Building a Data-Centric Architecture for the Future of Government

Amidst the changing tech landscape, data is and will remain one of the most valuable resources for the public sector. In recent years, much emphasis has been placed on IT modernization and digital transformation across government - from the President’s Management Agenda to the establishment of the IT Modernization Centers of Excellence. But transformation is only possible when an organization’s data is protected, shared, accessed, tapped, and applied effectively and efficiently.
What was once an emphasis on data storage has now shifted to an increased focus on leveraging a data-centric architecture to unlock data-driven insights. How can agencies leverage their data storage to enable opportunity and deliver on their missions? What’s the path to Data-as-a-Service?

This digital event highlighted the importance of a robust data infrastructure to enhance security, interoperability, IT operations, cost-savings and more. We spoke with industry and government to explore the shift to a data-centric strategy as well as the challenges and opportunities in data storage and infrastructure across government.


Dr. Michael Valivullah

Chief Technology Officer, National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA

Tony Peralta

Data Architect for Debt Management Services, U.S. Department of Treasury

Kapil Bakshi

Distinguished Engineer, Cisco Systems Inc.

Nick Psaki

Principal, Office of the CTO, Pure Storage

Paul Krein

Chief Technology Officer, Red River