Ron is the Technology and Applications Manager for LAN at Belden. He represents Belden in the ISO WG3 committee and TIA TR42 Premises Cabling Standards and serves as the editor of the revision to TIA TSB-184; Guidelines for Supporting Power Delivery Over Balanced Twisted-Pair Cabling. Ron has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, and a Master of Business Administration from Purdue University.
Ian Fletcher’s broadcast career began at the BBC, where he worked as a sound engineer, before setting up his own video production company. During this time Ian became increasingly interested in the new, low-cost microcomputers and the potential they offered for innovative solutions in the broadcast industry. This led to the formation of OmniBus Systems, pioneers in the development of computer control systems for television studios. As CTO of OminBus Systems Ian spearheaded many of the technological revolutions in the broadcast industry. This includes the transition from tape to server-based systems, news automation, large-scale multichannel automation and the ground-breaking, software-based playout system, iTX. Over the years, Ian has received a number of industry accolades, including the coveted Queen’s Award for Innovation. Following OmniBus’ acquisition by Miranda and the subsequent merger with Grass Valley, Ian has continued to drive the development of software systems, particularly in the emerging areas of cloud playout and virtualization. He holds two patents for video image identification and cloud-based playout. Ian is a Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.
Tim Erlin is a VP, Product Management and Strategy at Tripwire, responsible for the product management team and product strategy. In his previous roles, he’s managed Solutions and Strategy, Tripwire Log Center and Tripwire’s Vulnerability Management product line, including IP360 and PureCloud. In his 12 year tenure at nCircle, prior to acquisition by Tripwire, he grew the vulnerability management business from a handful of customers to more than 5000, including global expansion. Erlin also managed nCircle's policy compliance and reporting products. Erlin's background as a Sales Engineer has provided a solid grounding in the realities of the market, allowing him to be an effective leader and product manager across a variety of products. His career in information technology began with project management, customer service, as well as systems and network administration. Erlin is actively involved in the information security community. His contributions include blogging, podcasts, press, speaking and television.
For more than 100 years, customers who have required unsurpassed performance and durability for signal transmission have counted on the Belden brand. In the 20th century, that trust was built on high-performance wire and cable products.
Today, Belden designs, manufactures and sells a comprehensive portfolio of cable, connectivity and networking products for the transmission of signals for data, sound and video applications.