DiscoverCap Tech Podcast with President Sims of Capitol Technology University
Cap Tech Podcast with President Sims of Capitol Technology University

Cap Tech Podcast with President Sims of Capitol Technology University

Author: Bradford Sims

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The President of Capitol Technology University explores various industry executives ideas on what best is needed from higher education to support the various needs of industry across the United States.
29 Episodes
In a recorded 30-minute Linkedin Live Event, Mr. Darrel Gibson the Executive Director, AGC Education and Research Foundation along with Dr. Craig D. Capano the Assoicate Dean of Graduate Programs at Capitol Technology University and moderated by Dr. Bradford Sims the President of Capitol Technology University as they discuss the importance of construction education across the United States and how The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Education and Research Foundation has been supporting this efforts for many years. The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Education and Research Foundation: Capitol Technology University: Center of Excellence in Construction Management (CECM):
Learn more about Capitol Technology University's "Center for Women in Cyber" and how it encompasses all that is Cyber for great careers from its Assistant Director, Dr. Nikki Robinson, DSc, PhD, who is a Security Architect and Adjunct Professor with Capitol Technology University and with Dr. Prof Mary Aiken who serves as Chair and Professor of the Cyberpsychology Department hosted by Dr. Bradford Sims who is the President of Capitol Technology University. Learn more about Cybersecurity Learn more about Cyberpsychology
Recording from a live event with Capitol Technology University President, Dr. Bradford Sims and Associate Dean, Dr. Craig D. Capano who both moved from the construction industry to higher education, speak with the current Associated Schools of Construction President, Dr. Blake Wentz about the value of construction management degrees to the construction industry and the need for construction instructors to teach in the many construction management degree programs across the US. Associated Schools of Construction website is The Associated Schools of Construction is the professional association for the development and advancement of construction education, where the sharing of ideas and knowledge inspires, guides and promotes excellence in curricula, teaching, research, and service. Complete a Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate at Capitol Technology University and advance your career. Learn more via
Ms. Jennifer Augustine, Director, Office of Strategic Outreach and Talent Acquisition at the Defense Information Systems Agency, and Dr. Bradford Sims, Ph.D., FRAeS, President of Capitol Technology University, will discuss the partnership between the two organizations and the opportunities at DISA. Check out "OUR WORKFORCE" Workforce 2025 is DISA's initiative to empower its global workforce. Join our 20K+ professionals who connect and protect the warfighter in cyberspace.
Dean, Dr. Ian McAndrew and President, Bradford Sims, Ph.D., FRAeS of Capitol Technology will discuss the structures of the new Online MRes Degrees that allows full-time employees to use projects from work to complete their degree while also being a great preparatory degree for those wishing to continue into a Doctoral Program. #ArtificialIntelligence (MRes) #AstronauticalEngineering (MRes) #Aviation #Maintenance (MRes) #Construction Science and #Management (MRes) #Cyberpsychology (MRes) #ForensicCyberpsychology (MRes) #HumanFactors (MRes) #QuantumComputing (MRes) #Sustainability (MRes) #SystemsEngineering (MRes) Contact Dr. Ian McAndrew at or view for degree program information.
Mr. Steve Orrin offers three decades of extraordinary success in a series of high-level roles at top-tier companies that include Intel Corporation, Sarvega, Watchfire Inc., Sanctum Inc., First Genetic Trust Inc., Lockstar Inc., and SynData Technologies Inc. He has developed a reputation as an industry leader, leveraging a history of delivering results in Innovation, Intrapreneurship, and Entrepreneurship. He is a Tech-enabled business professional who has launched and scaled companies and brought innovative industry-leading products to market. Steve’s invaluable expertise and broad business range have powered a history of developing successful products, technologies, and new markets. Such traits have consistently enabled Steve to achieve an impressive command of the skills needed to manage ongoing business planning processes while developing strategies to meet future challenges. As Chief Technology Officer and Senior PE for Intel Corporation, Steve orchestrates and executes customer engagements in the Federal space, overseeing the development of federal solution architectures to address challenges in government enterprise, national security, and other federal areas of focus. Mr. Orrin has dedicated himself and his vision as a leader who engages in projects with an “All-In” attitude. With a forte for successfully building strong teams and holding a key role leading all facets of technology and strategy, Mr. Orrin has successfully positioned Intel Corporation as a leading expert in its field with respect to the application of technology to government enterprise and mission environments contributing to the following successes: * Led research and pathfinding into platform security architecture, leading to the funding and launch of the Intel Trusted Compute Pools Architecture, a first-of-its-kind integrated security solution stack for Trustworthy virtualization and cloud stacks addressing security from boot to runtime. * Orchestrated and executed projects for federal government customers centered on Security, AI and inferencing, and Edge ISR sensing. * Serves as a key advisor and subject matter expert in the emerging technologies space, providing guidance to the Public Sector, Defense, and Intelligence communities. Combining his proven business instinct with an unprecedented disciplinary work ethic, Steve has continuously exceeded expectations in high stake environments positioning himself as a key member of each organization he supported and a driving force for growth. His LinkedIn is here if you would like to learn more about him: Specializations:* Cybersecurity* Solution Architecture* Innovation* Cloud Security* Virtualization Security* Anti-Malware* Application Security* Applied Cryptography* Cyber Threat and Cyber Risk Analysis
Capitol Technology University now offers Online Masters Degrees in a research (MRes) format where working full-time employees can quickly take a current work issue and get into the research and completing their thesis based on an applied issue that may need to be resolved.  Listen to Dr. Ian McAndrew, Dean of Doctoral Programs and President Dr. Bradford Sims as they discuss the advantages of this type of format for a Masters degree.
President Bradford Sims who is quoted in the book "Commencement" hosts a 30 minute live conversation with two of the book authors. About the book: Commencement - a New Era in Higher Education Through the eyes of 100+ college and university presidents, learn how to:  + Embrace a new leadership skill set to change your college and your career  + See your mission through a modern lens that creates new opportunities  + Innovate, create, re-imagine, and evolve beyond the status quo  + Adopt a mindset about the purpose and value of higher education that makes the unimaginable suddenly possible  + Have impact far beyond your campus or your local community  + Create relationships, partnerships, and conversations that break down the walls, silos, rules, and bureaucracies that have held us back  + Survive the looming “admissions cliff”  + Use your pandemic lessons to create competitive advantage  + Put students first in all that you do KATE COLBERT A  former higher-education insider and current world-renowned marketing  expert, Kate Colbert develops college-and-university brand stories that  are meaningful to the prospective student and measurable on the  institutional balance sheet. She has overseen brand and enrollment  marketing, public relations, and alumni relations at two Chicago-area  graduate schools. Kate has additional expertise in corporate education,  university crisis management, and faculty relations. She has consulted  for Northeastern University, UC San Francisco, Carthage College, Tulane  University School of Law, Babson College, The University of Tulsa  College of Law, Bradley University, and Medical College of Georgia. Ms.  Colbert has spoken at the American Association of Medical Colleges, the  Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and  graduate education seminars with EducationDynamics. She is a six-time  recipient of CASE District V’s annual awards for excellence in marketing  and communications. She contributed to the book Net Proceeds: Increased Revenue from Enrollment and Advancement (Moore and Abrahamson) and authored the 2018 bestselling book Think Like a Marketer: How a Shift in Mindset Can Change Everything for Your Business.  Kate has served as a faculty member at Illinois State University, the  College of Lake County, Loyola University Chicago, and Lake Forest  Graduate School of Management. JOE SALLUSTIO, EdD As  one of our nation’s foremost higher-education experts, Dr. Joe  Sallustio has led a broad range of educational institutions in various  sectors of higher education. He currently serves as Senior Vice  President, Lindenwood Global, at Lindenwood University and was formerly  Chief Operating Officer at Claremont Lincoln University. Dr. Sallustio  is a senior consultant to the Association of Governing Boards of  Universities and Colleges, is Executive Director and Board Member at The  Association for the Advancement of the College Admissions Profession,  and is a contributing writer for Fierce Education and The EvoLLLution.  He is a frequent speaker, moderator, and panelist at higher-education  conferences. Dr. Sallustio is also co-founder and host of  America’s leading higher-education podcast, The EdUp Experience. He has  interviewed more than 140 college and university presidents, ed-tech  CEOs, and business and industry executives domestically and globally.  Episodes of The EdUp Experience Podcast have been downloaded more than  125,000 times, making Joe one of the world’s most recognizable and  impactful higher-education voices influencing higher education today.
Mr. Warren King has had many years of experience moving from information technology positions, to network engineer positions, to now cybersecurity.  He is currently in 2022 a doctoral student at Capitol Technology University in the Doctor of Science, Cybersecurity program.  In this podcast, he shares he views about the diversity of the students, the diversity of instructors, how the program supports minority students, and discusses with the university president perspectives of how the program works as well.
Dr.  Ian McAndrew, the Dean of the Doctoral Programs at Capitol Technology University with over 30 years of chairing doctoral committees experience provides insights on the literature review, a key component to the dissertation, covering questions by new and potential doctoral students such as Why? What is the point? How do you start? How do you know you have finished? What is literature you can use and how? A completed literature review means what? If you were to advise one thing to avoid what would that be? and When is literature too old to use? New and potential doctoral students may email Dr. McAndrew via or attend one of Capitol Technology University's monthly online doctorate open houses.  Register from any doctoral  degree webpage
Dr. Ian McAndrew, the Dean of the Doctoral Programs at Capitol Technology University with over 30 years of chairing doctoral committees experience provides insights on research topics covering questions by new and potential doctoral students such as What is a good research topic? What is a bad one? Do students struggle developing them and how does a chair assist? What is the difference between a topic and research question? and How does a hypothesis fit into this and do all research need one? New and potential doctoral students may email Dr. McAndrew via or attend one of Capitol Technology University's monthly online doctorate open houses.  Register from any doctoral degree webpage
Mr. Todd Raines is a retired Air Force officer and adjunct professor for Capitol Technology University in the Aviation Cybersecurity Master’s Degree program and the Unmanned Aerial Systems Bachelor’s Degree program. He is also an Air Force civil servant at US Space Force, Pentagon, as the Chief of Global Force Management. Todd grew up in California and Arizona, and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the US Air Force Academy in Astronautical Engineering. After a career flying fighter aircraft for the Air Force (F-4s, F-15s, and F-16s), he flew briefly for United Airlines. After the attacks of 9-11-2001, he was furloughed from United and changed his career direction to help stand up US Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland. He served 12 years as an Air Force civil servant at the Command, most of them in the Directorate of Operations (J3). He has a Master's degree in Cybersecurity from National University in San Diego, CA. He is also an instructor of Cyber Adversary Methodologies for the National Cryptologic School, Fort Meade, Maryland. Todd lives in Edgewater, Maryland, with his wife, Lynn, and the youngest two of his six children. His hobby is watching his youngest son's football games with Lynn. (You can find Benjamin’s football highlights on Twitter @BenRainesQB2026.)
Mr. Joe Weiss PE CISM CRISC ISA Fellow, Managing Partner at Applied Control Solutions, LLC, Managing Director ISA99 ICS Cyber Security Pioneer.   About Mr. Weiss: 40+ years in industrial instrumentation controls, and automation 20+ years in cyber security of industrial control systems Authored Protecting Industrial Control Systems from Electronic Threats ISBN: 978-1-60650-197-1 Authored Cyber Security Chapter Electric Power Substations Engineering Authored Cyber Security Chapter Securing Water and WasteWater Systems Co-Author Cyber Security Policy GuideBook Patent: Steam Turbine Fuzzy Logic Turbine Controller Patent: Field-Mounted Fiber Optic Sensors for Long-Term Strain Monitoring in Hostile Environments Patent: Security System, Device, and Method for Operational Technology Networks Testified to 5 Congressional Hearings Authored more than 100 articles on instrumentation, controls, and control system cyber security Provided more than 100 presentations on instrumentation, controls, and control system cyber security ISA Fellow IEEE Senior Member Ponemon Fellow US Expert to IEC TC65 WG10 - Industrial Process Measurement, Control and Automation US Expert to IEC TC45A - Nuclear Plant Cyber Security Managing Director ISA67 Nuclear Plant Standards Managing Director ISA77 Fossil Plant Standards Managing Director ISA99 Automation and Control Systems Security Specialties: instrumentation, controls, and automation cyber security of industrial control systems across all process industries
Mr. Reynolds has over 29 years of professional experiences in cybersecurity, aviation,  leadership, cyber operations, operations, strategic planning,  international affairs, financial management, change management, human  resources, and professional education. Highly decorated command pilot  and innovative cyber leader.  He is a current cybersecurity subject matter expert for Airlines for America.   Previously,  directed the Air Force's cyber operational staff responsible for  world-wide cyber operations and the Air Force's Information Network. Led  a global 7,500-member wing and four expeditionary squadrons supporting  operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and South America.   Cleared for Top  Secret information and granted access to Sensitive Compartmentalized  Information with current counter intelligence polygraph.  Authored  numerous articles; and given countless speeches and briefings to large  audiences of high-ranking government, military, and corporate business  leaders.
Sarbari Gupta, PhD, CISSP, CISA | Chief Executive Officer for Electrosoft is responsible for establishing corporate strategy and vision, shaping  corporate culture and cultivating business relationships to enable  Electrosoft to thrive. Extensive background spans software development  and professional services serving both public and private sectors. Has a  broad base of knowledge and experience in the areas of cybersecurity,  risk management, privacy and cryptographic solutions. Authored over  twenty technical papers/presentations in refereed conferences/journals  and four chapters in two cybersecurity books. Holds four patents in  areas of cryptography. Co-authored several NIST Special Publications in  the areas of Electronic Authentication, Security Configuration  Management and Mobile Credentials. Received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in  Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park and  a B.Tech. degree in Electronics and Electrical Communication  Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Holds  CISSP and CISA certifications.
Dr. Bradford Sims became Capitol Technology University's eighth president on June 1, 2017. An educator, administrator and construction project manager, Dr. Sims has extensive experience both in academia and  industry. Prior to his appointment as Capitol's president, Dr. Sims was Interim  Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical  University’s Worldwide campus, based in Daytona Beach, FL. In his role  as Chancellor, Dr. Sims had responsibility for administrative and fiscal  oversight of a complex, global academic institution encompassing 130  locations worldwide and serving 22,000 students annually. As Chief  Academic Officer, Dr. Sims held primary responsibility for the academic  performance of the Worldwide campus. He led and managed academic affairs  at the campus, spearheaded scholarly and research activities, and led the expansion of over 20 new degree programs. Before moving to Embry-Riddle, Dr. Sims was dean and professor at Indiana State University. As dean of the College of Technology, he was  responsible for oversight of degree programs, human and fiscal  resources, strategic planning, external funding and faculty programs. He  boosted enrollment at the College of Technology by 75% and increased  the number of international students. He also raised alumni  participation and built a social media presence for the college, establishing its first Facebook and LinkedIn pages. From 2002 through 2009, Dr. Sims was professor and department head at  Western Carolina University, where he founded the construction  management program. Under his direction, the undergraduate degree  program grew from zero to 400 majors over a five-year span, while an  online master's program in the field was successfully established in  collaboration with the College of Business. Dr. Sims first launched his  academic career as an assistant professor at the University of Florida,  serving also as a consultant in lean construction to industry. Prior to transitioning to academia, Dr. Sims built a successful  career in the industrial construction industry, He was a project  controls supervisor for Cherne Contracting in California, a cost  engineer for Badger Engineers, a subsidiary of Raytheon Engineering, in  Massachusetts and started his career as a project controls engineer with  the Westinghouse Savannah River Corporation in South Carolina. Dr. Sims earned a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction in 1999 from  Purdue University, which is also his undergraduate alma mater; he  received his B.S. in Building Construction Management there in 1990. He  also holds a master's of science degree in Building Construction from  the University of Florida. He is a member of the Sigma Lambda Chi  International Construction Honor Society and the American Institute of  Contractors, among many other honors and professional affiliations. Connect with Bradford Sims via
Mr. Dan Belcher is the Director of Strategic Partnerships for NCCER in Alachua, Florida.  Dan’s experience assists him in his duties of informing and updating government, workforce, industry and education sponsors about NCCER and its activities.  He also assists companies, schools, and governmental agencies in implementing workforce development activities to improve the construction industry and foster the growth of the craft professional.   Dan also serves as the liaison between the NCCER and several organizations to include ACTE, SkillsUSA, ACCE, NTHS, Advance CTE, and various AGC and ABC committees.  Dan’s former experience includes being the Career and Technical Education Consultant for the Education Service  Center Region XI in Fort Worth. He also served as the Director for Career and Technical Education for the Fort Worth Independent School District.  Before that he served the Fort Worth ISD in a variety of positions including Principal, Vice Principal and teacher.
Mr. Joe Billingsley is the Founder and Chairman of the Military Cyber Professionals Association.  He leads and oversees strategic planning and global operations for a 501(c)(3) educational  non-profit corporation and public charity that services US military and  government personnel, veterans, and students.  "Our guest's comments should be considered his own and not the opinion of any organization"
Ms. Marianne Meins the current Senior Vice President for Onclave Networks, Inc provides advice on a career in critical infrastructure protecting the the many facilities identified in the Department of Homeland Security's 16 critical infrastructure sectors.  Ms. Meins has over twenty-five years of experience in cyber and critical infrastructure protection research and development initiatives in intelligence, defense and homeland security leadership and technology development. She is a proven thought leader in pioneering and evangelizing strategic cyber initiatives focused on innovative secure resilient solutions for our nation's critical infrastructure. She has a broad technical background in cybersecurity, control systems (ICS/SCADA) and converged  security solutions, innovative cloud-based solutions, advanced  analytics, modeling and simulation, infrastructure optimization, decision support solutions engineering, and policy development in high  performance, multi-level secure computing environments. She also has a substantial  personal network with Federal Government customers and major industrial base prime contractors. This Podcast provides information on the critical infrastructure needs, advice on careers, degrees, certifications, what a career changer should look to do, and what the future holds for industry.
Dr. Joe Sallustio discusses the ins and outs of Podcasting and its value to Higher Education.  Its an economical marketing tool that is underemployed at universities.   The EdUp Experience team of Joe Sallustio, Elizabeth Leiba, and Elvin Freytes provide a highly successful higher education podcast that is the go-to resource to stay updated with education and higher  education with guests ranging from University President/CEOs to Venture Capitalists, to Ed-Tech Entrepreneurs.  In this podcast, Joe discussing why The EdUp Experience was started, why it is an important marketing tool for higher education, what you need to start podcasting, and who should be the people from your organization doing the podcasting.  He also discusses the importance of marketing via social media and tips on using LinkedIn.
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