has nearly 30 years experience in the criminal justice information sharing industry.
She is Co-founder, President and CEO of Datamaxx Group, Inc. (Datamaxx), headquartered in Tallahassee, Fla., one of the largest providers of advanced communications, data access, information sharing, enterprise intelligence and access control solutions to the law enforcement, criminal justice, public safety and security industries.
With more than 750,000 end users worldwide, Datamaxx
provides technology solutions to more than 70 percent of the criminal justice information market with such distinguished customers as the Federal Bureau of Investigation
, the New York City Police Department
and the U.S. Department of State
Under Kay Stephenson's
formulated industry-first strategic partnerships, including the first company to become a Strategic Partner Organization of Nlets
(The International Justice & Public Safety Network).
has the unique ability to utilize the Nlets network infrastructure to provide secure critical information access to every local, state and federal law enforcement, justice and public safety agency.
The Datamaxx Secure Cloud™ boasts a number of local, state and federal customers.
It became the first CJIS-compliant private cloud in 2003, and is now used nationally by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management
and supports a world-wide deployment for the U.S. Department of State
, providing every U.S. Embassy access to CJIS data.
have been recognized with a number of awards including the Florida Governor's Business Leadership Award, New York City Wireless Project of the Year, Women of Distinction Award in Technology, Entrepreneurial Excellence Award, Florida International Magazine Power Players of Florida, IACP Excellence in Technology and as one of the Top 50 Women-Led Businesses in Florida every year from 2009 to 2013.
Kay Stephenson currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Integrated Justice Information Systems (IJIS) Institute Board of Directors, as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Tallahassee-Leon County Council on Culture & Arts, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Florida State University Research Foundation and Advisory Board to the Florida State University Computer Science Department.
She is an active member of Women in Homeland Security and InfraGard, two critical programs that support and further the protection of the nation's infrastructures and national security.