OUR SOLUTION GROUPS
Connected DMV’s partner network includes organizations and leaders who tackle the DMV’s greatest challenges to shape a stronger future for us all.
A key component of this network is our Solution Groups. They work with the Connected DMV team to transform our region and proactively define our future.
339 volunteers from across the DMV recognize the urgent need to transform our region and have offered their time, talent, and resources to join the Connected DMV ecosystem and proactively define our future.
Volunteers within Connected DMV’s Solution Groups represent 181 organizations spanning local governments, federal agencies, industry, community, and academia.
18 SOLUTION GROUPS
Organized into 18 Solution Groups that align with the Connected DMV Regional Framework, these experts work together to shape a stronger future for all who live and work in the DMV.
INDUSTRY SOLUTION GROUPS
providing industry and market relevant knowledge, including:
FINANCE & TECHNOLOGY
Banking and financial service trends and offerings, as well as disruptive technologies such as 5G, sensors, IoT, drones, AI, and machine learning
EDUCATION & WORKFORCE
Education trends and innovations to cultivate local talent by narrowing digital literacy gaps and (re)training workforces for jobs of the future
Led by Dr. Irma Becerra, Marymount University
& Kellie Goldstein, WorldStrides
ENERGY & RESOURCES
Optimal ways to manage the region’s finite resources (air, water, land, energy) for long-term economic growth and environmental sustainability
Led by Melissa Lavinson, PEPCO Holdings
MOBILITY & LOGISTICS
Insights on safe, streamlined, equitable, and environmentally sustainable ways to transport people, goods, and services; along with just-in-time supply chain management
Led by Ryan Westrom, Ford Motor Company
& Raj Shelat, KPMG
BUILDINGS & URBAN DESIGN
Leading practices on the design, build, and retrofit of the region’s buildings and neighborhoods to make them affordable, livable, efficient, resilient, and sustainable
Led by Carrie Parker, CannonDesign &
Iliad Terra, alfa8
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Innovations on providing high quality, affordable care; securing patient data; and enabling preventative medicine and care for all
Led by Ricci Mulligan, Grant Thornton &
Dr. Mark Smith, MedStar Health
RETAIL, HOSPITALITY & COMMUNITY
Improving the services and experiences offered to visitors and residents in hospitality, entertainment, and retail; and strengthening community bonds
Led by Mike Cantagallo, American Red Cross in the National Capital Region
PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY
New ways that law enforcement, private security firms, and first responders can help people feel safer where they live, work, and play
Led by Patrick Burke, DC Police Foundation
ENABLING CAPABILITIES SOLUTION GROUPS
helping deploy and manage regional initiatives by:
Advising on the organization and governance structures; decision-making mechanisms; and legal authorities
Led by John Stalfort, Miles & Stockbridge PC &
Paul Stimers, K&L Gates LLP
PROCUREMENT, P3s & FINANCE
Offering approaches for transparent and objective multi-jurisdictional procurement, public/private financing, project structuring, and contract management
Led by Tom Pelnik &
Alex Seleznyov, KPMG
POLICY & REGULATORY
Assessing policy and regulatory requirements, and offering legislative advice
Led by Steve Proctor, G.S. Proctor & Associates, Inc.
& Eric Sildon
PLANNING, STANDARDS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Recommending ways to coordinate economic development and jurisdictional plans across the region
Led by Sakina Khan, DC Office of Planning
& Tanya Stern, Montgomery Co. Planning Dept.
Identifying key stakeholders and support needed to build regional programs. Providing tactics to attract, develop, and retain key talent to deliver regional initiatives.
Led by Michael Curran, Curran Advisors &
Sharon Tiger, Sharon Tiger LLC
Proposing communication campaigns and marketing strategies to build public awareness, support, trust and adoption
Led by Jason Meyer, APCO Worldwide
Recommending ways to ensure regional initiatives serve the DMV, its residents, and all communities equally
Led by Lisa Fitzpatrick, Grapevine Health &
Kim Ford, Martha's Table
CYBER, DATA MANAGEMENT & PRIVACY
Developing standards, guiding principles, and models to address cyber threats and promote cross-jurisdictional data privacy and management
Led by Jamil Jaffer, IronNet Cybersecurity &
Ryan LaSalle, Accenture
TECHNOLOGY ARCHITECTURE & INNOVATION
Enabling the latest technical interoperability, integration, scaling, and future-proofing of solutions
Led by Kevin Curtis, Verizon &
Tom Schenk, KPMG
RESILIENCE & SUSTAINABILITY
Identifying requirements for durable and environmentally responsible infrastructure, solutions, and communities, including emergency response
Led by Jason Gillespie, Maryland
Each Solution Group is led by co-chairs who bring leadership and domain expertise to guide discussions. The co-chairs convene their individual Solution Groups to share highlights, discuss recommendations, and keep their members engaged and informed.
It’s a true pleasure to work with the Connected DMV Solution Groups. Everyone exemplifies the highest levels of professionalism, courtesy, attention to detail, and thoughtfulness. I am privileged to be part of this effort.
Member, Health & Wellness and Cyber, Data Management & Privacy Solution Groups
As we continue connecting leaders and driving collaborative solutions, Connected DMV invites you to help us improve work and life for all by joining a Solution Group. Together we can build stronger partnerships and launch solutions for a stronger, equitable, more resilient region.