More and more government agencies are reaching the tipping point with cloud; going beyond lift-and-shift as the full potential of cloud is becoming crystal clear. Without a doubt, 2020 will bring even greater focus on ways agencies can take advantage of cloud capabilities to enable their mission.
With this in mind, we invite you to RSVP and join the Microsoft Azure Government user community as we kick off the New Year with a can't-miss meetup.
During this free event, which is open to the public, government and industry speakers will share insights such as:
• Cloud fundamentals: What you need to know to get started
• Security and compliance considerations
• Planning, assessing and migrating to the cloud
• Training and reskilling for cloud 2020
• Plus, demos of tools to ease your move to cloud
AGENDA (*subject to change)
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Networking & refreshments
6:35 PM – 6:40 PM Welcome & announcements
Karina Homme, Senior Director, Microsoft Azure Government
Vishwas Lele, CTO & Microsoft Regional Director, Washington DC, Applied Information Sciences (AIS) & Microsoft MVP
6:40 PM – 7:00 PM Jumpstart your cloud journey
Vishwas Lele, CTO, AIS
7:00 PM – 7:20 PM Accelerate migration of workloads to Azure PaaS
Marc Jones, Vice President, CAST Public Sector
Greg Rivera, Vice President, CAST Highlight
7:20 PM – 8:00 PM Panel: Jumpstart your gov agency's path to 2020 cloud vision
Derek Strausbaugh, Chief Digital Officer - Defense, Microsoft
T. Richard Stroupe Jr., CEO, Sequoia
Brian Conrad, Cybersecurity Program Manager - FedRAMP, GSA
Karina Homme, Senior Director, Microsoft Azure Government (moderator)
8:00 PM – 8:30 PM Wrap-up & networking
As always, there will be great networking opportunities and refreshments during our Meetup, which is FREE and open to the public.
We also invite you to check out and join our Microsoft Azure Gov DC user community on Meetup (https://www.meetup.com/DCAzureGov/). This dynamic community of over 2,800 members hosts monthly Meetups to share best practices in driving cloud innovation in government.
1776 at New America Building
Next to Joe's Stone Crab
[masked]th St NW #900 (9th floor)
Washington, DC 20005
The closest metro stop is McPherson Square (yellow & blue lines). The New America building is about a 5-10 minute walk from the station.
There is no parking available in the building itself, however, there are several lots located near the building. The main three lots are located H Street NW between 14th and 15th with varying prices between $8-$16 after 5:30 pm. You can reference this link to find the most convenient and available parking.