General Manager, BlackBerry AtHoc
Sanjay Saini is the General Manager for BlackBerry AtHoc. Sanjay's unique blend of business and technology skills gained over 20 years of leading complex operations, including engineering, professional services, support, education, partner networks and business development have taken BlackBerry AtHoc to the next level of revenue and customer experience.
Prior to joining BlackBerry AtHoc, Sanjay served as a VP of Global Operations at Polaris Wireless, the global leader in software-based wireless location-based services. Before that, he was VP of Global Services at Kabira Technologies, where he led worldwide services operations. Sanjay has held other technical and management positions at Mercury, Kintana and Oracle.Sanjay earned his MBA from Wharton School and holds a Master of Science in Economics along with a BE degree in Computer Science from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), India.
Vice President Federal Sales and Customer Success, BlackBerry AtHoc
Dubhe Beinhorn is responsible for BlackBerry AtHoc's federal sector, including, Civilian, DoD, & Homeland Security, overseeing sales, business development and channel relationships. Dubhe brings more than 30 years of sales and operations experience in federal, service provider and international markets. Prior to joining BlackBerry AtHoc, she served as VP and general manager of Unisys Corporation's Federal Government Group, Systems and Technology practice.
Prior to Unisys, she helped establish Juniper Federal Systems and served as its VP, while growing the business to more than $100 million. Dubhe has served in numerous executive sales, marketing and management positions including: general manager of the SafeNet Products Division of SafeNet Corp.; VP of international sales with Netrix Corp.; and account executive at N.E.T. Inc. and Contel. Dubhe received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Roanoke College.
Major General, US Marines (Ret.)
Peter Talleri served over 30 years in the United States Marine Corps. At retirement, he was the U. S. Marine Corps senior logistics professional in the Pacific and a recipient of the prestigious National Safety Council's "CEOs Who Get It" award. General Talleri has also been assigned to senior staff positions at U. S. Central Command and the Marine Corps Forces Central Command, located at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. While at CENTCOM, he was responsible for the information technology logistical planning efforts during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. This included providing the strategic and operational plans to ensure that total asset visibility was accomplished during the war. Operation Iraqi Freedom was the first time "Active RFID" was used on a strategic scale. Since retiring from the Marine Corps, General Talleri has served in several civilian positions He is currently the VP Federal Services at World IT Solutions; President at Peter J. Talleri & Associates and a strategic advisor with Stellar Solutions. He also has led the International Division at Anglicotech, LLC, and was a former Board Member at Soldiers to Civilians.
Owner, Heitkamp Consulting LLC
Ken Heitkamp's career has spanned over 42 years in information technology, software development, acquisition management, strategic sourcing and consulting. As principal of Heitkamp Consulting, LLC, Ken provides support to corporate and government executives in acquiring and using information technology to improve enterprise performance. Ken participates directly with client executives and staff to solve strategic and operational issues involving the acquisition, implementation and effective use of information technology.
Previously, Ken served as Associate Director for Life Cycle Management at U.S. Air Force Office of Warfighting Integration & CIO and he was also Director at Air Force IT Commodity Council. As an Advisor for AtHoc, Ken is focusing on the Department of Defense and other Federal Government agencies.
On three occasions, Ken was selected as one of Federal Computer Week's Federal 100 annual award recipients. In 2008, he was selected by Government Computing News as the Defense IT Executive of the Year. Ken has earned degrees from Auburn University, Troy State University, and Air War College. He has an MPA in Public Administration and an MBA in Business Administration from Auburn University. He is a graduate of the Harvard University Senior Executive Fellowship Program.
VP, Product Management, BlackBerry AtHoc
Oded Shekel is responsible for BlackBerry AtHoc's Product Management and User Experience. He brings more than 15 years of product experience in both consumer and enterprise products. Oded's strong leadership coupled with his technical background offers a strong product direction to BlackBerry AtHoc. Prior to joining BlackBerry AtHoc, Oded worked as a product manager at Microsoft for OneDrive where he led the product strategy for the OneDrive client applications. Earlier he was a product manager on various enterprise security products, Windows PKI, Active Directory and more. Oded graduated from Ben Gurion, Israel (BS Computer Science cum laude).
VP, Technology, BlackBerry AtHoc
Aviv Siegel, VP Technology, AtHoc Division, leads product and service security, architectural strategy of the AtHoc product line. Aviv is working closely with lead AtHoc customers and technology partners.
Aviv has over 25 years of experience in architecting, developing and deploying large-scale communications and security systems for both sensitive military and complex commercial applications. He served as a Captain in the military as well as a senior R&D executive of several hi-tech companies.
Aviv serves as NFPA Emergency Communication System (ECS) committee member, updating NFPA 72 code. Aviv contributed to the development of Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) and the Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL) as a member of the OASIS Emergency Management Technical Committee (EM-TC) and had contributed to the formulation of Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 2572 standard. Aviv holds multiple patents in the areas of emergency notification and crisis communication.
Aviv graduated from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology - with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (cum laude).
Ramon J. Pinero
Vice President, Services, BlackBerry AtHoc
Ramon Pinero joined BlackBerry AtHoc in 2000 and is currently responsible for the implementation and deployment of BlackBerry AtHoc newest technology, BlackBerry AtHoc Connect. Ramon interfaces closely with BlackBerry AtHoc customers, as well as product, sales, support and marketing groups within BlackBerry AtHoc to create outstanding customers experiences. In prior roles, Ramon was a web application developer, manager of pre-sales, implementations, customer support and training.
A Bay Area native, Ramon attended San Francisco State University and has three children.
Julius "JC" Caesar
Rear Admiral, US Navy (Ret.)
Julius "JC" Caesar brings 30 years of business acumen and outstanding senior executive leadership in both industry and the U.S. Navy. His extensive experience opens key insights in opportunities and initiatives in the defense sector and new markets.
JC has served as a SVP at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a $10B Fortune 500 company. He was a Sector VP at EDO Corporation and an Executive VP & COO of InoMedic Health Applications, a company delivering medical, environmental and health information technology services to NASA. He is currently a Director at Addx, Inc., a management consulting and information technology firm. JC presently serves on the Board of the Naval War College Foundation and the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Foundation (Athletic & Scholarship Programs). He is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
JC is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and has earned an MBA from The College of William & Mary; he is also an MIT Seminar XII Fellow in Foreign Politics and International Relations. JC retired as a Rear Admiral from the U.S. Navy.
Wayne D. Moore, P.E., FSFPE, F.NSPE, CFPS, SET
Principal and VP with fire protection engineering and code-consulting firm, Hughes Associates
Wayne is a licensed professional fire protection engineer and a Principal and VP with the fire protection engineering and code-consulting firm, Hughes Associates (www.haifire.com) and is located in the company's Warwick, Rhode Island office.
He is currently a member and Chairman of the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code® (NFPA 72-2013) Emergency Communications Systems (Chapter 24) Technical Committee. He is also a member and Vice Chairman of the RI Professional Engineering Licensing Board.
Mr. Moore has written numerous articles, is the Co-Editor of the Fourth Edition of the book Fire Alarm Signaling Systems, and is the Editor or Co-Editor of five editions of the National Fire Alarm Code Handbook ®.
In December of 2012, NFPA published his new book, "Designing Mass Notification Systems – A Pathway to Effective Communications". He is the 2009 recipient of the NFPA Standards Medal and the 2012 Recipient of the AFAA Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mr. Moore is an instructor of many fire alarm systems and emergency communications systems seminars.
Principal, International Strategic Insights and Former CEO, ExxonMobil Saudi Arabia
Daniel Nelson currently is a managing partner of International Strategic Insights, a Washington, D.C.-based advisory firm that he and several partners founded in 2009. Nelson spent 33 years with ExxonMobil Corporation, most notably as chairman and chief executive officer of ExxonMobil Saudi Arabia upon the 1999 merger of Exxon and Mobil. Based in Riyadh, it was a position he held until 2004. Nelson then served as a corporate VP directing the company's government relations efforts from 2004 to 2009.
Nelson graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and served as an infantry officer in the Marine Corps. He completed a graduate degree at George Washington University and began work for Mobil Corporation in 1976. He has served on the boards of a number of organizations, including the American Petroleum Institute, American Near East Refugee Aid, Meridian International Center, Arena Stage, the Toys for Tots Foundation, Ford's Theatre and N Street Village.
George W. Norwood
Major General, USAF (Ret.)
General Norwood was a tactical fighter pilot and Air Force officer, planner and leader, serving in posts throughout Europe and Asia. He served as Deputy Chief of Staff for the United Nations Command and United States Forces in Korea. In this role, General Norwood was responsible for the critical general officer level negotiations with the North Korean military. He was also Commander of the 35th Fighter Wing at Misawa Air Base in Japan where he was the senior US Military Member in Northern Japan.
Since retiring from the Air Force, General Norwood has served in a variety of civilian roles. He was the executive VP of the Air Force Association in Florida, and is on the Board of Directors for the Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC), for Scalable Network Technologies, and for WidePoint Corporation. In addition he is President and CEO of Norwood & Associates, Inc.
VP of Engineering, BlackBerry AtHoc
Jeetendra (Jeetu) has more than 20 years of entrepreneurial and executive engineering management experience in telecom, healthcare, enterprise verticals. Jeetu most recently led platform and cloud engineering organization at Streetline. Prior to Streetline, Jeetu co-founded Wellcore, a healthcare and safety startup, where he brought multiple products to the market including personal emergency response systems and connected fitness monitor. Before Wellcore, Jeetu was VP of Engineering at Veraz Networks which went IPO in 2007. At Veraz, he managed a large engineering and OSS team across the globe.
Jeetu has bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and Masters in Computer Science from Pune University. Jeetu holds multiple patents in advanced pattern recognition. Jeetu is an avid hiker and has hiked multiple peaks across the globe.
Gregory J Frey
Former SES, Dept. of Homeland Security
Jade Gong & Associates LLC
Mr. Frey is a consultant to AtHOC. Mr. Frey recently retired from the Federal Government's Senior Executive Service (SES). His responsibilities included directing the information technology operations for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Headquarters. This included management of a $120M/year cost reimbursable business that delivered IT services to over 70 sites in the United States, direct support to the Secretary of Homeland Security and support for continuity of operations. Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Frey has led the way in adopting managed service delivery for IT services including the use of cloud services. The use of managed service delivery models and through public/private partnership, Mr. Frey dramatically raised the quality of service to his customers while reducing the total cost of services delivered.
Prior to joining DHS, Mr. Frey served as the Deputy CIO and Chief Architect for the Executive Office of the President, Vice President for Corporate Development for a mid-size IT security company, Director for Corporate Development for Fannie Mae, and Senior Principal for American Management Systems. He has been an innovator throughout his career resolving tough issues such as email record keeping for the White House Office and re-engineering the Fannie Mae business model to leverage emerging ecommerce capabilities in the mortgage industry. Mr. Frey started his career as a nuclear trained submarine officer. He recently retired from the military after completing his reserve duties.
Mr. Frey is a graduate of the University of Illinois with undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Chemistry and a Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering.