The Cloud and the Future of Systems Integrators

The evolution of computing in the government market has flowed from the mainframe to client server and now to the cloud.

Cloud computing as a concept and line of business is a decade old but it also is still in its infancy with a diverse and growing universe of opportunities as agencies put their focus on digitization and IT modernization.

In this Power Breakfast, we’ll explore what the latest trends in cloud computing mean and how they are disrupting customers as well as government contractors.

The impacts are wide and varied, from business models to business operations to personnel. Our speakers will share what these trends mean to their businesses and their customers. Cloud computing is the infrastructure that will enable emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, 5G and autonomy. It’s also the backbone for a distributed workforce.

Leading executives and thought leaders will discuss how today’s systems integrators and prime contractors will need to change and adapt and how competition for business and talent will drive a fundamental shift in the market.

Speakers

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Chris Bjornson

Cloud Practice Lead

Accenture Federal Services

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Chris Bjornson

Cloud Practice Lead

Accenture Federal Services

Chris Bjornson is the Cloud Practice Lead for Accenture Federal Services, directing data-driven cloud solutions to support mission applications and infrastructure to achieve the most stable and secure operations. He oversees our continuing Cloud journey, building and advancing all key dimensions of the Cloud practice across capability and asset development, go-to-market and talent to extend leadership in the federal market.

Most recently, Bjornson served as Chief Information Officer and led internal IT strategy, planning, applications, infrastructure, security and services. Prior to that, he directed complex global programs for some of the world’s largest companies and federal agencies. In his 25 years with Accenture, his additional experience includes leading a number of green-field initiatives, an internet startup, and mergers/acquisitions. He also designed new offshore engagement models, as well as maintained positions within public sector, retail, communications, resources and high-tech industries.

Bjornson received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University. He lives with his wife and two children in Virginia and enjoys spending time with his family on the lake, on the slopes, on the ice, and in any other new adventure.

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Amanda Brownfield

Chief Executive Office

Applied Insight

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Amanda Brownfield

Chief Executive Office

Applied Insight

Amanda Brownfield is a C-Suite executive with significant P&L leadership experience in both privately held and publicly traded companies in the federal and commercial technology space. Amanda is a unique talent. She achieved market-leading growth in large businesses by employing the technology-enabled services delivery model in the federal market, and led a small, founder-backed commercial SaaS business through its transition from start-up to scale-up.

Before joining Applied Insight, Amanda served at every level of the corporate organizational structure from leader of small project teams to large program teams and line units with P&L responsibility to the CEO. Prior to joining the private sector, she was a captain in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, serving in the elite XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She holds a B.A. in political science from Duke University and an MBA from the George Washington University.

Amanda has additional experience as Chairman of the Board of a significant joint venture and service on the Intelligence Community and National Security Alliance (INSA) Advisory Committee. Amanda currently serves on two advisory boards for middle market companies in the GovCon space.

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Angela L. Heise

Corporate Vice President, Defense & Intelligence

Microsoft

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Angela L. Heise

Corporate Vice President, Defense & Intelligence

Microsoft

Angie previously served as President of Leidos Civil. In this capacity, she was responsible for providing solutions to U.S. Cabinet-level civil agencies and major elements of the public and private sector across the globe. Leading a 10,000 person business focusing on information technology and cybersecurity, air traffic automation, energy and the environment, federal infrastructure and logistics, and transportation security.

At the Lockheed Martin Corporation, Angie served served in the position as Vice President, Lockheed Martin - Commercial Cyber. In her role, she was responsible for the delivery of a portfolio of cybersecurity and information technology solutions and services to commercial Global 1000 customers. She was focused on accelerating growth in our commercial cyber business and structuring the business for scale. Angie also served as the Vice President of Enterprise Information Technology. In this capacity, she was responsible for leading the Corporation’s information technology business serving the Department of Defense customers to operate and defend their global networks, managing eight major data centers, hosting 200 Air Force and Army mission applications and providing IT support for senior leaders in the Pentagon. During her tenure in this capacity, her team was responsible for two major international wins to include the new NATO headquarters IT infrasture design and implementation and the Austraulian Data Center Consolidation Program. Her organization consisted of over 3000 employees worldwide providing IT services to millions of users.

Previously, she was Director for Lockheed Martin Corporation’s Army Corps of Engineers – Information Technology program located in Vicksburg, Mississippi. In that role, she was responsible for leading a team of 800 engineers and technicians across the country providing innovative IT support, operating two major data centers and supporting over 2000 field sites in a 24x7 setting from October 2010 to September 2012. Under her leadership, she significantly improved the IT service for the Army Corps of engineers across the country.

Angie graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and completed Harvard’s Advanced Management Program in 2018. She currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Essent Guaranty as a member of the Technology, Innovations and Operations Committee.

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Jamie Holcombe

Chief Information Officer

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

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Jamie Holcombe

Chief Information Officer

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Henry (Jamie) Holcombe is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In this role, he is the principal advisor to the agency on the design, development, and management of its information systems and technology.

Most recently, Mr. Holcombe served as the Chief Executive Officer of Visium Technologies, a cybersecurity startup, and Chief Operations Officer for TJ Westlake LLC, a service-disabled veteran-owned small business. Prior to these executive roles, he served as the Vice President and General Manager for Harris CapRock Critical Networks segment, providing managed security services supporting air traffic management, energy and maritime communications, ground network operations and sustainment, and high-value IT and engineering cyber services.

At Harris CapRock, Mr. Holcombe led the company’s Government Solutions line of business to deliver operational excellence and growth. Previously, he had served as Harris’ Vice President of Information Technology for Global Systems and Process, and as IT Services’ Director of Civil Programs and Commercial Accounts, as well as Client Executive to the U.S. Department of State.

Mr. Holcombe has also served in a variety of executive level positions at various firms, including as Vice President of Information Systems for the Universal Service Administrative Company; as Chief Technology Officer, Senior Vice President of Operations, and Corporate Secretary for Globix; and as Chief Information Officer of Cambrian Communications. He has also been an Architect and Senior Principal Consultant to companies in telecommunications, entertainment, and insurance.

Mr. Holcombe began his career as an officer in the U.S. Army where he served as company commander in the 1116th Signal Battalion and was awarded both the Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award and Most Outstanding Officer of the Year. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science degree, finishing first in his class in computer science. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree in information systems from Chaminade University in Honolulu, and a Master of Science degree in computer science from George Washington University.

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Gardy Rosius

Deputy CIO - Architecture Engineering Technology & Innovation (Acting)

Department of Energy

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Yogesh Khanna

Chief Technology and Strategy Officer

Sev1Tech

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Yogesh Khanna

Chief Technology and Strategy Officer

Sev1Tech

Yogesh Khanna is the Chief Technology and Strategy Officer at Sev1Tech.

Mr. Khanna is responsible for driving growth through the development of technology-enabled solutions that overcome our customers most complex challenges.

He is a results-oriented executive who is a recognized IT industry technology and thought leader. Mr. Khanna brings more than 30 years of technology and management experience in the information technology, systems engineering and integration, information assurance, financial services, and telecommunications markets.

His career has been highlighted with focus on pursuing and developing new business and delivering complex integrated solutions for mission critical programs for both government and commercial clients.

In addition to leading the development of strategies and solutions for several large programs across the federal government, Yogesh brings a balanced approach to strategically manage technology investments. His experience of leading a venture backed mobile application integration company as the CEO, along with his recent experiences at GDIT, CSRA, and CSC allow him to bring depth and breadth of technologies and business solutions to his position as the CTSO at Sev1Tech.

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Glenn Kurowski

Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

CACI International

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Glenn Kurowski

Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

CACI International

Glenn Kurowski is the Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for CACI International Inc, a global provider of expertise and technology serving enterprise and mission defense, intelligence, and federal civilian government customers. In this role, Mr. Kurowski is responsible for advancing critical technologies, driving technology investments, and recruiting and developing the company’s technical workforce to accelerate growth and innovatively address its mission and enterprise customers’ most challenging needs.

A veteran of the government contracting industry and a proven innovator and strategist, Mr. Kurowski joined CACI in 2014 and has been instrumental in shaping the company’s transition to a technology-powered national security leader. Additionally, Mr. Kurowski has worked across CACI to leverage its scientists, innovators, and technical talent to create innovative solutions and generate new intellectual property and product offerings. He was instrumental in CACI’s pivot to being market aligned; professionalized the solution architect profession; and guided numerous technical investments and academic partnerships.

Prior to joining CACI, Mr. Kurowski had been with Lockheed Martin for 29 years, progressing in engineering and leadership roles in support of defense and intelligence customers. He advanced to the position of vice president, leading the Health and Life Sciences business where he championed investments and innovations in genomics and rapid DNA sequencing. He was a recipient of Lockheed Martin’s highest honor for technical excellence.

His career started in acoustic signal processing and semiconductor design, followed by secure communications to replace antiquated Department of Defense/intel systems. He led Lockheed Martin into software-defined radios, including the capture and program management of the Airborne, Maritime, and Fixed Station Joint Tactical Radio System. Subsequently, Mr. Kurowski led a product development effort leveraging cellular and smart phones for tactical theater. In the last decade, Mr. Kurowski has pivoted to combining the application of analytics, artificial intelligence, and cloud-based technologies to CACI’s markets, including C4ISR and electronic warfare, as well as applying Agile and DevSecOps to revolutionizing software development.

Long a proponent of the next generation of talent, Mr. Kurowski is the technical champion of CACI’s enterprise intern program, the sponsor of CACI’s academic relationships, a board member of Virginia Tech’s HUME Center for National Security and Technology, and a proponent of reverse mentoring initiatives to accelerate adoption of digital native thinking and innovation.

Mr. Kurowski holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He’s also a certified program manager and certified architect.

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Charles Onstott

Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

CALIBRE

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Charles Onstott

Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

CALIBRE

Charles Onstott is CALIBRE’s Vice President, Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In this role, Charles fosters innovation and grows the company through the development and application of new and existing enterprise IT solutions. He works closely with CALIBRE’s Growth Team and Operations Divisions to identify opportunities and mitigate risks for delivering the company’s IT services, including identification of competitive services, opportunities for innovation, and assessment of marketplace trends, obstacles, and technical hurdles to the success of the employee-owned business. Additionally, he serves as a key leader in CALIBRE’s Corporate and Executive Leadership Teams.

Prior to CALIBRE, Charles spent 27 years at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), where he served in several capacities. He built and led IT service organizations in IT managed services, cybersecurity, cloud computing, data science, and IT business transformation for major public and private sector clients. In so doing, he has enabled numerous customers to modernize their IT and leverage emerging technologies to achieve outstanding business and mission outcomes. As CTO, he led SAIC’s long-term technology strategy which emphasized fostering a culture of innovation, developing and enhancing innovation capabilities, partnerships, and research and development. Charles is well-recognized in industry, as evident in his WashingtonExec Public Company CTO of the Year award in 2020.

Charles Onstott is a graduate of the University of Chicago and Oklahoma State University. He completed executive education at The Wharton School in strategic alliances.

Agenda

8:15 AM

Friday, December 10, 2021

Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:20 AM

Friday, December 10, 2021

Business Models and Differentiation

Chris Bjornson, Cloud Practice Lead, Accenture Federal Services

Amanda Brownfield, Chief Executive Office, Applied Insight

Angela L. Heise, Corporate Vice President, Defense & Intelligence, Microsoft

Description

 

The growth of the cloud has both challenged and inspired companies in the government market. These executives will share how their companies saw the power of the cloud and how they used it as a launching point for growth.

8:45 AM

Friday, December 10, 2021

Enablers and Disruptors

Yogesh Khanna, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, Sev1Tech

Glenn Kurowski, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, CACI International

Charles Onstott, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, CALIBRE

Description

The next great technology is always on the horizon, which can be a double-edge sword as companies decide what to invest in and what not to. This panel of chief technology officers share what they see coming next and how why these technologies will impact their company and the market overall.

9:15 AM

Friday, December 10, 2021

Customer Perspective: Why Should We Care?

Jamie Holcombe, Chief Information Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Gardy Rosius, Deputy CIO - Architecture Engineering Technology & Innovation (Acting), Department of Energy

Description

 

Government customers have acquired a lot of technology over the years only to be disappointed. These government executives will share their perspective on emerging technologies and offer advice on how the private sector can truly have an impact and help agencies meet their missions.

9:45 AM

Friday, December 10, 2021

Closing Remarks

Underwriters

Dell
Pluralsight
Boomi
Red Hat
Mulesoft
Salesforce