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OPEN FIRST: Building a foundation for choice and security

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  • 18 septembre 2018
  • Washington, DC
  • Renaissance DC Hotel
Red Hat and Intel

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Government agencies are under pressure to innovate and modernize IT, now more than ever. The innovation of today, that enables agencies to modernize and stay modern, is happening in open source.

It’s more than technology. It’s people and processes, too. Open source communities, collaboration and software are the driving force behind innovation in today’s digital world. Red Hat, the world’s open source software leader, is helping agencies modernize applications and infrastructure, speed application development, move workloads to the cloud, and adopt DevOps, with choice and security.

Join Red Hat, Intel and your government peers to hear how agencies are harnessing the power of open source technologies and principles to solve the problems that are unique to your mission.

Event highlights:

  • Inspirational keynotes on how open source is enabling mission outcomes
  • Panel discussions on open source innovation, hybrid cloud and microservices
  • CXO tips for excelling on FITARA scorecard
  • Lively discussions on DevSecOps and culture as a catalyst
  • Networking with your government peers and open source experts

This event is complimentary. Food and drinks will be provided.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

7:45 - 8:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks
Presented by: Lynne Chamberlain, VP of Business Development & Program Capture, Public Sector, Red Hat
8:45 - 9:05 a.m. Open Innovation in Government
Presented by: Adam Clater, Chief Architect, Public Sector, Red Hat
9:05 - 9:25 a.m. Open Healthcare: Shaping the Future of Medical Image Processing
Presented by: Orran Krieger, Founding Director for the Cloud Computing Initiative (CCI), Boston University
9:25 - 9:45 a.m. DevOps: What's all the hype about?
Presented by: Tia White, Senior Technology Leader, Capital One
9:45 - 10:10 a.m. Culture as a Catalyst
Presented by: Mike Walker, Global Director, Open Innovation Labs, Red Hat
10:10 - 10:25 a.m. Break
10:25 - 10:45 a.m. How GSA is Modernizing Government IT
Presented by: Dominic Sale, Assistant Commissioner for Operations, Technology Transformation Services, Federal Acquisition Service, GSA
10:45 - 11:05 a.m. Modernizing Legacy Apps with Open Source
Presented by: Michelle Davis, Manager, Emerging Technology Solutions Architects, Federal Division, Red Hat (moderator)
Sherrie Johnson, Director, Data Management, SEC
Paul A. Matteucci, Partner, Federal Services Division, Attain
11:05 - 11:25 a.m. Tackling Cyber Security Risks Requires Open Collaboration
Presented by: Joshua Moses, Senior Advisor, Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget
11:25 - 11:45 a.m. At the heart of a Supercomputer, is Open Source Software
Presented by: Dan McGuan (moderator), Cloud Solutions Architecture, Red Hat Public Sector
Ian Lee, Principal Investigator, Developing Open Source community of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
11:45 - 12:30 p.m. Networking Lunch
12:30 - 1:05 p.m. DevSecOps in a Digital World
Presented by: Shawn Wells (moderator), Chief Security Strategist, Public Sector, Red Hat
Phil Harvey, Principal Engineering Fellow, IIS/CSM, Raytheon Company
Kshemendra Paul, Chief Information Officer’s Cloud Action Officer, Deputy Director for Strategy and Mission
1:05 - 1:40 p.m. Connecting the Dots and Building the Bridges to Accelerate Digital Transformation Panel
Presented by: Pete Tseronis (moderator), Founder and CEO, Dots and Bridges LLC
Francisco Salguero, Deputy Chief Information Officer, United States Department of Agriculture
John Vonglis, Chief Financial Officer, DOE
Jose Arrieta, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, HHS
Soraya Correa, Chief Procurement Officer, DHS
1:40 - 2:00 p.m. Open Source Innovation Panel
Presented by: Jason Corey (moderator), Manager, App Development Platforms, Public Sector, Red Hat
Dan Tucker, Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
David Gagliano, Vice President and Chief Technologist, General Dynamics Information Technology Defense Division
Jen Kelchner, Founder + Executive Advisor, LDR21
Steve Orrin, Chief Technologist, Intel Federal LLC at Intel Corporation
2:00 p.m. Closing
Presented by: Adam Clater, Chief Architect, Public Sector, Red Hat

Jose Arrieta
Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)



Lynne Chamberlain, VP of Business Development & Program Capture, Public Sector, Red Hat

Lynne has been with Red Hat for over 10 years serving as the Vice President of Business Development and Program Capture, Public Sector, Red Hat, Inc. In this role, Lynne is responsible for managing business development, program capture, relationships and sales with and through System Integrators.

Prior to joining Red Hat, Lynne held the position of Vice President and General Manager, Federal Systems and Technology Business Unit, at UNISYS Corporation for 2.5 years. She led the growth, margin, and profitability of high-performance enterprise solutions and services to the federal government with responsibility for $280 million annually. Over a period of 7 months, Lynne turned the Federal Business unit around to become profitable.

Prior to UNISYS, Lynne held leadership roles at Network Appliance and Silicon Graphics, Inc.

Lynne holds an MBA/BBA from James Madison University. She taught and lectured at George Washington University, Montgomery College, and while in Graduate School at James Madison University. Lynne is on the Board Advisor's at James Madison University Business School and she is a member of the ITAA Board. She is married and has 1 daughter who is a Sports Broadcaster with NBC.

Adam Clater, Chief Architect, Public Sector, Red Hat
Adam Clater is the Chief Architect of Red Hat's North America Public Sector organization. He works internationally with federal agencies, integrators and Red Hat partners & Communities to promote and define the use of enterprise open source solutions.

Adam has experienced first hand the evolving role that I.T. has played in the federal government for nearly two decades, starting with his role as a Systems Administrator at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 1997.

Soraya Correa, Chief Procurement Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Soraya Correa was appointed as the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Chief Procurement Officer in January 2015. Since then, she has initiated and led several key efforts designed to improve how the 1,400 member DHS procurement workforce focuses as a team on finding the right solutions to enable and support the DHS mission. These efforts include the Acquisition Innovations in Motion (AIiM) framework, including the Procurement Innovation Lab (PIL), and the Education, Development, Growth, and Excellence (EDGE) mentoring program. Additionally, Ms. Correa has continued to grow and enhance efforts including the Homeland Security Acquisition Institute, the Acquisition Professional Career Program, the Strategic Sourcing Program Office, and Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization.

In her capacity as the Senior Procurement Executive, Ms. Correa oversees the work of nine Heads of Contracting Activity that provide operational procurement services to DHS components, directorates, and offices. She also supports the Chief Acquisition Officer in providing leadership of the 12,800 member acquisition workforce. Her office leads acquisition policy; oversight; and workforce career development, training, and certifications.

Prior to being appointed as the DHS Chief Procurement Officer, Ms. Correa served as the Associate Director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Enterprise Services Directorate and was responsible for delivering identity, immigration status, and employment authorization information in support of the agency’s mission.

Ms. Correa has also held key leadership positions at federal agencies including the Naval Sea Systems Command, General Services Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Her accomplishments as a leader are well recognized by the government and industry communities. She has received awards including the Secretary’s Award for Excellence, Management Support Awards, Federal 100 recognition, Public Sector Partner of the Year, Top Women in Tech, and several other awards that reflect her commitment to the acquisition workforce, procurement innovation, and promoting meaningful communications with industry.

Jason Corey, Manager, App Development Platforms, Public Sector, Red Hat
Jason Corey manages Red Hat's App Development Platforms business for the U.S. Public Sector. Mr. Corey has over 15 years of experience in the technology sector where he has held various sales and management positions at Fortune 500 companies including Red Hat, Dell and Sprint Nextel. Jason holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida and a Masters in Business Administration.

Jason resides in Trinity, Florida with his wife Tiffany and their three children.

Michelle Davis, Manager, Emerging Technology Solutions Architects, Federal Division, Red Hat
Michelle has spent the last 20+ years designing and developing enterprise distributed architectures for businesses in the US, Government and abroad. In her present position, she not only architects Middleware and distributed solutions but she also evangelizes about and crafts business process management solutions and integration frameworks for traditional and containerized environments. Michelle has been evangelizing and consulting around the beltway about cloud, (micro) service oriented architectures and obliging technologies which include, but are not limited to, web, webservices, Kubernetes, Docker .NET, JMS, JEE and EAI. Prior to joining Redhat, Michelle dedicated her time to Progress Software, IONA, AT&T, IBM, Unify, and others. Michelle teaches at continuing studies programs and created classes such as "SOA What?", "Object Oriented Principles and Programming" and "Ergonomically correct Graphical User Interfaces". She holds a Masters and Bachelors degree in Computer Science from John Hopkins University and Drexel University

David Gagliano, Vice President and Chief Technologist, General Dynamics Information Technology Defense Division
Mr. Gagliano currently serves as Chief Technologist for GDIT’s Defense Division, overseeing a division-supporting pool of SME thought-leaders and leading the development of innovative solutions that help accelerate business growth by solving our customer’s most demanding challenges. He brings over 30+ years of experience leading complex systems engineering, integration, and applied research and development projects that leverage cutting-edge and disruptive technologies to effect transformational business change on behalf of the company and our customers.

Jen Kelchner, Founder + Executive Advisor, LDR21
Jen Kelchner advises on leadership and organizational culture change based on open organization principles. With a heavy focus on the people side of digital transformation, she helps organizations unlock the power of adaptability and collaboration to manage and engage change with ease. A reputed “chaos-wrangler,” Jen is hard-wired to step into the eye of the hurricane and put a finger on the problem that needs solving.

She is also an active part of a community of open leaders, the Open Organization Ambassadors, working together with this group to document and distribute open leadership principles and consults with them in association on all manner of projects. Jen is a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council where she was recognized as a thought leader in leadership and workplace culture; a Deloitte Alumni, where she conducted internal performance improvement creating benchmark teams; and earned the 2018 People’s Choice award on

Jen is passionate about people, transformation, and being on the leading edge of almost anything.

Orran Krieger, Founding Director for the Cloud Computing Initiative (CCI), Boston University
Orran Krieger is the lead on the Massachusetts Open Cloud, Founding Director for the Cloud Computing Initiative (CCI) at BU, Resident Fellow of the Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering, and a Professor of the practice at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Boston University. Before coming to BU, he spent five years at VMware starting and working on vCloud. Prior to that he was a researcher and manager at IBM T. J. Watson, leading the Advanced Operating System Research Department. Orran did his PhD and MASc in Electrical Engineering at the University of Toronto.

Phil Harvey, Principal Engineering Fellow, IIS/CSM, Raytheon Company
Phil Harvey is a Principle Engineering Fellow and is the Chief Security Engineer on a DHS national cyber protection program. He previously held the Technical Director position for the Cybersecurity and Special Missions business within Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. Harvey has over 25 years of experience in system design, integration and testing of cybersecurity, communications, and ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) systems. He has spent the past six years developing and leading a variety of strategic initiatives within Raytheon aimed at helping international, federal, civil, and government customers solve their toughest cyber challenges.

Harvey has led cross-corporation internal research and development (IRAD) activities, including the development of cyber hardening and dynamic cyber defense tools and capabilities. With his technical leadership, Harvey directed cybersecurity strategies and investments that drove the growth Raytheon's cyber business.

Harvey has a bachelor of science in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, San Diego. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Engineering in Cybersecurity Governance and Policy at George Washington University.

Ian Lee, Principal Investigator, Developing Open Source community of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Ian Lee is a Computer Engineer working in the High Performance Computing (HPC) facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), which is home to some of the largest supercomputers on the planet, including the #3 system "Sierra". There he created a role performing cyber assessment, penetration testing, and purple teaming duties for the facility. Ian also has a strong background as a software developer and problem solver, with a passion for the use and development of open source software and practices. His personal mission is to always “leave things better than you found them.”

Paul A. Matteucci, Partner, Federal Services Division, Attain
Paul A. Matteucci is a Partner within Attain’s Federal Services division. He is responsible for managing and growing the firm’s Federal Financial practice.

Mr. Matteucci brings more than 15 years of service and support to Federal Agencies and over 20 years of expertise implementing Enterprise COTS, including ERP, Business Intelligence, and CRM solutions. He has been recognized as a leader in using enterprise COTS software as a lever for Federal Agency transformation.

Prior to joining Attain, Mr. Matteucci was an Account Executive and Client Partner for SAP Public Services, where he focused on modernization of legacy ERP and Business Intelligence systems for various Federal clients. Previously, he was a Director at Hitachi Consulting, leading strategic wins in ERP modernization and Business Intelligence at Federal Civilian Agencies and commercial clients.

In 2002, Matteucci was named the Chief Information Officer (CIO), Office of the Secretary of Defense / Reserve Affairs (OSD/RA), Employer Support for Guard and Reserve (ESGR), where he was a key part of an agency modernization.

Mr. Matteucci holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Missouri, and PMP and CISSP certifications. outreach into the community, increased educational programming, and introduced new giving strategies.

Joshua Moses, Senior Advisor, Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget
Joshua Moses is the Chief of Cybersecurity at Office of Management and Budget Cyber within the Executive Office of the President of the United States. Mr. Moses leads a team of subject matter experts responsible for overseeing the $15 billion cybersecurity portfolio, including governance, risk and performance management, policy , budget development, and human capital. Prior to joining the Executive Office of the President, Mr. Moses served as a senior performance and risk management roles within the Federal Inspectors General community, including the departments of Defense, Justice, and Treasury.

Steve Orrin, Chief Technologist, Intel Federal LLC at Intel Corporation
Experienced CTO and Product/Solution Architect. Concentration on Security and Security related topics & technologies as well as E-business challenges. Have founded 2 ISV Start-ups and brought them through productization and customer delivery. Have taken an development stage security company through acquisition. Regular speaker on Security, Privacy, and Web Services topics.

Specialties: Internet Security, PKI, Cloud Security and Trusted Clouds, Virtualization Security, Malware and Botnet Detection, Cryptography, Web Services/SOA/Web 2.0, XML Threats, Steganography, Legacy Applications, Mainframe Architecture, The Internet/Technology Start up Process, Secure Development Process and Best Practices

Kshemendra Paul, Chief Information Officer’s Cloud Action Officer, Deputy Director for Strategy and Mission
Kshemendra Paul’s primary assignment is to support the Chief Information Officer as his Cloud Action Officer. In this role, he helps drive DHS’ enterprise cloud strategy, policy, collaboration, performance management, accountability, and services approach. His incumbent role is the Information Sharing and Services Office (IS2O) Deputy Director for Mission and Strategy within DHS’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Prior to joining IS20, Mr. Paul served as the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE). In this role he was the U.S. government lead for advancing terrorism-related information sharing. He was appointed to that position in 2010 and served until the end of the administration. Mr. Paul worked closely with federal, state, local, tribal and territorial partners, as well as private sector and international allies, to balance the needs for information sharing and safeguarding to enhance national security and protect the American people. He also co-chaired the White House’s Information Sharing and Access Interagency Policy Committee.

Mr. Paul began his federal service in 2005 as the chief architect at the Department of Justice (DOJ) where he led the delivery of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) across public safety, law enforcement and homeland security sectors. From that position, he moved on to serve as the federal chief architect in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) where he led federal enterprise architecture activities. His tenure spanned two administrations, four budgets and an $80 billion portfolio. At OMB, Mr. Paul directed initiatives that promoted innovation and transparency within the government, including

Before joining the federal government, Mr. Paul has worked in a variety of other entrepreneurial, technology development and leadership roles. Mr. Paul received his Master of Science in electrical engineering (1987) and Bachelor of Science in both electrical engineering and mathematics (1984) from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Dominic Sale, Assistant Commissioner for Operations, Technology Transformation Services, Federal Acquisition Service, GSA
Dominic Sale is the head of operations for GSA’s Technology Transformation Services (TTS). In this role, he supports the innovators and doers of TTS in helping agencies build, buy and share technology that allows them to provide a better experience for the public. Prior to TTS, Mr. Sale was the Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of Information, Integrity and Access (I2A) within GSA’s Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP). In this role, he led a team to support federal CIOs and their staffs better navigate the complexities of the federal IT landscape by offering advice, solutions and information. In both roles at GSA, Mr. Sale regularly partners with the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to drive change in the federal government in critical areas such as cyber security, digital government, IT cost transparency, and IT infrastructure.

Prior to joining GSA, Mr. Sale spent six years at OMB’s Office of E-Government and Information Technology as Chief of Data Analytics and Reporting for the Federal Chief Information Officer. In this role, he led efforts to improve insights into federal IT by assessing data quality and timeliness. Before his federal service, Mr. Sale managed enterprise architecture, capital planning and security initiatives at BAE Systems and BearingPoint.

Mr. Sale is a graduate of the University of Virginia. He currently resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife and two children.

Paul Smith, General Manager & Senior Vice President, Public Sector, Red Hat
Paul Smith is General Manager and Senior Vice President of the Public Sector at Red Hat. Smith joined Red Hat in November 2004 and leads the Red Hat Government business unit with responsibility for sales, marketing, consulting, channels and strategic planning. The business unit is responsible for the U.S. federal government worldwide and the U.S. state, local and education marketplace nationally.

Smith brings to Red Hat more than 20 years of experience marketing key technologies to the government marketplace holding various management positions in the sales of software solutions to government agencies and to systems integrators.

Before joining Red Hat, Smith was Vice President of Government Operations at VERITAS where he, within his five year tenure, helped lead his business unit to be the fastest growing vertical within the company, increasing from less than $15M to more than $200M. Smith also worked at Netscape Communications where he ran sales for its state and local organization nationwide. Prior to that he ran sales organizations at Oracle in the areas of Public Sector, Aerospace and Defense and the Department of Defense. Smith also worked for Unisys Corporation where he held management positions responsible for federal civilian agencies.

Smith holds a bachelor of business administration from Loyola College in Baltimore, Md.

Peter “Pete” Tseronis, Founder and CEO, Dots and Bridges LLC
An accomplished entrepreneur, business executive, and cybersecurity strategist with 28+ years leading myriad Cabinet-level and commercial entities, Pete maintains a passion for collaborating with government, industry, investor, and academic ecosystems to unearth and stimulate transformative innovation while increasing private-sector commercialization.

A trusted thought leader with corporate savvy and substantive technical proficiency, Pete maintains several Advisory Board roles in which Companies leverage Pete’s sophisticated aptitude to facilitate digital transformation, mitigate supply-chain risk, and ensure global growth.

As the Department of Energy’s (DoE) first-ever appointed Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Pete served as an innovation advocator for technology transfer of intellectual property, was an effective and credible collaborator across the international research and development community, and leveraged intellect within the national laboratory enterprise to catalyze economic competitiveness.

A self-proclaimed "Connective Tissue Officer," Pete founded Dots and Bridges LLC to satisfy his appetite for connecting dots, building bridges, and nurturing relationships.

Dots and Bridges provides an expansive suite of professional services to assist its clients throughout the business lifecycle. Applying a unique complement of creative methods, rooted in the discovery, cultivation, and fostering of relationships, Dots and Bridges helps clients crystallize value proposition, differentiate service offerings, and enable opportunity capture and sustainable, competitive advantage.

Pete received his B.A. in Communications from Villanova University and earned his M.S. in Information and Telecommunication Systems from Johns Hopkins University. Most importantly, Pete is blessed with an incredible wife (Betsy) and four amazing children (Jacob, Joshua, Gabrielle, and Zachary).

Dan Tucker, Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
Dan Tucker is a Vice President with Booz Allen Hamilton where he drives development of digital platform capabilities within the firm’s Strategic Innovation Group. The team establishes and implements the strategy for how the firm scales cloud and big data platform capabilities to meet demand signals across the portfolio. The team leverages Platform as a Service (PaaS), Container as a Service (CaaS), big data platforms, and cloud-based infrastructures to assist clients with the development of business functions and applications in a cloud-native environment. Dan sponsors strategic alliances with leading-edge platform technology partners, and coordinates innovation and development initiatives across the cloud and big data platform domains. Dan has over 20 years of professional experience leading IT modernization and full life cycle systems development engagements, with a strong technical background in IT infrastructure, system architecture, and modern development methodologies across Federal and private sectors.

John Vonglis, Chief Financial Officer, DOE
Confirmed by the U.S. Senate in December 2017, John G. Vonglis serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Energy. Simultaneously, he serves as the department’s Chief Risk Officer. As CFO, he is responsible for all matters financial of the department. As CRO, he is responsible for risk management across the enterprise. Additionally, John serves as acting Director of the department’s transformative Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. The mission of ARPA-E is to advance innovative early-stage high-potential, high-impact technologies, while minimizing risk to the taxpayer

Prior to joining DOE, Mr. Vonglis was a senior advisor to Cross Range Capital LLC, a boutique private equity firm. Before Cross Range Capital, he was Senior Vice President of Finance at Red Apple Group, Inc., a $5B diversified business where he served simultaneously as CFO of its second largest portfolio company. Before this, he was a practice area leader with IBM. From 2002 – 2009 he served at the Department of Defense. Initially, he was Director of Management Initiatives for the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, and later served as Principal Deputy, acting Assistant Secretary (Financial Management and Comptroller), and as the first Chief Management Officer of the U.S. Air Force. In 2000, he was a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from his native New York.

His private sector experiences include senior financial and operational positions within advisory, aerospace/defense, financial services, and high-technology firms. John also is a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and advises the Army Cyber Institute at West Point. He is a published writer, has appeared on radio and television, lectured at the U.S. Military Academy, and served on various boards. As a former Eagle Scout, he is active with the Boy Scouts of America. He holds BS and MBA degrees from Fordham University, and a Masters in International Public Policy degree from The Johns Hopkins University.

Mike Walker, Global Director, Open Innovation Labs at Red Hat
Mike Walker is the Global Director of Red Hat’s Open Innovation Labs, whose mission is to make it easier and quicker for customers to bring innovative ideas to life. Mike has 16 years of IT engineering and consulting experience with emerging technologies, including specializations in application development, cloud computing, data integration, high-performance computing, and distributed systems. Mike’s teams work across a variety of verticals including financial services, retail, manufacturing, insurance, healthcare, public sector, and ISVs. Mike holds a B.A. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Emory University, and an M.S. in Computer Science from University of Virginia.

Shawn Wells, Chief Security Strategist, Public Sector, Red Hat
Shawn Wells is the Chief Security Strategist for Red Hat’s North American Public Sector organization, where he leads technology initiatives to stimulate innovation against information assurance challenges. Prior roles include serving as the Technical Director for Intelligence Programs, where Shawn managed Red Hat's technical relationships with the U.S. Intelligence Community; and Director of Innovation Programs, where Shawn led technology partnerships and productization efforts with system integrators. Formerly an NSA civilian, Shawn worked under the S3 division developing SIGINT collection systems.

Recently projects include collaboration with the NRO and Lockheed Martin on the DoD Centralized Super Computing Facility, which securely joins over a dozen TS//SCI and SAP networks into a single infrastructure. Additionally, Shawn co-founded the OpenSCAP and SCAP Security Guide projects which are serve as upstream for several NIST National Checklists and DoD STIGs. Academic work includes Data Science at Harvard, technical strategy and innovation at MIT Sloan, nuclear energy at Stanford, and is a graduate from Carnegie Mellon’s CIO University.

Tia White, Senior Technology Leader, Capital One
Tia J. White joined Capital One Financial in 2015. She currently works in the Big Data, and Risk & Finance Technology organization. She leads the division’s Technology Strategy and Delivery Enablement group. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing the Tech Strategy, Business Management Risk Office, Operational Excellence and DevOps Engineering teams to ensure the organization delivers innovative, but lowrisk well-managed products.

Prior to joining Capital One, Tia started her career with Wells Fargo in 2005 as a member of an esteemed Technology Leadership Development Program. Upon completing the program, she transitioned into a Network Engineering position. In her 10+ year career at Wells Fargo she held several critical roles in Technology and Operations.

Tia lives by the motto, “To whom much is given, much is expected.” For that reason, Tia has a strong passion for raising awareness and finding a cure for breast cancer. She serves in various leadership capacities for Susan G. Komen. Being a woman of color in the technology industry she recognizes the importance of mentorship, sponsorship and education. She has developed and led several STEM programs for at-risk and middle and high school grade girls. Most recently she co-led Capital One’s Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program as the Networking & Engagement lead for the McLean Women in Tech (WIT) Chapter.

Tia has graced the stages of many large conferences including SXSW and enjoys speaking to educate and raise awareness around DevOps and professional leadership development. Most recently she was featured in Forbes for Women’s History Month 2018.

Tia earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she double-majored in Information Systems and Marketing. She is also a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Georgia Southern University where she earned her Masters of Business Administration.

Informations pratiques

Date: September 18, 2018

Time: 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Renaissance DC Hotel
999 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Parking: valet parking is available at the hotel for $45/day and self-service parking is available for $24/day.

Metro: Gallery Place - Chinatown (green, yellow and red lines) is 0.3M SW from the hotel.

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