Why you’ll want to attend the upcoming Government Tech Summit
By Gail Thomas, Vice President, Public Sector, Microsoft Corporation on March 2, 2018
Filed under Microsoft in Government
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As a technologist working for a government agency or solution provider, you’re always looking to extend your cloud platform skills. Because you know that with the cloud, you can help your agency or your customers innovate to solve their toughest problems and further their mission initiatives faster and more economically than ever before.
You’re also trying to stay up on the latest and greatest when it comes to cloud security and compliance for government, as well as accessibility. Because as you create solutions that modernize government, you want to make sure everyone can use and trust those solutions.
Our upcoming free technical learning and skills practice event was designed just for you. The Microsoft Government Tech Summit in Washington D.C. starts March 5. There, you can join other IT professionals and developers to acquire and apply skills that can help you further government digital transformation.
Learn skills, discover the latest and greatest
Whether you’re new to building solutions with the cloud or have been working with it for a while, you can extend your skills and practice creating efficient, intelligent new tools that further your agency’s or customers’ goals at the Tech Summit. And you’ll find out how you can take advantage of our in-depth approach to security, regulatory compliance and accessible technology to deliver trusted, inclusive solutions.
We hope you’ll join us and choose from more than 80 sessions–including keynotes, immersive technology breakouts, and a hackathon—that cover a wide range of topics from product roadmaps, to talent management, to cost efficiencies. The sessions will be delivered by our product teams, subject matter experts, and partners—with ample opportunity for productive conversations about your needs. A rich ecosystem of cloud solutions, vendors, and thought leaders will at your disposal.
In addition to all the informative and experiential sessions, we’ll have an event Hub you can visit anytime during the Summit. There, you can explore how your organization can benefit from the choice and flexibility of cloud and hybrid solutions from our vast ecosystem of partners. You can see demos of real-world government solutions and ask experts your toughest questions.
You can also get hands-on with the latest Surface devices, which help government employees to work more productively, collaboratively, and securely wherever they are.
Plus, by attending the Summit, you’ll be among the first to hear about new capabilities we’ll be announcing.
Apply cloud capabilities to your government challenge
Bring to the event a problem you’re trying to solve or an initiative you want to further through IT modernization. You won’t just acquire cloud skills from the presentations and demos during the Tech Summit, you’ll get to apply those skills to your or your customers’ specific challenge or goal in immersive sessions and especially in the all-day hackathon on day two. Experiment with our trusted cloud platform and take advantage of the experts on hand to help you innovate with capabilities such as artificial intelligence, big data and advanced analytics, IoT, cognitive services, blockchain, and productivity and digital workplace technologies.
Whether you’re a developer, desktop engineer, infrastructure manager, project manager, operations manager, or are in some other IT professional role, this is your opportunity to get free technical training in emerging technologies so you can gain valuable skills.
Network, exchange best practices and hear from industry innovators
You and your peers—other IT professionals and developers—and Microsoft and our partners are all aiming for the same thing: Digitally transforming government so everyone can achieve more. That’s not something any one person or entity can accomplish alone. It requires a collaborative effort and sharing best practices. The Tech Summit is a powerful opportunity to exchange knowledge with each other about what’s working and how we can advance the modernization of government.
To kick off this year’s Summit, attendees are invited to an exclusive Women in Technology Breakfast, including an insightful executive exchange where you’ll hear from thought leaders currently making their mark on the government tech community. This invigorating panel discussion features trailblazing women who will share their innovation journey and experiences within the industry.
Sign up and see you there!
Visit our Microsoft Government Tech Summit Washington D.C. page to see the full agenda and access the session catalog to get details on breakout sessions and hands-on workshops so you can choose the ones that are most relevant to your needs.
The event is free and you can register right here.
You can also sign up for monthly meet-ups by joining our Washington D.C. user group. It’s a great way to be part of an ongoing conversation about how the cloud can help you advance government IT modernization and mission initiatives.