Date: April 24, 2014

Time: 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. EST

venue: Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C.

Speakers: David Dastvar, Civilian Agencies Executive, Infosys Public Services
Robert Carabella, Senior Manager – Client Services, Infosys Public Services
VJ Bala, Head of Marketing, Infosys Public Services

Event overview

The American Council for Technology – Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) Small Business Conference is an annual conference that connects federal agencies and small businesses. It provides a platform for sharing knowledge, best practices, and technology innovations that can help government agencies improve mission outcomes.


Connect with Infosys

Infosys Public Services is a platinum sponsor at the conference. Our experts are panel members in a breakout session that discusses strategies and best practices for doing business with the federal government. Join us at the session for insights that can help small contractors drive growth.

Meet our senior executives to know more about Infosys Public Services innovative technology solutions like big data analytics, benchmark processes, and industry best practices that help federal agencies deliver mission outcomes.

Session details


Doing business with the federal government


April 24, 2014


Independence Ballroom E, Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C.


David Dastvar, Civilian Agencies Executive, Infosys Public Services
Darryl Hairston, Associate Administrator, Business Development, Small Business Administration
Christine Rainwater, Procurement Counselor, PTAP Office, George Mason University
Judith Roussel, Director, Small Business Administration


Antonio Doss, District Director, Small Business Administration

Session description

The federal government has several programs that help small businesses grow as prime contractors and subcontractors. Some of these certifications and programs include 8(a), HUBZone, women-owned small business, service-disabled veteran-owned small business, and minority business enterprise.

This session will provide participants with a fundamental understanding of:

  • Certifications and programs
  • Certification / program that applies to your business
  • When to apply
  • Constraints and responsibilities associated with these programs and the impact they could have on your business

Learning objectives

At the end of each session, participants will be able to:

  • Interpret the requirements for 8(a), HUBZone, service-disabled veteran and woman-owned company and the impact on their small business
  • Analyze, distinguish and identify the best approach to engage their small business in the federal arena
  • Identify the resources available to them through the Small Business Administration (SBA) and other federal organizations that are targeted just for small businesses