Focused Networking

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 – 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Avoid the afternoon rush and gather with industry and government peers for unstructured discussion and networking. Focused Networking, now in its third year, was added in response to requests from attendees for increased opportunities to engage both industry colleagues and government peers to discuss shared challenges and collaborative solutions in more depth. For this iteration, we have chosen four key subject areas to align with topics of key interest to the Department of Defense.

We hope to attract experts from both industry and government for a productive exchange of innovative ideas. The sessions are designed to be interactive and conversational. This is a PowerPoint free zone with only a podium, minimal seating and high-top tables to facilitate networking flow.

Discussion facilitators will assist in getting things started by introducing the discussion topics with a few framing remarks but limited to 5-7 minutes to allow the balance of the time for discussion.

Members of the DISA's Corporate Connections team will also be present to engage with industry.

No prior sign-up necessary; open to all registered symposium attendees.

Discussion Topics:

Software Defined Enterprise (SDE)
(Room 323)

Paul Inverso
Technical Manager
Software Defined Enterprise (SDE) Technical Management Office, Cyber Development Directorate
Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

Business Systems Modernization – People, Process, Technology
(Room 324)

Yosira Jamison
Acting Chief
Business Systems Program Management Office (PMO), Engineering Branch
Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

Cyber Operations Tools
(Room 325)

Dr. Jim Travis, CISM
Division Chief
Cyber Situational Awareness/CyberNetOps
Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

Endpoint Security
(Room 326)

Fredrick Cook
Endpoint Security Branch
Defense Information Systems Agency