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An Interesting Role Transition For Me…

I don’t write a lot about what I do for my day job/paycheck.  There are lots of reasons for that, but sometimes the Universe shakes things up a bit and this is one of those times.

I came on board as the Chief Architect of Security Innovation at Unisys eight months ago.  With the intriguing title came some really interesting opportunities to branch into areas that I didn’t have a lot of direct experience with while also maintaining a role of evangelist and sometimes-spokeshole.

I’ve been involved in areas of converged security with large sensor networks, issues of (inter)national security, public sector engagements and all sorts of mind-blowing non-classified military and federal activities.  It’s a whole other world. 

Floating about global business units is entertaining and stimulating, but at times a bit overwhelming and less mission-oriented than I am used to.  It’s cool to exercise strategy muscles in tactical maneuvers but I’m technically a start-up/turnaround guy who likes focused and goal-oriented challenges.

Last week I got an opportunity to do just that — work my strategy/futurist muscles — with a really refined focus by moving over into our S&T (Systems and Technology) division as the Chief Security Architect headed up by ex-HP exec Rich Marcello who is the corporate SVP and President of the S&T division. Rich is a very cool guy — he’s a Mac nut, iPhone owner and musician.  He definitely thinks outside of the box.

I’m tasked with crafting a comprehensive security strategy across all the S&T product, solution and services portfolios and aligning that with the rest of our strategic security initiatives across the company.

So besides working for a very cool guy and with an excellent team, this is really interesting to me because S&T is focused on the delivery of Real Time Infrastructure (RTI) solutions and services which are functionally based upon virtualization technologies and all the interesting things that go along with that.

I’m excited about this because (as if you can’t tell) I am rather interested in virtualization and security so now I get to put those two things together not only here, but as my day job, too. 

So, for those of you who were confused/wondering about what I actually *do* besides blogging, now you know!

OK, back to our regularly-scheduled programming…


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  1. March 25th, 2008 at 10:33 | #1


  2. March 25th, 2008 at 10:34 | #2

    Cool news, Hoff. Good for you!

  3. March 25th, 2008 at 11:43 | #3

    Congratulations! It sounds like a great gig, good luck with it.

  4. March 25th, 2008 at 13:11 | #4

    How cool! Congrats on the new role!

  5. March 25th, 2008 at 19:48 | #5

    All this time I thought you subsisted on tweets, blogs, and shrimp gumbo. I'm so disappointed.

  6. March 26th, 2008 at 08:13 | #6

    Clearly another manifestation of a personality disorder. The disgruntled engineers Joy Luck Club strikes again. Good luck to you brave Sir Hoff.

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