Agenda

* Pending Agency Approval

10:45 AM — 11:30 AM
Track A-1: The Event Driven Enterprise
Ryan Hillard, Systems Developer, SBA
Dan Papandrea, Field CTO, Sysdig
Ian Phillips, Tech Fellow, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
Moderator: Yasir Syeed, Emerging Technologies, Federal, Red Hat

With the rise of new technologies the long promised dawn of event driven enterprises is finally becoming a reality. Organizations are increasingly re-orienting their processes and workflows to elevate business events as central to their mission and thus IT strategy. The panel will explore the real opportunities and challenges for evolving into an event driven enterprise which harnesses the power of data streaming across an organization. The implications can be far reaching and very exciting.

10:45 AM — 11:30 AM
Track B-1: CloudSmart: Why Hybrid & Multi-Cloud Matter
Steve Naumann, Sr. Advisor—Data Center Practitioner, Office of Government-wide Policy—DCOI, GSA
Susie Adams, Federal CTO, Microsoft
Josh Boyd, Chief Technologist, Booz Allen Hamilton
Fred Collins, GBS Federal Red Hat Integration Executive, IBM
Moderator: Eamon McCormick, Director of Emerging Technologies, Federal, Red Hat

Like industry, as the public sector's adoption of cloud computing evolves, it's become clear that the end state for many will be hybrid and multi-cloud. These terms are prominent everywhere, from analyst reports, to news articles, to vendor marketing content to government mandates. What public sector leaders struggle with is why and when are hybrid and multi-cloud appropriate and valuable, and what are the key factors that must be considered to choose the optimal model. This panel of experts will discuss these factors and arm government leaders with a better understanding of both approaches and how to determine the best model for their organizations.

10:45 AM — 11:30 AM
Track C-1: A Government Leadership Guide to Cultural Change
Jen Kelchner, Chief Change Architect, LDR21
Glenn Poplawski, Chief Solutions Officer, State of North Carolina
Leanna Miller Sharkey, Technical Project Manager, Business Operations, Ad Hoc
Moderator: Jason Corey, Director of Emerging Technology, Public Sector, Red Hat

Public sector organizations continue to make significant investments to modernize the technologies they use to deliver capabilities for modern government. During this panel we’ll explore the often overlooked areas of building modern teams and leveraging modern processes to help drive the cultural change needed for modern government.

10:45 AM — 11:30 AM
Demo: Consulting Lightning Whiteboard Problem Solving
Ian Tewksbury, Sr. Consulting Architect, Public Sector, Red Hat
Joe Wood, Sr. Consulting Architect, Public Sector, Red Hat

Do you have a problem at work that has been keeping you up at night? Ever wish you could ask a Red Hat Consultant anything? Now is your chance!

In this session, Red Hat Consulting Architects will take the top two ideas in the room to talk through and problem solve on the whiteboard. Come see some of the techniques employed during Red Hat Open Innovation Labs engagements to give you a taste of what working and problem solving on a highly functional team during a Labs engagement would be like at your own organization.

11:35 AM — 12:20 PM
Track A-2: Artificial Intelligence at the Edge—Think Artificially, Execute Locally
Dr. Jesus Caban, Chief, Clinical & Research Informatics, NICoE, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Dr. Jonathan Nebeker, Deputy Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Dept. of Veterans Affairs & Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah,
Tim Kelton, Co-Founder, Descartes Lab, Inc.
Moderator: Chris Sexsmith, AI/ML Field Strategy Lead, Red Hat

Join our panelists to discuss the demand to push AI/ML workloads to the Edge. In this session, we will discuss different Edge patterns and AI/ML use cases as they relate to Public Sector, and the importance of open source technologies in the transportation, healthcare, and other government sectors.

11:35 AM — 12:20 PM
Track B-2: Automation Everywhere
Brad Birch, Branch Chief, Targeting & Analysis Systems Program Directorate, CBP
Michael Raugh, Sr. Systems Engineer, NESDIS, NOAA
Andy Heifetz, CEO, Ampsight
Jason Lamb, Cloud / Software Defined Infrastructure Technology Strategist, Intel
Moderator: David Bertin, Director, Cloud Computing, Public Sector, Red Hat

Automation is the cornerstone of cloud, datacenter consolidation and IT modernization. Cloud provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, security, compliance – no matter what aspect of IT, automating manual processes is proven to increase consistency and reliability, decrease time delivery and is essential to operating at scale. In this panel discussion we'll take a closer look at automation in public sector organizations, and how it drives collaboration as well as outcomes. Automation everywhere, for all.

11:35 AM — 12:20 PM
Track C-2: Partnering for Success: Accelerating Transformation in Government the Open Source Way
Jon Check, Sr. Director, Cyber Protection Solutions, Raytheon
Moderator: Lynne Chamberlain, VP, Business Development, Public Sector, Red Hat

The adoption of open source software for the enterprise continues to rise and is a driving force force behind accelerating digital transformation. Join our panelists as we discuss how they are accelerating transformation for both themselves and their customers using open source solutions as the catalyst.

11:35 AM — 12:20 PM
Demo: Consulting Lightning Whiteboard Problem Solving
Ian Tewksbury, Sr. Consulting Architect, Public Sector, Red Hat
Joe Wood, Sr. Consulting Architect, Public Sector, Red Hat

Do you have a problem at work that has been keeping you up at night? Ever wish you could ask a Red Hat Consultant anything? Now is your chance!

In this session, Red Hat Consulting Architects will take the top two ideas in the room to talk through and problem solve on the whiteboard. Come see some of the techniques employed during Red Hat Open Innovation Labs engagements to give you a taste of what working and problem solving on a highly functional team during a Labs engagement would be like at your own organization.