ACT-IAC Announces Igniting Innovation Finalists

Who are the brightest minds in government IT problem solving? How are their ideas translating into programs shaping our government? Find out at The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council’s (ACT-IAC’s) fourth annual Igniting Innovation 2017 Showcase and Awards event. Igniting Innovation showcases these ideas and successes, helping spread best practices to other IT professionals across government.

ACT-IAC has announced the Top 30 nominations — these government, industry, and partnerships at the federal, state, and local levels developed programs featuring ways to improving processes through automation, providing new digital services, and implementing cutting edge technologies. Click here to learn more about these 30 programs.

The innovators will display their ideas to the government technology community at the awards event on March 14, 2017. During the showcase, attendees (along with the judges) will vote for the Top 8 most innovative and effective ideas. Once the Top 8 are selected, attendees will again use social media voting to select the one overall Igniting Innovation award winner. A panel of onsite judges will present four Dynamite Awards for:

  • Impacter— greatest magnitude of innovation results and benefits.
  • Game Changer — disruptive innovation that creates a new market, significantly impacts an existing one, or results in a major breakthrough on a longstanding problem.
  • Transformer — uses existing technology to transform or extend existing capabilities resulting in new or broadened applicability and use.
  • Incubator— not-yet-deployed innovation with greatest potential to enhance services to citizens or government operations (must have at least a working prototype).

“We are excited about showcasing the best innovations to improve services to citizens and government programs,” said Maria Roat and James Wallin, this year’s co-chairs. “Our finalists represent some of the most innovative technologies and services in government today. Attendees will learn about solutions they can apply in their organizations, stay current on evolving technology, and expand their professional connections.”

The Igniting Innovation Showcase and Awards event will be held on March 14, 2017 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. Register today and view the list of Igniting Innovation 2017 Top 30 Finalists at: https://www.actiac.org/events/igniting-innovation-2017.

Igniting Innovation 2017 sponsors include Booz Allen Hamilton, Dell EMC, General Dynamics Information Technology, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, OnPoint, CSRA, and Hughes.

 

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