Suzette Kent became the Federal CIO in January of 2018. She joins the government from the private sector where she has been a global leader in large-scale business transformation for over 20 years. Her professional experiences cover a wide spectrum, which includes technology development, mergers and acquisitions and establishing new global industry capabilities. Before taking the role of Federal CIO, Suzette previously served as a principal at EY, partner at Accenture, consulting president at Carreker Corporation and Managing Director at JPMorgan. She has been a frequent speaker in global industry forums, author of leadership editorials and holds multiple patents in finance and banking processes. In her role as the Federal CIO, Mrs Kent is responsible for all government-wide IT policies and spending. In addition to her daily duties, Mrs Kent also chairs the Federal CIO Council and the Technology Modernisation Fund Board.We are excited to have Mrs Kent share her perspectives on the changing federal IT landscape and what government is doing to both adjust to demands brought on by COVID-19 and plan for future IT transformations.