Events

The ‘Demystifying PaaS for Government’ event was a success! Distinguished panelists (from NIST, GSA, George Mason University, Hewlett-Packard, Dell and NJVC) joined forces to demystify the topic of Platform as a Service (PaaS) for Government. The panel included:

  • Robert Bohn, NIST Cloud Computing Technical Program Manager (slides)
  • Sandy Barsky, GSA Architect- Cloud Computing and Shared Services (slides)
  • Sunil Chhabra, Senior Director, HP Converged Cloud (slides)
  • Jeffrey Lush, CTO, Dell Services Federal Government (slides)
  • Brett Berlin, Adjunct Professor at GMU and Contributor to NIST’s Federated Cloud Group (slides)
  • Kevin Jackson, NJVC, Vice-President and General Manager (slides)
About the recent event: The PaaS market is plagued with confusion, and agencies are slow to adopt technologies that they do not fully understand. With the high costs of software development, the Government stands to save billions of dollars by adopting PaaS and other cloud technologies. The Federal CIO’s office suggests that Shared Platforms will improve efficiencies by building once and using many times – but what does that mean to Federal buyers? The event was hosted/moderated by FedPlatform.org and sponsored by NJVC, LLC.

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EVENT NAME: “FEDERAL AGENCY SHARED SERVICES AND CLOUD IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES”

Washington DC: FedPlatform, a nonprofit that provides FREE resources to help federal agencies and their employees navigate the complex world of Cloud Computing are proud to announce their initial quarterly panel. On November 14, 2012 at 10:AM EST, FedPlatform™ invited five thought leaders to discuss the topic of Shared Cloud Services. This exciting panel included:

  • Brett Brunk, GSA Chief Enterprise Architect (slides)
  • Sandy Barsky, GSA Architect- Cloud Computing and Shared Services (slides)
  • John Cousens, Director Public Sector and Co-Chair Government Cloud Working Committee of the Canadian Cloud Council (involved with Shared Services Canada) (slides)
  • Robert Bohn, NIST Cloud Computing Technical Program Manager (slides)
  • Kevin Jackson, NJVC, Vice-President and General Manager (slides)
Also see the Federal CIO’s Shared Services Strategy. For more information about Federal Cloud Computing, visit the FedPlatform library.

The forum was moderated by Jan Levine, Chief Compliance Officer of FedPlatform and also the Chief Technology Officer of kloudtrack® <www.kloudtrack.com>. The event was well-received thanks to the contribution of panelists, attendees and Mr. Levine for volunteering to organize the event. The video recording is below.

2012-11-14 10.04 FEDERAL AGENCY SHARED SERVICES AND CLOUD IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES from Jan Max Levine on Vimeo.