It’s been a decade since "Cloud First" was put forth as a formal goal of government. In that time, agencies have moved from wary experimentation to straightforward “lift and shift” efforts to, increasingly, enterprise as-a-service solutions. The question is no longer whether to leverage cloud services, but how best to do so.

Yet as the easier moves to the cloud have been made, the remaining systems and workloads require decidedly more complex approaches. And while significant progress has been made in developing effective cloud acquisition vehicles and deployment best practices, many agencies still struggle with the scoping, support and security challenges that come with a robust cloud ecosystem.

The 2021 FCW Cloud Summit explored how agencies effectively managed cloud migrations -- before, during and after the transition – and how to leverage new services for cloud-native mission support. Cloud Summit participants came away with a better understanding of:

  • How and why leading agencies chose their cloud solutions
  • Business drivers for different types of cloud
  • A risk-based approach to cloud security
  • The pros and cons of security compliance automation
  • TIC 3.0 and other keys to secure cloud operations
  • How to determine what workloads are appropriate for which types of cloud
  • Recruiting and training cloud talent


  • Snowflake
  • Red Hat
  • Acquia
  • Zscaler
  • Splunk
  • Cloudera
  • Cloudera
  • CloudBolt
  • Micro Focus
  • CyberArk


Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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 Opening Government Keynote: The Cloud Culture Change
  • Paul B. Puckett III Chief, Cloud Enterprise Management Office Department of the Army

    [Pending Agency Approval]
  • Eric Fullerton* Lead Product Evangelist Acquia

    *Providing Session Opening Remarks
8:40 AM - 9:00 AM Master Class: Data Ingestion Techniques
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM Panel: Enabling the Secure Transformation to the Cloud
  • Brian Gattoni Chief Technology Officer CISA, DHS
  • Jose Padin Director of Pre-Sales Engineering, U.S. Public Sector Zscaler
  • Sharon Woods Acting Director of the Hosting and Compute Center DISA, Department of Defense
9:40 AM - 10:05 AM Cloud and the Second Wave of Digital Transformation at GSA
  • David A. Shive Chief Information Officer General Services Administration

    [Pending Agency Approval]
  • Colin Thorp Director of Federal Sales CloudBolt

    [Providing Session Opening Remarks]
10:05 AM - 10:15 AM Coffee Break
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Executive Insights: Managing Data Risks in the Cloud
10:45 AM - 11:05 AM Master Class: Hybrid Cloud Security with OpenShift
11:05 AM - 11:45 AM Panel: The Role of Cloud in IT Modernization Efforts
  • Pamela Isom Deputy Chief Information Officer for Architecture, Engineering, Technology, and Innovation (AET&I) Department of Energy
  • Pritha Mehra Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President USPS
  • Henry Sowell CIO and Technical Director, Solutions Engineering Cloudera
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Executive Insights: Factors to Consider When Adopting Cloud
  • Rob Leahy Chief Information Officer and Director, Information Technology and Communications Division NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Juliana Vida GVP, Chief Strategic Advisor - Public Sector Splunk
  • Anne Armstrong Chief Content and Alliance Officer Public Sector 360
12:15 PM - 12:35 PM Leveraging a Digital Transformation Framework to Build a Better SW Factory
  • David Wray Public Sector Chief Technology Officer Micro Focus Government Solutions
12:35 PM - 1:00 PM A Look at Cloud from Both Sides Now
  • John Hale Chief DISA Cloud Portfolio Office
  • Brandon Traffanstedt Sr. Director, Identity Security Solutions Cyberark

    [Providing Session Opening Remarks]
1:00 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: 5

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

1105 Media is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Cloud Summit

DATE: April 28, 2021

TIME: 8:10 am - 1:00 pm
(all times are ET)


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]