June 2

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As the value of data is increasing, governments have to be prepared for the worst. Does your organization have a simple yet scalable plan to recover from disasters? In the event of a crisis, how will you restore your data quickly? What happens if you can’t?

Too often, state and local governments’ DR plans focus on recovering specific technological systems and associated storage locations. In the modern digital era, however, that approach is outdated and dangerous. Instead, organizations should focus their DR plans on safeguarding and recovering the valuable data – no matter where it lives.

Join us June 2 at 10 am PT/1 pm ET as we discuss why a future-proofed disaster recovery plan is paramount for organizations like your own.

Our panel of industry experts will discuss:

  • The importance of creating and testing a DR plan for a local government
  • Keeping the plan dynamic to encompass new, important data sources
  • How a simple and cost-effective solution enables application portability 
  • Aligning recovery times to the business value of your data and workloads in your state or local government scenario


Dave DeVries

Dave DeVries

Sr Director, Strategic Initiatives – SLED, Commvault

David DeVries leads Strategic Initiatives for State, Local Government and Higher Education Industries, in close concert with US Federal agencies, for Commvault Systems - a global leader in data and information management. A former Department of Defense Deputy CIO and State of Michigan CIO, Dave has decades of experience leading and driving strategic innovation and outcomes in complex environments. A retired military officer with deep information technology and executive management experience in commercial, industry and government service, he’s led many organizations through major change while ensuring mission-critical operations. Dave’s leadership success is well-renowned with his ability to rapidly build high-performing, close-knit, military, civilian, and contractor teams.
His career unique experiences make him exceptionally qualified to share his passion at bringing strategies and best practices to government and educational organizations in this time of uncertain budgets, workforce challenges and the need to simplify management of data in government organizations.

Sean Phuphanich

Sean Phuphanich

Sr. Solutions Architect, AWS

Sean Phuphanich leads storage partner SA engagements in the AWS world wide public sector. A former Vice President of eCommerce & IT, Sean has over a decade of leadership and hands on experience transforming organizations through people, technology and culture. Now, he works with AWS storage partners and government at federal, state and local levels to help them understand the opportunities they have and the path to get there in the cloud.

Paul Clanton

Paul Clanton — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

Paul has devoted his career to helping local governments be on the forefront of using technology to increase value delivered to the public. He has over 30 years in various Information technology roles in both the public and private sectors including 20 years leading Information Technology departments. He now helps local governments get the most value from their significant investment in people, process, and technology.