Telework induced by the COVID-19 pandemic forced federal agencies to pivot their IT modernization strategies. In 2021, emerging technologies like 5G and new approaches to IT like Agile are shaking up the way agencies tackle modernization. This event will draw insight from agencies and federal IT leaders at the cutting edge of IT modernization trends.
Keynote: Effective Modernization Strategies for Long-Term Efficiencies
Some agencies are farther along in their IT modernization journey than others, but one factor remains constant: technology constantly changes, and innovative methods and technologies threaten to leave federal agencies behind and compromise mission integrity. Our keynote speaker has advice for federal agencies modernizing their IT in 2021.
Cloud Solutions to Support Agency Missions
Federal agencies are shifting from legacy IT systems to the cloud, and there isn’t a one-size-fits-all model for what that looks like. Some agencies want an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud model, some may prefer a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) model, and still others may need a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model to meet agency-specific needs. Hear from federal IT leaders about the cloud solutions they’re adopting to ensure maximum mission efficiency while streamlining operations.
Network modernization and 5G
As the world prepares for 5G, federal agencies need to modernize their networks to support capabilities for the faster speeds. 5G will allow federal agencies to move data closer to the edge, connect more “internet of things” devices, reduce response times and fulfill their missions more effectively. Military and emergency response IT leaders will discuss how they’re preparing their networks for 5G in 2021 on this panel.
Agile processes and human-centered design
Federal IT modernization successes rely heavily on being user-friendly and streamlining the agency mission. Some federal agencies are turning to DevOps, Agile processes and human-centered design to shape their IT infrastructure. In this panel, some of the tech-savviest federal agencies like the VA and USCIS will share their secrets for IT modernization.