Join Washington Wizards commentator and sports personality Dave Johnson for a conversation with Carahsoft’s Atlassian Sales Manager Kevin Howard on the leading factors that contribute to team success, on the court and in the workplace.
Atlassian Verified Partners will then accompany Kevin for some updates before closing out the day’s agenda with a game of all-things-Atlassian trivia. Bring your questions for Q&A and we look forward to seeing you online!
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With wit, wisdom, but mostly caffeine, Dave serves as the Senior Sports Director and award-winning morning sports anchor on WTOP. He first arrived at WTOP in 1989 but lost his elevator key in 1992. He found it and returned to the station in 1995.
Johnson is a three-time winner of the A.I.R. award as best radio sportscaster in Washington, D.C., and in 2008 won an Edward R. Murrow award for best writing for his sports commentaries on WTOP.
In addition Johnson is the radio play-by-play voice of the NBA’s Washington Wizards. On Comcast SportsNet, Johnson is the television play-by-play voice of D.C. United (MLS) and also frequently anchors the network’s daily shows.
Johnson received an Emmy as host of the NHL’s Washington Capitals “Face Off” television show. In addition for three years he served as the sideline reporter for Washington Capitals television coverage.
Johnson has also been an anchor on FOX 5 and has done television play-by-play of college football, NBA basketball, college basketball and lacrosse. His soccer television work includes appearances on ESPN, FOX, and PAX networks. Johnson also served as the play-by-play voice for the 2006 FIFA World Cup on XM radio and broadcast 26 matches including the Final in Berlin.
Before breaking into sports Johnson was a disc jockey at several stations in Baltimore. His first job was at a station that played Sinatra music and then he went on to “spin records” at rock and country stations.
A graduate of Towson University, Dave and his wife Diane live in Annapolis, Maryland, with their son, Pierce.
Michael Brown is an experienced and accomplished leader working with multiple Federal and Commercial clients providing process improvement, defining digital transformation strategy, and software development and implementation.
Prior to Contegix, Michael founded Ascend Integrated in 2013 providing world class professional services and tool implementation to Federal clients. The firm successfully grew to thirty employees and contractors. Ascend was acquired by Contegix in 2021, and continues to operate with Michael being the Senior Vice President of Professional Services, and President of Ascend.
Michael holds a Master’s Degree from Georgetown University and two BA’s in Information Systems and European History from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is a board member for the Cancer Research Institute, and also co-founded a movie production company.
Shaun Jones, COO & Principal Consultant of Ascend Integrated Technologies, a subsidiary to Contegix, is a professional software developer and systems architect. Mr. Jones specializes in modernizing systems and implementing custom software solutions. His clients include federal, state, local, and multi-national organizations. Mr. Jones and his team have authored numerous technical papers, publications, and speeches. He frequently teaches classes for public and government agencies, including the DoJ, DoD, and US Military.
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