• Women in Cloud + Government breakfast

    901 K St NW

    Thank you for your interest! This event is full and now closed for registration. We hope to see you at our upcoming events. With our nation’s capital consistently ranked as the best US city for women in technology, we invite you to join us for a Women in Cloud + Government breakfast with accomplished technology leaders who are driving government innovation. During this event, held at Microsoft’s Innovation and Policy Center in Washington, DC, our panelists will share their journey and experiences within the industry, and then we’ll open the floor for Q&A. Following the panels, there will be opportunities for networking and to experience innovation through a digital transformation showcase. All are welcome to join us. Space is limited, please register today! AGENDA (*subject to change) 7:30 - 8:00 am Registration, breakfast and networking 8:00 - 8:10 am Welcome 8:10 - 8:50 am Panel: How diversity fuels gov innovation 8:50 - 9:30 am Panel: Harnessing your inner entrepreneur 9:30 -10:30 am Digital Transformation Showcase & Networking - access to the latest technology demos for gov Panel 1: How diversity fuels gov innovation • Karen Britton, PMP, Vice President, Digital Services, LMI; and former White House CIO and Special Assistant to President Obama • Mia Jordan, CIO, US Department of Agriculture, Rural Development • Shannon Sartin, Executive Director, Digital Service, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) • Susie Adams, CTO, Microsoft Federal (moderator) Panel 2: Harnessing your inner entrepreneur • Goldy Kamali, Founder & CEO, Scoop News Group • Kavita Kalatur, President, NetImpact Strategies Inc. • Maria F. Trujillo, Ph.D., Faculty Director and Assoc. Prof. TM/SEM Programs, School of Continuing Studies, Georgetown University • Meg Vorland, Chief Strategy Officer, Dcode • Karina Homme, Senior Director, Microsoft Azure Government (moderator and host) LinkedIn will be hosting a table during the networking session to offer tips and insights on how to best use the LinkedIn platform to develop your professional identify and advance your career. This will include tips for how to build out a stronger profile, engage in conversations with your relevant communities, and publish on LinkedIn to develop your professional brand. As always, there will be great networking opportunities and refreshments during the breakfast, which is FREE and open to the public. We hope to see you there. GETTING THERE Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center 901 K St. NW 11th Floor Washington, DC 20001 Phone: (202)[masked] METRO: Office is within five blocks of both the Mt. Vernon Square / 7th Street -Convention Center (Yellow/Green lines) and the Gallery Place / Chinatown (Yellow/Green/Red lines) stations. From the Gallery Place / China Town station, exit toward 9th & G Streets. At street level, turn right and walk up 9th Street until you get to the intersection of New York Ave. & K Street. Continue to walk on 9th Street passed this intersection. K Street continues just passed the intersection on your left. There is a historical building in front of the 901 K Street facility, which will be on your right once back on K Street. From the Mt. Vernon Square / 7th Street station, turn right onto 7th ST NW. Turn right onto walkway. Proceed West through MT Vernon Square. Stay straight to go onto K ST NW. 901 K ST NW is on the Right. PARKING: The parking garage is located underground on the west side of the building. It is on 10th street (one way southbound) between Massachusetts Ave and K Street. Price: $12 for one hour or less / $22 flat rate for an entire day / $16 for the entire day if you are in before 8:30am. Hours: 7am-9pm

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  • Navigating a data-driven government in the cloud

    740 15th St NW

    The President’s Management Agenda calls for the use of government’s data as a strategic asset to improve operations and effectiveness in serving citizens. Agencies are on the hook to modernize for a data-driven world and deploy data strategies that will help solve mission challenges. To gain insights on how leading government and industry organizations are navigating this data-driven world, please RSVP and join us for a Microsoft Azure Government Meetup, Navigating a data-driven government in the cloud on Monday, Sept. 16 at 1776 New America in Washington, DC. During this meetup you’ll hear about: • Strategies from agencies using data analytics for mission impact • Best practices on ways to extract actionable insights from data • And, demos of some of the latest tools and technologies for data analytics 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, AIS 6:40 PM – 6:50 PM Intelligent Mission (demo) Vishwas Lele, CTO, AIS 6:50 PM – 7:20 PM Accelerating Health Care Innovation with Big Data & Unified Analytics In Azure Donghwa Kim, Director of Application Engineering, NewWave Telecom Howard Levenson, General Manager, Databricks Federal, LLC. 7:20 PM – 8:00 PM Panel: Navigating a data-driven government in the cloud Melvin Greer, Chief Data Scientist, Americas at Intel Corporation Jason Winder, CEO, Avrio Software Inc. Howard Levenson, General Manager, Databricks Federal, LLC. 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 (www.meetup.com/DCAzureGov/). This dynamic community of over 2,600 members hosts monthly Meetups to share best practices in driving cloud innovation in government. GETTING THERE 1776 at New America Building Next to Joe's Stone Crab [masked]th St NW #900 (9th floor) Washington, DC 20005 Metro The closest metro stop is McPherson Square (orange, silver & blue lines). The New America building is about a 5-10 minute walk from the station. Parking 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.

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  • Mastering cloud governance and management for gov

    740 15th St NW

    Managing governance and cloud spend are often cited as top challenges for government. And, while effective governance to ensure control over costs, performance, and security is essential for cloud success, many agencies are not fully leveraging the various tools, resources, and automation capabilities that can enable success. To hear how agencies can address these challenges, we invite you to RSVP and join us for a Microsoft Azure Government Meetup, “Mastering cloud governance and management in government,” on Wednesday, Aug. 28 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at 1776 New America in Washington, DC. During this free event, government and industry speakers will share strategies, insights and demos to help agencies: • Maximize visibility, maintain control and ensure compliance • Implement automated policies and avoid cloud waste • Understand tools and resources that enable governance and cost management success • Leverage discount options to optimize spend AGENDA (*subject to change) 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Networking & refreshments 6:35 PM – 6:45 PM Welcome & announcements Karina Homme, senior director, Microsoft Azure Government Vishwas Lele, CTO, AIS 6:45 PM – 7:05 PM Demo: Azure Governance Jerry Rhoads, Principal Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft 7:05 PM – 7:25 PM AIS: Azure Gov governance and cost management techniques Justin Baca, Cloud Solution Architect, AIS 7:25 PM – 8:00 PM Panel: Governance & Management Robert D Brown, CTO, USCIS, DHS Viktar Zherdetski, Cloud Solutions Director, Unisys William Meskill, Director of Enterprise Information Services, OUSD for Policy, DoD Sonja Souders, Secure Infrastructure Consultant, Microsoft Karina Homme, Senior Director, Microsoft Azure Government (moderator) 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM Wrap-up & networking RSVP now to secure your spot to join us for an evening of engaging discussion, excellent networking opportunities, and awesome refreshments. Please help spread the word and invite your colleagues and connections to join, too! 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 (www.meetup.com/DCAzureGov/). This dynamic community of 2,600 members hosts monthly Meetups to share best practices in driving cloud innovation in government. GETTING THERE 1776 at New America Building (9th floor) Right next to Joe's Stone Crab[masked]th St #900 Washington, DC 20005 Metro The closest metro stop is McPherson Square (yellow & blue lines). The New America building is about a 5-10 minute walk from the station. Parking 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.

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  • Moving smart: Cloud accelerators for government - NEW LOCATION!

    According to a recent Government Accountability Office report, only 11 percent of federal IT systems are running on the cloud while the Department of Defense uses cloud for about 3 percent of its tech. As many government agencies look to accelerate their drive to the cloud, they can encounter various roadblocks to picking up the pace. With this in mind, we invite you to RSVP and join the Microsoft Azure Government user community for our next meetup, Moving smart: Cloud accelerators for government, on July 31 at our NEW LOCATION in DC from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. 1776 at New America. During this free event you’ll hear from government and industry experts who will provide strategies, insights and resources that can help you break through some of the top barriers to cloud adoption including connectivity, governance, compliance, training, and more. AGENDA (*subject to change) – in progress 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Networking & refreshments 6:30 PM – 6:35 PM Welcome & announcements Karina Homme, senior director, Microsoft Azure Government Vishwas Lele, CTO, AIS 6:35 PM – 7:00 PM Accelerating Innovation to Azure Government Stephen Mouring, CTO, Sequoia Holdings LLC Mitchell Ly, Principal Azure Engineer, Sequoia Holdings LLC 7:00 PM – 7:25 PM Experience Matters… Cloud Adoption in the Federal Arena Andrew Kagan, CTO, Planet Technologies Patrick Curran, CTO of Federal, Planet Technologies 7:25 PM – 8:10 PM Panel: How emerging tech is shaping the future of government Monique Bourque, Assistant Director at U.S. Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, OCIO, CTO Patrick Curran, CTO of Federal, Planet Technologies Tom Suder, President & Founder, ATARC Frontis Wiggins, Director for Strategic Engagement, Northrop Grumman more to be announced shortly Karina Homme, Senior Director, Microsoft Azure Government (moderator) 8:100 PM – 8:30 PM Wrap-up & networking RSVP now to secure your spot for an evening of great content, discussion, networking opportunities and refreshments. Please be sure to invite your colleagues and connections to join, too. 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 (www.meetup.com/DCAzureGov/). This dynamic community of over 2,400 members hosts monthly Meetups to share best practices in driving cloud innovation in government. GETTING HERE New America Building[masked]th St NW 9th Floor Washington, DC 20005 Metro The closest metro stop is McPherson Square (yellow & blue lines). The New America building is about a 5-10 minute walk from the station. Parking 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 the link below to find the most convenient and available parking. https://nam06.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.parkopedia.com%2Fparking%2Flocations%2F740_15th_street_northwest_washington_district_of_columbia_20005_united_states_of_america_dqcjr1987rc%2F%3Fcountry%3Dus%26arriving%3D201907241800%26leaving%3D201907242000&data=02%7C01%7Cv-anzet%40microsoft.com%7C914eeabdee0c42d65e7308d710820592%7C72f988bf86f141af91ab2d7cd011db47%7C1%7C0%7C636996022940427436&sdata=bLrVTRJLXr9baxPV6yY%2Bt1JmjrEDHZfBqJfJi4OJipA%3D&reserved=0

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  • Azure Gov Meetup: Emerging tech in government

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    Blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and augmented reality continues to create buzz throughout many industries and government is no exception. The US federal government budget for fiscal year 2020 calls on agencies to adopt emerging technologies to better empower their workforce, and accelerate and innovate public services. Key to moving forward is the ability for agencies to define emerging tech use cases and get started with piloting new ideas. Roadblocks can include limitations with budget, procurement process, and skills required to deploy these technologies. RSVP and join us to hear from innovators at the leading edge of emerging tech in government at the next Microsoft Azure Government DC meetup on Wednesday, June 26 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at 1776 in Crystal City, Virginia. During this event, which is free and open to the public, you’ll gain insights about: • Strategies for how to get ahead of the emerging tech curve • Top blockers and challenges, and ways to overcome them • Use cases in government • Plus, live demos AGENDA (*subject to change) 6:00 PM – 6:35 PM Networking & refreshments 6:35 PM – 6:45 PM Welcome & announcements Karina Homme, senior director, Microsoft Azure Government Vishwas Lele, CTO, AIS 6:45 PM – 7:10 PM Demo: Build a data driven application in under 10 minutes using Serverless on Azure Government Yujin Hong, Program Manager, Microsoft Azure Government 7:10 PM – 7:30 PM Robotic Process Automation in Gov Uma Natarajan, Regional Customer Success Director, UiPath Bheeshma Tumati, VP of Technology Solutions, Anika Systems 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM Panel: How emerging tech is shaping the future of government Dominic Sale, Assistant Commissioner of Operations, FAS Technology Transformation Services (TTS), GSA Jeremy Walsh, Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton Susie Adams, CTO, Microsoft Federal Karina Homme, Senior Director, Microsoft Azure Government (moderator) Additional panel speakers to be announced shortly 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 (www.meetup.com/DCAzureGov/). This dynamic community of over 2,400 members hosts monthly Meetups to share best practices in driving cloud innovation in government. GETTING THERE 1776 Crystal City 2231 Crystal Drive, #1000 (10th Floor) Arlington, VA 22203 Metro 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”). Parking 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 well).

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  • Azure Gov Meetup: The need for speed - DevOps in gov

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    Keeping pace with mission demands is an increasing challenge for government. Developers are on the hook to deliver new capabilities to their agencies faster than ever. To hear how DevOps and cloud can help agencies accelerate their mission speed and capabilities, RSVP and join the Microsoft Azure Government DC user community for a DevOps focused meetup. During this meetup, you’ll hear from government and industry experts who will: * Discuss benefits of DevOps and how it’s being used in government * Share challenges and best practices for successfully implementing a DevOps methodology * Demonstrate DevOps tools and techniques AGENDA & DIRECTIONS 6:00 PM – 6:35 PM Networking & Refreshments 6:35 PM – 6:40 PM Welcome & Announcements * Karina Homme, Senior Director, Microsoft Azure Government 6:40 PM – 7:05 PM The Need for Speed - Azure DevOps (demo) * Joel Day, Account Technology Strategist, Microsoft Federal 7:05 PM – 7:25 PM Brain Agility: Overcoming Cognitive Bias * Lisa Boyer Cooney, Agile Coach and Consultant, Blackstone Technology Group 7:25 PM – 8:00 PM Panel Discussion: How DevOps + Cloud Accelerate Mission Speed * Peter Burkholder, Innovation Specialist, 18F/GSA; formerly Chef, Inc., AARP * Laura Gerhardt, Analytics Lead, 18F/GSA; formerly University of California * Eric Johnson, Solutions Engineer, GitHub * Orval P, Chief of IT and Communications, US Government (pending approval) * Karina Homme, Senior Director, Microsoft Azure Government (moderator) 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM Wrap-up & Networking GETTING THERE 1776 Crystal City 2231 Crystal Drive, #1000 (10th Floor) Arlington, VA 22203 Metro 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”). Parking 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 well).

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  • Azure Gov Meetup: How AI is creating what’s next in government

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    As AI emerges from research labs and IT back offices and into the mainstream, the transformational possibilities of AI for both businesses and government are enormous. According to the Executive Order on Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence, released earlier this year, "AI promises to drive growth of the United States economy, enhance our economic and national security, and improve our quality of life." To discuss how AI is creating what’s next in government, be sure to RSVP and join us Wednesday, April 24 from 6 – 8:30 p.m., at 1776 Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia. During this event you’ll hear from leading experts on AI in government who will discuss: • How government is using AI today and its vision of the future • Best practices and challenges for government with AI • Innovative AI solutions along with exciting demos Agenda & Directions: 6:00 PM - 6:35 PM Check-in and Networking 6:35 PM - 6:40 PM Welcome Remarks * Karina Homme, Senior Director, Microsoft Azure Government * Vishwas Lele, CTO, AIS & Microsoft MVP 6:40 PM - 7:20 PM Knowledge Mining with Azure AI (Presentation with Demos) Abstract: Learn how to use artificial intelligence to turn data into knowledge. Then use that knowledge as a force multiplier empowering your organization to achieve its mission with greater impact. * Uche Adegbite, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Azure Government * Kevin Tupper, Tech Solutions Professional, AI, Microsoft 7:20 PM - 8:00 PM How AI is Creating What’s Next in Government (panel discussion) Hear leading experts discuss how government is using AI today along with its vision of the future. This interactive discussion will also cover best practices and challenges as well as opportunities for Q&A. * Dominic Delmolino, CTO, Accenture Federal Services * Michael Mitchell, Program Manager, Enterprise Data Management, Defense Security Service (DSS) * Vijay Mehra, Principal Consultant, KYM Advisors, Inc. * Robert Shelton, CTO, National Security Group, Microsoft Federal * Karina Homme, Senior Director, Microsoft Azure Government (Moderator) 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM Networking Our meetups are free, open to the public and provide excellent networking opportunities and refreshments. Please help us spread the word about this community and event by inviting your colleagues and connections, too! Getting There: 1776 Crystal City 2231 Crystal Drive, #1000 (10th Floor) Arlington, VA 22203 Metro 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”). Parking 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 well). #AzureGovMeetup

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  • Is there an easy button for gov IT modernization?

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    To keep up with our country’s pace of innovation and ensure mission success, government agencies are under more pressure than ever to accelerate their IT modernization projects (and for some, just get them off the ground!). As agencies incur various challenges in their progress, they might be wondering if there’s an easy button for modernization. To explore successful strategies and hear practical execution tips for IT modernization, we invite you to RSVP and join us Wednesday, March 27 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. for a Microsoft Azure Government DC meetup, Is there an easy button for gov IT modernization?, at 1776 in Crystal City, Virginia. During this meetup, government and industry experts will share their knowledge and experience on cloud and IT modernization in government. FEATURED TOPICS & SPEAKERS: Update on Department of Homeland Security Cloud and IT Modernization Strategy Kshemendra Paul, Cloud Action Officer & Deputy Director, CIO Strategy and Mission, Department of Homeland Security Designing a Secure and Scalable Hybrid Cloud Framework James Pilgrim, Cloud Center of Excellence Lead, T-Rex Solutions, LLC Demo: Harnessing the power of PaaS services for IT modernization Aaron Barth, Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft US Federal We hope you will RSVP to join us – and be sure to invite your colleagues and connections, too. In addition to engaging discussions, there will be excellent networking opportunities and refreshments during this meetup which is free and open to the public. Getting There: 1776 Crystal City 2231 Crystal Drive, #1000 (10th Floor) Arlington, VA 22203 Metro 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”). Parking 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 well). #AzureGovMeetup About the Azure Government user community The Azure Government DC user community was created as a place to bring together professionals interested in learning about government innovation especially around cloud computing technologies and capabilities. It is an open community with the goal of sharing best practices in a non-sales environment. Launched in February 2016 by Karina Homme, Azure Government, Microsoft; and Vishwas Lele, CTO of AIS and Microsoft Azure MVP, the community hosts monthly meetups that draw an average of[masked] government and industry attendees. We also livestream our events to reach those outside of the DC-metro area. Currently, the Azure Gov DC User Community comprises 2,220+ members and is growing! We invite you to visit our site www.meetup.com/DCAzureGov/ to learn more and join us.

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  • Government cloud strategies: What to know

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    Cloud technologies are critical to keeping pace with innovation and securing America’s technical advantage. Cloud enables leading edge solutions for federal and military agency missions; ranging from improved citizen services and safety to protecting our warfighters and national security. The importance of cloud to government is evident in the recently-released Department of Defense Cloud Strategy as well as the Office of Management and Budget’s Cloud Smart Strategy proposal released in September 2018. With this in mind, we invite you to RSVP and join the Microsoft Azure Government DC user community on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 6 – 8 p.m., to discuss the top things you should know about cloud strategies in government and the application of cloud technologies that can help your agency accelerate the path forward. During this meetup, Government cloud strategies: What to know, at 1776 in Crystal City, Virginia, we’ll feature government and industry experts. Speakers include: Dave Mihelcic, Principal Consultant, DMMI LLC; and former CTO, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Guy Cavallo, Deputy CIO, Small Business Administration Angel R. Smith, Director, Azure Government Affairs, Microsoft Patrick Arnold, Principal Program Manager, Azure Government, Microsoft Vernon Weisenburg, Principal Program Manager, Azure Government, Microsoft AGENDA Networking Secret Launch Update - Patrick Arnold, Vernon Weisenburg Leveraging the Power of the Cloud: The Continuing Modernization of SBA - Guy Cavallo DoD Cloud Strategy Fire-side Chat - Dave Mihelcic, Angel Smith, Vernon Weisenburg (moderator) Wrap-up & Networking In addition to engaging discussions, there will be excellent networking opportunities and refreshments during this meetup which is free and open to the public. Be sure to RSVP today to join us – and help spread the word about this event to your colleagues and connections. Address: 1776 ( https://www.1776.vc/crystal-city/ ) 2231 Crystal Drive, #1000 (10th Floor) Arlington, VA 22203 Getting There: Metro 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”). Parking 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 well). #AzureGovMeetup

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  • Jumpstart 2019: Accelerating Gov Cloud in a Cloud Smart World

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    IMPORTANT NOTE: New location! Meetups now hosted at 1776 Crystal City, Arlington, VA Without a doubt, cloud computing is playing a central role in agency efforts to modernize their IT infrastructure. Agencies have made great strides in understanding the benefits and challenges of cloud. In this meetup, we will discuss how agencies can accelerate cloud adoption. With this in mind we are kicking off 2019 with a can't-miss Meetup, Accelerating Gov Cloud in a Cloud Smart World, on Wednesday, Jan. 23 starting at 6 p.m. at 1776 Crystal City, Virginia.* FEATURED SPEAKERS Jeff Butte, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Azure Global Government Anthony de Lagarde, Senior Program Manager, Azure Fast Track Ruth Magyar, SR. Fast Track Program Manager, Azure Fast Track Vishwas Lele, CTO AIS Sam Valme, NA Solutions Engineering Manager, AvePoint AGENDA Networking (6:00 – 6:30) Welcome & Introductions (6:35 – 6:45) AzureGov: Getting Started, Basics You Should Know (6:45 - 7:15) Demonstration: Azure Migrate & Recovery Demonstration (7:15 – 7:35) Compliant Content Migrations to Azure Gov (7:35 - 7:55) Wrap-up and Networking (8:00 – 8:30pm) Be sure to RSVP and join us for this month's Meetup featuring a speaker lineup of cloud experts who will share insights and best practices for government cloud adoption success. This event is free and open to the public. Please help spread the word by inviting your colleagues and connections - and be sure to RSVP and secure your spot today! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please click the RSVP button and for expedited check-in, register on Eventbrite: https://aka.ms/azgovmeetup-eb0119 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Address: 1776 ( https://www.1776.vc/crystal-city/ ) 2231 Crystal Drive, #1000 (10th Floor) Arlington, VA 22203 Getting There: Metro 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”). Parking 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 well). #AzureGovMeetup

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