About the Summit
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agencies will be deploying cloud solutions to support a growing range of operations as they modernize or replacing outdated legacy systems.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 will discuss the technologies, policies, and management strategies that provide a foundation for a cloud-based government. From a technology perspective, sessions will address how to optimize the IT infrastructure to support broad cloud adoption. From a policy perspective, federal leaders will discuss how to align an agency’s existing processes with the dynamics of a modern cloud environment. And from a management perspective, the event will look at how IT leaders can ensure that cloud-based operations meet their performance and security requirements.
Potential topics to be 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