April 8, 2016
Gabrielle Jackson Bosché
President and Millennial Strategist
The Millennial Solution
Gabrielle Bosché is the millennial expert who is a millennial. She is the author of multiple books on her generation, including 5 Millennial Myths: The Handbook for Managing and Motivating Millennials
. Her upcoming book The Millennial Entrepreneur: Side-hustlers, Startups and Disrupters Restarting America
will be released in spring 2016. Bosché has been featured in multiple publications including The Washington Post
, The Huffington Post
, Fast Company
, Business Insider
and Bloomberg Radio for her work on millennials. Bosché has consulted presidential candidates, international CEOs and top military officials providing strategies to attract, retain and optimize their millennial talent. Her books and management training material are used in companies and universities across the country. Bosché is the founder and president of The Millennial Solution - a company providing live and online training solutions to bridge the generation gap. Bosché is a former Miss Sacramento USA and stays very active in her community. She has been recognized as an Arlington 40 Under 40 leader. She sits on the board of multiple organizations, including Millennials For Marriage, GenFKD and NextGenGOP.
Manager of HR Operations
Amy currently serves as the HR operations manager for employee experience at Cvent, an regionally and nationally award-winning employer. She focuses on benefits, engagement programs and global employee communications for Cvent's 1,000 employees working in the U.S., UK, and Canada. Before that, she worked in HR for Booz Allen Hamilton and Amazon, and spent several years in consulting helping clients in the small- and medium-sized business market refine their employee value proposition to attract, engage and retain top talent. In her free time, she writes for the Society for Human Resource Management's online publications on the topics of staffing and talent acquisition. In addition to a bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary, she holds Senior Professional in Human Resources and Global Professional in Human Resources designations from the Human Resources Certification Institute.
John M. Kreger
Vice President and Director
Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute
The MITRE Corporation
John Kreger is vice president and director of the Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute (HSSEDITM), a federally funded research and development center that MITRE operates on behalf of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The HSSEDI provides systems engineering and technology expertise that supports DHS acquisition strategy and improved capabilities to ensure the nation's security. As director, Kreger provides strategic business direction and oversees operations and resource management.
Kreger has been involved in the work of the HSSEDI since its inception in 2009. Previously he was responsible for integrating systems engineering capabilities and ensuring best practices across MITRE's efforts to support the multiple agencies within DHS. He also ensured the quality of MITRE's diverse portfolio of work programs for DHS. That work crosses such specialized areas as cybersecurity, biometrics, border security, enterprise services and transportation.
Since joining MITRE in 1988, Kreger has worked in several capacities to address complex programs for the defense and intelligence communities. Kreger served as director of MITRE's DoD Enterprise Systems Engineering Office, where he was responsible for integrating Department of Defense (DoD) and intelligence community policies and standards to enable cross-service and agency interoperability. Prior to this role, he was associate executive director of MITRE's Joint and Defense-Wide Systems Division.
Kreger retired from the U.S. Navy as a Captain, having served five years on board Navy nuclear submarines and 22 years in the Naval Reserve, including three command tours. He holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry/natural science from Muhlenberg College, completed the Air Command and Staff College's Joint Military Operations program, and earned his master's degree in systems engineering from George Mason University.
Cyber Human Capital LLC
Renee Brown Small, president and founder of Cyber Human Capital LLC, brings the best of two worlds to Cyber Human Capital with a combined 15 years of experience within human resources and cybersecurity. A consummate HR professional, Small has worked across all disciplines in the field of human resources. She has made significant contributions at Fortune 500 companies including Freddie Mac, AXA Equitable, JP Morgan Chase, and Citigroup's Investment Bank. Small's business acumen and understanding of the increasing sensitivity surrounding confidential information naturally led her to work in the field of cybersecurity. In her role as cybersecurity program manager, Small was charged with strategic direction of internal security projects, management of cross-functional teams, task force creation, threat risk analysis and more.
Small is a graduate of the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University and holds an Insider Threat Program Manager (ITPM) Certification. She currently blends her knowledge of the complete human resources life cycle with a hands-on knowledge of the challenges facing the cybersecurity industry today, to bring strategic solutions to cybersecurity clients.