Speakers

Steven Hernandez

Steven Hernandez

Chief Information Security Officer

Department of Education

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Steven Hernandez

Steven Hernandez

Chief Information Security Officer

Department of Education

Steven Hernandez, MBA, CISSP, CISA, CNSS, CSSLP, CDPSE, SSCP, CAP, ITIL

Steven Hernandez is an information assurance executive serving the past twenty years in a variety of contexts and missions. His rich background includes law enforcement, financial, education, healthcare, credentialing, heavy manufacturing, non-profits, and governments at the federal, state, and local levels.  Steven’s experience ranges from the board room to leading tactical, day-to-day security operations as well as guiding and leading broad security initiatives such as the US government’s Zero Trust Architecture approach across large and complex organizations. Presently he is the Chief Information Security Officer and Director of Information Assurance Services at the U.S. Department of Education.  Steven also serves as the co-chair of the US Government Federal CISO Council and Government Chair of the ACT-IAC Cybersecurity Community of Interest. Prior to his position at Education, he held a variety of roles at the Office of Inspector General, US Department of Health and Human Services including CTO, CIO, CISO, Senior Official for Privacy and Chief Services Engineering Officer.  He is an inaugural member of the United States Scholarship of Service Hall of Fame and an ardent supporter of the next generation of cybersecurity professionals through his teaching work as an Honorary Professor, Affiliate Faculty and guest lecturer at over a dozen Institutions of higher education. 

 

Chris Derusha

Chris DeRusha

Federal Chief Information Security Officer

Office of Management and Budget

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Chris Derusha

Chris DeRusha

Federal Chief Information Security Officer

Office of Management and Budget

Chris DeRusha is the Federal Chief Information Security Officer in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer (OFCIO). He previously was the Chief Information Security Officer for the Biden for President campaign. Prior to joining the campaign in June 2020, he served as the Chief Security Officer for the State of Michigan. Mr. DeRusha has extensive experience managing cybersecurity and critical infrastructure programs and operations both in the public and private sectors. Mr. DeRusha led Ford Motor Company’s Enterprise Vulnerability Management program and has over eight years of Federal Government experience working both at the Office of Management and Budget and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He holds a Master’s in Security Studies from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from James Madison University.  

Charles Clancy

Charles Clancy

SVP and GM

MITRE

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Charles Clancy

Charles Clancy

SVP and GM

MITRE

Charles Clancy is senior vice president, general manager of MITRE Labs, and chief futurist. He is responsible for sparking innovative disruption, accelerating risk-taking and discovery, and delivering real-time technology capabilities and execution through the company’s laboratories, solution platforms, and MITRE Fellows program. He leads technical innovation to anticipate and meet the future demands of government sponsors and industry and academic partners.

Clancy is an internationally recognized expert on topics at the intersection of wireless, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence. Before joining MITRE in 2019 as vice president for intelligence programs, Clancy served as the Bradley Professor of Cybersecurity at Virginia Tech and executive director at the Hume Center for National Security and Technology. There, he led Virginia Tech’s research and experiential learning programs in defense and intelligence.

Clancy started his career at the National Security Agency, filling a variety of research, engineering, and operations roles, with a focus on wireless communications. He has co-authored more than 250 patents and academic publications, as well as six books. He co-founded several venture-backed security startup companies that apply commercial innovation to national security challenges.

He serves as a member of the AFCEA Board of Directors’ Executive Committee, the AFCEA Intelligence Committee, the Intelligence and National Security Alliance Advisory Committee, the Systems Engineering Research Center Advisory Board, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions NextG Alliance, the Center for New American Security Task Force on Artificial Intelligence and National Security, and the International Advisory Panel for Singapore Manufacturing, Trade, and Connectivity. He also serves on advisory boards at Howard University, Norfolk State University, North Carolina A&T State University, and Virginia Tech.

Clancy holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a doctorate in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park..

Johnnie K

Johnnie Konstantas

Group Vice President, Cloud Engineering

Oracle

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Johnnie K

Johnnie Konstantas

Group Vice President, Cloud Engineering

Oracle

Johnnie leads the Security Shared Services pillar of North America Cloud Engineering. Her team of deep security experts help cloud customers architect, deploy and run securely on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.  Prior to Oracle, she spent more than 20 years bringing security  technologies to market, most recently for Microsoft’s Enterprise Cybersecurity Group. She has, in prior roles, led product, business development and marketing for industry leaders Gigamon, Juniper Networks, Varonis and Check Point software. In earlier years, she designed cellular infrastructure networks for Motorola Inc. Johnnie’s work has been featured in trade, business press as well as security conferences. Konstantas holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Main College Park.

Pat Mungovan

SVP, North America Government and Education

Oracle

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Pat Mungovan

SVP, North America Government and Education

Oracle

Pat Mungovan is the senior vice president for North America Public Sector technology sales, including cloud and license and customer engineering. In his current capacity, Mungovan is charged with leading a transformation across Oracle’s Public Sector business. A 15-year Oracle veteran, he holds an MBA from MIT and a BA in Economics from Holy Cross.

George Jackson

Director of Events

Government Executive Media Group

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George Jackson

Director of Events

Government Executive Media Group

George Jackson is the director of events at Government Executive Media Group – the largest and most-influential media company in the public sector marketplace. George joined GEMG in October of 2020 to enhance the scale of their events and audience experiences.

He graduated from The Ohio State University in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in English. In 2006, he earned his master’s in broadcast journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park.

George spent the first five years of his journalism career at WJHL-TV in Johnson City Tenn. – beginning as an overnight producer for the station’s 6 a.m. broadcast. He advanced to lead on-air reporter for WJHL’s 11 p.m. newscast.

As a reporter, George examined the earnings of two non-profit hospital systems, felony charges filed against a local sheriff, predatory paving companies, a health benefits backlog for local veterans, and a series of cold-case murder investigations. He received an honorable mention for Best TV Reporter in the 2011 Tennessee AP Broadcast awards and won a Best Investigative Reporting award from Media General in 2010.

George joined DC’s ABC affiliate WJLA-TV in 2012 to produce Capital Insider, which won him an Emmy award. One year later, he developed and recorded the pilot episode of Government Matters – a program about the business of government. It debuted as a weekly show on Sunday, August 4th of 2013. George led Government Matters through September of 2020, expanded its reach to a daily worldwide audience, and produced its first feature-length documentary “The Dawn of Generation AI.”

George is from Toledo, Ohio. He lives with his wife, twin daughters, and a pair of rescue dogs in Northern Virginia.

Perryn Ashmore

CIO

Department of Health and Human Services

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Perryn Ashmore

CIO

Department of Health and Human Services

Ashmore provides leadership and oversight of the information technology (IT) systems and security activities for a workforce of more than 83,000. As the head of the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), he leads the Department’s efforts in developing and implementing IT policies, managing high priority projects, and planning strategic IT investments. Ashmore also provides leadership and oversight of the Department’s $6.3B IT portfolio, which supports its expansive mission to enhance the health and well-being of Americans.

In addition to being a US Air Force veteran, Ashmore’s experience in hands-on IT management spans more than 30 years of Federal service His wealth of experience in policy, procurement, human resources, and technology solutions will compliment and support our efforts well, and ensure that OCIO will continue to deliver, grow, and empower HHS using technology.

Robert "Bus" Bussian

Vice President for Mission Integration and Initiatives

Oracle National Security Group

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Robert "Bus" Bussian

Vice President for Mission Integration and Initiatives

Oracle National Security Group

Robert “Bus” Bussian joins us as the Vice President for Mission Integration and Initiatives within Oracle’s National Security Group.  In this role, he supports the NSG General Manager in strategic engagement and special programs aligned to DoD and Intelligence Community objectives and requirements.  “Bus” joins Oracle following a long career in the Department of Defense, as both an active-duty Air Force Officer and Intelligence Senior Leader. Most recently, “Bus” served as the director for Cyber and Strategic Enabling in the Secretary of the Air Force’s Concepts, Development and Management (SAF/CDM) office. In this role, he was the principal adviser to the Director, CDM, for assessing technical and operational risks, identifying optimized strategies, and determining operational efficacy to meet cyberspace, information and applied technology requirements for intelligence activities and operations across DoD and the broader IC. His office had been key in sponsorship, adoption and accreditation of the Oracle Cloud National Security Regions at the Secret and Top Secret levels.

“Bus” began his military career in 1985 after graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy. While on active duty, he served in a variety of operational and intelligence assignments, at both unit and staff levels. He has more than 4,000 hours in the B-52G/H to include assignments as an Air Force Weapons School instructor and operational squadron commander, leading expeditionary units for combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. He also held a variety of joint assignments in Defense Agencies, Combatant Commands, the Joint Staff and Office of the Secretary of Defense. Upon retirement from the military, Bus joined the civil service with the Office of Naval Intelligence under a joint duty assignment to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. He rejoined the Air Force when appointed as a Senior Executive within Defense Intelligence.

Safra Catz

Chief Executive Officer

Oracle

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Safra Catz

Chief Executive Officer

Oracle

Safra A. Catz has served as chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation since 2014 and a member of the company’s board of directors since 2001. She previously served as president of Oracle and has also served as the company’s chief financial officer. Prior to being named president, Catz held various other positions since starting at Oracle in 1999. She currently serves as a director of The Walt Disney Company and previously served as a director of HSBC Holdings plc.

Glen Dodson

Senior Vice President and General Manager, National Security Group

Oracle

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Glen Dodson

Senior Vice President and General Manager, National Security Group

Oracle

Glen Dodson is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Oracle National Security Group (NSG). An Oracle veteran since 1993, Dodson was charged with creating and leading a team to represent and advance Oracle’s commitment to the U.S. Intelligence Community in 2005. Today, the NSG team delivers cloud technology and applications, software, hardware, support and consulting services to the U.S. national security community. Prior to joining Oracle, Dodson held engineering and leadership roles at the National Security Agency, Booz Allen Hamilton and Concentric Technologies where he led the development and deployment of SIGINT systems. Dodson received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University.

Michael Joy

Senior Director of Corporate Strategy

IDEMIA National Security Solutions

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Michael Joy

Senior Director of Corporate Strategy

IDEMIA National Security Solutions

Michael Joy is a retired police captain and former commander of the New York City Police Department’s Strategic Technology Division, where he led the development and implementation of all public safety technology platforms, including sensor and video collection systems, law enforcement mobility solutions, and data democratization and alerting engines.  Michael previously served in patrol, crime analysis, intelligence, and counterterrorism roles, leveraging this subject matter expertise to found the IT transformation team that modernized the NYPD’s applications, systems, and infrastructure, bringing the Department into 21st century policing.  Currently, Michael is the Senior Director of Corporate Strategy at IDEMIA National Security Solutions, where he leads the company’s technical and growth strategies, ensuring that business development, engineering, and delivery efforts are aligned and supporting the overall mission of the organization and the customers it serves.  Michael holds a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University at Albany, and is frequent speaker on public safety technology and a published author of situational awareness and data analytic research.

Charles Kausch

Enterprise Technical Specialist

Intel Corporation

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Charles Kausch

Enterprise Technical Specialist

Intel Corporation

Chuck Kausch is currently the Enterprise Technical Specialist for Intel’s Public Sector business for the east coast.  Chuck has been with Intel over 7 years focusing on Intel’s entire product portfolio – everything from client computing with AtomTM and CoreTM supporting Windows & the ChromeOS to the enterprise data center market supported by XeonTM , Intel’s industry leading SSD’s, OptaneTM storage & networking portfolio. Chuck comes to Intel from Hewlett Packard Company and their Federal business. Chuck was with HPE for 24+ years in various capacities, including Enterprise Architect, and focused on HP’s industry leading Business Critical Server architecture.  He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics from Loyola University in Baltimore.

Swamy Kiran

Senior IT Officer, Data and Information Management

World Bank Group

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Swamy Kiran

Senior IT Officer, Data and Information Management

World Bank Group

Swamy Kiran is a Senior IT Officer, Data and Information Management at World Bank Group. His team is responsible for Data Engineering at World Bank Group (WBG) & International Finance Corporation (IFC) Treasury Portfolio. He has 25+ years of professional experience in Information Technology, Data Engineering, Cloud Architect, Database Management, Architecture, Infrastructure Standards and Governance, Strategic Planning, Middleware and Applications related technologies. His professional background covers mostly on Financial Services & Investment Banking Industry. He has authored Technology Papers, Speaker and Discussion panelist at International organizations, Central Banks, Oracle Open world, Users Group, IOUG Collaborate and other organizations. Recently, he has played critical role in implementing Oracle Exadata platform innovative solution as “Hybrid Cloud” PaaS for the WBG & IFC Treasury Oracle Database Infrastructure landscape.

David Knox

CTO

Oracle Public Sector

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David Knox

CTO

Oracle Public Sector

David Knox is a world-renowned technologist with patents and multiple book publications with a specialty in computer security, data management and data analytics. Mr. Knox is considered a top innovator in leadership, critical thinking and organizational execution. Mr. Knox has worked in R&D Advanced Technology Labs and run world-wide organizations.

Mr. Knox has spent over 20 years at Oracle Corporation. In that tenure, Mr. Knox was VP of National Security Solutions, built and ran Oracle’s first Solution Engineering organization, was Senior Technical Director of the Oracle Protected Enterprise & Security Business, and was Chief Engineer for Oracle’s pioneering Information Assurance Center.

David has published several books on Oracle Security. David has a BS in Computer Science from University of Maryland and a MS in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Jim Kublin

Executive Director, HIV Vaccine Trials Network and COVID-19 Prevention Network

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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Dr. Jim Kublin

Executive Director, HIV Vaccine Trials Network and COVID-19 Prevention Network

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Dr. Jim Kublin is an acclaimed global health expert who works on the development of vaccines and treatments for life-threatening infectious diseases including HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and COVID-19. As executive director of the Hutch-headquartered HIV Vaccine Trials Network, or HVTN, he coordinates its massive international efforts to test candidate vaccines. He plays a similar role for the COVID-19 Prevention Network, which since July 2020 has been managing large-scale testing of vaccines against SARS-CoV-2. His interest in global health was sparked when he was a 20-year-old volunteer working on malaria eradication in Nicaragua, where he contracted the disease himself. He became a doctor just as HIV/AIDS was emerging in American cities. Dr. Kublin has carried out extensive research in malaria and HIV in South America, Southeast Asia and Africa. In his role as medical director of the Hutch-affiliated Seattle Malaria Clinical Trials Center, he continues to oversee studies on new malaria drugs and vaccines. At Fred Hutch, his team in the Kublin Lab conducts preclinical studies of the effects of the microbiome on vaccines, focusing on how responses of the immune system are changed by interactions with specific microbes that live naturally in the gut of humans and animals.

Dr. Rebecca Laborde

Master Principal Scientist, Clinical Innovation

Oracle

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Dr. Rebecca Laborde

Master Principal Scientist, Clinical Innovation

Oracle

Rebecca Laborde received her PhD in Genomics with a focus on genome modulation and immune response to infection. She then continued her training at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, working with multiple clinical departments to integrate genomic studies into clinical research and clinical practice. For the past five years, Rebecca has supported strategy and Clinical Innovation within the Oracle Health Science Global Business Unit. Her diverse role allows her to support various collaborative research projects with leaders in the healthcare and life science industries. Most recently, Rebecca is helping to support Oracle’s fight against COVID-19 by participating in creating a health management platform to support the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in their efforts to address the pandemic and develop and deliver safe and effective vaccines.

Todd Matters

CTO

RackWare

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Todd Matters

CTO

RackWare

Todd Matters, RackWare’s Cofounder and Chief Technology Officer, has years of technical experience in the computer industry. Prior to RackWare, Todd worked with QLogic and Unisys. He was a Cofounder, CTO, and Vice President of Engineering at InfiniCon, which was acquired by QLogic in 2006. Matters graduated with honors from Millersville State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Mathematics.

Dr. Edward Michelson

Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine

Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University HSC

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Dr. Edward Michelson

Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine

Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University HSC

 

Steve Orrin

Federal CTO

Intel Corporation

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Steve Orrin

Federal CTO

Intel Corporation

Steve Orrin is Intel’s Federal CTO and a Senior Principal Engineer. He leads Public Sector Solution Architecture, Strategy, and Technology Engagements and has held technology leadership positions at Intel where he has led cybersecurity programs, products, and strategy. Steve was previously CSO for Sarvega, CTO of Sanctum, CTO and Cofounder of LockStar, and CTO at SynData Technologies. Steve is a recognized expert and frequent lecturer on enterprise security, He was named one of InfoWorld’s Top 25 CTO’s, received Executive Mosaic’s Top CTO Executives Award, was the Vice-Chair of the NSITC/IDESG Security Committee and was a Guest Researcher at NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE). He is a fellow at the Center for Advanced Defense Studies and the vice-chair of the INSA Cyber Committee. Steve is a member of AFCEA, ISACA, OASIS, IACR, and is a Cofounder and Officer of WASC.

Chris Pasternak

Managing Director, North America Oracle Technology

Accenture

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Chris Pasternak

Managing Director, North America Oracle Technology

Accenture

As the Global Oracle IaaS lead for Accenture, Chris Pasternak is responsible for Accenture’s business related to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Databases. This includes developing new business and supporting Accenture’s existing clients. Since the end of 2015, when Oracle really began its major IaaS push, Pasternak has owned the relationship between Accenture, its clients, and Oracle. He and his team spend a great deal of time developing solutions and assets that help clients move to Oracle Cloud more quickly and efficiently. As part of the Accenture Oracle Business Group (AOBG), Pasternak’s team brings the best of Accenture’s thought leadership around cloud, Oracle technology, and IT strategy.

After executing more than 300 tests and dozens of new deployments on Oracle’s Cloud Infrastructure, Pasternak and his team have published multiple points of view and two white papers. Additionally, Pasternak has spoken about Oracle technology, infrastructure, and the advancement of cloud technology at a variety of industry forums and events, including Oracle OpenWorld. He is also a member of Oracle’s Cloud Advisory Board for Cloud Infrastructure.

Dovarius L. Peoples

CIO

US Army Corps of Engineers

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Dovarius L. Peoples

CIO

US Army Corps of Engineers

Mr. Dovarius L. Peoples was selected for the Senior Executive Service in January of 2016. He assumed the position of the Chief Information Officer (CIO)/ G6 in April of 2019 with the US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE). In this role, he serves as the principal advisor to the Commanding General on information technology issues. He is responsible for all aspects of information resource management and information technology for USACE. Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Peoples served as the Deputy to the Commanding General, U.S. Army NETCOM. In this capacity, Mr. Peoples provided senior technical leadership to ensure Army Theater level networks were integrated into the Army’s portion of the Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN) and enterprise constructs. The command employed over 14,000 military, civilian and contractor personnel located in every theater in 20 countries around the world and with an annual budget of in excess of $1.4 billion.

Connie Sayers

President

Government Executive Media Group

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Connie Sayers

President

Government Executive Media Group

Constance Sayers is the President of Government Executive Media Group where she leads revenue and programs for all GEMG brands. As president, Sayers launched the Route Fifty brand and led all product development and design as well as marketing, audience and sales strategy for the award-winning, digital publication aimed at state and local leaders. Twice, she was named to Folio’s “Folio 100” annual list of innovators for both 2014 and 2015 and their “Top Women in Media” for 2015. Previously, she served as publisher of Government Executive Media Group where she helped launch the Defense One brand.

In 2010, she re-joined Atlantic Media to serve as vice-president of National Journal LIVE and one year later was promoted to direct the ad sales team. At National Journal, she developed the media company’s 2008 and 2012 Presidential Elections and Conventions programs including producing thirty-eight events and an award-winning mobile application. She also brokered all event partnerships with on-air talent from CBS News and ABC News. Her media experience includes leading the advertising, marketing, and events divisions at CQ/Roll Call and Government Executive where she received a Chairman’s Award for revenue growth.

For years, she led the Excellence in Government Conference, the expansion to Excellence in Government West and was part of the team that founded the Service to America Medals (SAMMIES). In 2007, while at the Council for Excellence in Government, she teamed with with Gallup and Accenture to develop a “Health Care Town Hall” series in Detroit, Miami and Sacramento that was included as part of MTV’s “Rock the Vote” Campaign.

Prior to working in media, Connie led marketing and membership programs at such organizations as Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Food and Drug Law Institute, the American Physical Therapy Association, and the American Society for Training and Development. She was the mid-night to six DJ for WMKX-FM commercial radio outside Pittsburgh for four years. Sayers has an M.A. in English from George Mason University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with B.A. in Writing from the University of Pittsburgh.

Amro Shihadah

Co-Founder and COO

IDenTV

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Amro Shihadah

Co-Founder and COO

IDenTV

Co-founder & COO of IDenTV, an Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning startup with expertise in deep tech such as: Computer Vision, Automated Speech Recognition, Machine Translation & NLP. Targeting the Defense, intelligence, security and media industries. Amro is in the process of completing his Executive MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.  As an entrepreneur, Amro strives to improve and create more innovative solutions to address complex problems. Amro thrives on being a pioneer, where emerging technologies meet real world problems. This method of applied AI is what drives the innovation done by Amro and the IDenTV team.

David Spirk

Chief Data Officer

Department of Defense

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David Spirk

Chief Data Officer

Department of Defense

In June 2020, Dave was appointed as the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Chief Data Officer (CDO). In this role he’s been asked to standup the DoD’s Data Office and drive a strong focus on warfighter needs, data governance, and a data ready workforce to create a strong data culture across the department.

In July 2018, Dave joined the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) as its first CDO where he was also dual hatted as the Director of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for U.S. Special Operation Forces (SOF). In this role he developed and implemented SOF’s Data and AI Strategies, established and opened USSOCOM’s Data Engineering Lab, and established partnerships with AI leaders in the commercial and academic space.

In 2017 he was selected to serve as the Associate Director for Technology Investment at the Secretary of the Air Force’s Concept Development and Management Office. His primary task was to stand up and lead the DoD’s first training quality data production refinery for the DoD’s AI pathfinder, the Algorithmic Warfare Cross Functional Team (aka, Project Maven).

Dave was previously the Deputy Director of Intelligence for operations at United States Central Command (USCENTCOM). Dave led the USCENTCOM J2’s Divisions for Operations, Plans, Intelligence Surveillance, and Reconnaissance, and Foreign Disclosure/Special Security Office. He arrived at USCENTCOM in 2010 but quickly moved forward to Afghanistan where he served as the Senior Intelligence Advisor to the Commander of the International Security and Assistance Force.

In 2008, Dave was selected by the Director of National Intelligence to stand up the Associate Director of National Intelligence for Afghanistan and Pakistan (ADNI Af/Pak) and then served as its Deputy and Chief of Operations.

Prior to joining the ODNI, Dave stood up the United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) Intelligence Directorate’s Venezuela Division as a Department of Army Civilian. He was also the Strategic Planning Process’ Mission Panel Chair for Ensure Domain Awareness.

Dave is a former Marine who served across echelons at various east coast elements setting the stage for many deployments throughout the Balkans, Africa, and South Asia. As a member of Task Force-58, more specifically the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), he participated in the seizure of Kandahar Airfield and the reopening of the American Embassy in Kabul. Following his time in Afghanistan, Dave received orders to USSOUTHCOM where he deployed to Colombia numerous times and held various analytic/targeting positions before receiving an honorable discharge.

Chak Susarla

Senior Director of Enterprise Business Systems, Office of Chief Information Officer

US Department of Treasury

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Chak Susarla

Senior Director of Enterprise Business Systems, Office of Chief Information Officer

US Department of Treasury

Chak Susarla, currently working as a Senior Director of Enterprise Business Systems, Office of Chief Information Officer, Departmental Offices at Department of Treasury since August 2010. He is senior technology professional leader with 20 plus years of experience in leading and managing enterprise-wide IT services for large, complex organizations in Federal government and private sector. Experience in building and leading technology organizations with an emphasis on business applications and processes, project management, acquisition integration, operations. Before joining Treasury, he worked as IT consultant in Portland, Oregon for multiple customers including Nike, Intel, UPS, Boeing and multiple start-up companies. A trained engineer and computer science graduate, his career progressed from rank and file programmer engineer to executive roles in IT Industry. He earned his Executive M.B.A in 2005 from University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon and M.Tech in Computer Science from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.

Mike Sicilia

EVP, Global Business Units

Oracle

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Mike Sicilia

EVP, Global Business Units

Oracle

Mike Sicilia is Executive Vice President of Oracle’s Global Business Units. In his previous role he was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Oracle Construction and Engineering, the business unit that focuses on enterprise project and portfolio management solutions for asset-intensive industries.

Sicilia joined Oracle as part of its 2008 acquisition of Primavera Systems and was named Senior Vice President and General Manager of that business unit in 2011. After Oracle’s 2016 acquisition of Textura, a leading provider of construction contracts and payment management cloud services, the Oracle Primavera global business unit was renamed Oracle Construction and Engineering.

Prior to joining Oracle, Sicilia worked at Primavera Systems, joining the development department in 1993, where he worked as a programmer on the company’s flagship products. He was named Primavera’s Chief Technology Officer in 2006. As CTO, he set the technology direction for products and managed the global development team. Sicilia led the technical and product presentations and due diligence team that worked through the Oracle acquisition. He graduated from Saint Joseph’s University (Pennsylvania) with a BS in computer science.

Julie Sweet

Chief Executive Officer

Accenture

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Julie Sweet

Chief Executive Officer

Accenture

Julie Sweet is chief executive officer of Accenture and serves on the company’s board of directors.

Prior to becoming CEO in September 2019, Julie served as chief executive officer of Accenture’s business in North America, the company’s largest geographic market. Previously, she was Accenture’s general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer for five years. Before joining Accenture in 2010, Julie was a partner for 10 years in the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

Julie serves on the World Economic Forum Board of Trustees and represents Accenture in a number of external venues, including serving on the board of directors for the Business Roundtable, where she chairs the Technology Committee. Julie is also on the board of directors for Catalyst and the board of trustees for the Center for Strategic & International Studies and the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities – Bridges from School to Work. In 2020, she was named No. 1 on FORTUNE’s “Most Powerful Women in Business.”

Julie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Claremont McKenna College and a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School.

Mark Tatum

Vice President, Cloud and Mission Technology

Oracle

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Mark Tatum

Vice President, Cloud and Mission Technology

Oracle

Mark Tatum has been working in and supporting the National Security community for over 25 years. He started his Career on CIA programs as a system engineer and software developer. Mark later became an early pioneer in UX management systems at the NRO.  Mark  then moved to Oracle Corporation to support mission through innovative technology.  Mark currently is the Vice President of Cloud and Mission Technology at Oracle Corporation for the National Security Group and supports innovative uses of cloud technology to meet some of our national toughest national security challenges.

Scott Tesnow

VP, Federal Consulting

Mythics

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Scott Tesnow

VP, Federal Consulting

Mythics

Mr. Tesnow serves as the Vice President of Federal Consulting for Mythics. He has oversight for all Civilian and DoD programs. Mr. Tesnow has more than 20 years of IT experience including both Federal and DoD customers, with 15 years focused on implementing large scale Oracle programs. Mr. Tesnow has earned graduate degrees from the National Defense University and Villanova University. He is a Certified Federal Contract Manager, Project Management Professional, and holds several Oracle Cloud Certifications.

Rand Waldron

VP Product Management

Oracle

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Rand Waldron

VP Product Management

Oracle

Rand Waldron is Vice President of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Product Development. He is responsible for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s Global Government Sector team and leading the strategy, development and deployment of Oracle’s Dedicated Region Cloud @ Customer product line. Mr. Waldron is focused on ensuring that Oracle Cloud Infrastructure fulfills the unique needs of customers who require complete cloud solutions on their terms: in the premises of their choosing, or meeting government security and process requirements– often disconnected from the internet—without compromising innovation, existing investments and future growth.

Mr. Waldron joined Oracle in 2018. Prior to joining Oracle, Mr. Waldron was Deputy Assistant Director at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, responsible for the FBI’s enterprise software and data—including investigative and intelligence analytics, records and evidence management, large scale custom software development and business operations systems. Throughout his career at the FBI, Mr. Waldron was responsible for the delivery of many of the Bureau’s most critical systems, he helped drive the FBI’s migration to cloud, and he has a unique track record in harnessing technology’s power to enable the national security mission.

Prior to the FBI, Mr. Waldron served at the United States Department of Justice. Before his government service, Mr. Waldron founded a start-up in the defense sector and was Director of Technology at venture capital funded technology company in California.

Sam Yousef

Deputy Director, Defense Manpower Data Center

Defense Human Resources Activity

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Sam Yousef

Deputy Director, Defense Manpower Data Center

Defense Human Resources Activity

Mr. Sam Yousef, a member of the Senior Executive Service, currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), an operational support organization reporting to the Director, Defense Human Resources Activity in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.  DMDC is the premiere identity management provider for the Department of Defense and maintains a central repository of over 50 million records for military, civilian, retirees, family members, and selected contractors in order to authorize benefits and entitlements.    

DMDC has over 300 employees and 800 on-site contractors working in Monterey, CA; Alexandria, VA; San Antonio, TX; or one of three satellite offices in Germany, South Korea, and Ft. Knox, KY. Additionally, DMDC supports the operations of over 2,000 sites issuing ID cards and over 300 bases using its base access control system around the world, a truly world-wide operation.  DMDC’s mission directly supports the security of DoD’s networks, facilities, and personnel across the enterprise for identification of potential fraud and abuse, personnel policies and programs, the delivery of the right benefit to the right person at the right time, and most importantly the DoD’s goal of a life-time relationship with its members and their families.

Mr. Yousef began his civil service in 2011.  He previously served as the Director DoD Policy Support, where he had oversight of the DoD Identification (ID) Card Policy Office, the Law Enforcement Policy and Support Office, the Combating Trafficking in Persons Office, and the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services.  

Mr. Yousef graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.  He also holds a Master of Public Policy from George Mason University.