Mike Boylan, Systems Engineer, Robert Morris University
Max Bruning, Training Director, Joyent
Craig Cohen, President & CEO, HCS Technology Group
Weldon Dodd, Owner, Rewind Technology
Arek Dreyer, President, Dreyer Network Consultants
Charles Edge, Chief Technology Officer, 318 Inc / krypted.com
John Gallant, Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer, IDG Communications U.S.
Matthew Gast, Director of Product Management, Aerohive Networks
Alison Gianotto, CTO/CSO, noise
Phil Goodman, Owner, Goodman Consulting
Brendan Gregg, Lead Performance Engineer, Joyent
Ben Greiner, President, Forget Computers
Ben Greisler, Owner, Kadimac Corp
Cliff Hirtle, Senior Desktop Engineer, Bain Capital
Nigel Kersten, CTO, Puppet Labs
Steve Leebove, Owner, MacRescue
Pam Lefkowitz, Owner, Core Computing Technologies, Inc.
Benjamin Levy, Owner, Solutions Consulting
Andrew Martin, District Technician, Fort Thomas Independent Schools
Duncan McCracken, Consultant, Trainer, Engineer, Mondada Pty Ltd
Jake Mosey, Manager, Product Management, JAMF Software
Daniel O’Donnell, Consultant
Dave Pooser, IT Manager, Alford Media Services
Sara Porter, QA Engineer, iovation
Phillip Remaker, Distinguished Engineer, Services, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Randy Saeks, Network Manager, Glencoe School District 35
William Smith, Solutions Architect, 318, Inc.
John Soward, Manager, Research Initiatives, Dataseam
Rich Trouton, Lead Help Desk Technician, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
John Welch, Director of IT, The Zimmerman Agency
Kevin White, Apple Authorized Tranier, Macjutsu, Inc.
Dr. Bill Wiecking, Director HPA Energy Lab, Hawaii Prep Academy
Bret Wilcox, Senior Engineer, Rewind Technology
Matthew Winkler, Network Administrator, Fort Thomas Independent Schools
Rick Wylie, CEO, KeyOptions

 

Mike Boylan, Systems Engineer, Robert Morris University
Mike Boylan is a recent graduate of Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA where he received his Master’s of Science in Competitive Intelligence Systems. Mike is a systems engineer for the University focusing on core University server infrastructure and telephony. He also still administers and manages all of the University’s Macs. He’s been doing Mac systems administration for over eight years, having worked previously for Fox Chapel Area School District in Pittsburgh, PA. Fox Chapel holds one of the largest Mac deployments in the Pittsburgh area. When not at work or in class, Mike enjoys spending time with friends and exploring new restaurants. He’s also active in and passionate about Pittsburgh politics. He’s on Twitter at @mboylan.

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Max Bruning, Training Director, Joyent
Max Bruning began using and programming Unix-based systems while obtaining a Master’s degree at Columbia University in the late 1970’s. He has been teaching Unix Internals, Device Drivers, and various other courses since 1981.  Max has also spent many years doing kernel development, device driver work, and debugging work, mostly on SVR4-based systems.   He has done consulting and/or training work for Bell Labs, AT&T, Motorola, Sun Microsystems, HP, Siemens-Nixdorf, and various other companies. Max has had articles published on device drivers, ZFS, Solaris/Linux/Freebsd kernels, and application programming on Solaris and Linux.  In September 2010, he started porting Linux KVM to SmartOS for Joyent.

He is currently the Training Director at Joyent, and working on a node.js performance and debugging course.  He also teaches DTrace and ZFS Internals courses for Joyent.”

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Craig Cohen, President & CEO, HCS Technology Group
As the President & CEO of HCS Technology Group, Craig is a creative decision maker with skills in business development, personnel and project management. He has been very successful in developing HCS’ consulting/professional services, managing software development lifecycle projects, commercial software releases, growth-oriented organizations and training for many Fortune 100 companies.

Craig is an energetic business and process improvement leader with comprehensive experience in IT consulting engagement, business development, software development management, operations management, organizational leadership and strategic planning. He is a skilled team builder and highly effective communicator, who is adept at implementing change.

Craig participates in all portions of the vendor selection, acquisition, security, infrastructure design, deployment, life cycle management, administration and support. He has extensive experience on both the configuration and development side that enables him to ensure the best configuration for the entire environment at his client(s).

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Weldon Dodd, Owner, Rewind Technology
Weldon Dodd is an IT consultant, Apple Certified Trainer, and writer in Denver, CO. Weldon started his career as a network engineer, Apple IT consultant and Filemaker Pro trainer in Santa Barbara, CA and then continued building larger and larger data networks until he was designing network management and provisioning systems for major wireless carriers like AT&T Wireless, Western Wireless, and Qwest Wireless. Weldon writes about Mac and iOS solutions for GigaOM.com and is currently working on a book about iOS device management.

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Arek Dreyer, President, Dreyer Network Consultants
Arek helps IT managers understand how to integrate Apple and other products and technologies into their professional environment. He is the co-author of the just-released book, Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Server Essentials: Using and Supporting OS X Server on Mountain Lion, which is the basis for the Apple Certified course, and includes exercises for students reading the guide on their own. His eBook, Managing iOS Devices with Lion Server, is still used by IT managers around the world. An Apple Certified Trainer since 2002, Arek has been delivering courses and providing training, both in the classroom and at events like the Apple Channel Camp and the Macworld Conference and Expo. Dreyer also provides integration and troubleshooting services for his own customers and for Apple.

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Charles Edge, Chief Technology Officer, 318 Inc / krypted.com
Charles started with the Mac OS and Apple server offerings in1999 after years working with various flavors of Unix. Charles began his consulting career working with Andersen Consulting. In 2000, he found a new home at 318, a consulting firm in Santa Monica. At 318, Charles leads a team of over 40 engineers and has worked with network architecture, security and storage for various vertical and horizontal markets.

Charles has spoken at a variety of conferences including DefCon, BlackHat, LinuxWorld, MacWorld and the WorldWide Developers Conference. Charles’ first book, Mac Tiger Server Little Black Book, can be purchased through Paraglyph Press. Charles recently hung up his surfboard and moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Charles has a website at http://www.krypted.com.

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John Gallant, Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer, IDG Communications U.S.
John Gallant brings more than 30 years of editorial and technology experience to his role as Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer of IDG Communications US. In this role, Gallant works with the editorial leaders of IDGE’s CIO, CITEworld, CSO, Computerworld, InfoWorld, ITworld, Macworld, Network World, PCWorld and TechHive titles, setting content strategy and ensuring that the brands serve their respective audiences with the best online and print products and services in the industry. Gallant also helps drive IDG’s strategic efforts around social media.

Gallant, one of Network World’s founders, was formerly CEO and editorial director for the company, where he guided content and business development for print and online, as well as Network World’s seminars and events programs. Gallant is highly visible in the marketplace and frequently speaks at industry conferences. In 2010, Gallant was inducted into min’s Magazine’s Editorial and Design Hall of Fame. He often hosts roundtable discussions on technology and other topics for a wide variety of organizations, including leading vendors, I.T. buyers and industry associations. Gallant also chairs the executive committee of the Boston College Technology Council and is on the board of Dream Big, a non-profit that helps underprivileged girls build confidence through sports.

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Matthew Gast, Director of Product Management, Aerohive Networks
Matthew Gast is the director of product management at Aerohive Networks, where he leads development of the core software technologies in Aerohive’s fully distributed Wi-Fi network system.

He currently serves as chair of both the Wi-Fi Alliance’s security task groups, was the first chair of the Wireless Network Management Marketing task group, and is the past chair of the IEEE 802.11 revision task group.

Matthew is also the author of 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide (O’Reilly) , which is now in its second edition and has been translated into six languages. His companion book, 802.11n book, 802.11n: A Survival Guide (O’Reilly), was recently published and provides information on how 802.11n works and what it means for the WLAN planning process. Most recently, he authored 802.11ac: A Survival Guide.

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Alison Gianotto, CTO/CSO, noise
Gamer, swordfighter, blacksmith, crime-fighter, ENTP, hacker, speaker and all around geek, Alison has been in application development, server management and IT for over 17 years. The author of two technology books, Alison has been featured in People Magazine for her innovative use of technology to solve problems. She’s been featured Wired, Mashable, Business Insider, VentureBeat, and FastCompany. An information security advocate, she was a presenter at MacWorld in 2012 on security and privacy issues.

Alison has been part of a prestigious group of outspoken Open Source leaders selected to attend the Microsoft Web Developer’s Summit. She was one of the first developers to leverage the Facebook and Twitter APIs to build interactive web applications. Her work has been featured in Ad Age, ReadWriteWeb, Current.Com, Nerve.Com and Laughing Squid.

She also might have a pink mohawk.

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Phil Goodman, Owner, Goodman Consulting
Phil Goodman founded Goodman Consulting in 1987, a computer consulting firm specializing in Mac OS X, troubleshooting, portable computing and database development. For many years, Phil was a faculty member and textbook author at UCLA teaching computer literacy and programming and he is also the founder and President of the Los Angeles Portable User Group. He holds multiple Apple certifications for every version of Mac OS X since 10.1 and is also an Apple Certified Trainer. In 1989, Phil was a founding member of what is now Apple’s Consultant Network and was on the group’s Advisory Council for five years. As a professional database developer, he is also a member of the FileMaker Business Alliance. Phil is also a sought out speaker on Mac and iOS topics and has taught at Macworld Expo, Mac IT, Macworld | iWorld, MacTech, MacTech BootCamp, many Apple Stores and various local user group meetings.

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Brendan Gregg, Lead Performance Engineer, Joyent
Brendan Gregg is the lead performance engineer at Joyent, where he analyzes performance and scalability at any level of the software stack. He is the author of the upcoming book “Systems Performance” (Prentice Hall, 2013), and co-author of “DTrace: Dynamic Tracing in Oracle Solaris, Mac OS X, and FreeBSD” (Prentice Hall, 2011) and “Solaris Performance and Tools” (Prentice Hall, 2006). He was previously a performance lead and kernel engineer at Sun Microsystems where he developed the ZFS L2ARC, and later Oracle. He has also invented and developed numerous performance analysis tools, including some that are shipped by default in Mac OS X and Oracle Solaris 11. His recent work has included performance visualizations for illumos and Linux kernel analysis.

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Ben Greiner, President, Forget Computers
Ben Greiner is the President of Forget Computers, a team of highly knowledgable Apple support specialists, focusing exclusively on the Mac and iOS market.

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Ben Greisler, Owner, Kadimac Corp
Ben Greisler is a Certified Apple Consultant and Trainer based in the Philadelphia, PA metro area. He consults and teaches nationally, is a regular speaker at MacIT and has written for industry magazines. He has worked on major Apple deployments both nationally and internationally for schools, government, and enterprise-level organizations. He can be reached at ben@kadimac.com

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Cliff Hirtle, Senior Desktop Engineer, Bain Capital
Cliff Hirtle has been a Macnatic since the days of Cyberdogs and System 6s but prefers to write and engage in thoughtful discussions on the promise of technology than the assumptions of it. He currently is head Mac / iGuy at a global financial company with personnel across 12 cities and 6 countries.

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Nigel Kersten, CTO, Puppet Labs
Nigel came to Puppet Labs from Google HQ in Mountain View, where he was responsible for the design and implementation of one of the largest Puppet deployments in the world, including a very large Mac base. He’s been a sysadmin for Linux and Mac deployments since before Mac OS became a UNIX, and was voted one of the 25 Most Influential People in the Mac Technical Community in 2006. He’s currently CTO of Puppet Labs, and manages technical operations there.

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Steve Leebove, Owner, MacRescue
Steve Leebove has worked as a top Los Angeles-area Macintosh Consultant since, 1988. His firm, MacRescue, provides support to a wide variety of clients, including design firms, post production houses, entertainment organizations, and creative professionals. A member of the Apple Consultants Network (ACN) since 1994, and part of the Leadership Board of the Los Angeles ACN Chapter. Steve offers his clients a unique perspective that spans both the graphic arts and information technologies, providing an edge that his clients find irreplaceable. Steve has been a speaker at Macworld Expo/MacIT for over 6 years.

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Pam Lefkowitz, Owner, Core Computing Technologies, Inc.
Pam possesses an enviable list of qualifications and certifications that attest to a lengthy and successful career as an IT professional and highly sought-after consultant. She may be best known for coining (and trademarking) the phrase It’s Always DNS®. Originally an inside joke, the phrase now serves as a calling card for the insightful work of a consultant comfortable working at all levels of networking, applications and operating systems to produce exceptional results for a client list that ranges from Enterprise level to Medium and Small Businesses. It may not always be DNS, but Pam will always “dig” to find out what it is!

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Benjamin Levy, Owner, Solutions Consulting
A successful Los Angeles area Macintosh consultant for more than 20 years, Benjamin Levy’s history with the Macintosh dates back to the very beginning.

Solutions Consulting, Ben’s company, serves clients in all fields, including Graphic Design, Social Media, Fine Art, Manufacturing, Sci-Tech, Health Care, Photography and Entertainment. “I’ve let my passion guide my exploration of what can be done with a Mac, and that has always led to exciting challenges. My clients know I work hard to integrate cutting-edge technologies into their worlds in a way that brings real value.”

Ben is a member of the Apple Consultants Network, the Apple Certification Alliance and is an Apple Certified Trainer. He is also vice-president of the Los Angeles Portable Users’ Group. Ben has been a speaker at each of the last 17 Macworld Expos.

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Andrew Martin, District Technician, Fort Thomas Independent Schools
Andrew resides in the northern region of the great Commonwealth of Kentucky with his wife, Andi, and two children, Oliver and Elliot. For fifteen years he has worked as a Field Technician deploying and supporting a variety of technologies throughout many educational environments, from inner city to rural, elementary to higher education and most recently K-12 with Fort Thomas Independent Schools.

Andrew has a passion for finding use in discarded items and ideas and is rarely seen using any technology that he is not trying to fix. Noted more for not returning phone calls than for his respectable vertical leap, he is a forever tinkering, hummus shoveling, caffeine ingesting, overly cautious, optimistic taco enthusiast who’s no stranger to being in over his head, the top of which currently sits 5’ 8” above his toes.

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Duncan McCracken, Consultant, Trainer, Engineer, Developer, Mondada Pty Ltd
Duncan is the Technical Director of Mondada Pty Ltd, an organisation leading the way in creating installation packages for OS X deployment solutions.
With over 18 years working with Apple and associated products Duncan has experience as an independent consultant and has worked with some of the leading integration companies at home in Australia and around the world.  He is known for his willingness to adapt to new playing fields through embracing different technologies, and his knack for creating modular, re-usable solutions.  Duncan resides in Melbourne, Australia, where the weather is ordinary but the coffee exceptional.

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Jake Mosey, Manager, Product Management, JAMF Software
Jake Mosey leads the Product Management team at JAMF Software. He joined JAMF Software in 2008 and has worked in numerous roles, from managing onsite deployments to leading software development initiatives. Jake attended the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire where he earned a bachelors degree in Information Systems.

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Daniel O’Donnell, Consultant
Dan O’Donnell is a consultant in information security, with focus on Mac OS X. For the past five years he was the Corporate Information Systems Security Officer for a well know Federally Funded Research and Development Center. He has worked in IT for over 20 years, and has been a speaker at MacIT and Macworld for 7 years.

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Dave Pooser, IT Manager, Alford Media Services
Dave Pooser is the IT manager for Alford Media Services, a nationally recognized corporate event staging company, where he and a small team manage a heterogeneous server environment and an overwhelmingly Mac client environment.  Dave has been using Macs since 1987 and Mac OS X in various incarnations since Rhapsody DR3. He lives in an apartment near Dallas with two cats apparently suffering an extended kernel panic.

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Sara Porter, QA Engineer, iovation
Sara Porter is a QA engineer for iovation in Portland Oregon.  Hobbies include running the family Minecraft server, recycling older hardware into virtualization testing labs of doom, and soccer.  A current best is getting 15 devices to show in one Xcode instance.

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Phillip Remaker, Distinguished Engineer, Services, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Phillip Remaker is a Distinguished Services Engineer at Cisco Systems and has been a leader in Cisco Services with his work in technology adoption including published best practices for access, voice, and video networks.

Phillip is currently involved in IPv6 protocol adoption, focusing on small networks and home networks. He is also studying system communications and automated system diagnostics to extract insight and value from the system telemetry and log information.

He pursues research interests in Bufferbloat, Queuing Theory, Quality of Service (QoS), and Quality of Experience (QoE).

Remaker holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University, and a Masters of Business Administration from Santa Clara University.

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Randy Saeks, Network Manager, Glencoe School District 35
Randy has over a decade of experience in planning, deploying, and supporting technology systems within education. This includes desktops, servers and mobile devices with emphasis on OS X and iOS-based devices. He is currently the District Network Manager for Glencoe School District 35.

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William Smith, Solutions Architect, 318, Inc.
Bill has worked in the computer technology field for more nearly 20 years specializing in the support of advertising, design and graphics systems in several enterprise environments. His specialty is integrating and supporting Macintosh computers in a Windows world.

Originally from Oklahoma City, Bill moved to the Twin Cities in 2001 to pursue personal interests and has continued his career there. He is enthusiastic about teaching and helping others with technology, and in April 2003 Microsoft awarded him the MVP title for his online support of others in the Microsoft communities. In 2012 he changed careers and became a consultant with 318, Inc., where he is currently employed as a Solutions Architect in Minneapolis. He is co-owner of OfficeforMacHelp.com, a site dedicated to helping users with Office for Mac.”

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John Soward, Manager, Research Initiatives, Dataseam

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Rich Trouton, Lead Help Desk Technician, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Rich Trouton has been doing Macintosh system and server administration for over a decade and has supported Macs in a number of different environments, including university, government, medical research and advertising. His current position is providing support for Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia.

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John Welch, Director of IT, The Zimmerman Agency
John C. Welch is the head of IT for the/zimmerman/agency, one-third of Angry Mac Bastards, the mind behind bynkii.com, a regular contributor to Macworld Magazine and a regular speaker at MacWorld Expo since 1999. He has been dealing with all things Macintosh since the Lisa, and has been involved with networking and the Mac in IT for almost twenty years

It is rumored that he has non-computer parts of his life as well.

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Kevin White, Apple Authorized Tranier, Macjutsu, Inc.
Kevin M. White has dedicated most of his life to mastering Apple technologies so he can share them with the world. He has been an Apple Authorized Trainer since 2000, providing guidance to audiences that range from small corporate and education groups to sold-out crowds at Macworld Expo. In 2005 he co-authored his first book, Mac OS X Server 10.3: Visual QuickPro Guide. This was followed by several authoritative sources for Apple Authorized Training including Mac OS X Support Essentials v10.5 in 2007, Mac OS X Deployment v10.5 in 2008, Mac OS X Support Essentials v10.6 in 2009, and Mac OS X Deployment v10.6 also in 2009. Kevin continues to work for Apple and its customers through his company, Macjutsu, Inc., which is dedicated sharing knowledge of the “Apple way.”

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Dr. Bill Wiecking, Director HPA Energy Lab
Bill is the director of Energy Lab at HPA, an educational research lab in Kamuela, on the Big Island of Hawaii. Bill has presented at Macworld since 1998, often about wireless networks, which the lab uses for remote telemetry and energy projects. Look for Bill at Macworld/iWorld with some of his students, who will present at the FutureTech sessions.

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Bret Wilcox, Senior Engineer, Rewind Technology
Bret is an Apple Certified Trainer and senior engineer at Rewind Technology where he specializes in Mac integration in the enterprise and education. Bret is adept at automating Mac imaging and deployment where he wrangles Munki, NetBoot, Puppet, and Nagios on a regular basis.

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Matthew Winkler, Network Administrator, Fort Thomas Independent Schools
Matthew Winkler is the Network Administrator for Fort Thomas Independent Schools in Kentucky. He holds a B.A. Management Information Systems, Georgetown College, and a MEd Teacher Leadership with School Technology, University of Kentucky. Winkler has 5 years engineering IT experience and 8 years education IT experience.

Fort Thomas Independent Schools, a recognized leader in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area and in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, consistently achieves high test scores and ranks as Kentucky’s highest performing kindergarten through twelfth grade public school district for the 17th consecutive year.

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Rick Wylie, CEO, KeyOptions
Rick is the founder of KeyOptions, an innovative technology company with over 25 years experience working with Apple and within Apple environments.  Rick is at the forefront of Technology integration and understands the end-to-end pieces that make up a true integrated environment.  With his wealth of experience in systems integration, server technologies and information security, Ricks experience has made him a sort after consultant on mobility integration into existing environments in Corporate and Government environments.

Rick’s background is in Unix, networking and Multimedia technologies and has worked with diverse technologies such as A/UX, Quicktime, Xsan and StorNext.  Rick has been a certified Apple trainer for over two decades and sat on the Apple Training advisory board for Apple certification training courses.  More recently Rick has been working with and developing Mobility strategy and security solutions for organizations, working with key mobile solutions providers and MDM vendors.

Rick has spoken at many conferences over the years including internal Apple engineering conferences, MacWorld, MacIT and MacSysAdmin, most recently at MacWorld 2013, Xworld, and MacSysAdmin.  Rick has recently spoken at a number of conferences on Mobile Security and Strategy and the move towards contextual mobility.

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