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Join The DC Cloud Computing Community At @Meritalk 2014 Cloud Computing Brainstorm

By Bob Gourley

On 16 January 2014 the federal Cloud Computing community will be gathering at the Newseum for an exchange of ideas and a continued focus on ways to leverage emerging cloud computing capabilities to the betterment of federal missions. I most strongly endorse this event for anyone seeking to contribute to the dialog on the future of cloud computing in the federal space. Look over the incredible speakers and you will see immediately why this is a must-attend event.

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ROGRAM
7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast Networking
8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Welcome

IssaCongressman Darrell Issa
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman R-Calif.

ConnollyCongressman Gerald Connolly
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, D-Va.

CarlsonTeresa Carlson
Vice President – Worldwide Public Sector
Amazon Web Services

8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Morning Keynote

McClureDavid L. McClure
Associate Administrator
Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies
U.S. General Services Administration

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Considering the Cloud Broker Model

Cloud computing made-to-order and delivered to your doorstep? It’s not that far off – cloud brokers are serving up IT services, enabling a cost-effective delivery model for agencies to acquire the technology solutions they need. Cloud brokerage promises to expedite contracting, acquisitions and procurement to make cloud more practical for government agencies, and to increase governance of cloud IT. Better yet, cloud brokers can also share the collective experience of cloud implementations across multiple customers; yet, the model is still fairly new and leaves many questions unanswered. What types of agencies and IT systems would benefit most from the broker model? Would cloud brokers be regulated through a FedRAMP-like system in the future? What are the responsibilities of agency vs. broker?
BrandanoPeter Brandano [moderator]
Chief Architect
Information Technology Integration Sector
General Dynamics Information Technology

OuyachiHamid Ouyachi
Chief Technology Officer
U.S. Department of Labor

RudolphDr. Tim Rudolph
Chief Architect and Chief Technology Officer
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center

OuyachiFrosty Walker
Chief Information Security Officer
Office of the Texas Secretary of State

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Networking Break
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Accelerating Cloud through FedRAMP

Federal agencies recognize cloud adoption as a necessity and now need to consider how to accelerate the implementation process. With most government agencies switching to the cloud, a shared atmosphere should be embraced. After all, why re-do the work of your peers? Sharing is caring – and FedRAMP is the platform for accelerated acceptance. Will outsourcing the 3PAO process expedite industry approvals? What are the best strategies for agencies sharing cloud contracts? And how can agencies boost their preferred vendors through the approval process?
CelesteTony Celeste [moderator]
Director, Federal Sales
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.

CsulakEmery Csulak (confirming)
Deputy Chief Information Security Officer
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

DulanyKevin Dulany
Chief, Risk Management Oversight Division at the Defense-wide Information Assurance Program Office
Department of Defense

RoatMaria Roat
FedRAMP Director
Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies
General Services Administration

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Networking Break
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Leveraging Public and Private Platforms

Public or private? That is the question. But why not make the best of both clouds and leverage public, private, community, and hybrid platforms – now there’s the rub. Combining different cloud platforms can provide your agency with the security it needs, while also achieving the power, flexibility, and cost savings the Federal government demands. So how do you determine which platform fits your agency best? How can you make your cloud investment wisely? What are the considerations for ensuring compatibility with legacy systems?
JohnsonDavis Johnson [moderator]
Senior Leader, Service Providers & Cloud Partners
U. S. Public Sector
NetApp, Inc.

BayerThomas Bayer
Chief Information Officer
Office of Information Technology
US Securities and Exchange Commission

PetraskaKaren Petraska
Service Executive for Computing Services
Chief Information Officer
NASA

SardarSanjay Sardar
Chief Information Officer
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks and Networking Lunch

JordanMisty Jordan
PMP, Platform Sales Manager
Microsoft

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