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New Leaders - September 2012

Posted By Lyndsey Zajac, Sunday, August 26, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
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Ron Cornwell
Team Lead  CIT Data Center Automation & Enterprise
Data Center Automation
Special Interest Group

Ron Cornwell has spent 15 years with a Fortune 20 Company.  He has had several roles including UNIX System Administrator, Technical Project Manager for Data Center Consolidation, and Team Lead Data Center Automation. Ron is a member of HP BSA Customer Advisory Board (2009-present) and has been a presenter at HP Discover for the last 2 years.
A US Army Veteran who recently relocated from Atlanta, Georgia to Dubuque, IA.  He enjoys outdoor activities with two red-headed boys and his beautiful wife.

 Robert Linton
V.P. Application Lifecycle Management
Cortech Inc.
Testing, Quality and ALM
Special Interest Group Leader

Robert L. Linton is a recognized leader in the HP ALM marketplace. He has been with his present HP software partner firm for over 15 years and he has over 30 years’ experience in IT.
Robert currently resides in Florida, though he spends a good portion of his time in the N. Virginia area supporting the implementation of the HP ALM solutions with Federal and Commercial clients. He has been an active member of several Mercury User Groups over the past 15 years. He has been a member of Vivit for the past six years.
Robert is an HP Accredited Systems Engineer (ASE) in the HP (Mercury) testing tools and has been working in software QA and using these tools since 1997. Robert is also an HP Certified Instructor in those tool sets. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Long Island, NY. Robert’s hobbies include boating, scuba diving, snow skiing, collecting coins, and playing various other sports; he has been an active leader in the Boy Scouts of America for over 10 years.

Jim Murphy
CompuCom Systems Inc.
Vivit Board of DIrectors
Special Interest Group Leader

Jim Murphy leads the strategy for Data Center and Cloud Infrastructure Computing at CompuCom Systems Inc. Jim works with data center service lines from Hardware and Software reseller, through managed services and support. As a Consultant he has traveled and worked extensively with Fortune 500 companies and Government. A central focus in his career has been in the automation and integration of Data Center IT Services.

Gideon Pridor
Director of Marketing
Perfecto Mobile
Special Interest Group Leader

Combining his experience and expertise in the areas of mobile quality, software testing and cloud computing, Gideon has been on the cutting edge of the rapidly evolving mobile quality management space over the past years.  As Vice President of Marketing at Perfecto Mobile, Gideon has assisted leading enterprises in the planning and deployment of their mobile quality strategies.  In charge of managing the company's partner relations, Gideon has successfully collaborated with leading software suppliers and integrators (e.g. HP, IBM, Accenture) in creating enterprise-ready mobility testing and monitoring solutions as well as methodologies and best practices for their customers.  This real-world market experience has enabled Gideon to gain unique insight and understanding of the myriad challenges facing enterprises going mobile.
Gideon is a frequent speaker at industry events and seminars and has published several articles on best practices in mobile testing. Prior to Perfecto Mobile, he served in various management positions for a number of leading brands and startups.

Damian Versaci
Software Testing Consultant
SMS Management & Technology
Testing, Quality, and ALM
Special Interest Group Leader

Damian Versaci is a software testing consultant with 9 years of experience specializing in test management, performance testing and test automation of large scale enterprise projects and smaller scale Scrum Agile projects. 
Amongst other technologies, he is familiar with HP Quality Center / ALM, HP Quick Test Professional, HP Loadrunner and is an HP Accredited Integration Specialist (AIS) in HP Performance Center 9.5.
Damian is Australian and lives in Melbourne, where he partakes in local activities such as watching Australian rules football games and enjoying coffee at local cafes.

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