Cohesive CEO Patrick Kerpan Featured on Panel at TIA’s Network of the Future Conference

Cloud Network Security Expert Discusses IoT, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) at Telecom Industry Event

What: Panel “Cloud, Fog, Mist – What’s the Cybersecurity Forecast for IoT”
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

TIA’s Network of the Future Conference 2016
Renaissance Hotel Dallas
2222 N. Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75207

As IoT products and services become increasingly sophisticated and granular, access points for cybersecurity breaches multiply. Edge and perimeter systems are particularly vulnerable, as mobile security is still underdeveloped. This session will look at the policy standards recommended by the U.S. government through NIST and foreign governments; carrier protection policies and related liabilities; and U.S. and international enterprise best practices for securing cloud infrastructure.

Patrick Kerpan joins the panel as current CEO of Cohesive Networks. Panelists include Joe Albaugh,  Chief Security Officer at Vivint, Majid Bemanian Co-Chair, Security Working Group  at the  prpl Foundation,  Steve Johnson Senior Project Manager at HNTB Corporation, and moderated by Mischel Kwon, President/CEO
MKA Cyber. 



Mr. Kerpan has more than 20 years of software experience and is one of Cohesive Networks’ founders. Previously, he was the CTO of Borland Software Corp which he joined in 2000 through the acquisition of Bedouin, Inc., a company that he founded. Mr. Kerpan was also the VP and general manager of the Developer Services Platform group at Borland, where he was instrumental in leading the Borland acquisition of StarBase in 2003. Before founding Bedouin, Inc., Mr. Kerpan was a managing director responsible for derivatives technology at multiple global investment banks.
Patrick Kerpan is a recognized Cloud and networking thought leader. Along with the Cohesive Networks team, he regularly organizes and co-hosts CloudCamp events in Chicago and London. Mr. Kerpan recently spoke at the ACG investor forum, SDN Central Conference, Cloud Expo Europe, and Cloud Expo NY. He has contributed content published in Wired Innovation Insights, SDN Central, and IBM Partner World, as well several technical white papers and the eBook “Cloud Memoirs – Views from Above, Inside, and Below”


About TIA’s Network of the Future Conference: TIA 2016

TIA’s Network of the Future Conference is the leading annual conference focused on the full range of issues facing modern communications networks. Each year, TIA calls together leaders from across the communications ecosystem for a comprehensive look at the most important technology, business and public policy issues facing the information and communications technology (ICT) industry. TIA 2016: Network of the Future will highlight the most important tech trends of the day, while looking forward to the future of 5G and wireless communications, broadband development and capacity, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), network architecture, cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, and more. QuEST Forum and USTelecom have joined TIA as co-hosts of the Network of the Future Conference program. The 2016 event takes place June 6-9, in Dallas, Texas. Learn more at

By: Margaret Valtierra