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Safeguarding the Future: Securing Emerging Technologies in the Public Sector


From Leadership Connect

In an era of rapid technological advancements, the public sector faces unprecedented challenges in ensuring the security and integrity of emerging technologies. From artificial intelligence and blockchain to Internet of Things (IoT) and quantum computing, these innovations promise to revolutionize public services, but they also bring forth an array of security risks and vulnerabilities.
This thought-provoking webinar panel brings together esteemed experts from diverse fields within the cybersecurity and technology domains. They will delve into the critical intersection of security and emerging technologies in the public sector.
Tune in to this dynamic webinar to gain valuable insights into the security landscape of emerging technologies in the public sector. Discover practical approaches to navigate the challenges and maximize the benefits of innovative advancements, while safeguarding sensitive information and upholding public trust. Our panelists’ collective expertise will empower participants to shape a secure and resilient future in the ever-changing technological landscape of the public sector.

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Alan Thomas Appointed as Chief Solutions Officer

Alan B. Thomas Jr. 

Chief Solutions Officer
Leadership Connect

Alan is the Chief Solutions Officer at Leadership Connect.  He also serves as an Operating Advisor to Enlightenment Capital.  Prior to these roles, he was appointed and served as the Commissioner of the US General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service from June 2017 until November 2019.  As Commissioner, Alan led 3,500 people responsible for delivering $65B in acquisition and technology solutions annually to enable efficiencies across the federal government.  He also served as a founding member on two Congressionally mandated boards, the Technology Modernization Fund and the Federal Acquisition Security Council.  

Alan started his federal career as a Presidential Management Fellow, serving on both the Army staff and in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics, where he earned the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence and the Vice President’s Hammer Award for innovation in public service.  Later in his career he returned to public service as a member of the Department of Defense’s Task Force for Business and Stability Operations in Iraq and on the staff of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. 

In the private sector, Alan held several leadership roles including Chief Operating Officer at both IntelliBridge and Berico Technologies, Vice President with Data Networks Corporation, and as a business unit leader at Unison.  Earlier in his career he held delivery and account management roles with Booz Allen Hamilton and FreeMarkets. 

Alan holds a Master of Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School, a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas’s LBJ School, and a Bachelor of Arts from Grinnell College.  He maintains an active security clearance. 

Alan provides guest commentary to Federal Computer Week and the Federal News Network.

Event Details

  • Date: October 19, 2023
  • Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET
  • Live Webinar
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