December 7, 2010
Arlen Communications, Inc.
Gary Arlen is president of Arlen Communications Inc., a Bethesda, Md. research and consulting firm known for its insights into the converging and sometimes conflicting worlds of media, telecommunications and interactive program content.
For nearly 20 years, Arlen has accurately analyzed the emergence of new media, forecasting the evolution of customer-controlled video and data services. Arlen has published future-looking periodicals and consults for clients - including technology and media companies, non-profits and startups - seeking strategic and business guidance to enter these new markets and is known for his insights into the development of applications, especially interactive content for Internet, two-way television and other emerging systems.
Among his specialties is what he calls "inter-species" breeding to integrate different types of services on new hybrid platforms. Arlen's outlooks are published in industry journals, and his commentary, such as in Washington Technology
, is widely sought in the business and consumer press. Arlen has spoken at prior NVTC and countless other local and national business conferences.
Peter L. DeNagy
US Enterprise Mobility Enablement
Samsung Telecommunications America
Peter L. DeNagy is the general manager, U.S. Enterprise Mobility Enablement for Samsung Telecommunications America, (STA). In his current role, he is responsible for supporting the Samsung enterprise overlay support organization enabling the U.S. Wireless Carriers to better position Samsung mobile devices and wireless business applications to carrier's business customers. He currently manages STA's enterprise pre-and post-sales engineering organization, enterprise product planning function, strategic alliances relationship team, enterprise ISV and SI integration as well as the Samsung carrier overlay sales and support teams working directly with each carrier's enterprise sales and engineering field capabilities.
At his previous employer, he was a senior manager with Accenture, responsible as the lead for North and South American Business Development & Alliances for the Mobile Application Solutions Practice within Systems Integration &Technology, (SI&T).
Overall, Peter has more than 29 years of telecommunications experience. Prior to Samsung and Accenture, he held executive positions and lead efforts at major communications and consulting firms such as Harris, GTE, Sprint, Global Crossing, EDS and BearingPoint.
Peter holds a B.A. in politics from Saint Joseph's University.
Global Services and Channels
Neil Hooper, vice president, global services and channels, Good Technology, is responsible for global channel management, carrier relationships, indirect sales, training and professional services, and project consulting. Hooper has more 21 years of sales management and consulting experience, and joins Good from Motorola where he was VP of global sales for their Enterprise Mobility business. As a member of Good's senior management team, he helps drive solution and organizational strategy.
Prior to Good Technology and Motorola, Hooper was general manager of revenue management systems at Manugistics, where he managed a global business unit owning software design, engineering, customer consulting, sales and customer support. Previously, as VP of consulting, he managed their global consulting organization of billable consultants across the U.S., EMEA and APAC. Earlier in his career while at Oracle's Numetrix, he helped build their European operations while living in the U.K. Other experience includes leading strategic services at Digital Equipment Corporation in Belgium, and consulting roles in Switzerland.
Neil has an MBA from Boston University and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Queen's University.
Carrier Sales Manager
Research In Motion
Kevin Christopher-George is a carrier sales manager for Research In Motion. After spending seven years in an IT infrastructure role, he joined RIM in 2007 to help grow knowledge and understanding of the BlackBerry platform amongst both his carrier partners and their customers. Through candid/real life conversations with a variety of partners, customers and developers, he has helped numerous businesses grasp the power of the BlackBerry solution, and in turn leverage it to drive their business goals. Those that Christopher-George has interacted with have recognized that a true mobility strategy consists of more than just the device itself, but instead has numerous factors that extend to what goes on behind the firewall. His time working with government, small/medium and large businesses has provided Christopher-George with numerous opportunities to understand how mobile technologies have (and continue to) enhance processes and drive long term differentiation and value.
Dr. Neal Chawla
Director of Informatics, Department of Emergency Medicine
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Dr. Neal Chawla is director of informatics for the Emergency Department at Inova Fairfax Hospital and three Inova free-standing emergency departments. He works on projects to optimize Inova's EMR and to find other ways to utilize technology to take better care of patients.
Dr. Chawla graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School in 2002 then finished a residency in emergency medicine at University of Michigan in 2006. In 2008, he completed a one-year fellowship in medical informatics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Since 2006, Dr. Chawla has been working in the Emergency Department at Fairfax Hospital as a physician, and is currently medical director of Emergency Care Centers of Fairfax and Reston.