Gov's IT Evolution: Transform Securely and Innovate Openly

The government in 2020 operates in a dramatically different fashion than it did even a decade ago. However, even with all these technological achievements, 80 percent of federal IT budgets go to operations and maintenance - that means that more than two-thirds of a government's budget goes to keep legacy systems functioning. The White House and Congress are urging agencies to change that equation and focus on modernization in three key areas: technology, process and culture.

Join GovLoop, Red Hat and your federal, state and local government colleagues on Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. ET/6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. ET to learn how IT optimization, agile integration, hybrid cloud infrastructure and automation are helping agencies meet White House modernization goals.

Virtual Summit Schedule


Attendees can earn up to five CPEs. Please refer to the schedule below to see which sessions qualify for CPE credit.
Check out more detailed session descriptions here.

9:30 a.m. ET/6:30 a.m. PT
Virtual Environment is Open!
Download resources on cyber, cloud, digital services, CX and network virtually with your peers and Red Hat experts in the Learning Center. These free resources will help your agency innovate openly in 2020.


10:00 - 10:40 a.m. ET/7:00 - 7:40 a.m. PT
Opening Keynote: Understanding Government's Transformation Challenges

In this keynote, you'll hear from a government IT leader about their top three challenges when it comes to meeting government's transformation initiatives.

10:40-11:00 a.m. ET/7:40-8:00 a.m. PT
Networking Chat and Learning Center Challenge

Download as many resources as you can to compete in our Learning Center Challenge! The winners will receive special Virtual Summit swag! You'll also have the opportunity to virtually connect and network with your public sector peers.


11:00 - 11:50 a.m. ET/8:00 - 8:50 a.m. PT
Session 1: Gov IT Optimization Made Easy
Session attendees can earn one CPE.

Every IT decision-maker balances two major demands: keeping the lights on and illuminating a path to future innovations. In this training, you will learn how agencies can balance new technology and maintain their legacy systems.


12:00 - 12:50 p.m ET/9:00 - 9:50 a.m. PT
Session 2: Bringing Your Datasets Together: Gov Embraces Agile Integration
Session attendees can earn one CPE.

Machine learning, automation and the Internet of Things are incredibly powerful tools, but in order for them to properly function, agencies need to have the right architecture in place to coordinate between various disparate systems. In this session, you'll learn how government can embrace agile integration in their IT environments.


1:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET/ 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. PT
Keynote: A Case Study Example of IT Modernization


In this keynote, you'll learn how one small agency was able to fully embrace digital transformation and provide a better experience for both their employees and the citizens it serves.


1:40-2:30 p.m. ET /10:40-11:30 a.m. PT
Session 3: Gov's Need for Hybrid Cloud
Session attendees can earn one CPE.

Government agencies embracing modernization efforts are finding transformation difficult without some sort of hybrid cloud IT implementation. In this session, you'll learn how your agency's enterprise infrastructure can better communicate and break down siloes by incorporating a hybrid approach.


2:40-3:30 p.m. ET/11:40-12:30 p.m. PT
Session 4: How Cloud-Native Development Powers Gov Innovation
Session attendees can earn one CPE.

Cloud-native app development might sound like IT jargon, but it truly has the power to digitally transform how quickly agencies can implement app delivery with containers and next-gen technologies. These applications are a new way to speed up how agencies build new applications, optimize existing ones and connect them all together. In this session, you'll learn how embracing these design methodologies can save your agency time and resources.


3:40-4:30 p.m. ET/12:40-1:30 p.m. PT
Session 5: How Automation Creates Full-Organization Effectiveness
Session attendees can earn one CPE.

With the right automation tools, agencies can revolutionize the way they work. Agencies can focus on more mission-critical elements rather than simple compliance-based paperwork. This session will explain how agencies can revolutionize their organizational effectiveness by implementing an automation platform.



Why should you take time out of your day to attend?


  • Earn up to five continuing professional education (CPE) credits in specialized knowledge.
  • Grow your network by connecting virtually with your government peers and Red Hat experts. All of our online trainings have a public chat where you can ask questions to experts and other attendees.
  • Get access to more than 100 downloadable resources all about innovation and problem-solving in government.
  • Win awesome swag by being active in the virtual environment.
  • Chat with GovLoop and learn how our free resources can open up a new world of learning.