There’s no shortage of success stories from agencies that are reaping the benefits of cloud computing. Many have experienced cost savings, increased workforce productivity and better use of limited IT resources.
There’s no doubt that cloud computing is gaining traction in government, thanks in large part to state and federal policies that require agencies to consider cloud first when making new IT investments.
But the period between identifying a viable cloud service and actually implementing it is a process that some agencies are still working through. That’s why this year’s AWS Public Sector Summit, set for June 20-21 in Washington, D.C., will include several sessions aimed at helping agencies get the most out of cloud computing through improved procurement and migration strategies and innovative use cases.
In addition to having access to more than 80 sessions, attendees will also hear from four heavy-hitting customer keynote speakers with a broad range of IT and leadership expertise both in government and the private sector.
Stephanie von Friedeburg, World Bank Group Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information and Technology Solutions
In her role, von Friedeburg is driving an IT strategy that leverages current technology trends, such as cloud computing and mobility, to enable the World Bank’s diverse and decentralized workforce to more effectively communicate, collaborate and connect with each other and with clients. With more than 20 years of investment and development experience at the World Bank Group, von Friedeburg is bridging the gap between business and technology and transforming the role of IT at the World Bank Group into that of a strategic business partner.
LaVerne H. Council, Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology (OI&T) and CIO at the Department of Veterans Affairs
Since July 2015, Council has overseen the day-to-day activities of VA’s $4 billion IT budget and over 8,000 IT employees to ensure the department has the IT tools and services needed to support veterans. Prior to joining VA, she served as CEO of Council Advisory Services, LLC and Chair of the National Board of Trustees for the March of Dimes. In December 2011, she retired from Johnson & Johnson after serving as Corporate Vice President and CIO for Johnson & Johnson’s global Information Technology group.
Rosina Howe-Teo, Group Director, Innovation and InfoComm Technology Group, Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore
In addition to her role as Group Director, Howe-Teo also serves as Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Data Officer. She is responsible for the formulation and implementation of LTA’s digital transformation strategies through innovation, use of smart technologies and value-creation services. She also plays a pivotal role in the Smart Nation Programme under the Prime Minister’s Office and leads the Smart Mobility Domain in charting strategic directions, facilitating inter-agency efforts and promoting industry development to address emerging urban transport challenges in Singapore.
Deborah W. Brooks, Co-Founder and Executive Vice Chairman of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF)
Brooks launched MJFF with Michael J. Fox in 2000 and served as president and chief executive officer until 2007. She brings strategic leadership and an entrepreneurial approach to MJFF, overseeing fundraising, communications and digital strategy. Previously, she spent nine years as vice president in the Fixed Income and Asset Management Divisions at Goldman, Sachs & Co.