Speakers

Editorial Speaker

Dr. George Akingba

Vascular Surgeon

Veterans Health Administration

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Editorial Speaker

Dr. George Akingba

Vascular Surgeon

Veterans Health Administration

Dr. George Akingba, Vascular Surgeon, VHA

Editorial Speaker

Maroya Faied

Supervisory Digital Service Specialist

Department of the Interior

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Editorial Speaker

Maroya Faied

Supervisory Digital Service Specialist

Department of the Interior

Maroya Faied has a Master's degree in Minerals and Energy Economics. She has worked for the Office of Natural Resources Revenue for over 10 years. She currently manages a team responsible for the agency's public websites and is committed to providing open and transparent federal data and information to the public.

Editorial Speaker

Jennifer Kibler

Project Manager, Langley CERTAIN Smart Center Team

NASA Langley Research Center

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Jennifer Kibler

Project Manager, Langley CERTAIN Smart Center Team

NASA Langley Research Center

Jennifer Kibler joined NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) as a civil servant in 1999, shortly before receiving her Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech.  Dr. Kibler serves as Associate Director for Intelligent Flight Systems within LaRC’s Research Directorate, providing leadership to a workforce comprised of more than 200 civil servants and contractors that delivers on commitments to all four of NASA’s Mission Directorates.  Currently, Dr. Kibler is detailed to LaRC’s Aeronautics Research Directorate where she is leading the Center’s “City Environment Range Testing for Autonomous Integrated Navigation” (CERTAIN) Smart Center initiative.  Earlier in her career, Dr. Kibler supported formulation activities within the NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate’s Airspace Operations and Safety Program, specifically in conjunction with the Air Traffic Management – Exploration Project, and she led numerous research activities associated with Airspace Technology Demonstrations, Airborne Trajectory Management with Self-Separation, Flight Deck-based Merging and Spacing, Enhanced Oceanic Operations, and the Small Aircraft Transportation System.

Editorial Speaker

Ioana Munteanu

Evidence Lead, Federal Acquisition Service

General Services Administration

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Ioana Munteanu

Evidence Lead, Federal Acquisition Service

General Services Administration

FAS Data and Evidence Lead with 18 years of experience in employing evaluative & decision science thinking  to develop,  improve and adapt programs, initiatives and strategies across the government. Expertise in research methods & statistical modeling, program evaluation,  performance management & strategic planning.  A proven analyst with a solid record of reliable, trustworthy outstanding performance. Highly dedicated,  results oriented &  innovative solutions provider.  Author of PAR article Leading and Learning through Dynamic Performance Management in Government. A GWU MPA graduate & PhD Candidate with FPACS, BBU  in Public Administration/Performance Measurement. 

Editorial Speaker

Dr. Seh Welch

Senior Public Health Advisor

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Editorial Speaker

Dr. Seh Welch

Senior Public Health Advisor

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Seh (Shay) Welch (Tribal Affiliation Blackfeet), received her PhD in Public Health from Kent State University in Ohio, MBA in Finance, and a MBA in Health Care Administration from InterConntinential University, Chicago. Dr. Welch attended the University of Illinois, Chicago, School of Public Health, where she was a Kellogg International Health Leadership Fellow.

For over 25 years, she has worked with and for Tribes, Indian Health Service, Administration for Native Americans, Health Resource Service Administration, National Institute of Health and is currently the Senior Policy Advisor at the Center for Global Health, Division of Global HIV & TB at CDC.

True to her culture and native communities, Dr. Welch advocates for diversity, inclusion, and services that take into consideration the whole being, and the relationship to others. Seh is known to be genuine bridge builder, community organizer, resilient, and an international diplomatic. Dr. Welch currently serves as the President of the CDC American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian Coalition. Dr. Welch has received numerous awards and most recently the Center for Global Health at the CDC Health Equity Award.

Editorial Moderator

Lindsay Goldstein

Program Analyst, Open Data, Design & Display Team, Office of Natural Resources Revenue

Department of the Interior

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Editorial Moderator

Lindsay Goldstein

Program Analyst, Open Data, Design & Display Team, Office of Natural Resources Revenue

Department of the Interior

Lindsay Goldstein is a Program Analyst with the Open Data, Design & Display team in the Office of Natural Resources Revenue in the Department of the Interior. An economist by training, she made her way over to civic tech a few years ago and there's no turning back. She loves learning and sharing new methods of making government accessible for everyone.

Underwriter Speaker

Bruce Brody

Senior CISO Advisor

Cisco

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Underwriter Speaker

Bruce Brody

Senior CISO Advisor

Cisco

Bruce Brody is a CISO Advisor with Cisco. He was previously 4-time CISO, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Energy, DRS Leonardo, and Cubic Global Defense.

Underwriter Speaker

Arvind Krishna

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

IBM

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Arvind Krishna

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

IBM

Arvind Krishna is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IBM. As a business leader and technologist, he has led the building and expansion of new markets for IBM in artificial intelligence, cloud, quantum computing, and blockchain. He has also played a significant role in the development of innovative IBM products and solutions based on these emerging technologies.

Over his 30-year career at IBM, Arvind led a series of bold transformations and delivered proven business results. He most recently drove the successful $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat – the largest software acquisition – that has defined the hybrid cloud market. Together, IBM and Red Hat give clients the unique ability to build mission-critical applications once and run them anywhere.

Arvind previously was senior vice president of Cloud and Cognitive Software, where he pioneered the company’s hybrid cloud business, transformed IBM’s entire software and services portfolio and offerings for cloud, and grew the business. He also headed IBM Research, where he drove innovation in core and emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, quantum computing, blockchain, cloud platform services, data-driven solutions, and nanotechnology. In 2016, Wired Magazine selected Arvind as “one of 25 geniuses who are creating the future of business” for his foundational work on blockchain.

As general manager of IBM Systems and Technology Group’s development and manufacturing organization, Arvind led the strategy for data-centric systems and the widespread industry adoption of open and collaborative technology standards. He also grew the IBM Information Management business by 50 percent.

At IBM, Arvind has been an outspoken advocate for learning at every stage of one’s career. He has made scientific contributions in a number of technical fields, including wireless networking, security, systems, and databases. In addition, he founded IBM’s security software business and helped create the world’s first commercial wireless system.

Arvind has an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK) and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the recipient of distinguished alumni awards from both institutions.

Editorial Moderator

Aaron Boyd

Senior Editor

Nextgov

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Editorial Moderator

Aaron Boyd

Senior Editor

Nextgov

Aaron Boyd is an award-winning journalist currently serving as senior editor for technology and events at Nextgov. He primarily covers federal government IT contracting and cybersecurity issues affecting both civilian and defense agencies. As a lifelong nerd and policy wonk, he feels right at home covering the intersection of technology and policy in the nation’s capital.

Editorial Moderator

Courtney Buble

Staff Correspondent

GovExec

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Editorial Moderator

Courtney Buble

Staff Correspondent

GovExec

Courtney Buble is a staff correspondent who covers federal management, oversight, contracting and regulations. Before joining Government Executive in July 2019, she worked for NBC News. Courtney graduated from The George Washington University in 2018.

Underwriter Moderator

James Hanson

Group Publisher, Federal

GovExec

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James Hanson

Group Publisher, Federal

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Editorial Moderator

Katherine McIntire Peters

Deputy Editor

GovExec

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Editorial Moderator

Katherine McIntire Peters

Deputy Editor

GovExec

Katherine is deputy editor of Government Executive Media Group where she oversees editorial coverage for GovExec.com. She previously was executive editor of Nextgov.

Editorial Moderator

Brandi Vincent

Defense Technology Correspondent

Nextgov

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Editorial Moderator

Brandi Vincent

Defense Technology Correspondent

Nextgov

Brandi Vincent reports on the federal government’s use of and policies for emerging technologies—including but not limited to supercomputing, artificial intelligence, biometrics, and the internet of things. Before joining Nextgov, Brandi helped create news for millennials at Snapchat and mixed media at NBC News. She grew up in south Louisiana and received a master’s in journalism from the University of Maryland.