1. 7 program professionally produced
  2. Expanded and featured at EDGE@CES
  3. In-person and complimentary for GBEF Executive Committee Members
  4. Virtual and Complimentary for GBEF Associate members
  5. Each EDGESeries program features a Focus on Technology segment showcasing a technology or capability complementary to the subject.

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  1. Premier annual summit for government missions and the technologies that drive them.
  2. Limited to 400 senior professionals, primarily by invitation
  3. 18-year premier government technology conference partner to the world’s most prestigious technology showcase
  4. Highly interactive

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  1. Four breakfast programs, 90 minutes each with networking before and after
  2. In person for GBEF Exec and Associate
  3. Off the record discussions on timely topics
  4. Executive Committee and Associate Members.

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  1. Limited to 300 senior professionals.
  2. Government regulated industry and security technology innovators
  3. Held each July in San Diego, CA
  4. Agenda modeled after EDGE@CES

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More than 30 years of senior executive experience including first Secretary of Technology (Virginia); Staff Director, House Oversight Committee; Chief Operating Officer, major global technology corporation.


Donald W. Upson

Chairman and Founder, GBEF Don.Upson@upsontg.com

U.S. Air Force veteran, one of America’s most accomplished Chief Technology Officers with experience to include government agencies, Cabinet Departments, financial organizations, and senior executive corporate experience.


Dr. Barry C. West

Program Chair, GBEF EDGE President, West Wing Advisory Services

Former Advisor to the Secretary of Transportation, Laura Hudson also brings to her position 18 years of diverse experience at the Consumer Technology Association, producers of CES.


Laura Hudson

Vice President, GBEF laura.hudson@GBEF.tech

Three decades of experience of successful management, meeting and event planning for major government and business programs including the White House, National Conventions, major movie premiers, and Chief Staff to the first lady of Virginia.


Mary Shea Sutherland

Director, Events, GBEF maryshea@upsontg.com

Michael Dent is the Chief Information Security Officer for Fairfax County, Virginia. A veteran public servant, Michael joined the county in 2002 after managing the security program for information technology at the Virginia Department of Corrections.


Michael T. Dent

State and Local Chair, GBEF Add Chief Information Security Officer, Fairfax County Government