Speakers

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.

Safra Catz

CEO

Oracle

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Safra Catz

CEO

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.

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.

Pat Mungovan

SVP, Public Sector

Oracle

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Pat Mungovan

SVP, Public Sector

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.

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.

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.

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 Program Management

Oracle

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Rand Waldron

VP Program 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.