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  • Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
  • Time: 7:15 - 10:30AM
  • Cost: Complimentary Registration
  • Location: Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs
    4 S. Cascade Avenue
    Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Thank You for Attending

Traditional approaches to the IT infrastructure are quickly outliving their viability. Cloud, mobility, big data, and other trends are increasing the workload and the complexity of the government enterprise, driving up capital expenditures while driving down performance. What’s needed is a new approach.

The solution is web-scale infrastructure, a software-defined approach that provides the scalability and agility that today’s government enterprise requires, while also reducing capital and operating expenses.

Attendees learned how web-scale infrastructure can fit the needs of your agency. Topics addressed include:

  • How to transition to web-scale infrastructure without buying special-purpose hardware
  • How to improve performance by integrating compute and storage platforms
  • How to make scalability more predictable by distributing data and services

Featured Speakers:

  • Julia Fernandez
  • Director of Strategic and Federal Sales, Liquidware Labs
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    Julia Fernandez has been in the virtualization and security software sector for nearly two decades, with a focus on supporting Federal agencies and the DoD. Over the course of her career, Fernandez has achieved progressively more responsible positions across sales and channel operations at companies such as Harcourt Brace, SurfControl, VMware and, currently, at Liquidware Labs as Director of Federal and Strategic Accounts. As the Federal and Commercial VDI Specialist for VMware, Fernandez was instrumental in demonstrating the value of VDI for federal agencies. Subsequently she brought her expertise to Liquidware Labs in 2010, where she started the Federal Team and oversaw the certification process for the company’s desktop transformation solutions across all DoD branches and DISA. Fernandez also manages relationships with Liquidware Labs’ Strategic Accounts, which include Fortune 100 companies such as AT&T, Walmart, Citi, and Home Depot.

  • Dave Gwyn
  • Vice President, Federal, Nutanix
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    Dave Gwyn has a BS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park. His experience includes three years of programming on NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope program, followed by fifteen years in the federal IT industry as a Consultant, Account Manager and Federal Director for companies including Powersoft, Sybase, SilverStream, Plumtree, and BEA. Prior to joining Nutanix in August 2012, he spent five years at VMware managing sales to the US Army, focused on server and desktop virtualization.

  • Sean Lyngaas
  • Correspondent, FCW
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    Sean Lyngaas is the Pentagon correspondent for FCW, where he covers cybersecurity, defense IT and intelligence issues. Prior to that, he was a reporter and editor for Smart Grid Today, the utility industry's journal of record. He has reported for The Atlantic, The Economist and The Washington Diplomat, among other outlets. He is former chair of the Young Members Committee at the National Press Club. Sean earned his B.A. from Duke University and his M.A. from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University.

  • Michael Reilly
  • Federal Account Executive, Department of Defense, Veeam Software
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    Mr. Michael Reilly is a seasoned Senior DoD Account Executive that grew up in a military family. The first 12 years of his IT experience were on the Dell Federal team supporting the US Navy around data center centric solutions including Virtualization infrastructure & VDI. Seeing the shift from hardware focused data centers to ‘Software Defined Data Centers’, Michael came to Veeam Software in 2011 to help educate the Navy, USMC, DISA, COCOMs and DHA on Modern Data Center Technologies.

  • Stacey Winn
  • Senior Product Marketing Manager, Federal, Raytheon Cyber Products
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    Stacey Winn has been with Raytheon (formerly Trusted Computer Solutions) for 11 years. Initially she joined the organization as a Senior Technical Writer and is now Senior Product Marketing Manager for secure information sharing solutions across global Departments of Defense, intelligence communities, federal civilian, state and local government, industrial control systems, and other emerging markets. Ms. Winn participates and assists with other functions of the business including product management, project management, partner relationships, and business development. Prior to joining Raytheon, Ms. Winn was the Product Documentation Manager for an international Technical Writing team and a Senior Technical Writer for various projects and types of organizations.

7:15 - 8:00AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:00 - 8:10AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Sean Lyngaas
Correspondent, FCW
8:10 - 8:30AM
Web-Scale Infrastructure Simplicity
Dave Gwyn
Vice President, Federal, Nutanix
8:30 - 9:00AM
Technology Insight Lightning Round
Julia Fernandez
Director of Strategic and Federal Sales, Liquidware Labs
Michael Reilly
Federal Account Executive, Department of Defense, Veeam Software
Stacey Winn
Senior Product Marketing Manager, Federal, Raytheon Cyber Products
9:00 - 10:00AM
Roundtable Discussion
Sean Lyngaas [Moderator]
Correspondent, FCW
10:00 - 10:30AM
Networking

The Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs

Driving & Parking

The Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs is conveniently located in downtown Colorado Springs. The hotel offers valet parking at the main entrance for $22 per day. Self parking is available for $17 per day.

Please note: Parking is not included with your registration.

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