Aldo Asseo de Choch is a Project Manager with more than 15 years of experience driving large-scale, complex projects to successful and profitable completion. He is also involved in Small Business Development and Education in the Hispanic community. Well respected and known for excellent organizational abilities, collaborative style and commitment to goals. Resourceful, solution-oriented problem-solver professional with a wealth of ground-up systems knowledge. Excellent combination of technical and business skills with a sense of urgency in delivering results to the business users and stakeholders. Currently serving as a volunteer in the 2013 IEEE International ESP conference as the Chair for the Finance Committee.
Member, PMI Baltimore Chapter
Mr. Mithun Banerjee is working as a Program Manager at American Unit Inc. & has been an IEEE Member since 2000. He is a Senior Member since 2010 and has served as Founding Chair of the GOLD(Graduates Of the Last Decade) Chapter for IEEE Beaumont Section(2003 & 2004), Joint GOLD Chair for IEEE Oakland East Bay Section(2005) & IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section(2005), GOLD Chair for IEEE Seattle Section(2005, 2006 & 2007). He also served as a Secretary for IEEE Seattle Section (Part of 2008). He was GOLD Chair for IEEE Northern Virginia Section part of 2011. As Vice-Chair of the IEEE Northern Virginia Section in 2012, he established the Northern Virginia Employment Network in 2012. He received Affinity Group of the Year Award(Shared) as a GOLD Chair in 2012 & Distinguished Service Award for his Leadership as a Vice-Chair in 2012 in IEEE Northern Virginia Section. He received the Young Engineer of the Year Award in 2013 by District Of Columbia Council Of Engineering and Architectural Societies (DCCEAS) in recognition of his outstanding performance and research in the areas of high performance computing, extensive fellowship research program for super computer education, his mentorship to young engineers and his dedicated services to IEEE. He was the Chair of IEEE Northern Virginia Section in 2013. Currently, he is the Chair of 2014 International Engineering, Security and Project(iESP) Professionals Conference hosted jointly by IEEE, ISSA and PMI Section/Chapters.
He has 11 publications in IEEE International Conferences, Journals & other publications.
He received Fellowship in HPC Asia 2002, 6th International Conference/Exhibition on High Performance Computing on Dec.16th-19th 2002 in Bangalore, India, organized by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Government of India.
Mr. Banerjee was a Review Committee Member & also received Fellowship for Design Convergence in System on Chip (SoC) Design, (VLSI Design 2003), The Sixteenth International Conference on VLSI Design & The Second International Conference on Embedded Systems Design on Jan 4th-8th 2003 in New Delhi, India.
He was selected as a Panelist for (i) National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Committee for the Year 2006 in Electrical Engineering, (ii) Panelist for 2010 NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program organized by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) & American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) & (iii) Panelist for 2010 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) in Computer & Computational Sciences organized by Department of Defense (DoD) & American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). He was invited for Panelist for 2009 Summer Faculty Research Program organized by Office of Naval Research (ONR) & American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). He was also invited to seek his Feedback on 2011 National Science Foundation (NSF) Merit Review Criteria (Merit Review Process is at the heart of NSF’s mission, and the Merit Review Criteria form the critical base for that process) for National Science Board (NSB) due to recently enacted America COMPETES Reauthorization Act. Mr. Banerjee is an Active PMI Member with good standing & also Director-of-Programs, PMI Baltimore Chapter, Hanover Site for the year of 2008-2009, 2009-2010 & 2010-2011(Partly). He was invited in 2010 by University of Maryland Baltimore County’s (UMBC) “Panel Discussion” as a PMI Panelist to evaluate event and deliverables in the course that focuses on live Project Management experience including working on a live project. Mr. Banerjee’s interview regarding the H1-B Visas was published in November 17, 2010, Computer World.
He received his Bachelor of Engineering Degree in 2001 from Bangalore University in Electronics & Communication & received his Master Degree in Electrical Engineering in 2004 & recipients of Graduate Deans Scholarship & Vice Presidents Scholarship from Lamar University in 2004, part of Texas State University System, Texas. He was Assistant Student Advisor for Lamar Student Research Organization (LSRO) in 2004.
Mr. Chang is a Management Process Consultant at QuadPeaks Consulting focusing on IT implementation, deployment, and operational processes. Previously, he was the majority owner of a small IT business serving several Federal Government and commercial clients. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland and has over 30 years of experience in the IT arena. He is PMP certified and an active member of PMI Baltimore.
Professor Cross-Cole retired as Chair of Network Communications Management and Network Systems Administration Programs at DeVry University in 2008 and now serves as a Visiting Professor. He works on curriculum development for Microprocessor Programming and Digital Signal Processing. Previously, he served as an Electronics Engineer for the Department of Navy for 22 years, mostly as Team Leader for R&D Projects in Radiation Instrumentation. He is presently the Treasurer for the IEEE Northern Virginia Section and volunteers for the Childrenís Science Center.He received a B. A. (University Major) from the University of Virginia (1974) and an M.S. in Applied Physics from Johns Hopkins University (1978).
Dan has published articles on Digital Signal Processing and Radiation Instrumentation.
His hobbies include Amateur Radio, Embedded Microprocessors, and constructing acoustical guitars. He has used Digital Signal Processing to characterize the response of guitars.
John Dyson is an information security consultant with 20 years of experience in federal government and industry. He currently works for Deloitte in the Northern Virginia area. John has a Masterís degree in Telecommunications from George Washington University, and a Bachelorís degree in Computer Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He currently serves on the ISSA, Northern Virginia chapter, board of directors.
Member, IEEE Baltimore Section
Dr. Ali Emdad is the Founding Chair of the Department of Information Science and Systems in the Graves School of Business and Management at Morgan State University. He has provided leadership for the department’s growth and the introduction of new programs including the Master of Science in Project Management; Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Project Management, both online and on campus; Master of Science in Operations Research; B.S. degree in Supply Chain Management and a focus area in the MBA Program as well as the Ph.D. Program in Information Systems. Dr. Emdad has more than forty publications related to control and security; IT strategy and process improvement; supply chain management; assessment and information systems curriculum issues. He has organized international conferences and has been an accreditation consultant to colleges. Prior to joining academia, he worked at Kennecott Corporation. Dr. Emdad has established strong partnerships with corporations and government agencies. He has been instrumental in bringing in over $1 million in government and corporate grants to Morgan State University. He has consulted universities on accreditation issues. Dr. Emdad has been awarded the Iva G. Jones Medallion, the highest honor the University bestows upon a faculty for outstanding teaching, research, and service.A 2007 Fulbright Award recipient, Dr. Emdad holds a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University and has completed executive management and leadership education programs at Harvard and Yale universities.
David is a seasoned software professional with more than 16 years of experience creating software requirements, developing, testing and maintaining software and hardware in large enterprise systems.
He has developed and implemented software-testing strategies for large government Internet application deployments as well as enterprise wide Point of Sale (POS) systems in the private sector. You have probably visited some of the stadiums, airports, hotels and casinos where he set up or maintained systems.
For the last 8 years, I have been a volunteer leading teams from across the country looking for model organizations as an Examiner for both the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality (MBNQ) Program and the Maryland Performance Excellence Award (MPEA) Program.
David is a PMP and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).
Ms. Yolanda Fogg has over 20 years of experience in system engineering and project management. Ms. Fogg received her MS in Management with an emphasis in Project Management and her BA in Computer Information Systems. She currently works for Que Technology Group in Columbia, Maryland supporting government contracts. She is a certified Microsoft Engineer and Project Manager leading an engineering team responsible for system administration and system engineering support to federal government customers. Ms. Fogg is a member of the PMI Baltimore Chapter and willingly volunteers for various projects for the chapter.
Tinah graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland College Park in 2001. She moved on to obtain her Masters degree in Telecommunications Management and a certificate in Project Management from the University of Maryland, University College.
Tinah Ibironke currently holds a Project Manager position in the Project Management division. Her job roles and activities includes managing stakeholders and subject matter experts while performing feasibility studies to identify major risks that projects may encounter, and developing mitigation strategies to minimize the impact of the risks identified. . As a leader in her field, her outstanding performance has allowed her to successfully become a well respected member of her project management team.
She gives back to the community by volunteering in various capacities at different centers in Baltimore City. She volunteers for Habitat for Humanity, Our Daily Bread center, Maryland Food Bank, My sisters place, to name a few.
She currently holds a certificate in Project Management and a PMP certificate. She is a member of Project Management Institute (PMI Baltimore Chapter), IEEE (Maryland Chapter), Power Engineers Society, Women in Science and Technology, and the Women in Engineering organizations.
Udaya Kiran Kadali, member of IEEE and PMI, Baltimore Chapter. He received MS in Computer Science from Towson University and MBA from University of Maryland. In his professional career he worked in various public and private organizations in around Baltimore, Maryland, namely Department of Planning, Housing Authority of Baltimore City, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Center for Medicare and Medicaid, Ciena Corporation, Northrop Grumman, etc. providing software solutions and consulting services. Bill Nelson is the President and CEO of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC). The FS-ISAC is a non-profit association dedicated to protecting financial services firms from physical and cyber attacks. Members within the FS-ISAC include organizations from banks, credit unions, securities firms and insurance companies. The FS-ISAC fulfills its mission through the dissemination of trusted and timely information regarding physical and cyber security risks to its membership. In 2012, FS-ISAC joined with Microsoft and NACHA in a civil litigation action to disrupt the ZeuS, SpyEye and ICE IX botnets. In January 2013, Mr. Nelson was named the fifth most influential person in the field of Financial Information Security by the publication Bank Info Security. In February 2013, FS-ISAC received the prestigious RSA Award for Excellence in Information Security.Before joining the FS-ISAC, Bill was the Executive Vice President of NACHA, The Electronic Payments Association from 1988 to 2006. Bill oversaw the development of the ACH Network into one of the largest electronic payment systems in the world, processing nearly 14 billion payments in 2005. He also oversaw NACHAís rule-making, marketing, rules enforcement, education and government relations programs. Prior to joining NACHA, Bill held several treasury management and lending positions within the banking industry.
John T. Kos, PMP, RMP, PMI-ACP, ITILv3, Managing VP/Sr Director, Alcatel- Lucent Technologies, IMS Solutions Americas. John has over 4 decades of telecommunications experience. His team has restored service under various circumstances ,the most challenging was 9/11. He held various positions in the PMI Baltimore Chapter: VP of Programs, VP of Education and President.
John Lewis is a member of the Baltimore and Washington D.C. chapters of PMI. Currently a Program Manager with Harris Corporation in Columbia, MD, managing a software development team, John has worked with software and web technologies for the past two decades. He has both developed software (including websites) and managed teams that build software applications and websites for large, geographically dispersed audiences. Prior to joining Harris, John managed the team of developers who wrote the software powering the hand-held device that UPS drivers use to manage package deliveries and pickups, the DIAD.
Member, IEEE UMD Student Chapter
Ms. Pet serves as the Director of the Maryland division of Mission Solutions and brings over 33 years of experience in the intelligence community. Her expertise spans the areas of business development, management and profit/loss and subject matter expertise in multilingual and natural language processing and internationalization and very large scale repositories including cloud computing and ìBig Data Analyticsî. In 1998, Ms. Pet was awarded a U.S. patent entitled, ìMethod of Efficiently and Flexibly Storing, Retrieving, and Modifying Data In Any Language Representationî. She is an official U.S. delegate to the ISO Technical Subcommittee (TC) 37, Working Group 4, and Language Resource Management and is a contributing author of the ISO 26413, Lexical Markup Framework and has published in numerous venues and served on the Editorial Board of Multilingual Computing Magazine. Ms. Pet started her career as a government civilian and has worked in numerous companies in lead management and technical roles. She earned a B.S. in Computer and Information Management and an M.S. in Computer Systems Management with a concentration in Database Systems and is PMP certified. Additionally, she is adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland University College and teaches courses in the Cyber Security and Information Systems departments.
Phil Rogofsky is the IT Project Manager for the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Office of the I inspector General. He leads the Computer Assisted Audit Technique Teams in the Office of Audit’s Technical Services Division. He has been with the Federal Government for over 28 years in a variety of Audit and Leadership Roles. He has won numerous awards over the years. Phil was IT Audit Manager for almost 10 years where he was instrumental in the implementation of the Federal Information Security Management Act at SSA. He was accepted into he OIG Advance Leadership Program in 2010. He spent over two years in leadership roles in the Office of Systems, Office of Disability Adjudication Review and the Office of Operations. He has worked as a Cost Price Analyst for the Internal Revenue Service, Contract Auditor for the Environment Protection Agency. and Department of Defense. He is a Masters in Management of Information Systems from Bowie State University and a Bachelors of Art from the University of Maryland at College Park in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Information System Security Professional.Phil has been Vice President for Professional Development for the Baltimore Information System Security Association for five years. During that time, he organized and the ran the Chapters first three InfoSec Summits. He was also nominated for Volunteer of the Year. Phil has been involved in numerous other non-profit organizations including Committee to Enhance STEM, Toastmasters, Association of Government Accountants. He has led the Youth Programs at Beth Shalom and Columbia Jewish Congregation. Last year, he organized a Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program at his school. The event was so successful, he expand to a county wide event to be held on June 9 at Howard Community College.