Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Learn how to make a mobile website or mobilize your current site, while enjoying munchies and an adult beverage.
You can also register at Web Content Mavens to save on the fee.
We’ll cover options for developing a mobile website including:
- do-it-yourself options
- mobile website toolkits
- hosted options
- mobile design firms
And we’ll cover options for mobilizing your current website including:
- small improvements that enhance mobile experience
- open source options
- responsive design
- other options for making your site more mobile-friendly
6:30 – Check-in and networking
7:00 – Presentation and Q&A
8:30 – Wrap-up and more smoozing
9:00 – Close
Our Event Sponsor
Qfuse: Mobile Engagement Made Simple with Mobile Websites, QR Codes and NFC.
About Web Content Mavens:
Web Content Mavens is a DC networking group for web managers, CMS managers, developers, online marketing & communications leaders and those interested in using the internet to build, learn, communicate and engage. We have 2000 members in the area focused in government, associations, nonprofits, media, technology and other industries.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Please join the Government Technology & Services Coalition for a Mentor Session with
About Harris IT Services
A leading provider of end-to-end solutions in mission-critical IT transformation, managed solutions, and information assurance for defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil and commercial customers. With over 3,300 professionals worldwide, Harris IT Services offers demonstrated past performance, proven technical expertise and innovative solutions in supporting large-scale IT programs that encompass the full technology lifecycle.
About Keith Bryars, Client Executive
Keith Bryars is a client executive with Harris IT Services. Harris IT Services designs, deploys, and operates secure communications systems and information networks with optimal reliability and affordability for high-profile customers in government and commercial markets, delivering expertise in cloud services, cyber security/information assurance, enterprise managed services, mobility, and systems integration worldwide.
Mr. Bryars joined Harris Corporation in April 2012 following a 25-year career as a senior executive special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Throughout his FBI career, Mr. Bryars was involved in a number of significant highprofile investigations involving counterterrorism, cybersecurity, counterintelligence, public corruption, and violent crimes. He is considered a subject matter expert in Federal Law Enforcement and National Security matters.
At the FBI, Mr. Bryars led and managed field operations across the country and served in the FBI’s Kansas City, Miami, Nashville, Birmingham, and Washington field offices, and at FBI headquarters in Washington, DC. As an FBI senior executive, Mr. Bryars helped lead the FBI’s strategic transformation, post-9/11, to an intelligence-led, threat-driven organization.
He also served as a senior executive at the FBI’s Engineering Research Facility at the Operational Technology Division at Quantico, Virginia, where he oversaw all of the FBI’s technical programs supporting FBI field operations and intelligence collection, and directed a variety of technical capabilities and operational technology support to the FBI and other Federal Law Enforcement and National Security partners.
Before his FBI career, Mr. Bryars worked as a mechanical engineer in the nuclear power industry.
Mr. Bryars holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Auburn University.
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services.
About GTSC’s Mentor Companies
The Government Technology & Services Coalition’s (GTSC) Mentor companies understand how critical a robust, successful homeland and national security market is to our nation’s security. Together with our members, these firms are committed to bringing the innovation, ideas and agility of small business to the experience, infrastructure and resources of large companies. GTSC mentors join us to provide advice and counsel to small and mid-sized companies, find new and innovative teaming partners, address challenges in the prime/subcontractor relationship in a neutral environment and improve mentor/protégé communication and success. Both our large and small companies recognize that the best security for our citizens – both physically and economically — is derived from the ability of our markets to meet the challenges posed by terrorism, natural disasters, and criminal activity.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Using Crowd-Funding, Social Media and Other Tools to Transform Traditional Technology Transfer: The University of Virginia Case Study
Executive Director, UVa Innovation
University of Virginia
Southeastern Universities Research Association
1201 New York Ave. NW, Room 430
Washington, DC 20005
In 2010, the University of Virginia created a pan-university innovation initiative designed to elevate innovation, entrepreneurship, and translational research as core competencies and key strategic priorities of the institution. A long-time practitioner of “traditional technology transfer”, UVa sought nothing less than a “sea change” in its innovation ecosystem and culture in creating this new innovation platform. Intellectual property is still protected, marketed and licensed (i.e., “traditional technology transfer”). But beyond these activities, the university has nurtured an ecosystem (both within the institution and beyond) which can be leveraged to identify innovation and knowledge assets more broadly and earlier; to advance those assets through proof-of-principle and commercial relevance assessments; and to leverage such assets and relationships to create products, services, companies, and jobs – and value for the university. Along the way, UVa Innovation actively uses its research capacities, social media, crowd-funding, grand challenge competitions, outreach and networking, and relentless “innovation proselytizing” to engage increasing numbers of university students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and supporters in elevating innovation as core competency and focal point of UVa’s mission.
Mark Crowell is Executive Director of UVa Innovation at the University of Virginia. Mark’s 26-year career in university innovation includes extensive experience in licensing, start-up company formation, seed capital development, innovation-based economic development, and research campus planning. Mark came to UVa after serving as Vice President for Business Development at the Scripps Research Institute. Prior to joining Scripps, he led the technology transfer, business development and industry research programs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University and Duke University. Currently, Mark serves as Chair of BIO’s Technology Transfer Committee and as a member of the Boards of Southeast BIO and of the Council on Governmental Relations. He is involved in numerous national and international engagement activities, including recent consultations and speaking engagements with AAMC, PhRMA, NIH (NCATS), the Business Higher Education Forum, and numerous international engagements in such places as Rio de Janeiro, Singapore, Beijing and Serbia. He is a frequent consultant in innovation and translational research capacity building, including recent projects with the World Bank and with several universities and regions in the US and abroad.
Mark was the 2005 President of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), and is the 2013 recipient of AUTM’s highest award, the “Bayh-Dole Award”, given “in recognition of the recipient’s untiring efforts to foster and promote intellectual property activities on behalf of the university and nonprofit community.”