USDA Virtual Technology Expo Series

Virtual Exposition Dates:

USDA Headquarters @ The South Building: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 (9:30AM -1:30 PM EDT)

USDA @ GWCC | Riverdale Campus:     Wednesday, July 15, 2020 (9:30AM - 1:30PM EDT)

 

 

 

 
 
 
 











Participation is encouraged from all USDA agency personnel. This is an excellent opportunity to view and virtually demo the latest technology products and services, and to learn about best practices and strategies. There is no cost to attend and there will be many giveaways! 

 









And much more! 

  
 


The Exhibit Showcase offers an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest advances in technology through an interactive approach with attendees. Participants will showcase their products and services for USDA attendees. The Exhibit Hall demonstrates new, innovative ideas and sharing solutions to your technology challenges.


 

  • COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH (e-gift card to grubhub) for the first 150 people to register and participate. 

  • There will also be lots of other prizes - don't miss out! 

Sessions


All times are Eastern Time Printable Schedule || Times, presenters and sessions are subject to change.

7/14/2020

9:30 AM
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9:55 AM


   
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MobileIron: Safe Employees, Safe Business


Brian   Strachman

 

Enabling a secure remote workforce is more critical than ever before. Whether you’re issuing more corporate-owned devices or enabling a BYOD program for remote employees, enabling secure and seamless access to authorized apps is a business imperative. MobileIron can help you get there.


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7/14/2020

10:00 AM
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10:25 AM


   
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Cloudera: Detect, Respond, Comply: Cybersecurity at Scale


Carolyn  Duby

 

Principal Solutions Engineer, Lead Cyber Security SME at Cloudera

Carolyn Duby is Principal Solutions Engineer and lead Cybersecurity SME at Cloudera, where she helps customers harness the power of Apache open source platforms to tackle the most challenging streaming event ingestion problems. Previously, she was the architect for cybersecurity event correlation at Secureworks. A subject-matter expert in cybersecurity and data science, Carolyn is an active leader in the community and frequent speaker at conferences such as Strata Data Conference, Dataworks Summit, Open Data Science Conference and Day of Security. Carolyn holds an ScB (magna cum laude) and ScM from Brown University, both in computer science. She’s a lifelong learner and recently completed the Johns Hopkins University Coursera data science specialization.


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7/14/2020

10:30 AM
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Okta: Modernizing Citizen Experiences with Cloud Identity


Keith  Casey

 

 
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Citizens expect government agencies to meet them on their terms, and today that means a quality customer experience (CX) that’s digital, seamless and unfolds on any channel, device or platform they choose. More importantly, customers also expect their business with agencies to be private and secure. Agencies that can’t meet these demands risk losing citizens’ confidence and trust, but developing secure, frictionless CX is easier said than done. Fortunately, modern, cloud customer identity and access management (CIAM) can help improve the citizen experience and build trust in your solution. This session will explore how agencies can strengthen their CIAM strategy.


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7/14/2020

12:00 PM
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12:25 PM


   
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Appian: How to achieve hyper-automation to modernize IT and keeping your workforce safe


Natalie  Carey

 

Legacy systems lack the capabilities that agencies need to transform complex enterprise applications and business processes with AI, ML, RPA, workflow, and other automation technologies. Natalie Carey, Director of Appian's Federal Civilian Practice, will discuss how a full-stack automation platform addresses unique federal workforce safety, IT modernization, and application integration needs.

In this session, you will learn how to achieve hyper-automation to accelerate IT modernization in your organization and how low-code and intelligent automation technologies are enabling the USDA and other federal agencies to modernize mission-critical systems.
  • Workforce Safety
  • Acquisition Modernization
  • Grants Management
  • Financial Payments
  • Permitting & Licensing
  • Asset Management
  • HR Lifecycle 
  • Correspondence Management
  • Loans & Underwriting
  • Regulatory Approval


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7/14/2020

12:30 PM
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1:00 PM


   
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SolarWinds: Improving IT Security for Remote Users During COVID-19 Pandemic


Richard  Roberts

 

COVID-19 has changed how agencies run their business and IT operations, dramatically expanding the demand for teleworking and remote access to data and systems. This demand has created significant challenges for IT operations because issues must be resolved and supported quickly, but without sacrificing security.

Challenges range from troubleshooting and security monitoring to remote user support and device configuration. Troubleshooting can be difficult without visibility and a solid understanding of your infrastructure and device dependencies. Security monitoring requires normalizing logs and sifting through significant quantities of data. Remote users may need help updating software or security certificates. Managing configuration changes can be time-consuming and can introduce security risks if not done correctly.

What can USDA do to help resolve these issues?

Performance monitoring solutions provide full-stack visibility of your infrastructure and applications, helping monitor capacity and performance, identify issues, and troubleshoot infrastructure and VPN performance.

Log management tools can provide continuous monitoring and automate responses to threats; they can also audit devices for compliance and provide reporting.
  • IT support and remote access solutions improve service delivery and enable remote support and administration.
  • Configuration tools can support firmware upgrades, network configuration compliance, and system monitoring.


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7/15/2020

9:30 AM
-to-
9:55 AM


   
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MobileIron: Safe Employees, Safe Business


Brian   Strachman

 

Enabling a secure remote workforce is more critical than ever before. Whether you’re issuing more corporate-owned devices or enabling a BYOD program for remote employees, enabling secure and seamless access to authorized apps is a business imperative. MobileIron can help you get there.


Sponsored by:


7/15/2020

10:00 AM
-to-
10:25 AM


   
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Cloudera: Detect, Respond, Comply: Cybersecurity at Scale


Carolyn  Duby

 

Principal Solutions Engineer, Lead Cyber Security SME at Cloudera

Carolyn Duby is Principal Solutions Engineer and lead Cybersecurity SME at Cloudera, where she helps customers harness the power of Apache open source platforms to tackle the most challenging streaming event ingestion problems. Previously, she was the architect for cybersecurity event correlation at Secureworks. A subject-matter expert in cybersecurity and data science, Carolyn is an active leader in the community and frequent speaker at conferences such as Strata Data Conference, Dataworks Summit, Open Data Science Conference and Day of Security. Carolyn holds an ScB (magna cum laude) and ScM from Brown University, both in computer science. She’s a lifelong learner and recently completed the Johns Hopkins University Coursera data science specialization.


Sponsored by:


7/15/2020

10:30 AM
-to-
10:55 AM


   
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Okta: Modernizing Citizen Experiences with Cloud Identity


Keith  Casey

 

  • Citizens expect government agencies to meet them on their terms, and today that means a quality customer experience (CX) that’s digital, seamless and unfolds on any channel, device or platform they choose. More importantly, customers also expect their business with agencies to be private and secure. Agencies that can’t meet these demands risk losing citizens’ confidence and trust, but developing secure, frictionless CX is easier said than done. Fortunately, modern, cloud customer identity and access management (CIAM) can help improve the citizen experience and build trust in your solution. This session will explore how agencies can strengthen their CIAM strategy.


Sponsored by:


7/15/2020

12:00 PM
-to-
12:25 PM


   
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Appian: How to achieve hyper-automation to modernize IT and keeping your workforce safe


Natalie  Carey

 

Legacy systems lack the capabilities that agencies need to transform complex enterprise applications and business processes with AI, ML, RPA, workflow, and other automation technologies. Natalie Carey, Director of Appian's Federal Civilian Practice, will discuss how a full-stack automation platform addresses unique federal workforce safety, IT modernization, and application integration needs.

In this session, you will learn how to achieve hyper-automation to accelerate IT modernization in your organization and how low-code and intelligent automation technologies are enabling the USDA and other federal agencies to modernize mission-critical systems.
  • Workforce Safety
  • Acquisition Modernization
  • Grants Management
  • Financial Payments
  • Permitting & Licensing
  • Asset Management
  • HR Lifecycle 
  • Correspondence Management
  • Loans & Underwriting
  • Regulatory Approval


Sponsored by:


7/15/2020

12:30 PM
-to-
1:00 PM


   
add_alert
Add to Calendar

SolarWinds: Improving IT Security for Remote Users During COVID-19 Pandemic


Richard  Roberts