Advisory Committee

Saverna Ahmad | Saman Technology Solutions

Saverna Ahmad

Advisor: Curriculum – Software Development

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Saverna currently serves as the CTO at Rydelinx, a ride app platform that connects riders with drivers and COO of the new software development startup Tinktanc. She is the founder and owner of Emporiia. She previously served at Oracle as a Senior User Experience Engineer and Network Engineer. She is a Grace Hopper Scholar, mentors and instructs at the Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology. She attended The University of New Hampshire and Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering. Her academic background is Computer Information Systems, Software Engineering, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security and Systems Engineering. Her passion is helping to empower more women to follow STEM paths.

Jason Alexander | Saman Technology Solutions

Jason Alexander

Advisor: Entrepreneurship and Career Development

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Jason is Managing Partner of BANKW Staffing and subsidiary companies KBW Financial Staffing & Recruiting, Alexander Technology Group, The Nagler Group, Sales Search Partners, and KNF&T Staffing Resources. He brings his creativity, passion for networking and service, and annoyingly good memory for facts, movie quotes, and useless knowledge to the table every day. Named by Business NH Magazine as one of the state’s top 25 leaders for the future and a recipient of New Hampshire Business Review’s Business Excellence Award for Technology, Jason’s passion for client service and dedication to the local community is continually recognized by colleagues and media alike.

Omeed Ghafari | Saman Technology Solutions

Omeed Ghafari

Advisor: Information Technology

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Omeed manages a Virtual Networking team that consists of IPSec, FastConnect, Virtual Cloud Network(VCN), and Load Balancer. Omeed also teaches computer science courses as an Adjunct professor for numerous colleges. He has strong technical services and project management skills. He is an enthusiastic leader driven to achieve targets and bring in innovative ideas. He has a proven track of successful accomplishments. He holds a Master’s Degree in Information Technology and a Bachelor degree in Business.

Julie Glosner | Saman Technology Solutions

Julie Glosner

Advisor: Entrepreneurship

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Julie is the Southern Regional Director at NH Small Business Development Center. She has developed expertise in the SBIR/STTR federal proposal process and works with many high-tech clients. She has expanded her knowledge of angel investing by serving on the NH Tech Alliance Startup Committee and through her involvement with the Northern New England Women Investor Network. Currently, Julie is deeply involved with her volunteer roles on a STEM Advisory Board and Girls STEM Programs in NH. She also is an Advisory Board Member for Impact NH Fund, a NH Women’s Angel Fund. Some of Julie’s prior business roles include financial analyst, grants administrator, project director and finance director at various educational institutions.

Peter La Monica | Saman Technology Solutions

Peter La Monica

Advisor: Curriculum – Forensics and Cybersecurity 

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Peter has developed computer related training for technology resellers as well as training for the more technology challenged. He has been teaching part time at colleges and corporate training centers since 1982 and joined the Manchester Community College (MCC) team as a full time Associate Professor in 2012 and has been the Computer Science Department Chair since 2013.
Prior to joining MCC Peter, as an expert computer forensic analysis for the USPIS, was a pioneer in mobile device analysts. He assisted federal, state and local law enforcement agencies with computer and mobile forensics and was a key contact for criminal investigations for crimes against children, mail fraud and other crimes involving computers. He completed more than 400 computer forensic and cell phone analysis.

Medi Servat | Saman Technology Solutions

Medi Servat

Advisor: Curriculum – Quality Assurance

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As a consultant at MassDOT, Medi owns the cross-technology domain release management process for design, optimization, and policy adoption. He is responsible for the overall process by which the production environment is updated, enhanced, and maintained using the governance of change management and in conjunction with configuration management, and release management processes. In addition, Medi is an adjunct professor at Northeastern University in the Information Systems Graduate program. Medi is a graduate of Northeastern University with a Computer Science degree and has a proven record in IT, and especially in the field of QA. He has also taken courses towards his MBA at Bentley University.