DC Tech Community Tag

08 Jan Q&A: The Geek In Residence Helping Startups Bloom

G. Nagesh Rao is the Chief Technologist at the United States Small Business Administration, but his business card reads Geek In Residence. Along with boosting entrepreneurship at the SBA and in partnership with other federal agencies, he's an advisor for a host of entrepreneurship-related groups including...

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18 Oct Understanding the Government-Buying Season

One of the highlights of the GAIN conference was a panel of current and former government officials who discussed the myths surrounding the government-buying season. Panelists included: Henry J. Sienkiewicz, Former CIO, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA); Joanne Woytek, Program Manager, NASA SEWP, Goddard Space...

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03 May Marketing Best Practices from DC-area CMOs

  One of the highlights of the Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit (MAMS) is the annual CMO panel. This year’s event featured Lauren Bates, CMO of UrbanStems; Linda Kerr, Director of Marketing, Kajeet; and Joe Vacca, CMO, Revature. Paul Sherman, Publisher of Potomac Tech Wire, moderated the session. A...

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30 Jun Live from Red Hat Summit

This has been a busy and exciting week! On Monday I flew out to San Francisco to work with the Red Hat communications team during their annual partner and user conference, Red Hat Summit. Summit is an incredible conference for anyone -- from developers to the...

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16 Dec Big Idea: CONNECTpreneur Winter Forum Part 2

For the second part of the CONNECTpreneur Winter Forum (click here for Part I), the event showcased a panel discussion focused on “Hot Trends In Venture Capital and Early Stage Capital Funding.” Panelists included big names in the investment community, including: Jonathan Aberman (moderator), Managing Director, Amplifier...

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08 Dec SpeakerBox Gets Busy Giving Back!

It’s that time of year again! Children all around the world are meticulously preparing their holiday wish lists in hopes they will receive something they have been waiting for all year. Unfortunately, that is not the case for every child. In the spirit of holiday giving,...

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08 May B2G Marketing Tips from the Experts

Our own Elizabeth Shea moderated the B2G Marketing Panel at the Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit.  This group covered a broad range of topics from the organization of marketing teams, to successes, and the best metrics for a B2G marketing program. The panelists were: Stacey Piper, VP Federal...

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08 May Creating a Powerful Customer Experience

Leigh George, CEO of Freedom, led a jam-packed session entitled “How to Create Experiences Customers Would Crawl Over Hot Coals to Have.”  She offered the following tips for marketers interested in adopting more of a customer-centric approach to marketing. It’s not all about you.  It’s about...

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20 Mar Government Security Takes Center Stage

This week, FedScoop hosted the annual “Security Through Innovation Summit,” featuring high-level executives from government and industry discussing topics as varied as innovation, mobility, big data, virtualization and cloud – as they relate to security. There were several key themes that emerged during the daylong event...

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24 Apr Advice from Top Tech CMOs

SpeakerBox’s very own Elizabeth Shea moderated the lively CMO panel at this year's Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit.  Panelists included: Sonny Ganguly, CMO, WeddingWire Susan Ganeshan, CMO, newBrandAnalytics You Mon Tsang, CMO, Vocus The session started with a hot-button question: “Is Facebook dead?” Though the panelists agreed that Facebook is important for...

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20 Nov Deloitte Announces 2013 Fast 500 Winners

Last week, Deloitte published its annual list of Technology’s Fast 500, and Elizabeth Shea and I were fortunate enough to be at the D.C. area dinner when the rankings were announced. The North American Fast 500 celebrates companies of all sizes in the U.S. and Canada...

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14 Jun FedTalks 2013 Highlights Innovation

This week’s FedTalks event, commemorating the 5th anniversary of FedScoop, was held at the beautifully redesigned Arena Stage near the waterfront in DC. One of the best things about FedTalks is the emphasis on positive change and government innovation. The day started with an inspiring presentation...

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26 May DC’s Top Tech Presence

Every year Fortune releases a list of the 100 best companies to work for. This year 19 of the 100 are tech companies, including half of the top 10. (Although, you could argue that a lot more than 19 of these companies are tech-related, these are...

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04 Apr MindShare 2013 Kick Off Is A Succe$$

Tuesday night marked the beginning of MindShare's 17th year, and we held the annual kickoff meeting at the Verizon Center, with a special pre-Wizards game reception with Ted Leonsis. I felt honored as a newly inducted board member, and I'm excited to be involved.   Ok, before...

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05 Dec MoDevEast Main Stage: The Latest in Mobile Development

Last week, mobile developers joined forces at the Gannett Conference Center in McLean, VA for the conference portion of MoDevEast – a mobile conference for developers, managers, designers and marketers to gather and talk about everything mobile.  The event consisted of pre-conference workshops on Thursday,...

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16 Nov Deloitte Announces DC Fast 500 Winners

Deloitte announced the winners of the Fast 500 at events around the country on Tuesday. Lisa Throckmorton and I were invited to the DC event, which was well attended by many of the regional companies that made the North American list. At the dinner, the...

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22 Oct Ask The Influencers: Steven Overly

I recently met up with business and tech reporter Steven Overly at Distilled Intelligence 2.0. Steven's Washington Post - Capital Business weekly column, The Download, covers the Washington region’s technology, life sciences and venture capital communities. As someone focused on the news, people and ideas that make up...

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