisory IT Specialist, Office of Digital Transformation

  • 9:35 am: Zero Trust 

Kristen Wayne, Supervisory IT Specialist, Office of Digital Transformation

9:40 – 10:25 AM

Panel Discussion - Women Leading Technology Innovation 

Facilitator: Landi Jackson-James, IT Project Manager, Office of Digital Transformation

Panelists:  

Robyn Barringer, Associate Deputy Chief Information Officer, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Margaret Zabriski, Business Informatics Advisor, Center for Veterinary Medicine

Sophia Donaldson, Associate Deputy Chief Information Officer and IT Director, Center for Tobacco Products

10:25 – 10:30 AM 5-Minute Break  
10:30 – 11:25 AM

Interactive Workshop: Digital Leadership for Women 

Facilitator: Dr. Sandra Tibbs, Contractor, Director of Organizational Performance, Leadership, and Coaching (ICF) 

Speakers:  

Anne Redding, Contractor, Director of Digital Delivery (ICF) 

Julie Donnell, Contractor, Director of Management Strategy (ICF)

11:25 – 11:55 AM

Fireside Chat - Journeys of Success: Lessons from the Frontlines 

Moderator: Tiffany Groves, IT Specialist, Office of Digital Transformation

Panelists:  

Elaine Johanson, Staff Director of Health Informatics, Office of Digital Transformation

Shellie Rogers, Senior Advisor, Office of Digital Transformation

Quinn Ton, Supervisory IT Specialist, Office of Digital Transformation

11:55 AM – 12:00 PM

Closing Remarks 

Carolyn Sepesy, Senior Advisor, Office of Digital Transformation

 

 
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