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WIT.Connect: The Internet of Things - New Opportunities, New Risks ON-LINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED - WALK-INS WELCOME
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Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Category: WIT.Connect Programs

The Internet of Things (IoT) is creating unprecedented opportunities for business innovation and personal convenience. Connected devices seem to be everywhere and are impacting our lives on a daily basis, changing everything from the way we deliver healthcare and track fitness, to heating our homes and receiving in-home entertainment, to running our manufacturing facilities and other critical infrastructure.

Join us for an interactive panel discussion on the emerging trends of IoT including:

- what you need to know to protect yourself in an increasingly interconnected world
- what steps organizations are taking to address rapidly changing security implications
- what organizations need to do to preserve the confidentiality and integrity of data

Meet the Panel:

Moderator – Laurie Wiggins
Laurie Wiggins is the CEO and Founder of Sysenex Incorporated, a systems engineering company. She led her company in the development of Program Risk ID, a first to market risk identification software capability for product and service development and modification. An entrepreneur and an engineer, she has established two other companies including a space payload services firm, ToSpace Inc. and was a co-founder of New Leaf Global, an environmental company.

Laurie has 28 years of experience in engineering and business development. As a systems engineer, formerly with The Boeing Company, she has experience on several successful development space and aviation hardware and software programs. She is a consultant to firms in the aerospace and IT industries. Her strategic systems perspective enables her unique problem identification and solution skills. In addition to her technical skills, she has a solid business perspective focused on customer satisfaction.

Panelist – Aaron Black
Aaron Black is the Director of Informatics for the Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI).  ITMI was established in 2011 to provide Precision Medicine as part of the Inova’s vision of being a destination health care provider in the greater Virginia and Washington DC area.  Aaron joined ITMI in October of 2013 to build a world class informatics team and IT infrastructure to support one of the largest and diverse genomic datasets in the world.  Aaron and team have created a hybrid IT architecture of cloud and on premise technologies to support the ever changing data that are being collected as part of numerous ITMI studies.

Aaron has been a featured speaker and panelist at National and International Conferences and Councils including TEDx Tysons, Precision Medicine World Conference, Amazon ReInvent, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Converged IT Summit and an invited speaker at the National Research Council’s Standing Committee on Biological and Physical Sciences in Space.  He has been interviewed and quoted in national publications such as the Healthcare Informatics Magazine, the Wall Street Journal and Forbes magazine.

Panelist - Stephanie Ellenberg
Stephanie Ellenberg has been with the AT&T family of companies for the past 25 years, primarily in the area of technology including wireline and wireless across domestic and international markets, particularly Latin America when she was working for BellSouth overseeing the buildout of cellular networks throughout the region.

She is currently an Associate Vice President of Product Development for AT&T’s Internet of Things organization, where she and her team support launching products across multiple verticals including the first connected vehicle WiFi hotspot with GM OnStar.  She graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and also has a MBA from Nova Southeastern University.  Stephanie currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, who shares her love of travel as she’s been to over 40 countries.   

Panelist – Brandy Goolsby
Brandy Denise Goolsby is currently Driver Assist Technology/Vehicle-to-X Connectivity Strategy & Planning Specialist at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI. In her role, she leverages both her practical and formal knowledge in the area of engineering and business, as she guides product and business strategies to closure by leading cross-functional teams of employees from engineering, marketing, finance, purchasing, and manufacturing.

Prior to this role, she was Electrification Propulsion Strategy & Planning Manager at FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, where she developed electrification compliance strategies to meet future regulatory requirements and customer needs.

Brandy graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in electrical engineering. After graduation she began her career at General Motors. She held several positions while at GM which included: electrical design, vehicle safety and crashworthiness test operation support, and software and controls. While working at GM, she completed a Master of Business Administration program at the University of Detroit Mercy.

She holds professional memberships with InForum, a professional women’s alliance and the National Black MBA Association. Her future career aspiration is to be a spirited innovator and leader in the automotive industry to drive change that positively impacts the industry and Ford in the deployment of global transportation products.

Panelist – Thomas McDermott
Thomas McDermott is acting as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber Policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He advises senior department officials and oversees the development of policy positions related to the full range of cyber, technology, infrastructure, and resilience issues.  

Mr. McDermott has previously served in a variety of capacities at DHS, including an assignment as Deputy Director for Strategy at the National Cybersecuritiy and Communication Integrations Center (NCCIC). He also spent more than seven years in the DHS Office of the General Counsel, including tenures acting as Deputy Associate General Counsel and as the Assistant General Counsel for Infrastructure Programs. In those roles, he oversaw the provision of legal advice in connection with the Department’s programmatic efforts to protect U.S. critical infrastructure, including in the areas of cybersecurity and voluntary efforts to enhance the security and resilience of critical infrastructure from terrorism and all hazards.

Panelist – Camille Tuutti
Camille Tuutti is the executive editor at Nextgov, a division of Atlantic Media, where she's responsible for the editorial vision and strategy. She previously  served as editorial director at FedScoop, and prior to that, was a staff writer and "People" section editor at Federal Computer Week. Before that, Camille worked as a news editor and reporter, covering government contracting and IT. Her current tech obsessions include artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and emerging technology. Originally from Stockholm, Sweden, Camille has called Washington, D.C., her home for the past 15 years.


Registration Fees

Fee Type                                  Member Fee     Non-Member Fee
Early: Ends Oct. 12th              $45.00              $65.00
Regular: Begins Oct. 13th      $55.00              $75.00
Late/Onsite:                             $65.00              $85.00


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