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Principal Deputy CIO
Department of Defense
Tricia Davis-Muffett Introduction
Senior Leader, Global Public Sector Marketing
Amazon Web Services
Infrastructure Development Executive
Defense Information Systems Agency

Outsourcing your agency’s data centers is increasingly innovative and appealing, and the pressure to move is mounting. Cloud based services are flexible, efficient, cost-effective, and scalable. They leverage sophisticated automation, storage, and security tools – and promise enhanced reliability, improved service delivery and reduced burden on limited IT staff and resources. But is it all […]


Tobias Naegele Moderator
Susie Adams
Chief Technology Officer
Microsoft Federal
Executive Director, Business Development Federal Sales, Strategic Programs
Dell Technologies
General Manager
Public Sector
Amazon Web Services

Today’s toolkit for reducing an agency’s data center footprint is far more advanced – and efficient – than it was five years ago at the start of the FDCCI push. Lessons learned across agencies have led to smarter optimization efforts focused around application rationalization, virtualization, and increasingly software defined IT, as a means to the […]


Bretton Stafford Moderator
Federation Principal
Office of the Federation
Chief Information Officer
Department of Energy
Chief Technology Officer
Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary
U.S. Air Force
Chief Information Officer
General Services Administration

Technology changes too fast to risk locking in yesterday’s solution for tomorrow’s challenges. Next gen tools are critical as agency heads and lawmakers demand faster, smarter, cheaper, and greener data center infrastructures. Trends like containerized data centers, or “data center in a box” are allowing users to scale on demand, making it an attractive and […]


Michael Ross Moderator
Consulting Sales Executive, Federal
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Chief Information Officer
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Lead System Engineer
Department of Homeland Security
IT Advisor
Air National Guard
John Gentry Introduction
Vice President, Marketing and Alliances
Virtual Instruments
Leader of the Agency Oversight and Implementation Team
Office of E-Government and IT
Office of Management and Budget
Event Details
Knight Conference Center at the Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
CPE Credits
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