July 21

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The recently released 2021 Data Protection Report states 96 percent of organizations will accelerate cloud usage. During the pandemic, cloud became a key enabler for agencies to adopt digital services and support remote workforces. But this transition to virtual opened up governments and their data to more risk and vulnerability. The report found 58 percent of organizations are in a position where their data can’t be recovered.

On July 21, Government Technology is being joined by iland and Veeam to uncover more crucial insights from the report and how they impact some of the top issues facing state and local governments, including:

• Cybersecurity
• Disaster recovery and continuity of operations
• Hybrid cloud computing
• Infrastructure modernization
• Budget and cost control

Register now for this timely webcast for a deep dive into the state of data protection and other key areas to help your agency shape its IT priorities and modernization efforts for the future.



Jeff Reichard

Senior Director of Enterprise Strategy, Veeam

Jeff Reichard is Senior Director of Enterprise Strategy at Veeam, where he focuses on risk, compliance and partnerships. Jeff has 25 years of experience in data protection/availability, business continuity and regulatory compliance solutions. His previous roles have ranged from designing SAN and data backup solutions to systems engineering and engineering leadership serving public sector and enterprise customers. Prior to Veeam, Jeff most recently led Commvault’s federal civilian SE team. At Veeam, Jeff works with partners, customers and industry analysts to evangelize Veeams’ vision for cloud data management and digital transformation.


Brian Knudtson

Director of Cloud Market Intelligence, iland

Having worked as a customer, value-added reseller, vendor, and service provider, including roles in web development, system administration, post-sales deployment, pre-sales architecting, public cloud design, and technical marketing, Brian has seen it all. Currently, Brian is Director of Cloud Market Intelligence at iland and host of The CloudBytes Podcast. He has been a long time member of the VMware community, including putting on VMunderground every year at VMworld.


Deborah A. Snyder — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

Deborah is an accomplished C-level executive, influencer and educator who has dedicated her career to improving state and local government services for the citizens of New York state through policy and technology innovation. She has a broad range of experience in government, policy, cybersecurity, privacy and information technology. She recently retired from the position of New York state’s chief information security officer, where she led the state’s cybersecurity programs and directed the NYS Cyber Command Center. She works with organizations and universities to strengthen cybersecurity defenses and preparedness, and to create and inspire the next generation of cyber leaders.