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James Elste

Cognitive Extension, Inc.
CEO & Co-Founder
Reno, NV
James is CEO and Founder of Cognitive Extension, Inc., leading the development of inqiri.com and the Decision Optimization Engine technology platform.  He has extensive experience developing and managing enterprise cyber-security programs, in both the public and private sectors having served as the Chief Information Security Officer for the State of Nevada, Director of IS Security and Internal Controlsfor International Game Technology (IGT), and most recently, as Symantec’s Director of Security Strategy & Programs. James is the current Chairman of the Privacy Coordination Standing Committee of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) Identity Ecosystem Steering Group(IDESG). He is an active participant in NSTIC and the IDESG and continues to support cyber-security, privacy, and user-centric identity programs throughout the USA and internationally.  James holdsa Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas and Master of Science in Information Assurance from Norwich University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and is Certified in the Governance of Enterprise Information Technology (CGEIT).