The Future of Storage Technology: Challenges and Investment Opportunities

Tuesday May 21, 2019

6:00 - 8:30 PM


Ziad Abdelnour

Moderator, Chairman FPC


Upendra J. Chivukula

Commissioner, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities


Hari Eppanapally

Chairman of Quibble Genomics Institute, Inc.


Elliot Lehman

Chief Technical Officer of Computronix


Himanshu Patel

Chairman & Founder of Triton Infosys

The Future of Storage Technology: Challenges and Investment Opportunities



You are cordially invited on behalf of the Financial Policy Council’s Board of Directors, to our next Financial Policy Council power summit featuring a panel discussion exploring the Future of Storage Technology: Challenges and Investment Opportunities. You don’t want to miss this thanks to our Event Sponsors: Computronix and Triton Infosys.

  • TOPIC : The Future of Storage Technology: Challenges and Investment Opportunities
  • DATE : Tuesday May 21st, 2019
  • TIME : 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • LOCATION : The Graduate Center / CUNY at 365 Fifth Avenue at The Elebash Recital Hall – On the main floor of the building and on the left as you enter into the main lobby


Ziad K. Abdelnour is Founder, President & CEO of Blackhawk Partners, Inc. a private “family office” in the business of originating, structuring & acting as equity investor in strategic corporate investments and co-Founder of Aeros-Blackhawk Partners; a trading platform focusing on the financing of real estate and project finance properties throughout the US.

Founder & Chairman of the Board of the Financial Policy Council ; a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization designed to give its select group of supporters the opportunity to have direct face-to-face dialogue with the nation’s quintessential power brokers and policymakers

A member of TIGER 21, a peer-to-peer learning group for super high net worth individuals and of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) – a private group of global chief executives whose companies employ 16 million people and generate 6-trillion USD in annual revenues

Author of the bestselling book “Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics” and of the upcoming book ” Startup Saboteurs: How Incompetence, Ego, and Small Thinking Prevent True Wealth Creation” to be published in Summer 2019.

Mr. Abdelnour has over 30 year experience on Wall Street backing over 125 companies & serial entrepreneurs worth in aggregate over 20 billion dollars in the private equity, high yield bond and distressed debt markets.

He holds a MBA in Finance Summa Cum Laude from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania & BS in Economics, Summa Cum Laude, from the American University of Beirut

Today, Mr. Abdelnour continues to be featured in hundreds of media channels and publications every year and is widely seen as one of the top business leaders by millions around the world.

He was just recently been featured as one of the 500 Most Influential CEOs in the World.

The Panelists:

Upendra J. Chivukula was nominated by Governor Christopher J. Christie as a Commissioner to the N.J. Board of Public Utilities on September 18, 2014 and confirmed by the Senate on September 22, 2014

Prior to his nomination, Mr. Chivukula served in the New Jersey Assembly representing the 17th legislative district, where he served as chair of the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee. He also had the honor of serving as Vice Chair of Homeland Security and State Preparedness, Commerce and Economic Development, and Environment and Solid Waste. Mr. Chivukula was also a founding member and Co-Chair of the NJ Science & Technology Legislative Caucus and the NJ World Languages & International Studies Legislative Caucus. He was a member of the Commission on Science and Technology, and the Health Information Technology Commissions

Before becoming a state legislator, Mr. Chivukula served as Mayor of Franklin Township for a year and on Town Council for another seven years. He also served on the National Council of State Legislatures and on the Council of State Governments.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Chivukula worked as an engineer for AT&T and as a project engineer for Leeds & Northrup building waste treatment plant control. He currently serves on the Telecommunication and International Relations Committees of National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC); a member of Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners (MACRUC); he served on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC); Communications, Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Committee V (CSRIC V) Advisory Committee, as well as NARUC’s Telecommunications Act Modernization (TeAM) Task Force. He also serves on the Einstein Alley Advisory Council.

Mr. Chivukula received a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from College of Engineering, Chennai, India, and Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from City College, New York, and took graduate courses in Electrical Engineering at Rutgers University.

Hari Eppanapally has been involved in directing and managing global technology initiatives including strategic planning, architecture, design, development and deployment. He has worked over the years at several Wall Street investment banks like Merrill Lynch, Blackrock, Credit Suisse, Alliance Capital and BNY Mellon.

Mr. Eppanapally is the Chairman of the board for Quibble Genomics Institute, Inc. (, focused to bring a revolution in consumer genomics, personalized medicine, and population health. Quibble specializes in human genome modeling, analysis and visualization by transforms the bio samples to visually appealing Genomic insights based on Unity3D gaming technology.

Mr. Eppanapally is the Chairman of the board for the CIC Group, Inc., a management consulting and advisory firm for mergers and acquisitions. He has a keen interest in investing and promoting education, healthcare and energy sectors.

Mr. Eppanapally was the Vice President of Concepts in Computing, Inc., an IT services company providing specialized services to major Wall Street firms and global investment banks.

Mr. Eppanapally is the founding Chairman of the board for Lead India 2020 Foundation, Inc. a social transformation organization promoted by the former President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam to educate, inspire and transform 640 Million youth of India into responsible citizens to develop the nation.

Mr. Eppanapally was the founding President of VT Seva, (Volunteering Together for Service), a global non-profit organization with over 100,000 volunteers dedicated to providing education to tribal and blind children, cancer screening for rural women and children, and disaster relief during floods/tsunamis and earth quakes.

Mr. Eppanapally received his B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India, and M.S. in Computer and Information Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey.

Elliot Lehman is the Chief Technical Officer of Computronix, LLC, a full service technology solutions company that designs, implements and manages data networks and communications infrastructures for small to medium sized businesses in the tri-state NY Metro area, specializing in the medical, financial and legal industries.

From 1989 through 1996, Elliot studied across broad disciplines, ranging from Accounting to Criminal Law, earning degrees from both Iona College and Pace University in New York. During this period he also worked full time, was granted many internships and worked with municipalities, various judges, lawyers and accountants across New York State, as well as holding a role as Assistant Comptroller at Nynex.

With a strong background in Law, Accounting and other business disciplines, he has worked his way through the computer industry to become one of Connecticut’s brightest Technical Visionaries. Finally, in the search for the next exciting opportunity, Elliot met Barry Monies in Stamford, CT. They worked together for several years providing computer support services to the Stamford area, but when the Internet became a dominant force in the IT world, both Elliot and Barry knew that technology was about to change – drastically.

Along with Barry Monies (CEO) and Gleason Greene (COO), they separated from their current employer to form Computronix in 1997. Computronix, combining many years of technical hands-on experience with business sense is now a leader in its field in providing high-end services to small to medium size businesses within the NY/CT/NJ metro Area. Elliot formed a small, but highly trained and efficient workforce that can deliver technical services while at the same time understanding business models, goals and costs which are important factors to small to medium size businesses. This level of quality combined with business sense is what separates Computronix from the rest of the competition.

Over the years, Elliot has earned many of the top industry certifications and accolades, including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Cisco Certified Design Associate, Cisco Certified Network Associate and so on, with specialties in communications, hosting and security. He and his team currently support 1000’s of machines worldwide, protecting billions in corporate assets. Elliot has performed data forensic services for the FBI, the SEC, and several national law firms, has testified directly to the US Congress in the formation of Homeland Security, has setup and maintained many multi-national corporate networks and has travelled the world to accomplish those feats. Elliot and his team at Computronix are now known globally as the most technically knowledgeable and efficient team in the North East today.

With Elliot leading the technology implementation and deliverability aspects of Computronix, the company has been awarded multi-year top industry awards. Most recently in 2018, Computronix was honored as one of the Top 250 Technology Provider & Consultants in the country. Due to the Elliot’s company focus on communications and security, Computronix is currently recognized as a top solutions provider focused on the compliance driven, regulated industries including legal, financial and medical.

Himanshu B. Patel is Chairman & Founder of Triton Solar LLC, a company that has been recognized as a premium provider of end-to-end security and surveillance solutions for commercial clients including retail stores, hotels and resorts, educational and higher learning institutions, and governments and single focus agencies such as homeland security.

Currently, Triton Solar LLC has business in eleven countries including the US. Himanshu Patel possesses an in-depth understanding of IT, surveillance and the solar products that support and maintain those systems. He has applied this vast experience to the renewable energy sector and specifically engineered solar technology, products and software that wets a higher standard for energy efficiency solar systems.

Triton Solar’s success in the development of Nano-technology based batteries for solar panels is due in part to Himanshu B Patel keen insight and will eliminate the need for a connection to the traditional electric grid.

Mr. Patel knows how to manage the power in places where there are problems as where there is no power and is keen to bring power to the rowel areas of the world as he believes all problems of the world start with power.

Triton Solar has won 3 awards 5 star for last 2 years and this year 6 star. The awards were due to Mr. Patel’s fast growth on changing the world and allowing for people to live a better life.

Triton Solar is the only company in the world to provide hybrid solar panels that not only generate power, but also store it for use at a later time. This is done without communication to the electric grid, making its solar panels the most efficient on the market.

Triton’s nanotechnology is applied to printed lighting and batteries, which can be customized for multiple applications. For lighting, its hardware features the first printable lighting available for commercial use. Triton Solar serves small business owners, educational institutions, and national governments to help with their “Go Green” project management needs. Triton’s audience includes anyone who needs power or lighting.

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Tickets are $49 per person.  Please register by clicking the link below.