The premier event for IT at the highest level of government, the annual Public Sector Innovation Summit, sponsored by VMware and FedScoop Media, takes place Tuesday, April 26, 2016. This annual event brings together the top leaders in both the federal government and the IT industry to share their knowledge and insights on current high-priority issues. The summit is the only event of its kind that hosts all of Washington’s C-level IT decision makers in one place.
The venue for the 2016 summit is the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City. This year’s conference agenda is intended to drive public sector awareness, strategies, and technologies to detect, deter, and eliminate cyber threats at the federal and state level. The slate of speakers for this year’s summit is an impressive list of the nation’s senior public sector technology and security executives. They will speak to the hottest and most critical IT topics impacting government operations today, such as cloud security, disaster recovery, and the Internet of Things.
An Agenda to Renew America’s IT Infrastructure
The summit program will focus on key technology innovations central to renewing and rebuilding the federal government’s IT infrastructure. Weaving through many of the conference’s presentations is the growing recognition that it is becoming imperative for government agencies to transition to a next-generation security architecture for better protection and management, and for reduced costs of maintenance and operations.
A keynote by VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger will kick off the program on Tuesday. Gelsinger’s keynote will highlight the ways that innovations in mobility, security, and IT transformation are making organizations in both the private and public spheres more efficient, secure, simple, and cost-effective to operate and manage. Gelsinger will also moderate a CIO Fireside Chat later that morning, which will address issues central to understanding and responding to the new cyber war on America.
Specific topics that will be covered over the course of the day include how to lower the cost of government by moving to a hybrid cloud, enabling better security through software-defined networking (SDN) and micro-segmentation, discussing the future of mobility on the federal level, and making the case for the software defined enterprise as a model for the federal IT infrastructure.
A Unique Opportunity to Shape the Future
The Public Sector Innovation Summit features an agenda packed with opportunities to gain insight into the future of the federal government’s IT infrastructure planning, and to help influence the shape of that future. With that specifically in mind, the summit also makes available multiple opportunities for IT professionals and government IT leaders to network and share ideas, both formally and informally, throughout the course of the day.
It is a conference unlike any other, bringing the best and brightest IT and federal government leaders together to shape the future. No one interested in IT will want to miss it.