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Event Overview

Keynote Address

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Understanding the Technological Revolution

Jared Cohen
Former Advisor to the Secretary of State/Author/Director, Google Ideas

Join Cisco experts, selected partners, and industry leaders at the 2012 Government Solutions Forum. Get program updates by searching #ciscogsf on Twitter.

We invite you to join Cisco experts, selected partners, and industry leaders on March 21 at the fourth annual Government Solutions Forum. At this interactive educational forum you will discover how public sector agencies and educational organizations are successfully implementing new processes and technologies to improve operational efficiency, enable workforce productivity, and deliver measurable results. You will also benefit from:

  • Technology showcases
  • Interactive demonstrations by Cisco strategic partners
  • Peer-to-peer networking opportunities
  • Detailed discussions of customer best practices and case studies


Title: Four Tracks Provide Maximum Value

The 2012 Government Solutions Forum is structured in four tracks to provide detailed technical learning about the topics facing today's technology and program management professionals in governmental and educational organizations. Choose the track that best suits your interests. They include:

  • Track 1 Mobile Collaboration
  • Track 2 Unified Data Center and the Cloud
  • Track 3 Cutting the Cost of Government
  • Track 4 Managing Risk in a Dynamic Network Environment


Evolving Government - Connect. Innovate. Save.

Mobile Collaboration Unified Data Center & the Cloud Cutting the Cost of Government Managing Risk in a Dynamic Network Environment

Opening Keynote:
8:00 - 9:00am

Introduction: Mike Younkers, Director, US Federal Systems Engineering, Cisco

Understanding the Technological Revolution
Jared Cohen Former Advisor to the Secretary of State/Autor/Director, Google Ideas

9:00 - 9:15am


Session 1:
9:15 - 10:30am

Session 1-1

Making "Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)" Work

Adam Pasieka, Director Sales Operations - North America Mobility, Cisco

David Graziano, Federal Security Solutions Manager, Cisco

Joey Muniz, Technical Solutions Architect for Cyber Security, World Wide Technology

Session 2-1

The World of Many Clouds

Dan Kent, Director, Public Sector Solutions & Federal CTO, Cisco

Gregg Carter, Consulting Systems Engineer - Data Center, Cisco

Session 3-1

Total Economic Impact: Transforming American Governance

Norm Jacknis, Director, IBSG Public Sector, Cisco

Gail Roper, Chief Information Officer, City of Raleigh, NC

Session 4-1

Establishing Trust Within the Enterprise and Beyond

Jamie Sanbower, Security Architect, Cisco

Kevin Manwiller, Manager, Federal Security Solutions, Cisco

10:30 - 10:45am


Session 2:
10:45am - 12:00pm

Session 1-2

Managing the Growth of Mobile Video

Mike Harttree, Consulting System Engineer, Cisco

Jason Parry, Practice Director, Collaboration, Force 3

Session 2-2

Driving down the cost of modernization and consolidation

Brian Clay, Financial Engineer, Cisco

Session 3-2

New Models for Government IT

Dave McClure, Associate Administrator, Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies, GSA.

Alan Balutis, Director, IBSG, Cisco (Moderator)

Mark Day, Director of the FAS ITS Portfolio's Strategic Solutions, GSA

Greg Sanchez, Health and Civilian Solutions CTO, General Dynamics Information Technology

Session 4-2

Securing the Cloud

Ravi Varanasi, Engineering Director, Cloud Security and Strategy, Office of CTO, Cisco

12:00 - 1:00pm

Luncheon and Keynote (12:25 - 1:00pm)
Jason Kimrey, Director of Federal Sales, Intel
Introduction by Patrice D'Eramo, VP Americas Field Marketing, Cisco
(Constitution A/B)

Session 3:
1:00 - 2:00pm

Session 1-3

Optimizing the Telework Experience

Jerry Applegate, Service Manager - Cisco Virtual Office, Cisco

Session 2-3

Intelligent Automation for the Cloud

Sidney Morgan, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco

Session 3-3

Virtualization Changes Everything - The role of Virtualized Resources in Delivering New Economies of Scale for Government

Curtis Brazier, Senior Program Manager, Cloud, VMware

Session 4-3

Exposing Risk Through Network Visibility

Chris Coleman, Director Cybersecurity, U.S. Public Sector, Cisco

Session 4:
2:00 - 3:00pm

Session 1-4

Impacting Training & Development with Interactive Video... the Ripple Effect

Lance Ford, Educational Technology Advocate, Cisco (via telepresence)

Session 2-4

Integrating Cloud Computing

Annie Williams, VP of Federal Sales, Terremark

Session 3-4

IT Efficiency and the Cloud

Tom Yarmas, Chief Cloud Officer, NetApp

Session 4-4

Transforming Mission Support through Multilevel Secure Virtualization, Collaboration, and Mobility

George Kamis, CTO, Raytheon, Trusted Computer Solutions

3:00 - 3:15pm


Session 5:
3:15 - 3:45pm

Closing Session: How to Connect, Innovate & Save in 2012
Mike Younkers, Director, US Federal Systems Engineering, Cisco
Dave West, Director, Field Operations, Center of Excellence, Cisco

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Event Details

Government Solutions Forum

An Interactive Forum for Government and Education (Download the GSF Fact Sheet )

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Grand Hyatt Hotel
1000 H Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
202 582-1234

Metro Access: From the Metro Center station, follow the 11th Street exit to the lobby of the Grand Hyatt.

7:30 - 8:00 a.m.


8 - 9 a.m.

Keynote Presentation

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.


9:15 - 10:30 a.m.

Track Session 1

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.


10:45 a.m. - Noon

Track Session 2

Noon - 1 p.m.


1 - 2 p.m.

Track Session 3

2 - 3 p.m.

Track Session 4

3:00 - 3:15 p.m.


3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

General Session

3:45 p.m.

Event closes

Session presentations will be available the day of event for download. Free wireless access will be available for participants who would like to bring a laptop.


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