The west coast hasn’t cornered the market on innovation – a Q&A with Rick Gordon of MACH37

November 30, 2016, No comments

Rick Gordon, the Managing Partner at the country’s premier cybersecurity accelerator, MACH37, will be joining a host of other technology influencers, experts and executives from the National Capital region’s innovative technology companies this Friday at the Washington Technology Showcase. This event, which will be held at the MITRE offices in McLean, VA, has been themed, “Building the I ...


Encouraging innovation in the federal government – a Q&A with Nick Wakeman

November 23, 2016, No comments

Next Friday, December 2, 2016, ACG National Capital is partnering with MITRE to host the Washington Technology Showcase – an exciting event that brings together the ACG membership with other local business leaders and technologists to discuss innovation and the new technologies being developed for the public and private sector. The Showcase, which has been themed, “Building the Innovation Brid ...


Video – Mike Simon discusses the increasingly sophisticated threat landscape facing enterprises

November 17, 2016, No comments

In the wake of the recent 2016 election, which may have seen a sovereign nation or state influence American elections through hacking and cyberattack, cybersecurity is an increasingly hot topic. But it’s not just a concern among political and government circles. Private enterprises remain in the crosshairs of attackers, and can suffer significant costs – both financially and to their brands ...


Exploring the government’s top technology priorities – a Q&A with Dr. Bill LaPlante

November 10, 2016, No comments

On Friday, December 2, 2016, the ACG National Capital membership, along with other local business leaders and technologists will come together for the Washington Technology Showcase. The Showcase, which has been themed, “Building the Innovation Bridge,” will feature local small, startup and emerging growth technology companies that are working on innovative and exciting new technologies for bo ...


An introduction to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States

November 3, 2016, No comments

Transnational mergers and international investments in U.S. based companies are a common and important part of U.S. economic activity. These transactions allow companies to make critical investments, expand capabilities and geographic presence, and offer added value to shareholders. These investments also bring billions of dollars into the U.S. economy and help spur a broad array of economic activ ...


Exploring the next disruptive technology – neural engineering

October 27, 2016, No comments

Last Friday, the ACG National Capital membership was treated to a very special and extremely interesting monthly meeting. Addressing the membership was Dr. Phillip Alvelda, a Program Manager in the Biological Technologies Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). For those that are unfamiliar with DARPA, it’s the department within the Department of Defense (DoD) responsibl ...


Dan Yates shares tips for starting, growing and selling a company

October 14, 2016, No comments

Dan Yates, CEO and founder of Opower, has had incredible success in his entrepreneurial pursuits. Dan has twice founded successful companies that he has grown and eventually sold to large, globally-recognized companies. Dan’s first company was an educational software company called Edusoft, which he grew and sold to Houghton Mifflin, one of the world’s largest K-12 education content and servic ...


Video: Ross Dunlap on the Science Behind Ceres Nanosciences

October 7, 2016, No comments

An aging population, an increase in Americans that are covered by health insurance thanks to Obamacare and a wide-reaching effort to curtail and control the cost of care, while making Americans healthier and preventing disease – all of these trends are converging to make healthcare technology, life sciences and biotechnology hot industries. One of the local companies that is benefiting from this ...