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.

After joining us for this deep dive into the specifics of syncing Cloud Smart goals to agency-specific missions, you will be able to:

  • List examples of how agencies chose different cloud solutions
  • Identify the business drivers for different types of cloud
  • Define advances in the FedRAMP program
  • Understand new approaches to cloud security and accurately assess current spending and projected cost


  • GovDataHosting
  • Splunk
  • Smartsheet
  • Okta
  • Boomi
  • Genesys
  • Snowflake
  • Zscaler
  • Palo Alto
  • Gitlab
  • Gigamon


Wednesday, June 17, 2020

8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
8:10 AM - 8:15 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:15 AM - 8:40 AM DOD Looks to Cloud as the Backbone for Software Modernization
  • Peter T. Ranks Deputy Chief Information Officer for Information Enterprise Department of Defense
  • Matthew Swartz* Government Strategic Account Executive Smartsheet

    *Providing Session Opening Remarks
8:40 AM - 9:00 AM People, Policy, and Pipes: Modern Collaboration
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM Panel: Best Practices for Leveraging Data in the Cloud
  • Brian Merrick Director of the Cloud Program Management Office Department of State
  • Dawayne Pretlor Cloud Architect and Systems Engineering Manager, OCIO-Information Technology and Communications Division NASA Headquarters
  • Alan Lawrence Vice President, Federal Boomi
9:40 AM - 10:00 AM Rev it up! Pour on the Data to Ignite Innovation
  • Juliana Vida GVP, Chief Strategic Advisor - Public Sector Splunk
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Executive Insights: Tips for Managing a Hybrid, Multi-Cloud Environment
10:30 AM - 11:10 AM Panel: Strategies for Cloud-Based Transformation
  • Guy Cavallo Deputy CIO, Office of the Chief Information Officer Small Business Administration
  • Chris Chilbert Chief Information Officer, Office of Inspector General Department of Health and Human Services
  • Habib Hourani Senior Federal Solutions Engineer Okta
11:10 AM - 11:30 AM Executive Insights | The Cloud Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together
11:30 AM - 11:50 AM Innovation In Government: Best Practices When Migrating to the Cloud
  • Tony Pearson Solutions Consultant Leader, Federal Public Sector Genesys
11:50 AM - 12:10 PM Landing Softly in the Cloud
  • Eddie Tejeda Director, Cloud.Gov, Technology Transformation Services General Services Administration
  • John Jeramiah* Product Marketing Leader & DevOps Evangelist Gitlab

    *Providing Session Opening Remarks
12:10 PM - 12:30 PM Cloud Flexibility: Lessons from the emergency response to COVID-19
  • Bill Hunt Chief Enterprise Architect Small Business Administration
  • Cameron Smith* Director of Product Management Gigamon

    *Providing Session Opening Remarks
12:30 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.


NASBA CPE Registry

In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour.

Number of CPE Credits: 4

CPE Accreditation: Program knowledge level is overview and there is no prerequisite education or advanced preparation require.

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Field of Study: Information Technology

Registration # 137543

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Cloud Summit

DATE: June 17, 2020

TIME: 8:10AM - 12:30PM


COST: FREE for Government Attendees*

*Government registrations require a valid .gov/.mil email address for verification


To learn more about sponsoring this event, please contact:

Kharry Wolinsky
Public Sector 360
[email protected]