Join us for our 6th annual Government, Education and Nonprofits Symposium June 25-26, 2015 in Washington, DC. It is one of the world’s largest public sector cloud events. The Symposium includes presentations by government, education, and nonprofit leaders and technical professionals across the world sharing how cloud services help them achieve their missions. Below is a sample of some of the sessions in this year’s program.
FedRAMP and Trusted Internet Connection (TIC): As government agencies expand the use of cloud services, security continues to be a top priority for program managers, policymakers and cloud service providers (CSPs). At the federal level, agencies worldwide are moving workloads with varying levels of sensitivity to CSPs. Learn about the latest FedRAMP initiatives and our participation with the TIC overlay pilot to help drive secure, reliable, and efficient cloud solutions for the Federal Government.
Chris Gile, Amazon Web Services
Matthew Goodrich, FedRAMP Director
Accelerating Scientific Discovery in the Cloud: The ATLAS particle detector is a physics experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, designed to help researchers learn about the basic forces that have shaped our universe and will determine its fate. The ATLAS and CMS teams recently gathered evidence of the Higgs Boson, a discovery that resulted in Peter Higgs and François Englert receiving the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics. The LHC recently completed a major upgrade that will generate tens of petabytes of data annually. In order to analyze the massive amounts of data generated at CERN, the US ATLAS team, led by Michael Ernst turned to AWS to ensure that the experiment always has access to the massive computational resources they require. Attend this session to learn more about ATLAS’s path to the cloud and the innovative ways that Ernst’s team at Brookhaven National Laboratory worked with AWS to help high energy physicists accelerate time to science.
Michael Ernst, Director of the RHIC/ATLAS Computing Facility at Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory
Jamie Kinney, Amazon Web Services
DevOps in Public Sector: DevOps, Continuous Integration and Deployment on AWS: Putting Money Back into Your Mission. Organizations around the globe are leveraging the cloud to accomplish world-changing missions. This session will address how AWS can help organizations put more money toward their mission and scale outreach and operations to achieve more with less. Hear some of AWS’s most advanced customers on how their organizations handle DevOps, continuous integration and deployment. Learn how these practices allow them to rapidly develop, iterate, test and deploy highly-scalable web applications and core operational systems on AWS. The discussion will focus on best practices, lessons learned, and the specific technologies and services they use.
Leo Zhadanovsky, Senior Solutions Architect, Worldwide Public Sector, AWS
Nick Gaw, Director of Engineering; James Villarubbia, Front End Engineer; Sunil Chopra, Senior Software Engineer; and, Alberto Manrique, Senior Systems Engineer, Democratic National Committee
Transforming Education in the Cloud: Today’s students have different expectations than students a decade ago, given their confirmed status as digital natives. In response, the education community must transform to meet student needs. Universities are adopting cloud to be more agile and responsive. And education technology companies, known as EdTechs, are emerging to champion new models of education. This session will feature how AWS is assisting in this transformative moment in education. The session will highlight how cloud can accelerate breakthroughs in educational models and learning outcomes by providing on-demand access to powerful computing that enables dynamic content, video lecture capture and self-paced and distance models—and how educational institutions leverage cloud to address their unique technology needs.
Q. Wade Billings, Sr. Director of Global IT Shared Services, Instructure
Niranjan Nagar, Chief Technology Officer, Civitas Learning
Open Data Innovation: Building on Open Data Sets for Innovative Applications: An overarching conversation on open data innovation, this session highlights how democratizing access to information drives innovation. Learn how organizations are using the cloud to gather data and discover insights to foster innovation, improve service delivery and address major societal challenges. As data becomes more widely available (GIS, weather, research), access to scalable technology for data analysis is a critical factor in creating solutions to significant problems. Explore how the new Landsat open data set on AWS is spurring innovation among public and private entities and delivering applications to citizens and users.
Ian Kalin, Chief Data Officer, Department of Commerce
Mark Chambers, Sustainability and Energy Management Director, DC Department of General Services
Jed Sundwall, Open Data, Worldwide Public Sector, AWS
We’ve also confirmed business and technology leaders from many other public sector organizations, including:
- Seattle Police Department
- King County
- National Democratic Institute
- Georgetown University
- City of McKinney
- Cornell University
View the following for additional information about this year's Symposium.