March 24

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2020 was the year government went virtual – whether agencies wanted to or not. Now expectations are high to keep expanding digital citizen services, maintaining a work-from-home environment and building resiliency, all amid declining revenues. The network will continue to play a pivotal role in helping state and local governments meet these mandates, but the key will be to modernize current infrastructure incrementally versus undergoing a costly rip and replace.

On March 24th at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern, Government Technology is hosting a fast-paced webcast on how to make the most of your current network through automation, virtualization and other adaptive strategies. Register now to learn more ways to keep your modernization efforts moving forward, including:

  • How to take advantage of an edge cloud or multi-cloud environment to improve agility
  • How to extend enterprise branch WAN performance and security to remote employees
  • How to make the business case for your network modernization efforts


Bob Woolley

Bob Woolley — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government and former Chief Technical Architect, State of Utah

Bob was the chief technical architect for the state of Utah’s Department of Technology Services, including the development of the state’s Utah.gov portal. Utah has been widely recognized in these areas with numerous national awards. He has also been a technical lead and RFP writer for the WSCA/NASPO Cloud and Data Communication Procurements. He has experience with state, county and higher education employee skill assessments and technology upgrade implementations.

He has extensive experience with development and implementation of enterprise infrastructure and technology services. He focuses on e-government and technical architecture, with special emphasis on technical architecture implementation, planning and analysis; Web design; cloud implementation; and development of online government services. He is a specialist in Theory of Operations documentation processes and implementation of Microservice Architecture and DevOps in hybrid cloud environments.

He has worked in the public sector as a university professor and systems analyst, and in the corporate world as a company president and enterprise architect. He has a master’s degree from Utah State University. He was named as one of Government Technology Magazine’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers, and has specialized in applying new and emerging technology solutions to government.

Daniele Loffreda

Daniele Loffreda

Daniele Loffreda, Senior Advisor, State/Local Government and Education (SLED) and Healthcare, Ciena Solutions Development

Daniele Loffreda is Senior Advisor, State/Local Government and Education (SLED) and Healthcare in Ciena’s Solutions Development organization. In this role he leads Ciena’s initiatives applying next generation networking technologies to help these sectors deliver higher quality experiences to their constituents through disruptive technologies, optimized cloud strategies, virtualized infrastructure and improved data security.

Daniele has more than 25 years of experience helping customers leverage Information, Communications and Technology solutions provide greater value, streamline their operations and generate higher returns on network investments. In addition to his current role at Ciena, Daniele has worked in pioneering roles at AT&T, Sprint and Fujitsu. He has presented at numerous industry conferences, and published articles and posts on next generation network connectivity as a critical foundation of enterprise transformation.