December 16

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When considering a move to the cloud, many state and local government agencies struggle with a common problem: the migration bubble. This bubble is formed when organizations are covering expenses for their current on-premises infrastructure while incurring new costs for a cloud migration.

But what if you could use that legacy hardware to your advantage?

Join Government Technology on December 16 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific/1:00 p.m. Eastern as we speak with experts from AWS and ReluTech about how cost-savings strategies can free up budget resources to help accelerate and fund your journey to the cloud.

Register now to hear about how you can:

  • Reduce your IT maintenance costs
  • Avoid costly IT refreshes
  • Capitalize on purchase/lease-back programs


Ted Pappas

Ted Pappas

President, ReluTech

Ted Pappas, President of ReluTech, oversees partner relationships, sales development and growth, and the Cloud Migration department. Ted’s goal is to help companies reduce data center costs and fund their AWS migrations through ReluTech solutions. His team has helped propel hundreds of companies toward public cloud adoption by utilizing ReluTech’s Migration Bubble Buster Strategy. Outside of the office, Ted enjoys traveling, running, swimming, and spending time with his wife and three children.

Morgan Reed

Morgan Reed

Executive Government Advisor, Amazon Web Services

Morgan Reed spent nearly 4 years as Chief Information Officer for the State of Arizona, where he led cloud transformations to consolidate 30 different email systems, modernize 15 citizen-facing applications, migrate critical agency workloads off the state-owned mainframe, and shut down the state’s largest datacenter after migrating 80% to the cloud. He joined Amazon Web Services (AWS) as an Executive Government Advisor, to coach State and Local Government (SLG) Executives through strategy, policy, and governance challenges to help them accelerate their journey to the cloud, and help governments innovate for their customers.

Dugan Petty

Dugan Petty — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

For fifteen years, Dugan Petty served in Oregon State Government. His goal was to improve its effectiveness at the enterprise level. He served as the State’s Chief Information Officer for six years. His collaborative leadership led to a new e-government delivery system, open government applications, strengthening security, and improvements in IT governance.

Dugan is a past president of both National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) and the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO). He was a founding member and past Chair of the Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA).
He received the Julio Mazzone Distinguished Service Award in public purchasing in 2004. Government Technology magazine named Dugan one of its Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers for 2011.