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#Jenna Follin is a recent college graduate from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. She double majored in Business Management and Communications & Media Studies with minors in Marketing and French. During her college years, Jenna has had 4 internship experiences in industries including sales, SEO, marketing strategy, and digital and social media marketing. Tune in to hear her college and internship journeys, details about her current job search, and advice that she has for her fellow young professional
Ursula Cowan-A police detective and a security expert
Ursula Cowan, is a Senior Threat Research Analyst at Verodin (a FireEye Company), focusing on researching adversaries’ tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs), breaking them down to the smallest behaviors, for the purpose of replicating them within the Verodin Security Instrumentation Platform. Ursula's career started as a police detective investigating cyber-crime, death, and online exploitation. She later added computer forensics examiner to her list of responsibilities. Her training in computer forensics was at the U.S. Secret Service’s National Computer Forensic Institute (NCFI) she holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology, and graduates in May ’20 with a Master of Science in Digital Forensics from the University of Central Florida
Brian Reed--Expert in Mobile Security
#Brian Reed, Chief Mobility Officer at NowSecure
As NowSecure Chief Mobility Officer, industry veteran Brian Reed brings over a 15 years of experience in mobile, security and risk including NowSecure, Good Technology, BlackBerry, BoxTone, and ZeroFOX working with Fortune 2000 global customers, mobile trailblazers and government agencies. With more than 25 years driving innovative solutions and securing customer success, Brian is a dynamic speaker and compelling storyteller who brings unique insights and global experience. Brian is a frequent speaker at events including DevOpsWorld, DevOps Days, RSA, OWASP, Droidcon, FS-ISAC, Gartner, Mobile World Congress, and numerous vertical industry events. Brian is a graduate of Duke University.
Krysta James--Human Resources
Krysta has over 15 years of extensive experience within all facets of the Human Resources Function. With her many years of experience, Krysta has had proven success in planning, implementing and supporting Human Resources plans and strategies consistent with organization values and policies. Krysta’s clients range from start up technology companies to global consulting firms, and everything in between. She thrives creating environments that encourages employees to push their boundaries, be successful and meet their personal developmental goals, while obtaining the business outcomes Executives desire. Krysta believes Human Resources is the critical lifeline of a company as people are the biggest resource and business advantage. She is co-founder of Verity Group, a human resources consulting firm.
B.S. Clemson University
Terry Clower, Ph.D. Technology in Northern Virginia
Terry L. Clower is Northern Virginia Chair and Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University. He is also director of GMU’s Center for Regional Analysis. The Center provides economic and public policy research services to sponsors in the private, non-profit and public sectors. Prior to joining GMU, he was director for the Center for Economic Development and Research at the University of North Texas.
Dr. Clower has authored or co-authored over 170 articles, book chapters, and research reports reflecting experience in economic and community development, economic and fiscal impact analysis, housing, transportation, land use planning, and economic forecasting. His scholarly articles have appeared in Economic Development Quarterly; Urban Studies; Economic Development Review; Regional Studies, Regional Science; the Australasian Journal of Regional Studies; Regional Studies Regional Science, Sustaining Regions; and Applied Research in Economic Development. His most recent publication is the textbook Globalization, Planning and Local Economic Development with Prof. Andrew Beer (Taylor-Francis, London).
Dr. Clower received a B.S. in Marine Transportation from Texas A&M University in 1982, a M.S. in Applied Economics from the University of North Texas in 1992 and a Ph.D. in Information Sciences from the University of North Texas in 1997 specializing in information policy issues and the use of information resources.
Paul Stimers--Changes in Technology
Mr. Stimers focuses his policy advocacy efforts on matters related to emerging technologies, such as commercial spaceflight, IT, nanotechnology, and water technology, and advises a wide range of companies and industry associations in pursuing legislation and representing their interests before Congress and federal agencies.
Sponsored by: Fairfax City, Looking Glass Cyber
As policy counsel to several major commercial spaceflight companies and the leading industry association for commercial spaceflight, Paul has been active in helping the industry grow quickly and safely, while continuing to support a strong role for NASA in space exploration.
In the field of information technology policy, Paul works with software companies and industry associations to ensure data and network security without restricting technological development. He has helped manage industry-wide efforts to prevent technology mandates while improving security. He has also assisted companies in developing privacy policies that protect consumers’ personal information while enabling new products and services. He was actively involved in matters relating to Internet governance during the recent transition of DNS authority. He founded the Quantum Industry Coalition, a group of quantum computing, communications, and cryptography companies working to advance U.S. leadership in the field.
In addition to his work with emerging technologies, Paul works extensively with nonprofit organizations addressing the needs of the world’s poorest people. He helped to pass the Water for the Poor Act of 2005, which created a framework for the United States to help provide millions of people with sustainable access to safe drinking water and sanitation, and the Water for the World Act of 2014, which further expanded US efforts to improve access. Since 2005, he has helped direct more than $1.5 billion toward providing water and sanitation to those who need it most. ] supporting funding for broader US poverty-focused development assistance.
Mr. Stimers was listed among the “40 Under 40: K Street’s New Generation of Lobbyists” by The Washingtonian.
Most recently, Mr. Stimers was nationally ranked by Chambers USA 2015 under “Government: Government Relations (Up and Coming).”
Mr. Stimers is a member of the Executive Committee of the Greater Washington Board of Trade.
J.D., Harvard Law School
M.P.A. Harvard University
B.A. University of Washington, (summa cum laude, Truman Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa)