SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Pat Romanski, Gary Arora, Zakia Bouachraoui, Yeshim Deniz, Liz McMillan

News Feed Item

ProfNet Experts Available on Executive Coaching, Information Security, Managing Risk, More

Also in This Edition: Jobs for Writers, Media Industry News

NEW YORK, May 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network who are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area.

 (PRNewsfoto/ProfNet)

You can also submit a query to the hundreds of thousands of experts in our network – it's easy and free. Just fill out the query form to get started: http://prn.to/queryform

EXPERT ALERTS

  • How to Ask the Questions That Get Results
  • Keeping Pace With Contraband
  • The Threat of Unauthorized Access to Confidential Data
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • Managing Operational Risk

MEDIA JOBS

  • Editor, CMO Today – Dow Jones (NY)
  • Senior Analyst/Writer – PaymentsSource (NY)
  • Editor, Risk.net – Infopro Digital (London / HongKong / NY)

 OTHER NEWS & RESOURCES

  • Artificial Intelligence: Raising New Ethics Questions in Media and Journalism
  • Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: These 8 Sites Offer A Mix Of Asian-American News, Storytelling, Art & More
  • Blog Profiles: Dog Blogs

-------------------------------------------------------------------

EXPERT ALERTS

How to Ask the Questions That Get Results
Natalie Michael
Executive Coach
Waterfront Partners
An amazing question can transform a life, a team, or a company. If you're seeking to improve yourself, coach high-potential talent, boost the value of a team meeting, or energize a strategy session, you simply need to ask the right question. Says Michael: "Anyone who is being asked to coach or lead teams benefits from knowing the right questions. They have the power to change lives for the better, get people on purpose, elevate teams, and they help companies to refine and expand their business strategy."
For the last 15 years, Michael, author of "The Duck and the Butterfly," has coached hundreds of executives all over the world, with clients in Fortune 100 companies to entrepreneurial startups. In her book, Michael shares her most powerful coaching questions to help you lead your life, lead others, lead organizations and create a positive difference in the world. She explores what coaching questions to ask to change people's lives for the better and take your business to new heights. She's also preparing to publish the "CEO Succession Playbook" to help companies navigate through the difficult process of transition. She is based in Vancouver, BC.
Websites: www.waterfront-partners.com
Contact: Penny Sansevieri, [email protected]

Keeping Pace With Contraband
James Viscardi
Vice-President, Global Security
Metrasens
"The procedure to keep pace with contraband starts with facilities determining what they want to keep out and how it enters in the first place. It is no longer about using the same outdated security tools that correctional facilities and security personnel at mass events have been using for decades. It is important to keep educating security industry professionals about the new advanced technologies available to create more effective mass screenings practices at stadiums, arenas, concert halls, outdoor event venues, and business campuses."
Viscardi is the vice president of Metrasens, a leading provider of advanced magnetic detection technologies. He has 20 years of experience in the homeland security and protection industries. He successfully launched B-SCAN into U.S. corrections market in FY13, adding $6 million in new business. He also successfully executed a team plan to capture air cargo business, resulting in new sales of $40 million during a two-year period. Prior to joining Metrasens, he was vice president of sales and business development, security systems for North America at Smiths Detection. During his time there, he scored major program business with the U.S. State Department, U.S. Federal Protective Service and FedEx for his division. Viscardi's area of expertise lies in the application of ferromagnetic detection in Metrasens security markets. Some of these markets include corrections, mental health security, and physical data security and counterterrorism.
Website: https://www.metrasens.com
Contact: Yvonne Gonzalez, [email protected]

The Threat of Unauthorized Access to Confidential Data
Dr. Simon Goodyear
Chief Executive Officer
Metrasens
"The threat of unauthorized physical access to highly secure and confidential data remains high. At the same time, data recording devices are evolving in attempt to circumvent current security measures. It's important to continue to improve physical security systems that are applicable to homeland security, event safety, corrections and mental health facilities. Another key goal is to find ways to continue to improve MRI safety practices in hospitals with the new technologies available to the industry. It begins with educating others on the tools that are accessible and what are the best practices in using them."
Dr. Goodyear is one of the co-founders of Metrasens, a provider of advanced magnetic detection technologies. Previously, he had spent 13 years as a senior research scientist at Europe's leading military research agency, QinetiQ. During his five years as the business manager for the Magnetics and Metal Detection team, he pioneered commercialization of military developed technologies. Dr. Goodyear has a number of patents and over 50 scientific papers to his name after working in the fields of superconducting electronics and magnetic detection.
Website: https://www.metrasens.com
Contact: Yvonne Gonzalez, [email protected]

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
David Halfoard
VP of Advisory Services
Fusion Risk Management
"In any organization, it is important for the business and IT to have a comprehensive discussion about its current capabilities, needs, procedures and expectations for business continuity and disaster recovery."
Halfoard has been in the risk management industry for more than two decades, helping companies implement and manage continuity programs to prevent crises, such as cyberattacks. He is currently vice president of advisory services at Fusion Risk Management, a leader in business continuity and risk management solutions, and has more than 25 years of experience in business continuity management, infrastructure, security, and technology solutions. He believes in taking a strategic perspective, combining business and a technology experience to help clients establish, implement, and manage continuity programs with improved confidence in the face of a crisis.
Website: www.fusionrm.com
Contact: Yvonne Gonzalez, [email protected]

Managing Operational Risk
David Nolan
CEO and Founder
Fusion Risk Management
Nolan is available to discuss technology-related businesses, including how organizations can effectively and efficiently manage operational risk and business continuity: "If you have an organization, you have to understand how that organization actually works, so you can then understand how and where and why it might break. Then you'll know exactly how to deal with and work around whatever happens."
Nolan is CEO and founder of Fusion Risk Management, a leader in business continuity and risk management solutions. In his 30-plus year career, he has held executive leadership positions at Comdisco Inc., Alternative Resources Corp., Telenisus Corp. and Forsyth Technology, Inc. Nolan develops and shares insights that change the way practitioners and organizations think about and practice business continuity. In 2017, Crain's Chicago Business named him one of the "50 Most Influential People in Tech."
Website: www.fusionrm.com
Contact: Yvonne Gonzalez, [email protected]

****************

MEDIA JOBS

Following are links to job listings for staff and freelance writers, editors and producers. You can view these and more job listings on our Job Board: https://prnmedia.prnewswire.com/community/jobs/

  • Editor, CMO Today – Dow Jones (NY)
  • Senior Analyst/Writer – PaymentsSource (NY)
  • Editor, Risk.net – Infopro Digital (London / HongKong / NY)

***************** 

OTHER NEWS & RESOURCES

Following are links to other news and resources we think you might find useful. If you have an item you think other reporters would be interested in and would like us to include in a future alert, please drop us a line at [email protected]

  • ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: RAISING NEW ETHICS QUESTIONS IN MEDIA AND JOURNALISM. Nowadays, AI systems are being used in leading newsrooms around the world. With these new possibilities come questions regarding ethical use of AI in newsrooms and the factors that should be considered when judging the moral application of AI in today's news: https://prn.to/aiethics
  • CELEBRATING ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH: THESE 8 SITES OFFER A MIX OF ASIAN-AMERICAN NEWS, STORYTELLING, ART & MORE. While we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we want to highlight some top sites with content targeting this key audience. These sites offer readers timely news and stories from and about the community: https://prn.to/asianamericannews
  • BLOG PROFILES: DOG BLOGS. Each week, we select a topic and handful of blogs that do a great job contributing to the conversation. This week, we look at dog blogs: https://prn.to/dogblogs2

****************

PROFNET is an exclusive service of PR Newswire.

To contact ProfNet: [email protected] or 800-776-3638, ext. 1

Cision View original content with multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/profnet-experts-available-on-executive-coaching-information-security-managing-risk-more-300648709.html

SOURCE ProfNet

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Isomorphic Software is the global leader in high-end, web-based business applications. We develop, market, and support the SmartClient & Smart GWT HTML5/Ajax platform, combining the productivity and performance of traditional desktop software with the simplicity and reach of the open web. With staff in 10 timezones, Isomorphic provides a global network of services related to our technology, with offerings ranging from turnkey application development to SLA-backed enterprise support. Leadin...
While a hybrid cloud can ease that transition, designing and deploy that hybrid cloud still offers challenges for organizations concerned about lack of available cloud skillsets within their organization. Managed service providers offer a unique opportunity to fill those gaps and get organizations of all sizes on a hybrid cloud that meets their comfort level, while delivering enhanced benefits for cost, efficiency, agility, mobility, and elasticity.
DevOps has long focused on reinventing the SDLC (e.g. with CI/CD, ARA, pipeline automation etc.), while reinvention of IT Ops has lagged. However, new approaches like Site Reliability Engineering, Observability, Containerization, Operations Analytics, and ML/AI are driving a resurgence of IT Ops. In this session our expert panel will focus on how these new ideas are [putting the Ops back in DevOps orbringing modern IT Ops to DevOps].
Darktrace is the world's leading AI company for cyber security. Created by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, Darktrace's Enterprise Immune System is the first non-consumer application of machine learning to work at scale, across all network types, from physical, virtualized, and cloud, through to IoT and industrial control systems. Installed as a self-configuring cyber defense platform, Darktrace continuously learns what is ‘normal' for all devices and users, updating its understa...
Enterprises are striving to become digital businesses for differentiated innovation and customer-centricity. Traditionally, they focused on digitizing processes and paper workflow. To be a disruptor and compete against new players, they need to gain insight into business data and innovate at scale. Cloud and cognitive technologies can help them leverage hidden data in SAP/ERP systems to fuel their businesses to accelerate digital transformation success.
Most organizations are awash today in data and IT systems, yet they're still struggling mightily to use these invaluable assets to meet the rising demand for new digital solutions and customer experiences that drive innovation and growth. What's lacking are potent and effective ways to rapidly combine together on-premises IT and the numerous commercial clouds that the average organization has in place today into effective new business solutions.
Concerns about security, downtime and latency, budgets, and general unfamiliarity with cloud technologies continue to create hesitation for many organizations that truly need to be developing a cloud strategy. Hybrid cloud solutions are helping to elevate those concerns by enabling the combination or orchestration of two or more platforms, including on-premise infrastructure, private clouds and/or third-party, public cloud services. This gives organizations more comfort to begin their digital tr...
Keeping an application running at scale can be a daunting task. When do you need to add more capacity? Larger databases? Additional servers? These questions get harder as the complexity of your application grows. Microservice based architectures and cloud-based dynamic infrastructures are technologies that help you keep your application running with high availability, even during times of extreme scaling. But real cloud success, at scale, requires much more than a basic lift-and-shift migrati...
David Friend is the co-founder and CEO of Wasabi, the hot cloud storage company that delivers fast, low-cost, and reliable cloud storage. Prior to Wasabi, David co-founded Carbonite, one of the world's leading cloud backup companies. A successful tech entrepreneur for more than 30 years, David got his start at ARP Instruments, a manufacturer of synthesizers for rock bands, where he worked with leading musicians of the day like Stevie Wonder, Pete Townsend of The Who, and Led Zeppelin. David has ...
Darktrace is the world's leading AI company for cyber security. Created by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, Darktrace's Enterprise Immune System is the first non-consumer application of machine learning to work at scale, across all network types, from physical, virtualized, and cloud, through to IoT and industrial control systems. Installed as a self-configuring cyber defense platform, Darktrace continuously learns what is ‘normal' for all devices and users, updating its understa...
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Addteq is a leader in providing business solutions to Enterprise clients. Addteq has been in the business for more than 10 years. Through the use of DevOps automation, Addteq strives on creating innovative solutions to solve business processes. Clients depend on Addteq to modernize the software delivery process by providing Atlassian solutions, create custom add-ons, conduct training, offer hosting, perform DevOps services, and provide overall support services.
Contino is a global technical consultancy that helps highly-regulated enterprises transform faster, modernizing their way of working through DevOps and cloud computing. They focus on building capability and assisting our clients to in-source strategic technology capability so they get to market quickly and build their own innovation engine.
When applications are hosted on servers, they produce immense quantities of logging data. Quality engineers should verify that apps are producing log data that is existent, correct, consumable, and complete. Otherwise, apps in production are not easily monitored, have issues that are difficult to detect, and cannot be corrected quickly. Tom Chavez presents the four steps that quality engineers should include in every test plan for apps that produce log output or other machine data. Learn the ste...
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...