We are continuing our series on innovation along with a presentation on diversity and inclusion at Northeastern University on July 11th at 6:00 PM at a scenic 15th floor location in the Arlington Tower in Rosslyn. There will be a Buffet Dinner and your choice of beer or wine included with your admission. Our first speaker, Ann Murdoch, will present how diverse and inclusive teams tend to outperform other groups in solving complex problems, such as project planning. Creating a highly functioning team of diverse thinkers is best not left to chance. By thoughtfully seeking diverse talent and intentionally creating an inclusive project team, leaders can leverage the power of great talent. Following our first presenter is Dr. Gilbert, who is a Small Business Owner - System Innovation Chief Architect of DoD Digital Engineering Strategy and will present on Leading innovation across government industry and academia.
Please join us at Northeastern University facility on the 15th Floor at 1300 17th St North Arlington, VA 22209 (Near Roslyn Metro) for another educational and entertaining evening. The evening will start at 5:30 PM with an OPTIONAL FREE Member Orientation (Separate Registration Required) on the benefits of being a PMIWDC Chapter member and the opportunities we offer members. Earn 2 PDUs and network with old Project Management Friends and New Associates.
Dr. Tracee Gilbert is the Founder and CEO of System Innovation, which provides digital engineering services and digital technology innovation to help government, educational, and commercial enterprises implement Digital Engineering. Dr. Gilbert has over 24 years of experience leading large-scale initiatives and driving strategy and implementation for digital engineering, engineering research, and engineering programs across various domains. She has held various leadership positions at Lockheed Martin, MITRE, Engility and served as a fellow for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellowship (STPF) at Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Defense (DoD). Dr. Gilbert was the contractor lead and chief architect of the DoD Digital Engineering concept and strategy. She also led the initial implementation efforts across the military services, industry, and academia in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. Dr. Gilbert received her B.A. (Physics, Minor in Japanese) from Lincoln University and her M.S. (Systems Engineering) and Ph.D. (Industrial and Systems Engineering) from Virginia Tech. She chairs the AAAS STPF Advisory Committee and is a board member of the George Mason University Mechanical Engineering Board, Morgan State University Engineering Executive Council, Boys Town DC, and the American Institute of Physics Team Up Together Campaign Committee.
Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Ann Murdoch Ann writes and speaks on "Operational Inclusion," using diversity, inclusion, critical thinking and leadership to help people be happier, teams be stronger, and organizations achieve powerful results.