Chuck BrooksMarket Development
Dan RyabinskyChief Technologist
Terry PilsnerResearch & Development
Mark StrutnerDirector of Sales
Yona ShaposhnikExceutive Chairman
Chuck Brooks is the Principal Market Growth Strategist for General Dynamics Mission Systems for Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies.. LinkedIn named Chuck as one of “The Top 5 Tech People to Follow on LinkedIn” out of their 550 million members. He is also an advisor to LinkedIn on cybersecurity and emerging technology issues. In both 2017 and 2016, he was named “Cybersecurity Marketer of the Year by the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards. He is also a Cybersecurity Expert for “The Network” at the Washington Post, Visiting Editor at Homeland Security Today, and Executive Editor of a forthcoming Newsweek publication on cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.
Chuck’s professional industry affiliations include being the Chairman of CompTIA’s New and Emerging Technology Committee, as a member of The AFCEA Cybersecurity Committee, and as member of the Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Working Group. Some of Chuck’s other activities include being a Subject Matter Expert to The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC), a Department of Defense (DoD) sponsored organization through the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC), as a featured presenter at USTRANSCOM on cybersecurity threats to transportation, as a featured presenter to the FBI and the National Academy of Sciences on Life Sciences Cybersecurity. He is an Advisory Board Member for The Center for Advancing Innovation, and was also appointed as a Technology Partner Advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He has served as the lead Judge for the 2014,15,16,and17 Government Security News Homeland Security News Awards evaluating top security technologies.
In government, Chuck has received two senior Presidential appointments. Under President George W. Bush Chuck was appointed to The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as the first Legislative Director of The Science & Technology Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security. He also was appointed as Special Assistant to the Director of Voice of America under President Reagan. He served as a top Advisor to the late Senator Arlen Specter on Capitol Hill covering security and technology issues on Capitol Hill. In local government he also worked as an Auxiliary Police officer for Arlington, Virginia.
In industry, Chuck has served in senior executive roles for Xerox as Vice President & Client Executive for Homeland Security, for Rapiscan and Vice President of R & D, for SRA as Vice President of Government Relations, and for Sutherland as Vice President of Marketing and Government Relations. He was also Vice President of Federal R & D for Rapiscan Systems.
In media, Chuck is the featured Homeland Security contributor for Federal Times, featured cybersecurity contributor for High Performance Counsel on cybersecurity, and an advisor and contributor to Cognitive World, a leading publication on artificial intelligence. He has also appeared in Forbes and Huffington Post and has published more than 150 articles and blogs on cybersecurity, homeland security and technology issues. He has 45,000 followers on LinkedIn and runs a dozen LI groups, including the two largest in homeland security.
In academia, Chuck is Adjunct Faculty at Georgetown University teaching a course in homeland security risk management. He was an Adjunct Faculty Member at Johns Hopkins University where he taught a graduate course on homeland security for two years. He has an MA in International relations from the University of Chicago, a BA in Political Science from DePauw University, and a Certificate in International Law from The Hague Academy of International Law.
Dan Ryabinsky is a technologist and a data architect who brings vast expertise from data rich industries
in Health Care, Finance, and Telecom.
He has worked as a solutions architect at the National Institutes of Health, Federal Reserve Bank, and
United Health Group.
He brings extensive experience in engineering, network architecture, computational complexity, and
Terry Pilsner is 40-year veteran of the high-tech and IT industry. His career has spanned the birth of the PC in the late 70s to the connecting of the world with the internet of the 90s to the mobility and cloud revolution of the early 2000s. He has served as a technology executive with Hewlett-Packard, Intel and more recently as an independent consulting to leading technology companies.
At Intel he was the VP/GM in the Client Computing Group where his teams developed reference solutions that demonstrated new capabilities, technology and innovations in system design which enable Intel to innovate across the personal computing landscape. His teams were innovative and drove the filing of over 500 patents.
At HP his R&D organization developed premium class solutions in and introduced the HP Spectre© line of high end systems. From 2005-2011, Terry led HP’s Workstation R&D team in the development of a category changing new product line call the Zworkstations which enabled HP to achieve product leadership and the #1 market position. These systems were innovative, and customer focused in the features and capabilities.
Spanning his career at HP, Terry and his teams launched over 75 products and solution for customers ranging from UNIX operating systems for business-critical system, to application software for engineering design, to the development of high end graphics systems. All with a focus on delivering innovative value and solutions to end-user customers.
Terry received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University and his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also a graduate of the Kellogg School of Management’s Executive Development Program.
Moshe Goldberg is a founding partner of ToucanX, a leading global cybersecurity product company. A Michigan native, he has been active in innovation programs, teaching, and community service through his career. His passion for technology and cybersecurity is derived from his work with informations security SMES, and venture capital. Moshe has aspirations for a safe digital future. He sees the need to change from the traditional approaches in protecting data (that are not working) to the unconventional and more effective, agile and affordable offerings of ToucanX.
Yona Shaposhnik is a senior architect & executive consultant with over 20 years of commercial industry experience. He started IT at the age of 15 co-developing a graphical calculator in assembly and machine languages. Current focus: ergonomic cybersecurity. Recently Yona was a lead architect of new smartphone-as-a-key feature for Ford. Demonstrated tremendous success leading and supporting complex business transformation, operational efficiencies, and strategic planning and execution. Yona’s creative talent for innovation – from profitability, cash flow, improved customer service, to drive for SLA fulfillment has proven to be a competitive advantage – and leveraged to benefit the corporation as a whole. His talent has enabled EDS to retain a contract worth hundreds of millions of dollars annually and, after personal intervention with the CEO of HP, enabled a unique solution that was the decisive factor in the Company’s acquisition of a contract worth close to $1 billion annually.