Save the Date!

Next Shop Talk is June12
at the Arlington Microsoft office!

Thank you very much for all those who registered and attended the first Shop Talk on February 22, 2024, with special guests Maria Roat, former Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer and Renee Wynn, former NASA Chief Information Officer at the Microsoft Garage in Reston, VA. It was a fantastic event and evening.

The next Shop Talk will be in June and will focus on the growing role of Artificial Intelligence.

Brought to you by Planet Technologies and Microsoft, Shop Talk is a new event series designed to create conversation and community around the use of Microsoft tools and technology already owned by government to achieve AI, security, and application modernization goals and objectives. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with your peers, network with industry leaders.



Arlington, VA


Register for the in-person event!

Shop Talk brought to you by Planet Technologies and Microsoft

Featured Speakers

Maria Roat – Former Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer

Maria Roat retired as the Deputy Federal CIO in 2022 after almost 41 years in government. Prior to that she served as CIO at the SBA and CTO of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Ms. Roat retired from the U.S. Navy in 2007, with 26 years of active duty and reserve service, in which she obtained the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer, Information Systems Technician.

Renee Wynn – Former NASA Chief Information Officer

Renee Wynn provided 30 years of service to the federal government and was most recently the CIO for NASA. Prior to joining NASA, Ms. Wynn served at the EPA for 25 years, where she worked as acting assistant administrator for the Office of Environmental Information and later as CIO.