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Federal Cloud Computing Summit – Great Fun

December 19th, 2013 · 1 Comment · amarc, cloud computing

The Federal Cloud Computing Summit, held earlier this week, was a rousing success; great attendance and interesting panels. It was an honor for the Advanced Mobility Academic Research Center, AMARC, to host the Summit.

Preceding the full-day of panels, MITRE once again held a series of conversations about a number of challenges. This time there were four:

  • Interoperability & Portability
  • End-to-End Service Delivery
  • Federal-Wide Standards for SLAs
  • Cyber Security

For each challenge, a group consisting of government and commercial representatives came up with a series of suggestions for dealing with the challenge. This time MITRE added an academic component held remotely to come up with a comparable set of suggestions. For the Federal Mobile Computing Summit coming up in January, MITRE and AMARC hope to increase and integrate more fully academic participation in the challenges we will cover then.

The morning keynote by Bill Schlough, the Senior VP and CIO for the San Francisco Giants baseball team was extremely interesting. He reviewed how the team supports players the team itself and fans using advanced technology. Personally the most remarkable aspect of his work was that he was able to do it and they even paid him for it (getting paid to work at a ballpark, where did I go wrong).

All of the panels were great, you can see details for all of them here, http://www.cloudfedsummit.com/winter2013/agenda/.

The panel I moderated on the future of cloud computing was great fun. We had two of the professors from our advisory board, Adam Porter and David Rogers, who gave fascinating insights into the future of training and education provisioning (Porter) and the impact of increased data sharing due to cloud computing (Rogers). In addition, Irena Bojanova, a professor from the University of Maryland University College, spoke about the future of the cloud. Chris Kemp, former NASA CTO and founder and Chief Strategy Officer for Nebula, Inc, talked about application development in the cloud. We will have a longer write-up about my panel later.

As usual, the Summit generated a great deal of press, a few examples:

Five earn Cloud Innovation awards

Federal Times-Dec 17, 2013

Five federal employees will leave the Federal Cloud Computing Summit on Tuesday with Cloud Innovation awards. The Advanced Mobility 

Cloud contracts maturing, but agencies often bypass them

Federal Times

Because people need integration services,” said Day, speaking at an acquisition panel Tuesday at the Federal Cloud Computing Summit in 

Private sector cloud is secure? Prove it with an insurance policy 

FierceGovernmentIT-22 minutes ago

Agencies may want to have their cloud computing providers buy insurance  Jeff Eisensmith said at the Federal Cloud Computing Summit in 

Keys to IT innovation are in the approach

FCW.com-20 hours ago

Of the $82 billion federal IT budget, some 70 percent goes toward  at the Federal Cloud Computing Summit in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 17.

NOAA looks to business for big-data help

Federal Times

Citizenship and Immigration Services eases burden of software 

FederalNewsRadio.com

 Schwarz said Tuesday after a panel discussion at the Federal Cloud Computing Summit conference in Washington sponsored by MobileGov.

Many thanks to MobileGov for handling the operational aspects of the Summit, and Greg Mundell of InfoZen and Keith Trippi of DHS for serving as co-chairs.

We look forward to any of you unable to make the Cloud Summit to come to the Mobile Summit, http://www.mobilefeds.com

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