A year after the release of the President's Management Agenda prioritized modernizing the federal government's IT infrastructure, it's clear the aim to modernize federal departments and agencies takes a thoughtful and strategic approach. A modernized government IT infrastructure can improve agency effectiveness, mitigate cyber-security threats, and simplify government IT complexity. It can provide a platform for agency innovation, enabling agencies to provide improved services to their customers and keep the homeland safe. Decisions being made today impact the ability for agencies to truly modernize their infrastructures for the future.
What must agencies consider when executing a modernization strategy? How does an agency meet the needs for a simplified and automated IT infrastructure, while also executing a modern cyber-security strategy? On April 25, government and industry leaders and decision makers will explore the approaches needed to incorporate modernized technologies in federal agencies. Attend to hear how you can modernize legacy systems and implement a sustainable infrastructure for IT transformation.
Don't miss out on the following discussions and more:
Highlighted Keynote Speakers and Panelists
Breakout Track Presenters
Head of Product Marketing
Broadcom Enterprise Software, AIOps Segment, Broadcom
Broadcom Enterprise Software, Broadcom
Head of Product Management, Broadcom Enterprise Software, Layer7 Security and Integration, Broadcom
Vice President, Strategy and Product Management, Mainframe Division, Broadcom
Director of z System Portfolio Management, IBM
Head of Product Marketing, API Management & Microservices
Broadcom Enterprise Software, Layer7 Security and Integration, Broadcom
Product Marketing Manager, Broadcom Enterprise Software, Privileged Access Management Portfolio, Broadcom
Senior Manager, Product Management, Broadcom
Product Management Executive, Broadcom Enterprise Software, Clarity PPM
Product Manager, CA Technologies
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Opening Remarks & Event Overview
Panel: Automation for the Federal Mission
Automation presents opportunities for the federal government to revolutionize the way it operates, streamlining inefficient practices while freeing workers mired in low-value work processes to refocus on high-value tasks. But implementing automation technology comes with roadblocks of its own. This panel will discuss the many facets of modernizing automation technology and how it can allow agencies to reach mission-critical goals and objectives.
|Track 1: IT Modernization and Cybersecurity||Track 2: Storage Infrastructure Modernization||Track 3: Mission Possible: The Modern Mainframe|
The Self-Driven Data Center with Intelligence Automation
In the past, the data center was a black box to business leaders who were overly dependent on technology heroes to save the day and alchemy to project future costs. Today, this can change. In this session, we will review recent market and technology developments that are the beginnings of a self-driven data center. You’ll learn about AIOps and how it can help you improve your operations. You will come to understand what a self-driven data center is and what impact it can have on your business bottom line.
Storage and Storage Network Modernization - Enabling a Platform for Innovation
Join thought leaders from government, major storage manufacturers and Broadcom to discuss how new storage and storage networking technologies can help agencies build a modernized storage infrastructure, and enable agencies to build a platform for innovation
Architecting for the Future with the Mainframe
There has never been a better time to make the mainframe a core franchise of your modernization strategy. The latest innovations in DevOps, open technologies, and intelligent operations simplify how the mainframe integrates within the changing IT architectural landscape. Learn how to balance your investments to address the needs of Hybrid IT and multi-cloud environments.
Protecting Federal Agencies in a World without Walls
Does modernizing your IT introduce more or less cybersecurity risks? One of the most problematic elements of cybersecurity is the constantly evolving nature of security risks and expanding attack surface as agencies digitally transform themselves. The traditional approaches have been to focus on mission-critical systems and protect against the biggest known threats, which meant leaving some components undefended and not protecting systems against risks thought to be less dangerous. But today's cybercriminals can exploit any weakness and use it to compromise your critical systems. This session will discuss how you can protect your agency against all types of risk with an inside out approach.
Simplify Operations with Automation
Agencies are being faced with a wave of technology advancements that are demanding increased support, and as agencies become more digitally driven success in completing their mission is dependent on their ability to manage the growth in data and turn that data into usable intelligence. Join experts from Brocade, a Broadcom Company, to learn how automation capabilities can pay dividends immediately for agencies by eliminating repetitive processes, opening time to proactively focus on improving operations and extrapolating business intelligence critical to supporting their agency’s mission.
Sustainable Skills - Accelerate into the Future
Worried about the skills shortage? Key technologies and architectures are starting to mitigate the skills issue. This session will cover how to build a culture of finding, training, and mentoring to ensure Agency IT has the skills it needs to execute and adapt..
Speed up Innovation while Keeping Pace with Project Portfolio Management
When it comes to managing projects, products, releases, teams and budgets, government agencies face the same business challenges as the private sector. In addition, government regulations only approve cloud-based applications that adhere to stringent levels of security and compliance. Broadcom now offers federal government and public agencies a highly-secure and scalable platform powered by Microsoft® Azure. Learn how to accelerate your planning, reduce organizational fatigue, and drive innovation.
Security and Storage Architectures
Modernization strategies should include a discussion regarding the optimal storage infrastructure for an agency's data assets. While many agencies managing critical data assets consider management and performance factors in their strategies, security is another important consideration. Join Brocade’s experts on managing critical data to discuss security considerations when deciding on the best strategy for deploying data on converged infrastructures versus external storage infrastructures.
Protecting Data and Your Reputation on the Mainframe
Data risk exposure. Unresolved security gaps. Cyber breaches. Is your mainframe prepared for the next big threat? Learn how to build a defense-in-depth strategy that allows you to secure, manage and continually monitor your systems—all while building layers across your IT infrastructure.
Panel: Securing the Digital Infrastructure
Cybersecurity has become a priority in the federal IT community—from ransomware attacks to personal data breaches, the implications of a vulnerable digital infrastructure are calamitous for compromised agencies and, ultimately, the citizens who depend on secure delivery of services. No longer an afterthought, technology communities in all levels of government are prioritizing utilizing modernized IT platforms and disruptive technologies to secure critical data. Hear from federal leaders who are leading the way in developing their agencies’ cybersecurity strategies and how their best practices can be used to benefit your own office.
Bringing It All Together
Industry leaders discuss the challenges and opportunity of modernizing government IT, including private sector trends and best practices.
Mission to Modernize attendees are eligible to receive continuing professional education (CPE) credits. Attendees can earn a maximum of 4 CPE credits in computer science. Click here for more information.
$250 per person*
*Fees are applicable for private sector, industry employees and retirees only. Federal employees, military, media, and others can register free of charge.
*Fees are applicable for industry employees and retirees only. Federal, military, academic, media, and others can register free of charge.
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