Overcoming Legacy Infrastructure Through Digital Transformation

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Educational institutions and state and local agencies historically have been challenged to keep up with technological advancements – their budgets are tight, their users are increasingly distributed post-pandemic, and they face significant operating expenses from maintaining legacy architectures and equipment. Digital transformation is appealing, but for many organizations the challenge is where to start.


As the generation of data has exploded, for many digital leaders the logical starting point is rethinking digital infrastructure. Many state and local agencies are looking to get out of their legacy data centers; they don’t have the capacity or resources to support new applications.


Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the risks and benefits of modernizing you network to optimize throughput
  • Establish metrics, such as cost savings and latency improvements, to measure success
  • Delineate the effect on security of modernizing your digital infrastructure
  • Outline the steps to minimize disruptions and control expenses

Speaker and Presenter Information

Jorge Cardenas

Jorge Cardenas

IT Director and CIO 

City of Brownsville, TX


Jared Johnson, Deputy State CIO, California Department of Technology

Jared Johnson

Deputy State CIO,

California Dept. of Technology


Renoir Pope, State Chief Enterprise Architect, California Department of Technology

Renior Pope

State Cheif Enterprise Architect,

California Dept. of Technology


Jerry Whisman, Chief Operating Officer, Delaware Department of Technology & Information

Jerry Whisman
COO, Delaware Dept. of Technology & Information


Marques Holmes, State, Local & Education National Director, Equinix

Marques Holmes
State, Local & Education National Director, Equinix


Jane Norris, Moderator & Contributing Editor, FedInsider

Jane Norris
Contributing Editor,

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, NSA, FCC

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Thu, Mar 7, 2024, 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET

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