IiDisruptor Tech Talk 3.6

IDisruptor Tech Talk 3.6

Markets, Technology, and the New Now
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This iDisruptor focused on our country’s emergence festering from COVID-19, transitioning to the “NEW NOW” by Fall 2021, by showcasing the technologies, disruptive ideas, and having as speakers, forward-thinking leaders contributing to our emergence from the pandemic,

We again offer our thanks to these speakers: LTG (ret.) Bruce Crawford, former Commanding General, APG and now SVP for Strategic Development at Jacobs; Darius Irani, Ph.D. Chief Economist, Towson University and Sean Plankey, Deputy Asst Secretary, Cybersecurity, Dept of Energy (FMR), and for the expertise of moderator John Karabias, Vice President of Growth and Strategy for Jacobs’ Cyber and Intelligence business, adjunct professor of information systems at Loyola University of MD, and board member at the NMTC.






iDisruptor 3.6 Presentation by Dr. Darius Iranai

YouTube Video of iDisruptor 3.6





10th Annual Visionary Awards Honorees announced

NMTC 10th Annual Visionary Awards

We are pleased to enter our second decade honoring those who help improve and create or STEM educated workforce.

The NMTC Visionary Awards, celebrates our neighbors, colleagues, family, and friends for their volunteer efforts that contribute to building a STEM-educated workforce and advancing technology & innovation. The combination of the two provide rewarding careers for our children, expands our regional economy and protects our national security. This evening gala honors those individuals.

Our honorees are recommended by the Academy of Visionary Awards along with the NMTC Visionary Awards Committee – a very deliberative process and worthy of the contributions these honorees make continuously to our community. The Academy of Visionary Awards, this year, will be 140 honorees.

Our honorees are recommended by the Academy of Visionary Awards along with the NMTC Visionary Awards Committee – a very deliberative process and worthy of the contributions these honorees make continuously to our community. The Academy of Visionary Awards comprises 140 honorees, over the previous 10 years.

We thank:
Our returning Gala sponsor, Harford Community College
Theme Sponsor, Bravura Information Technology Systems
Platinum Sponsor, DSA, INC
Platinum Sponsor, Cecil College
Gold Sponsor, Discovery Center at Water’s Edge
Silver Sponsor, Towson University in NE MD

The 2021 Visionary Award honorees are:

Visionary  Jeff Foulk, CEO SURVICE Engineering

Leader Laura Cianelli Preston, Dean of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, Harford Community College
Leader Kyle Rickansrud, Director of Technology Services and Media, Cecil County Public Schools
Leader  Tim McNamara, Chairman, Facilities Committee, Discovery Center at Water’s Edge
Leader  Andrew Renzulli, Supervisor of Science, Harford County Public Schools
Leader Dr. James Morgan, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Cecil College

Innovator  Todd Miller, Product Manager, Data Systems Analysts, Inc
Innovator Dawn Grissom, Project Director, Harford Community College
Innovator JP Lapps, Senior Vice President, NextGen Federal Systems
Innovator Kim Sheppard, Chair Mathematics Department, Cecil College
Innovator Mark A. Mears, Director, Facilities Management & Emerg. Prep. ChristianaCare, Union Hospital

Mentor Amy Fares, Project Manager, Data Systems Analysts, Inc
Mentor Erin Poole, Customer Service Representative and SharePoint Developer, Data Systems Analysts, Inc
Mentor Dr. Art Lee, Research Engineer, (ret) US Army Research Lab
Mentor Sarah Wheat, Chief, Employee Development and Engagement Branch, Army Research Lab

Rising Star Kayla Ross, Science and Engineering Lab Coordinator, Cecil College
Rising Star Jeremy Ruroede, Founder, SERRI Technologies



Positioning To Win In A Period of Uncertainty

Positioning to Win In a Period of Economic Uncertainty

Information, intelligence, and concepts that will position a company for long term success as the Covid-19 turmoil plays out.  Highly educational in nature, but more importantly, well-thought out, with their client proven concepts, highly actionable.


Thanks Gant Global for your support




Presented By:
Michael Augerinos
Regional Director of Business Development, Cogent Analytics

Michael is a Regional Director for Cogent Analytics, helping hundreds of small business owners become more efficient, profitable, and most importantly, improving their quality of life! He will share their concept of the 4 pillar, a tailored solution that has supported growth and empowered owners to make informed business decisions. 

Stuart Wilkins
A fellow Marylander, with years in both the MD Department of the Environment, overseeing all business operations, and the MD Transit Administration overseeing business operations for the Purple Line, he now focuses on educating small business owners on how to improve operations, sales, personnel, measurements, which all impacts profits.

NMTC 8th Annual Visionary Awards Announces Honorees

Honorees For Our 8th Annual Visionary Awards announced.

The NMTC Visionary Awards, celebrates and recognizes your neighbors, colleagues, family, and friends contributing to building a STEM-educated workforce and advancing technology & innovation. They, and our awards committee, are a total volunteer effort.

Visionary Award    Claudine Adams       Bravura Information Technology Systems

Leader Award       Kathleen Kirk       DSA, Inc.
Leader Award       Susan Manning       Freedom Federal Credit Union
Leader Award       Jamie Gurganus Ph. D  University Maryland, Baltimore County
Innovator Award   Martha Barwick Ed. D   Harford County Public Schools
Innovator Award   Charles Nietubicz       U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Mentor Award       Tracey Schreiner       DSA, Inc.
Mentor Award       Frank Mayer       Harford Community College
Mentor Award       Wilbert Moultrie       U.S. Army Public Health Center
Mentor Award       Carrie Kauffman       Battelle
Rising Star Award      Matthew Kiefert       U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Rising Star Award      Caitlyn Byrne       MITRE Corporation
Rising Star Award       Gina Fugate        MD School for the Blind

Join hundreds as we recognize the leaders, innovators, mentors and others keeping our community strongThe NMTC drives building a STEM educated workforce and discovering the most potentially successful, new technologies to provide rewarding careers for our children, accelerate a profitable, regional economy and defend our national security.

This evening, with your sponsorship and attendance, we honor these individuals and encourage others to follow their lead.

Please join the hundreds attending, including key corporate sponsors, leading education institutions, senior Aberdeen Proving Ground leaders and scientists, STEM teachers, NMTC member company presidents and others believing our future cannot be left to chance.

Visionary Awards Honors 13 Outstanding STEM Contributors

A select group of Marylanders received the prestigious Visionary Award on February 25, 2016, for their contributions to the advancement of STEM education and technology. The ceremony held at the Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood, MD, was attended by 220 leaders in industry, government, and education. A special video highlighting the emerging STEM Clubs in the region was introduced.

“We honored remarkable people who continue to play key roles in moving our region forward in the areas of education and technology,” said NMTC Board Chair, Michael Parker. “These are individuals who selflessly donate their time and talents to make a difference in their community.”

The 2016 Visionary Award winners are:
Denise Carnaggio, Director of Community Education, Continuing Education and Training, Harford Community College.

John Mayhorne, Dean of Business, Computing and Applied Technology, Harford Community College.
Christine Zatalava, Stem Instructional Coach, Cecil County Public Schools

Susan Kipp, Parent Volunteer, Youth’s Benefit Elementary School.
Sarah Voskuhl, Program Specialist, Science & Math Academy at Aberdeen High School.

Dr. Rose Pesce-Rodriguez, Research Chemist, US Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground.
Greg Fox, Technical Fellow, Northrop Grumman (Retired).
Kelly Mangum, 4th Grade Teacher, Hickory Elementary School, Harford County Public Schools.
Omar Savory, Computer Engineer, US Army Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate Research and Development Engineering Command, APG.

Rising Stars:
Christina Bryant, Recruitment And Outreach Program Manager, US Army Test and Evaluation Command, APG.
Kimberly Bowers, HR. Management Specialist, Us Army CECOM Software Engineering Center, APG.
Nicole McKew, Strategic Engagements And Stem Outreach, Program Manager, Edgewood Chemical & Biological Center (ECBC), APG
Jan Stewart, 4th Grade Teacher And Science Facilitator, Hickory Elementary School, Harford County public Schools.

“We are grateful to these individuals for helping our region grow to the next level. Northern Maryland has changed and our economic infrastructure is increasingly focused on research and technology development,” said John Casner, executive director of NMTC. “These are the individuals who are building the foundation for the future of our region.”

NMTC is Maryland’s fast growing technology council, connecting collaborative leaders in over 200 industry and technology companies in building a STEM educated workforce and advancing technology growth to better the economic growth of our region and protect our national security.

NMTC Board Member, Denise Carnaggio, receives award

NMTC Board Member, Denise Carnaggio, and CSSC BRAC Coordinator for Harford County OED, receives prestigious Major General John G. Appel Award for her lengthy and un-relenting support of the APG-Harford County community, at the recent Harford County Chamber, Military Appreciation Luncheon, May 14, 2015. 

The award was presented by its 2014 recipient, Dean Ertwine, BG US Army (ret), formew Battelle executive and now, Executive Director, MD Business Round Table.

Attended by a record 380, at the Richlin Ballroom, Edgewood, MD, it was exciting. Those knowing Denise (and I’d bet it was 370 in the room who did), broke out in applause, and yes, whistles when her name was announced.


NMTC congratulates Denise.

NMTC Member, Frederick Ward Assoc. in I95 BUSINESS this month

Craig Ward and his company premier in a new featured area of I95 BUSINESS where business leaders comment on issues facing us today.

Congratulations to Craig for being chosen to debut this new featured area of the magazine.

Introducing a New Column! ON BUSINESS by Craig Ward, President
Frederick Ward Associates
Pick up your copy at the NMTC office (or kiosk outside our office) or Wegmans and Shoprite