Innovation Sandbox Agenda

Monday, April 20, 2015

1:15 PM

Introduction to Innovation Sandbox Contest 2015 –
Hugh Thompson, Program Committee Chairman, RSA Conference

1:30 PM 
Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference 2015 Top 10 Presentations –
Three-minute pitches followed by Q&A with judges.

2:50 PM          
How to – Get Funded 
– Experts share the challenges of and opportunities for receiving funding from venture capitalists, government agencies or Kickstarter campaigns.

3:35 PM 

When to Build or Buy Your Security Solution
 – Leaders from Invincea, Cisco and Netflix will discuss when to build or buy a solution to best protect your assets. 

4:20 PM 

Future Crimes: Why Cyber Was Only the Beginning 
– Global strategist and author Marc Goodman will explore how, in an interconnected world, entrepreneurs will need to create solutions to help protect users against the criminals of the future.

5:00 PM 

Award Ceremony

2:50 PM  How to – Get Funded

Don’t let your groundbreaking idea sink out of sight for lack of funding. Find out where the money is and how to get it. Jesse Goldhammer, Associate Dean at UC Berkeley’s School of Information, will guide this discussion between DARPA’s Dr. Angelos Keromytis, Trident Capital’s Alberto Yepez and Kickstarter campaigner Tiffany Spencer to sort out the challenges and benefits of conventional vs. unconventional funding routes to inject capital into nascent start-ups. 

Jesse GoldahmmerJesse Goldhammer, Moderator, is the Associate Dean of Business Development and Strategic Planning at UC Berkeley's School of Information. His background includes development of cyber intelligence platforms and investigation of deviant globalization.


Dr. Angelos Dr. Angelos KeromytisKeromytis joined DARPA as a Program Manager in July 2014, on temporary leave from Columbia University where he is Associate Professor of Computer Science. He has cofounded two technology start-ups in the area of cybersecurity, using both venture capital and government funding. His research interests include computer and network security, systems, and applied cryptography.

Tiffany SpencerTiffany Spencer is a Senior Communications Professional with experience creating consumer and press messaging for category leaders within digital entertainment and consumer technology.  She developed a successful viral launch strategy for a Kickstarter fundraising initiative which set records for the highest Kickstarter first day fundraising total and fastest million raised (8 hours).

Alberto YépezAlberto Yépez is a Managing Director of Trident Capital and joined the firm in 2008. He is an experienced investor and serial entrepreneur, actively investing in IT security, enterprise software and mobility.



3:35 PM  When to Build or Buy Your Security Solution 

As the threat landscape becomes even more overwhelming, companies of all sizes need a technology investment strategy to protect their assets. Firms are often faced with the challenge of accepting the current toolsets available in the market, or building their own tools to address their unmet needs. Rick Holland, Forrester Research, will lead a discussion on the tradeoffs of building or buying information security technologies with Invincea’s Anup Ghosh, Cisco’s Marty Roesch and Netflix’s Jason Chan. 

Jason Chan

Jason Chan is an Engineering Director at Netflix. His areas of responsibility include application, infrastructure, and operational security for the Netflix streaming video service as well as corporate information security. Prior to joining Netflix, he led the information security team at VMware and spent most of his earlier career in security consulting for firms such as @stake and iSEC Partners.

Anup Ghosh

Anup Ghosh, Ph.D., is Founder and CEO at Invincea. Prior to founding Invincea, he was a Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where he created and managed an extensive portfolio of cyber security programs.


Rick Holland

Rick Holland is a Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, where he serves security & risk professionals. Rick works with senior information security leadership, providing strategic guidance on security architecture, security operations, and data privacy. 


Martin RoeschMartin Roesch is Vice President and Chief Architect for Cisco’s Security Business Group. Roesch is responsible for shaping the technology strategy and design of the company’s security portfolio, and also oversees threat research, including the Talos Security Intelligence and Research Group. He joined Cisco through the acquisition of Sourcefire, which he founded in 2001. 


4:20 PM   Future Crimes: Why Cyber Was Only the Beginning

As ubiquitous as technology seems today, just over the horizon is a tidal wave of scientific progress that will leave our heads spinning. Today’s cyber attacks do not represent the end-state of our technological security risks, but the beginning. The Internet of Things, robotics, 3D printing, artificial intelligence and synthetic biology will provide unprecedented opportunities for entrepreneurs and criminals alike. Global security strategist and author Marc Goodman will explore these emerging threats and highlight the tremendous opportunities in securing the technologies of tomorrow.

Marc GoodmanMarc Goodman has spent a career in law enforcement and technology. He has served as a street police officer, senior adviser to Interpol and futurist-in-residence with the FBI. As the founder of the Future Crimes Institute and the Chair for Policy, Law and Ethics at Silicon Valley’s Singularity University, he continues to investigate the intriguing and often terrifying intersection of science and security, uncovering nascent threats and combating the darker sides of technology.

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