Wayne Presby is a serial entrepreneur who has been involved in a large number of businesses throughout his career. Mr. Presby was born and raised in New Hampshire, spending much of his time on the family farm. He obtained his Juris Doctorate in 1982 from the University of New Hampshire School of Law. During the last 32 years he has owned and operated the Mount Washington Railway Company (www.thecog.com) , the oldest mountain climbing train in the world. Mount Washington Railway Company designs and builds its own rolling stock and during the past few years succeeded in replacing its fleet of steam locomotives with diesel locomotives powered with B20.
For over 15 years, Mr. Presby, owned and operated the Mount Washington Hotel and Resort (www.mtwashington.com). The resort was the site of the International Monetary Conference in 1944 also known as The Bretton Woods Conference. During his ownership of the resort Mr. Presby was responsible for a number of acquisitions resulting in the resort becoming the largest resort in the Northeast. Mr. Presby and his team were responsible for the restoration of the resort and converting it into a year round operation.
In 2008, Mr. Presby started White Mountain Biodiesel, LLC (www.whitemountainbiodiesel.com). White Mountain is currently the largest biodiesel production facility in the Northeast. He has been active in securing political support for the NBB’s goals and program initiatives.
In 2014, Mr. Presby was appointed Chairman of Snoopwall, Inc (www.snoopwall.com), a counterveillance company with a unique and patent pending software capable of securing data and preventing eavesdropping on electronic devices.
W. Brian Harrigan
W. Brian Harrigan, a 39-year, career, entrepreneur focused on the insurance and employee benefits segment, is currently disrupting traditional, analog, insurance underwriting and distribution models with host of digital solutions. Mr. Harrigan is Founder, President and CEO of GBO/Insur IQ (www.insuriq.com). GBO focuses on the digital distribution of insurance products and “transformation through automation” of the insurance carrier/underwriter marketplace, deploying intelligent work flow software combining automated, straight through processing for all policy, premium and commission administration.
A sustainable, digital insurer can improve operating margins by 50%. GBO has pioneered the digital migration of consumer insurance purchasing with the InsurStore®, a turn-key, web-based, insurance agency platform that may be white-labeled as an extension of traditional products distributed by independent and captive insurance agents, insurance carriers, associations, affinity groups, financial institutions, etc. The InsurStore® deploys GBO’s proprietary software providing for a real-time, multi-product, multi-carrier, purchase and delivery experience with the capacity to offer products in any combination across the Life, A&H and P&C continuum for both personal lines and small business commercial clients.
The InsurStore® reflects the shift toward a digital marketplace for consumer purchasing of insurance and personal protection products.
Prior to establishing GBO, Mr. Harrigan founded ZON Re – USA, a specialty accident reinsurance underwriter. He was previously President, CEO and Director of NYSE listed: United Insurance Company, Inc. (UCI, now HealthMarkets), a financial services holding company.
Mr. Harrigan is a cum laude graduate of Harvard College with a major in economics
Michael J Daugherty is Founder, President & CEO of LabMD, a cancer detection laboratory based in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as the author of the book The Devil Inside the Beltway, The Shocking Expose of the US Government’s Surveillance and Overreach into Cybersecurity, Medicine and Small Business.
Mike will rivet you about his blood in the water battle with the Federal Trade Commission over their unconscionable and relentless investigation into LabMD’s data security practices. This is an insiders look at how agencies grab for power by exploiting the small and weak to control the big and powerful. You will hear about Mike’s shrewd investigation of the investigator (FTC). This resulted in a House Oversight investigation, a stinging Congressional report about the FTC’s behavior, and criminal immunity from the Justice Department for a whistleblower. Mike exposes the real time maneuvers of government lawyers who are accustomed to no one looking.
Because of his work, Mike has testified before the House of Representatives House Oversight Committee, made speaking appearances discussing his battle and also covered in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, and countless radio stations.
He regularly keynotes in front of healthcare, law, business and technology audience educating them on what to expect when the Federal Government investigates you. He holds a BA in Economics from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, regularly blogs at MichaelJDaugherty.com and is a Senior Writer for Cyber Defense Magazine and sits on the board of Snoopwall, a privacy company based in Nashua, New Hampshire. He is also a pilot and resides in Atlanta, Georgia.
Advisor, Chief Security Architect, Microsoft
Tom Sullivan has worked with Microsoft New England since 1994 and has been in the software industry for >28 years. At Microsoft, he has designed security infrastructure, addressed issues such as secure systems management in high-security DMZ environments, identity management, authorization systems and much more. His upcoming focus is information rights management.