T3 focuses on PFM trends and the nexus between trust and technical excellence!

Public Financial Management involves both public policy and public administration to meet the needs of government and their citizens. Today global inflation and active monetary policy measures require PFM professionals to be agile, but operate within rigid guidelines. This requires foresight and technical excellence to promote financial stability and build trust between citizens and their governments.

This high-level, interactive event offers PFM thought leaders and practitioners the chance to discuss the trends in PFM that are changing the landscape. The program is designed to engage participants in active discussions with program presenters. Then in small group discussions, they will be able to generate ideas about how to make the case to decision-makers that technical excellence must be built on trust.


9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Welcome and Introductions
Laura Robinson
ICGFM President

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM
Opening Keynote

Taka Ariga
Chief Data Scientist and Director of GAO’s Innovation Lab, US Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Beyond Numbers – Data as the New Oil for Better PFM
Data is the cornerstone of effective public financial management – both for insights but also increasingly for foresight. In this golden age of data science, what can we do to enhance data centricity and be more proactive in effective public financial management?


Taka Ariga
Chief Data Scientist, Director of GAO Innovation Lab, U.S. General Accountability Office, Washington, DC 


Renata Miskell
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Accounting Policy and Financial Transparency, U.S. Treasury, Washington, DC

Nick Hart
President and CEO, Data Foundation, Washington, DC

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Table discussions

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Networking Lunch

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Cyber Issues: Security, AI and What It All Means for PFM
Cybersecurity and the rise of AI are dominating the headlines. Everyone is worried that what they thought they knew is no longer relevant. What does this mean for public financial management and what needs to happen now?  


Nicholas Marinos
Managing Director, Information Technology & Cybersecurity, US Government Accountability Office. Washington, DC

Brian Mazanec
Deputy Director, Office of Preparedness, Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response, US Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Table discussions

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Networking Break

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM
You Have the Data, and the Systems: What Does Successful Use Look Like?

PFM is multi-disciplinary and successful PFM reforms consider inter-linkages across the PFM cycle. So what do successful reforms look like? How do changing stakeholder expectations affect the outcomes? Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA), the Gold Standard PFM framework, provides insights into the strengths of these inter-linkages. Delve into those questions using the 2022 Global Report on Public Financial Management which includes PFM Assessment Reports from 155 countries.


Srinivas Gurazada
Head, PEFA Secretariat,
The World Bank



Antonio Blasco
Global PFM Expert,
PEFA Secretariat

2:45 PM – 3:15 PM
Table discussions

3:15 PM – 3:45 PM
Closing Keynote

David M. Walker
former Comptroller General of the United States

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM
Wrap-up and Takeaways
Laura Robinson
ICGFM President

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM



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