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.
Joan Cucchiara, Consulting Engineer
Joan Cucchiara has more than 14 years of experience in data and telecom,
principally in the network management area. She carries the distinction of
being an IETF MIB doctor, has authored multiple IETF RFCs, and made many
contributions to the ATM Forum. She previously held Senior, Principal, and
Consulting Engineer positions at established companies including Marconi
Communications, Nortel Networks, Bay Networks, Wellfleet and Cabletron,
as well as entrepreneurial positions at startups in the Boston, MA and
Silicon Valley areas. Additionally, she has been an instructor at Boston
University and the University of New Hampshire.
Ms. Cucchiara earned a Master of Science degree in Computer Science
from University of New Hampshire.