Timothy J. Salo is the founder and president of Salo IT Solutions, Inc. (SaloITS). He has over three decades experience researching, designing, developing, marketing, deploying and operating data communications and Internet technologies, products and networks. In his role at SaloITS, he has served as the principal investigator for research contracts awarded by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He has previously served in principal investigator for research contracts funded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Defense Advanced Projects Agency (DARPA). Mr. Salo has earned a B.S. in computer science and an M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota and an M.S. in software engineering from the University of St. Thomas. He is currently a Ph.D. Student in computer science at the University of Minnesota. Additionally, he has served as a part-time lecturer, teaching undergraduate computer science courses.