Lee Poskanzer is the CEO of Directive Communication Systems(DCS) and a veteran of innovation. He has been successfully leading product innovation change at Fortune 500 companies including American Express, Safeway, PolyGram and Staples that ultimately evolve to becoming industry standards and practices. Mr. Poskanzer’s areas of expertise include Legal Tech, Fintech and Consumer Services.
With the recognition of the growing need for solutions for managing digital assets and online accounts, Mr. Poskanzer founded DCS; helping all aspects of digital assets directives management including estate professionals, their clients and website owners with the planning and administration of their digital estate. DCS has become an established and respected authority on the digital afterlife, having representation on several panels - including discussions with the International Bar Association, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and the American College of Trust and Estates Counsel. DCS has also been featured at the Washington State Trust and Estates Conference. In addition, Mr. Poskanzer has appeared several articles and features for leading press including: CNBC.com, Wealthmanagement.com, CNET, Insurance News, Trust and Estates Magazine. Mr. Poskanzer has also led several CLEs for WealthCounsel, Bryn Mawr Trust Company, Essex Estate Planning Counsel and others.
Mr. Poskanzer continues to inform and advise on the security and management of digital estates and afterlife protection, both as an individual and through the growth of DCS.
Akhil Mittal is a results driven leader with experience in product management, go-to-market strategy, business development and partnership management. He has a proven ability to combine strategic thinking with a strong tactical execution to deliver technology products to market. Prior to this role, Mr. Mittal held the Director, Product Marketing role at Moneris Solutions - Canada's #1 payment processor, where he managed a team of product professionals and sales managers for various products including mobile payments, ecommerce, gift cards, loyalty program and retail & restaurant point of sale. Mr. Mittal also gained international experience working for IBM in India and US managing delivery of technology programs and leading cross-functional global teams. Mr. Mittal earned his MBA from University of British Columbia in Strategy & Marketing and holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. He is also a Pragmatic Marketing certified Product Manager. Mr. Mittal is a graduate from Second City's Short Form Improv program and has performed on stage on several occasions.
Kerri Peloquin is a marketing professional with over 20 years of experience. She has spent the last 5 years working for a privately held executive search firm providing client management and project support in the nonprofit industry. Ms. Peloquin was the co-founder of 3 Hour Nap, a company that designed and produced high-end handmade children’s blankets and fashionable accessories. Prior to owning her own business, she was the assistant vice president of marketing at a privately held affinity credit card marketing firm where she managed direct mail marketing campaigns for MBNA, Fleet Bank, and Orchard Bank using custom creative strategies and testing grids. Ms. Peloquin was instrumental in developing proprietary software to increase productivity and decrease errors in printed mail pieces. She started her career in the entertainment industry and managed new product launches for a Fortune 500 company in emerging markets. She was responsible for the content and design of marketing materials, along with the design and production of DVD content and packaging for titles including Fargo, Big Lebowski and The Usual Suspects. Ms. Peloquin earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics from the State University of New York at Oneonta.
Dave Zvenyach is an attorney, strategist, author, full-stack software developer, and innovative former government executive who helps businesses and government work smarter, together. Dave has unique expertise on all things public sector; he’s held positions in all three branches of government, as well as at the federal, state, and local levels. He served as a Senior Technical Advisor and Assistant Commissioner for the US General Service Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service Office of Systems Management; Executive Director of 18F; Deputy Commissioner for the GSA Technology Transformation Service (“TTS”); Assistant Commissioner for the TTS Office of Acquisition; General Counsel to the DC Council; Chief of Staff to Councilmember Mary Cheh; and judicial law clerk to United States District Judge Yvette Kane. Dave has written on diverse topics, including a book entitled Coding for Lawyers, a chapter on Political Law for the DC Bar Practice Manual, and about a variety of technical and legal topics on his blog. Dave is also a teacher, having served as an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University Law School, a facilitator for the Digital Services IT Acquisition Professional program, and an instructor for a Continuing Legal Education course through the DC Bar on Legislative Drafting. Dave is a graduate of the George Washington University Law School and has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.