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Optimizing Security and Carrier Network Performance
with IBM and CloudShield

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT

Arnold E. Ness
P.Eng., M.B.A., CTO, America’s Next Generation Network Team

Arnold Ness works to expand IBM’s rapidly growing global ecosystem of partners (Network Equipment Partners [NEPs] and Independent Software Vendors [ISVs] too create and implement solutions with Service Providers across the America’s.

He has over 23 years of experience in the computing and telecommunications industries in various technical and sales positions; a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta and a Masters in Digital Technology from Royal Roads University.


Steven Teitzel
Global Solution Owner for Security for the Telecommunications Industry, IBM

Steven Teitzel is the Global Solution Owner for Security in IBM for the Telecommunications Industry. Steven leads a cross IBM team developing security solutions for the Telecommunications Industry. He utilizes his broad experience to bring together technology and service capabilities, market planning, and the business planning to drive solution strategy, development, and deployment.

Steve is formerly a Director and Services Executive for IBM Global Services for Next Generation Networks and Intelligent Utility Networks. He has been a Managing Principal and practice leader within IBM Global Services for IT Strategy, Networking and Service Management.


Bill Scull
Vice President of Marketing, CloudShield

Bill Scull is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience as a marketing executive and consultant, with extensive knowledge in networking and security. Prior to joining CloudShield, Bill was the senior vice president of marketing and product management at Nevis Networks, a leader in LAN based security for the enterprise.

Bill was previously the senior vice president of marketing at Sygate Technologies, the market leader in enterprise endpoint security. There his marketing team twice won the Gartner Group Magic Quadrant for Sygate, helping the company triple sales over two years and leading to its acquisition by Symantec. Bill has held a variety of senior management positions at Catalyst Consultants, ILOG, and Tandem Computers Incorporated. Scull holds an MS in engineering from MIT and an MBA from Stanford.


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