OPEN FIRST: Building a foundation for choice and security

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  • September 18, 2018
  • Washington, DC
  • Renaissance DC Hotel
Red Hat and Intel

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Government agencies are under pressure to innovate and modernize IT, now more than ever. The innovation of today, that enables agencies to modernize and stay modern, is happening in open source.

It’s more than technology. It’s people and processes, too. Open source communities, collaboration and software are the driving force behind innovation in today’s digital world. Red Hat, the world’s open source software leader, is helping agencies modernize applications and infrastructure, speed application development, move workloads to the cloud, and adopt DevOps, with choice and security.

Join Red Hat, Intel and your government peers to hear how agencies are harnessing the power of open source technologies and principles to solve the problems that are unique to your mission.

Event highlights:

  • Inspirational keynotes on how open source is enabling mission outcomes
  • Panel discussions on open source innovation, hybrid cloud and microservices
  • CXO tips for excelling on FITARA scorecard
  • Lively discussions on DevSecOps and culture as a catalyst
  • Networking with your government peers and open source experts

This event is complimentary. Food and drinks will be provided.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

7:45 - 8:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome
Presented by: Adam Clater, Chief Architect, North America Public Sector, Red Hat
8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks
Presented by: Paul Smith, General Manager & Senior Vice President, Public Sector, Red Hat
8:45 - 9:05 a.m. Open Innovation in Government
Presented by: Adam Clater, Chief Architect, North America Public Sector, Red Hat
9:05 - 9:25 a.m. Open Healthcare: Shaping the Future of Medical Image Processing
Presented by: Orran Krieger, Founding Director for the Cloud Computing Initiative (CCI), Boston University
9:25 - 9:45 a.m. DevOps: What's all the hype about?
Presented by: Tia White, Senior Technology Leader, Capital One
9:45 - 10:10 a.m. Open Source Innovation Panel
Moderated by: Jason Corey, Red Hat
Dan Tucker, Vice President, BAH
Dave Gagliano, Vice President, CTO GDIT
Steve Orrin, Chief Technologist, Intel Federal LLC at Intel Corporation
10:10 - 10:25 a.m. Break
10:25 - 10:45 a.m. Government Keynote
10:45 - 11:05 a.m. Modernizing Legacy Apps with Open Source
11:05 - 11:25 a.m. Tackling Cyber Security Risks Requires Open Collaboration
Presented by: Joshua Moses, Senior Advisor, Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget
11:25 - 11:45 a.m. At the heart of a Supercomputer, is Open Source Software Fireside Chat
Presented by: Dan McGuan, Cloud Solutions Architecture, Red Hat Public Sector
Ian Lee, Principal Investigator, Developing Open Source community of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
11:45 - 12:30 p.m. Networking Lunch
12:30 - 1:05 p.m. DevSecOps in a Digital World
Presented by: Shawn Wells, Chief Security Strategist U.S. Public Sector, Red Hat
Michael Daly, CTO, Cybersecurity and Special Missions, Raytheon Company
1:05 - 1:40 p.m. Connecting the Dots and Building the Bridges to Accelerate Digital Transformation Panel
Moderated by: Pete Tseronis, Founder and CEO, Dots and Bridges LLC
Gary Washington, Chief Information Officer, United States Department of Agriculture
John Vonglis, Chief Financial Officer, DOE
1:40 - 2:00 p.m. Culture as a Catalyst
Presented by: Mike Walker
2:00 p.m. Closing
Presented by: Adam Clater, Chief Architect, North America Public Sector, Red Hat

Adam Clater, Chief Architect, North America Public Sector, Red Hat
Adam Clater is the Chief Architect of Red Hat's North America Public Sector organization. He works internationally with federal agencies, integrators and Red Hat partners & Communities to promote and define the use of enterprise open source solutions.

Adam has experienced first hand the evolving role that I.T. has played in the federal government for nearly two decades, starting with his role as a Systems Administrator at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 1997.

Jason Corey, Red Hat
Jason Corey manages Red Hat's App Development Platforms business for the U.S. Public Sector. Mr. Corey has over 15 years of experience in the technology sector where he has held various sales and management positions at Fortune 500 companies including Red Hat, Dell and Sprint Nextel. Jason holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida and a Masters in Business Administration.

Jason resides in Trinity, Florida with his wife Tiffany and their three children.

Michael K. Daly, CTO, Cybersecurity and Special Missions, Raytheon Company
Michael K. Daly has more than 30 years in security and information systems, in both the federal government and private sector. Daly is the Chief Technology Officer of Cybersecurity and Special Missions and a principal engineering fellow at Raytheon Company where he provides cyber solutions to domestic and international government and commercial customers, delivers quick-reaction mission solutions, and provides support to high consequence special missions. He served as the Chief Security Engineer for DHS' DOMino program in support of the National Cybersecurity Protection System. He supports the U.S. President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee; is a member of the Rhode Island Homeland Security Advisory Board; is an advisor to the Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center at American University; and is a member of the Forcepoint Product Advisory Council.

He was the 2006 recipient of the People’s Choice Award for the ISE New England Information Security Executive of the Year and the 2007 recipient of the Security 7 Award for the Manufacturing sector. He earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Boston University.

Ian Lee, Principal Investigator, Developing Open Source community of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Ian Lee is a Computer Engineer working in the High Performance Computing (HPC) facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), which is home to some of the largest supercomputers on the planet, including the #3 system "Sierra". There he created a role performing cyber assessment, penetration testing, and purple teaming duties for the facility. Ian also has a strong background as a software developer and problem solver, with a passion for the use and development of open source software and practices. His personal mission is to always “leave things better than you found them.”

Orran Krieger, Founding Director for the Cloud Computing Initiative (CCI), Boston University
Orran Krieger is the lead on the Massachusetts Open Cloud, Founding Director for the Cloud Computing Initiative (CCI) at BU, Resident Fellow of the Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering, and a Professor of the practice at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Boston University. Before coming to BU, he spent five years at VMware starting and working on vCloud. Prior to that he was a researcher and manager at IBM T. J. Watson, leading the Advanced Operating System Research Department. Orran did his PhD and MASc in Electrical Engineering at the University of Toronto.

Joshua Moses, Senior Advisor, Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget
Joshua Moses is the Chief of Cybersecurity at Office of Management and Budget Cyber within the Executive Office of the President of the United States. Mr. Moses leads a team of subject matter experts responsible for overseeing the $15 billion cybersecurity portfolio, including governance, risk and performance management, policy , budget development, and human capital. Prior to joining the Executive Office of the President, Mr. Moses served as a senior performance and risk management roles within the Federal Inspectors General community, including the departments of Defense, Justice, and Treasury.

Steve Orrin, Chief Technologist, Intel Federal LLC at Intel Corporation
Experienced CTO and Product/Solution Architect. Concentration on Security and Security related topics & technologies as well as E-business challenges. Have founded 2 ISV Start-ups and brought them through productization and customer delivery. Have taken an development stage security company through acquisition. Regular speaker on Security, Privacy, and Web Services topics.

Specialties: Internet Security, PKI, Cloud Security and Trusted Clouds, Virtualization Security, Malware and Botnet Detection, Cryptography, Web Services/SOA/Web 2.0, XML Threats, Steganography, Legacy Applications, Mainframe Architecture, The Internet/Technology Start up Process, Secure Development Process and Best Practices

Paul Smith, General Manager & Senior Vice President, Public Sector, Red Hat
Paul Smith is General Manager and Senior Vice President of the Public Sector at Red Hat. Smith joined Red Hat in November 2004 and leads the Red Hat Government business unit with responsibility for sales, marketing, consulting, channels and strategic planning. The business unit is responsible for the U.S. federal government worldwide and the U.S. state, local and education marketplace nationally.

Smith brings to Red Hat more than 20 years of experience marketing key technologies to the government marketplace holding various management positions in the sales of software solutions to government agencies and to systems integrators.

Before joining Red Hat, Smith was Vice President of Government Operations at VERITAS where he, within his five year tenure, helped lead his business unit to be the fastest growing vertical within the company, increasing from less than $15M to more than $200M. Smith also worked at Netscape Communications where he ran sales for its state and local organization nationwide. Prior to that he ran sales organizations at Oracle in the areas of Public Sector, Aerospace and Defense and the Department of Defense. Smith also worked for Unisys Corporation where he held management positions responsible for federal civilian agencies.

Smith holds a bachelor of business administration from Loyola College in Baltimore, Md.

Peter “Pete” Tseronis, Founder and CEO, Dots and Bridges LLC
An accomplished entrepreneur, business executive, and cybersecurity strategist with 28+ years leading myriad Cabinet-level and commercial entities, Pete maintains a passion for collaborating with government, industry, investor, and academic ecosystems to unearth and stimulate transformative innovation while increasing private-sector commercialization.

A trusted thought leader with corporate savvy and substantive technical proficiency, Pete maintains several Advisory Board roles in which Companies leverage Pete’s sophisticated aptitude to facilitate digital transformation, mitigate supply-chain risk, and ensure global growth.

As the Department of Energy’s (DoE) first-ever appointed Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Pete served as an innovation advocator for technology transfer of intellectual property, was an effective and credible collaborator across the international research and development community, and leveraged intellect within the national laboratory enterprise to catalyze economic competitiveness.

A self-proclaimed "Connective Tissue Officer," Pete founded Dots and Bridges LLC to satisfy his appetite for connecting dots, building bridges, and nurturing relationships.

Dots and Bridges provides an expansive suite of professional services to assist its clients throughout the business lifecycle. Applying a unique complement of creative methods, rooted in the discovery, cultivation, and fostering of relationships, Dots and Bridges helps clients crystallize value proposition, differentiate service offerings, and enable opportunity capture and sustainable, competitive advantage.

Pete received his B.A. in Communications from Villanova University and earned his M.S. in Information and Telecommunication Systems from Johns Hopkins University. Most importantly, Pete is blessed with an incredible wife (Betsy) and four amazing children (Jacob, Joshua, Gabrielle, and Zachary).

John Vonglis, Chief Financial Officer, DOE
John G. Vonglis serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Energy. As CFO, he is responsible for all matters financial of the department. Prior to joining DOE, Mr. Vonglis was a senior advisor to Cross Range Capital LLC, a boutique private equity firm. Before Cross Range Capital, he was Senior Vice President of Finance at Red Apple Group, Inc., a $5B diversified business where he served simultaneously as CFO of its second largest portfolio company. Before this, he was a practice area leader with IBM. From 2002 – 2009 he served at the Department of Defense. Initially, he was Director of Management Initiatives, and later served as Principal Deputy, acting Assistant Secretary (Financial Management and Comptroller), and as the first Chief Management Officer of the U.S. Air Force. In 2000, he was a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from his native New York. His private sector experiences include senior financial and operational positions within advisory, aerospace/defense, financial services, and high-technology firms. John also is a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and advises the Army Cyber Institute at West Point. As a former Eagle Scout, he is active with the Boy Scouts of America. He holds BS and MBA degrees from Fordham University, and a Masters in International Public Policy degree from The Johns Hopkins University.

Gary Washington, Chief Information Officer, United States Department of Agriculture
Gary Washington was selected as the USDA Chief Information Officer (CIO) in February 2018. Formerly the CIO for the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Washington also has served as CIO and Director of the Information Technology Division for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Prior to his appointments as the CIO of USDA, APHIS and NRCS, Washington was a portfolio manager in the Electronic Government Office in the Executive Office of the President-Office of Management and Budget, where he was responsible for managing the Internal Effectiveness and Efficiency portfolio. Additionally, Washington managed the financial management, human resources and infrastructure lines of business, and the E-gov initiatives.

Washington also worked at the Food and Drug Administration, where he was the Director of IT Governance and the Deputy Director of Infrastructure, and at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, where he was the service manager for one of the first nationwide seat management programs.

Washington spent 5 years in private industry as well as 10 years as a Computer Operator and Command Control Specialist in the U.S. Air Force. He is an elected member of the Association for Federal Information Resource Managers and a 2006 graduate of the Industry Advisory Council Partners Program. Washington is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Strayer University in Washington D.C.

Shawn Wells, Chief Security Strategist U.S. Public Sector, Red Hat
Shawn Wells is the Chief Security Strategist for Red Hat’s North American Public Sector organization, where he leads technology initiatives to stimulate innovation against information assurance challenges. Prior roles include serving as the Technical Director for Intelligence Programs, where Shawn managed Red Hat's technical relationships with the U.S. Intelligence Community; and Director of Innovation Programs, where Shawn led technology partnerships and productization efforts with system integrators. Formerly an NSA civilian, Shawn worked under the S3 division developing SIGINT collection systems.

Recently projects include collaboration with the NRO and Lockheed Martin on the DoD Centralized Super Computing Facility, which securely joins over a dozen TS//SCI and SAP networks into a single infrastructure. Additionally, Shawn co-founded the OpenSCAP and SCAP Security Guide projects which are serve as upstream for several NIST National Checklists and DoD STIGs. Academic work includes Data Science at Harvard, technical strategy and innovation at MIT Sloan, nuclear energy at Stanford, and is a graduate from Carnegie Mellon’s CIO University.

Tia White, Senior Technology Leader, Capital One
Tia J. White joined Capital One Financial in 2015. She currently works in the Big Data, and Risk & Finance Technology organization. She leads the division’s Technology Strategy and Delivery Enablement group. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing the Tech Strategy, Business Management Risk Office, Operational Excellence and DevOps Engineering teams to ensure the organization delivers innovative, but lowrisk well-managed products.

Prior to joining Capital One, Tia started her career with Wells Fargo in 2005 as a member of an esteemed Technology Leadership Development Program. Upon completing the program, she transitioned into a Network Engineering position. In her 10+ year career at Wells Fargo she held several critical roles in Technology and Operations.

Tia lives by the motto, “To whom much is given, much is expected.” For that reason, Tia has a strong passion for raising awareness and finding a cure for breast cancer. She serves in various leadership capacities for Susan G. Komen. Being a woman of color in the technology industry she recognizes the importance of mentorship, sponsorship and education. She has developed and led several STEM programs for at-risk and middle and high school grade girls. Most recently she co-led Capital One’s Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program as the Networking & Engagement lead for the McLean Women in Tech (WIT) Chapter.

Tia has graced the stages of many large conferences including SXSW and enjoys speaking to educate and raise awareness around DevOps and professional leadership development. Most recently she was featured in Forbes for Women’s History Month 2018.

Tia earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she double-majored in Information Systems and Marketing. She is also a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Georgia Southern University where she earned her Masters of Business Administration.

Travel Information

Date: September 18, 2018

Time: 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Renaissance DC Hotel
999 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

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