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CyberEarth23 | SMART Cities Infrastructure • Cybersecurity • Climate Security


Register here.  *Archived workshops are available on YouTube via bdpatoday's Earth Day Tech Summit playlists.

2023 Earth Day Tech Summit Agenda
Saturday April 22, 2023 9:00am to 1:00 pm
SAT APR 22 • 9:00 am ET
  • Registration and Check-In

  • Continental Breakfast and Networking

SAT APR 22 • 9:30 am ET

CyberEarth23: Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Terry Halvorsen (General Manager, IBM Federal)

  • Sujey Edward (Chief Technology Officer, Octo)

SAT APR 22 • 10:00 am ET

Climate Data: "Data Science and our Connected Planet"

  • Cynthia Walker (Vice President, Data Center of Excellence at Octo)

SAT APR 22 • 11:00 am ET

CyberEarth23: oLABS overview and oLABS tour

  • Vanessa Davis (Senior Manager, Employee Engagement & Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR])

  • Octo, IBM, and Red Hat

CyberEarth23: Small Business Cross-Domain Networking and Side-Bar Sessions

SAT APR 22 • 12:00 noon - 12:50 pm ET

CyberEarth23 Agency Fireside Chat: Professional , Student , and Start-Up I.T. opportunity overviews

  • Federal: Civilian/Defense/Intelligence Community

  • State and Local

SAT APR 22 • 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET
  • Q&A's, Closing Remarks, and Adjournment

  • Octo, HOPE Project, and BDPA

  • BDPA-DC and BDPA-NoVA Moderators: Raymond Bell, Jr. and Terry Wilson-Brox

  • Speaker bios, backgrounder, and final agenda provided during sign-in with pre-registration


About CyberEarth

BDPA of Greater Washington, D.C. (, an information and communications technology (ICT) local community trade association, launched an Earth Day themed technology and cyber career summit in 2017 (#CyberEarth17). The annual tech summit allows young IT professionals, or those interested in ICT career opportunities currently attending College, Community College, Vocational Technology, High School, JROTC, and GED programs, to establish new relationships, launch tech start-ups, and partner with Industry.

Participating industry and government executives, information technology (IT) experts, and cybersecurity professionals serving as mentors or presenters are invited each year to present round-table or fire-side workshops with regional mission-partners to new BDPA Student Members, transitioning veterans, returning citizens, graduate students, and general audiences to discuss emerging technologies across Air, Land, Sea, Space, and Cyber domains.

Visit to stay connected for upcoming BDPA events, career opportunities, and new announcements from Industryfor Members.   View upcoming local BDPA events and archives by visiting

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