IT Management: How Evolving Technology is Driving Change

IT Management: How Evolving Technology is Driving Change


Ms. Beth Ward

Federal Aviation Agency (FAA)
Office of the CIO

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

The George Washington University School of Business
2201 G St, NW, Duques Hall, Room 453
Washington, DC, 20052

Agenda and Cost:

11:30am - Networking
12:00 through 1:00pm - Presentation

This luncheon is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required to attend.

Information Technology is rapidly changing, with cloud computing, big data, and the internet of things offering massive new benefits to organizations. However, outdated IT management practices can severely hinder agencies’ ability to adopt new technologies. Join us as Ms. Ward outlines the challenges CIOs and other IT managers face, and discusses approaches for leveraging emerging technologies.

Special Instructions: 
  • Closest metro stop: Foggy Bottom
  • Garage Parking at Marvin Center (H & 21st St, NW): $18.00
  • Metered parking is available
  • Photo ID is required
  • Use 22nd Street entrance
PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speaker

Ms. Beth Ward

Office of the CIO
Federal Aviation Agency (FAA)

Ms. Ward works in the Office of the Chief Information Officer at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In 2013, she completed a detail to the Office of Management and Budget’s E-Government Office, where she served as the federal lead for Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC).Back “home” at the FAA, she leads FAA’s program management/oversight efforts as reported on OMB’s Federal IT Dashboard, working to improve transparency and accountability of FAA’s IT investments. She also supports major IT programs across the agency in the areas of project management, earned value management, capital planning and investment control, and the associated reporting to internal and external stakeholders. She is working to integrate CPIC and EVM efforts and reporting, with a goal of streamlining reporting, improving accuracy, and providing more valuable information to the program staff and oversight bodies.

Prior to joining the Federal government, Ms. Ward worked in multiple facets of portfolio management as a contractor, directly supporting over 20 Federal agencies. Beth’s career also includes nine years of service as an IT/Telecommunications Officer in the U.S. Air Force.

About the Washington Circle Luncheons

PMIWDC's Washington Circle luncheons are a series of free brownbag luncheons hosted at 2201 G St, NW in Downtown DC. There are luncheons every fourth Wednesday of the month, unless posted otherwise.

This program series is made possible by the generous support of George Washington University School of Business, which offers a Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) degree. The MSPM program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals who want to enhance their ability to integrate complex projects, motivate people, and achieve cost-effective results. With courses offered both on-campus and online, students have the flexibility to complete the degree from virtually anywhere.

Washington Circle luncheons are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis.

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