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Flexible Acquisition Practices: The Tech Perspective: Finding Good Tech Through Market Intelligence

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    Description:
    Finding Good Tech Through Market Intelligence Understanding where and how to find the solutions you need can be difficult–and knowing what to look for is even harder. Conducting market intelligence is a vital part of any acquisition, but it can be challenging to understand the viability of solutions offered by non-traditional vendors. Join us for a discussion with Dcode on how to conduct market intelligence. In this discussion, you will learn more about where you find companies with innovative solutions, information you should seek out to make informed decisions, the questions you should ask to gather that information, and the tools you can leverage to get your research done quickly.

     

    Who Should Attend:

    Program Managers and Acquisition Professionals who must conduct market intelligence to identify the viability of non-traditional vendors and their solutions.
      
     

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    Evan Chiacchiaro, Managing Partner, Dcode Capital
    Evan is a Program Manager on Dcode's Government team. On the government team, Evan works to connect Dcode's portfolio of 70+ accelerator alumni, training alumni, and Dcode's extensive network of government innovators. Prior to Dcode, Evan supported federal, state, and local government agencies, including work at DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis, TSA, and the State Department. Evan holds a BA in International Relations and American History from Tufts University and an MA in Democracy and Governance Studies from Georgetown University.


     

     


     

    Rebecca Gevalt, Program Manager, Dcode Capital

    Rebecca Gevalt is Managing Partner at Dcode Capital. Previously as Dcode's tech Managing Director, Rebecca built and operated the stage-agnostic accelerator program, scaling venture-backed tech into the federal market. She also launched Dcode's government business to teach government stakeholders how to find and contract with nontraditional tech companies. 

    Prior to Dcode, Rebecca worked at the CIA for more than a decade, and for some of those years, she worked with In-Q-Tel to bring novel tech startups into the national security space. She holds a BS from Tulane University.

     

    Ray Falcion

    Ray Falcion, VP, General Manager of Public Sector, Heavy.AI

    Mr. Ray Falcione has an extensive career in the technology industry, defined by leadership and expertise in sales, engineering, and business management. With a tenure spanning over three decades, he has significantly contributed to the government mission in the civilian, military, and intelligence spheres. 

    He has held positions at large primes such as Tracor, Sun Microsystems and Oracle and is now the VP and general manager of Heavy.AI’s public sector business. Leveraging high-performance computing technologies, his leadership guides the team in addressing real-world data and analytic problems to cater to the missions of federal, state, and local governments.


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