Technology Innovations Event

January 31, 2012

Owen Unangst
Associate Chief Information Officer
Enterprise Network Services

Owen Unangst leads the OCIO Enterprise Network Services division, which researches, delivers and manages enterprise telecommunications services for USDA. Over the last 27 years, Unangst has managed numerous information technology projects for USDA's NRCS and OCIO. He believes collaboration, communications and priority alignment between business and technologies is very achievable with today's technologies and management practices. Previously, Unangst headed the Identity and Access Management team and lead the USDA effort to implement HSPD-12 and two-factor authentication, as well as the Enterprise Identity Management System (EIMS), and led the USDA eAuthentication Service from conception to operations. Before that, Unangst led the Web Farms project as part of USDA's Electronic Access Initiative and Service Center Modernization Initiative. He has been with the federal government since 1975, and is currently located in Fort Collins, Co.

Dr. Ryan Bosch
Chief Medical Information Officer

Dr. Ryan Bosch studied both medicine and technology at the University of Virginia, completing a chemistry and computer science curriculum as an Echols Scholar. Dr. Bosch attended medical school on a full U.S. Air Force scholarship, and served 12 years of military duty as a decorated officer and physician. While completing his internal medicine training, Dr. Bosch worked to optimize the military electronic medical records, connect their disparate operational data systems and overlay technology improvements with actual clinical practice. Next, Dr. Bosch became the chief of flight medicine at the Pentagon, where he was the personal physician to the Secretary of Defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In these leadership roles, Dr. Bosch put these system clinical improvements into practice with much success. During his Pentagon service, he pioneered several impactful health care IT optimization projects within the USAF and the National Capital Region.

After the military, Dr. Bosch concentrated on his clinical career and moved into academic medicine. He became the director of the Division Internal Medicine at the George Washington University (GWU) Medical Faculty Associates (Washington, D.C.). There, Dr. Bosch directed the internal medical practice (40 physicians) and maintained both inpatient and outpatient patient care responsibilities. Not ever being too far from health care technology, Dr. Bosch was asked to lead the implementation of the electronic medical record for the entire practice. With several key contributors, Dr. Bosch transformed the practice from a fully paper environment to a completely digital practice in less than one year. He was then asked to be the director of the overall system clinical information strategy for the 400 physicians and scale the system to their needs.

Dr. Bosch holds a Master's in Business Administration with a specialization in health care informatics. In spring 2010, Dr. Bosch became the chief medical information officer for Inova Health System, where he directs Inova's Health Information Exchange (HIE) initiatives, overall system Clinical Informatics and the decision support applications portfolio. As the CMIO of the largest health care system in the northern Virginia, he is embarking on numerous regional and national efforts to connect our systems and mature local health care technology offerings and strategies.

Mark L. Cohn
Chief Technology Officer
Unisys Federal Systems

Mark Cohn is the chief technology officer for Unisys Federal Systems. He directs portfolio strategy and solution development for major Federal Systems programs to bring innovation to the marketplace and expand the mission impact of IT. He is organizing Unisys capabilities that enable mobility-driven enterprise transformation and acts as technology emissary for Unisys with industry partners and enterprise customers.

Prior to his current assignment, Cohn served as partner and vice president, enterprise security for Unisys with responsibility for the vision and management of security solutions and services programs across the company while managing the Federal Systems Enterprise Security practice.

Since joining Unisys in 1985, Cohn has served successfully in a broad range of engineering and management positions. For several years, Cohn was vice president and chief architect for Unisys Global Public Sector, where he provided technical leadership for public sector engagements in defense and domestic security. He was a principal spokesperson and leader of the Unisys global team of experts in the application of information technology to physical security and surveillance systems, transportation, and international border security and the Unisys representative for government-industry liaison on cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection.

Cohn is an expert in the design and implementation of trustworthy, highly available distributed systems. He began his career at Unisys as a senior systems programmer on fault-tolerant systems used for aviation infrastructure and workforce management and was the principal designer and chief engineer for nationwide critical command and control capabilities essential to air traffic control that have proven to be among the most reliable systems ever put into operation.

H. Richard Holgate, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Science & Technology and CIO
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

H. Richard Holgate was appointed as assistant director for science & technology and chief information officer on August 3, 2009. In that role, he is responsible for strategy, planning, management, and delivery of ATF's information technology (IT) and forensic services. He oversees all aspects of IT services, systems and security for ATF's 7,500 users. Within the forensic services portfolio, he leads ATF's financial investigative services, oversees ATF's three forensic science laboratories and its fire research laboratory, and manages ATF's ballistic imaging technology program. He is also responsible for formulating and executing an overall technology strategy in support of ATF's mission.

In 2004, Dr. Holgate was appointed to be the assistant director for information technology and command information officer at the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), and in 2007, he was promoted to executive assistant director. In that capacity, he was responsible for delivery of IT services to NCIS' more than 2,400 employees worldwide, transition of NCIS to the Navy Marine Corps Intranet, management of NCIS' application portfolio, and IT strategy and planning.

Prior to joining NCIS, Dr. Holgate was employed as a senior manager with BearingPoint Inc., where he fulfilled a variety of responsibilities including all aspects of project management, team management and business development. His clients included many organizations across the Department of Defense.

Prior to his work at BearingPoint, Dr. Holgate worked at the MITRE Corporation, where he supported the Air Force, Army and intelligence community on issues related to base realignment and closure and environmental restoration, chemical weapons demilitarization and arms control verification.

Dr. Holgate's holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University and a master's and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Tom Suder

Tom Suder, president and founder of an advanced mobility solutions company, Mobilegov, is a recipient of the Federal Computer Week's "2011 Rising Star Award" and respected thought leader in the federal IT community. He currently serves as a strategic advisor for the University of Central Florida's Institute for Simulation & Training (IS&T), and works with the Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab (METIL), which focuses on the research and development of innovative mobile technology and Web 2.0 applications.

As an active member of the American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), Suder has held leadership positions on numerous ACT-IAC committees, implemented the first blog used within IAC, in 2011 served as ACT-IAC working group leader on the Myth Busters campaign, which was point No. 25 in (former) Federal CIO Vivek Kundra's 25-point IT Management Reform Program, and in 2010 proposed the idea and served as its working group leader for the Better Buy Project, which today has become a new way of doing procurements by GSA.

As someone who "walks the walk", Suder has always been an early adaptor of cloud computing, various social media and collaboration in the workplace methodologies, and cutting-edge intelligence-gathering tools to benefit his customers.