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By Julieanne Cooper

You’re running hard between proposals and vacation/family time. Included here is a high-level overview of some of the things you need to know as you plan for your trip to Orlando.

When: July 30th – August 1st
Where: Caribe Royale Convention Center -8101 World Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32821
Directions – The Caribe Royal is located 16 miles from the Orlando International Airport. You can choose to take a taxi or a shuttle service from the Orlando International Airport.
What to Pack – Business Casual; Business attire for Presenters. *Prescribed for Contractors

Exhibit Hall Hours:

Move-In and Set-Up:
Monday, July 29th – 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 30th – 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Exhibit Hall Hours:
Tuesday, July 30th – 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 31st – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 1st – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Move-Out:
Thursday, August 1st – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Keynote Speakers:

Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono – Director, Defense Health Agency

Other Speakers:

Pat Flanders – Chief Information Officer (J-6), Defense Health Agency at United States Department of Defense
John H. Windom III – Executive Director for VA Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM), Department of Veterans Affairs
Laura Kroupa – Chief Medical Officer, VA Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization
John Short – Director of Interoperability and Enterprise Shared Services (IESS), Department of Veterans Affairs
Dr. Barclay Butler – Director at DoD/VA Interagency Program Office
Major General Lee Payne– Assistant Director, Combat Support Agency/ MHS EHR Functional Champion, Defense Health Agency
Col. Beverly Beavers – Infrastructure and Operations Division Chief, DHA
Francisco Dominicci – Chief, Solutions Delivery Division, DHA
Theresa Hancock – Director, My HealtheVet, Office of Connected Care, VHA
Lance Scott – Program Manager, Defense Medical Information Exchange (DMIX), DHA
CDR Andrew Wilson – End User Engagement Chief, DHA Health Informatics
Servio Medina – Chief, Cybersecurity Oversight, Governance, & Strategy, DHA
Richard Morvatz – Medical Program Manager, DHA
Chris Nichols – Acting Program Manager, Enterprise Intelligence & Data Solutions PMO, DHA
Thomas McCaffery – Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, DHA
John Tenaglia – Head of Contracting Activity, DHA|
Dr. Paul Cordts – Deputy Assistant Director, Medical Affairs, DHA

*Recent speaker adds
COL Thomas Cantilina, Chief Health Informatics Officer, MHS
CDR Stephen Guidry, Chief Health Informatics Officer, DHA
Jeff Eyink, Assessment and Authorization Branch Chief, DHA
Maj Jeffrey Barnes, DHA
COL Mark Maneval, Senior Data Scientist, Enterprise Intelligence & Data Solutions PMO, Solution Delivery Division (J-6), DHA
COL Jenifer Meno, Deputy Director, DHA
Michael Zrimm, Program Analyst/Project Lead, DHA
David Gravseth, Program Manager, DHA
Nigel Stone, Biomedical Engineer, DHA
Frank Boals, Chief, Healthcare Technology Management Branch, DHA

To view the dozens of speakers and pick your tracks, click here – Break-Out Sessions.

For your Day by Day Agenda, click here – DHITS Agenda by Day.

Here are some of the Top Federal Health IT Partners who will have a booth at the event. Make sure to stop by.

Aderas Inc. – Booth #401
ASRC Federal – Booth #918
Axiom – Booth #621
By Light – Booth #607
Booz Allen Hamilton – Booth #903
CACI – Booth #100
Dell – Booth #716
Deloitte Consulting – Booth #207
DSS, Inc. – Booth #319
Fulcrum – Booth #315
General Dynamics Health Solutions – Booth #605
Hewlett Packard Enterprise – Booth #501
IBA – Booth #418
InterSystems Corporation – Booth #809
IQVIA Government Solutions – Booth #712
KPMG – Booth #703
Leidos – Booth #601
ManTech International Corporation – Booth #313
Northrop Grumman – Booth #606
Optum – Booth #609
Palo Alto Networks – Booth #906
Perspecta – Booth #217
Planned Systems International (PSI) – Booth #301
Salesforce – Booth #407
SeKON – Booth #506
ServiceNow – Booth #422
T and T Consulting – Booth #118
TIAG – Booth #913
VMware – Booth #602

*Full list of Vendor Booths – DHITS 2019 Floor Plan and Booth Availability.

Networking opportunities 

There are always plenty of public and private opportunities to network after hours. We start with the one event that is a key event you don’t want to miss as it kicks the week off right.

Why do we care so much? Because it is networking for a great cause!

DHITS 70D Alumni Social
Hosted by LTC Chani Cordero
Monday, July 29, 2019 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Bar Louie – I-Drive, 8510 International Drive

5th Annual HAPPY HOUR For a Cause
Where: The Pub Orlando
When:Monday, July 29, 2019 6pm-9pm
Come together with over 250 attendees to support Fisher House and beat the $14K raised last year.

VIP Reception at Bahama Breeze
Hosted by InterSystems
Monday, July 29, 2019 – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Bahama Breeze, 8735 Vineland Ave., Orlando, FL

Opening Night Reception
Hosted by Leidos
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Caribe Exhibit Hall

5th Annual Howl At The Moon Party
Hosted by TIAG & IBA
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 from 7:30 to 11:30 PM
Howl at the Moon Orlando, 8815 International Dr

Margarita Happy Hour
Hosted by Perspecta
Wednesday, July 31,2019 5:00 PM
Booth 902, Caribe Royale Exhibit Hall

Monte Carlo Casino Night
Sponsored by Sparksoft, American Systems, GDIT, Netizen, Axiom
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 6:00PM – 8:30PM
Caribe Royale Convention Center, Caribbean Ballrooms 1-1V, 8101 World Center Dr

DHITS Happy Hour
Hosted by Varonis, IQVIA, SpinSys, Broadcom, FCN, Adobe & Virtual Instruments
Wednesday, July 31 2019 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tin Roof – The Green Room, 8371 International Drive

5th Annual After Party benefiting Veterans Moving Forward
Hosted by Aderas, Concept Plus and ProSphere
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 8:00PM-12:00AM
Blue Martini Orlando, 9101 International Dr.

The Ultimate After Party 
Hosted by PSI, TechWerks, FTC AND Microhealth
Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019, 9:00 PM – 12:01 AM
Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort – 10100 Dream Tree Boulevard

*Please note that any networking events included here are not connected directly with DHITS in any way.

Are you hosting an event you would like added here? Email me at julie@g2xchange.com

Anything else we should share? Any tips you’d like to share? Email me at julie@g2xchange.com.

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