GovSummit 2016:
Elevate Data for Mission Success

November 15th—Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
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Join IT, security, program, and management professionals from government, education and industry for the Splunk GovSummit 2016 where this year’s theme, Elevate Data for Mission Success, will focus on modern strategies and solutions to transform how government leverages data to drive mission success.

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Splunk GovSummit Highlights

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Focused on business, technical and advanced analytics users.
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Choose sessions based on your interests and level.
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Industry Keynote

Exploring innovations and trends in data analytics.
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Industry Panel

Hear government and industry leaders discuss trends in data analytics that will impact the future.
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Practical Ideas and Demos

Government and industry speakers share their experiences, lessons learned, practical ideas and demonstrations.
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Showcasing solutions across analytics, security, cloud and more.
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Technology Experts

Talk to our technology experts and find answers to your most pressing questions.
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Networking Reception

Meet other industry leaders and exchange ideas in a fun, Splunk-worthy setting.

GovSummit Agenda

  • 7:30am-8:30am – Breakfast and Registration
  • 8:30am-8:45am – Welcome - Kevin Davis - Vice President, Public Sector, Splunk Watch the Replay
  • 8:45am-9:15am – Splunk Keynote - Snehal Antani – CTO, Splunk Watch the Replay
  • 9:15am-10:15am – Industry Keynote - General Stan McChrystal - Former Commander of U.S. and International Forces in Afghanistan
  • 10:15am – Break
  • 10:30am-11:15am – Breakout Session 1
  • 11:45am-12:15pm – Lunch Keynote – U.S. Senator Mark Warner Watch the Replay
  • 12:15pm-1:15pm – Lunch and Customer Panel Watch the Replay
  • 1:15pm-1:30pm – Innovation Award Winner Announcements
  • 1:45pm-2:30pm – Breakout Session 2
  • 2:45pm-3:30pm – Breakout Session 3
  • 3:30pm-5:00pm – Reception and Solution Pavilion

GovSummit 2016 Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session 1: 10:30am-11:15am


Panel: Transforming Federal Compliance Reporting Through Real-Time Automation and Analysis

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Improving Soldier’s Efficiency and Healthcare Logistics in the Battlefield

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Machine Learning Applications for Federal Government

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Agency Chargeback Models to Enable Splunk Enterprise Deployments

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Breakout Session 2: 1:45pm-2:30pm


Legacy Security Modernization for Successful Collaboration in a Decentralized Agency Environment

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Panel: Splunk for IT Operations - Successes and Lessons Learned

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Using Splunk for Dynamic Risk Monitoring & Protection of ICS, SCADA and other Critical Infrastructure

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Assessing Mitigation Implementations

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Breakout Session 3: 2:45pm-3:30pm


Panel: Agency Approaches to Enhancing Security Posture in Today's Threat Landscape

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How We Centralized Log Collection Across a Cabinet-Level Department

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Panel: Beyond Security and IT Operations – Art of the Possible with the Splunk Platform

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Operationalizing the CIS “Top 20” Critical Security Controls with Splunk Enterprise

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Reception and Solution Pavillion: 3:30pm-5:00pm

Keynote Presenters

mark warner govsummit speaker

Senator Mark Warner

United States Senate

general stan mcchrystal govsummit speaker

General Stan McChrystal

Former Commander,
U.S. and International Forces in Afghanistan

snehal antani govsummit speaker

Snehal Antani

Chief Technology Officer,

kevin davis govsummit speaker

Kevin Davis

Vice President, Public Sector

Special Guests

ron ross govsummit speaker

Dr. Ron Ross

Fellow, National Institute
of Standards and Technology

tony scott govsummit speaker

Tony Scott

Federal Chief Information Officer,
U.S. Office of Management and Budget

gregory touhill govsummit speaker

Brigadier General (retired) Gregory Touhill

Federal Chief Information Security Officer,
U.S. Office of Management and Budget


linda howard govsummit speaker

Linda Howard

Senior Vice President,
Deputy Chief Information Officer, SAIC

eric weakland govsummit speaker

Eric Weakland

Director, Information Security,
American University

thomas beach govsummit speaker

Thomas Beach

Senior Advisor,
United States Patent and Trademark Office

ann b dicamillo govsummit speaker

Ann DiCamillo

Former Director, US Computer Emergency Readiness Team
Department of Homeland Security

Additional Presenters

matt coose govsummit speaker

Matt Coose

Founder & CEO,

paul krein govsummit speaker

Paul Krein

Vice President, Digital and Cloud Solutions,
Red River

jim flyzik govsummit speaker

Jim Flyzik

The Flyzik Group

johnathan margulies govsummit speaker

Jonathan Margulies

Author, Security Consultant, Chief Splunk Architect

tom barna govsummit speaker

Thomas Barna

Splunk Certified Sales Engineer Level I

jonathan fair govsummit speaker

Jonathan Fair

Senior Incident Handler
InfoTek Corp.

Pragyansmita Nayak govsummit speaker

Dr. Pragyansmita Nayak

Technical and Data Architect
CGI Federal Inc.

anthony talamantes govsummit speaker

Anthony Talamantes

Manager, Defensive Cyber Operations,
Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab

egan davson govsummit speaker govsummit speaker

Egan Davson

Founding Member and Senior Architect,
Security Operations Center, Cabinet-Level Agency

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Venue & Travel


Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel
999 Ninth Street
NW Washington, DC
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From Nearest Metro Station:

Take the Metro Green and Yellow Line to Mount Vernon Square./Convention Center (0.1 miles E). Alternatively take Metro Red LinevGallery Place/ Chinatown (0.5 miles SE).

From Baltimore:

Take Interstate 195 West for 1.7 miles to exit 2B and merge onto Interstate 295 South toward Washington. Travel 23.7 miles and merge onto US-50 West. US-50 West will become New York Avenue. Travel 4.8 miles on New York Avenue NE then continue straight into Mount Vernon Place NW. Make a slight right onto Massachusetts Avenue NW and the hotel will be on the right.

From Rt. 66 / West:

Take VA-267 and merge onto Interstate 66 East. Travel 8.3 miles and take the E Street/Interstate 66 East exit on the left. Keep left at the fork in the road. Follow signs for Whitehurst Freeway and merge onto Interstate 66 East. Travel 0.5 miles and take the exit on the left toward Rock Creek Parkway. Travel 0.1 miles to K Street NW and turn right. Travel 1.6 miles to 11th Street NW and turn left. take the first right onto Massachusetts Avenue NW and the hotel will be on the left.