W103: Powerful Partners – How CFOs and CIOs Collaborate to Drive Innovation for the Mission

  • Room: Grand E
  • Session Number:W103
Wednesday, July 20, 2022: 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Bret Edwards
Donna Sandoval CGFM, CISA, CISM
City of Albuquerque
Jay Hoffman CGFM
Chief Financial Officer
Patent and Trademark Office
Kristine McAndrew
CGI Federal
Matthew Roper
Deputy Director, Finance


A strong digital partnership between the CFO and the CIO is a key indicator that an agency can provide effective technology assets to best drive mission.  Please join our panel discussion on how CFO and CIO organizations work together to determine IT priorities, metrics and funding to ensure optimal technology outcomes in a limited-resource environment.

Key Take-aways

Key Takeaways:
• Technological solutions in government organizations meet with varying degrees of success; effectiveness demands a strategic approach.
• The CFO & CIO play vital roles in technology investment and should be involved in creating tech pilots.
• Prioritization of projects and technologies and applications of good frameworks are critical to success.

Learning Objectives

Understand how a strategic organizational approach allows maturation of technologies, such as RPA, ML, and data analytics. Explore technologies to invest in and consider when, where and how to do it. Gain insights from government officials on cross-organization decision-making and their lessons learned in applied technology.