Keynote speaker named for 2011 NIEM National Training Event


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Full agenda


  1. Join the NIEM community and learn about one of the most exciting government programs around today.
  2. There are 40 sessions included in 5 tracks -- you can't find a better value in training for the money. The next opportunity won’t come until 2013. Can you afford to wait?
  3. Meet the NIEM Program Management Officials and Domain Stewards -- High energy, smart, focused, and ready to meet you.
  4. Meet Agency Chief Information Officers that are committed to NIEM. Ask them a question or two at the town hall session.
  5. Network with state and local representatives -- the last event had representatives from 32 states. Where else will this happen again this year?
  6. Network with federal representatives from across the U.S. government -- we are expecting more than 15 large agencies to attend.
  7. Mingle with the who's who in industry -- they are building tools and teams to help you with your NIEM applications.
  8. Hear some excellent keynote speakers, such as Ellen Levy of LinkedIn, the fastest growing online community for professionals. What is their secret?
  9. Speak French or Spanish freely -- our Canadian and Mexican partners will be there in attendance with you. Ask them a question or two at the town hall session.
  10. Learn about where NIEM is going in the next year or two -- there will be some surprises in store for you... Think "Open!"

The second NIEM National Training Event (NTE) will bring together IT professionals from across industry and government in order to provide information and training on NIEM and to share implementation experiences and accomplishments.

Registration is open for the August 23-25 event at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia, Pa.

In 2009, hundreds of IT professionals attended the inaugural NIEM NTE from across a vast array of stakeholders representing 21 federal agencies, 32 states and more than 100 private industry organizations.

Ellen Levy, vice president of strategic alliances for LinkedIn, will provide the opening keynote address.

As the leader of LinkedIn's strategic initiatives, Ellen is at the center of LinkedIn's growth as a business innovator. She is a long-time expert in organizational strategy and innovation. Each of Ellen's roles has involved being the "interface" between groups thinking about the future of technology.

The 2011 NIEM Training Event will provide new, valuable breakout sessions and a wealth of NIEM users from various communities of interest. The NTE offers an excellent opportunity to learn more about NIEM and its advantages, gain valuable tools and training, and discuss NIEM implementation and accomplishments.

With the recent on-boarding of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a primary sponsor of the NIEM program as well as Cyber, Biometrics, and other potential domains forming, we anticipate a surge in the number of attendees for this year's event, offering you outstanding networking opportunities.

This year's event focuses on tools that make IT more agile and cost-efficient. The 5 tracks and 40 sessions include:

  • NIEM Adoption (two tracks offered): These business- and community-oriented sessions are geared to educate a broad audience.
  • Tools, Tools, Tools: A technical deep dive into some of the tools and techniques available to developers. Come learn from the experts!
  • NIEM in Action (two tracks offered): Are you a developer, implementer, enterprise architect, data management professional, or other techie? If so, this is a track dedicated to you. Ask the hard questions and learn about your peers' experiences with NIEM.


  • Four stellar keynote speakers.
  • Participate in challenging NIEM lightning rounds.
  • Attend a NASCIO state and local panel, moderated by Steve Fletcher, Utah CIO.
  • Meet the NIEM Executive Steering Council.
  • Meet international participants from Canada and Mexico including Government of Canada CIO Corinne Charette and Government of Mexico CIO Carlos Viniegra..
  • See who wins Best of NIEM 2011.

The following speakers are confirmed:

  • Ellen Levy, Vice President of Strategic Alliances at LinkedIn;
  • Dr. Douglas Fridsma, Director Office of Standards and Interoperability, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, HHS;
  • Richard Spires, Department of Homeland Security CIO and Vice Chair of the Federal CIO Council;
  • John Teeter, Department of Health and Human Services Deputy CIO;
  • Michael Howell, Office of the Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment, Deputy Program Manager;
  • Corinne Charette, Government of Canada CIO;
  • Carlos Viniegra, Government of Mexico CIO; and
  • Steve Fletcher, Utah CIO, Moderator for an Executive Panel focused on State and Local issues

Register today! And don't forget to guarantee your hotel room (**limited availability).