November 2, 2023 | Convene | Arlington, VA

Michael LaRouche

Michael LaRouche is president of the National Security and Space Sector of SAIC. With annual revenues of $6.9 billion and approximately 24,000 employees, SAIC provides engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets. LaRouche is a recognized business leader in space, defense, national security and cyber. In his […]

Joy Kaczor

Col Joy M. Kaczor serves as the Director, Cyberspace Operations and Warfighter Communications, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Cyber Effects Operations, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va. As Director, she is responsible for integrating cyberspace warfare capabilities into the joint fight through strategic vision, policy, guidance, […]

Sharon Woods

Ms. Sharon Woods is a member of the Senior Executive Service and currently serves as the Director for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) J-9 Hosting and Compute (HaC). In this role, Ms. Woods is focused on making the HaC the warfighter’s provider of choice for hosting and compute. Prior to this role, Ms. Woods […]

Darron Makrokanis

Darron Makrokanis is the current CRO at Xage Security and comes from a distinguished background in innovative, hyper growth tech companies and government service. Prior to joining Xage as CRO, Darron was D2iQ’s SVP for the Americas, Australia, and New Zealand. He was also a Board member and the President and GM of D2iQ Federal, […]

Denise Fitzgerald

Ms. Denise Fitzgerald is the Leader of the Digital Engineering Center (DEC) at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. DEC is leading the Laboratory’s digital engineering transformation and is evolving the Lab’s engineering and operational capability through the use of analytical models to define and drive process while building a connected and efficient prototyping environment. Prior to becoming […]

Mark Johnson

Mark leads the IBM team dedicated to the success of U.S. Federal organizations using IBM technology—encompassing data management, hybrid cloud, security, automation, and artificial intelligence. He has held many leadership roles within the tech industry, from software development to managed services, and in strategy and business development, as well as sales. Mark was a U.S. […]

Shawn Kingsberry

Shawn Kingsberry is a vice president in the Digital Innovation Factory at SAIC. He leads teams focused on developing cyber solutions that protect our nation’s interests by enabling situational awareness, active cyber defense, and threat detection and remediation. Kingsberry has more than 30 years of experience in information technology and has a diverse background in […]


Alan is the Director of Solutions Architecture for Worldwide Public Sector at Amazon Web Services. He has been with Amazon for nearly nine years, and he is responsible for enabling customer adoption of cloud for public sector customers worldwide. In previous roles at AWS, Alan was responsible for strategic partners, building a field CTO function, […]

Joshua Kossoy

Joshua Kossoy is the Director of the IT Infrastructure Operations Department at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), where he leads a dynamic team in delivery of business-focused IT services. With his unique blend of strategic thinking, hands-on expertise, and make-it-happen mindset, Joshua has been instrumental in envisioning and then delivering IT infrastructure solutions that […]

Jamie Holcombe

Henry (Jamie) Holcombe is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In this role, he is the principal advisor to the agency on the design, development, and management of its information systems and technology. Most recently, Mr. Holcombe served as the Chief Executive Officer of Visium Technologies, a […]