Board of Advisors

Christopher Burgess

Christopher Burgess (@burgessct) is the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Security Officer at Atigeo, LLC (www.atigeo.com), a compassionate technology company. Prior to joining Atigeo, he served as the senior security advisor to the chief security officer at Cisco. In addition, Christopher served as a senior U.S. national security executive (30+ years service and recipient of the Distinguish Career Intelligence Medal), he lived and worked in South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Central Europe, and Latin America where he acquired understanding of people, cultures, and societal issues.

As an industry thought leader, he addresses threats to intellectual property, the security aspects of social media, security strategy, security education and awareness and prevention of industrial espionage. He is the co-author of Secrets Stolen, Fortune Lost: Preventing Intellectual Property Theft and Economic Espionage in the 21st Century, and a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. He also focuses on a number of societal issues such as, hunger, slavery, health, as well as how to keep ones family safe online via his personal blogs: BurgessCT.

Patrick Duncan

Patrick Duncan brings with him 24 years of telecom experience including the past 14 years building and leading sales organizations through out the Asia Pacific region. Having started his career with AT&T selling network services, Patrick was most recently APAC Managing Director for CloudShield Technologies where he built the region from ground up to having a sales, services and channel footprint region wide. Previous Asia Pacific executive leadership roles have included MD APAC Aperto Networks, VP APAC Alvarion, COO Lucent Technologies APAC Channels organization as well as country and regional roles in Avaya APAC. Patrick has lived in Australia, China PRC, Hong Kong, Thailand and currently resides in Singapore. He holds a BS Industrial Engineering Technology from Southern Polytechnic State University.

John Haggard

John is a pioneer in the design, development, and delivery of advanced state-of-the-art information security products for 65% of international corporate, government, and educational institutions for over 25 years. He has extensive experience ranging from large mainframe enterprise systems to large Internet distributed systems. He was a member of an elite team that developed and deployed the world's first extended user authentication infrastructure for authentication beyond passwords in the mid 1980'. John served as the ACF2 Development Manager for SKK. Inc., then as Product Owner of the Security, Control, and Audit division of CA (NYSE: CA) until 1994. Since then John, has led startup companies deploying biometrics and one time passwords servicing international financial institutions.

John served as President, COO, and CTO of VASCO Data Security International (Nasdaq: VDSI), bringing that company into the market in 1994. Since 2000, he has served on the board of directors for numerous intellectual property companies in the field of advanced smart card technologies related to authentication and security. John has a BS in Computer Science, from Northern Illinois University.

Bill Harris

Veteran U.S. diplomat, NATO negotiator, Army War College professor and national defense foundation president, Bill Harris brings three decades of public service and national security experience to the Rune Advisory Board. Currently serving as North America Director for the Central Asia Development Group (CADG), Bill leads the Washington office and represents all aspects of the company’s global development, engineering, aviation, logistics and communications businesses to a broad range of government and private customers in the U.S. and abroad.

Before joining CADG, Bill served as the U.S. Senior Civilian in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan during President Obama’s military and civilian surge into the Taliban stronghold. During his career in the State Department Foreign Service, Bill served in Mexico, Colombia, Spain, Austria, Luxembourg, Paraguay and Belgium -- in addition to tours of duty at the State Department headquarters in Washington, DC. He was the first State Department Political Advisor to the Commanding General Coalition Forces Afghanistan (2002), Commanding General U.S. Northern Command (2004) and he was the founding president of the National Homeland Defense Foundation in Colorado Springs, CO (2006). Bill is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and the University of Colorado (Boulder). Bill’s web page is www.billharris-afghanistan.com

Richardus Eko Indrajit

Prof. Richardus Eko Indrajit started his business, management, and information technology practices in Price Waterhouse Indonesia as Senior Consultant before joining several prominent corporations such as: Prosys Bangun Nusantara – Cap Gemini Consulting, Renaissance Indonesia, the Jakarta Consulting Group, Soedarpo Informatika Enterprise, and IndoConsult Utama. He has been appointed as Chairman of Perbanas School of Information System and Technology, Research Director of Swiss-German University, and participated as active faculty members in several universities,

University of Indonesia, Atma Jaya Catholic University, Bina Nusantara University – Curtin University of Technology, Trisakti University – Edith Cowan University, and IPMI – Monash University. Currently he is the President of the Association of Higher Learning Institution in Computing and Information Technology Studies and President of International Association of Software Architect – Indonesian Chapter. In government sector, he has been assigned as a special staff and advisor to various institutions, such as: Secretary General of National Auditing Board, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, National Defense Board (Lemhannas), National Narcotics Body, and Central Bank of Indonesia –and the first Chairman of ID-SIRTII (Indonesia Security Incidents Response Team on Internet Infrastructure). He is also assigned by the government of Indonesia to become the member of the Board of National Educational Standard (BSNP-Ministry of Education), the Board of Indonesian Professional Certification Authority (BNSP-Ministry of Labour and Transmigration), and the Board of National Research Council (DRN-Ministry of Research and Technology).

He has published more than 30 books and hundreds of national journals in the area of business, management, and information technology. He graduated from Surabaya Institute of Technology as Computer Engineer in 1992 and his Masters of Applied Computer Science at Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA, a Master of Business Administration from Leicester University, United Kingdom, Master of Communication from London School of Public Relations – Jakarta, and Master of Philosophy from Masstricht School of Management, the Netherlands. His Doctor of Business Administration degree was from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (University of the City of Manila), the Philippines and from Maastricht School of Management, the Netherlands.

Chet Nagle

Chet Nagle was a carrier pilot in Task Group Alpha, and flew in the Cuban Missile Crisis and worked as the research and development project officer at the Naval Oceanographic Office, where he managed and installed a large classified ocean analysis system (ASWEPS). After his commission he joined Maxon Electronics as a sales engineer for phased array antennae systems and other projects. Chet joined the Department of Defense office of International Security Affairs (ISA). He was desk officer for Northern European Negotiations and ran government sales of sophisticated systems. After the Defense Department he became a director of Aeromaritime, Inc. a defense materiel import/export company. Chet had also spent time in Oman and the region, serving as Special Military Advisor to the Sultan of Oman and was awarded the Sultanate's highest honor, the Order of Oman. While an advisor to Oman, Nagle founded The Journal of Defense & Diplomacy.

Chet became a business consultant for U.S. and foreign industrial and financial interests via Intel Research Corporation (IRC). At IRC, he helped clients with his knowledge of marketing, telecommunications, manufacturing, information technology, business organization, and the U.S and foreign stock markets. Mr. Nagle has numerous articles and studies published in the U.S. and abroad, including a book on the economic effect of global sanctions against South Africa, done in conjunction with The Heritage Foundation. He also appears regularly on radio and television programs. Chet Nagle was awarded a Presidential Appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy and graduated with a degree in naval science. He later graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center with the degree of Juris Doctor.

Thad Wolfe

Thad Wolfe was the Air Force Practice Leader for Thomas Group Inc. and was with Science Applications International Corporation for eight years where he was Senior Vice President and Corporate Account Manager for the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM); General Manager, Enterprise Security Solutions Business Unit, and Director of the SAIC AEROSPACENTER. Thad was also CEO of Western Research Institute, and CEO of International Youth Institute Inc. He served as Executive Vice President of Browning Resources US, a natural resources company with real estate, mining, and refinery operations. Thad completed military service as a Lt. General and Vice Commander of Air Combat Command having served in a variety of line and staff positions including flying, nuclear operations and command and control, standardization/evaluation, intelligence, development engineering; and assignments including Defense Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, and Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff.

Thad has served on many boards that include The Retired Officers Association, the Air Force Association’s Veterans and Retirees Council, The Western Research Institute and the Ruckelshaus Institute for Environment and Natural Resources. He is currently on the Board of Directors of World Energy Solutions, NanoVapor Fuels Group, the Watermark Risk Management LLC, Colorado Engineering Inc., Rune Information Security Corporation Pte Ltd., and Savage IO. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree and University of Wyoming with a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. He is a graduate of the National War College, the Joint Flag and General Officer Capstone Course and the Harvard Program for Leaders of National and International Security.