June 2013 - Hot Topic Informational and Educational Seminar/Dinner Meeting (SOLD OUT!)  
Speaker: Mary Davie - Assistant Commissioner, Office of Integrated Technology Services (ITS) at GSA's Federal Acquisition Service
Location: Maggiano's in Tysons II Galleria
Address: 2001 International Drive, McLean, Virginia 22102
Start Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2013
End Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Contact: Oliya Zamaray
Email: OZamaray@rjo.com
Phone: 202-777-8953

Mary Davie
Assistant Commissioner
Office of Integrated Technology Services (ITS)
GSA, Federal Acquisition Service

"The Challenges of Acquiring Emerging Technologies in Government"

Mary Davie is the Assistant Commissioner for GSA’s Office of Integrated Technology Services, the largest fee-for-service IT procurement and services operation in the U.S. government.

Since 2011, she has led a highly skilled workforce that manages more than 7,000 contracts providing IT and telecommunications products, services and solutions critical to defense and civilian agencies’ success. Under her leadership, ITS’ contracts are the go-to source for technology solutions that also helped agencies meet the 25 Point IT Reform Plan requirements, small business and socio-economic goals; and the policy mandates of “Cloud First”, shared services, efficiency, and cyber security.

Davie served as Acting Commissioner for GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, effective August 2012 through February 2013. In this capacity, she set strategic direction and oversaw the delivery of more than $50 billion of products, services and solutions designed to save taxpayer dollars while helping agencies more efficiently achieve their missions.

In 2006, Davie was named Assistant Commissioner for FAS’ Assisted Acquisition Services, which provides customized acquisition, project and financial management services for large and/or complex IT and professional services solutions. In 2009, she launched the BetterBuy Project, which was one of the first attempts to use social media to gain the public’s ideas on how to make the federal acquisition process more open, collaborative and transparent.

During her 25 year career, Davie has held numerous leadership positions that put her at the crossroads of the IT community. A major contributor and supporter of the American Council for Technology, Davie served as its president from June 2011 to May 2012. In 2004, GSA and the Office of Federal Procurement Policy selected her to co-lead the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative with the Department of Treasury, where she led 23 federal agencies in developing governmentwide acquisition strategies for commonly purchased goods and services.

Davie is the recipient of Federal Computer Week’s Fed 100, is a sought-after speaker in the IT acquisition community and is frequently interviewed in the government IT market trade press.

Davie has two Bachelor of Science degrees in business finance and business management from Virginia Tech, and a Master of Business Administration with a focus in technology management from the University of Phoenix.

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