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Dmitry Kagansky
Federal CTO, Quest Software, Public Sector

In November of 2010, Quest Software Public Sector, Inc., a subsidiary of Quest Software, announced the appointment of Dmitry Kagansky as chief technologist. Kagansky will be responsible for overseeing the federal technology practice of Quest Software Public Sector, as well as for defining and leading the next generation of technology solutions that advance the operations of government agencies.A highly regarded industry expert, Kagansky has more than 15 years of senior management experience in developing technology solutions focused on cybersecurity, identity and access management, virtualization, and more.

Kagansky started with Quest Software in 2005 as an identity management architect with the North America Commercial Group. Most recently, he managed Quest Software’s Identity and Access Management technical team.

“Dmitry has a unique blend of leadership skills, business acumen, and a wealth of knowledge about the federal technology industry,” said Paul Garver, president and chief executive officer of Quest Software Public Sector. “His successful track record in foreseeing the technology needs of government agencies will further bolster our company’s competitive advantage – providing innovative solutions that simplify our clients’ IT management activities.”

Prior to joining Quest Software, Kagansky held both technical and management positions with companies such as Xerox, Thompson Technologies and Cabot Corporation, as well as with startups such as Ask Jeeves, eTour.com and Ockham Technologies. His experience ranges from development and quality assurance, to data warehousing and system administration. In addition, Kagansky has taught undergraduate classes on web development and data management at the University of Georgia. He holds Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) certifications.

“Quest’s innovation and leadership in the cybersecurity arena was a key factor in my decision to accept the Chief Technologist position,” Kagansky said. “With the public sector’s increasing adoption of the cloud model, and with cyber threats at an all-time high, it’s imperative that we continue to develop and implement air-tight security solutions that protect government agencies from the inside out.”

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