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Download this event overview to learn what you missed at the Strategies for Creating Cloud Builder Organizations Across Government event held on October 16th in Reston, VA.

What does it take to move specific agency information and services to the cloud and what are the most effective implementation strategies?

These are the questions that government and industry partners explore in the event overview. This focused, timely program evaluated agency options for cloud computing and how their choices impact their operations, culture, infrastructure, and long-term IT planning.

Featured Speakers:

  • William Brougham
  • Principal Consultant, Suss Consulting and former Vice Director, Network Services, Defense Information Systems Agency
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    Mr Brougham is a Principal Consultant with Suss Consulting. Mr. Brougham’s career as a leader in both federal government and private sector IT includes management of the Department of Defense (DoD) telecommunications networks, success as a business development executive for multi-million dollar DoD and civilian agency programs and new business opportunities, as well as extensive experience in program startup and execution.

    Prior to joining Suss Consulting, Mr. Brougham was the Vice Director, Network Services for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) where he was responsible for the sustainment and program management of the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN). In this position he was responsible for providing carrier class voice, video, data, and transport services for the DoD.

    Mr Brougham provided oversight for planning, resourcing, fielding, sustaining and evolving the telecommunications networks supporting the Department of Defense including the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and all command and control and combat support networks, and special programs.

    Prior to joining the Government, Mr. Brougham was an executive at Sprint where he held positions as Director of Program Management and Business Development. Mr. Brougham has considerable experience in planning, implementing, and managing major communications networks. Additionally, for several years Mr. Brougham managed Sprint’s government business in Europe and the Middle East. Mr Brougham had direct responsibility for implementing Sprint’s FTS2001 win realizing over $400M of revenue for the corporation.

    Mr. Brougham is a retired U.S. Army officer. He holds Bachelor of Arts, Business, Washington State University and a Masters of Public Administration, University of Puget Sound.

  • Jennifer Gray
  • Chief, Service Design Branch (Acting), Office of IT Infrastructure and Operations (ITIO), Enterprise Engineering Division, Dept. of Health and Human Services
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    Gray served as the chair for the HHS cloud security working group that completed the first department-wide Federal Risk Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) security authorization for Amazon Web Service’s cloud environments. Even more importantly, Gray’s leadership resulted in HHS becoming the first agency to grant an agency authority to operate (ATO) through the FedRAMP process for a major cloud provider.

    Gray’s work significantly impacted agencies across the government, who can now utilize the services of one of the largest CSPs without the cost of their own authorization process.

    Each agency that leverages HHS’ FedRAMP security assessment will save taxpayers $200,000-$275,000. Within HHS alone, the agency projects over a million dollars in savings. Gray’s foresight in collecting resource metrics for future planning has been invaluable in this regard and reported to HHS OCIO CIO of the savings derived from FedRAMP compliance. As the first agency to guide a CSP through FedRAMP, Gray also put together agency-wide FedRAMP standard operating procedures, a model starting to be adopted by other agencies.

    In part due to the project’s success, Gray was promoted to the Cloud Lead for the Office of Strategic Planning & Governance – Systems Engineering at HHS. In this capacity she is working on enterprise wide adoption of the cloud and leading the agency’s overall cloud strategy. She is also a member of the HHS Cloud Computing Advisory group, which has been instrumental in developing a framework to help facilitate the implementation of cloud computing across HHS.

    Gray is recent 2014 Fed100 winner, and was selected as one of DC’s Top 50 Women in Tech by fedscoop. She is a graduate from The Johns Hopkins University with a Masters in Information and Telecommunication Systems and holds a variety of technical and professional certifications. She is an active member Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and the Information Security and Identity Management Committee (ISIMC).

  • Andy Ingram
  • Vice President, Product Marketing, Data Center Business Group, Juniper Networks
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    Andy Ingram has more than 30 years’ experience in the high-tech industry bringing ground-breaking technology to market. In his current role, he leads Juniper’s overall data center go-to-market strategy. Originally Andy joined Juniper in October, 2008 to head up product marketing for the Fabric and Switching Group where he and his team helped to build the EX switching business and introduce the QFabric. Today he runs a worldwide organization focused on selling Juniper products into data centers and clouds.

    Andy joined Juniper in October 2008 from IGT, where he was the Senior VP of Network Systems. Prior to IGT, Andy held various senior management positions at Sun Microsystems, Hewlett Packard, Cray Research and Sequent Computers, and was involved in the marketing and sales of servers, storage, system software, security products and application software. Andy holds an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA, a bachelor degree from the University of Colorado.

  • Rob Randell
  • Director Systems Engineering NSBU, VMWare
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    Rob Randell is a Director and Principal Security and Compliance Specialist at VMware with over 20 years experience in IT and over 16 years in Security. Rob’s current role is to advise VMware customers on networking and security related aspects of virtualization as well as speak at different security and virtualization events like VMworld and the RSA Security Conference. Rob came to VMware as part of the Determina acquisition where Rob was a Senior Systems Engineer where he was responsible for working with customers on the technical aspects of Determina’s next generation memory protection technology. Prior to Determina, Rob was a Senior SE at Webroot and prior to that Vericept which was the original player in the DLP space.

  • Chris Smith
  • Vice President, Technology, AT&T Government Solutions
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  • Wolf Tombe
  • Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security
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    As the Chief Technology Officer of US Customs & Border Protection, Wolf Tombe is responsible for the proactive formation of cross-cutting integrated technology strategies, architectures and solutions across CBP. He is also responsible for establishing the Agency's Strategic Technology Direction and associated Information Technology Transformation initiatives, which includes the CBP Enterprise Technical Architecture, CBP Technology Roadmap, Common Infrastructure architectures and high level designs, Technology Lifecycle implementation and Customer Transformation Services.

    Mr. Tombe Chairs both the SOA and Application Working Group and the Technology Review Committee where he provides leadership on technology planning, architecture, standards and adoption of industry best practices for technology management.

    As CTO, Mr. Tombe is the liaison for CBP with industry and other government agencies on technology issues and matters. In this capacity, Mr. Tombe founded the first US Government "Federal CTO Forum" in December of 2008. Recognizing both the need and tremendous benefits to be gained by sharing technology best practices and innovations between federal agencies the forum now has regular participation from twenty-six federal civilian and defense agencies. Mr. Tombe joined US Customs and Border Protection in 2003 and supports CBP with more than 25 years of IT management experience in the Federal Government Sector serving in a variety of Agency's on both the West and East Coast.

    Mr. Tombe holds a Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University and is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute. Mr. Tombe is a recipient of multiple awards in the areas of Cloud Computing, SOA, Technology Innovation and an accomplished public speaker having presented at numerous public forums on issues pertaining to technology implementation and management in the US Federal Government.

  • Stanley Tyliszczak
  • Staff Vice President for Technology Integration and Chief Engineer Chief Technology Office, General Dynamics Information Technology
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    Stanley Tyliszczak is the Staff Vice President for Technology Integration and Chief Engineer within General Dynamics Information Technology’s Chief Technology Office. In this role, he is responsible for managing the company’s long-term technology plan and roadmap. Mr. Tyliszczak advises and supports efforts to expand the company’s cyber security, data center consolidation, cloud computing, big data and IT infrastructure capabilities in order to strengthen new business pursuits. In addition, he also oversees internal programs to promote technology innovation and collaboration across the company.

    Mr. Tyliszczak has more than 30 years of demonstrated success in delivering complex development and integration programs for both government and commercial customers. He has held such positions as Director of Systems Engineering, Assistant Department Head, Systems Integration Manager, Technical Director and Lead Systems Engineer for industry-leading firms, including GTE, BBN and The MITRE Corporation. In his current role at General Dynamics Information Technology, he leads deployment of new capabilities and solutions across the company, including enterprise IT service centers, converged communications, secure wireless local area networks, data center virtualization, consolidation and integration, cloud computing integration and cyber security. He is also responsible for the establishment of strategic alliances with key technology vendors, chairing internal working groups and creating demonstration centers nationwide.

    In prior roles, he managed secure network development and deployment of technology and systems integration projects for commercial and government customers; oversaw Internal Research & Development projects focused on U.S. Navy communications; worked with the U.S. Air Force to develop, integrate and deploy a survivable communications program and managed systems engineering departments with more than 100 technical staff.

    Mr. Tyliszczak has received multiple commendations and awards for his accomplishments from the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, commercial clients and internal customers for delivery successes across multiple technical and organizational boundaries. He has authored multiple articles and papers; has served as an expert panelist for industry forums and has been quoted in industry-leading publications. He graduated from Northeastern University with a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering and has done advanced Master of Business Administration coursework at Babson College.

  • Michele Weslander Quaid
  • Chief Innovation Evangelist, Google, Inc.
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    Michele is Google’s Chief Innovation Evangelist. Previously, she served as Chief Technology Officer (Public Sector) and Innovation Evangelist for Google. Throughout her career, Michele has taken on the challenge of creating start ups and transforming existing businesses in both industry and government. Through her successes, she has been recognized and sought after as a leader of change and innovation.

    Prior to joining Google in April 2011, Michele's work experience spanned both industry and government. She started her career as an image scientist and systems engineer, where her innovative technology applications proved to be prescient solutions for operational needs, and she soon became the youngest chief engineer in the history of her company. Post-9/11/2001, Michele was recruited into the US Government to lead change and innovation, and became one of the youngest people ever sworn in as a senior executive in the US Government. During her time as a government official, she established and was the first serve in certain senior level positions to include: Deputy Technical Executive for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; Intelligence Community Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Director of National Intelligence; Chief Technology Officer for the National Reconnaissance Office; and, the DNI’s senior representative to the Secretary of Defense’s Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Task Force leading information sharing and collaboration initiatives in support of global coalition stability operations. Michele’s perspicacious leadership -- both in industry and government -- has had a lasting positive impact on the national security community, and her support of the troops both at home and abroad earned her the call sign “Warrior Goddess.”

    Honors and awards Michele has received include:
    - National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation (2001)
    - National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Meritorious Civilian Service Medal (2005)
    - "DC's Top 50 Women in Tech" in 2014 (FedScoop)
    - "Power 100" list of influencers in 2014 (Washington Life)
    - "The 7 Most Powerful Women to Watch" in 2014 (Entrepreneur Magazine)


    Michele earned a B.S. in Physics and Engineering Science with honors from Seattle Pacific University, and a M.S. in Optics from the University of Rochester. She is a graduate of Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government program for Senior Managers in Government, and a Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff CAPSTONE Fellow.

    Presently, Michele serves on the DigitalGlobe Foundation Board of Directors, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Advisory Committee for Commercial Remote Sensing, the AFCEA Intelligence Committee, the University of Rochester Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Science Dean's Visiting Committee, Mid-Atlantic Girls Collaborative (MAGiC) Project Champion's Board, the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation and National Flight Academy Board of Trustees, and the Voter Gravity Board of Directors. She is active in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and leadership outreach for students in K-12 and at universities.

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