According to several studies, federal agencies still are unable to meet goals set by the federal government's Cloud First mandate. In addition, the ambitious FDCCI initiative, intended to save billions in data center costs, has produced mixed results with some agencies better equipped to meet baseline goals. One way to get back on track with Cloud First and to continue to meet FDCCI mandates is to focus on data center consolidation through better approaches to infrastructure management and cloud enablement to lower costs, improve efficiency, and boost productivity.
Join us for an IT forum like no other, where 100 federal government IT and facilities leaders will gather to discuss the latest in data center consolidation efforts aimed at speeding efficiency, boosting productivity, cutting costs, and creating a more streamlined and enhanced approach to management. Experts from InformationWeek, Gartner, Siemens, and a variety of federal agencies on the leading-edge of empowering the data center and the people who manage them, will present solutions that challenge the status quo and present possibilities for everyone to achieve their data center optimization goals.
Registration & Networking Breakfast
Welcome and "State of the Data Center 2013" — Lenny Liebmann, Contributing Editor, InformationWeek, presents the results of a comprehensive annual study that outlines the trends, opportunities, and challenges for the data center in the coming year.
Keynote — Jay Pultz, Vice President, Distinguished Analyst, Gartner Research
"Consolidation of the Data Center as Priority One" — A Focus on the FDCCI Initiative. In this fireside chat with the InformationWeek editor, the chairman of the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative provides an update on the FDCCI initiative and discusses how data center consolidation is helping agencies meet Cloud First mandates. With the PortfolioStat tracking initiative, OMB expects to document savings from data center consolidation in the federal government totaling more than $2 billion. — Bernard Mazer, CIO, Department of the Interior, and Chair, Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative.
"Cost Cutting, Efficiency, and Improved Facilities Management" – Jake Wooley, Program Manager, IT Sustainability, Office of the CIO, Department of Energy.
Networking Break and Solutions Showcase
Attendees are invited to engage with Siemens and HP representatives at solutions showcases highlighting Data Center Infrastructure Management; Systems Management; Power/Cooling; and Integrated and Efficient Data Center Solutions
"Meeting Zero-Dollar Mandates Through Innovations in Infrastructure Management and Performance Contracting" Siemens and HP present a case study of IT and facilities working together under energy performance contracts and discuss how a combination of optimal data center and facilities management in a dashboard setting can give data center managers the ability to monitor and analyze systems, electrical availability, and power usage to create a more predictive approach to DC uptime. - Jim Spaulding, Director National Sales - Federal Energy Solutions, Siemens Industry, Inc.; Jay Hendrix, Data Center Head, North America, at Siemens Industry, Inc.; Munther Salim, Ph.D., C.E.M., LEED AP | Strategist-Distinguished Technologist- Critical Facilities Energy Services | Data Center Consulting | TS Consulting, HP
Closing remarks by Information Week Editor
Lunch & Networking