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Adrian Todorov

Container Solutions Architect
CloudOps
Adrian Todorov
  • Adrian Todorov

    Adrian Todorov is a Container Solutions Architect at CloudOps. He works closely with Kubernetes & Microsoft Azure to drive application modernization. Adrian is passionate about bringing modern cloud native development technologies and processes to clients, and hopes to guide Developers, DevOps Engineers & Architects through using open source projects in their applications.

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Andrew Elvish

Vice President, Marketing
Genetec
Andrew Elvish
  • Andrew Elvish

    Andrew Elvish joined Genetec in 2012 as the Vice President of Marketing. In this role, he has led several strategic marketing and product initiatives such as new product introductions, global media, public relations and communications campaigns. With over 20 years of experience in software and technology marketing, Andrew provides a unique view into the changing landscape of international security, and brings executive level strategic leadership to the company’s brand and customer-facing activities.

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Angie Jones

Senior Automation Engineer
Twitter
Angie Jones
  • Angie Jones

    Angie Jones is a Senior Automation Engineer at Twitter who has developed automation strategies and frameworks for countless software products. As a Master Inventor, she is known for her innovative and out-of-the-box thinking style which has resulted in 25 patented inventions in the US and China. Angie shares her wealth of knowledge by speaking and teaching at software conferences all over the world and leading tech workshops for young girls through TechGirlz and Black Girls Code.

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António Almeida

Product advocacy and technical documentation lead
Relayr GmbH
António Almeida
  • António Almeida

    António Almeida is product advocacy and technical documentation lead at relayr GmbH. Having done development for many years, mostly working on backend systems, he got fed up with being closed in a room writing code all the time. Passionate about writing code, documentation, teaching and public speaking he became a product advocate and technical writer. He has been in IoT for 3 years and has seen the initial hype mutate into the first enterprise proofs of concept and, at last, deployments. Now is where the fun starts.

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Benoît Godbout

Computer Vision Expert
Genetec
Benoît Godbout
  • Benoît Godbout

    Benoît Godbout (M. Eng.) joined Genetec’s Image Processing Group (GRIP) team in 2016. As such, he is closely involved in the adoption of novel machine learning methods. His focus is now on deep neural network accuracy/computational trade-offs in embedded systems including network architecture, hardware and software optimization.

    Benoit completed his master’s degree in computer vision in 1996. He worked has a software developer in medical imaging for more than 20 years, working closely with researchers, physicians and medical imaging companies to develop innovative solutions.
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Brent Adamson

Distinguished Vice President
Gartner
Brent Adamson
  • Brent Adamson

    Brent is well known for his passion for “productive disruption.” He is a sought-after speaker, writer, and facilitator, with more than 25 years of experience as a professional researcher, teacher, and trainer.

    Brent serves as the “chief story teller” for Gartner’s sales and marketing practices. He is the co-author of the best-selling The Challenger Sale and The Challenger Customer and a frequent contributor to publications such as the Harvard Business Review and Forbes. He is also an active contributor to Gartner’s sales and marketing blogs, numerous podcasts, and a monthly post on Hubspot’s sales blog.

    Across the last 16 years, Brent has been privileged to work with some of the greatest thought leaders in both B2B and B2C sales and marketing and has worked with hundreds of senior executives across virtually every industry, geography, and go-to-market model.

    A native of Omaha, Neb., Brent joined CEB, now Gartner, from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business where he received his MBA with distinction. Prior to that, he served on the faculty of Michigan State University as a Professor of German and Applied Linguistics. In addition to his MBA, Brent holds a B.A. with distinction in political science from the University of Michigan along with M.A.s in political science and German, and a Ph.D. in applied linguistics from the University of Texas. Brent resides in Leesburg, VA with his wife and two daughters.
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Brock Allen

Application security architect
Solliance
Brock Allen
  • Brock Allen

    Currently Brock works for Solliance as an application security architect. He specializes in .NET, web development, and web-based security with over 20 years of industry experience. Brock is the co-author of many security-related open source frameworks including IdentityServer, IdentityManager, and MembershipReboot. He also frequently posts to the ASP.NET forums, is a MVP for ASP.NET/IIS, a member of ASPInsiders and a contributor to the ASP.NET platform.

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Bryan Cantrill

CTO
Joyent
Bryan Cantrill
  • Bryan Cantrill

    Bryan Cantrill is the CTO at Joyent, where he oversees worldwide development of the SmartOS and SmartDataCenter platforms, and the Node.js platform. Prior to joining Joyent, Bryan served as a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, where he spent over a decade working on system software, from the guts of the kernel to client-code on the browser. In particular, he co-designed and implemented DTrace, a facility for dynamic instrumentation of production systems that won the Wall Street Journal's top Technlogy Innovation Award in 2006 and the USENIX Software Tools User Group Award in 2008. Bryan also co-founded the Fishworks group at Sun, where he designed and implemented the DTrace-based analytics facility for the Sun Storage 7000 series of appliances. Bryan received the ScB magna cum laude with honors in Computer Science form Bronw University.

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​Christian Morin

Vice-President of Integration & Cloud Services
Genetec
​Christian Morin
  • ​Christian Morin

    Christian Morin is the Vice-President of Integration & Cloud Services, as well as the CSO at Genetec. With over 20 years of experience in IT, telecommunications and physical security industries, Chris has a keen ability to anticipate technological trends and drive meaningful organizational growth. He is a multidisciplinary business leader, having managed the Operations, Customer Service, Sales Engineering, Technical Support, Professional Services, and IT Teams since joining Genetec in 2002. Chris’ executive leadership continues to support the strategic direction and success of the company.

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Christopher Meiklejohn

Christopher Meiklejohn
  • Christopher Meiklejohn

    Christopher Meiklejohn is a researcher in distributed systems, and a Ph. D. candidate at Carnegie Mellon. He is the creator of Partisan, the suite of libraries aiming at practical, planetary scale Erlang/Elixir clusters. Beyond his extensive work in academia, he has worked at Basho (riak), and interned at Microsoft Research twice.

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Daniel H. Pink

Daniel H. Pink
  • Daniel H. Pink

    Daniel H. Pink is one of the best-selling nonfiction authors of the last decade. His books on work,

    business, and behavior have been translated into 35 languages and have sold more than 2 million copies

    worldwide.

    His books include:

    When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing (January 2018), which explores the science of timing in our lives.

    To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others. A #1 best seller on The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post lists and winner of the American Marketing Association’s Berry Book Prize for the year’s best book on marketing.

    Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. #1 New York Times best seller. 159 weeks on the New York Times best seller lists. National bestseller in Japan and the UK.

    A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future. 96 weeks on the New York Times best seller lists. Freshman Read at several US colleges and universities. In 2008, Oprah Winfrey gave away 4,500 copies of the book to Stanford University's graduating class when she was the school’s commencement speaker.

    The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need. The first American business book in the Japanese comic format known as manga and the only graphic novel to appear on the BusinessWeek best seller list. Named an American Library Association best graphic novel for teens.

    Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself. Washington Post best seller. Named by the U.S. Department of Labor as one a Book That Shaped Work in America over the last 100 years.

    Pink was host and co-executive producer of Crowd Control, a National Geographic Television series on behavioral science. He also appears frequently on NPR’s Hidden Brain, the PBS NewsHour, and other TV and radio networks in the US and abroad.

    He has been a contributing editor at Fast Company and Wired as well as a business columnist for The Sunday Telegraph. His articles and essays have also appeared in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The New Republic, and other publications. In 2007, he was a Japan Society Media fellow in Tokyo, where he studied the country’s massive comic industry.

    In 2015, London-based Thinkers50 named him, alongside Michael Porter and Clayton Christensen, as one of the top 10 business thinkers in the world.

    His TED Talk on the science of motivation is one of the 10 most-watched TED Talks of all time, with more than 19 million views. His RSA Animate video about the ideas in his book, Drive, has collected more than 14 million views.

    He currently serves on the advisory boards of Hubspot, Heleo, Betterment Institutional, and RiseSmart.

    Before venturing out on his own nearly 20 years ago, Pink worked in several positions in politics and government, including serving from 1995 to 1997 as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore.

    He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University, where he was a Truman Scholar and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School. He has also received honorary degrees from Georgetown University, the Pratt Institute, the Ringling College of Art and Design and Westfield State University.

    Pink and his wife live in Washington, DC. They have three children—a college sophomore, a high school senior and an eighth grader.

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DJ Patil

DJ Patil
  • DJ Patil

    DJ Patil is perhaps the most influential data scientist in the world. Having been appointed by President Obama as the very first U.S. Chief Data Scientist, he was tasked with making the largest organization in history—the U.S. Federal Government—a data driven enterprise.

    Working directly with the highest ranking officials in government, DJ’s efforts led to the establishment of nearly 40 Chief Data Officer roles across a vast array of departments and programs. He helped establish new health care programs including the Precision Medicine Initiative and the Cancer Moonshot, new criminal justice reforms including the Data-Driven Justice and Police Data Initiatives that cover more than 94 million Americans, and led the policy efforts related to national data. Patil’s experience in national security initiatives is extensive, and for his efforts was awarded by Secretary Carter the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service which the highest honor the department bestows on a civilian.

    In the private sector, he led the product teams at RelateIQ which was acquired by Salesforce, was founding board member for Crisis Text Line which works to use new technologies to provide on demand mental and crisis support, and was a member of the venture firm Greylock Partners. He has also was Chief Scientist, Chief Security Officer and Head of Analytics and Data Product Teams at the LinkedIn Corporation, where he co-coined the term “Data Scientist.” He has also held a number of roles at Skype, PayPal, and eBay.

    As a member of the faculty at the University of Maryland, his research focused on nonlinear dynamics and chaos theory and he helped start a major research initiative on numerical weather prediction. As an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow for the Department of Defense, Dr. Patil directed new efforts to leverage social network analysis and the melding of computational and social sciences to anticipate emerging threats to the US. He has also co-chaired a major review of US efforts to prevent bioweapons proliferation in Central Asia and co-founded the Iraqi Virtual Science Library (IVSL). In 2104 he was selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader and is also a Member of the Council of Foreign Relations.

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Daniel Roth

Principal Program Manager on the ASP.NET team
Microsoft
Daniel Roth
  • Daniel Roth

    Daniel Roth is a Principal Program Manager on the ASP.NET team at Microsoft, currently working on bringing .NET to the Web via WebAssembly.

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David West

David West
  • David West

    David West has enjoyed a dual, parallel, career as a professional software developer and academic. His professional career started in 1968 (same year the discipline of Software Engineering was invented) as a COBOL and Assembler programmer. He has held almost every job title in the profession since then: Analyst, Architect, and even CIO.

    As an academic he has created several innovative programs; introducing object-oriented development to the world’s largest software engineering program to an award winning software apprenticeship program.

    His undergraduate education was in Asian Philosophy — his graduate education included an MS in Computer Science, MA in Cultural Anthropology, and a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science.

    He is the author of Object Thinking (2006) and co-author with Rebecca Rikner of Design Thinking (2018). He has also published more than fifty papers on topics ranging from objectorientation to Agile, Patterns, Design, and Complexity.
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Denny Cherry

Owner and principal consultant
Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting
Denny Cherry
  • Denny Cherry

    Denny Cherry is the owner and principal consultant for Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting and has over a decade of experience working with platforms such as Microsoft SQL Server, Hyper-V, vSphere and Enterprise Storage solutions. Denny’s areas of technical expertise include system architecture, performance tuning, security, replication, and troubleshooting. Denny currently holds several of the Microsoft Certifications related to SQL Server for versions 2000 through 2017 including the Microsoft Certified Master as well as being a Microsoft MVP for several years. Denny has written several books and dozens of technical articles on SQL Server management and how SQL Server integrates with various other technologies.

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Everett McKay

Everett McKay
  • Everett McKay

    Everett McKay is Principal of UX Design Edge and a UX design trainer and consultant with global clientele. Everett's specialty is finding practical, intuitive, simple, highly usable solutions quickly for web, mobile, and desktop applications. Everett has over 30 years' experience in user interface design and has delivered UX design workshops to an international audience that includes Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa.

    Everett is author of "Intuitive Design: Eight Steps to an Intuitive UI", the definitive guide to designing intuitive interactions, and "UI Is Communication: How to Design Intuitive, User Centered Interfaces by Focusing on Effective Communication", a groundbreaking approach to UI design using human communication-based principles and techniques. While at Microsoft, Everett wrote the Windows UX Guidelines for Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Everett holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from MIT


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Florian Matusek

Product Group Director
Genetec
Florian Matusek
  • Florian Matusek

    Florian co-founded KiwiSecurity in 2008, a company specializing in video analytics development, after receiving his Master’s degree in Computer Graphics and Digital Image Processing from the Vienna University of Technology the year before. In 2014, he received his PhD in Information Processing Science from the University of Oulu, Finland, for his work on privacy protection in video surveillance. At Genetec, Florian acts as Product Group Director of the Video Analytics product group as well as Commercial Lead for video analytics technology in Genetec.

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Giles Atkinson

Keystone Communications
Giles Atkinson
  • Giles Atkinson

    Giles is the owner of Keystone Communications. He works with clients to help them win. He does this by building the efficacy and efficiency of their communication and presentation skills, drawing on more than twenty years of experience in training, business management and leadership in the U.K., Germany and Canada.

    He helps clients create and deliver meaningful content to engage and move a specific audience to action. High frequency topics in his session include: tailoring to an audience, synthesizing and distilling content, developing flow and narrative, building physical presence, and thinking on one’s feet. He has partnered with Genetec to support and guide our moderators, presenters and spokespeople since 2012.

    Giles’ sessions are always tailored; they combine a little theory, plenty of discussion, and a large amount of practice. His goal is always to provide a positive, interactive, relevant and authentic learning experience.

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Giovanni Gaccione

Law Enforcement Practice Leader
Genetec
Giovanni Gaccione
  • Giovanni Gaccione

    Giovanni is responsible for the law enforcement practice at Genetec, including market insight and development, product initiation, and application portfolio development. Since joining Genetec in 2012, he has been assisting customers in system design, training, and pilot project setup. As a Sales Engineering Manager, Giovanni manages an all-star team of highly motivated engineers that comprise of Channel Sales Engineers, Sales Engineers, and Enterprise Application Architects. Giovanni’s experience in both physical and cybersecurity, as well as his relationships with the company's most strategic law enforcement customers, allow him to bring innovative solutions to Genetec staff and customers.

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Gurdeep Sadera

Sales Operations Manager
Genetec
Gurdeep Sadera
  • Gurdeep Sadera

    Gurdeep started his career in Inside Sales at Genetec in 2007. He grew the team and eventually took on the role of Manager for the Americas. In January 2017 he stepped into a new role as Sales Operations Manager where his primary focus is on accelerating our adoption of the Challenger program and creating an onboarding program for new sales employees.

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Guy Chenard

Chief Commercial Officer
Genetec
Guy Chenard
  • Guy Chenard

    Guy is the Chief Commercial Officer at Genetec. In this role, he is responsible for leading sales, marketing and customer experience departments across the organization to sustain and support the company aggressive growth plan. Since joining Genetec in 2005 as Vice President of Global Sales, he has transitioned the company away from its original OEM sales model to successfully build the company’s sales force, channels to market and technology partners. Before Genetec, Guy worked in telecommunications where he held various senior positions in sales, marketing, and business management.

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Jennifer Elliot

Director of Channel Management
Genetec
Jennifer Elliot
  • Jennifer Elliot

    With her strong background in loyalty and account retention programs, territory development, content creation, demand generation, and sales training, Jennifer joined Genetec in 2014 as the Director of Channel Management. She is responsible for managing all of the company’s partner programs.

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Jim Tamm

Jim Tamm
  • Jim Tamm

    Jim Tamm is a former judge and an expert in building collaborative workplace environments, with 40 years of experience in the field of alliance building and conflict resolution. As a Senior Administrative Law Judge for the State of California for 25 years, Jim mediated more than 1,000 employment disputes.

    His legal decisions have impacted national labor policy in the US, and he has authored training materials that have been published in fourteen languages. The California Senate, the California Assembly and the California Public Employment Relations Board have all honored Jim for his work building more collaborative employment environments.
    His most recent book, Radical Collaboration (co-authored with Ron Luyet) was on Amazon’s top seller lists for workplace, organizational psychology, collaboration and negotiations books for most of the past nine years. He is a former law professor and is currently on the faculty of the International Management Program of the Stockholm School of Economics, the Management Education Program at NASA, and the Leadership Academy of the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the Wallenberg Institute in Sweden.
    Jim has a diverse client base of international organizations ranging from the United Nations, NASA, Toyota and Boeing, the US Army and Navy, to universities, financial institutions, pharmaceuticals and toy companies.
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Jungho Kim

CTO & Chief Architect
Architect
Jungho Kim
  • Jungho Kim

    Jungho is responsible for shaping Architech’s research and development, guiding our technical innovation and strategy, and overseeing solution architecture in our most challenging engagements.

    With his product development background, Jungho still loves to write code and build software. As CTO, his ultimate goal is to take a holistic approach to melding technology and people – understanding that our team is what drives Architech forward.

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Jurgen Appelo

Jurgen Appelo
  • Jurgen Appelo

    Jurgen calls himself a creative networker. But sometimes he’s a writer, speaker, trainer, entrepreneur, illustrator, manager, blogger, reader, dreamer, leader, freethinker, or… Dutch guy. Inc.com has called him a Top 50 Leadership Expert and a Top 100 Leadership Speaker. Since 2008, Jurgen writes a popular blog at NOOP.NL, offering ideas on the creative economy, agile management, organizational change, and personal development. He is the author of the book Management 3.0, which describes the role of the manager in agile organizations. And he wrote the little book How to Change the World, which describes a supermodel for change management. His most recent book is called Managing for Happiness, which offers you practical ideas to engage workers, improve work, and delight clients.

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​Léon Langlais

Vice-President of Infrastructure Product Groups
Genetec
​Léon Langlais
  • ​Léon Langlais

    Léon Langlais joined Genetec in 2018 as the Vice-President of Infrastructure Product Groups. In his role, he leads the various groups related to Security Center, Access Control and Video offering. His Infrastructure Product Groups (IPG) are responsible for the product development and innovation of the various product lines, the commercialization, communication, delivery and support for all channels. Throughout his career, Léon gained over 20 years of experience in the security industry engaged in Access Control, Intrusion Detection and Video Products. Léon holds an Electrical Engineering degree from École Polytechnique de Montréal, and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the Université de Sherbrooke.

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Lorin Hochstein

Sr. Software Engineer on the Chaos Team
Netflix
Lorin Hochstein
  • Lorin Hochstein

    Lorin Hochstein is a Sr. Software Engineer on the Chaos Team at Netflix, where he works on ensuring that Netflix remains available in the face of continual production changes. He was previously Sr. Software Engineer at SendGrid Labs, Lead Architect for Cloud Services at Nimbis Services, Computer Scientist at the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Hochstein received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, an MS in Electical Engineering from Boston Unviversity, and a BEng in Computer Engineering from McGill University.

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Mathieu Benoît

Cloud Solution Architect
Microsoft
Mathieu Benoît
  • Mathieu Benoît

    Mathieu is a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft. In this role, he is assisting partners develop their Cloud Application Development practices and deliver successful customer solutions. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mathieu spent over 10 years as software developer, solution architect and pre-sales technical director more specialized in web, mobile and cloud solutions. Open Source and DevOps enthusiast, he promotes as often as he can a continuous learning experience with his customers, partners and co-workers.

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​Michel Chalouhi

Vice-President of Global Sales
Genetec
​Michel Chalouhi
  • ​Michel Chalouhi

    Michel Chalouhi is the Vice-President of Global sales, and has been with Genetec for 15 years, most recently spending seven years as the Vice-President of North American Sales. In this role, he oversaw significant growth in regional revenues, as well as the solidification of Genetec as the market share leader for Video Management Systems. In his position as Vice-President of Global Sales, Michel will drive global sales operations worldwide, ensuring alignment and collaboration among the technical, operational, and sales staff to continue to deliver on the company's growth plans.

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Milos Haravan

Development Manager
Genetec
Milos Haravan
  • Milos Haravan

    Milos Haravan is the Software Development Manager for the SCX group at Genetec. He first joined the company in 2008 as an intern and accepted a permanent position as a software developer in 2009. Since then, he has held multiple leadership roles, which have provided him with the opportunity to collaborate with a variety of talented minds to create and deliver solutions to our customers. In his current role, Milos and his team are working to build a new platform that will shape Genetec’s growth.

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Nadia Boujenoui

Vice-President of Customer Experience
Genetec
Nadia Boujenoui
  • Nadia Boujenoui

    Nadia joined Genetec in 2017 and is responsible for implementing operations, services and support strategies, along with policies and programs focused on customer success throughout the client lifecycle. She brings close to fifteen years of experience in customer service and support in the aviation industry and her core competencies include leading global and multi-disciplinary teams, driving large-scale business transformations, and implementing Voice of Customer programs to increase customer satisfaction and foster greater loyalty.

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Paul Merrill

Paul Merrill
  • Paul Merrill

    Paul Merrill is Principal Software Engineer in Test and founder of Beaufort Fairmont Automated Testing Services. Frequent writer on testing and test automation in top-notch testing publications and international speaker at testing and software conferences, Paul works with clients every day to accelerate testing, mitigate risks, and increase the value of testing processes with test automation. An entrepreneur, tester, and software engineer, Paul has a unique perspective on launching and maintaining quality products.

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​Paule Brodeur

Manager, Computer Vision
Genetec
​Paule Brodeur
  • ​Paule Brodeur

    Paule Brodeur joined Genetec in 2005 and manages the companies’ Computer Vision team. Together, they qualify the chain of imaging of AutoVu cameras, as well as develop analytics such as the license plate number, the state name, the vehicle speed. Prior to joining Genetec, Paule gained 10 years of experience as a computer vision specialist, seven in which she worked in high-technology companies, and three within a research institution. Paule holds a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, a M. Sc. in geophysics and a B. Sc. in physics.

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Pervez Siddiqui

Vice-President of Business Development
Genetec
Pervez Siddiqui
  • Pervez Siddiqui

    As the Vice President of Business Development, Pervez oversees the practice globally to help us take advantage of emerging technologies and partnerships. He is a key mobilizer to increase engagement with end users and help us through our transformation to a more service oriented business. Since joining Genetec in February of 2013 as the Director of Strategic Markets, Pervez has been a strong thought leader and is a key proponent of a citizen-centric and community-led approach to issues relating to urban security, place-making, and open data.

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Philippe Mast

Co-fondateur, CRHA
CORTO.REV
Philippe Mast
  • Philippe Mast

    Philippe Mast est le co-fondateur du cabinet de recrutement de cadres et de conseil CORTO.REV, créé en 2001. Il est expert en développement organisationnel et en innovation. Également conférencier international, il accompagne les exécutifs dans la transformation de leurs entreprises, afin qu’elles deviennent plus innovantes et agiles. Il a aussi été vice-président, développement organisationnel chez TIW, une compagnie internationale de télécommunication opérant en Chine, en Inde, au Brésil et en Europe de l’Est. Avant de se joindre à TIW, Philippe était consultant sénior chez HAY/McBer, en France et au Canada. Il est aujourd’hui administrateur et membre du comité de planification stratégique de l’Ordre des Conseillers en Ressources Humaines Agréés du Québec.

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Pierre Gravel

Computer vision specialist in the R&D Grip team
Genetec
Pierre Gravel
  • Pierre Gravel

    Pierre Gravel (Ph.D. Astrophysics) works at Genetec as a computer vision specialist in the R&D Grip team. His interests in image processing, machine learning and vision led him to develop neural networks for image classification.

    Pierre has worked in R&D at CAE, at The MathWorks (USA), and as a researcher in biomedical engineering (radiology, neurosciences, and veterinary sciences) in various research labs in Quebec and in France. He has also taught computer vision, medical imaging and data analysis in Quebec and French universities.


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​Pierre Racz

President, CEO and Founder
Genetec
​Pierre Racz
  • ​Pierre Racz

    Pierre Racz is the principal co-founder and CEO of Genetec, a private family-owned company that develops networked physical security, data analytics, and operational efficiency solutions. Pierre is actively involved in the formulation and execution of the company’s worldwide strategies and objectives. Over 1,000 people are employed by Genetec around the world.

    With over 40 years of hardware and software development experience, Pierre has extensive knowledge of the physical security industry. Prior to founding Genetec in 1997, he worked as a Principal Engineer at DMR (Fujitsu Consulting).

    Pierre holds an Honors Degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University in Montréal, Québec.

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Richard Breault

Senior Vice President of Product Groups
Genetec
Richard Breault
  • Richard Breault

    Richard Breault joined Genetec in 2008. As Senior Vice President of Product Groups, he is responsible for building and managing a high-performance team of developers and for delivering innovative products to the market. Prior to this, he held senior positions in the telecommunications industry. He holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

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Robert C. Martin

(AKA Uncle Bob)
Robert C. Martin
  • Robert C. Martin

    Robert C. Martin has been a software professional since 1970. In the last 35 years, he has worked in various capacities on literally hundreds of software projects. He has authored "landmark" books on Agile Programming, Extreme Programming, UML, Object-Oriented Programming, and C++ Programming. He has published dozens of articles in various trade journals. Today, He is one of the software industry's leading authorities on Agile software development and is a regular speaker at international conferences and trade shows. He is also a co-author of the Agile Manifesto.

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Sean Lawlor

Data Scientist and Business Intelligence Specialist
Genetec
Sean Lawlor
  • Sean Lawlor

    Dr. Sean Lawlor is the Data Science team leader at Genetec Inc based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He received his PhD from McGill University in 2016 in Electrical Engineering where he focused on unsupervised modelling and inference in traffic networks. He is an expert in both supervised and unsupervised learning problems. He currently leads Genetec’s team which investigates and assesses the applications of machine learning and signal processing techniques to improve efficiency and intelligence in Genetec’s Security Center and cloud platforms.

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​Simon Cook

Global Sales Engineering Director
Genetec
​Simon Cook
  • ​Simon Cook

    Simon Cook is Global Sales Engineering Director at Genetec, responsible for the initiatives and evolution of services offered across these regions. Simon joined Genetec 10 years ago as a Sales Engineer responsible for Western Europe and has designed solutions for some of the company’s largest customers in that region. Prior to Genetec, he worked at Axis Communications, cultivated a background in Networking, and always held roles in either Support or Sales Engineering. These experiences have given him a thorough knowledge of the complete solution sell.

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Thierry Devisse

Psychologue du travail, CRHA
  • Thierry Devisse

    Consultant senior et chef de pratique pendant 16 ans chez SPB, une importante firme conseil en psychologie organisationnelle au Canada. Thierry a été responsable de plusieurs projets auprès d’une variété de clients (PME, multinationales, secteurs privé et public) et a joué un rôle clé dans plusieurs projets d’identification et de développement du talent et de projets de relève. Il possède une vaste expérience en évaluation du leadership et des compétences (plus de 2 000 évaluations) et a été en position privilégiée pour observer et contribuer au développement professionnel de plusieurs centaines de gestionnaires.

    Thierry est un psychologue membre de l’Ordre des Psychologues du Québec depuis 1990 ainsi qu’un conseiller agréé de l’Ordre des Conseillers en Ressources humaines (CRHA) depuis 2011. Il est diplômé de l’Université Bishop’s (1985), Lyon (France, 1988), Grenoble (France, 1989) et plus récemment, de l’Université de Sherbrooke (2009).

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Troy Hunt

Troy Hunt
  • Troy Hunt

    Troy Hunt is an Australian web security expert known for public education and outreach on security topics. He created Have I Been Pwned?, a data breach search website that allows non-technical users to see if their personal information has been compromised. He has also authored several popular security-related courses on Pluralsight, and regularly presents keynotes and workshops on security topics.

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Wahn Yoon

President and Head of Strategy
BBR Toronto
Wahn Yoon
  • Wahn Yoon

    Raised in New York City, Wahn is an innovative agency leader, brand strategist and thought leader with two decades of experience with global brands. He has a special love for categories where experience and service are key - i.e., transportation, technology, hospitality, placemaking, retail, and entertainment. In the process, he has led brand strategy projects and marketing campaigns for Genetec, Audi, Mercedes Benz, Toyota, Marriott International, Sheraton, Live Nation, Sephora, and many more.

    Wahn was trained in brand planning at J. Walter Thompson New York and Toronto, and in 2012 became Executive Strategist for branding firm Winkreative. He then went on to become President and Head of Strategy for agency BBR Toronto under communications group Humanise.

    Wahn studied social anthropology as an undergrad at Harvard, and received his executive MBA from Columbia University Business School. He is active on numerous boards of organizations that serve youth and the arts.

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Wes Bos

Full stack developer
  • www.wesbos.com
  • Wes Bos

    Wes Bos is a full stack developer, course creator and podcaster from Hamilton, Ontario. He loves to teach all that is web development. You can find wes at wesbos.com or more frequently on twitter @wesbos

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William Wong

Principal Scientist
Genetec VALCRI Ltd
William Wong
  • William Wong

    B.L. William Wong PhD FNZCS FBCS is Principal Scientist at Genetec VALCRI Ltd. He is also Genetec Professor of Cognitive Engineering and head of the Interaction Design Centre at Middlesex University London. His research is in cognitive engineering and the representation design of complex dynamic processes such as ATC, electricity generation,and command and control. As Project Coordinator for the 17-partner EU-funded FP7 VALCRI project, he led the work with police forces to develop a suite of advanced sense-making, data processing and analytics tools for criminal intelligence analysis. He now leads a team to commercialise VALCRI. He has received over US$25.3 million in research grants and has published over 100 scientific peer reviewed articles with his students and colleagues.

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