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.

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VOLUNTEERS

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.

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ORGANIZATIONS

Volunteers within Connected DMV’s Solution Groups represent 181 organizations spanning local governments, federal agencies, industry, community, and academia.

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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.

MEET OUR  

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

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MEET OUR

ENABLING CAPABILITIES SOLUTION GROUPS

helping deploy and manage regional initiatives by:

FRAMEWORK, GOVERNANCE

& LAW

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

GOVERNMENT, REGULATIONS

 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.

HUMAN CAPITAL

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

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Proposing communication campaigns and marketing strategies to build public awareness, support, trust and adoption

Led by Jason Meyer, APCO Worldwide

SOCIAL INCLUSION

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

Environmental Service

LEADERSHIP

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.

SOLUTION GROUP CO-CHAIRS

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.

Jill DeGraff 

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.