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
- Vice President, Financial Markets
- Founder & CEO – Long Creek Risk Management
- Head of Business Development – RIG of Munich Re
- Executive Vice President – Robertson Taylor Insurance Brokers Ltd
- Vice President New Business Development and Global Accounts – Allianz Global
Project Manager for Intern & Cooperative Programs
Emilia Jagura, Project Manager for Intern 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.
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.
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
Dr. Chad Epifanio
Dr. Chad Epifanio has a Ph.D. in Applied Ocean Science. He has 25 years of experience in commercial and aerospace engineering; specializing in Systems Engineering and Architecture, Digital Signal Processing and Algorithm Development, Wireless Communications (both Commercial and Military), Embedded Real-Time Systems Development, Technical Product Marketing and High Performance Computing (multicore, FPGA).
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).