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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Asaad Taha

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Sponsors: Fairfax City, Lookingglasscyber
Host: Cindy Gurne, My View
Asaad Taha is a leading Social Impact Entrepreneur and Senior Principle Adviser with multisectoral expertise on the continuum of social impact programs—from the strategic level to frontline delivery. He has a special interest in the Health Science.
His background shows a quality education in multidisciplinary fields and 14-plus years in health, development, and management. In-the-trenches experiences have built his reputation in systems thinking and development, program design and execution, results-based monitoring and management, and implementation and oversight of donor and government-funded programs.
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
Pro-active engagement in this work has strengthened his skills and abilities in mobilizing multidisciplinary and multisectoral best practices.
In practice and person, Asaad conveys his passion for creative, innovative, and best-of-breed solutions. Resilient but persistent, he exploits his frontline experience and international partnerships to promote, develop, mentor, deliver, and support sustainable growth.
Asaad Taha is Arab/English bi-lingual consultant, speaker, and thought leader in Social Impact strategy, systems design, and delivery solutions. Founder and Managing Partner of S4F Solutions, he currently works with the Program Design Topical Interest Group at The American Evaluation Association (AEA) and Patient Safety Cultural Technical Expert Panel at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Mar 11 2019

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Rank #2: NASA Women

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--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. She was hired in 2014 as an aerospace research engineer and transitioned to the role of an aerospace flight systems engineer in 2016.
In her time at NASA to date, Harrison has worked on the many aeronautics research projects in the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate and currently supports an earth science project in the Science Mission Directorate.
Kirsten M. Boogaard
Kirsten M. Boogaard is a flight operations engineer at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California. In her current role on the X-57 Maxwell all-electric X-plane, Boogaard serves as the Deputy Operations Engineering Lead, providing sound engineering to ensure airworthiness throughout planning, integration, and eventually flight of the X-57.
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.
Kirsten Boogaard
Kirsten M. Boogaard is a flight operations engineer at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California. In her current role on the X-57 Maxwell all-electric X-plane, Boogaard serves as the Deputy Operations Engineering Lead, providing sound engineering to ensure airworthiness throughout planning, integration, and eventually flight of the X-57.
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

Jul 14 2019

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Rank #3: Dr. Terry Gudaitis,PhD in Criminal Psychology

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Dr. Terry Gudaitis is the Director of the Intelligence Analysis Program in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society. Dr. Gudaitis is the Owner/CEO of Mindstar Security & Profiling, LLC which specializes in custom cyber security, physical security, and risk management solutions for Family Offices, high net worth persons, and their families. Terry started her career as a CIA operations officer and behavioral profiler at the Counterterrorism Center. She left government service to pursue the expansion of profiling techniques as they applied to hackers and Internet/social media users for the commercial sector. Prior to forming her own firm, Terry was the Vice President and Cyber Intelligence Director at Cyveillance, held senior positions at SAIC, Psynapse Technologies LLC and Global Integrity Corporation.
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.
Terry’s academic background includes a BA from SUNY-Binghamton and a Master’s Degree and PhD in criminal psychology from University of Florida.

Sep 16 2019

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Rank #4: Dolly Oberoi--CEO, C2Technologies

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Dolly Oberoi is the Founder and CEO of C2 Technologies, a Technology, Online learning/training, Simulation & Modeling, Analytics and IT, firm, established in 1989. C2 serves Defense, Aerospace, Civilian and Commercial clients worldwide.

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.

She is also the recipient of several international awards, including, Washington Business Journal's Innovation Award, GovCon’s prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year; Pride of India; E&Y’s Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, Women Who Mean Business; and the prestigious Spencer Logan award.

Ms. Oberoi has spread the seeds of entrepreneurship by mentoring small businesses and has an incubator and an accelerator. She has mentored and grown several companies in the Washington, D.C., area. She started the annual entrepreneurship Boot camps for women and students.

Ms. Oberoi is published and a frequent speaker at international conferences. She serves on several academic and corporate boards, including the George Mason University Foundation Board of Trustees; Barnard College of Columbia University, Athena Leadership Board; University of Maryland BC, School Education, Board of Advisors - Smithsonian AAPI Board, President, TIE-DC, and Trustee, TiE Global Board. Served on the Executive Board of the N VA Chamber of Commerce.

Jul 08 2019

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Rank #5: Dr. Baju Rao--AI Influencer

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SPONSORS: LOOKING GLASS CYBER, SCIENCELOGIC, FAIRFAXCITY

Dr. Rao has 30 years of experience in implementing data science, machine learning, and AI software, services and solutions in Digital, Retail, Risk, Compliance, R&D, IT, Operations, Marketing, Finance, and Sales.

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.

Sep 02 2019

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Rank #6: Jennifer Taylor: CTA

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Vice President
US Jobs, Policy and Industry Affairs

She has a strong commitment to creating an awareness of the importance of consumer electronics as a driver of new jobs.

Prior to her current position she has done marketing, business development and strategic planning in such industries as pharmaceuticals, Financial Services, Care Giving, and Technology.

She is also going to be a host of The Workforce Show.

She's a graduate of University of Michigan and comes from Middletown, Ohio (the home of the author of Hillbilly Elegy, J.D.Vance).

Feb 14 2019

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Rank #7: Victor De Leon--Public Sector, CBP

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Sponsors: LookingGlassCyber, Fairfax City, Analytics2Go
Host: Cindy Gurne, In My View

Víctor de León is the Branch Chief of Intergovernmental Affairs for the Office of the Commissioner at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in Washington, D.C. In this capacity, Mr. de León serves as the principal liaison to the Commissioner and senior CBP leadership on state and local matters regarding statewide-elected officials, including governors, mayors, and county officials, as well as the national associations that represent them. Further, he provides guidance on strategic engagement opportunities and helps to forge consensus on critical issues involving travel and trade, border security, and
countering terrorism and transnational crime.

Apr 15 2019

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Rank #8: Chris Bruno--How a city becomes a "workforce city"

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Chris talks about making a city a "workforce" city.
Chris has a deep commitment to the city's growth as a place where jobs happen.
Chris Bruno is Director of Economic Development Fairfax City, Va. He's a lawyer who has a true calling for workforce development. He began his career is NYC, and during Hurricane Sandy he worked with local govt to rebuild the parts hardest hit into dominant business growth areas.
In his job he serves as city liasion to the Economic Development Authority where he oversees the strategic plan which includes increasing the economic vibrancy of the City.
He has an undergraduate degree and a masters degree from Fordham University and a law degree from New York Law School.

May 28 2019

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Rank #9: Casey O'Brien

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Casey W. O'Brien is the Executive Director and Principal Investigator of the National CyberWatch Center, a cybersecurity education and research consortium focused on advancing cybersecurity education and strengthening the national cybersecurity workforce.

Mar 07 2019

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Rank #10: Terry Roberts-Cyber Expert/WhiteHawk

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Sponsored by: Looking Glass Cyber
Hosts: Polishchuk and Haas-The Workforce Edition-Cyber

Terry Roberts has established the first CyberSecurity Online Exchange - enabling all businesses (especially midsized and small companies) to have continuous online access to automated cyber risk profiles, scorecards, action plans and affordable products, services, insights and trends industry wide. Previously Terry was the TASC VP for Cyber Engineering and Analytics, running all Cyber/IT, Financial and Business Analytics cross cutting, innovative technical services. Prior to TASC, Terry was an Executive Director of the Carnegie Mellon, Software Engineering Institute, leading the technical body of work for the entire US Interagency, with a special focus on leveraging and transitioning commercial innovation and acquisition excellence to government programs and capabilities and establishing the Emerging Technologies Center and Cyber Intelligence Consortium.\\

Before transitioning to industry in 2009, Terry Roberts was the Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence (DDNI), where she led, together with the Director of Naval Intelligence, more than 20,000 intelligence and information-warfare military and civilian professionals and managed more than $5 billion in resources, technologies, and programs globally, leading the initial approach for the merging of Naval Communications and Intelligence under the OPNAV N2/N6 and the creation of the Information Dominance Corps. Prior to being the Navy DDNI, Terry Roberts served as the Director of Requirements and Resources for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USDI), spearheading the creation and implementation of the Military Intelligence Program (MIP), in partnership with the Director of National Intelligence, the Services, the Combat Support Agencies, and the Office of the
Secretary of Defense (OSD). An intelligence professional for over 30 years, Terry has held many senior intelligence positions, including Director of Intelligence, Commander Naval Forces Europe and Commander-in-Chief NATO AFSOUTH; Director, Defense Intelligence Resource Management Office (manager of the General Defense Intelligence Program); Director, Naval Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Scientific and Technical Intelligence (S&TI) analysis at the Office of Naval Intelligence; special assistant to the Associate Director of Central Intelligence for Military Support and the Chief of Staff for the Director Military Intelligence Staff. In addition, Terry has directed, conducted, and enabled intelligence operations globally, with much of this work being focused on the requirements, planning, and implementation of intelligence and communications technologies, software, and architectures.
Terry Roberts is Chair Emeritus of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) Cyber Council, was a Member of the AFCEA Intelligence Committee from 2008-2017, former President, Naval Intelligence Professionals (NIP), a 2017/18 Cyber Fellow at New America (non-partisan think tank), and a member of the USNA Cyber Education Advisory BOD since 2010 and of the Cyber Florida Advisory BOD.

Terry’s personal awards include the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service; the Navy Senior Civilian Award of Distinction, the NGA Personal Medallion for Excellence; the Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award; the Director of Central Intelligence National Intelligence Certificate of Distinction; the National Intelligence Reform Medal; and the National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation

May 16 2019

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Rank #11: Steve Jordon

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Sponsors: Fairfax City and Looking Glass Cyber
Host: Jennifer Taylor

Steve Jordon is Executive Director of the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s (NVTC) Veterans
Employment Initiative (VEI) and Vice President of the NVTC Foundation. NVTC is the trade
association for the technology community in the National Capital Region and serves a membership
of nearly 1000 companies and organizations representing over 300,000 employees. Steve leads a
“business driven” approach to addressing the significant challenges of military members, Veterans
and their spouses in transitioning to civilian employment. The VEI has facilitated over 12,000
Veteran hires since 2013.

Mar 14 2019

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Rank #12: Luis Borunda--Deputy Secretary of State, Maryland

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Sponsored by: ScienceLogic, LookingGlassCyber, Fairfax City
LUIS E. BORUNDA
Deputy Secretary of State, Maryland

What does it take to be an advocate for education--whether apprenticeships or college. Where does he see the future of work heading and how will workforce challenges be addressed? .

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.

Host: Victor deLeon

Oct 14 2019

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Rank #13: Dave Ihrie

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CTO, Center for Innovative Technology

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.

May 03 2019

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Rank #14: Phone2Action-Technology for Government Affairs and Grassroot Advocacy

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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.

Jul 02 2019

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Rank #15: The Workforce Show- Amy Hodler: Network Science

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Sponsored by: Fairfax City, Analytics2Go,LookingGlassCyber

Amy E. Hodler is a network science devotee and AI and graph analytics program manager at Neo4j. She promotes the use of graph analytics to reveal structures within real-world networks and predict dynamic behavior. Amy helps teams apply novel approaches to generate new opportunities at companies such as EDS, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Hitachi IoT, and Cray Inc. Amy has a love for science and art with a fascination for complexity studies and graph theory. She tweets @amyhodler

Host: Swathi Young, Cracking the AI Code

Apr 25 2019

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Rank #16: Olga Polishchuk and Jeremy Haas

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Olga Polishchuk is a security and intelligence professional with over a decade of experience in corporate security, open source intelligence, threat & risk assessments, and a wide array of physical and information security investigations. Olga serves as the Senior Director in the Threat Analysis and Investigations Unit at LookingGlass Cyber Solutions, focusing on tactical investigations, threat assessments, and strategic intelligence. In her current position, she acutely focuses on expanding clients’ understanding of the potential and emerging threats and aids in real-time operational and strategic decisions.

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.

Apr 28 2019

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Rank #17: Princess Aliyah Pandolfi--Saving Animals from Extinction

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Sponsors: Fairfax City, Analytics2Go, Lookingglasscyber
Host: Swathi Young

She self taught herself how to use A.I. and Drones to save the world's endangered species. Listen to how she did it.

May 11 2019

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Rank #18: Kirk Borne-Chief Data Scientist, BAH

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Sponsors: Fairfax City, Va; Lookingglasscyber.com

Kirk Borne is a data scientist and an astrophysicist who has used his talents at Booz Allen since 2015. He was professor of astrophysics and computational science at George Mason University (GMU) for 12 years. He served as undergraduate advisor for the GMU data science program and graduate advisor in the computational science and informatics Ph.D. program.
Kirk spent nearly 20 years supporting NASA projects, including NASA's Hubble Space Telescope as data archive project scientist, NASA's Astronomy Data Center, and NASA's Space Science Data Operations Office. He has extensive experience in large scientific databases and information systems, including expertise in scientific data mining. He was a contributor to the design and development of the new Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, for which he contributed in the areas of science data management, informatics and statistical science research, galaxies research, and education and public outreach.

Feb 25 2019

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Rank #19: Nakul Munjal -The Story Behind Cybersecurity

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Sponsored by: LookingGlassCyber, ScienceLogic, and Fairfax City

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

Oct 21 2019

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Rank #20: Mike McGeehan --American AI

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Sponsored by: TWFS, Scientific Logic, LookingGlassCyber, FairfaxCity

In this interview Michael discusses with Al Naqvi how RPA is a "doer" why A.I. is the "thinker" in automation and how everyone will be impacted by RPA in the future.

Michael is the Executive Director of Strategy and Business Development at Blue Prism. Blue Prism was named as one of the Best Workplaces for Innovation by Fast Co.

His specialities include: Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Intelligent Automation, Strategy, Leadership, Business Development, Analytics and Analytic Solutions, Credit Scoring, Information/Data Management, Technology, Financial Services, Small Business, Risk Management, Government Contracting, Consulting Services, Decision Management Software and Solutions, Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Software and Solutions.

Michael is a graduate of Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania.

Oct 10 2019

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