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Former CSRA CEO headlines WT Power Breakfast

(NOTE: This post was edited Aug. 2 to reflect additional speakers joining the lineup.

Merger-and-acquisition activity has almost consumed the government market over the past two years with one megadeal after another.

In light of that we are hosting a Washington Technology Power Breakfast on Aug. 17 featuring executives involved with some of the biggest deals to hit the market recently.

To kick things off I'll host a fireside chat with Larry Prior, former CEO of CSRA, to talk about the strategies that company used and the implications of M&A activity for the broader market.

CSRA was acquired by General Dynamics earlier this year. While of course we'll discuss that transaction, I'll also ask Prior about CSRA's own M&A strategy prior to the company's sale.

We’ll also have Mike Lewis, chief development officer for CACI International, and CGI Federal President Tim Hurlebaus to offer an executive perspective on how M&A has changed the market landscape.

Additional speakers include Kevin Plexico of Deltek to discuss how M&A has affected contracts.

We'll wrap up with a discussion on the impact deals have on managing talent and different workplace cultures with Jon Barney, senior client partner at Korn Ferry; Sam Dinte, director of Dinte Global Executive Search; and Lorraine Corcoran, Perspecta's vice president of corporate marketing and communications.

Perspecta is of course the contractor formed through the megamerger of DXC's federal business with Vencore and KeyPoint Government Solutions.

The program will focus on more than just dealmaking but on the broader implications of all of the M&A activity and how it is reshaping the market. There is a good chance that over the next year a close partner or a competitor of your company will be acquired.

So what does that mean?

To stay competitive, you need to understand how M&A can have both positive and negative impacts on your business and the GovCon landscape.

There are strategic and partnering implications and people and customer issues to manage.

We’ll explore these issues and more with leaders who have been deeply involved in making deals and tracking what is going on across the market.

The Power Breakfast will kick off at 7:30 a.m. with networking and breakfast before the program gets underway at 8 a.m. Everything will wrap up by 10:30 a.m. The event is $49 for Washington Technology Insider members and $99 for non-members.

Click here for information on becoming a WT Insider and the benefits of membership.

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Aug 02, 2018 at 2:49 PM


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