With the inaugural EMC Federal Summit 2015 quickly approaching, we are excited to announce our morning keynote speaker, Ann Dunkin P.E., CIO, EPA. Ms. Dunkin has over 25 years’ experience in the technology industry. Before joining the EPA, Ms. Dunkin served as the Chief Technology Officer for the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD).
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Our afternoon keynote speaker, Joshua McKenty, Field CTO, Cloud Foundry, Pivotal Software, Inc., is a San Francisco Business Times 40-Under-40 Leader and NASA Ames Honor Award Recipient. McKenty was instrumental in moving several ground-breaking cloud projects from inception to influencing the broader cloud computing market.
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Click here to register for our Federal Summit geared towards government IT leaders and practitioners. Our dynamic agenda will help redefine your agency as we cover the hottest topics in IT, including cybersecurity, big data, Federal Enterprise hybrid cloud, and the latest in data protection. During this time, you will hear from government leaders and experts on how your agency can meet the following IT demands:
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Modernizing IT Starts with the Tone at the Top: The New Federal Office of the CIO
The convergence of the digital services movement in the federal government with FITARA and a heightened security awareness following the OPM breach provides federal CIOs with an unprecedented opportunity to change how we build, buy, and run IT in the federal government. Ms. Dunkin will discuss the Environmental Protection Agency’s approach to that transformation.
Predictive Security Analytics
Your next breach may be underway right now. If not today, then soon. Federal agencies are under continuous assault by a diverse array of adversaries. The defensive strategies in place have been ineffective to turn the tide. To develop a more successful security posture, we need to first understand our adversaries, their tactics, techniques, and procedures. Then, we can examine an operational response tailor-made to the threat environment we face today. In this light, as we analyze current security operations, we quickly see the gap.
Operational Efficiency in Analytics
From the definition of “therblig” after WWI for movement analysis, to the Office of Statistical Control at the U.S. Army Air Forces headed by Robert McNamara during WWII, to the creation of PDCA (Plan, Do, Study, Act) by W. Edwards Deming, the U.S. Federal Government has led the thought process for creating operational efficiency using Statistical Process Control (SPC) at scale. Mr. Joshi will take these concepts and use systems thinking techniques to address operational efficiency in the fast-evolving areas of analytical architectures and its computational in-memory landscape, along with the ever growing need for stable and scalable storage archtectures.
Software Defined Data Center Thriving in the Era of Ruthless Innovation
Success in the mobile cloud era is often determined by speed and agility. To succeed, IT must pivot from infrastructure provider to innovation accelerator. Attend this session to learn proven best practices and emerging trends for simplifying IT operations while liberating your IT teams from the mundane tasks that inhibit innovation.
Transforming Government with the EMC Federation
If your agile transformation failed, because every two-week sprint takes another nine months to make it through C&A, you’re not alone. Joshua McKenty, co-founder of OpenStack, will talk about how IT Security can be brought into the DevOps conversation. He’ll tell stories of roadblocks that teams have run into, inside and outside government, and around the world, and he’ll share his ridiculously-biased opinion that continuous delivery is not only possible, it’s actually the only sane choice.
Government Visionary Panel
Moderator: Tom Suder
Panelists: Jim Tunnessen, Dr. Michaela Iorga, Stan KaczmarczykUsing Enterprise Hybrid Cloud for Enhanced Mission Capabilities
As the federal government begins harnessing the power of cloud computing, several agencies have embraced the hybrid cloud model. At this year’s EMC Federal summit, our government visionary panel will examine the different flavors of cloud computing and discuss the potential advantages offered by a hybrid cloud model that provides flexibility, efficiency, and security.
|Tom Temin |
Host and Managing Editor of "The Federal Drive with Tom Temin", Federal News Radio
Master of Ceremonies
|Barry Morris |
Vice President of Federal, EMC
|As Vice President of Federal, Barry is responsible for general division management, providing leadership and vision to the federal team, government contractors and partners, and federal systems integrators. In this role, he is dedicated to helping agencies redefine IT in a more agile, trusted, and cost-efficient way. |
Morris brings 30 years of experience driving sales to the federal government and expanding coverage into state and local governments, education, and medical markets. As a top achiever across all sectors of the business model, he ensures customer satisfaction and has boosted sales and retention at each position he has held.
Before joining EMC, Morris was the President of Public Sector at Polycom, where his responsibilities included driving sales and retention – ensuring customers were heard and their key needs were addressed through strategy, product development, and customer service. Prior to this role, he held leadership positions at IT companies including Cogent Communications, where he created and managed revenue growth from zero to more that $6.75 million of monthly recurring revenue, and Nortel, where he was instrumental in the growth of the organization’s revenue from $4.5 million to over $300 million.
Morris is a contributing author to EMC’s public sector blog, “Government Perspectives,” where he regularly shares insight on trends in information technology. He is also an active member in key industry groups and major government associations, such as AFCEA.
|Ann Dunkin P.E.|
Chief Information Officer - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Ann Dunkin is the Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Prior to joining the EPA, Ms. Dunkin served as the Chief Technology Officer for the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) for five years. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, PAUSD is consistently ranked one of the top school districts in the nation. As CTO, Ms. Dunkin was responsible for managing all aspects of the district’s technology infrastructure, technology professional development, libraries, and long-term enrollment planning. Before this, Ms. Dunkin worked for Hewlett Packard for 20 years in a variety of engineering and senior management positions in R&D, IT, manufacturing engineering, software quality, and operations.
Ms. Dunkin currently serves on the Georgia Tech Industrial and Systems Engineering Alumni Advisory Board. She is a member of IIE and NSPE, and she holds a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering, both from The Georgia Institute of Technology, where she performed research in the fields of warehousing and material handling. She is a licensed professional engineer in the states of California and Washington.
|Jacklyn Mitchell Wynn|
Vice President, Strategy and Market Development Global Public Sector, RSA, the Security Division of EMC
General Session – Predictive Security Analytics
|Jackie Wynn is responsible for leading the strategy and market development for the RSA Global Public Sector Team, which serves federal, state, and local government customers as well as national governments across the globe. She is responsible for developing and executing high-impact integrated strategies through targeted alliances, major acquisition contracts, channel development programs, and global complex programs. |
Jackie is a recognized industry expert and advocate for risk-based approaches to strengthen critical infrastructure Cybersecurity. She has addressed numerous forums on the need to address today’s increasing threat landscape through mature risk-management and integrated infrastructure approaches. She is also RSA’s internal champion for information security education: from workforce training to collegiate and secondary school cyber skill and career development.
Prior to joining RSA, Jackie held senior management roles within EMC II Global Professional Services where she led the Global Residency Practice and provided cross functional leadership with integrated solutions and programs across cloud, trust, and Big Data offerings.
CTO Healthcare and Life Sciences - EMC - Emerging Technologies Division
General Session – Operational Efficiency in Analytics
|Shawn Rosemarin |
Chief-of-Staff Americas System Engineering
General Session – Software Defined Data Center
Shawn Rosemarin is the Chief-of-Staff for VMware’s Systems Engineering organization. As part of his current role Shawn is responsible for all Technical Pre-Sales Strategy and Operations as well as representing the Office of the CTO. Prior to this role, Shawn was the Executive Director of Architecture and Professional Services for VMware. Shawn’s passion is working closely with customers to help them navigate everything from the hybrid cloud to end-user computing transformation.
Over the past 18 years, Shawn has gained experience with various technology organizations, including IBM, Dell and Hitachi Data Systems. An active seminar presenter, Shawn enjoys sharing experiences, simplifying complex concepts and highlighting best practices. Shawn holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Management Information Systems from Queen’s University.
Field CTO, Cloud Foundry - Pivotal Software, Inc., An EMC Federated Company
Lunch Keynote: Transforming Government with the EMC Federation
Joshua McKenty recently joined Pivotal as CTO for Cloud Foundry. An entrepreneur and technologist who has been highly influential in defining and bringing cloud solutions to market, Mr. McKenty works with Fortune 100 customers who seek a new platform for the development and deployment of cloud-native applications. He works closely with Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry team to bring new features and functionality to Cloud Foundry-based products, the industry standard enterprise platform for the cloud era.
A San Francisco Business Times 40-Under-40 Leader and NASA Ames Honor Award Recipient, McKenty was instrumental in moving several ground-breaking cloud projects from inception to influencing the broader cloud computing market. He is the co-founder of OpenStack, founder of Piston Cloud Computing, and founding Technical Architect of NASA Nebula, the federal government’s first cloud computing platform.
Before OpenStack became the definitive open cloud solution on the market, with multi-billion dollar commitments from IBM, HP, Cisco, Red Hat, and VMware, McKenty led the development of the NASA-sponsored IaaS that would become OpenStack’s flagship project.
As co-founder of Piston Cloud Computing, he helped shepherd the company into a mature software business, driving exponential year-over-year revenue growth, and attracting marquee customers through private cloud solutions for the enterprise, including the first commercially supported OpenStack/Cloud Foundry integration.
|Government Visionary Panel |
Using Enterprise Hybrid Cloud for Enhanced Mission Capabilities
President, Advanced Technology Academics Research Center
A respected thought leader in the federal IT community, Tom Suder is the Founder and President of the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC), a non-profit organization that introduces innovative technology from academic research labs to the federal government and private industry with the goal of commercialization. Through a partnership with the MITRE Corporation, ATARC holds collaboration sessions featuring industry thought leaders and subject matter experts in the areas of mobility, cloud computing, and Big Data and the group has published research documents featuring best practices, lessons learned, and recommendations to the government.
Tom is a past winner of the Federal 100 Awards, a prestigious honor that recognizes government and industry leaders who played pivotal roles in federal IT and made a made a difference in the way technology transformed the government. He serves on several technology advisory boards, including the Professional Science Master’s Advisory Board, which is a part of the Telecommunications Management graduate program at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC).
Prior to his role with the USDA, Jim spent two years as Chief of Digital Innovation and Development for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). He joined USCIS in 2013 after a two-year stint at U.S. General Services Administration where he worked on implementing cloud services across the agency. During his time at USCIS, he created the Digital Innovation and Development Group - a testing bed for new technology and processes - which has successfully implemented changes to organizational processes and culture to implement agile management and agile development practices, DevOps, the use of Open Source technologies, continuous integration, and continuous delivery for software development.
Dr. Iorga joined the NIST team in 2008, bringing a diverse background and deep understanding of information systems security, cybersecurity, identity and privacy issues, and strong knowledge in the development of complex security architectures, having served both public and private industries. Dr. Iorga is also leading several other NIST efforts, among them are the development of the Federal Information Processing Standard 140‐3, Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules, and the implementation of a NIST public, secure randomness source. She also contributes to the NIST efforts of developing the security testing and certification requirements for electrical smart grids.
The Federal Acquisition Service provides buying platforms and acquisition services to federal, state, and local governments for a broad range of items from office supplies to motor vehicles to information technology and telecommunications products and services. As an organization within FAS, ITS provides access to a wide range of commercial and custom IT products, services, and solutions.
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