February 5

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The desire for speed of deployment, agility and the ability to scale have CIOs and IT leaders betting on the cloud. In fact, 79 percent of respondents to a recent national Center for Digital Government/Center for Digital Education survey of IT leaders at state and local government agencies and education institutions said they are planning to expand their hybrid cloud use.

But working in multi-cloud environments is not for the novice. To be successful, IT leaders must master skills and implement tools and strategies that give them essential cloud capabilities.

Join Government Technology on Feb. 5 at 11 a.m. Pacific/2 p.m. Eastern for our latest webinar, “Mastering the Multi-Cloud Environment: How to Become a Hybrid Cloud Ninja,” as our panel of experts discusses the four essential capabilities IT leaders need to be successful with the hybrid cloud.

Register here and join us for a one-hour dynamic discussion. You’ll hear details about the four capabilities:

  • Control
  • Agility
  • Performance
  • Security

and learn how you can use them to master the multi-cloud environment!


Mike Spurgin

Mike Spurgin

IT Bureau Chief, Iowa Workforce Development

Mike Spurgin is an IT Bureau Chief at Iowa Workforce Development, leading the modernization efforts for the IT Infrastructure and End User Services departments. Before joining Iowa Workforce Development in 2016, Mike worked as an IT Leader in the private sector for 6 years specializing in Infrastructure and cloud based services. An Iowa Native, Mike graduated from Buena Vista University with a bachelors of arts degree in Technology Management.

Jake Turner

Jake Turner

Director of Solutions Engineering, SLED, NetApp

Jake Turner is director of solutions engineering at NetApp leading a team that helps state and local government, education and healthcare organizations develop data management solutions in a hybrid multicloud world. Before joining NetApp 14 years ago, Jake held technology leadership roles in operations, product management and systems engineering. This experience fueled his passion to lead a team that designs and delivers architectures that provide organizations flexibility, reliability and simplicity and improves services to their constituents and agencies. Jake resides in Denver, Colorado.

Bob Woolley

Bob Woolley

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government and former Chief Technical Architect for the state of Utah’s Department of Technology Services

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.

Otto Doll

Otto Doll — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government and former CIO for the state of South Dakota

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.