Adam Bennet

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Jan 22, 2024
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Hello everyone! I'm new to CompTIA as of December. I'm looking forward to attending the events, getting to know members, and helping out the community CompTIA has worked hard to foster.

I've been a cybersecurity professional for 20+ years, working in both private and public sectors. If anyone is interested to chat on any cyber topic, feel free to hit me up!

Cheers!

-Adam
 
Hi Everyone. I got a bit confused and think I have introduced myself in a few places already here :) but better more than less I guess.
I have been working in IT for more than 20 years and for the last 14 dealing mainly with Data Protection, Backup and Replication. I have worn many hats and now am Community Manager at Object First . Apart from Data Protection I am very interested in Kubernetes. Finding these forums very informational and useful. I will be attending the Community Event in Chicago in March and hope to meet as many of you in person as possible. Cheers Geoff
 
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Estelle Johannes
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Hi Geoff, Sam and I will be there and we would love to get any input from you as we are starting these discussions. See you in Chicago!

Sielecas Sharpe

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Jan 31, 2024
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Hello everyone,
My name is Sielecas (Suh-lee-kiss) and I'm super excited to be here and to participate. I am from Orlando Florida, and what brings me here is wanting to participate and give back to my local community by helping to show disadvantaged kids future opportunities in the tech field. I currently hold Net+ Sec+ and in a few short days (CYSA+) will be next on my list of achievements! I have been working in the DoD industry for the last 8 or so years doing software / hardware Integration and Test and I am trying to land my very first cybersecurity role. I took a leap of faith and decided to not renew my contract this January in hopes of landing my first cybersecurity analyst position.

Lets see...an interesting fact about me...In my spare time, I like to play the drums and I dabble in the realm of 3D printing (Bambu Lab X1-Carbon).

I'm happy to get involved in any way that I can as I am soaking up tons of information in this exciting new field for me.
 

Nilesh Kulkarni

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Feb 4, 2024
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Hello Everyone,

Myself Nilesh Kulkarni and I am new to the CompTIA, although I have heard about this community and in fact I was invited to speak about the LCAP and Hyper Automation in 2023, unfortunately I was travelling back then and was not able to be a speaker. I have been actively involved in the Technology industry for 23+ years, gaining comprehensive experience and a deep understanding of the latest developments and trends. My passion for Innovation, Emerging technology, Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Design Thinking has driven me to actively participate in several events, conferences, and projects, enabling me to stay at the forefront of advancements in the field. I have many review and research papers to my credit since 2019.

Throughout my career, I have developed a keen eye for detail, strong analytical skills, and the ability to assess projects objectively and fairly. I have had the privilege of serving on internal Fortune Brand’s panels before, where my evaluations have been appreciated for their thoroughness and insightful feedback.

Recognized for leadership skills and technical acumen, I have received numerous accolades, including prestigious leadership awards and commendations for innovative solutions. My proactive involvement in integrating advanced technologies and leading cross-functional teams has been instrumental in shaping the future of the organizations I have worked with.

Outside of work, I engage in mentoring students, helping technology enthusiasts, contribute on various journals and most importantly researching for improving business with technical advancement. As a mentor leading an Internship Program, I have guided many interns and junior developer and aspiring leaders empowering them to innovate in areas such as .NET development, business process analysis, and modern technology frameworks.

My objective of joining this community is to learn from my peers within the CompTIA, looking fwd to virtually meet and discuss impact of technology !

Nilesh Kulkarni
[email protected]/[email protected]
 
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Ashu Pande

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Feb 1, 2024
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Hello everyone, I am Ashutosh Pande but I go by my truncated first name, Ashu. I am based in Sunnyvale, California, USA and run my own advisory company, DAY Advisors, where I help companies find their product market fit, identify their target market, and position their product for success.

As a serial techno-entrepreneur, I have initiated or been involved with 9 startups; 2 are in their growth phase, 3 were acquired, 1 pivoted, and 1 closed and 2 that went public in Nasdaq. I am a keen thinker and visionary in the technology space, specializing in market creation for new technology, story telling and evangelizing new products. I bring rich global perspective in Blockchain, IoT, Mobile Telephony, location technology, MedTech and FinTech sectors.

I singularly or jointly hold over 70 issued or applied patents in area of mobile telephony, location and payments. One patent is a fundamental patent on integrating GPS into mobile phones and is referenced in many citations. It has been cross licensed by every leading mobile chipest and handset makers.

With over 3 decades in the industry, I have been fortunate to have worked in many global firsts. From the first cellular modem that went inside an IBM laptop developed for Sears field service team in the early 1990's, to the first handheld computer from Compaq (iPAQ) in 1994, the first GPS enabled mobile phone from Benafone in 2001, all the way to the world's first stable coin (PaySe) with approval from the regulatory authority in 2016.

I'm here to share my learings with members, learn from the community, and build meaningful connections.
 
Sam Ross
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Welcome @Ashu Pande ! When I was in high school, I sooooo wanted an iPAQ! I eventually got a 2210 and then a 4700. Wish I had kept a hold of them!