Customer Advisory Board

Customer Advisory Board

Richard A. Clarke

Clarke is chairman & CEO of Good Harbor and an internationally-recognized expert on cyber security, homeland security, national security, and counterterrorism. He served the last three Presidents as a senior White House Advisor. Prior to his White House years, Clarke served in the Pentagon, the Intelligence Community, and State Department. He is an on-air consultant for ABC News, teaches at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and is the author ofCyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It.

David Farber

Farber was the Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science and Public Policy at the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, with secondary appointments in the Heinz College and the Engineering Public Policy Group prior to his retirement. In 2003, he retired as the Alfred Fitler Moore Professor of Telecommunication Systems at the University of Pennsylvania, where he held appointments as Professor of Business and Public Policy at the Wharton School of Business and as a Faculty Associate of the Annenberg School of Communications. In 2000, Farber served as the Chief Technologist at the United States Federal Communications Commission while on leave from the University of Pennsylvania.

Mike Kail

Kail is the Vice President of IT Operations at Netflix and has more than 20 years of IT operations experience with a focus on highly scalable architectures. Prior to joining Netflix, he served as VP of IT Operations at attensity and was responsible for the Americas data center operations team, which entailed managing various Big Data systems including their Hadoop cluster, HBase, and MongoDB components.

Education:

Iowa State University
B.S., Computer Science

Gary Kazantsev

Kazantsev heads the R&D Machine Learning group at Bloomberg, leading projects that intersect computational linguistics, machine learning and finance, including sentiment analysis, market impact indicators, machine translation, text classification, information extraction and predictive modeling of financial markets.

Education:

Boston University
B.S., Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Cum Laude

Chris Mueller

Mueller was the Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of 360networks Corp. a leading fiber optic based infrastructure provider prior to its sale in 2011. After a restructuring in 2001, 360 went on to consolidate industry participants to become one of the largest fiber optic networks in North America. Prior to 360, Mueller held various senior roles in commercial and investment banking with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions.

Education:

Yale University
B.A. Economics

Darren Vengroff

As the Chief Scientist at RichRelevance, Vengroff is responsible for the company’s analytical and machine learning development—from high-level strategy and analytics to strategic implementation plans. From startups to industry leaders Amazon.com and Goldman Sachs, he is a well-known computer scientist and technology veteran who has designed and built a variety of world-class customer-focused scalable applications.

Education:

Brown University
Sc.M. and PhD. in Computer Science

Princeton University
BSE in Computer Science with Honors

Yale University
B.A. Economics

Neil Zane

Neil Zane is the SVP for the TPD team at Bank of America and is responsible for introducing promising new technology companies to the firm while leveraging the bank’s use of technology, strategy, and expertise to help deepen and expand investment banking, corporate banking, and institutional sales relationships. With more than two decades of working with NYC Fortune 500 companies, Neil has penetrated new markets, managed global teams and sold diverse product lines at high levels in Fortune 500 environments. Neil is a licensed NYC residential real estate associate broker.

Education:

Union College in Schenectady, NY.
B.A. Economics