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The Workforce Show offers conversations with men and women in different occupations that inspire and teach. Shows are offered in segments of: Science and Technology, Government Contracting Trends, and Executive. There are also programs covering other fields.A program created for a multi-generational community of engaged listeners.Sign-up to receive regular updates on new interviews and learning events: http://tinyurl.com/lf9ulwc

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The Workforce Show offers conversations with men and women in different occupations that inspire and teach. Shows are offered in segments of: Science and Technology, Government Contracting Trends, and Executive. There are also programs covering other fields.A program created for a multi-generational community of engaged listeners.Sign-up to receive regular updates on new interviews and learning events: http://tinyurl.com/lf9ulwc

Rank #1: 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
27 mins
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Rank #2: 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
26 mins
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Rank #3: Roger Ervin: President of Blumont

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Previously he served as Sr. Vice President of Global Markets for LMI. Ervin served as Wisconsin Secretary of Revenue and managed $62 Billion in state finances.

In prior years, he worked as a senior executive 
at the law firm of Foley and Lardner and earlier founded an international consulting firm that advised Fortune 500 businesses on risk management practices in overseas operations. In the early 1990’s, he was appointed US Commercial Envoy to Africa and as 
a senior diplomat in the U.S. Department of State, Africa Bureau.

Roger has also served on a variety of non-profit boards and as an elected member of the local school board. He teaches management courses as an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Business and at the UW Department of Political Science.
May 25 2018
28 mins
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Rank #4: 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
28 mins
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Rank #5: 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
26 mins
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Rank #6: Nisha Lyer

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Sponsors: LookingGlassCyber, ScienceLogic
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
Jul 24 2019
25 mins
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Rank #7: NASA Women

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Sponsors: Looking Glass Cyber, ScienceLogic
Host: VictordeLeon, TWFS-Public Sector
--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
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Jul 14 2019
29 mins
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Rank #8: 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
29 mins
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Rank #9: 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 #10: David Baker--Virginia Tech's Innovation Center

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Va Tech won a large contract to develop advanced degrees in technology fields. It is positioned to be a major source of talent for Amazon in the DC area in the next several years.

The contract was awarded by the Commonwealth of VA along with other programs in technology. He explains what the program is and who will benefit.

The Innovation Center is going to be located in Crystal City, VA
Sponsors:
Lookingglasscyber
ScienceLogic
Analytics2Go
Fairfax City
Host: Cindy Gurne, In My View
Jun 12 2019
26 mins
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Rank #11: Paul Stimers, Space Exploration,and much more

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

Mr. Stimers is a lawyer with K&L Gates. He focuses his policy advocacy efforts on matters related to emerging technologies, such as commercial spaceflight, IT, nanotechnology, and water technology, and advises a wide range of companies and industry associations in pursuing legislation and representing their interests before Congress and federal agencies.

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.

In the field of information technology policy, Paul works with software companies and industry associations to ensure data and network security without restricting technological development. He has helped manage industry-wide efforts to prevent technology mandates while improving security. He has also assisted companies in developing privacy policies that protect consumers’ personal information while enabling new products and services. He was actively involved in matters relating to Internet governance during the recent transition of DNS authority. He founded the Quantum Industry Coalition, a group of quantum computing, communications, and cryptography companies working to advance U.S. leadership in the field.

In addition to his work with emerging technologies, Paul works extensively with nonprofit organizations addressing the needs of the world’s poorest people. He helped to pass the Water for the Poor Act of 2005, which created a framework for the United States to help provide millions of people with sustainable access to safe drinking water and sanitation, and the Water for the World Act of 2014, which further expanded US efforts to improve access. Since 2005, he has helped direct more than $1.5 billion toward providing water and sanitation to those who need it most. ] supporting funding for broader US poverty-focused development assistance.

Mr. Stimers was listed among the “40 Under 40: K Street’s New Generation of Lobbyists” by The Washingtonian.

Most recently, Mr. Stimers was nationally ranked by Chambers USA 2015 under “Government: Government Relations (Up and Coming).”

Mr. Stimers is a member of the Executive Committee of the Greater Washington Board of Trade.

Education
J.D., Harvard Law School
M.P.A. Harvard University
B.A. University of Washington, (summa cum laude, Truman Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa)
May 20 2019
28 mins
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Rank #12: 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
26 mins
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Rank #13: Sara Decker--Walmart

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Sponsors: Fairfax City, Analytics2Go, LookingGlass
Host: Jennifer Taylor, Future of Work

Sara Decker joined Walmart in May 2017 and currently serves as the Director of Federal Government Affairs at Walmart handling all energy, transportation, and commerce policy issues. Previously, Decker served as Legislative Director for Senator Marco Rubio. Decker joined Rubio’s office in February 2011 as a Legislative Assistant for energy, environment, agriculture and trade legislative policy. She then served as a Professional Staff Member on the
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation, handling Rubio's legislative portfolio as Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard. Decker was promoted to Legislative Director with Senator Rubio in December
2014 and worked in Senator Rubio’s office until joining Walmart. Prior to joining Rubio's office, Decker served as a Legislative Assistant to retired Congressman John Shadegg (R-AZ) doing energy, environment, agricultural, and transportation policy and as a Legislative Aide to the late
Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM) on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Decker currently serves on the board of the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute as well as the board of the Women in High Tech Coalition.
Apr 11 2019
22 mins
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Rank #14: Dan Hudson

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Dan is transitioning into his new role as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Analytics Officer for ReefPoint Group, LLC. Before this, Dan worked as a Reliability Engineer and Risk Analyst for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC). In addition to developing probabilistic risk models to identify and prioritize potential risk management strategies, Dan worked to enhance the USNRC’s use of quantitative and qualitative analyses to inform regulatory and policy decisions. As a part-time Senior Decision Scientist for Innovative Decisions, Inc. (IDI), Dan also applied machine learning techniques to insider threat detection problems under the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) Scientific advances to Continuous Insider Threat Evaluation (SCITE) Program. Dan served for more than ten years on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces—first as an enlisted Marine, and then as a Navy Diver and Submarine Warfare Officer. Dan is a Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) and is Certified in Public Health (CPH). Dan earned a B.S. degree with distinction in Aerospace Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, an M.S. degree in Reliability Engineering from the University of Maryland, and a Ph.D. degree in Health Policy and Management from the Johns Hopkins University.
Apr 08 2019
26 mins
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Rank #15: David Hunn

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David Hunn by The Workforce Show
Apr 04 2019
24 mins
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Rank #16: Frank La Vigne

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SPONSORS: FAIRFAX CITY, LOOKINGGLASSCYBER, ANALYTICS2GO
HOST: SWATHI YOUNG, BREAKING THE AI CODE

Frank La Vigne works at Microsoft as an AI Technology Solutions Professional where he helps companies achieve more by getting the most out of their data with analytics and AI. He also co-hosts the DataDriven podcast. He blogs regularly at FranksWorld.com and you can watch him on his YouTube channel, “Frank’s World TV” (FranksWorld.TV). Frank has extensive experience as a software engineer. You can find him on Twitter at @tableteer
Mar 28 2019
23 mins
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Rank #17: Delila Benachenhou

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Sponsors: Fairfax City, Lookingglasscyber
Host: Swathi Young, Cracking the AI Code

Dalila Benachenhou is currently CEO of Femvestor, Inc., a data insight consulting firm. She is also a consultant with The World Bank where she is helping build machine learning models to help with fraud detection. She also teaches statistics at GWU. Her expertise lies in text mining and building machine learning models to detect rare events, or to translate sign language. She has built fuzzy System trading models and developed affinity portfolios with over 20 years of experience with text mining and analysis.
Mar 21 2019
22 mins
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Rank #18: 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
27 mins
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Rank #19: Nicole Smith: Answers Questions About the Workforce

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Sponsor: Fairfax City, VA Host: Charles Britt, Your Future in Tech

Dr. Nicole Smith is Chief Economist at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, an independent, nonprofit research and policy institute that studies the link between education, career qualifications, and workforce demands. Since 2008, Dr. Smith and fellow economists have conducted research related to jobs, skills, and equity to better inform students, parents, teachers, and policymakers about the changing relationship between education and careers.
Feb 06 2019
25 mins
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Rank #20: Brett Fraser: Tells Us What We Should Know About Data Processing

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Sponsor: Fairfax City Host: Aaron Burciaga, theBrainStem show

Brett is the Vice President of Business Development for Artificial Intelligence at NCI Inc., where he applies his expertise to expand the firm’s artificial intelligence offering and strengthens the AI presence within the technology industry and among his commercial, defense and federal government clients. Brett develops and drives technology market strategy, coordinates the day-to-day activities of the AI service offering, and collaborates across the firm to make it easier for clients to experience the benefit of AI solutions.

Prior to joining NCI, Brett was the director of automation for Booz Allen Hamilton where he launched their RPA service into the federal market. He successfully developed automation programs for the National Science Foundation and the Veterans Administration and managed pilot efforts for the FDA, Navy and Immigration Service. Before spearheading the automation program at Booz Allen, Brett was the director of sales engineering for the federal program at IPsoft, where he launched several Department of Defense and federal pilots focused on Amelia, the artificial intelligence virtual agent. He also spent three and a half years as the global head of automation, also at IPsoft, where he refined and expanded the automation business and developed automation centers of excellence to allow large enterprise clients like IBM, AT&T, Bank of America, and Cisco to develop their own successful robotic process automation (RPA) programs.
Jan 28 2019
28 mins
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