Speakers

Speakers

Keynote

Karen Jackson, Secretary of Technology Designee

Karen Jackson previously served as the Deputy Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia. In this capacity, she served as a senior advisor to the Governor on technology matters including modeling and simulation, telecommunications, telework, and unmanned aerial systems. In these areas, she was responsible for policy and legislative initiatives as well as developing programs to facilitate innovation, collaborations, technology development and adoption. Ms. Jackson serves as the Virginia lead for the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership with New Jersey (MAAP). Prior to her current appointment, she served as Deputy Secretary of Technology and Director of the Commonwealth’s Office of Telework Promotion and Broadband Assistance for the Kaine Administration. Ms. Jackson has been actively engaged in the federal policy initiatives including the development of the National Broadband Plan. She received a 2009 IP3 award from Public Knowledge for her work in information policy and was named to Government Technology’s 2010 list of the top 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers.

Ms. Jackson serves on a number of Boards including the Virginia Telehealth Network, the Information Technology Advisory Council, the Policy Committee of the National Modeling and Simulation Coalition, and the National Center for Collaboration in Medical Modeling and Simulation. She holds a bachelor’s of science in business management from Christopher Newport University and a master’s of business administration from The College of William and Mary.


Panel Speakers

LindaAbraham2

Linda Abraham

Founding Member
comScore

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Lynda Alicudo

Founder,
Leading Executive, LLC

IngridAlquist

Ingrid Alquist

Graduate Student
Georgetown University

AlexisBattista

Alexis Battista

Research Fellow
MedStar Health Research Institute

MicheleBoulous

Michele Bolos

CEO and Founder
NT Concepts

CaraballoSharon

Dr. Sharon Caraballo

Associate Dean
Volgenau School of
Engineering, GMU

Griovanna Chesler

Giovanna Chesler

Associate Professor
Director of Film & Video Studies, GMU

Mariana Cruz

Mariana Cruz

Structural Engineer
Defense Sciences, Inc.

AngieCullen

Angie Cullen

Program Management
& Operational Oversight,
Federal Government Customer Service Organization

KathleendeLaski

Kathleen deLaski

Founder
Education Design Lab

HeatherDiehl

Heather Diehl

Enterprise Architect
& Project Manager
Powertek Corporation

KarenCooper

Dr. Karen Cooper

Research Scientist
U.S. Navy

ErinFitzgerald

Dr. Erin Fitzgerald

Program Director,
Minerva Research Initiative,
DoD Research and Engineering

LenoraGant

Dr. Lenora Gant

Senior Executive Officer,
Office of the Director of
National Intelligence (ODNI)

SaraTadayon

Dede Haskins

Vice Chair
WIT Education Foundation
Board of Directors

MeganHealy

Megan Healy

Virginia Director of STEM

MeredithHourihan

Meredith Hourihan

Senior Instructional Designer
Bixal

SethHudson

Seth Hudson

Assistant Director
Computer Game Design, GMU

NancyLamberton2

Nancy Lamberton

Leadership Coach
VP Mentoring Solutions
The Nebo Company

CorinnaLathan

Dr. Corinna Lathan

Board Chair and Chief Executive Officer,
AnthroTronix

MarianMcKee

Dr. Marian McKee

Principle Scientist
BioReliance

FeliciaPride

Felicia Pride

Founder & Chief Content Officer, Pride Collaborative

MariaProestou2

Maria Proestou

President & CEO
Delta Resources Inc.

MicheleQuaid

Michele Weslander Quaid

CTO (Public Sector)
Google

AnithaRaj

Anitha Raj

President
ARAR Technology

StaciRedmon

Staci Redmon

President & CEO
Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS)

NoahSandidge

Noah Sandidge

Director of Federal Productivity Sales,
Microsoft

PatTracey

Pat Tracey

Vice President, Homeland
Security and Defense,
HP Enterprise Services
U.S. Public Sector

SaraTadayon

Sara Tadayon

Graduate Student
GMU

DrDebraWeinstein

Dr. Debra Weinstein

Assistant Director
Institute for Bioscience and
Biotechnology Research
University of Maryland College Park