MeriTalk’s Learn from the Leaders series brought together an all-star line-up, and the perfect opportunity to survey Federal IT marketers on this season’s wins and losses, spending trends, and industry MVPs.
Cloud, cyber, data centers, AI, MGT, FITARA – it’s a noisy market, and almost every solution provider is barking at once. So, how do you say something compelling, differentiated, and get your story to stick? It’s all about thought-provoking statistics and data – collecting insightful and exposing contradictions that make the market raise an eyebrow.
You heard it from my colleague, Caroline Boyd, in her blog on “Tips for Killer Events” – event management is an insanely stressful job. As for me, I always imagined event planners having the best jobs filled with cake tastings, flowers, playlists, and décor. The “behind-the-scenes” of event planning – particularly in the Federal government space – is a stark contrast to the frilly and glamorous job depicted on the silver screen.
$95.7 billion – that’s the amount requested in President Trump’s budget request for IT – a $1.7 billion increase from this year. Against the backdrop of major proposed belt tightening across most Federal programs, this growth speaks volumes to tech’s potential to lead us forward in innovation, productivity, and security.