George Talks Business-Manoj Saxena & Gabriel Galvan

March 18, 2019 – Smart Cities: The Promises and the Challenges

The sixth George Talks Business event will be held on Monday, March 18. Gabriel Galvan (GWSB MBA ’10), executive director of the MITRE Corporation, will be interviewed by Christopher B. Leinberger, Charles Bendit Distinguished Scholar and Research Professor and chair of the Center for Real Estate & Urban Analysis at GWSB.

For more information, please contact Irina Orlova. Can’t attend in person? Please register below and tune in to the live stream on the GW School of Business Facebook page or YouTube channel (live stream links will be updated as the event approaches). Register Here

Gabriel (Gabe) Galvan is an executive director at the MITRE Corporation. As a member of MITRE’s executive team, he works across the company to help promote safety in the United States and with governments across the world. He concentrates on MITRE’s cyber outreach and partnerships. Engaging across the globe on issues of security, his overseas efforts often include the themes of smart cities, cyber security and resilience, research and development.

Today he leads an effort to launch a public-private partnership to increase cyber defense and to share valuable actionable information for its members in industry and the region. He is active in the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative, a Virginia-based effort to help align cyber and related technologies investments with activities of research, education and economic development in the region.

Gabe has held executive roles and international assignments in a variety of companies including the IBM Corporation, BMC Software and HP. His experience in business, management consulting, sales, services and public policy has been used to launch new businesses and help transform governments and organizations across the world.

Gabe graduated with highest honors as valedictorian in his MBA studies from the George Washington University. He is a native Washingtonian and earned a BS in Business Administration from George Mason University and has additional studies in International Transactions from George Mason’s School of Public Policy. He remains active supporting the local university community and serves as a Board of Trustee to Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia.

He is a member of the Atlantic Council and the Greater Washington Board of Trade, and he currently chairs the NVTC Committee on Cybersecurity and Privacy.


You are also invited to attend a special George Talks Business, in conjunction with the 19th Annual Maxon Lecture, Tuesday, April 9 in Funger Hall Room 103. Manoj Saxena, executive chairman of Cognitive Scale and former first general manager of IBM Watson will be interviewed by GW School of Business Dean Anuj Mehrotra.

By Sean Zha
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