Who: INCMA members and guests (this meeting is open to the public)
What: November Lecture Series Program – “Making Our Cities More Sustainable and Secure”
When: Wednesday, November 14th from 5:00p – 8:00p (light fare provided)
Where: Deloitte, 1750 Tysons Blvd, Lower Level (LL), McLean, VA 22102. This location is behind the Tysons Galleria mall. The Palm restaurant is on the lobby level of the building and it is next to the Ritz Carlton Hotel, if you need some landmarks. Parking is available for a fee in the garage adjacent to the building, but free on the street across from Tysons Blvd or in the mall parking lot.
Why: The demands of the 21st century have reshaped the places where we live. From the history of urban development to the challenges of climate change and terrorism, they show how technology advances have shaped cities and how the demands of urban living will drive major improvements in energy use, transportation, communications, public safety, security, and human welfare. Because of the interdepencies of these critical infrastructures, it is challenging to balance greater freedoms from urban development with the increased vulnerabilities they can often present. Join us to hear from experts in these areas discuss this topic!
How: Register at http://incrma11142012.eventbrite.com. There is a $25 fee to attend. We are not able to provide refunds, but welcome a substitution if the original registrant is unable to attend.
Dr. Indu B. Singh serves as Vice President of Washington Operations at Los Alamos Technical Associates (LATA). Indu’s responsibilities include expanding LATA’s presence in the Security and Public Safety sector, both domesticall and internationally, as well as serving as the Executive Director of LATA’s joint venture training initiative with the World Institute for Security Enhancement, a global training institute. Most recently, Indu served as Director, Systems Engineering and WMD for Deloitte. Prior to Deloitte, he was Managing Director at Bearing Point, a publicly held company acquired by Deloitte. He is considered a pioneer in designing and implementing Smart Cities and Safe Cities around the world. He is a published author, former faculty member at Rutgers University and former Strategic Director of James Martin and Associates, a global information engineering company. He is the co-author of numerous books, including Future Cities: Designing and Building Smart Cities and Safe City: Living Free in a Dangerous World, due to be published in January 2013. Dr. Singh is a recognized expert on solution engineering, health IT, cyber security and public safety.
Vik Chauhan has over 25 years experience in solutions engineering and implementation and more than 20 years in the Public Sector, developing strategy and solutions for federal/central, local and regional goverment. He is presently the Technical Lead of the Systems Engineering and Technical Advisory Practice at Deloitte. Prior to that he held senior positions at CSC, Northrup Grumman, James Martin, Compuware, and was a member of the Board of Directors of firms like Acelsior, iDL Systems, and TCIL BellSouth Ltd. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA in Marketing, and an MS in Information Systems. His functional knowledge covers the healthcare, telecomm, defense and security industries and has been an advisor to the US Government, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, Colombia, and India for e-Gov and Public Security. He is the co-author of the SMARY city model and book, Future Cities: Designing and Building Smart Cities and has been a pioneer in the Smart City concept since the 1990s.
We hope you can join us for what promises to be an informative, timely, and relevant program!