Speakers

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Lily Zeleke

Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer for Information Enterprise

Department of Defense

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Editorial Speaker

Lily Zeleke

Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer for Information Enterprise

Department of Defense

Ms. Lily Zeleke is the acting Deputy CIO (DCIO) for the Information Enterprise (IE). In this role, she provides oversight, policy guidance, and digital expertise for DoD enterprise infrastructure initiatives driving toward the objectives of digital modernization. She leads Department-wide execution of strategic guidance aimed at achieving an operationally effective and secure Information Enterprise in a cost-efficient manner. Areas of priority include network optimization, cloud adoption, software modernization, and IT reform. She recently served as the Principal Director (PD) for the DCIO IE. Prior to these roles, Ms. Zeleke served as the Acting PD for the DCIO for Resources & Analysis (DCIO RA) as well as the Director of Resources, Program, and Budget. She was responsible for the management of DoD CIO’s processes for Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution to include management of DoD CIO’s operating budget; the collection and submission of the DoD IT/Cyberspace Activities Budget to the Office of Management and Budget and Congress; execution of the DoD Budget Certification process; and DoD CIO’s participation in the Department’s Program Budget Review.

From 2009 to 2018, Ms. Zeleke served as the Department’s radiofrequency spectrum policy lead for all matters related to spectrum use, reallocation, and auction. In this capacity, she led the strategic development of the Department’s mobile broadband and domestic regulatory, policy, and legislative initiatives for the DCIO for Command, Control, and Communications (DCIO C3). She functioned as the liaison between DoD and spectrum stakeholders across the Department, national spectrum regulators, White House/Executive Branch agencies, and Congress, and spearheaded a wide range of complex initiatives to evolve traditional spectrum policies and practices to be more responsive to increased demand. She partnered with these stakeholders to forge an innovative solution that resulted in an amicable commercial auction decision of the highly sought 1755-1780 MHz band, expanding commercial Advanced Wireless Services (AWS-3) while preserving military capabilities. The auction brought in $44 billion to the U.S. Treasury and $3.1 billion for DoD. She led a coalition that developed a first-of-its-kind DoD spectrum efficiency principles policy memo, which became the cornerstone of the DoD 2020 Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority Strategy.

Prior to joining DoD CIO, Ms. Zeleke served as the Deputy Technical Director and International Division Chief at the Air Force Frequency Management Agency where she advised on all matters concerning international telecommunications policy for spectrum use, and led Air Force participation in the International Telecommunications Union World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC), a global summit that reviews the international treaty governing the use of radiofrequency spectrum. Previously, she served as advisor to the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration and the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Defense Spectrum Organization on international spectrum regulatory policy, as well as a RF product support engineer at Allied Signal Inc.

Ms. Zeleke holds a M.S. in Systems Engineering from George Mason University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas. She is a Senior Executive Fellow of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and has been recognized on numerous occasions for her work including a National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation for her significant contribution to the success of the AWS-3 auction.

Ms. Zeleke is married and has one daughter. She believes a healthy work-life balance is critical to achieving effective productivity.

Editorial Speaker

Christopher Siwy, PhD, CISSP

Data Scientist, Integrated Infrastructure & Emerging Technologies Branch

NIH

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Christopher Siwy, PhD, CISSP

Data Scientist, Integrated Infrastructure & Emerging Technologies Branch

NIH

Christopher Siwy, PhD, CISSP

 

Dr. Christopher Siwy is a data scientist for the Integrated Infrastructure & Emerging Technologies branch, where he coordinates initiatives in cloud platform interoperability and focuses on engagement with NIH ICs on the Researcher-Auth-Service (RAS) program. Prior to joining ODSS, he led NIH Clinical Center custom EHR software solutions and was instrumental in the development of a web platform for managing asymptomatic COVID-19 testing and vaccine administration of the NIH workforce. Christopher received his Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology from George Mason University where he performed molecular dynamics simulations targeting the human blood-brain barrier for Alzheimer’s Disease research. He received his M.S. in Computer Science from the Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. in Management Science and Information Systems from the Pennsylvania State University, where he participated in a biodiversity field study in 1999 to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

 

Editorial Speaker

Luis Campudoni

Acting Chief Information Officer

Small Business Administration

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Luis Campudoni

Acting Chief Information Officer

Small Business Administration

Mr. Luis Campudoni was appointed Acting Chief Information Officer (ACIO) of the Small Business Administration (SBA) in February 2022 after just one year since joining SBA as the Deputy CIO in January 2021. As the acting CIO, Mr. Campudoni leads the Agency’s development and execution of strategy, planning, management, and delivery of the agency’s information technology (IT) services in support of SBA’s mission nation-wide. He is a skilled communicator and strategist and has applied his 25-year career experience in IT governance in laying the foundation for the path forward for the SBA OCIO.

Before joining SBA, Mr. Campudoni served in multiple senior executive leadership roles as a SES support up to the Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer (ADCIO) role at Department of Homeland Security (DHS) where he provided leadership and oversight of DHS Department-wide tactical, strategic, and mission critical technology and operational support and services. He has also served in key leadership roles as the CIO at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) and Executive Director of three department-level operations: IT, Facilities Management, and Continuity of Operations (COOP) / Continuity of Government (COG) / Emergency Management. Mr. Campudoni also served as the Division Chief at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Prior to that, Mr. Campudoni worked at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as the Field Technology Officer and Program Manager for the Office of Field Operations (OFO) National Targeting Centers (NTCs).

Mr. Campudoni holds three Masters of Science degrees, a Master of Divinity degree, four Post-Graduate Certificates, and a Bachelor of Science degree. He has a myriad of professional certifications, including certificates as a Certified Government CIO from Rutgers University & Public Technology Institute, and as a Federal Government Senior Executive Service from the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC).

 

Editorial Speaker

Eric Sabatini

HR Analytics and Performance Senior Manager

City of Memphis

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Eric Sabatini

HR Analytics and Performance Senior Manager

City of Memphis

Eric Sabatini has over 25 years’ experience in Human Resources Management with an emphasis in Compensation, Performance Management, and HRIS. He has extensive HR experience working in a heavily unionized, public sector environment while serving the City of Memphis.

Eric focuses on collaborating to find best solutions based on the use of quantitative metrics and benchmarking; analyzing evidence to find root causes to solve problems; and driving improvement through the optimal implementation and integration of technology and business processes.

As manager of compensation for 12 years, Eric administered the overall compensation, performance management, and HR data management functions of an 8,000-employee organization including driving more effective, automated HR practices, writing HR policy, establishing pay plans, maintaining job descriptions, and conducting market salary surveys and analysis for union negotiations.    

In 2017, Eric became the first Senior Manager of HR Analytics & Performance for the City of Memphis.  In this role, he has implemented a new employee performance program, developed overall HR metric tracking, and served as an HR project lead in the implementation of Oracle HCM Cloud.

Eric is a WorldAtWork Certified Compensation Professional.  He is certified through SHRM in People Analytics.  Eric holds a bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College in Memphis and an MBA from Christian Brothers University and is a graduate of Leadership Memphis.

 

Underwriter Speaker

David Knox

Group Vice President, Solution Engineering

Oracle

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David Knox

Group Vice President, Solution Engineering

Oracle

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Harry Kidder

Cloud Technology Director

Peraton

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Harry Kidder

Cloud Technology Director

Peraton

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Larry Frazier

Chief Strategist

Iron Bow

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Larry Frazier

Chief Strategist

Iron Bow

Larry Frazier is Director of Sales Strategy at Iron Bow Technologies where he leads the development and execution of programmatic business that drives the advancement, engagement, and efficacy of the organization’s global sales practice. 

Previously he served as the Senior Director of Strategy & Plans for Cisco’s Workforce Experience and Chief of Staff for the Office of the Chief Digital Officer. Before that he was the Director for System Engineering-Business Architectures Group-for Cisco’s US Federal Sales. In that role, Larry worked across the Federal Area of Operations on enterprise IT offerings to ensure customers were optimized not only with their Cisco investment, but in specific areas of change and modernization. In this capacity, Larry served as an advisor and trusted agent to the U.S. Federal Senior Systems Engineering Director and Area Vice President for Federal with an extended team in sales, engineering, business development, and consulting services to ensure our customers are able to focus on their top initiatives.  Larry also led a team of high performers that integrate and create highly developed Transformational Road Maps for Cisco’s data center, security, mobility, and collaboration capabilities for the various Account Teams across U.S. Federal.

On top of his many accomplishments, Larry is a retired United States Army Veteran with over 21 years of Military Service. His last military assignment encompassed serving as the Executive Officer and Technical Advisor for the Defense Information System Agency (DISA) Services Executive. There, he worked to align value provided by the DoDIN with multiple program offices within DISA as well as the DoD CIO with cybersecurity requirements to all DISA-servicing customers, including the US Army, Navy, Marine Corp, Air Force, and Space Force. 

Larry holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from the University of Texas A&M in System Engineering and a Graduates Degree from Webster University in Information Technology Management.

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Mike Hussey

Industry Executive Director

Oracle Public Sector NAC

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Mike Hussey

Industry Executive Director

Oracle Public Sector NAC

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Frank Myers

Strategic Advisor for SLED

Splunk

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Frank Myers

Strategic Advisor for SLED

Splunk

Frank Myers has been working in strategic technology planning for the last 25 years most
recently at Oracle and Splunk. His decades long experience as a project manager, strategic
consultant, enterprise architect and specifically as Global Director of IT at Red Hat have all
provided him with deep insights into helping organizations align the value of projects, they are
undertaking, with their mission outcomes. He has spent the last 5 years at Splunk consulting
with State and Local governments, Institutions of Higher Education and Federal Civilian and
DoD agencies.

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Stephen Kitay

Senior Director, Azure Space

Microsoft

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Stephen Kitay

Senior Director, Azure Space

Microsoft

Stephen Kitay co-leads Microsoft’s efforts to connect Azure with the space sector. The rapid advances in commercial, government and international space capabilities provides a unique opportunity to both enable the space industry through the power of Azure and leverage these space services for Azure customers. Stephen and the Azure Space team are developing capabilities and services to extend connectivity across the world, simulate digital space environments, discover new insights, and drive innovation both on the ground and in orbit.

 

Prior to Microsoft, Stephen served in the United States Government, most recently as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy where he had a key leadership role in the establishment of the U.S. Space Force. He has also held a range of positions in the Air Force, Intelligence Community and Capitol Hill. Stephen has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of West Florida.

 

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Jim Cosby

Deputy CTO, Federal Civilian and Public Sector Partners

NetApp US Public Sector

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Jim Cosby

Deputy CTO, Federal Civilian and Public Sector Partners

NetApp US Public Sector

Jim is currently a Deputy CTO at NetApp US Public Sector and has over 25 years of engineering and leadership experience supporting a variety of Federal and Commercial customers. Jim has focused on Storage, Data Management, and Security for over 20 years including On-Premises, Hybrid, and Cloud technologies. Jim also was a Solution Engineering Director leading technical pre-sales teams for 10 years. Jim has a passion of teaming with customers, partners, and colleagues to drive winning outcomes, and he thrives on helping customers architect optimal, cost-efficient, and secure data management solutions using NetApp technology.

Editorial Moderator

Alisha Powell Gillis

Senior Editor

Route Fifty

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Editorial Moderator

Alisha Powell Gillis

Senior Editor

Route Fifty

Alisha Powell Gillis is the senior editor at Route Fifty where she is responsible for programming live and online events content, moderating panel discussions, soliciting, editing and writing analytical pieces and overseeing the annual Navigator Awards program. Before joining Route Fifty, Alisha was the director for community impact at the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) where she worked to connect urban public libraries to critical issues in state and local government and led event programming. Prior to ULC, Alisha served the nation's governors for nearly a decade at the National Governors Association where she specialized in homeland security, emergency management and cybersecurity issues. Alisha holds a master's degree in global security studies from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor's degree in political science from Hofstra University.

 

Editorial Moderator

Alex Treadway

Vice President / Associate Publisher

Route Fifty

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Vice President / Associate Publisher

Route Fifty

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Editorial Moderator

Patrick Tucker

Technology Editor

Defense One

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Patrick Tucker

Technology Editor

Defense One

Patrick Tucker is technology editor for Defense One. He’s also the author of The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move? (Current, 2014). Previously, Tucker was deputy editor for The Futurist for nine years. Tucker has written about emerging technology in Slate, The Sun, MIT Technology Review, Wilson Quarterly, The American Legion Magazine, BBC News Magazine, Utne Reader, and elsewhere.

Editorial Moderator

Aaron Boyd

Senior Editor for Technology and Events

Nextgov

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Aaron Boyd

Senior Editor for Technology and Events

Nextgov

Aaron Boyd is an award-winning journalist currently serving as senior editor for technology and events at Nextgov. He primarily covers federal government IT contracting and cybersecurity issues affecting both civilian and defense agencies. As a lifelong nerd and policy wonk, he feels right at home covering the intersection of technology and policy in the nation’s capital.

Editorial Moderator

Frank Konkel

Executive Editor

Nextgov

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Frank Konkel

Executive Editor

Nextgov

Frank Konkel is Nextgov’s executive editor. He writes about the intersection of government and technology. Frank began covering tech in 2013 upon moving to the Washington, D.C. area after getting his start in journalism working at local and state issues at daily newspapers in his home state of Michigan. Frank was born and raised on a dairy farm and graduated from Michigan State University.

Editorial Moderator

Andrew Werner

SVP of Federal Technology, Publisher of Nextgov and FCW

GovExec

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Andrew Werner

SVP of Federal Technology, Publisher of Nextgov and FCW

GovExec

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Editorial Moderator

Daniela Fayer

Group Publisher, Defense

GovExec

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Daniela Fayer

Group Publisher, Defense

GovExec

Experienced Publisher with a demonstrated history of working in the publishing industry. Strong media and communication professional skilled in Integrated Marketing, Strategic Partnerships, Marketing, Business Development, and Marketing Strategy. Recognized by Folio’s Women in Media as 2018 Corporate Champion.

Editorial Moderator

George Jackson

Executive Producer

GovExec TV

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George Jackson

Executive Producer

GovExec TV

George Jackson is director of events at GovExec – the largest and most-influential media
company in the public sector marketplace. He joined the company in 2020 to enhance the scale
of their events and audience experiences. In 2021, George launched GovExec TV (streaming
video content) and received the company’s Entrepreneurial Spirit Award, part of their first-
annual Icon Awards.

George graduated from The Ohio State University in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in English.
In 2006, he earned his master’s in broadcast journalism from the University of Maryland,
College Park.

George spent the first five years of his journalism career at WJHL-TV in Johnson City Tenn. –
beginning as an overnight producer for the station’s 6 a.m. broadcast. He advanced to lead on-air
reporter for WJHL’s 11 p.m. newscast.

As a reporter, George examined the earnings of two non-profit hospital systems, felony charges
filed against a local sheriff, predatory paving companies, a health benefits backlog for local
veterans, and a series of cold-case murder investigations. He received an honorable mention for
Best TV Reporter in the 2011 Tennessee AP Broadcast awards and won a Best Investigative
Reporting award from Media General in 2010.

George joined DC’s ABC affiliate WJLA-TV in 2012 to produce Capital Insider, which won
him an Emmy award. One year later, he developed and recorded the pilot episode of Government
Matters – a program about the business of government. It debuted as a weekly show on Sunday,
August 4 th of 2013. George led Government Matters through September of 2020, expanded its
reach to a daily worldwide audience, and produced its first feature-length documentary The
Dawn of Generation AI.

George is from Toledo, Ohio. He lives with his wife, twin daughters, and a pair of rescue dogs in
Northern Virginia.

Editorial Moderator

Alexis Loar

Program Manager

GovExec

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Alexis Loar

Program Manager

GovExec

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