IT Governance for Cloud - Gov Best Practices

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One of the biggest concerns slowing down government digital transformation is the lack of effective IT governance. Unresolved concerns including privacy, security and organizational silos limiting data sharing and analysis continue to pose challenges for agencies.

To discuss ways to overcome these challenges, we invite you to RSVP and join us for the Microsoft Azure Government DC Meetup, IT Governance for Cloud – Gov Best Practices, on Wednesday, July 25 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at 1776 Crystal City, Virginia.*

During this Meetup you’ll hear from industry-leading experts who will share insights and strategies on achieving effective IT governance in areas including identity, portfolio and records management.

Featured Speakers:

• Karen Britton, Director, Advisory Services, LMI and former White House CIO
• John Peluso, CTO, AvePoint Public Sector
• Kent Cunningham, CTO, Enterprise Cloud Solutions, Microsoft

Be sure to reserve your spot today to join us for an evening of engaging presentations, discussions, excellent networking opportunities and refreshments. As always, this event is free and open to the public – please invite your colleagues and connections to join, too!

*IMPORTANT: Due to construction at our usual 1776 DC location, the July and August Meetups will be in 1776’s Crystal City location.

For expedited check-in, register on Eventbrite:

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 (

6:00 – 6:30 p.m. – Networking

6:30 – 6:45 p.m. – Welcome & Introductory Remarks
Meetup Organizers: Vishwas Lele, CTO, AIS, & Microsoft Azure MVP; and Karina Homme, Azure Government Product Market Lead, Microsoft

6:45 – 8:00 p.m. – Program featuring:
John Peluso, CTO, AvePoint Public Sector
Karen Britton, Director, Advisory Services, LMI and former White House CIO
Kent Cunningham, CTO, US Civilian, Microsoft

8:00 – 8:30 p.m. – Wrap-up & Post-event Networking

1776 ( )
2231 Crystal Drive, #1000 (10th Floor)
Arlington, VA 22203

Getting There:
The closest metro stop is Crystal City (yellow & blue lines).
1776 is about a 7 minute walk from the station (you can also
walk through the Crystal City Shops “Underground” and make most
of the trip indoors - follow signs to “23rd Street”).

The 1776 building has an underground parking deck on 23rd Street S and
Crystal Drive, right at the intersection. When you enter the parking
lot, turn left following signs to the restaurant “Ruth’s Chris". Make
sure to park in the green zone to access our building directly (if
you’re not sure, the pillars have the building address on them as
Parking is free if you enter the deck after 4:00 PM.

The Microsoft Azure Government DC User Community, a growing community of 1,800+ members, hosts monthly Meetups that include industry and government professionals sharing best practices, lessons learned, and insights on government cloud innovation. Please join us!