Visionary Keynote Briefing
Executive Director, Technology Modernization Fund, General Services Administration
Technology Talk: How To Stop Modernizing Federal IT
In the looming shadows of the White House’s Federal Data Strategy (and specifically the targeted pressures of the 2021 Action Plan), IT organizations within agencies are now being tasked to transition to operational conventions founded on the concepts of deploying consistent data infrastructures. However, current systems of record are often decades-old, each with its own supporting personnel, technologies, and data stewardship logic. Further, many agencies have already spent significant dollars on “big-bang” modernization efforts with the aim to facilitate a consistent data underpinnings…often with very little to show for it. In this talk, Mr. Graham will explore an alternative to modernization that will accelerate the transition of Federal IT systems toward proactive evidence-based decisions based on consistent data infrastructures.
Solutions Architect, Software AG Government Solutions
Building community through citizen-first digital transformation
Today, government agencies of all types are focused on investing in the community to improve overall civic life. Modernizing government IT offerings, and ensuring those efforts put the citizen in the center, are the keys to doing it effectively.
In this session, we’ll discuss how the savviest government agencies are:
Moving quickly to deliver more: Building out data centers, and other traditional approaches, are too lengthy for today’s needs. To become truly citizen-centric, agencies at all levels need to respond quickly, drive engagement and feedback, and demonstrate responsiveness. We’ll explain how a cloud approach enables agencies to deliver more, sooner.
Seeking to build community: Boosting capability and responsiveness isn’t helpful if citizens aren’t aware of what’s available. We’ll discuss how agency advocates who are excited about advancements can effectively engage with the community, explain the latest investments in digital, and help citizens understand how those investments can benefit them.
SVP, Product Marketing, Acquia
Visionary Panel: Furthering Federal Digital Modernization
Digital modernization is the adoption of new technology. It involves upgrading systems, platforms and software to meet today’s modern needs. When agencies set out to improve their digital transformation, they must take advantage of innovative technology to reimagine an organization’s processes, culture, people and customer experiences. It can result in new business models, revenue streams, policies and values.
Tune into this panel to hear from topic experts on the best practices for furthering an agency’s Digital Modernization, as well as the benefits and importance of Digital Modernization. Where do these experts see the Future of Digital Modernization going?
G. Nagesh Rao
Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce
Chief Information Officer for the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Director, IT Modernization GSA Office of Government-wide Policy
Andrew (Andy) Zeswitz
Chief Technology Officer, REI Systems
Moderator: Jason Miller
Executive Editor, Federal News Network
Powering Smart Identity with Analytics and Machine Learning
Using analytics and machine learning to improve enterprise identity security is critical to outpace cybersecurity threats. Learn how Saviynt’s Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) solution converges human and machine intelligence to strengthen your security posture.
Senior Solutions Engineer, Saviynt
Futureproofing IT Modernization in Federal with a Logical Data Platform
The current pandemic has forced a new normal across industries and government –
decreased budget and fewer staff. Federal agencies have also been affected in a
similar way, but how can they modernize their IT while keeping the lights on? The
answer may lie in a “logical approach” to IT modernization that can be executed with
lower budget and fewer staff.
Many CxOs in Federal are migration to the cloud as part of the IT modernization
strategy. But getting on the cloud is not that easy – it can take time and cause
disruption. CxOs need a logical data management layer/platform that can futureproof
such technology changes from the consumers and enable them to function during the
Join us for presentation about how to establish such a logical data management layer.
The presenter will discuss the pandemic challenges facing federal agencies, what do
they need to do now to adapt to the new normal, and how can they use the logical data
management platform to guide their transition.
Sr. Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Denodo
Visionary Panel: Using Emerging Technologies to Enable IT Modernization
Join this panel to hear Federal thought leaders explore digital IT modernization during the time of a pandemic, as the workforce is rapidly changing and shifting. These topic experts will focus on security and cloud advancements and challenges in a time of social distancing and moving to a hybrid workforce. Here thought leaders will discuss how they are using emerging technology to enable IT Modernization, and the importance behind using Emerging Technologies to help further IT Modernization within federal agencies. Where do these topic experts see the role of technology in the future of work going? What emerging technologies will help Federal Agencies enable and improve their IT Modernization? What challenges have these topic experts faced when using emerging technologies to enable IT Modernization?
Director, Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence, GSA
Emerging Technologies & Innovation Director, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Public Sector CTO, Dynatrace
Moderator: Kiersten Patton
Working Group Program Manager, ATARC
Unlocking Databases to Deliver DBaaS Solutions Anywhere with Nutanix Era
Databases present unique challenges to IT Modernization or Digital Modernization efforts due to their criticality and complexity. In this session you’ll be introduced to Nutanix Era’s suite of Database Services enabling rapid provisioning, cloning, patching and data protection, allowing customers to deliver DBaaS whether on-premises, in a public cloud or hybrid multi-cloud.
Emerging Product Specialist | Databases, Nutanix
11:53 AM-12 PM
De-Risk IT Modernization with Veeam Government Solutions
IT Modernization has been at the core of successful response to remote work and remote citizen services during the COVID-19 pandemic. But research shows that data silos, skills gaps, and dependency on legacy tech solutions can delay or derail modernization initiatives. In this session you’ll learn how Modern Data Protection with VGS removes these roadblocks from your modernization projects and keeps your critical data safe as workloads move to new cloud native and on-prem architectures.
Sr. Director, Enterprise Strategy Veeam Government Solutions
Visionary Panel: The Future of IT Modernization
Modernization is key to success in this area as well as adapting to the “new normal” brought on by COVID-19. New ways of working, new consumer behaviors and new business reorganization all require new digital tools and technology within the business, to find out how to rapidly innovate your digital capabilities.
Tune into this panel to hear from topic experts as they discuss how Government agencies have had to adapt to the new workforce, as well as where they see the future of IT Modernization going. What best practices do these topic experts recommend to help further agencies IT Modernization?
Value Stream Lead - Platform One, U.S. Air Force
Director, Enterprise User & Data Protection, ForcePoint
Moderator: Melissa Harris
Staff Writer, GovernmentCIO
Federal IT Modernization & Competing Mandates
IT is becoming increasingly complex. The pandemic and the shift to telework has eroded the enterprise perimeter and, today’s workforce demands a user experience similar to their personal experience with technology. Meanwhile, the threat landscape continues to pose greater risks from phishing, software supply chain vulnerabilities, and nation state attacks. To address the increasing risks, new mandates and executive orders and complicating the already confusing reporting of risks and control compliance. How do agencies operate securely and effectively in today’s environment of competing requirements?
Public Sector CTO, Ivanti
Visionary Panel: Modernizing Federal IT through DevSecOps
New ways of working have emerged, both for citizens and the government agencies serving them. Agencies are reevaluating their technology needs during this pandemic time, and furthering their IT modernization, through DevSecOps. This panel will set out to discuss how advancements in DevSecOps lead to an increased visibility for security and push for further modernization in the Federal IT space. These topic experts will also discuss solutions for successfully implementing DevOps methodology, tools, and techniques within Federal agencies in a time of continuous change and telework. What best practices do these topic experts recommend for modernizing Federal IT through DevSecOps? What does this look like within the Federal Government?
Acting DevSecOps Service Lead, U.S. Air Force
Lead DevSecOps Engineer, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division Dam Neck Activity, US NAVY
VP of Product Innovation , Sonatype
Moderator: Kiersten Patton
Working Group Program Manager, ATARC
Visionary Keynote Briefing
Chief Data Officer and Deputy Digital Transformation Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Agentless Zero Trust for Managed and Unmanaged Devices
Frictionless Implementation. Discover, identity, and analyze the risk of all devices in your environment without additional hardware or agents, and keep your current network infrastructure. Traditional endpoint security solutions can leave gaps. Welcome to the new world of 100% asset visibility.
Federal CTO, Armis
10:30 -11 AM
Visionary Panel: Modernizing Federal Cybersecurity
Federal agencies are improving their cybersecurity posture to some degree, particularly as they develop better basic cyber hygiene and modernize their legacy systems. At the same time, hackers are getting better at finding new ways to attack and access federal IT. Tune into this panel to hear from topic experts on how they are helping to modernize their agencies’ cybersecurity, the benefits of this, as well as challenges they have run into. What best strategies do these topic experts have for implementing cybersecurity modernization? Listen as these cybersecurity leaders discuss the latest challenges they are facing in dealing with emerging threats, securing a more remote workforce and advancing in their cybersecurity modernization.
Deputy CIO, GSA
Chief Information Officer, Assistant Inspector General for Information Technology, Office of the Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Public Sector CTO, Rubrik
Moderator: Lamar Johnson
Tech Reporter, MeriTalk
Secure Collaboration in Microsoft 365 with a Zero Trust Lens
Microsoft 365 is designed to quickly bring together collaborators from both across your agency and your external partners. That built in collaboration, however, creates new concerns tracking who has access across your environment and the data with which they are interacting within a Zero Trust architecture mode.
When viewed individually, core pillars of Zero Trust, such as network, data, and user, are very clearly bound in M365: How is our service secured? How do we secure sensitive data? What users are authenticated in our system? However, this approach misses an intersection across Zero Trusts pillars in the collaboration spaces themselves.
Join AvePoint as we discuss how our Federal customers leverage Microsoft 365’s collaborative power using a Zero Trust model. We will discuss:
• Automating policy enforcement at the workspace (Teams, SharePoint, and M365 Groups)
• Workspace compliance, lifecycle, and permissions recertification based on data sensitivity
• Intelligent reporting of exposure risk based on sensitive information types and permissions data
US Federal Director, Strategic Accounts & Solutions, Avepoint
Modern Data Transforms Government
When government agencies can leverage their vast troves of data, they can provide better insight, make more timely and relevant decisions, craft better policies, and offer better constituent and stakeholder services. Accomplish all this with a Modern Data Experience™ that helps you use more of your data while reducing the complexity and expense of managing the infrastructure behind it, providing the springboard for a modern, intelligence-driven government.
System Engineer - Federal, Pure Storage
Visionary Panel: Using Data Transformation to Guide Federal Innovation
The Digital Transformation of government is a powerful idea. It has sparked great enthusiasm and speculation about how technology and data might revolutionize government efficiency, policy-making and service delivery. Tune into this panel to hear from topic experts as they discuss Data Transformation within the Federal Government, what that looks like and the benefits of this. In what ways can Data Transformation help guide Federal Innovation? What best practices do these topic experts recommend to help implement Data Transformation, so that it helps guide Federal Innovation?
Jenny Sue Ross
Senior Advisor to the DoD Chief Data Officer, Department of Defense
Head of Public Sector, Atlassian
Moderator: Jory Heckmann
Reporter, Federal News Network
11:45 AM-12 PM
Securing the Digital Citizen Experience
Citizens that depend on services provided by federal agencies need easy access to those services, without long registration forms and cumbersome password reset and recovery experiences. Learn how ForgeRock Intelligent Access easily enables building personalized and secure user journeys with a no-code/low code, registration and authentication workflow engine.
Senior Manager for Sales Engineering, Public Sector, ForgeRock
Visionary Panel: Accelerating the Adoption of Emerging Automation Solutions Within the Federal Government
As agencies make the push to further their IT Modernization journey, establishing a baseline understanding for participants of emerging automation solutions including RPA, Blockchain, and AI, has become very important. Tune into this panel to hear from topic experts on the best practices for adopting automation, as well as the best strategies for accelerating this practice. This panel will also highlight how the solutions are currently impacting the Federal Government and the potential for growth. What challenges have these panelists identified within this area? What lessons have they learned?
Chief Data Scientist, Office of Data Services, National Technical Information Service
Senior Solutions Engineer, Saviynt
Moderator: Kiersten Patton
Working Group Project Manager, ATARC
Advances In Observability Facilitate Zero Trust
On this Tech Talk, Cindy Harper, Dynatrace engineer, discusses how observability extends to every device, browser and application supporting every user so agencies can achieve zero trust environments.
How Dynatrace enables:
- Dynatrace SmartScape maps in real-time all of the components and dependencies in an agency’s ecosystem, including what is expected – hosts, networks and other infrastructure – and unpredictable website, application, services and process activity.
- Apdex rating system is calculated for each discrete user action and application.
- OneAgent automatically and continuously tracks all dependencies associated with an individual host.
- AI platform, Davis, scours for risk vulnerabilities within applications running in the cloud, containers, virtual machines and traditional servers, while analyzing logs, metrics and traces for additional context and faster and entirely accurate root-cause resolution.
- Integration with tools like ServiceNow and Ansible enable agencies to rapidly resolve problems through auto-remediation, ensuring that applications are always on and fully optimized.
Senior Sales Engineer, Dynatrace
Visionary Panel: The Power of the Digital Native: Closing the Digital Native Gap
Learn from an all-women’s panel as they discuss the barriers they had to overcome to reach their careers in STEM. Topics will cover a variety of challenges they experienced along their collective journeys, ranging from government, nonprofit, corporate, military, and academia inequities. With Generation Z now entering the workforce and projected to be 10 million people larger than the once largest generation, the Baby Boomers, how will organizations infuse their talent pipelines with these sought-after digital natives? Discover their recommendations on removing barriers that could be preventing access to STEM jobs for women and minorities. Each panelist will provide a unique perspective, ranging from data-driven workforce planning and talent strategies for the federal government to
Human Capital Strategist, United States Office of Personnel Management
Senior CX Strategist at HUD
Innovation Adoption Lead, Centers of Excellence, GSA TTS
Moderator: Melvin Brown
Deputy Chief Information Officer at U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
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