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He is known for his ability to influence governmental and organizational executives and senior management to identify and implement data and information change management.
He practices consultative approach involving situation assessment, precise needs identification, organizational readiness preparation, and information-based strategies.
He enabled numerous agencies and enterprises to reap innovative and significant business benefits. He founded Amruta Inc with a vision to expand and spread the benefits to contemporary organizations.
He has a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, with minors in Computer Science, Statistics, and Mathematics.
Nisha has multiple years of professional experience in the data science field and has led data science teams at Booz Allen Hamilton and at Discovery Communications. She has built algorithms for marketing purposes and has shaped data-driven decision making across companies. She is currently leading the technical team at Data Society, as the Director of Data Science. She manages all content creation for their clients interested in training and also leads technical projects on the consulting side. She is passionate about spreading data literacy across industries."
Boogaard joined NASA as an intern through the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Teacher and Researcher (STAR) Program at Cal Poly with the Flight Opportunities Program in the summers of 2012 and 2013. She was hired in 2013 as an operations engineer with Jacobs Engineering and joined as a NASA employee in 2015 as an engineer and the STEM engagement lead in the Office of Education until transferring back to the flight operations engineering branch in 2016.
Stephanie J. Harrison
Stephanie J. Harrison is a systems engineer at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. In her current role on the Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory (CLARREO) Pathfinder Project, Harrison provides systems engineering rigor and technical excellence throughout development, integration, and operations of the CLARREO Pathfinder Reflected Solar Payload on the International Space Station.
Harrison joined NASA as an intern through the Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) Program with opportunities in the Crew Systems and Aviation Operations Branch and Systems Engineering and Engineering Methods Branch from 2011 – 2013.
Phone2Action—Non-profit fund raising
Andrew Stanley, VP Product at Phone2Action: Senior technology executive, chief of product, and manager of teams with an exceptional track record for leadership and results in the creation and delivery of high quality software products. Proven ability to partner with senior leadership, develop and execute a vision, remove obstacles, and guide cross-functional teams to the finish line. Skilled communicator with a natural ability to break down complex concepts and ideas to their simplest elements. Expert at defining, illustrating, and articulating a product and technology vision to a wide audience, including Executive Management, customers, prospects, and employees.
Waliyah Johnson , Sr. Civic Tech Fellow at Phone2Action: Waliyah Johnson is a rising junior at the University of Rochester double majoring in African American Studies and Anthropology with a minor in Journalism. On campus she is the President of the Women’s Leadership Alliance, the Minority Affairs Liaison for Student Government, the Corresponding Secretary for the Pi Beta chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc. and is in the process of creating a Pre Law Association on her college campus.
As a pioneer in online education, thought-leader, innovator, and an entrepreneur, Ms. Oberoi has dedicated her company's mission to improve human performance. Her pioneering work in helping organizations transition from the traditional chalkboard to electronic learning environment and developing transformative enterprise-wide learning and talent management solutions.
As an entrepreneur, served the industry with distinction in the areas of online education, modeling, simulation, AI, Machine Learning, Robotics, and human capital management completing more than 12,000 projects for 120 plus clients, employing 500 employees in more than 22 locations globally, and winning over 150 industry awards including GovCon entrepreneur of the Year and E&Y.
Femi Adelakun is a Co-CEO and Co-Founder of City78. Femi oversees urban analysis, geospatial analyses and development of urban economic development tools.
Theo Goetemann is a Co-CEO and Co-Founder of City78. Prior to City78, Theo has worked in the data journalism and open data fields. His work has been featured in CityLab, National Journal, and the Network Science Initiative, and often employs data-driven and narrative analysis methods to understand virtual communities and how they inform the physical world.
THE FUTURE OF SMART CITY DESIGN
City78's Experience Driven Geospatial Engagement (E.D.G.E.) methodology is at the forefront of the smart city movement, weaving forward thinking urban planning practices with artificial intelligence and community data to provide decision makers with unparalleled insights into location-specific consumer behavior.
E.D.G.E. empowers decision makers to identify urban needs and develop solutions that realize urban competitive advantage and quality of life for all.
As policy counsel to several major commercial spaceflight companies and the leading industry association for commercial spaceflight, Paul has been active in helping the industry grow quickly and safely, while continuing to support a strong role for NASA in space exploration.
Alex Mingo is a consultant who has spent the last 4 years building and delivering analytical applications to a wide variety of businesses. With a technical and liberal arts background, he has spent the better part of his professional career bridging the gap between business and technical issues faced by organizations, and leading the development of solutions meant to improve them.
We are driven to stop online crime and fraud in its tracks. And we know that starts with enabling all of us to take smart action today: for our companies, for our family offices, for ourselves. With Terry Roberts' (CEO) and Luis Cruz Rivera's (Co-Founder and Senior Technology Advisor) technical approach, we're delivering an innovative, collaborative, and agile e-commerce ecosystem; The WhiteHawk Exchange.
At WhiteHawk we drive to enable small and midsize businesses globally to take immediate action to protect their company and customers against low to mid-level cyber crime, fraud, and disruption. We use machine learning and cyber know to help you discover, learn, receive immediate online matches to top solutions, find insights, affordable vendor products and services, or chat with smart cyber advisors in real-time, so you can own your cyber risk and success story.
Mr. Ihrie has over 35 years industry experience as a direct innovator in the fields of satellite and terrestrial communication, computing, and information science, and has been a principal in seven startup companies. In addition to his entrepreneurial activities, Mr. Ihrie has helped build four national scale business accelerators for the Intelligence Community, for DHS, and in the areas of cybersecurity and smart cities. Currently he is leading the Virginia Smart Communities Initiatives, and along with CIT Broadband is helping bring this new generation of capability to all Virginians.
Mr. Ihrie has a Master of Science degree in Business from MIT, specializing in the Management of Technological Innovation, and a B.S. from MIT in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science.
Prior to CBP, he served in a similar role for the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and worked with four Secretaries.
Victor earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from UT – San Antonio; a Certificate in Arabic and Cultural Immersion from Mohammed V. University – Morocco, Africa; and a Master’s in Public Administration from UT – Rio Grande Valley.
Decker currently serves on the board of the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute as well as the board of the Women in High Tech Coalition.
Jeremy Haas is the Chief Security Officer at LookingGlass Cyber Solutions, a cybersecurity company that operationalizes threat intelligence and delivers unified threat protection solutions against sophisticated cyber attacks to global enterprises and government agencies. Mr. Haas leads LookingGlass’ internal cybersecurity program; the threat research team’s collection, threat actor engagement, and analysis activities; and contributes subject matter expertise to customers and the development of products that conduct advanced threat detection and mitigation.
He is the recipient of numerous award including the Black Engineer of the Year for Diversity Leadership Award, the National GEM Consortium Employer Member of the Year Award, and the HR Leadership Award of the Greater Washington, DC area.
He is a graduate of the University of Redlands where he received a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, and of the California State University, Dominquez Hills, where he earned an MBA.
Albright also wrote and published a book entitle The Pearl of East Texas, a biography of his mother Mattie Pearl Albright, available on Amazon.
If interested in Voice Over: Bill Albright, BAbright829@gmail.com
Prior to joining the NVWDB, Mr. Hunn was the founding Director of the Northern Virginia Regional Partnership, a public-private partnership specifically focused on developing a world-class technology workforce throughout the Northern Virginia region. Earlier, Mr. Hunn served for ten years in several career senior human service and workforce development agency positions with Fairfax County, Virginia government. Before joining Fairfax County, Mr. Hunn was a budget examiner and appropriations analyst at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget from 1982-1987. He entered Federal Service as a Presidential Management Intern in 1980. He holds a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from California State University, East Bay (Hayward).