GITEC & AFFIRM present Consolidation, Cloud & Mobility Convergence
The latest buzzwords in computing include “Consolidation, Cloud and Mobility.” These trends are not separate enhancements, but all parts of the changing computing enterprise. Can they be done simultaneously or is there a serial way to implement? What challenges in compatibility and security are encountered? Many agencies are talking about it, but who is actually doing it – and how are they getting it done?
Join GITEC and AFFIRM as we partner to gain insight from government, former government, and industry leaders about how we can consolidate federal data centers, move to the cloud and access it all through mobility.
Location and DateThursday, September 15, 2011
The Almas Temple at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza
1315 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Valet parking is available through the Hamilton Crowne Plaza at 1001 14th Street, NW
Metro: McPherson Square (Blue & Orange), Metro Center (Blue, Orange & Red)
12:00 – 12:30: Welcome & Invite to Lunch Buffet – John Sullivan, GSA (President, GITEC) & Darren Ash, NRC (President, AFFIRM)
12:30 – 1:45:
Panel 1: Consolidation: Outsourcing, Insourcing or Hybrids?
Horace Blackman, Director IT Services, VA (moderator)
Bernie Mazer, Chief Information Officer, DOI
Robert Schadey, Chief Information Officer, PD ALTESS, US Army
Dave Hinchman, Senior Supervisory Analyst, GAO
John R. Mills, Special Assistant for Cyber Information Assurance, DASD IIA, DoD
Panel will discuss progress on the Data Center Consolidation effort which is part of OMB’s 25 Point Plan to reform government IT. Agencies are consolidating internally and outsourcing to commercial data centers, or using a mixture of both. What are the challenges in moving to these business models, what processes need to be implemented to ensure success, are agencies seeing cost savings and/or improved service as they move to new business models?
2:00 – 3:15:
Panel 2: Cloud: Public, Private or Mixed?
Simon Szykman,Chief Information Officer, DOC(moderator)
Mark Day,Chief Technology Officer, HUD
Joe Klimavicz, Chief Information Officer, NOAA
Jeff Shyshka, Deputy Assistant Secretary, IT Operations, VA
John Teeter, Deputy CIO, HHS
Among the top agencies listed in Federal Chief Technology Officer Vivek Kundra’s cloud-first policy are the Department of Defense, Health and Human Services and the Veterans Administration. All three will turning to clouds, be those of the public, private, or hybrid variety, under Kundra’s plan. Some are already there. Panel will discuss where they are in moving to various forms of the “cloud” and the success and challenges involved.
3:30 – 4:45:
Panel 3: Mobility: Customers, Security and Managing the Balance
Shawn Kingsberry, Assistant Director for Technology/Chief Information Officer, RATB(moderator)
Tom Roland, Assistant Port Director, DHS
Rick Holgate, Chief Information Officer, ATF
Bill Searcy, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI
Sean Carroll, COO, USAID
Panel will discuss challenges in meeting customer’s business needs, while maintaining sufficient security of the flow of information. Federal customers are demanding that they be able to use the latest and greatest in mobile technology, the challenge is how can IT managers say “yes” instead of “no.”
4:45 – 6:00: Cocktail Reception
- Government Subscribers - included in subscription; log in to register and reserve your seat
- Government Employee Pre-Registered (before 9/14, 12pm) - $30
- Government Employee Walk-in - $40
- Sustaining Partner Member Pre-Registered (before 9/14, 12pm) - $95
- Industry Non-member Pre-Registered (before 9/14, 12pm) - $195
- Sustaining Partner Member Walk-in - $105
- Industry Non-member Walk-in - $205