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Samy Kamkar
Samy Kamkar

Security Researcher  Independent

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Samy Kamkar

Samy Kamkar is an independent security researcher, best known for creating The MySpace worm, the fastest spreading virus of all time. His open source software, hardware and research highlights the insecurities and privacy implications in everyday technologies, from the Evercookie which produces virtually immutable respawning cookies, to SkyJack, a drone that wirelessly hijacks and autonomously controls other drones. His work has been cited by the NSA, triggered hearings on Capitol Hill, and has been the basis for security advancements across virtually all major web browsers, smartphones, and other technologies.

Brett Johnson
Brett Johnson

Security Consultant & Public Speaker 

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Brett Johnson

Former United States Most Wanted, Brett “GOllumfun” Johnson, referred to by the United States Secret Service as “The Original Internet Godfather” has been a central figure in the cybercrime world for almost 20 years. Mr. Johnson built and was leader of ShadowCrew, the precursor to today’s darknet markets. He was instrumental in developing many areas of online fraud while helping design, implement, and refine modern Identity Theft, Account Take Over Fraud, Card Not Present Fraud, IRS Tax Fraud, and countless other social engineering attacks, breaches, and hacking operations.

Upon his capture, the United States Secret Service hired Mr Johnson to work as a consultant and informant. Johnson worked with the Secret Service for several months before going on a cross country crime spree, being placed on the US Most Wanted List, being captured again, sent to prison, escaping prison, being captured yet again, and finally accepting responsibility for his actions.

Today, Brett works as a security consultant and public speaker. He has worked with groups such as the FBI, Microsoft, Eailage, NextCaller,IDology, AARP, BBWest, TIB, The ACFE, The Card Not Present Group, The Identity Theft Resource Council, PRO, Universities, and many others.

Brett has been featured on numerous media outlets, most recently NBC, CNN Money, RT TV, ArsTechnica, The Independent, and more.
Mr. Johnson can be contacted via www.anglerphish.com

Nicole Eagan
Nicole Eagan

CEO Darktrace

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Nicole Eagan

As Chief Executive Officer of Darktrace, Nicole Eagan has established the company as the global leader of AI cyber defense. Her extensive career spans 25 years working for Oracle and early to late-stage growth companies. Named 'AI Leader of the Year' in 2017, Nicole has introduced disruptive machine learning to enterprises of all sizes. Today, Darktrace has a valuation of $1.25 billion and counts Insight, KKR, Summit Partners, and Samsung among its investors. Darktrace’s innovative approach to cyber security has won over 100 awards and the company has been named to WSJ’s Tech Companies to Watch, Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies, and the CNBC Disruptor 50.

Classified
Classified

Confessions of a Hacker  

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Classified

Confessions of a Hacker is a rare opportunity to hear from a professional hacker who will share their techniques and examples of how they have defeated the latest cyber security technologies as well as physical security measures. In this revealing session discover the tools and techniques hackers use to defeat the expensive security safeguards used in many corporate environments today. Low tech and high tech methods will be presented in an effort to help attendees understand the true level of risk faced by their organizations and where the gaps may be in their defence perimeter. There is nothing that has stopped our hacker. They are your worst nightmare.

Chad Adams
Chad Adams

Cybersecurity Advisor, Region VI - Office of Cybersecurity and Communications US Department of Homeland Security

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Chad Adams

Chad Adams, a Cyber Security Advisor for DHS Region Six with the Office of Cyber Security and Communications, has over 15 years’ experience in Cyber Security, threat mitigation, risk management, advanced IT support, and complex system design and support.

Mr. Adams attended Southeastern Louisiana University and holds a degree in Information Systems Management and Security. He also holds various industry standard certifications in complex system design, support, security, management, and IT support. Mr. Adams has previously worked for Quest Software, Inc. based in California and also Dell Computers in Round Rock, TX as a Unix/Linux complex systems agent supporting Government and Large Sector organizations.

More recently, Mr. Adams has worked in Government service as a team leader in cyber security assessments, federal cyber security audits, and threat mitigation. He now provides cyber related support, cyber security assessments, cyber outreach, incident coordination with State, Local, and Federal organizations and agencies for Critical Infrastructure companies and organizations throughout the country and DHS Region Six.

Wendy Nather
Wendy Nather

Director, Advisory CISOs Duo Security

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Wendy Nather

Wendy Nather is Principal Security Strategist at Duo Security. She was formerly a CISO in the public and private sectors, led the security practice at independent analyst firm 451 Research, and helped to launch the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center in the U.S. A co-author of the “Cloud Security Rules,” she was listed as one of SC Magazine's Women in IT Security "Power Players" in 2014.

Matthew O’Connor
Matthew O’Connor

Technical Director, Cloud Office of the CTO Google

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Matthew O’Connor

Matthew O’Connor is a Technical Director in the Cloud Office of the CTO based in Sunnyvale, CA. He specializes in Security, Compliance, Privacy, Policy, and large scale software services.

Prior to joining the Office of the CTO, Matthew was responsible for Security and Compliance products on Google Cloud Platform.  He established the key foundations for Cloud Compliance Program and many of the early Cloud Platform security products. Matthew also built products for Google Enterprise, having joined Google via the acquisition of Postini in 2007.

Before Google, Matthew held product management and engineering roles building scaled services at Postini, Tellme Networks, AOL, Netscape, Inflow, and Hewlett-Packard. His career started as a US Air Force officer on the MILSTAR satellite program. Matthew has an executive MBA from the University of California and earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering from Santa Clara University.

Zeus Kerravala
Zeus Kerravala

Founder and Principal Analyst  ZK Research

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Zeus Kerravala

Zeus Kerravala is the founder and principal analyst with ZK Research, and provides a mix of tactical advice to help his clients in the current business climate and long-term strategic advice. Kerravala provides research and advice to end-user IT and network managers, vendors of IT hardware, software and services and the financial community looking to invest in the companies that he covers.

Mark Mincin
Mark Mincin

Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer McAfee

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Mark Mincin

Mark Mincin is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at McAfee. He is responsible for McAfee’s corporate systems, IT infrastructure, and for leading the company’s transformation to the Cloud. With more than two decades of experience in corporate IT, he understands the importance and value of aligning technology and services with business strategy, partnering with product and sales teams, leveraging digital technologies to amplify innovation and grow revenue, and creating a positive customer experience.
Mincin was previously Executive Vice President and CIO at Epicor Software. Before joining Epicor, he served as Vice President, CIO at Caradigm, a Microsoft-GE healthcare joint venture. He also held leadership roles at Microsoft, AT&T Wireless, and The Nasdaq Stock Market.
Mincin has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing-Management, with a minor emphasis in Computer Science from Virginia Tech.

Tim Medin
Tim Medin

Founder Red Siege

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Tim Medin

Tim Medin is the founder of Red Siege, a company focused to adversary emulation and penetration testing. He is also the SANS MSISE Program Director, the coauthor of multiple SANS courses, and a member of the IANS Faculty. Through the course of his career, Tim has performed penetration tests on a wide range of organizations and technologies. He gained information security experience in a variety of industries including previous positions in control systems, higher education, financial services, and manufacturing. Tim is an experienced international speaker, having presented to a organizations around the world. Tim is the creator of the Kerberoasting, a technique to extract Kerberos tickets to offline attack the passwords of enterprise service accounts.

Eric Jeffery
Eric Jeffery

Security Intelligence & Operations Consulting – Managing Consultant IBM

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Eric Jeffery

Eric has 20+ years' experience with Information Security including stints in the Technology, Retail, Aerospace, Defense, Hardware, Entertainment and Healthcare industries. Mr. Jeffery's focus involves network design, network implementations and network security. Eric has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Mr. Jeffery recently joined IBM as a Managing Consultant where he advises and assists customers with designing, deploying and managing Security Operations Centers (SOC).  Eric resides in Southern Colorado with his wife, enjoys playing trivia and video games.

Morey J. Haber
Morey J. Haber

Chief Technology Officer BeyondTrust

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Morey J. Haber

With more than 20 years of IT industry experience, Mr. Haber joined BeyondTrust in 2012 as a part of the eEye Digital Security acquisition and currently overseas strategy for both vulnerability and privileged identity management. In 2004, Mr. Haber joined eEye as the Director of Security Engineering and was responsible for strategic business discussions and vulnerability management architectures in Fortune 500 clients. Prior to eEye, he was a Development Manager for Computer Associates, Inc. (CA), responsible for new product beta cycles and key customer accounts. Mr. Haber began his career as a Reliability and Maintainability Engineer for a government contractor building flight and training simulators. He earned a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Jim Motes
Jim Motes

Managing Partner Knights View Consulting, LLC

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Jim Motes

Jim Motes recently founded Knights View Consulting, LLC, a veteran owned, bespoke security advisory practice specializing in cybersecurity solutions and compliance for businesses of all sizes.  Jim has held numerous executive security roles to include; VP Cyber Security -  Kohler Co., VP and Chief Security Officer - Rockwell Automation; VP Information Security - Invensys PLC, Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer - Perot Systems.
 
Jim’s experience in cybersecurity spans 20 years and he is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), and National Security Agency InfoSec Assessment Methodology Certified (NSA-IAM).
 
Jim served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army including duty in the Middle East as an M1A1 heavy tank platoon leader.
 
He spends his free time traveling with his wife, is an avid photographer and antique automobile buff.

Mark Langford
Mark Langford

Principal Consultant Aberfoyle Associates

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Mark Langford

Mark Langford is the Founder and Principal Consultant at Aberfoyle Associates, a Plano, Texas bases cybersecurity consulting firm that helps client companies optimize their cyber defense policies, investments, and strategies to protect vital intellectual property and customer records.
 
Mark is a Board Member of the North Texas ISSA, was recently inducted into Infragard, and is called upon periodically to speak at cybersecurity industry events on ways to minimize the disruption of productivity and loss of market share due to cyber attacks. He has lived and worked in four different countries, holds a Master's Degree in Telecommunications Management from Oklahoma State University, and earned Salesman of the Year honors twice from a Fortune 100 technology company. Mark is married with three mostly-grown children, is training for a distance swimming race, and volunteers his time to Computers for the Blind, a Dallas-based non-profit organization.

Brent Feller
Brent Feller

Senior Solutions Engineer eSentire

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Brent Feller
Leonard Jacobs
Leonard Jacobs

President/CEO Netsecuris Inc.

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Leonard Jacobs

Leonard Jacobs is the President/CEO of Netsecuris, a leading Managed Security Services Provider specializing in providing cyber security protections to businesses in several vertical markets. Leonard has over 31 years of hands-on technology management experience including 21 years in cyber security. He has spoken on many cyber security topics at conferences around the world and has written many cyber security whitepapers. He is considered an expert on cyber security incident handling and Industrial Control System cyber security. His first employment was with a major minicomputer manufacturer in the 1980s. Additionally, Leonard was employed as a field support engineer for several biomedical systems manufacturers, an IT Manager in healthcare, as the CISO at a major financial institution, and a Enterprise Cyber Security Architect at a major electric utility. He is currently studying for a MS degree in Cybersecurity Technology from University of Maryland; with graduation schedule for December 2018. Leonard holds MBA degree from University of Phoenix, BA degree from University of Florida, Certified SCADA Security Architect from IACRB, and CISSP certification from ISC2 since 2003. Leonard currently serves as co-chair on a U.S. government-funded cyber security working group tackling major cyber security issues. He is an Instructor with the Minnesota Cyber Range hosted by Metropolitan State University in St. Paul and teaching cyber security courses at this same institution of higher learning.

Michael Knapp
Michael Knapp

Director of Sales Engineering Forcepoint

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Michael Knapp
Aaron Ausherman
Aaron Ausherman

Engineer CrowdStrike

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Aaron Ausherman
Adam Hogan
Adam Hogan

Field Security Engineer CrowdStrike

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Adam Hogan
Avesta Hojjati
Avesta Hojjati

Head of R&D DigiCert, Inc.

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Avesta Hojjati

Avesta Hojjati is the Head of R&D at DigiCert, where he manages advanced development of cybersecurity products. Before joining DigiCert, Avesta was part of the Symantec and Yahoo security teams, as well as operating his own cybersecurity startup. Avesta focuses on applied cryptography, blockchain, post-quantum crypto, and IoT security. Avesta earned his Masters in computer science with a concentration on security from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and he’s currently completing his PhD dissertation on applications of blockchain and IoT in manufacturing.

Bryan Christ
Bryan Christ

IAM Sales Engineer Hitachi ID

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Bryan Christ
Cameron Armstrong
Cameron Armstrong

Director of Channel Sales Darktrace

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Cameron Armstrong
Chris Van Tuin
Chris Van Tuin

Chief Technologist, NA West Red Hat

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Chris Van Tuin

Chris Van Tuin, Chief Technologist, NA West at Red Hat, has over 20 years of experience in IT and Software.   Since joining Red Hat in 2005, Chris has been architecting solutions for strategic customers and partners and is a frequent speaker on DevOps, Security, and Containers.  He started his career at Intel in IT and Managed Hosting followed by leadership roles in services and sales engineering at Loudcloud and Linux startups. Chris holds a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

David Masson
David Masson

Director of Enterprise, Cyber Security Darktrace

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David Masson
Gary Nichols
Gary Nichols

Managing Director, Security Design & Engineering Charles Schwab

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Gary Nichols

Gary Nichols is the Managing Director of Security Design & Engineering for Charles Schwab.  He oversees information security standards, researching and recommending security technologies, security research and development, managing cloud security strategy, and establishing security designs and prescriptive architectures for the Firm.  Mr. Nichols has over 20 years of information security and information technology experience within the military, government, hospitality, telecommunications, aerospace, banking, software development and insurance sectors. 

Prior to joining Charles Schwab, Mr. Nichols was a consultant to  Honeywell Global Security, and was the Chief Information Security Officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.

Charles Schwab & Co. (NYSE:SCHW) is one of the world's largest investment banks and brokerage companies, managing over $3 trillion in assets. The San Francisco-based company operates more than 300 branches with around 14,0000 employees throughout the US, in London and Hong Kong.

Grant Asplund
Grant Asplund

Principal Evangelist  Dome9 Security

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Grant Asplund

Grant Asplund is the Principal Evangelist for Dome9 Security. Grant has more than 30 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development and management in enterprise software with the last 20 years focused within security. Prior to joining Dome9, Grant held worldwide evangelist roles at Check Point Software Technologies and more recently Blue Coat Systems, Inc. where he was Director of Evangelism. Grant has also held the Head of Market Development and Sales for Altor Networks, and was Vice President, Enterprise Sales for NeuStar. Additionally, he was President and CEO of MetaInfo before successfully selling the company to NeuStar. Grant brings his unique story-telling style mixed with high energy and passion, representing Dome9 at public events and conferences. Grant has also been a featured speaker and panelist at numerous industry trade shows, conferences and several radio blogs which include RSAC, Next100 CIO’s, and BlogTalkRadio.

Heather Gantt-Evans
Heather Gantt-Evans

Senior Manager of Cyber Threat Management Ernst & Young, LLP

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Heather Gantt-Evans

Heather is a CISSP-certified senior manager with a Masters in Technology Management in the Advisory Risk practice of Ernst & Young, LLP. She is a Subject Matter Expert for EY’s Cyber Threat Management competency with a focus on Cyber Exercises, Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) and Next-generation Security Operation Centers (SOCs). She specializes in the custom operationalization of intelligence but has the breadth and depth of experience to consult on a wide range of SOC and cyber security best practices, processes and challenges. She is most passionate about next-gen SOCs and leveraging cyber exercises, CTI, threat hunting, proactive fortification missions, analytics and robotic process automation to maximize security insights, increase productivity, decrease noise and improve defensive actions.

Jeff Cornelius
Jeff Cornelius

Executive Vice President Darktrace

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Jeff Cornelius
Meera Rao
Meera Rao

Senior Principal Consultant Synopsys Software Integrity Group

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Meera Rao
Parker Cook
Parker Cook

Solutions Engineer SentinelOne

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Parker Cook
Patrick Hayes
Patrick Hayes

Managing Director, Managed Security Services Online Business Systems

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Patrick Hayes

As Managing Director, Security Operations and Managed Security Services, Patrick is responsible for Online’s Security Operations Center (SOC) and our Managed Security Services team. Patrick is a transformational leader, innovator, and certified enterprise security architect. For the last 25 years, Patrick has focused on developing value-based services to enable customer innovation and growth. Prior to Online Business Systems, Patrick served as Senior Vice President for Hitachi Systems, responsible for Security Advisory Services in North America and Regional Vice President, US of Seccuris, as well as holding senior roles with IC Group, MTS Allstream and IBM.

Rob Carson
Rob Carson

CEO/Principal Consultant SemperSec

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Rob Carson

Rob Carson founder of Semper Sec. Rob knows how to simplify the problem and deliver solutions.

His clients base includes:

- Fortune 200 Companies
- US Government Contractors
- State and Local Governments
- Fuel Retailers
- Software and hardware manufacturers

His distinguished career includes service as a Marine Corps Infantry Officer, as well as leading roles in IT and Security. Before devoting his work fulltime to facilitating his client's success, He built highly successful information security programs for ISO 27001:2005/2013, PCI, HIPAA, NIST 800-171, GDPR. He also volunteers his time as the Chief Security Officer for BSIDES Las Vegas, a non-profit educational organization designed to advance the body of Information Security.

Todd Bursch
Todd Bursch

Manager, Solution Architects Forcepoint

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Todd Bursch
Tommy Hui
Tommy Hui

Sr. Director Sales Engineering SentinelOne

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Tommy Hui
Tony Porras
Tony Porras

Attorney Porras Law

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Tony Porras

Tony Porras is owner of Porras Law, a law firm focused on cybersecurity, compliance, incident response, and data privacy and protection.
 
Tony spent more than 20 years as an IT/cybersecurity engineer before entering the legal profession. Tony provides practical expertise in cybersecurity and risk management necessary in today’s unique cybersecurity environment. As an attorney, he blends technology experience with legal expertise to consult with firms large and small.
 
In 2005, Tony launched an independent consulting firm focused on data security and compliance for clients ranging in size from small- and medium-sized firms to Fortune 100 companies. In 2014, he became a member of the State Bar of California.
 
When serving as an of counsel attorney in matters related to cybersecurity, Tony becomes a strategic partner to his clients in reducing business risk and helping them meet data security obligations to their customers. Porras Law’s goal is to help clients protect the trusted relationship they have with their customers through sound cybersecurity policies and practices.
 
 

Utsav Sanghani
Utsav Sanghani

Product Manager – Integrations and Alliances Black Duck by Synopsys

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Utsav Sanghani

Utsav is a Product Manager at Black Duck and drives DevOps Integrations to help the world’s most innovative companies streamline, safeguard and manage the use of open source software (OSS). Prior to Black Duck, Utsav worked with SMG Convonix to help clients in the area of Enterprise Software, Retail and Hospitality to design and deliver their web-based products. He started as a web-developer but his yearning to communicate and evangelize got him closer to customer facing roles. He holds a Bachelor’s in Engineering from the University of Mumbai and a business Masters from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He loves comedy and can be seen frequenting comedy clubs around Boston.
 

TJ Adamowicz
TJ Adamowicz

Lead Sales Engineer Mimecast

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TJ Adamowicz
Valmiki Mukherjee
Valmiki Mukherjee

Executive Director, Cyber Advisory Services Ernst & Young LLP

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Valmiki Mukherjee
Dan Mathews
Dan Mathews

Sr. Director of Worldwide Sales Engineering  Lastline

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Dan Mathews

Dan Mathews is the Sr. Director of Worldwide Sales Engineering at Lastline.  He has over 20 years experience in design and implementation of networking and security solutions for large enterprises.  Since 2006, Dan has consulted on information security strategy, tactical controls, regulatory compliance, governance frameworks and incident response planning. Dan has served in various technical, marketing and advisory capacities at Edward Jones, CompuServe, UUNet, MCI, Verizon, Cybertrust, CompuCom, and SecureWorks.

Roger Boivin
Roger Boivin

Vice President  Cirries Technologies

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Roger Boivin

Roger Boivin is a qualified executive with more than 30 years’ experience in the telecom and data management industries with emphasis on new technology. He has significant experience with emerging businesses focused on maturing innovative ideas into new products. He is particularly effective in building strong, beneficial relationships focused on achieving the organizations’ business goals. A graduate of SJTI in St. John, New Brunswick, Roger spent more than a decade in operations, engineering and management roles with the New Brunswick Telephone Company before joining Northern Telecom Canada. He then transferred to Richardson, Texas, and was quickly promoted to vice president of cellular sales and marketing for Northern Telecom. He was instrumental in nurturing that business from startup to a multi-million- dollar-a- year opportunity. Roger subsequently enjoyed success at Hughes Network, Ericsson, National Telemanagement Corporation and as president of COM DEV Wireless, a Canadian company with its USA headquarters in Richardson Texas. He then accepted a position as president and COO of ISCO International, a company providing interference solutions for the wireless industry using cryogenically cooled filters. In his most recent position as general manager for the Americas at jNetX Inc., Roger was responsible for all sales and strategic alliances of next-generation IMS service layer platform for North America, Latin America, and South America. He closed a major partnership agreement with CGI worldwide and assisted in carrier RFI and RF responses with IBM, Sun and Stratus Computing. He authored the complete sales and technical courses on convergent networks and the evolution to IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS).

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