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David Antkowiak is a Solutions Architect with the Systems Development Unit(SDU). With
over 10 years of experience in various private and government organizations, his areas of focus have included virtual desktop infrastructure,server virtualization, cloud migration, and storage design. Prior to joining Cisco, David was Solutions Architect at JetBlue. David holds a masters degree from Florida State University. David holds certifications from VMware and Microsoft.
Derek Bell has 13 combined years of IT industry experience as a systems engineer and consultant for eGroup. Derek began his career with eGroup in 2010, progressing through the ranks from a Customer Support Engineer to a Technical Consultant, and now specializes in the design and architecture of solutions that include Microsoft, VMware, Cisco, Citrix and EMC technologies for organizations representing a broad range of industries. Prior to joining eGroup he spent six years with Burroughs & Chapin Company (B&C) in Myrtle Beach SC, where he facilitated B&C’s transition to a highly virtualized, consolidated architecture. Derek also spent five years with Coastal Carolina University as an engineer responsible for maintaining the student computing systems along with administrative systems and surrounding infrastructure. Industry certifications: VCP 4, EMCPP, SourceOne E-mail Administration and ICSP.
Kenny Boggs is the Chief Information Officer for one of the largest private held medical companies in the south east, Medical Services of America.
Yung Chou is currently a Sr. IT Pro Evangelist in Microsoft US Developer and Platform
Evangelism team. Within the company, he has had opportunities serving customers in the areas of support account management, technical support, technical sales, and evangelism. Prior to Microsoft, he had established capacities in system programming, application development, consulting services, and IT management.
Tom Crowe has more that 15 years experience, currently he is Director or
Information Technology at Turner Padget Law firm.
Jim Haviland has been helping organizations take advantage of new technologies and
launching new technology products for over 20 years, including profitable, enduring products and services for business and consumers in SaaS, consulting, IT services, media, and software. His work for Vox Mobile as CMO and Managing Partner of the strategic consulting division, Vox Strat, has contributed to a doubling of revenue and customer count as well as recognition for Vox Mobile as once of the world leaders in Mobility Managed Services. Previous to his work with Vox Mobile, Mr. Haviland contributed to the growth of organizations and products that are now part of Epocrates, Microsoft, Sony, Disney, ScreenPlay, and HRTMS. Mr. Haviland is a graduate of the University of Michigan (BSEE) with graduate work at University of Michigan, The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and North Carolina State University.
Justin James has been writing software and managing networks since high school. His
development specialties are C#/.NET and OutSystems Agile Platform. He has a strong interest in using languages such as F# and Ruby to solve otherwise difficult problems. In addition to development, Justin is the primary writer in TechRepublic’s Software Engineer section. He is the lead developer for Titanium Crowbar. He also writes at ForMortals.com from time to time, typically about system administration and general industry trends. Justin particpated in the HTML 5 Working Group for a number of years and is a proud member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).” J.Ja
Brian Kelley is an author, columnist, and Microsoft SQL Server MVP (2009-present) focusing primarily on SQL Server security. He is a contributing author for How to Cheat at Securing SQL Server 2005 (Syngress), Professional SQL Server 2008 Administration (Wrox), and Introduction to SQL Server (Texas Publishing). Brian currently serves as a database administrator / architect for AgFirst Farm Credit Bank where he can concentrate on his passion: SQL Server. He previously was the systems and security architect for AgFirst where he worked on Active Directory,Windows security, VMware, and Citrix.
Todd Lewis is Managing Partner of Palmetto Computer Labs, a Columbia-based IT consulting company. Chair POSSCON, a Columbia-based Open Source conference. Founder of the Open IT Lab at IT-oLogy, a world class, one-of-a-kind facility focusing on Open Source awareness, education and research & development.
Brian Mailliard is a Director of Engineering with over 15 years experience in systems design,installation, and troubleshooting. He has a proven record in the design, development, and deployment of technology, strategies, and policies. Mr. Mailliard’s diverse background includes extensive knowledge of the Internet and its infrastructures, eBusiness start-up and expansion, and the seamless integration of emerging technologies in a large user community. He has an outstanding record of achievements implementing new business concepts, delivering innovative business solutions, and facilitating transitioning operations with a high level of ethics and risk management alternatives.
Katelyn McCarthy has more than 10 years experience in the Industry, currently with
Google Enterprise Inc.
Tony McNeil is Manager of Information Technology /Information Security Officer,
Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals, Columbia SC; MS, Information Systems, CISSP.