Raffi Jamgotchian, President and CTO of Triada Networks talks about Disaster Preparedness for Small and Medium Businesses. Presented before the Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce July 10th, 2012 conference on Disaster Planning and avoidance held at the Bergen County Community College.
Raffi got his first computer at the age of 7 when his dad brought home a Texas Instruments TI-99. In Jr. High, Raffi began exploring Bulletin Board Systems (BBSes) in the mid-80s and ran one with a few of his friends for a couple of years. Although he found out that being a computer nerd in the late 80s in High School was not in style, Raffi continued to pursue his hobbies.
In 1993, Raffi graduated with a B.S. in Computer and Systems Engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and began working with Crestron Electronics as a Systems Engineer programming custom control systems for boardrooms, conference centers, education, medical facilities and arenas. His work in this area led him in 1995 to Chancellor Capital Management which was later purchased by INVESCO. Initially working as a help-desk technician and overnight job scripter, Raffi went on to become the Help Desk manager and later the Director of IT Infrastructure for New York. In 2006, Raffi left INVESCO to help start a boutique investment firm and in 2008, left to start Triada Networks.