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Gordon Center - 2019 Speaker Series - Presented by Rusty Sailors

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Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall (basement) - University of California, San Diego

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The Gordon Center Leading Technology Speaker Series brings together next-generation engineering leaders with industry leaders. As we enter a new era of big data and digital information, the future of an organization depends on effective leadership for the development of new products, engaging teams, and fostering growth. This speaker series allows experienced and proven leaders to share what it takes to make an organization, technology, and innovation thrive. This speaker series is designed to equip tomorrow’s leaders with the skills and perspectives needed to lead in today’s dynamic environment.

The topic for the January 17 session is entrepreneurship and starting small companies presented by Rusty Sailors.

Mr. Sailors currently serves as Chairman/CEO of SSO, where he is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of an emerging commercial cybersecurity company offering worldclass enterprise solutions for larger companies and providing solid security at an affordable price for SMBs. SSO culture fully supports community involvement and support to warfighters and veterans. He also serves as Chairman of Protecting Tomorrow 501(c)3, for which he is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of a quickly growing non-profit focused on securing, protecting, and educating students in schools, women online, SMBs, emergency response organizations, and transitioning veterans to successful civilian careers. Protecting Tomorrow also helps to drive security into emerging technologies from the ground up.

Mr. Sailors has excelled in the Defense and Intelligence industries for 43 years. He served in the United States Air Force by launching and supporting special mission spacecraft. He was a technical advisor for the government and represented the United States in countries around the world. Mr. Sailors is a Fellow at the Gordon Engineering Leadership Center within the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering, and serves on the Engineering Advisory Panel to students and faculty. He is on the founding board of CASTER, a UCSD center that leverages the Internet of Things (IoT), advanced research, and new technologies to assist the emergency response community.

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