The Rise of Cloud Computing in the COVID-19 Era

In March of 2020, André Mendes and Jeff Shilling sat at the crossroads of IT & the economy and IT & science (respectively). The CIO offices they run needed to enable the workforce during a time period when that work was arguably more critical than ever. In this panel, Mendes and Shilling discuss the future of work at their agencies, permanent changes ushered in by cloud computing, and the possible impact of virtual-heavy collaboration on public sector innovation.


André Mendes, Chief Information Officer, Department of Commerce
Jeff Shilling, Chief Information Officer, National Institute of Health, National Cancer Institute
George Jackson, Executive Producer, GovExec TV