Chris Hopfensberger, founding executive director of Software.org, discusses the need for further pushing STEM in education in order to prepare citizens for the jobs of the future.
Eric Bednash, CEO of cloud technology and security company Racktop Systems, explains what the cloud actually is, and delineates the advantages and disadvantages to running a product company versus a services-based company.
Brad Traverse, director of government relations for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee and founder of Brad Traverse Jobs, discusses his mission of getting people involved and employed in the government relations industry.
Jim Hunt, managing partner at Lavrock Ventures, discusses the role that venture capital plays in the D.C. region, and what technology industries hold deep promise for the future.
Michael Brett, chief executive officer at quantum computing software company QxBranch, discusses exactly how quantum computing can serve as a revolution in a wide range of industries, working hand in hand with classical computers.
Gayle Weiswasser, SVP of Communications at Homesnap, discusses the biggest differences between working at a large corporation and working at a startup. As it turns out, different environments help different people thrive.
David Gorodetski, COO and co-founder of Sage Communications, discusses the difficulty that comes with managing communications for startups and businesses. Gorodetski also outlines the clear difference between advertising and public relations.
Steve Harris, senior vice president and general manager at Dell EMC Federal, discusses the structure of relationships when a business’s main customer is the federal government, and how public sector work is seen by the rest of the country.
Lauren Maffeo, software-as-a-service expert and senior content analyst at GetApp, provides some comforting answers to questions surrounding AI and machine learning. No, AI isn’t after your job, but big changes are coming down the pipeline.
Shanlon Wu, former federal prosecutor and partner; Thomas Clare, partner at Clare Locke; and Richard Levick, chairman and CEO of Levick; discuss the ways that First Amendment issues bleed into the corporate world.
Award-winning astrophysicist and author of over 20 books, Neil deGrasse Tyson, discusses the state and importance of science and objective truth. Tyson also discusses why he looks forward to millennials to take the wheel, and his new book, Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military.
Sarah Woods, marketing director at rapidly-growing D.C.-based technology business Bridges, discusses how one of the biggest keys to success in the commercial sector is correct branding and PR.
Michael Avon, founder and CEO of ICX Media and venture investor at ABS Capital, discusses how businesses can use mergers and acquisitions to grow, even in their early stages. Avon explains that a lot of working together is required to make sure any company with acquisition potential fits with and builds on the original company’s culture.
Suzanne Rich Folsom, attorney and regulation expert; Richard Levick, founder public affairs firm Levick; and Michael Avon, founder of ICX Media, discuss the pitfalls politicians make in developing regulations. While some rules may help big businesses, some small startups are being left out in the cold.