Top 5 Reasons to Attend the Federal Cloud Computing Summit on Dec 17 -Tom Suder

Tom Suder, President, Mobilegov

Tom Suder, President, Mobilegov

The Federal Cloud Computing Summit: Innovators of Ubiquitous IT will be held on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

The Cloud Summit, hosted by the Advanced Mobility Academic Research Center (AMARC), will bring together IT leaders from the government to discuss the benefits cloud and virtualization will provide the federal government: improved efficiency, increased security and reduced costs.

The full-day event is free for government employees and will feature a Cloud Technology Showcase demonstrating the latest technologies from leading IT innovators.

Top 5 reasons to attend the Cloud Summit:


Over 40 Cloud Innovators including providers, as well as 3PAOs, and other possibly lesser-known innovators. A great place to do market research all in one place.


Future Technology panel. Dan Mintz, the President of AMARC, leads an all-star panel of academics to peek at the future of Cloud Computing.


The Cloud Innovation Awards – Presented mid-day, these awards are presented to individuals that have made a substantive change to their organizations. It celebrates those in government that make a difference.

Past award winners include Casey Coleman, GSA; Anil Karmel, NNSA; Shawn Kingsberry, RATB; Dave McClure, GSA; and Keith Trippie, DHS.


The MITRE Collaboration Sessions. These are small-group sessions of technical government and leading industry participants that work together to provide possible solutions to the hardest issues concerning Cloud. MITRE provides the framework for these sessions and helps with the outputs that are presented at the Summit. Here are the Challenge Areas:

  1. Interoperability & Portability
  2. End-to-End Service Delivery
  3. Federal-Wide Standards for SLAs
  4. Cyber Security


The Morning Visionary Keynote speaker will be Bill Schlough, CIO of the 2012 World Champion San Francisco Giants and InformationWeek’s 2012 Chief of the Year. Schlough has transformed the Giants, using Big Data Analytics and Mobile to increase the customer experience during the game. He also has pioneered using Big Data to look at player “scouting reports” to an unheard of level.

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You can also follow the Federal Cloud Computing Summit on Twitter: @fedsummits #cloudfeds. WashingtonExec will be covering this event.

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