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Arthur W. Coviello Jr.

As Executive Chairman of RSA, Art Coviello works with companies, industries, and governments to shape the evolution of security strategy to meet the challenges facing enterprises today and tomorrow.  He works with RSA President Amit Yoran to further RSA’s strategic vision and oversee the company’s general business operations.

Mr. Coviello was Chief Executive Officer of RSA Security, Inc. prior to its acquisition by EMC in 2006.  He joined the company in 1995 and has been a driving force in its rapid growth since that time. Mr. Coviello’s expertise and influence have made him a recognized leader in the industry and he plays key roles in national cyber-security initiatives and is a regular speaker at conferences and forums around the world.

Mr. Coviello has more than 30 years of strategic, operating and financial management experience in high-technology companies. In addition, he currently serves on the Board of Directors at EnerNOC and AtHoc.

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Bret Hartman

Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Security Business Group

Cisco Systems, Inc.

As Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Bret Hartman is responsible for defining the corporate security technology strategy for Cisco, as implemented by the Security Business Group.

Mr. Hartman has over thirty years of experience building information security solutions for major enterprises. His expertise includes cloud, virtualization, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web Services security, policy development and management, and security modeling and analysis. Mr. Hartman has spoken at dozens of security and privacy industry events and is a recognized authority on distributed systems security.

Prior to Cisco, Mr. Hartman was Chief Technology Officer of RSA and an EMC Fellow, where he defined the security technology strategy for EMC. This strategy drove the acquisition of RSA Security and the creation of the Security Division of EMC, now generating over $1B of annual revenue.

Mr. Hartman’s previous roles include Director of Technical Services for SOA Appliances at IBM Corporation; Vice President of Technology Solutions at DataPower Technology Inc. (acquired by IBM); and Chief Technology Officer at Quadrasis Security (Hitachi Computer Products). Mr. Hartman began his distinguished career as a U.S. Air Force officer assigned to the U.S. National Security Agency.

At the U.S. National Security Agency Mr. Hartman helped to create the “DoD Trusted Computer System Evaluation Criteria” (Orange Book). Bret has also co-authored security industry specifications, security technology books, and a patent for enterprise application security integration.

Bret holds a B.S. in Computer Science & Engineering from MIT and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.

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Wolfgang Kandek

Chief Technical Officer

Qualys, Inc.

As the CTO for Qualys, Wolfgang Kandek is responsible for the innovation aspects of the Qualys Cloud Security platform. Kandek has over 25 years of experience in developing and managing information systems. His focus has been on Unix-based server architectures and application delivery through the Internet. Prior to joining Qualys, he was Director of Network Operations at the Online Music streaming company and at iSyndicate, an Internet media syndication company.
Earlier in his career, he held a variety of technical positions at EDS, MCI and IBM. He earned master's and bachelor's degrees in Computer Science from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.

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Kevin Kennedy

Senior Director of Product Management for Security Business Unit

Juniper Networks

Kevin Kennedy is Senior Director of Product Management for the Security Business Unit at Juniper Networks. In this role, he focuses on changing the economics of hacking to protect applications and data in rapidly evolving cloud datacenters and campus networks increasingly flooded with employee-owned mobile devices.

Prior to Juniper, Kennedy helped solve the spam problem and created the secure web gateway product category, leading the Content Security business at Cisco, including IronPort Email and Web Security, and ScanSafe Cloud Web Security. Before joining IronPort and Cisco, he ran product management and marketing for several startups and managed a seed-stage technology investment fund. Kennedy started his career at Intel, where his responsibilities spanned from microprocessor design to marketing to sales to venture investment.

Kennedy has a BSE Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan.

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Steve Lam


Ernst & Young Advisory

Steve is a Partner in EY’s RISK practice and leader of EY’s Advanced Security Center where he leads a team of professionals specializing in Cyber Threat Management, Vulnerability Identification, Threat Intel and Incident Response. He has more than 10 years of experience in security consulting and assessment engagements for a wide range of industries including banking, government agencies, telecommunications, and high-technology companies. He is a frequent speaker on cyber threats and is regarded by his clients as a trusted advisor on domains such as technology regulatory compliance, cyber threat management, application security, infrastructure security and security governance.

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Vic Mankotia

Vice President, Solution Sales, Asia Pacific & Japan


Vic Mankotia is vice president of solution sales for Asia Pacific & Japan. In this capacity, he is responsible for growing the CA Technologies Security, IT Business Management and Mobility portfolios in the Asia Pacific and Japan markets. Prior to this role, Vic was vice president for Security for Asia Pacific & Japan.

Vic is a veteran in the software industry with more than 17 years of experience. An established sales leader with a strong track record in building the security software business in Asia Pacific and Japan, he has demonstrated his expertise in fostering strong customer relationships and linking sales teams
with business units to ensure that security offerings are built around customer needs, including those in developing markets with managed service providers.

Prior to joining CA Technologies, Vic spent ten years with Symantec Corporation where he held various sales leadership positions. His last role was Vice President of Security for Asia Pacific and Japan, where he was responsible for the delivery of Symantec’s security solutions across the region.

Vic has numerous industry affiliations and qualifications from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and Australian Institute of Management. Vic has successfully completed elite programs with Right Management on Leading at the Speed of Trust, and the Holden Groups Power Base Selling Program from IL, USA. Vic is also a speaker at various international and regional conferences including the WEF Summer Davos 2013.

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Andrew McAfee

Principal Research Scientist, Center for Digital Business, MIT Sloan School of Management and Fellow, Harvard Law School

Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Andrew McAfee, a Principal Research Scientist at MIT, studies how digital technologies are changing business, the economy and society. His 2014 book, The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies (with co-author Erik Brynjolfsson) is a New York Times bestseller. He writes blogs, academic papers, and articles for Harvard Business Review, the Economist, the Wall St. Journal and the New York Times. He's talked about his work on The Charlie Rose Show and 60 Minutes, and at TED, the Aspen Ideas Festival and other venues.

McAfee is a Harvard and MIT alumni, and a cofounder of MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy. He watches too much Red Sox baseball, doesn't ride his motorcycle enough and starts his weekends with the NYT Saturday crossword.

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Bryan Sartin

Managing Director


Bryan Sartin is Managing Director of the Verizon RISK Team, the reactive end of Verizon
Enterprise Solutions, responsible for handling incidents of a civil and criminal nature for
entities both on and off Verizon’s network - as well as cyber intelligence functions.
Intelligence artifacts are collected and processed from global cyber investigations, from
across Verizon’s assets, and through 3rd party intelligence sharing arrangements to
produce actionable security knowledge. This assists in the defense of the Verizon brand,
drives solution innovation, and helps keep customers out of the headlines as the next
victim of cyber attacks. The RISK Team has staff in 19 countries and operates Lab
facilities in 6.
Mr. Sartin is founder of Verizon Investigative Response, one of the world’s largest nonmilitary
IT investigations groups. This operation handles more than 350 externally facing
cyber investigations in 40+ countries each year and has been retained to investigate
many of the world’s most damaging and publicly-visible data breaches on record. Mr.
Sartin is also co-author of the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, an annual joint
study into the contributing factors behind security failures and a great example of publicprivate
partnership on intelligence sharing specific to cyber.
Sartin has been in the security industry for almost 20 years, supporting both commercial
enterprises and government agencies. He has testified in Congress on cyber threats
against the US financial system, has patents filed for cloud-based incident detection and
network risk-scoring technologies, is a licensed Investigations Company Manager and
Private Investigator. Mr. Sartin has been published on a number of security related
topics and has courtroom testimony experience as both expert and fact witness.
Prior to joining Verizon, Mr. Sartin was Managing Principal at security specialist
Cybertrust, and before that, Director of Technology at Ubizen, a Belgium-based
managed security services provider.

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Haiyan Song

Vice President of Security Markets


Haiyan leads the security business at Splunk and is responsible for driving Splunk’s strategy and execution in the fast-growing security market. Splunk Inc. provides the leading software platform for real-time Operational and Security Intelligence.

Previously, Haiyan spent over 8 years at ArcSight-HP Enterprise Security Products as VP and General Manager, where she was responsible for driving product strategies and business execution. During her time at ArcSight, she led and grew the product team through the company’s IPO and subsequent acquisition by HP. Before joining ArcSight, Haiyan has held various executive leadership positions at enterprise software companies and service providers including Escalate, Ketera Technology, Omniva Policy Systems and Sensage. She started her career at IBM Informix where she led the development of Informix-Online/Secure, its trusted relational database management system product and its system management portfolio.

Haiyan studied computer science at Tsinghua University in Beijing (CS 32, 1983), China. She holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Florida Atlantic University. Haiyan completed the Stanford Executive Program for General Management in 2012.

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David Walsh

Journalist and Chief Sports Writer

The Sunday Times

David Walsh is an Irish sports writer and is the chief sports writer for The Sunday Times, he is well known for investigating Lance Armstrong and exposing the illegal use of drugs in professional cycling. David began his career as a journalist reporting for the Leibtrim Observer and at the age of 25 he became the editor. His next job was at the Dublin based newspaper the 'Irish Press', while working for the 'Irish Press'; he decided to take a year out to cover cycling in Paris. He returned to his job for a short period before moving on to work the 'Sunday Tribune' followed by the 'Sunday Independent' and in 1996 he joined 'The Sunday Times'. In 1998, David began working on the story about doping in professional cycling alongside another 'Sunday Times' journalist called Paul Kimmage. Together they managed to expose the extent of illegal doping that was taking place within the professional cycling circuit, in particular the US postal team and its leader Lance Armstrong. His article written in 2001 and titled 'Champ of Cheat' asked the question of why Lance Armstrong, a supposed clean rider would work with the controversial Italian Doctor, Michele Ferrari. Walsh has also written three books about Lance Armstrong, in which he revealed his findings and suspicions of drug use. David has also spoken out after the Lance Armstrong interview with Oprah Winfrey saying he was disappointed that Lance did not name the names of other cyclists that were involved in doping. He is a four-time winner of the Irish Sports Writer of the Year and a four-time winner of the UK Sports Writer of the Year. David was recently judged Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards for his work on the Lance Armstrong story. In October 2013 it was announced that his book Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstong was to be adapted into a film, starring Chris O'Dowd as Walsh and Ben Foster as Armstrong, and directed by Stephen Frears. David is an adept after dinner speaker, whose constant pursuit of Lance Armstrong and inability to give up on the truth was admirable. He has the ability to tell the story about his life as a journalist uncovering one of the decade's biggest stories.

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Amit Yoran



As President, Amit Yoran is responsible for developing RSA’s strategic vision and operational execution across the business. Prior to his appointment as President, he served as Senior Vice President of Products at RSA, where he provided leadership for RSA’s product development and product management organizations. 

Yoran founded and served as the CEO of NetWitness, the market-leading network forensic product provider, which was acquired by RSA in 2011. In 2003 and 2004, he served as founding director of the US-CERT program. Prior to that role, Yoran was co-founder and CEO of market-leading managed security services provider Riptech, which was acquired by Symantec in 2002, and where he subsequently served as Vice President of Worldwide Managed Security Services. 

Yoran is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and George Washington University.


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