MeriTalk and Brocade Host Industry and Government Leaders to Discuss the Future of Federal IT

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) 
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CONTACTS:  
Katie Bromley 
Public Relations 
Brocade 
kbromley@brocade.com 
(408) 333-0429  
Rob Eggers 
Investor Relations 
Brocade 
reggers@brocade.com 
408.333.8797  
Liz Vandendriessche 
Public Relations 
MeriTalk 
evandendriessche@meritalk.com 
(703) 634-9525