CyberSagacity’s SATriage is the result of over 2 years of direct product-oriented R&D, built upon the results of multiple decades of private, unpublished research. CyberSagacity is a spin-off from Spectare Systems, a 20-year-old private company dedicated to R&D in the mathematical understanding of software.
Steven C. Wight
Steve Wight is Managing Director of CyberSagacity. At Spectare Systems Inc., a related company, he has served as a Director since 2007 and Managing Director since 2010.
Steve has over 40 years of international business experience; thirty years with private companies. In 1982 Steve joined Triton Container International Limited as a Vice President. During Steve’s tenure, Triton grew from being a near-startup, to being the largest container leasing company in the world. Over such time Steve’s stature in the Company expanded to Senior Vice President, Executive Vice President and finally Managing Director. In 2016 Triton Container was merged with TAL International Incorporated forming the publicly traded Triton International Limited. Shortly after the merger Steve retired. He did; however, remain available to the merged company’s executive management as a consultant until 2020.
Additionally, during the years 1996 to 2016, Triton’s $1 billion commercial aircraft leasing activities reported to Steve.
Over the years Steve has been an active owner/investor in several privately held businesses which include real estate development, purveyor of residential and commercial building supplies, residential construction lending, retail food and beverage, motorcycle dealerships and the secondary uses of containers for temporary storage and uses at construction sites.
Steve holds a MBA from the University of Southern California and a BA in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton.
James A. Cannavino
Chairman and CEO
Jim Cannavino is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CyberSagacity Ltd. As a business leader, innovator and technologist, he has led the building and expansion of new global markets and partnerships in network-centered computing, e-commerce, interactive broadband services, content hosting and distribution, and hardware and software development.
Before being named as CyberSagacity Chairman and CEO in August 2022, Jim served as Chairman and CEO of Direct Insite (DIRI), Non-Executive Chairman of Softworks, which he took public and was later sold to EMC, CEO, President and Chief Operating Officer for Perot Systems, and Senior Executive Vice President for Strategy and Development at IBM.
During his multi-decade career at IBM Jim was a member of the IBM Corporate Executive Committee and Worldwide Management Council, and served on the Board of IBM's Integrated Services and Solutions Company. He also was a board member for three IBM joint-venture companies, including Prodigy Services, Inc.; Digital Domain, Inc.; and NewLeaf Entertainment. He was integral to the creation of the IBM Global Network, comprising 5,500 interconnected computer networks serving 97 countries around the world and the Networked Application Services Division, offering electronic commerce, collaboration services, internet services, interactive broadband services, content hosting and distribution, and personal communication services worldwide. He was also President of IBM’s Entry Systems Division, President of the Data Systems Division and held numerous other senior positions in large-systems hardware and software development.
Jim served on the Boards of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and was the Founder and Chairman of the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children. He currently sits on the Board of 1800Flowers where he is on the audit committee and Chairman of the Technology Committee. He is the past Chairman of the Board of Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York where he continues to serve as an advisor and board member.
Christopher D. Near, PhD
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Chris Near, has pursued research and development in the mathematical analysis of software for over 3 decades. He is the inventor of the set of capabilities that are the foundation of CyberSagacity. He is also the inventor, architect, and designer of SATriage, our flagship Vulnerability Management Tool. He was recently granted a patent describing the means to expand the defect identification capability of all current SASTs - increasing capabilities by 200 - 300%.
In his role as Chief Technical Officer, Chris converts research discoveries, leveraging disruptive technologies into new business models for new classes of marketable products. He is responsible for both technical innovation and business vision for the company including near and long-term strategies. Through various collaborations, Chris has built a team and network within the academic, business and government communities that helps to shape and refine the vision for SATriage and next generation software assurance capabilities.
Prior to Spectare Systems, Chris was a telecommunications consultant in charge of end-to-end network build and test for over 250 Fortune 500 companies and 49 international telecom carriers. He started his career as Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories.
Dr. Near holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.
Andrew Kaslow, PhD
SVP Business Development/Chief Human Resources Officer
Dr. Andrew Kaslow is an internationally recognized business leader and management consultant who has served as a senior executive in media and entertainment, financial services, healthcare, automotive, aerospace, energy, information technology, and consumer products. In the course of his four decade career, he served as Chief Human Resources Officer for AIG, Time Warner, Vivendi Universal, Becton Dickinson, and Cerberus Capital’s Operations and Advisory Company. He held prior senior HR roles at PepsiCo and TRW. He is currently an investor and advisor to innovative early stage companies and a senior advisor to Alix Partners, LLP, a leading global management consulting firm. His firm, Quantum Leap Advisors, LLC collaborates with companies to significantly accelerate growth and performance through developing transformational leadership in strategy, operations, talent management, marketing, and technology. He has led due diligence and post-merger integrations in numerous M & A transactions, and managed roll up strategies and execution in several sectors.
His reputation as a valued advisor to chief executives, boards of directors, and senior leaders has been key to his effectiveness in managing complex succession issues, executive compensation, organizational crises, and transforming transactions. He played central roles in the Time Warner/AOL merger, as well as in the restructuring of AIG, the insurance and financial services company following the 2008-09 financial crisis, and helped orchestrate the turnaround of Vivendi Universal, the French media and communications conglomerate, including working on the creation of NBC Universal with GE. Kaslow led executive leadership development at TRW, where he created world-class programs and processes for building generations of new leaders, and headed talent management at PepsiCo Inc. after serving as VP HR for KFC-International.
Dr. Kaslow holds a Ph.D. in the social and behavioral sciences from Columbia University as well as a BA and MA from Columbia. He earned an advanced diploma at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, and is fluent in French and Spanish.
SVP Client Relations/Chief Administrative Officer
Kathy is a strategic consultant specializing in partnership development and process optimization. She works with science and technology start-ups to translate mathematical and scientific discoveries into useful applications and business models. She works closely with clients to analyze the opportunities and innovative strategies necessary to transform novel ideas into products and brand experiences that meet the needs and expectations of both customers and investors.
In her current CyberSagacity role her responsibilities include research, communications, team building and strategies related to partnership development and market positioning. She previously served as a Strategic Adviser to the Council for Scientific Society Presidents R&D Group, and Senior Adviser to the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies. She also served seven years as a Vice President, Business Development for MBNA Chicago where she was responsible for Portfolio Acquisitions as well as all Professional Sports and Financial Institution partnerships.