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May 20, 2020

Back to Business: Resilience, Recovery and Moving Forward

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Back to Business: Resilience, Recovery and Moving Forward


How were businesses in the D.C. metro area prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic, and how did they respond? Join us for an online conference on May 20, 2020, to hear from D.C.-area businesses on how they rose to the challenge. Key takeaways will include:

• Business best practices – Strategies to address business continuity in unprecedented times
• Technology to the rescue – Ways in which organizations have used/provided technology to keep business running as usual
• Perspectives and testimonials on the future of workforce


8:00 – 8:15AM Welcome Remarks
Juhi Naithani, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA)

Opening Remarks
Victor Hoskins, President and CEO, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

Agenda and logistics
Juhi Naithani, FCEDA

8:15 – 9:00AM Session 1: Panel Discussion: Business Best Practices
Moderator: Jatinder Khosla, FCEDA


• Gautam Ijoor, Alpha Omega Integration
• Mark Hartmann, Vricon
• Ashish Deshmukh, Newgen
• Rob San Martin, Akamai Technologies

9:00 – 9:15AM Break

9:15 – 10:00AM Session 2: Panel Discussion: Technology to the Rescue
Moderator: John Blair, FCEDA


• Tom Dunlap, DBL Lawyers
• Borzou Azabdaftari, The Falcon Lab
• Moe Jafari, Coras; HumanTouch, LLC
• Christopher Antonopoulos, Measured Results Marketing

10:00 – 10:15AM Break

10:15 – 11:00AM Session 3: Perspectives and Testimonials: Future of Workforce


• Michael Batt, FCEDA
• Ashley Hoffman, Brazen
• Andy Galloway, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
• Andrew Hootman, Aerotek

11:00 – 11:10AM Closing Remarks
Alex Iams, Executive Vice President, FCEDA

Event Details

Date & Time

May 20, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 11:10 am