Showcase Maryland USA
Thursday 28 October 2021
8.00AM – 9.00AM
About the event
During this session we will explore the opportunities for cyber security and emerging technology companies within the state of Maryland, USA.
AustCyber’s Chief Operating Officer Michelle Mosey will speak with:
- Martin Rosedale – CEO, Maryland Tech Council
- Tasha Cornish – Executive Director, Cyber Association Of Maryland
- Gwen Green – President/CEO, Applied Information Technology (AiTech)
- Julie Martin – Economic Development Specialist, Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation, Maryland
- Vince Defrancisci – Maryland Department of Commerce, Office of Strategic Industries And Entrepreneurship
We’ll also discuss state government grants, advanced talent clusters, encryption challenges and key partnerships. This will be an excellent opportunity to understand the opportunities that exist with international partners
Executive Director, Cybersecurity Association of Maryland
Tasha Cornish is the Executive Director of the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Maryland's only organization solely dedicated to the growth of Maryland's cybersecurity industry. As the Executive Director, she leads CAMI’s implementation of educational programming, community resource development, and cyber career networking opportunities. Tasha has a Masters of Science in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and nearly a decade of nonprofit leadership experience, with specific expertise in fundraising, community outreach, data analysis, and partnership management.
Economic Development Specialist, Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation - Maryland
Julie Martin is a South African born Australian with 20 years commercial facing experience across government, private industry and the not-for-profit sectors. Julie develops investment attraction opportunities for the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation in the state of Maryland, USA and holds a Master’s Degree in International Development from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia. Her background has included trade and investment, industry and workforce development, economic strategy, regulatory reform, and innovation economics. Her research interests include development theory and job creation and her work experience has gravitated towards biotechnology, frontier tech sectors and social science.
Chief Executive Officer, Maryland Tech Council
Martin Rosendale is the CEO of the Maryland Tech Council. An engineer turned microbiologist and industry leader, Martin is passionate about the human and business value of technology, life sciences, and biotechnology. A five-time CEO and twice company founder, his experience spans public, private and not-for-profit businesses. Over 30 years, he has launched, branded, acquired or commercialized more than 10 products and companies. Martin has raised equity capital for public and private companies and non-dilutive capital through strategic partnerships. He led a biotherapeutics company through a period of hyper growth taking the company from first sale to $200 million in annual revenue in three years. He worked with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to establish Medicare reimbursement for a complex product category. He also facilitated the merger of the two largest technology industry organizations in Maryland, forming the Maryland Tech Council and strengthening its industry presence.
Gwen Greene, Ph.D
Founder, CEO, and Senior Information Systems Security Engineer, Applied Information Technology (AiTech)
Dr. Greene has more than 15 years of experience in Federal contracting and cybersecurity. She is also a published author and a respected consultant in the area of effective change in organizational security culture. A strong advocate of diversity and mentorship, Dr. Greene is most passionate about empowering others to realize their full potential in their career goals.
Dr. Greene holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Bowie State University, a Master of Science (MSc) in Management of Information Systems from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and a Doctorate in Information Technology from Towson University.
Director, Cybersecurity and Aerospace, Maryland Department of Commerce, Office of Strategic Industries and Entrepreneurship
Vince DeFrancisci serves as the Director, Cybersecurity and Aerospace for the Maryland Department of Commerce, Office of Strategic Industries and Entrepreneurship.
Vince works with regional and international Department of Commerce Representatives to initiate and manage business development and strategic marketing initiatives of the State. Vince communicates the State's relevant and related industry assets, enables outreach and education to the business community on industry matters, and fosters the development, advocacy, and implementation of federal, state, and local policy and strategic planning to support and grow the cybersecurity and aerospace industries.
Before joining the Maryland Department of Commerce in September of 2020, Vince built a 20-career working in Federal Government contracting for science, advanced technology development and Space based exploration and programming, serving the missions of NASA, NOAA, NSF, and other U.S. science focused agencies.
Vince lives in Baltimore City with his wife Sherry. They have four children.
US Eco-System development Lead & Chief Operating Officer, AustCyber
Michelle Mosey is US Eco-System development Lead & Chief Operating Officer AustCyber - The Australian Cyber Security Growth Network Ltd. Michelle has years of experience working with Royal Australian Navy, Australian Department of Defence, The Australian National University to name a few before joining AustCyber. She is on a mission to assist Australian cyber security start-ups and businesses to bring that Aussie ingenuity and can-do attitude to the globe. She is passionate about our security and safety and the world we leave for our kids. She continues to work with veterans as she believes they bring a unique perspective and capability to keep our competitive edge in cyber space.