Overview

August 20
11AM PT, 2PM ET

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Growing IT complexity can create inefficiencies and an IT team that lacks engagement. Open source tools can help your IT team automate repetitive tasks so they can focus on value-added duties that encourage agency innovation, improve job satisfaction and boost engagement.

Join us August 20 at 11:00am PT/2:00pm ET as we examine how open source IT configuration management, deployment and orchestration tools can help public sector agencies retain the IT teams they have and attract new employees.

You’ll also hear how automation can:

- Improve security by enabling rapid discovery and updates of systems in need of patching
- Allow IT teams to reliably deliver applications and systems with more consistency
- Enable cross data center orchestration so you can manage multiple environments as one 

Speakers

Jim Chang

Jim Chang

Senior Solutions Architect, Red Hat

Mr. Chang has over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, with a heavy focus on infrastructure and software. Mr. Chang has spent the last 11 years of his career enabling customers and partners to gain efficiency and agility in their environments, products and services. Experienced with developing and deploying solutions in multiple verticals, Mr. Chang currently holds the position of Solution Architect, within Red Hat's North America Public Sector business.

Otto Doll

Otto Doll

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

As the Minneapolis CIO for seven-plus years, Mr. Doll was responsible for all City IT services. Formerly South Dakota's CIO for 15 years with responsibility for all state government computing, telecommunications, state radio, and public broadcasting. While with IT research firms, Mr. Doll has advised Fortune 1000, Federal, State, and Local Government CIOs on information technology assessment and alignment to business needs. He has served as a Director with the United States General Services Administration, developing information technology strategic plans and oversight policy. Mr. Doll received his Computer Science degree from Virginia Tech and is a Senior Executive Fellow of the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He is a past President of NASCIO — a national organization of state CIOs. He also is a past President of the Metropolitan Information Exchange (MIX) — a national organization of city and county CIOs. Mr. Doll was named to Government Technology's Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers.

Bob Woolley

Bob Woolley — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

Bob was the Chief Technical Architect for the state of Utah’s Department of Technology Services, including the development of the state’s 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.

He 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 is a specialist in Theory of Operations documentation processes and implementation of Microservice Architecture and DevOps in hybrid cloud environments.

He has worked in the public sector as a university professor and systems analyst, and in the corporate world as a company president and Enterprise Architect. He has a master’s degree from Utah State University. He was named as one of Government Technology Magazine’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers for 2013, and has specialized in applying new and emerging technology solutions to government.