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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

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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

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Rank #3: 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 #4: 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

26mins

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Rank #5: Al Naqvi: an A.I. Experience

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A new program and host, Al Naqvi and the AI Experience on WERA 96.7 FM and on podcasts.
Sponsored by: Fairfax City, LookingGlassCyber and Science Logic. With sponsor by Brookfield Properties.

He tell us who is guests are going to be and the format--not an interview style.

Tune in Thursday at 9 AM or streaming.

Oct 06 2019

19mins

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Rank #6: 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 #7: Cheryl Oldham -Vice President of Education and Workforce

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Cheryl is señor vice president of education policy and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. She has overall responsibility for linking the foremast leaders in education, workforce and business to solve problems related to skills and preparation for a changing workforce/

Sponsors: Fairfax City, Looking Glass Cyber

Sep 09 2019

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Rank #8: 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 #9: Danny Huston--Cloud Expert

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Danny Huston is an IT Cloud Architect with 9 years experience in the IT industry. He works for a small cloud services start-up company called Ampsight where he is the lead DevOps and Cloud engineer for their government customer. He has held many jobs in the IT industry including Desktop Support, Network Analyst, Linux Systems Administrator, and Automation Engineer. Danny is a graduate of Christopher Newport University with a B.S. in Applied Physics.

Aug 05 2019

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Rank #10: Joanna Harvey--Digital Communications Consultant

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Sponsors: LookingGlassCyber, ScientificLogic and Fairfax City
Host: Victor deLeon

Joanna Harvey, a native of southern California, started her career in 2007 as a digital production assistant for MTV Online. She excelled so much in digital media that she quickly served as the lead strategist for clients such as Jason Carter for Governor, Lindt & Sprungli, eOne Films. She also worked with several high-profile Latino nonprofit organizations, including the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Hispanic IT Executive Council. Today she is the CEO of Laurus Digital, a strategic digital media consulting firm that she founded in 2013. Prior to moving to D.C., Ms. Harvey previously resided in Canada, Argentina, and Germany and is fluent in Spanish and German.

Joanna earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from UCLA and is an alumna of the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative from Stanford University.

Jul 29 2019

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Rank #11: 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

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Rank #12: 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

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Rank #13: 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 #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: 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
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Host: Cindy Gurne, In My View

Jun 12 2019

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Rank #16: 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

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Rank #17: 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 #18: 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

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Rank #19: 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

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Rank #20: David Hunn

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David Hunn by The Workforce Show

Apr 04 2019

24mins

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