ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(Fall 2012 Town Hall Meeting to be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The 12th semi-annual event will discuss the Federal government’s move to mobility and its impact on the Federal workforce. Complimentary to government employees, registration is available at www.teleworkexchange.com/townhallmeeting.)--Telework Exchange, a public-private partnership focused on promoting telework across government, today announced the keynotes and program details for the upcoming
“Technology is a critical factor in telework, however we need to continue the discussion on best practices in managing mobile employees. The Fall Town Hall Meeting offers the ideal opportunity for agencies and industry members to come together, share successes, and forge ahead to put mobility in the fast lane.”
Kicking off the Fall Town Hall Meeting, John D. Porcari, deputy secretary for the U.S. Department of Transportation, will deliver the morning keynote from 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Porcari will discuss how the agency manages a workforce of nearly 60,000 employees across the country and supports mobile workers to achieve agency-wide goals such as improving fuel efficiency.
Further, the Telework Exchange community is honored to have Robert J. Carey, principal deputy chief information officer for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) as the luncheon keynote from 12:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Carey will address DoD’s new mobile device strategy which enables teleworkers and mobile workers to seamlessly work anywhere, anytime.
In addition to the keynotes, the event will consist of two conferences: the mobile IT conference and the mobile workforce conference. The mobile IT conference will address mobile device implementation and management, security and identity management, and provide lessons learned from agencies leading the mobility movement. This conference will include speakers from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Delaware Department of Technology and Information, Department of Agriculture, Department of the Army, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, General Services Administration, Government Accountability Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
The mobile workforce conference will focus on strategies to embed telework into agency operations, how to sustain and align programs with changing management and organizational goals, and how to address real-world telework “grey areas”. Session speakers include representatives from the Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, General Services Administration, the Headquarters Air Force Chief Information Officer Support Branch, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Personnel Management, and the Patent and Trademark Office.
In keeping with the mobility theme, Telework Exchange is offering a mobile app for the event. The app, sponsored by Deloitte, is easy to download prior to the event and offers the latest event news and program details. Attendees can also use the app to plan their schedule for the day, share contact information, and more. To download the free app, visit www.teleworkexchange.com/townhallmeeting.
“The Federal government is mobile. As such, the workforce is not only changing the way it works, but also changing the tools to make employees more productive,” said Cindy Auten, general manager, Telework Exchange. “Technology is a critical factor in telework, however we need to continue the discussion on best practices in managing mobile employees. The Fall Town Hall Meeting offers the ideal opportunity for agencies and industry members to come together, share successes, and forge ahead to put mobility in the fast lane.”
Telework Exchange is pleased to have the following Fall Town Hall Meeting sponsors, including Adobe, Citrix Systems Inc., Deloitte, AirWatch, Accellion Inc., Becrypt, Blue Jeans Network, Cisco, Fiberlink, Good Technology, Red River, Riverbed Technology, SwishData, Intel, U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Performance Management Solutions, and the U.S. Department of Defense Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program.
The Fall Town Hall Meeting program runs from 8:15 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. To view the complete event agenda and to register, visit www.teleworkexchange.com/townhallmeeting. Registration is complimentary for government attendees; industry rates apply.
About Telework Exchange
Telework ExchangeSM is a public-private partnership focused on demonstrating the value of telework and mobility and serving the emerging educational and communication requirements of the Federal telework/mobile community. The organization facilitates communication among Federal teleworkers, managers, human capital officers/telework managing officers, and IT professionals focused on building a sustainable and effective mobile workforce. For more information on Telework Exchange, please visit www.teleworkexchange.com and follow us on Twitter, @TeleworkXchange.