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Transformation Network

By pwsadmin | May 15, 2021

The Achilles heel of every transformative business model is their reliance on ever increasing amounts of data that need to be transported quickly across wide area networks and processed at edge computing end points. To meet this expected demand, the global telecommunications industry is rapidly moving toward a future in which networks must have the…

Essential Characteristics of Cloud Computing as Digital Transformation

By pwsadmin | May 15, 2021

Hybrid IT blends traditional datacenters, managed service providers, and cloud service providers to deliver the necessary mix of information technology services. This IT consumption model enables a composable infrastructure which describes a framework whose physical compute, storage, and network fabric resources are treated as services. Resources are logically pooled so that administrators no longer need…

Transformation Innovation

By pwsadmin | May 15, 2021

4 Factors Driving Digital Transformation ROI The critical assessment factors for cloud ROI risk probability are the following:      Infrastructure utilization Speed of migration to cloud Ability to scale business/mission processes Quality delivered by the new cloud-based process  These four factors directly drive digital transformation ROI because they affect revenue, cost, and the time required to…

Transformation Frameworks

By pwsadmin | May 15, 2021

Digital transformation necessitates changes in an organization’s operational processes. According to Harvard, a focus on operations can lead to business process optimization and entirely new revenue streams. Three common routes for this are the following:      Robotic process automation (RPA) which uses artificial intelligence to automate routine activities      Remote worker enablement that uses workspace virtualization and…

Transformation Infrastructure

By pwsadmin | September 26, 2020

Hybrid IT enables a composable infrastructure which describes a framework whose physical compute, storage, and network fabric resources are treated as services. Resources are logically pooled so that administrators need to physically configure hardware to support a specific software application, which describes the function of a composable architecture. This type of transformative infrastructure is foundational…

Essential Characteristics of Cloud Computing as Digital Transformation

By pwsadmin | September 25, 2020

A survey of 2,000 executives conducted by Cognizant in 2016 identified the top five ways digital transformations generate value:      Accelerating speed to market      Strengthening competitive positioning      Boosting revenue growth      Raising employee productivity      Expanding the ability to acquire, engage, and retain customers   Digital transformation is also a cultural change. Cloud Computing as Digital Transformation Since cloud…

Embrace Transformation

By pwsadmin | September 22, 2020

From a business perspective, differentiating business processes and quality customer service are central to overall success. Business leaders must therefore clearly identify and measure how information technology contributes to the value of every key business process. They must also know how to most cost effectively use IT when the task is merely the management of…

Computer Vision Advances Zero-Defect Manufacturing

By pwsadmin | July 25, 2020

by Kevin L. Jackson Electronics manufacturers operate in a challenging environment. It’s hard enough to keep up with the ever-accelerating rate of change in the industry. Now customers want increasingly specialized product variations in less time and of higher quality. Meeting this demand for increased product variation can seriously impact the bottom line. Such variability increases…

Real-Time Analytics Power the Roadway of the Future

By pwsadmin | July 25, 2020

By Kevin L. Jackson The complexities of citywide traffic are pushing the limits of existing transportation management systems. Outdated infrastructure is based on proprietary, single-purpose subsystems, making it costly to acquire, operate, and maintain. And current roadways are simply not prepared for the future of autonomous vehicles. Enter the SPaT Challenge, an initiative encouraging cities and…

Thriving on the Edge: Developing CSP Edge Computing Strategy

By pwsadmin | March 6, 2020

Communications Service Providers (CSPs) are facing significant business model challenges. Referred to generally as edge computing, the possibilities introduced by the blending of 5G networks and distributed cloud computing technologies are redefining how CSPs operate, partner, and drive revenue. A new Ericsson Digital whitepaper entitled, “Edge computing and deployment strategies for communication service providers,” addresses these challenges…

https://www.dbtdata.com/DBT-DATA provides reliable, flexible, and cost-effective data center solutions to federal, enterprise, and internet customers. With premier facilities in Ashburn, Virginia and the Cyber Integration Center in Harrisonburg, Virginia, they acquire, develop, own, and operate facilities that are not only engineered to the highest standards, but are also strategically located in the most reliable, cost-effective and risk-averse geographies.

A critical component of their aggressive pursuit of excellence is their premier Advisory Board. Ideally suited to establish relationships between their clients, commercial data center providers, and the federal integrator community, this “GovCloud Dream Team” is now in place. The DBT Advisory Board consists of:

Rear Admiral Robert C. “Willie” Williamson, USN (Ret) 

Mr. Williamson has vast experience across the industry and has played integral roles with Raytheon and Microsoft, among many others. His experience with Raytheon includes being the Director for Integrated Communication Systems (ICS) and the VP of International Programs. He was responsible for Navy C3I and ForceNet strategies which led to Raytheon’s $1 Billion NMT win. He also created and executed the International and Domestic Business Development strategy for $900 Million of sales by Raytheon Communications.

With Microsoft, he served as the Executive Director of Global Government. Mr. Williamson led the development of Microsoft’s first ever global government strategy. While there, he developed an Executive Partner Engagement Strategy and created the methodology to build key relationships with the Systems Integrator community. He was responsible for sales, business development, and the capture/proposal process for the $1.6 Billion Public Sector Business. He grew the Public Sector business an average of 34% per annum for five consecutive years. He lead the strategic planning for Microsoft’s NMCI proposal, winning over $400 Million in new government sales, and also renegotiated a $25 Million, multi-year license agreement for over 30,000 servers with OSD, NII. Mr. Williamson also serves as the President of The Severn Group, LLC in Annapolis, MD.

Donald H. Foley, PhD

Dr. Foley has over 35 years experience as an executive in the Federal Marketplace.

He is the founder of Martingale Consulting, in Potomac, Md. They provide executive level consulting as well as strategic, managerial and business development services to the federal marketplace, including the defense, intelligence and financial communities. Their clients include Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Government Secure Solutions CGI (GSSC), The Collingwood Group, The Nicholas Companies LLC (TNC), Pierce Capital Partners, DBT DATA and Burdeshaw Associates Ltd. (BAL).

Dr. Foley was the Group President of SAIC’s Research and Intelligence Group from 1991 to 2005. During this period the Research & Intelligence Group, it’s revenue from $70 M to over $2B in annual revenues. The Group had seven Business Unit General Managers, over 10,000 employees and 100 operating locations worldwide. During his tenure with SAIC, Dr.Foley also served as a member of the Board of Directors for SAIC and served on the board of two wholly owned subsidiaries; Telcordia (Bell Core) and SAIC’s Venture Capital Corporation.

Dr. Foley served as the Office Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for Special Projects. He also served as the Executive Vice President for PAR Technology Corporation.

Henry Sienkiewicz

Until the end of June 2013, Henry J. Sienkiewicz was a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) assigned to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), where he served in multiple capacities. Most notably he served as the Agency’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) for two years and as the Designated Approving Authority (DAA) for three years. Mr. Sienkiewicz is currently the COO for an emerging software company. He or his companies have been the recipient of multiple awards for innovations or achievement in the technology industry. He retired as a United States Army Reserve lieutenant colonel in July 2008. Henry holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Notre Dame and a master of science from Johns Hopkins University. In 2011, he was named one of the Top 50 Government CIOs by Information Week. In 2013, Mr. Sienkiewicz was selected by Computer World as Premier 100. He has published two book, Untangled (2013) and Centerlined (2006).

 Dale Meyerrose

The Honorable Dale W. Meyerrose, Major General (Retired) was the first President-appointed, Senate-confirmed Associate Director of National Intelligence/Intelligence Community Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Information Sharing Executive for the Director of National Intelligence (DNI).

Mr. Meyerrose is an internationally respected subject matter expert on leadership, strategic planning, cybersecurity, information technology, intelligence, and military matters. He has more than three and a half decades of business, military, U.S. government, and academic experience. He has been frequently quoted in national, international, and news and trade publications and routinely appeared on nationally and internationally aired programs, including Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg International, MSNBC, and WTOP Federal News Radio. He has been a much sought after speaker and panelist at international and national policy and technical conferences and advisor to leading university presidents and deans.

Mr. Meyerrose is president of the MeyerRose Group, LLC, a company that consults with a wide range of business, government, and academic organizations on strategy, business planning, technology, education, and executive development issues. He is an visiting associate professor at the School of Information Studies, Syracuse University. He is a lecturer at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer of Science with the Institute for Software Research and director for the Cybersecurity Leadership (CSL) certificate program. Additionally, Mr. Meyerrose is the President and Chairman of the Board for the Air Force Historical Foundation, Trustee for the U.S. Air Force Academy Falcon Foundation and advisor to the U.S. Air Force Heritage Program.

Mr. Meyerrose was recently a vice president and general manager for Harris Corporation, a Global Fortune 500 company. He was responsible for leading all aspects of strategy, business development and program execution for cyber growth initiatives across the corporation—and participated in multiple merger and acquisition activities.

Kevin Jackson

Kevin Jackson is a senior information technologist specializing in information technology solutions that meet critical Federal government operational requirements. Prior positions include VP & General Manager Cloud Services for NJVC, VP Federal Systems at Sirius Computer Solutions, Worldwide Sales Executive at IBM, Vice President Global IT Project Office at JP Morgan Chase, and CTO at SENTEL Corporation. Mr. Jackson has been quoted in many periodicals, authored several articles and has presented at numerous venues on computers, speech technology and wireless networking. During his career with the US Navy, he held specialties in Command & Control and Space Systems Engineering while accumulating over 2500 hours and 230 carrier landing flying the E-2C and C-2A aircraft. He holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering, a MA in National Strategic Studies and a MS in Electrical Engineering (Computer Engineering).

Thank you DBT DATA for giving me the opportunity 

to work with such a distinguished team !!

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