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  • Charles Foley - Chief Executive Officer, TimeSight Systems
  • John Harvey - Regional Sales Manager, March Networks
  • Christopher Hugman - P.E., Vice President and DADS Project Manager, Knight Security Systems
  • James Marcella - Director of Technical Services, Axis Communications
  • Wade Norman - Director of Sales, IQinVision
  • Steven Rea - Business Development Manager, MOBOTIX AG
  • Dr. Ed Wassall - Director IP Product Development, Samsung Techwin
  • Charles Foley - Chief Executive Officer, TimeSight Systems

    Charles Foley has over 25 years of experience leading both private and public company teams to success. He was formerly the President of Tacit Networks, Inc., a network optimization company acquired by Packeteer (NASDAQ: PKTR), and CEO of InfiniCon Systems, a leader in high-performance networking which was acquired by QLogic (NASDAQ:QLGC). He was also EVP & CTO, INRANGE Technologies, a storage networking industry leader and VP, WW Marketing & Strategy for the IT systems company Amdahl (acquired by Fujitsu). Foley has also held senior positions at IBM and Memorex-Telex, and sits on the Board of Directors for Network Engines, Inc. (NASDAQ: NENG), as well as serving as Chairman for Critical Links, Inc.  


    John Harvey - Regional Sales Manager, March Networks

    While video security technology has advanced significantly in the last few years, one area that still remains largely untouched is the development of lightweight client applications for enterprise surveillance systems. Creating solutions that motivate security decision-makers to adapt to newer video surveillance technologies has been the focus for many, but as IP-based security video budgets increasingly fall into the hands of Information Technology (IT) departments, isn’t it time to target what IT managers really want?

    Web-based and virtualization solutions – while not new to IT departments – are still uncommon within the IP video surveillance industry. In this discussion, you will learn about a new, browser-based enterprise IP video surveillance solution that can differentiate your business with its IT-focused, standards-based design and functionality. 


    Christopher Hugman - P.E., Vice President and DADS Project Manager, Knight Security Systems

    Chris Hugman brings over 20 years of experience as a corporate executive in both the telecommunications and the security industries. Hugman founded the security integration company Safe Sight in Austin TX in 2003 and grew the company into a multi-million dollar entity with a prestigious customer list in both the private and public sectors. In April 2009, Safe Sight merged with Knight Security Systems to take advantage of the natural synergies between the two companies. Hugman assumed the role of Vice President with Knight, having sales and operational responsibilities. 


    James Marcella - Director of Technical Services, Axis Communications

    As director, technical services for Axis Communications, James Marcella oversees sales engineering and the company’s technology call center.  Mr. Marcella also manages Axis Communications’ Academy, a technical training program for Axis’ partners and resellers.

    Mr. Marcella joined Axis in 1997 as a business development manager. In this position, he managed the company’s Application Developer Partner program for North America, finding best-of-breed software deveslopers to create applications specifically for Axis’ network video products.  He later served as the government solutions manager and was responsible for developing the company’s authorized dealer channel and growing business in the federal market. 

    Mr. Marcella has represented Axis at a number of high-profile events, including ISC West, ASIS and TechSec. He is often quoted in a variety of security and IT industry publications, including Federal Computer Week, SecurityInfoWatch.com and Security Systems News. 


    Wade Norman - Director of Sales, IQinVision

    Wade is responsible for overseeing the entire North American the sales effort. He has over 20 years of security sales and integration experience, most recently with Stanley Security Solutions. Wade is based in Houston, TX. 


    Steven Rea - Business Development Manager, MOBOTIX AG

    Steven Rea serves as a Business Development Manager for Mobotix Corp in the USA. Rea has an extensive background in corporate IT development and management with over 13 years of experience. He also has recent experience with several IP security based products inclusive of video surveillance, access control, intercom, wireless and military grade products. 


    Dr. Ed Wassall - Director IP Product Development, Samsung Techwin

    Dr. Ed Wassall manages the sales and development aspects of Samsung's IP Technology and Security product portfolio. Dr. Wassall works with Samsung's field management teams to increase sales of the IP Security product line and to develop and maintain high levels of product value and industry recognition. He also works closely with the ONVIF standards body as Samsung’s contributing member. Dr. Wassall has over 17 years experience in the security industry formerly at Anixter, a national distributor. Previous employers also include SBC DataCom, where Dr. Wassall was Vice President of National Integrations Services and GECO Systems, where he recently served as Director of systems engineering. Dr. Wassall's education background includes a Ph.D. in information technology from Webster University. He is a CISCO Network Professional, Certified Cyber Forensics Specialist, Certified P.E., and is Pelco- and OnSSI-certified. 


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