FCW Workshop: Pillars of Modernization


IT modernization continues to be a guiding light for the federal government, but long-standing issues still complicate agencies’ plans, in addition to urgent new issues. Continuing cloud migration and management, more potent cybersecurity and supply chain risks, budgeting, as well as evolving remote work environments add up to an increasingly complex environment for agencies looking to modernize their IT at scale.

Adapting to those challenges can’t be accomplished piecemeal. A multi-pillared, holistic strategy that harnesses essential components, including security, network infrastructure, multi-cloud architectures, data solutions and the user experience is needed to move IT modernization ahead. Creating a plan and achieving buy-in at all levels for the changes makes the path to success much smoother.

This FCW Workshop will feature government and industry experts who can share lessons they've learned and the results they've been able to drive at key federal agencies.

Attendees will come away with an improved ability to:
• Identify the connection and overlaps between disparate IT initiatives
• Understand and mitigate evolving cyber and supply chain risks
• Leverage government-wide programs and mandates to support mission-specific needs
• Build stakeholder support for a holistic modernization strategy
• Translate executive-level strategy into practical action plans
• Avoid silos as new technologies and mission needs enter the modernization discussion

Opening Keynote: Modernization's Progress and What's Next

Opening Keynote from Maria Roat, Deputy Federal CIO, OMB


Maria Roat, Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer, Office of Management and Budget

Adam Clater, Chief Architect, Red Hat