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Myth-Busting Strategic Planning

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Start Date:  10/10/2017 7:30 AM EST
End Date:  10/10/2017 10:00 AM EST
Venue Name:  The Tower Club
Location:  8000 Towers Crescent Dr #1700
   Vienna, VA United States  22182
Organization Name: SECAF
Contact: Julia Nelson
   Email: info@secaf.org
   Phone: 703-574-1117



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Member Forum: Myth-Busting Strategic Planning

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The Tower Club
8000 Towers Crescent Drive #1700
Vienna, VA 22182

7:30 - 10:00am

In today's market, volatility and uncertainty cloud the lens of traditional long-term strategic planning. Market shifts and opportunistic necessities can quickly render five-year plans obsolete, and companies don't have the time to launch resource-draining six-month planning campaigns. However, for small and emerging contractors, focus and discipline is still essential to building enduring enterprise value. 
 
Join us for a panel with experienced small business CXOs and GovCon strategic planning experts as we discuss how best to execute agile planning, deploy limited resources, and avoid the "Me Too" trend chasing trap. Discussion themes include:

  • Real-time situational awareness and competitive intelligence
  • A nuanced understanding of ROI tradeoffs and the virtues of uneven resource allocation
  • Strategic direction that preserves tactical flexibility
  • How to connect the strategy to operational and budget plans to make the plan actionable

Moderator:  Greg Nossaman, Managing Director, The McLean Group

Speakers:
  • Michele Bolos, CEO and Founder , Next Tier Concepts (NT Concepts)
  • Deepak Hathiramani, Founder, Vistronix
Don't miss networking opportunities before and after the presentation.  Our speakers will be available for a brief one-on-one immediately before and/or following the event!
 
Michele Bolos is CEO and founder of Next Tier Concepts (NT Concepts), an information technology company that she started in 1998. Her personal vision when starting NT Concepts was to stay ahead of the curve in technology trends while keeping great customer service above all.

Prior to starting NT Concepts, Michele served as a system engineer for Alfa-Laval Thermal in Richmond, Virginia and as an independent consultant for Mobil Oil, Talus Corporation and API/WANG Global. As a consultant, she led complex software engineering efforts for the commercial and federal marketplace. Michele earned a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Michele’s love for teaching and giving back to her community is reflected in her many volunteer projects. Since 2000, Michele has served as an executive board member for Gabriel Homes, Inc., a private nonprofit organization promoting independence for adults with mental disabilities. She volunteered teaching community leaders and new parents courses for the American Red Cross for over 20 years and as a coach for a Washington Area Girls Soccer (WAGS) team for 5 years. Her passion for giving back was brought to the corporate platform when she implemented the Super Service Challenge (SSC) at NT Concepts as part of the corporate giving back series. The SSC movement encourages employees to give back to our community with the hope that a company grows stronger when employees join together to serve. Through the NT Concepts SSC, her team has donated thousands of hours, both domestically and internationally, with a variety of 501(c) organizations.

She is a member of Women in Technology (WIT), a Washington DC based organization that works to develop, promote, mentor and provide networking opportunities to women in the technology industry. She served on the committee for the Women Business Owners (WBO) group and the Girls In Technology (GIT) committee. Her passion to encourage girls to get more involved in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs is why she is a big supporter of the Children’s Science Center.

Michele, her husband and two daughters currently lives in Oak Hill, Virginia. She is a native of Virginia and has made the Washington, DC area her home since 1994.

Deepak Hathiramani was the founder of Vistronix Intelligence and Technology Solutions, a national security solutions provider until its recent acquisition by Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC) Federal Holding Company in August 2016.   Vistronix was a 700 employee leading middle-market provider of cyber, analytics, signal processing, cloud computing, and big data management software and systems solutions to the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, Department of State, multiple federal civilian agencies, and the commercial sector.  In the past, Mr. Hathiramani served as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and president of Vistronix and was a member of the Audit and Compensation Committee.

Mr. Hathiramani has more than 25 years of experience with privately funded and venture-funded high-tech start-ups.  Prior to Vistronix, he worked with high-tech start-ups including Nx Networks (Netrix Corporation) through its Initial Public Offering and Cinnabar Software until its acquisition by publically traded KMW Systems.

Mr. Hathiramani received a B.A., Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.S. (Honors) from the University of Bombay, India.  He possesses a Diploma in Business Management and Industrial Administration and has completed several Business Executive Programs from the Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth College.  Mr.  Hathiramani most recently completed a Certificate Program in Walkable Urban Real Estate Development at the George Washington University.

Mr. Hathiramani serves on the Advisory Board of several government contractors and is a member of George Mason University’s Volgenau School of Engineering Advisory Board, the University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science Advisory Council and the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Senior Advisory Board. Mr. Hathiramani also served as a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Professional Services Council (PSC), and the Board of Directors of the Virginia Technology Alliance.

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$45 After October 5
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