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FOSE 2013 Announces Comprehensive Cloud and Virtualization Track
[February 26, 2013]

FOSE 2013 Announces Comprehensive Cloud and Virtualization Track

VIENNA, Va. --(Business Wire)--

FOSE 2013 will highlight the growing importance of cost-saving tactics in a budget-driven world by offering a track dedicated to cloud and virtualization, presented by leading government authorities in this space. FOSE 2013 will take place May 14-16 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

"In a post-event survey, nearly half of FOSE 2012's attendees stated they wanted to learn more about cloud and virtualization," said Mike Eason, Vice President, Public Sector Events, 1105 Media, Inc. "With agency budgets in limbo, this topic will continue to gain popularity as it offers solutions for doing more with less. By offering a track dedicated to cloud and virtualization, we're providing attendees the opportunity to learn more about the implementation and best practices of utilizing these services for their agency."

The Cloud and Virtualization track at FOSE 2013 will focus on taking action to adopt Cloud First and related strategies to improve efficiency and effectiveness in light of budget constraints. Attendees will hear from key industry and agency stakeholders regarding the adoption of these strategies, including:

  • Kevin Youel Page, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Office of Integrated Technology Services, Federal Acquisition Service, General Services Administrtion
  • Mike Hettinger, Director, Public Sector Innovation Group, Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA)
  • Shawn Kingsberry, Assistant Director of Technology and Chief Information Officer, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board
  • Keith Trippie, Executive Director, Enterprise Development Office, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Department of Homeland Security
  • Anil Karmel, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, National Nuclear Security Administration

Cloud and Virtualization sessions include:

  • Leveraging GWACs to Drive Cloud Acquisitions
  • Using a Unified Cloud Platform to Create and Deliver the Work Environment of the Future
  • The Future of the IT Workforce/The Changing Role and Skills Needed for the IT Workforce
  • Preparing for Security Authorizations in a FedRAMP World
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Benefits
  • Strategies in a Cloud-Connected World
  • Enterprise Transformation using the Cloud and Big Data
  • From Chaos to Confidence: Overcoming Environmental Disaster with VDI
  • Breaking the Mold: One Agency's Groundbreaking Move to the Cloud (A Case Study)

FOSE 2013 will provide insights on today's major technology trends through a series of sessions offering case studies and leading practices on planning, implementation and benefits realization. Following each session, attendees will be able to visit the exhibit hall to view the technologies discussed, and gain more detailed views to the projects' approach.

For more information and to keep up-to-date on the full program agenda, visit To see how FOSE addresses the technology road ahead, view the FOSE 2013 infographic at

About FOSE

FOSE, produced by 1105 Media's Government Events Group, is the premier government technology event that brings together federal, state, local and private sector partners to share the latest innovations and best practices in technology implementation. Focusing on policy, technology and management, FOSE 2013 covers Cybersecurity, Cloud and Virtualization, Mobile Government, Big Data and Business Intelligence as well as Records and Information Management and Project Management. FOSE 2013 will be held May 14-16 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

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