Overview

August 25
11AM PT, 2PM ET

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Given recent events, it’s more important than ever for state and local governments to adapt to evolving situations and citizen needs. Applications are central to accomplishing those objectives, and container technologies make it easy to develop secure, scalable applications quickly. But how do you begin moving toward a more cloud-centric and container-based IT infrastructure?

Join us August 25 at 11:00am PT/2:00pm ET as our experts explore how simplified container technologies can enable you to develop and deploy the applications your citizens want and need quickly and easily.

You’ll hear:
- How a cloud-based managed container environment eliminates the need to research, integrate, test, manage, and update underlying technologies yourself
- How provide your agency more choice and flexibility for your hybrid cloud deployments
- How to get started implementing simplified container technology in your agency today

Speakers

David Cohn

David Cohn

Cloud Native and Hyperscale Field Strategy Lead, North American Public Sector, Red Hat

David Cohn has been at the forefront of the Kubernetes, container and DevOps movements since inception and is an expert in not only the Day 1 & 2 operations associated, but the cultural shift required to successfully adopt modern principles of application delivery. He currently serves as the Cloud Native and Hyperscale Field Strategy Lead for the North American Public Sector at Red Hat where he works with the largest modernization and transformation projects in United States Government. David carries nearly 20 years of IT industry expertise having led global teams during the virtualization wave and helping to build multiple early stage start-ups focused on container orchestration, Kubernetes and cloud native application development prior to joining the world's open source leader at Red Hat.

Dan Domkowski

Dan Domkowski

Software Delivery Specialist, Red Hat

Dan is a software delivery specialist at Red Hat who has helped organizations adopt DevSecOps and Agile principles across Federal, State and Municipal governments as well as various verticals in the private sector. Before entering the world of software delivery, Dan spent 8 years as a multi-faceted cybersecurity analyst, intelligence analyst, and team leader in the US Intelligence Community. Dan also held the role of lecturer and curriculum designer in Cybersecurity at the University at Albany. Dan is incredibly passionate about helping organizations continuously build reliable, usable, and secure software for their consumers.

William (Bill) Rials, Ph.D.

William (Bill) Rials, Ph.D. — Moderator

Associate Director and IT Professor, Tulane University and Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

William (Bill) Rials, Ph.D., is a professor and associate director (department chair) of the Tulane University School of Professional Advancement IT and Cybersecurity Program. Where he focuses on continually delivering and updating the program curriculum based on innovative and emerging technologies, before transitioning academia and higher education, he had a diverse government technology career delivering value to state agencies, local governments, and law enforcement agencies throughout the State of Mississippi.