Due to the COVID-19 concerns and the CDC's recommendation to limit large public gatherings, attendance and audience participation for this event is now exclusively online. To take part, please register today.

The question is no longer whether to move to the cloud; most agencies are already on that journey, and they acknowledge that cloud is an essential part of the modernization process. Many, however, have computing systems built over decades for very specific mission needs. Once the easy moves—like email—have happened, the path to the cloud for mission systems becomes significantly more complicated.

Depending on the size and mission of the agency, different decisions need to be made: what type of cloud: private, public, hybrid, multi-cloud? What is the best way to manage access and identity?

Security is still paramount and has challenges despite the FedRAMP certification process and the new TIC 3 policy. A workforce that depends on mobile devices needs access from anywhere. Managing who is on the network and taking human error off the table can reduce unauthorized access. But protecting the data—which is often in unstructured form and gathered from many different sources—is a different and difficult process.

And, as always, there is the question of budget and cost. Cloud is billed as the efficient way to store and access data. But agencies often don’t have an accurate assessment of how much they are currently spending and find it difficult to project the costs in the new world. Managing what staff are actually using is an essential data point to setting levels for the future.

Please join us for this deep dive into the specifics of syncing Cloud Smart goals to agency-specific missions. Topics to be addressed include:

  • Examples of how agencies chose different cloud solutions
  • Business drivers for different types of cloud
  • New approaches to cloud security
  • Advances in the FedRAMP program
  • The growth of cloud native applications


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Thursday, April 30, 2020

7 AM
8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
8:30 AM - 8:35 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:35 AM - 8:55 AM Opening Government Keynote
  • Peter T. Ranks Deputy Chief Information Officer for Information Enterprise Department of Defense
8:55 AM - 9:35 AM Panel: Best Practices for Leveraging Data in the Cloud
  • Gerald Caron III Director of Enterprise Network Management
    Bureau of Information Resource Management
    Department of State
  • Dawayne Pretlor Cloud Architect and Systems Engineering Manager, OCIO-Information Technology and Communications Division NASA Headquarters
9:35 AM - 9:50 AM Innovation in Government
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM Executive Insights: Tips for Managing a Hybrid, Multi-Cloud Environment
10:20 AM - 10:40 AM Networking Break
10:40 AM - 11:20 AM Panel: Strategies for Cloud-Based Transformation
  • Beth Cappello Acting Deputy CIO Department of Homeland Security

    [Pending Agency Approval]
  • Chris Chilbert Chief Information Officer, Office of Inspector General Department of Health and Human Services

    [Pending Agency Approval]
11:35 AM - 11:55 AM Landing Softly in the Cloud
  • Eddie Tejeda Director, Cloud.Gov, Technology Transformation Services General Services Administration
11:55 AM - 12:15 PM Closing Government Keynote
  • Bill Hunt Chief Enterprise Architect Small Business Administration

    [Pending Agency Approval]
12:15 PM Closing Remarks



Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th St NW | Washington, DC 20005


The Metro Center Station (red/blue/orange/silver lines) is .1 miles from the hotel and in walking distance.


Valet parking is available at the front entrance to the Washington Marriott at Metro Center on 12th Street.Please note: Parking is not included with your registration.


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Program Level: Basic with no pre-requisites required

Delivery Method: Group Live, Information Technology - Technical, Registration # 137543

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Cloud Summit

DATE: June 17, 2020

TIME: 7:30AM - 12:15PM

LOCATION: Washington Marriott at
Metro Center
Washington, DC

COST: FREE for Government Attendees*

*Government registrations require a valid .gov/.mil email address or badge on-site


To learn more about sponsoring this event, please contact:

Kharry Wolinsky
Public Sector 360
[email protected]