2012 Government Solutions Forum: Session Details
Government Solutions Forum
Evolving Government: Connect. Innovate. Save.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Grand Hyatt, Washington, DC

Track 1: Mobile Collaboration

With the proliferation of mobile devices, there is a growing expectation of being to collaborate from anywhere. This is especially true in the public sector - employees expect to be able to connect with the people, resources and information they need, when and where they need it and in a way that works best for them. This capability requires a strategic, architectural approach. Discover how Cisco solutions can help your organization implement a robust environment that delivers mobile and teleworkers secure, anywhere access to media-rich communications including video and telepresence on any device, greatly benefiting collaboration and enabling travel-free training and distance learning.

Session 1-1
Making "Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)" Work
9:15-10:30 a.m.
Speakers:
Adam Pasieka, Director Sales Operations - North America Mobility, Cisco
David Graziano, Federal Security Solutions Manager, Cisco
Joey Muniz, Technical Solutions Architect for Cyber Security, WWT

The volume of personal devices being used for work in government is growing at a staggering rate. While there are some clear benefits to supporting a "Bring Your Own Device - BYOD" environment, having network that can support these devices is critical to maintaining security and efficiency. Learn about BYOD trends and challenges as well as key considerations to preparing your network to support BYOD.

Session 1-2
Video Changes Everything
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
Speakers:
Mike Harttree, Consulting System Engineer, Cisco
Jason Parry, Practice Manager, Collaboration, Force 3

The benefit of using video and telepresence to connect a remote and mobile workforce is well documented. To ensure the best possible performance, it's important that your video network is optimized to support these workers. Learn about authentication, security, firewall traversal and video network management as we explore how to make the most of the video experience and support an expanding mobile workforce.

Session 1-3
Optimizing the Telework Experience
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Speaker:
Jerry Applegate, Service Manager - Cisco Virtual Office, Cisco

The advantages of teleworking have been well documented over the past several years. While the benefits are clear, it is not as easy as flicking a switch to turn on a telework program. It takes a coordinated effort, integrating management, policies, procedures and technology to make a telework program successful. Hear from the Cisco IT service manager who is responsible for enabling more than 20,000 teleworkers, on how he implemented, expanded and enhanced one of the most effective telework programs in the country today.

Session 1-4
Impacting Training & Development with Interactive Video... the Ripple Effect
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Speaker:
Lance Ford, Educational Technology Advocate, Cisco (via telepresence

Telepresence and video are now enabling dynamic, engaging and productive training, without the need for travel. But don’t take our word for it, witness first hand as Dr. Lance Ford presents live via telepresence, how the right video solution can make distance learning interesting, effective and dare we say it - fun.

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Track 2: Unified Data Center & the Cloud

As Public Sector organizations race to evaluate and adopt the right cloud-based solutions for their mission objectives, it's important to understand the challenges and advantages of private, public, and hybrid solutions, and how the data center plays into each. Gain expert insight into which approach is right for your organization, how to take advantage of the power and potential of the cloud with minimal disruption and waste, and how unified computing has transformed Cisco's own IT delivery.

Session 2-1
The World of Many Clouds
9:15-10:30 a.m.
Speakers:
Dan Kent, Director, Public Sector Solutions & Federal CTO, Cisco
Gregg Carter, Consulting Systems Engineer - Data Center, Cisco
Karen Manning, Collaboration SE Director, Cisco
David Anderson, Solutions Architect - Public Sector, Cisco

While the notion of "the Cloud" is often thought of as a single entity, in fact, there are many types of clouds: private clouds, public clouds, hybrid clouds, and even interconnected communities of clouds serving different verticals, like government, health care or finance. Indeed, we live and work in a world of many clouds. As cloud adoption is observed across Public Sector organizations, we see every kind of cloud being adopted. Our panel of experts will discuss how this world of many clouds affects Government and Education and address the fundamentals required to deliver results to your organization from any cloud.

Session 2-2
Driving down the cost of modernization and consolidation
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
Speaker:
Brian Clay, Financial Engineer, Cisco

In 1996 Congress passed the Clinger-Cohen Act that among other things established the position of Chief Information Officers in Government Agencies. More importantly, this act provides that the government information technology shops be operated exactly as an efficient and profitable business would be operated. But has government benefited from advances in technology in the same way as industry? Hear how Industry has benefited from tried and true best practices in consolidation and about new angles on IT savings that can be realized as business and government adopt new procurement provisioning processes for IT services and solutions.

Session 2-3
Intelligent Automation for the Cloud
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Speaker:
Sidney Morgan, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco

Intelligent Automation for the Cloud and Unified Computing has transformed Cisco's own IT delivery. Join us to learn how they have consolidated multiple data centers, addressed energy conservation, IT utility, and continuity of operations. In addition participants will gain an understanding of how Unified Management, Unified Computing and the Cloud Intelligent Network work in harmony to support end-users, customers and suppliers.

Session 2-4
What's on the Horizon for Cloud Computing Service Providers
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Speaker:
Annie Williams, VP of Federal Sales, Terremark

Cloud computing represents a revolution in IT Strategy, however it is not a cloud-only world. Federal agencies have existing contractual agreements, legacy hardware and internal processes that must be incorporated into their cloud infrastructure strategy. Join Terremark for an informative and pragmatic guide to integrating clouds into federal agencies focusing on how to take advantage of the power and potential of the cloud while also minimizing compromise disruption, and waste.

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Track 3: Cutting the Cost of Government

The Obama Administration is committed to building a 21st century government and the strategic use of technology will be transformative in making that vision a reality. Organizations are being challenged now, more than ever to balance limited technology resources and budgets with policies and user demands. However, savings is not always measured in dollars, but could include increased employee productivity, lower energy costs, and enhanced end user experience through improved service levels. Explore how advanced solutions like data center virtualization and cloud-based innovations are empowering organizations to better achieve mission objectives and recognize significant operational benefits and savings.

Session 3-1
Total Economic Impact: Transforming American Governance
9:15-10:30 a.m.
Speakers:
Norm Jacknis, Director, IBSG Public Sector, Cisco
Gail Roper, Chief Information Officer, City of Raleigh, NC
Dave West, Sr. Director, Systems Engineering, Cisco Public Sector Segment

To say that government needs to "do more with less" is an understatement. Organizations are being challenged now, more than ever, to balance limited technology resources and budgets with organizational policies and user demands. Explore innovative ways organizations are applying an architectural approach to standardize, improve and integrate technology to solve for business continuity, security and management issues. Learn how that approach helps realize benefits including cost savings, and the value of technology in enabling the effectiveness of the overall organization.

Session 3-2
New Models for Government IT
10:45 a.m.- 12:00 Noon
Moderator:
Alan Balutis, Director, IBSG, Cisco
Speakers:
Mark Day, Director of the FAS ITS Portfolio's Strategic Solutions, GSA
Greg Sanchez, Health and Civilian Solutions CTO, General Dynamics Information Technology
Dave McClure, Associate Administrator, Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies, GSA
Mark Emery, Vice President, Homeland Security Mission Support, CSC

The Obama Administration is committed to building a 21st century government and the strategic use of IT is key to that transformation. The cornerstone of the strategy is the 25-Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal Information Technology Management (aka, The 25-Point Plan). This session will discuss initiatives and accomplishments over the past year and new starts for the last year of this first term of the Obama presidency. Topics include the data center consolidation effort, the Cloud First policy, the TechStat initiative, cyber security, shifting the focus from capital investment to operating expenses, accelerating Federal mobility, the Shared First initiative, and more.

Session 3-3
Virtualization Changes Everything - The role of Virtualized Resources in Delivering New Economies of Scale for Government
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Speaker:
Curtis Brazier, Senior Program Manager, Cloud, VMware

Goals for cost reduction and savings on Federal IT investments are aggressive. Data center consolidation has been identified as a key path to creating a more efficient, cost-effective Federal IT enterprise. With virtualization, agencies can consolidate many underutilized servers to fewer, highly efficient servers. Imagine the cost savings that a simple 2:1 consolidation ratio could create across Federal agencies. This drives down infrastructure costs without diminishing services or capacity, and creates a strong basis for private and hybrid cloud computing. Virtualization is truly changing how Federal agencies build, manage, deliver and consume IT, and it’s producing dramatic cost savings in the process.

Session 3-4
IT Efficiency and the Cloud
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Speaker:
Tom Yarmas, Chief Cloud Officer, NetApp

Data center economics are changing. Government customers today are increasingly driven to adopt new ways to reduce costs and increase efficiency, especially by sharing more and by automating tasks. Technological innovations, such as virtualization, allow greater resource sharing of IT infrastructure and applications and enable them to be deployed as a service. Orchestration frameworks and self-service portals allow for the automation and streamlining of recurrent IT tasks. Learn more about how these technological innovations and cutting-edge orchestration frameworks can increase sharing and automation in IT. Find out how they can help you increase efficiency and reduce costs.

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Track 4: Managing Risk in a Dynamic Network Environment

Superior network, device, software, and information security is implied in the government space. But as the anywhere, anytime mobility movement evolves, security protocols must as well. Learn how Cisco empowers organizations to leverage the network to employ a robust yet flexible and manageable cyber-defense protocol that provides pervasive security from core to device, driving productivity and real-time information sharing.

Session 4-1
Establishing Trust Within the Enterprise and Beyond
9:15-10:30 a.m.
Speakers:
Jamie Sanbower, Security Architect, Cisco
Kevin Manwiller, Manager, Federal Security Solutions, Cisco

Identification of network connected assets and protection of data is a top priority for any IT organization, particularly as public sector organizations embrace Secure Mobility and the desire for employee's to bring their own devices into the network (iPads, iPhones,Cisco CIUS, etc). All the while, network administrators must stay focused on standards based technologies to address these challenges using your existing network. This session will talk about how Cisco has made this transformation both scalable and manageable and how network administrators are using TrustSec today.

Session 4-2
Securing the Cloud
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
Speakers:
Ravi Varanasi, Engineering Director, Cloud Security and Strategy, Office of CTO, Cisco

The enterprise movement to cloud is spurred by the need to expand and scale compute, storage and network requirements. Provisioning of a trusted cloud environment and Cloud Security can actually be an enabler for such enterprise movement a rather than a road-block. Organizations need to have visibility and tracking of assets within VDCs (Virtual Data Centers), Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) and other hybrid/public environments. Identity, policy control must now wrap around each asset we move to the cloud. Above all - customers care about information security and how any XaaS infrastructure can help provide data-in-flight and data-at-rest security.

Session 4-3
Exposing Risk Through Network Visibility
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Speaker:
Chris Coleman, Director Cybersecurity, U.S. Public Sector, Cisco

This session will look at the growing Cyber threat landscape and review methods for leveraging the network in your organization cyber defense strategy. Specifically this session will go into the value of bringing context from the network into a comprehensive view for quickly gaining a perspective in the transactions occurring over your enterprise network. This session will also look at the cost benefits of leveraging the network versus building overlay capabilities to glean critical context of the network and its transactions.

Session 4-4
Transforming Mission Support through Multilevel Secure Virtualization, Collaboration, and Mobility
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Speaker:
George Kamis, CTO, Raytheon, Trusted Computer Solutions

Anywhere. Any time. Any network. Any device. In order to support real-time information sharing from anywhere, to anywhere, security must be inherent in all pieces of the puzzle - devices, software, network. It must also be reliable and usable. Mobility itself presents numerous security challenges but with data center virtualization and cloud computing becoming common place for most users, security can be enforced at multiple layers of the enterprise.

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Luncheon Keynote
Data Center 2015 - Vision for the Future
12:25 pm - 1:00 pm
Speakers:
Jason Kimrey, Area Director, Intel Federal
Arthur Rizer, Army Reservist and Iraq War veteran/bronze star/purple heart recipient
Patrice D'Eramo, VP Americas Field Marketing, Cisco

Closing Session
How to Connect, Innovate and Save in 2012
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Speakers:
Mike Younkers, Director, Federal Systems Engineering, Cisco
Dave West, Sr. Director, Systems Engineering, Cisco Public Sector Segment

Now more than ever, government and education organizations are grappling with tighter budgets, legacy infrastructure, rapidly changing technology, and the need to support an increasingly mobile workforce. Today you have heard from multiple government and industry experts providing insights on practical, innovative solutions to reduce costs while improving performance and delivering flexible, secure and mobile applications. This session will focus on how you can make these solutions work for you - from the workspace to the data center - and show you how to Connect, Innovate and Save in 2012.

Speakers:

Session 1-1 Making "Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)" Work
Speakers:
Adam Pasieka, Director Sales Operations - North America Mobility, Cisco
David Graziano, Federal Security Solutions Manager, Cisco
Joey Muniz, Technical Solutions Architect for Cyber Security, WWT

Session 1-2 Video Changes Everything
Speakers:
Mike Harttree, Consulting System Engineer, Cisco
Jason Parry, Practice Manager, Collaboration, Force 3

Session 1-3 Optimizing the Telework Experience
Speaker:
Jerry Applegate, Service Manager - Cisco Virtual Office, Cisco

Session 1-4 Impacting Training & Development with Interactive Video... the Ripple Effect
Speaker:
Lance Ford, Educational Technology Advocate, Cisco (via telepresence)

Session 2-1 The World of Many Clouds
Speakers:
Dan Kent, Director, Public Sector Solutions & Federal CTO, Cisco
Gregg Carter, Consulting Systems Engineer - Data Center, Cisco
Karen Manning, Collaboration SE Director, Cisco
David Anderson, Solutions Architect - Public Sector, Cisco

Session 2-2 Driving down the cost of modernization and consolidation
Speaker:
Brian Clay, Financial Engineer, Cisco

Session 2-3 Intelligent Automation for the Cloud
Speaker:
Sidney Morgan
, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco

Session 2-4 What's on the Horizon for Cloud Computing Service Providers
Speaker:
Annie Williams
, VP of Federal Sales, Terremark

Session 3-1 Total Economic Impact: Transforming American Governance
Speakers:
Norm Jacknis, Director, IBSG Public Sector, Cisco
Gail Roper
, Chief Information Officer, City of Raleigh, NC
Dave West, Sr. Director, Systems Engineering, Cisco Public Sector Segment

Session 3-2 New Models for Government IT
Moderator:
Alan Balutis, Director, IBSG, Cisco
Speakers:
Mark Day, Director of the FAS ITS Portfolio's Strategic Solutions, GSA
Greg Sanchez, Health and Civilian Solutions CTO, General Dynamics Information Technology
Dave McClure, Associate Administrator, Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies, GSA
Mark Emery, Vice President, Homeland Security Mission Support, CSC

Session 3-3 Virtualization Changes Everything - The role of Virtualized Resources in Delivering New Economies of Scale for Government
Speaker:
Curtis Brazier, Senior Program Manager, Cloud, VMware

Session 3-4 IT Efficiency and the Cloud
Speaker:
Tom Yarmas, Chief Cloud Officer, NetApp

Session 4-1 Establishing Trust Within the Enterprise and Beyond
Speakers:
Jamie Sanbower, Security Architect, Cisco
Kevin Manwiller, Manager, Federal Security Solutions, Cisco

Session 4-2 Securing the Cloud
Speakers:
Ravi Varanasi, Engineering Director, Cloud Security and Strategy, Office of CTO, Cisco

Session 4-3 Exposing Risk Through Network Visibility
Speaker:
Chris Coleman, Director Cybersecurity, U.S. Public Sector, Cisco

Session 4-4 Transforming Mission Support through Multilevel Secure Virtualization, Collaboration, and Mobility
Speaker:
George Kamis, CTO, Raytheon, Trusted Computer Solutions

Luncheon Keynote: Data Center 2015 - Vision for the Future
Speakers:
Jason Kimrey, Area Director, Intel Federal
Arthur Rizer, Army Reservist and Iraq War veteran/bronze star/purple heart recipient
Patrice D’Eramo, VP Americas Field Marketing, Cisco

Closing Session: How to Connect, Innovate and Save in 2012
Speakers:
Mike Younkers, Director, Federal Systems Engineering, Cisco
Dave West, Sr. Director, Systems Engineering, Cisco Public Sector Segment

 

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