August 06, 2019
You’re in the Cloud, Now What?
Key Takeaways from the AWS Public Sector Summit 2019
As Cloud continues to transform the public sector, it’s clear that cloud is here to stay. In June, Amazon Web Services (AWS) hosted its 10th annual AWS Public Sector Summit, bringing together more than 17,000 attendees for 2+ days of insights, sessions, and networking. The conference brought colleagues and peers together to see what digital transformation looks like and how cloud-based skills empower the workforce of today and tomorrow.
As cloud continues to transform the public sector, it’s clear that cloud is here to stay. In June, Amazon Web Services (AWS) hosted its 10th annual AWS Public Sector Summit, bringing together more than 17,000 attendees for 2+ days of insights, sessions, and networking. The conference brought colleagues and peers together to see what digital transformation looks like and how cloud-based skills empower the workforce of today and tomorrow.
Key takeaways from our team:
- Higher number of success stories and case studies: The breakout sessions seemed to include a higher number of agency success stories and case studies where mission applications have been migrated to AWS clouds, including ATF’s CTO Mason McDaniel and Veterans Affairs’ Cloud Director David Catanoso presenting A Tale of Two IT Modernization Strategies.
- AWS Public Sector highly focused on: helping educators teach cloud skills to our next generation with programs, such as AWS Educate and helping their partners develop the skills to accelerate Time To Workload (TTW), which means reduce the time it takes to assess, plan, migrate, and launch mission apps in the cloud, for agency customers.
- Senator Mark Warner/Talent would like to see the “bounty” [of high-tech cloud jobs] shared outside of the metro area, in places like Southwest Virginia, which complements 1901 Group’s investments in expanding our Cloud Migration and Operations Factory in Blacksburg, VA, and our capacity to scale talent supply with the ever-growing talent demand.
- U.S. Public Sector: agencies have shifted from ‘considering how and when to adopt cloud’ to ‘having an immediate need to migrate to the cloud’, which has exacerbated a situation where the demand for cloud migration talent and capacity far exceeds the availability or supply of talent and capacity to migrate.
Cloud is the new normal and Agencies are moving their business applications to the cloud to lower costs and deploy more quickly with exceptional results. Not sure how or where to start your cloud migration journey? 1901 Group can help. Contact us here.
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Sonu is the founder of 1901 Group and corporate leader responsible for our strategic vision, innovative business model, and financial performance.
EVP, Corporate Strategy and BD
Paul leads Business Development, Capture Management, Marketing, and Channel Partners. Paul provides leadership for 1901 Group’s growth initiatives by supporting the development of new markets and services.
EVP, Operations and Engineering
James brings over 25 years of industry experience to 1901 with a focus on delivering Information Technology business solutions and managed services.
SVP, Talent Strategy & Human Resources
Dana is the leader of our Human Capital Management function for providing organizational growth, performance, and profitability.
SVP, Partner Relations
Brendan leads our partner relations and management efforts and supports business development activities in addition to establishing strategic business alliances with leading cloud service providers and security solutions.