February 18

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The pandemic accelerated cloud adoption in state and local government and served as the catalyst for much needed modernization enterprise wide. But the rapid pace of change has left many government leaders taking a reactionary approach to important cloud considerations like security, compliance and scalability. On Feb. 18th at 10am PT/1pm ET, Government Technology is hosting a fast-paced webcast that will help government agencies of all sizes learn how to capitalize on the quick wins of cloud and take a more proactive approach to a long-term strategy. Register now to learn:

  • The pillars of an effective cloud strategy to take you into the future
  • How to prepare for and overcome common cloud challenges like data security
  • The simple steps you can take now for short-term quantifiable cloud gains that lead to long-term cost efficiencies


Seth Kindley

Seth Kindley

Principal Systems Engineer, Pure Storage

Seth Kindley serves as a Principal Systems Engineer at Pure Storage, where he is a technical advisor to: engineering, product management, sales, marketing and presales leadership in the field.

Seth has been a trusted advisor to US Federal and SLED customers since moving into data storage in 2005. Prior to Pure Storage, Seth worked at EMC Inc. as a Senior Systems Engineer focused on HPC within the Department of Energy.

Based outside of Albuquerque New Mexico, Seth lives with his wife and two children and enjoys fishing and working on his property.

Phil Bertolini

Phil Bertolini — Moderator

Co-executive Director, Center for Digital Government

Phil Bertolini is the Co-Director of the Center for Digital Government (CDG), a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. Previously, he served as deputy county executive and CIO for Oakland County, Michigan.

During his 31-year tenure, Phil built a world-class IT organization in the second-largest county in Michigan, just north of Detroit. As Oakland County CIO, he oversaw more than 150 employees serving over 1.2 million residents. In 2005, he was also promoted to deputy county executive, holding dual positions until his retirement.

Phil’s efforts earned the county national attention, winning numerous awards for technology innovation and excellence. He was named one of Governing Magazine’s Public Official of the Year and Government Technology Magazine’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers. He was also honored by the President Obama White House as a Champion of Change for 2012.