I am an often-requested speaker globally on a wide range of topics, technologies and trends, most recently on mobility, cloud and virtualization. I have held executive level positions at business- and consumer-facing companies, both large and small, helped five startups get acquired, and have multiple degrees in engineering and technology management.

I have over 30 years of industry experience, in engineering, product management, marketing, technology evangelism, and strategic consulting.  Although I started my career as a mechanical engineer, designing unique robots to inspect and repair nuclear power plants, today I track, discuss and provide vision on the latest technology trends, and how people and companies can best take advantage of them and prepare for what the future holds.

Most recently I have been helping some smaller companies and startups with their business and product strategy, and driving marketing efforts.  Earlier, I drove Symantec’s enterprise mobility strategy, initiatives and marketing efforts.  Prior to that, my focus was on endpoint virtualization and application streaming.  A common thread for me is leveraging the latest technologies to provide outstanding user experience and productivity in a secure and flexible work environment, while attempting to simplify the toughest IT challenges of the day.

On a personal note, I am happily married and the father of three very bright and talented children who constantly amaze me with their accomplishments.  I am a technology junkie, but I also love the outdoors, and will jump at the chance to hang up all of my battery-powered gadgets to venture into the wilderness with nothing but my family and a few backpacks.  I count myself fortunate to find time for a couple of trips each year, ranging from quick 3 to 4-day outings to 11-day treks across the Sierras and over Mount Whitney – three times so far, once with each kid.

Two of my kids have websites to showcase their projects:                                                       Casey Duckering, PhD Candidate at University of Chicago – Jason Duckering, Undergraduate at UC Berkeley –

You can learn more about my professional life here on LinkedIn.

1 Response to Bio

  1. Simmie McCelleis says:

    Hey Brian, I hope all is well. I have recently become interested in information security and the SF Cybersecurity Conference will be my first conference. I look forward to your talk.

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