Becoming a Digital Enterprise


Sep 28 2023


10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Becoming a Digital Enterprise

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Architecting the Business of Automation

Date: Thursday, September 28th, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Location: SAIC Reston HQ 12010 Sunset Hills Rd,
Reston, VA 20190 SAIC Innovation Factory (Room 1106)

This event will be held in-person and virtually


Companies that can predictably and efficiently deliver to public sector customers win contracts. From infrastructure provisioning, security, and maintenance, to building and deploying pipelines, Red Hat is the pillar of modern automation initiatives. Skills in this tool are in high demand, and the business impact of having expertise in automation is significant.

Finding and keeping the critical personnel to design, maintain, and scale early automation initiatives is getting more complex. Turnover of crucial talent can leave a program stranded with ungoverned or poorly understood automation. The catch is that everyone caught on at the same time, and now the scramble is on.

To address the customer's mission, Fierce Software is championing an effort to architect the business of automation. We are bringing together the companies driving the present and future of DevSecOps automation for an afternoon event in Reston, VA. There, industry and government leaders will talk about what is critical for the enterprise and the mission.

Come and join us for a fantastic event!

Agenda At A Glance

  • Session 1: 10:00 - 12:00 PM

    • Opening - Alex Jacocks
    • Red Hat, GitLab & HashiCorp Presentation/Demonstration
    • Recap to bring everything together - Matthew Miller

  • 12:00 - 1:00 PM


  • Session 2: 1:00 to 3:00 PM

    • Opening - Alex Jacocks
    • Red Hat, GitLab & HashiCorp Presentation/Demonstration
    • Recap to bring everything together - Matthew Miller

Featured Speakers

  • Speaker Bio:

    Alex Jackocks

    Red Hat

    Alexander Jacocks has more than 30 years of experience with Linux systems, and 27 on Red Hat. He has been a government employee, a government contractor, a consultant, a manager, and is now a Principal Ansible Specialist.

  • Speaker Bio:

    Josh Swann

    Senior Federal Solutions Architect, GitLab

    Josh is a Senior Federal Solutions Architect supporting Treasury, IRS and Federal System Integrators. Josh has spent over 20 years developing and designing software solutions for the federal government. Josh has a strong background with software development, application modernization and scalable architectures using cloud solutions and technologies.

  • Speaker Bio:

    Gerald Dykeman

    Senior Solutions Engineer, HashiCorp Federal

    Gerald Dykeman is a Senior Solutions Engineer at HashiCorp Federal supporting the NAVY, USMC, and Army. Previously an Ansible principal architect at Red Hat doing all things automation and DevOps!

This event is co-hosted in partnership with Fierce Software, GitLab, HashiCorp, and Red Hat. As a result, all parties are collecting your personal data when you submit such information as part of the registration process. For more information on our privacy practices, please see: Red Hat’s Privacy Statement, HashiCorp's Privacy Statement, GitLab's Privacy Statement.

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