Cloud Council

  • Cloud computing has become the de facto tool for digital transformation. Cloud computing has transformed the world of data, providing elastic and secure facilities that store, manage and provide instantaneous access to information for millions in government and the private sector.

    As with any innovation, the growing complexity of systems and broad diversity of providers requires in-depth knowledge to ensure the continued growth and success of the cloud — and what comes after. The mission of this Council is to pool our expertise and draw on expert speakers to address issues of vital importance to customers, our business and the very future of the cloud. Among the topics we shall address:

    1. Assessing cloud readiness and DevOps maturity for cloud migration
    2. Ensuring interoperability of multi-cloud architectures
    3. Cloud security — what are the challenges?
    4. The Skills gap in Cloud computing – How to address it?
    5. EDGE computing and its impact on Cloud Computing

  • Sandeep Shilawat, Vice President, Cloud and Edge Computing, Mantech
    Sandeep Shilawat, Vice President, Cloud and Edge Computing, Mantech

    Sandeep Shilawat is a Vice President in Cloud and Edge Computing, leading ManTech’s efforts to optimize Data at the Edge (D@tE), leveraging latest Cloud and Edge computing technologies, including 5G networks, Internet of Things (IoT) providing autonomous secure Edge Intelligence and Data Assurance for its customers.

    Mr. Shilawat brings a broad range of technical leadership experience in Cloud, DevOps, data collection and analytics, enterprise applications and solutions, and has worked for Fannie Mae, Tata Consultancy Services and Tullett Prebon. He joined ManTech in 2017 through the company’s acquisition of InfoZen and directs the development of ManTech’s digital transformation-based capabilities focused on multi-cloud architectures and the company’s ability to run complex analytics at the tactical edge. He also leads ManTech’s proprietary LaunchRAMP® cloud computing practice and ST3P® edge computing practice. Mr. Shilawat develops demos and rapid prototypes to solve customers‘ toughest problems.

    While at InfoZen, Mr. Shilawat served as the program manager on the NASA WESTPrime program, supporting NASA’s cloud and web services operations along with other highly-visible special projects including NASA Image Repository and Solar Eclipse webcast of 2017.

    He has more than 23 years of technical leadership experience in systems and civil engineering and is certified in TOGAF, ITILv2, PMP, PgMP, SAFe/Agile and multiple cloud technologies including AWS, AZURE and Google.

    Mr. Shilawat is passionate about emerging technologies and works with multiple innovative startup companies. He writes regularly for Forbes on Emerging Technologies and some of his writings include “Operational Complexity of Multi-cloud Environments”, “Step Aside Cloud – Here comes Edge Computing”. He has authored multiple whitepapers on topics ranging from cloud computing to DevSecOps, big data and project management. Published works include the “AWS Partner Success Story – NASA Images Library,”“NASA IT Talks – Decades of Multimedia Content Now Searchable in the Cloud” and “CSO – InfoZen enables pre-deployment patching for DevOps coding.” He is frequent presenter at podcasts, conferences and forums in the Washington, D.C. metro region.

    Mr. Shilawat holds an MBA in Finance from George Mason School of Management, a Master of Science in transportation systems engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, and a Bachelor of Engineering in civil engineering from the College of Engineering Pune in Pune, India.