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The full lifecycle Job Matching, Workforce Development & Education, and Resource Deployment Platform.

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We invite you to join the Virginia Cybersecurity Workforce community on iDISPLA.

iDISPLA is a secure, online platform developed to help drive innovation for the Commonwealth of Virginia and ultimately the United States. iDISPLA fosters education, R&D, collaboration, and workforce development by connecting, educating, and inspiring available talents, resources, and capabilities.

The Virginia Cybersecurity Workforce community is being rolled out in partnership with the Virginia Beach Economic Development Authority, and we would like you to be a part of it. In addition to other benefits listed below, you will be participating in the VA Beach Cyber Workforce Challenge, allowing you to provide input on how your business is dealing with cybersecurity issues.

The effort is led by Civiliancyber

Latest Event
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Microsoft Teams Meeting.


Topic: iDISPLA OUTREACH MEETING

This is our first outreach event.

Join iDISPLA community on October 15th from 1 to 1:30 PM. EST, as we discuss the iDISPLA platform capabilities and network.

Please see below for agenda and more information on our speakers. Please add this event to your calendar.

Introduction to iDISPLA
Dr. Nibir Dhar

Keynote: 21st Century Leadership, Innovation and STEM
Mr. Melvin Greer

iDISPLA Purpose
Mr. Ken Spedden

CCI Central Node
Prof. Erdem Topsakal

Multi-Function Integrated System Technology
Prof. Toshikazu Nishida

Workforce Development
Mr. Bobby Keener

Date: October 15, 2020
Time: 1 - 2:30 PM


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For more details please contact us at info@idispla.org

Collaborations
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BITS & BYTES

iDISPLA is proud to collaborate with the Office of the Chief Data Officer, Commonwealth of Virginia. The office is led by the Chief Data Officer Mr. Carlos Rivero.

Bits&Bytes is the blog posted by the office.

Latest Capstone
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Ambulance drone

iDISPLA capstone team from VCU designed an ambulance drone capable of providing assistance to emergency services.

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The innovation platform

The iDISPLA Platform is developing a capability to capitalize on community innovation culture...

Past Event
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New Beginings - Exclusive 2020 Technology & Defense Gathering

Join us for a very special networking and demo event hosted by the Greer Institute and The Intelligence Community Inc.

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STEM PROGRAM

IDEATION
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Students from a diverse population participate in the crodsource ideation challenges.
CAPSTONE
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Innovation in STEM for undergraduate and high school experiential learning.
EXPLORATION
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Undergraduate STEM innovation in R&D for advanced research and training.
HACKATHON
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Annual hackathon program for undergraduate problem solving competition.

ADVANCE STEM

ADVANCED STEM
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ADVANCED STEM
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ADVANCED STEM
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Partner

KEN SPEDDEN
Founder, Executive Committee Leader

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Ken is the founder,leader, and visionary for an international science and technology non profit think tank and a recognized leader in innovation, advanced technology solutions and cybersecurity. Ken has served as a Sr. Adviser (Innovation and Advanced/Disruptive technologies/Cybersecurity) for U.S. Intelligence Community and Civilian Agencies, pioneered innovation related initiatives that have been formally recognized by the White House, created technology capabilities funded by U.S. National Security agencies and briefed leaders in both the U.S.Government, U.S. Five Eyes Alliance members and Fortune 500 companies related to advanced technology capabilities. Ken has led large scale, strategic initiatives with Government/State Agencies, International Organizations (United Nations, World Bank Group) and Fortune 500 companies.

Ken's career to date includes successful leadership and stewardship of multiple technology start-up and emerging technology companies as a corporate executive/officer. Ken has a deep and expansive network of both business and government leaders in the United States and overseas. Ken serves on multiple for-profit, nonprofit and Academia boards.

Ken is committed to supporting public-private partnership initiatives and the value they can provide to the Government, the economy and the Nation.

  • 19 years in senior executive and officer roles in high growth and emerging technology companies, focusing on the commercial and federal sector
  • Led and executed strategic OCONUS business expansion initiatives in 34 countries
  • Co-created 5 innovative solutions for multiple market segments
  • Member of the Industrial Advisory Board for Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Engineering Computer Science Department
  • Founding Advisory Board Member for Virginia Commonwealth University's Cybersecurity Center
  • Member of the Board of Directors for Warriors Ethos, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting U.S. Military Veterans with transitioning back to the workforce.
 
 

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Translating R & D into real-world solutions & products.

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