Meighan Berberich Promoted to President of TDWI

(Seattle, WA, March 08, 2016)-1105 Media, Inc. announced this week that Meighan Berberich has been promoted to president of TDWI.

TDWI, a division of 1105, is the leading source of business and technical education, research, and news on all things data. TDWI's comprehensive professional development resources help organizations advance their business intelligence, analytics, and data management teams and projects to more effectively transform data from a growing number of data sources into deeper analytical insights and impact.

Berberich, a seasoned marketing and media executive, has served as the vice president of marketing and general manager for TDWI since April 2015. She returned to 1105 Media after running her own marketing consulting practice focused on early-stage technology companies. She has a depth of experience in enterprise technology as well as the training and certification market. In her previous tenure at 1105, Berberich served as the marketing director—and later, as the general manager—of the Business Technologies Group at 1105 Media which included TDWI. During those six years, Berberich contributed to the dramatic growth of the group's portfolio and profitability, launching more than a dozen products including online and offline events, websites, e-newsletters, and research programs.

Berberich began her career in marketing and media at Miller Freeman. She has also held marketing management roles at Microsoft, Texas Instruments Inc., and Infineon Technologies AG in the United States and Europe.

In conjunction with this change, Steven Crofts will be assuming the role of TDWI chairman. In this new role, Crofts will be focused on providing strategic guidance to TDWI leadership and will spearhead new strategic alliances to expand the reach of the TDWI brand.

"TDWI is a critical component of the 1105 portfolio operating in a very exciting market space where there is tremendous opportunity," said Rajeev Kapur, chief executive officer for 1105 Media. "Meighan's wealth of market knowledge, proven leadership ability, and passion for helping companies create more business value with data will help drive continued growth and innovation at TDWI. With Meighan as president and Steven as chairman, we are well positioned to drive TDWI forward."

"I'm thrilled to be taking on this new leadership role at TDWI," said Berberich. "TDWI features a solid portfolio of high-quality, market-leading education, research, and online media with tremendous growth potential. I look forward to working with the team to evolve and expand this portfolio, ensuring we continue to deliver a great experience and ongoing value to the communities we serve."

Berberich will be based in 1105's Seattle-area office.

About TDWI
For 20 years, TDWI has provided individuals and teams with a comprehensive portfolio of business and technical education and research about all things data. TDWI's in-depth, best-practices-based knowledge can be quickly applied to develop world-class talent across your organization's business and IT functions to enhance analytical, data-driven decision making. TDWI offers five major conferences as well as topical seminars, onsite education, membership, certification, live webinars, resourceful publications, industry news, and in-depth research. See tdwi.org or follow us on Twitter @TDWI.

About 1105 Media
1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including specialized sectors of the information technology community; industrial health, safety, and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare. 1105's offerings span print and online magazines, journals, and newsletters; seminars, conferences, and trade shows; training courseware; and Web-based services. 1105 Media is based in Chatsworth, CA, with offices throughout the United States.

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Posted on 03/10/2016 at 9:11 AM0 comments


Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly to Deliver Keynote at ACQUIRE 2016

(VIENNA, VA, March 8, 2016)-1105 Media, Inc. is excited to announce that Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords, former Arizona Congresswoman, and Mark Kelly, retired astronaut and U.S. Navy Captain, will deliver a keynote address at the ACQUIRE Conference & Expo on June 9, 2016 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

Distinguished public servants and models of dedication and resilience, Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly represent the very essence of American heroism. Kelly flew 39 combat missions over Iraq and Kuwait during the first Gulf War, spent over 50 days in orbit and served as the commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour on its final flight. The youngest woman ever elected to the Arizona State Senate, Giffords represented her community in the Arizona Legislature from 2000-2005, and then in Congress from 2006-2012, consistently ranking as one of the most centrist legislators in Congress.

On January 8, 2011, an assassination attempt at an event with constituents in Tucson, Arizona, left Giffords severely wounded, shot in the head from near point blank range. Since then, the couple has inspired individuals around the world with their story of hope and courage in the wake of tragedy, serving as a symbol for the possibility of second chances.

"There is no more fitting way to kick off this inaugural event than by hearing from Mark Kelly and Gabby Giffords, a couple who has inspired millions," said Anne A. Armstrong, Chief Content Officer at 1105 Media. "Kelly and Giffords show by example what determination, a commitment to public service and a belief in mission can accomplish."

Produced by the media teams behind the FCW, GCN, Washington Technology, Defense Systems and Federal Soup brands, ACQUIRE is a new two-day conference & EXPO for government, military and contractor professionals looking to deliver on agency missions. Covering a program’s entire lifecycle-from policy setting to end user experience-ACQUIRE offers thought leadership, training courses from a diverse range of government agencies and an exhibit hall packed with vendors. Featuring leading providers of products, solutions and services to the government market, the EXPO floor has multiple pavilions: Information Technology, Acquisition Management, Professional Services and Office Management-plus a Federal consumer experience in Happy Fed.

Registration is free for government and military professionals. Sponsorships and booth sales for ACQUIRE are available. Please visit: https://ACQUIREshow.com.

Note to media: Registration for credentialed media will be available in March.

About 1105 Public Sector Media Group
1105 Public Sector Media Group, a division of 1105 Media, Inc., provides information, insight and analysis to the Government IT and Education IT (FED/SLED) sectors. Our content platforms include print, digital, online, events and a broad spectrum of marketing services. http://1105publicsector.com

About 1105 Media, Inc.
1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including the public sector (FED/SLED) information technology community; enterprise computing; industrial health, safety, and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare. 1105's offerings span marketing services; print and online magazines, journals, and newsletters; seminars, conferences, and trade shows; training courseware; web-based services. 1105 Media is based in Chatsworth, CA, with offices throughout the United States. https://1105media.com

Emily Jacobs
ejacobs@1105media.com
703.876.5052

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2016 Federal 100 Award Winners Announced

FCW, published by 1105 Media, Inc., is pleased to announce the winners of the 27th annual Federal 100 Awards.

Vienna, VA (PRWEB) February 11, 2016 FCW, published by 1105 Media, Inc., is pleased to announce the winners of the 27th annual Federal 100 Awards.

The Federal 100 Awards are presented to government, industry and academic leaders who have gone above and beyond to make a real difference in the way technology was bought, managed and used in the federal IT community. Honorees will be celebrated at the Federal 100 Gala on April 7th at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. The complete list of the 2016 winners can be found at https://FCW.com/fed100

"So often, the focus is on things that go wrong in government," FCW Editor-in-Chief Troy K. Schneider said. "But there's a tremendous amount that's going right, which rarely makes the headlines. The Fed 100 winners are making some great things happen — and we're excited to share those stories."

Honorees this year include 23 from the private sector, one from academia, 76 from the federal government – with 49 in civilian agencies, 19 in defense, five from the intelligence community and three from Capitol Hill.

Detailed winner profiles will be featured on FCW.com, and will appear in the April 15 print and digital issues of FCW.

The 2016 Federal 100 Winners:

Zelma A. (Flip) Anderson Jr.
Executive Director, FITARA Operations
Department of Agriculture

Beth Angerman
Executive Director, Unified Shared Services Management
General Services Administration

Sameer K. Antani
Staff Scientist, U.S. National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health

Daniel J. Balash
Information Technology Project Manager, Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers
Department of Homeland Security

Carol Bales
Senior Policy Analyst
Office of Management and Budget

Ann Barron-DiCamillo
Director, U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team
Department of Homeland Security

Raymond Bauer
Innovation Lead
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Susan Becker
Vice President of Services, Administrative and Health Agencies
Unisys

Cate Berard
Sustainable Electronics Coordinator
Department of Energy

Rich Beutel
Principal
Cyrrus Analytics

Bryce Bhatnagar
Chief Technology Officer
Department of State

Lt. Gen. Mark S. Bowman
Director, Command, Control and Communications, Joint Chiefs
Department of Defense

Devon Bryan
Founder and President, ICMCP, and Vice President and Global Chief Information Security Officer
ADP

Heather B. Burke
Chief Engineer, Program Executive Office, Defense Healthcare Management Systems
Department of Defense

Michael Carter
Vice President, Governance, Risk and Compliance
Veris Group LLC

Maureen Cedro
Communication, Information and Network Programs Manager
Federal Aviation Administration

Brig. Gen. Welton Chase Jr.
Director, J-6 C4/Cyber, U.S. European Command
U.S. Army

Daniel Chenok
Executive Director
IBM Center for the Business of Government

Beth Cobert
Acting Director
Office of Personnel Management

Kevin Cummins
Senior Legislative Assistant, Office of Sen. Tom Udall
U.S. Senate

Angela Holden Donahoo
Contracting Officer, Federal System Integration
General Services Administration

Donald R. Davidson Jr.
Chief, Lifecycle Risk Management and Acquisition Integration Division
Department of Defense

Mary A. Davie
Assistant Commissioner, Integrated Technology Services
General Services Administration

Scott Dunlap
Product Development Group Manager/Principal Assistant Program Manager, Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education, Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems, PMW 240 Sea Warrior Program
Department of the Navy

Marty Edwards
Director, Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team
Department of Homeland Security

Michael Ernst
Director, RHIC and ATLAS Computing Facility, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Department of Energy

Edwin (Bruce) B. Farnham
Program Officer, Aeronautical Mobile Application Architecture
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

John Felleman
Senior Innovation Specialist
General Services Administration

Hao-y Froemling
Director, Program Management Division, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Transportation Security Administration
Department of Homeland Security

Brig. Gen. Peter A. Gallagher
Director, J6, U.S. Central Command
U.S. Army

Kevin Gates
Professional Staff Member
House Armed Services Committee

Diane B. Gongaware
Senior Director, U.S. Public Sector Partner Organization
Cisco

Sue Gordon
Deputy Director
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Christian O. Grijalva
Chief, Law Enforcement Branch, Defense Manpower Data Center
Department of Defense

Richard Hale
Deputy Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity
Department of Defense

Richard L. Haley
Assistant Director, FBI
Department of Justice

Harry Hallock
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Procurement
Department of the Army

Terry Halvorsen
Chief Information Officer
Department of Defense

Christopher W. Hamilton
Supervisory Management and Program Manager/Director, Technical Integration Office, Customs and Border Protection
Department of Homeland Security

Mahesh Hanamanula
Chief Technology Officer
AINS

Douglas A. Hansen
Cloud and Enterprise Application Services Lead
Department of Homeland Security

Ellen Herbst
Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration
Department of Commerce

Tiffany T. Hixson
Regional Commissioner and Professional Services Category Executive, Federal Acquisition Service
General Services Administration

Gisele D. Holden
Financial Systems Branch Chief and iTRAK Program Manager
National Science Foundation

Stephen H. Holden
Senior Manager
Octo Consulting Group

Tracy Hollis
Solutions Engineering Manager
Department of Homeland Security

Rep. Will Hurd
U.S. House of Representatives

Carlene Ileto
Executive Director
Department of Homeland Security

Judith A. Jackson
EV-CIS Senior Product Manager
Environmental Protection Agency

Sherita Johnson
Chief, Special Program Unit, El Paso Intelligence Center
Department of Justice

Steve Kelman
Weatherhead Professor of Public Management
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Kathryn Kienast
Principal
Booz Allen Hamilton

Noah Kunin
Director of Delivery Architecture and Infrastructure Services, 18F
General Services Administration

Mike Leff
Vice President, Civilian
Public Sector Solutions, AT&T Global Business

David Mader
Controller
Office of Management and Budget

Kevin Mandia
President
FireEye

Stephanie Mango
Senior Vice President
CGI Federal Inc.

Mark T. Maybury
Vice President, Chief Security Officer and Chief Technology Officer
Director, NIST National Cybersecurity FFRDC
The Mitre Corp.

Richard McKinney
Chief Information Officer
Department of Transportation

Col. Robert McVay
Program Manager, Afghan Personnel and Pay System
HQ Resolute Support, Kabul, Afghanistan
U.S. Army

Jeffrey Meisel
Chief Marketing Officer, Census Bureau
Department of Commerce

Danielle Metz
Strategy and Integration, Office of the Chief Information Officer
Department of Defense

Robert Metzger
Head of Washington Office
Rogers Joseph O'Donnell

Sarah Antoinette Millican
Digital Strategy Adviser
The Ambit Group

Maj. Gen. John B. Morrison Jr.
Commanding General, U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, and Deputy Commanding General, Second Army
U.S. Army

Craig Mundie
President
Mundie and Associates

Mark Naggar
Information Technology Vendor Management Specialist and Director of HHS (and Federal-wide) Buyers Club
Department of Health and Human Services

Shana Olshan
Director, National Standards Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Department of Health and Human Services

Joe Paiva
Chief Information Officer, International Trade Administration
Department of Commerce

Austin Price
Manager, Government Transformation and Agency Partnerships
Partnership for Public Service

Douglas P. Quiram
Office Director for Personnel Security and Suitability, Bureau of Diplomatic Security
Department of State

Meredith Romley
Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Federal Procurement Policy
Office of Management and Budget

J. Lisa Romney
Senior Procurement Analyst, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy
Department of Defense

Ron Ross
Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Department of Commerce

Trevor Rudolph
Chief, Cyber and National Security Unit, Office of E-Government and Information Technology
Office of Management and Budget

Lisa Schlosser
Deputy Administrator, Office of E-Government and Information Technology
Office of Management and Budget

Grant Schneider
Cybersecurity Adviser to the Federal Chief Information Officer
Office of Management and Budget

Chad F. Sheridan
Chief Information Officer, Risk Management Agency
Department of Agriculture

Capt. Robert R. Shoffner
Program Executive Officer, Business and Enterprise Systems Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
Department of the Air Force

Pawan Singh
Principal
Deloitte

Mitch Smoot
Cybersecurity Assessments, Deputy Chief
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Stan Soloway
Former Chief Executive Officer, Professional Services Council
Chief Executive Officer, Celero Strategies

Vincent N. Sritapan
Mobile Security Program Manager, Cyber Security Division, Science and Technology Directorate
Department of Homeland Security

Morley O. Stone
Chief Technology Officer, Air Force Research Laboratory
Department of the Air Force

Julia T. Susman
President and Chief Executive Officer
Jefferson Consulting Group

Ben Sweezy
Strategy and Data Lead
Office of Management and Budget

Matthew A. Tait
Senior Managing Director
Accenture

Brig. Gen. (retired) Gregory J. Touhill
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications
Department of Homeland Security

James C. Trainor Jr.
Assistant Director, Cyber Division, FBI
Department of Justice

Devon Trolley
Technical Adviser for Strategy Development and Implementation, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Department of Health and Human Services

Ashwin Vasan
Chief Information Officer
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Jill Vaughan
Assistant Administrator, Office of Security Capabilities, and Chief Technology Officer, Transportation Security Administration
Department of Homeland Security

Navin Vembar
Information Technology Director, Integrated Award Environment
General Services Administration

Robert W. Vietmeyer
Cloud Computing Portfolio Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer
Department of Defense

Fumie N. Wingo
International Spectrum Policy Lead
Department of the Navy

Patricia Wolfehope
Program Manager, Science and Technology Directorate
Department of Homeland Security

Timothy Womack
Director, Digital Services
Department of the Treasury

Joanne Woytek
Program Manager, SEWP
NASA

Loren Yu
Head of Product Development
Nava

Judith R. Zawatsky
MAS Transformation Program Manager, Office of the Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service
General Services Administration

For more information on the Federal 100 Awards, visit FCW.com/fed100.

About FCW
FCW's editorial mission is to provide federal technology executives with the information, insights, and strategies necessary to successfully navigate the complex world of federal business. By providing federal technology executives with the "who" and "what" they need to know to get things done, FCW delivers access to a powerful, hard-to-reach audience that controls the $112B technology purchasing in federal government. https://FCW.com

About 1105 Public Sector Media Group
1105 Public Sector Media Group, a division of 1105 Media, Inc., provides information, insight and analysis to the Government IT and Education IT (FED/SLED) sectors. Our content platforms include print, digital, online, events and a broad spectrum of marketing services. http://1105publicsector.com

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1105 Media Inc.’s ACQUIRE Show Announces Training Lineup Featuring Government Agencies

(VIENNA, VA, February 10, 2016)— 1105 Media, Inc. is pleased to announce the preliminary training lineup for the ACQUIRE show, a new two-day educational event and tradeshow for government and military professionals looking to deliver on their agencies’ missions.

The following government agencies will offer training and contract education: Army CHESS, Department of Homeland Security, General Services Administration, NASA SEWP, NIH-NITAAC and Department of State. The following organizations have also been approved for classroom training:  Adobe, Management Concepts, TwentyEighty Strategy Execution and Xerox.

Additional training submissions for the 2016 show, taking place June 8-9 in Washington, D.C., are still being reviewed and will be added to the program upon approval.

“We were delighted with the number of training courses that were submitted for this show,” said Carmel McDonagh, Chief Marketing Officer, 1105 Public Sector Media Group. “We are committed to making ACQUIRE the primary resource for training and educational opportunities for government and military personnel.”

“We believe ACQUIRE will transform the way government professionals select the training that advances both their agency’s mission and their careers,” said Anne A. Armstrong, Chief Content Officer at 1105 Media. “Training courses will be offered in one central location at the show by multiple government agencies and industry subject-matter experts.”

Produced by the media teams behind the FCW, GCN, Washington Technology, Defense Systems and Federal Soup brands, the conference program will feature training courses from a diverse range of government agencies, a variety of informative breakout sessions, visionary keynotes and educational clinics on the show floor.

Sponsorships and booth sales for ACQUIRE are available, and attendee registration is open. Please visit: https://ACQUIREshow.com

Note to media: Registration for credentialed media will be available in February.  

About 1105 Public Sector Media Group
1105 Public Sector Media Group, a division of 1105 Media, Inc., provides information, insight and analysis to the Government IT and Education IT (FED/SLED) sectors. Our content platforms include print, digital, online, events and a broad spectrum of marketing services.  http://1105publicsector.com

About 1105 Media, Inc. 1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including the public sector (FED/SLED) information technology community; enterprise computing; industrial health, safety, and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare. 1105's offerings span marketing services; print and online magazines, journals, and newsletters; seminars, conferences, and trade shows; training courseware; web-based services. 1105 Media is based in Chatsworth, CA, with offices throughout the United States. https://1105media.com

Emily Jacobs
ejacobs@1105media.com
703.876.5052

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Posted on 02/10/2016 at 7:37 AM0 comments


Evening Event at WEST 2016 “Network-Centric Warfare: Next Steps Toward Achieving the Vision” www.defensesystems.com/NetworkCentricWarfare

WHAT:

Evening Event at WEST 2016 “Network-Centric Warfare: Next Steps Toward Achieving the Visionwww.defensesystems.com/NetworkCentricWarfare

February 16, 2016, Tuesday
4:30PM – 7:50PM

WHERE:

San Diego Convention Center
Room 6A
111 W Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

SPEAKERS:

Rear Admiral David H. Lewis
Commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), U.S. Navy
Bill Bonwit
Department Head for the Command and Control (C2) Department of the Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific)
Greg Shaffer
Assistant Chief Engineer, Mission Engineering, National Competency Lead ISR/IO, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR)
Steve Soules
Executive Vice President and Lead, Navy/Marine Corps C4ISR, Defense & Intelligence Group, Booz Allen Hamilton
Greg Wenzel
Executive Vice President and Lead, Digital Solutions/C4ISR, Strategic Innovation Group, Booz Allen Hamilton
Kevin McCaney
Editor-in-Chief, Defense Systems (Moderator)

DETAILS:

Today’s battlespaces—sea, air, land, and cyberspace—are networked like never before, and information superiority is essential to military success. However, the evolution towards truly network-centric warfare has been slowed by technical and cultural challenges. This event, produced by Defense Systems, FCW and technical partner Booz Allen Hamilton, will bring together Department of Defense (DOD) leaders and experts to discuss the current vision of network-centric warfare and steps the Department and Navy/Marine Corps can take to achieve it.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Carmel McDonagh
cmcdonagh@1105media.com | 703.876.5040

 

PRESENTED BY:
Defense Systems FCW

TECHNICAL PARTNER:
Booz Allen Hamilton

Co-located With:
West 2016

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Network-Centric Warfare: Next Steps Toward Achieving the Vision Event Speakers Confirmed

(VIENNA, VA., February 9, 2016)— 1105 Public Sector Media Group and technical partner Booz Allen Hamilton are pleased to announce the event speakers for ‘Network-Centric Warfare: Next Steps Toward Achieving The Vision’ occurring on February 16. This event is co-located with WEST 2016—co-sponsored by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute, and will take place at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.

Speakers include keynote Rear Admiral David H. Lewis, Commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), U.S. Navy; Bill Bonwit, Department Head for the Command and Control (C2) SPAWAR, Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific); Greg Shaffer, Assistant Chief Engineer, Mission Engineering, National Competency Lead ISR/IO, SPAWAR; and Steve Soules and Greg Wenzel, C4ISR experts from Booz Allen Hamilton. Speakers will discuss the current vision of network-centric warfare and steps the Department and Navy/Marine Corps can take to achieve it.

“The concept of network-centric warfare is more complex than ever, as DOD seeks to integrate cyberspace and the electromagnetic spectrum with the traditional battle domains of land, air, sea and space,” said Kevin McCaney, Editor-in-Chief, Defense Systems. “At this event, DOD leaders and experts will discuss how the department can overcome the technological hurdles and finally realize the full vision of network-centric warfare.”

“This event will provide a dynamic forum in which leaders from the Navy and Marine Corps can discuss strategies for overcoming both the technological and cultural challenges to achieving and capitalizing on the virtues of network-centric warfare in order to have secure and seamless C4ISR systems for mission success,” said Steve Soules, Executive Vice President and Lead, Navy/Marine Corps C4ISR, Defense & Intelligence Group, Booz Allen Hamilton.

For more information, visit the event website: https://defensesystems.com/NetworkCentricWarfare or contact: editor@defensesystems.com

About 1105 Public Sector Media Group
1105 Public Sector Media Group, a division of 1105 Media, Inc., provides information, insight and analysis to the Government IT and Education IT (FED/SLED) sectors. Our content platforms include print, digital, online, events and a broad spectrum of marketing services. www.1105publicsector.com

About Booz Allen Hamilton
Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology for more than 100 years. Today, the firm provides management and technology consulting and engineering services to leading Fortune 500 corporations, governments, and not-for-profits across the globe. Booz Allen partners with public and private sector clients to solve their most difficult challenges through a combination of consulting, analytics, mission operations, technology, systems delivery, cybersecurity, engineering, and innovation expertise.

With international headquarters in McLean, Virginia, the firm employs more than 22,500 people globally, and had revenue of $5.27 billion for the 12 months ended March 31, 2015. To learn more, visit www.boozallen.com. (NYSE: BAH)

Carmel McDonagh
cmcdonagh@1105media.com
703.876.5040

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TDWI Launches New Web Property

Upside features timely and actionable information on how to transform data.

TDWI, a division of 1105 Media, Inc., has launched a new online media property, Upside. The site delivers daily information and insight about how to transform data into intelligence, insight, and impact within any enterprise.

All content on Upside.com is accessible for free and is divided into five channels that include fellow 1105 brands Data-Driven Biz, Tech Talk, Intersection Biz-IT, Visualize It, and 0-to-60 Live.

From predictive analytics to data integration, the new site features daily insights from experts and visionaries in the field of business intelligence and data management. Regular contributors include Barry Devlin, Jill Dyché Wayne Eckerson, Claudia Imhoff, and TDWI research analysts Fern Halper, Philip Russom, and David Stodder. 

“Upside expands TDWI’s regular coverage of data-related technologies, trends, and news with compelling, media-rich content,” said Steven Crofts, TDWI president.

According to TDWI, the site also assists IT leaders, developers, and implementers in creating new decision-enhancing tools that improve the bottom line.

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The Next Wave of Digital Government | BMC Exchange Event Announces Speakers

(VIENNA, VA., January 28, 2016)— 1105 Public Sector Media Group and BMC are pleased to announce the 5th annual BMC Exchange to be held on February 2nd, ‘Digital Enterprise Management – IT Solutions To Make Digital Government Fast, Seamless, and Optimized.

Announced speakers include award-winning journalist, director and author of The Perfect Storm and War, Sebastian Junger as the keynote, Dr. David Bray, CIO of the Federal Communications Commission and Richard McKinney, CIO of the Department of Transportation. 

BMC is presenting a multi-track program where attendees can learn the latest innovations in cybersecurity, hybrid IT models, operational excellence and modern digital workplace services. The event will also feature hands-on tutorial sessions in Cloud Management & Data Center Automation, Performance Management & Analytics and Control-M Workload Automation.  A partner pavilion will allow attendees to experience some of the latest products and services dedicated to digital enterprise management.

“When people talk about “modernizing” government, they often are thinking about modernizing the
legacy IT infrastructure. The infrastructure certainly is part of any modernization effort. But the real payoff in modernization comes when an agency updates its business processes as well as  transforming its IT operations to support the agency’s mission.” said Anne Armstrong, Co-President & Chief Content Officer, 1105 Public Sector Media Group.  “This event embraces that focus.”

“BMC’s Digital Enterprise Management strategy helps federal agencies ensure that the performance, integrity, efficiency, and agility of their digital services are world-class,” said Brian Marvin, Vice President BMC Federal.  “At this event, BMC will provide federal IT professionals with access to leading experts in Digital Enterprise Management both at BMC and its vital partners.”

The event will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.  For more information, visit the event website: https://fcw.com/bmcexchangefederal2016 

About 1105 Public Sector Media Group
1105 Public Sector Media Group, a division of 1105 Media, Inc., provides information, insight and analysis to the Government IT and Education IT (FED/SLED) sectors. Our content platforms include print, digital, online, events and a broad spectrum of marketing services. http://1105publicsector.com

About BMC 
BMC is a global leader in software solutions that help IT transform traditional businesses into digital enterprises for the ultimate competitive advantage. Our Digital Enterprise Management set of IT solutions is designed to make digital business fast, seamless, and optimized. From mainframe to mobile to cloud and beyond, we pair high-speed digital innovation with robust IT industrialization-allowing our customers to provide intuitive user experiences with optimized performance, cost, compliance, and productivity. BMC solutions serve more than 10,000 customers worldwide including 82 percent of the Fortune 500.

BMC - Bring IT to Life
BMC, BMC Software, the BMC logo, and the BMC Software logo are the exclusive properties of BMC Software Inc., are registered or pending registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and may be registered or pending registration in other countries. All other BMC trademarks, service marks, and logos may be registered or pending registration in the U.S. or in other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©Copyright 2015 BMC Software, Inc.

Contact: Carmel McDonagh
cmcdonagh@1105media.com | 703.876.5040

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Environmental Protection 2015 New Product Of The Year

EP Salutes Winners in 2015 New Product of the Year Contest

The website's annual contest attracted entries in nine categories, including health & safety/cleanup, water, wastewater, software/SaaS, and air quality & climate.

DALLAS, Jan. 25, 2016 – Six companies, including multiple-category winners ParkUSA and New Pig Corp., were recognized today for winning Environmental Protection's annual New Product of the Year contest. The contest attracted product entries in nine award categories, with an independent panel of three highly qualified judges choosing the winners.

"Our 2015 contest attracted high-quality, innovative entries in every category, which is one more encouraging sign that the environmental marketplace is dynamic and growing. The competition was strong this year in categories such as health & safety/cleanup and wastewater," Editorial Director Jerry Laws said. "I congratulate all of the entrants on their fine work and thank them for participating. We hope they'll enter our 2016 contest, as well."

To be eligible for the 2015 awards, products must have been introduced to the market during the 2015 calendar year. Serving as judges in the contest were:

* Angela Neville, JD, energy law reporter for the Texas Lawyer newspaper and former editor of Environmental Protection
* Christopher Pai, a safety management consultant with MEMIC (Maine Employers' Mutual Insurance Company)
* Fred Elliott, a freelance author in Austin, Texas, who writes frequently on occupational safety and environmental protection issues for leading industry publications

The award winners, the categories in which they won, and their winning products are:

* ParkUSA: Air Quality and Climate, OdorTrooper™ Interceptor
* New Pig Corp.: Environmental Management, PIG® Spill Response Tactics Training
* EXAIR: Health and Safety/Cleanup, High Lift Reversible Drum Vac
* New Pig Corp.: New Technology -- Industry, PIG® Battery Acid Spill Kit in a Cart
* Air Cycle Corp.: Recycling, Bulb Eater 3® with Intelli Technology®
* 3E Company: Software/SaaS, Ariel® WebInsight™ 9.0
* ParkUSA: Waste, ZooTrooper ZT * ParkUSA: Wastewater, PolyCat
* Onset: Water, HOBO MX2001 Water Level Logger

In addition to being honored today, the winners will be featured on the Environmental Protection website www.eponline.com.

For more information, please contact
Susan May Group Marketing Director, 1105 Media
Security, Safety, Health & Facilities Group
14901 Quorum Drive, Suite 425
Dallas, TX 75254
Phone: 972-687-6744
E-mail: smay@1105media.com

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Posted on 01/25/2016 at 8:21 AM0 comments


Insider Insight

Insider Insight: 7 Top Trends from CES 2016

Every January, the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) brings entrepreneurs, manufacturers, retailers and techies to Las Vegas to see the latest gadgets and innovations from big companies and tech startups.

Rajeev Kapur, a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) since 2007,  hosted an exclusive networking event for 90 business leaders from around the world during CES 2016, featuring discussions with Consumer Electronics Association Chairman Daniel Pidgeon (a YPO member in Dallas), Atom Factory CEO Troy Carter (a YPO member in Los Angeles), and John Shalam, founder of Audiovox Corp.

From innovations in robotics, televisions, cars and more, Kapur, CEO of 1105 Media, shares his top eight insights from the 2016 conference.

  1. The drone and robotic economy is here to stay.

    It is no longer a question of if drones and robots will be available to individuals but when they will be. "The Jetsons’ integrated home and those types of products are becoming a reality now," says Kapur.

    Autonomous drones and programmable robots will come in all shapes and sizes for many varied purposes over the next five to 10 years. For example, AirDog, a personal drone, tracks via a wireless network an adventurer’s movements while snowboarding, rock climbing, etc. and snaps photographs along the way. Another product, the 360fly works similar to a GoPro, except that this action camera takes all the 360-degree pictures desired. Advances are also being made in artificial intelligence and assistants like the Segway Personal Robot that may someday surpass the live versions.

  2. There’s a lot of promise in virtual reality.

    Although virtual reality has a lot of potential, the technology is not quite there yet. Kapur believes it is at the developmental stage 3D TV and imaging was at five years ago, but that it will continue to improve every 15 to 18 months.

    "I worry if virtual reality won’t take off in the home, much like 3D didn’t, but I can see applications for it in the medical and the business-to-business fields."

    Imagine how useful it will be for, say, a surgeon in Berlin to virtually attend and consult on an operation in Los Angeles. Virtual reality gaming is another trend many companies are banking on; however, it still makes users dizzy and nauseated, which may deter potential gamers. Considering how much Facebook invested in Oculus for its Rift headset, many techies believe that after a few more years of experimentation and technological advances, virtual reality will indeed become a mainstay in the future.

  3. The television is disappearing on the wall soon.

    That sci-fi Star Trek dream of rolling up a screen or having it magically disappear is getting a little closer to reality. LG created the 4K OLED TV, just a few millimeters thick, almost like wallpaper, with performance capabilities as good as anything else on the market today.

    "Imagine having wallpaper that you can program from your phone to wake you up with the sounds of Malibu beach," says Kapur. "It’s just amazing what the OLED technology is going to do for the future and how that’s going to change people’s lives and the types of experiences they can have."

  4. Wearable technology is getting more purposeful.

    The wearable space is beginning to craft gear that is not only easier to use but also essential for healthier living. Wearable technology is going beyond the smart watches and fitness trackers like Fitbit and appearing on everything from clothing to yoga mats.

    The emerging wearable fitness and health technology is particularly noteworthy because it promises to change how we exercise and communicate, and “is designed to keep people healthier,” says Kapur.

    Digitsole, for example, has basically embedded technology that charges wirelessly directly into the shoe so you can measure your footsteps and shock absorption and heat up your feet all at the same time.

  5. Sensors are at the core of future innovations.

    CES predicts the market for sensor technology will reach $6.5 billion in 2018 but it is no longer relegated to the wrist. Many of the future innovations rely on sensors to provide faster, easier solutions to everyday problems.

    DietSensor, for example, launched a pocket-sized sensor, SCiO, that can scan the food on a plate and send the nutrition and calorie data directly to the corresponding app, eliminating the need to manually input information. Expect the sensor economy to grow on the consumer as well as the business-to-business side.

  6. The new car that could all by itself.

    The way people get around will continue to change with the development of connected vehicles and autonomous cars. It is likely that in the next seven to 10 years the need for a driver’s license will not exist.

    Imagine the next generation sending emails or texting or making calls while an autonomous car safely takes them to work, scary today but real in the coming years. The advances in the pedestrian detect and collision avoidance technologies are particularly worth watching.

    "It will cut down on the volume of traffic accidents, which in turn will cause car insurance rates and the number of emergency room visits to drop," says Kapur. "And as a result, productivity and efficiency will rise."

  7. Data prediction is the next big business.

    "The business to go into is the big data, business intelligence, predictive analytics business," says Kapur. "All of that information from connected devices, like the thermostats and the wearable technology to the cars and sensors is all going up into the cloud."

    With the accumulation of data, companies will need to begin to interpret the data to improve quality and to predict what’s going to happen next. August, a vendor of smart locks with video cameras, door usage data as well as video analytics that can be used, for example, to predict when solicitors are most likely to visit.

    "There’s an old saying in business, if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it," says Kapur. "Now there are tools out there so you can measure it."

    The emergence of even more precise data will most likely impact the organizational structure of businesses as well, causing IT and marketing departments to merge in an effort to provide more exceptional customer experience and efficient businesses.

    As new technological innovations continue to transform society, companies will need to become educated on how to begin to translate the steady stream of data feedback into creating products and services that better suit the lives of their customers.

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Posted on 01/19/2016 at 4:00 PM0 comments