Speaker Bios

Thomas Dover

Attorney At Law
Nossaman LLP

Thomas Dover provides cutting-edge legal strategies in all areas of IP, including trade secret litigation, technology licensing, and trademark protections.  Thomas also counsels clients regarding privacy, cybersecurity and data protection.  He has broad US and international experience representing private and public entities in complex software and platform licensing, intellectual property litigation and privacy/data security counseling.  These engagements often involve utilities, healthcare, public retirement associations and transportation infrastructure transactions and issues that apply best-practices to shifting guidelines.  Thomas is Chair of Nossaman’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and Co-chair of Nossaman’s Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Protection Group.

Kenneth T. Sullivan, PhD, MBA

Professor, Director Simplar Institute
School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Arizona State University

Dr. Kenneth Sullivan is a Professor in the Ira A. Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University.  He specializes in organizational transformation, change and technology adoption, procurement and solicitations, best value contracting, expertise-driven project delivery, performance measurement, risk management, and accountability systems.  His research processes have generated over $12 Million in research funding and have been implemented in the IT services, business services, and the built environment on projects and initiatives valued at over $6 Billion.  He has led efforts in networking systems, COTS and custom software, financial management, media rights, travel management, communication systems, dining, health insurance, document management, facility systems, portfolio and project management, etc. 

Grant Schaffer

IT Professional

An IT professional that has 30 years of experience in information technology and 7 years project management experience. Mr. Schaffer attained a Master’s certificate in Project Management while he developed, implemented and upgraded databases, applications and infrastructure. He is experienced in development tools and methodologies and focused on business value. He has also preformed business analyst functions and has worked on multi-site projects all over the world – North America, Australia and Europe.

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