Jun 11, 2015

"I am very excited about the 12th Annual Tennessee Digital Government Summit! The Summit is the premier event in Tennessee for bringing government leaders together to focus on how technology can help us address the challenge of improving the efficiencies of government services while improving services to our citizens. The Summit provides the ideal  forum for us to meet and discuss our common challenges, share best practices, network with our government and industry peers and have fun learning about new technologies and ideas. I encourage your attendance and look forward to seeing you there."   

- Mark Bengel, Chief Information Officer, State of Tennessee


Scott_Augenbaum_headshotScott Augenbaum

Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Special Agent (SA), Scott E. Augenbaum, of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), started his career with the FBI in the New York Field Office in 1988 as a support employee. In 1994 he became a Special Agent in 1994 and was assigned to the Syracuse, New York Office, where he worked domestic terrorism, white collar and hate crimes, and all computer crime investigations. In October 2003, he was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent at FBI Headquarters, Washington D.C in the Cyber Division, Cyber Crime Fraud Unit and was responsible for managing the FBI's Cyber Task Force Program and Intellectual Property Rights Program. In 2006, he was transferred to Nashville, TN and managed the FBI Memphis Division Computer Intrusion/Counterintelligence Squad in Nashville, TN. Over the past ten years, he provided hundreds of computer intrusion threat briefings with the goal of educating the community on emerging computer intrusion threats and how to not to be the victim of a data breach. SA Augenbaum obtained an MBA at American Sentinel University in Information Technology and a Masters Certificate in Information Security Management from Villanova University and holds numerous General Information Assurance Certifications.


Robert_Bibb_headshotRobert T. (Bob) Bibb

Executive Director, Middle TN Industrial Development Association (MDTIDA)

Bob Bibb is a lifelong resident of Springfield, Robertson County Tennessee. Bob is a 1975 graduate of Springfield High School and the University of Tennessee where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture in 1979. Bob managed the family farming operation from 1979 until 1988 in partnership with his dad. Their operation was approximately 1000 acres of corn, wheat, soybeans, tobacco and a small cattle herd. In 1989, Bob joined the Middle TN Industrial Development Association (MTIDA) and currently serves as the Executive Director. MTIDA is an economic development organization representing the electric power companies of Middle Tennessee and is responsible for recruiting manufacturing, warehouse distribution and corporate headquarters in the 38 county region. In 2006, Bob was elected to represent the 66th District (Robertson County) in the Tennessee House of Representatives and served in the 105th General Assembly.  Bob and his wife Kim have been married for 35 years and have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. They are active members of Cedar Hill Baptist Church where Bob serves as the Worship Leader.


John_Castellaw_headshotLt. Gen. John Castellaw, (Retired)

President and CEO, FarmSpace Systems

LtGen. John Castellaw, (Retired), President and CEO. John “Glad” Castellaw is the president of Farmspace Systems, LLC. Castellaw graduated from the University of Tennessee, Martin in 1972 with an Agriculture Degree and a commission in the United States Marine Corps. He served for 36 years around the world while flying more than two dozen types of aircraft.
He held several Marine commands, served with the United Nations during the siege of Sarajevo, lead a US joint force in the multi-national security operation in East Timor, and was the chief of staff for the United States Central Command at the height of the war in Iraq.  His last tours on active duty were in the Pentagon, where he was the deputy commandant of the USMC for Aviation and deputy commandant for Programs and Resources.
In 2008, he returned to his Tennessee farm, where he is affiliated with several national security advocacy groups, is a teaching fellow at UTM, serves on several boards, works with economic development groups, and runs a non-profit.


David_Dahle_headshotDavid Dahle

President & General Manager, NIC - Tennessee Information Division

David Dahle is the President and General Manager of NIC - Tennessee Information Division and oversees NIC’s partnership with the State of Tennessee. David has worked in the Internet arena for almost 17 years, focusing on eGovernment solution delivery for the past 10 years. David has managed teams and projects of varying sizes and has utilized an assortment of project management methodologies to deliver value for both the client and product users. David received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Vanderbilt University and a MBA-Technology Management from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT.  After an 8 year visit to Park City, UT, David moved back to Nashville in 2006 with his wife Gretchen and two daughters.



Keith Durbin

Chief Information Officer/Director of Information Technology, Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County

Keith Durbin is the Chief information Officer and Director of the Information Technology Services Department of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee. In addition to working with Mayor Karl Dean’s office to establish an Open Data executive order and open data program, his departmental achievements while in this role have included the construction of a new primary data center, the implementation of a comprehensive information security program, and a redesign of Previously, he held the elected office of 18th district councilman on the Metropolitan Council. He is a 1989 graduate of Emory University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a 2015 graduate of the master’s program for public service management at Cumberland University.


John_Finucane_headshotJohn Finucane

Product Manager, U.S. Cellular

John Finucane is Product Manager of anything as a Service (XaaS) at U.S. Cellular in Chicago, Illinois.  John has been with U.S. Cellular for the last 3 years and has served as a Product Manager in the Business, Government, and Consumer  channels.  John has an MBA from North Park University, and prior to U.S. Cellular, he has held roles in Pricing, FP&A, and Product Management.


 Ryan_Hughes_headshotRyan Hughes

Cloud Services Executive, Unisys

Ryan leads Unisys’ Cloud sales for North America and is responsible for developing strategy, sourcing, and selling both Unisys and 3rd party cloud services; including, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Salesforce, Google, and Verizon Terremark to both commercial and public sector markets.  In addition, he manages Unisys’ WSCA-NASPO Cloud Contract award and is deeply involved in helping customers architect and modernize their IT solutions.


Robert_Knight_headshotRobert Knight

Principal Architect – Security Consulting, AT&T

Robert Knight has 29 years of experience in information technology, risk management, and security services. 
He is an Encase Certified computer forensic Examiner, a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and a Certified Novell Netware Administrator. Robert is a licensed Private Detective in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Robert has volunteered as President of the National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance, and as President of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association, Pittsburgh Chapter.
Robert is currently a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, a member of Infragard, and the High Technology Crime Investigation Association.
Robert has been involved in over 400 computer crime & fraud cases, including racketeering, employee embezzlement, NASD stock broker customer theft, network intrusions, hacking incidents, counterfeit white plastic debit cards, child pornography, SPAM, phishing attacks, malicious code, check fraud, and money laundering.
Robert has extensive experience working with internal auditors, regulators, and coordinating governance of corporate security programs. Robert has managed, and participated in countless multi-million dollar projects and implementation teams.


James_Mackler_headshotJames E. Mackler

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC

James is the founder of the firm’s unmanned aerial systems (UAS) focus, the first of its kind in the region. James also practices in the areas of federal criminal defense, regulatory compliance and civil litigation, where he has 15 years of experience defending and prosecuting criminal cases at the state, federal and military level.  James also leads the firm’s veteran and military law efforts, helping former military members transition to the civilian sector and representing soldiers and officers in disciplinary hearings. This includes helping them develop entrepreneurial strategies as well as ensuring that veterans receive the services they need and deserve.
James has been quoted in several media outlets, including The Washington Post, National Defense Magazine, The Tennessean, NPR,, The Guardian and local television news affiliates, and most recently in articles regarding UAS. He lives in Nashville with his wife and their two children. In his free time, James enjoys running, flying and motorcycle riding.


Jim_Meskimen_HeadshotJim Meskimen

Master Impressionist and Communication Coach


A professional actor for over thirty years, Jim Ross Meskimen appeared in the films Apollo 13, The Grinch, Frost/Nixon, The Punisher, There Will Be Blood, and many others. Some of Meskimen’s TV credits include recurring roles on Parks & Recreation, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Friends, Whose Line is it, Anyway?, Lie to Me and Rules of Engagement. In 2011, the Australian Today Show dubbed Meskimen, “The World’s Greatest Impressionist.” His viral Shakespeare in Celebrity Voices has over a million views and subsequent viral videos have cemented him as a major YouTube talent. He can be seen currently in Impress Me, an original half-hour comedy that originated as a successful web series. Meskimen lives in Los Angeles with his actress wife, Tamara. Their daughter Taylor is also a performer. His mother is beloved actress Marion Ross, who played Mrs. C in the long-running ABC comedy Happy Days.


Robert_Myles_headshotRobert Myles, CISSP, CISM

National Practice Manager, State & Local Government, U.S. Programs and Alliances, Symantec

As an influential and highly accomplished thought leader for Symantec, Robert consults with IT professionals across the U.S., advising on strategies for Security Architecture, Technology, Information and Cyber Security in addition to infrastructure solutions to secure and manage their information, recognized for his ability to relate conceptually as well as technically. Over thirty year’s career experience supports his expertise in information technology, regulatory compliance, healthcare and public safety in a broad spectrum of industries. Robert is a retired commissioned officer from the U.S. Coast Guard, holds a BS degree in Business Management and Communications from Concordia University and certifications as both a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) and as a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).


Brian_Robertson_headshotBrian Robertson

Chief Information Officer, Rutherford County Government

Brian has served as the Rutherford County Government’s Chief Information Officer since its formation in 1996.  His responsibilities include oversight of the County’s Geographic Information Systems, government access channel programming, and provision of an enterprise-class data network.
Brian has lead a local UAV Consortium that is attempting to address jurisdictional coordination of UAV efforts with sensitivity to citizen, safety, and other concerns. Brian serves as Chair of Mind2Marketplace, and is a founding member of LOGITT (Local Government Information Technology in Tennessee). Brian recently organized a UAV event attended by over 100 participants, and moderated a lively discussion of office productivity options at the April meeting of the new Rutherford County Tech Community.
Brian received a master’s degree from MTSU in 1995.  He and his wife Lindsey have been married for 25 years and have two children. Brian enjoys backpacking, geocaching, and spending time with his family and his church.