Main Conference Day 2

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM REGISTRATION AND COFFEE


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Allison Hickey

Former Under Secretary for Benefits
Formerly of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM Leveraging IT Solutions to Address Challenges in the VA Choice Program

Alan Constantian, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Account Manager for Health, Department of Veterans Affairs

Alan Constantian

Deputy Chief Information Officer, Account Manager for Health
Department of Veterans Affairs

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Improving VA Outcomes Using Agile Acquisition Strategies

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Lessons Learned from Addressing Historic IT Challenges Within the VA

Prof. David Dobrzykowski, Associate Professor, Director Supply Chain Management Institute, Bowling Green State University

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Prof. David Dobrzykowski

Associate Professor, Director Supply Chain Management Institute
Bowling Green State University

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Addressing VA Challenges in Hiring & Retention Versus the Private Sector

Peter Shelby, Asst. Secretary for Office of Human Resources & Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Peter Shelby

Asst. Secretary for Office of Human Resources & Administration
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM LUNCH

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM Improving VA Prioritization Through Stronger Requirements Processes

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Utilizing IT to Ease Pressures Between VA & DoD

John Short, Acting Director, DOD/VA Interagency Program Office, Department of Veterans Affairs

John Short

Acting Director, DOD/VA Interagency Program Office
Department of Veterans Affairs

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM AFTERNOON TEA & NETWORKING


Sunaina Kumar

Deputy Network Director, VISN 19
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Jessica Bonjorni

Chief Officer, Workforce Management and Consulting Office
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

4:30 PM - 5:15 PM Preparing the VA for Process Excellence Initiatives: Short-term Steps & Long-term Goals

William Cerniuk, Technical Program Director, VA Mobile Health Provider Program, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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William Cerniuk

Technical Program Director, VA Mobile Health Provider Program
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Allison Hickey

Former Under Secretary for Benefits
Formerly of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs