AFCEA Showcase Season 2, Episode 5

Congratulations to episode winner: Automation Anywhere!

AFCEA Showcase

Season 2, Episode 5

March 6, 2019 

3 p.m.,  TV Worldwide Studio, 4206 Technology Court, Suite F, Chantilly, Virginia


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If you've nearly perfected an innovation or business process that would revolutionize technology procurement or you've thought about starting your own business, this is your chance to get advice from experts. Participating in the AFCEA Showcase is a great way to hear from experienced entrepreneurs and other business professionals as well as to gain visibility through the ongoing webcast on TV Worldwide.

AFCEA Showcase is comprised of a series of episodes, each featuring up to five innovative small business members of AFCEA. Each company has five minutes to pitch its ideas and five minutes to answer questions from the panel of judges.


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Watch previous AFCEA Showcase episodes HERE.



Agilious LLC specializes in the use of Agile and Lean methodologies to help companies create high-performing teams and deliver high value products that maximize competitive advantage. We drive Agile adoption (and re-adoption) through training and coaching of team members on Agile values, principles and the best agile and software engineering practices. You can't buy Agile. Moving to an Agile way of working requires a shift in mindset and practices on many levels. People will need to communicate differently, collaboration between teams will change, and managers will need to become Agile leaders. Our focus is on the business success of our customers. Our coaches and Scrum Masters have supported many companies in becoming Agile and can quickly recognize gaps in the system, communication failures and technologies that might be posing problems. Team, program, and enterprise Agile adoption is instrumental to improving delivery performance. In order to realize lasting and consistent benefits, our Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters help instill and develop a culture of sustainable quality and continuous improvement within Agile Teams and project leadership.  FreshPC: The secure, disposable virtual desktop that safeguards your company against security breach, data loss, and exploit.



AbleVets is an award-winning health IT company specializing in cybersecurity, agile engineering, analytics and technology enablement solutions for government. Founded in 2012, AbleVets designs and implements IT modernization solutions that help clients achieve tangible results, including a stronger security posture, greater efficiency and better workforce and client engagement. Through its work with Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense and other federal health agencies, AbleVets is innovating healthcare access and services to improve the lives of Veterans, servicemembers and all citizens. We are a certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that embraces diversity in its workforce and aspires to deliver the highest levels of client service in every engagement. AbleVets is proud to be AFCEA International’s 2018 Small Business of the Year. Learn more about our mission at


We are a company of designers, programmers, hardware engineers, and problem-solvers applying human-centered design principles to a full stack approach of technology development. We are working on the most interesting thing we can think of, which is how to make computers more flexible, capable, useful, interactive, and empowering for humans working together on the advancement of business, government, education, and culture.



Our Vision: Take the robot out of the human. To liberate employees from mundane, repetitive tasks, allowing them more time to use their intellect and creativity to solve higher order business challenges. We see a world where every employee will work side by side with digital workers, making them exponentially more productive and far more fulfilled.

Automation Anywhere is a leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and is at the forefront of the Intelligent Automation wave.  The AAE platform combines sophisticated RPA, cognitive and embedded analytic technologies into a single easy to manage solution.that enables organizations to build world-class Intelligent Digital Workforces. Over 1,400 organizations use this AI-enabled solution to manage and scale business processes faster, with near-zero error rates, while dramatically reducing operational costs.

The Federal Government has announced an urgent need to reduce the time and resources spent on manual tasks unrelated to the mission. Automation Anywhere seeks to answer the call by enabling agencies to operate with unprecedented productivity and efficiency by automating any part of the agency that can be automated with the most intelligent and intuitive robotic process automation platform we call “The Intelligent Digital Workforce”.




Judges are subject matter experts from a variety of backgrounds and related fields, providing thought leadership and suggested ways to proceed.

Steve Rixse, Vice President and Co-Founder of Ridgeback Network Defense, Inc.

Steve Rixse help found Ridgeback, a real time active defense product that uses deception to eliminate attackers moving laterally and provides a unique view of network vulnerabilities. His background includes executive management roles with Digital Equipment Corporation, Sterling Software and others including several start-ups. He has experience in developing markets in all areas of the Federal sector including the intelligence community with leading edge technologies. 

William A. Sheridan, Deputy Chief Ventures Officer, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

Mr. Sheridan is the Deputy Chief Ventures Officer at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). In this role, he oversees NGA’s innovation initiatives with agency stakeholders, government partners, industry and academia, focusing on the incubation and adoption of new ventures that accelerate GEOINT beyond the pace of adversaries’ capabilities. He also oversees NGA’s acquisition innovation strategies that further integrate industry capabilities across the GEOINT enterprise.

Cmdr. Maria C. Horton, USN (Ret.), CISSP-ISSMP, Cloud Essentials, IAM Chief Executive Officer at EmeSec

Cmdr. Maria C. Horton, USN (Ret.), is a recognized cybersecurity and compliance expert with hands on experience. She has presented information at conferences about cloud, FedRAMP, CUI, IoT and cybersecurity. She serves as a mentor to other small business start-ups providing real world feedback, encouragement and industry advice. Horton has published articles with Bloomberg News, SC magazine and the Huffington Post. In 2017, she joined Government Matters TV as a regular guest commentator addressing cyber, CUI and the due diligence implications for SMBs. Her company is one of 43 FedRAMP Third Party Assessment Organizations and holds four ISO certifications. EmeSec was awarded a Silver Stevie Award and a Gold Golden Bridge award for its #SimplifyCUIservices capability in 2017. While serving in the US. Navy, Horton was the CIO of the National Naval Medical Center, now known as the Walter Reed Military Complex. Read more...