Home: Greater Chicago. Age: Youthful. Birthplace: Chicago. Profession: Security, wireless, smart technologies. Organization: V10 Smart Technologies. Title: Managing Director. Alma mater: Northern Illinois University. Languages spoken: English. Nature of your professional activity: International business. How do you feel about international business? I have worked with people from around the globe with whom I continue to enjoy lifelong friendships.
Current project: 5G Infrastructure Review. Recent recognition: Led successful deployment of integrated systems that automatically scan roads and read license plate numbers in both Arabic and English. Recent professional development: Infragard Global Cyber War and U.S. Critical Infrastructure. Hobbies: Hiking, skiing, swimming, music, history. Recent travel or adventure: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, China. Last book read: Washington: A Life, by Ron Chernow. The Bible, The Quran. I guess I like lite reading! Object of your curiosity: Learning from history.
Personality profile: Determined, fun loving. What is your greatest joy? Time with great friends and family. What natural talent have you neglected? Fictional writer. What occupation, other than your own, do you most admire? Improv comedy. What ingredient is essential to your perfect vacation? Beauty. What is your go-to workout? Swimming.
Who has had the greatest influence on your life? My mother. What is the best advice you received growing up? Say thank you. What is the best advice you received in your career? Decide what you love and go for it. What is your favorite app? Google Maps. What is your go-to source of creative inspiration? The dreaming just before I wake up. What company or organization do you most admire? Law Enforcement. What words do you try to incorporate in daily conversation? Thank you.
What is your big idea? Using nature as examples for innovative cyber security. What change would you like to see in the world? Understanding the U.S. constitution. What message do you want to send out into the world? I may not agree with what you say, but I believe in your freedom to express it. What common practice do you reject? Censorship. What mega-trend most concerns you? Robotics replacing workers. What personal freedom is most important to you? To create and express oneself.
What title would you choose for the movie about your life? One Heck of a Ride. What actor would you choose to play you in the movie about your life? Will Ferrell, sharing so many activities! What object would you save first from your burning home? The suitcase my parents used when immigrating to the U.S. How would you choose to spend tomorrow, if you knew it was your last day on earth? Being with my friends and family, sharing our life stories. What advice would you give your younger self? Do what inspires you. What period in your life would you do differently if you could? None. They all are important, good and bad.
Personal mission: Live and love life. Personal motto: Floor it! Favorite quote: "He’ll regret it to his dying day, if ever he lives that long" (The Quiet Man). Desired epitaph: He went for it. Regrets: None!!