Invitation Only Events for CIOs & Senior IT Leaders in Washington DC Metropolitan Area (Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia)

Insights and Strategies for Innovation & Transformation of Your Offense & Defense with Your Business

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About Your Hosts

Bill Murphy
President & CEO

Bill is an entrepreneur, prolific thinker and communicator. He founded RedZone Technologies in 2001 with the vision of deploying an elite team, rigorous assessments and dependable solutions that thrive in the 'red zone'.

He hosts the popular RedZone podcast, where he interviews leaders who inspire him in the areas of Exponential Technologies, Business Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Thought Leadership, Enterprise IT Security, Neuroscience, Philosophy and more.

Bill hosts the long-running CIO and ExO Mastermind Group which helps IT executives to share expertise with peers, to build professional relationships, to learn about new (business innovation) developments and to expand leadership skills.

Bill is the D.C. area ambassador for Singularity University. His articles have been regularly been featured in CIO Review, CIO Today and Enterprise Security Today.

James Crifasi

James Crifasi has over nineteen years of IT security, architecture, and integration experience and a strong record of accomplishment. He holds several degrees from the University of Maryland: a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Algorithmic Theory, a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice, and a Masters in Science in Interdisciplinary Management. Serving as Chief Technology Officer and VP for RedZone, James is responsible for all aspects of technology, project development, legal, and engineering for the company. He has over a decade of success in ensuring customers successfully and repeatedly pass any and all security examinations. James is also a member of Infragard.

Previous Topics Discussed

‚ÄčLessons Learned from 17 years of Security Assessments

  • What are the mistakes that lead to malware, phishing, and ransomware?
  • The most common mistakes we see, and how you can avoid them
  • Our top vendors for data governance, white listing & APT protection
  • The top Cloud IaaM & authentication problems with Azure & AWS
  • Key Questions to help assess if your Azure/AWS integration is secure
  • How to rent virtual IT Security expertise to complement your team
  • The best virtual tool to use to obtain executive funding for IT security

The Role of the CIO - Innovation within Business + Virtual Reality + Design Thinking

  • The Assess your company's capacity for culture of innovation
  • Explore your own personal capabilities in leading innovation 
  • How to manage privacy & governance within a culture of innovation
  • Understanding the impact of finance with innovation
  • How design thinking can help build capabilities around innovation
  • How to find the right innovation & exponential technology expertise
  • What innovation technologies should CIOs be tracking now e.g. Virtual Reality, Big Data, IoT, Quantum Computing, AI, etc.

Our Previous Expert Speakers

Shayna Skolnik - Leader in VR
CEO & Co-Founder

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Jason Ganz - Founder, VR Meetup In Washington DC Area
CEO & Co-Founder
Agora VR

Dmitri Adler - Machine Learning + Deep Learning
Chief Data Scientist
Data Society

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Testimonials from Previous Attendees:

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"One of the reasons I attend these kinds of talks is to hear things that give me ideas on handling things in my own area. Yesterday's meeting was great. I took good notes on comments and things said that inspire other ideas at work"

David Tamayo, DCS Corporation

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"I thought the event was great. It brought together individuals from different perspectives and industries. I'm looking forward to next month's meeting."

Bill Granger, Walker and Dunlop

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"It provided me with an opportunity to connect with other local executives and also learn about some of their challenges. The session by MAGA Design was also very useful."

Ramesh Bulusu, United Educators

Some of Our Previous Attendees Include:

Andy Foland

DECO Recovery Management

Ashish Bhatia

Host Hotels and Resorts

Bryan Caporlette

G&G Outfitters

Caterina Luppi

American Psychiatric Association

Christopher Lumley,

MECU of Baltimore

Darren Death

ASRC Federal

David Ronis,


Donald Weigner

Mariner Finance

George Cacchiani

Quorum FCU

Jim DePietro

Bowman Consulting

Jim Goehrig

Wiley Rein, LLP

Joe Topinka


Josh Rosales PhD,

Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Les McCollum


Madeline Delahan

Armed Forces Benefit Association

Manny Cordero


Matthew Richard

Laborer's International Union of North America

Mike Raeder

Digital Signal Corp

Neal Guernsey


Nick Dryfuse


Rafael Maldonado


Richard Gonsman

Chimes Inc.

Rick Moore

National Committee for Quality Assurance

Sam McMakin

American Chemistry Council

Sandy Scheuerman

First Potomac Realty Trust

Shola Oyewole

United Therapeutics

Simon Cooper

Service Power

Stacy Duncan

DavCo Restaurants, Inc.

Stephen Simons

Direct Energy Solar

Tony Habash

American Psychological Association

Tony Meoni


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Our Sponsors & Partners

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