Gov Tech Trends Virtual Summit

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The intersection between government and technology meets at our first virtual summit of 2018: GovLoop Virtual Summit: Tech Trends You Need to Know. From cloud computing, to digital transformation and cybersecurity, our free, full-day virtual summit will walk you through the hottest topics in government technology.

Join us and more than 2,000 federal state and local government employees on March 21 from 10AM-4:30PM ET/7AM-1:30PM PT to learn what’s on the horizon in emerging tech, how agencies are getting rid of outdated legacy systems and how governments are staffing and training their personnel to use the new technology. Through five online sessions and a keynote you’ll learn about the biggest trends in government and how these trends may impact you in 2018 and beyond. 

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

Why Should You Attend?

  • There is absolutely no cost to register for the virtual summit or travel required! All you need is an internet connection and an interest in learning.
  • Earn up to five continuing professional education (CPE) credits in specialized knowledge that you can apply at your role or agency.
  • Unlike in-person events, you can come and go as you please without ever leaving your office chair!
  • Connect (virtually, of course) with your government peers and expand your network.
  • Learn from experts in an interactive virtual environment.

"GovLoop staff did a superb job integrating physical with virtual to make it possible to attend an awesome summit without taking off from work and traveling across the country."
- Past GovLoop Virtual Summit Attendee


Check out full sessions descriptions here.

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: Unveiling Tech Innovation in Los Angeles

Jeanne Holm, Senior Technology Advisor to the Mayor, Assistant General Manager at 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

In this first session, you'll learn how 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

Jeffrey Donahue, Acting Director of the Procurement Department for the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) and the Small Agency Council (SAC) Procurement Committee (PC) Chairman

Join the second session to hear experts discuss how to modernize complicated IT environments with hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions.

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

Lunch Break

1:30 - 2:20pm ET / 10:30 - 11:20am PT
Session 3: Doubling Down on Cloud Security

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

During the third session, government and industry experts discuss how successful agencies are managing cloud security while meeting mandates and ensuring network protections.

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

Learn how agencies are transforming into a data-driven culture as part of their IT modernization journey.

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

You'll learn how cloud solutions can improve government financial processes.

4:20 - 4:30pm ET / 1:20 - 1:30pm PT
Last Chance Swag!

Don't miss your last chance to visit the Innovation Hall and score more points to get yourself to the top of the Leaderboard!


4 Things to Do in the Interactive Virtual Environment:

  1. Win free stuff! The more active you are in the virtual environment, the higher you’ll be on the GovLoop Leaderboard. The Top 20 will get the ultimate swag bundle (we promise it’s cool).
  2. You can download and share more than 100 different resources covering the topics govies like you care about.
  3. Hang out in the Networking Lounge (be sure to set up your profile) and kick it with your fellow govies. You can ask questions and learn from what others might be working on in their roles.
  4. Get innovative. Check out the videos and take part in the fun surveys in our Innovation Center. The more you browse, the more you learn.