F5 Government Technology Symposium

Speakers

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Matthew Braverman

Keynote Speaker

Matthew Braverman

Supervisory Special Agent, FBI Washington Field Office

Matthew Braverman is a Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) at the FBI's Washington Field Office. SSA Braverman's squad is responsible for investigating complex state-sponsored computer intrusions targeting organizations within DC and Northern Virginia. SSA Braverman entered on-duty with the FBI on March 4, 2007. In addition to the Washington Field Office, SSA Braverman has worked in the FBI's Buffalo field office, investigating a variety of cyber crime. Prior to the FBI, SSA Braverman worked as a program manager within Microsoft's Antimalware team. SSA Braverman has a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University in computer science.

John Keese

Lunch Keynote

John Keese

Former Director of Government Cloud Services, CSRA and Past President and Founder of Autonomic Resources

Enterprise technology leader, cloud solutions expert, and founder / CEO of Autonomic Resources, a CSRA and innovative cloud services company that serves US government, civilian, Department of Defense (DoD), federal contractors and government services firms delivering secure, cost effective cloud services in forms of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS.

Demonstrated expertise in depth and breadth of cloud services with unique ability to share complex information in easy to understand terms. Spearheaded Autonomic Resources’ efforts to gain recognition as first ever accredited cloud service under FedRAMP and compliance from Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).

Pioneered and led ground-breaking efforts in public sector IT and cloud security. Built organization with service catalog of FedRAMP authorized cloud offerings. Identified, pursued, and delivered quality and innovative information technologies and cloud services to US federal government.

Recognized for entrepreneurial and creative spirit. Worked with departments and agencies to meet objectives and maintained successful record of contract wins both as prime and subcontractor. Offered exceptional levels of customer service complemented by secure, reliable, and cost effective solutions for government’s most challenging technology issues. Award: Red Hat Partner of the Year in Government, 2014.

John has a Bachelor of Science from State University College of New York at Brockport in Economics.

John Gilroy

Panel Moderator

John Gilroy

Managing Partner, The Oakmont Group, Host, Federal Tech Talk on Federal News Radio

For the past twenty-five years John Gilroy has been involved in federal technology. John has written 523 technology columns for The Washington Post, has made 167 television appearances including C-SPAN and Dateline NBC, and has done weekly interviews on Federal News Radio for ten years. Federal Tech Talk with John Gilroy has had everyone from Vint Cerf to Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales in the studio.

Georgetown University recognized his expertise in 2011 and asked him to teach at the graduate level in the Technology Management program. After two years John won the Tropaia Award for outstanding faculty.

He has received over two hundred invitations to speak in the past decade. He has spoken everywhere from South Dakota to south Florida. For example, last month he conducted an all day workshop at Ft. Belvoir and presented to the Government Financial Planners Organization in Denver.

Lori MacVittie

Keynote Speaker

Lori MacVittie

Principal Technical Evangelist, F5 Networks

Lori MacVittie is an O’Reilly author and Security evangelist at F5 Networks focused on emerging technologies and trends. Having joined F5 in 2006, she has spoken at numerous events & conferences on a wide variety of topics as well as representing F5’s company vision in customer, press and analyst relations engagements.

Lori has extensive development and technical architecture experience in both high-tech and enterprise organizations, in addition to network and systems administration expertise. Prior to joining F5, MacVittie was an award-winning technology editor at Network Computing Magazine.

Follow Lori on Twitter: @lmacvittie

Chris Quinn

Chris Quinn

Director of Sales Engineering, Cylance

Chris Quinn is Director of Federal Sales Engineering for Cylance. His 20+ years of security experience across financials, publishing, healthcare, and public sector have made for some interesting times. But don’t worry, Chris can neither confirm nor deny early in his career he unintentionally shipped a set of CD’s containing enterprise software contaminated with malware to the company’s recently acquired division. Thank goodness for astute colleagues!

Don Wiggins

Don Wiggins

Global Solutions Architect, Equinix

Don Wiggins is a Global Solutions Architect at Equinix. Beginning with a 21 year career in the US Air Force spanning 1982-2003, Don’s career began early on in the Information Technology field. His early work beginning in the mid-1980s with pre-Internet Main/Mini Frame technology in the Department of Defense Health Care arena eventually led to orchestrating Internet-activation of the first DoD Healthcare facility in the Pacific Air Command in 1995. Following retirement in 2003, Don founded Convergence Technologies (Fairfax, VA) and hosted a congressionally-funded RDT&E project to evaluate virtualization technologies best suited for global server consolidation across the Air Force Medical Service.

Leveraging previous experience in building and supporting Data Warehouse environments, Don was also instrumental in the development of the Department of Defense’s largest healthcare information repository “COHORT” – an invaluable resource providing global disease surveillance and ad-hoc analytics. His career eventually led him to Equinix in 2013 where he began as a Sales Engineer before quickly being promoted to Global Solutions Architect a year later.

He now works with a global team of seasoned technology experts assisting both Public and Private Sector customers with their Digital Transformation pursuits, a task typically involving equal measures of Cloud adoption, WAN optimization and digital ecosystem orientation.