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Clouds Over Washington: The Cloud and How It Can Serve Government

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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:

What might be happening that could clarify things or make complexity knee bending and overwhelming for government agencies? In a discussion we call Clouds Over Washington: The Cloud And How It Can Serve Government, we explore how the move to cloud computing might provide significant benefit to openness, transparency, and easier collaboration-or result in significant problems.

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Werner Vogels

Amazon.com

Dr. Vogels is Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com where he is responsible for driving the company’s technology vision, which is to continuously enhance the innovation on behalf of Amazon’s customers at a global scale.

Prior to joining Amazon, he worked as a researcher at Cornell University where he was a principal investigator in several research projects that target the scalability and robustness of mission-critical enterprise computing systems. He has held positions of VP of Technology and CTO in companies that handled the transition of academic technology into industry.

Vogels holds a Ph.D. from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and has authored many articles for journals and conferences, most of them on distributed systems technologies for enterprise computing. He was named the 2008 CTO of the Year by Information Week for his contributions to making Cloud Computing a reality. For his unique style in engaging customers, media and the general public, Dr Vogels received the 2009 Media Momentum Personality of Award.

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Tim O'Reilly

O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Tim has a history of convening conversations that reshape the industry. In 1998, he organized the meeting where the term “open source software” was agreed on, and helped the business world understand its importance. In 2004, with the Web 2.0 Summit, he defined how “Web 2.0” represented not only the resurgence of the web after the dot com bust, but a new model for the computer industry, based on big data, collective intelligence, and the internet as a platform. In 2009, with his “Gov 2.0 Summit,” he framed a conversation about the modernization of government technology that has shaped policy and spawned initiatives at the Federal, State, and local level, and around the world. He has now turned his attention to implications of the on-demand economy and other technologies that are transforming the nature of work and the future shape of the business world. He is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media and a partner at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV). He is also a founder and board member at Maker Media, which spun out of O’Reilly Media in 2012, and a board member at Code for America, PeerJ, Civis Analytics, and PopVox.

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Casey Coleman

U.S. General Services Administration

Casey Coleman is the Chief Information Officer for the U.S. General Services Administration. As CIO she is responsible for managing the agency’s $550 million IT budget and ensuring alignment with agency and administration strategic objectives, information security and enterprise architecture. During her tenure, Ms. Coleman implemented an agency-wide infrastructure consolidation and standardization program that resulted in significant cost savings and improvements to security and performance. She is active in the Federal IT community and encourages the use of social media to improve service and operations of the Federal government. In addition, Ms. Coleman writes a blog titled Around the Corner at http://innovation.gsa.gov.

Ms. Coleman has served in several other leadership roles at GSA. Prior to coming to GSA she served in consulting, sales and management roles at several technology startups. She began her career at Lockheed Martin Corporation. She has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Texas A&M University and a master’s in business administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. She and her husband reside in Vienna, VA.

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