Overview

January 25
11AM PT, 2PM ET

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Throughout the past few years there has been a gradual move to the cloud for public sector organizations. From SaaS email systems to storage and processing platforms, organizations have tested the water. If you are contemplating a move or planning to expand your cloudy horizon, a cloud readiness assessment might be in order. There are many things one should know about cloud environments and there are also many things one should know about how to get there smoothly and securely. Join Government Technology magazine and DLT for a discussion of going to the cloud and what you can do to assess the readiness of your own technology, staff and clients for the move. Topics will include:

• Running an Application Here or There – What’s Different?
• How Do You Size Your Cloud Footprint?
• How do you handle security in the Cloud?
• Can Licenses in Your current Environment Migrate to the Cloud?
• What Workloads are Cloud Friendly

 

Speakers

Tiziana Galeazzi

Tiziana Galeazzi

General Manager, Department of Technology, Management & Budget, State of Michigan

As General Manager for the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget, Ms. Galeazzi is responsible for all Information Technology services provided to the Attorney General, the Department of Civil Rights, the Executive Office of the Governor, and the Department of Talent and Economic Development. She leads the planning and implementation of various strategic initiatives state-wide including the Mobility Transformation Program (Mobile-First Strategy) and the State of Michigan Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program. She previously served as the liaison between the state CIO/DTMB Director and his executive team, leading and coordinating efforts to manage consolidated information technology (IT) services and administrative services for all state agencies. Other accomplishments include the implementation of the Michigan Cyber Range, Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps and Michigan Digital Strategy. Prior to joining the CIO office, she held senior IT management and operations positions, including president of a start-up web design company.

Gary Danoff

Gary Danoff

Senior Vice President of Cloud Solutions, DLT

Gary Danoff is the Senior Vice President of Cloud Solutions, Sales at DLT Solutions. In this role, Gary leads DLTu2019s cloud solutions practice providing government customers with architectural and technical direction in the selection of appropriate cloud products and services including AWS, Google, NetApp, Oracle, Red Hat, and Symantec among others. nGary has over 30 years of industry experience spanning strategy, sales, business development and leadership roles at leading companies including Microsoft, SAP/Business Objects, NetApp and Nortel Networks. Gary specializes in selecting the best technologies to solve complex customer problems in markets that are quickly evolving. By cultivating relationships with customers and partners across the U.S. public sector, Gary is best known for providing exceptional customer service and creating sustainable relationships at all levels based on trust, integrity, and performance.

Bob Woolley

Bob Woolley — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

Bob was the Chief Technical Architect for the state of Utahu2019s Department of Technology Services, including the development of the stateu2019s Utah.gov portal. Utah has been widely recognized in these areas with numerous national awards. He has also been a technical lead and RFP writer for the WSCA/NASPO Cloud and Data Communication Procurements. He has experience with state, county and higher education employee skill assessments and technology upgrade implementations.nnHe has extensive experience with development and implementation of enterprise infrastructure and technology services. He focuses on e-government and technical architecture, with special emphasis on technical architecture implementation, planning and analysis; Web design; cloud implementation; and development of online government services. He has worked in the public sector as a university professor and systems analyst, and in the corporate world as a company president. He has a masteru2019s degree from Utah State University. He was named as one of Government Technology magazineu2019s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers for 2013, and has specialized in applying new and emerging technology solutions to government.