Gov Trends Virtual Summit

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Government employees are no strangers to overflowing inboxes and crammed schedules. But even with demanding workloads, gov is accomplishing some pretty amazing things when it comes to innovation and problem-solving.

Save your spot now to join us and your public sector peers on Wednesday, November 8 for a free, all-day virtual summit. We'll cover some of the most creative ways gov is meeting its mission, but also where government is headed next and answer the question, "What does the future of government truly look like?"

Never been to a virtual summit before? Here's why you should attend:
  • It’s completely free and you’ll learn a lot.
  • Earn up to 5 continuing professional education (CPE) credits in specialized knowledge.
  • Unlike in-person events, you can come and go as you please without ever leaving your office chair!
  • Network (virtually, of course) with your government peers.
  • Learn from experts in an interactive virtual environment.

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

Keynote Session with Jeanne Holm, Senior Technology Advisor to the Mayor and Assistant General Manager to the City of Los Angeles

11:00 - 11:50am ET / 8:00 - 8:50am PT
Session 1: People, Process, Tech: How to Create High Performing Teams

Josh Ranoa, Client Innovation Advocate, Red Hat's Open Innovation Lab

Our government’s most complex problems won’t be solved by few genius individuals, or an amazing new technology. They will be solved by high-performing teams — teams who have developed and honed the cultural habits to efficiently cultivate new ideas with innovative technologies, in order to get things done. But how do you create such a team in your agency?

In this online training, you’ll learn why high-performing teams matter and how Red Hat’s Open Innovation Labs is helping organizations create these teams to make an impact. These teams are innovating more quickly, while improving the quality of their software.

Utilizing lean, agile and DevOps methodologies coupled with our open source tools and culture, Red Hat Open Innovation Labs brings together people, process and technology to help government organizations rapidly uncover and prove more effective ways of working together to solve their most complex problems.

12:00 - 12:50pm ET / 9:00 - 9:50am PT
Session 2: HCI - The Future of Tech Consolidation

Agencies are becoming increasingly reliant on their digital infrastructures to deliver responsive constituent services in order to meet their mission. In other words, citizens want information readily available and easily accessible, and gov needs the right tech in place to support these demands.

The problem is those current infrastructures are more fragmented and complex than ever. Many federal data centers are a mishmash of incongruent components: on-premises legacy systems, virtualized and non-virtualized workloads, commercial clouds, private clouds and shared services. The result is that IT performance lags behind mission needs.

Join us at 12pm ET as our experts discuss how to modernize these complicated environments with hyper converged infrastructure solutions.

Specifically you’ll learn:

  • How HCI technology integrates computing, storage and network resources into a single piece of commodity hardware.
  • How HCI is moving from a specific use case to an enterprise wide solution.
  • Steps to build your HCI strategy and how to overcome barriers to successful HCI adoption.

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

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

Dr. Michaela Iorga, Senior Security Technical Lead, Cloud Security Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Patrick Hannah, VP of Engineering, CloudHesive

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: How to Become a Modern, Data-Driven Enterprise

Joah Iannotta, Director, Do Not Pay Business Center, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Danielle Ruppel, General Manager, Federal Sales, MicroStrategy

The government’s IT is getting an upgrade. Back in December of 2017, President Trump signed legislation to modernize the federal government’s aging information technology infrastructure. The message is clear that the growth of data, regulations, technology updates, expanding agency missions, and external threats are all forcing government agencies to modernize IT.

Getting there requires the right tools and processes to balance traditionally counteractive forces—agility and governance, convenience and security, and ease of use and enterprise functionality.

Join us at 2:30pm ET to learn how agencies are transforming into a data-driven culture as part of their IT modernization journey. Hear ideas about how an Intelligent Enterprise platform, like MicroStrategy, can be an enabler of modernization efforts in cloud adoption, infrastructure optimization, customer experience and service delivery.

Specifically, you’ll learn:

    • How GSA’s Centers of Excellence Initiative is driving modernization across government.
    • Key insights from thought leaders around technologies that will shape 2018 and beyond.
    • How agencies can preserve prior investments while enabling new analytics capabilities.
    • How IT modernization can be enhanced by data analytics.

3:30 - 4:20pm ET / 12:30 - 1:20pm PT
Session 5: Gov Embraces the Cloud for Improved Financial Performance and Analysis

Long gone are the days when government agencies could track their finances using only simple spreadsheets. The new digital economy is forcing agencies to evolve and grow. Governments at all levels need tools that can plan, budget and forecast financials across the entire enterprise.

So how do agencies modernize in order to take advantage of these new digital solutions?

Join us on Wednesday, March 21 at 3:30pm ET as we explore how cloud solutions can improve government financial processes.

Specifically, you’ll learn:

  1. How the shift to the digital economy is motivating agencies to modernize.
  2. How the cloud is playing a significant role in enterprise wide budgeting and planning 
  3. The biggest challenges agencies face when embracing the cloud and best practices to overcome them 

4:20 - 4:30pm ET / 1:20 - 1:30pm PT
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