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#MTCDigiSummit2022 Agenda

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9:00 am – 10:00 am


  • Marty Rosendale, Chief Executive Officer, Maryland Tech Council

Opening Remarks

  • David Tohn, Chair, MD Technology and Chief Executive Officer, BTS Software Solutions

Keynote Address: Overview of Maryland’s current economy and anticipated growth statewide

  • Dr. Anthony Cristillo, Partner, Guidehouse
  • Mike Gill, Secretary, Department of Commerce

Closing Remarks

  • Todd Marks, Maryland Tech Council Board Chair, Chief Executive Officer, Mindgrub

10:00 am – 10:45 am

Session 1

What is the Metaverse and what will it become?

You have heard a lot about the Metaverse, but what is it really? Come hear about the innovators, technologies, and uses of the metaverse. Learn from experts who have been pioneering experiences in AR, VR, Social, Gaming, and Mixed Reality, and from those growing new enterprises in this exciting space. Learn how you can personally leverage the metaverse, the underlying technologies, and where this is all going.


  • Todd Marks, Chief Executive Officer, Mindgrub


  • Jesse Alton, Co-Chair, Open Metaverse Interoperability Group (OMI)
  • Will Gee, Chief Executive Officer, BaltiVirtual
  • Rob Koch, Associate Director of Mobile Engineering, Mindgrub
  • Rick Williams, Game Development Consultant, Hey ZRO

11:00 am – 11:45 am

Session 2

5G: Cutting edge technologies across industries

5G is accelerating innovation across industries and unlocking growth for Maryland’s economy. Panelists address how the future of their industry is changing as a result of next generation networks. See how you too can leverage innovations and the power of wireless networks—and what still needs to be done in our state to unlock its full potential and realize the promise of 5G.


  • Laura Toraldo, Executive Director, MD5G Partnership


  • Chris Carroll, Director External Affairs, AT&T
  • Carly Didden, Government Affairs Manager – East Area, Crown Castle
  • Dr. Sean Duffy, Regional Medical Director, Concentra
  • Mike Foss, Vice President – Mobility, Vision Technologies
  • Paul Lennon, Chief Technology Officer, Skyline

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Session 3

Networking lunch

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Session 4

Improving Customer Experiences through Inclusive Design

People use digital technology to access a wide variety of services from public utilities, news and museums, to health insurance. Often the people making decisions do not represent the backgrounds and interests of their customers. Our panelists represent a wide variety of services and will address the challenges they face to make them more inclusive. During this panel discussion, our experts will share examples and ideas for how to apply Inclusive Design practices when delivering digital products and services.


  • Jordan Watts, Director of Design, Fearless


  • Chris-Anne Correa, Principal Product Designer, Exelon
  • Shannon Hosmer, Director of Research and Experience Design, Mindgrub
  • Christine Jackson, Director of Digital Strategy, National Aquarium
  • Solomon Scott, Engineering Lead, Washington Post

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Session 5

Digital Twins with Health Focus

The increasing use of digital twins in the healthcare industry has led to some truly remarkable breakthroughs. Among other innovative applications, digital twins are being used by health organizations around the world to fulfill the promise of personalized medicine by allowing physicians to leverage data and numerous variables to model the best course of treatment for a particular patient. And yet, even greater potential exists. Research into use of digital twins has been expanding to new areas of care, including: drug and medical device development, disease modeling, advanced modeling of the human body, and hospital operations. During the discussion, we plan to explore potential use cases, impacts, and challenges across the health ecosystem.


  • Dr. Anthony Cristillo, Partner, Guidehouse


  • Dr. Shireen Atabaki, Healthcare Systems, Children’s National Hospital
  • Elizabeth McNamara, MHA, Health IT Professional
  • Representative from academia

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Session 6

Cool Emerging Tech

Technology is always changing and improving areas that will have visible and tangible impacts on peoples’ lives. Join our panel of experts to hear about their cool and emerging technologies including AI-based digital technology that identifies and quantifies the phenotypes of diverse children with genetic disorders; a platform for rapid antibiotic sensitivity testing, and more.


  • Troy A LeMaile-Stovall, Chief Executive Officer, TEDCO


  • Mustafa Al-Adhami, Chief Executive Officer, Astek Diagnostics
  • Sue Carr, President, CarrTech
  • Brad Kronthal, Co-Founder, Alloy Sports
  • Dr. Marius Linguraru, DPhil, Principal Investigator, Children’s National Hospital