Subject Matter Experts

 

Our team of subject matter experts provides extensive knowledge, technical expertise and thought leadership. Together this group brings a wealth of experience and delivers innovative, strategically-focused solutions across Salient CRGT’s various programs.

John Edgar, SVP Innovation Centers and Chief Strategist for IT Transformation

John Edgar is Salient CRGT’s Chief Strategist for IT Transformation and leads the company’s Innovation Centers. He focuses on identifying and implementing transformative, mission enhancing technologies and processes in digital services (Agile Development, DevOps, UX), data analytics and enterprise IT service management. He works closely with our federal customers to understand their mission challenges, analyze concepts, test ideas, and recommend the technologies, tools, methodologies, and practices to best address strategic needs. Before joining Salient CRGT, John served as Vice President, Information Technology for the United States Postal Service (USPS). There, he led one of the world’s largest corporate technology infrastructures providing robust, reliable, secure computing and innovative new services with a lean, Agile IT organization. John drove IT process modernization and partnered with business units to deliver new technology solutions to meet the evolving agency needs. This helped USPS continue to provide affordable, convenient products and services to U.S. citizens and customers worldwide.
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John’s views on the Modernizing Government Technology Act; Federal Healthcare ChallengesIT TransformationDigital Transformation in Government; IT Opportunities in Modernization EffortInformation Governance

 

Cindy Walker, VP Data Analytics Innovations Center

Cindy Walker is an innovator who helps federal agencies exploit data to continually improve performance, reduce risks, and increase efficiencies. A thought leader in Data Analytics, Cindy delivers game-changing, mission-impactful, advanced analytics and big data solutions. She has over 25 years of experience addressing Federal Government challenges and has served as Strategic Advisor and Architect guiding enterprise transformation, knowledge management, enterprise data management, and information sharing efforts across the Federal market. She shares her ideas and insights as a frequent speaker and trainer at national and international data conferences and workshops, and is an author of numerous articles, blogs, op-eds, and white papers.
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Cindy’s views on Predictive AnalyticsBig Data Analytics

 

Neal Smith, VP Digital Services

Neal Smith is a proven leader and innovator and has the essential knowledge and experience to successfully build and deliver the needed services of Agile Software Development, DevOps, UX (Design Thinking), Business Process Management, and Organizational Change Management. Neal has been highly engaged in the transformation process moving into a Digital Service focus and has contributed greatly in the efforts to formulate the current strategy and direction. He is responsible for the creation and service delivery of our UX Practice and has been instrumental in the visioning, development, and implementation of the Salient CRGT DevOps Toolkit.
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Neal’s views on Data LiteracyModernization, Digital Transformation; Optimizing Savings for Government Health Data

 

David Page, Director IT Service Management Innovation Center

David Page has over 35 years of technical, business, and organizational development experience and brings the expertise and strategic perspective to help Salient CRGT stand out from its competitors. He created and developed CONNECT, a web-based tool to manage and track staffing on large programs and provide complete real-time visibility to customers. Prior to Salient CRGT, David was a vice president at SRA International where he held multiple positions leading complex customer programs, heading new initiatives, and improving organizational effectiveness. David has consulted across numerous federal agencies and led a program of over 200 individuals supporting the Joint Staff at the Pentagon.
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David’s views on IT Service Management MetricsProgramming PeopleBuilding A Knowledge-Centric Culture

 

Martin Gillespie, VP Product Development

Martin Gillespie provides innovative, strategically-focused mobility solutions across Salient CRGT’s expanding customer base. A thought leader in the mobile community, Martin has been building innovative mobile application software since 1990. Martin helps our customers tap into market-leading mobile solutions that provide greater efficiency and ultimately benefit their users.
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Martin’s views on It’s Time to Make Mobile Tech Work; Faster Information Sharing for Law EnforcementSituational Awareness Technologies

 

Barbara Pilbin, System Engineer

Barbara Pilbin brings more than 10 years of systems engineering experience. As an engineer at Salient CRGT, Barbara has been recently focused on the IPv6 research, development, and testing of the Assure6i™ product line, as well as assisting customers with the deployment and use of Assure6i™. As a part of a fast moving and lean team, she finds and utilizes tools to assist in a secure and Agile Development environment. Prior to Salient CRGT, Barbara worked as a System Engineer supporting an Air Force intrusion detection system as well as an Electrical Engineer at Southwest Research Institute. She is a member of AFCEA and holds a CISSP certification.
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