Thomas R. Sammons Jr., ENP, Principal Systems Engineer, NG9-1-1, Advanced Technology Solutions, General Dynamics Information Technology
Tom Sammons is a Principal Systems Engineer with the NG9-1-1 team at General Dynamics Information Technology, serving in a sales engineering role. In this role, he is responsible for supporting sales activities, providing subject matter expertise on NG9-1-1 systems and components, meeting with emergency professionals throughout the country, developing pre-sales technical content and speaking about NG9-1-1 at local, state and national conferences. Mr. Sammons has over 30 years of engineering, pre-sales and marketing experience in telecommunications and networking, which provide the foundation for his current NG9-1-1 experience. Prior to joining General Dynamics Information Technology, Mr. Sammons was a Senior Technical Marketing Engineer with Hewlett Packard Networking. In this position, he managed a team providing pre-sales subject matter expertise on IP networks and unified communications for enterprise data center, campus and branch networks. Prior to this position, he worked for 3Com as a technical marketing engineer, pre-sales solutions architect and senior software engineer with a focus on IP routing, SIP IP-PBX and SS7 products and solutions. Prior to 3Com, he held senior software engineering roles at Call Technologies, Stratus, Cable & Wireless and E-Systems where he led teams on design, build and test of real-time software systems based on VoIP (SIP and H.323), SS7 (ISUP, TCAP, SCCP and MTP) and remote airborne control protocols. Mr. Sammons is a member of the 9-1-1 community through his membership with APCO and NENA, his NENA Emergency Number Professional (ENP) certification and regular speaking engagements at conferences across the country. Mr. Sammons holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology. Throughout his 30+ year career in telecommunications and networking, he has been recognized by his leaders and peers for his passion and focus in leading teams, building quality solutions, technical writing and public speaking.