Ty Smith

Ty Smith is the Founder and CEO of VRS. He is a retired United States Navy SEAL Senior Chief, with 20 years of service. Prior to retiring from the Navy, Ty completed a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management from Ashford University, and a Masterof Business for Veterans from the…

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Andrew Plato

Andrew Plato Tech Entrepreneurs

Andrew Plato is a 25-year veteran of the information security industry. In 1995 while working at Microsoft supporting one of the first Internet e-commerce sites, Andrew inadvertently hacked the production site using a SQL injection style attack. When the site’s developers dismissed this vulnerability as irrelevant, it perplexed and inspired…

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Douglas Williams

Do more than you promise to do, with joy.   With over 35 years of professional experience, Douglas Williams, President and CEO of Williams Data Management, has led the full-service data lifecycle management firm to become a leading national data protection source for small businesses. In 2017, Douglas Williams brought…

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Brian Platz

Your employees are your business. The more trust you give them, the more they will act trustworthy.   Brian Platz is the co-founder and co-CEO of Fluree, PBC, a North Carolina-based Public Benefit Corporation focused on transforming data security, ownership and access with a scalable blockchain database. Platz was an…

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Marko Mandaric

It is important as an entrepreneur, as a leader, to be mindful of how many things you genuinely always must pay attention to.   Marko Mandaric founded Bmmpr in 2017, bringing over 20 years of leadership experience and detail-obsessed work to the company. Shortly after starting Bmmpr, Marko was awarded…

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Sanjay Deo

Split your focus – engage with your employees while delighting your customers.   Sanjay Deo combines over 20 years of Cybersecurity and compliance experience. At 24By7Security, the corporate mission is to assist clients with building a “defensible platform” in the face of rising Cybersecurity incidents and increased Regulations and Legal…

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Tiffany Delmore

The rise in young entrepreneurs and the sheer accessibility of an entire world of information that just hadn’t been available before excites me. I want more young people to become entrepreneurs and really reach for the stars.   Tiffany Delmore is the founder of SchoolsSafe.org, a platform offering school safety programs….

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Matt Antkowiak

By identifying potential problems before they arise, we have been able to empower schools and their administrators to improve safety as a result.   Matt Antkowiak is a decorated military and law enforcement veteran with nearly 30 years of experience. Since his time serving communities in and around Dallas, Texas,…

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Patrick Taylor – Chief Executive Officer at Oversight Systems

Wait for the opportunity that you just can’t stand to not do and then stick with it. Patrick Taylor is an authority in the convergence of business analytics, information security and the implementation of technology to boost organizational performance. Patrick recognized that most IT-security and financial-system controls focus on user…

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