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
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 is currently a senior technical advisor at Pico helping them build the next generation of ultra-high performance infrastructure for the Financial Service sector. Pico has a broad team of industry experts all laser focused on building and delivering on the fastest most reliable infrastructure for the industry. From networking and hosting to precision timing, all delivered at maximum performance, and at the right price point.
Before Pico Andy was Chief Architect for the Financial Services Team at Juniper Networks, Inc. starting 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.
ATIS Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations since 2008. In this role, Lauren Layman is responsible for ATIS’ marketing, membership and corporate communications.
Prior to joining ATIS, Lauren worked in marketing positions for both established and emerging companies throughout the United States and Europe. She served as a vice president of Cable & Wireless Inc. and as general manager of Aloha Teleconferencing in Hawaii and worked in product management for Colgate Palmolive SA in Portugal. As co-founder and partner of an international marketing consulting firm, Lauren has worked with early-stage wireless, software and Internet startups on all aspects of marketing and business development.
Lauren earned a B.A. in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree in international business studies from the University of South Carolina.
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.
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.