October 22, 2019

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AFCEA INNOVATION SHOWCASE Series - Season 3 - Episode 4
October 22, 2019 - 3:00PM ET

TV Worldwide Studios, 4206 Technology Court, Suite F, Chantilly, Virginia

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October 22, 2019

AFCEA International is sponsoring a series of Innovation SHOWCASE events where companies can pitch their capabilities to a panel of government and nongovernment technology experts. Topics can range from artificial intelligence to digital transformation to cybersecurity to any great idea. If you've nearly perfected an innovation or business process that would revolutionize technology procurement or you've thought about starting your own business, this is your chance to get advice from experts. Participating in the Innovation SHOWCASE is a great way to hear from experienced entreprenuers and other business professionals as well as to gain visibility through the ongoing webcast on TV Worldwide. Each episode features six companies that each have five minutes to give their pitch.

Innovation SHOWCASE Judges (TBA)

Colonel (Retired) Laurie Moe Buckhout President and CEO of Corvus Consulting
Colonel (Retired) Laurie Moe Buckhout is the President and CEO of Corvus Consulting, a strategic consulting and services group serving DoD Electronic Warfare, Cyber and Information Warfare communities. She served as an Army Officer from 1984 to 2010, retiring to assume a position in the Defense Industry.  Ms Buckhout is a native of Virginia and attended James Madison University.  Upon completion of JMU’s ROTC Scholarship program, she was commissioned a 2LT in the Army Signal Corps in 1984, and from there served in leadership and staff positions from the 3rd Infantry Division to the White House, and from Platoon Leader to Battalion Commander, ending her career as Chief of Electronic Warfare for the Army’s Headquarters Staff. Read more...

Les Owens Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer,
Treada Technology Group

Mr. Owens is a co-founder, CTO and COO of Treada Technology Group—a Vienna Va-based Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) that delivers cybersecurity, systems/software engineering and R&D capabilities to Federal and Commercial clients. He also serves as a subject matter expert in cybersecurity, wireless security and other technologies for the company.

Mr. Owens is an action-oriented, hands-on, seasoned executive and professional with over 30 years of leadership, business management, technology, and operations experience in Commercial and DoD consulting. Mr. Owens also has expertise in engineering development, innovation, and applied research. He is a high energy, creative, enthusiastic, and inspiring leader, people developer, and business developer.

During his long career, Mr. Owens has worked for several major organizations including the NSA, AT&T, GTE, Nortel Networks and Iridium. Prior to co-founding Treada Technology Group, Mr. Owens was VP of Cybersecurity and CTO for SuprTEK for nearly five years. Prior to SuprTEK, as a Principal, he built a large wireless security and Information Assurance practice at Booz Allen.

Mr. Owens has a BSEE from Virginia Tech and began his career as a microprocessor-based systems design engineer in the area of SIGINT for DoD. He also holds a MSEE from GW. He completed all of the coursework and exams for a PhD in EE from Virginia Tech—and performed academic research in security for cognitive radio. Mr. Owens has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Computer Science at Georgetown, and served as the Technical Editor for Wireless Security Perspectives. He is a perpetual innovator and holds nine US patents.

Bryan Ward

Executive Architect, UNISYS
Executive-level Technology Leader with 36 yrs experience delivering technology innovations & strategies, solutions architectures, mission-critical systems and new-business growth. A Cloud industry thought leader whose innovations & strategies increase revenues & improve profits. A highly motivated & accomplished collaborator, communicator & facilitator; successfully engaged all corporate & customer levels.

Federal Civilian, DoD & Intelligence Community IT Solutions; Commercial IT Solutions.

Corporate Cloud strategies; Cloud & IoT technologies; Enterprise Architectures & Infrastructures; IT Modernization, Transformation, and Data Center Consolidation; Federal IT solutions; Agile & ITSM;
Solutions Architect; BD; Program & Technical Management; Mission Application & Product Development; Data Warehousing; Middleware solutions

As Technology Innovator, helping to mature Federal Cloud standards (e.g. NIST Cloud Interoperability and Portability Committee). Served as Deputy Commissioner on president’s CLOUD2 commission and as co-chair of the TechAmerica FedRAMP working group.

As a Corporate Technology Strategist, crafted Cloud strategies that drove organizational convergence, reduced delivery cost & risk, and increased profits. Resulting Hybrid-IT Cloud Services and Solutions portfolio enabled corporate P&L units to support a broad spectrum of federal & commercial customers.

As Solutions Architect & Program Manager, created business-driven tech solutions that consistently exceed expectations. Led & architected complex Hybrid-IT/Cloud solutions for business, field-ops, and data analytic missions. Built, deployed & operated (on a global-scale) real-time IoT alert/response systems, enterprise-level business services, C2 systems, and secure mission-critical applications.

As Business Developer, helped shape & capture opportunities; delivered 30+ proposals; and consistently delivered winning technical solutions & scores.