Joel Snyder is an internationally known expert in telecommunications and networks, with an emphasis on messaging and security. He is currently a Senior Partner at consulting firm Opus One. With over thirty years of experience, Snyder has deployed enterprise- class messaging and security systems, developed hardware and software products, and helped organizations worldwide with their messaging, networking, and security projects. Snyder has written hundreds of articles, and has been published in over a dozen different journals and industry magazines around the world. His product testing work in network and telecommunications products is well known and respected in the field, and his published work has received several awards for editorial excellence. He received his PhD from the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona in 1993.