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Azure Gov DC Meetup – August 2019

Guest Event


Managing governance and cloud spend are often cited as top challenges for government. And, while effective governance to ensure control over costs, performance, and security is essential for cloud success, many agencies are not fully leveraging the various tools, resources, and automation capabilities that can enable success.

To hear how agencies can address these challenges, we invite you to RSVP and join us for a Microsoft Azure Government Meetup, “Mastering cloud governance and cost management in government,” on Wednesday, Aug. 28 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at 1776 New America in Washington, DC.

During this free event, government and industry speakers will share strategies, insights and demos to help agencies:
• Maximize visibility, maintain control and ensure compliance
• Implement automated policies and avoid cloud waste
• Understand tools and resources that enable governance and cost management success
• Leverage discount options to optimize spend

AGENDA (*subject to change)

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Networking & refreshments

6:35 PM – 6:45 PM Welcome & announcements
Karina Homme, senior director, Microsoft Azure Government
Vishwas Lele, CTO, AIS

6:45 PM – 7:05 PM Demo: Azure Governance
Jerry Rhoads, Principal Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft

7:05 PM – 7:25 PM AIS: Azure Gov Governance and Cost Management Techniques
Justin Baca, Cloud Solution Architect, AIS

7:25 PM – 8:00 PM Panel: Governance & Management
Robert D Brown, CTO, USCIS, DHS
Viktar Zherdetski, Cloud Solutions Director, Unisys
William Meskill, Director of Enterprise Information Services, OUSD for Policy, DoD
Karina Homme, Senior Director, Microsoft Azure Government (moderator)

8:00 PM – 8:30 PM Wrap-up & networking

RSVP now to secure your spot to join us for an evening of engaging discussion, excellent networking opportunities, and awesome refreshments. Please help spread the word and invite your colleagues and connections to join, too!

As always, there will be great networking opportunities and refreshments during our Meetup, which is FREE and open to the public. We also invite you to check out and join our Microsoft Azure Gov DC user community on Meetup ( This dynamic community of over 2,400 members hosts monthly Meetups to share best practices in driving cloud innovation in government.