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BUILD IT IN DC returns on Tuesday, May 14th with expanded programming and content spanning multiple industries including real estate, restaurants, retail and more. This year's event will allow attendees to take advantage of an exclusive, first-time, opportunity to hear from public sector decision-makers about measures the city is taking to deliver services better and faster.
Join hundreds of entrepreneurs, business executives and community leaders who are leading the charge to create change in their respective industries. The newly envisioned BUILD IT IN DC will provide attendees with key insights on how a broader digital transformation and incorporation of technology can streamline business and regulatory processes.
The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) and their partners will share a variety of resources to build, grow and operate your business in Washington, DC while providing a platform to network and connect with private and public stakeholders.
Discover how you can benefit by gaining valuable knowledge around best-practices focused on innovative tools, lessons learned and diverse solutions for you to take advantage of to build your business in the District of Columbia.
8:00am - 9:00am
Breakfast + Registration
9:00am - 10:15am
Vision 2020: Roadmap to a Digital Transformation +
Fast Facts: Fireside Chats with Industry Leaders
10:30am - 11:30am
11:30am - 12:00pm
Vision 2020: Roadmap To Digital Transformation
Take an opportunity to hear directly about the changes taking place throughout the city that improve processes to support your business.
DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER +
FAST FACTS: FIRESIDE CHATS WITH INDUSTRY EXPERTS
A series of side-by-side conversations delve into the benefits of undergoing a digital transformation with leading industry experts to discuss their experiences and how innovative technologies can adapt for business and government.
SENIOR VP, DIGITAL ANALYTICS + STRATEGY LEAD
BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
PRESIDENT + CEO
FOUNDER + CEO
SQUARE PEG TECHNOLOGIES
DETERMINATION IN THE DISTRICT: BUILDING A THRIVING BUSINESS
The District is the number one city for entrepreneurial talent. Business leaders from diverse industries share their personal experiences on starting and scaling a thriving business in the city including their invaluable advice from personal triumphs and tribulations.
AHMAD ASHKAR, Founder | Falafel Inc.
AMELIA FRIEDMAN, Co-Founder + Advisor | HatchApps
BRANDON ELLIS, CEO + Founder | Ghost Note Agency
MARIA PATRICIA CORRALES, President | Fiesta DC
KIA WEATHERSPOON, President | Determined by Design
INVEST IN LOCAL: BUILDING A VIBRANT COMMUNITY
Creating a strong community goes beyond the built environment. Residents, business owners and philanthropic organizations converge in a variety of ways to enhance the triple bottom line; socially, environmentally and financially. Local leaders discuss what it takes to build community and continue elevating DC’s vibrant neighborhoods and economy.
MICHAEL AKIN, President | LINK Strategic Partners
ALEX COHEN, Founder | TwentyTables
SHELDON SCOTT, Director of Culture | Eaton DC
NASEEMA SHAFI, CEO | Whitman-Walker Health
GOING, GOING, GREEN:
BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Washington, DC aims to become a net-zero city by 2030. Explore what this means for your business through an in-depth conversation around sustainability, green building, and resiliency. Gain expert insights from key city projects to explore ways to benefit from the “green-boom" and explore how being socially responsible can be financially viable.
DAVID EPLEY, Green Building and Sustainability Division Manager, DCRA
JANICE LACHANCE, Executive Vice President of Strategic + Organizational Excellence | American Geophysical Union
JOHN MILLER, Principal | Flywheel Development
ANDREA SWIATOCHA, Manager of Facilities Planning + Design | District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS)
This is a premier networking opportunity to meet your neighbors while developing new relationships with local business leaders and industry experts. Take an opportunity to engage with DCRA department representatives while discovering new systems and technologies implemented to help benefit consumers and streamline government services. Coffee and light fare provided.
Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration
Anacostia Economic Development Corporation
DC Bar Pro Bono Center
DC Health Link
DC Small Business Development Center
DC Women's Business Center
Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
Department of Energy and Environment
Department of Employment Services
Department of Small and Local Business Development
Department of Insurance and Banking
Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
District of Columbia Building Industry Association
Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Latino Economic Development Center
Think Local First
Washington DC Economic Partnership
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW