Adobe Digital 
Government Symposium 2017

Reimagine Government:
Make Experience Your Business

May 2, 2017 | Washington, D.C.

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People today are more connected, more discerning, and more overwhelmed than ever before. So when they transition from a consumer to a citizen or to a government employee, they expect a seamless shift. One that’s simple, personalized, and exceptional—whether it’s online, mobile, or social.

Join Adobe for an all-day event where you’ll hear how other agencies are leading digital transformation and providing new, exciting services—all while improving collaboration, increasing security, saving time, and maximizing cost savings.


Tuesday, May 2, 2017


Ronald Reagan Building and International 
Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, D.C. 20004


7:30 AM - 3:30 PM EST

Why Attend?

  • Shape your agency’s digital future more securely

  • Multi-channel
    communication for the
    next-generation agency

  • Bring private sector mindset 
    to public services

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May 2, 2017

7:30 AM Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:30 AM Opening Remarks

Karen Terrell, Vice President of Americas Public Sector, Adobe

8:35 AM Adobe Executive Keynote

Cynthia Stoddard, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Adobe

8:55 AM Government Keynote

Dr. John A. Zangardi, Acting Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Defense

9:20 AM Government Fireside Chat: Setting the Bar for Customer Experience
  • Moderator: Rick Parrish, Principal Analyst, Customer Experience, Forrester
  • Takuya Hirai, Member of the House of Representatives of the Diet of Japan, Chairman, Special Mission Committee on IT Strategy for the Liberal Democratic Party
  • Terri Takai, Senior Advisor, Center for Digital Government, Former CIO of Department of Defense, State of Michigan, and State of California
  • Michele Bartram, Chief Customer Experience Officer, U.S. Census Bureau
9:45 AM Government Customer Keynote

Jason Werther, Senior Director IT Systems of Interaction, Amtrak

10:05 AM Networking Break
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Track 1: Shaping Your Agency’s Digital Future More Securely

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Track 2: Multi-Channel Communication for the Next-Generation Agency

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Track 3: Bringing Private Sector Mindset to Public Services

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Track 4: Tools for Maximizing Efficiency

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10:30 AM Track 1: Session A-1:
IT Modernization for a Digital Future
Room: Atrium Ballroom A
11:15 AM Track 1: Session A-2:
Applying Security Measures to Digital Content Beyond Your Network
Room: Atrium Ballroom A
12:00 PM Networking Lunch
1:00 PM Track 1: Session A-3:
Increase Operational Efficiency with Next-Gen Digitized Forms
Room: Atrium Ballroom A
1:40 PM Networking Break
1:55 PM Creative Jam Voting & Winners
2:05 PM Transform the Customer Experience from the Outside In
Rick Parrish, Principal Analyst, Customer Experience, Forrester
2:25 PM Closing Government Panel: Accelerating Federal Data Protection
  • Moderator: John Landwehr, Chief Technology Officer, Adobe Public Sector
  • John G. Edwards, Chief Information Officer, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Michael Chertoff, Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security & Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, Chertoff Group
  • Grant Schneider, Acting Federal Chief Information Security Officer, Office of Management and Budget

2:50 PM Closing Government Keynote: Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX)
3:05 PM Adobe Sneaks
3:30 PM Closing Remarks

Interested in earning CPE credits? Sessions at the Adobe Digital Government Symposium are accredited by (ISC)2. Contact Sam Jackson at for more information. (By attending the Government Symposium, you will have the opportunity to earn 8 CPE credits).




The Federal Triangle Metro Station (orange/blue/silver lines) is located on-site and is connected to the building by a covered passageway. The Metro Center Metro Station (red line) is located just two blocks away. Planning to drive? Park in our public parking garage, it’s the largest in the city.

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Join us in Washington, D.C. for an all-day event on reimagining government and making experience your business. Exceptional is possible. And it starts here.

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Adobe Digital Government Symposium
Reimagine Government: Make Experience Your Business

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