With the President's Management Agenda focus on IT modernization to drive more effective government and citizen services, agencies are on the hook more than ever to rapidly innovate and deliver.
Cloud – with its agility, speed and low cost – is the key enabler to help agencies test and innovate new solutions faster than before. Oftentimes, however, agencies think of cloud as just technology and software when instead they should see cloud as their organization's business strategy to create greater impact for employees and citizens.
In this exciting era of rapid gov innovation, we invite you to join the Microsoft Azure Government DC user community for our next Meetup, How Cloud Can Drive #GovInnovation + Solution Showcase, on Wednesday, June 20, 6 – 8:30 p.m., at 1776 in Washington, DC.
We're excited to bring you Kevin Jackson, a globally-recognized cloud computing expert and founder/author of the award-winning blog, Cloud Musings (http://kevinljackson.blogspot.com/). Kevin will share his experience and expertise on cloud innovation and keys to developing a successful cloud business strategy.
Then, you'll see some of the latest cloud solutions advancing agency missions in an innovation showcase featuring:
• Brett Goldsmith, Program Director and Jim Mullennix, Cloud Solutions Architect of AIS will talk about a high-profile application they helped move to production in Azure Gov in 2018.
• Carlton Reeves, Forward Deployed Solutions Leader, C3 IoT will share insights on how to innovate in the cloud using Azure.
In addition to engaging content and discussions, there will be excellent networking opportunities and refreshments at this Meetup which is FREE and open to the public. Be sure to RSVP and secure your spot; and help us spread the word by inviting your colleagues and connections, too!
For expedited check-in, register on Eventbrite: https://aka.ms/azgovmeetup-eb0618
We also invite you to join our conversation on social media by using #AzureGovMeetup. You can also view our past Meetup presentations on-demand by visiting our YouTube channel at aka.ms/azuregovmeetupchannel. (http://www.aka.ms/azuregovmeetupchannel).
Agenda & Directions
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. – Networking & Refreshments
6:35 – 6:45 p.m. – Welcome & Opening Remarks
6:45 – 8:00 p.m. – How Cloud Can Drive #GovInnovation + Solution Showcase
8:00 – 8:30 p.m. – Wrap-up & Post-Event Networking
Directions to 1776 ( http://www.1776.vc/ ) --[masked]th St. NW, Washington, DC
(Check in on 1st floor / Meetup on 12th floor)
1776 is located only a few blocks from both Logan Circle and the White House. The building is across the street from the Washington Post and is home to Strayer University on the first floor. A sign is visible on the exterior of the building.
Parking: There’s a parking garage to the building. Rate is $6 after 5 p.m.
Metro: Closest metro stops are McPherson Square (blue and orange lines) and Farragut North (red line). 1776 is about a 5- to 7-minute walk from each station.