Hello, et bonjour! I am Brent Myers and I currently in my fourth year of the Networking and I.T. Security program at UOIT with a minor in business. The knowledge, skills and exposure UOIT provides through this program is without compare. I have taken advantage of the wide range of opportunities available to students through UOIT: I assisted the technology team at the Rogers Centre for the Toronto 2015 PanAm Games, where I worked alongside industry leaders, I volunteered at the Cisco Connect conference, I had the chance to attend HackFest in Quebec City, DEFCON in Las Vegas, and many more. This past summer, I secured an internship as a Network Support Engineer with Cisco Meraki in San Francisco, where I was able to face a broad range of challenges typically facing network administrators. Presently, I am the Lab Instructor for the Introduction to Networking 1 course at UOIT.
As President, I look to ensure our message is shared to all students, and the available opportunities are communicated to everyone in an effective manner. I look to represent the students, and address any concerns they might have so that they can thrive. I am very open, charismatic and approachable, so if you have any questions about my experiences, the program, or others, I encourage you to get in contact with me.
Chief Financial Officer
Hello! My name is Mario, and I am currently a second year student of the Networking and I.T. Security program. UOIT has undoubtedly held up its value, as the previous year has provided me with a great deal of invaluable information, experiences, and technical skills. As the time for co-op/internship(s) dawn on, I will continue to look for ways to expand my expertise in networking, security, and programming.
I have developed a great deal of interest in the I.T. field and have had some prior experience with MIS. Initially, I transferred into the program with different faculty backgrounds and minimal networking and I.T. security knowledge. Jumping straight into the program proved to be very quantitative, but some key assets helped me succeed throughout the semester. NETsoc’s study sessions provided further help when the TAs/Professors were unavailable, and unique perspectives provided by guest speakers from related industries reinforced my continued interest.
I encourage you to participate in our events, meet new people and hope you have a successful academic year!
Chief Information Officer
Hey, Thomas here. I am in my third year of Networking and I.T. at UOIT. During my time at UOIT, I have developed a strong interest in security and server management. I look to further develop these skills as I progress through the program. I’ve recently returned from Hong Kong on an internship with the school. As your CIO, I aim to manage all of the sub-society’s websites, keep a well organized server, and provide resources to students as needed.
Executive Assistant to the Chief Information Officer
Hi! I am Naman and I am currently a third-year student and am acting as the executive assistant to the CIO. I have always had a passion for Networking and I.T Security since I was young so choosing this course and joining this society was a no-brainer for me. As for this position, at home I manage a few servers of my own so this made the most sense in regard to furthering my existing knowledge of server management. In the future, I hope to be working on the fastest growing field in this industry, cloud computing.
Chief Operations Officer
Hello, I am Shane MacDonald. I am currently in my third year of Networking and I.T. Security at UOIT, and I am loving every minute of it. While my main interest is in network security, I also have a passion for machine learning, and I hope to have the chance to combine my two interests during my time at UOIT. In addition to my role as COO, I also volunteer as a UOIT Student Ambassador, and am currently working as part of Dr. Miguel Vargas Martin’s Research Team. I look forward to having a great year as your COO, and welcome you to contact me if you ever have any questions, concerns, or recommendations regarding any of NETsoc’s events.
Executive Assistant to the Chief Operations Officer
Hi, my name is Matt! I am currently in my fourth year of the Networking and Security program at UOIT. Networking is a strong interest of mine, and this is the best place for me to practice and develop my skills. I am currently the Third Year Networking Lab Teaching Assistant, where I lead the hands-on portion of the concepts taught in class in our Cisco Networking Lab. Over this past summer, I was able to expand on my current networking and security knowledge through my position as a Network Support Engineer at Cisco Meraki in San Francisco. If networking is something you’re passionate about, I highly recommend looking into Meraki further, and perhaps work toward obtaining an internship there. If you have any questions related to IT topics, or my experience abroad, please feel free to get in contact with me.
Chief Communications Officer
Greetings! My name is Andrew Redden and I am a third year Networking and I.T Security student at UOIT. Since I was young, I have always found a passion for technology, video games, and the internet. UOIT has not only allowed me to explore these topics further, but to discover new interests like penetration testing, IoT, and cloud computing. I have taken advantage of UOIT’s summer internship program as a Risk & Compliance Coordinator at Capgemini, where I was able to vastly expand my skillset as well as gain valuable experience in the information security sector. As Chief Communications Officer, I will be responsible for social media, organization of guest speakers, as well as corporate and alumni outreach. I will also be the main contact point for any potential event sponsors. I am friendly and approachable, so please do not hesitate to approach me in person, or contact me through any other medium.
Executive Assistant to the Chief Communications Officer
Hello, I am Kevin Yardy, and I am currently in my second year of Networking and I.T. Security at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. After my first year, I have really enjoyed my time at this university, and looking forward to the next few years. My personal interest in this field is Computer Security and I believe that this university is the best place to practice and develop my skills. Some other personal interests that I enjoy is automobiles, science, and anything to do with technology! Feel free to come and talk to me at anytime during the year, and I would be more than glad to talk!
Chief Design Officer
Hello everyone, my name is Dante Cupelli. I am a second year Networking and I.T. Security student here at UOIT. Throughout my whole life I have been interested in electronics. My interest in networking began at Maxwell Heights Secondary School, where I completed the Information Technology Specialist High Skills Major. Through this program I began my education in Networking and Programming. It was then I realized I wanted to enter the Field of IT for a career. I have enjoyed my studies here at UOIT and will continue to do so! As your CDO it is my responsibility to design eye catching media and merchandise for NETsoc. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions or suggestions!
Second Year Liaison
Hello! My name is Trevor, and I am a Second Year Liaison for NETsoc. I major in Networking & I.T. Security and am involved within the security industry. Moving forward with my career, I plan to specialize in Information Security. Outside of school, I work for a financial company doing I.T. things. I also write articles about security-oriented topics. As your Second Year Liaison, it is my responsibility to relay information between the student society and the student body. If you have any questions, concerns, or requests that you want to get across to NETsoc, I’m your guy to talk to.
First Year Liaison
Hey everyone, my name is Arrun Suthahararajah and I am a first year student in UOIT, studying in the IT & Network security program. My interest in the program started when I first experienced the Cisco Networking curriculum in grade 11. I really enjoyed it and it encouraged me to explore studies and pursue a career in that field. Currently, I am enjoying the program and I would recommend it to everyone. My goal is to leave a footprint and participate in many events possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. I will make sure your voices to be heard. Hope you all have an exciting year and I look forward to being your First Year Liaison.