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ATARC 2021 Cloud Virtual Summit

February 2, 2021 from 1:30-3:45 PM Eastern Time 2.5 CPE Credits Available for this Event***
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1:30 PM

Welcome Remarks

Kiersten Patton

Kiersten Patton

Working Group Manager, ATARC

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1:30 PM

Visionary Keynote

Paul Puckett

Paul Puckett

Director, ECMO Army CIO/G-6, US Army

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1:45 PM

Tech Talk

Leveraging the Data Cloud for Government to Break Down Data Silos

Isolated, siloed data makes harnessing the value of data time-consuming and expensive.
Governance and collaboration can be impossible to achieve across multiple technologies and
clouds. Attend this session to see how the Snowflake Data Cloud for government eliminates
siloes and facilitates secure, governed data sharing and collaboration, regardless of an
organization’s cloud provider.

Paul Horan

Paul Horan

Principal Sales Engineer for Snowflake Federal

Modernization Tools and Tactics

It seems more than a few organizations are lamenting having postponed their modernization initiatives. The shutdown(s) exposed some serious shortcomings in legacy systems, networks, processes, and business critical applications. Whether it be due to skyrocketing demand for online services, or the uphill climb to circumvent the need for on-site personnel. Now is a good time to take stock and consider solutions that do not require radical remedies. Our presentation will cover how to get dynamic, cloud ready, and agile today!

Seth Kindley

Seth Kindley

Principal Systems Engineer, Pure Storage

Getting Cloud Smart with Mainframe Applications

In a government IT environment where starting a modernization project with the wrong approach leads to tens of millions of dollars in excessive spending, the digital transformation of core business logic requires care and pragmatism.  Fortunately, there is a best practice approach for mainframe application modernization projects, known as the Micro Focus® Modernization Maturity Model.  This maturity model has been refined over the course of more than 1,000 successful modernization projects, offering a practical and proven framework for business critical change and Cloud Smart migration initiatives.  When planning and executing core business logic modernization programs, choose an approach you can believe in with a uniquely holistic range of technology, delivering the rapid, low-risk and smart IT evolution to cloud you’ve been looking for.

 Kevin Hansen

Kevin Hansen

Chief Technology Officer, Micro Focus Government Solutions

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2:15 PM

Exploring Cloud in the Time of Covid-19

This year has proven the need to strengthen Cloud capabilities, and a need to solve the Cloud challenges brought forth due to the pandemic. This panel will explore the current state of technology, use cases, and limitations of Cloud, in the Federal Government space. Listen in as subject matter experts share lessons learned and solutions to the challenges brought on to their agency’s as a result of COVID-19. What strategies have been put in place in order to strengthen Cloud as the Federal Government is starting to embrace  a “new normal”?  Find out how these topic experts have pushed through the challenges brought forth through COVID-19.

Tom Santucci

Tom Santucci

DCOI Director, US General Services Administration

James Saunders

James Saunders

Chief Information Security Officer, US Small Business Administration

Alisha W. Johnson

Alisha W. Johnson

Headquarters Cloud Program Manager, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

George D. Duchak

George D. Duchak

Director and Chief Information Officer, J6 Information Operations, Defense Logistics Agency, United States Department of Defense

Seth Kindley

Seth Kindley

Principal Systems Engineer, Pure Storage

Moderator: Dave Nyczepir

Moderator: Dave Nyczepir

Tech Reporter, FedScoop

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2:50 PM

Tech Talk

Accelerate Migration to the Cloud Using Data Virtualization

Federal agencies are adopting cloud at a fast pace. Migration of critical enterprise information resources can be challenging when dealing with complex mission systems and data architectures. Building the right data services architecture using a Logical Data Fabric approach recommended by Gartner and Forrester can reduce agency risk and minimize impact to users, enabling agencies to gain maximum benefit from cloud initiatives in the form of agility, cost savings, and more.

In this TechTalk, you’ll learn:

  • How data virtualization’s multi-location architecture can simplify and accelerate cloud migration.
  • How to leverage Denodo’s virtual data services layer to address and augment cloud solutions such as data warehouse modernization, data science, and data lakes in the cloud.

 

Paul Moxon

Paul Moxon

SVP Data Architecture & Chief Evangelist, Denodo

The Constituent Experience, are you ready for it to be 100% digital?

2020 taught us how crucial digital government is to constituents. Now that we’re heading into 2021 and beyond, are you ready for the expectation that government needs to be fully digital?

Ryan Picchini

Ryan Picchini

Director of Product Marketing, Acquia

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3:20 PM

Strengthening The Future of Cloud Through Emerging Technology

Listen as Cloud Experts explain the importance of Cloud across the Federal Government. In this period of time of building the “new normal”, What emerging technology has led to strengthening Cloud?  This panel will set out to explain the emerging technology that has been used to help strengthen federal Cloud, along with the future of Cloud in the Federal Government. What does it mean to strengthen your agency’s Cloud? Where do these Federal Leaders see the future of Cloud going, and what emerging technology will help it get there? Here topic experts will discuss the best practices to implement to strengthen federal Cloud, some lessons learned, as well as some challenges from along the way. 

Justin B. Morgan

Justin B. Morgan

Solutions Architect, Office of Enterprise Technology Solutions, U.S. General Services Administration (pending agency approval)

Sanjay Gupta

Sanjay Gupta

Chief Technology Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Small Business Administration

Adam Grandt-Nesher

Adam Grandt-Nesher

Director, Infrastructure Optimization CoE, US General Services Administration (pending agency approval)

Gerald Caron

Gerald Caron

Director of Enterprise Network Management, Bureau of Information Resources, U.S Department of State

Juliana Vida

Juliana Vida

Chief Technical Advisor – Public Sector at Splunk, Inc.

Moderator: Kiersten Patton

Moderator: Kiersten Patton

Working Group Manager, ATARC

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3:55 PM

Closing Remarks

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*** ATARC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org. Program Level: Beginner, no prerequisites required. Advance preparation: none. Delivery Method: Group Live presented online due to COVID-19. Field of Study: Information Technology. Registration #140762. In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour. Refund, cancellation and complaint resolution policy.