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Nov 30, 2015, 15:33 ET from ProfNet

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area.

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  • How to Achieve Entrepreneurial Success
  • Adopting a Data-Centric Approach in the Digital Age
  • Online Security: Keeping Your Data Safe
  • Rising Uses, and Risks, of Drones in Business


  • Homepage Editor – Boston Globe Media (MA)
  • News Production Assistant – KVAL-TV (OR)
  • Newscast Director – WGME-TV (ME)


  • 7 Ways to Develop Relevant and Interesting Blog Topics
  • Media 411: Fact-Checking Your Work
  • Upcoming Twitter Q&A: Understanding Middlemen in Media


How to Achieve Entrepreneurial Success
Angelo A. Camillo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Strategic Management
Woodbury University School of Business
"To be an entrepreneur, you must love what you do. Whether it is your job, hobby or a passion, you must do it strategically (long-term) and do it with enthusiasm to overcome any obstacles. Develop 'distinctive competencies' using resources and capabilities no one else has, no one can do, no one can duplicate and very few can imitate. And remember these three words: Never be afraid. Entrepreneurial success is best achieved if you stay ahead of changes and be first mover. Instead of following a trend, create one. This quote from Albert Einstein has helped me achieve my goals, and perhaps it can do the same for others as well: 'Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.' If you wish to be a successful entrepreneur, pursue your dream, never be afraid, and bypass the mediocre-minded opposition because, in his/her mind, criticism is the only form of success, instead of appreciating what others strive to do."
Professor Camillo teaches courses in strategy and business policy, management consulting, global enterprise management, fundamentals of enterprise management, and business development. He is also visiting professor at various institutions in Europe and China, where he teaches global entrepreneurship and international management. He conducts research in the areas of competitive advantage, international management, entrepreneurship management, strategic marketing and innovation, wine business, hospitality and tourism management. His international industry experience as an expatriate executive spans over 35 years in 10 countries and four continents. He received an associate degree in accounting and hospitality management from the Italian State School in Sorrento, Italy, and an undergraduate degree in hospitality business economics from the School of Hotel Economics in Heidelberg, Germany. He holds an MBA degree from San Francisco State University and a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University. He also received diplomas in executive management development from Cornell University.
Contact: Ken Greenberg,

Adopting a Data-Centric Approach in the Digital Age
Justhy Deva Prasad
Chief Data Partner
Claritysquare Technology
"Enterprises need to adopt a data-centric approach towards their journey into the digital age. The age of big data warrants a fundamental shift in the way that organisations manage their data. Data is now an asset, and organisations need to learn how to manage their data as a 'true asset.' New organizational skills and tools are required to leverage the technologies available in the marketplace, which is, quite frankly, vast and complex to tread. However, adopting a 'person-centric' view can help prepare enterprises adopt a data-centric culture, which is so key to winning in the digital age. Prepare for the age of big data, know what to do and choose to do it right, whilst creating true and lasting enterprise value."
Prasad is available to discuss topics related to enterprise data, big data, data management, and more. An expert practitioner with clients in more than 15 countries, he is currently authoring "Billion Dollar Byte," about the pursuit of data as an asset.

Online Security: Keeping Your Data Safe
Dr. Kenneth L Williams
Cyber Security Expert/Professor
DeVry University College of Engineering & Information Sciences
"In today's e-commerce-driven economy, the regular Internet user often assumes a high level of risk during cyberactivities. New and seasoned travelers and Internet shoppers alike need to take a step back and notice the new opportunities cybercriminals now have to steal their data."
A 24-year veteran of the U.S. Army, Williams was an IT officer and member of the 82nd Airborne Division. Upon retiring from the military, he opened an IT consultancy serving local businesses and the federal government. He subsequently joined the U.S. government as a civilian specializing in IT and cybersecurity. A member of the Project Management Institute and of (ISC)2 -- the official organization maintaining and administering the Certified Information Systems Security Professional exam -- Williams recently presented his paper, "Management Wake-up and Govern: The Era of the Cyber Security Governance," at the 2014 Annual Global Online Conference on Information and Computer Technology, sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Williams holds a bachelor of business administration degree from Campbell University, and earned both a master's degree (in information technology and security, with distinction) and a Ph.D. (in information technology, with a specialization in information assurance and security) from Capella University. Professional certifications and training include CISSP, CISCO Network+, CompTIA Security+, EnCase Forensic investigation, ITILv3 and U.S. Department of Defense Systems Engineering – intelligence systems.
Contact: Colleen Coors,

Rising Uses, and Risks, of Drones in Business
John Fry
Partner, Technology, Intellectual Property Litigation and Drone Practice Groups
Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or UASs) offer tremendous potential in technology, insurance, real estate, agriculture, public safety, disaster response, photography, news, entertainment and other industries. But people and companies using them may not realize that in some cases they are breaking the law. Says Fry: "I'd compare it to the 'Wild West' days of the Internet, when people built businesses faster than the law could keep pace. Anyone can buy a drone, but they may have no idea of the legal challenges they could face, or create for others."
Fry co-founded MMM's new Drone/UAV practice, and chairs MMM's IP Litigation practice. He has been a guest on WABE public radio's "On Second Thought," has been quoted several times in Law360, and has had columns published in a number of media outlets.
Contact: Terri Thornton,



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