PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon: Cloud Computing & Cybersecurity

About the Event

This presentation will cover issues that project teams need to address in order to achieve cost, security, and mission benefits in cloud initiatives. Using an interactive format where issues will be presented and discussed with attendees, the seminar will be broken into three segments. The first segment will illuminate key elements of the U.S. Government Cloud Smart Strategic guidance with survey data on real-world experience in government and commercial cloud computing initiatives. The second segment will cover key elements of cloud computing projects, including a discussion of the key cloud computing project considerations, such as serverless computing, low code/no code, microservices, and cybersecurity. This segment will also discuss implications of convergence in infrastructure modernization and applications modernization. The third segment will cover risk management, including risk register considerations for cloud initiatives and the implications of DevSecOps approaches to projects.

PDUs Available: 1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

Talent Triangle Category: Strategic and Business Management

Special Instructions:

  • Closest metro stop: Foggy Bottom
  • Garage Parking at Marvin Center (H & 21st St, NW): $18.00
  • Metered parking is available
  • Photo ID is required
  • Use 22nd Street entrance

Agenda and Cost

This luncheon is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required to attend.

Networking | 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Presentation | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

About the Speaker

Mark Forman, Vice President, Digital Government for Unysis

Mark Forman is an accomplished executive with more than 30 years of experience in industry and government, including a presidential appointment to be the first U.S. administrator for E-Government and Information Technology, a position now known as the U.S. government’s chief information officer. In his current role, Mr. Forman is leveraging deep domain industry expertise across the entire Unisys portfolio to provide digital solutions important to federal government clients. This includes application of data analytics, applications modernization, cybersecurity, and hybrid cloud services using techniques including low code, containerization, and cloud native.

Before moving into the U.S. Federal team at Unisys, Mr. Forman was the VP and global head of the public sector, where he led the strategy creation and deployment that repositioned Unisys as a global provider of leading solutions in hybrid cloud, digital government, justice, law enforcement and border security, and social services. During his tenor, the public sector teams grew rapidly in both new client acquisition and base business expansion.

Prior to joining Unisys, Mr. Forman was vice president for IT Services and Cloud Solutions at TASC, Inc./Engility Corp., where his group assisted government agencies in transitioning to the cloud by providing advanced systems engineering, integration and decision-support services to the federal government. Mr. Forman has also held executive and leadership positions at KPMG LLP and IBM, as well co-founding two technology companies. Mr. Forman served on the board of directors for Corio Inc., and various commercial and corporate government sector Advisory Boards, most recently the Social Security Advisory Board Task Force for IT Modernization. He has been recognized with numerous Government IT awards, is a CIO SAGE at the Partnership for Public Service, and has testified before legislative Committees of the U.S. Congress, Australia Senate, State of Kansas, and State of California.

About the Washington Circle Luncheons

PMIWDC's Washington Circle luncheons are a series of free brownbag luncheons hosted at the GW School of Business. There are luncheons every fourth Wednesday of the month, unless posted otherwise. This program series is made possible by the generous support of George Washington University School of Business , which offers a Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) degree. The MSPM program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals who want to enhance their ability to integrate complex projects, motivate people, and achieve cost-effective results. With courses offered both on-campus and online, students have the flexibility to complete the degree from virtually anywhere.

Washington Circle luncheons are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis.