WSO2 Director of Defense and Government Solutions to Present Government PaaS Case Study Keynote at Cloud Computing East 2013

Presentation will examine how a governed cloud-based distributed system can effectively manage diverse developer groups across government organizations

Palo Alto, CA – May 14, 2013 – A governed cloud-based distributed development environment helps connect program managers and information assurance professionals with developers to facilitate application development. This enables software acquisitions program managers across government organizations to control and field applications both locally and remotely. WSO2 Director of Defense and Government Solutions Adam Firestone will examine the impact and benefits of this approach in his keynote presentation at Cloud Computing East 2013. The event runs May 19-21, 2013 at the Marriott Boston Copley Place in Boston, MA.

Adam Firestone will present his keynote examining governed platform as a service (PaaS) on Monday, May 20, 2013. The session is part of the event’s Cloud Computing for Government gCLOUD© Track, which focuses on government cloud computing deployments. In his talk, Adam will identify classic programmatic risks associated with distributed development teams and rapidly evolving information assurance requirements, and he will explain how a governed PaaS-based distributed development environment mitigates these risks. Adam then will explore how this architectural approach empowers program managers to effectively manage projects with multiple developer organizations and reduce the time and cost associated with the certification of traditional and mobile application development in the government sector.

About the Presenter
Adam Firestone is WSO2 director of defense and government solutions. In this role, he works across the scope of the WSO2 team to understand and craft technology solutions that address the unique challenges facing today’s military, intelligence and government organizations. A former US Army officer and defense industry IT executive, Adam has led the design and development of critical weapons and command and control systems, as well as spearheading the integration of open source software and principles within the defense enterprise. He recently was awarded the Historic Breechloading Smallarms Association’s 2012 President’s Cup and Gold Medal.

About Cloud Computing East

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TITLE About the CCA
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