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ATARC 2021 Cloud Virtual Summit

August 10, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM ET | 2.5 CPE Credits Available for this Event***
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10:00 AM

Visionary Keynote

Paul Puckett

Paul Puckett

Director, Enterprise Cloud Management Agency, U.S. Army

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10:15 AM

Emerging Technology Tech Talks

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10:30 AM

Panel: Accelerating Cloud Modernization through Migration within The Federal Government

As Federal agencies work to realize their cloud smart strategies, shifting to modernizing in a way that leverages both cloud and hybrid environments to transform the way they manage their data have become more prevalent. This type of modernization allows these Federal agencies to support the increasing and evolving operational needs of their missions in a flexible manner. Join this panel to hear a discussion on the best practices used to make this acceleration within the Federal cloud, as well as the benefits accelerating cloud modernization through migration brings the Federal government.

Tune into this panel to hear from Federal topic experts on the reason to migrate to the cloud, common migration experiences, and the benefits cloud migration can bring. What lessons have these topic experts learned while making the shift to the cloud? What challenges have these topic experts faced while modernizing their agency’s cloud? What best strategies did they have to put in place to overcome these challenges?

Lisa Creason

Lisa Creason

Director, Information Systems, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (invited)

Nagesh Rao

Nagesh Rao

Chief Information Officer, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce

Brian Merrick

Brian Merrick

Deputy Chief Information Officer and Director, Cloud Programs, U.S. Department of State

Joseph Foster

Joseph Foster

Cloud Computing Program Manager, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA

Andrew (Andy) Zeswitz

Andrew (Andy) Zeswitz

Chief Technology Officer, REI Systems

Moderator:  Kiersten Patton

Moderator: Kiersten Patton

Working Group Program Manager, ATARC

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11:15 AM

Emerging Technology Tech Talks

Accelerating Secure Federal IT Modernization using the Cloud Operating Model

The rapid delivery of applications across today’s dynamic hybrid cloud environments presents increasing challenges in Federal IT. The transition to hybrid/multi-cloud environments is a generational change that requires reframing IT operations and application delivery into a modern cloud operating model. Automation of the application deployment process with DevOps practices accelerates the ability of an organization to design, test, and deploy secure software in ephemeral and dynamic environments. The rising cyber threat landscape demands a zero trust approach to security that trusts nothing and authenticates and authorizes everything. This talk introduces the HashiCorp Cloud Operating Model that accelerates adoption of hybrid/multi-cloud and rapid application delivery while integrating zero trust security into Federal IT.

Tim Olson

Tim Olson

Sr. Solutions Engineer, HashiCorp.

 

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11:37 AM

Panel: Embracing the Future of Cloud and Data within the Federal Government

The pandemic has only accelerated and deepened agency’s responses to create the work-from-anywhere environment that harnesses cloud resources of every kind, from public, to private and hybrid. Having proven that remote work can work well, many agencies have moved past their initial cloud efforts and are restructuring for the longer modernization haul. In making those plans to migrate, agencies have to consider cloud security and usability compromises, how cloud infrastructure platforms can scale, and figure out how to incorporate multi- and hybrid-cloud requirements. Tune into this panel to hear from topic experts on the response of the pandemic to the Federal cloud space, as well as where Federal cloud will go in the future.

Listen in as topic experts go in depth about their Federal agency cloud modernization experiences, the importance of including cloud and management platforms in modernization plans, and the value of platform scalability and security in modernizing. Where do these topic experts see Federal cloud and data going within the Federal Government? What IT innovation and technology will help them get it there?

Pritha Mehra

Pritha Mehra

Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President, U.S. Postal Service (invited)

Travis Methvin

Travis Methvin

Deputy Director of Business, Strategy and Resources, Program Executive Office for Digital and Enterprise Services, U.S. Navy (pending agency approval)

Nick Psaki

Nick Psaki

System Engineer - Federal, Pure Storage

Moderator:  Kiersten Patton

Moderator: Kiersten Patton

Working Group Program Manager, ATARC

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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 Internet Based. 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