The NVTC Insight Series features short video talks and audio interviews with experts and business leaders from the NVTC membership. Find out what some of the industry’s top minds think about innovation, technology trends, the region’s strengths and staying competitive in today’s business landscape.





Karen Dahut
Executive Vice President
Booz Allen Hamilton
Karen Dahut, a Booz Allen Hamilton Executive Vice President, leads the firm’s Strategic Innovation Group (SIG) and is a member of Booz Allen’s Leadership Team. The SIG was established in 2013 to develop and deliver innovative solutions to clients’ toughest challenges.

Dr. Robert E. Kahn
Chairman, CEO and President
Corporation for National Research Initiatives
Bob Kahn, chairman, CEO and president of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI), discusses the Internet of Things and how the tech industry will address the challenges created by billions of connected devices. He also forecasts what’s next for the technology sector, including non-linearities that are harder to predict, and shares why he’s optimistic about the future.

Todd Stottlemyer
Inova Center for Personalized Health
Todd A. Stottlemyer currently serves as CEO of the Inova Center for Personalized Health. He also serves as a consultant to and member of the Board of Directors of Maximus Federal Services Inc. In April 2015 Maximus acquired Acentia, where Stottlemyer served as CEO and a member of the company’s Board of Directors since January 2011. Acentia was a private equity backed (Snow Phipps Group) information technology company with approximately 1,000 employees and annual revenue of more than $200 million.

John Wood
CEO and Chairman
Telos CEO and chairman John Wood explains why increased collaboration and research funding are so important to growing innovation in our region, particularly in cybersecurity. What’s his suggestion? We need an new “race to the moon” to inspire U.S. students to get into cyber careers.

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Magid M. Abraham, Ph.D.
Cofounder and Executive Chairman
comScore Inc.

Magid Abraham, cofounder and executive chairman of comScore, shares why he started comScore in Northern Virginia instead of Silicon Valley, why it’s easier to launch a company today than when he started out, and how he stays focused on innovation. His advice for entrepreneurs? Take advantage of the local community by networking with other companies and entrepreneurs.

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Anne Altman

The convergence of data, cloud and systems engagement provides opportunities for innovation, new business models and the transformation of current business models according to Anne Altman, former general manager, US Federal and Government Industries at IBM. Find out how these three technologies will simultaneously transform the tech industry.

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S. Bradford Antle
Salient Federal Solutions Inc.

Brad Antle, CEO of Salient Federal Solutions, shares his thoughts on why today’s business environment offers opportunities for agile companies, how entrepreneurs can differentiate their product or service, and why he thinks cyber security is the number one area we should be investing in as a region.

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Greg Baroni
Chairman and CEO

Greg Baroni is the chairman and chief executive officer, as well as co-founder of Attain LLC – a professional services company delivering tangible results to address today’s complex public sector, health and higher education challenges.

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Steve Cooker
Executive Vice President
Monster Government Solutions

Steve Cooker, executive vice president of Monster Government Solutions, discusses what sets Northern Virginia apart from other regions and offers insight on how companies can recruit top talent in the region’s competitive market.

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Ted Davies
Altamira Technologies Corporation

Ted Davies, president and CEO of Altamira Technologies, talks about how our industry has changed dramatically over the last 30 years and why you need to look forward and be agile or be left behind. Companies need to drive innovation into all their decisions and evaluations.

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Nelson M. Ford
President and CEO

Nelson Ford, president and CEO of LMI, shares his take on how the region’s tech sector has changed over the past 40 years and explains why nurturing and supporting innovation among his employees is his top focus.

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Alfred Grasso
President and CEO
The MITRE Corporation

Diversity, which is a key characteristic of our region, leads to innovation, according to Al Grasso, president and CEO of the MITRE Corporation. In this interview, find out how he thinks we can do a better job of translating our region’s R&D investments into innovation.

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Deepak Hathiramani
Chairman and Founder

Find out why Deepak Hathiramani, chairman and founder of Vistronix, believes our region needs to focus on growing and retaining the STEM workforce, developing a culture conducive to entrepreneurship, and attracting more funding sources in order to stay competitive.

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John C. Lee, IV
Independent Board Director

John Lee, an independent board director and former Chair of NVTC, shares why he supports improved transportation for the growing region. He also explains why human capital is the most important aspect to any business.

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Wayne Lucernoni
Harris Mission Sustainment

Wayne Lucernoni, president of Harris Mission Sustainment, discusses the continuation and acceleration of federal government contractors working closely with commercial industry partners to bring together disparate technologies in different layers of industry to help solve problems for government customers.

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Michael Maiorana
Senior Vice President
Verizon Enterprise Solutions – Public Sector

NVTC talked to Mike Maiorana, senior vice president of Public Sector Markets for Verizon Enterprise Solutions, on strategies for recruiting and retaining top talent, how broadband and wireless networks have revolutionized how business gets done, and why it’s an exciting time to be involved in government IT.

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Richard Montoni
CEO and Director

Rich Montoni, CEO and director of MAXIMUS, shares the importance of recruiting and retaining skilled talent and how workforce is a key and critical success factor for his company.

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Jean Stack
Managing Director
Houlihan Lokey

Jean Stack, managing director at Houlihan Lokey, discusses the importance of investment in ideas and why the National Capital Region is a hotbed for technology innovation.

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Marta Wilson
Transformation Systems Inc.

NVTC discussed workforce engagement with Marta Wilson, CEO of Transformation Systems Inc., particularly how investing in human capital can energize the whole workplace.

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We welcome your feedback and ideas for future Insight Series interviews

Want more insights? Check out these Q&A interviews from past issues of the NVTC Voice of Technology magazine.

Avi Reichental, 3D Systems – Summer 2015 Q&A
Avi Reichental, President and CEO of 3D Systems, discusses the profound impact 3D printing is already having today and the tremendous potential it holds for tomorrow.

Mike Corkery, Deltek – Spring 2015 Q&A
Deltek CEO Mike Corkery to discusses his transition to CEO, his leadership philosophy, the economy’s effect on government contractors, innovation, energy and the environment, and the company’s future plans.

Teresa Sullivan, University of Virginia – Winter 2015 Q&A
University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan discusses the university’s plans for adopting new technologies, expanding research, fostering innovation and working to support the next generation workforce.

Richard Clarke, Virginia Cyber Security Commission – Fall 2014 Q&A
National security expert Richard Clarke to discuss his views on drones, their potential uses in the commercial sector, cybersecurity threats and his role as Co-Chair of the Virginia Cyber Security Commission.

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine – Summer 2014 Q&A
Virginia Senator Tim Kaine discusses strategies for promoting innovation, the importance of career and technical education in meeting our nation’s workforce demands, and the Commonwealth’s role in America’s defense and foreign policy.

Steve Knapp, George Washington University – Spring 2014 Q&A
George Washington University president Steve Knapp discusses GW’s efforts to prepare the next-generation workforce, assist veteran and nontraditional students, and invest in research and innovation, as well has his strategic vision for the University.

Bill McDermott, SAP – Winter 2014 Q&A
SAP Co-CEO Bill McDermott discusses his goals for the company as he prepares to become its sole CEO, the disruptive technologies he sees impacting the industry, and how companies can harness the power of the millennial generation in the workforce.

Dr. Ángel Cabrera, George Mason University – Fall 2013 Q&A
George Mason University President Dr. Ángel Cabrera discusses his vision for the university, including Mason’s partnerships with local businesses, support for entrepreneurs and growing global connections.

John Burton, Updata Partners – Summer 2013 Q&A
Updata Partners Co-Founder and General Partner John Burton provides advice to entrepreneurs seeking early-stage funding and discusses the state of mergers and acquisitions and venture capital in the region.

Sean O’Keefe, EADS – Spring 2013 Q&A
EADS North America Chairman of the Board and CEO Sean O’Keefe to discuss the disruptive effects of sequestration, risk-taking and innovation, and why the time is right for contracting reform.

Senator Mark Warner – Winter 2013 Q&A
Sen. Mark Warner discusses international competitiveness and innovation, immigration and the talent market, financing startups with crowdfunding, and the future of federal government spending in the face of sequestration.

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