Tom Kennedy, the vice president and general manager of Veritas Public Sector, said during the Innovation in Government show that two trends are impacting how agencies meet a series of OMB data management deadlines.
Bill Rowan, the vice president of federal sales for VMware, said the desire for mobility is driving agencies toward cloud services and software-defined networking to make data and applications available anywhere, at any time.
Cameron Chehreh, the chief operating officer, chief technology officer and vice president at Dell EMC Federal, said hybrid cloud, micro-services and as-a-service buying models are key to enabling agencies to move off of legacy IT systems.
Rick Howard, the chief security officer for Palo Alto Networks, said the cybersecurity consumption model will be disrupted by orchestration and automation in the cloud.
Adilson Jardim, the area vice president for Splunk Public Sector Sales Engineering, said agencies can increase visibility into their networks and ensure apps are secure by implementing the agile methodology.
Tony Cole, vice president and global government chief technology officer for FireEye, said threat intelligence will help agencies mitigate risks by answering some basic questions about who the attackers are and what they are trying to do.
Greg Reeder, the head of government industry strategy at Adobe, said data analytics holds the key to improve the citizen experience with government.
Chris Townsend, the vice president of federal at Symantec, said the IT modernization initiative opens the door for agencies to relook at how they protect their systems and data.
Laura Grant and David Vernon, both of SAP, say agencies need to adopt innovation platforms, not just new technology.
Keith Salisbury, the senior director of federal sales for Pivotal, said leadership is key to build software at startup speed.