Inaugural Jill R. Mervin Business Leadership Award Celebrates Professional Women Inspiring Women’s Success

Tracy Monday, Former COO of Cloud Gateway, Named as First Honoree

WAYNE, Pa., August 30, 2022 – On the heels of Women’s Equality Day, the Jill R. Mervin Business Leadership Award has been established to honor professional women who lift other women in the global workforce. Tracy Monday, former COO of Cloud Gateway, will be the first recipient of the award, which celebrates female leaders who inspire and cultivate excellence, opportunity, and ambition for women coming up in their careers.

Created by Katrin Hillner, President and CEO of PCN (PC Network Inc), in honor of her first mentor, the award recognizes women who embody Mervin’s generous spirit as a guide and advocate for other women to reach their truest potential.

“We all stand on the shoulders of the shining examples that came before us,” said Hillner. “When I met Tracy Monday, I recognized this profound quality immediately. Both Mervin and Monday embody the spirit and actions that help other women thrive. Tracy’s impressive global career, commitment to giving back, and powerful positive energy exemplify the attributes I am looking to celebrate and amplify with this distinction.”

The Jill R. Mervin Business Leadership Award recognizes global women executives who inspire and cultivate excellence, opportunity, and ambition in women in the workforce.  Future honorees, like Monday, will be women whose leadership example make an extraordinary impact on the organizations they support, the customers they serve, and the teams of individuals they lead.  

Tracy Monday said, ‘Working in the UK hot spot of entrepreneurs and tech innovators has never been more fun and receiving this award is the icing on the cake. I want to inspire women to see this industry as the best career choice. The industry is changing, and we need to continue to work hard to drive total equality and inclusion. We live in an ‘on-demand’ society. Technology plays an integral part in every aspect of our lives, but the workforce is not yet representative. I, like many women, want to see a more diverse workforce – diversity of culture and of thought.”

To be conferred annually, a $1,000 donation will be made in the name of Jill R. Mervin Business Leadership Award honorees to a non-profit of the recipient’s choice.  Monday has selected TeenTech an award-winning charity, founded in 2008 by Maggie Philbin and Chris Dodson, to receive the donation.

TeenTech helps young people understand the opportunities in the science, technology. and engineering (STEM) industries, regardless of gender and social background. 

“One of my most rewarding working days was spent with TeenTech in Leicester supporting hundreds of school children at a tech exhibition just before lockdown. Positive encouragement can make such a difference to how young people imagine their futures.” said Monday.

To learn more about the Jill R. Mervin Business Leadership Award, Tracy Monday, and TeenTech, please visit the Award website https://www.pcn-inc.com/jill-r-mervin-business-leadership-award/.

About PCN

PCN (PC Network Inc., PC Network UK Limited, and PC Network Canada) is a recognized global leader in Managed DNS, DHCP, and IPAM (MDDI) and DDI as a Service (DDIaaS). We design, deliver, and manage scalable, resilient, and secure DDI solutions. Our architects and engineers are certificated across major DDI OEM platforms. PCN has proven 7x24x365 Day 2 support for complex DDI infrastructure across the Americas, APAC and EMEA. We service medium, large, and enterprise customers globally with proven tools, process, and governance that ensure SLAs are met and that incident and service request management are seamless.

Enterprise Technology Industry Veteran Howard Belger Joins PCN as Vice President of Strategic Business Development

WAYNE, Pa., June 30, 2022 — PCN, a recognized global leader in Managed DNS, DHCP, and IPAM (MDDI) and DDI as a Service (DDIaaS), has named Howard Belger Vice President of Strategic Business Development. A veteran enterprise technology sales executive with experience selling complex global networking solutions for Fortune 500 multinational companies, Belger will lead existing and new partner channels as well as named strategic accounts to drive PCN’s continued growth.

As a former sales leader at Verizon and tech industry startups such as NetBrain and Thinaire, Belger brings a wealth of experience around IP network technology and delivering transformational business solutions and services across various industries.  

“Howard’s enterprise sales experience combined with our technical offerings and trusted service delivery positions PCN for long-term success in the enterprise market for DDIaaS and MDDI,” said Katrin Hillner, PCN President & CEO. “Howard’s consultative selling approach and commitment to customer satisfaction will enhance our customer experiences by adding commercial capabilities commensurate with our technical capabilities.”

IP networks today reside on diverse and heterogeneous technology platforms, with most leveraging the cloud. PCN helps customers unify and manage their core IP infrastructure across a modern hybrid environment to enable secure digital transformation while meeting governance requirements and managing risk.

“With network services at the heart of every business operation and supply chain, this is a very exciting time to join PCN,” said Belger. “Most enterprises lack situational awareness of the size and scope of their IP estate. I am looking forward to helping enterprise customers gain end-to-end visibility and management of their digital transformation initiatives and overall business operations.

Belger received his BA in Business Administration from Rutgers University. He splits his time between Cape Cod and Florida, where he enjoys boating, golfing, and capturing scenic photographs with his drone. 

About PCN – DDI

PCN (PC Network Inc., PC Network UK Limited, and PC Network Canada) is a recognized global leader in Managed DNS, DHCP, and IPAM (MDDI) and DDI as a Service (DDIaaS). We design, deliver, and manage scalable, resilient, and secure DDI solutions. Our architects and engineers are certificated across major DDI OEM platforms. PCN provides 7x24x365 Day 2 support for complex DDI infrastructure across the Americas, APAC and EMEA. We service medium, large, and enterprise customers globally with proven tools, process, and governance that ensure SLAs are met and that service management is seamless.

 

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Carnegie Mellon University – ICIT Capstone Project

WAYNE, Pa., May 16, 2022 – PCN’s President & CEO, Katrin Hillner and Dr. Bruce Young, PCN’s GRC Practice Lead, recently met with master’s students from Carnegie Mellon University to support research into the state of cybersecurity risk for education institutions. The student team was assessing current risks and threats to both K-12 and Higher Education organizations and sought the expertise of security leaders to gather observations and opinions from technical, policy, and management perspectives. Katrin provided valuable insight into effective cyber and technology management, citing that security leaders need to “acknowledge the priorities of these institutions, and then tie cyber to them” as a way to bridge the ostensible gap between school administrators and IT teams. Highlighting that many institutions are seeking assistance in bolstering their security, Dr. Young noted that many could benefit from a centralized security operations center (SOC), a concept that he and others have been focusing on at Harrisburg University. This idea would “utilize cloud-based mechanisms and rely on strategically placed sensors that report back to the centralized SOC,” helping to lessen the burden on schools’ limited personnel and resources.

Mack Peterman, a part-time PCN security analyst, was also a member of the student team and attributes much of the project’s successful completion to his experience and time working with Katrin and Dr. Young. “My time with PCN’s GRC Practice has provided excellent learning opportunities that have supported both academic and professional projects. A huge thank you to Katrin and Bruce for their leadership and guidance and I hope that PCN and CMU continue to work together to promote cyber awareness and training!”

To read the full white paper: The State of Cybersecurity in K-12 & Higher Education – please click here.


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PCN’s Katrin Hillner Hosts WBE Water Cooler Event

WAYNE, Pa., February 23, 2022 – Katrin Hillner, PCN’s President & CEO hosted an interactive WBE Water Cooler event for over thirty women owned businesses on Leadership X Factor: How Questions, Insights and Trust create Business Opportunities. Participants shared stories and compared notes on how they have developed relationships that have resulted in business opportunities. In addition to active listening and inquiry techniques, the power of disruptive conversation starters was discussed and practiced.  Peer learning, encouragement and inspiration was shared for mutual growth and profit.

The purpose of WBEC-EAST’s quarterly WBEs at the Water Cooler event is to give WBEs the opportunity to network, learn and share ideas and resources in an engaging environment.

 

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PCN’s Stacy Winters Participates in Privacy Day 2022 Panel Discussion

Wayne, PA — Harrisburg University’s Government Technology Institute’s (GTI) Security Center of Excellence (SCE) in cooperation with PHEAA and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania hosted its fifth consecutive Privacy Day Event on Friday January 28th, 2022. Data Privacy Day is an annual international event that strives to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices.

Stacy Winters, PCN’s Director Project and Process Management shared her passion for security as part of a panel discussing Major Risks to Data Privacy and Remediation Strategies. Stacy was asked to discuss ransomware and social engineering. She shared statistics about the situation we face and offered actionable suggestions for what organizations can do to protect themselves.  Check out the entire panel discussion that included speakers from Appalachia Technologies and Zscaler, Stacy’s remarks and some highlight snippits on the Digital Events section of our Resources page.  

PCN Sponsors Harrisburg University’s Government Technology Institute and Security Center of Excellence

Wayne, PA – PCN is pleased to renew our partner membership in GTI and to become a first time partner member of SCE. We respect these organizations’ vital mission of supporting government technology and security leaders and their staffs through educational programs, collaboration, and awareness-raising initiatives. As a provider of technology consulting, managed services and security services, we appreciate sharing perspectives and learnings with prime contractors and agency staff as together with Harrisburg University’s academic leadership our community navigates the risks and promise technology represents for the citizens of the Commonwealth.

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PCN President & CEO Honored as a Main Line Today’s Power Woman Recipient

Wayne, PA—PCN’s President & CEO Katrin Hillner is honored to be showcased in Main Line Today’s October Power Woman 2020 issue. As one of twenty women recognized for their measure of success in various industries, Katrin was humbled to be recognized for her technology business leadership and appreciated being interviewed about PCN and its offerings. “Amidst the challenge and trauma of 2020, I am grateful for MLT’s steadfast celebration of female leadership. Never underestimate the power of an ‘Atta Girl’ on our individual and unique capacity to make a difference.”  MLT organizes both a “VIP Networking” event connecting past honorees with this year’s honorees and a “Women on the Move” event to amplify the impact of the Power Woman program – both of which will take place virtually this month.

 

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PCN Joins Infoblox Managed Services Partner Program

Wayne, PA—PC Network Inc. (PCN), a customer focused technology and infrastructure service company, is excited to join market leading Infoblox’s Managed Services Partner Program. 

Building on a decade long partnership with Infoblox, forged delivering managed DDI services on behalf of Tier 1 global system integrator and service provider partners, PCN is excited to offer its proven managed services to enterprise buyers looking specifically for managed DDI support.  Described as delivering “All the Benefits of Infoblox Enterprise Grade DDI – with less effort and expense,” managed services enable organizations to procure outcomes instead of technology and support. 

PCN’s offering distinguishes itself through its DDI Portal which is designed to maximize your Infoblox investment by overlaying governance, workflow automation, and intelligent self-service. “Think of it as an “Easy Button” for 80% of high-volume low impact changes” said PCN’s GM DDI and CTO James Nutt adding that “Our customers find the PCN Portal provides increased agility in a co-managed environment while reducing the risk, cost, and skill level necessary to safely make changes to core network services.”.  Further, PCN’s purpose built DDI Monitor provides comprehensive visibility into Infoblox virtual and physical appliances, as well as the DNS, DHCP, and NTP services that run on them.  PCN compliments this technology suite with hundreds of years of DDI expertise spanning consultation, design, build, operations, maintenance, and project management.

PCN is one of only three Managed Service Partners recognized by Infoblox on its website Partner Program page, joining IBM and Neustar. 

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PCN Attends WBEC PA-DE-sNJ Executive Leadership Luncheon

PCN’s President and CEO, Katrin Hillner attended the Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBEC) PA-DE-sNJ “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government” Executive Leadership Luncheon on Friday, March 11 at The Union League of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The focus of the Leadership Luncheon was Celebrating National Women Making History Month.  The Executive Leadership Luncheon series links women business enterprises with women business executives, supplier diversity and purchasing professionals to gain access to opportunities and to build social & power networks. Panelists at the luncheon included, Angela Dowd-Burton (Executive Director, City of Philadelphia), Beverly Hudson (Deputy Secretary for Administration, Department of General Services) and Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco. Curt Topper, Secretary of the Department of General Services provided opening remarks and the panel was moderated by, Theresa Harrison (EY, Diversity & Inclusiveness Procurement Leader Chair, WBENC Board of Directors).

 

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