Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80SPRING 2017 | CompTIAWorld 5 Note from Nancy Iam thrilled to introduce you to CompTIAWorld, your CompTIA association member magazine. Thanks to all the great folks engaged with Comp- TIA, we have been growing, not only in member- ship and certified alumni, but also in the number of programs and initiatives we offer and are working on. We hope this magazine will keep you informed and connected – and spark some good conversation and idea-sharing. Published twice a year, we will reach about one million contacts in the CompTIA database. We will be highlighting key activities across the association and around the globe, and putting a spotlight on members who are leveraging CompTIA to make a difference in their corner of the world. On the cover of our first issue – Members on the Leading Edge – is our 2016 Member of the Year, Tracy Pound of MaximITy. Take a moment to read about Tracy’s journey and her engagement with CompTIA. Tracy was recently recognized by PCR, a leading UK channel publication, as Woman of the Year and now as 2016 Member of the Year for CompTIA. This issue of CompTIAWorld introduces you to several other members including David Beering of Intelligent Designs, who positioned satellites over the North and South Poles to facilitate new transportation routes created by global warming, and Mike Brooman, who executed cutting-edge, fully integrated smart building technology for a multi-billion-dollar company in London. I’d also like to take a moment to thank our advertisers. Advertising is offered to members only and can be viewed as a benefit, as the rate is extremely cost-effective to reach a million-plus technology influencers. If you are not yet a member or alumni of CompTIA, please reach out to us and let us know how we can help you get engaged. We hope this first edition of CompTIAWorld gives you a glimpse into the great work being done by member companies and I encourage you to share your stories by sending me a note at You may be featured in our next edition! Happy reading, and welcome to our CompTIAWorld! Note From Nancy Want more information? Contact EVP, Industry Relations Group