MeriTalk and Brocade Host Industry and Government Leaders to Discuss the Future of Federal IT WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 07/18/13 -- (NASDAQ: BRCD) WHAT: At the 2013 Federal Forum MeriTalk and Brocade will bring together government leaders and C-level industry experts to exchange ideas, expertise and best practices for defining the next generation of IT priorities and technology imperatives. From Big Data to Data Center Optimization to Software-Defined Networking, the 2013 Federal Forum will cover numerous hot-button issues and pressing challenges shaping the government technology landscape. The event also provides an opportunity for attendees to network with government and industry colleagues and to explore the IT initiatives and technologies that will transform the way the Federal government operates. Attendees will learn how agency IT leaders can: -- Optimize data centers to maximize agility -- Leverage Big Data to inform decision-making -- Empower government agencies to manage virtualized network architectures -- Dive into emerging technologies like Software-Defined Networking WHEN: August 6, 2013 7:15 AM - 3:15 PM WHERE: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004 GOVERNMENT KEYNOTE: Terry Halvorsen Chief Information Officer Department of the Navy NOTED GOVERNMENT PRESENTERS: Scot Atkins Program Manager Supercomputing & Revenue Protection Mailing Information Systems US Postal Service Thomas Bayer Chief Information Officer Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Ron Bewtra Chief Technology Officer National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Louis Charlier Director, Enterprise Services Office of the Chief Information Officer/Office of the Assistant Secretary Xavier Hughes Chief Innovation Officer Department of Labor Bernard Mazer Chief Information Officer Department of Interior Wolf Tombe Chief Technology Officer Customs and Border Control Department of Homeland Security Dr. Michael Valivullah Chief Technology Officer National Agricultural Statistics Service USDA NOTED INDUSTRY PARTNERS Affigent Arrow Black Box Network Services CDW-G CyberCore Federal News Radio GCN Hitachi Data Systems Intelligent Decisions immixGroup Iron Bow NetApp PacStar Palo Alto Tech Data Follow the conversation at: #FedForum @BRCDcomm @MeriTalk About MeriTalk The voice of tomorrow's government today, MeriTalk is a public-private partnership focused on improving the outcomes of government IT. Focusing on government's hot-button issues, MeriTalk hosts Big Data Exchange, Cloud Exchange, Cyber Security Exchange and Data Center Exchange -- platforms dedicated to supporting public-private dialogue and collaboration. MeriTalk connects with an audience of 85,000 government community contacts. For more information, visit www.meritalk.com or follow us on Twitter, @meritalk. About Brocade Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) networking solutions help the world's leading organizations transition smoothly to a world where applications and information reside anywhere. (www.brocade.com) Copyright 2013 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved. ADX, AnyIO, Brocade, Brocade Assurance, the B-wing symbol, DCX, Fabric OS, ICX, MLX, MyBrocade, OpenScript, VCS, VDX, and Vyatta are registered trademarks, and HyperEdge, The Effortless Network, and The On-Demand Data Center are trademarks of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., in the United States and/or in other countries. Other brands, products, or service names mentioned may be trademarks of their respective owners. CONTACTS: Katie Bromley Public Relations Brocade firstname.lastname@example.org (408) 333-0429 Rob Eggers Investor Relations Brocade email@example.com 408.333.8797 Liz Vandendriessche Public Relations MeriTalk firstname.lastname@example.org (703) 634-9525
MeriTalk and Brocade Host Industry and Government Leaders to Discuss the Future of Federal IT
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