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IPMA PD Event - Topic: Cloud Readiness – Making sure your cloud journey isn’t stormy

Event Date and Time: 
Jun 21 2017 - 8:00am - 12:00pm


The cost to attend this seminar is $50.00 per person.  Payment is due at the time of registration and must be completed by June 20, 2017 end of the day to confirm your registration.  Space is limited. There are no refunds.  Substitutions are permitted.

Register Here:  Cloud Readiness

Intended Audience:

This seminar is targeted for CIOs, IT Project Managers, Infrastructure and Application Architects, and business project team members of any level to listen to and interact with a wide range of speakers across the private and public sector regarding migrating to the cloud.

Abstract of Seminar Contents:

The seminar will begin with a view from Gartner on cloud trends and an assessment of what leading Government entities are doing to migrate.  Next comes two speakers from the two top cloud providers, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services to provide their view of cloud migration.  The last session will be a panel of several State agencies who are in the cloud or readying for the migration.

• Cloud represents a new operating model for most public organizations.  How, as they prepare for the cloud, have organizations addressed the following:Changes to operational processes

Changes to business processes
What sorts of skills are essential to a successful cloud migration—where do we start
Organizational change management—getting the internal team ready and increasing openness to change from teams used to managing their own infrastructure
Maintaining the legacy environments while moving existing workloads without big staffing increases
• What are the obvious services organizations should be looking at to migrate soon (e.g. backup and recovery, development environments, big data analytics, etc.)
• Sharing government sector success stories
• Discuss different strategies for moving to the cloud—lift and shift (migrate without redesign)
• Crosswalk existing applications to cloud vendor services
• The types of financial and budgeting issues for cloud migration (capex to opex) and how do those work for government

Attendees Will Learn 5 things about Cloud Readiness:

What sorts of assessment and planning should organizations be doing now
What skills should agencies be developing in their teams to be ready for the cloud
What is the “low hanging fruit” for cloud migration—which applications and platforms should go first
Where are the gotchas as you move (and scale) an application to production on the cloud
Meet a panel of State agency managers and hear their stories

Event Agenda

Registration Check-In and Refreshments


7:45 - 8:10 EARLY START TIME

Welcome / Facilities / IPMA Upcoming events /   Introductions

8:10 - 8:20

Gartner -  Arun Chandrasekaran

8:20 - 9:20


9:20 - 9:35

Amazon Web Services (AWS) - Brian Anderson

9:35 - 10:30

Microsoft  - Ken Knight and Rob Beddard

10:30 - 11:20

Agency Panel Discussion

11:20 - 11:50

Q&A / Closing Remarks

11:50 - 12:00


Norman Worthington Conference Center at Saint Martin's University
5300 Pacific Ave. SE
Lacey, WA 98503-1297
United States
WA IPMA - AWS Cloud Transformation CAF - Brian Anderson.pdf4.23 MB
Cloud at Microsoft IT v1.pdf2.9 MB
Gartner IPMA_Cloud_CIO_Event_v12June17 20170621.pdf2.3 MB