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Open Hybrid Government Cloud for Stable, Secure & Scalable Citizen Services

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According to Forrester’s Business Technographics Infrastructure Survey, 2021, although public cloud is in use by close to 90% of all government agencies world-wide, Forrester frequently fields questions from Public sector cloud leaders asking whether hybrid cloud will survive in the world of cloud migration. The answer is obvious: Yes, it will. Executing on new technology can be complex and costly. Completely switching from today's current infrastructure reality to one based 100% on public cloud is so prohibitively expensive that the practice is almost non-existent. Yet only 63% of government agencies claim to be using a hybrid approach despite reporting reservations about public cloud from a sovereignty, privacy, compliance, and skills perspective. For those agencies who have embraced an open hybrid cloud the benefits are obvious - a more resilient, secure and performant computing environment with a greater economic impact.

Join this webinar commissioned by Red Hat and Intel, where our guest speaker, Forrester’s Principal Analyst, Sam Higgins, will share the latest insights from Forrester’s Infrastructure Cloud Survey 2022 and the increasing desire of public sector agencies world-wide to leverage cloud-native technologies in a way that addresses the citizen demand from their governments to digitize services and yet protect their digital sovereignty. During this interactive session Red Hat’s APAC Chief Field Technologist for APAC, Vincent Caldeira will provide his observations and reflections on these trends., Vincent will then invite Pan Yong NG, Chief Cloud Engineer, Home Team Science & Technology (HTX), Singapore to join a panel discussion exploring how Red Hat’s OpenShift is addressing the needs of government agencies through open standards and trusted software supply chains.


Sam Higgins

Sam Higgins

Principal Analyst, Forrester

Sam Higgins is a Principal Analyst at Forrester. Sam’s professional engagements in the private sector, as well as the state and federal government, assist him in addressing the unique technology challenges found in diverse industries such as financial services, healthcare, education, transportation, and mining. Sam's research focuses on business and IT alignment, CMO and CIO collaboration, and the employee experience for IT teams and technology leaders, as well as local and regional adoption of emerging technology and digital transformation. With more than 20 years of strategic and tactical experience in the application of information and communications technology (ICT), Sam helps achieve modern digital business outcomes for large, complex organizations.

Pan Yong NG

Pan Yong NG

Chief Cloud Engineer, Home Team Science & Technology (HTX), Singapore

Pan Yong NG is the Chief Cloud Engineer at HTX. He is responsible for cloud strategy, engineering practice, cloud architecture, platform design and technical implementation for all cloud deployments at HTX.

Pan Yong has more than 20 years of experience in designing, building and delivery of complex systems in the areas of telecommunications, government, education and cybersecurity. He is a full-stack developer, an enterprise architect, a white hat hacker and is passionate about innovation and good engineering practices. Prior to joining HTX, Pan Yong founded a startup that provides cloud-based cyber range for training of cybersecurity skills, growing the business to regional customers in enterprise, defence, education and cybersecurity sectors.

Vincent Caldeira

Vincent Caldeira

Senior Director Field CTO, Red Hat, APAC

Vincent Caldeira is Senior Director Field CTO, APAC at Red Hat. In this role, he is primarily responsible for engaging and building partnerships with strategic customers to explain Red Hat’s vision and establish and reinforce Red Hat as an industry leader while establishing trusted relationships with customer's technology leaders and advocating for relevant emerging technologies. Vincent has spent more than 20 years of his career in the financial technology sector, both as a Chief Technology Officer shaping technology strategy, enterprise architecture and driving technology transformation roadmaps, as well as driving talented engineering teams to design, build and deliver software solutions in the financial software vendor industry. Vincent also contributes to OS-Climate, a Linux Foundation-backed open source project that intends to build the breakthrough technology and data platforms needed to more fully integrate the impacts of climate change in global financial decision-making and risk management, where he acts as the lead architect and Technical Advisory Council member.

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