The Government Business Executive Forum (GBEF) is a premier network of top government and technology professionals in business and government.

Anchored in the United States, global in its reach, the GBEF builds an integrated program designed to bring influencers of government and technology together.

Exclusive GBEF Member Benefits

Global Networking

Anchored in federal tech sector, but bolstered by state and local
participation, U.S. partner nations, critical infrastructure companies,
technology innovators and select subject matter experts.


VIP Access to CES Government

held in partnership with CES

  • Invitation to Attend
  • Early access to CES Government sponsorships
  • Early access to CES Government Registrations
  • Member only GBEF Receptions and Dinners
  • Member only access to special events

Govini Market Analyses

  • Member only access to Govini market analyses
  • Recently Published at CES Government 2019 :

The Evolution of Artificial Intelligence Across
the Federal Ecosystem


Exclusive Events

  • Members only access to GBEF quarterly events
  • VIP passes to CTA Partner Events
  • Invitation to the CES Government Launch Reception
  • Members only access to GBEF Dinners and Receptions held at CES Government and across the world

Direct Connections

  • Executive level peer networking
  • One on One meetings
  • Personal and Professional Development

Premier Events

APRIL 30th

CTA/CES Digital Patriots Dinner
Museum of African American History and Culture

G. Bryan Slater
Assistant Secretary for
Administration and Management

Gundeep Ahluwalia
Chief Information Officer. US Department of Labor


Quarterly Program
Innovation in Acquisition

Featuring James F. Geurts
Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research
Development & Acquisition

Harrison Smith
Chief Procurement Officer (Acting)
IRS, U.S. Department of the Treasury.

CES Government

Partnered with CES and
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)

  • GBEF presents CES Government in partnership with the world’s largest technology trade show, CES.
  • CES Government brings together top mission leaders from US American government and select partner nations from around the world.
  • CES Government is widely regarded as the davos of the government technology sector.


With GBEF membership, you become part of a powerful community of high ranking executives who influence government and technology across the globe.

Who participates in GBEF?


Leaders from all levels of government - federal, state, local and U.S. partner nations


U.S. partner nation officials enrich the GBEF agenda and contribute to the organization’s flagship event: CES Government


Executives who imagine, innovate, design and implement technology solutions that improve government operations


Thought leaders who bring insights, market analysis, and future forward thinking to our members.

Executive Membership

Executive Membership

SOLD OUT for 2019



Associate Membership

Associate Membership

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Leadership Team
and CES Government Co-Chairs

The Government Business Executive Business Forum draws membership from all over the world to work
together to improve and grow the government and technology sector.

Don Upson

Donald Upson

Founder and Co-Chair,
Government Business Executive Forum
Co-Chair, CES Government 2020


Chrissie Coon

Co-Chair CES Government 2020


Charlie Armstrong

Co-Chair GBEF 2019

Mary Shae Sutherland

Events Director