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At the ModernGOV Summit, IT Transformation and Cybersecurity Go Hand in Hand

shutterstock_247202548 “IT transformation isn’t a monolithic, multiyear project, but a consistent effort taking the form of a series of relatively small strategic efforts that produce true, measurable ROI in the first year,” Bill Lochten, National Vice President at Software AG Government Solutions, shared with ModernGOV recently. He said that in viewing transformation as a process, rather than an event, the fear factor is removed and the two key players in the agency – business and IT – can focus on goals and outcomes, rather than the costs of a project.

Tomorrow’s ModernGOV Summit hosted in Washington, D.C., will focus on “Strategies for Leading Agency IT Transformation” and offer public sector IT professionals the chance to learn and network with one another about the best practices they utilize to stay within budget, adhere to parameters, and comply with mandates as they take on the transformation process.

The free one-day professional and educational event will offer direction and insight into the ever-changing and evolving IT landscape. Keynotes and panel discussions will highlight the modernization of agency operations, effective cybersecurity strategies and – most importantly – the alignment of IT modernization efforts with agency mission.

Several public sector IT leaders are set to share their experiences in implementing transformation projects, all while keeping data secure and staying true to their mission. One of the security expert speakers at the event is Steve Hernandez, Chief Information Security Officer, Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Mr. Hernandez will participate in a cybersecurity focused panel titled, “Leading with Cybersecurity for Effective IT Transformation.” Led by Mr. Dan Waddell, Director of Government Affairs for (ISC)2 and alongside Linus Barloon II, IT Security Branch Manager, Office of the Sergeant at Arms, U.S. Senate, the panel session will surely cover significant ground.

Mr. Hernandez brings 17 years of experience in information assurance for international heavy manufacturing, large finance organizations, academia, healthcare, non-profits, and government at the federal, state, and local levels to his role at HHS. Mr. Hernandez is an expert in risk management and cloud computing security and has brought his expertise from both the tactical, day-to-day security operational level and at the IT leadership level. He has guided and influenced broad security initiatives, such as the U.S. government’s FedRAMP program, across large organizations with international presence and believes that the best security performance and most comprehensive solutions come from collaborative efforts that combine the right processes, implement the appropriate technology, and train people to solve the most complex problems.

Don’t let the opportunity to interact with experts from across the public sector IT spectrum pass you by – register for the ModernGOV Summit today!

 

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