- Thu, Sep 21, 2017 03:00 AM
801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest
Latitude: 38.9038, Longitude: -77.0231
Join STEM4US! for #ETE17--- the Energy, Technology & Education Festival, planned for Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington, DC 20001. The theme for ETE17 is Hacking the Nation's Cybersecurity Workforce Shortage in Energy, Finance, Health Sciences & Gaming. Check out our #ETE17 preliminary schedule below and RSVP today! ETE17 Preliminary Schedule 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM: EXHIBITOR LOAD-IN 8:00 AM: REGISTRATION OPENS AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST 8:00 AM - 8:15 AM: OPENING SESSION - Come listen to the STEM4US! announcement of a new consortium of energy, technology, and education leaders designed to create a network of cybersecurity incubators at community colleges and Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs). Each incubator would be partnered with local stakeholders including school systems, businesses, and non-profits. The consortium seeks to build a $500 Million funding source for the incubators through federal, state, and private investments. Once established, each incubator should be positioned to operate sustainably and train annually, as many as 100 people for entry into the cybersecurity workforce. Confirmed Presenter(s): Talib Karim, STEM4US! 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM: CTOS BRAINTRUST ON CYBERSECURITY DEMANDS FOR 2018 AND BEYOND: Join chief technology officers in energy, health, finance, and gaming for an informative conversation about the real-life cybersecurity challenges facing our nation. Hear stories from the front line in confronting the latest cyber threats and get their advice on what skills are needed to help them protect the marketplace. Confirmed Panelists: Hassan Karim, PNC Bank; Ralph Smith, Global Solutions Consulting; David Sidransky, Chief Information Officer, Department of Health Care Finance 9:15AM - 10:15AM: CEOS SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ROUNDTABLES: Hear CEOs and other senior executives from each festival sector (Energy, Technology, Financial Services, Health, and Gaming) discuss the importance of cybersecurity to their bottom line. Panelists are also expected to highlight their corporate and philanthropic investments to meeting the cybersecurity workforce challenge. Confirmed Panelists: Judge Arthur Burnett, Executive Director, National African American Drug Policy Coalition; Paula Jackson Glover, President and CEO, American Association of Blacks in Energy 10:15AM - 11:00AM: LEGAL & ENTERTAINMENT FORUM: Come hear lawyers and entertainment industry executives discuss how their work is impacted by cyber threats. Learn about industry and law enforcement efforts to address online theft of personal data, bullying, and exploitation and trafficking of children and women. Confirmed Panelists: Damani Ingram, TEC Law Firm; Stanley Pierre-Louis, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Entertainment Software Association; Michael Lyles, Executive Director for the Prince George's County Human Relations Commission 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM: ENERGY REGULATORS FORUM: Listen to local, state, and federal energy regulators discuss the importance of cybersecurity in protecting privacy, consumer rights, and competition. Confirmed Panelists: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Representative and Representative of the DC Office of the People’s Counsel 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM: CONGRESSIONAL LUNCH: Enjoy lunch and a discussion with Members of Congress highlighting the importance of greater cybersecurity workforce investments to protect the energy, health, financial services and gaming sectors. Confirmed Speakers: Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX), Congressman Hank Johnson (GA) 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM: EDUCATORS & BUSINESS LEADERS TOWN HALL ON CYBERSECURITY WORKFORCE TRAINING: Join university Presidents, Deans of engineering and science schools and K-12 administrators along with corporate and government leaders for a town hall forum on the curriculum and other changes needed to rapidly boost the nation’s cybersecurity workforce. Moderator: Mariko Bennett, Education/Public Policy Consultant Confirmed Panelists: Dr. Alan Anderson, Bowie State University; Elizabeth.Davis, Washington Teachers Union; Ralph Smith, Global Solutions Consulting 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM: SUPPLIER DIVERSITY & VENTURE CAPITAL PANEL: Meet government and corporate contracting officers along with venture capitalists and other stakeholders working to recruit, develop, and increase the diversity of small businesses that are supplying goods and services to the energy, financial services, health, and gaming industries. Come learn about efforts to ensure that the firms employed to help relief and reconstruction efforts in Texas and other places impacted by the recent flooding are diverse. Moderator: Jameel A-Johnson, NASDAQ Confirmed Panelists: Edsel Brown, Small Business Administration; Nick Gumer, DC Office of the People’s Counsel; Pepco Representative; and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Representative 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM: INTERNATIONAL FORUM: ATTRACTING INVESTMENT TO SPUR BALANCED DEVELOPMENT IN THE US AND CANADA --- CASE STUDY ON TORONTO CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL: This panel seeks to examine innovative and lucrative development opportunities to advance underserved neighbourhoods in the US and Canada. It will explore the current risk factors in underserved neighbourhoods and the importance to employ solutions that will spur balanced development. With many underserved neighbourhoods on prime real estate, how can venture capital be invested in a manner that also benefits the people indigenous to those communities. The Toronto Caribbean Festival is a case study for how investment can go wrong. Canada’s largest street festival, which began as a tribute to the end of slavery in the Americas, generates $450 million in revenues for the Canadian economy. However, recent private and public investment in this festival have largely displaced the original festival organizers and deprived them of all but minuscule benefits from this lucrative cultural tourism attraction. Meet international and domestic senior executives, developers and policymakers and hear about their efforts to invest in development as well as cybersecurity training to protect the public. Moderator: Kerry Ann Thomas Panelists: Dr. Maurice Bygrave, Toronto Caribbean Carnival Co-founder; Sheryl Ponds, Real Estate Broker; Dr. Mirza Baig, Real Estate Investor 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM: HEALTH SECTOR FORUM: PROTECTING & REDUCING COSTS OF LIFE SAVING, OTHER MEDICINES: PHARMACEUTICAL REGULATORY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CONSIDERATIONS: This discussion will explore recent cyber attacks of pharmaceutical companies and the potential benefit of regulatory action to protect the nation’s supply of medicines and to make these medicines less costly and more accessible to all, including veterans. The pricing of the life saving drug Epipen will be used as a model to discuss the competing issues of incentivizing innovation vs. preventing price gouging. We intend to also analyze proposals to curb pharmaceutical costs by limiting drug advertising and intellectual property protections. 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM: HACK-RACE-A-THON/VENTURE COMPETITION FINAL PRESENTATIONS: The primary aim of most for-profit ventures is to solely to generate a profit. This competition challenges teams to develop mobile phone apps or social media campaigns that are both profitable and end (i.e. hack) racism. The venture competition is inspired by the tragic death of a Bowie State University student who was slain in an apparent hate crime this spring while waiting for an Uber on campus at the University of Maryland. Registration deadline and other details can be found at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1U1Q6ZGp1YxGAEYZ5OSTreZqkAMy-N3j46uWxYFvj7Ys/edit?usp=sharing. 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM: EXHIBITORS LOADOUT 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM: ENERGY, TECH, ED HACKATHON AWARDS RECEPTION HOSTED BY NASDAQ: Come celebrate the conclusion of the #ETE17 festival as we honor winners of our Hackathon along with industry leaders. Participants also have an opportunity to enjoy refreshments and live entertainment. To expand the audience, the event is expected to be live streamed and presented as a Google Hangout, Live Twitter Chat, Instagram Live, and SnapChat.Background on #ETE17 & STEM4US! So what is ETE17? ETE17 is a cybersecurity-focused STEM festival. At ETE17, guests can: Network with representatives from companies, government agencies, universities, schools, and after school/summer programs Learn about cybersecurity scholarships, jobs, grants and contracts Listen to cutting edge discussions with leaders in the energy, health, and finance fields Shop for deals with innovative artists and other entrepreneurs among our exhibitors Breakfast, lunch, and an evening reception hosted by NASDAQ are included in the registration price. Plus, check out our #Hackathon---a venture competition inspired by the tragic death of one of my Bowie State University students slain in an apparent hate crime this spring while waiting for an Uber. As an added attraction, for this year's festival we plan to include a Gaming Zone, complete with free computer games. This space seeks to highlight the important role of computer gaming and sci-fi in boosting excitement in cybersecurity. Like in past years, ETE17 coincides with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislative Conference (Sept. 20 - 24). This conference attracts over 10,000 of the nation’s top Members of Congress and other policy makers, executives, and academic leaders. Given the high profile business and tech executives plus venture capital and policy leaders we've invited to participate, tickets are likely to sell out quickly. For video and pics from past years' Festival click: http://stem4us.org/stem4us-historic-cbc-week-tech-stem-fest-a-hit-see-for-yourself/. ETE17 Partners: NASDAQ OMX, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; District of Columbia Office of the People's Counsel; National African American Drug Policy Coalition, American Association of Blacks in Energy; Global Solutions Consulting, BRIC, Inc.; American Association of Blacks in Energy; Multicultural Media and Technology Council; Dinkra and Styles; and Akira's Book Club ETE17 History: STEM4US! held its first #ETE festival in 2014 at the Pepco Edison Gallery and featured speakers, companies, and institutions including Congressman Bobby Scott (VA) and David Owens, former Executive Vice President with the Edison Electric Institute. Since then, ETE festivals have been held annually at the Washington Convention Center. Speakers have included Members of Congress, executives, and venture capitalists. About STEM4US!: Launched in 2013, STEM4US! is a non-profit advocacy organization formed to increase funding for colleges, schools and nonprofit organizations to expand the Cybersecurity and other STEM workforce particularly in the energy, finance, and health sciences fields. Target Audience: 300-500 energy, health, financial services, gaming industry executives along with Members of Congress and other senior federal government officials, venture capitalists, academic leaders, professionals, parents and students.