Washington, DC

May 21, 2018 | Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Convention Center

Want to become a Cloud Leader?

Cloud computing is changing the way business gets done. Attend this event in Washington, DC to learn how to advance your organization—and your career—in the cloud. You’ll hear from some of the top thinkers in the industry, dig into the latest issues and trends in cloud computing, gain new skills, and network with other professionals.

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Monday, May 21

8:00 – 9:00 AM
Registration & Breakfast Reception
C & D Ballroom
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Keynote: The Journey to the Clouds at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Michael Stefanini, Manager of IT Engineering and Project Management, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Follow NASA’s federally funded research and development center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), on a journey through social adoption and technical wizardry as they implement their cloud computing infrastructure. With a backdrop spanning sales strategies and spacecraft, you'll learn JPL’s six vectors of adoption and witness some major victories and defeats at the leading U.S. center for robotic exploration of the solar system’s journey to the clouds.
10:00 – 10:30 AM
Cloud Leaders DC: The Public Sector Guide to IaaS Success
Tim Hazard, Director of Federal Sales, CloudCheckr
Despite the promise of lower infrastructure costs, collective efficiencies through shared IT services and access to cutting-edge cloud technologies, federal agencies had been held back by concerns over cost and data privacy. In this session, we tackle the essentials of the cloud from a federal perspective. We’ll take you through a 5-step playbook to ensure your agency’s journey to the cloud includes an accurate inventory of assets across all deployments, cloud ownership governance and rules for who owns what, budget management and how to allocate costs back to budget owners, spending your money wisely with spend analysis, and keeping your cloud both secure and compliant within governmental frameworks.
10:30 – 11:00 AM
From People to Process: Managing a Cloud Adoption in a Public Sector IT Department
Benjamin Laibson, CEO of Digital Age Experts
While public cloud adoption is touted as a disruptive technology, cloud impacts more than technology decisions. Let’s explore how the cloud impacts all aspects of an IT department, inside a federal, state, or local agency, from approach to cost to security to requirements to resources. Learn how to budget for cost of infrastructure, how to manage bids and acquisition, and what to think about when planning for cloud security.
11:00 – 12:00 PM
Introduction to Cloud Management with CloudCheckr
Elissa Livingston, VP of Strategic Alliances at CloudCheckr and Tim Hazard, Director of Federal Sales at CloudCheckr
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Lunch Break & Networking
C & D Ballroom
1:00 – 1:30 PM
How to Find Your Cloud Partner
Matt Jordan, VP of Corporate Strategy & Development, JHC Technology
With thousands of managed services providers (MSPs) and new ones coming on every day, where do you turn to find the best value, and why? JHC Technology, a Washington, DC-based preferred cloud solution provider for federal, state, and local governments, will discuss what to look for around tenure, competencies, status, and more when navigating the cloud partner landscape.
1:30 – 2:00 PM
VUCA in the Cloud: From Innovation to Enterprise
Zac Duffy, Technical Business Analyst at Tribridge, a DXC Company
With the pace of change accelerating in the digital workplace, a responsive and adaptive cloud strategy is often overlooked. Transforming ideas into cloud solutions for government organizations do not have to be filled with volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. We’ll share the success and how to avoid the struggles throughout the journey to the cloud.
2:00 – 2:45 PM
Cloud Leaders Roundtable Discussion
C & D Ballroom
3:00 – 4:00 PM
Cocktail Reception
C & D Ballroom

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