Overview

October 13
10AM PT, 1PM ET

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Moving to cloud -- already a top priority for state and local governments -- is even more urgent now as organizations seek technology that’s more flexible, scalable and resilient. But successfully acquiring and deploying cloud solutions requires crucial adjustments to public-sector procurement processes.

Join the Center for Digital Government and AWS for a timely discussion on how to update your procurement practices to streamline cloud acquisition. Our panel of experts will offer practical insights on cloud models and pricing options, cloud-friendly contracting practices, important security considerations and more. Register now to learn more about:

-- Accurately comparing costs of cloud and on-premises technology
-- Using existing purchasing models to acquire cloud solutions
-- Building vital partnerships between procurement, technology and finance leaders

Plus, get a free copy of The Procurement Official’s Guide to the Cloud -- a comprehensive cloud purchasing handbook created by Government Technology and AWS – when you attend.

Speakers

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.

Brandi Steckel

Brandi Steckel

Capture Manager, Amazon Web Services

Brandi Steckel is a capture manager at Amazon Web Services, specializing in guidance on procurement paths for cloud-based projects. Prior to joining AWS, she developed CDW-G's state & local capture management practice and at various times led federal, state & local, and education proposals and program management teams. She loves strategy development and bringing order to chaotic processes. Brandi has shared best practices as a speaker at Association of Proposal Management Professionals and National Contract Management Association conferences. She holds a Masters in English and is a Six Sigma green belt.

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.

He moved to Oregon in 1998 to become Oregon’s chief procurement official. During this time he co-led a cross jurisdictional taskforce in the modernization of Oregon’s procurement statutes. In 2003-2004 he lead a sourcing initiative called Smart Buy that improved contract outcomes and reduced spending. During this time he gained a reputation as a trusted leader who could work with diverse groups to achieve consensus based outcomes in procurement, risk management, sustainability, and Information Technology.

Before coming to Oregon, he served in Alaska State Government for over 24 years. He started his career in facilities management. His effectiveness as an innovator and leader was recognized. He was promoted to the Deputy Director of General Services and eventually the Director of General Services. His knowledge and effectiveness in managing state procurement resulted in an appointment as the State’s Chief Procurement Officer.

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.