On episode 22 of The Public Sector Sector Heroes Podcast, we talk with Dave Harden, formerly of AFWERX, about a career in helping innovators bring dual use technologies into the Department of Defense.
Otros episodios de "Public Sector Heroes Podcast"
Episode 27: Changing the Way We See with Fitz Frames
20:50Public Spend Forum Founder Raj Sharma in conversation with the founders of Fitz Frames.
Episode 26: OpenText
22:19Episode 26: OpenText by Public Spend Forum
Episode 25 - Moth + Flame
24:49Public Spend Forum Founder Raj Sharma in conversation with Kevin Cornish of Moth + Flame.
Episode 24 - Kume Chibsa From Afro Valley
31:26How different would your life be without the digital services you rely on today? It’s a difficult question to consider, given how these modern marvels are so ubiquitous as to be taken for granted in our first world. But that’s far from the case in developing countries, and digital literacy is a particular problem in the African Valley. Farmers there produce a significant portion of the region’s economic output, but still live in poverty. That’s what led Kume Chibsa, our guest on Episode 24 of the Public Sector Heroes podcast, to identify digital development as the public problem she wanted to solve. “When you look at their social setup, the digital inequality scares you, especially in the covid-era. Some of them don’t even have analog phones, or lights, power, water. You’ve got all the social inequalities on top of the digital inequality. For me, that’s where I saw the necessity of my platform, where we can bridge these gaps all at once.” As the founder and CEO of AfroValley, Kume has had to be creative in terms of how to solve this big problem in ways that first world citizens might not appreciate. “I used to live abroad, and I returned to Ethiopia after 20 years. The first thing I did was to visit the government, to understand how I can help them. Africa is very socialist, and the sectors are controlled by the government. I thought I could push the government for funding, but realized quickly that capital in Africa is quite expensive. So I decided to self-fund a feasibility study, and engaged the government to help me get data.”
Ep 23 - The Public Sector Heroes Podcast Feat. Florence Kasule
34:15On episode 23 of The Public Sector Heroes Podcast, host Frank McNally talks with Florence Kasule, Director of Procurement at the United States Digital Service, to talk about inspiring women in procurement, innovating in government technology, and overcoming acquisition challenges.
Ep 22 - The Public Sector Heroes Podcast Feat. Dave Harden
24:50On episode 22 of The Public Sector Sector Heroes Podcast, we talk with Dave Harden, formerly of AFWERX, about a career in helping innovators bring dual use technologies into the Department of Defense.
Ep 21 - The Public Sector Heroes Podcast Feat. Jenny Clark
27:43On episode 21 of The Public Sector Heroes Podcast, we sit down with Jenny Clark, the "Oprah" of government contracting, to discuss the long journey that companies face when they enter the public sector marketplace, and what things they can do to save a lot of time and heartache. Links: Solveability GovCon Summit: https://solvability.com/govcon-summit/ Free 10 Week GovCon Bootcamp: https://govshop.com/blog/how-to-become-a-government-contractor/
Ep 20 - The Public Sector Heroes Podcast Feat. Go To Guy Timberlake
27:26On episode 20 of The Public Sector Heroes Podcast, we sit down with "Go To" Guy Timberlake to discuss his career in government contracting as an advocate for small businesses and his recommendations for anyone interested in competing for government contracts.
Ep 19 - The Public Sector Heroes Podcast Feat. Neel Doshi
40:53On this episode, Raj Sharma talks with Neel Doshi, co-founder of Vega Factor and author of Primed to Perform, a book that “explains the counterintuitive science behind legendary cultures” based on research into how total motivation leads to higher performance and improved culture within organizations.
Episode 18 - The Public Sector Heroes Podcast Feat. Caleb Holt
41:33Caleb Holt is the Founder and CEO of SafeTech, a membership-based 501c3 that works to commercialize technologies to enhance public safety, first responders and our military. On episode 18 of the Public Sector Heroes podcast, he talks about how his background motivates him to support and help grow public sector technologies.