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Part II – From Sorcerer’s Apprentice to Mad Scientist
March 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Part II – From Sorcerer’s Apprentice to Mad Scientist:
How to Meet Today’s Performance, Security, and Affordability Desires
-by Dr. Mark Cummings
6:30 Doors Open, Food & Networking
*** Please arrive by 7 PM due to Security ***
*** Bring PHOTO ID (passport, driver license, etc.) ***
Current computing and communications networks are complex entities that have evolved piecemeal, layer upon layer, running multiple standards, and proprietary products. As a result, they often are brittle, inflexible, expensive to operate, and insecure. On the cusp of autonomous vehicles, Smart Everything, IoT, 5G, etc., our large systems composed of layers of technology and proprietary vendor solutions shaped by histories of administrative change, can only meet the requirements for reliability, security, and affordability with the addition of a distributed orchestration overlay. This talk will describe the software patent strategy that makes them secure, robust, flexible, and cost effective.
Mark Cummings has been at the leading edge of several of the tech waves. Examples include the first: Cable Satellite net HBO; TSCI; Spacenet for the US government; Shared Automatic Teller Machine Network security; Early PC’s; Security system for US Federal Reserve; Handheld Expert System; Software Defined Radio;… He is current CTO of Bace Cyber Security Institute (BCI), and the founder & CTO of Orchestral Networks. He holds a BA in Broadcasting from SFSU, an MBA in Communications Management from Wharton, and a Ph.D. in Information Systems from Tohoku Imperial University in Japan.