Registration, breakfast and partner pavilion networking
07:15am - 08:15am
Registration, breakfast and partner pavilion networking
Jon Powers
Vice President, Federal, BMC
08:15am - 08:25am
Agenda and Introduction | Jon Powers, Vice President, Federal, BMC
Alan B. Thomas, Jr.
Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service, U.S. General Services Administration
08:25am - 08:50am

Generals prefer the high ground, in part because a favorable vantage makes it possible to cut through the fog of war and see what is happening on the ground. To view the entirety of the federal government’s IT modernization landscape, few perches are more advantageous than the one occupied by Alan Thomas, commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service. This session will explore the common denominators and differentiators that define the experiences of federal agencies in the pursuit of modernization. The big question: Why do some agencies make progress while others get stuck and spin their wheels?

Renee Wynn
Chief Information Officer, NASA
08:50am - 09:15am

NASA has used technology to break through the clouds and attain audacious goals. Gazing at the horizon of American exploration, the agency says it is just getting started. NASA is planning its return to the moon, perhaps permanently, and then to Mars and beyond. Like other federal agencies, NASA uses cloud technology to support its mission. In this session, learn how the agency is aligning cloud technology to its objectives; collecting and analyzing data from extra-terrestrial sources; sustaining an enterprise approach to cloud; and managing cloud consumption and security. 

Herb VanHook
Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, BMC
09:15am - 09:40am

From the Federal Data Center Consolidation and Optimization Initiatives to the progress driven by the Cloud Smart Strategy, federal agencies are reinventing how they leverage technology to execute their missions—while managing risks with more focus on compliance. This session will share how BMC innovations in cloud, machine learning, user experience, automation, and more are enabling civilian and defense agencies to run their current technology environments with greater efficiency while transforming to benefit from new technology options. 

09:40am - 10:00am
Networking Break and Partner Pavilion
Government and Industry Panel
10:00am - 10:40am

Tom Harrell, IT Policy Analyst, NCATS, NIH
Donna Roy, Executive Director, Office of CIO, DHS
Major General Steven Smith (Ret.)

Rod Turk, CIO, Dept. of Commerce (Ret.)
Dr. Barry C. West, CEO, West Wing Advisory Services, LLC.
Moderator - Troy Schneider, Editor-in-Chief, FCW & GCN

As agencies look to expand their cloud services beyond email and basic storage, cloud strategies can get complicated quickly. Cloud-smart migration requires rigorous examination of existing applications and their dependencies, careful cost analysis of cloud platforms and components, and a commitment to automation that will take full advantage of the new environment. In this session, learn from federal agencies that can share successful "cloud smart" practices, and get tips from the playbooks they’ve created for their colleagues.

Ray Wang
Chairman, Constellation Research, Inc
10:40am - 11:40am

For federal agencies, disrupting digital business with new technologies is no longer an option—it’s a necessity. Government IT must focus on driving down costs, speeding up operations, and ensuring positive experiences for internal and external customers alike. But social, organizational, and technology shifts require a new way of thinking about business, and successful institutions and government agencies must leverage digital DNA to deliver enhanced experiences and outcomes for their constituents and citizens. Learn how adopting principles of cloud-smart migration, enabling adoption of technologies supporting AI and automation, and doubling-down on security and compliance can help ensure your agency’s successful transformation.

Join R “Ray” Wang (@rwang0), head of Silicon Valley-based Constellation Research and best-selling author of the Harvard Business Review Press book, Disrupting Digital Business, as he shares practical guidance on thriving with a Cloud Smart approach.

Casey Coleman
Senior Vice President of Global Government Solutions, Salesforce
11:40am - 12:40pm
Diversity In Technology Lunch | Casey Coleman, Senior Vice President of Global Government Solutions, Salesforce
11:40am - 12:40pm
Lunch and Networking
Bill Marion
Deputy Chief Information Officer, U.S. Air Force
04:00pm - 04:30pm

For decades, federal agencies invested in securing network infrastructure in order to thwart adversaries seeking access to government systems and data. Today, IT modernization is changing all that. In this session, Bill Marion will describe the evolution of security for data and applications, and how the US Air Force’s shift to a Zero Trust environment is helping it stand up the Digital Air Force of the future.

04:30pm - 05:30pm
Networking/Cocktail Reception

Cloud & Datacenter Optimisation

Learn how to manage security and compliance from the cloud and in the cloud with BMC Helix Remediate. We will discuss BMC’s solution suite for both cloud resources and on-premises datacenters that gives visibility to missing patches, open vulnerabilities, regulatory compliance violations (CIS, PCI, HIPAA, DISA), and cloud security exposures. We will then go beyond just finding problems, and also cover how BMC uses automation to fix them and rapidly remediate security risks in Server, Network and Cloud Resources.

ITOps teams today are faced with a tough balancing act—they need to reinvent their processes to support business innovation while still running and optimizing operations to ensure performance, security, and cost efficiency. To make things more complicated, they must attempt this across a hybrid IT environment that is ever increasing in its speed, complexity, and risk. Join this track to learn how BMC Helix solutions help ITOps teams embrace new technologies, manage risk, and address complexity to achieve the perfect balance of innovation and efficiency.

12:40pm - 01:25pm

ITOps teams today are faced with a tough balancing act—they need to reinvent their processes to support business innovation while still running and optimizing operations to ensure performance, security, and cost efficiency. To make things more complicated, they must attempt this across a hybrid IT environment that is ever increasing in its speed, complexity, and risk. Join this session to learn how TrueSight solutions help ITOps teams embrace new technologies, manage risk, and address complexity to achieve the perfect balance of innovation and efficiency.

01:30pm - 02:15pm

You’ve heard the term “AIOps”—now hear the reality. New machine learning and analytics tools combined with advanced automation have the potential to help ITOps meet the speed and innovation required by DevOps teams while managing complexity and optimizing performance. But what is the best approach for implementing AIOps technologies across your environment? In this session, we’ll cover practical use cases for AIOps and prescriptive advice for how you can implement new AIOps technologies to run and reinvent your ITOps processes.

02:15pm - 02:35pm
Networking Break
02:35pm - 03:25pm

Over-provisioning and overspending on cloud and on-premises infrastructure is more the norm than the exception. With the shift from capital to operational budget, managing infrastructure capacity and usage is essential to optimizing cost and performance of hybrid applications and business services. Learn how you can gain the visibility and insights needed to optimize the use and cost of on-premises and cloud infrastructure, as well as eliminate infrastructure-related performance problems from your applications and business services.

03:25pm - 03:50pm

The TrueSight portfolio is uniquely equipped to optimize the performance, cost, and security of today’s hybrid environments, including traditional data centers and more modern cloud, microservices, and container-based implementations. In this session, hear from product management leaders as they provide updates on the innovations planned to help ITOps teams address key market priorities in the years ahead.

Deliver Modern Service Management for Digital Organizations

Service management is being profoundly changed by technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), chatbots, virtual agents, and the internet of things (IoT). In this track, you will learn how BMC Helix embeds these transformative technologies into the service delivery lifecycle to help organizations achieve unparalleled speed, accuracy, and cost savings.
Deliver Modern Service Management for Digital Organizations
12:40pm - 01:25pm

Service management is being profoundly changed by technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), chatbots, virtual agents, and the internet of things (IoT). In this session, you will learn how BMC Helix embeds these transformative technologies into the service delivery lifecycle to help organizations achieve unparalleled speed, accuracy, and cost savings.

01:30pm - 02:15pm

You already rely on virtual assistants in your everyday life—from checking the weather to streaming your favorite songs. Whether you’re at home or on-the-go, intelligent assistants help you tackle your growing to-do list easily and efficiently. But it shouldn’t stop there. What if you could on-board an employee while ordering a latte? Or have your new address updated by HR with a single text?  
 
Join us for an engaging session and experience the future of work, the BMC Helix way, with BMC Helix Digital Workplace and BMC Helix Chatbot. 

02:15pm - 02:35pm
Networking Break
02:35pm - 03:20pm

Forrester recently stated, “Delivering a seamless and incident-free user experience has never been more difficult—or more important.” (Forrester Wave™: iPaaS and Hybrid Integration Platforms, Q1 2019 Report) Pressure on service personnel and desks to deliver better, faster, and smarter service has never been higher. 
 
Come join us as we explore how you can transform your service delivery experience using BMC Helix ITSM and BMC Helix Business Workflows to deliver predictive service management beyond IT to lines of business across the multi-cloud landscape. 

03:25pm - 03:50pm

When a critical application is down or a security breach occurs, the teams impacted scramble to understand root cause or priority of fixes. To get results immediately, you need to have information at your fingertips that you can trust.  
 
In this presentation, we will walk through IT operations use cases for the depth and breadth of asset discovery and dependency mapping provided by BMC Helix Discovery. Coupled with the industry-leading reconciliation and integration capabilities of BMC Helix CMDB, it offers the single source of truth you need in order to tackle the ever-growing complexities of IT Ops.

Drive Automation for Application Workflow Orchestration

Today’s new and evolving technologies and processes are enabling organizations to deliver innovation and competitive differentiation to market almost as fast as ideas come to mind. But keeping IT running smoothly while simultaneously reinventing your business requires the agility and flexibility of intelligent automation and process orchestration. In this track, we’ll explore how automating workflow orchestration can help your organization accelerate its cloud, DevOps, and big data initiatives more easily, with lasting benefits and limited frustrations.
Drive Automation for Application Workflow Orchestration
12:40pm - 01:25pm

This session will take you through an overview and live demo of the latest capabilities and exciting new enhancements delivered in Control-M 19. 

Highlights include:

  • Native AWS and Azure integrations
  • Enhancements to Control-M Automation API
  • Intelligent data movement via managed file transfers
01:30pm - 02:15pm

Modern architectures continue to see a convergence of applications, data, and cloud. The focus of this session will be to show a live demo of how Control-M orchestrates modern application workflows that live in a digitally transforming world.

02:15pm - 02:35pm
Networking Break
Darren Chinen
Sr. Director, Data Science and Engineering, Malwarebytes
02:35pm - 03:20pm

In this talk, you will see how Malwarebytes uses billions of anonymous data points to gain deep insights into malware. Control-M is the backbone that powers data science visualizations and the production AI environment. Malwarebytes leverages open-source technology like Kafka and Hadoop and runs entirely in the cloud on AWS.

See how Malwarebytes:

  • Leverages Control-M as a backbone for various technologies
  • Creates various malware outbreak maps
  • Powers its leader board—featuring malware outbreak velocity
  • Runs behavioral malware detection using AI and deep learning
03:25pm - 03:50pm

Building on our rich history of continuous innovation, this session explores how Control-M will meet your evolving digital business and modernization initiatives.

Meet the Modern, Self-Managing Mainframe

The mainframe continues to be the powerhouse of digital business, but as its long-time practitioners pass the torch and security threats and compliance mandates continue to escalate, the need for automation becomes even more urgent. In this track, we will share how to meet the demands of digital business and accelerate your mainframe modernization efforts with predictive analytics, machine learning, and intelligent automation—ensuring your mainframe is secure and future-proof.
Meet the Modern, Self-Managing Mainframe
12:40pm - 01:25pm

Having trouble managing the modern database resources needed to thrive in the digital business era? You can take the drudgery off the shoulders of DBAs and increase business agility by replacing the manual management processes of the past with automation solutions designed for today’s digital demands. In this session, you will learn how automating monitoring and other regularly performed tasks can help you harness the strengths of the mainframe and make your life easier.

01:30pm - 02:15pm

Security breaches are top-of-mind for most IT organizations today. Yet many companies believe that critical business applications housed on the mainframe aren’t at risk. Unfortunately, that isn’t true. Join us for an informative session to debunk key myths about mainframe security and share innovative techniques to protect your mainframe data, remain in compliance, and modernize your mainframe to stay ahead of the curve.

Maximize the Benefits of Digital Innovation

As business strategies and processes shift to accommodate today’s escalating demands for digital technology, new approaches to IT management and technology-based initiatives must emerge. Success requires new ways of working together across the enterprise, with IT and agency leaders partnering to manage the complexities of digital transformation in actionable, targeted ways. This track will help you lay the groundwork for effective strategies in cloud adoption, security, automation, and other critical digital initiatives as you take a comprehensive look at your short and long-term goals.
11:00am
Maximize the Benefits of Digital Innovation
12:40pm - 01:25pm

In this invite-only session, hear from Scott Kellish (AWS) and David Gifford (BMC) as they share how their alliance can help agencies succeed in their cloud migration, management, security, and governance initiatives.

01:30pm - 02:15pm

You can’t secure it if you don’t know you have it.  Join this discussion about how comprehensive discovery can detect blind spots, vulnerable assets, and potential attack paths, and how you can address them before they are exploited by a hacker.

02:15pm - 02:35pm
Networking Break
02:35pm - 03:20pm

Hackers exploit security vulnerabilities faster than they can be patched. Regulatory compliance challenges, configuration drift, deployment of new services and software applications, and device lifecycle management can overwhelm today’s security and IT operations staffs. Fortunately there is an answer. Attend this session and learn about BMC’s solutions for server, network, and endpoint automation that can save staff hours, improve quality, and increase security.