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Wednesday, December 9 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Track 6: Reducing Risks in Modularity by Moving to Cloud Procurements

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After years of skepticism, institutions are starting to get serious about using the cloud as more cities, states, and federal agencies adopt cloud technologies. The debate has shifted from “Is the cloud secure?” to “How do we maximize the value of cloud for our health and human services programs?” The primary benefits for cloud adoption in the public sector are not unique to Medicaid. They include lower costs, more flexibility, less vendor lock, access to a broad suite of cloud products and services, and more. However, ensuring the success of cloud migrations or implementations is not simple.

Join this session to find out the key learnings from one state’s experience while performing a proof-of-concept for cloud migrations. Discover best practices from both an operational and technical perspective. Understand how to ensure the viability of the cloud-based solution and the architecture necessary to support the platform scalability and availability requirements. You will also learn more about what’s needed to unlock value from the cloud, including standards, governance, talent and capabilities, organizational setup, operating model, vendor management, and security.

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Jess Kahn

Partner, McKinsey & Co.
Jessica Kahn is a Partner at McKinsey’s Washington D.C. office where she co-leads McKinsey’s Medicaid Health and Human Services Value Assurance &  IT Transformation practice.Key Experience:-Former (SES) Director of Medicaid Data & Systems at CMS-Deep expertise in Medicaid Information... Read More →
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Jim Watkins

Digital Expert, McKinsey & Co.
Jim Watkins is a Digital Expert at McKinsey, with a focus on enterprise architecture, analytics, and cloud infrastructure. With more than twenty-five years of development and operational experience, Mr. Watkins has managed the design, implementation, and rollout of information systems... Read More →
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Jason McNamara

Strategic Programs Manager, Amazon Web Services
Jason McNamara of Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a technology leader with a background in healthcare, public safety, and organizational management. Jason is the Health Lead for AWS’ state and local health and human services (HHS) team, working with HHS agencies and technology partners... Read More →
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Tolian Gjika

Engagement Manager, McKinsey Consulting LLC
Tolian is an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company based in LA (Southern California Office)Tolian has joined the Firm in 2013 and has served leading institutions in Banking, Insurance, and Government mainly on Healthcare, Strategy, and Digital Transformation topicsPrior to returning... Read More →

Wednesday December 9, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm PST

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