Azure Gov Meetup: Mastering cloud governance and management for government

Managing governance and cloud spend are often cited as top challenges for government. And, while effective governance to ensure control over costs, performance, and security is essential for cloud success, many agencies are not fully leveraging the various tools, resources, and automation capabilities that can enable success.
To hear how agencies can address these challenges, we invite you to RSVP and join us for a Microsoft Azure Government Meetup, “Mastering cloud governance and management in government,” on Wednesday, Aug. 28 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at 1776 New America in Washington, DC.
During this free event, government and industry speakers will share strategies, insights and demos to help agencies:
  • Maximize visibility, maintain control and ensure compliance
  • Implement automated policies and avoid cloud waste
  • Understand tools and resources that enable governance and cost management success
  • Leverage discount options to optimize spend

AGENDA (*subject to change)

  • 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM         Networking & refreshments

  • 6:35 PM – 6:45 PM         Welcome & announcements

    Karina Homme
    , senior director, Microsoft Azure Government
    Vishwas Lele, CTO, AIS

  • 6:45 PM – 7:05 PM         Demo: Azure Governance

    Jerry Rhoads, Principal Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft

  • 7:05 PM – 7:25 PM         AIS: Azure Gov governance and cost management techniques

    Justin Baca
    , Cloud Solution Architect, AIS
  • 7:25 PM – 8:00 PM         Panel: Mastering cloud governance and management in government

    Robert D Brown
    Viktar Zherdetski, Cloud Solutions Director, Unisys
    William Meskill, Director of Enterprise Information Services, OUSD for Policy, DoD
    Sonja Souders, Secure Infrastructure Consultant, Microsoft
    Karina Homme, Senior Director, Microsoft Azure Government (moderator) 
  • 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM         Wrap-up & networking
RSVP now to secure your spot to join us for an evening of engaging discussion, excellent networking opportunities, and awesome refreshments. Please help spread the word and invite your colleagues and connections to join, too!

As always, there will be great networking opportunities and refreshments during our Meetup, which is FREE and open to the public. We also invite you to check out and join our Microsoft Azure Gov DC user community on Meetup. This dynamic community of over 2,600 members hosts monthly Meetups to share best practices in driving cloud innovation in government.



About us:

With more than 2,600 members, the Azure Government DC user community is one of the largest government cloud communities in the DC-metro region. To join this group of government cloud innovators and stay informed of upcoming events, visit us on Meetup:



1776 at New America Building
...right next to Joe’s Stone Crab 

740 15th St NW #900 (9th floor)
Washington, DC 20005
The closest metro stop is McPherson Square (yellow & blue lines). The New America building is about a 5-10 minute walk from the station.
There is no parking available in the building itself, however, there are several lots located near the building. The main three lots are located H Street NW between 14th and 15th with varying prices between $8-$16 after 5:30 pm. You can reference this link to find the most convenient and available parking.

Speaker and Presenter Information

Presentation/Demo Speakers:

  • To be announced shortly

Panel Speakers: 

  • To be announced shortly         

Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, Army, Navy & Marine Corps, Intelligence Agencies, DOD & Military, Office of the President (includes OMB), Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Commerce, Dept of Education, Dept of Energy, Dept of Health & Human Services, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Housing & Urban Development, Dept of the Interior, Dept of Justice, Dept of Labor, Dept of State, Dept of Transportation, Dept of Treasury, Dept of Veterans Affairs, EPA, GSA, USPS, SSA, NASA, Other Federal Agencies, Legislative Agencies (GAO, GPO, LOC, etc.), Judicial Branch Agencies, State Government, County Government, City Government, Municipal Government, CIA, FEMA, Office of Personnel Management, Coast Guard, National Institutes of Health, FAA, Census Bureau, USAID, National Guard Association, EEOC, Federal Government, State & Local Government, FDA, Foreign Governments/Agencies

This event has no exhibitor/sponsor opportunities

Wed, Aug 28, 2019, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Complimentary:    $ 0.00

1776 at New America
740 15th St NW #900 (9th floor)
Washington, DC 20005
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