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Q&A With Michael Shrader of Carahsoft Focuses on Emerging Technologies

ExecutiveBiz, part of the Executive Mosaic digital media umbrella, featured Michael Shrader, vice president of Intelligence and Innovation Solutions for Carahsoft, in a Q&A session that focused on emerging technologies as well as its potential role in supporting federal, state and local government organizations.

Here’s an excerpt from the Q&A with Shrader:
What are the key emerging technologies government organizations should be looking at right now?

Michael Shrader: The emerging technologies agencies should be examining today ideally map to how their budget dollars are being allocated two or three years out. For many organizations, that means taking a close look at artificial intelligence and machine learning, both of which have rapidly evolving software ecosystems. Cybersecurity will also continue to be critical over the next several years. A lot of innovation is happening in these areas, a lot of new players are coming into the market, and a lot of companies are spinning up new use cases.

Agencies need to constantly keep their finger on the pulse of new providers releasing new functionality. By doing that, they can identify the technologies that will give them the capabilities they’ll need – not just today, but three to five years down the road.

Visit ExecutiveBiz.com to read the full transcript of the Q&A session with the Carahsoft VP, and don’t miss our other interviews with the most significant executives of consequence to the federal and government contracting (GovCon) sectors.

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