Red Hat Government Symposium 2022


Panel of speakers at Red Hat Government Symposium 2022

The best of Government Symposium 2022

Red Hat® Government Symposium 2022: Innovation Unleashed was held in Washington, D.C. on November 9. We’ve taken the best from this event and packaged it up in an on demand format. Register now and get access to this exclusive event featuring federal government and industry leaders discussing how to:

  • Deploy, manage, and scale IT at the edge
  • Build cyber resiliency
  • Accelerate end-to-end application delivery
  • Automate IT operations consistently and simply across the entire infrastructure
  • Enable insights and opportunities by leveraging data science

Watch the best of Government Symposium 2022 now!

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Session details

Session 1

Government Symposium Opening Remarks

Listen as Chris Smith, Vice President of North American Government Sales at Red Hat provides his opening remarks for Red Hat Government Symposium 2022

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Session 2

Fireside Chat: The Competitive Edge – Real Time Insights for Modern Warfare

Modern warfare stretches far beyond the battlefield. As the threat landscape circles the globe, devices including unmanned drones, satellites, sensors, and laptops are collecting, sending, and receiving data from the network’s edge, despite intermittent communications environments and size, weight, and power limitations. To enable better and faster decision-making, the DoD is focused on moving data storage and compute functions to the edge for real-time insight and analysis, improved efficiency and most important – faster critical decisions. Join us to hear how the DoD is advancing missions at the edge.


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Winston A. Beauchamp
Deputy Chief Information Officer
U.S. Department of the Air Force

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Michelle Davis [moderator]
Director, DoD Solution Architects
Red Hat

Session 3

Keynote: Plug and Play – Deployment-Ready Edge Technology

What can your agency accomplish at the edge? Join Intel to hear how standards-based edge technology and market-ready packages can be quickly – and securely – deployed at the edge to deliver the efficiencies you need to achieve mission success – no matter where your edge may be.


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Mark Valcich
Civilian General Manager, Sales and Marketing Group & General Manager Public Sector

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Dylan Conner
Vice President and Product Manager
Archon CACI

Session 4

Panel: The Limitless Potential of Quantum Computing

The next frontier in technology is quantum computing, which will transform our ability to solve difficult problems that were previously thought to be unsolvable. Combining the results of quantum algorithms with classical computers will unleash a wealth of real-time data that can support government missions in a fraction of the time that is required today. Our panel discussion with IBM and Red Hat will explore best practices for running heterogeneous workflows that combine classical and quantum computing requirements.


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Michael Epley
Chief Architect and Security Strategist, Public Sector
Red Hat

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Vishnu Parasuraman
Federal Hybrid Cloud Transformation OpenShift Offering Lead and Practice Lead

Session 5

Panel: Getting the Most Value from Your Cloud

All modernization roadmaps include the cloud – but not all clouds are created equal. This is especially true for agencies working to meet unique mission requirements. This panel discussion will explore Red Hat’s cloud-as-a-service model and the services available through commercial marketplaces that offer quick development, deployment, and evolution of applications to help achieve agency modernization goals.


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Dominic Delmolino
Vice President, Technology and Innovation
Amazon Web Services

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Sam Hultzman
System Owner, National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Pivot System
Federal Emergency Management Agency

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Kevin Tunks [moderator]
Chief Architect and National Technology Advisor
Red Hat

Session 6

Fireside Chat: Taking Flight – How AI/ML are Improving Drones

The Department of Defense is pushing boundaries with artificial intelligence and machine learning to rapidly deploy and update drone functionality. The goal: ensure data analysis takes advantage of the most up-to-date learning models. Join us to hear more about the infrastructure and tools needed to successfully deploy and manage AI at the network’s edge, and opportunities for mission impact.


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Justin Taylor
Vice President, Artificial Intelligence
Lockheed Martin

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Chris Edillon [moderator]
Specialist Solution Architect
Red Hat

Session 7

Panel: Stacking the Odds – Using a Multi-Layered Defense Against Cyber Attacks

Federal agencies are in the crosshairs of savvy cyber attackers. As agencies respond to this reality – and myriad cyber mandates – they are building cybersecurity into nearly every activity. Join our cybersecurity fireside chat to learn how a layered, defense-in-depth approach provides security across the entire infrastructure and application life cycle. Find ways to build resiliency into your network, creating less down time in case of a breach.


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Ken Bailey
Section Chief, Capabilities, Data, and Integration, Threat Hunting Division Organization
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

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Jon Boyens
Deputy Chief, Computer Security Division
National Institute of Standards and Technology

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Sandra López
Enterprise and Cyber Solutions Operations Chief Technology Officer

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John Dvorak [moderator]
Chief Architect, Law Enforcement and Justice
Red Hat

Session 8

Panel: Accelerating Business Insights and Opportunities with Data Science

In this session, learn how agencies can solve critical challenges and accelerate business insights by quickly building and deploying artificial intelligence and machine learning models that integrate open-source applications. Our speakers will share firsthand insights and opportunities available through data science.


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Jesus Caban
Chief, Clinical and Research Informatics
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

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Amanda Purnell
Director of Data and Analytics Innovation
Department of Veterans Affairs

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Ben Cushing [moderator]
Chief Architect, Federal Health and Life Sciences
Red Hat

Session 9

Mission Edge Track  1 - Real Time Intelligence at the Edge

A deep dive into leveraging real-time intelligence at the edge.


Jeff Winterich
Account Chief Technologist
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

James Harmison
Staff Specialist Architect
Red Hat

Session 10

Mission Edge Track 1 - Conquer Challenges at the Edge

A fireside chat about conquering mission challenges at the edge.


Rod Moore
Management Product
Solution Architect
Red Hat

Evong Nham Chung
Senior Director, Solutions Architecture
Red Hat

Session 11

Mission Innovation for Citizens Track 2 - The Future of Government Service Delivery

A discussion on the future of government service delivery.


Jerry Wheeler
Executive Director, CIO
Architecture and Strategy

United States Postal Service

Eamon McCormick
Senior Director and North America
Public Sector Technical Sales Leader
Red Hat

Session 12

Mission Innovation for Citizens Track 2 - Automate to Accelerate Innovation

A discussion on IT automation and how it can accelerate the speed of innovation for organizations.


Jonathan White
Platforms and Data Branch Chief
U.S. Coast Guard

Brock Spradling
Senior Director, Public Sector Sales
Red Hat

Session 13

Mission Innovation for Citizens Track 2 - Integrating Enterprise and Beyond

A breakout discussion centering on paths to integrating the enterprise and beyond.


Mark Calem
Advisory Managing Director,
Health & Government Solutions


Debarshi Datta
Director Advisory,
Digital Lighthouse


Kevin Tunks
Chief Architect and National Technology Advisor
Red Hat


Live event coverage

DoD, VA Look to AI as Both Lifesaver, Admin Reducer

opening quote icon AI can make it easier for clinicians and care teams

to do more “meaningful” work and less administrative work. closing quote icon

- Amanda Purnell, Director of Data and Analytics Innovation at Department of Veterans Affairs


USAF Deputy CIO: Edge Tech Driving Decision, Information Advantage

opening quote iconWhat we are talking about is edge computing expanding the envelope of the

 missions that we can accomplish and the ways we can accomplish them. closing quote icon

                                  - Winston A. Beauchamp, Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Department of the Air Force


Coast Guard Prepping ‘Transformative’ Cloud Journey

opening quote iconWe’re going from a very much on-prem enterprise and trying

to rapidly build out our cloud infrastructure – do some migrations – but

also focus on our data,” White said. “The data is what’s going to

drive our future mission. closing quote icon

                                  - Jonathan White, Platforms and Data Branch Chief, United States Coast Guard