A major shift in thinking has taken place among federal technology executives when it comes to shared services. The idea of multiple agencies using a common facility for functions they share goes back many years. Indeed, several departments have operated shared service data centers for decades, offering payroll and other financial-related applications.
What's different now is the explosion of cloud services, accompanied by myriad software services commercial cloud vendors offer. These range from platform-as-a-service (PaaS) to shared applications. Cloud has therefore expanded the choices available to agencies. It has also affected the analyses agency tech staffs must conduct pursuant to shared services.
In this exclusive executive briefing, the following experts will explore the current state of shared services and where the industry and agency strategies are headed:
- Marlon Andrews, Deputy Chief Information Officer, National Archives and Records Administration
- Beth Angerman, Executive Director, Unified Shared Services Management, U.S. General Services Administration
- Greg Bateman, Managing Director, Federal Industry Ecosystem, Microsoft
- Guy Cavallo, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Small Business Administration
- Joe Klimavicz, Chief Information Officer, Department of Justice
- John Nemoto, Vice President, CGI
- Brad Wintermute, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Food and Drug Administration