Meet the Team
John “Jay” Modi
- Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Revolutionary Integration Group Inc.
- Chief Operating Officer of Cyber 20/20 Inc.
- President and CEO of Modi Clear & Associates LLC.
- Senior Manager, Research and Technology, The SI Organization, Inc.
- Chief Technology Officer, IS&GS EIG, Advanced Technology Programs, Lockheed Martin
- Senior Program Manager, Aeronautics Programs
- Chief Scientist, Space Reconnaissance Program
- Co-Founder & Chief Innovations Officer, Revolutionary Integration Group Inc.
- Managing Member, 369 Power and Energy Group, LLC
- Chief Engineer, Shell TechWorks
- Chief Systems Engineer, Sikorsky Innovation
- Chief Technology Officer, Revolutionary Integration Group Inc.
- Co-Founder & Managing Director, Janus Information Solutions
- Co-Founder & CTO, Qmyno LLC
- Founder & CEO, BlackBox Information Systems
Project Manager for Intern & Cooperative Programs
MS from Quinnipiac University / Biomedical Science
Emilia has five years of educational and non-profit experience in social media and digital marketing and communications leadership roles. She also has six years of experience developing scientific illustrations for scientific journal, web and text publications. Her experience includes: marketing research assessments and characterization, corporate communication planning, digital marketing and social media strategy, digital content design and development for websites and apps, marketing and sales media for events conferences and meetings as well as product quality and assurance.
Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. George Cybenko http://www.dartmouth.edu/~gvc/
Dorothy and Walter Graham Professor of Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College.
Research Interests: Computational Behavioral Analysis; Machine Learning of Processes; Mission, Network and Computer Security; Insider Threat Analysis; Human Terrain of Computer Networks; Computer Network Operations Planning.
Dr. Eugene Santos Jr. http://di2ag.thayer.dartmouth.edu/~eugene/
Professor of Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College.
Advised or served on US Department of Defense and Intelligence Community committees and working groups including: Information Assurance at NSA, Behavior Analysis at Air War College, Cybersecurity for the Scientific and Technical Intelligence Committee as well as DARPA, AFOSR, ONR, ARO, and other federal agency technical groups.
Dr. Keith Decker
Dr. Keith Decker is an Associate Professor and JPMorgan Chase Fellow in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, College of Engineering, at the University of Delaware. His research interests include multi-agent systems, distributed planning and scheduling, multi-agent learning, computer-human coordination and agent-based modeling. He is the recipient of a NSF Career award and DARPA special recognition award for coordination technologies and has worked on interdisciplinary projects at UD including automated genetic annotation, coalition formation and management techniques for electric vehicle-to-grid power, and machine learning techniques for automated health coaching.
Dr. Scott Sussman
L. Scott Sussman, MD, FHM, FACP is hospitalist, palliative care physician, Physician Executive Director of Telehealth for Yale-New Haven Health System and Yale Medicine and Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale School of Medicine. He attended medical school at Jefferson Medical College and completed Internal Medicine Residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. By incorporating behavioral economic principles into process improvement and removing friction he optimizes systems making it easier to do the right thing. Scott previously lead Clinical Redesign for Yale New Haven Health System and worked with front-line staff to understand variation in clinical practice; he continues to promote high-value patient-centered care. He leads telehealth, video visits and remote patient monitoring, across ambulatory and inpatient settings, which is aimed at facilitating connections and improving patient care.
Industry Advisory Board
Dr. Bhumip Khasnabish, PhD, AMCPM
Senior Technology Fellow, Revolutionary Integration Group Inc., Senior Technology Planning & Cooperation Program Manager/Director, FW-Boston Research Center, Senior Director/Specialist: Wireless Architecture Standards & Strategy, ZTE, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS), Verizon/GTE, Member of Scientific Staff (MSS), BNR/Nortel
Steve has more than 20 years of experience in a broad range of insurance, professional services, technology, and partnership marketing business and product development. Steve has served in senior roles including: Founder & CEO – Long Creek Risk Management. Head of Global Markets and Growth – Neota Logic, President – Ebervest, Head of Business Development – RIG Inc. Executive Vice President – Robertson Taylor Insurance Brokers Ltd., VP New Business Development and Global Partnerships – Allianz Global. Steve is also on the Advisory Board of Givio, revolutionizing charitable giving.
Mark Thirman has over 30 years of experience in executive roles gathered in a broad range of telephony, infrastructure, and networking companies. Currently Mark leads global IoT strategy within J.D. Power’s TMT group, a global leader in consumer insights, advisory services, and data analytics. Mark has also worked with Amazon Web Services (IoT), Cloud Technology Partners, TELUS, and Vodafone (VP of M2M Americas).
He chairs the MIT Connected Things conference and group and serves on the MIT Enterprise Forum Cambridge Board of Directors. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of IoT/Connected Things and often is a guest lecturer at MIT, Tufts University, Boston University, and other universities. At Tufts, Mark currently sponsors several Master’s Candidates researching their capstone projects on IoT topics and is leading his 10th Summer Practicum for a team of graduate students researching IoT and AI related issues. He co-hosts the highly-rated “Failure the Podcast” series along with many podcasts on behalf of the MIT Connected Things conference that he hosts. Previously, he co-hosted 29 podcasts called the Tech Entrepreneur.
He recently co-authored a new article on Industrial IoT.
Recent interview for Tufts.
Joseph S. Paresi
Joseph Paresi is the former Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IDSS Holdings, Inc., operating as Integrated Defense & Security Solutions (IDSS). IDSS develops and manufactures Advance Computer Tomography scanners for a variety of security applications including Aviation, Customs and Facilities for use at Checkpoints and for scanning Cargo Pallets for explosives, weapons and narcotics using automated detection algorithms based on Artificial Intelligence techniques..
Previously, Mr. Paresi was the co-founder of L-1 Identity Solutions, Inc, the largest supplier of credentialing and biometric technologies. L-1 was a start-up that acquired and integrated solutions from 17 companies and was sold in 2011 for $1.6B to Safran
Morpho and later to Idemia.
Prior to L-1, Mr. Paresi was one of the Founding Executives and Corporate VP Product Development of L-3 Corporation (now L-3 Harris) and the Founder & President, L-3 Security & Detection Systems (L-3 S&DS). At L-3 S&DS, Mr. Paresi grew the division from a start-up to over 1000 employees and $380M in annual revenues. At L-3 Mr. Paresi developed the eXaminer Explosives Detection System and acquired Perkin Elmer Detection Systems and the L-3 ProVision Millimeter-wave Body Scanner. L-3 S&DS is presently being acquired by Leidos Corporation for $1B. Prior to L-3, Mr. Paresi was the Corporate Director of Technology at Lockheed Martin.
Mr. Paresi is also an active member of the New York, Westchester County Police Boardand serves on several high-tech advisory boards.
Jennifer Gold is a Senior Information Security Consultant with over 20 years of experience in the financial sector. Ms. Gold is a trusted strategist and subject matter expert in cybersecurity, risk management, systems & network engineering, architecture, and cloud technologies.
Previously, Ms. Gold was Vice President of Engineering at AQR Capital Management LLC and, before that, Associate Vice President of Global Technology & Solutions at The Carlyle Group. Her other work experience includes twelve years at Citigroup / Lava Trading.
Ms. Gold is a volunteer in the U.S. Marine Corps Cyber Auxiliary. She also serves as Vice President and IT Sector Chief of the InfraGard’s New York Metro Chapter, supporting the FBI’s public-private partnership.
Ms. Gold is an Advisory Board Member for LIFARS, a cybersecurity solutions and services firm that works with the private sector, US Intelligence Agencies, US Secret Service, FBI, DHS, Interpol, Europol, and NATO.
She is a member of several organizations, including the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO).
Dr. Eric Burger
Dr. Eric Burger brings his business, academic, and Federal experience to Revolutionary Integration Group. He just completed his terms as Assistant Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the White House and as CTO of the Federal Communications Commission. In academia, he is Research Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, where he founded the NSF-sponsored Security and Software Engineering Resaerch Center. Research included distributed trust and IoT security. In business, he was CTO of Neustar (NYSE:NSR); Brooktrout (NASD:BRKT), taken private; BEA Systems (NASD:BEAS – a leader in enterprise middleware), sold to Oracle; Centigram (NASD:CGRM), sold to ADC; and was founder of SnowShore Networks, a VC-backed network equipment firm sold to Brooktrout. Prior to the network equipment and enterprise software industry, he worked at MCI and Cable & Wireless. He started in the semiconductor industry at Texas Instruments and Valid Logic Systems.
John Franchi is a former senior officer of the Central Intelligence Agency, retiring after 29 years of distinguished government service which included numerous high-level positions internationally and in Washington DC, as well as with the U.S. military and U.S. Department of State.
His assignments included tours throughout the Middle East and Africa, as well as extensive experience in Europe. John is a fluent Arabist who has developed an expertise in geopolitical and transnational issues related to the Middle East, Islam, counterterrorism, counterintelligence and cyber.
Over the course of his career John gained extensive experience in all facets of intelligence and operations, to include interfacing with all elements of the U.S. and foreign governments, as well as the private sector. As such, he maintains extensive and deep relationships throughout the business community and U.S. government across the U.S. as well as in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and parts of South America and Asia.
Since leaving the government John founded his own strategic consulting firm – The Station LLC, which supports a client base throughout the U.S., Middle East, Eastern and Western Europe and across Africa with a full range of risk assessment/mitigation, deal sourcing, as well as relationship access and development services.
John is also the Director of Intelligence for Brosnan Risk Consultants in New York, a full-service security risk management, investigative, and intelligence firm, and he serves on the board of a number of companies and foundations, to include the New York Metro InfraGard, Federal Homeland Security Foundation, the Pace University Cybersecurity Advisory Board, and the among the Board of Advisors for LIFARS Inc, a NYC based cyber security firm.
He is a graduate of Holy Cross College (BA in History) and Harvard University (MA in Middle East Studies – Islamic Philosophy). He is married and has three sons.