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MoMo Washington – Oct. 17th – Opportunities in the Public Sector

Please join Mobile Monday DC for an exploration of opportunities for mobile technology and mobile business in the public sector.

Monday, October 17, 6:00-9:30 pm

Microsoft, 5404 Wisconsin Ave, 5th Floor (next to Friendship Heights Metro)

Chevy Chase, MD

Phone: (301) 771-8000

6:00-7:00: networking reception

7:00-8:00: panel discussion

8:00-9:30: networking and conclusion

Our panel of industry and government experts will discuss:

  • Unique challenges in developing mobile apps and solutions for public sector customers
  • Opportunities for developers and other technology professionals to find employment or business in the sector
  • Best practices and success cases in mobile solutions for the public sector

The panel discussion will be followed by an open question session, plus time to meet the panelists and other attendees.


  • Joel Daniels, Verizon Wireless
  • Dan Kasun, Sr. Director, DPE Public Sector, Microsoft
  • Jacob Parcell, Manager, Mobile Programs, US General Services Administration (GSA)
  • Moderator: Oren Levine, Mobile Monday DC Board

Joel Daniels has over 20 years of experience in the information technology and wireless industries.  Prior to joining Verizon Wireless in 2004, Joel held strategic sales and sales management positions for several industry leaders including Research in Motion (Blackberry) and CompuCom Systems.  He is currently a member of the Verizon Wireless Enterprise Data Sales team supporting key Federal Government agencies. Joel holds both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Physics.

Dan Kasun is the Senior Director of Developer and Platform Evangelism for U.S. Public Sector at Microsoft. Dan and his teams are responsible for evangelizing how new technologies can be applied in the government and education industries, providing readiness and guidance to developers, and working directly with agencies, organizations and partners to help ensure success for solutions built on the Microsoft platform.  In addition, Dan’s organization works with schools, faculty, and students to build enthusiasm and competency for Computer Science education and technical career development. Dan has been with Microsoft for over 15 years, and joined the Microsoft Public Sector business in 2009. During his tenure, he has worked with customers of all sizes – from small developer organizations to large enterprises in a variety of industries (Financial Services, Healthcare, Government, and  Education). He is a frequent speaker at Microsoft and industry events – specializing in all areas of application development and technical architecture. Prior to Microsoft, Dan was an application developer and architect in the Financial Services Industry. He holds a bachelor’s of science degree in computer engineering from Lehigh University.

Jacob Parcell is the Manager, Mobile Programs within GSA’s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies. He works with federal agencies to clear a citizen-centric path for mobile access to government. He is the community manager of the Mobile Gov Community of Practice, which is a cooperative collection of more than 45 federal agencies interested in implementing ciitizen-facing mobile products including, but not limited to, mobile web, SMS and apps. In July, the Mobile Gov Community launched the Making Mobile Gov project, which was based on their collective experiences implementing citizen facing mobile.

Sponsored by:  Microsoft and Mobile Monday DC

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Mobile Monday DC (DC MoMo) is an open forum for mobile professionals and enthusiasts in the Washington, DC area. DC MoMo fosters networking and information sharing through face-to-face gatherings, the MoMo web site and social networking.

As part of the global Mobile Monday network, DC MoMo connects the local mobile community with the global mobile industry and global issues. Since its inception in Helsinki in 2000, Mobile Monday has grown to over 100 chapters worldwide.

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