Dennis Flanagan is the former Chief Operating Officer of The Ayers Group in New York City and is the former president and CEO of Oki Data Americas; he is currently a partner in Always A Good Sign a business founded by his son Sean. Dennis had more than 40 years of experience in the computer and communications industries being employed by Texas Instruments and Burroughs Memorex prior to OKI. Joining the US-based division of Oki in 1986, he opened new channels for sales and developed numerous partnerships and led the growth of the local business to revenues of more than $550 million in the Americas and through acquisitions and geography outside of the Americas assisted in the growth worldwide to build the business to a $1.250 billion. He was elected to the Board of Directors in Japan in 1997.
Dennis is a past chairman of The Virtua Healthcare, CompTia (The Computer Technology Industry Association), Southern New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, and Chairman of publicly traded Neoware, King of Prussia, PA, which was sold to HP in 2007.
Flanagan is a member of the board of trustees at Quinnipiac University, and past member of Samaritan Hospice and Healthcare, CCIA (Computer and Communications Industry Association) and a member of the CEO Council for Growth for Greater Philadelphia.
He has been inducted into the Rocky Hill Ct and Quinnipiac University athletic Hall of Fames, received the Honor Marine Graduate award at the USMC recruit depot Paris Island NC, the Technology Hero award from the New Jersey Technology Association, the Globe and Anchor Award from the USMC Scholarship Foundation, Distinguished Alumni award from Quinnipiac University and the Trustee of the year award from the New Jersey Hospital Association.
Flanagan graduated from Quinnipiac University is a former United States Marine a father of three a grandfather of 4 and married to his wife Linda for 47 years.
Today Dennis enjoys most of all continuing to make his experiences available to his friends and family providing pathways to living their dreams quicker.
Dennis is representing Virtua Foundation for JerseyMan/PhillyMan Magazine’s 3rd annual Unmasking the Legacy event.
Yasmine Mustafa is a tech entrepreneur and community leader. Championing the underprivileged has been a core part of her identity since her family was rescued from the Persian Gulf War.
Yasmine started the Philadelphia chapter of Girl Develop It, a non-profit focused on providing affordable and accessible programs to women who want to learn software and web development. She sits on the board of Coded by Kids, a non-profit that helps inner city youth learn how to code. Once she received her naturalization status, she embarked on a six-month solo trek across South America which inspired Yasmine to found her latest venture, ROAR for Good, a safety wearable technology company aimed at diminishing attacks against women and addressing the underlying causes of violence.
A TEDxPhilly speaker, Yasmine was selected as one of the BBC’s 100 Women of 2016 as well as Upstart 100’s most dynamic people shaping business. She was also recognized as one of Philadelphia’s Top 20 Tech Disrupters for her work empowering women.
Yasmine is representing Coded by: Kids for JerseyMan/PhillyMan’s 3rd annual Unmasking the Legacy event.