Senior Technical Director & Forensic Expert, Rapiscan Systems
Samantha Ollerton is the Senior Technical Director & Forensic Expert at Rapiscan Systems; Working as an innovative technology developer, subject matter expert and end user, drawing on extensive experience in the field of explosives and drugs detection to develop a new range of trace detection products at Rapiscan systems, which are deployed globally for counter terrorism efforts. Samantha is a world renowned forensic expert with over 18 years of experience in providing expert evidence in thousands of high profile criminal cases both in the UK and overseas. She has lead several international research and development projects, developing innovative detection technologies for the detection of explosives, illicit drugs and Chem Bio agents for a variety of Government Agencies.
Business Development Manager, Chemical Detection, FLIR
Dr Ross Harper is the Business Development Manager for Chemical Detection at FLIR Systems, specializing in field and mobile applications for Chemical, Explosive, and Narcotics detection and identification. Dr Harper joined FLIR Systems, then Nomadics Inc, in 2005 as a Senior Scientist and has also held positions as Applications Specialist and Product Manager before taking on his current role in 2015.
Dr Harper holds a PhD in Chemistry from Florida International University in Miami, FL, and a MSci in Forensic Chemistry from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland.
CEO, ITL Solutions
Bill Guglielmo is CEO of ITL Solutions, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business specializing in equipment design, sales, and service for US Government and Department of Defense. ITL Solutions features mission specific equipment to counter CBR threats such as the Modula S Ultra Efficient Anti-Microbial Ebola Treatment Unit using CuVerro® anti-microbial metals. ITL Solutions is proud to be the US Distributor of the Cristanini line of CBR Decontamination equipment.
Mr. Guglielmo served as an Officer in the US Navy as a member of the Surface Warfare and Civil Engineering Corps communities. His tours of duty include Navigator of USS GETTYSBURG (CG 64), staff in Expeditionary Strike Group FIVE, Security Force Assistance in the Maritime Civil Affairs and Security Training Command, Civil Affairs and Military Information Support Operations for Naval Special Warfare Unit 10, and as Task Group 56.2 Commander providing construction forces in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE to execute construction, engineering reconnaissance, and runway repairs.
During USS GETTYSBURG’s 2009 deployment to the Middle East, Bill led the ship’s Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure (VBSS) Team capturing 38 suspected pirates and numerous suspected pirate vessels including one mothership.
Bill was also an Instructor at the US Navy Nuclear Power Training Unit in Charleston, South Carolina on board the Moored Training Ship 635 (ex-USS SAM RAYBURN).
Mr. Guglielmo holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and a Master’s of Engineering Management from Old Dominion University.
Director, Massachusetts Department of Fire Services Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Division.
David DiGregorio serves as the Director, Massachusetts Department of Fire Services Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Division. He retired from the US Army and Massachusetts Army National Guard after 32 years of service in 2014. He has earned a MS degree in Emergency Management from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, a BS degree and MS degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He serves as faculty for the Massachusetts Maritime Academy as a capstone advisor for the graduate level Emergency Management program.
Colonel, CBRN Expert, Civil Defence, Iraq
Have experience in the field of civil defense and the CBRN for over 12 years, where I lead the team field responded to an incident in Taza in Kirkuk area 2016 when it was attacked by a homemade rocket by ISIS carrying mustard gas, as well as supervision and leadership to respond to the 19 other similar incident was use of mustard gas during edits governorates (Al Anbar — Saladin — Ninawa) and contribute to conduct detection and analysis of incident where ricin agent used.
Contributed to the formation of fifteen teams to respond to CBRN incidents and supervision of trained and equipped with the right equipment and deployed in all provinces of Iraq except for Kurdistan region.
Participate in training for response teams (CBRN) of the Kurdistan region in northern Iraq.
Training of combat units of the Ministry of the Interior (federal police and rapid reaction battalions) and many of the officers and employees of the civil defense and the rest of Iraqi institutions to respond to CBRN incidents operations and publicize these incidents and response mechanism where total trainees 1200 trainees.
I held several positions in the Ministry of Interior/Directorate of civil defense. Such as. (Recon. and Decontamination division officer -Director of environmental studies and analyses Department – Department Manager environmental pollution) within the Police Directorate of civil defense Directorate environment. Currently Manager of division responds (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) and responsible for the fifteen CBRN teams, including the Iraqi national team.
Member of the national team of the Iraqi CBRN policy setting to work the CBRN in Iraq in coordination with the European Union through the Centers of Excellence.
Set training brochures FOR (detection and reconnaissance – rescue and first aid – sampling – decontamination).
The representative of Iraq, Interior Ministry more than a Conference and a workshop as an expert CBRN.
Member of the radiological emergency cell in the Prime Minister's Office. Member and Rapporteur of the Supreme Committee for emergency medical service plan in Iraq.
Participation in public policy development and strategist chemicals and Member in writing of the emergency plan radiological, chemical and biological in Iraq.
Implementation of two exercises under the supervision of Interpol (first special biological materials smuggling at Baghdad international airport and the second smuggling chemicals at one of the entrances to the city of Baghdad) in coordination with the relevant Iraqi institutions.
Holds the title of Knight, an international Medal of the second class by the international organization of civil protection and civil defense (INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF CIVIL.).
Bachelor of chemistry Sciences from Baghdad University, security and Administrative Sciences diploma from the higher Institute for security and Administrative Sciences at the Ministry of the Interior