Andrew B. Einhorn, M.S., is a systems engineer and management consultant specializing in information architecture, management, public health, and new media communications. With a decade of experience working for global management consulting firms such as ICF and John Snow Inc, Mr. Einhorn has provided technical assistance, project management, decision support, financial analysis, communications support, and systems design for a wide variety of public and private sector clients, including the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Missile Defense Agency, Santee Cooper power company, and the American Chemistry Council.
As an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University, Mr. Einhorn’s research interests include the application of new and social media to health communications and government, media monitoring and analysis, social network analysis, situational awareness, digital applications for public health, and health information technology. Mr. Einhorn is a published author and journalist, and has spoken about his varying experiences on international cable news networks, syndicated radio shows, and at academic conferences. He holds a B.A. in Neuropsychology from Emory University and an M.S. in Engineering Management from The George Washington University.
Richard T. Hartman, Ph.D., is a former career member of the federal Senior Executive Service (SES) and formerly the Director of Policy Analysis and Forecasting Services for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), where he exercised a major leadership role for planning, developing, executing and promoting VA policy. He was also responsible for forecasting the $40 billion budget of VHA, the nation’s largest integrated health care system, and overseeing dozens of health and health technology pilots.
Dr. Hartman has 22 years of experience in the federal government, first as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force and later in executive positions at three different cabinet level Departments. He is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. Dr. Hartman holds a Ph.D. in public health, a Master’s Degree in policy and management, and a Bachelor’s Degree in physics. He has held both Associate and Assistant adjunct professor appointments at George Washington University and Georgetown University, respectively.
Mark Malseed is an investigative journalist and information architect with 15+ years of experience writing, producing and designing influential publications, technologies and experiences. He is coauthor of the national bestseller The Google Story, published in more than 25 languages worldwide, and an editor/researcher on seven other books, including three New York Times bestsellers.
For three years, Mr. Malseed was the lead researcher for Bob Woodward of The Washington Post, where he covered national security and intelligence and contributed to the critically acclaimed books Plan of Attack and Bush at War. As a consultant to ChaCha, the leading mobile Q&A service, he works with major cities and federal agencies to design and launch innovative 311 information services for mobile customers. He also created the training program for 63,000 researchers on search and social media best practices, and helped design the user experience for ChaCha’s award-winning mobile Q&A service. Mr. Malseed speaks regularly at universities and organizations across the U.S. and abroad, and has appeared on ABC, CBS, FOX, Bloomberg TV, the BBC, Al Jazeera and other global media outlets. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Lehigh University with degrees in architecture and urban studies.
Enrique Orozco is a software engineer experienced in computational analysis, database architecture and data mining. Mr. Orozco previously led the Database and Software Engineering Department for the Biomedical Informatics Division at the Beckman Research Institute in Duarte, Calif. His prior experience also included design of wireless components at Hewlett-Packard and database architecture Genentech, NextOffice, Hikari Tsushin (in Tokyo), and Lucas Arts. His research and development work focuses on data mining methodologies for unstructured data and image analysis utilizing object relational systems.
Lisa Singh, Ph.D., is Director of Undergraduate Studies in Computer Science at Georgetown University and an expert in the fields of database systems, data mining, social networks, data reduction of large graph data sets, and data visualization. Dr. Singh has worked on numerous data mining research projects, including ones with IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and the mass data storage and delivery system at NASA. Current projects include graph mining, privacy preserving data mining, and visual mining/analytics of heterogeneous networks. Dr. Singh serves on organizing and program committees of major database and data mining conferences and is a member of the ACM SIGMOD Executive Committee.
David Shapiro, JD, is a communications strategist specializing in crisis, policy and litigation matters. He has worked on numerous public communications challenges presented by high stakes, high proﬁle crises, including the Microsoft antitrust trial and the BP oil spill. Previously, he headed the Brunswick Group, a global communications ﬁrm, and served as Executive Vice President of Bork & Associates, a boutique communications ﬁrm. David has served several communications positions at the National Association of Manufacturers where he was responsible for producing promotional video products, conducting television interview training for senior staff, and developing media plans. He began his career as a Reporter/Producer for the “MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour” where he received an Emmy Award. Shortly thereafter, he was named Press Secretary to U.S. Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN). David received a Juris Doctor from the George Washington University and is a member of the bar in the District of Columbia and Maryland. He received a B.A. degree cum laude in History from the University of Rochester.
Ev Chasen is a former federal senior executive with 34 years of public relations experience in federal leadership positions, 17 of which
were spent at the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). As the Chief Communications Ofﬁcer for the Veterans Health Administration, Mr. Chasen was responsible for managing all public affairs, web communications, and correspondence programs for the nation’s largest health care organization. Earlier in his career, he served as the senior speechwriter for the agency, the director for news services, and the director for VA support services.
Bac Tran currently manages a team of Client Services Managers and Executives for Cisco Systems, focusing on Federal sales for the Intelligence Community (IC), Department of Defense (DoD), and Systems Integrators. Born in Saigon Vietnam, Mr. Tran grew in the Northern Virginia area. He graduated from The University of Virginia School of Engineering in 1992 and later earned an Executive Master’s degree in 2009 from the University of Virginia School of Commerce in Management of Information Technology. He joined a Federal Systems Integrator startup, Centel Federal Systems (later Cordant), where he developed his technical skills as a developer of systems and database applications. He later moved into various technical and program management roles, and then eventually led and managed bid/capture teams. Following the successful sale of the startup in 1996, Mr. Tran joined Intergraph, which specializes in CAD/GIS, where he eventually became Business Development Manager for Navy business. With an interest in the evolution of the Internet, Mr. Tran joined Cisco Systems in 2000. His first role was in Business Development with a focus on growing consulting services in the Federal area, later migrating to a direct services sales role with responsibility for Civilian Agencies, DoD, and IC.