Emtec Federal to Host Panel on Cloud Solutions During 12th Annual TribalNet Conference 2011

WHAT:The recent buzz around Cloud solutions has promised to improve efficiencies and reduce cost and increase ROI. This session is designed to outline how to leverage best practices around data center consolidation and future Cloud integration, regardless of platform. For Tribal organizations trying to balance the multiple demands of the business with decreasing budgets leaves a lot asking, “How do we get to the Cloud and should we?”

Emtec Federal will provide an outline to defining the needs of the Tribal IT Cloud and more importantly, will show where some of the overlaps are so Tribal organizations can reduce the efforts involved in meeting industry goals. This session will discuss some of the key acronyms and their tools associated and how they help meet the Cloud, ITIL and Datacenter Consolidation needs while reducing IT costs. Attendees will learn: what the common Acronyms associated with Cloud mean; common tasks & activities required to deploy a compliant cloud solution that can be delivered in a manner that meets the ITIL standards; and four common intersection points between the Datacenter Consolidation, ITIL & Cloud standards.


The panel discussion, “Getting to the Cloud-Everyone Wants to, BUT HOW? - Cloud Solution Adoption for Tribal IT-Who-What-When-How and ROI,” will be headed by Colwyn Warner, VP of Strategic Client Solutions for Emtec Federal.

Colwyn has 20 years of experience in the Information Technology industry along with 16 years in a consultative and/or strategic position. Through his accomplished work history he has consulted on and led technology solutions for companies such as Jones Apparel, Avon Cosmetics, Instinet (Reuters), GE Commercial Finance, GE Infrastructure Services, GE Transport Freight Services, GE Treasury, United/Oxford Health, Fuji Securities, DKB Financial Systems, ING Barings, Bunge International, Harrah’s Casinos, Resorts International, Colony Capital, and Cordish Holdings. Colwyn’s experience also includes designing Web and/or Client Server application infrastructure architectures; Network infrastructure; Storage and Data Protection solutions; Federated Identity solutions and Disaster Recovery/ Business Continuity Processes and Solutions.

Cowlyn will be joined by panelists:

- Charles Scharnagle - CIO for the government of the Mohegan Indians of Connecticut based in Uncasville, CT., that serves the interests of over 1,800 tribal members throughout the U.S.
- Patrick Tinklenberg - IT Director for the Barona Band of Mission Indians for the past 5 years. He is responsible for defining the technology direction and overseeing the IT operations at all tribal government service facilities, government-supported enterprises, and the Barona Gaming Commission.
- George Wood - Information Systems Project Manager for the Mohegan Tribe of Indians, which is located in Uncasville, CT. George has worked for the Mohegan Tribe for 10 years and has served in several different capacities within the IS department.
- Josh Beard - Cloud Automation Specialist for BMC Software focusing on the US Federal marketplace. Josh works with customers to address Federal cloud-first and data center consolidation requirements in the context of highly heterogeneous legacy environments.


Talking Stick Resort
Scottsdale, AZ

November 16, 2011
11:15am – 12:15pm.


Deanna Evers
Phone : 973.232.7897
Email : [email protected]


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