Thank You For Attending

Federal agencies are under increasing pressure to modernize their legacy systems and applications. And while substantial progress has been made in moving to basic cloud infrastructure-as-a-service, "lift and shift" is not enough. To truly transform, agencies must look beyond IaaS and leverage the cloud's potential to deliver entirely new business and mission capabilities.

Those new capabilities will be driven by data, and one of the central challenges is getting a handle on agencies' massive volumes of both structured and unstructured data -- and then finding the best ways to turn it into actionable insights. Artificial intelligence and automation can accelerate those insights, but only if both the data and tools are developed with the mission needs in mind.

This is where the true value for moving to the cloud becomes apparent. Agencies can combine private, public, or hybrid cloud solutions to meet their modernization goals and make the most of new technologies. This mission-driven approach to cloud and cognitive computing can deliver more flexible business functionality, accelerate development and enable further innovation. But to do so, agency leaders must be willing to think differently. Recreating yesterday’s architecture in tomorrow's cloud platform would be a missed opportunity that government can't afford.

By attending this forward-looking and mission-focused event, agency executives learned:

  • How to determine what workloads are appropriate for which types of cloud
  • How to structure their cloud environment: choosing between private, public, and hybrid to deliver the best business capabilities
  • How to operate in a hybrid, multi-cloud ecosystem, including key capabilities and considerations
  • How cloud-based, AI-enabled solutions can transform agencies' business and mission capabilities

Attendees also had the opportunity to meet with IBM Cloud Garage experts to learn how to innovate faster in a creative environment where you apply industry-leading development practices and cloud technology.

Event Agenda

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

7 AM
8 AM
9 AM
8:00 am - 8:05 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • Anne Armstrong Anne Armstrong President & Chief Content Officer 1105 Public Sector Media Group
8:05 am - 8:10 am Introduction
  • Sam Gordy General Manager, US Federal and Government Industries IBM
8:10 AM - 8:30 AM Opening Government Keynote
  • Tim Hale (Invited) Product Director, Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Enterprise System and Services (ALTESS), PEO EIS US Army
8:30 AM - 9:10 AM Government and Industry Panel: How to Pick Your Cloud(s)
  • Captain Craig H. Hodge Deputy Chief Technology Officer U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Ed Simcox Deputy Chief Technology Officer U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Andras Szakal Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Federal Market IBM
9:10 am - 9:40 am A Cloud Strategy to Match Your Mission
9:40 AM - 9:45 AM Closing Remarks
  • Anne Armstrong Anne Armstrong President & Chief Content Officer 1105 Public Sector Media Group