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WTI – Helping the Government and Industry Harness the Power of Actionable Information through Data-Driven Services


“WTI brings a proven performance record of working with the Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of the Air Force, and other federal agencies.”

WTI (Webworld Technologies, Inc.) is a CMMI® Level 3 appraised Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) that provides data management solutions that control, protect, deliver, and enhance the value of information assets. The firm helps U.S. Federal Government Agencies meet the challenge to make disparate information accessible, understandable, and available – where, when, and in the format needed – while ensuring security, privacy, and compliance with government guidelines. From serving the defense and intelligence communities that support the warfighter to aiding civilian agencies in their public service missions, WTI is trusted to deliver solutions that span the full spectrum of the data management lifecycle.

WTI was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, USA.

Tanice "TK" Gonsalves, President of WTI, spoke exclusively to The Silicon Review on how she and her team of experienced and passionate individuals at WTI are dedicated to their client's success.

Interview Highlights

Q. What would you like to share about WTI?

Webworld Technologies, Inc. (dba WTI) has a staff of loyal, committed, and seasoned experts. As a result of their commitment to the company, we have been able to intensify our next chapter of aggressive growth. Over the past four years, the growth has been a significant factor in our current dominant position in federal contracting. My business partner, Cindy Ford, has also been instrumental in building the successful foundation of the company. In 2003, WTI pivoted its portfolio from the commercial market to the federal government contracting world and built a reputable position. Over the past four years, WTI has won over seven (7) large Government contract vehicles with total ceilings estimated at over $30 billion, supporting the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, Department of Commerce, and others. Our company has built strong capabilities in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance, Advisory & Assistance, Program Management, and Data Engineering.

Q. Can you explain about your services in brief?

WTI is a highly experienced management, technology, and engineering-focused business committed to helping government and industry harness the power of actionable information through data-driven services. WTI brings a proven performance record of working with the Department of the Air Force and other federal agencies. WTI provides project management support, advisory support, and subject matter expertise to provide strategic/tactical planning and execution to the Department of Defense (DoD) and Civilian agencies. We support program and technological innovations across the mission spectrum in support of real-world situations to enable rapid response capabilities. WTI is Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) Development (DEV) Level 3 and Service (SVC) Level 3 appraised, and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015, ISO/International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 20000-1:2018, and ISO/IEC 27001-1:2013 certified.

Q. There are other reputed companies in the market; how are you a better service provider?

WTI prides itself as a company that is focused on forward-thinking and thought partnership solutions. Our leadership saw Artificial Intelligence (AI) as the next big area of technology more than seven years ago and started cultivating the relationships, hiring the subject matter experts, bidding on the types of contract vehicles where those services would be procured, and posturing our mindset around the development of the capabilities needed to support our clients in AI and the ever-changing technology market.

Q. Have you always been entrepreneurial?

Entrepreneurship has always been innate to me. I watched my mother, a successful entrepreneur, manage and own multiple businesses as a child. I admired her drive and business intelligence which I firmly believe I inherited from her. I build what I build today for my daughter's tomorrow and hope that she, too, will have the entrepreneurial spirit.

Q. Keeping in mind the social and cultural bondage that generally trims down women's freedom, confidence, and boldness, what steps/programs/policies would you like to suggest for women who want to be successful like you?

For those folks wondering how to take their first step and questioning whether they should make a move, I suggest that you go for it. I suggest you always decide to find a successful thought partner and build a partnership of trust and involvement. It is important to hear others' thoughts, ideas, mindset, strategic goals, and tactics around success. As you find that person (s) to help shape your own path, it is also important to take some of those ingredients to make your own success story. Each individual is different, and what works for one may not work for the other or yourself. However, when you take the best of all components of success, it is possible to build your own. I recommend to women and men who want to start a company to ensure that they make a strategic plan around their roadmap for achievements. This strategic plan needs to be ever-changing and agile because it needs to mirror the market, and when the market moves, the plan may need to be tweaked, so your strategy meets current market demands. The most crucial step for me was to go for it! Be tenacious, be laser-focused on what you want and be confident enough to make it happen.

Q. What other entrepreneurs do you look up to? Why?

From a business perspective, I look up to my mother, who retired a few years ago as a successful business owner for multiple thriving companies. I had several other great influencers throughout my life, notably my sister. Besides, I admire entrepreneurs who, like myself, take risks and do not back down from anything they think is too big to conquer. As an entrepreneur who believes in diversifying my portfolio, in 2018, I started a successful real estate company, SaintRose Capital, which now owns several real estate properties in the Virginia, Washington, DC, and Baltimore areas with solid plans to expand to other locations.

Q. What does the future hold for your company and its customers? Are exciting things on the way?

Our future is extremely promising. We have made our plan on paper come alive, and we are moving with and ahead of the market. We continue to appreciate our customers and their continued trust in our capabilities, management, and services, and we plan not to let them down. As we embark on a new wave of thinking in federal contracting, we embrace the changes, and we continue to apply our lessons learned from each project and not be afraid to shift plans to ensure relevance. As we continue to grow organically, we embrace the world of exploring the steps needed to grow by applying out-of-the-box thinking, utilization of resources, and exploration of mutually beneficial partnerships.

Tanice "TK" Gonsalves | President

As the President of WTI, I have a vision meets reality approach. This means that everything we see for our future we will achieve. Over the past three years, we have focused on building the company's contract vehicles to ensure we have flexibility around bidding on Federal contracts. For the next three years, we are focused on being very active in responding to proposals, and task orders building reciprocal partnerships with other companies and exceeding expectations with our clients based on our quality of service and offerings.

“For those folks wondering how to take their first step and questioning whether they should make a move, I suggest that you go for it. Be tenacious, be laser-focused on what you want and be confident enough to make it happen.”