Federal Cloud Computing Summit Agenda

December 10-11, 2014 | Ronald Reagan Building | Washington, DC

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
MITRE-ATARC Cloud Collaboration Symposium
Hemisphere & Oceanic Rooms, Concourse Level
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
(Complimentary government and academia registration)

Challenge Area 1: When to choose Public, Private, Government, or Hybrid clouds?
Challenge Area 2: The umbrella of acquisition: Contracting pain points and best practices
Challenge Area 3: Tiered architecture: Mitigating concerns of geography, access management, and other cloud security constraints
Challenge Area 4: The role of cloud computing in emerging technologies

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
ATARC Reception

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Opening of Registration (Complimentary government and academia registration)
Atrium Hall, Concourse Level
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center

8:00 a.m.
Opening of the Cloud Technology Showcase
Atrium Hall, Concourse Level

8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Opening Remarks
Atrium Hall, Concourse Level

Maria Roat, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Transportation (LinkedIn)

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Tom Suder
, President, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC) (LinkedIn|Twitter)

8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Cloud Technology Showcase
Atrium Hall, Concourse Level

9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. 
Visionary Keynote
Maria Roat, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Transportation (LinkedIn)

9:20 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.
Visionary Panel – Cloud Strategy from the CXO Perspective

Successful cloud adoption and migration takes strong leadership, planning, and execution. This panel will discuss how CXOs are leading their organization to embrace the culture change and plan effectively to take advantage of cloud computing benefits.

Frank Konkel, Editorial Events Editor, Government Executive Media Group (Bio|LinkedIn|Twitter)

Maria Roat, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Transportation (LinkedIn)

10:05 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Visionary Panel – Navigating the U.S. Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently published the U.S. Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, which documents the requirements necessary to further the adoption of cloud computing and provides useful information for strategic and tactical cloud deployments. This panel will examine the key components of the roadmap and discuss the strategies that will ensure secure, reliable and interoperable cloud services.

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio (Bio|LinkedIn|Twitter)

Bob Bohn
, Cloud Computing Technical Program Manager, National Institute of Standards and Technology (LinkedIn)

Dawn Leaf
, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Labor (Bio)

10:50 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.
Visionary Panel – Cloud Success Stories

Attendees at this panel will hear about Federal projects that were able to successfully migrate websites, applications, and e-mail to the cloud. The panelists will share lessons learned, best practices and strategies that allow potential hazards to be avoided during their innovative cloud journeys.

Christopher Dorobek, Founder, Editor & Publisher, GovLoop‘s DorobekINSIDER (Bio|Linked|Twitter)

Greg Godbout, Executive Director, 18F, U.S. General Services Administration (LinkedIn)

Roopangi Kadakia, Web Services Executive, NASA (LinkedIn)

Dan McCrae, Director, Service Delivery Division, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

11:35 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Cloud Technology Showcase

12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
ATARC Cloud Innovation Awards

The ATARC Cloud Innovation Awards recognize those individuals and teams that use Cloud Computing to better accomplish the mission of their agency. (Nomination form and past winners)


Greg Mundell
, Senior Vice President, InfoZen (Bio|LinkedIn|Twitter)

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Tom Suder, President, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC) (Bio|LinkedIn|Twitter)

Previous Cloud Innovation Award Winners:
Thomas Bayer, SEC (July 2014); Peter Chin, DHS (July 2014); Casey Coleman, GSA (May 2013); Emery Csulak, DHS (July 2014); Matt Goodrich, GSA (December 2013); Jennifer Gray, HHS (December 2013); Roopangi Kadakia, NASA (December 2013); Anil Karmel, NNSA (May 2013); Dave McClure, GSA (May 2013); Julie Mintz, DISA (December 2013); Scott Renda, OMB (July 2014); Maria Roat, GSA (July 2014); Keith Trippie, DHS (May 2013); Barry West, PBGC (July 2014).

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cloud Technology Showcase

2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Industry Analyst Insight
Rick Villars, Vice President, Datacenter & Cloud, IDC (Bio|LinkedIn)

2:20 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.
Visionary Panel – Cloud Computing in 2020

It is the Year 2020. If we examine the current cloud computing landscape, what do we find? Where do things stand with Internet of Things and Machine-to-Machine technology? What long-standing cloud security concerns have been resolved and what are the new security challenges? How has cloud computing been impacted by advancements in mobile technology? How widespread are cloudlets/decentralized cloud infrastructure?

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Tom Suder, President, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC) (Bio|LinkedIn|Twitter)

Jason Matheny, Program Manager, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) (LinkedIn)

3:05 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.
Government Briefing: FedRAMP Roadmap for 2015-2016
Matt Goodrich, Acting FedRAMP Director, U.S. General Services Administration (LinkedIn)

3:25 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.
MITRE-ATARC Cloud Collaboration Panel

Justin Brunelle, Application Developer, MITRE (Bio|LinkedIn|Twitter)

4:10 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks