Program

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Caroline Boyd
Director of Government Programs
MeriTalk
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Cheriyan
Anil Cheriyan [pending approval]
Deputy Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service, Director, Technology Transformation Services
General Services Administration
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Increased cloud adoption and implementation across Federal agencies lays the foundation for next-gen integration. Federal agencies must ensure their cloud house is in order to embrace AI, ML, and other related technologies. Without a strong cloud foundation, agencies can’t consider implementing new AI applications or apply automation to data sets. Join this session to hear from industry leaders on cloud’s power to boost Federal tech arsenals and improve mission support and user experience. […]

Curran
John Curran [moderator]
Managing Editor
MeriTalk
Cossa
Senior Product Strategist
Oracle
Vice President
Federal Sector
Acquia
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Ranks
Deputy Chief Information Officer for Information Enterprise
Department of Defense
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TIC 3.0 will modernize the government’s internet security architecture and allow agencies to continue to prioritize new technology adoption. Join us to hear perspectives from the public and private sectors on how the revised TIC 3.0 policy will remove cloud barriers, accelerate Federal cloud transformation, and pave the way for continued modernization across government. […]

Kovac
Stephen Kovac [moderator]
VP of Global Government and Compliance
Zscaler
Connelly
Sean Connelly [pending approval]
Senior Cybersecurity Architect, CISA
Department of Homeland Security
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Hybrid cloud is playing a major role in driving innovation across Federal agencies – providing the capacity and data needed to adopt artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other evolving technologies. Securely transitioning between these next-gen and legacy systems, while delivering an optimal user experience, necessitates consistency, ease of migration, integration, and operation across all platforms. Join this panel of government IT leaders to discuss the next-wave of cloud migration, along with the challenges and opportunities presented by migrating to a hybrid cloud environment. This interactive discussion will focus on availability, security, real-world examples, and more. […]

Padin
Jose Padin [moderator]
Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Public Sector
Citrix
Bourque
Assistant Director, Office of the Chief Information Officer/Chief Technical Officer
Department of Justice
Chief Technology Officer
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Merrick
Deputy Director of the Cloud Program Management Office
Department of State
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Federal IT is evolving to keep pace with growing demands for digital services. With countless obstacles on the road to digital transformation, including privacy and security concerns, policy bottlenecks, and budgetary constraints, how can agencies navigate today’s complex modernization landscape? Cloud-based emerging technologies will revolutionize everything from encryption to medicine and allow Federal agencies to meet their missions quickly and more efficiently. Join this session to hear Federal IT experts discuss successes and challenges presented by the current swell of digital transformation. […]

McMillen
Brett McMillen [moderator]
General Manager, U.S. Federal Civilian
Amazon Web Services
Beckham
Paul Beckham [pending approval]
Division Director of Systems Engineering
Office of the Chief Information Officer
Department of Labor
Everett
Chief Information Officer
Department of Energy
Mendes
Chief Information Officer
International Trade Administration
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Saxon
Chief Technology Officer
Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight
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Caroline Boyd
Director of Government Programs
MeriTalk