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SOFTWARE, GRAPHICS & TECHNOLOGY  | Introductory Level

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Redwood AB


AppMaven and Tech Gurus:  How Platform and Tool Convergence Can Enhance or Change the Way You Work

Beth Wingate, CF APMP Fellow (Moderator)
Managing Director, Lohfeld Consulting Group


Betsy Blakney, CPP APMP Fellow
Director of Proposal Management, CACI

Gillian Dionne, CP APMP
General Dynamics Information Technology

Bobbie O'Brien, CF APMP Fellow
Independent Proposal Professional

Alex Wingate
Student, College of William & Mary
Intern, Lohfeld Consulting Group


Everyone involved with winning business for their companies uses technology (laptops/tablets/smart phones/wearables) daily to aid their efforts. Whether you focus on BD, capture, proposal management, writing, editing, graphics, or contracts, you have favorite tools you couldn’t live without!  

Forrester surveyed 2,045 technology decision makers, and over half "reported that wearables were a priority—32% replying that wearables are a critical or high priority” over the coming year.  

Bring your device(s) and join AppMaven and her tech gurus to discuss your favorite PC/iPad/Android/Windows/wearable tools and see how platform and tool convergence can enhance—or change—the way you work.  

After a short demo of some of the latest PC, iPad, Android, and wearable/convergent tools, we’ll break into groups to discuss and demo your favorite tools by category and then share your team’s recommendations with everyone. AppMaven will compile and share the info with participants post-conference. ("How to” help desk available!)




Beth Wingate, APMP 2013/2014 CEO/Past CEO and APMP Fellow (aka AppMaven), has more than 25 years' proposal development, management, training, and corporate communications experience at Lohfeld Consulting Group, Lockheed Martin/MSD (proposal center director), and Learning Tree Intl. An avid technologist, she has spent her career finding ways to use technology to enhance her teams’ business processes and customer deliverables. She frequently presents at APMP International and regional conferences.

Betsy Blakney, CPP APMP Fellow, is a past APMP CEO who actively serves as an APMP certification mentor and Practitioner workshop facilitator. As a Director of Proposal Management for CACI, she looks for better tools to boost her proposal teams’ productivity and encourages her managers to try innovative ways of applying best practices and business development processes.

Gillian Dionne currently manages business development information systems that support capture and proposal management processes for General Dynamics Information Technology. She is a member of the APMP Florida Sunshine chapter board and has presented at APMP Bid & Proposal Con, SPAC, and NCA Professional Development Day. Gillian is a certified proposal practitioner (CP APMP) and certified knowledge manager (CKM).

Bobbie O‘Brien, CF APMP Fellow, is an independent proposal professional with 25 years’ in the federal procurement industry focusing on the proposal management lifecycle. She leads proposal development teams; coordinates internal/external team members; and is experienced with color team reviews with emphasis on final review/compliance. Bobbie was a member of APMP’s international board serving as a Regional Director and Strategic Initiatives Director; as well as founding Co-chair of NY Metro.


Alex Wingate is a student at the College of William and Mary and an intern at Lohfeld Consulting Group. She specializes in market research/data processing using MS Excel and document development/management using collaborative software. Her 3 years’ as a stage manager gave her expert skills using software (Google platform) for concurrent document development, communications, meeting management, and planning. She used the Google platform extensively in high school and continues to use it at W&M.

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Beth Wingate
Beth Wingate
Betsy Blakney
Betsy Blakney
Gillian Dionne
Gillian Dionne
Bobbie O'Brien
Bobbie O'Brien
Alex Wingate
Alex Wingate


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