Riverbed Disrupt is a half-day conference engineered to spark ideas and discussions among federal technology leaders about optimizing security, speed and efficiency in the cloud-first era. From application performance to network visibility, government innovators will explore modernization strategies for streamlining cloud migrations and revolutionizing their cyber posture.
With headlines swirling about OMB’s plans to change how agencies implement cloud services, application performance has never been more critical to mission success. By equipping agencies with an infrastructure capable of supporting sensitive applications and data, as well as tools for security, visibility and speed, government can continue the cloud momentum and revolutionize IT modernization efforts and intelligence.
During this free one-day event, you will:
- - Learn about the transformative power of SD-WAN, as well as its role in simplifying cloud platforms and optimizing application performance
- - Explore how government can expedite implementation of cloud platforms, while securely managing some of the world’s largest IT networks and datasets
- - Discover how network visibility tools can empower proactive cyber and insider threat defense
|8:00 AM||Registration and Networking Breakfast in the Technology Pavillion|
|9:00 AM||Kick-off and Welcome Remarks
Keynote: Building Smart Federal Networks for the Cloud-First Era
- Marlin McFate, Public Sector Chief Technology Officer, Riverbed Technology
Keynote: Expedite Your Cloud Migration with Smart Networks
As government agencies increasingly move data and operations to the cloud and begin developing cloud-native applications, they face challenges associated with legacy networks, which cannot keep up with the demands of IT modernization. This keynote will explore how government agencies can realize the full benefits of cloud computing using virtual and software-defined networks.
- Mark Ryland, Director, Office of the Chief Information Security Officer, Amazon Web Services
|10:20 AM||Coffee Break|
Overcoming the Biggest Barriers to Cloud Adoption
Although cloud has the potential to transform government operations at scale, improve mission critical services, increase the ability to manage and analyze data, and accelerate IT modernization, many government agencies have a long way to go before fully adopting cloud. This panel will discuss the biggest barriers to cloud adoption and explore case studies from agencies who have overcome them.
- Ashley Mahan, Acting Director, FedRamp, U.S. General Services Administration
- Michelle Sparrow-Walker, Director, Cloud Program Management Office, U.S. Department of State
- George Chambers, Deputy Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Jeff Shilling, Acting Chief Information Officer, National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health
- Moderator: James Hanson, Vice President and Publisher, Nextgov
Ensuring Cloud and Network Security with the Right Partners
Although SD-WAN has the power to simplify cloud platforms and optimize application performance, unless cloud security matches or exceeds cybersecurity outside, it will not a perform effectively. This conversation will explore the partnerships necessary to secure the cloud and network without compromising capacity. Learn why cybersecurity is a foundational part of SD-WAN.
- Stephen Kovac, Vice President of Global Government and Compliance, Zscaler
- Marlin McFate, Public Sector Chief Technology Officer, Riverbed
Lunch and Networking