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Rescheduled Event - IPMA Professional Development - Cloud Migration - Concepts, Strategies, and Lessons Learned for State Agencies

Event Date and Time: 
Mar 7 2019 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

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On March 7th, the IPMA is hosting the professional development seminar: “Cloud Migration – concepts, strategies, and lessons-learned for state agencies.” This event was previously scheduled for Feb 13th, but was postponed due to weather.  Today, nearly every state agency and government office is using some form of cloud-based technology in support of their unique business requirements. This trend is increasing daily and is outpacing the ability of IT agencies to properly plan for and implement cloud solutions as part of an enterprise strategy. This PD event will share concepts and strategies for state agencies to best leverage available cloud services. Presentations and discussions by cloud service providers and industry leaders, as well as state agencies at various stages of cloud implementation make this event a “must see” for all state agencies seeking to implement the most efficient and effective network technologies.

WHAT ATTENDEES WILL LEARN: Participants will walk away with a better understanding of how to develop an enterprise cloud migration strategy; how to ensure your cloud strategy will deliver real business value while supporting your agency’s mission; how to take advantage of innovations like Artificial Intelligence and data analytics; cloud migration lessons-learned from Washington state agencies and from other states.

DATE AND LOCATION: March 7, 2019, from 8:00 AM to Noon at the Norman Worthington Conference Center at Saint Martin's University in Lacey.  Doors open at 7:15 for check-in and refreshments.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: State & local government communities of interest in IT and business:  IT leaders; executive management; agency business leaders, CISO’s, security, operations, and development staff.

REGISTRATION AND COST: Registration is required but, all participants who previously registered for this event are already registered.  There is no need to re-register.

The cost to attend this seminar is $99.00 per person. Payment must be completed prior to the event.  Space is limited. There are no refunds, however, substitutions are permitted. If

you have a conflict and cannot attend the rescheduled event you may send a substitute.  Please send the name of the original registrant, the substitutes’ name with their phone number and email address to finances@ipma-w

Event Agenda

Cloud Migration: Concepts, Strategies, and Lessons

Learned for State Agencies


Doors open – registration – coffee/tea  -  pastries

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Introductions – Tom Wallace

8:00 a.m. – 8:10 a.m.

Gartner –  David M. Smith “Building and Executing a Cloud Strategy”

Cloud is no longer an "if", it's a "how" for most organizations. Many recognize they need cloud services to stay competitive, drive innovation and create agility across their business. This session explores how to build and implement a "cloud-first" strategy for your organization and to consume cloud services at scale.

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8:10 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Deloitte - John O’Leary “Making Cloud Work”

There is more to migrating to Cloud than the technical challenges of moving apps and data. As states start moving in earnest to Cloud, they are finding that Cloud merits an overall organizational strategy.

This talk will look at what governments have learned about using Cloud over the past several years, including lessons learned at both the federal and state level. It will also look at some of the unique challenges of Cloud migration in government, including the impact to organizational roles, workforce, and support functions such as procurement.


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9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Michael Rizzo “Journey to the Cloud: Guidance and Lessons Learned”

Start, Stop and Continue is a very effective technique that is being utilized by various state and local governments to figure out literally what they should start doing, stop doing or continue to do for both strategic and tactical projects.

This discussion will focus on

What is needed to form a foundation to migrate to the cloud

- The levels or types of cloud – public, private or hybrid

- What are the most important things to START doing based on experience

- What are the most important things to STOP doing based on experience

- What are the most important things to CONTINUE doing based on experience

- Round table and question and answers from the audience

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10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Panel Discussion: Moderator – Matt Modarelli

Mark Glenn:    Chief Information Officer, WA Military Department

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Kevin Grover: Cloud Architect, Health Care Authority

Scott West:     Deputy Director, WaTech

A discussion by Washington agencies on their cloud migration experiences, including insights on their;

- Strategy for engaging the customer and gaining buy-in to invest in cloud modernization

- Prioritization of which applications and services were moved first and why

- Status of current cloud posture and next steps

- Assessment of costs thus far and any changes in staff requirements/training

- Other unique challenges faced or anticipated

- Lessons learned

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Closing comments: Matt Modarelli

12:00 p.m. – 12:05 p.m.

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Norman Worthington Conference Center at St Martin's University
United States
Gartner webinar Cloud Strategy w polls and results feb 2019 (1).pptx1.25 MB
Mike Rizzo - BMC.pptx1.47 MB
Mark Glenn The Military Department's Journey to the Cloud & the Road Ahead (1).pptx2.63 MB
Deloitte Presentation.pdf1.83 MB