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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

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

1105 Media PSMG 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 web site: www.learningmarket.org

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To Sponsor:

    Stacy Money
    1105 Public Sector Media Group
    Phone: 415-444-6933
    Stacy Money