IT Modernization in a Telework World: Drive Innovation and Empower the Government Workforce

COVID-19 has reshaped the way that governments across the world work and has precipitated a radical modernization effort to accommodate remote work. In 2018, about 22 percent of federal employees teleworked regularly. Now that paradigm has shifted.

In April, the Pentagon brought remote capabilities to 900,000 users via an IT service that didn’t exist until the pandemic. Similarly, Voice of America quickly purchased enough laptops to bring more than 80% of its employees online. The shift to telework in government was fast, complicated, and consequential for the years ahead. What does IT modernization look like in a telework world?

Join us and your federal, state and local government colleagues online Thursday, August 6 from 9:30 a.m-4 p.m. ET/6:30 a.m.-1 p.m. PT to learn new and innovative technologies, best practices and lessons learned for modernizing in a telework environment.

Virtual Summit Schedule

Review the schedule below for details and check back for speaker updates.

[9:30 - 10:00 a.m. ET/6:30 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. PT]
Virtual Environment Opens

The virtual environment is open! Network with your peers in the Networking Hub and download resources on collaboration, citizen engagement, cybersecurity, and more in the Learning Center. These free resources will help you solve some of your agency’s biggest challenges.
[10:00 - 10:40 a.m. ET/7:00 - 7:40 a.m. PT]
Keynote: Understanding Government’s Telework Transformation Challenges

Speaker: Guy Cavallo, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Small Business Administration

In this keynote, you will hear from a government IT leader about his/her three top challenges with IT modernization in a time of telework.
[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! 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: Data Protection: Securing the Remote Workforce
1 CPE credit offered

Speaker: Brad Montgomery, Director, Presales Engineering, Federal Data Protection Sales

In this engaging session, you will learn how to protect your environment, no matter where you are in your journey to the cloud. Government and industry experts will share their best practices and insights on how to achieve operational simplicity, agility, and flexibility in this new world.
[12:00 - 12:50 p.m. ET/9:00 - 9:50 a.m. PT]
Session 2: Speed and Agility: How Teleworkers Get Reliable Access and Maximum Productivity at Home
1 CPE credit offered

  • Rob Beutel, Deputy Chief Information Technology Officer, United States Air Force
  • Steve Septoff, Vice President, Infrastructure Solutions Group

In this engaging session, you will learn how to accelerate data center modernization by deploying a hybrid cloud infrastructure that will allow teleworkers to remotely access safe and secure data and applications all on a hyperconverged solution.
[1:00 - 1:50 p.m. ET/10:00 - 10:50 a.m. PT]
Session 3: Connecting Apps With Data: Getting Teleworkers the Info They Need Now
1 CPE credit offered

  • Joseph Flynn, Public Sector CTO, Boomi
  • Ty Reid, IT Security Specialist, Sparks, Nevada

In this engaging session, you will learn how agencies are able to break down silos by integrating on-premise and cloud applications, data sources, and devices across a distributed environment to accomplish mission-critical work.
[2:00 - 2:50 p.m. ET/11:00 - 11:50 a.m. PT]
Session 4: Data Management & Real-Time Intelligence: Support and Analyze your Agency’s Growing Volume of Data
1 CPE credit offered

  • Dallas Nash, Senior Director of Sales, Unstructured Data Solutions
  • Bill Zielinski, Chief Information Officer, City of Dallas, Texas

In this engaging session, you’ll learn how agencies can better manage the troves of unstructured data in their environments. You’ll hear from industry and government leaders about best practices for managing unstructured data.
[3:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET/12:00 - 12:30 p.m. PT]
Closing Government Keynote

  • Britni Saunders, State Personnel Director, State of Indiana

In this closing keynote, you will hear from a government IT leader about how to prepare your team for a long-term remote work environment.
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Why Should You Attend?

  • Learn virtually and network with your peers.
  • Interact with the Carahsoft and Dell Technologies teams to discuss industry trends, recent government updates, or to schedule a meeting.
  • Grow your network by connecting virtually with your government peers.
  • Get access to more than 30 downloadable resources all about innovation and problem-solving in government.
  • Chat with GovLoop and learn how our free resources can open up a new world of learning.