Umesh Sachdev


Co-founder & CEO, Uniphore

Umesh Sachdev, Co-founder and CEO of Uniphore, is a modern-day entrepreneur with a passion for technologies that have massive societal impact. Umesh co-founded Uniphore with Ravi Saraogi to bridge the communication gap between human and machine using voice and speech.


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Jeff Nathan


Principal Researcher, Exabeam

For more than 20 years Jeff Nathan has worked primarily on solving security problems as a researcher, software developer, analyst, author and security evangelist. He has worked independently and within teams to research and develop new technologies, commercial and open source software.

  Jeff Nathan       Exabeam       @jefnathan       @exabeam     

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Ben Mizes


Co-Founder and CEO, Clever Real Estate

Ben Mizes is the Co-Founder and CEO of Clever Real Estate, a free online service that connects home buyers and sellers with real estate agents.


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Camille Diges


Global Director for Life Sciences, Unisys

Camille Diges, PhD, is the Global Director for Life Sciences at Unisys. She brings over 15 years of experience and expertise in this space and has led teams focused on pharmacovigilance and data analysis, besides driving delivery and fulfillment for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device clients. She has a PhD, Biochemistry, from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a BS in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh.


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Dena Bauckman


VP of Product Management, Zix

Dena Bauckman joined Zix in October 2005 and serves as Vice President of Product Management within the Office of the CTO. She has more than 20 years of experience in product management/marketing of security, cloud and networking technology.

Prior to her role at Zix, she spent 8 years at Sterling Commerce, an ecommerce company, where she was Director of Product Marketing for the secure managed file transfer solutions. She also worked at Texas Instruments, Soft*Switch, and Hewlett Packard.

Dena earned a master of business administration from the University of Dallas and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from California State University East Bay. She has had her Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification since 2007.

  Dena Bauckman       Zix       @ZixCorp     

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Ilia Sotnikov


VP of Product Management, Netwrix

Ilia Sotnikov is an accomplished expert in cybersecurity and IT management. He is Vice President of Product Management at Netwrix, provider of a visibility platform for data security and risk mitigation in hybrid environments. Netwrix is based in Irvine, California.


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Aidan McCauley


VP of Enterprise Technology & Cyber Security investments, IDA Ireland

Aidan McCauley is Vice President of Enterprise Technology and Cyber Security investments for IDA Ireland based out of its Mountain View office, California. Aidan supports Bay Area companies looking to assess the best location to establish and grow their European operations. 

By providing critical data such as talent, productivity, property, ease of doing business, financial incentives and freedom of movement, companies can carry out thorough due diligence and be informed of the benefits of doing business in the fastest growing economy in Europe, Ireland.


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Ofer Amitai


CEO & Co-Founder, Portnox

Ofer Amitai is CEO and co-founder of Portnox, where he is responsible for day-to-day operations and setting the company's strategic direction. He has over 20 years' experience in network security, during which time he established the first IT security team in the Israeli Air Force, managed the security division at Xpert Integrated Systems, and served as Microsoft regional director of security.


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Leigh-Anne Galloway


Cyber Security Resilience Lead, Positive Technologies

Leigh-Anne Galloway is the Cyber Security Resilience Lead at Positive Technologies where she advises organisations on how best to secure their applications and infrastructure against modern threats. Leigh-Anne has chosen to specialise in payment technologies and regularly carries out research in this area.

Leigh-Anne started her career leading investigations into payment card breaches, where she discovered her passion for security advisory. Her keen eye for new technology has led her to work with companies such SilverTail Systems (acquired by EMC) and vArmour where she helped shape the direction of each.


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Mike Lloyd


CTO, RedSeal

Dr. Mike Lloyd is CTO of RedSeal and has more than 25 years of experience in the modeling and control of fast-moving, complex systems. He has been granted 21 patents on security, network assessment, and dynamic network control.

Before joining RedSeal, Mike Lloyd was Chief Technology Officer at RouteScience Technologies (acquired by Avaya), where he pioneered self-optimizing networks. Mike served as principal architect at Cisco on the technology used to overlay MPLS VPN services across service provider backbones. He joined Cisco through the acquisition of Netsys Technologies, where he was the senior network modeling engineer.

Dr. Mike Lloyd holds a degree in mathematics from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, and a PhD in stochastic epidemic modeling from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.


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Steve Platt


Group President, Decision Analytics & Data Quality, Experian

As Group President, Decision Analytics & Data Quality, Steve Platt leads a portfolio of businesses that enable clients to make the most insightful, confident and timely decisions for their customers. Data and analytics are at the cornerstone of those decisions, and Steve is committed to helping clients gain access to unique data assets, enhance them with powerful and predictive analytics, seamlessly integrate them into their operational processes and use them to make each and every customer interaction safe and valuable.

Since joining Experian six years ago, Steve has led several initiatives that have helped to shape the global Decision Analytics business. In 2011, he successfully launched the PowerCurve platform, now regarded as a global market leader in risk-decisioning software. The launch of the CrossCore platform in 2016 makes it possible for companies to access fraud and identity solutions - their own, Experian’s and even third-party capabilities - giving them more choice when building a layered approach to managing fraud risk.


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Douglas Mechaber


Sr. Security Arch./Spec, The Walt Disney Company

Doug Mechaber has been writing about security, IT and gadgets for twenty years in such places as Tom's and .Network Computing. When not designing or implementing proper security architecture or studying for a certification exam, Doug teaches Scuba for LA County, the first recreational dive certification agency in the world, verifies PATONs for the USCG through the Auxiliary, and is trying to find the time to finish making his first violin.


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Simon Harman


Co-founder and Project Lead, Loki

Simon Harman, Co-founder and Project Lead at Loki, has been heavily engaged in the blockchain industry since 2015, before making the move into blockchain development. His broad skill set and adaptability has led him to be an influential member of the cryptocurrency scene.

A recognized industry thought leader and blockchain expert, Simon played a role in the redesign and running of the Talk & Trade, a weekly discussion about current affairs within the blockchain and crypto industry, at the Blockchain Centre in Melbourne, assisting startups in educating themselves on blockchain technologies and its potential use cases. Simon holds a Bachelor of Arts from RMIT.


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Alex Henthorn-Iwane


VP of Product Marketing, ThousandEyes

Alex Henthorn-Iwane leads Product Marketing at ThousandEyes, which delivers Network Intelligence solutions that that enable companies to gain digital experience insights from every user to every app over any network. Prior to ThousandEyes, Alex has worked with big data network analytics, DevOps orchestration and Internet routing monitoring technologies at Kentik, Quali and Packet Design.


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Mario Duarte


Vice President of Security, Snowflake

Mario has 19 years of experience as a security professional working in the retail, health care, and financial sectors. He has built and managed security teams, developed and implemented security programs, and managed PCI and HIPAA compliance initiatives for medium and large organizations.


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Heather Hixon


Senior Solutions Architect, DFLabs

Heather Hixon is a senior solutions architect for Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) vendor DFLabs. She has been a SOC team leader, SOC analyst and SIEM engineer with an industry leading MSSP, and served in IT management roles with several other organizations. Heather is CompTIA Security+, SANS GSEC and GCIA certified.


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Itay Yanovski


Co-founder & SVP Strategy, CyberInt

Itay Yanovski is co-founder & SVP strategy at CyberInt, which eliminates potential threats before they become crises by looking at all online activities and digital assets from an attacker’s perspective and provides managed detection and response services to customers worldwide. CyberInt provides holistic end-to-end protection to digital businesses in retail, e-commerce, gaming and financial industries.


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George Platsis


Senior Associate - Cyber Risk, Susan David International

George Platsis works the private, public and non-profit sectors to address their strategic, operational and training needs, focusing on projects related to business development, risk/crisis management, resilience, cyber and information security, and cultural relations.

His primary focus is on human factor vulnerabilities related to cybersecurity, information security and data security by separating the network and information risk areas. Some of the issues he tackles include: business continuity, resilience strategies, social engineering, insider threats, psychological warfare, data manipulation and integrity, and information dominance. He is a team member of SDI Cyber, based in Washington, DC.


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Steve Grewal


CTO, Cohesity

Steve Grewal is a former deputy CIO at GSA. He also served as a former CIO, CTO and CISO at the US Department of Education. Presently, Steve is CTO at Cohesity, and is a member of the Federal Advisory Board of Exabeam.


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Mark Maxey


VP, Next Gen Security Operations, Optiv.

Mark Maxey is VP, Next Gen Security Operations, Optiv. He is a security practitioner with nearly two decades’ of deep expertise spanning multiple disciplines, including adversary emulation, threat intelligence, cyber operations and analytics. As vice president of next gen security operations, Mark focuses on design, architecture and execution of tailored cyber operations capabilities for Optiv’s largest clients. He previously served as security practice director in the company’s managed services practice.


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