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Cisco Live 2013 Customer Bios


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Biographies of the customers participating in Cisco Live 2013.

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Cisco Live 2013 Customer Bios

  1. 1. Cisco Live 2013 Customer BiographiesCisco Live 2013 Customer BiosNEWS CONFERENCE – Enterprise Networking Update, June 24:Chris TillettNetwork AdministratorHalifax Media GroupMr. Tillett is Network Administrator at Halifax Media Group. Founded in 2010, HalifaxMedia is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla. The group consists of 33 newspapers andaffiliated websites, published in five states in the Southeast. Halifax Media’s strategy isto invest long-term capital in quality companies positioned in strong markets that areclosely connected to the community.Tillett has more than 19 years of progressive experience as a consultant in theinformation technology field and has consulted with organizations that are large (10,000users+) and small l(1-50) and brings a unique ability to bring large market solutions andreliability to small and medium business.**The EDF Group (EDF) is one of the world’s leading electric utility companies and it servesmore than 20% of electricity needs for the European Union. Headquartered in Paris,France, EDF operates a diverse portfolio of 120,000+ megawatts of generation capacityaround the globe. With a major portion of its energy output primarily generated fromnuclear power (more than 80%), EDF needs a robust and secure network infrastructurethat can vigorously support its global production environments in Europe, North andSouth America, Middle East, Asia and Africa. The new Cisco Catalyst 6800 SeriesSwitches provide the next generation of the network backbone infrastructure that canhelp EDF to further grow their business. EDF has already deployed the Cisco flagshipCatalyst 6500 switches in its global infrastructure, which has helped them to deliverreliable and energy-efficient power supply to customers with maximum energy safety.Built for simplicity and programmability, the new Cisco Catalyst 6800 switches offer10/40/100G services with Catalyst 6500 DNA that EDF can trust and rely on. EDF hasbeen working with Cisco on the Catalyst 6800 Early Field Trial (EFT) program to gain thefirst hand experience with this new platform so that they can use its full capacity toachieve their business goals of diversified growth and investing for the future.**The Southern Company (Southern) is the premier energy company serving theSoutheast region of the United States. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Southern serves 4.4million customers with nearly 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity. Powered by awell-diversified energy portfolio of coal (36%), oil and gas (45%), nuclear (17%) and
  2. 2. Cisco Live 2013 Customer Biographieshydro (2%), Southern is constantly investing in the latest technologies and solutions tohelp them deliver cleaner, more efficient and cost-effective Smart Power technologies.Cisco Catalyst 6500 switches have demonstrated their proven success with Southern tosupport their backbone infrastructure and WAN connectivity. Currently Southern isevaluating use-cases for Cisco’s next generation Catalyst 6800 switches to preparethemselves for the next stage of their business growth. The new Cisco Catalyst 6800platform offers 100% feature and operational consistency with Catalyst 6500 switches,which can help Southern to maximize their existing investment and to transition to thenew platform with service- interruption-free deployments. The new Catalyst 6800 withits next generation capabilities of scalability, security and programmability will helpSouthern to continue to be an industry leader in the development and deployment ofclean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity.**EDUCATION – Lake Nona/UCF at Sanford Burnham, June 25:Deborah German, M.D.Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean, UCF College ofMedicineDr. German was appointed Founding Dean of the University ofCentral Florida College of Medicine in December 2006. In July2010, UCF President John C. Hitt named Dr. German to the newposition of Vice President for Medical Affairs for the university. AsDean, Dr. German leads the development of the new medicalcollege comprised of the M.D. program and the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences.In her role as vice president, she oversees the college’s medical practice plan andcoordinates other medical initiatives.Dr. German earned her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Boston University andher M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School. She was previously Associate Dean ofMedical Education at Duke University Medical School while maintaining her own privatepractice of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. In 1988 she joined VanderbiltUniversity as Associate Dean for Students and later Senior Associate Dean for MedicalEducation. She served on the Board of Trustees for the Tennessee Medical Associationand chaired the Tennessee Board of Directors for the Arthritis Foundation. She alsoserved as President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. In2005, she joined the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) in Washington,D.C. as a Petersdorf Scholar in Residence.Under her leadership, the college:Gained preliminary accreditation for the M.D. programBuilt a team of over 500 faculty and staff
  3. 3. Cisco Live 2013 Customer BiographiesAppointed over 1,600 volunteer facultyRaised funds to provide full four-year scholarships for the entire charter classConstructed 375,000 square feet of medical school spaceDeveloped a new high-tech curriculum for 21st century doctorsAchieved record enrollment in its biomedical sciences programsBecame the first medical school in the U.S. to begin implementing the WorldHealth Organization’s (WHO Patient Safety CurriculumDeveloped knowledge management and assessment systems that the LiaisonCommittee on Medical Education (LCME) noted have the potential to be nationalmodelsSecured a $7.6 million federal grant to help Central Florida doctors develop andeffectively use electronic health records to improve patient careOpened the new medical education and Burnett Biomedical Sciences buildings atthe UCF Health Sciences Campus at Lake NonaCreated Pegasus Health, a state-of-the-art clinical practice serving UCF and thecommunity**Mark HayesProgram Director, Education, Lake Nona InstituteMark Hayes leads the education initiative for Lake NonaInstitute serving as the founding Chairman and member of theLake Nona Medical City Education Council and serves as theProgram Director of education at the Lake Nona Institute.Mark’s role is to facilitate and execute the education mission ofLake Nona by creating a Collaborative Learning Environment where schools, homes,businesses and the partners of Medical City are connected in a culture of collaboration,sharing in the responsibility for inspiring our learners of tomorrow. This vision includesattracting world-class education partners who will provide learning opportunities for allages, to create personalized options, provide the latest technologies and to ensure thatthe education offerings at Lake Nona help attract the best and brightest talent for ourregion.Mark has been a strategic consultant for the Tavistock Group for over 10 years workingon initiatives in real estate, economic development and education. He has been activelyteaching in classrooms for over 25 years and been a featured guest lecturer onentrepreneurialism at both UCF (University of Central Florida) and Rollins College. Heserves as a Venture Plan judge for the Rollins College Center for Entrepreneurialism andserved as an advisor for the Entrepreneurs in Residence Program at the UCF Business
  4. 4. Cisco Live 2013 Customer BiographiesIncubator. For the past 5 years, Mark has been an adjunct teacher at the Lake HighlandPreparatory School where he has been teaching a course on entrepreneurialism hedeveloped.Mark holds a BA from UCF, an MBA from Rollins College and is a CCIM (CertifiedCommercial Investment Member.) Mark and his wife Jodi have two children.**NEWS CONFERNECE: The Data Center of the Future, June 26:SoniJiandaniSenior Vice PresidentMarketingInsieme Networks, Inc.SoniJiandani is currently the Senior Vice President of Marketing and BusinessDevelopment for Insieme Networks, Inc. Insieme Networks is building next generationdata center solutions and is a majority-owned subsidiary of Cisco. Prior to Insieme, Soniwas the Senior Vice President for the Server Access Virtualization Technology Group atCisco. In this capacity, she was responsible for the development and implementation ofthe Cisco-wide strategy for data center access and virtualization solutions includingUnified Computing System and Unified Fabric (Nexus portfolio).Soni was previously co-founder and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Partnershipsfor Nuova Systems. She was responsible for the development and implementation ofmarketing, technology partnerships and sales strategy programs for this data centertransformation focused start-up.While at Cisco, she has played key roles in creating and executing strategic initiativesand driving product marketing development in the LAN switching arena. She was VicePresident and General Manager of Cisco’s LAN and SAN switching business unit withinthe Data Center, Switching and Wireless Technology Group. In this capacity, she wasresponsible for the industry leading Catalyst modular switches and a comprehensiveportfolio of intelligent MDS SAN switches.
  5. 5. Cisco Live 2013 Customer BiographiesSoni also served as Vice President of Marketing for the Cisco Internet Systems BusinessUnit and Vice President, Marketing for the Workgroup Business Unit. Her contributionsenabled Cisco to secure its leadership position in Ethernet LAN switching.Prior to her tenure at Cisco, she was a marketing executive at UB Networks where shewas responsible for Virtual LANs and LAN switching market development. She also tookon a sales role as Regional Manager, developing markets for the company in India. Priorto UB Networks, she drove numerous market development programs at Novell.Soni holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from London University in England.**BEYOND SDN – Programing the Networks of the Future, June 26:Prasad S. DorbalaVice President of Network Transformation, SunGard Availability ServicesPrasad Dorbala is Vice President of Network Transformation at SunGard AvailabilityServices, where he is responsible for identifying and building strategy for entering keygrowth markets in software defined networks, security and analytics.Dorbala has more than 2o years of engineering experience in the broadbandnetworking, cable and telecommunications industries. His earlier work includes variousengineering management roles for companies such as Tellabs, Aylus Networks, ComcastCorporation, Narad Networks, Cisco Systems, MaxComm Technologies, Lucent andAT&T Bell Laboratories.Dorbala has authored and filed more than 15 patents in broadband networking andservices and holds 7 patents. He holds a M.S. degree in Computer Sciences from NewJersey Institute of Technology and a B.S. degree from Osmania University.**
  6. 6. Cisco Live 2013 Customer BiographiesTravis EwertVice President, Network Technology, TW TelecomTravis Ewert is Vice President, Network Technology, and has worked in the industrysince 1992 and with tw telecom since 2004. Mr. Ewert currently has responsibility forTechnology Architecture and Standards, Centralized Security, and NetworkManagement System development and support for the company. Prior to tw telecom,Mr. Ewert has held Operations, Engineering, Marketing, and Technology leadershipresponsibilities. These roles have included Technology oversight of the first industry DSLbroadband deployments with US West, industry first for integrated wireless/wirelineservices with US West Wireless, overall Technology and Product responsibilities atElectric Lightwave, and overall Technology leadership responsibilities for FrontierCommunications. Mr. Ewert has architecture and development responsibility for twtelecom’s Intelligent Network inclusive of SDN Implementations, Constellation platform,and Cloud EcoSystem enabling framework.**HEALTHCARE – Roundtable: Orlando Health, Moffitt Cancer Center and Children’sHospital Central California, June 26:Brian CompChief Technology Officer, Orlando Health SystemBrian serves Orlando Health as their Chief Technology Officerwhere he has gained valuable opportunities to becomeinvolved in the many business projects that InformationServices is planning and executing for their organization’sfuture. Brian has been working in the healthcare informationtechnology for over 10 years, and came to Orlando Health in July, 2010. Orlando Healthis one of Florida’s most comprehensive private, not-for-profit healthcare networks, andis based in Orlando, FL. The Orlando Health network and highly qualified staff havedistinguished their organization as a healthcare leader for nearly two million CentralFlorida residents and 4,500 international visitors annually. Prior to coming to Orlando
  7. 7. Cisco Live 2013 Customer BiographiesHealth, Brian was the AVP of Technology Services for Norton Healthcare in Louisville,Kentucky. Brian received his MBA from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, andhis BSBA from the University of Louisville, in Kentucky. Brian is a certified ProjectManager (PMP), and has achieved ITIL V3 Foundation, Intermediate OSA and RCVcertificates. His expertise is in the area of technology planning and management in theever changing healthcare technology environment.**John Maass, M.S.Manager, Conferencing Technology Systems & Support atMoffitt Cancer CenterJohn Maass, M.S., CTS is Manager of Conferencing Technologyat the Moffitt Cancer Center, an NCI designatedComprehensive Cancer Center, where he works with theCenter’s executive leadership in providing strategic planningto the Center’s technology-dependent education, research,medical, and collaborative initiatives. He holds a master’s degree in ManagementInformation Systems (MMIS) from Nova Southeastern University and a B.A. degree inCommunications from the University of Tampa.Moffitt Cancer Center is a not-for-profit institution. It includes private patient rooms,the Southeast’s largest Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, outpatient treatmentprograms that record more than 328,300 visits a year, the Moffitt Research Center,Moffitt Cancer Center at International Plaza, and Moffitt Cancer Center Screening andPrevention. Moffitt has an established reputation for “translational research” — fast-tracking laboratory successes into new treatments. Currently, Moffitt participates inmore than 300 clinical trials.**David KenningtonDirector, IT Operations and Information Security Officer,Children’s Hospital Central CaliforniaDavid Kennington is the Director of IT Operations forChildren’s Hospital Central California. In addition to hisresponsibilities as Director, for the past four years David hasalso been serving as the hospital’s designated InformationSecurity Officer. David played a key role in the developmentand implementation of the organizations successful BYOD initiative. He also hadoversight of the server virtualization strategy and in only a few short years Children’sHospital has reached 85% server virtualization. David has been with Children’s Hospital
  8. 8. Cisco Live 2013 Customer Biographiesfor over 15 years. The first eight years David had various technical roles includingNetwork Engineer. David received his Bachelor of Science degree from California StateUniversity, Fresno.**PUBLIC SECTOR – Technology for a More Connected Government, June 26:Jorge Pazos, Chief Information OfficerCity of MelroseJorge Pazos is a public sector CIO, with 18 years of experience, interested in emergingtechnologies and their application in education and government. He is always striving tochange the “business as usual” mindset and is recognized as a leading figure in the driveto reduce government expenditures through the effective use of technology. Pazos hasbeen quoted in numerous industry and business publications including CIO Magazine,Boston Globe and TechTarget publications. He also speaks at industry conferencesincluding the METAA/COSN CIO Cloud Conference and GovTech’s Massachusetts DigitalGovernment Summit conference. Pazos is also a 2012 CIO100 honoree.E-mail:JPazos@CityofMelrose.orgOther:City of Melrose website []City of Melrose Twitter [Twitter handle: @cityofmelrose]**Matt Benefiel, Trial Court AdministratorNinth Judicial Circuit Court of Floridactadmb1@ocnjcc.orgMatt is currently the Court Administrator for the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida,whichcovers both Orange and Osceola Counties and has served in that capacity since1996.Prior to serving for the Orlando-based Circuit, Matt served eight years as the CourtAdministrator for the Virginia Beach, Virginia Circuit Court. As Court Administrator, Mattis responsible for the Court’s progressive implementation of advanced courttechnology.He has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University ofMaryland and a Master’s Degree in Judicial Administration from the University ofSouthern California.
  9. 9. Cisco Live 2013 Customer Biographies**Rob Fields, CIOFlorida Department of Highway SafetyMr. Fields currently serves as the Chief Information Officer for the Florida Departmentof Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles leading the Division of Information SystemsAdministration. He has the overall responsibility for the IT strategy and operations of a24/7 state agency, supporting 5,000 employees in 110 offices throughout the stateincluding law enforcement. Mr. Fields is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University with adegree in Criminal Justice, with a diverse background and a myriad of technical andleadership experience in both the private and public sector. Mr. Fields’ history of publicservice includes experience with the Florida Department of Financial Services and asChief Information Officer of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. Hisbackground includes significant experience in information technology governance,executive leadership, project management, enterprise systems, and businessdevelopment activities.**Fireside chat with CIO of Universal Parks &Resort , June 26:William E. McCoreySenior Vice President & Chief Information OfficerUniversal Orlando ResortMr. McCorey is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Universal Parks &Resort.Mr. McCorey is responsible for the IT transformation including key initiatives such aseCommerce, Application and Infrastructure Stabilization and Innovation. He is alsoleading the Parks IT integration efforts. He joined Universal Orlando in November 2010.
  10. 10. Cisco Live 2013 Customer BiographiesPreviously, Mr. McCorey served as Vice President Global Infrastructure for IBM and 17years at Circuit City Stores with the last two years as Senior Vice President and ChiefInformation Officer. Bill graduated from West Virginia State College in 1982 with adegree in Accounting. He has spent the bulk of his technology career in retail with afocus on eCommerce, Infrastructure and large scale applications development.Mr. McCorey has 3 children, Bill III, 30; Lauren, 26; and Drew, 15. He is an avid supporterin local and national efforts. Bill was recently added to the board for United CerebralPalsy of Central Florida. He previously served as Vice President of Big Brothers BigSisters in Richmond, Virginia. Bill also formed a fund raising effort for Fanconi Anemiawhich has resulted in over $130,000 raised for research. You can find out more aboutBill’s interest in mountain climbing and support for Fanconi Anemia McCorey has completed 42 marathons, including 15 straight Boston Marathons.As noted whether it is work, play or giving back to the community, Bill sets challenginggoals and delivers results. He is also is an accomplished speaker who frequently speakson the power of teams and is working on a book, titled “Who do you want on your ropeteam”.