What a year 2020 was for us all!
COVID-19 forced a pivot to virtual events, and Zoom meetings were opened up to non-members and some AMAZING visitors. Here’s a recap of the great programs and presenters who shared knowledge with DANC in 2020.
Our 2020 virtual events featured distinguished SMEs from a variety of industries. Here’s the recap:
November 24 – A timely Update of Economic Development and Initiatives Across the State
Keynote Presenters: MG USA RET Hugh Overholt, Government Relations Attorney, Ward and Smith, P.A.; Jamie Norment, Government Relations Attorney, Ward and Smith, P.A.; Dennis Lewis, Director, North Carolina Defense Technology Transition – DEFTECH is a component of the NC Military Business Center
September 23 – Federal Contracting Certifications and Financing Options for Small Businesses
Keynote Presenters: Don R. Spry, II, Senior Area Manager and Aregnaz Mooradian, Lead Business Opportunity Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration
August 26 – Government Contracting in a “COVID World” from Frontline Contractors’ Perspective
Current conditions for government contracting in North Carolina, especially in light of the Pandemic impact providing insight from a prime and the small business perspective.
Presenters: Joseph “Jay” Dodd, Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton, DANC Management Council Member and special guest speaker Oscar “Skip” Greene III, President, Group III Management Incorporated providing thoughts on being a Small Business (SDVOSB) General Contractor in the age of COVID.
July 29 – Representative Grier Martin, NC House District 36
June 24 – Representative Holly Grange, NC House District 20 and presenter Whitney Campbell Christensen, Government Relations Attorney, Ward and Smith, P.A.
May 27 – Chad Sydner, Vice President, Cassidy & Associates
Innovation & Leadership
November 19 – Much of what you know about the future of doing business is WRONG!
How Behavioral Economics is reshaping the business landscape
Presenter: Rick Leander, Executive Director, LFB Holdings
September 14 – Building the Blue Economy
Presenter: Diane Durance, Director of Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, UNCW
June 22 – Right of the Boom
Leadership in the Aftermath of a Crisis
Presenter: Rob Campbell, Retired Army Colonel, Father, Husband, Author, Ranger, Paratrooper, Combat Veteran, Speaker & Founder of Investing in People Consulting and Coaching LLC
March 2 – Meet Nick Jordan, Founder & CEO, Smashing Boxes
Smashing Boxes works with companies to build digital products for web, mobile, and connected devices, ranging from startup to enterprise scale, and with a focused interest in blockchain, IOT, and healthcare.
Science & Technology
September 9 – North Carolina Center for Optimizing Military Performance (NC-COMP)
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WHAT? “Coalition of the willing” who want to unify & grow efforts in improving the health and performance of Service members across the DoD
WHO? Composed of Academic Institutions, Businesses and Organizations across the state uniting with DoD stakeholders, funders and partners
Presenters: Colonel (Retired), US Army Dennis McGurk, Ph.D.., DoD Strategic Account Executive at RTI and Kristen Rieth, Director, Strategy and Innovation, RTI Innovation Advisors
July 7 – Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Next steps
Presenters: Tom Tollerton, Managing Director, DHG Cybersecurity Service Group and Bill Walter, DHG LLP, Managing Director in DHG’s Government Contracting Advisory practice
May 6 – Army Covid response and partnership programs with industry
Co-hosted with the NC Military Business Center
Featured speaker: Major General David Glaser, Deputy Commanding General-Operations, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, TX
March 12 – Gain insight on Building Innovation & Commercialization Muscle Strength
Create a successful pipeline leveraging PBG’s 3D Innovation Development Paradigm; Understand key trends; Learn How to Use Open and Closed Fields of Innovation; Understand how to prioritize innovations for commercialization
Presenters: Richard Spangler – Plazabridge Group, Founder, General Partner ad Chief Product Officer and Michael Thomas, Patent Holding Systems Architect at SAS, Senior Systems Architect at SAS.
February 13 – WHAT is CMMC?
Don’t Forget About Your Third-Party Vendors and Service Providers
Presenter: Elizabeth Cole-Walker
An overview of the new Cyber Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)
Presenter: Laura Rodgers Business Development Professional, North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC)
How to implement a CMMC solution with Beryllium?
Presenter: Derek White, Beryllium Director of Business Development & Equity Partner at Beryllium InfoSec Collaborative & Carl Hill, Golden Technology Services President of Golden Technology Services, Inc (GTS)
Products & Services
April 23 – Why working capital is important and how the fund companies in growth and slowing markets to help them survive.
Address funding of federal contracts either as a prime contractor to a federal agency, or as a subcontractor to a prime
Presenter: Robbie Faucett, Corporate and Business Development, CashFlow a subsidiary of Chesapeake Bank
April 16 – What are the latest developments in government contracting, labor & employment laws?
Presenters: David Hayden, Jackson Moore and Travis Hockaday of Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, L.L.P.
Your Guide to Government Contracting
Presenter: Joel Guge, NC PTAC Counselor, Procurement Technical Assistance Center
About Petronella Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics – What makes us different?
Presenter: Craig Petronella CEO & Founder, Petronella Technology Group