Founder and CEO, Sevatec
Sonny Kakar is the Founder and CEO of Sevatec, an advanced-technology firm specializing in Agile and DevOps, data sciences, cyber engineering, and cloud solutions for the national security sector. As CEO, Sonny drives the strategic direction of the firm, specifically focusing on mission-critical solutions that protect and improve the lives of Americans. Sonny has grown Sevatec into an organization with revenue of more than $100 million.
Associate Administrator, Govt. Contracting & Business, Development at US Small Business Administration
Associate Administrator, Govt. Contracting & Business Development at US Small Business Administration
Deputy Chief Information Officer at U.S. Small Business Administration
Deputy Chief Information Officer at U.S. Small Business Administration
Sr. Program Manager, GSA
Ms. Roya Konzman is the Senior Information Technology (IT) Specialist within the Office of IT Services Category, Office of Information Technology Category (ITC) in GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS). FAS provides buying platforms and acquisition services to Federal, State and Local governments for a broad range of items from office supplies to motor vehicles to information technology and telecommunications products and services. As an organization within FAS, ITC provides access to a wide range of commercial and custom IT products, services and solutions.
Ms. Konzman has over twenty years of program management and technical experience in overseeing cost, schedule, and technical performance of IT programs in both government and private industry. Ms. Konzman developed the IT Schedule 70, Health IT Special Item Number (SIN) in partnership with the Defense Health Agency (DHA) to support the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan goals and initiatives. She is passionate about working with Health IT customer agencies, and industry partners to achieve win-win solutions.
In her current role as a member of the ITC emerging technology team, Ms. Konzman is improving and implementing through innovation ITC’s solutions to meet customer agencies emerging technology needs. Ms. Konzman also works closely with emerging technology vendors to ensure timely on-boarding to GSA solutions.
Prior to joining GSA, Ms. Konzman worked at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as the Branch Chief for the Office of New Reactor, Information Technology Branch (NRO), where she managed the development, maintenance, and implementation of NRO’s IT infrastructure. She also served as a Senior IT Program Manager for the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response, where she implemented the agency’s first secure wireless system. Prior to working for the NRC, Ms. Konzman worked in private industry where she supported many government agencies in engineering IT requirements.
Ms. Konzman holds a Contracting Officer’s Representatives level III, and Senior Program and Project Managers certification from Defense Acquisition University. She is a certified Project Management Professional and Information Technology Infrastructure Library practitioner. Ms. Konzman holds a Bachelor of Science degree from George Mason University and a Master of Science degree from the George Washington University in Computer Information Technology.
Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer at Under Armour
Proven IT security executive passionate about advancing cyber awareness and increasing the cyber security posture within industry and the community. Deep understanding of information technology and security gained through industry experience, a distinguished 26-year United States Army career, and a Ph.D. in computer engineering. Adept at leading large teams of technical experts in developing software, identifying system vulnerabilities, and building data analytics. Expertise in directing global cyber operations. Experience working in classified environments (TS/SCI). Exceptional communicator, able to break down complex problems into comprehensible topics for technical and non-technical audiences.
CEO and Founder at MetiStream
CEO and Founder at MetiStream
President & CEO, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
Victor Hoskins joined the Fairfax County (Va.) Economic Development Authority as president and CEO on August 5, 2019. Previously, he was the director of Arlington (Va.) Economic Development since 2015. In that role he is most known for leading the team that successfully attracted Amazon HQ2 to Arlington County, a deal that will bring between 25,000 and 37,850 Amazon jobs to Arlington, stimulate creation of another 75,000 jobs in the Washington region, and generate between $3.2 and $4.8 billion in revenue for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Under Mr. Hoskins’ leadership, Arlington County also successfully implemented an Innovation Strategy that moved it toward technology and private-sector commercialization. Other successes in Arlington include Nestlé, Grant Thornton, Lidl, Mastercard, Deloitte, PBS and Opower-Oracle.
Previously, Mr. Hoskins worked in private real estate investment on Wall Street. He also served as deputy mayor of economic development for the District of Columbia, during which time he led the turnaround of the District’s economy with projects such as The Wharf and City Center. During his career, his work has resulted in almost 375,000 jobs, and he has led the teams that negotiated more than 700 major business deals resulting in billions of dollars in private investment. He holds a master’s degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor's degree with honors from Dartmouth College.
Managing Director, NET ESOLUTIONS (NETE)
Sandeep Somaiya is the Managing Director of NET ESOLUTIONS (NETE), a mid-tier Federal and Health/Biomedical management consulting and technology solutions firm based in McLean, Virginia. Sandeep is an executive with more than twenty five years of experience in the technology and management consulting industry. Mr. Somaiya has extensive managerial and consulting experience with both Government (Federal Civilian and Department of Defense [DoD]) and non-government commercial organizations. Mr. Somaiya holds a MS degree in Computer Science from Virginia Tech.
Denise Benjamin Sirmons
Director of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, EPA
Denise Benjamin Sirmons serves as the Director of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, responsible for leading the EPA’s efforts to advance the business, regulatory and environmental compliance concerns of small and disadvantaged businesses.
Denise has served in various leadership positions at the EPA, including in the Office of Grants and Debarment, and the Office of Acquisition Management. Before joining the EPA, Denise was the Assistant General Counsel for Contracting at the U.S. Small Business Administration, and worked as a litigator for a major national law firm.
Denise holds a Master of Laws Degree in Government Procurement Law, with Honors, from George Washington University Law School. She also earned a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Howard University Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Patricia A. Tobin Government Contracts Award. She has also published articles in the Public Contract Law Journal and the Howard Law Journal.
Director Defense Health Agency
Ms. Cassandra Martin is the Director, Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) for the Defense Health Agency (DHA) serving as chief advisor to the Director on all small business matters. In this role, she is responsible for the overall implementation of the agency’s small business procurement program, small business acquisition policy, strategic initiatives, and guiding small businesses through the process of contracting with the DHA.
Ms. Martin has over 40 years of federal service and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the small business program. She has served for over 36 years in various contract and procurement positions within the Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Transportation, and Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency. Ms. Martin is a member of the DoD Acquisition Professional Community and is a
Level III certified Contracting Professional under DAWIA and FAC-C. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and a Graduate Certificate in Procurement and Contracts Management from the from the University of Virginia.
Kovilvenni Ramaswamy (Ram)
Kovilvenni Ramaswamy (Ram) founded Health360™ based on many years of working in the Health IT transformation since 2009. As a 30+ year veteran in the IT space with the last decade in the Health IT & services, he has been at the forefront of many large HealthIT initiatives including Healthcare.gov (a.k.a Obamacare), Population Health Management, Care Coordination, Wellness Management & others. Ram has worked extensively on the international healthcare market including clients in UK, Brazil, Australia and Canada. Health360™ and its Patient Empowering Product SovrinHealth 360™ is the result of Ram’s years’ of working closely with numerous healthcare initiatives, health care providers and members.
Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Chief Procurement Officer
A 2018 Distinguished Presidential Rank Award winner, Soraya Correa was appointed as the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Chief Procurement Officer in January 2015. In her capacity as the Senior Procurement Executive, Ms. Correa is responsible for the management direction of the acquisition system of DHS, including implementation of the unique acquisition policies, regulations, and standards of the agency. She oversees the work of nine Heads of Contracting Activity that provide operational procurement services to DHS components, directorates, and offices. She has initiated and led several key efforts designed to improve how the 1,400 member DHS procurement workforce focuses as a team on finding the right solutions to enable and support the DHS mission. These efforts include the Acquisition Innovations in Motion (AIiM) framework, including the Procurement Innovation Lab (PIL), and the Education, Development, Growth, and Excellence (EDGE) mentoring program. Additionally, Ms. Correa has continued to grow and enhance efforts including the Homeland Security Acquisition Institute, the Acquisition Professional Career Program, the Strategic Sourcing Program Office, and Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization.
Ms. Correa has been with DHS since its inception serving in key leadership positions including Head of Contracting Activity for Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Associate Director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Enterprise Services Directorate.
Ms. Correa has also held leadership positions at other federal agencies including the Naval Sea Systems Command, General Services Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Immigration and Naturalization Service.
Her accomplishments as a leader are well recognized by the government and industry communities. She has received awards including the Secretary’s Award for Excellence, Management Support Awards, Federal 100 recognition, Public Sector Partner of the Year, Top Women in Tech, and several other accolades that reflect her commitment to the acquisition workforce, procurement innovation, and promoting meaningful communications with industry.
Mark J Emery
Managing Partner, The Emery Group
Mark has led and shaped a wide variety of technology organizations in both business and government adopting disruptive technology, organization, and process innovations. From his consulting practice, he has launched several new businesses, including WNP Communications and PingTone Communications; he now provides strategic advice and leadership to organizations bringing disruptive technology to the federal sector with his partners at The Emery Group. Current interests include: Counter-Drone Detection and Mitigation; Persistent Data-centric Cyber Security and Data Rights Management; Supply Chain Risk Management; Water purification solutions.
He managed a $400M portfolio of Department of Homeland Security contracts for a large systems integrator. Mark introduced agile development, cloud computing, and DevOps to his portfolio averaging a 20% annual growth rate over 5 years.
As a Senior Executive at the Department of Homeland Security, Mark supervised the green field start-up and operation of the Transportation Security Administration integrated voice/data network and application infrastructure and the modernization of FAA systems to the new TSA requirements. He also established the Department of Homeland Security’s $2B/year infrastructure consolidation program.
Prior to his government service he designed and built the first integrated voice - data - messaging mobile service in the United States, Sprint Spectrum, which won the JD Power Quality Award. He also received several patents for inventions related to the convergence of wired and wireless communications services.
Mark is the Golf Sports Coordinator for the Special Olympics of Northern Virginia. He coaches over 40 athletes of all skill levels and organizes golf tournaments for the athlete participation in NOVA, VA, and USA and co-chairs with the Down Syndrome Association an annual fund-raising golf tournament each June at the Springfield Golf and Country Club. Mark works to integrate men with special needs into an active volunteer life with the Knights of Columbus Catholic men’s community.
Mark serves on the Information Technology Executive Council for the Kogod School at American University where he provides advice and support to the graduate and undergraduate program leadership of the school in areas of cyber security, analytics, and general IT management.
Mark currently serves on the AFCEA Homeland Security Committee where he organized the 2019 Homeland Security Conference “Cyber Meets Critical Infrastructure” Panels and Workshop.
Mark was a certified Program Management Professional, and he has earned a Certificate in Management from the Wharton School of Business in addition to his academic degrees, which include a Bachelor of Science degree from Carnegie-Mellon University and a Master of Science degree from the MIT Sloan Management School of Business.
Board memberships included PingTone Communications Board of Directors and the Tauqa Systems Technology Advisory Board.
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Paul Beckman serves as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Providing direct support to the Chief Information Officer, Mr. Beckman is principally responsible for protecting the Department’s information technology (IT) infrastructure from all threats.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Beckman served as Deputy Chief Information Security Officer for DHS Office of the Chief Information Security Officer where he directly assisted the CISO in all matters necessary to enhance, update, and improve the Department’s cybersecurity defense. Specifically, Mr. Beckman directed the operational side of DHS’s Cybersecurity program, overseeing the Enterprise Security Operations Center and security engineering and architecture teams. Using his years of experience, he identified changes, trends, threats, and residual risk in the department’s information system technology; interpreting their meaning to senior executive management.
Mr. Beckman joined DHS as the Chief Information Security Officer for DHS headquarters (HQ) in November 2005. In this position, he was responsible for HQ’s cybersecurity program, as well as its communication security, configuration management, and public key infrastructure operations. Most notably, Mr. Beckman built OCIO’s Risk Management Division (RMD) — HQ’s first independent IT Security Program — from the ground up. Through Mr. Beckman’s leadership, RMD developed into a fully-operational cybersecurity program that oversaw the three classifications of networks across DHS HQ: the sensitive but unclassified, collateral secret, and top secret networks.
Before his service to DHS, Mr. Beckman spent five years working for the Department of Defense under the Network Infrastructure Division as the Information Assurance Manager. During his tenure, he reported directly to the Director of Network Infrastructure on all security issues regarding the Pentagon’s backbone and core infrastructure. Mr. Beckman holds several certifications including CISSP, MCSE, CCNA, CWNA, and CWSP.
Mr. Beckman obtained a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University and received his Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Radford University. He currently resides in Washington, D.C.
Alma R. Cole
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for US Customs and Border Protection,
As the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for US Customs and Border Protection, Alma R. Cole is responsible for all aspects of the CBP Cybersecurity program, including security architecture, risk management, policy compliance, and defensive operations. Prior experience includes leading DHS-wide incident response efforts as the Director of the DHS Security Operations Center (SOC), and experience leading cybersecurity consulting engagements in the private sector.
Mr. Cole received his Master of Business Administration degree, with an emphasis in Information Assurance, through the National Science Foundation Cyber Corps Scholarship for Service program at Idaho State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems from Utah State University. He also holds numerous industry certifications, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Enterprise Architect, EA Center of Excellence (EACOE).
Founder and Chief Technology Officer, 3i Diagnostics
Rajesh Krishnamurthy is the founder and Chief Technology Officer of 3i Diagnostics. He has over 20 years of experience in Life Sciences’ Technology. He has overseen the development of over 50 therapeutic candidates at different stages of development, including two billion dollar drugs - Kadcyla ® and Tanzeum ®, in the US, Europe, Canada, and Asia. He has also had extensive regulatory interactions with the FDA and the EMA. Prior to founding 3i, he was the Director of Pharmaceutical Development at Zyngenia, Senior Director of Analytical & Pharmaceutical Sciences at ImmunoGen, and Associate Director of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Human Genome Sciences (a subsidiary of GSK).
Partner, Holland & Knight
Eric Wechselblatt is a partner in Holland & Knight's Tysons office and serves as the deputy section leader of the firm's Business Section. He represents clients in a variety of corporate and transactional matters, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, equity financing transactions and general corporate counseling. Mr. Wechselblatt has extensive experience negotiating complex transactions, including mergers, asset deals, stock deals, leveraged buy-outs, spin-offs, joint ventures and similar transactions. In these transactions, he represents private equity funds, public companies and private companies (both as buyers and sellers) in multiple industries, including government contracting, software and other technologies, healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, spirit brands and others.
Associate, Holland & Knight
Katherine Markel is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Tysons office, where she focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions. She represents acquirers and targets from a wide range of industries, including government contracts, banking, information technology and software services. Ms. Markel routinely drafts purchase agreements and spearheads diligence in complex transactions, and she has conducted in-person negotiations. In addition to her M&A practice, she counsels clients on commercial transactions and general corporate and securities matters, including private placements and venture capital investments.
CEO, Unissant, Inc
Dynamic senior executive and public speaker with over 25 years of technical and management experience. An entrepreneur with extensive experience in leading large-scale business transformations using information-driven solutions enabled with technologies that span mobile, digital, analytics and domain-specific applications. Over the course of his career Manish has led numerous efforts to provide analytical and intelligent decision support to senior officials across the private and public sector.
Business & Technology Skills:
Corporate Strategy, Corporate Finance, Government Contracting, Human Capital Management, Entrepreneurship & Innovation.
Emerging Technologies, Blockchain & Distributed Networks, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, Business Intelligence Solutions, Program & Portfolio Management, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence
Senior Vice President Market Executive, Bank of America
Ashish Khosla is currently the Business Banking Market Executive in the Greater Washington, DC Region. Ashish joined the Bank in July 2016. Ashish is responsible for executing the LOB strategies to achieve Business Banking’s mission of becoming the leader for regional growth by meeting the needs of our clients, capturing market share, leveraging the franchise and capitalizing on our resources.
Ashish has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services Industry. He joined Bank of America after 6 years with PNC Bank, as a Group Manager for the Commercial Banking Team in Northern Virginia. At PNC Bank, Ashish was responsible for managing and mentoring a team of Relationship Mangers to help build and manage a portfolio of clients in the commercial segment ($10 - $100 Million annual revenue size).
Prior to his tenure at PNC, Ashish had over a decade of service with Wachovia / Wells Fargo Bank, where he was a Commercial Principal Relationship Manager responsible for the Northern Virginia region. In 2014, Ashish was named banker of the Year, Washington, DC by the SmartCEO Power Players Awards program. Ashish is a graduate of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Ashish has a B.S. in Finance and a B.A. in Economics.
Ashish resides in Fairfax, VA with his wife and daughter and has been a resident of Northern VA for nearly 4 decades. In the recent past, Ashish has served on the Board of Directors for Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and Rajdhani Mandir, a local non-profit serving the cultural and spiritual needs of the Asian Indian community. Ashish also served on the Board of Advisors for a local boutique PE firm, during his tenure with his former employer.
Senior Advisor for Data Science in the Computer and Information Science & Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation
Dr. Chaitanya Baru is Senior Advisor for Data Science in the Computer and Information Science & Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation, Alexandria, VA. He co-chairs the NSF working group for the Harnessing the Data Revolution Big Idea and also has responsibility for the cross-Foundation BIGDATA research program. He is advisor to the NSF Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs and Spokes program (BD Hubs/Spokes) and was engaged in the development of the NSF Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS) program. He co-chairs the Big Data Interagency Working Group—which is part of the Networking and IT R&D program of the National Coordination Office, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy—and is a primary co-author of the Federal Big Data R&D Strategic Plan (released May 2016). Dr. Baru is on assignment at NSF from the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), University of California San Diego, where he is a Distinguished Scientist and Director of the Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Development Group (acid.sdsc.edu) and the Center for Large-scale Data Systems Research (CLDS)
Cloud Architect, Google
Patrick is a Data Analytics Specialist for Google Cloud, where he focuses on data transformation efforts in the US Public Sector. Prior to joining Google in 2018, Patrick spent ten years at Palantir Technologies; where he helped establish their US Government business with the DoD and later led Palantir's emerging technology verticals in Payment Processing and Oil & Gas. He received his M.S. Systems Engineering from The George Washington University and B.S. Integrated Science and Technology from James Madison University.
Federal CTO, Intel Corp
Steve Orrin is the Federal CTO for Intel Corporation where he leads Solution Architecture, Strategy, and Technology Engagements. Steve has held architectural and leadership positions at Intel driving strategy and projects on Identity, Anti-malware, HTML5 Security, Cloud and Virtualization Security. Steve was previously CSO for Sarvega, CTO of Sanctum, CTO and co-founder of LockStar, and CTO at SynData Technologies. Steve is a recognized expert and frequent lecturer on enterprise security and was named one of InfoWorld's Top 25 CTO's of 2004 and, in 2016, received Executive Mosaic’s Top CTO Executives Award. He is the creator of Trusted Compute Pools Secure Cloud Architecture and co-author of NIST’s IR-7904 “Trusted Geo-Location in the Cloud”. He is a fellow at the Center for Advanced Defense Studies, Vice-chair of the INSA Cyber Committee and a Guest Researcher at NIST’s NCCoE. Steve is a member of AFCEA, ISACA, OASIS, IACR, and is a co-Founder and Officer of WASC.
Chief Technology Officer at FEI Systems
Chief Technology Officer at FEI Systems
Omar E. Bouaichi
Data Technology Director, Omar E. BOUAICHI · Data Technology Director Ginnie Mae · Office of Enterprise Data & Technology Solutions
Omar is a US Federal Employee serving in the capacity of Data Technology Director for the Department of Housing and Urban Development in their Ginnie Mae Corporation. He is also leading Ginnie Mae Emerging Technologies and their Innovation Lab. His focus is providing leadership, implementation and oversight in data governance, Machine Learning adoption and assessing emerging technologies such as AI based technologies and Blockchain.. He has more than 30 years of experience as a technologist working for US international companies such as IBM, PwC and Fannie Mae.
William H. Lovell, Jr
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Health Group Perspecta
Mr. Lovell is an accomplished federal healthcare executive and financial manager with more than 30 years experience in the federal health sector. Specific areas of expertise include strategic planning, business line management, federal Program Management, federal Financial Management, business process re-engineering, business enterprise architecture, health information technology operations, and health system performance monitoring and reporting. Prior to leading Perspecta’s Health Business Group, Mr. Lovell served as Vice President for Military Health and Veterans Affairs at GDIT. Assignments prior to those include; Managing Director for Health IT at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Director of the Clinical Information Systems Division at Northrop Grumman Information Systems, and Senior Principal at IMS Government Solutions (a wholly-owned subsidiary of IMS Health). He has also held
responsible leadership positions within government, to include; leadership roles in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller) and the Office of the Army Surgeon General.
Mr. Lovell has led significant clinical process improvement, business process improvement and IM/IT development initiatives at the health facility, health system and federal health sector level. Among Mr. Lovell’s significant accomplishments are leadership roles supporting deployment of AHLTA v3.3 (a major upgrade of the MHS Electronic Medical Record), upgrades to both the DoD and VHA versions of the Bi-Directional Health Information Exchange (BHIE), integration of the MHS Enterprise Architecture with the Defense Business Enterprise Architecture, and deployment of the Defense Business Enterprise Architecture v2.0 (BEA 2.0) across all domains within the Department.
Mr. Lovell is a 23 year Army veteran, beginning his career in healthcare as a laboratory scientist, serving in a variety of leadership positions within clinical, research and reference laboratories across the Army Medical Department (AMEDD), later transitioned to roles as a financial manager and controller in various Military Treatment Facilities (MTF) culminating with his role as the Health Sector Lead on the Business Management Modernization Program (BMMP) within the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Comptroller). He brings a wealth of specialized clinical and business knowledge to clients of our Federal Health Sector.
Mr. Lovell holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Cameron University, a Master of Human Relations (MHR) from the University of Oklahoma, and a post graduate Specialist in Education Degree with Liberty University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with license in North Dakota, a Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute (PMI) and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). Mr. Lovell has also completed Program Management Level-III requirements with the Defense Acquisition University (DAU).
President of Cloudera Government Solutions, Inc.
Shaun Bierweiler is President of Cloudera Government Solutions, Inc and Vice President and General Manager of Public Sector at Cloudera, Inc. Bierweiler joined Cloudera by way of the company’s merger with Hortonworks in January 2019 and leads the organization that is responsible for the federal government worldwide and U.S. state, local, and education clients.
Bierweiler has more than 15 years of experience providing Information Technology solutions, systems, and support to the Public Sector. Prior to joining Cloudera, Bierweiler was Vice President of U.S. Public Sector at Hortonworks and President of Hortonworks Federal, Inc. Before that, Bierweiler worked at Red Hat as Director of Sales where he concurrently led the teams responsible for its Department of Defense and Federal Systems Integrator verticals. He also worked at Raytheon where held cross-functional leadership positions of increasing responsibility in the areas of Engineering, Program Management, Business Development, and Capture Strategy.
Bierweiler earned his M.B.A. from the University of Maryland and B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida.
Chief Innovation Officer, FEI Systems
Chirag Bhatt is the Chief Innovation Officer at FEI Systems. Mr. Bhatt leads technology innovations relevant to FEI’s core business direction and manages research and development resources. He builds a grant backlog supporting FEI’s innovative initiatives, monitors progress and alignment to FEI core businesses, and guides intellectual properties growth and protection strategies. Mr. Bhatt is expert in the development and review of health IT standards and is an active member of Health Level 7 International (HL7). He is an expert in health care interoperability content standards such as Continuity of Care Document (CCD), CCD/C32, Clinical Document Architecture (CDA), Consolidated CDA (C-CDA), and Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR). Likewise, he is expert in standardized terminology such as Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine-Clinical Terms (SNOMED-CT), Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC), Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), and RxNorm. Prior to FEI, Mr. Bhatt was Principal Consultant at Knightsbridge Solution, serving as Technical Project Manager for Capital One and Lead Architect for Freddie Mac. He was Senior System Architect at Intelix, serving as Project Lead for Marriott and Verizon. Mr. Bhatt brings FEI 20 years of professional experience with large-scale health IT systems and solutions for government-related behavioral health and Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) services. He has extensive experience with web application development, data warehousing, business intelligence, and data analytics. He brings deep knowledge to analysis, technical assistance, and health IT system design for Federal Government, States, and counties. Mr. Bhatt earned a Master of Business Administration in Information Systems and Finance from the University of Maryland and a Master of Technology in Electrical and Control Systems Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.
Chief Technology Officer, Harmonia Holddings
Dr. Abrams is Harmonia’s Chief Technology Officer. He helps customers navigate technology trends from his experience leading innovation projects in artificial intelligence and machine learning, application modernization and cloud adoption, blockchain, cybersecurity, data science and data lakes using big data technologies, DevSecOps automation, and human factors engineering. He leads a CTO staff of technology leaders who are matrixed to support many Harmonia customers. Dr. Abrams held previous positions with IBM Research, the U.S. Army, and Virginia Tech (tenured Associate Professor of Computer Science). He has led research and development projects with the Departments of Defense, Energy, Homeland Security, Transportation; as well as NASA and NIH. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland and was a post-doc at Stanford University.
Mr. Saboo is a lifelong entrepreneur with a unique understanding of technology as well as business and strategic issues and a solid track record of building and operating successful technology and technology related services companies. He started his entrepreneurial career in 1993, launching Concept Software, a software services firm that specialized in large high-end client-server systems for Fortune 500 clients. He sold Concept Software in 1999 and subsequently co-founded Installation Included Inc., serving as its Chief Technology Officer and directing the developing of its state-of-the-art IT systems for logistics support, and helping the company raise more than $20M in funding.
CEO & President, ARRAY
Sumeet Shrivastava is an accomplished executive and proven business leader with more than two decades of experience in the government IT industry. As President and CEO of ARRAY, he provides overall corporate leadership for the company’s growth strategy, which has included a successful graduation from the 8(a) program and recently lead a management buyout of ARRAY.
Prior to ARRAY, Sumeet was SVP for Public Sector at Keane (now NTT Data) and also spent time as the SVP for North American Commercial Sales and Marketing. As EVP and COO of ANSTEC, a Government IT contractor, he architected the company’s sale to Keane. Sumeet’s experience has traversed the full range of early-stage small business to a competitive, mid-tier contractor, including on both sides of M&A transactions. Sumeet has been committed to his alma mater, George Mason University (MBA ’94), and the regional community throughout his career. He serves on the GMU Foundation Board of Trustees, is the President-Elect of Mason’s Alumni Association, and sits on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Business School.
SVP, Bank of America
Marc Broderick is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor in the McLean, Virginia office of Bank of America Private Bank. Marc oversees the strategic development and delivery of the Private Bank’s private wealth management services to high net worth individuals, families, family foundations, and select not for profit organizations for endowment management throughout the United States. Marc joined U.S. Trust in 2013 and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience serving high net worth individuals, families, and private foundations after 20 years of leadership roles within the not for profit community. Marc joined Bank of America Private Bank because he was drawn to the comprehensive capabilities offered and the team structure as a key driver of client value. Together with a team of specialists, Marc crafts detailed wealth offerings that respond to a range of goals: investment management, trust and estate planning strategies, liquidity event strategies, credit and lending, family office services and philanthropy. Marc is a long-term resident of the greater Washington, D.C. area.
Sr Director, Nutanix
Sr Director, Nutanix
Sr Director Microsoft Azure
Sr Director Microsoft Azure
Lena Kannappan is the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Cloud IAM business for 8KMiles, he is a visionary leader who leads and directs the business operations for 8KMIles. He founded FuGen Solutions acquired by 8KMiles, is a serial entrepreneur with 24 years of software industry experience and also supports investments and M&A activities for 8KMiles. Lena is also one of the original founders of SAML 2.0 protocol and Federated Identity Management model for the industry while at Orange-France Telecom, which changed the way Identity Information is shared between Service Providers and enabled the huge success of SaaS, Cloud and Social Networking. Lena is a regular invited speaker in industry related events.
Dr. Michelle Street
Deputy Director, HHS
Dr. Street joined the HHS Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization in April 2016. Prior to joining the OSDBU, she led complex management initiatives as a Lead Procurement Analyst at the National Institutes of Health Information Technology and Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC). As the Deputy Director for Operatuons at the HHS OSDBU, Dr. Street is responsible for ensuring the proper execution of the small business programs at the 29 HHS Operating and Staff Divisions through the supervision of a cadre of Small Business Specialists. In addition to advising the OSDBU director, she has set her priorities on developing initiatives that will enhance the internal and external stakeholder experience with the OSDBU, assist the HHS in meeting its goals in all socioeconomic categories, and to develop new or to enhance existing HHS OSDBU applications.
Anusha is a technology leader with over 15 years of experience in security-minded software, analytics, and managed services. A Carnegie Mellon alum, she has worked at the Naval Research Lab, and most recently was the Director of Software Programs at Galois, Inc., managing DARPA contracts in the areas of privacy, cyber-mission planning, and software diversity.
Senior Executive with over 20 years of management experience in enterprise software, consulting and finance industries. Proven track record of delivering profitable growth in extremely competitive markets based on an ability to recruit, build and motivate high performance organizations. Hands on experience managing product lifecycle process across multiple product lines resulting in new industry benchmarks for quality and innovation. Worked collaboratively with partner organizations, resellers, and vendors.
Charter Member & Board Member at TiE-DC - Washington's largest organization of entrepreneurs, dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship and innovation throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, from Richmond to New York. www.tie-dc.org
Specialties: • Enterprise software • Analytics
• Product development and marketing • Performance Management
• IT strategy and operations • Strategic planning
• Regulatory compliance • Total Quality Management
• Quality assurance programs • Mergers & Acquisitions