Overview

June 24
10AM PT, 1PM ET

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States are looking to help their cities and counties strengthen their security posture while improving network performance and lowering operating costs. IT leaders need statewide visibility to security incidents so they can be proactive and respond quickly.

To accomplish this, they must adopt a unified solution to drive network transformation. Embracing security-driven networking and adopting a modern, security-first SD-WAN solution managed through an integrated platform can help states achieve this goal while reducing IT complexity and costs and improving performance and security posture.

Join Government Technology on June 24 at 10 am PT/1 pm ET and you’ll hear:

  1. How SD-WAN can help states and municipalities address cybersecurity skills gaps
  2. What kind of ROI states can expect from a secure SD-WAN
  3. The considerations you should make as you look toward SD-WAN to achieve digital transformation

Speakers

Kenny Holmes

Kenny Holmes

Head of US Public Sector at Fortinet

Kenny Holmes became the leader of go-to-market strategy for Public Sector at Fortinet in March 2019. He’s an advocate and speaker for the Public Sector and has been in Information Technology for more than twenty years, holding more than ten technology certifications and positions spanning from Engineering to Sales Executive. He is an expert in cybersecurity with a background in cryptography. Kenny has worked in the Federal Government, State Governments, Research Institutions, and Universities on some of the largest security projects in the world. He resides in the Chicagoland area and in his spare time enjoys public speaking and training on religion, is a pilot, and an influencer for the rights of girls and women with Autism.

Jaime Ortiz

Jaime Ortiz

Principal Engineer at Fortinet

Jaime Ortiz has been in the InfoSec world for over 25 years working in the Banking, Education, Oil and Gas, and Aerospace (NASA) industries. Jaime possess a degree in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin, has taught Information Security at the University of Houston as well as passed exams for his GIAC certifications and CISSP. Mr. Ortiz has been with Fortinet for over 6 years and has worked with some of the top 30 Fortune 500 companies in assisting them to design and deploy security solutions to combat the current threat landscape.

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, and has specialized in applying new and emerging technology solutions to government.