Harry Aller, Chief Technology Officer, Innovative Lighting
Currently serving as the Chief Technology Officer for Innovative Lighting, Harry pushes the boundaries of existing lighting systems towards groundbreaking objectives. Prior to working with PoE Lighting, Harry owned several Iowa-based technology companies and has experience working with all phases of product integration. Harry holds a degree in Computer Engineering and has more than 25 years integrating technology in both residential and non-residential buildings.
Patrick Britton, NSCA Subject Matter Expert
Patrick Britton has 25 years’ experience in the audiovisual and visual communications industry, working for large and small systems integrators, most recently serving as CEO for South Central AV in Nashville, TN. Patrick has extensive experience in corporate leadership, with a focus on cultural development, process improvement, change management, and strategic growth.
Brad Dempsey, CEO of Solutions360
Brad Dempsey, CEO of Solutions360, has 33+ years of international project and financial management experience in the technology industry. Brad began his career as a technology consultant in 1979 at TRW Data Systems, followed with positions at Prime Computer Ltd., Apollo Computer Ltd., and Sequent Computer Systems (Canada) Ltd. In 1988, he founded Solutions360 Inc. Solutions360 is an NSCA Business Accelerator.
Dan Dunkel, Managing Director, MSSP Program, PSA
Dan Dunkel is the managing director for PSA’s MSSP Program. Prior to this role, his served as senior VP of sales for Cyber adAPT, a threat intelligence and remediation firm. He was also vice president of business development for Eagle Eye Networks and vice president of sales at Nortel Networks. He is the former president of New Era Associates, a consultancy specializing in digital convergence and security best practices. His consulting practice involved all aspects of sales channel and business development across the technology, physical security, and cybersecurity sectors. He is also the author of Physical and Logical Security Convergence, a former columnist for SDM, and current contributor to Security Magazine.
J.B. Fowler, Chief Product Officer, Domotz
J.B. Fowler is the chief product officer at Domotz, Inc., a SaaS-based company that helps managed service providers, IT departments, and integrators run their businesses more efficiently through remote network monitoring and management. J.B. has more than 18 years of experience in the AV networking industry, previously serving as VP of business development at Luxul, product manager for controller and AV products at Control4, and manager of video communications and VoIP telephony products at Texas Instruments.
David Fitzgerald, VP Global Alliances, Meeting Experience, Barco
For the past 4 decades Dave’s career has been compromised of sales and marketing and included channel and business development in a broad spectrum of technology related businesses. The roles included senior sales and general management positions within distribution, system integration and equipment manufacturers in aerospace, defense, security and most recently in collaboration and visualization technologies.
Kelly Harlin, Analytics Platform Strategist at NEC Display Solutions
Kelly is currently the chief platform strategist for NEC’s Analytics Learning Platform, ALP, an anonymous business intelligence platform, that provides insights into how consumers behave in brick and mortar locations. In her role, she is responsible for driving strategic marketing, partner relationships, roadmap and feature integration. She has 20+ years of experience on the end-user side, leading marketing strategies for several global brands. Prior to joining NEC, Kelly was Director of In-Store Marketing for Nintendo, T-Mobile and Microsoft Retail Stores, driving customer experience and marketing and messaging strategies for hardware, software and services.
Tim Hennen, Chief Technology Officer at IVCi
In his role as the Chief Technology Officer at IVCi, Tim Hennen builds strategic client and manufacturer relationships, and implements new emerging technologies to ensure that sustainable ecosystems and profitable processes are being put in place. Prior to his current position, he successfully served a dual role as IVCi’s President of Enterprise Sales and Engineering, where he managed enterprise sales and sales support in addition to acting as company leader and spokesperson for audio visual and collaboration solutions. In his 17 years of experience with IVCi and his extensive knowledge of the industry, he is responsible for driving design excellence and for leading IVCi to be one of the premier AV integration companies in the US. Prior to joining IVCi, Tim worked as the Operations Manager at Advanced Sound Company, an organization focusing on the integration of large-scale audio systems.
Bob Lobascio, Corporate Sales Coaches
Bob Lobascio has been VP of sales for Fortune 500 companies and most recently VP of sales for the AV integrator that earned SCN Top Integrator in the Middle Atlantic States in 2013. He holds certifications in technology, as well as in sales training and sales management development. He has industry experience in publishing and content management, enterprise software, retail management, and AV and technology services. Bob works with Corporate Sales Coaches to develop custom training programs based on real-world system contractor sales and organizational needs. He is an NSCA Member Advisory Councilmember.
Adam Marlin, Vaion
Adam Marlin leads the commercial, go-to-market effort for Vaion, a new machine-learning-based video surveillance platform funded by Ubon Partners. Prior to joining Vaion, he provided consulting and advisory services to Disruptive Technologies, another Ubon venture that is launching an IoT sensor platform to improve commercial building operations. Over the past 25+ years, Marlin has garnered industry recognition for helping customers adopt collaboration, data center, and security technologies to help drive productivity improvements, cost reductions, and revenue for lines of business applications across multiple vertical markets.
Donald Mastro, Vice President of Sales at AVI Systems
Don has over 35 years’ experience in the audiovisual and visual communications industry specializing in the development of large global enterprise account technology planning and implementation projects. Don has worked with industry giants in all vertical markets with logos like 3M, Mayo Clinic, Coca-Cola, Emerson, Anadarako Petroleum, Invesco, Bank of America, NBC Universal, Sprint, AT&T and Verizon. He has served on the AVIXA Board of Governor’s as an industry expert.
Peter O’Connor, RCDD, EMT; Vice President, Hoefer Wysocki Architecture Firm
As vice president of Hoefer Wysocki’s Clinical Technology Solutions (CTS) team, Peter O’Connor leads IT design management and advisory services. With more than 27 years of experience in clinical IT, Peter understands that technology is among the most significant investments made in the healthcare arena. He has a keen ability to anticipate implementation-related challenges and plan for technology that doesn’t yet exist.
Jason Potterf, Technical Leader at Cisco
Jason Potterf is a veteran of both the networking and lighting industries. He currently is a Technical Leader at Cisco where he is the architect for the Cisco Digital Building family of Power over Ethernet Switches. He is also long-time member of ESTA’s Control Protocols Working Group which develops industry standard lighting control protocols.
Ian Pugh, GreatAmerica Financial Services
Ian Pugh has been part of the technology community for more than 15 years. His career began in unified communications, running a unified communications and collaboration business for eight years. During that time, he grew partnerships from $5 million to $14 million, launched a managed services practice, and navigated the creation of a cloud practice that quickly became the company’s fastest-growing revenue stream. He joined GreatAmerica almost two years ago with a singular focus of creating modern financial services products to help integrators win in the service age.
Kenny Schiff, Chief Executive Officer, CareSight
Kenny Schiff is the Chief Executive Officer at CareSight. A 22-year veteran of the healthcare technology industry, Kenny was previously the Chief Technology Officer at TPC Systems, a Connecticut-based systems integrator, where he developed the company’s healthcare mobility consultancy. During his tenure, his team introduced Vocera, Connexall, and Ascom to New York metropolitan area customers. Prior to that, he spent over seven years at Rauland-Borg, a leading manufacturer of nurse call systems.
A respected expert in hospital communication integration, Kenny believes in providing customers with personalized, high-touch service throughout the entire project lifecycle. His customers and partners consider him a trusted resource, one who can be counted on to successfully implement complex solutions that deliver a positive return on investment.
Rob Simopoulos, Cofounder, Defendify
Rob Simopoulos is cofounder of Defendify, the provider of an all-in-one cybersecurity platform that makes cybersecurity possible for small businesses. Rob began his career in Toronto, ON, as a founder of Sonitrol of South Central Ontario, a security provider to organizations nationally. After the sale of his first business, he moved to the United States and settled in Maine. Rob has been a leader in the security industry for over 21 years, helping organizations large and small improve their security posture.
Chuck Wilson, NSCA Executive Director
Chuck Wilson is the Executive Director of the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA). NSCA is the leading not-for-profit association representing the commercial electronic systems industry.
At the helm of NSCA, much of Wilson’s time is spent assisting contractors with the challenges of today’s business environment. He often gives lectures and presentations at key industry events, and has been published in numerous leading trade journals, including Sound & Communications, Sound & Video Contractor, Systems Contractor News, Archi-Tech, and ProAV.
Wilson serves on the executive committee for ESPA (Electronic Systems Professional Alliance), was a founding partner for Integrated Systems Events, LLC, and is a member of the Audio Engineering Society, the American Society of Association Executives, and the Construction Specification Institute.
Wilson was the recipient of CSI’s Technical Commendation Award for his work on the MasterFormat™ Expansion Task Team. Wilson joined the NSCA staff as executive director in 1996. Prior to joining NSCA, Wilson was a partner at Communications Engineering Company, a successful low-voltage electronics contracting company.