IPv6 Transition: Stretch Run to Success & Beyond
Wednesday, 12 December, 2007 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Mr. Hsiung is a Senior Fellow at Noblis. He is responsible for expanding the technical capability in the areas of telecommunications, information technology, and information security as well as business development. Prior to his current position, Mr. Hsiung has served as a principal engineer at MITRE Corporation, Co-founder of ComCert, Inc., and Network System Designer of Comsat Laboratories. He is the recipient of Vice President Al Gore’s Hammer Award, GSA Awards, and MITRE Corporation Achievement Awards. Mr. Hsiung holds a MS degree in Computer Science from University of Connecticut and a BS degree in Engineering from National Taiwan University. He has published more than 20 papers and owns two patents in network traffic control and topologies.
Dr. John F. Jones, Jr. (Jack) was named Acting Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Acting Director of the Center for Information Technology (CIT) on November 2005. Dr. Jones previously served as the NIH Chief IT Architect and Acting Deputy Director, CIT. He began his NIH career in 2001, appointed as the first NIH Chief IT Architect.
Dr. Jones is leading an NIH-wide focus on improving and integrating information systems that involves 2,500 IT professionals, located in the corporate organization and dispersed throughout 27 diverse NIH Institutes and Centers. His focus is on leading by example, with the benefits of shared and reliable information and increased involvement of IT professionals in NIH's future architecture. His effective approach to NIH Enterprise Architecture (EA) has been to bring together representatives of NIH’s 27 diverse Institutes and Centers in communities of shared interests. The EA business process uses communication and consensus to make decisions and identifies common needs to build standards
Prior to his federal service at NIH, Dr. Jones spent most of his 20 years in federal information technology (IT) at the Sandia National Laboratory research facility, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S. Department of Energy (Sandia). In his leadership positions at Sandia, he advocated a secure Internet presence, web browser technology, and hosting services to affiliated Sandia organizations. Dr. Jones holds a doctorate in aeronautical engineering from Stanford University.
Dr. Kaplow is a recognized expert in a wide range of telecommunications technology, systems, and equipment. He is responsible for technology and product leadership, proposal development, sales engineering, and strategic direction. He is the primary interface to the product management, development, planning, and engineering organizations within Qwest. Prior to joining Qwest as one of the founders of Government Services Division in January 1998, Wes was a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff for Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies.
He is the author of numerous reports and presentations to the government covering a broad spectrum of issues related to the impact of technology on government operations. Wes has spoken at numerous conferences and invited talks including, NSF GENI GPO Engineering Kickoff Meeting 2007, IPv6 & Security CIO Council 2006, GSA Networx Transformation 2006, keynote at CCGrid2004, ICCN2003, GSA FTS User's Conference 2003, Global Grid Forum 5 2002; GSA FTS Next Generation Services Conference 2002; NSF Blue Ribbon Panel on Cyber Infrastructure 2002; and NASA NREN Terrestrial and Space Networking Conference 2001.
Dr. Kaplow is the author of several refereed journal articles, and holds two patents in optical communications. Wes received his Doctorate in Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, and holds a Masters of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from New York University.
Mr. Rubal is Cisco’s US/Canada Federal Partner Systems Engineering Lead. His team is responsible for providing innovative solutions with Federal partners to US Government agencies. An accomplished executive with more than 27 years in telecommunications, technology standardization and complex enterprise architectures, David’s leadership and vision has guided commercial, enterprise, service providers, and Federal government agencies through the challenges of service oriented, multi-layer IP-centric networking.
A thought leader in partner strategies, David is also a leader in Cisco’s Worldwide IPv6 Task Force where he has specific responsibility for US/Canada Channels. He and this team of business, product and technology leaders are guiding Cisco through the global IPv6 opportunity. In the industry, David is recognized as a global thought leader in IPv6 and next generation Internet and communications strategies. He is an active member of the IPv6 Forum as well as the North American and Mid-Atlantic IPv6 Task Force bodies. As a subject matter expert, David is regularly featured as a speaker and panelist in public IPv6 and next generation Internet conferences.
Mr. Schmidt is the Chief Technology Officer for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). In that role, he is responsible for the strategic leadership and technical direction of a modern, secure, high performance Departmental infrastructure supporting the Office of the Secretary and Operating Administration requirements, including all aspects of technology architecture, strategic road-maps, and large-scale systems integration.
Prior to joining DOT Headquarters, Tim was CIO for the Federal Aviation administration’s Regions and Center Operations organization. Before joining the FAA, he was CEO of SecureChain, Incorporated, a small Washington, D.C., consulting group. Earlier, while at the Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Tim was the Director of the Enterprise Systems and Asset Management (ESAM) Division. Preceding that assignment and upon his initial entrance into the Senior Executive Service, Tim directed the End-User Computing Support Division.
Before joining the IRS, Tim spent over 21 years within the Department of Defense as a military officer, six of which were with the White House Communications Agency as a Presidential Communications Officer. While in that capacity, he commanded the White House Communications Agency’s “Andrews AFB Detachment”. Of the 69 trips Tim made with the President, the two most notable he oversaw included the Reagan-Gorbachev Summits in both Geneva Switzerland and Reykjavik Iceland.
Mr. Sean Siler is the Program Manager responsible helping Microsoft’s customers understand and deploy IPv6. Previously, he served as the IPv6 Technical Lead for Microsoft Federal. In both of these roles, he has been able to actively assist commercial industries, the Department of Defense, and other Federal agencies, as well as State and Local Civilian entities better understand and begin their migration to IPv6.
He began working with Microsoft in early 2005. He is a member of the IEEE, the Internet Society, and Mensa.
Dr. George O. Strawn is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of National Science Foundation (NSF). He guides the agency in the development and design of innovative information technology to enable NSF staff and the international community of scientists, engineers and educators to improve business practices and pursue new methods of scientific communication, collaboration and decision-making. Since joining the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 1991, Dr. Strawn has served in numerous roles including NSFNET Program Director, Networking Division Director, and Computing Directorate Executive Officer. Prior to working at NSF, Dr. Strawn was a computer science faculty member at Iowa State University (ISU) for a number of years.
Dr. Strawn has served as co-chair of the interagency Large Scale Networking Working Group (and its predecessor, the Federal Networking Council) and of the international Coordinating Committee for Intercontinental Research Networks. Dr. Strawn holds a PhD in Mathematics from Iowa State University and an undergraduate degree from Cornell College.
Mr. Thorson is a Network Scientist with RavenWing Inc, a security solutions company in Herndon, Virginia. His current area of research includes IPv6 focusing on the protocol's security and implementation challenges. Brett is also working with RFID, cellular phone technology and backbone routing protocols. In the past years, Brett served as the network and systems engineer for the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), and as a security engineer at Interop's iLabs.
Brett is the Network Integration & Security Advisor on the North American IPv6 Task Force, a RedHat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Brett is also the CEO of the first IPv6-enabled, e-Commerce website in the United States, Best4Men.com.
As Associate Administrator, Mr. Young oversees the Federal Government’s planning and implementation of E-Government and information technology priorities including meeting the goals of the President’s Management Agenda. Tim previously served as the OMB E-Government Portfolio Manager for the Internal Efficiency and Effectiveness (IEE) Portfolio.
Prior to joining OMB, Tim was a Senior Consultant with BearingPoint’s Federal Services Consulting Practice and a Consultant with The EOP Group, Inc., a regulatory and political consulting firm. In addition to his consulting experience, Tim worked for the U.S. House of Representatives and The Heritage Foundation.
Tim has a Master of Business Administration from the Kogod School of Business at the American University with a concentration in management of global information technology. Tim also received a B.A. in Political Science from Georgia Southern University.