Tysons 2050 is a community-building event, focused on sharing insights and visions from thought-leaders helping transform Tysons! Our panelists will share their lens and discuss the challenges, opportunities, and exciting developments that are on the immediate and distant horizon. Hosted at the Tysons Hilton – 7920 Jones Branch Drive, Tysons, VA 22102.
Daniel Hoffman – Former Chief of Station with the CIA
Rodney Lusk – Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
PANEL #1: CYBER SECURITY & BLOCKCHAIN
The panel will focus on Cyber and Blockchain technology, what these technologies enable, what a career in these emerging fields might look like, and how to get there.
- Moderator, Bob Gourley: Founder and CTO, Crucial Point LLC., and publisher of The Daily Threat Brief and CTO Vision
- Noah Zimmerman: Director, Center for Biomedical Blockchain Research, Mount Sinai
- Jessica Brooks: Director for Intelligence Sharing, TruSTAR Technology and Former White House Director for International Cybersecurity Policy
- Daniel Yim: President, Reston Chapter of the Government Blockchain Association, and Principal at Noblis
- Ajay Chandhok: Founder and CEO, Stratus Cyber
- Paul McNeal: Co-Founder CryptoMarket 360
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PANEL #2: Artificial Intelligence (AI) & EDUCATION
The panel will seek to explore the possibilities that emerge from AI, the impact on the workforce of the future, and the role and impact of AI on Education.
- Moderator, Dr. Scott Martin: Founder and Director of the George Mason University Virginia Serious Game Institute, and Co-Founder, Scriyb, LLC.
- Dr. Scott Brabrand: Superintendent, FCPS
- Dr. George Strawn: Director NITRD, former National Science Foundation CIO
- Tosin Adetoro: Founder Get into STEM, and STEAM Education Specialist
- Nithi Vivatrat: Founder CEO, Intellei
- Tarun Upaday: Founder CEO, Gallop.ai
Tim Hwang – Founder and CEO FiscalNote
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EXPO – Featuring Futuristic Demos Throughout the Event
New this year: Breakout Q&A with Panelists
Hilton McLean Tysons Corner
7920 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22102
OCTOBER 24, 2018 | 4pm-8pm
Opening Keynote Speaker: Daniel Hoffman
Daniel Hoffman is a former Senior Executive Clandestine Service Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency. His combined 30 years of distinguished government service included high-level positions not only within the CIA, but also with the U.S. military, U.S. Department of State, and U.S. Department of Commerce. Assignments included tours of duty in the former Soviet Union, Europe, and war zones in both the Middle East and South Asia. During this time, Mr. Hoffman developed extensive, substantive expertise on geopolitical and transnational issues related to the Middle East, South Asia, Russia, counterterrorism, and cyber and counter-intelligence. Now in the private sector, Mr. Hoffman remains highly regarded for his policy experience and his work with foreign officials in the regions where he served.
Opening Keynote Speaker: Rodney Lusk
Mr. Lusk coordinates the efforts of the National Marketing team of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority which travels throughout the U.S. to promote Fairfax County as a prime expansion location for emerging technology companies. He supports firms that are proposing to grow their operations in Fairfax County, and coordinates the development of incentive and relocation packages for firms considering the relocation of their corporate headquarters.
Panel 1 | CYBER SECURITY & BLOCKCHAIN
Moderator | Panel 1: Bob Gourley
Mr. Gourley is the Founder and CTO of the technology due diligence firm Crucial Point LLC. He is also the publisher of The Daily Threat Brief and CTO Vision. Co-founder and Director of Cognitio Corp. He was named to Washingtonian Magazine’s “DC Tech Titans” list in 2009. Mr. Gourley is also the winner of InfoWorld’s Top 25 CTOs of the year for 2007. His work includes serving as the CTO for the Defense Intelligence Agency. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from MTSU. He has also earned three Master’s degrees in National Security Affairs from Naval Postgraduate School, Military Science from USMC, and Computer Science from James Madison University.
Panel 1: Dr. Noah Zimmerman
Noah Zimmerman, Ph.D, is an Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He currently serves as the Director of the Health Data and Design Innovation Center in Redwood City, CA and the Center for Biomedical Blockchain Research. His research is focused on improving decision-making in healthcare through the design and implementation of data-driven technologies. Previously, he co-founded a venture-backed health-tech startup that built a search engine for electronic medical records. He also served as a data science lead at Pivotal Software, where he deployed predictive models for multi-billion dollar companies in healthcare and life sciences. During his final years in graduate school, Dr. Zimmerman created and taught `d.science`, a course exploring the intersection of design and science at the Stanford d.school. Dr. Zimmerman received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in Biomedical Informatics and a B.S. in Computer Science and Philosophy from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Panel 1: Jessica Brooks
Jessica Brooks is TruSTAR’s Director of Information Sharing, focusing on the needs of ISACs, ISAOs, and other sharing groups. She also leads efforts around U.S. government OSINT data integration on TruSTAR’s intelligence platform. Prior to TruSTAR, Ms. Brooks ran Security Analytics at Uber, compiling the company’s first ever Transparency Report and managing data related to Uber’s law enforcement compliance. Before Uber, she served at the White House as a Director of International Cybersecurity Policy at the National Security Council in 2015, and prior to that built her cyber expertise at the National Security Agency.
Panel 1: Daniel Yim
Daniel Yim is a blockchain professional in the public sector, based out of Washington, DC. He serves as the President of Reston, VA Chapter for Government Blockchain Association (GBA), a non-profit organization focused on bringing together policymakers, technologists, and other interested parties to facilitate discussions around use cases and challenges of implementing blockchain technology for government agencies. In his current role as a Principal at Noblis, Mr. Yim serves as the Deputy for the Economic Analytics for Decision Support (EADS) Center of Excellence (CoE) and he also leads the Blockchain Working Group. In his previous positions, he has worked as a Management Consultant for Deloitte and IBM. Prior to his career in consulting, he served as a Supply Corps Officer in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Yim holds Bachelor of Science in Commerce from University of Virginia and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Yale University.
Panel 1: Ajay Chandhok
Mr. Chandhok is the Founder and CEO, Stratus Cyber where he helps businesses stay secure using simple technologies and training to provide holistic managed security services without extraneous features. He provides cybersecurity consulting services that include penetration testing, static and dynamic code analysis, vulnerability assessments, and security training. With over 10 years of cyber security and software development experience, Mr. Chandhok uses his extensive security experience to influence the Blockchain industry’s platforms, infrastructure, and organizations. Mr. Chandhok holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering from the University of Maryland and a Master of Engineering in the field of Cybersecurity from University of Maryland College Park.
Panel 1: Paul McNeal
Mr. McNeal is a professional speaker, “Super Connector”, serial entrepreneur, and Co-Founder of CryptoMarket360, LLC. He spent the earlier part of his career serving in the United States Navy Submarine Force working in communications on board 3 Nuclear Submarines. After serving his country for 10 years, he held a leadership position at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) overseeing the global wireless device program. At The Next Gen Summit, he mentors young entrepreneurs. A resident of Northern Virginia, he serves as the Vice Chair of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Technology Coalition.
Panel 2 | Artificial Intelligence (AI) & EDUCATION
Moderator | Panel 2: Dr. Scott. M Martin
Dr. Scott M. Martin is an inventor, mentor, educator, entrepreneur, and author. He is the founding Director of the Virginia Serious Game Institute (VSGI), previous Director of the Computer Game Design programs, and current professor at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. In the last 30 years, Dr. Martin has taught courses as distinct as business entrepreneurship and management, art philosophy, theory, and criticism, music composition, digital arts, acoustics, and artificial intelligence. Dr. Martin earned several degrees from Johns Hopkins University, and his doctorate from the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Martin’s research focus has been on designing new deep-learning algorithmic models applied to teaching and learning, combining the fields of data science and the social sciences of human knowledge acquisition. He has founded multiple institutes, academics programs, research centers, schools, and businesses, and he is the inventor of multiple patents and patent-pending innovations in educational technology and the learning sciences. Dr. Martin is the President of PSTH LLC, a business consultancy, and co-Founder of Scriyb LLC, a machine-learning ed-tech company.
Panel 2: Dr. Scott Brabrand
Scott Brabrand, Ed.D. is the Fairfax County Superintendent of Schools. Brabrand returns to FCPS after spending five years as Superintendent of Lynchburg City Schools, where he oversaw increases in the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) pass rates in math and reading and in the graduation rate, particularly for economically disadvantaged students and for Black students. A graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, he earned a bachelor of science degree. He earned a master’s degree in education from George Washington University and an education specialist certification from Virginia Tech. Dr. Brabrand completed his doctorate in educational administration as part of Virginia Tech’s Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Program. He has taught courses on public school law at Virginia Tech and George Mason University, and on instructional issues in K-12 education at the University of Virginia.
Panel 2: Dr. George O. Strawn
George O. Strawn is the Director of the Board on Research Data and Information at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Previously, he served as the Director of the National Coordination Office for the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program and co-chair of the NITRD interagency committee. Dr. Strawn’s background also includes positions at the National Science Foundation in the Office of Science and Technology Policy for the Whitehouse, as well as Division of Advanced Networking Infrastructure and Research, where he led NSF’s efforts in the Presidential Next Generation Internet Initiative, and NSFnet Program Officer where he was part of the team that transitioned the experimental ARPAnet into the global Internet. Formerly a Computer Science faculty member at Iowa State University (ISU) and a staff member in the Computation Center, he served terms as Director of the Computation Center and as Chair of the Computer Science Department. Dr. Strawn received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Iowa State University and his B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Mathematics and Physics from Cornell College. He is a fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Cosmos Club.
Panel 2: Tosin Adetoro
Ms. Tosin Adetoro has a bachelor’s in physics from Frostburg State University and a master’s in technology education from Virginia Tech. She received her Educational Leadership and Administration Certificate from George Washington University is a National Board Certified Teacher who is endorsed in Physics and Technology Education. She has taught Aerospace Science, Applied Technology, Physics courses, and served as the Loudoun County Public School Aerospace Educator In-Residence at the Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly. She has worked with Upward Bound, Technology Student Association, People to People International, the Nu Xi Zeta HAVE Foundation, Jack and Jill of America, Smithsonian Enterprises, and Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington. She has also worked as a STEM Education Coordinator for Northern Virginia Community College, a Director of Professional Development at IBSS Corporation, Science and STEM Coordinator for an entrepreneurial-STEM-art program as well as an Elementary STEAM Specialist. Founder of Get Into STEM, LLC she designs and executes STEM programming that provides supplemental activities for hundreds of students and teachers annually.
Panel 2: Nithi Vivatrat
Mr. Vivatrat is the founder of Intellei, a provider of an AI-powered conversation automation platform for audience engagement. Prior to founding Intellei, he was the Chief Product Officer of Clarabridge, the leading SaaS platform customer experience management and analytics. Mr. Vivatrat co-authored two of the underlying patents of Clarabridge’s technology. His experience includes work as Chief Operating Officer of a managed services provider to the national security community and co-founding Claraview, a leading BI strategy and technology consultancy that was later acquired by Teradata in 2008. He serves on the board of directors of the Project on Government Oversight, a nonpartisan watchdog that champions good government and transparency and is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Panel 2: Tarun Upaday
Mr. Upday is the CEO and co-founder of Trafla, Inc an AI-based Corporate Travel Company. He also served as Co-Founder and CEO of biztravel.ai. His work includes serving as a Venture Partner at NextGen Venture Partners, Chief Technology Officer at hCentive, Inc. where he oversaw engineering and product management. Prior to co-founding hCentive, Mr. Upaday co-founded GlobalLogic, Inc. (aka Induslogic) in 1998 and served as its Chief Software Architect and President for Engineering. At Pinelabs, an electronic payment solutions company that specializes in smart cards. Mr. Upaday was instrumental in catapulting the company into the industry leader of smart card solutions in India. He has a Master of Science in Mathematics and Computer Applications from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Tim Hwang is currently the Founder and CEO of FiscalNote, an issues management solution that uses AI, natural language processing, and workflow tools to help global organizations understand and manage their relationships with their governments. The global company with offices across DC, NYC, Baton Rouge, Seoul, India and Brussels is the largest privately held company in the legal analytics and regtech space and powers 1,300 of the world’s largest and most influential corporations, associations, non-profits, and law firms, creating a more open and transparent society through data. With Hwang’s technology and capital partners from the likes of Mark Cuban, Jerry Yang, Steve Case, NEA, Renren and others, FiscalNote is revolutionizing access to legislation, regulations, and court cases for organizations around the world.
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