Red Hat Government Symposium 2023

November 15 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. | Grand Hyatt, Washington D.C.

Intelligence Unleashed


Kanuj is a Chief Technologist with over 25 years of experience in the IT industry. Having spent over two decades working in the datacenter with experience running cables, configuring networking equipment, managing various web and application systems, as well as administering virtualized Windows and Unix/Linux systems for both commercial organizations and federal agencies. Ten years […]

Srini Iyer

Srini Iyer is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, for the Leidos Health Group. His current role includes providing leadership across a wide range of technology challenges supporting Leidos’s diverse health portfolio. As part of this role, he is responsible for overseeing the internal R&D portfolio, driving technology partnerships across emerging and large technology […]

Dr. Spencer Schaefer

Dr. Spencer Schaefer, PharmD serves as an AI Data Solution Architect for the National Artificial Intelligence Institute (NAII) at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and is the leader of the NAII AI Center affiliated with the Medical Informatics Data Science Emerging Technologies (MInDSET) Service Line at the Kansas City VA Medical Center (KCVAMC). Dr. […]

Jason Strawderman

Western Digital is an American Icon data storage devices and platforms manufacturer based in Silicon Valley. Jason is a seasoned business executive with 27 years of diverse experiences serving in leadership roles for technology companies specializing in data infrastructure products, services, and solutions. He currently serves as KMP for Western Digital Federal LLC, a FOCI […]

Damian Kostiuk

Dr. Damian Kostiuk is the Deputy Chief Data Officer for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). He oversees teams implementing enterprise-wide data management and analytics programs focused on artificial intelligence (AI) and automation, data standards, quality, governance, business intelligence, and advanced analytics. He aims to create a data-driven culture through collaborative partnerships, increased data literacy […]

Adam Sykes

Adam Sykes is a Manager in the Deloitte Engineering GPS Practice with over 10 years experience in Cloud Platforms, Custom Applications, and Developer Experience. He built and deployed Custom Applications and Cloud Platforms across Civilian, DoD, Justice, and Commercial Industry. He is a leader of technical development teams and driver of new innovative platforms and […]

Fola Adeleke-Adedoyin

Fola Adeleke-Adedoyin is a Director and Intelligent Cloud Specialist for Microsoft Federal Civilian organizations. He has over 20 years of experience in the technology industry as a digital transformation leader. He enables mission impact, customer satisfaction, and strategic partnerships with federal agencies and tribal nations. He also oversees technology delivery of strategic initiatives involving sovereign […]

Ashleigh Cole

Ashleigh is a Senior Intelligent Cloud Sales Specialist for Microsoft Federal Civilian organizations. She has a decade of experience in delivering solutions that help customers achieve their goals within the DOD and Civilian agencies. She leverages AI-driven cloud technologies to support customers at every stage of their Digital Transformation Journey in the Era of AI. […]

Jay Chakravarthy

Jay is a highly experienced Technology and Cloud Champion with a rich background in the Government/Public Sector and Deloitte Consulting Cloud Engineering practice. With over 25 years of expertise, he has successfully managed various aspects of IT, including Cloud and on-prem infrastructure, DevSecOps, cyber security, performance testing, tuning, and application and technical architecture, mainly focusing […]

Akanksha Sharma

Akanksha Sharma is a senior information technology (IT) leader experienced in establishing and executing technology strategies that drive digital transformation and large-scale IT modernization. She currently serves as the Director of Digital Transformation at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). In this role, she oversees digital […]