Kensington 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 Sean Simpson

Solutions Engineer, Veeam Cloud Services

Sean Simpson is Solutions Engineer, Veeam Cloud Service Provider. Sean has more than 16 years of experience in backup, replication and disaster recovery and is a certified business continuity professional. Sean has spent the last 15 years working for two leading service providers.

Meet Shawn Noonan

Veeam Cloud Service Provider Territory Manager

Shawn Noonan has been with Veeam for 18 month and previously held positions selling Backup and Disaster Recovery solutions to Fortune 1000 companies. For 20 years he has been an account executive in and around the tri-state area.  He currently helps Service providers create service offerings based on Veeam solutions.

Meet Patrick Scully

Director of Product Line Management

Patrick Scully, P. Eng., MBA, has been involved in the research and development of optical network solutions for 20 years. In his current role as Director of Product Line Management in the Networking Platforms Division at Ciena, his area of expertise is focused around the architecture of packet optical networks and the development and introduction of network security and media solutions addressing the needs of enterprises and service providers. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from McGill University (Montreal, Canada) and a master’s degree in business administration (international affairs) from University of Ottawa.

Meet Patrick Coughlin

Chief Development Officer

Mr. Coughlin joined FirstLight in February, 2013 and currently serves as its Chief Development Officer, where is he is responsible for leading all aspects of corporate development, including M&A, business development, market expansion, corporate strategy and innovation as well as marketing and product management on behalf of the organization. Previously, he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Fibertower. From 2005-2009, he served as Vice President of Sales at RCN Metro (formerly NEON Communications and Globix Corporation), where he was responsible for sales and marketing for the entire U.S. and oversaw a sales team comprised of 55 people. Prior to that position, he served as Senior Director of Sales at NEON from October 2001 until December 2005. Mr. Coughlin also served as a Senior Account Executive with NEON and other telecommunications companies, including AT&T and USTelecenters, during which time he was recognized for being a leading sales contributor for major accounts.

Mr. Coughlin holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.