Arrow Bandwidth Podcast – Staying Safe With Solutions From Blue Light

The future of security measures against acts such as mass shootings is in the utilization of predictive data. In this podcast recorded at Arrow Technology Summit 2019, our hosts sit down with Bruce Parkman of Blue Light to discuss the IBM i2 Analyst’s Notebook and the success that Blue Light has seen using this product.

Adam Catbagan
Technology Leader, Arrow
An accomplished technical sales leader, Adam Catbagan has been a driving force for creating cultures of technical accountability, discipline and sales excellence. Catbagan develops, implements and influences technical strategies that drive revenue, demonstrate operational efficiency, benchmark IT services, and help develop and drive go-to-market strategies.

David Fearne
Global Practice Leader, Data Intelligence, Arrow
David Fearne has been at Arrow for eight years, working in UKI, EMEA and global roles. He was most recently the technical director of Arrow’s enterprise computing solutions business in the U.K. and Ireland. Fearne specializes in big data and all things cloud, and he was one of the founders of ArrowSphere. In 2017, he was recognized as one of the 50 most influential people in big data in the U.K.

Bruce Parkman
Chief Executive Officer, Blue Light
Bruce Parkman is the Chief Executive Officer of Blue Light, the largest provider of support and services to the i2 Analyst Notebook portfolio market. He started Blue Light in 2014. Blue Light’s mission is to ensure that almost 500,000 Analyst’s Notebook user’s analytical requirements are met with the most up to date training, technical support, software development and solution-based services. He is also the founder, CEO, investor or advisor to 5 other companies.

Parkman entered the Army in 1980 and spent 21 years in the service, including 18 years as a Green Beret serving in a variety of assignments in 7th and 10th Special Forces Groups and with the U.S. Army Special Warfare Center and School before retiring as a Sergeant Major in May of 2001.

After retirement and post-9-11, he deployed overseas as a technician in support of the Afghanistan invasion and started NEK, a defense contracting company that became one of the largest providers of technical, intelligence and cyber training to the Special Operations Community and established companies in Australia and the UAE by 2012.

Parkman graduated from Methodist College with honors (Summa Cum Laude) receiving a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.A. in Security Administration from Webster University. He is also a founding Director of the Green Beret Foundation, Chairman of the Board for the Global Special Operations Forces Foundation and the founder of the Small and Mid-Sized Business Information Sharing Organization, is on the Board of Your Grateful Nation and provides counseling to veterans interested in Entrepreneurship and plays the bagpipes.

Last modified: October 2, 2019