New Hybrid Cloud Sessions. Now on-demand.

New Hybrid Cloud Sessions Speakers Session abstract  

Leading digital transformation through the next evolution of cloud

  • David Egts, Chief Technologist, Public Sector, Red Hat
  • Ian Baker, VP Cloud & Cognitive, IBM
  • Teri Takai (moderator), Executive Director, Center for Digital Government

Government leaders are navigating through big technology shifts: from proprietary to open platforms, analytics to AI, and from single to multiple clouds vendors. The opportunity to accelerate digital transformation, increase security and create impact for stakeholders within this shift is significant, but agencies can travel only as fast as as their people and processes let them. In this fast paced and insightful conversation, government leaders from IBM and Red Hat share insight into how to leverage these big technology shifts to achieve their transformation and modernization goals.


How Virginia gets flexibility and innovation with hybrid cloud

  • Michael J Riggs Sr., Director, Department of Judicial Information Technology, Supreme Court of Virginia
  • Todd Kissam, Chief Architect, Virginia Information Technologies Agency
  • Peter Wallace, CIO at City of Virginia Beach
  • Pete Teigen (moderator), Emerging Tech, IBM Services
Agencies at all levels in the Commonwealth of Virginia are undergoing tremendous change. The complexity of managing multiple clouds and data centers, and fragile legacy applications create opportunities and challenges to modernizing IT and improving resiliency. The solution many IT leaders see going forward is a cloud strategy that recognizes a hybrid multicloud reality. In this insightful session, hear how public sector CIOs from the Commonwealth are developing future-proof strategies and leading meaningful change.  
Lessons in data-driven innovation from one of the world's largest global health supply chains
  • Kim Shelsby, Director, Supply Chain Solutions, Chemonics
  • Stephanie Wohler, Senior Consultant, Data & Analytics, IBM
  • Tim Coates (moderator), Cloud Marketing Leader, IBM
Too often technological silos keep us from leveraging data to address public challenges. Working with USAID, PEPFAR, and the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative, Chemonics and IBM are enhancing data visibility to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of a global health supply chain used to procure and deliver lifesaving medicines and health commodities around the world. In a panel discussion filled with lessons applicable to government leaders at any level, hear how the right business processes, analytics, and cloud solutions have played a key role in ensuring these essential health commodities reach people in more than 60 countries around the world.  


On Demand - Keynote Sessions


Digital Government is Here – Are You Ready to Lead?

  • Sreeram Visvanathan, Global Managing Director, Government, IBM

Delivering digital government: Earning and keeping your seat at the table

  • Sreeram Visvanathan, Global Managing Director, Government, IBM
  • Teri Takai, Executive Director, Center for Digital Government

Rebuilding trust - Security after a breach

  • Shue-Jane Thompson, Vice President and Partner, Cybersecurity, IBM
  • Jennifer Kady, Director, IBM Security Solutions

IT Modernization to drive innovation

  • Brenda Decker, Director, IBM Global Government
  • Jennifer Buckles, State of Ohio Client Executive, IBM

New Rules to Find, Attract and Keep Talent in a Government Workforce

  • Emily Craig, Partner, Talent and Engagement, IBM


Breakout Sessions - On Demand

Putting Government Data to Work Digitally Transform the Citizen Experience The New Cyber Threat Landscape Modernization for Continuous Innovation Thriving in Our Multicloud World

Better data, better decisions, better government

  • Rob Thomas, General Manager, IBM Data & AI

Voice, virtual agents and transforming communication between government and citizens

  • Claude Yusti, Partner, Watson AI & Data Platform, IBM Public Sector
  • Krista Kinnard, Cognitive Application Developer

Building a resilient cybersecurity organization in government

  • John McLaughlin, Executive Security Architect, IBM

The secret to getting cloud migration right

  • Don Boulia, General Manager, IBM Cloud
  • David Lapp, Vice President, Marketing, IBM Cloud

Manage your applications in a multicloud world

  • Pratik Gupta, Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect, Multicloud Manager, IBM

Being ready for an emergency - One agency's journey to AI with data platforms and predictive analytics

  • Nick Perillo, Cloud Architect, IBM
  • John Thomas, Distinguished Engineer & Director, IBM Analytics

Breaking down silos to deliver personalized service

  • Mary Sara Jones, HHS Industry Leader, IBM
  • Carolyn Staats, Director of Innovation, Sonoma County
  • Barbie Robinson, Director, Department of Health Services, Sonoma County

Compliance and security in the cloud - What you need to know

  • David Jenkins, Distinguished Engineer, Office of the US Federal CTO, IBM
  • Mari Heiser, Distinguished Engineer, Cloud Security, IBM

The tale of two agencies - How NARA and LOGSA modernized their applications to meet needs for today and tomorrow

  • Mark Bolter, Cloud Application Innovation Practice Leader, IBM
  • J.P. van Beuzekom, Architect, Cloud Application Innovation, Public Sector, IBM
  • Charles Waters, Application Delivery Leader, IBM

Hybrid cloud success stories for sensitive, mission critical workloads

  • Elliott Aten, Director Hybrid Cloud, Public Sector, IBM                                           
  • Mike Beddow, Cloud & Analytics Solutions Leader, Public Sector, IBM

Identity disrupted: How the State of North Carolina uses blockchain to accelerate and strengthen trusted identities

  • Pete Teigen, Government Solutions, Blockchain Leader
  • Tracy Doaks, Chief Deputy State CIO and Chief Services Officer, State of North Carolina

Data and the future of public safety

  • Tim Paydos, Vice President, WW Government Industry Solutions