Burlingame, CA, July 14, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- AtHoc, Inc., the pioneer and leader in network-centric emergency notification systems
, today announced that industry veteran Olivia Dillan has joined the company as its vice president of engineering. She will oversee the product design, development and delivery of AtHoc's next generation of network-centric emergency notification solutions as the company expands into new markets.
Ms. Dillan brings 24 years of software product innovation to AtHoc from start-ups and multi-billion dollar corporations. Prior to joining AtHoc, she served as group vice president of technology and services for security software company PGP Corp. where she led worldwide engineering, technical support, customer service and information systems and delivered award-winning products with more than 100 releases across multiple platforms. Ms. Dillan remains an active member of PGP's technical advisory board.
Prior to PGP, Ms. Dillan had numerous senior executive positions, including: vice president of engineering at ServGate; co-founder and COO at Model N; vice president of engineering at the NetDynamics business unit of Sun Microsystems; vice president of the new media tools and applications division at Oracle; and vice president of core product development at ASK/Ingres (now Computer Associates).
"Olivia joins us at an important time in our company's history as we expand into new markets," said Guy Miasnik, president and CEO of AtHoc. "Her extensive enterprise and security experience gained in building large engineering organizations will help us as we scale to develop our next generation of network-centric emergency alerting products."
Ms. Dillan will work closely with Aviv Siegel, CTO and co-founder, whose focus will be on longer-term initiatives including strategic direction, architectural design and industry convergence.
"As threats evolve, so too must the technology helping protect people and property," Dillan said. "AtHoc's development team created the emergency notification systems which have helped protect roughly a million people to date. I look forward to leading this dedicated team as we continue to innovate the emergency alerting market."
Ms. Dillan graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science from Hunter College in New York.
AtHoc is a recognized leader in providing enterprise-class, network-centric emergency notification systems to military, government and commercial organizations for physical security, force protection and personnel accountability. Millions of end users worldwide, in organizations such as the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, Hawaii State Civil Defense, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Boeing, PricewaterhouseCoopers and eBay, rely on AtHoc's unified management systems for their emergency alerting and critical communication needs. AtHoc has partnered with market leaders including Microsoft, Northrop Grumman, Cisco, Siemens, Avaya, Unisys and others to bring these notification solutions to the public and commercial markets.
For more information on AtHoc, please visit http://www.athoc.com.