Andrew Kagan, Chief Technology Officer
Andrew Kagan is the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at Planet Technologies. In this role, Andrew guides the company’s Strategic IT Planning and Enterprise Architecture efforts. He identifies and investigates important new technologies and brings them into the company’s strategic decision-making process. Andrew also consults Planet’s clients on emerging technologies as well as Information Technology trends and best practices.
Before joining Planet Technologies in 2007, Andrew was employed by NCI Information Systems, Inc., providing Program Management support at the United States Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration. Prior to that Andrew served as a Senior IT Manager and Senior IT Consultant at W3Net L.L.C., Lockheed Martin, ACS Government Solutions Group, Titan Corporation, and MCI Telecommunications. Andrew has extensive experience in the areas of Strategic IT Planning, Enterprise Architecture, IT Operations, and Project Management.
Andrew has received the equivalent of a Master of Science degree in Mathematics from Tashkent State University (former USSR). He holds a number of industry certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE), and Novell Certified Engineer (CNE); and he is a long time member of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Computer Society, and Project Management Institute.
Outside of the office, Andrew enjoys playing chess; reading and learning about science, history, sociology and economics; and cooking. Visit Andrew’s blog: http://technocrat.kagan.cc/.