Carahsoft Hosts Eighth Annual Citizen Engagement Seminar in Washington D.C., June 14, 2018

Featuring Jacob Parcell, Acting Director of the Innovation Portfolio, Technology Transformation Service, General Services Administration*

RESTON, Va., June 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider™, is proud to host the eighth annual Citizen Engagement Seminar. This one-day event will discuss how agencies are tackling citizen engagement initiatives including digital communications, data visualization and analysis, citizen self-service, social media and more.

During keynotes, panel discussions and an interactive networking hall, visitors will gain insights into how other agencies are developing best practices for:

  • Harnessing technology to improve citizen-based services
  • Implementing plans on how government engages with citizens and how to enable citizens to take action
  • Increasing reach with personalized, digital communications
  • Executing best practices for handling open government
  • Leveraging existing data/analytics to improve communication and services
  • Using social media for increased and regular communication

Industry thought leaders and public sector experts will join together to discuss best practices for improving agency-to-citizen engagement and customer service. Jacob Parcell, Acting Director of the Innovation Portfolio at the Technology Transformation Service at the General Services Administration*, will deliver the opening keynote address.

Morning and afternoon panels will focus on key engagement strategies, including innovating government through citizen empowerment, citizen-centric digital communications and data-driven decision making to improve citizens’ experience. Each panel will be followed by networking sessions, including lunchtime technology spotlights that provide an overview of the IT solutions that are revolutionizing citizen engagement. Government panelists include:

  • Dr. Michael A. Brown, Sr., Deputy Director, Joint Task Force Civil Support, Joint Base Langley-Eustis
  • Donna J. Carney, Director, Citizens Planning Institute, Philadelphia City Planning Commission
  • Alisa Hughley, Community Outreach Specialist, Communications, External Affairs, Stakeholder Engagement, DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority
  • Dr. Amy Kaminski, Program Executive, Prizes and Challenges, NASA Headquarters
  • Chad Sheridan, IT Director, USDA – Risk Management Agency
  • Dr. Linda Wharton-Boyd, Director of Communications, External Affairs, Stakeholder Engagement, DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority

Industry leaders will also be featured on panels, including:

*Speaker pending agency approval

This year’s event is sponsored by the following industry partners:

  • Adobe
  • CJIS
  • Granicus
  • Hootsuite
  • LinkedIn Learning
  • Nuance
  • ReadSpeaker
  • Tableau
  • TimelinePI
  • User1st

8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th Street NW,
Washington, DC 20005

The agenda and further details about the event are available on the Citizen Engagement Seminar website. Access the website to register for the event. The event is complimentary for all government attendees. Contact Lindsay Brown at 703-673-3533 or for more information.

About Carahsoft

Carahsoft Technology Corp. is The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider™. As a top-performing GSA Schedule and SEWP contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed technology vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, value-added resellers, system integrators, and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value.

The company's dedicated Solutions Divisions proactively market, sell and deliver VMware, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec, Veritas, Dell, Adobe, F5 Networks, Google Cloud, ServiceNow, Open Source, Micro Focus Government Solutions, SAP, Salesforce, and Innovative and Intelligence products and services, among others. Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer, and is listed annually among the industry's fastest growing and largest firms by CRN, Inc., Forbes, Washington Technology, The Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, and SmartCEO. Visit us at or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


Mary Lange