Past Events

An interactive session with Senators Van Hollen, Whitehouse, and Hassan. The senators will talk national security, the economy, healthcare, tech, and share their perspectives on our November elections.

New Dem Coalition

The Coalition is made up of 104 forward-thinking Democrats who are committed to pro-economic growth, pro-innovation, and fiscally responsible policies. New Democrats are a solutions oriented coalition seeking to bridge the gap between left and right by challenging outmoded partisan approaches to governing. Their membership is the largest Democratic ideological House caucus, and makes up more than forty percent of the Democratic Caucus and two thirds of the freshman class. The NDC is focused on growing the economy, embracing innovation, and promoting smart and fiscally responsible government.

Don’t they say that all politics is local? As we look at the task of securing the election and America’s pandemic response, the rubber meets the road in city and state government. Join Mitch Herckis; Jeff McLeod, Former Director, Homeland Security & Public Safety Division at National Governors Association; and Christopher Covino, Director for Cybersecurity, Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Public Safety at City of Los Angeles for a discussion about the cyber priorities between here and the election — and a conversation about what comes next as we roll out IT infrastructure refresh to power our nation’s economic recovery and growth.

Mikie Sherrill
Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV)
U.S. Senate

A leader on a series of key Senate committees — including Homeland Security Government Affairs; Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; Commerce, Science, and Transportation; and Small Business — Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) brings together unique authority and expertise on technology and government IT modernization issues that’s critical to America’s pandemic response and future economic vitality.

She is also leading tech policy efforts in the Senate on STEM education, digital government, and incentivizing R&D hiring at tech startups to drive innovation. Prior to being elected to the US Senate in 2018, Senator Rosen served as a Member of Congress representing Nevada’s Third Congressional District, which encompasses southern Nevada, including the suburbs of Las Vegas. In the House of Representatives, she served on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, and on the Armed Services Committee.

Senator Rosen has lived in southern Nevada for over 35 years and has terrific business experience having worked in several technology related occupations. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, she pursued her interest in computer science and has a unique background as a former computer programmer, systems analyst, software developer, and designer with experience working for some of the biggest companies in Nevada including Summa Corporation, Citibank, and Southwest Gas Company.

Mikie Sherrill
Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ)
U.S. House of Representatives

A former Navy helicopter pilot, federal prosecutor, and Navy Russia policy officer; Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill is no stranger to defending American democracy. A powerful tech advocate on the Hill, Sherrill is focuses on safeguarding our election infrastructure and America intellectual property from espionage and democracy’s detractors.

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA)
Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA)
U.S. House of Representatives

The author of the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (IDEA), Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) is a leading light and champion on the Hill on Federal IT and modernization. America’s pandemic experience proves out IDEA priorities. Congressman Khanna knows how IT investments improve outcomes for citizen services, the Federal workforce, and economic growth opportunities for geographies across America.

Kamala Harris
Senator Kamala Harris
U.S. Senate

GovTech4Biden and Innovators for Biden are joined forces to host Kamala Harris for a virtual conversation on the upcoming election, priorities for the new administration, and perspectives on the tech agenda.

Gerry Connolly
Rep. Gerald Connolly
Chairman, Subcommittee on Government Operations
U.S. House of Representatives

Congressman Gerry Connolly is the number-one voice in the Congress on IT and government workforce. On August 26th Congressman Gerry Connolly talked to us about the upcoming presidential election – and the tech policy agenda for the next congress.

Chris DeRusha
Chris DeRusha
Chief Information Security Officer
Biden for President

Chris DeRusha weighed in on the cyber security debate and the campaign. Chris came to the Biden campaign from the Chief Security Officer role at the state of Michigan. He served as the Senior Cyber Security Advisor at the Whitehouse from 2015 to 2017.

Tony Scott
Tony Scott
Founder, Tony Scott Group
Former Federal CIO

On July 23rd, Steve O’Keeffe and Tony Scott talked to the group about objectives for Gov Tech 4 Biden, our programs, interface with tech groups in other geographic centers of gravity, opportunities to get involved, as well as interface with the national campaign. This interactive session allows you to support the campaign and understand how you can get involved to make a real difference.