The Government Track At Kafka Summit

September 14th & 15th

Kafka Summit is the premier event for data architects, engineers, devops professionals, and developers who want to learn about streaming data. It brings the Apache Kafka community together to share best practices, write code, and discuss the future of streaming technologies.

We are pleased to offer a dedicated track for government as a part of the Kafka Summit. We welcome data teams from federal, state, and local governments to join us in a tailored experience to share and learn how other agencies are modernizing to an event driven paradigm.

*To ensure your registration for the Government Track, please select Public Sector as industry when completing your registration.


Welcome Address & Breakout Sessions

Join us for the Government Track Welcome Address hosted by Jason Schick, General Manager, Public Sector and Will LaForest, Public Sector CTO followed by government breakout sessions.

Ask the Experts Office Hours

Get your questions answered by Will LaForest, Public Sector CTO at Confluent

Government Track Sponsored Talks
Driving a Digital Thread Program in Manufacturing with Apache Kafka
Anu Mishra, Director of Application Engineering | Mercury Systems

Forward-looking manufacturing companies have recognized the value of digital threads that bring together design and product information across the product life cycle, connecting the dots as information flows from design to manufacturing and on to services. Creating a reliable, scalable infrastructure to support digital thread programs can be a significant challenge, given the wide variety of legacy systems involved.

At Mercury Systems we are using Kafka and Confluent to drive our digital thread program and put in place a product lifecycle management process for Industry 4.0. With the substantial year-on-year growth we were seeing, we needed a cloud-ready solution that goes beyond a basic, API-based integration layer based on Mulesoft or similar technology. If you’re wondering why Kafka makes sense for a digital thread, join us to learn how a real-time event streaming platform enables core strategies around ML/AI, microservices, model-based system engineering, and continuous improvement

Safer Commutes & Streaming Data
George Padavik, IT Manager | Ohio Department of Transportation

The Ohio Department of Transportation has adopted Confluent as the event driven enabler of DriveOhio, a modern Intelligent Transportation System. DriveOhio digitally links sensors, cameras, speed monitoring equipment, and smart highway assets in real time, to dynamically adjust the surface road network to maximize the safety and efficiency for travelers. Over the past 24 months the team has increased the number and types of devices within the DriveOhio environment, while also working to see their vendors adopt Kafka to better participate in data sharing.

App Modernization - Mainframe to Mainstream
Craig Molina, Chief Technology Officer | Trilogy Innovations, Inc.

Trilogy is helping a government organization modernize their application from a mainframe to the cloud and are using Confluent as a component. 30+ years of legacy data and code are being converted to a combination of custom written microservices with some COTS and Confluent as the pipeline that processes and moves data quickly. Confluent is used to process real-time information and convert legacy data to provide the government agency with greater functionality, reliability, and connectability.