Mr. Quintana to Provide Closing Remarks at Conference, investor research and news portal covering leading sectors including technology and defense, announces new speakers and presenters for its upcoming Security and Defense Conference, “Game Changing Technologies: The Face and Future of Security,” to be held both live in New York, and online on March 11, 2014.

Michael Balboni, Former New York State Senator and Founder of RedLand Strategies, Inc. will open the conference agenda at 9:00 a.m. following networking and registration. Mr. Balboni was First Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee and as NYS Senator wrote nearly all of the major laws relating to Homeland Security for New York State.Also added to the speaker list and closing the conference is Mr. Lester Quintana,  a dynamic high-technology Business Executive with a strategic business and tactical operations background; he has held key positions in the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and other agencies. He has been engaged in Russia, States of the Former Soviet Union, Kuwait, Iraq, and globally sensitive locations

The additional presenting company is Silanis, a company that has been providing secure electronic signature solutions to government for over 15 years, and understands the unique security and signing needs of Federal DoD and civilian agencies, as well as state and local governments(see more below).

The theme of the conference is ‘Game Changing Technologies: The Face and Future of Security’ and will be discussing developments in biodefense, biometrics including fingerprint, voice and facial recognition, cyber security and other leading edge technologies. Speakers and presenters will discuss how these issues impact individuals, corporations and governments globally.

The day’s agenda will include a financial panel, an industry panel that includes some of the brightest minds within the sector, and presenting companies showcasing their innovative technologies. Attendance to this conference is free to all media, investors and industry service providers.

This is one of the best represented conferences in terms of industry expertise, sector knowledge and innovation and will be game-changing for everyone that attends. When /where:Tuesday, March 11, 2014, The New York Hilton Midtown, New York City (1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019) and Online.Conference info:, Investors, Service Providers Attend and Register free:


8:00 – 9:00AM
Registration & Networking
9:00 – 9:20AM What is the Key to Staying Ahead?
Featured Speaker: MICHAEL BALBONI, Former New York State Senator; Founder RedLand Strategies, Inc.

Full day of speakers and presenting companies followed by:
Closing Remarks

5:45 – 7:15PM
Cocktail Reception

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New Presenting Company: Silanis Technology: http://www.silanis.comBusinesses and government organizations of all sizes choose Silanis Technology when electronic signatures matter. With more than 600 million documents processed every year, Silanis eSignLive™ is the most widely used esignaturesolution around the world. Thousands of organizations, big and small, including leading banks, insurers, credit providers, pharmaceutical and government agencies trust eSignLive as their platform to make business digital. Silanis has been providing secure electronic signature solutions to government for over 15 years, and understands the unique security and signing needs of Federal DoD and civilian agencies, as well as state and local governments. Siilanis stands behind the longest running implementation of esignatures in the US government, and the largest signature initiative ever undertaken in government. Organizations that have standardized on Silanis include the US Joint Chiefs of Staff; the US Army with an enterprise license for 1.6 million personnel; and the General Services Administration (GSA), which mandated the use of esignatures for GSA Schedules contracts.

New speakers added:Michael Balboni, Founder of RedLand Strategies by the Honorable Senator Michael Balboni:

-First Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee.
-As NYS Senator, wrote nearly all of the major laws relating to Homeland Security for New York State.
-Deputy Secretary for Public Safety and Homeland Security Advisor for New York State, under two governors.
-Oversaw creation of: New York Alerts, Critical Infrastructure Suspicious Activity Reporting system for the State.
-Senior Fellow with the Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) at George Washington University. Serves on the Spending and Government Efficiency (SAGE) Commission as well as on several homeland security think tanks, charitable boards dealing with public health.
-Regular contributor as a terrorism expert on national and local television and print media.

RedLand Strategies specializes in Homeland Security, Crisis & Emergency Management, Government Relations, Political Strategy, Transportation, and Financial Industries.We leverage governmental and corporate relationships to generate sales opportunities and effective solutions to today’s complex problems in both the private and public sectors

Mr. Quintana’s areas of expertise include identifying commercial emerging technologies and providing them with strategic roadmaps with funding sources. He also provides executable strategic market penetration plans with emphasis on profitable growth, in-depth market analysis, and teaming agreements/negotiations. Most importantly, he has directly contributed to national security at the diplomatic level throughout the vast majority of the Russian Federation from Moscow to Siberia, to include states of the Former Soviet Union. While at the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, he received numerous commendations for his homeland security efforts.

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he growing list of speakers and presenters includes Kris Tuttle, Director of Research for SoundView Technology Group; cybersecurity expert and counterterrorism analyst Roger Cressey*, Partner with Liberty Group Ventures; and Kiersten Todt**, President and Managing Partner of Liberty Group Ventures.

*From 2004 – 2013, Roger Cressey served as an on-air counterterrorism analyst with NBC News, appearing frequently on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, MSNBC and CNBC.

**Ms. Todt has commented on homeland security and sport security issues in multiple media outlets, including MSNBC, NPR, Bloomberg, and The Wall Street Journal. Her work on sport security has been published in two editions of The International Centre for Sport Security Journal.

Other speakers include Jason Kolbert, Head of Healthcare Research, Senior Managing Director and Biotechnology Analyst, Maxim Group; Manish Thakur, Managing Partner of Hudson Fairfax Group; Marty Martin, CEO of Crane & Crane Consulting, who also has a background with the CIA, NSA, and the U.S. Army; Scott Greiper, President and Founding Partner of Secure Strategy Group; Scott Sacknoff, President of Spade Defense Index (NYSE: DXS); Janice Kephart, Founder and CEO of The Secure Identity and Biometrics Association (SIBA) and Phil Agcaoili, Chairman, Ponemon Institute Fellows Co-founding Member, Cloud Security Alliance Board Member, Mobile Active Defense.