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The “Cloud First” era is over. In the next two to four years, agencies will be deploying cloud solutions to support a growing range of operations as they modernize or replacing outdated legacy systems.

However, agencies will see limited benefits if they treat cloud as just another platform for applications and services—if they just “lift and shift” existing applications to a cloud system. The opportunity is there to reengineer the IT operations to take full advantage of the cloud and develop new ways of delivering and managing mission-critical services.

This event discussed the technologies, policies, and management strategies that provide a foundation for a cloud-based government. From a technology perspective, sessions addressed how to optimize the IT infrastructure to support broad cloud adoption. From a policy perspective, federal leaders discussed how to align an agency’s existing processes with the dynamics of a modern cloud environment. And from a management perspective, the event looked at how IT leaders can ensure that cloud-based operations meet their performance and security requirements.

Topics addressed include:

  • The culture of cloud (and its relationship with agency culture)
  • The evolving role of commercial cloud services
  • Improving the cost-effectiveness of private clouds
  • Hybrid cloud strategies
  • An incremental approach to cloud-based government
  • Cloud in a legacy IT environment
  • The next frontier: Agile and DevOps


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

7 AM
8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
8:25 am - 8:30 am Opening Remarks
8:30 am - 9:00 am Opening Government Keynote: Cloud-Driven Modernization: Reengineering Agency Operations
9:00 am - 9:40 am Government & Industry Panel I: Leveraging Cloud Technology and Services to Drive Efficiency
  • Dan DelGrosso Technical Director, PEO EIS Navy
  • Shashank Khandelwal (Acting) Director of, 18F/Technology Transformation Service General Services Administration
  • Rohan Oswal Director of Business Development Acquia
  • Maria Roat Chief Information Officer Small Business Administration
9:40 am - 10:10 am Fireside Chat I: Maximizing the Benefits of the Cloud
  • Anne Armstrong Anne Armstrong Co-President & Chief Content Officer 1105 Public Sector Media Group
  • Doug Bourgeois Managing Director and Head of the Federal Cloud Market Offering Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Tony Cossa Acting CTO USDA Office of the Chief Information Officer
10:10 am - 10:25 am Networking Break
10:25 am - 11:05 am Government & Industry Panel II: Best Practices for Cloud Management and Security
  • Gregory L. Garcia Director, Corporate Information, Chief Information Officer/G-6 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • John Hale Chief, Cloud Portfolio Office Defense Information Systems Agency
  • John Hamilton FedRAMP Program Manager of Operations U.S. General Services Administration
  • John Morenz Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Social Security Administration
  • John Nemoto Vice President CGI
11:05 am - 11:35 am Fireside Chat: Managing Data in the Cloud
11:35 am - 12:05 pm Afternoon Government Keynote: Cloud-Driven Innovation: Transforming Federal IT Services
12:05 pm Closing Remarks


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  • Acquia
  • CGI
  • General Dynamics Information Technology
  • Deloitte
  • Rubrik
  • Coalfire Federal
  • Microsoft
  • The MIL Corporation