Jun 4, 2015
Managing Director, Industry Strategy – Education and Government, Workday
Sherry Amos brings over 20 years experience to her role leading industry strategy for the Education and Government industries for Workday. She is responsible for working with customers, partners, and industry trend influencers to bring high-value, next-generation, cloud solutions to market. Prior to joining Workday, she led industry strategy teams for SAP for all Regulated Industries, including state and local government, education, federal government, utilities and healthcare. Sherry has also previously held executive positions with Oracle and Peoplesoft in strategy, product management, and marketing roles.
For the past two decades Mr. Charles has helped hundreds of technology manufacturers succeed in the government marketplace. His breadth and depth of expertise on every dimension of the government technology ecosystem provide technology manufacturers with a strategy and clear focus for the greatest success. Mr. Charles is adept at mapping technology product lifecycles and revenue models with appropriate channel and contract vehicle strategies in light of current procurement law, regulations and policy. He is actively involved in government-industry associations including TechAmerica, ACT-IAC, Coalition for Government Procurement, and the National Contract Management Association. He meets regularly with leaders in government and industry to increase understanding and positive action.
Prior to founding immixGroup, Mr. Charles served as vice president of contract management with Selbre & Associates. He received a B.A. in Communications & Business, Magna Cum Laude from Temple University and has completed extensive coursework in government procurement at American University, George Washington University, University of Virginia, and the National Contract Management Association.
Senior Director, State and Local Government – Eastern Region, Oracle Public Sector
Lauren Farese has been at Oracle for the last 17 years bringing Oracle technology to public sector customers. At Oracle, she leads the Sales Consulting Technology Team for State and Local Government for the Eastern US and Canada. Over the past 30 years, she has been involved in the planning, development, and implementation of technology solutions to both government and the commercial sector – specializing in database management systems for on-line transaction processing, data warehousing, big data and cloud.
Before coming to Oracle, Lauren was a senior consultant and solution architect at Digital Equipment Corporation and Hewlett-Packard. Lauren is currently part of the NASCIO Enterprise Architecture committee and has provided input on a number of NASCIO briefs.
Chief Innovation Officer, Montgomery County Government
Dan Hoffman was named to the position of Chief Innovation Officer in October 2012. He is responsible for creating and maintaining strategies and programs that generate innovative ideas in Montgomery County. The programs he oversees seek to improve service delivery effectiveness and efficiency and facilitate economic development in the County.
Prior to joining Montgomery County, Mr. Hoffman served as a senior project manager in the Business Process Improvement and Application Development division at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. While there he worked on a broad range of projects including process and technology projects related to new reactor construction and information management. Prior to his time with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission he was a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he played key roles on technology and business process projects with clients such as Inter-American Development Bank and the US Treasury Department.
Mr. Hoffman holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The George Washington University and a Master’s degree in Strategic Human Resources and Organization Development from Johns Hopkins University.
Owner, Reputation Management Associates
Anthony Huey has 20 years of experience in editorial management, media relations, marketing communications and business strategy. His career roots started in magazine journalism and evolved into an executive speech coach, crisis management specialist and media relations consultant.
Anthony owns Reputation Management Associates, one of the nation’s leading communications training and crisis consulting companies. He has presented more than 1,400 presentations in his career and has had articles published in magazines and newsletters across the nation.
He has assisted various Fortune 500 companies, including Nike, Victoria’s Secret, Eli Lilly, Ashland Inc., and hundreds of other companies and organizations across North America.
Director, Product Management, Compuware
Sam Knutson is the Director of Product Management for Compuware. Sam is a long time member of the mainframe community. Prior to taking his previous position as VP of Product Management for Mainframe Performance Solutions at CA Technologies, Sam led the mainframe team at GEICO where he was also a Compuware customer. He also worked as a senior developer at Landmark Systems. Additionally, he has served on the Board of Directors for SHARE, the world's first and longest-running user computer group.
Master Impressionist and Communication Coach
A professional actor for over thirty years, Jim Ross Meskimen appeared in the films Apollo 13, The Grinch, Frost/Nixon, The Punisher, There Will Be Blood, and many others. Some of Meskimen’s TV credits include recurring roles on Parks & Recreation, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Friends, Whose Line is it, Anyway?, Lie to Me and Rules of Engagement. In 2011, the Australian Today Show dubbed Meskimen, “The World’s Greatest Impressionist.” His viral Shakespeare in Celebrity Voices has over a million views and subsequent viral videos have cemented him as a major YouTube talent. He can be seen currently in Impress Me, an original half-hour comedy that originated as a successful web series. Meskimen lives in Los Angeles with his actress wife, Tamara. Their daughter Taylor is also a performer. His mother is beloved actress Marion Ross, who played Mrs. C in the long-running ABC comedy Happy Days