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Government's Journey to the Cloud Starts at Oracle OpenWorld

Each year, tens of thousands of leaders spanning multiple lines of business converge to San Francisco for one of the largest IT conferences in the world – Oracle OpenWorld. Many attendees represent public sector organizations from not only the United States, but also government agencies abroad, including: Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.

One of the most pressing concerns for these global public sector leaders is developing an effective plan to migrate mission-critical workloads to the cloud. Public sector organizations are looking to realize the cost and performance benefits of the cloud to improve back-office operations and to better connect with their citizens, business entities, and other government bodies.

More recently, IT leaders are looking at new ways to incorporate emerging technologies, including Blockchain, AI and Machine Learning. These modern technology solutions are helping government to:

  • Deliver digital services to citizens, businesses, and visitors via their channel of choice

  • Automate and provide operational agility and savings to fuel ongoing innovation

  • Adopt a proactive approach to policy-making and government service delivery

However, resource constraints and security concerns have made many public sector IT leaders cautious in leveraging cloud technology. Nearly all need money for innovation rather than maintenance, but are challenged on how to modernize while running as efficient an operation as possible. More importantly, the rise of data breaches worldwide has placed speed bumps on cloud adoption, especially with government compliance mandates like FedRAMP in the United States and GDPR across the Atlantic.

These issues and more will be addressed at Oracle OpenWorld from October 22-25 in San Francisco. Oracle public sector leaders will introduce a new solution designed for state and local organizations: Oracle Public Sector Community. The new SaaS application leverages Oracle’s cloud computing capabilities to help local communities improve the quality-of-life for their constituents by facilitating engagement with local government. Demos will be offered on the second floor of the Park Central Hotel.

OpenWorld attendees will also get a first-hand look at Oracle’s complete cloud approach to public sector, encompassing: secure infrastructure, automated and mobile-enabled front and back-office, evolving technologies like IoT, and predictive analytics. These integrated solutions offer state and local agencies a strategy for ongoing government modernization.

The public sector track, sponsored by Accenture, kicks-off with a general session on Monday, October 22 at 9:00 a.m. Mark Johnson, Oracle Senior Vice President of Public Sector and cloud solution experts will discuss how technological advances are helping government officials adopt a more proactive approach to policy making and citizen service delivery. The session also includes a Journey to the Cloud customer panel, featuring the City of Las Vegas, City of San Jose, City of Detroit and the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Whether you’re a government technologist looking for a more secure path to the cloud or global agency line-of-business leader searching for emerging solutions to modernize IT systems, Oracle OpenWorld has something for you with speakers representing North America, Latin America, Indonesia, India and England. Don’t miss out, check out one of our public sector sessions below at this historic event.

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