ASQ Section 0511 February 2012 Meeting Announcement

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Amphora Restaurant

Herndon, VA

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Emerging Role of the Federal CIO

Gloria Parker

Gloria Parker is President of the Parker Group Consulting

Gloria Parker

Short Narrative/Description:

How is the role of the Federal CIO changing? What are the required characteristics of a CIO today and into the future vs. That of the past? Why is this change taking place? How does a CIO find a seat at today’s table with the other C-level executives? What should be the major areas of focus today? The speak will answer these questions and speak to the important role of program, process, and organizational performance as a key focus area and how CIO’s play a major role in mission performance.

Speaker Background:

Gloria Parker is CEO and Senior Partner of Parker Group Consulting in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. She advises major companies from large integrators, to consulting firms and small businesses on government and business strategies. She also works with Federal Government Agencies on executive management issues such as organizational excellence, strategic planning, capital planning, executive mentoring and coaching and other disciplines.

Ms. Parker served on the Obama-Biden Transition team in 2008 – 2009 as co-team lead on National Archives and Government Printing Office (GPO) Agency Review Teams. She also served on the TIGR (technology) team for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as well as the U.S. Department of Education

Ms. Parker held executive management positions at CSC and Apptis, Inc from 2005 through 2009 after her time served as the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) first Chief Technology Officer (CTO) beginning in 2002. She also served as HUD’s first Chief Information Officer (CIO) from 1998 through 2002.

As CIO and CTO, Ms. Parker’s focus was on Information Technology (IT) Reform, IT Capital Planning and Investment Management, Business Process Improvement, eGovernment, IT Security, Enterprise Architecture, IT Operations, and data quality and management. Prior to HUD, Ms. Parker was the first Deputy CIO at the U.S. Department of Education. Ms. Parker was employed by the IBM Corporation for 17 years where she was recognized for her exceptional ability to apply technology to meet the business needs of her customers. She held high-level management positions and received many awards, including the prestigious "IBM Golden Circle" recognition for exemplary leadership. Ms. Parker embodies executive management and leadership skills that have proven successful in the private and public sectors. With her emphasis on the need to improve the accessibility of information to all citizens and to make government a more efficient and effective operation, Ms. Parker has become an executive champion in transforming the way government does business through the use of information technology.

Ms. Parker's government-wide leadership is recognized by both government and industry. She was a charter member of the Federal CIO Council and a former Co-chair, IT Workforce Committee of the Federal CIO Council. Ms. Parker was past president of the Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM) and currently serves as one of its two directors. Ms. Parker has received a number of prestigious awards and acknowledgments including the 2000 Presidential Rank Award given for exemplary Government leadership, the 2000 Federal 100 Award for CIO Council leadership in recruiting and retaining Federal IT workers, the Presidential Medal for successful Y2K conversion of HUD's systems, and Vice President Gore's National Performance Review Hammer Award. In addition, Ms. Parker has been commended by OMB for her leadership in establishing HUD as a model in IT investment management. Ms. Parker most recently, November 16, 2011, received the Congressional minority Business “Trailblazer” Award. She is a Fellow in the Council for Excellence in Government, a member of the CIO SAGE (Senior Advisor to Government Executives) Partnership for Public Service program. She was selected by the FTC to provide coaching on IT Development for the Republic of Muldova – alongside IBM and Microsoft. She has served as keynote speaker at the International CIO Conference and the Korean Forum on electronic government both held in Seoul, South Korea in 2005 and 2010. Ms. Parker was a featured speaker at the Information Technology Senior Management Forum in 2010 and speaks frequently at many other conferences.

Ms. Parker holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Hampton University and a Master of Science Degree in Mathematical Statistics from the Ohio State University.



To register for this dinner meeting and presentation at the reduced rate please register by Friday, 10 February 2012 . Cost for dinner is $25.00 per person if reservations are made by the deadline, $30 if otherwise. There is no charge to attend for the presentation only. To register with or without dinner please use our on line reservation form. If your plans change, please contact, and let us know.


5:30pm - 6:30pm Monthly Board Meeting
6:30pm - 7:00pm Registration & Networking
7:00pm - 8:00pm Dinner
8:00pm - 9:00pm Section Business & Presentation

Meetings are open to all members as well as to the public.

Next Meeting:
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 - Amphora, Herndon, VA

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