Speakers


Dr. Rosio Alvarez

Chief Information Officer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Dr. Rosio Alvarez is the CIO at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where she oversees a division that serves the computational needs of scientists that carry out $800 million worth of sponsored research photon, computing, environmental, emegy and biological sciences. This includes business systems, high performance computing, cyber security, telephony and networking. Recently, Dr. Alvarez served as Senior IT Advisor to the Secretary of Energy. In this position, she advised the Secretary on matters related to information technology and cyber security. She assisted with strategic and tactical improvements and development of policy for a $20 billion department. Before coming to the Berkeley Lab, Dr. Alvarez was Associate Chancellor for IT at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she served the computational needs of 30,000 users.  She has also served as faculty in the Business Schools of the University of Washington and University of Massachusetts and has published in leading academic journals in her field.


Mike Bradshaw
Director, Google Enterprise Federal
Mike manages Google's Federal business. He leads a team based in Reston, Va., responsible for selling and marketing Google's Enterprise solutions to the federal government.

Prior to joining Google, Mike spent 15 years at Microsoft, most recently as the director of the U.S. Department of Defense business. He began his career in IBM Federal as a systems engineer and moved into account management of civilian agencies. He also worked for Oracle in their Mid-Atlantic commercial sector.


Mike received his M.B.A. from George Washington University, and his undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary.
 Dan McCrae

Director, Service Delivery Division, NOAA
Mr. Daniel McCrae joined NOAA as the Director of the IT Service Delivery Division in September 2012. In this position he is responsible for the development, provisioning, and management of enterprise IT services across NOAA. He is focused on the development of an enterprise services portfolio, evolving and fostering the adoption of cloud services, and the creation of ITIL-based service solutions for NOAA customers. Mr. McCrae also chairs the NOAA CIO Council’s Infrastructure Operations Committee as well as the NOAA Networking Committee.

Mr. McCrae came to NOAA after spending 33 years in Japan where, for 15 years, he directed information technology services as Chief of IT for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Pacific Region. In that role he managed IT services and operations in support of 3,000 faculty & staff, and 27,000 students at 50 campuses on military bases throughout the Asia-Pacific region. His 30 year career in the federal government also includes positions in DODEA Pacific where he was responsible for the design, implementation, and operations of campus networks and infrastructure at more than 40 sites in Okinawa, mainland Japan, South Korea, and Guam; seven years working with the U.S. Air Force in systems development; and three years as a systems analyst in the private sector in Japan. Mr. McCrae began his journey to Japan in 1980 as an infantryman in the United States Marine Corps.

Mr. McCrae received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Maryland in 1990 and is a graduate of the National Defense University’s CIO Certification and Information Assurance Management programs. He also holds a Certified Computing Professional rating from the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals, and is the recipient of Pacific Command Air Force and U.S. Air Force Civilian Personnel Directors’ Awards for Innovation for his systems development work.

Chris Dorobek

Moderator

Chris Dorobek is the founder, editor, and publisher of the DorobekINSIDER blog, which is part of GovLoop, the knowledge network for government. Previously, he was the anchor f federal News Radio 1500 AM's afternoon drive program and he served as the Internet evangelist of FederalNewsRadio.com. And he served as the editor in chief of Federal Computer Week. In 2010, he was the fist working journalist to be recognized with Federal Computer Week's prestigious Federal 100 Award. His mission can be summed up in give works: Hel the government operate better.

Mike Evanoff
 
Google Geospatial Engineer
Mike (BSEE '82 Cornell University, MSEE '91 Johns Hopkins University) is an accidental geospatial professional. After finishing his required stint in the Navy to pay off his Navy ROTC scholarship, he returned to electrical engineering focusing mostly on digital signal processing. This led to expertise in high performance computing which led to setting up very expensive satellite and imagery networking and computing infrastructures which eventually led, in 2004, to running Google Earth servers. He has seen the transition from $1M specialty built workstations that could only process a single image to accessing hundreds of terabytes of imagery via Google Maps on an Android. Mike has worked for the past seven years as a geospatial engineer in Google's Enterprise group concentrating on bringing Google technologies to government agencies, states, and companies.
Mahshad Haeri
 
Google Solutions Architect 


Mahshad is a software engineer with 16 years of engineering experience, covering both Government and commercial industries.  She is a Senior Solutions Architect on Google’s Federal team with a focus on Google Apps and Cloud Services. She started her career as a Hardware engineer designing air traffic control switches and quickly moved into embedded software design and later made the switch to Information Technology design and architecture. She joined Stanley Associates shortly after and started to work with many government agencies, initially as a software developer and later as project technical lead.  During her time with Stanley she worked on numerous projects involving DOE, DOD, DOT,  HHS, and others. Prior to joining Google, Mahshad held a similar role at EMC focusing on content management and virtualization. She holds a BS degree in Electrical engineering from University of Maryland and an MS degrees in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.
Loren Hudziak

Google Solutions Architect  


Loren is a Google Solutions Architect currently specializing in search and Chrome technologies. He has 17 years of IT industry experience, initially as a web programmer and DBA, gradually shifting to application development and eventually dealing with big data and analytics. Prior to Google, he worked on numerous DOD, IC and civilian government systems through work at Oracle, Borland and Netezza. He holds BS and MS degrees in Computer Science and Information Systems from American University.
Ian Kelly

Senior Sales Engineer, Google


Ian is an experienced enterprise architect and software engineer with more than 10 years of experience.  He is a Senior Sales Engineer on Google's Federal team with a focus on Google Apps, Mobility and Cloud based services. Before joining Google, his work spanned both Commercial and Government sectors, highlighted by work in the DoD, intelligence and financial arenas. His specific technical skills lean towards security, enterprise architecture, service oriented architecture (SOA), object oriented analysis and design (OOAD), systems architecture, data integration technologies like EAI, federated data access and emerging technology trends like grid/cloud computing and semantic web technology.
Marie Kennedy

Geospatial Intelligence, San Diego Law Enforcement Coordination Center


Marie E. Kennedy joined the San Diego Law Enforcement Coordination Center (SD-LECC) in October 2013 after Federal civilian service with Joint Task Force – Homeland Defense (JTF-HD) providing Geospatial Intelligence 2009-2013.  JTF-HD enabled Homeland Defense for the domestic areas and compact nations of the United States Pacific Command including tasks such as critical infrastructure protection, emergency response, and special security events.  During 2007-2009, Marie worked for ITT Space Systems Division managing growth initiatives and on-site requirements analysis supporting multi-intelligence, fusion programs.  Marie served active duty, U.S. Army with 101st Airborne Division as an imagery analyst during 2003-2006 including deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom 2005-2006.  Originally from Arkansas, Marie’s undergraduate degree is in Graphic Design from the University of Central Arkansas.  She is in the final weeks of graduate studies for a Master of Arts in Communication from Hawaii Pacific University with thesis focus on photography in social media.  Marie is an active runner completing two marathons, Kona 2012 and Nike Women’s SF 2013, and involved in multiple forms of visual arts.
Steven Kousen

VP of Cloud Email and Collaboration, Unisys
Steven Kousen is a VP and technology executive within Unisys, where he leads Portfolio Solutions development, pursuit and delivery for Cloud E-mail and Collaboration Services in North America, with latest successful implementations of Google Apps for Government at the General Services Administration (GSA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Energy’s Idaho National Labs (DOE-INL), and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).   Before joining Unisys in 2003, Steve spent four years with KPMG Consulting, leading IT strategy and systems integration, and two years with General Electric Medical, leading the Global Systems, Operations and Architecture organization. Prior to that, Steve spent 2 years with Booz Allen Hamilton, leading corporate strategy and execution for global messaging and Internet services, and with Electronic Data Systems for nine years, leading applications development and systems management services.  Steve holds an M.B.A. degree in management information systems and decision sciences from Loyola University Maryland and a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.
Mike Lambert
Deputy Director, Strategic Planning & Learning Analytics Office of the President Defense Acquisition University


Mike Lambert serves as Defense Acquisition University’s (DAU) deputy director for strategic planning & learning analytics, based in the organization’s Office of the President. In that role, he leads a team of experts leveraging the power of DAU’S business and data mining systems (in particular, Metrics That Matter and Google Analytics) to assess academic progress, instructor and course effectiveness, provide feedback on student learning, and work toward offering improved predictive insight for potential performance or learning issues on the part of DAU students, all of whom hail from DoD’s 150,000-strong acquisition, technology & logistics workforce. Additionally, Mike oversees DAU’s workforce surveying efforts as they relate to workplace learning, performance and technology use, and his team is actively working to improve DAU’s ability to assess the results of the organization’s workforce training in terms of job impact and return on investment. Mike was also lead for DAU’s enteprise search “tiger team” throughout 2012 and 2013, charged with evaluating and documenting a short list of viable replacement solutions for DAU’s internal and public-facing search capability. His expertise lies in the areas of knowledge management, social media, web analytics, web portal design and development, and marketing and communications. Throughout the 1990s, Mike worked as a public relations specialist, editor, graphic designer, publications director, database administrator and business systems manager for a variety of organizations including an international labor union, a military publishing company, and several non-profit organizations. Mike transitioned to the federal government in 2001, when he was appointed as a database/web specialist at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, followed by a move to DAU in 2003 to become a project manager in the organization’s newly-formed Workforce & Career Management office. Following a mid-2005 detail to serve as a corporate webmaster at the Defense Information Systems Agency, he returned to DAU later that year to become a Knowledge Project Officer on DAU’s knowledge management team, and was promoted to his current position in April 2012.
Alec Permison
Applications Manager, Census.gov, U.S. Census Bureau

Alec Permison is the Applications Manager for web and mobile data dissemination applications within the Census Bureau's Application Services Division. As a technical manager he focuses on using open-source software, agile development methods, and crowd-sourced innovation techniques to deliver cost-effective results for the agency. Outside the office he enjoys traveling the world, tinkering with 3D design/printing, and raking fall leaves. Alec graduated with honors from Harvard College where he studied psychology and computer science, has management and technical training certifications from Emory University, and is most recently a certified scrum master.
Umesh Vemuri

Head of Enterprise Sales Engineering, Google


Umesh is the Head of Enterprise Sales Engineering for Public Sector at Google where he manages a team dedicated to working directly with Government and Education customers spanning Federal Civilian Agencies, the Department of Defense (DoD) & Intelligence Community, State & Local Governments, universities and school systems.

Umesh has a broad and diverse background delivering services at scale for consumers in the private sector and building and delivering systems to end users in the public sector through technology and leadership roles at SAIC, BEA Systems and America Online.
 Michael Wash

CIO, NARA


Mike Wash was appointed NARA's Open Government Executive/Chief Information Officer (CIO) effective March 27, 2011, and is responsible for leading innovative projects and programs, and developing information systems and tools that will help customers discover NARA's holdings.  Mike brings to his new assignment 7 years of expereince as the CIO of the U.S. Government Printing Office, where he provided principal guidance for strategic information system initiatives at the agency and led the team that researched, developed, and launched the agency's Federal Digital System (FDsys), which is a secured digital content management system for millions of federal documents from every corner of the government, increasing transperancy and creating business value.  Mike was also instrumental in leading a collaborative effort with the Office of the Federal Register that developed and launched Federal Register 2.0 last summer.  Before joining the federal government, Mike worked for 26 years in the private sector with the Eastman Kodak Company, directing the company's digital photo finishing equipment systems division and developing the platform that developed Kodak Perfect Touch Processing to consumers in North America and Europe.
 Mark Williams

Director, Government Solutions, AirWatch


Mark Williams manages product development and sales activities for government customers at AirWatch, the global leader and innovator in mobile security and the largest Enterprise Mobile Management (EMM) provider. During his time at the company, he has won various contract awards for some of the most notable accounts in the government sector. Williams brings more than 20 years of mobility experience to AirWatch with technology sales focusing on federal government clients.


Prior to joining AirWatch, Williams led Federal Government sales for Good Technology, building successful sales teams and driving record results in the government vertical. He has also held senior sales and management roles at AT&T and Octel Communications. While at AT&T, he initiated government contractor sales in Washington, DC. During his tenure at Octel, he built out the company’s sales teams before the company was acquired for $2 billion by Lucent.


Williams is a proud member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) and the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC). He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration, majoring in marketing and management at James Madison University.
 Lisa Wolfisch

Chief, Web and Social Media Branch, U.S. Census Bureau


Lisa Wolfisch has spent her career at the US Census Bureau using the internet to deliver value to citizens. Starting as a cartographer writing interactive mapping systems and now as Chief of the Web and Social Media Branch, she loves all things digital and looks to a wide range of sources for ideas and inspiration.  She and her branch coordinate across the agency on the development of new products and services to create a modern platform for data dissemination.