Technology Experts


Mike Benkovich on MS Enterprise Architecture ERP

Mike BenkovichAre you looking to increase volume output or productivity with fewer people? Do you need to reduce spending on your technology infrastructure? Getting countless requests to improve accessibility? Mike Benkovich, Regent’s Subject Matter Expert on Systems Architecture specifically Enterprise Resource Planning has the forecast— Cloud Computing!

Mike has 25+ years of software industry experience. He’s held a variety of roles serving in technical, management and consulting capacities. His most recent was that of a Public Cloud evangelist for Microsoft leading their efforts to strategize and execute plans to drive adoption of their Azure Platform.
Wearing his technical consultant’s hat, Mike has delivered mission critical applications on tight schedules for international and small, local companies. He is experienced with a variety of programming languages, frameworks and architectures. He has over 15 years of experience with Retail Systems including Distribution, POS, Pricing, Inventory Management, Customer Capture and eCommerce.

Some of Mike’s accolades include: Designing and implementing a database replication systems to support a POS System used by 900+ stores for a major multinational consumer electronics retailer. He also designed and implemented an application security system to manage Authentication, Authorization and Access to Corporate Resources.

His charisma and passion has enabled him to be a featured speaker at conferences and events around the world helping thousands of developers explore what’s possible with the latest technologies and tools. Areas of his expertise include: Linq, SharePoint, WCF, Data Services, XAML, Silverlight, Windows, Azure and SQL Server.
Pop on the web to tap into his blog, or check out his books published by WROX Press, APress and Wiley Books. Better yet, meet him in person for a one hour free consultation as Regent’s SME on Cloud Computing!


Craig Zachman on IT Auditing, Security & Risk Mitigation

Craig ZachmanAre the threats of security breaches keep you awake at night? Need to provide more confidence to your vendors and customers with regard to their data privacy and your information systems security? Are increasing industry regulations demanding both more experience to manage and time to comply? When was the last time you reviewed your security policies?

Regent’s SME on Security, Craig Zachman is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and Certified Information Systems Auditor. Craig has mitigated risk and resolved security issues for top Financial, Healthcare & Retail organizations and has conducted Payment Card Industry and Heath Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliance audits and reviews.

He is experienced in managing Enterprise and local initiatives using a holistic approach leveraging “OCTAVE” and “FAIR” Risk frameworks to insure affective IT risk and compliance. Craig’s successful Security leadership on programs and projects have significantly reduced the financial and legal risk to the company’s information. He has developed and implemented secure infrastructures that successfully protect information while enhancing business performance.

As a continuous learner, Craig is currently awaiting the official acknowledgement of attaining his Certified Information Security Management certification.

From Planning to Program Management to Business Continuity including P & L
responsibility, Craig Zachman is upper-management’s hidden treasure in keeping
their organization’s information secure.