Pre-Conference Workshop Morning

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

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM WORKSHOP A: Importance of IT Technologies in Addressing VA Challenges

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM MORNING BREAK

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM WORKSHOP B: Utilizing IT Solutions to Advance the VA Choice Program's Capabilities

Yao Zhao, Director, Supply Chain Analytics Laboratory, Rutgers University

Yao Zhao

Director, Supply Chain Analytics Laboratory
Rutgers University

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM LUNCH

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM WORKSHOP C: Identifying Possible Improvements in the VA's Management Processes

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

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM AFTERNOON BREAK

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM WORKSHOP D: IT Modernization through Lean Strategies

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