Session: Moving from Industry to Government as a Product Evangelist
There is currently no "product manager" job category within the federal government but many are filling the role and learn how organizations like 18F are training other federal agencies to improve their services for the greater good. Learn how the US Air Force created Kessel Run to address real problems around product development, engineering and the ability to solve software problems.
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Bio: Victoria Vanek
Torey Vanek spent 20 years in Washington, DC but never worked for the Federal Government until 2017. Her background was legislative tracking services, tax and accounting product and legal research products. She began her government career with the IRS and moved to GSA's 18F to help other agencies tackle their technology issues. While at 18F, she became the Director of the National Security and Intelligence Portfolio and worked closely with the US Marine Corp on logistics applications and cloud technology strategy. In October 2020, she became a Portfolio Director at Kessel Run and is excited to continue her work within the Department of Defense.