Dr. Petros Mouchtaris has over 20 years of experience in research and development, both as a technologist and a senior manager. He was named president of Perspecta Labs in 2016 and provides the vision and leadership for transformative applied research.
Prior to being appointed as president, he served vice president of applied research and played a key role in growing the organization and setting its strategic direction. In particular, he has led the entry into advanced security for wireless ad hoc networks; and served as principal investigator for various projects funded by two of the organization’s biggest customers, DARPA and Army CERDEC.
In previous roles he has been AVP of Telcordia Technologies' Network Systems Laboratory, Director of Oracle’s Product Development, and Technical Director at Pacific Bell (now AT&T).
Dr. Mouchtaris has been published extensively in the areas of wireless networks, cyber security, voice-over-IP, and smart grid security; and is co-author of the book “Security for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks.” He was elected a Telcordia Fellow in 2011, and has been named by Billing and OSS World as one of the “25 Most Influential People in Telecom Software.”
Dr. Mouchtaris holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and both a Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology, CA.
Katalin K. Bartfai-Walcott
Katalin leads the Ambient Science strategy and architecture team in Intel’s Data Center Software group. Her focus is on the development of self-forming, self-aware and responsive infrastructure as well as on-demand platform technologies. The goal of Ambient infrastructure is to orchestrate autonomic resources in a way that obfuscates the complexity of computing from the user while providing a consistent immersive experience.
Prior to Intel, Katalin worked with IBM for 22 years, as a Principal for IBM Global Services, where she led the development of IBM’s Linux strategy. She has over 30 years of industry experience, with datacenter architecture, multi-platform systems, including Power/RISC and Linux on Power, as well as cloud computing and executive level consulting. She published over 30 technical papers and several IBM Redbooks.
She has spoken at numerous seminars and conferences since 1995, holds 50 patents, and has received IBM’s Chairman’s Award for her work on building the Linux Services and Support strategy.
Roberta M. Ewart
Roberta Ewart is the Chief Scientist, Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles AFB (LAAFB), CA.
She is a distinguished graduate in physics from the United States Air Force Academy and earned the Air Force’s first ever Marshall Scholarship to Oxford University, United Kingdom. There she completed master’s degrees in Theoretical Physics and Philosophy of Science and crewed on two championship rowing teams. Attending night school, she completed a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Colorado focusing on electro-optics and satellite design.
She attended Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, earning the Degree of Engineer (DE) in Electrical Engineering in advanced low noise laser systems. Ms Ewart was competitively selected as the first chief scientist at SMC in 2006. In this role, she is the center’s principal scientific authority and supports the SMC Commander in assessments of advanced technology. Her primary duty is to advance the knowledge of emerging technologies for improving Air Force space capabilities.
Ms Ewart holds DAWIA Level 3 Certifications in: Program Manager (PM) and Systems Planning, Research and Development (SPRDE).