Making Smart Choices for a Cloud-centric Agency

Featured Speakers

The 2019 Federal Cloud Computing Strategy, Cloud Smart, lays out a long-term plan to help federal agencies migrate operations from on-premise legacy systems to the cloud. The goal is to use secure cloud infrastructures and enable more efficient operations, more reliable security and faster services.

This OMB plan removes policy barriers and aims to increase knowledge of cloud computing across three areas: security, procurement and workforce. The revised strategy is the first cloud policy update in seven years. As a practical matter, agencies planning a cloud migration have much to consider, including the selection of a cloud type--public, private or hybrid. And there’s more than one means of getting to the cloud, from lift-and-shift to a complete architectural overhaul. Government and industry IT leaders at the Cloud Summit will examine how agencies can best manage a migration to the cloud –before, during and after the transition –and how to best leverage cloud computing to advance agencies’ missions. Cloud Summit participants will learn about:

  • Purchasing cloud services through repeatable practices
  • Peer sharing of cloud knowledge
  • Recruiting and training talent (cybersecurity, acquisition and cloud engineering)
  • Enhancing security through risk-based decision making

Event Information

Cloud Summit

April 9, 2019

7:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Washington Marriott at
Metro Center
775 12th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

FREE for Government Attendees


To learn more about sponsoring this event, please contact:

Stacy Money
1105 Public Sector Media Group
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 415-444-6933


  • IT CNP
  • GitLab
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Acquia
  • Okta
  • ServiceNow


Tuesday, April 9, 2019

7 AM
8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
1 PM
8:30 am - 8:35 am Opening Remarks
8:35 am - 9:05 am Army Cloud Strategic Framework and Lessons Learned
  • Thomas Sasala Director, Operations and Architecture and Chief Data Officer
    Office of the Chief Information Officer/G-6
    Department of the Army
9:05 am - 9:45 am Accelerating IT Modernization through the Cloud
9:45 am - 10:05 am Migration Services & Cloud Integration Best Practices
  • Karen Petraska Program Executive for Computing Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer NASA
  • Anto Tossounian Federal Vice President Solutions Consulting ServiceNow
10:05 am - 10:25 am Fireside Chat: Adopting a Multi-Cloud Strategy
  • Anne Armstrong Chief Content and Alliance Officer Public Sector 360
  • Sanjay Gupta Chief Technology Officer Small Business Administration
10:25 am - 10:55 am Networking Break
10:55 am - 11:35 am Leveraging Emerging Tech in the Cloud
11:35 am - 11:55 am Security & Compliance in the Cloud
  • Gerald Caron III Chief Information Officer, OIG U.S Department of Health and Human Services
  • Ted Girard Vice President, Public Sector Okta
11:55 am - 12:20 pm Lunch & Networking
12:50 pm - 1:30 pm Driving CDM in the Cloud
  • Robert Hembrook Director of Cyber Security National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Dr. Michaela Iorga Senior Security Technical Lead for Cloud Computing NIST
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm In Their Shoes: Lessons in Modernization at the FCC
2:00 pm Closing Remarks


Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th Street NW | Washington, DC 20005 | (202) 737-2200


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.

Program Level: Basic with no pre-requisites required

Delivery Method: Group Live, Information Technology - Technical, Registration # 137543

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