Dr. Douglas Arnold has over 15 years experience developing precise time and frequency equipment. He is currently a Principal Technologist with Meinberg USA. He is a Co-Chair of the IEEE 1588 Working Group, and a Co-Chair of the ISPCS IEEE 1588 Plugfest Committee. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois.
Andy has been Chief Architect for the Financial Services Team at Juniper Networks, Inc. since June 2012. Prior to joining Juniper, he was SVP, Global Head of Network Services, at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE Euronext) where he was responsible for planning the company¹s worldwide networks, voice and cellular services, and led the design and deployment of Data Center solutions. Mr. Bach was responsible for planning Juniper's worldwide networks that link all NYSE, Securities Industries Automation Corporation (SIAC), the American Stock Exchange
(AMEX), Pacific Stock Exchange, Archipelago, LIFFE and European cash markets, as well as the national markets system networks SIAC operates.
He sat on the board of the Promise Fund at Polytechnic University in New York City, where he also was an adjunct professor for graduate studies in networking. Currently he is also the chair of the Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications(CATT) advisory board at the University. In 2000, he won the prestigious Computerworld Smithsonian Award for his role in the integration of IP multicasting technology in the financial services industry. Mr. Bach also holds multiple patents in communications technologies and received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Pratt Institute.
Gil Biran has more than thirty years of experience in the High Tech Telecommunications and Data Communications industry, primarily in executive management positions such as CEO, President, and Vice President.
Mr. Biran is General Manager of Oscilloquartz, an ADVA Optical Networking company and Senior Vice President in ADVA Optical Networking SE since April 2014. Previously Mr. Biran was General Manager of ADVA Optical Networking Israel and Senior Vice President Corporate Development and Strategy of ADVA Optical Networking SE.
Prior to ADVA, Mr. Biran was the CEO of Biran High Tech Advisory Ltd based in R'aanana Israel, which was acquired by ADVA Optical Networking at the end of 2012.
Mr. Biran is the founder of Axerra Networks, Inc., “The Pseudo-Wire Company”. For nine years since 1999, Gil Biran has held major leadership roles within Axerra, including seven plus years as CEO and then as President.
Prior to Axerra, Mr. Biran served as Vice President R&D and acting CTO at RAD Data Communications.
Gil Biran is married and is the father of four sons.
George Bollenbacher is a NY based Partner and Head of Capital Markets Advisors’ Regulatory Reform Practice. George specializes in the implementation of derivatives and banking reform. He spent twenty years as a bond trader and ten years in the technology business. For the last fifteen years he has assisted many banks, asset managers and custodians in implementing process and technology changes. He is the author of The Professional’s Guide to the US Government Securities Market and The New Business of Banking. George is a subject matter expert who is a frequent contributor of topical material to independent research firms such as TabbForum.com and Track.com.
Scott Caudell is the Chief Information officer of Pico. Pico is a Financial Services firm serving proprietary trading groups, market makers, asset managers, banks, broker dealers, hedge fund, technology vendors and liquidity venues. Scott was also a Founder and Chief Technology Officer of 7ticks until it was acquired in 2010 by Interactive Data. He continued there as the VP of Infrastructure at Interactive Data responsible for Systems, Networks, Database, Disaster Recovery, and Datacenter Services. He later became the Chief Technology Officer, Infrastructure; responsible for IT Strategy and Innovation Initiatives.
Kathryn Condello represents CenturyLink at the Federal level in all policy, planning and operational issues related to National Security, Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Response, Critical Infrastructure Protection, and Continuity of Operations. In this role, Ms Condello:
Lee Cosart is a Senior Technologist with Microsemi. A graduate of Stanford University, his R&D activities have included measurement algorithms and mathematical analysis for which he holds several patents. He serves on, as chair, contributor and editor, the ATIS and ITU-T committees responsible for network synchronization standardization. His TimeMonitor software is used to collect and analyze synchronization and packet timing data and has been used in laboratories and networks throughout the world.
Pat has been at the forefront of development of timing and synchronization technologies for over 20 years. His activities include leading the development of the first monolithic silicon device for synchronization in SONET/SDH networks, and as the original evangelist for creating a version of IEEE 1588 for use in packet wide area networks and leading the development of the only fully integrated 1588v2 system on a chip currently deployed in over 2 million base stations. Pat is and has been active in ITU-T, IEEE and IETF standards development. He has worked at NASA, McDonnell Douglas, Data General and Semtech in senior and executive engineering and business development roles. He has been awarded BSEE, BSCS and Ph.D degree's
For more than a decade, John has been at Spectracom working with global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), wireless, positioning navigation and timing (PNT) and specialized systems for customers. Prior to joining Spectracom, he specialized in wireless telecom as a founding member of two startups: Aria Wireless in 1990 and Clearwire Technologies in 1997. At Clearwire, he served as Chief Technology Officer in creating wireless broadband equipment for Internet connectivity. Early in his career, John worked as a systems engineer in radar, EW and command and control systems at Sierra Research and Comptek Research. He graduated with a Master’s and Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computing Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Richard Funderburk has over 30 years experience in the development of precise time and frequency equipment and embedded computer design. He started his career at NIST (then NBS), and then went to work for a small Texas timing company, that grew into the largest timing company in the world. His timing products (SSU, TSG and PRCs) are deployed worldwide, in all major timing networks.
Richard is the Timing Systems Architect at Trimble, Inc., a position he has held since 2011. Prior to joining Trimble he worked for several other timing companies, as well as running his own company.
Richard has a broad range of development experience, including on-line educational software, aircraft video recording, as well as numerous other hardware and software projects.
Richard is particularly interested in problem solving and coming up with unique solutions involving embedded hardware and software designs. If it has a microcontroller, then he is interested!
Austin Gerig leads the Office of Research and Data Services in the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics and an M.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining the SEC, Austin was a Graduate Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney, and most recently, a Senior Research Fellow in the Said Business School, University of Oxford. Austin’s research has touched on a number of important topics in market microstructure including: the price impact of large, algorithmically traded orders; the structure of volatility fluctuations in security prices; and the effects of high-frequency trading in financial markets. His research has been highlighted in numerous media outlets including Bloomberg View, The Wire, The MIT Technology Review, and NPR.
He joined BT Lab’s in 1983 and then worked on various advanced transmission projects, before moving into the area of synchronisation and timing. He received a BA (Hons) degree in Business Studies from the University of East Anglia in 1996 and is a Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET). He is currently responsible for BT’s Timing platforms and leads a team developing new timing technology.
Kam, has been System Architect and Domain Expert for Timing and Synchronization at Juniper Networks, Inc. since 2008. Before that he was a Distinguished Engineer at Motorola and responsible for the wireless LAN controller Architecture, Security, Cluster and redundancy framework. Kam is also responsible for Timing design and architecture across all Juniper Networks products.
Kam authored and presented multiple papers at industry leading forums like ITSF and WSTS about Timing and Synchronization. He is an active contributor at ITU-T Telecom Time-sync standards. He holds multiple patents in the field of Timing and Synchronization, and Wireless LAN technologies. Mr. Gopalakrishnan received a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Telecommunication engineering from Pondicherry University, India.
Bob Kolasky was appointed as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) in June of 2015. In his role, he works closely across all levels of government and with the private sector on the national effort to reduce the risk to the nation’s critical infrastructure posed by acts of terrorism and cyber attacks and to strengthen national preparedness, timely response, and rapid recovery in the event of an incident.
Amongst his areas of focus are public-private partnerships, future year risk and resilience planning for critical infrastructure, threat information sharing, and critical infrastructure innovation.
Prior to serving as the Deputy Assistant Secretary, Mr. Kolasky served as the Director of Strategy and Policy for the Office of Infrastructure Protection, where he led strategic planning, performance management, and budgeting.
Previously, he served as Director of DHS Cyber-Physical Integrated Task Force where he oversaw implementation of Presidential Policy Directive 21 and Executive Order 13636 on behalf of the Secretary of Homeland Security as well as the development of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan and cyber security risk management and information sharing advancements. Bob also led the conduct of the first ever Strategic National Risk Assessment for DHS and the development of the Department’s risk management doctrine.
Mr. Kolasky joined the Federal government in 2008 after six years as a management consultant. He graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2002, concentrating on Business and Government Policy and Microeconomics.
Mr. Kolasky is a former Internet entrepreneur, who graduated from Dartmouth College in 1994. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Carrie, and three children.
Judah Levine is a Fellow of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and is the leader of the Network Synchronization Project in the Time and Frequency Division, which is located in the NIST laboratories in Boulder, Colorado. Dr. Levine is responsible for the design and implementation of the time scales AT1 and UTC (NIST), which provide the reference signals for all of the NIST time and frequency services. In addition, he designed and built the servers that support the Automated Computer Time Service (ACTS) and the Internet Time Service, which provide time and frequency information to users in a number of different digital formats. The ACTS service is realized using a number of parallel computers that control a 12-line telephone rotary. The Internet Time Service uses 20 computers, which are located at several sites in the US. These computers receive about 20 000 million (20 billion) requests per day for time stamps in 3 different standard formats. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from New York University in 1966. Dr. Levine is a member of the IEEE and a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
Richard Linzy serves as a Data Architecture Engineer for Windstream Communications. Mr. Linzy has more than 35 years of experience in the data and telecommunications industry and is a Member of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the Telecommunications Standardization Sector (ITU-+), and the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE). He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from Texas A&M and a PhD in Optical Communications from the University of Oxford.
Dr Leon Lobo is Strategic Business Development Manager at the National Physical Laboratory for Time and Quantum, and has developed NPLTime®, NPL’s commercial certified time dissemination service. He previously was Group Leader for the Time & Frequency group, working with the team managing the UK’s timescale and developing quantum frequency standards. His background is in mechanical and optical engineering, with a PhD in high power laser material processing.
Dr. Jock Percy is the founder and CEO of Perseus, one of the world’s leading managed services provider of high-speed global networks, colocation and trading technologies. He launched the company in 2009. Since then, it has expanded rapidly across the financial, digital commerce, media and iGaming industries. Prior to establishing the company, Dr Percy spent several years as an economist. He previously held positions at Sharp Corp., BT, Double Helix and Ace*Comm, and was Founder and CTO of FXecosystem. He was educated at University of Canterbury, NZ and University College, London and is a member of the Young President Organization New York Chapter. Dr. Percy is also an active philanthropist supporting the Oceanic Society and Play Rugby USA.
Tom Pfeifer is a Senior Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton with 30 years of experience providing systems and software engineering services across the DoD, civil, commercial, and international communities with a particular emphasis on enterprise information management, service oriented architectures, network engineering, and cyber security.
Tom currently leads Booz Allen’s Air Force C4ISR business which includes R&D initiatives at the Air Force research labs; engineering, technical, and programmatic support to the Air Force acquisition community; and technical, analytic, and rapid reaction support to the operators. Across the life-cycle of programs, Tom has a passion for driving out inefficiencies; maximizing and optimizing operational utility; streamlining processes; and driving out costs, risks, and delays.
Tom is the officer in charge of several NETCENTS-2 IDIQs including Enterprise Integration and Service Management (EISM), NETOPS, and Application Services. In addition, he has been a key contributor and leader to Booz Allen’s functional standards and quality initiatives including the firm’s software CMMi, ISO-9001, and ISO-20000 certifications.
Tom holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Systems Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society, the American Society of Quality, and AFCEA.
Paul Skoog, senior product manager at Microsemi Corporation, has over two decades of experience in the engineering software and GPS positioning and timing industries, including Symmetricom, TrueTime and Trimble. He is currently responsible for Microsemi’s GPS-referenced network time servers for enterprise applications and GPS instrumentation for military and aerospace timing applications. Mr. Skoog has also held engineering and product management positions in the dynamic signal analysis software industry. He holds a BS in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University and an MBA from Santa Clara University Graduate School of Business.
David is CTO at Metamako, with his core role comprising product and technology strategy at the company. His role liasing with customers about their needs gives him a unique view into the challenges faced by such firms. Prior to founding Metamako, David gained a wealth of experience working in and for HFT firms, optimising their network structures, network performance, and building performance hardware, gateware and software. He has a PhD in Operating Systems, looking at and taking advantage of the effect of frequency scaling on power and energy usage. Energy efficiency has long been an interest, with ten years spent designing, building and racing high performance solar powered cars in international events. David’s team formerly held the Guiness record for the world’s fastest solar powered vehicle.
Larry Tabb is the founder and CEO of TABB Group, the financial markets’ strategic advisory and research firm. Since 2003 TABB Group has helped senior industry leaders make critical business decisions by accurately assessing their customer base, competition, and evaluating key market opportunities.
Larry sits on the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission Technical Advisory Committee, following a two year appointment as a member of its Subcommittee of Automated and High Frequency Trading (HFT). In September 2012 he was invited by the US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs to testify at the Senate Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment session on computerized trading.
Before founding TABB Group, Larry was vice president and founder of TowerGroup’s Securities & Investments practice. Prior to TowerGroup, he managed business analysis for Lehman Brothers’ Trading Services Division and was responsible for overseeing the specification, testing and implementation of dozens of major systems. Larry began his career managing various fixed income operations for Citi’s North American Investment Bank.
Dr. Marc Weiss worked at NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology--formerly NBS, the National Bureau of Standards) from 1979, specializing in time transfer techniques and statistics of timing systems, particularly applied to GPS and to telecom systems. He has over 100 publications from his time at NIST. Since January 2014 he is now a contractor for NIST, doing much of the same work. He received the NBS Applied Research Award for a first GPS timing receiver in 1983. He was awarded a patent for the Smart Clock algorithm in 1993, which optimally locks a slave clock to a master. Dr. Weiss won the 2013 NIST William P. Slichter Award, “For pioneering highly productive industry/government partnerships to advance telecommunications and data networks through precision synchronization.” Marc founded and has led WSTS, the Workshop on Sync and Timing Systems, annually since 1992, now a sister conference to the European version, the ITSF. Dr. Weiss is the NIST co-chair of the Timing subgroup of the NIST Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) Public Working Group. Marc co-founded the Time-Aware Applications, Computers and Communications Systems (TAACCS) initiative, and edited the white paper and subsequent NIST Technical Note. In addition, Dr. Weiss has led the NIST program to support the GPS program office in developing their clocks and timing systems since 1980. He has worked on and published Relativity issues as they relate to GPS and to primary frequency standards. He has also specialized in Time-Scale Algorithms. He received his Ph.D. in Mathematical-Physics from the University of Colorado in 1981.
Victor Yodaiken is CEO and co-founder of FSMLabs, the developer of TimeKeeper software and hardware time synchronization technology for financial trading markets. FSMLabs began life in 1999 as a developer of the RTLinux real-time operating system used to control jet engine tests stands, robots, mobile phones, and software radios among other products. RTLinux was sold to WindRiver Systems in 2007 and FSMLabs then entered the financial technology and larger enterprise markets. Prior to founding FSMLabs,Yodaiken worked in academia and as an industry consultant. He was a professor of Computer Science at New Mexico Tech, a Research Professor and Post-Doc at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), a visiting lecturer at Beijing Aerospace University, a consultant on storage systems and financial software projects and a principal engineer of a fault-tolerant system startup (Auragen). He is named on 5 issued US Patents.