ECE Alumni Lecture with Rob Zivney

Friday, March 31, 2017
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
ETC 2.114
Free and open to the public

Rob Zivney (UT BSEE ’73) will lead an interactive discussion on what it takes to be successful post-graduation. Beginning with the first interview, then transitioning into what works on the job, Mr. Zivney will examine topics not typically taught in school, including building a personal brand, marketing “You, Inc.,” leadership, quality of life, self-improvement, perceptions, objectivity, and goal setting. Drawing on 42 years of experience in developing and marketing electronic building automation and security systems, he will address lessons learned from the perspective of an employee, a manager, and a corporate executive.

Refreshments will be provided, and a few lucky attendees will win fun ECE-branded items in our door prize drawing. Follow this event on Facebook! 


Rob Zivney

Sr. Consultant
IDentification Technology Partners

Rob Zivney is a Senior Consultant with Identification Technology Partners (IDTP). He supports IDTP’s participation in the Identity Ecosystem with a background of physical security systems, building automation systems, and NFC solutions. As a strategic marketing executive Zivney has been committed to industry standards development with the dual goals of high utility and high security. He is currently focused on supporting organizations pursuing end-to-end systems solutions for SecureID, Identity Management, Access Control, enhanced Cybersecurity and Near Filed Communications (NFC). Prior to joining IDTP, he was active in strategic planning & marketing, product development, industry alliances, and associated vertical market programs, with a heavy emphasis on the government sector. His career in the security and building controls industries spans 38 years, and his expertise covers access control and intelligent building systems including the integration of environmental, lighting, fire & security systems – and more recently RFID & NFC. Zivney has held positions with Hirsch Electronics and it parent Identive Group, CSI Control Systems International (now Schneider), MCC Powers (now Siemens), and Honeywell.

Zivney is on the Board of Directors of the Security Industry Association (SIA), and serves as SIA’s chair of the Personal Identity Verification Working Group. He is also vice chair of SIA’s Standards Committee. He is a member of the Steering Committee for the NFC & Mobility council of the Smart Card Alliance and also participates in the Alliance’s Access Control Council. He has been active with both SIA and the Smart Card Alliance in providing practical input to government regarding PIV and FICAM standards, and has testified before Congress on behalf of the physical security industry regarding HSPD-12/FIPS 201. He has been active with NSTIC since inception and represents IDTP as a participating member of the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group. He is active in standards activities with SIA (for Access Control, Identity, Biometrics), ASHRAE/BACnet, NMSAC for TWIC reader spec, RTCA 207 for Airport Security Systems, and is Chair of the Security Industries Standards Council. A sought-after industry speaker, his opinions and market outlook are often quoted in the industry trade. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin ('73).