Randall Sandone is Assistant Director of the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute, which is a partnership of the ARI and the University of Illinois Information Trust Institute.
Sandone is managing the launch of the Institute and serving as a primary point-of-contact with DHS and partnering organizations. He works with research partners to ensure that projects are aligned with DHS strategic priorities; are executed on schedule and within budget; and deliver meaningful products and services to the homeland security and critical infrastructure communities.
He has had a comprehensive career guiding research and technology projects in settings ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. His strengths lie in relationship building and project management.
His professional experience is in the software development sector. As part of the executive leadership for a number of globally-oriented companies, he was responsible for technology transition and licensing, commercialization, and product development. He established strategic alliances with companies such as Sun Microsystems, IBM, and Fujitsu-Siemens. Mr. Sandone also helped market information trust and assurance solutions to the Department of Defense, National Reconnaissance Office, and the Department of Homeland Security.
Mr. Sandone is a former member of the University of Illinois College of Engineering Advisory Board and was a finalist for Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year for Illinois and Northern Indiana” and finalist for KPMG’s “Illinois Technology Award.”