MSPM In the KNOW: January 28th, 2020

GW Trustees Gate
graphic depicting GW and DC landmarks
Dear MSPM Students,
Here are the top 3 things you need to know for January 28, 2020:


Join us on Thursday, January 30 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Crain Center (Duquès Hall, first floor, room 150) and enjoy networking, conversation and free dinner with fellow GWSB graduate students, faculty, staff and alumnus guests Bryan Landau, OMBA 2013, Founder and CEO, Vennly and Sam Rockman, GMBA 2012, Enterprise Account Manager, Tableau.



Join us Friday, February 7 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the City View Room of the Elliott School of International Affairs to network and engage in roundtable discussion with prominet alumni and industry leaders from companies that have been historically most attractive to our students.

About the Round table Series
Round tables hosted by the GW School of Business are designed to provide students the chance to go deeper in discussion with alumni, members of the board of advisers, employers, and industry leaders beyond a simple networking/meet-and-greet event. It is a chance for both discussion leaders and students to learn about each other outside a classroom setting. We’ve seen several students obtain internships and jobs from discussion leaders at these events. Many have continued mentoring conversations long after the event is over.

The events consist of one hour of a happy hour-like informal networking reception, one hour of round table discussion, and one hour of plenary debrief and final networking. The attire for this event is full-business-dress. In the week leading up to the event, registered students are given discussion questions and are assigned to a particular discussion leader. Students are asked to research and reflect on the questions before the event and bring talking points to the event itself.

Register for Industry Roundtables Here

Cloud Computing
Mark Forman
VP, Digital Government

Event Date:  Thursday, February 27, 2020- 11:30am Networking | 12-1pm Presentation

Event Location: The George Washington University School of Business,Duques Room 453 2201 G Street NW Washington, DC 20052 See map: Google Maps

Agenda and Cost. This luncheon is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required to attend. About the Presentation: This presentation will cover issues that project teams need to address in order to achieve cost, security, and mission benefits in cloud initiatives. Using an interactive format where issues will be presented and discussed with attendees, the seminar will be broken into three segments. The first segment will illuminate key elements of the U.S. Government Cloud Smart Strategic guidance with survey data on real-world experience in government and commercial cloud computing initiatives. The second segment will cover key elements of cloud computing projects, including a discussion of the key cloud computing project considerations, such as serverless computing, low code/no code, microservices, and cybersecurity. This segment will also discuss implications of convergence in infrastructure modernization and applications modernization. The third segment will cover risk management, including risk register considerations for cloud initiatives and the implications of DevSecOps approaches to projects.

If you experience any difficulties registering for this event, please call 703-683-4804 or email and include the name of the event.

PDUs Available:  1.00 PDU for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: Technical 

About the Speaker: Mark Forman is an accomplished Executive with more than 30 years of experience in industry and government, including a Presidential appointment to be the first U.S. Administrator for E-Government and Information Technology, now known as the U.S. Federal Government’s Chief Information Officer.  In his current role, Mr. Forman is leveraging deep domain industry expertise across the entire Unisys portfolio to provide Digital solutions important to U.S. Federal government clients. This includes application of data analytics, applications modernization, cybersecurity, and hybrid cloud services using techniques including low code, containerization, and cloud native.  Before moving into the U.S. Federal team at Unisys, Mr. Forman was the VP and Global Head of the Public Sector, where he led the strategy creation and deployment that repositioned Unisys as a global provider of leading solutions in hybrid cloud, Digital Government, Justice, Law Enforcement and Border Security, and Social Services. During his tenor, the Public Sector teams grew rapidly in both new client acquisition and base business expansion. Prior to joining Unisys, Mr. Forman was Vice President for IT Services and Cloud Solutions at TASC, Inc./Engility Corp., where his group assisted government agencies in transitioning to the cloud by providing advanced systems engineering, integration and decision-support services to the federal government. Mr. Forman has also held executive and leadership positions at KPMG LLP and IBM, as well co-founding two technology companies. Mr. Forman served on the Board of Directors for Corio Inc., and various commercial and corporate government sector Advisory Boards, most recently the Social Security Advisory Board Task Force for IT Modernization. He has been recognized with numerous Government IT awards, is a CIO SAGE at the Partnership for Public Service, and has testified before legislative Committees of the U.S. Congress, Australia Senate, State of Kansas, and State of California.

Register Here!


Agnes Socrates, MSPM
Administrative Director
Schedule a meeting via this link

Homayoun Khamooshi, PhD
MSPM Faculty Director
Schedule a Meeting via this link

Got some great news to share? Keep us in the KNOW! 
Email with any updates you’d like to share with the MSPM community.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.