The ATA 2012 Conference in San Jose, CA

William Bell
Vice President, Solutions and Products

I just finished wrapping up all of the logistics for a trip I am making at the end of the month to beautiful San Jose, CA. I will be representing Chesapeake NetCraftsmen at the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) 2012 annual conference. A few years ago, a group of NetCraftsmen consultants had the ability to work with a large university healthcare system to design a solution for providing an end-to-end Cisco Telepresence solution.

This is where I developed an interest in healthcare and my interest in video conferencing was renewed. Prior to this project, I had a “hate hate” relationship with video. Telemedicine introduced to me a use case where real time video collaboration actually meant something. Playing a role in facilitating the reach of quality healthcare to more people in more places is a worthwhile effort. At NetCraftsmen, we care about the technology but when our efforts can elevate the technology to a nobler cause such as helping people, we fall over ourselves to build the best solution possible.

That is one of the reasons why NetCraftsmen added Cisco TelePresence to our Collaboration Practice and is also why I will be running around like a mad man at the ATA conference in San Jose. Well, I guess it isn’t the only reason I want to go to the ATA conference. The Great and Terrible Awesome Woz is going to be the keynote speaker. I love this guy!

So, if you are going to the ATA and wanted to meet up let me know! You can use the comments or look for me on twitter @ucguerrilla.

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Nick Kelly

Cybersecurity Engineer, Cisco

Nick has over 20 years of experience in Security Operations and Security Sales. He is an avid student of cybersecurity and regularly engages with the Infosec community at events like BSides, RVASec, Derbycon and more. The son of an FBI forensics director, Nick holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice and is one of Cisco’s Fire Jumper Elite members. When he’s not working, he writes cyberpunk and punches aliens on his Playstation.


Virgilio “BONG” dela Cruz Jr.

CCDP, CCNA V, CCNP, Cisco IPS Express Security for AM/EE
Field Solutions Architect, Tech Data

Virgilio “Bong” has sixteen years of professional experience in IT industry from academe, technical and customer support, pre-sales, post sales, project management, training and enablement. He has worked in Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as a member of the WAN and LAN Switching team. Bong now works for Tech Data as the Field Solutions Architect with a focus on Cisco Security and holds a few Cisco certifications including Fire Jumper Elite.


John Cavanaugh

CCIE #1066, CCDE #20070002, CCAr
Chief Technology Officer, Practice Lead Security Services, NetCraftsmen

John is our CTO and the practice lead for a talented team of consultants focused on designing and delivering scalable and secure infrastructure solutions to customers across multiple industry verticals and technologies. Previously he has held several positions including Executive Director/Chief Architect for Global Network Services at JPMorgan Chase. In that capacity, he led a team managing network architecture and services.  Prior to his role at JPMorgan Chase, John was a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco working across a number of verticals including Higher Education, Finance, Retail, Government, and Health Care.

He is an expert in working with groups to identify business needs, and align technology strategies to enable business strategies, building in agility and scalability to allow for future changes. John is experienced in the architecture and design of highly available, secure, network infrastructure and data centers, and has worked on projects worldwide. He has worked in both the business and regulatory environments for the design and deployment of complex IT infrastructures.