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We do this with a focus on the human design experience, proven delivery excellence; innovative organizational process and technology solutions; defense and commercial experience; broad capabilities and global resources.

At the 2018 AGA Professional Development Training, we’re ready to engage in critical conversations about the solutions we are deploying NOW to solve our clients’ most important challenges and discover how we can do the same for you.

Accenture Federal Services is a proud platinum sponsor of the 2018 AGA Professional Development Training. Visit us and participate in the Virtual Experience with Accenture Challenge, located in Booth #307.


Monday, July 23, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Accelerating Shared Services for Finance & Accounting Operations

Room: Grand 9-11

For nearly 20 years, the federal government has been considering the use of shared services. Progress has been slow, especially in the area of consolidating duplication and overlap in areas such as finance and accounting. This panel examines approaches to accelerate shared services in operations.


Andrea Sampanis CGFM
Innovations Operations Manager
GSA-Unified Shared Services Management

Marisa Schmader
Deputy Assistant Commissioner
The Bureau of the Fiscal Service

Lisa Ziehmann
Assistant Associate Administrator


Rowan Miranda, Ph.D.
Managing Director - CFO Advisory Practice Leader
Accenture Federal Services

Monday, July 23, 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Swamped and Overwhelmed: How to Cope

Room: Crystal A-B

Agencies have amassed large volumes of data about business operations, services and customers. Few agencies, though, have fully tapped this resource to measure and improve performance. This panel describes how data can better support federal agency performance management efforts.


Doug A. Glenn CPA, CMA
Deputy CFO, Dept. of Interior & 2016–2017 AGA National President


Kris Naleszkiewicz
Senior Manager-Finance Analytics Lead
Accenture Federal Services

Tuesday, July 24, 9:30 AM - 10:20 AM

Next Generation ERP Systems for Federal Agencies

Room: Grand 12-14

This panel will examine "what's next" for ERP systems at a time when many federal agencies need to modernize their financial systems. This session will include topic such as: on-premise vs. cloud, single vendor vs. best of breed, agency owned and maintained vs. shared services and outsourced support.


Gisele Holden CPA
Chief, Financial Systems Branch
National Science Foundation


James Harris, PMP
Senior Manager - Finance & Enterprise Performance
Accenture Federal Services

Wednesday, July 25, 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Finance 2020: Embracing the Changes to Come

Room: Crystal A-B

What is the role of CFOs and senior finance staff in this rapidly changing, digital world? This session will explore the evolution in the field from an expense control, spreadsheet-driven and retrospective reporting center, into a predictive analytics powerhouse.


Scott Quehl
Strategy Principal Director
Accenture Federal Services

For the full agenda visit AGA PDT 2018.



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