Public Sector Innovation Summit: What’s Next?

Full seats, crowded hallways, boisterous conversation—just a few telltale signs that the Innovation Summit exceeded expectations with a standing-room-only event that created a unique forum for an industry conversation on Public Sector IT. Nearly 600 attendees came to see top leaders from government and the tech industry as they shared leading-edge insights on everything from cloud security to disaster recovery and the Internet of Things.

During each session, technologists and members of government alike tackled questions such as:

  • What’s your cloud strategy?
  • What are you doing to stay ahead of hackers and concerns in cyber security?
  • Are we using technology to its fullest extent? How are we automating our processes to be more efficient?
  • How are you using mobility to move your operations to digital?

Panel discussions included “The Case for Software Defined Enterprise,” “The Future of Federal Mobility,” “Enabling Security through Software Defined Networking and Micro Segmentation” and much more. You can view replays of the entire event here.

More than 40 Public Sector speakers joined in on the conversation, including such recognizable names as Tony Scott, U.S. CIO, Executive Office of the President; Dave DeVires, Principal Deputy CIO, DOD; Janice Glover-Jones, CIO, DIA; Teri Takai Board Member, First Net Public Safety Broadband Network; and Gary Wang, Deputy CIO, U.S. Army.

There were also 10 VMware Executive Speakers that participated in the event including Dom Delfino, VP, WW Sales & Systems Engineering Network & Security Business Unit; John Marshall, Air Watch Co-founder; and Dave Schroeder, VP, Systems Engineering – Americas.

At the end of the day, VMware’s Bill Rowan, VP of Federal Sales asked attendees: “How do we look at [these conversations] to ensure we’re on the right track, doing things the right way and ensuring that the information stays safe?” He continued, “We have a responsibility to government to take them down the right path.”

It’s an exciting and interesting time in Public Sector IT. This industry continues to change and evolve and the Public Sector Innovation Summit offered a unique opportunity for collaboration during an extraordinary time.