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  • Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
  • Time: 7:30AM - 11:30AM
  • Cost: FREE for Government Attendees
  • Location: The Willard InterContinental Hotel
    1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20004

Registration Now Open

In some ways, cloud has become a foregone conclusion in federal IT strategies.

As agencies look to modernize their IT enterprise, consolidate their data centers, and develop a new generation of IT services, the importance of the cloud is beyond argument.

“As a community, CIOs continue to see benefits associated with cloud migration, such as improved flexibility, faster application delivery, easier addition of services, improved customer service, and cost savings,” according to a survey of federal CIOs conducted by the Professional Services Council and Grant Thornton.

This steady emphasis on the cloud—championed by both the U.S. Federal CIO Council and the Office of Management and Budget—is having a significant long-term effect, reports IDC Government. In fiscal 2016, the federal government was expected to spend approximately $6.7 billion on cloud, which was more than 8 percent of the federal IT budget. Going forward, the market research firm predicts that federal cloud spending will grow substantially through 2019, far outpacing the growth in overall IT spending.

Cloud is expected to play a critical role in two major initiatives: Legacy IT modernization and data center consolidation. In both cases, cloud is seen as a way to make existing systems more flexible and scalable, particularly when adopted in conjunction with Agile and DevOps. As part of its Data Center Optimization initiative, OMB identified cloud as essential to creating more efficient infrastructure. 

Register now to hear subject matter experts from across government discuss how agencies can realize the full benefits of the cloud and accelerate their modernization and optimization efforts.

Potential topics to be addressed include:

  • Cloud-based modernization strategies
  • FedRamp High and other security measures
  • The cloud-on-demand paradigm
  • Data storage in the cloud
  • The role of IaaS, PaaS
  • The app store
  • The future of cloud and mobility

Featured Speakers:

  • Dennis Kelly
  • Product Lead, Enterprise Computing (ADCCP, AESD, ACCENT, APC2) PD, Enterprise Services (ES) PEO EIS
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    Mr. Dennis Kelly is the Product Lead for Enterprise Computing (EC), an office within Project Director, Enterprise Services. Mr. Kelly has oversight of the EC portfolio, which consists of six primary initiatives: Army Private Cloud (APC2) and Cloud Services, Army Data Center Consolidation Plan, Army Enterprise Service Desk -Worldwide (AESD-W), AESD Federation, Army Software Marketplace, and Data Center/Cloud/Generating Force.

    Throughout his 40 year career, Mr. Kelly has performed myriad roles including project manager, private sector executive, and independent organizational development consultant. Mr. Kelly began his career as a U.S. Marine in communications-electronics during the Vietnam War. As a satellite communications systems engineer, he planned the deployment of in-orbit satellites and designed the first Satellite Switched Time Division Multiple Access plan for use in the INTELSAT satellite system. In industry, he designed the transition strategy for the worldwide consolidation of 150 data centers into three supercenters. As a consultant for the Federal Aviation Administration, he facilitated the implementation of strategic and operational management processes. He also served as the principal advisor for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology to the Chief of the Army Reserve, and as a communications policy advisor to the Army Chief Information Officer/G6 Chief Executive Officer.

    Mr. Kelly joined PEO EIS in 2011, and served as a Project Officer with EC since its inception in 2013. As the AESD-W lead, Mr. Kelly managed three service desk locations that handled one million incidents at 44 installations, as well as supporting the 1.5 million users of Army Knowledge Online and Enterprise Email. For APC2, he facilitated the provision of Cloud Software as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service for DOD customers.

    Mr. Kelly is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography, and he holds a Master of Arts in American Government from Catholic University.

    Mr. Kelly is a member of the U.S. Army Acquisition Corps and is Level III certified in Program Management and is a Certified Management Consultant. His professional association memberships include the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Engineering Management Society and the Institute of Management Consultants USA.

  • Chad Sheridan
  • Chief Information Officer, Risk Management Agency, USDA
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    Chad Sheridan has served as the Chief Information Officer of the Risk Management Agency since 2011. In that role, he is responsible for all information systems that support the Federal crop insurance program, a program that covers commodities and livestock with a total annual liability of over $113 billion. At RMA, Chad has transformed the agency’s IT program to embrace agile development and devops while leading the effort to establish an action-oriented and collaborate CIO Council within USDA.

    Prior to his service at RMA, Chad spent over 18 years of active duty and civilian service with the United States Navy in the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Directorate, or Naval Reactors. He most recently served as Deputy CIO for the program and had previously served as Manager for Shipboard IT, focusing on improving the quality of shipboard networks and software and the capabilities and training of the submarine and aircraft carrier information technology professionals. Prior to his transition to information technology, Chad served as Deputy Program Manager for the design and construction of the USS GEORGE H. W. BUSH (CVN 77) and GERALD R. FORD (CVN 78) aircraft carrier propulsion plants.

    Chad received his Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Virginia and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • Kevin T. Curry
  • Product Director (Acting) Enterprise Computing Environment (ECE) - Provisional PEO Enterprise Information Systems
7:00 - 8:00AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:00 - 8:05AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:05 - 8:30AM
Session 1: Government Session I
Chad Sheridan
Chief Information Officer, Risk Management Agency, USDA
8:30 - 8:45AM
Session 2: Technology Insights I
8:45 - 9:10AM
Session 3: Government Session II
9:10 - 9:25AM
Session 4: Technology Insights II
9:25 - 9:40AM
Networking Break
9:40 - 10:05AM
Session 5: Government Session III
10:05 - 10:20AM
Session 6: Technology Insight Session III
10:20 - 10:45AM
Session 7: Government Session IV
10:45 - 11:00AM
Session 8: Technology Insights IV
11:00 - 11:25AM
Session 9: Government Session V
11:25 - 11:30AM
Closing Remarks

The Willard InterContinental Hotel

Via Metro

The Federal Triangle Metro stop (orange/blue lines) is 2 blocks away and the Metro Center metro stop (red line) is three blocks away, both within walking distance of the hotel.

Via Driving

The Willard Hotel offers valet parking at the main entrance on Pennsylvania Ave NW. The hotel public parking entrance is located on F Street NW behind the Willard Hotel, between 14th Street NW and 15th Street NW. There are additional public garages on F Street NW and at the National Press Building, with two entrances on 13th Street NW. Please note that the lots fill up early, so allow extra time.

Please note: Parking is not included with your registration.

Additional Resources

CPE Credits are available for the Event: Face-to-Face Cloud

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

Program Level: Basic with no pre-requisites required

Delivery Method: Group Live, Specialized Knowledge and Application, Registration # 137543

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