SkyFoundry - John Petze (8:20 am -8:55 am)
"Brief Introduction to Analytics"
SkyFoundry Co-founder, John Petze was CEO of Tridium and also served as Global Sales Director Smart Buildings Cisco, VP Product Development Andover Controls, and CEO of Teletrol Systems. In 2006 John was named as one of 10 Pioneers in M2M (Internet of Things). He also serves as Chairman and Executive board member of Project-Haystack and served on the executive committee for the oBIX standard developed under OASIS.
GSA - Ralph Buchanan - Ralph Buchanan - Office of Small Business Utilization (9:05 am - 9:55 am)
"How to Access Procurement Opportunities"
Ralph Buchanan is the NCR Region 11 Small Business Specialist for GSA Office of Small Business Utilization – National Capital Region, covering Washington, DC; Maryland, (Montgomery and Prince George's counties); and Virginia (the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church, and Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties).
Ralph is a regional advocate responsible for ensuring that small businesses have the maximum practicable opportunity to compete for and receive government contracts. Additionally he provides support and assistance in planning, implementing and coordinating programs to help NCR meet its socio-economic contracting goals.
Prior to joining GSA, Ralph served in a number of programmatic roles at the U.S. Small Business Administration, including the Office of Government Contracting, with a focus on subcontracting compliance and the District Offices of Washington DC and the Richmond District Office (RDO), specifically in providing counseling, access to capital, and contracting support to regional small businesses.
CARLA UNDURRAGA | Sector Manager and SBLO, Global Supplier Diversity Programs - Northrop Grumman Corporation - Defense Systems Sector (10:05 am - 10:55 am)
Carla Undurraga oversees all aspects of the strategically important Global Supplier Diversity Program for Northrop Grumman’s Defense Systems (NGDS) sector. Since 2012, Ms. Undurraga is charged with assisting business development, capture, program, contracts, and global supply chain organizations in executing teaming strategies, strategic sourcing initiatives, and ensuring compliance with federal, state, and corporate laws that govern the administration of small business programs.
Ms. Undurraga has over 20 years of experience in federal government contracting and has held increasingly responsible positions in contracts, procurement, operations, and supplier diversity. She served as Science Applications International Corporation’s (SAIC) Corporate Mentor-Protégé Program Manager for years, and under her guidance, SAIC received nine Department of Defense Nunn-Perry awards for Mentor Protégé Excellence.
After a 10 year career at SAIC, a large business, Ms. Undurraga joined a small business with 180 employees and was a division director leading accounts with P/L responsibility. Advocating for small business in this arena led to her transition back to a large business where in her current role at Northrop Grumman, she can influence teaming decisions to help small businesses win government contracts.
Ms. Undurraga earned a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication and Business Administration at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She is married and resides in northern Virginia with her husband and their three children.
George P. Sigalos (11:05 am - 11:55 am)
"How Your Contracting Business Will Survive in a Time of National Emergency"
George P Sigalos LLC (GPS) operates as a private company. The Company works to provide its clients with comprehensive consulting and government affairs services. GPS helps its clients navigate government regulation and policy. George P Sigalos LLC achieves its goals through general advisory services.
Lenley Hensarling - Aerospike (12:05 pm - 12:55 pm)
Lenley Hensarling is the Chief Strategy Officer of Aerospike. Lenley has more than 30 years of experience in engineering management, product management, and operational management at both startups and large successful software companies. Lenley previously held executive positions at Novell, Enterworks, JD Edwards, EnterpriseDB, and Oracle. He has extensive experience in delivering value to customers and shareholders in both enterprise applications and infrastructure software. Lenley believes that business is now happening in real-time and that the right infrastructure for serving data to new real-time applications is a rapidly accelerating requirement for businesses to succeed.
Kevin P. Young (1:05 pm - 1:55 pm)
"Federal Government's near-term as well as longer term technology and critical infrastructure needs."
Kevin P. Young is a Washington, DC-based corporate executive, management consultant and adjunct professor with a long and successful history in the planning and execution of Growth, Marketing, Business Development and Business Management strategy, programs, processes and metrics across multiple industries.
He has served in senior vice president or vice president roles for three FORTUNE 500 companies: LandAmerica Financial Group (now Fidelity National Financial), Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and Unisys.
Achievements over 35 years include announcing AS/400 and RISC System/6000 for IBM; international expansion for Unisys; commercial expansion for LandAmerica and SAIC; and launching USA TODAY for Gannett. Honors include IBM’s Outstanding Achievement in Marketing Award, IBM's Award of Excellence and (as a site team) the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, presented by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Mr. Young’s management consultant clients include Amdocs (Israel), Capgemini (France), CENTECH, Computer Sciences Corporation, Deltek, Deloitte, ITT Exelis Geospatial Systems (now Harris), George Mason University’s Volgenau School of Engineering, Leidos, Markel, MicroTech and Universal Sales Environment (China). Board memberships include Consequence of Sound™, now one of the world’s leading and most recognized music, film and steaming content sources.
KEY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CLIENTS include the Departments of Defense, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Justice, State, Treasury, Transportation and Veterans Affairs; Intelligence Community; and Broadcasting Board of Governors, NASA, SBA and USPS. KEY PUBLIC SECTOR CLIENTS include the States of Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia; Counties of Dallas (TX), Marion (IN), Orange (CA), Shelby (TN) and Tulare (CA); and Cities of Anaheim, Chicago, Indianapolis and Memphis.
Mr. Young also serves as Adjunct Professor of Marketing for George Mason University’s School of Business and Volgenau School of Engineering. Graduate, undergraduate and executive education courses include “Federal Government Marketing,” “Engineering Marketing and Financial Analysis,” “Government Market Master™,” “Marketing Decision Systems,” “Marketing in a Global Economy,” “Marketing of Innovations and Technology Products and Services” and “Principles of Marketing.” He is a Professionally Qualified (PQ) faculty member under the accreditation of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB); a trainer for the Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) via the GMU Enterprise Center, and U.S. Small Business Development Center (SBDC); and co-founder and co-director of the Government Market Master™ Certification Program.
Emily Harman - Former Director of the Department of the Navy's (DON) Office of Small Business Programs
(2:05 pm - 255 pm)
"How to Propel Your Company Onward in GOVCON"
BIOGRAPHY: Emily D. Harman (Emily Harman Coaching and Consulting, LLC) Ms. Emily Harman has 38 years of service to her country as both a Naval Officer and civilian federal employee, retiring as a member of the Senior Executive Service in May 2019. Ms. Harman’s last assignment was Director of the Department of the Navy's (DON) Office of Small Business Programs where she served as the chief advisor to the Secretary of the Navy on all small business matters. In this role, she was responsible for policy, advocacy, execution, and advice pertaining to Small Business Programs and personnel throughout the Navy and Marine Corps. During her tenure she required each of the DON’s 10 major buying commands to publish and execute a Small Business Strategy and led the DON to record-setting small business awards (over $15 billion annually).
Ms. Harman began her government career in 1981 as a Midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy. She served seven years on active duty and 13 years in the Naval Reserves as a Supply Corps Officer. She began her civilian career with the Naval Supply Systems Command in 1992 as a Contract Specialist. She held contracting positions of increasing levels of responsibility at various locations throughout the Navy, contracting for supplies, services, and major weapon systems. Her last two civilian positions were in the Small Business Program.
Emily finds deep satisfaction in helping others achieve their goals and realize their potential. She continues to serve through her business, Emily Harman Coaching and Consulting, LLC. As a small business consultant, Ms. Harman delivers expert, customized service to small businesses in the federal contracting arena. She helps small businesses navigate the government contracting process and often serves as a sounding board to help small businesses handle difficult situations with the federal government.
As a personal coach Ms. Harman works with accomplished women who want more fulfillment in their personal and professional lives. They appear to have it all together, but are exhausted and overworked, rarely take time for themselves or their health, and want to make big life changes but don't know how. She helps them take control of their lives so they can free up time for selfcare, improve their health, and find fulfillment.
Ms. Harman also hosts the Onward Podcast featuring authentic conversations on facing adversity and moving forward. Her podcast reaches a world-wide audience, gives people an opportunity to tell their story, and enables her listeners to remember they are not alone in facing adversity.
1985 BS in Physical Science, U.S. Naval Academy
2010 Leadership Southern Maryland
2011 MS in Acquisition and Contract Management, Florida Institute of Technology
2016 U.S. Navy Strategic Thinking Workshop, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
2016 Understanding the Govt - Industry Relationship, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
2017 DON Executive Leadership Program, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
DoD Program Management Certification, Level I
DoD Contracting Certification, Level III
DoD Small Business Certification, Level III National Contract Management Association Certified Professional Contracts Manager
Air Force: Mr. Mike McWilliams (3:05 am - 3:55 am)
JOSEPH (Mike) MCWILLIAMS,
Senior Air Force Small Business/Acquisitions Program Manager
SUMMARY OF POSITIONS/SKILLS:
Over 30 years’ experience in various positions and programs to include the Joint Strike Fighter Program, Acquisitions/Logistics Program Management in systems at Air Force Material Command and Product Center, Air Logistics and Air Staff, Acquisition Integration Directorate, Small Business Resource Management and Small Business Industrial Modernization.
Small Business Chief of Staff/Program Manager/Resource Manager, HQ Pentagon.
Acting Deputy Director, Air Force Office of Small Business Programs.
Serves on the Board for the Correction of Military Records (BCMR).
Sustainment Directorate, Chief of Staff Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program.
Deputy Director, Warfighter Integration, Joint Strike Fighter Program.
Deputy Director, Logistics Support Products, Joint Strike Fighter Program.
Acting Director, Logistics Support Products, Joint Strike Fighter Program.
Air Staff, Division Chief, Acquisition Management Policy Division.
Services Contract Manager for SAF/AQ Air Staff (SAFTAS), HQ Pentagon.
Air Staff Program Element Monitor (PEM), HQ Pentagon.
Program Director, Next Generation Small A/C Loader program, Air Logistics Center.
Deputy Program Director, 60K A/C Loader Program, ACAT II. Air Logistics Center.