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October 18, 2019

Staying Ahead of the Curve - The Innovation Committee’s Emerging Technology Series

By CIO Council Operations


Staying Ahead of the Curve: The Innovation Committee’s Emerging Technology Series

The CIO Council’s Innovation Committee is leading government adoption of new and innovative practices, processes, and technologies that promise to fundamentally change the way agencies deliver services to the American people. Earlier this year, the Innovation Committee began developing a series of white papers on new and emerging technologies that provide agencies a shared understanding of the opportunities and issues these new technologies will bring about. These white papers outline latest industry findings, highlight specific agency experiences and use cases, and provide recommended actions for agencies.

White paper topics include the following:

  • serverless computing architectures;
  • networks of the future;
  • agency use cases in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML);
  • best practices in User-Experience (UX),
  • and the potential disruption of quantum computing on encryption and cybersecurity.

Additionally, the Innovation Committee will host several roundtable forums on these emerging technology topics, from which the findings, lessons learned, and best practices will be incorporated into the white papers.

The first white paper, “Demystifying NoOps and Serverless Computing,” provides agencies with detailed definitions for the related concepts of Serverless Computing and NoOps. Serverless Computing is an emerging cloud computing model whereby cloud providers manage IT infrastructure and users are charged only for the resources used. NoOps is the concept that IT systems and infrastructure management can become so automated and abstracted from the underlying infrastructure, that development teams no longer require a System Administrator or IT Operations personnel. This shift that would fundamentally change how applications are developed and managed. The white paper goes in depth on the latest industry trends for serverless computing and NoOps and provides a real-world use case from the National Science Foundation (NSF) about how they implemented a serverless solution to meet a specific business requirement.

To learn more about ongoing CIO Council Innovation Committee activities and initiatives, check out our events pages.

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