Strategic Advisory Board Member

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Brian Lora, Chief Technology Officer

Dude Solutions

 

Brian has broad and deep background and experience in technology, product development and systems management. In his role as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Dude Solutions, he is responsible for technology and strategic technology direction; Software-as-as-Service (SaaS) product development; Product Management; the SaaS production environment, infrastructure, technology due diligence, acquisitions and information security.
 
Prior to his experience at Dude Solutions, Brian was CTO and CIO of RegEd/StoneRiver.  During his tenure with RegEd/StoneRiver, Brian oversaw more than 25 successful product releases and new product introductions, including RegEd SCORE™. He has led StoneRiver-RegEd’s technology transformation, encompassing the upgrade of RegEd’s production environment to enable enterprise-grade performance, scalability and security; and the evolution of RegEd’s software development to an iterative process designed to optimize functional capability, performance and security across all product releases. Brian has lead all technical aspects and integration of (5) five acquisitions to extend the RegEd/StoneRiver product portfolio.
 
In 2012 Brian was named CIO of Year by the Triangle Business Journal for Transformation & Innovation and, that same year, RegEd was also awarded Best Mid-Size Technology Company by the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA).
 
Prior to joining RegEd, Brian was the lead technologist of Arsenal Digital Solutions, the market leader in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)/Cloud backup services; Brian’s unique services architecture invention fueled the creation of a new cloud-based services utility business model. Arsenal was acquired by IBM in 2008 and became the cornerstone of IBM’s Cloud Architecture.
 
Brian is the lead inventor on (2) two patents creating unique SaaS/Cloud architectures
 
Brian has held numerous technical and management positions at Storability, Tivoli Systems and IBM. Brian earned his Engineering degree from North Carolina State University. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina and enjoys time with his active family and competing in strength athletics in his free time.

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