Gain Critical Knowledge For Meeting Your Modernization Needs

The “EIS IT-Cloud Transformation Symposium” focuses on Transition Services and GSA’s $50 Billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solution (EIS) Contract for modernization and replacement for agency wide telecommunication and IT network infrastructure into the new millennium.  The symposium features a distinguished lineup of leading government and industry speakers and panelists to provide new ideas and emerging solutions: for optimizing agency IT modernization needs and operational readiness to include Secure Cloud, Telecommunications, Cyber Security, Network Enterprise and DAS for an ever expanding federal enterprise for the future.

Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with a broad range of federal thought leaders from DHS, DISA, VA, NOAA, NASA, OPM and industry leaders from Microsoft, EQUINIX, COMMSCOPE, IGEL, COMMVAULT and many more to provide valuable knowledge for guiding the future direction for federal IT transformation and modernization efforts.

Session Speakers

Andrews Duane
Honorable Duane Andrews - Opening Keynoter

Former Assistant Secretary of Defense, Command and Control Communications and Intelligence and Chief Information Officer Department of Defense

John Felker

Director,
National Cyber Security and Communications Integration Center, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications
Department of Homeland Security

Marty Beckman

Director
Information Technology Engineering and Plans
Smithsonian Institute

Sujit Mohanty

Chief Technology Officer
Department of Defense
Microsoft

Christopher Feeney

Federal Sales Engineer
IGEL

Jeff Flick

Director
Enterprise Network Program Office, Office of the CIO and EIS Transition Manager
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and EIS Transition Manager

Shawn Smucker

Director
Product Marketing
COMMVAULT

Jose Arvelo

Practice Manager
Product Marketing
Accelera Solutions

Steve Schmerber - RCDD/DCDC/NTS

Director
Field Application Engineering – East Region
COMMSCOPE

Dave Cheplick

Director Telecommunications
Department of Veteran Affairs

Kenneth Brown

Strategic Business Manager
NASA SEWP

Lou Najdzin

Senior Director, Solutions Marketing
EQUINIX

Jay Williams

Regional Vice President Sales Cloud and Hyperscale
COMMSCOPE

Joe DeFranco

Director
Federal Field Sales
Walker & Associates

General Information

Date:  October 25, 2018
Time:  7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Location:
AUSA Conference – Events Center
2425 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, Virginia   22201

Conveniently located 2 blocks from the METRO Orange and Silver Line Arlington Courthouse Station and Parking.

Host

ITPA – Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association: (501C3).

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Press Policy

“On The Record”

Session Moderators

Denny Groh

Executive Director of Corporate Relations Accelera Solutions

Jason Miller

Federal News Radio – Executive Editor and Reporter

Francis Rose

Host Government Matters – Channel 8 News

Nicole Blake Johnson

Managing Editor – GovLoop

Symposium Agenda

Time Session Description Speaker
7:00-7:30 AM Vendor Expo Showcase Setup
7:30-8:15 AM Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:15-8:20 AM Welcome Gary Wall
President
ITPA
8:20-8:30 AM Keynote Intro Steve Weiss
President/CEO
Accelera Solutions
8:30-8:50 AM Managing and Securing Tomorrow’s Networks The Honorable Duane Andrews
Former Assistant Secretary of Defense, Command Control Communications and Intelligence and Chief Information Officer of the Department of Defense
8:50-9:30 AM Learn About Infrastructure Acquisition
Moderator
Jason Miller -Federal News Radio
Jeff Flick
Director, Enterprise Network
Program Office, Office of the CIO
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and EIS Transition Manager

Eric Cho*
Project Lead
Procurement Lab
Department of Homeland Security

Joe Defranco
Director
Federal Field Sales
Walker & Associates

9:30-9:50 AM The Cloud Future Enterprise Sujit Mohanty
DoD CTO
MICROSOFT
9:50 -10:20 AM Cyber Security and Beyond John Felker
Director, National Cyber Security and Communications Integration Center, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications
Department of Homeland Security
10:20-10:35 AM

 

Break
10:35-11:15 AM Sharing Technology Transformation Success Stories
Moderator
Bob Woods-President Topside Consulting
Kevin Gleason
Director Technical Sales Civilian and Intel Agencies
COMMSCOPE

Darryl Washington
President/CEO
DKW

Brian Bonaci
Federal Partnerships and Channels
EQUINIX

Thelma Barker
Director of Sales
Century Link

Dave Cheplick*
Director Telecommunications
Department of Veteran Affairs

11:15-11:35 AM Solving Your Data Management Challenges Shawn Smucker
Director Product Marketing
COMMVAULT
11:35 –12:00 PM The Cloud Transformation Journey Jose Arvelo
Practice Manager
Accelera Solutions
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch Buffet and Networking Expo Showcase
1:00-1:20 PM Paving the Way for Greater
Efficiencies and Delivery of Veteran Services
Dave Cheplick*
Director Telecommunications
Department of Veteran Affairs
1:20-1:40 PM Trends in Digital Collaboration EQUINIX
1:40-2:10 PM The Challenges and Opportunities on the Road Ahead
Moderators
Jeff Mohan – Senior Manager Noblis
Nicole Blake Johnson – GovLoop
Marty Beckman
Director Information Technology Engineering and Plans Smithsonian Institute

Valencia Reaves
Vice President Sales
BT Federal

Diana Gowen
Senior Vice President
MetTel

Tony Bardo
First Vice President
HUGHES

2:10-2:20 PM Refreshment-Networking Break
2:20-2:40 PM Navigating Your Way to Modernization Christopher Feeney
Federal Sales Engineer
IGEL
2:40-3:00 PM Solving Your Data Management Challenges

 

Steve Schmerber
RCDD/DCDC/NTS
Director Field Application Engineering – East Region
COMMSCOPE
3:00-3:45 PM Government/Industry Panel Discussion
Defining IT Modernization Direction and Challenges
Moderator
Francis Rose – Government Matters
Gary Wall
President
Coastal Communications

Gary Washington*
CIO
Department of Agriculture

Kevin Cooke*
CIO
Housing and Urban Development

Terrill Andrews
Executive Vice President
Accelera Solutions

3:45-3:55 PM Closing Remarks Gary Wall
President
ITPA

Denny Groh
Executive Director of Corporate Relations
Accelera Solutions

3:55-4:30 PM Networking-Refreshments – Expo Hall

* Subject to Approval

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