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Navigating the Future of Government Contracting: Harnessing the Power of Hybrid Cloud


From Leadership Connect

In recent years, the public sector has faced an ever-growing demand for digital services, data management, and streamlined operations. To meet these challenges, government agencies and organizations are turning to hybrid cloud solutions as a strategic approach to modernize their IT infrastructure.
Tune into this panel as industry experts, government representatives, and cloud solution providers with experience in deploying hybrid cloud solutions within the public sector explore topics like benefits, challenges, and best practices of implementing hybrid cloud environments in the public sector. By the end of the webinar, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of the advantages and considerations of adopting hybrid cloud and be better equipped to embark on their digital transformation journey for the public good.



Imran Bashir, Ph.D.

Chief Technology Officer

ITC Federal

As Chief Technology Officer, Imran leads the development of ITC’s technology strategy and delivery frameworks, directs all innovation initiatives, and oversees ITCs centers of excellence and technology strategic partnerships and alliances. In this capacity he works with our executive team, customers, and partners to develop leading edge technology solutions leveraging emerging technologies to best meet current and future customer needs and requirements.

Before joining ITC, Imran was VP of Emerging Technologies, CTO of Cloud Computing at ECS, and Managing Director of Emerging Technology at Apex, both ASGN companies. While at ECS, he helped establish multiple centers of excellence (CoE), including cloud, cyber, and AI/ML, and achieved the highest partnership levels with AWS, Azure, and GCP. Imran has a B.S. in Electronics Engineering from Lahore, Pakistan, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University. He has published a book on OO software testing and presented at numerous conferences and technical summits.

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John Sankovich

Chief Executive Officer

Sankovich Company

John Sankovich is a globally recognized leader in cloud, data, and digital modernization with more than 25 years of experience in founding, growing, and leading technology business in commercial enterprises, government agencies, and startups. John’s experience includes launching multiple new cloud platform businesses that were later acquired, numerous successful private equity led M&A transactions and integrations, and corporate recognition in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud and Digital Transformation Series.

Most recently John was with SMX as the President Cloud/EVP with a focus on software automation solutions and managed services enabled by the cloud hyperscale AWS, Microsoft, and Google platforms.   He currently serves on the Board of Directors and Chair of the Membership committee for the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) was named the Cloud Industry Executive of the Year and a Top Cloud Executives to Watch. Prior to SMX, John was the Senior Vice President for Cloud at ECS and before that Executive Vice President for Cloud at InfoReliance. Additional experience includes senior leadership roles at the White House/Executive Office of the President and multinational commercial organizations including AT&T and General Motors.

John received his Master of Science in Systems Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, his Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business, and his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.
He serves on advisory boards representing partner and customer communities to help shape their capabilities development. His passions include mentoring team members and others seeking career and professional development guidance. A resident of Arlington, Virginia, John is active in many community initiatives.


Josh Stageberg

Vice President of Product


B2B Product Management leader with over 12 years experience leading global product management teams at startup- and enterprise-scale. Proven ability to define and execute strategy, bring new SaaS products to market and grow existing product portfolios generating ~$300M+ in annual revenue.

Demonstrated success recruiting, growing and retaining high performing teams from 8-60 people across geographies. Extensive experience presenting to and working with board and C-level executives internally and externally. Background in SaaS Software Development Management.


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Victoria Hodge

Associate Product Manager
Leadership Connect

Currently serving as an Associate Product Manager at Leadership Connect, Victoria directs her focus towards harnessing the power of digital media as a catalyst for connection. In this role, she plays a pivotal part in assisting Federal Agency clients in optimizing their productivity through the lens of public sector decision intelligence.

Event Details

  • Date: February 22nd, 2024
  • Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET
  • Live Webinar
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