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  • Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2015
  • Time: 7:15 - 10:30AM
  • Cost: Complimentary Registration
  • Location: San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk
    889 East Market Street
    San Antonio, Texas 78205

Hyperconvergence and Virtualization: Moving Beyond the Traditional

Traditional approaches to the IT infrastructure are obsolete. Leading-edge concepts such as cloud, big data, cyber-security, mobility and virtualization require an infrastructure that is adaptable and readily available.

Government agencies need to consider alternative approaches, including secure hyperconvergence and virtualization. With a software-defined approach, hyperconverged infrastructures provide the security, scalability and performance required to address today’s government challenges, while delivering reduced capital and operating expenses.

Register now to attend this special breakfast to learn how hyperconverged infrastructures and virtualization can fit the needs of your agency. Topics to be addressed include:

  • Transforming Federal IT environments into IT-as-a-Service operations with hyperconverged infrastructure
  • Improving IT performance dramatically by integrating compute and storage into a single platform
  • Increasing IT efficiency and effectiveness with virtualization
  • Improving datacenter availability and visibility with data protection and monitoring
  • Expediting deployment timelines by incorporating security across the full development lifecycle to address STIG requirements
  • Creating predictability around seasonal resource scale-up and scale-down requirements

Featured Speakers:

  • Lt. Col. Timothy Kneeland
  • Commander, 502nd Communications Squadron
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    Lieutenant Colonel Timothy F. Kneeland is the Commander, 502d Communications Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, the largest communications squadron in Air Education and Training Command. The 502 CS provides engineering, acquisition, management and maintenance of over $800 million in integrated base-wide communications systems covering 5 distinct missions to 7 wings, 8 higher headquarters and more than 211 mission partners across JBSA. The 502 CS also provides records management, Privacy Act, Freedom of Information Act services, voice and data infrastructure support and is overall responsible for IT asset management and communications requirements across JBSA.

    Lieutenant Colonel Kneeland entered the Air Force in 1991 as a Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Technician. He served in a variety of maintenance positions at the squadron level before being commissioned in 1999 through Officer Training School as a Communications and Information Officer. During his 23 years of active-duty service he has served as an F-111 and A-10 Crew Chief, Network Maintenance and Support Officer in Charge, Executive Officer, Operational Test Director for Command, Control, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Systems, Air Control Squadron Chief of Maintenance, NATO Staff Officer for Allied Air Command, Izmir, Turkey, Director of Operations, and most recently as the Commander of Detachment 4, 83d Network Operations Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. .

  • 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.

  • Chris Howard
  • Vice President, Federal and FSI Sales, Nutanix
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    Chris Howard is a Director of Federal sales for the Nutanix team. He has been selling into the Federal Government for 15+ years with an emphasis on Virtualization and Infrastructure solutions for Data Centers. Prior to joining Nutanix he spent 6+ years managing the US Army Business at VMware and also 3 years at Dell supporting the US Army. He received his Bachelors degree in Business Administration with a Major in Accounting from West Virginia University.

  • 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
Opening Keynote
Challenges and Considerations for Updating and Integrating Datacenters
Lt. Col. Timothy Kneeland
Commander, 502nd Communications Squadron
8:30 - 8:50AM
Web-Scale Infrastructure Simplicity
Chris Howard
Vice President, Federal and FSI Sales, Nutanix
8:50 - 9:20AM
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
9:20 - 10:00AM
Roundtable Discussion
Sean Lyngaas [Moderator]
Correspondent, FCW
10:00 - 10:30AM

San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk

Driving & Parking

The San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk is conveniently located in City Center at Oyster Point. The hotel offers valet parking at the main entrance on E Market Street for $37 per day. There are public parking garages next to the Marriott on E Market Street and behind the Marriott on E Commerce Street in the Rivercenter.

Please note: Parking is not included with your registration.

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