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Our mission is to apply proven research and business approaches to provide solutions that fit our client's needs. Pollere Inc. can provide network and telecommunications consultants with technical expertise that is both wide and deep, who are customer-oriented, and are skilled at coming up to speed.

Kathleen M. Nichols, founder and CEO

Prior to founding Pollere Inc., Dr. Nichols was Vice President of Network Science at Packet Design LLC where she was part of the founding team. Prior to Packet Design she was Director, Advanced Internet Architecures in the Office of the CTO at Cisco Systems, Inc. She has held advanced architecture and research positions as both individual contributor and project lead at Bay Networks, Com21, Philips Research Labs, Apple Computer, and AT&T Bell Labs. In addition, she was co-chair of the IETF Differentiated Services Working Group, has held several positions with the IEEE Hot Interconnects Symposium, and has been a guest editor of both IEEE Software and IEEE Micro.

Dr. Nichols holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from University of California, Berkeley and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.

Elizabeth L. Kaufman, Strategic Analysis and Design

Ms. Kaufman spent several years at Cisco Systems where she held positions as Business Development Manager, Product Line Manager for IOS Security, and General Manager of Security Products and Technologies. Prior to Cisco, she was employed by BBN in architectural and operational roles, specializing in security, and she got her start in IP networking in Yale University's Computing and Information Systems. Prior to joining Pollere Inc., she became owner/operator of New Prospect Ranch and an independent consultant specializing in product and service review, design, and delivery.

Ms. Kaufman is the author of Implementing IPsec: Making Security Work on VPNs, Intranets, and Extranets, part of Wiley's Networking Council series of books.

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