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Continue the Mission to Modernize – April 25th in Washington D.C.

By David Schmeichel posted 04-04-2019 08:54 AM


Survey Says…….we’re not there yet.

In October, 2018, in conjunction with Broadcom’s first Mission to Modernize Federal Summit, the Government Business Council completed a survey on modernization with 145 federal employees, and found some interesting results. While the majority of respondents (52%) believed their agency was on the road to modernization, a significant number (43%) lack confidence that their organization’s data storage infrastructure can manage the rising volume of data.

Data is a critical asset for government agencies. As data grows in both volume and importance, how do agency staff balance the need for instantaneous yet secure access to those data, all while managing those assets with limited staff? And why do government employees lack confidence the current modernization strategies are meeting the needs of rising volumes of data?

The road to modernization is paved with good intentions, but it can clearly be bumpy.

On April 25th Broadcom is bringing together leaders from government and the storage industry in Washington D.C. to continue the conversation about modernization. We invite you to join us (click here for more information).

Highlighted Conference Presenters include:

Dorothy Aronson – Chief Information Officer, National Science Foundation
Rear Admiral Danelle Barrett - Director, Cybersecurity Division, U.S. Navy
Ken Rogers – Deputy Information Officer for Business, Management and Planning, Bureau of Information Resource Management, Department of State
Dr. Henry Samueli – Broadcom Chairman of the Board

Cameron Chehreh – Chief Technology Officer/Vice President Pre-Sales Engineering, Dell EMC Federal
Eric Herzog – Chief Marketing Officer VP, Worldwide Storage Channels, IBM Storage
Kirk Kern – Chief Technology Officer, NetApp Americas WWFCO


The conference includes mainstage government keynotes, panels on automation and cyber-security, and break-out sessions on storage. During the conference, leaders from Dell EMC, IBM, NetApp and Broadcom will also be joining government leaders. Attendees are eligible to receive a maximum 4 CPE (continuing professional education) credits in computer science.


The Storage Infrastructure Modernization break-out track will include:


  1. Storage and Storage Network Modernization Panel including thought leaders from Dell EMC, IBM and NetApp – Enabling a Platform for Innovation
  2. Simplify Operations with Automation
  3. Security Considerations for Converged versus External Storage Infrastructures.



Date: Thursday, April 25
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C.


Closest Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter (Green/Yellow)
We look forward to seeing you April 25th in Washington D.C.
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