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October 26, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Pacific Beach Hotel - 3rd floor
2490 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815
$20.00 Lunch and free parking
Linda Collard, Executive Director

sudesh_kumar_headshot11-2014Sudesh Kumar has more than 25 years of IT, mobility, security, networking and Cloud computing and Project Management experience. Mr. Kumar has successfully delivered global multi-million dollar heterogeneous networking projects and transformational cloud services projects. He is the founder and CEO of KAPALYA Inc., a technology startup, focused on providing end-to-end encryption of unstructured data on mobile devices, laptops, desktops, corporate servers and cloud servers. ■ Sudesh received an honors degree in Electronics engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). He also completed and MBA program for corporations at the University of California, Los Angeles. ■ Mr. Kumar currently services as a technical consultant to the Chief Information Officer of Hawaii reporting into the Governor of Hawaii. In this capacity, he is leading the build out of Hawaii’s first private Cloud infrastructure serving Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and working with Hawaiian Telcom to land the fastest high-speed fiber optic cable between Asia and USA into Hawaii. ■ Mr. Kumar held senior management positions at Fortune 1000 companies before starting an IT Solutions company providing Wired/Wireless Networking, Data Centers, Server/Storage design and implementation, and Network Security services. Mr. Kumar co-founded a cleantech startup and developed innovative (Patent Pending) technology to remotely manage and maximize power output of solar arrays. ■ Sudesh is also developing an innovative solution to make mobile devices (phones and tablets) more secure when they transmit data from these devices. This solution will be the first of its kind in the market and he is working with the leading Silicon Valley firewall, security and encryption companies. ■ Mr. Kumar is a Subject Matter Expert with specialties in Wireless networking supporting voice, video and data applications, Unified Collaboration, Cyber and Data Center Security, Mobility(BYOD), Virtualized Data Centers, WAN - MPLS services, Software Defined Networks - L2/L3 and L4-L7, IaaS, SaaS, Hyervisor, Server/Desktop Virtualization, Network Optimization and Management, Multi-Tenant Cloud environments. He chaired a panel of CIOs at Hawaiian Telcom university (one of the largest technology shows in Hawaii) and has been a panel speaker at many technology conferences. ■ Mr. Kumar’s relevant experience includes the following: – As a Solutions Engineering Director at a major Telcom Carrier, took over, recruited and re-built a team of 17 Networking Engineers in different disciplines ranging from Data, Voice, Managed services LAN/WAN/WLAN/VoIP and Network/Server/Application security and transformed group from a Sales Engineering silo based department to a multidisciplinary Solutions Engineering department – Founded eWatz Inc., a clean-tech company focused on developing a next generation intelligent SMART chip which will instill intelligence within dumb solar panels and maximize efficiency for energy generating companies (solar, wind, nuclear, hydro, fossil, bio-chemicals). The entire solution uses a services oriented architecture on a software as a services (SAAS) platform. Designed end-to-end networking architecture for data collection, aggregation, transmission, delivery and storage solution. Filed a patent for hardware device which is controlled and managed through a cloud based software application. Raised series "A" $1.5M funding from Angel investors and filed a patent for complete system. – As the VP of Networking Services for a consulting and engineering services firm, delivered wireless networks for Sun Microsystems campuses world-wide. This project was performed in partnership with Pronto Networks and included campuses in USA, Canada, Japan, England, Scotland, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand. The entire solution was delivered on a Infrastructure as a service (IAAS) model