Quite the backdrop in this picture from DC Fed Tech rising star Jessica Tavasti Davis! This Annapolis, Maryland native heads up Business & Sales Strategy for Public Sector Dynamics at Microsoft. She loves power lunching at Sweetgreen and her favorite travel spot is Kauai.
Given the chance to mentor her 20-year old self, she'd recommend this: "Believe in yourself and take opportunities to go outside your comfort zone."
Is Jessica Thumbs Up or Down for this year's Fed Tech outlook? "Who the heck knows?"
Meet Austin Adams and his family! This Oskaloosa, Iowa native is Vice President-Public Sector at Alfresco and power lunches at Founding Farmers Tysons.
His favorite vacation spot? Turks & Caicos (don't blame him). Here's what Austin would say to his 20-year self: "Pick a boss you admire, don't just go to the highest bidder."
He's Thumbs Up on this year's Fed Tech outlook.
Meet Washington Capitals fan Tom Peitler. Tom is Vice President & CTO at CALIBRE Systems, Inc. and hails from Woodbridge, Virginia. His go-to power lunch spot is Mike's "American" and he'll vacation anywhere tropical.
Tom would share this wisdom with his younger self: "Absorb as much as you can, and enjoy the ride."
He gives the Fed Tech industry a Thumbs Up even tho rapid change will lead to moments of “Who the heck knows?”
Say hello to Mika Cross. Hailing from Glenburn, Maine, Mika heads up Strategic Communications, Public and Digital Engagement for the U.S. Department of Labor's VETS program.
She usually power lunches at her desk and likes vacationing anywhere near the water. Here's the advice she'd offer her 20-year old self: "Listen more, talk less, learn how to connect with the people who make things happen, and it's okay to make mistakes."
She's all Thumbs Up on 2017's Fed Tech outlook because "we have the greatest Federal workforce who continue to strive for mission efficacy, innovation and the best delivery of services on behalf of the American Public."
Meet Amit Puri, President & CEO of Ingenicomm and a rising star in DC Fed Tech! Amit is a Centreville, Virginia native & enjoys power lunching at Eggspectation Chantilly near his company's Chantilly, Virginia location.
Amit takes the Puri family to their favorite vacation spot, The Virgin Islands.
He'd pass this advice along to his 20-year old self if he could: "Learn to be patient, listen more and be less judgmental – but take care to still maintain your core convictions."
Amit thinks there's a lot to watch out for this year in Fed Tech with the new administration.
This is William Schaefer, COO at Amyx, Inc.! He's originally from Berwyn, Pennsylvania and also power lunches at his desk. His favorite travel destination? Iceland.
What would he say to his 20-year old self? "Pay attention to the details. It is the focus on details that will help set you apart."
He's ALWAYS Thumbs Up on his industry's outlook.