Miratech M-Force New York 2016

September 15

Following the success of Miratech’s M-Force Partner Event held in Kyiv in June, this year’s second M-Force will take place on September 15 at the Penn Club of New York, located in midtown Manhattan. For North American Partners, this one-day event will start at 11 am to ensure guests traveling from nearby cities have plenty of time to arrive.

The agenda will include presentations by Miratech’s management team and Partners about a variety of hot topics: the company’s new branded services; key strategic outlooks on the cyber security practice area; a new strategic partnership between Miratech and Computer Aid, Inc. (CAI); Miratech’s Genesys practice; and many more. Partners will also exchange best practices; and participate in discussions, brainstorming meetings, idea sharing, networking, and Q&A sessions.

The working portion of the day will end at 5 pm. Partners may then participate in a grand M-Force dinner at one of New York’s first-class restaurants. The meal will provide a comfortable setting for celebrating the day’s progress and achievements.

Additional potential client activities may be planned for the 16th; watch this space for updates.




The M-Force New York 2016 event will take place in a formal working atmosphere in vibrant Manhattan. Afterward, participants will relax at a magnificent dinner at one of the city’s top restaurants.

Known as a cultural and financial world capital, Manhattan is home to Wall Street, the U.N. headquarters, and the New York Stock Exchange, as well as the headquarters of many leading corporations. Participants may wish to stay an extra day to take in some of the city’s most famous landmarks, including Times Square, Central Park, the Empire State Building, Chinatown, the Statue of Liberty, and Greenwich Village.


Valeriy Kutsyy, Chief Executive Officer, Miratech

Valeriy joined Miratech in 1998 as a software engineer and advanced through a range of positions with increasing responsibilities. He has served as CEO since January 1, 2008, and runs Miratech’s executive team.
He holds a Master of Science degree in applied mathematics with honors from Kyiv Taras Shevchenko University, and an Executive MBA from Kyiv Mohyla Business School. He was awarded the Order of St. Vladimir III Degree for exceptional executive skill. A pool of CEOs voted Valeriy the most successful CEO in the Ukrainian software industry in 2010 (Gvardiya rating).

Michael Smith, Chief Marketing Officer, Miratech

Michael is a proven innovator and leader, and his work concentrates on the branding and re-positioning of products and services in the high-tech, healthcare, financial services, retail, manufacturing, and child welfare/human services industries. His focus is on building Miratech’s market share through the use of long term strategic branding, supported by the company’s heritage, core strengths and international partner community.

As an expert in the field of interactive development, social media and web based marketing models he has developed on-line strategies for key brands such as Canon and ADP. He has served in various Board capacities at the World Presidents’ Organization (WPO). Michael is especially proud of this leadership of Stewards of Change™, a business with a social mission: to enable human service agencies to take social change to scale and improve the outcomes for the children and families they serve

Alan Sosa, US Principal to Miratech, Agile Defense Inc.

Alan Sosa has 20 years of experience supporting the United States Department of Defense (DoD) in the areas of Cyber Security, Information Technology, Engineering, and Program and Project Management.
Most recently he served as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA) and as a Program Manager providing IT services to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
International Information System Security Certification Consortium, Inc., (ISC)²
Project Management Institute (PMI)
Alan holds M.S. in Structural Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin and B.S., in Civil Engineering, University of Arizona.

Jorie Salyers Labonte, Operations Manager / Head, Cyber Operations, Praescient Analytics

Jorie is a customer facing product lead and embed to capture needs and to drive application enhancements, serviceability, and overall functionality to further business development on behalf of a multi-billion dollar company. As a lead on multiple independent multi-million dollar projects, Jorie utilizes team collaboration, project management, and communications expertise to ensure project successes and reinvestment of the platform. Jorie also implements and facilitates communications cross spectrums to expediently relay and triage customer needs of userability and development to engineering, support, and product management teams at large to increase marketability, R&D, and success of the product.
Various customers Jorie has supported in this role include: Criminal Investigative Task Force, Defensive Security Service, Army Cyber Command, Marine Forces Cyber Command, Pacific Command, NSA Kunia, USMC I MEF Afghanistan and garrison, Special Operations Command Pacific garrison and Joint Special Operations Task Force Philippines.

Dolly J. Krishnaswamy, Founder, Scrybersecurity

Dolly is the founder of Scrybersecurity, a company dedicated to crafting cybersecurity documentation and providing cybersecurity consulting for regulated and security-conscious entities. Her specialties include: audit and other compliance documentation, risk assessments, survey management, and comprehensive and customized policy sets. Her unique skill set gives her a holistic perspective that allows for an efficient and thorough project delivery.
Prior to founding Scrybersecurity in 2016, Dolly has worked in the legal field, as a journalist, as a project manager, and as a global IP strategist and security coordinator of a large managed service provider. She is a meticulous resource with experience with both the legal and operational aspects of cybersecurity, and has demonstrated excellent writing abilities, as evidenced by her multiple national publications and various speaking engagements.

Adam Bennett, Vice President, Cloudburst Security

Mr. Bennett has over sixteen years of cybersecurity experience. Adam has focused on securing both government and commercial infrastructures, and has broad experience across security disciplines. He has over eleven years of experience dealing with Advanced Persistent Threats (APT), and has deep operational knowledge of attacker tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) and tradecraft.
Adam has assisted numerous organizations with establishing a Cyber Security program, from writing foundational strategy documents, standard operating procedures, and guidelines, to providing key services such as: incident response, vulnerability assessment, security engineering, security architecture design/re-design, application security audits, security product evaluation, and training & mentoring security team members.
Mr. Bennett founded Cloudburst Security in late 2006, and along with Cloudburst president Andrea Suzara Bennett has grown it into a leading provider of innovative Cyber Security services.

Joe Hessmiller, eMarketing Director, Computer Aid, Inc.

Over 25 years’ consulting and business development work with senior IT executives in Fortune 500 and large public sector agencies.
Closed several multi-year, multi-million dollar software application outsourcing engagements in the insurance, transportation, manufacturing and utility industries.
P&L management responsibility for 100 person business units.
Created marketing department of $300MM IT consulting services company.
Excellent working relationships with senior executives, colleagues and staff.
Specialties: Program Management, Outsourcing, Management, Project Management, Business Analysis, Leadership, IT Management, Software Development, Business Intelligence.

James Brann, Director, Genesys Professional Services, Miratech

James has been working for the American telecommunication corporation Verizon Business, Inc. (MCI) for 25 years in various managing positions in Sales, Marketing, Engineering. Furthermore, James is an Executive Management Consultant for Small and Medium sized business, as well as the public sector, he has been actively volunteering.
He is a director of new Miratech initiative to provide professional services to clients who have or will implement Genesys contact center environment. Services include Managed through staff augmentation as well as full suite of contact center technology solutions and IT Professional Services (software R&D, integration, server management and more).

Brien Biondi, Chief Financial Officer, Miratech

Brien is an innovative leader with broad-based experience in finance, operations, business management, governance and entrepreneurship. Brien has more than 25 years of business management experience, with the past 12 serving in the capacities of CEO, Executive Director, and President. He has served as the Director of Finance & Administration at the World Presidents’ Organization (WPO), responsible for all fiscal and investment activities for this international organization.
Brien is Certified Public Account; his education includes a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from The American University, and a MBA from the College of William and Mary, with a concentration in business management.