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VP of Engineering, Bluesocket
As Vice President of Engineering, Patrick is responsible for all engineering and development activities at Bluesocket. He brings over 12 years of embedded software development experience as well as technical leadership experience to Bluesocket. Patrick was instrumental in introducing wireless access points into the Bluesocket product offering and continues to facilitate the enhancement and expansion the AP product line. Prior to Bluesocket, Patrick held key development roles at 3eTI in Rockville, Maryland and Seneca Networks in Gaithersburg, Maryland. While at 3eTI, he architected their enterprise AP and also worked closely with military customers to introduce the wireless technology into their secure networks. Prior to that, he worked at GE Transportation Systems in Erie, PA designing control systems for their most advanced locomotive system. While at GE, he completed the corporation's renowned Technical Leadership Program and then became the leader of GE's Advanced Course technology program in Erie. Patrick earned a BSEE from Gannon University in Erie, PA and MSEE from the Georgia Institute of Technology, in Atlanta, Georgia with a concentration in Communication Systems. He also received a Management of Technology certificate from Georgia Tech.
With Wi-Fi now the primary or default access in enterprises of all sizes and types around the world, future success depends upon a detailed understanding of the evolution of both the standards and the specifications that determine key product capabilities going forward. This session will provide a detailed look at current and future developments in all aspects of wireless-LAN technologies, featuring the experts from industry responsible for bringing new capabilities to market.