Panel Speakers

  • al-munoz

    Al Muñoz

    GSA Federal Acquisition Service, Natl. Capital Region, Special Projects

  • ali-qureshi

    Ali Qureshi

    Managing Director, Surdak & Co.

  • anthony-holladay

    Anthony Holladay Jr.

    Division Chief at U.S. Customs & Border Protection Service

  • Ashley Brooke Taylor

    Ashley Taylor

    LO3 Energy / Future Culture

  • bruce-carlson

    Bruce Carlson

    CTO, Lumous, LLC

  • Caen Contee

    Caen Contee

    LimeBike, Lead Marketing & Business Development

  • Carl Cornilsen

    Carl Cornilsen

    COO, Citiesense

  • David Adelman

    David Adelman

    Vice President of Business Development at Via

  • david-bither

    David Bither

    Managing Director ForwardTrace, LLC

  • David Gilford

    David Gilford

    Senior Director, Intersection

  • Derrick Ko

    Derrick Ko

    Spin, CEO

  • randy-domolky

    Domolky, Randy

    Co-Founder and Managing Director, Private Access Network

  • doug-copley

    Doug Copley

    Deputy CISO, Forcepoint

  • dr-marni-falk

    Dr. Marni Falk

    Assoc. Professor - University of Pennsylvania; Perelman School of Medicine

  • gail-ball

    Gail Gilbert Ball

    Founder & Managing Partner, Chestnut Street Ventures

  • greg-cullison

    Greg Cullison

    CEO, Big Sky Associates

  • Parker

    Holly Parker

    Noa Technologies, Director of Business Development (East Coast)

  • Ilya Movshovich

    Ilya Movshovich

    Entrepreneur, Founder, Advisor

  • Jacob Doctoroff

    Jacob Doctoroff

    Motivate, VP Product

  • Jeff Thomashow

    Jeff Thomashow

    Moderator

  • joaquin-aviles-lopez

    Joaquin Aviles-Lopez

    CEO & CO-Founder, i4sd

  • joel-coulter

    Joel Coulter

    VP AUVSI DC Chapter

  • jonathan-dschlaifer

    Jonathan D. Schlaifer

    Northstar IP Law

  • jordan-engel

    Jordan Engel

    President, Engel Imagery

  • josh-yu

    Josh Yu

    Co-Founder, UrbanLabs

  • joyce-hunter

    Joyce Hunter

    CEO, Vulcan Enterprises

  • julia-taxin

    Julia Taxin

    Vice President, Grotech Ventures

  • kendall-almerico

    Kendall Almerico

    Dimuro Ginsberg Law Firm

  • laetitia-gazel-anthoine

    Laetitia Gazel Anthoine

    Founder and CEO, Connecthings

  • laurent-balague

    Laurent Balagué

    Co-Founder and CEO, for Metris

  • lee-dudka

    Lee Dudka

    Senior Advisor, SyTrue, Inc.

  • marcus-lenard

    Lenard Marcus

    Partner, Edison Partners

  • leslie-jump

    Leslie Jump

    Founder & CEO, Startup Angels

  • mark-levine

    Mark Levine

    General Partner, Core Capital Partners

  • philipp-meyer-schmeling

    Meyer-Schmeling, Philipp

    CEO, Noa Technologies

  • Patrick-Halligan

    Patrick Halligan

    Operations Lead, Lyft

  • Paul-DeMaio

    Paul DeMaio

    Founder and Co-Author of The Bike-sharing Blog and The Bike-sharing World Map

  • Pierre Elliot Petit

    Pierre Elliot Petit

  • Rob McPherson

    Rob McPherson

    Baas Bikes

  • Russell Meddin

    Russell Meddin

  • tien-wong

    S. Tien Wong

    Chairman, Tech2000 & Lore Systems

  • OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

    Scott Kolber

    CEO, Roadify Transit

  • Star-Childs

    Star Childs

    CEO, Citiesense

  • tim-meyer

    Tim Meyer

    Watson IoT Global CoC Consultant, IBM

  • Tom Glendering, Founder of E3Think presenting at the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce's Transportation Transformation Global Summit at NYIT in New York on April 26, 2012.

    Tom Glendening

    CEO, E3Think

  • william-michael-cunningham

    William Michael Cunningham

    CEO, Creative Investment Research, Inc. and National Crowdfunding Services, LLC

  • Xiaochen Zhang

    Xiaochen Zhang

    FinTech4Good, President

  • Ye Sun

    Ye Sun

    COO, bluegogo

al-munoz
Al Muñoz
GSA Federal Acquisition Service, Natl. Capital Region, Special Projects

Al Muñoz has many years of experience buying technology for the federal Government and has held leadership roles in acquisition and IT for some of the largest federal agencies.  Al currently works on bringing innovative technology and advanced contracting techniques into the Government, working with some of the newest govtech vendors to bring new technology solutions into the federal marketplace.

Al has earned multiple degrees including a Master of Business Administration earned in 2010.  He completed the Senior Executive Fellows Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2014, and is a 2016 winner of the AFCEA InnovateIT award.

 

Track 5: Govt. Innovation IP, Social Impact
Government Innovation Models
11:00 am - 12:15 pm

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Ali Qureshi
Managing Director, Surdak & Co.

ALI QURESHI is Managing Director of Surdak & Company.  Earlier, as Xcelerate’s Vice President of Consulting Services, Ali Qureshi was responsible for the organization, development, and management of Xcelerate’s personnel assets. Ali brings nearly two decades of experience assisting Federal Government and commercial clients in meeting their technology services needs through innovative solutions.

Prior to joining Xcelerate, Ali held leadership positions in healthcare technology companies serving Federal, private, and international customers. Ali also served eight years in the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer for the U.S. House of Representatives. As the Senior Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, he managed House operations and maintained direct oversight of House Information Resources, Administrative and Financial Services, Strategic Initiatives and Assets, and Furnishings and Logistics, overseeing a staff of more than 1,800. Ali also served as the House’s Director of Advanced Business Solutions with oversight of all financial, business support, and web applications.

Before working in the Federal Government, Ali had a successful consulting career supporting projects that focused on environmental policy, telecommunications, strategic sourcing, and healthcare with Booz Allen Hamilton and Accenture.

Ali holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from Wilkes University and an Executive Master’s Degree from the Wharton School and School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Wharton DC Club’s Vice President for Programs and the Program Chair for the Annual Wharton DC Innovation Summit.

 

Track 5: Govt. Innovation IP, Social Impact
Collaborate to Innovate for Public Sector Solutions
9:30 am - 10:45 am

Track 3: Technology Advances & Challenges
Blockchain - From Myth to Reality
11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Track 2: Healthcare Innovation
Precision Medicine Now + Next
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

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Anthony Holladay Jr.
Division Chief at U.S. Customs & Border Protection Service

Anthony (Tony) Holladay is the Division Chief, Law Enforcement Operational Programs, at the Blaine Sector, U.S. Border Patrol in Blaine, Washington. DC Holladay provides leadership and oversight for Blaine Sectors operational and administrative programs.

Tony began his civilian Federal Service on July 29, 1996, with the U.S. Border Patrol in the San Diego Sector at the Temecula, California Border Patrol Station. He has over 26 years of law enforcement experience, and excels at building relationships with other agencies on both sides of the international border. His work in Blaine Sector includes numerous beneficial relationships within the local community and congressional offices.

As an agent in Temecula, he worked checkpoint operations, performed duties as a Field Training Officer and Explorer Advisor. He received numerous accolades, including an Agent of the Year Award from the Temecula Valley Women’s Federated for his work with Explorer Program and a Special Congressional Recognition Award.

DC Holladay accepted a transfer and promotion to Senior Patrol Agent (SPA) in January, 2002, at the Indio Border Patrol Station.  As an SPA, he performed checkpoint duties, was a Field Training Officer, ATV Instructor, and ENFORCE Instructor.  He was also instrumental in starting the Indio Station’s Intelligence Unit.   Tony promoted to Supervisory Border Patrol Agent in September of 2003.  As a first-line supervisor he had oversight over several shifts, the Field Training Program, Intelligence and facilities.  In 2008, he promoted to Assistant Chief at Headquarters, Border Patrol, in Washington, DC.  While at HQ, Tony was assigned to the Strategic Planning, Policy and Analyses Division, Planning Branch.  He had oversight over the Operational Requirement Based Budgeting Program and military planning efforts.  He was assigned to the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) Liaison as a DHS Subject Matter Expert. In July 2010, he was promoted to Assistant Chief Patrol Agent in the Blaine Sector. He is a FEMA certified Master Exercise Practitioner and Use of Force Incident Team Member.

Prior to joining the Border Patrol, he was a Security Police Officer/Law Enforcement Specialist in the United States Air Force for 6 years.  He received 2 Air Force Commendation Medals and 2 Air Force Achievement Medals.  He deployed to Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. He focused on community involvement, starting a bike patrol unit geared towards increasing public relations and mentoring young adults.

Tony Holladay is 46-years old and is a native of California.  He and his wife, Michelle, have been married for 25 years, have two children, Nathan, 19 and Rachel, 15, and reside in Bellingham, Washington. His hobbies include fly fishing and hunting. He will graduate in 2017 from the University of Charleston with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership with a Criminal Justice concentration.

 

Track 5: Govt. Innovation IP, Social Impact
Collaborate to Innovate for Public Sector Solutions
9:30 am - 10:45 am

Ashley Brooke Taylor
Ashley Taylor
LO3 Energy / Future Culture
In addition to being a micro-grid specialist in Brooklyn with LO3, Ashley is a founder of a non-profit partnership called Future Culture honing a unique perspective on the integration of blockchain and community. Future Culture’s mission is to prioritize reputation in order to actualize cooperative evolution. Future Culture is implementing this perspective with technical projects, educational exercises, and art installations. We intend for a more equal and more just world. Future Culture is a non-profit partnership of community developers, tech entrepreneurs, and social engineers focused on intelligent activism. Our aim is to empower communities through development of fair and cooperative systems. We have built a network of changemakers by establishing alliances with industry leaders and reputable organizations. We are anthropological and scientific, respectively, in our approach to understanding the possibilities created with digital ledger technology. Future Culture has a recognized stance on the implications of blockchain technology for reputation, identity, and international regulation. Members are key speakers at tech forums and conferences, advise in blockchain related security and identity projects, and are deeply involved in local community development programs.
bruce-carlson
Bruce Carlson
CTO, Lumous, LLC

Summary

Hands on successful LAMP, J2EE, Node.js,  E-Commerce, Video, SASS, Big Data, Cloud and Privacy Engineer, Architect, Educator and Leader.  I've built and led world class teams building award winning services.

Experience

Lumious, LLCCTO2016 - PresentHerndon, VA Bravo Alpha Charlie, LLCPrincipal2013 - PresentLas Vegas, NV Architect software solutions.Lead teams developing software solutionsConsult on privacy issues related to software development. Logitech Inc.Director Engineering2008 - 2013Newark, CA Architected and wrote code including webservices in PHP, Java, MySQL and JavaScript for 22 million user VSaaS.  Webservices included XML, SOAP, Json and Restful Services. Responsible for e-commerce and business integration . Drove the implementation of best practices in International Privacy and PCI management, ensuring a balance of ease of use, feasibility and compliance.  Implemented Privacy by Design and Data Lifecycle Management.Leading role in the cross functional team connecting the business engine of LifeSize cloud video services into Logitech’s Oracle 11i, Digital River, Eloqua and Salesforce instances.Architected  AWS / Hadoop system for analyzing patterns for 22 million user base.SightSpeed Inc.Vice President Engineering2004 - 2008Berkeley, CA Architected SightSpeed for Business, business logic and reporting systems for DELL Video Chat, J2EE SOAP implementation, billing and reporting system for Global VOIP service, AWS-based transcoding and video storage service.   (SOAP written for Oracle Server  uses WML , WSDL, XSLT.) Developed proprietary MVC system after evaluating third party option including ruby on rails.Provided global customer support training and worldwide usability and QA testing for DELL Video Chat.Refactored  codebase to marketing centric abstracted OO which facilitated the company growing from several hundred users to 2 million+Participated in the due-diligence activities for the sale of the company to Logitech in November 2008.Managed global payment processing, systems, relationships and personal. Led mitigation of payment fraud issues.Designed and generated service metrics.Architected VLIP.com video social network in Flash and Adobe Media Server.Webmillennium, LLC.1999 - 2004Financial and Real Estate Systems,Danville, CA e-Close.com - An online real estate settlement portal. The first application launched employing Sun’s Servlet API, e-Close provided an integrated work experience for title companies and let consumers enter data and check status online.HomeGain.com - The first online consumer real estate portal. Architected and built the object library backing to a MS Data Server on Jrun J2EE Server and IISZipRealty.com - Architected and built the original site which provided an embedded document preparation and tracking. Designed input forms, developed library. Site backed to MySQL and ran on jRun J2EE server.AirTouch - Architected J2EE online business customer portal using JBoss as middleware connecting to legacy systems of acquired service map. Trained and mentored AirTouch staff on Object Oriented Development, and automated developmentNexBank - Architected ACH system to processing customer payments directly. Project was developed to meet federal financial reporting requirements. Project was written for deployment in a J2EE (Websphere w/ Sybase Backend) environment.

Licenses & Certifications

FAA Airman CertificateMember of the Bar of the Supreme Court of OhioCertified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)

Teaching

Graduate Faculty  (MBA)Kogod College of Business of The American University, Washington, DCJohn F Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, CA

Education

University of Akron, Akron, OHMasters in Business Administration, FinanceGraduate Research Assistant to Frederick Moyer, PhD. (Full Tuition plus stipend)Developed Financial Analytics program in FORTRAN backending to Standard and Poor’s Compustat data base.Bachelor of Science4.0 GPA in Major Washington College of Law of The American University, Washington, DC Juris Doctor

Track 4: Funding Options, EdTech
Advances in Education Technology
9:30 am - 10:45 am

Caen Contee
Caen Contee
LimeBike, Lead Marketing & Business Development
I lead Marketing, Business Development, and Sales within technology startups, and have raised $10M+ for personal ventures, negotiated deals over $40M dollars, led marketing campaigns greater than $4M, grown a product to over 5M users, and advised companies generating millions in revenue. While at Dartmouth College I earned a 4.0 GPA, an NSEP-Boren Scholarship to study business and language in China (Fulbright for undergraduates), and developed proficiency in Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, and Arabic (needs practice). My passions include: scaling sustainable, social impact businesses; personal health; connecting passionate people working on big ideas; nature of any kind; running, biking; community; maximizing human potential; and scaling trust.
Carl Cornilsen
Carl Cornilsen
COO, Citiesense
Carl Cornilsen is the COO and a co-founder of Citiesense, a technology company creating a map-based platform to organize neighborhood-scale development in cities. With 10+ years experience in the real estate, design and building industry, spanning real estate development, investment, and project design, Carl is focused on place-making and urban growth strategies. Carl holds MBA & Master of Architecture degrees from Yale University and a Bachelors of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan. Carl loves to ski, mountain bike and explore cities and all eras of architecture.
David Adelman
David Adelman
Vice President of Business Development at Via
David Adelman is the Vice President of Business Development at Via, establishing global on-demand transportation partnerships. Prior to Via, David led Business Development and Corporate Development at Snagajob, America’s largest marketplace connecting hourly job seekers and employers. David previously founded and led ReelGenie, a venture-backed online video technology company, and Reel Tributes, the nation’s premier producer of high-end personal history films. David received his MBA from the Wharton School, where he majored in Entrepreneurial Management. David graduated as a Palmer Scholar (top 5% of his graduating class) and was selected as Wharton's McGowan Fellow.Before Wharton, David was an associate with Charlesbank Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity firm in Boston. He also worked for the management consulting firm Bain & Company, advising clients in Los Angeles, Australia, and India. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Government, cum laude, from Harvard University, and grew up in Israel where he was the Israeli junior national golf champion.David is a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council and has been featured in Forbes, FOX News, and other publications. In 2013, he was named one of Bisnow’s “30 Under 40” and was invited to join the CEO organization Mindshare. He serves on the Board of Directors for CHIP of Virginia and on the advisory board of Boston International, a nonprofit he co-founded. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife Melissa, son Griffin, and shih tzu puppy Samson.
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David Bither
Managing Director ForwardTrace, LLC

Mr. David Bither has over 20 years’ leadership experience in business strategy and corporate and technology development within the defense, aerospace and national security industries. He is the Managing Director of ForwardTrace, LLC, a company focused on strategy and portfolio development for the emerging situational awareness and remote sensing market. He co-founded and chaired the Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) Technology Consortium (ISRTC), an international group of 84 industry, academic and not-for-profit organizations focused on developing the market for unmanned systems, communications and sensor payloads and data analytics to the defense, national security and commercial market sector.

David was a senior advisor to the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) and performed executive portfolio analysis with JIEDDO (Joint IED Defeat Organization). He served as an ISR subject matter expert  and developed future architectures for DoD sponsored studies examining the department’s emerging ISR requirements.

Prior to starting a business career, David was a career Army officer serving in several operational, command, and senior staff positions. David has an MS in Information Systems Technology from The George Washington University. He graduated from Harvard University’s Executive Studies program and the Defense Acquisition University’s Defense Systems Management College and is certified in both Systems Engineering and Program Management.

 

Track 3: Technology Advances & Challenges
Drones and UAS: Uniquely Innovative Solutions for Today and Tomorrow
9:30 am - 10:45 am

David Gilford
David Gilford
Senior Director, Intersection
David Gilford leads the Connected Communities practice at Intersection, a technology and design firm formed by Sidewalk Labs and Alphabet to improve life in cities by connecting the physical and digital worlds. David helps real estate developers and cities harness technology to create efficiencies, unlock new sources of revenue, and deliver unique experiences in complex, mixed-use environments. Prior to Intersection, David held multiple leadership positions with the City of New York, most recently as Vice President for Urban Innovation & Sustainability at the New York City Economic Development Corporation. As a Director of the Center for Economic Transformation, David worked to catalyze entrepreneurship and innovation across New York City, including developing UrbanTech NYC to provide real estate, equipment, and pilot opportunities to fast-growing companies addressing urban challenges. Earlier in his career, David worked in strategy and finance at General Electric, McKinsey and the Federal Reserve. He has been recognized nationally among the 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in Economic Development, as well as one of New York State's Top Ten Energy Government Leaders. David holds a BA in Economics from Williams College and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.
Derrick Ko
Derrick Ko
Spin, CEO
Derrick has spent over a decade in consumer technology, working on products ranging from marketplaces to transportation. He was most recently a Product Manager on the Growth team at Lyft, who acquired his Y Combinator and True Ventures-backed startup. Prior to that, he was Team Lead at Pivotal Labs, spent time at Microsoft, and started a company right after college. A Boston native, Derrick grew up in New York City and graduated from Purdue University with a degree in computer engineering.
randy-domolky
Domolky, Randy
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Private Access Network

Randy is the Co-Founder and Managing Director for Private Access Network. He is a seasoned technology and venture capital executive with over 20 years of experience in senior management, business development and financial roles. Randy has extensive experience building and maintaining over $100 million of venture capital and private equity fund-of-funds for institutional, municipal and individual investors.

Randy is also the Managing Director for Liquid Capital Group.  Since 2000, Liquid Capital Group has been managing portfolios of top venture funds and superior emerging information technology companies for high net worth individuals and families.  Randy is responsible for all operational aspects of the investment funds including: due diligence, investment selection, risk management, investor correspondence, investor reporting, accounting and fund administration.

Between 2006 and 2009, Randy was also a Managing Director at GKM Newport. GKM Newport was a venture capital and private equity fund-of-funds manager with over $1 billion in assets under management. Randy was responsible for expanding and managing the day-to-day operations of the firm’s fund-of-funds offerings and assisting with client services, due diligence and portfolio monitoring for over $800 million in separately managed accounts. He was a member of the Investment Committee for GKM Newport Fund V, LP, where was responsible for due diligence, portfolio construction and day-to-day operations of this $25 million fund-of-funds. Also at GKM Newport, Randy was the primary point-of-contact and chief architect for a $60 million separately managed account for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

In addition to establishing a distinctive track record at Liquid Capital, Randy has been a Principal at NextStep Partners, LLC. NextStep Partners is a business development and financial advisory firm assisting emerging technology companies.

Prior to joining NextStep Partners, Randy served as the Vice President for Business Development and the Vice President of the Mid Atlantic Division for NEON Communications, Inc.

Prior to joining NEON, Randy was the Senior Director for Business Development and the General Manager of the Carrier Sales Division at Winstar Communications, Inc.

Randy has also held a variety of finance, marketing and sales positions with MCI Communications, Inc. and was a consultant to the energy, pharmaceutical and automobile industries while at Putnam, Hayes & Bartlett.

Randy holds a B.A. in Economics and Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. He has also studied at Harvard University and the University of Connecticut.

 

Track 4: Funding Options, EdTech
Venture Capital Trends and Pitch Session
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

doug-copley
Doug Copley
Deputy CISO, Forcepoint

With 25 years’ experience in IT, information security and data privacy, Doug Copley is a passionate advocate and evangelist for effective information security and data privacy risk management for both organizations and individuals.

Doug has held various roles throughout his career including those of Chief Privacy Officer and Chief Information Security Officer. Her is co-founder and past Chairman of the Michigan Healthcare Cybersecurity Council and remains active in various industry activities and workgroups. Currently, Doug is Deputy CISO and Sr. Security & Privacy Strategist with Forcepoint where he not only provides oversight of internal security efforts, but also stays tuned to industry threats and best practices and provides thought leadership and advice to leaders across industries. Doug can frequently be found speaking or blogging on information security, data privacy and leadership topics for everyone’s benefit.

 

Track 2: Healthcare Innovation
Bridging Gaps/Getting ROI in Healthcare Cybersecurity
9:30 am - 10:45 am

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Dr. Marni Falk
Assoc. Professor - University of Pennsylvania; Perelman School of Medicine

Marni J. Falk, M.D., received her B.S. in Biology graduating Summa cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, as well as M.D. in the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society from a combined 7-year program at the George Washington University School of Medicine.  She completed dual specialty training in a 5-year Pediatrics and Clinical Genetics residency program at Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Falk is an Associate Professor in the Division of Human Genetics within the Department of Pediatrics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.  She directs the CHOP Mitochondrial Medicine Center to aid in the evaluation and management of individuals of all ages with suspected mitochondrial disease.  She works to improved diagnostic approaches and resources for mitochondrial disease, including organization of a global Mitochondrial Disease Sequence Data Resource (MSeqDR) consortium.

Dr. Falk is PI of a translational research CHOP laboratory that investigates causes and global metabolic consequences of mitochondrial disease, as well as targeted pharmacologic therapies, in C. elegans, zebrafish, mouse, and human cell models of respiratory chain dysfunction, with transition to clinical treatment trials in mitochondrial disease patients.  She has authored over 80 publications in human genetics and mitochondrial disease, and directs the CHOP/UPENN Mitochondria Research Affinity Group.  She is a Scientific and Medical Advisory Board member of The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation; Scientific Advisory Board member of the Genesis Foundation; CHOP-site PI of the North American Mitochondrial Disease Consortium; and member of the MMS, SPR, SIMD, ASHG, and ACMG.

 

Track 2: Healthcare Innovation
What's Your Digital Playbook for Aligning Those Facing Change?
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

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Gail Gilbert Ball
Founder & Managing Partner, Chestnut Street Ventures

Gail is a fintech executive who has had a long career leading tech teams at global financial services firms. Building and overseeing a broad swath of entrepreneurial groups, she has held decision-making posts at nearly every seat around the financial services table—banking executive, regulator, service provider, and board member—in both for-profit and social-impact markets. Among her many areas of expertise: financial services, portfolio development, financial analysis, and information tech.

Gail most recently served as a C-suite member of The Bancorp Bank, the innovative banking solution provider for the most recognizable names in digital banking. She also filled other executive roles at PNC Bank, Chase and Capital One, and NCO Financial Systems. In addition, Gail headed the Payments Studies Group at the Richmond Fed and served as Board Member and Risk Committee Chair at Kompanion, one of Central Asia’s largest microfinance institutions. She started out at Mellon Bank in corporate development, identifying and leading M&A transactions.

Gail has a BS Economics, Finance and Statistics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (‘79). She is a member of multiple entrepreneurial, venture, and financial interest groups, including Venture Capital Group, On Startups, Innovation in Payments, and Global Financial Markets.

 

Track 4: Funding Options, EdTech
Angel Investing Pitch Session
11:00 am - 12:15 pm

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Greg Cullison
CEO, Big Sky Associates

Greg Cullison is Chief Operating Officer at Big Sky Associates in Washington, D.C., a management consulting firm specialized in process improvement. In this capacity he serves as the company Insider Threat Subject Matter Expert to expand corporate knowledge and advise clients on industry best practices for their own security, suitability and Insider Threat programs using process improvement and performance management methodologies.

Mr. Cullison has 25 years of experience in cross-functional strategy, operational improvement and multinational teams. His particular areas of focus is Insider Threat prevention, detection and remediation. He has worked for both public and private sector organizations, including the U.S. State Department, U.S. Navy, Big 4 consulting firms, and an insider threat software company. He holds degrees from Princeton University and Claremont McKenna College.

 

Track 2: Healthcare Innovation Bridging Gaps/Getting ROI in Healthcare Cybersecurity 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Parker
Holly Parker
Noa Technologies, Director of Business Development (East Coast)
In her almost 20 years working with universities, large employers, advocates, and communities, Holly’s work directing sustainable transportation programs has facilitated quantifiable shifts in commuters’ choice of transportation from driving alone to using transit, carpooling, walking, bicycling and teleworking. She has been focused throughout her career on the ability of technology to facilitate and demystify transit and other sustainable transportation options. Holly introduced the first modern carsharing and bikesharing systems to Yale University and the state of Connecticut, while Director of Sustainable Transportation Systems at Yale.Holly holds an MS Environmental Studies / Pollution Prevention from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and a BA, Political Science from the University of New Hampshire.
Ilya Movshovich
Ilya Movshovich
Entrepreneur, Founder, Advisor

Ilya Movshovich has been an entrepreneur from an early age. Ilya is a former CEO and Founder of a Bay Area based company CARMAnation, dubbed the “Airbnb of parking”. As a seasoned executive, leader, and business strategist he has consulted for Venture Capital funds, mentored at Innovation labs, and advised at many of the prominent Silicon Valley startups, with his primary concentration being ventures in the transportation and the peer-to-peer/sharing economy space.

Move! Bikes to Driverless Cars, Cities on the Move.
11.00 am - 12.15 pm
Jacob Doctoroff
Jacob Doctoroff
Motivate, VP Product
Jeff Thomashow
Jeff Thomashow
Moderator
Jeff is an impact-focused entrepreneur that creates and drives innovative business models tackling pressing urban challenges. Jeff was previously Director of Project Development at P3 Global Management (P3GM), a smart city startup that developed mobility public-private partnerships with cities. Jeff created the first-ever municipal contract for peer-to-peer parking in the U.S. with the City of Pasadena and advised Move Systems in the launch of eco-friendly mobile restaurant vehicles (i.e., food carts) in New York City.Prior to moving to NYC, Jeff was Vice President with Delphos International, a DC-based boutique financial advisory and consulting firm focused on innovative financing for infrastructure projects in the emerging markets. From large-scale renewable energy, telecoms infrastructure, and real estate projects, to affordable housing, schools, distributed water and energy projects, Jeff helped private companies to structure and tap into the financial resources of development finance institutions (DFIs) and government agencies located in Washington D.C. and across the globe.Jeff holds a B.A in International Finance & Marketing and Spanish Literature from the University of Miami (FL). Jeff is a registered representative and holds a FINRA Series 7 and Series 63 Securities License.
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Joaquin Aviles-Lopez
CEO & CO-Founder, i4sd

Joaquin has more than 14 years of experience in infrastructure planning, project management and international development. He served as Director of Operations of the Millennium Villages project (MVP), a global partnership between Millennium Promise, The Earth Institute at Columbia University and the United Nations. The projects operate in several countries in sub-Saharan African, partnering with governments in the areas on public health, education, agriculture, business development and infrastructure.

Previously Mr. Aviles Lopez has worked in the Public Sector at the Department of Planning and Transport with the Government of Granada, Spain. He has also experience in the Private Sector where he worked as Project Manager in the execution of several infrastructure projects. He is currently the Director of Planning and Operations at P3 Global Management, a global smart city infrastructure company, delivering innovative solutions to help cities become more sustainable and resilient.

Mr Aviles Lopez holds a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Granada in Spain, and a MS on International and Public Affairs with focus on International Development at the New School in New York.

 

Track 1: Urban Innovation
Energy is society’s lifeblood; affecting how we live, work and play
9:30 am - 10:45 am

joel-coulter
Joel Coulter
VP AUVSI DC Chapter

Joel Coulter has successfully launched two UAS companies EchoStorm Worldwide, LLC and KSI Data Sciences. While with EchoStorm, Joel captured business with DHS NOC, Defense, First Responder, and Border and Port Security clients addressing their ability to integrate Unmanned Systems situational awareness capabilities with their other fixed security/surveillance systems. He was a Board member of DC-Chapter AUVSI and National Defense University’s Star-Tides Committee, and led Counter-Terrorism, Humanitarian Assistance, and Stability UAS exercise and training programs involving U.S. and global partners with next gen ICT/ISR and Unmanned Systems innovations.

Joel worked with a team to set up a UAS Consortium and led a team with UAVPRO that enabled Fort Pickett to become a National Guard UAS Center of Excellence. During the grant proposal process, Joel worked with Gary Haines now in Oregon to gather over $4.5M in “In-Kind” Unmanned Systems contributions that could be matched by Virginia’s Tobacco Commission grant.

Over the last two years Joel has been working to form the Secure Chain and the DVA-Consortiums ability to capture global Border, Port, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Logistics and Supply, Agriculture and Energy business involving UAS. Joel’s most recent work to advance Non-DoD UAS business can be seen at www.ksivideo.com.

 

Track 3: Technology Advances & Challenges
Drones and UAS: Uniquely Innovative Solutions for Today and Tomorrow
9:30 am - 10:45 am

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Jonathan D. Schlaifer
Northstar IP Law

Jonathan D. Schlaifer is an experienced patent attorney with experience in protecting his clients’ technologies through prosecution and counseling. Mr. Schlaifer’s background as a software engineer, a Patent Examiner, and a lawyer make him a valued asset to clients who wish to manage their intellectual property. As a Patent Attorney, Mr. Schlaifer has worked on a large number of computer-related applications, including a wide variety of hardware and software technologies, as well as various technologies in electronic and mechanical fields, including a variety of medical devices and business methods applications.

Mr. Schlaifer worked as a software engineer at the National Library of Medicine and as a Patent Examiner before attending law school. During law school, Mr. Schlaifer was an intern at the Solicitor’s Office of the USPTO, assisting in litigation. Mr. Schlaifer has also practiced law as a patent prosecutor at large law firms in the Washington, DC area, including a general practice firm and IP boutiques. Mr. Schlaifer has represented a variety of large clients as well as smaller clients, preparing and prosecuting applications, advising clients, assisting with legal research, due diligence, and litigation support work. During his time at large firms, Mr. Schlaifer also worked on a variety of pro bono cases, such as in landlord-tenant law and family law cases.

 

Track 5: Govt. Innovation IP, Social Impact
IP-Driven Innovation: Patent Protection for the Modern Entrepreneur
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

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Jordan Engel
President, Engel Imagery

Jordan Engel is an innovation expert and a long time drone practitioner.

Jordan joined the DC Drones User Group soon after its founding in 2012. Its 2700 members are a diverse group of engineers, pilots, and policy experts that work to expand UAVs in society, including art, search and rescue, conservation, mapping, and dozens of uses more. We also look at topics like safety, and privacy that give adoption pause.

He bought his first drone soon after, and abandoned the trickier art of RC helicopter flying. This was back when drones looked less like Apple products as they do now, and more like some plumbing equipment ate too many calculators and threw up on themselves. His neighbors are the harbingers of a world in which drones hover over our backyards and outside our windows.

Much of his technology work is in aerospace, defense, and intelligence (DHS S&T, NGA, NASA, Lockheed Martin, DOD) focusing on information exchange, situational awareness, and process improvement. He also works with entrepreneurs, coaching them from good ideas to sustainable businesses. This work is both in defense (DOD Velociter), and with organizations with social and environmental impact (Clean Tech Open, Global Social Benefit Incubator).

 

Track 3: Technology Advances & Challenges Drones and UAS: Uniquely Innovative Solutions for Today and Tomorrow 9:30 am - 10:45 am

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Josh Yu
Co-Founder, UrbanLabs

Josh Yu is the North American Marketing Consultant for Taiwan Green Trade Project Office (GTPO), a government funded agency under The Ministry of Economic Affairs.  His main job is to facilitate collaboration between Taiwanese companies and organizations, and companies overseas in the green space.An entrepreneur in green technologies, Mr. Yu engages with industries ranging from biodegradable products, LED, solar, and battery storage, to information and communication technology.  He helped launch Art Asia Pacific magazine in the US.  He has organized international sustainability conferences for Asian Productivity Organization (APO) in Taiwan and Sustainability Summit for NJNY Minority Business Council in NYC.  Currently, he is in charge of business development for UrbanLabs.Mr. Yu holds degrees in law and fine art.  He graduated from NYU Tisch School with a master’s degree in the Interactive Telecommunications Program.  It was during this time at ITP that he discovered the power of media for promoting social and environmental causes.

 

Track 1: Urban Innovation
Energy. Society’s lifeblood; affecting how we live, work and play
9:30 am - 10:45 am

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Joyce Hunter
CEO, Vulcan Enterprises

Joyce Hunter is CEO of Vulcan Enterprises, an IT service and strategic planning consulting organization, where she provides executive advisory services, industry and federal business intelligence, policy evaluation and analysis, business development support, business IT alignment and strategic business consulting.

Earlier, she served as Deputy Chief Information Officer for Policy and Planning for the Department of Agriculture and an appointee in the Obama Administration. Ms. Hunter established the policy framework, and oversaw the Department’s strategic technology planning initiatives and helped lay the track for the future.

With over 30 years’ experience in the information technology industry, Ms. Hunter has demonstrated a strong ability to build and sustain relationships with public/private stakeholders, develop and lead innovative projects and inter-agency initiatives.  Earlier, she earned a BA from Villanova University and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business. She has a certificate in Emotional Intelligence, is a Wharton Fellow and has been selected by the editors of FedScoop for inclusion in the annual list of "D.C.’s Top 50 Women in Technology.”

 

Track 5: Govt. Innovation IP, Social Impact
Collaborate to Innovate for Public Sector Solutions
9:30 am - 10:45 am

Track 2: Healthcare Innovation
Precision Medicine Now + Next
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

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Julia Taxin
Vice President, Grotech Ventures

Track 4: Funding Options, EdTech
Venture Capital Trends and Pitch Session
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

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Kendall Almerico
Dimuro Ginsberg Law Firm

Kendall Almerico is a Board Certified attorney with 25 years experience who is considered one of the top crowdfunding and JOBS Act experts in the United States. Mr. Almerico was recently called “one of the top Regulation A+ attorneys in the country by Forbes and named the 17th most influential thought leader in the crowdfunding industry by VentureBeat and was the top ranked practicing attorney on the prestigious list. Inc. magazine named Kendall to its list of “Top 19 Crowdfunding Experts Startups Need to Know.” Mr. Almerico and his crowdfunding websites have appeared in the New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, Washington Times, Huffington Post, Forbes, Bloomberg, Reuters, Wired, the New York Daily News, Business Insider, Christian Science Monitor, Fox Business Network and hundreds of newspaper, blog, radio and television interviews including CNN, CNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, and Bloomberg TV. Mr. Almerico is also CEO of BankRoll Ventures LLC, who owns and operates BankRoll, an equity crowdfunding web site focused on Regulation A+ Mini IPOs and 506(c) and 506(b) private placements. Mr. Almerico is a regular crowdfunding columnist for Entrepreneur.com and a highly sought after keynote speaker on both a national and international level. Locally, Mr. Almerico practices law with DiMuro Ginsberg in the Washington DC area.

 

Track 4: Funding Options, EdTech
Crowdfunding Workshop
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

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Laetitia Gazel Anthoine
Founder and CEO, Connecthings

Connecthings is the European leader of the Internet of Public Things. They transform cities of all sizes into world-class smart cities by connecting the physical world with the digital world. When Laetitia started the company in 2007, she had a strong vision and intuition that smartphones would be a promising bridge to connect the passive, physical world of street furniture, bus stops, shop windows, etc. to relevant digital content, delivering that content to a specific individual, at a specific location, at a specific point in time. Put simply, Connecthings facilitates the implementation of a wide range of mobile services through their proprietary networks of intelligent beacons; typically deploying iBeacon, NFC, and QR code technologies as a combined package at points of presence throughout a city. This is how the magic works: they make the invisible, visible, and the unconnected, connected.

Connecthings is based in Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Milan, Rio de Janeiro.

Prior to Connecthings, Laetitia worked for mobile operators, solution providers and major device manufacturers. In 1999 she managed the implementation of the first Mobile internet gateway for Orange. In 2001, she founded a consultancy company to provide operational support in mobile value added services implementation. Her vision of the mobile internet and the internet of things took Laetitia to found Connecthings in 2007.

In 2011, Women Business Mentoring Initiative selected Laetitia to enter the WBMI mentoring program. Today, Laetitia is proud to be part of WBMI as a mentor.

Laetitia is an engineer and is member of INRIA board. Public science and technology institution established in 1967, Inria is the only public research body fully dedicated to computational sciences. Combining computer sciences with mathematics, Inria’s 3,449 researchers strive to invent the digital technologies of the future.

 

Track 1: Urban Innovation
Connected A Dynamic, Urban Nervous System
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

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Laurent Balagué
Co-Founder and CEO, for Metris

Founder and CEO of forMetris, Laurent has been helping his clients to improve their learning performance for 11 years. He works with all types of stakeholders in this industry: Corporate Universities, global or local L&D departments, government entities, and training providers.

forMetris solutions are now used by more than 500 L&D teams across 15 languages, customers include many global 2000 companies including Danone, L’Oréal, Novartis, Total, Société Générale, KLM, Adecco...

Prior to creating forMetris, Laurent was a consultant for McKinsey & Company, and a lean manufacturing expert at Faurecia.

 

Track 4: Funding Options, EdTech
Advances in Education Technology
9:30 am - 10:45 am

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Lee Dudka
Senior Advisor, SyTrue, Inc.

LEE DUDKA is Senior Adviser at SyTrue, a data-driven-healthcare company providing next-gen analytics across the care continuum. He’s been strategic adviser at pharma and technology companies (BMS, J&J, Pfizer, ABB, Honeywell), a partner in an eyecare drug startup, plus served as NIH Fellow and psychotherapist, and taught (Princeton, SUNY, Rutgers).

As business strategist, he’s served board rooms, campuses and key business units, including healthcare, technology, education and medicine – plus multi-billion-dollar heart, urology, and anti-depression drugs (and the strategy plans behind them).  He’s led IT teams on projects for Fortune 100s and major US universities.

As executive issues coach (C-levels and teams), he’s served F500 and Global 2000 companies, providing board strategy retreats and working with over 200 teams. This includes writing global product plans and C-level speeches (3 appearing in “Vital Speeches,” the publication-of-record for US speeches).  He’s served as communications executive and president, co-led the Princeton Writing Workshop, and was training program leader for NJ state penitentiary honors camp inmates.  He’s received a number of awards, including the annual Alumni Award for Service to Princeton University.

Email: leedudka@verizon.net

 

Track 2: Healthcare Innovation
Precision Medicine Now + Next
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

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Lenard Marcus
Partner, Edison Partners

Lenard is responsible for leading Edison investments in companies primarily located the mid-Atlantic area. Lenard co-leads Health Care IT investments and leads Edison’s Security practice. Lenard is active in the mid-Atlantic venture community serving as a board member for the Virginia’s Center for Innovation and Technology, which focuses on investing in early stage companies in the Virginia Commonwealth. He is also a member of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), Deloitte & Touche Technology, the Greater Baltimore Technology Council, and the Northern Virginia Technology Council.

 

Track 4: Funding Options, EdTech
Venture Capital Trends and Pitch Session
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

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Leslie Jump
Founder & CEO, Startup Angels

Leslie has over twenty-five years experience building, advising and investing in new companies, products and brands, in the US and across the globe. She is the Founder and CEO of Startup Angels, a platform to inspire and enable new startup investors around the world. Prior to that, she was a Partner in Sawari Ventures, LLC, a Cairo-based early stage venture capital firm investing in entrepreneurs across the Middle East/North Africa. She continues as an advisor to Flat6Labs, Sawari Ventures’ dedicated startup accelerator for seed stage investments. She is an alumna of St. Johns College (Annapolis, MD/Santa Fe, NM), and serves on its Board of Visitors and Governors.

 

Track 4: Funding Options, EdTech
Angel Investing Pitch Session
11:00 am - 12:15 pm

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Mark Levine
General Partner, Core Capital Partners

Track 4: Funding Options, EdTech
Venture Capital Trends and Pitch Session
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

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Meyer-Schmeling, Philipp
CEO, Noa Technologies

Track 1: Urban Innovation
Bike Wars (New) Gateway to a $5.4 Trillion Industry?
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

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Patrick Halligan
Operations Lead, Lyft

Patrick Halligan has spent his career using new business models to address the challenges faced by rapidly expanding cities.  Currently, Patrick is an Operations Lead at Lyft focusing on maintaining market balance of drivers in relation to rapidly growing demand in Baltimore. Prior to Lyft, Patrick helped launch CityStash, an on-demand micro-storage company with operations in Washington, DC and San Francisco.

Patrick holds a B.S. From Fordham University and is completing an MBA at American University. He currently resides in Washington, DC.

www.lyft.com

Track 1: Urban Innovation
Bikes to Driverless Cars, Cities on the Move
11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Paul-DeMaio
Paul DeMaio
Founder and Co-Author of The Bike-sharing Blog and The Bike-sharing World Map
Paul DeMaio is a Washington, D.C.-based transport planner, whose specialties include bike and pedestrian planning, traffic calming, car-sharing, and bike-sharing. In 2004, DeMaio founded MetroBike, LLC – the first bike-sharing consultancy in the U.S. – and has since worked with public and private sector clients on developing bike-share systems in the U.S. and abroad. MetroBike’s clients include Arlington County, VA; Perth, Australia; and Copenhagen, Denmark. DeMaio co-authored a public tender which became the U.S.’s first government-owned, privately operated bike-share system, called Capital Bikeshare, in the Washington, D.C. area and serves as the manager for Arlington’s portion of the growing service.DeMaio is the founder and co-author of The Bike-sharing Blog (bike-sharing.blogspot.com) and The Bike-sharing World Map (bikesharingworld.com) and has been quoted by TIME, NPR, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and The Washington Post. DeMaio has a Bachelor of City Planning from the University of Virginia and a Master of Transportation Policy, Operations, and Logistics from George Mason University. 

www.metrobike.net

 Track 1: Urban Innovation
Bike Wars (New) Gateway to a $5.4 Trillion Industry?
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Pierre Elliot Petit
Pierre Elliot Petit

In charge of the operations for Navya and especially for Navya Inc., the US based subsidiary of Navya SAS, I will be responsible for market development, set up the new activities and assist Navya executives to establish an office and a production line, in the US by recruiting people and create a strong link between the subsidiary and the parent company. NAVYA is a Lyon and Paris-based company that develops driverless vehicles for the specific site transportation of goods and people. The company has established itself as a specialist in the field, renowned for using the complex technology that is a combination of software expertise, automobile construction and advanced techniques in navigation, geolocation and telecommunication. With more than ten years’ experience in designing and producing driverless vehicles, Navya has developed numerous original prototypes that have been tested in many countries, proving that reliable, safe and clean driverless vehicles are a very real possibility. October 2015 marked the launch of the new NAVYA ARMA, the manufacturer’s first driverless production vehicle.

www.navya.tech

Move! Bikes to Driverless Cars, Cities on the Move.
11.00 am - 12.15 pm
Rob McPherson
Rob McPherson
Baas Bikes
Baas is a fluid marketplace for used bikes in university communities. Powered by Bluetooth locks and a mobile app, Baas enables users to find, test ride, and purchase nearby bikes directly from their phone. Inventory is supplied by students’ existing bikes, the school’s abandoned surplus, and local bike entrepreneurs. Baas also works with schools to purchase and distribute large fleets of new bikes directly to students, and provides financing and insurance to incentivize increased bike use on campus. Baas currently operates on 4 campuses, ranging from 2K to 60K students. Rob founded the company in Washington, DC in 2015 as a way to make bikes more accessible in a place where they can have a big impact on someone’s daily life -- the college environment. As an advocate for youth entrepreneurship, sustainability, and self-sufficiency, Rob wants bikes to be a catalyst for all three. Baas gives students a platform to make money doing something that can improve health, livability, and affordability. Before Baas, Rob opened the European headquarters in Amsterdam for the San Francisco based SaaS company Revinate. His career has been focused on helping startups grow through sales and business development. Rob graduated from the University of Virginia in 2006 with degrees in Foreign Affairs and Urban Planning.

www.baasbikes.com
Russell Meddin
Russell Meddin
In a second career, Mr. Meddin became active in urban transportation issues. As a way to increase local bicycle mode share, he began studying automated Public Use Bicycle programs in 2005 as the answer. This led to surveying public use bicycle programs around the world. He writes for The Bike-sharing Blog in the USA and maintains The Bike-sharing World Mapwww.bikesharingmap.com for the world. The Map is a visual catalog of programs. It is the ultimate resource for information on over 1,200 IT/automated Public Use Bicycle/bikesharing programs world-wide. He is an untiring advocate for public use bicycling for both small towns and big cities. He has spoken on this subject in Europe, Asia, South America and North America.
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S. Tien Wong
Chairman, Tech2000 & Lore Systems

Tien is CEO of Tech 2000, Inc. a Northern Virginia based leader in technology training, mobile e-learning, and mobile content management platforms. He is also Chairman of Lore Systems, a provider of IT support, network engineering and cloud computing services. He is an active angel investor and limited partner in several VC funds.

In 1991, Tien co-founded and served as CEO of CyberRep, Inc. until its acquisition in 2003 by Affiliated Computer Services. CyberRep was one of the largest privately held CRM outsourcing companies in the world with over 2,300 employees and $80 million in revenue. Today, the CyberRep/ACS business unit is one of the world’s largest call center operations, with over $2 billion in revenue as a division of Xerox Corp. CyberRep was ranked for 4 consecutive years in Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 500” as one of the fastest growing private companies in the US.

Tien is a recognized international expert in CRM, direct marketing, and BPO, having presented at dozens of industry events around the world, and written numerous articles on the CRM and BPO spaces. He has provided industry commentary on the ABC, Fox, NBC, CNBC, Maryland Public Television, and China’s CCTV networks, as well as Time Magazine, The Washington Post, Inc. Magazine, and Success Magazine. He serves on several boards including the CIT GAP Fund’s Investment Advisory Board, the Digital DC Tech Fund Investment Advisory Board, the Potomac Officer’s Club and FounderCorps. He was appointed by Governor Martin O’Malley to the 9-member Maryland Venture Fund Authority which allocates and manages $84 million of capital which is invested into top tier venture funds. He is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and a graduate of Dartmouth College.

 

Track 4: Funding Options, EdTech
Angel Investing Pitch Session
11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Track 4: Funding Options, EdTech
Venture Capital Trends and Pitch Session
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

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Scott Kolber
CEO, Roadify Transit

Scott Kolber is CEO of Roadify Transit, a New York City-based data platform and mobile application for transit arrival times and service conditions. Roadify Transit aggregates and distributes this content for more than 400 cities via API for display on public signage, to its own mobile apps, and to 3rd party apps Scott’s background is in marketing and business development for content and technology companies including Viacom and Loral Space and Communications. He is a University of Virginia graduate.

 

Track 1: Urban Innovation
Connected A Dynamic, Urban Nervous System
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Star-Childs
Star Childs
CEO, Citiesense

Star Childs is the CEO and a co-founder of Citiesense, a technology company creating a map-based platform to organize neighborhood-scale development in cities. Star has over 8 years of experience in the economic development industry as a landscape architect, urban designer and geographic information systems (GIS) expert. His understanding of the city building process as a designer, technologist and consultant enables Star to consider the needs of the real estate industry at large and apply this understanding to focused products and solutions for the many groups involved. Star earned his Masters in Environmental Management from Yale University and his Bachelors of Science in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University. Star also rowed crew throughout highschool and college and he loves getting back in a boat whenever he has the opportunity.

 

Track 1: Urban Innovation
Connected A Dynamic, Urban Nervous System
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

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Tim Meyer
Watson IoT Global CoC Consultant, IBM
Tim Meyer is an Associate Partner at IBM Global Business Services, IoT Center of Competency. Tim’s career spans large technology companies Analog Devices and Ericsson as well as a series of startups. As CEO of Crisp Wireless, he pioneered mobile multimedia applications for Nokia, Motorola and AT&T. Tim has consulted for a variety of companies from small to large multinational on electric car charging, smart city networks, solar monitoring systems, wearables and cybersecurity.Tim held a variety of management roles at Ericsson, culminating in CTO of the Wireless Internet Solutions division. His notable achievement was developing the first wireless, push email system jointly with Research in Motion and RadioMail. This directly led to the development of Blackberry.He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and has attended the Cleantech Executive Program at NYU-Poly.
Tom Glendering, Founder of E3Think presenting at the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce's Transportation Transformation Global Summit at NYIT in New York on April 26, 2012.
Tom Glendening
CEO, E3Think
E3Think uses technology, economics and design to maximize the value of real estate and other urban assets. Example projects: transformation of disused shopping center in London, UK into highly successful niche trade mart; optimization of global facilities portfolio of one of the world's largest manufacturers; and reclamation of prominent Jewish properties in Leipzig once confiscated by the Third Reich. Hundreds of millions of dollars of value created.

E3Think is also behind a number of innovative bike share programs and proposals in the northeast. And in addition to founding Inventropolis, E3Think has co-founded UrbanLabs and UrbanShare.

Tom holds an MBA from Harvard, an MArch from Yale and a BS from Virginia.
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William Michael Cunningham
CEO, Creative Investment Research, Inc. and National Crowdfunding Services, LLC

William Michael Cunningham received his MBA in Finance and a Masters in Economics from The University of Chicago. He is currently a Capstone student advisor in the Real Estate Program at Georgetown University. A strong advocate for the integration of human values in finance, he involves clients and students in developing new ways to combine social values and investing. His professional interests include environmental, social and governance investing, socially responsible investing and community development investing, and his current projects include writing books on crowdfunding, and writing about the impact of the financial crisis on communities of color. Mr. Cunningham serves as Managing Partner for National Crowdfunding Services, and is owner of Creative Investment Research.

 

Track 5: Govt. Innovation IP, Social Impact
Social Impact Investing
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Xiaochen Zhang
Xiaochen Zhang
FinTech4Good, President
Xiaochen leads the design and implementation of FinTech4Goods’s strategy which aims to introduce cutting edge fintech and blockchain solutions to emerging markets through incubation, acceleration and investment. He brings more than 16 years of thought leadership and global experience to build impactful solutions and scale up innovative ideas in North America, Africa, Latin America, Europe and Asia. He serves on the Crowdfunding Professional Association Board of Directors, UN ESCAP Digital Economy Task Force and as a senior advisor of the China Social Entrepreneurs Foundation and Inter-America Development Bank. He is also the co-chair of the Insurance Blockchain Lab, Smart City Blockchain Lab and Blockchain4SDGs Lab. Prior to FinTech4Good, Xiaochen advised government agencies and multinational organizations on innovation, emerging technologies, and investment in positions at the World Bank, United Nations, and other international partnership platforms. He also taught innovation and venture building at leading business schools and served as mentors for many innovative businesses.
Ye Sun
Ye Sun
COO, bluegogo
Ye Sun, COO of bluegogo, senior international executive and entrepreneur. He received MBA degree from Carnegie Mellon University, USA. Ye joined bluegogo's founding team as Global COO in Oct 2016. He has lead bluegogo became one of the largest smart station-free bike share companies in China within just 5 months. Ye also plays an essential role in introducing bluegogo to the international market. Prior to bluegogo, Ye was the CFO (China) of the Kraft Heinz Company, General Manager – Juice Drinks of American Beverage Corporation. During the previous roles, Ye owns accomplished success in growing billion-dollar business with his substantial strategic leadership experience. After 10+ year experience in F&B industry, he decided to return to China and dedicate to entrepreneurial opportunities and new innovations he is passionate about, and that can create a greater social impact. Ye can be reached at ye.sun@bluegogo.com.