Oooh Myyy! Yes, that was Captain Sulu — otherwise known as actor, author, and voice artist George Takei — in DC Thursday.
Takei was on hand as government IT media company FedScoop hosted its annual FedTalks event late last week, gathering over 1,200 top leaders from the tech and government IT communities to the Andrew Mellon Auditorium to hear from him as featured special guest — as well as from a variety of top industry leaders — about how technology and people can change government and their communities.
CIO for the USAID and former CIO at the White House Steven VanRoekel delivered remarks on how technology can aid in the fight against the Ebola crisis; Deputy CIO for the Executive Office of the President Dr. Alissa Johnson spoke on a Women in Technology panel; and Teresa Carlson, VP, Global Public Sector, Amazon Web Services gave e-commerce technology some worldwide attention. The day-long event ended with a FedScoop 6th Anniversary Networking Reception.
With half a trillion dollars worth of IT decision-making power in the room, according to FedScoop Founder Goldy Kamali, the line-up of speakers attracted the largest annual gathering of gov and tech leaders; the major networking event also brought the entertainment with performances by a White House DJ and Judson Laipply, Creator of “The Evolution of Dance.”
The gist of the day? Takei and the rest of the team taught how tech can be used to Live Long and Prosper.
*Images credit FedScoop