|When:||March 13, 2014 8:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.|
|Where:||Newseum, Washington, D.C.
|Cost:||Complimentary for Government; Industry rates apply|
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Department of the Interior
On June 7, 2010, Bernard J. Mazer was selected as the Department of the Interior Chief Information Officer (CIO), assuming oversight responsibility for the Department's estimated $1 billion information technology (IT) portfolio. The Interior Department with an annual $15.8 billion budget is considered a large, decentralized Cabinet agency with over 67,000 employees and 236,000 volunteers located in approximately 2,400 locations across the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. territories, and Native American Lands.
As the Chief Information Officer, Mr. Mazer is responsible for providing strategic leadership and advice to the Secretary of the Interior on the effective use of Information technology assets. Mr. Mazer is focused on infrastructure modernization and ensuring that IT investments are cost effective, scalable, and aligned to DOI's mission and strategic direction. Further, he is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996, the eGovernment Act of 2002, and all other applicable laws, regulations, and directives. Before accepting this position, Mr. Mazer served as the Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service a bureau within the Department. He has over twenty five years experience in the field of information technology and communications, including 16 years of project management and 10 plus years experience in program development. During his tenure with Fish and Wildlife Service he served as the Acting Deputy Director for unified communications services on behalf of the Department.
Prior to his tenure at the Department of the Interior in 2008, he served as Deputy Director, and Chief of Information Communications and Technology team, within the Infrastructure and Engineering Office in the Economic Growth Agriculture and Trade Bureau in the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). His last two years in USAID were devoted to working with various United States Government entities on reconstruction and stabilization efforts in post conflict countries on infrastructure and governance issues. Mr. Mazer supported and provided technical leadership and field support to USAID Missions in the areas of energy, information communications technology, and engineering services related to the development and effective use of critical economic infrastructure. He supported the USAID field missions largely through programs designed to: strengthen the legal, regulatory and institutional environment to promote private investment; promote the adoption of innovative technologies and approaches such as wireless broadband to increase access to infrastructure services by the underserved; promote and strengthen public participation in decision making to improve the governance of infrastructure services. Additionally, he also worked in the E-Government area building in various countries and within the Agency which included development of workforce planning, IT capital planning and investment management, enterprise architecture, information security, last mile initiatives, and strategic planning.
Mr. Mazer has also worked on the design to implement public-private partnership activities (often in conjunction with the USAID Global Development Alliance program) with private sector partners, including the U.S. Telecommunication Training Institute, private corporations and specialized Non Government Organizations (NGOs). Previously, Mr. Mazer worked in the Department of Defense in information management and telecommunications in the United States, Europe and Southwest Asia. He served as a Community Director of Information in Europe where he was responsible for automation, communications, IT security and privacy, records management and FOIA. Prior to that he was an instructor for the University of Maryland, European Division, where he taught information management courses on such topics as relational databases, operating systems, and business process design. He also worked in the deployment of standardized installation support systems for the US Army. Mr. Mazer, is a certified Project Management Professional, holds a Master’s Degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California and a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.
Office of Management and Budget
Scott Renda currently serves as the Cloud Computing and Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative Portfolio Manager in the E-Government & Information Technology Office at the Office of Management and Budget. His work includes facilitating the adoption of cloud computing across the Federal government, directing Federal data center consolidation efforts, including policy formation and budget guidance, and supporting these programs under OMB’s PortfolioStat initiative. Scott also oversees ~7 billion in Federal IT spending at the Departments of Commerce, Agriculture, Transportation and the Small Business Administration.
Scott Renda is an alumnus of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, both of Syracuse University. He holds an M.A. in International Relations and B.S. in Public Relations. Hobbies include cycling, hiking, gardening and cooking. He resides in Washington, D.C.
Department of Agriculture
Rory D. Schultz is a 28 year federal employee with 22 years experience in IT customer service, 19 of which have been in leadership positions. He began his Federal career as a summer intern and research analyst with the Executive Office of the President during the Reagan Administration. After several summers, he returned as a GS-4 Research Analyst with the Records Management Branch at the Department of the Treasury. Over the next 27 years, he was steadily promoted through increasingly complex and more responsible positions.
Currently he holds the title of Deputy Chief Information Officer the Food and Nutrition and Consumer Service, an agency of the US Department of Agriculture. He is responsible for the complete scope of support including Infrastructure Operations Support and Customer Support, overseeing FNS's network, mail and data servers, VTC, and telecommunications systems, and the IT Service Desk which provides end user support. Additionally, he is responsible for the complete range of Portfolio Management including project management, application development, and Strategic Planning. Finally he is also responsible for oversight of Security policies and processes to ensure the integrity of the FNCS network.
Prior to this position he served as the Chief Technology Officer for FNCS overseeing daily operations and the introduction of new technology to the Agency. Before coming to FNCS he served as the Director, HQ IT Operations, and was responsible for the complete scope of end user computing at Treasury Headquarters, including the LAN, MAN and SAN, Service Desk, Desk side Support, Customer Advocates, Application Development and Maintenance, Wireless and VTC support, and Disaster Recovery. Previously, he was also responsible for the Treasury Secure Data Network (TSDN) and Treasury Foreign Intelligence Network (TFIN), two classified networks which were subsequently established as a separate office after he developed the organizations.
Mr. Schultz holds a degree in Political Science with a minor in Theater (useful attributes in Washington) and is also active in external organizations such as ACT-IAC (American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council), having graduated from the Partners program in 2008 and serving as a member of the ACT Executive Committee, and numerous leadership positions within Voyagers, Partners and Associates. He serves on the Treasury Historical Association (THA) Board of Directors and is a docent for the historic Treasury Building on weekends. He is a strong advocate of personal growth and promotion from within, with many of his former staff now having moved into leadership roles of their own. He encourages Industry-Government Partnerships, as evidenced by the successful ten year Seat Management contract which provided IT services to Treasury HQ until September 2009.
He is single and lives in Annandale VA with his two dogs, Reese and Lilly. An avid Giants and Yankees fan, his hobbies include reading from his library of over 1000 volumes, gardening, online computer gaming, brewing beer, collecting fine cigars, and hiking and camping.
National Nuclear Security Administration
Anil KarmelAnil Karmel is the Deputy Chief Technology Officer for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Within NNSA, Karmel serves as the RightPath Chief Architect and Management and Operations (M&O) Implementation Lead for a range of enterprise information technology (IT) solutions including cloud computing, enterprise mobility, unified communications and enterprise wireless. RightPath is a lean and agile methodology employed via a partnership between the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and NNSA OCIO, delivering IT transformation to DOE by focusing on the key areas of people, process and technology.
Karmel is the inventor and architect of Los Alamos National Laboratory's (LANL) award winning and patented secure hybrid cloud service broker, Infrastructure on Demand, illustrating an innovative partnership between industry and government. He also designed LANL's Enterprise Collaboration Suite, which consists of a suite of tools allowing users to collaborate how, when and where they want on a variety of endpoints including smartphones, tablets and zero clients. These solutions form the basis of the NNSA's Network Vision (2NV), a RightPath project delivering ONEvoice powered by YOURcloud on the OneNNSA Network, laying the foundation for a dynamic, untethered virtual workforce.
Anil has been in the IT Industry for over fifteen years, working with various Fortune 500 companies and government in the areas of enterprise virtualization, messaging and collaboration. He garnered industry and government accolades, including the SANS National Cyber Security Innovators Award for Cloud Security, InformationWeek 500 Top Government IT Innovators and the DOE Secretary's Achievement Award. His team at LANL was named an ACT/IAC Excellence.gov Finalist two years running. Karmel is a nationally recognized speaker and has been featured at numerous IT conferences, publications and webinars, including VMworld and Gartner.
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Dr. Ron Ross
Dr. Ron Ross is a senior computer scientist and information security researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He leads the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Implementation Project for NIST and is also the principal architect of the NIST Risk Management Framework.
A former Director of the National Information Assurance Partnership, Dr. Ross also currently supports the U.S. State Department in the international outreach program for information security and critical infrastructure protection.
A frequent speaker at public and private sector venues, Dr. Ross is a two-time recipient of the Federal 100 award, has been inducted into the Information Systems Security Association Hall of Fame, received the Scientific Achievement Award and the Defense Superior Service Medal from the National Security Agency. He has also authored several publications
A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Dr. Ross holds both Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the United States Naval Postgraduate School. He is also a graduate of the Program Management School at the Defense Systems Management College.
Government Accountability Office
Dave is responsible for leading GAO's work on federal data center consolidation and other areas related to information technology (IT) reform. His work has resulted in several reports on the status of 24 federal agencies' data center inventories and consolidation plans, agencies' consolidation cost estimates and schedules, and common consolidation challenges faced by the agencies. He has also continued to focus on GAO's identification of data center consolidation as an area of interest for GAO's annual reporting on duplication and overlap across the federal government.
While at GAO, Dave has also led a significant body of work reviewing a major biometric identification investment at the Department of Homeland Security. These reviews covered many information technology areas including strategic planning, software development maturity, information security, enterprise architecture, contract management, and IT human capital. He also has led work reviewing the accreditation of federal voting system testing laboratories.
In the private sector, Dave has held several consulting positions in the technology services industry, including overseeing client system selection, as well as custom application development and implementation for public utility and financial services companies. He also served for four years in the United States Navy as a surface warfare officer.
Dave has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Arizona's Eller Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vassar College.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
James P. Flanagan
James P. Flanagan is currently the Deputy CIO and Director, Office of Information Services (OIS) of the Nuclear Regulatory Agency (NRC). Mr. Flanagan has over 28 years of experience in the information technology (IT) field. In his capacity with the NRC Mr. Flanagan oversees the continued evolution of the NRC IT organization and infrastructure to a more customer centric and responsive IT culture. He comes to the NRC from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office where he served as the Chief Technology Officer and most recently the Director of Program Management and Administration. In both capacities, Mr. Flanagan was responsible for the “Transformation Roadmap,” an IT-wide transformation program that focused on the modernization and improvement of technology, service delivery, and organizational effectiveness of the Office of the Chief Information Officer. In his most recent position, Mr. Flanagan focused on institutionalizing all of the gains and transformations accomplished by the program through the development of key business controls, project management processes and standards, budgetary acquisition reforms, and human capital strategies that supported the broader agency wide "next generation" transformation. Before working at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Mr. Flanagan served as Chief Technology and Operations Officer with Amtrak (2000-2008); Regional Director with Compaq Computer Corporation (1997-2000); Program Manager and Associate Vice President with Science Applications International Corporation (1994-1997); and Director, Systems Integration, with Digital Equipment Corporation (1988-1994). Mr. Flanagan received a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Monmouth University in West Long Beach, New Jersey.
National Institutes of Health
Since July 2007, Adriane Burton has served as the Director of the Division of Computer System Services (DCSS) at the Center for Information Technology (CIT) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Ms. Burton manages NIH’s Central Email System, Active Directory, NIH’s Central Data Center, hosting services, video service, and NIH’s Scientific Computing Cloud. Prior to this role, she was the Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the Indian Health Service (IHS). Before working at IHS, Ms. Burton was the Deputy Director of the Division of Network Systems and Telecommunication within the Center for Information Technology at the NIH for five years. She managed NIH’s network, security, video, telecommunications, and cabling programs.
Before joining the NIH, Ms. Burton began her federal career at the Internal Revenue Service as a computer systems programmer for eight years. She transferred to the Department of Justice (DOJ) Justice Management Division where she served as the Branch Chief of DOJ’s premiere Network Service Center and consolidated DOJ’s fourteen networks into one enterprise network infrastructure. Ms. Burton has a Masters of Telecommunications Management and a Bachelors of Science in Computer and Information Science.
Department of Commerce
Simon Szykman was named Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Department of Commerce in May 2010. As the Department's CIO, Szykman is responsible for providing leadership, establishing policy, and maintaining oversight for the information technology investments that support the diverse portfolio of programs across the Commerce Department's dozen bureaus. Szykman most recently served over three years as the CIO of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Prior to his work at Commerce, Szykman served in two separate assignments at White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and worked at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as the Department's first Director of Cyber Security R&D.
Federal Aviation Administration
Mary Beth Lauderdale
Beth Lauderdale is the program manager for the Data Center Consolidation Initiative (DCCI) at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). She leads efforts to develop and implement strategies and policies for consolidating data centers across the agency. She is also responsible for managing FAA compliance with federal mandates to consolidate data centers and is active in standing up a new data center service delivery organization at the FAA. Prior to joining the FAA, Beth was an Associate at the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH). At Booz Allen, Beth led strategic, technical, and policy planning efforts for federal agencies undergoing IT modernization and consolidation. Her clients included the Treasury Department, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Before joining BAH, Beth managed programs to promote telecommunications equipment standards in Western and Eastern Europe for the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). She began her career in Washington in 1991 at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She has a B.S. in Broadcasting and an M.A. in French.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Darren Smith is a program manager supporting the use of supercomputers for weather and climate prediction for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) Office in Silver Spring, Maryland (www.cio.noaa.gov/HPCC/). He developed and directs the new NOAA Environmental Security Computing Center (NESCC) facility, including a 5-megawatt data center at the I-79 Technology Park in Fairmont, West Virginia. He represents NOAA in the White House led interagency Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program (www.nitrd.gov), including Big Data and HCI-IM. He previously worked at NIST and NTIA in Boulder, Colorado. Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Oklahoma.
Russ Langford, managing director for EMC Consulting Federal Division sales, is a 20-year industry veteran. He is a seasoned IT executive who has held significant leadership roles in services and consulting sales organizations where he has a strong track record of success in both strategy and execution. Langford and his team in the EMC Federal division take a mission-focused approach as they work with Federal IT leaders to achieve their data center consolidation goals, improve operational efficiency, and define and execute against their cloud strategy.
Doug Brown joined the Brocade Federal team in November 2010 focused on pre-sales solutions engineering as a senior technical specialist for the Department of Defense business in the areas of storage and Data Center networks. Currently providing Trusted Advisor and pre-sales roles supporting Pentagon, DISA, and COCOMS accounts. Extensive industry background in Data Center infrastructure design, architecture and implementation across compute, storage, and networking landscapes. Prior to Brocade, spent 15 years at Northrop Grumman in the Information Systems organization holding multiple leadership roles in engineering and technical architecture providing Subject Matter Expertise and consultation in networked server and storage technologies. While at Northrop Grumman played a key role in several multi-year corporate wide internal Data Center consolidation initiatives as well as an infrastructure architect for next generation Data Center solution R&D for the FSI Programs organization in support of FDCCI.
Robert M. (Rob) Stein
Rob Stein joined NetApp in December 2007. Mr. Stein has more than 27 years of experience supporting Federal Government customers, all focused on high technology solutions. He has held various positions including statistician, Program Manager, Business Development Manager, Sales Representative, and Sales Director.
In his current position as the Senior Regional Director of the Federal Civilian Agencies Sales organization at NetApp, Mr. Stein leads a group of sales representatives, engineers, and solution specialists who focus on data management solutions for Federal Government customers. Prior to this role, Mr. Stein held a similar position at NetApp and was responsible for the Department of Defense business. Immediately prior to NetApp, Mr. Stein spent 11 ½ years at Oracle Corporation, where he held various sales positions, including his last role as the Vice President of the DoD Sales Team.
Mr. Stein began his career with BDM Corporation where he employed innovative statistical analysis techniques to assess the operational effectiveness of a Joint C2 system. Prior to joining Oracle, Mr. Stein worked at EDO Corporation delivering Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) Command and Control solutions to the Navy, Air Force, and NATO Defense forces.
- Delivery Method: Group-Live
- Program Level: Intermediate
- Prerequisites: Recommend previous experience in data center consolidation
- Advance Preparation: No advance preparation necessary
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