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Daniel Nocella, Chief Information Security Officer - Bank Columbia

Daniel is MBA with extensive experience in Systems Areas, leading work groups and managing IT security projects, data processing, IT consulting, software implementation and systems auditing both in Argentina and Latin America in companies from different industry segments.

He is an excellent planner and organizer of actions and activities, with a global vision of the architectures and designs of the solutions, aligning itself to the evolution of the organization's business.

Daniel is known to be practical, committed to the results and their times, high ability to learn different technologies and products.

V.Jay LaRosa, Vice President, Global Security Architecture - ADP

V.Jay's background includes senior level security, risk, and privacy executive, experienced in design, delivery, operations, and management of complex multi-disciplinary security portfolios. With more than 23 years of deep technical security experience, as well as executive management experience, V.Jay excels at providing efficient key protection architectures and services that enable the business to increase their leveraged security protection profile.

Ajit Gaddam, Chief Architect - VISA Inc.

Ajit Gaddam is the Chief Architect for Information Security at VISA Inc. Over the last decade, Ajit led the Information Security and security architecture programs for various Fortune 150 financial, insurance and technology companies. He also co-founded two startups with successful exits. He is an active participant in various open source and security standards bodies including for Open Group, NIST, and OWASP. He is a prolific inventor (over 50 patents), international speaker (BlackHat, Strata Hadoop, COSO, OpenGroup, etc.), instructor (SANS, community colleges), and a security researcher (book author, papers published with over 180 citations). In his spare time, he practices Judo Jujitsu, participating in marathons, playing Halo 2 and COD MW2.

Gary Southwell, Chief Strategy Officer - Seceon

Gary Southwell is an industry leader in the Security and Networking. Having successfully lead both start-ups and divisions of large companies to achieving leadership positions in their respective markets.

Gary’s focus: CTO and Chief Strategy Officer – where responsibilities include managing current product programs and planning of future products, as well development of the marketing and partnering strategy to expand the market focus of the given company.

Current focus: General Manager of all operations, with a continued focus in product management and future product planning. Gary’s strength is creating a vision and then a detailed but achievable execution plan. He specializes in working with R&D teams to leverage the latest architectural and product design techniques to allow for creation of truly innovative techniques in solving some the industries most demanding security problems.

Gary’s innovations included the foundational concepts used to create Carrier Ethernet services. Including the first contributions defining today’s services. Gary was also responsible for creating the vision around OTM based products, which have allowed Ciena to achieve over $1Billion in sales and Juniper’s IPTV solution that created $9Billion dollars in business over 10 years. Allowing successful exits selling Internet Photonics to Ciena and BTI Systems to Juniper respectively.

John Christly, Chief Information Security Officer - Netsurion

John has many years of experience in technical and cybersecurity related operational, project, and program management having served clients both domestically and internationally. He is an MSI Senior Fellow™ and holds various certifications including the ISC2 CISSP, PMP, Certified Fraud Examiner, AccessData Certified Examiner, HIPAA Security Specialist, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Certified Kaizen Facilitator, Certified Anti-Terrorism Specialist, and is a Licensed Private Investigator. His experience includes several industry regulations including HIPAA, HITECH, GLBA, FERPA, FCPA, FIPA, and PCI DSS.

He formerly served as the CISO and HIPAA Security Officer for Nova Southeastern University in Florida. He was also the co-founder and CEO for OMC Systems, a cybersecurity advisory firm. He also served as the HIPAA Security Officer for Memorial Healthcare System, a public healthcare system. As Chief of Security, he also created and led the computer forensics division for eTERA Consulting, a firm located in Washington, D.C.

As an accomplished author and blogger, his articles have appeared in publications such as Security Magazine, Executive Insight Magazine, 24/7 Magazine, and the ISSA Journal and he is frequently quoted in industry news sources. He is also a frequent keynote and panel speaker at international, national, and regional events.

Jock Breitwieser, Director of Corporate Communications - TriNet

Jock has extensive background in marketing and communications. Jock's background includes depth in network security through 4 years employment at Dell SonicWall. Also successfully launched own company (ITUS Networks) through Kickstarter. Developed and sold home network security device with enterprise-grade protection for home users.

Craig Kensek, Senior Product Marketing Manager - Gurucul

Craig Kensek has 20 years of experience in internet security hardware and software. This includes companies of under 100 people to companies with thousand's of employees trading on Nasdaq and NYSE. Craig's roles in these companies have been B2B, B2C, corporate and product marketing, as well as product management. Companies have been headquartered in the USA, EMEA, and APAC. Craig has also cowritten a Dummies Book and in the "bucket list for CxO's" been quoted in USA today.

Abhinav Biswas, Chief Information Security Officer - Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL), Dept. of Atomic Energy, Government of India

A technology evangelist with wide range of agile experience, starting from the days of embedded systems, moving to web & object-oriented development, followed by cyber security and then to the latest trend of cloud computing & machine learning.

Currently, holding the role of Alt. CISO for Electronics Corporation of India limited (ECIL), a Public Sector Enterprise under Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India. He is accountable & responsible for security strategy planning, policy implementation, management of risks & threats, independent compliance reviews and implementation of new security products & technologies.

Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President - Akana

Recognized executive in the information technology fields of internet security, governance, compliance, software, cloud integration and SOA/API management. Mr. Medrano has been a security pioneer by working in the early phases of the firewall, content security, and security policy segments of the security market. Has been executive at SOA Software, HP Software, Finjan, Avnet and Sun Microsystems. Medrano holds MIT MSEE, USC BSEE, UCLA MBA.

Sharon Vardi, Chief Marketing Officer - Securonix

Technology Marketing Executive with a track record of building and optimizing online inbound pipelines. Over 20 years of experience in the software, mobile and financial services industries, specializing in innovation, and IT Solutions. Specialties include Branding, Messaging, Analyst Relations, Press Relations, Online Marketing, Event management, Demand Generation, Revenue Management and forecasting, Software as a Service, Cloud Computing, Information Technology Management, Internet Architectures, SEO, SEM, and Social Marketing Innovation

Roi Abutbul, Chief Executive Officer - Javelin Networks

With a passion for dreaming and creating, Roi is a lifelong entrepreneur X Israeli defense forces and two-time startup CEO with 14 years in the networking and security space. Roi has managed great teams and built communication networks both locally and internationally. Now he is building Javelin Networks - a startup that develop Autonomous Threat Hunter.

Roi believes that it is a responsibility, true, but also an adventure to develop a business. From forming the vision and leveraging agile methodologies to cultivating partnerships and hiring the right people, Roi has always focused on creating a real value for customers. Innovation isn’t just a keyword to Roi – it’s a guiding philosophy for how he does business.

Lalit Shinde, VP Business Development - Seceon

An decisive, results-driven Technology Leader with over 20 years of expertise in Strategy, Product Management. Product Development and Business Development and with an exceptional track record of identifying market opportunities, developing breakthrough products and driving market share from product introduction to significant revenue, doing competitive analysis and taking market share.

Ziske Christine, Chief Executive Officer - Kikusema AB - Mariestad, Sweden

Christine Ziske, Co-Founder of the KikuSema GmbH/Germany and CEO of the Kikusema AB/Sweden. The KikuSema GmbH/AB identifies future challenges of cyber security and transmits them into IT security applications. Christine is responsible for marketing, pitches and presentations. She is a Scientific Analyst (MSc) with a Major in Information Science. Since 2008 she holds a Master Degree in General Business Management from the Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge (UK). Since 1986 she has worked as an IT-Consultant and ITIL certified project manager. Worthy of note is that she was engaged in the IT-department of TÜV SUED AG in Munich (8500 employees) as project manager for the introduction of PC- workplaces for all experts from 1990 – 2000. Her mother tongue is German, but she is speaking Swedish and English too. Christine is a mother of a teenager, and is daily faced with internet security issues of the next generation.

Bert Talley, Information Security Management/Security Operations - Honor Health - Phoenix, Arizona, USA

With more than 25 years of experience in technical and physical security, Bert Talley, MS, has amassed deep expertise in these fields. He brings unique perspectives relating to corporate brand protection, security awareness training and computer investigations. During his tenure with several financial and education organizations, he has gained extensive experience in the areas of computer forensics, electronic discovery for litigation and computer fraud. Bert has earned numerous industry security certifications such as Information System Security Professional, Risk and Information Systems Control, and a Payment Card Industry Professional, while also obtaining credentials as a Certified Fraud Examiner. Bert is also maintains affiliations with several federal and local law enforcement agencies and is a former board member with the Arizona Chapter of Fraud Examiners.

• IT Security Management Services
• Governance, Risk and Compliance Services
• Secure Operation Centers
• Incident Response, Forensic Investigations and Electronic Discovery
• Ensuring compliance with PCI, GLBA, FISMA and regulatory or contractual obligations
• Security Project Management
• Security Risk and Governance
• Third Party Management
• Technology Engineering Process
• Risk Assessments & Mitigation
• Physical and Personnel Security

Moni Givol, Head of Cyber Center of Excellence - Cisco Systems, Inc. - Netanya, Hasharon, Israel

Moni is a cyber-security strategist, providing thought leadership to organizations with a highly diverse background and broad knowledge of safeguards, technologies, trends and best practices. Experienced in managing security, design and deployment of solutions protecting networks, systems and information assets. Results-driven executive leader.

A change-agent, optimizing resources, demonstrating future visionary mentoring of leadership.

Moni has a talent for working closely and collaboratively with technical and operational security engineers and seamlessly with senior executive level

Moni has an ability to see around corners, assess risk, vulnerabilities, and threats and recommend mitigation strategies combined with integrity, high energy drive and the ability to execute. Ability to build peak-performance teams, targeting and achieving stretch objectives.

Christine Dunn, President - ArcPoint Strategic Communications - Belmont, Massachusetts, USA

Christine Dunn formed ArcPoint Strategy in 2014 to offer advisory services in strategic marketing, communications and executive development to senior executives. During her more than 20-year career in media, Ms. Dunn has won multiple national and international awards, including several Best in Biz and Stevie Awards for Women in Business, as well as recognition from Bulldog Reporter and the Publicity Club of New England. Prior to starting her business, Ms. Dunn honed her media strategy skills at Bloomberg News, where she worked for more than a decade as a multimedia reporter, editor and senior manager. Ms. Dunn led the North American Consumer/Retail Team and in June 2002, she was named Bureau Chief of Boston, Bloomberg's second-largest market in North America after New York. A longtime advocate of education, Ms. Dunn serves on the Advisory Board of Tufts University's Entrepreneurial Leadership Program, and on the Board of the Belmont Foundation for Education.

Alan Levine, Chief Information Security Officer - Arconic - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

38 years in information security. 19 years in health care as Data Protection Officer for one of the largest medical centers in the world. Then, 19 years in manufacturing as CISO for Alcoa Inc. (nee Arconic, as of Nov 1, 2016, due to company separation).

Steve Driz, President - The Driz Group - Thornhill, Ontario, Canada

Hands on, strategic and visionary Information & Cybersecurity, Information Systems & Technology executive leader with over twenty years of comprehensive experience in bridging business and technology. Develop new strategies delivering cost effective enterprise solutions aligned with need and strategic objectives. Search Based Applications, and Big Data analytics expert and evangelist. Hands-on expertise overseeing machine learning enterprise-class (Fintech) application design, development, security and compliance.

Utilize an anticipatory management style to drive results in a rapidly changing environments. Develop, coach and retain key staff with over 97% retention rate in the last 17-years. Specialize in information security, information management, development of enterprise software, infrastructure and team management.

Described by others as expert in Enterprise Application Security & Compliance, Web Application Security, DDoS Mitigation and Agile Software Development methodology. Passionate content marketer with an emphasis on SEM, SEO, SMM and online brand reputation management and intelligence.

Todd Plesco, Chief Information Security Officer - PrescribeWellness - Irvine, California, USA

Todd Plesco is the Chief Information Security Officer of PrescribeWellness.  PrescribeWellness's cloud-based platform is used by pharmacies and other healthcare professionals to provide more effective, preventive healthcare services, which improve medication adherence, chronic disease management, transitions in care, and population health.

Mr. Plesco is responsible for developing and executing cyber security strategy and leading teams focused on risk management, security engineering, application security, cyber security operations and policy, and company-wide cyber security resiliency.  His mission promotes a vigilant culture which places a high value on the protection of privacy and security for information resources and protection of personal health information entrusted to PrescribeWellness.

Prior to joining PrescribeWellness, Mr. Plesco led the cybersecurity infrastructure and policy initiatives for the new Martin Luther King Jr Community Hospital of Los Angeles, served as the President of Washington State's InfraGard, and, was the founding director of Chapman University's higher education cybersecurity initiative with the EDUCAUSE Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC.) 

Mr. Plesco was a pioneer in the early days of online computing at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and early in his career served as a U.S. Marine in communications-electronics serving both in the Cold War and on the front lines of Desert Storm.  He has conducted his postgraduate studies in information assurance & cybersecurity both at the University of Washington in Seattle and at Royal Holloway, University of London. 

Farokh Karani, Director - Sales & Channels - Quick Heal Technologies - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA

Veteran of Apple, CA/Computer Associates, McAfee, Kaspersky Lab, plus numerous startups that were acquired by Netgear, Sophos and Untangle. Helped take Quick Heal public in 2016.

Nikhil Kumar Nigam, Head - Information Technology - Amity University - New Delhi, India

IT professional with around rich experience in the areas of Business & Profit Operations, Strategy Planning, Project Management, Consulting, CRM, Content Development, Team Management, within and Educational Sector IT segment. Possess broad competence in strategic management of technical matters with the distinction of launching and driving new IT initiatives, re-designing IT infrastructures and achieving organizational objectives. Adept in analysing information system needs, evaluating end-user requirements, custom designing solutions, and troubleshooting any problems in the process. Adept in IT Infrastructure Management, Technology Resource Administration with experience of establishing vendor networks, forging strategic alliances & partnerships. An ambassador of Change with the distinction of successful business process re-structuring, analysis & implementation of business solutions in company within preset budgets and deadlines. Proficient in managing & leading teams for running successful Service Delivery & Process Operations and experience of implementing procedures, service standards for business excellence. Insightful knowledge of business process analysis and design, re-engineering, process rationalization, cost control, capacity planning, performance measurement and quality. Strong communication, collaboration & team building skills with deftness in training and supporting end users as well as developing team members to achieve performance objectives.

Ray Hawkins, Chief Information Security Officer - Genesis Healthcare - Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA

Ray is a seasoned Information Security Executive and Educator with over 20 years experience in supporting and leading Global security functions for a number of companies and clients.

Paula Brici, Senior PR Associate - Madison Alexander PR - Laguna Niguel, California, USA

With more than 20 years of experience developing and implementing successful PR initiatives for entrepreneurs, emerging growth companies and established multi-million dollar corporations, Paula has represented organizations across of a range of industries with a special focus in the technology and cybersecurity sectors.

Her established relationships with national technology, business, consumer and vertical industry media, as well as associations and industry consortiums, provides a broad-based perspective across key market segments and leads to successful, meaningful results for clients including news, trade, business, broadcast and feature story media coverage, high profile awards and speaking engagements.

Paula's wide network of contacts includes globally recognized professional service providers. She has served on the board of Advancing Women in Technology, Orange County Venture Group; the steering committee for the annual Orange County High-Tech Innovation Awards; and the TechAmerica Orange County Executive Council (formerly the AeA). She has contributed PR support to the Laguna Art Museum, Second Harvest Food Bank, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and American Cancer Society.

Tom Pendergast, Chief Strategist - MediaPro - Bothell, Washington, USA

Tom Pendergast, Ph.D., is the chief architect of MediaPro’s Adaptive Awareness Framework, a vision of how to analyze, plan, train and reinforce to build a comprehensive awareness program, with the goal of building a risk-aware culture.

Caleb Ebuehi, VP, IT Security Advisory - Zaria Security Group - Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Highly motivated, certified, Big 4 experienced, degreed, hands-on, technical VP, IT Security Advisor with many years in information security, network security, security architecture, PCI compliance architecture program and in improving GRC, FIM, SIEM, INFOSEC, infrastructure and controls.

Responsible for managing projects with contingencies from conception to completion; GRC, SIEM, IPS, Endpoint Security, Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Vulnerability Threat Management (VTM) Email Gateways, Breach Mitigation, Cloud Security, Database Security and Firewalls.

Also responsible for overseeing staff, budget and project management IT security, business and regulatory-related controls; as well as the interacting with a variety of Inc 5000 & Fortune 500 clients.

Renata West, Trade Development Executive - Tourism New Zealand - Santa Monica, California, USA

Renata West has business experience spanning international markets including Australasia, Europe and the United States. With a background in communications, marketing and business development. Renata has a particular passion on sustainable development in the tourism sector.

Dina Riccobono, Marketing and Communications Manager - Highwinds - Winter Park, Florida, USA

Dina is a PR and social media professional in the technology space. Her experience engaging audiences to enhance brand loyalty and develop successful social strategies has assisted several Top Fortune brands receive global recognition. She also advocates for non-profit organizations, focusing on pet and military support.

Tal Gilat, Chief Executive Officer - AppDome - New York, NY, USA

Tal Gilat is a cyber-security veteran, who founded and led both public and private information security companies. Tal won the prestigious ID People Americas Award for his contribution to the mobile high security authentication and identification market. Tal holds a BA with Honors in Economics & Business Administration from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an MBA from Columbia University Business School in New York.

Lynda Starr, Account Director - Vantage PR - San Francisco, California, USA

As an account director and expert in IT, telecom and wireless, Lynda is committed to bringing her clients to the forefront of the technology industry.

Prior to joining the Vantage team, Lynda served as a senior analyst at Frost & Sullivan. Previously, Lynda was vice president at Probe Research.

She also regularly participates in Toastmasters International where she recently earned an Distinguished Toastmaster designation and has served as club officer, area and division directors, and district public relations manager.

She holds a Master of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers.

Syed Mohamed, Chief Executive Officer - SecWill Technologies Pvt Ltd - Bangalore, India

Syed Mohamed is Founder & CEO of SecWill Technologies Pvt Ltd. SecWill Technologies is a Bangalore based Information Security and GRC company focused on building the next generation Risk and Compliance products. Prior to SecWill, he was the head of Information Security Practice at Microland. He also helps organizations to build security services strategy. He has fifteen years of experience in Information Security, Web Application Security, Governance and Risk/Compliance management domains that includes four years of Technology entrepreneurship. He is a co-author of various Information / Application security standards and guides (OWASP, SANS and WASC).

Yomi Olalere, President & Founder - Ontario College of Management and Technology - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Yomi Olalere is a seasoned Enterprise Ridk Management Information Security Professional. Yomi has consulted for various Government and Private Organizations.ncluding: Treasury Board of Canada, Department of Justice, Bank of Canada, and many others. Yomi is the pioneer of Abaster Consulting Inc and founder of Ontario College of Management and Technology, an accredited post secondary institution in Canada. Being a career-minded and progressive person Yomi is highly educated with industry recognized credentials. Yomi is a CISM, CISA, CRISC, and Certified SAP Netweaver Security Technology. He was a nominee for the prestigious ISC2 in 2012.

Tushar Gokhale, Information Assurance Manager - Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company - Plano, Texas, USA

Tushar is an experienced, highly accomplished and result driven information security, privacy, governance, risk and compliance (GRC) specialist. He has 10 years of experience in delivering security and privacy consulting, governance, risk and compliance services.

Jena Murphy, PR Manager, Americas - BAE Systems Applied Intelligence - Brighton, Massachusetts, USA

Draws and retains interest through a combination of award-winning strategies, compelling content, and tenacious relationship building. Leverages expertise to help organizations identify appropriate marketing channels and utilize them to the fullest. Supports firms in improving outreach, developing messaging, ensuring brand awareness; deep understanding of influencing audiences, combined with communications experience keeps all participating parties using the same voice. Specialties: Content Development • Communications/Messaging • Brand Management • Direct Marketing • Market Analysis • Web Strategy & Tactics • Image Management • Media/Public Relations • Process Improvement.

Manikyala Rao Munnaluri, Architect - Happiest Minds Technologies - Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Planned and executed security operations that enhances the institution’s security posture by incident management and respond to potential security threats. Currently working at Happiest Minds and earlier with CSS Corp, Infosys, Franklin Templetion, HDFC Bank, COMODO. 11+ years of experience in Designing, Leading, Transitioning & Providing Solutions for all experience in Managed Security Services – Security Event Monitoring, Security Device Management, VAPT, IT Infrastructure Management, Strategic Planning. Providing technical leadership, mentoring and managing multi-tiered cross-functional teams.

Ulf Mattsson, Chief Technology Officer - Protegrity - Stamford, Connecticut, USA

Ulf Mattsson joined Protegrity in 2003 and serves as chief technologist for the company. He is widely considered one of the founding fathers of tokenization and is an advisor to the industry’s top analysts and stakeholders, including the PCI Security Standards Council and ISACA. Ulf is the inventor of more than 20 patented technologies in the areas of encryption key management, policy-driven data encryption, internal threat protection, data usage control and intrusion prevention.

Frederik Mennes, Manager Security Competence Centre - VASCO Data Security - Wemmel, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium

Frederik Mennes is the head of the Security Competence Centre of VASCO Data Security, a leading provider of strong authentication products. In this capacity, he is responsible for the security aspects of VASCO's products, and also for critical processes supporting VASCO's business. Besides that he works at the Information Security Group (ISG) of Royal Holloway, University of London, guiding students on the M.Sc. in Information Security programme. Frederik Mennes has been with VASCO for about 10 years. He originally as a cryptographic expert, then became security architect for VASCO's products. Currently he heads the Security Competence Centre of VASCO, focusing on the security aspects of all of VASCO's products. Prior to VASCO, Frederik did an intership in the Proton division of STMicroelectronics, where he developed a novel software architecture for Hardware Security Modules (HSMs), in cooperation with Joan Daemen, co-inventor of the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). VASCO also works in the Information Security Group (ISG) of Royal Holloway, University of London. He has been a tutor in cryptography for 5 years, and now guides the projects of M.Sc. in Information Security students. Frederik holds an M.Sc. in Computer Science Engineering (KU Leuven, Belgium, 2003), an M.Sc. in Information Security (Royal Holloway, University of London, 2004) and an MBA (Vlerick Business School, 2013).

Juan Perez-Etchegoyen, Chief Technology Officer - Onapsis Inc. - Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Juan Perez-Etchegoyen Leads the Research teams that keep the company on the cutting-edge of the ERP security industry. As a renowned thought-leader in the SAP cyber security field, Juan is responsible for the architecture of the innovative software solutions Onapsis X1 and Onapsis IPS. Being the founder of the Onapsis Research Labs, Juan is actively involved in the coordination and research of critical security vulnerabilities in ERP systems and business-critical applications, such as SAP and Oracle. He has discovered and helped SAP AG fix several critical vulnerabilities. Juan also held the first presentation on advanced threats affecting Oracle's JD Edwards applications.

Sai Ramanan, Information Security - Quora - Mountain View, California, USA

Startup security expert and experienced security leader with over a decade of experience leading, driving, managing successful security teams, setting security strategy, implementing security products, protecting data and systems and ensuring compliance and appropriate governance over all aspects of security. Sai Ramanan has appeared in Forbes, CSO online, HealthITSecurity and continue to represent and share information security ideas with other industry professionals. Sai is very active in the security industry and certification holder of CISSP, CISM, CCSK, SFCA, GPCI, GWAPT, GPCI, CEH, CIPP/IT, CSOXM, CCSE, CCSA, NNCSS, CCIE-R&S-Q, CCNA.

Bill Rom, Managing Partner - 151 Advisors - New York, NY, USA

Bill has over 25 years of technical, sales, marketing, operating and fund raising experience, helping to build very successful small companies. His vast executive and entrepreneurial experience, together with his operating and executive management success, spans corporate, venture and entrepreneurial settings.

Jaykishan Nirmal, Practice Head - Aujas Networks - Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Jaykishan Nirmal heads the open source security and vulnerability management practice. He helps client manage information risk through various activities like Open Source Compliance Audit, Threat Modeling, Security Code Reviews, Security Assessments and Advisory models. He has dealt with consulting assignments in domains like LPO, BFSI, Aviation,FMCG, IT Services for customers in USA, ME and India. He is also a frequent course instructor on secure coding principles and security awareness.He has also published several advisories for vulnerabilities discovered in open source products. He graduated from Nirma University with Bachelors of Technology in Computer Engineering and holds Diploma in Cyber Forensics.

Mark Gazit, Chief Executive Officer - ThetaRay - Jerusalem, Israel

Mark Gazit has over two decades of experience in the high-tech industry, with a track record of maximizing revenue, net earnings, and shareholder value for start-ups, turnaround, and rapid-growth global organizations in emerging markets and economies. Before joining ThetaRay as CEO, Mr. Gazit served as a General Manager of Nice Cyber & Intelligence Solutions. Between 2002-2010, Mr. Gazit served as CEO & co-founder of SkyVision, a global telecommunications company that he took from the start-up stage to a $100M company serving over 50 countries worldwide and operation centers on three continents. Additionally, held leading roles in Deltathree, NetVision and Widecom.

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