January 31-February 1, 2018 | AUSA Conference and Event Center, Arlington, VA

The 2018 Blockchain and Automated IT for Government Summit will provide a forum for members of the DoD, Federal Government, Private Industry, Academia, and other relevant stakeholders to discuss the innovative capabilities and applications of blockchain, to also include robotic process automation, emerging machine-learning capabilities and varying automated IT technologies for improving business processes within the DoD and Govt. IT environments.

2018 Speakers Include

John M. Bergin, SES, Information Technology & Business System Reform Lead, DoD CIO


Rod Turk, Acting CIO, Department of Commerce


Bill Zielinski, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Category Management, Office of Information Technology Category, Federal Acquisition Service, GSA


Avi Bender, Director, National Technical Information Service, Department of Commerce


Justin Herman, Intergovernmental Emerging Citizen Technology Lead, GSA Technology Transformation Services, GSA


Craig Fischer, Innovation Program Manager, Financial Innovation & Transformation, Department of the Treasury

Additional Speakers Include:

– Anil John, Program Manager, Identity Management and Data Privacy Research, Cyber Security Division, DHS S&T

– Debbie Bucci, IT Architect, Office of Standards and Interoperability, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, HHS

– CDR Steven Dobesh, USN, Technology & Innovation Chief, J4, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff 

– Gary Washington, Acting CIO, USDA

Operating Guidance for Government Attendees


DSI’s Summit directly supports DoD & Federal Government priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their organization’s overall mission success, at no charge to the government, and in an efficient expenditure of time.

DSI’s Summit will provide a forum to address and improve internal and external initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, increase visibility within the larger community, and generally support their mission.


Exhibit and Sponsorship Information:

The Blockchain & Automated IT for Government Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.

Download the Sponsorship and Exhibiting Prospectus Here

2018 Topics to Include

– Understanding Blockchain and Identifying Opportunities for Application within DoD/Govt. IT Ecosystems

– Increasing IT Efficiencies through Adoption of Automated IT Services, Including Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

– Leveraging Machine Learning Technology for Enhanced Data Management & Intelligence

– Conducting Cognitive Category Management to Better Support Govt. Procurement & Acquisition

– Developing Data Virtualization Techniques for Improved Data Management

– Meeting the Demands of a 21st Century Digital Government

– Blockchain and IoT

At Our Summit You Will Have the Ability to

Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the most complex issues facing the DoD and Federal Government as it relates to blockchain and automated IT technologies.

Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover some of the latest blockchain and automated IT services and solutions of interest to the Federal Government and DoD.

Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. Our town hall format is your opportunity to address our speakers with questions or comments on the current mission.

Why You Should Attend This Symposium

The rapid utilization of blockchain and automated IT services and technologies throughout the private sector has illustrated the enabling capabilities that the integration of these disruptive technologies within the Federal Government and Department of Defense can provide for improved organizational efficiency and business process management capabilities. Senior members across the Federal Govt. and DoD IT ecosystems have taken notice of how blockchain & automated IT services can supplement their organization’s mission goals, and at this forum, you will have the opportunity to contribute to this vastly expanding community of interest.

At the 2018 Blockchain & Automated IT Summit, invited speakers and delegates will collaborate with one another to spur conversation, foster innovation, and create a pathway for the development of blockchain and automated IT solutions that enhance business process management and organizational efficiency. Our senior level speakers will also address the practical use cases for blockchain and automated IT technologies to also include robotic process automation, emerging machine learning capabilities, cognitive category management, and more.

Whether your organization is interested in improving its data analytics capabilities, authentication & cyber security posture, digital record keeping, or overall level of efficiency, you will have the chance to learn more about blockchain technology, the supporting policy, and community at large at this Summit. Join us at the Blockchain & Automated IT for Govt. Summit to learn more about the innovative efforts to integrate blockchain and automated IT technologies and services into the Federal Government and DoD IT ecosystems.

DSI’s team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summits’ content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in the Blockchain & IT Modernization communities, as well as key policy-makers across military and civilian offices. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

2018 Supporters and Exhibitors


DSI strives to provide the most up to date, mission relevant, topics and discussion points for our meetings.  In order to assure that we are providing the best subject content possible, our Advisory Board Members have volunteered to share their respective insight and expertise with us. We are truly grateful to have their support and guidance as we strive to continually create truly effective meetings and events for all.  Learn more about our Advisory Board Members.