By Ryan Kamauff
On August 6th at the Ronald Reagan Center in Washington DC, MeriTalk and Brocade will be hosting a fantastic event. It will be hosted by Anthony Robbins, the Vice President of Federal Sales at Brocade. Lloyd Carney, CEO at Brocade will be introducing Terry Halvorsen, CIO of the Navy, who will be keynoting the event. It will feature many discussions into the future of technology and its adoption in the federal government. This event will have six stellar breakouts which will take deep dives into strategic optimization, network management, software defined networking, big data optimization, network architecture and data center optimization.
Key leaders in the federal space will be there, including;
- Louis Charlier, Director, Enterprise Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management, Department of Labor
- Bernard Mazer,
Chief Information Officer, Department of Interior
- Wolf Tombe,
Chief Technology Officer, Customs and Border Control, Department of Homeland Security
- Thomas Bayer,
Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
- Scot Atkins,
Program Manager Supercomputing & Revenue Protection, Mailing Information Systems, US Postal Service
- Xavier Hughes,
Chief Innovation Officer, Department of Labor
The day will kick off with the aforementioned keynote from Terry Halvorsen, and move into the breakout sessions. The last event of the day will be a great discussion moderated by Anne Armstrong, President and Chief Content Officer of 1105 Media. Our own Bob Gourley will be a part of the discussion, along with Robert Bigman, former CISO of the CIA and Jill Singer, former CIO of NRO. The topic of this chat is Government Trends and Gaps in the lower layer.