The Workforce Show brings you stories of men and women who are doing something extraordinary to make their careers meaningful. You will hear tales of failures, successes and a desire to ultimately be the best they can be whether a head of a corporation, entrepreneur or someone whose profession drives them to a purposeful life.
FLARE Technology and Services was founded in 2019. It’s mission is to build accessible and sustainable transportation systems. The company has provided electric vehicle shuttle service in south Arlington since September, and is currently building partnerships to connect area residents with local amenities and transit options. Workforce development and technology development are also among the company’s guiding principles.
He'll have guests who are using A.I. in their work and who will share their experiences in a roundtable discussion.
Today we interview Al to learn more about his show and the types of programs you can expect. Listen to his interview with us a year ago. https://soundcloud.com/theworkforceshow/interview-with-al-naqvi-president-and-ceo-of-the-american-institute-of-artificial-intelligence
This and other topics are discussed with Luis Borunda ,who among his many accomplishments, was the U.S. Hispanic Youth Entrepreneur program to address education drop out rates of Hispanic youth.
In addition to leading five divisions of the Secretary's office he is active in the Maryland Hispanic Business Conference.
Bianca works for the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) as head of the sub -cabinet office, Office of Systems and Data, responsible for assuring that all systems work at HHS including electronic health records ,
Inter-operability of legacy systems, new systems and state of the art applications in IT make her job challenging, But before entering public service she wanted to be a lawyer.
She has been with HHS for 9 years during which she has seen a dramatic growth in new products, solutions and systems which require a broad background in IT. Prior to HHS she owed with FEMA for 5 years.
Learn about her career in government, her enthusiastic volunteer work in organizations that benefit the community--and especially women. And hear what her recommendations for growing a career in IT.
Some links to Bianca's sites:
Women of God Network (nonprofit) http://www.womenofgodnetwork.org
Nakul Munjal has worked in the cybersecurity industry since 2003. In 2006, he administered the first computer-based bar exam in the country. In 2009, as part of the founding team for IBM Security Systems in New York, he helped multiple Wall Street banks, insurance companies and rating agencies navigate new cybersecurity requirements resulting from the 2008 financial crisis.
He is regarded as a subject matter expert in Identity and Access Management technologies, where he was an executive covering North America and Latin America for Micro Focus. Nakul began Status Identity after observing Chief Security Officers often struggle with inconvenient security controls that cause productivity losses in their organizations. With increasingly stringent cybersecurity policies through GDPR, NYDFS, FISMA and others; this problem was compounding. Nakul is passionate about reducing the security burden on individuals while preserving their privacy and digital rights. He believes that the distribution of personal data must be limited; and can be effectively used to empower users.
Nakul holds a Bachelors in Biology and Economics from the University of Colorado, Boulder and an MBA with Honors from Babson College
Asaad’s record includes working engagement with national and global agencies, institutions, international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and community-based organizations (CBOs), as well as:
• The Department for International Development (DFID)
• United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
• Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (GFATM)
• United States Department of State (DoS)
• United Nations Department for International Department
In addition to her corporate related work, Terry is on the Advisory Board of Mi3 Security, SocialTrendly, and TechnoSecurity; has served on the United States Secret Service Advisory Board for Insider Threat; trained investigators at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children; and, regularly presents at national and international conferences. Terry is also a featured speaker at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. She has published numerous journal articles and her most current book publications include Social Engineering – Low Tech Hacking (2011) and Deception in the Digital Age which was released in August 2017.
Oldham has 20 years of experience in public policy development and implementation as well as in project management and government relations. Her previous experience includes serving for 8 years in President George W. Bush’s administration. In July 2008, the president designated Oldham as acting assistant secretary for postsecondary education while also serving as chief of staff to the under secretary of education. As chief of staff, Oldham was the senior adviser on policy and strategy and oversaw the coordination of the programs and policies for which the office was responsible. These included vocational and adult education, postsecondary education, and federal student aid.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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).