Albany Speakers

Meet Gary Miliefsky

Cyber-security Expert

The CEO of Cyber Defense Media Group and publisher of Cyber Defense Magazine, he is a cyber-security and breach prevention expert and frequent invited guest on national and international media, commenting on mobile privacy, cyber security, cyber crime and cyber terrorism. He has appeared on ABC, CBS, Fox News, CNN, and has been quoted in Fortune and Forbes magazines. Miliefsky is a Founding Member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the National Information Security Group and other data security organizations. He also assisted the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), which operates within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in their development of The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace as well as the Center for the Study of Counter-Terrorism and Cyber Crime at Norwich University. Previously, Gary has been founder and/or inventor for technologies and corporations sold and licensed to Hexis Cyber, Intel/McAfee, IBM, Computer Associates and BlackBox Corporation. Stay up to date on the latest cyber security issues and signup for free monthly e-magazines at Cyber Defense Magazine.

Meet Dean L. Campbell

Chief Technology Officer, LightRiver

With LightRiver since 2004, as Chief Technology Officer, Dean is responsible for the development of LightRiver’s product and technology solutions portfolio, translating complex solutions into clear value propositions relevant to LightRiver markets. He leads the Pre-sales Engineering and the Project Management teams and maintains technical relationships with LightRiver’s vendor partners. Throughout his career, Dean’s focus on technology as an enabler has always been paired with the recognition that the human side of the equation is equally important.

Dean brings over 20 years of IT management, software applications development, and large-scale data-networking experience to LightRiver, has held leadership roles across the technology value chain, and was a pioneer in the development of E-commerce infrastructures, working with established and start-up organizations.

Dean holds a BA in Computer Sciences from Rutgers University, as well as multiple technology certifications including, but not limited to, Carrier Ethernet Professional and PMP Project Management.

Meet Douglas R. Mauro

Founder and Senior Engineer at TruePath Technologies, Inc.

Douglas R. Mauro is the Founder and Senior Engineer at TruePath Technologies Inc with over 25 years of experience in Enterprise data centers.

He’s an O’Reilly author of Amazon’s #1 selling network management book “Essential SNMP” (now in it’s second edition).

His involvement in and outside the industry has guided TruePath to be one of America’s top monitoring software SaaS companies. TruePath specializes in configuring and maintaining customers software and reselling hardware/software monitoring tools.

While computers and electronics are staples in his life, competitive bike racing, motocross, triathlons and of course family come first.

Meet Paul Ho

Director of Systems Engineering

Paul Ho is the worldwide Director of Systems Engineering for Cisco SD-WAN and leads the Technical Solutions Architect team globally. Paul joined Viptela in 2014 as a Distinguished Systems Engineer just prior to the product coming out of stealth and has been selling and helping customers adopt SD-WAN solutions at many Fortune 500 companies for the past 5+ years. Prior to Viptela/Cisco, Paul has 10+ years of experience as a Senior Security Architect at both Cisco and at Palo Alto Networks and brings with him the depth of knowledge in networking and security.

Meet Rob Williams

Director of Product Marketing

Rob Williams is FirstLights’ Director of Product Marketing. He has over 15 years of experience in cloud services and telecommunications, developing solutions to meet the needs of SMB and enterprise accounts. Rob believes that technology is an engine for companies to become more productive, and he seeks to create solutions that can help companies transform their business through adoption of cloud and communication solutions.