Gov Trends Virtual Summit

Government is on the brink of a transformation – will you be part of it?

Across all levels of government, modernization is the name of the game. And in order to take advantage of that transformation, agencies need to think outside the box, they will need innovation!

On Wednesday, June 20 from 10am-4:30pm ET/ 7am-1:30pm PT, GovLoop is bringing together government innovators to explore real solutions to some of government's biggest challenges from smaller workforces to legacy systems.

You’ll attend one keynote and five sessions, all delivered to you online and at no cost! As long as you have an internet connection and an interest in learning about creative problem-solving in government, you can attend the upcoming virtual summit!

Register for free now to find out what’s on the technology horizon in the public sector!

Virtual Summit Full Schedule Details

10:00 - 10:30am ET / 7:00 - 7:30am PT

Virtual environment is open!

10:30 - 10:50am ET / 7:30 - 7:50am PT:
Opening Keynote Session: Your Role in the Government's Innovation Ecosystem

Speaker: Blair Corcoran de Castillo

In government, the concept of innovation can feel like it’s a word saved for a select few – the innovators – the outside the box thinkers that love whiteboards and design thinking sessions. But in this engaging keynote, the Innovation Lab at the Office of Personnel Management’s Blair Corcoran de Castillo, explains how every employee in an organization plays a role in the innovation ecosystem. And how each employee, can and must be engaged with innovative thinking in order to see true government transformation. In this keynote, you’ll learn how you fit in the innovation ecosystem!

11:00 - 11:50am ET / 8:00 - 8:50am PT
Session 1: Gov Embraces a New Approach to Application Delivery

Jamie Duncan, Cloud Solutions Architect, Red Hat
John Osborn, Lead Linux Container Architect, Red Hat

What if all your apps and data resided in the same easy to use system? Instead, many govies are left operating in many different siloed systems or containers, which wastes countless resources, time and energy.

However, a new way of doing business is emerging. It’s called a container ecosystem and it's even more amazing how fast these containers themselves have become a commodity for government agencies. They offer a simple and efficient way to assemble, distribute and deploy software. These advantages make containers ubiquitous, easy to install with a one-line command.

Join us for our first session of the day as experts from RedHat explore how Red Hat's OpenShift takes these revolutionary technologies and fashions them into a production-ready platform that fulfills government missions efficiently and with an eye toward the future.

Specifically, you’ll learn:

  • How Kubernetes, an automation platform, is making container-based application (and infrastructure) platforms the next standard for years to come.
  • How agencies are deploying containers to improve efficiency.
  • The biggest barriers still facing agencies looking to invest in new technologies.

12:00 - 12:50pm ET / 9:00 - 9:50am PT
Session 2: Ready for Takeoff: The Role of FedRAMP in the Path to Digital Transformation

Dr. Lon D. Gowen, Chief Technologist and Special Advisory to the CIO, USAID
John Hamilton, FedRAMP Operations Manager, GAO
Claudio Belloli, FedRAMP Program Manager for Cybsersecurity, GSA
Joe Arthur, Strategy and Innovation Executive, Infor

The White House’s modernization efforts are accelerating agencies’ move away from legacy systems. Additionally, citizens are demanding a new way of interacting with the government which is not effectively supported by outdated legacy systems.  

Agencies that are not undergoing a digital transformation risk becoming stale and outdated.  

The way forward for governments are with cloud services. If leveraged in a strategic and prioritized way, the cloud allows agencies to properly take advantage of this transformational moment. Moreover, the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is enabling agencies across federal, state and local, to safely access a wide range of cloud-based technologies.  

Join us on Thursday, June 20 at 12pm ET as our experts share the tangible benefits of migrating to digital tools.

 Specifically, you’ll learn:

  • The biggest differences between managing your applications on-site and in the cloud.
  • How to make the migration and implementation of new digital technology effective.
  • Steps your agency can take to set up a digital transformation strategy.

12:50 - 1:30pm ET / 9:50 - 10:30am PT
Lunch Break

1:30 - 2:20pm ET / 10:30 - 11:20am PT
Session 3: An Rx for Gov Modernization: Perspectives on Innovations that Transform

Helju Nommik Director, Digital Strategy, Cisco Public Sector

Technology-driven transformation offers government agencies an opportunity to digitally disrupt their organizations to drive deep reform of service delivery, improve business operations, and adopt new and agile technologies.

Government CIOs confront a long list of challenges on their path to digital transformation ranging from priorities of elected officials, compliancy requirements, aging complex infrastructure, budget uncertainty, evolving and growing cybersecurity threats to critical infrastructure and data.

Join us on Wednesday, June 20th at 1:30PM ET, as we discuss the crucial drivers that government leaders must address as part of an overall agency digital strategy; application and infrastructure modernization; analytics and big data; customer experience; infrastructure & transportation; security and safety; and the next generation workforce. Together these drivers of can provide government leaders a firm foundation to meet future expectations.

Specifically, you’ll learn:

  • The six key building blocks to digital transformation. 
  • How agencies are confronting major roadblocks on their road to digital transformation. 
  • Advice on what leading governments are doing to invest in digital transformation.

2:30 - 3:20pm ET / 11:30am - 12:20pm PT

Session 4: The Future of Gov's IT Infrastructure

Kurt Steege, Chief Technology Officer, Thundercat Technology
Dale Degen, Cloud Infrastructure Business Director, NetApp

As technologies continue to evolve and grow, the infrastructure that supports these next generation tools must evolve and grow too. Agencies require storage to house the trillions of data points they collect and generate, computing power to fuel citizen applications and networking to connect all the applications that keep government running. But maintaining this complex web of systems can be challenging.

So how can agencies modernize their IT to better serve citizens and meet mission goals? The answer is hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI).

Join us as our experts discuss how HCI can help agencies decrease complexity and achieve better performance with their technology investments.

Specifically, you’ll learn:

  • The current IT infrastructure landscape at most government agencies.
  • The capabilities agencies need from a next generation IT infrastructure.
  • The biggest challenges facing agencies looking to implement HCI solutions.

3:30 - 4:00pm ET / 12:30 - 1:00pm PT

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