Secure Cloud Computing, Fri, Sep 21

WHEN: Fri, Sep 21st 2012 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
WHERE: Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City

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Event description

The short title for the topic is “Secure Cloud Computing.”

The longer, more descriptive title is: “Improve Preparation for Future Information Technology Advancements with Optimized Software Asset Management and Practical Enterprise Architecture Principles. Case in Point: Cloud Computing in Government Environments.”

The speaker managed the Software Development Infrastructure (SDI) program at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and expanded this program to include web-based, on-demand services, software reuse, real-time monitors, help desk integration, and performance metrics.

Event schedule

12:00p Registration and Refreshments
12:30p Lunch is served
12:50p Introduction and Welcome
.Remarks: Kent Craig, USPTO
.Questions & Answers • Discussion
13:30p Event ends


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About the speaker

Kent Craig, who joined the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in 1991, is a member of the Policy and Standards Division within the Office of Policy and Governance. In this role, Mr. Craig is responsible for authoring, interpreting, publishing, provisioning, and promoting policies, standards, and best practices across IT-related areas with a special focus on Software Asset Management.

The Office of Policy and Governance (OPG) provides the management and oversight of enterprise Information Technology (IT) strategies, guidance, policies, and agency-wide cybersecurity . The Office implements and assesses the organization’s compliance with enterprise IT processes and standards; serves as the primary coordinator for the OCIO strategic planning efforts to maximize process efficiency and cost-effectiveness through the development and deployment of quality products and services to OCIO customers, in accordance with USPTO strategic objectives; is responsible for the institutionalization and governance of quality practices throughout OCIO through planning, quality assurance, education and training, and formal technical reviews; performs reviews of OCIO processes and methods, and coordinates all review activity, translating findings and recommendations into action plans to improve quality. The executive of OPG serves as the focal point for IT security and ensures USPTO adherence to United States laws and polices The office consists of four divisions: Policy and Standards, Strategic and Investment Planning, Process Improvement, and Cybersecurity.

He has represented the USPTO to domestic and foreign professional, governmental, academic and industrial organizations in the area of computer technology, and he has presented to both government and commercial audiences on topics including Enterprise Architecture, Component-Based Development, Service-Oriented Architecture, Software Development Infrastructure, and Software Asset Management at local, national, and international meetings, conferences, and user groups.

Prior to his work at the USPTO, he worked for Planning Research Corporation (1989-1991) and the United States Air Force (1979-1989).

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Additional Background Reading

Presentation: Enterprise Architecture at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office using Reusable Architecture Patterns: A framework for Solutions Architecture within the FEA, by Doug Bourgeois, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (pdf, 16 slides), NDIA Proceedings

Overview of Information Technology – Plan for FY 2010 – 2015: Strategic Vision of IT to Support USPTO’s Mission(pdf, 24 slides)