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Business Security Weekly #95

Recorded August 6, 2018 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!

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  • Paul Asadoorian
    Embedded device security researcher, security podcaster, and CEO of Active Countermeasures .
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    Interview: Katie Stebbins, UMASS

    Katie Stebbins
    is the Vice President of Development at UMASS.
    Katie Stebbins is the vice president for economic development for the University of Massachusetts, a five-campus, 75,000-student public research university system. She serves as a liaison to the business community, establishing and growing research and workforce development partnerships to benefit the university and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. As a member of President Marty Meehan’s senior leadership team, she represents UMass, the state’s second-largest employer and an institution responsible for $6.2 billion in annual economic impact, on boards and working groups focused on business collaboration and increasing the state’s competitiveness in key sectors. Katie also oversees the Office of Technology and Commercial Ventures, and the UMass Donahue Institute.

    Katie was previously Assistant Secretary for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, where she co-chaired Governor Baker’s Digital Health Council and led state investment efforts in health-tech, robotics, advanced manufacturing and cyber security. Katie played a leadership role in establishing and managing M2I2 (Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative), Governor Baker’s nearly $100 million commitment to five Manufacturing USA Institutes. A 20-year veteran of public service and economic development, Katie has launched three of her own companies. She is also a shameless champion for mid-size cities, roller derby and women in leadership. Katie earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a master’s in regional planning from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

    Interview: Eric Bednash, RackTop

    Eric Bednash
    is the CEO of RackTop.
    Eric Bednash is the CEO and co-founder of RackTop Systems. He has spent the past 19 years as an innovator and entrepreneur, designing products and solutions to solve challenging Extreme Data problems. He has co-founded prior companies focused on delivering IT based services and products within the DoD Intel and Financial communities. Eric is the creator of the myRack orchestration framework, and leads the strategic vision for RackTop’s data storage and management products.

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