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bob e1521743359868 768x1024Robert Carullo (L), Sabre’s Director of Science and Technology Partnerships was honored at NMTC’s 15th STEM Summit ( Disrupting the Classroom: the impact of technology) for his pioneering actions and considerable contributions to the organization over the last 8 years. This includes but is not limited to his involvement in the creation of NMTC’s STEM Summit which acts to foster partnerships between businesses and the region’s schools to bringing new ideas and opportunities to educators and classrooms. 

The summits have contributed immensely to building our future STEM educated workforce, for both the Army and industry, by creating and hosting STEM Nights in dozens of middle schools for over 6 years where they reached over 5,000 students, plus recruiting parents to start numerous STEM Clubs. Lastly, and most important, it generated the annual Visionary Awards to honor  the many STEM VOLUNTEERS. This past February 22, at NMTC’s annual Visionary Awards, we honored 15 of these volunteers, attended by over 250.

Northeastern Maryland Technology Council (NMTC) Names Visionary Award Honorees for 2018

Fifteen Marylander’s To Be honored at February 22, 2018 Ceremony, 5:30-8:00PM (preceded by a private, VIP reception at 4:30PM, for honorees and their family)

Havre d Grace, MD ― A select group of Marylanders will receive the prestigious Visionary Award on February 22, 2018, for their contributions in building our STEM educated workforce, and advancing technology and innovation to grow our economy and protect national security. The ceremony is the largest in Maryland, held at the Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood, MD, and now in its seventh year. It is typically attended by more than 250 leaders in industry, government, and education.

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

The 2018 Visionary Award honorees are:

 

Visionary Dr. Philip Perconti, Director US Army Research Lab
Leader Timothy Dominick, Senior Principal Mechanical Engineer, Orbital ATK Missile Defense & Controls Division
Leader Jim McNeely, Senior Capture Specialist, SURVICE Engineering (former VP, Battelle)
Leader Al Horst, Harford Community College/Senior Science Society (former US Army Research Lab)
 
Innovator Katie Hall, ARL-APG STEM Outreach, US Army Research Lab
Innovator Alena Calm, Biologist, US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center
 
Mentor William Chambers, Project Engineer, Sierra Lobo, Inc., NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Mentor Stan Childs, Real Property Specialist STEM International, Inc.
Mentor Dr. Michael Simini, Environmental Toxicologist, US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center
Mentor Ginny To, Computer Scientist, Parsons Corp contractor, U.S. Army Research Laboratory Supercomputing Research Center
Mentor Dr. Drew Wilkerson, Assistant Professor, York College (former US Army Research Lab)
 
Rising Star Jack Underwood, Lead Account Manager, System Source Technical Education Centers
Rising Star David Patrick, Microsoft Technologies Subject Matter Expert, DSA, Inc.
Rising Star Kim McCarthy, Contracting Officer, US Army Contracting Command
Rising Star Barbara Morton, Math Specialist at Cecil College

 

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“Harnessing the Power of Artificial Intelligence”, NOVEMBER 30, 2017 , at Towson University IN Northeastern MD was attended by 75+, with almost half  from out of NE MD region, and a few from the DC metro area. it was a testament to the curiosity, intrigue and awesome potential of AI and the need to know

This was a second in an ongoing series of summits designed to inform NMTC members and the community of the more disruptive technologies on a glide path to impact their business model.

Machines, cars, computers, medical devices and military weapons now sense, reason and react faster than ever imagined. We had seven of the brightest minds present what they are concerned about, inspired by and anticipate as being beyond revolutionary, with AI. The audience came with questions, and after the expert facilitation of the panel by Anne Balduzzi, of TEDCO, they left with ideas that will help them re-think their business model, identify a new competitive edge, or alert them to serious concerns.

The seven presentations are available to NMTC members and paid attendees. Please download from Dropbox at this link, with your password provided via email.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lkchc63qbq71moh/AAAfXmV0Sulf9wKgFbpjNTeDa?dl=0

NMTC DTS1.2 20171014 Front v3 page 001“Harnessing the Power of Artificial Intelligence”, NMTC Disruptive Tech Summit 1.2, November 30, 2017, sponsored by NCI, Inc. Registration at nmtc.org/events

Harnessing AI will disrupt commerce as we know it, so best to get ready for the ride. The NMTC, in partnership with APG scientists, IBM Watson and other large innovators in AI, present the first ever, summit on AI.

As the world’s inventory becomes available online, AI will help consumers create order out of chaos, and for the laggards, chaos out of today’s order

The holy grail for commerce has always been deducing the buying intent of your customers.

Using AI, commerce platforms and tools will be able to predict whether you want a $7 sweater or a $70 sweater They will know what color you want and whether you prefer natural fibers to man-made. And they will be able to anticipate the next thing you’ll want to buy.

All businesses are on the cusp of a new revolution in commerce; in the next few years, we’ll witness an unprecedented convergence of technology, commerce and consumer expectations. Unfortunately, many will risk being left behind as the ‘buggy whip maker’ of your industry.

Machines, cars, computers, medical devices to name a few, now sense, reason and react faster than ever imagined. This summit has secured seven of the brightest minds in AI, who will share what they are both concerned about, inspired by and why they anticipate this disruptive technology as being beyond revolutionary.

Your’ll come with questions, and leave with ideas that will help you re-think your business model, identify a new competitive edge, or alert you to serious concerns.

PRESENTATIONS, SPEAKERS & PANEL MODERATOR

AI Trends (robotics) with Impacts Across the Military Spectrum. Mr. Giorgio Bertoli, Senior Scientific Technology Manager (SSTM) of Offensive Cyber Technologies and Chief Scientist, US Army CERDEC

Vision for AI Dynamically Adapting to Human Needs. Dr. Jean Vettel, PhD, Neuroscientist, Human Research and Engineering Directorate US Army Research Laboratory

AI/Machine Learning Essential Research Area & Collaboration Opportunities at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory”, Dr. Tien Pham, Senior Campaign Scientist, Information Sciences Campaign ARL

IBM Watson and Augmented Decision Making. Aaron Warren, Cognitive Solutions Sales Leader, IBM

Synthetic Analyst, a New Kind of AI, Chris Milroy, Applied mathematician and Engility Technical Fellow for advanced analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, Engility Corp

Next-generation in AI, Quantum Computing, and Blockchain. Dr. Allen E. Badeau Jr, Chief Technology Officer / Vice President and Director of NCI CREATE NCI, NCI, Inc

AI for Public Speaking – Automated Coaching Software. Debra Bond Cancro, Founder and CEO of VoiceVibes, Inc, former tech staff at Bell Labs.

PANEL DISCUSSION, sponsored by Harford County Office of Econmic Development, will follow to answer newly triggered questions, and brainstorm more opportunities.

Panel Moderator – Anne Balduzzi, TEDCO program Manager, Founder of SameGrain, machine learning for predictive analytics, is a patent holder on data match analysis, and author on entrepreneurship and artificial intelligence (AI).

Havre de Grace, MD. –  Northeastern Maryland Technology Council (NMTC) announces five new board members: Claudine Adams, Jill Charlton, Sid Hall, Todd Marks, and Jeffery Mims.

All five are senior executives, presidents, CEO’s or founders of their respective high technology companies, doing business with government and industry.  They bring talent, technology expertise, results-oriented leadership, and energy to the council.  Each embodies the spirit of NMTC, supporting our mission to drive economic development through the advancement of innovation and technology. “We are fortunate to have them by our side as we strengthen our commitment to accelerating regional economic growth,” said John Casner, Executive Director.

Claudine Adams is the CEO and founder of Bravura Inc., Aberdeen, MD, a leader in information technology management for the Department of Defense. Prior to Bravura and while at Xerox, Claudine was ranked number one in the nation for her performance.  Later, she was responsible for building Adams Communication & Engineering Technology (ACET) to over $200M in annual revenue, launching it from small to large business.

Among her many public accolades, Claudine was named International Executive of the Year in 2013, by Inner Circle Executive Magazine’s, Continental Who’s Who.  In 2016, she was recognized as Top Performer for her leadership and achievements in the professional community by Elite Women Worldwide.

Claudine is an instructor for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy of Harford County, where she dedicates her time teaching and mentoring young entrepreneurs, and she is a member of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Smithsonian Institution.

Born in Philadelphia, Claudine graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.  She went on to receive a Master’s of Theology from Calvary Christian College in Waldorf, Maryland.

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Jill Charlton is an Engineering Leader at W.L. Gore. Jill’s areas of expertise include Process and Quality Engineering using statistical tools.  Prior to joining Gore, she worked at Rohm and Haas Company and Biogen Idec in the Research Triangle Park (RTP), NC.

Jill is a Commissioner with the Harford County Commission for Women, where she serves as Secretary and on the Woman of Tomorrow Awards Program committee.  She also serves as a team member and Advent Alternative Giving Fund-raising Chair, for Chabadza-Healing Hands Across Zimbabwe, a mission team which supports global healthcare initiatives by establishing and retrofitting medical clinics across rural Zimbabwe.

Jill earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Engineering from North Carolina State University.

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Sid Hall is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Fuse Engineering, LLC, a key contributor to the nation’s cyber and cyber security activities at Ft. George Meade, Aberdeen Proving Ground, and Department of Defense community.

Sid is recognized as a technology thought leader and trusted advisor throughout the Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC), and beyond.  He is Chairman of the Board for a sister company, Fuse Solutions, LLC. Prior to forming Fuse Engineering, Sid worked for several technology firms including Pulse Engineering, Titan, Compaq, and Hewlett-Packard. He served on the Advisory Board of Quotient, Inc, a government contracting firm focused on the federal civilian market.

Trained as an Arabic linguist in the United States Air Force, Sid served honorably in the 694th Intelligence Group, 22ndIntelligence Squadron at Fort Meade, Maryland.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and multiple technical certifications from leading technology vendors.

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Todd Marks is CEO, Founder, and President of Mindgrub Technologies or as he likes to say, he’s the “Chief-Everything-Officer.” Todd leads a team of top-notch developers to answer business and consumer challenges by using innovative technologies to create valued learning solutions and user interactions.

Mindgrub’s exclusive clientele includes Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, Mercy Medical Center, Inova, Exelon, Wendy’s, Crayola, DELL, Adobe, Geico, Motorola, Polk Audio, Yamaha, ORACLE, A&E, The Economist, and Discovery Communications.

Always a visionary and future-thinker, Todd recently built a Holodeck at Mindgrub headquarters. His team uses this virtual, augmented, and mixed reality training center to develop applications and games. Todd is about to launch the agency’s first robot, or digital docent, to deliver snacks and drinks to employees and guests.  Most recently, Todd and Mindgrub won coveted awards – The Daily Record’s 2016 Innovator of the Year, and 2017 Best Workplaces, Inc. Magazine.

Todd is a former Math and Computer Science teacher and the Technology Chair for Maryland Technology Council.  He holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Loyola College in Maryland.

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Jeffrey M. Mims is the Chief Architect for Leidos’ Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) programs at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

Jeff leads critical research, solution development, and technical program execution for Leidos, where he serves as the Division CTO and Technical Director for the US Army’s Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS 7.0) program.

Prior to Leidos, Jeff founded and managed companies specializing in software development and cloud technologies.  With over 20 years of experience as a software engineer and technical manager, Jeff specializes in enterprise scale agile software development and information security.

Jeff also serves as Vice President of the Providence Volunteer Fire Company in Towson, MD, and Head Aikido Instructor for the Baltimore Martial Arts Academy.

He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Towson University and holds numerous industry certifications including CISSP, PMP, SAFe Agilist, MCSE, and Security+.

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About NMTC

Founded in 1992 and comprising over 100 member companies and organizations across Northern MD (Cecil, Harford and Baltimore Counties), NMTC serves as a catalyst for business growth by ADVANCING innovation and technology transfer, BUILDING a STEM educated workforce, and CONNECTING key leadership. NMTC provides a collaborative forum to exchange ideas and create solutions that helps drive our regional economy and protect national security.

robot 2April 28, 2017 saw NMTC hosting its highest attended, Technology only event; a first in our series of Disruptive Tech Summits (and TECHCONN3CT follow-up workshops). Next summit planned for November, 2017

Towson University Northeastern Maryland’s auditorium was most helpful in providing the space and refreshments. Registrations peaked at over 80, by 10:20AM that morning

The NMTC Disruptive Technology Summit was organized to update our regional tech community on specific, overlapping technologies capable of creating monumental change in current business models and government programs.

NMTC, with cooperation from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Battelle and IBM Watson presented these top, game changing technologies that will forever impact the future success or failure of current business models and government programs.  Attendees left with new ideas guiding them to re-think their business model, program or investment while contemplating how these technologies will impact their competitive edge.

Attending were Senior Leaders from Leidos, SAIC, Bowhead, APG-RDECOM, APG-ARL, MD Dept. of Commerce, University of MD, Harford County Government OED, Stevenson University, Boeing, RTR Technologies, SURVICE Engineering, Tech Com Ventures, Battelle, MD Dept Transportation, StanleyBlack&Decker, Harford County Agriculture, Emerging Technology Center and others.

We thank our sponsors: Harford County OED, Boeing HorizonX, Fuse Engineering, Defense Systems Information Analysis Center and the Ground Floor.
Presentations are available for download, in order of their presentation:

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John W. Casner, Executive Director
john.casner@nmtc.org

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