Dell EMC World 2016 – Federal Track

October 18-20, 2016 | Session Room 8C

As agencies embrace IT modernization, they need future ready tools to support mission strategies. Cloud-based solutions drive innovation, while endpoint strategies increase productivity. What’s next for Federal IT? How will modernization efforts shape the future of government services and achieve new efficiency? The Dell EMC World 16 Federal track explored these key questions, and more, as part of Dell EMC World.


Wednesday, October 19

Is Your Government Future Ready? 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The world is changing fast because of the rapid pace of technology innovation. Computing trends, such as rich internet, smart devices, and cloud-based applications, have transformed the way people interact and work. As a result, expectations about the ways in which governments deliver services to their citizens are also rapidly changing as technology advances. This means that government organizations risk becoming irrelevant unless they are able to react quickly to changing market dynamics. At Dell, we believe that all technology regardless of the vendor should not just allow for change, but should be ready for it. Every bit of hardware, software, or service in which you invest should integrate seamlessly into your existing environment and be flexible enough to adapt to any future requirements. We call this idea the Future Ready government. In this session, we’ll share how Dell is uniquely positioned to deliver on this vision.


Cloud-Based Solutions for Mission-Centric Operations: 1 – 2 p.m.

Off premise commercial cloud solutions can have significant cost benefits for Federal agencies. However, there are times where alternatives to off premise cloud solutions should be considered to address complex interdependencies between mission tasks – particularly when some applications are not cloud-ready. In this session, learn about options including EPA’s Cloud Readiness assessment process. We’ll discuss considerations agencies should take into account to determine the best solution – whether off premise, on premise private, or hybrid cloud – to help achieve real economic savings, increase capacity on-demand, and drive innovation and results in the mission environment.

  • Joe Moye, Senior Vice President, Public Sector, Virtustream [moderator]
  • Ann Dunkin, Chief Information Officer, Environmental Protection Agency
  • David Gagliano, Chief Technology Officer, Global Solutions Division, General Dynamics Information Technology
  • Annette Moore, Director, Information Resources and Chief Information Officer, Johnson Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Rick Pina, Principal Technologist (DoD), World Wide Technology, Inc.


Budget? What Budget? Build Your Dream IT Modernization Plan: 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

The White House is pushing the Congress to pass a bill for a $3.1B IT modernization fund. If budget were no object for your agency, what could you accomplish in a year? Learn how to build your dream IT modernization plan, and then get the blueprint for a three-year roadmap you can execute with maximum impact.

  • Steve Harris, Federal Vice President and General Manager, Dell EMC [moderator]
  • Rafael Diaz, Chief Information Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Steve Ridgeway, Executive Vice President, IMPRES Technology Solutions


Thursday, October 20

Endpoint Evolution: Mobile, Secure, Connected: 8 – 9 a.m.

PCs, tablets, phones, IoT, today’s endpoints are dynamic gateways to both productivity and vulnerability. Connected to the enterprise and the cloud, tomorrow’s virtual clients punch way above their weight. How are agencies reimagining their endpoint strategies to unleash new levels of productivity? How does cloud transformation enable new, diverse platform horizons? How do you guard against cyber threats that can hit any time anywhere? What’s the endpoint endgame?

  • Steve O’Keeffe, Founder, MeriTalk [moderator]
  • LTG Ronnie Hawkins, Jr. (RET), Defense Information Systems Agency
  • Frank Konieczny, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Air Force
  • Jeff Marshall, Vice President, Product Engineering, FedData
  • Mike Wilkerson, Senior Director, End User Computing and Mobility Sales – Federal, VMware


How Your Agency Can Make IT Modernization Work: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

In the U.S. government, IT running costs devour up to 80 percent of IT budgets. What if agencies could drive this number down to 50 percent or less by next year? It’s time to flip the 80/20, spending 80 percent on innovation and 20 percent on legacy, and roll out IT modernization methodology within agency data centers. Let’s discuss how to leave a lasting legacy.

  • Steve Harris, Federal Vice President and General Manager, Dell EMC [moderator]
  • Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX), U.S. House of Representatives
  • Prem Jadhwani, Chief Technology Officer, Government Acquisitions, Inc.
  • Jason Kimrey, Area Director, U.S. Federal, Intel Corporation
  • Tony Scott, Federal Chief Information Officer, Executive Office of the President [invited]
Event Details
Austin Convention Center (October 18 -20, 2016)
500 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, Texas 78701
CPE Credits
Dell EMC World Federal Track attendees are eligible to receive continuing professional education (CPE) credits.
For more information contact Chelsea Legendre at or (703) 883-9000 ext. 134.