03.30.2012 DorobekINSIDER: Your FOSE 411
Welcome to GovLoop Insights Issue of the Week with Chris Dorobek… where each week, our goal is to find an issue — a person — an idea — then helped define the past 7-days… and we work to find an issue that will also will have an impact on the days, weeks and months ahead. And, as always, we focus on six words: helping you do your job better.
This also closes out the first month of GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER program… This week, we talked about cyber-war and whether it is myth or reality… Steve Resser — Mr. GovLoop — his favorite this week was Frank DiGiammarino’s career advice.
But we decided to look forward with the issue of the week… into next week… Next week is the FOSE trade show — the biggest government IT trade show out there… well, the only one right now, I think. Thousands of people will convene in Washington, DC at the Washington Convention Center for FOSE.
And anybody who has been in the government IT market knows that there have been better days for FOSE — for most trade shows, actually, but… after more then three decades, FOSE is showing its age. That being said, there is no other place that brings together thousands of government IT people — government and industry. FOSE still is the government IT town meeting.
We wanted to introduce you to the man who is working to change that… working to make FOSE relevant to today’s government environment… Daniel McKinnon, Vice President, Government Events at 1105 Media, which produces FOSE… I asked him how the conference is evolving.