When it comes to the cloud, myths and misunderstandings about its implementation, security, cost, and control linger in the minds of federal IT leaders. At the latest installment of the Tech + Tequila meetup series, Nextgov will sit down with cloud experts, CXOs, and more to sort out fact from fiction to better understand current and future uses of cloud computing.
Impact Hub DC
419 7th St NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20004
5:30 - 6:15 PM Registration & Networking
6:15 - 7:00 PM Debunking Cloud Myths panel discussion
7:00 - 7:30 PM Networking
Resources from our Underwriter
Past Meet-ups and Resources
Across government there are a vast amount of examples where emerging technologies like cloud and analytics have produced significant benefits in either mission performance, the reduction of waste, fraud and abuse or disruption to the status of bureaucracy.
Emerging Tech as an Enabler
The Government of Things
The Internet of Things is boldly taking us where connectivity hasn’t gone before, and it’s ushering in significant challenges and opportunities, too. Every one of the 20 billion or more sensor-equipped devices expected to be web-connected by 2020 brings with it an influx of data and security concerns. The federal government is at the forefront of this new age in tech, and how agencies securely make use of the IOT will go a long way toward determining how effective they are at serving the public and meeting their missions.
All in on AI
Brace yourselves: Artificial intelligence is becoming mainstream. Equipped with the capability to collect, compute, and crunch data faster, AI offers exciting possibilities in fields as varied as cybersecurity and customer service, among numerous others. At this Tech + Tequila, we’ll look at government efforts to lead the way in AI, explore how agencies are beginning to use these technologies today, and discuss what their implications are for the future.
Drones for Good
We looked at non-military drone uses in government such as disaster response while talking about FAA policy and how drones are being regulated. Click here to check out a few ongoing government drone projects, as well as recent investigations into future applications.