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Michael A. Brown

Michael A. Brown

President and Chief Executive Officer

Symantec

Michael A. Brown was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Symantec in September 2014. Brown joined Symantec's Board of Directors following the company's merger with VERITAS Software in July 2005, and previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Quantum Corporation. Under his leadership, Quantum grew from $3 billion to $6 billion in revenues and held market leadership positions in primary storage, secondary storage as well as back-up and archiving solutions. More recently, Brown has been a board chairman and chief executive officer coach for several successful technology companies prior to their acquisitions, including EqualLogic, Line 6 and The Echo Nest. Brown also has extensive experience in leading and developing executive management teams.

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Nick Bostrom

Nick Bostrom

Professor, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford

Director, Future of Humanity Institute

Nick Bostrom is a Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University. He is the founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute, a multidisciplinary research center which enables mathematicians, philosophers and scientists to think about global priorities and big questions for humanity.

Bostrom has a background in physics, computational neuroscience and mathematical logic as well as philosophy. He is best known for his work in five areas: existential risk, the simulation argument, anthropics, impacts of future technology, and implications of consequentialism for global strategy.

He is the recipient of a Eugene R. Gannon Award (one person selected annually worldwide from the fields of philosophy, mathematics, the arts and other humanities, and the natural sciences).

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Christopher D. Young

Christopher D. Young

Senior Vice President and General Manager

Intel Security Group

Christopher Young is General Manager of the Intel Security Group at Intel Corporation. Young leads Intel’s security business across hardware and software platforms, including McAfee and Intel’s other security assets, generating revenue exceeding $3 billion. Young previously served as Senior Vice President at Cisco’s Security Business Group, where he was responsible for strategy, engineering and product development for the company’s global security business. Before that, Young served as Senior Vice President and General Manager at VMware, where he led engineering, product development and marketing for desktop virtualization, consumer and end-user offerings. Young holds a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Princeton University and an MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School.

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  • Louder Than Words
    March 1, 2016 | 9:20 AM | South | Room: Live at Esplanade Ballroom
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Martin Fink

Martin Fink

Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Martin Fink is Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Director of Hewlett Packard Labs, the company’s exploratory and advanced research group. Working closely with the company’s strategy and research and development teams, Fink is responsible for leading technology strategy and commercializing the company’s intellectual property to accelerate innovation across Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He held the same role at HP, prior to the company’s separation into Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc. Fink joined HP in 1985 and has held a wide range of leadership roles throughout his tenure. He drove the strategy and execution of HP’s Cloud business, launching the HP Helion portfolio of cloud products and services.

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Pat Gelsinger

Pat Gelsinger

CEO

VMware

Pat Gelsinger joined VMware in September 2012, bringing more than 30 years of technology and leadership experience. Most recently, Gelsinger led EMC’s Information Infrastructure Products business as President and COO, overseeing engineering and operations for information storage, data computing, backup and recovery, RSA security and enterprise solutions as well as the office of the CTO.

Prior to EMC, Gelsinger spent 30 years in numerous technical, management and executive roles at Intel. Gelsinger was Intel’s first CTO and was also the architect of the original 80486 processor.

Gelsinger holds six patents. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University and a master’s degree from Stanford University, all in electrical engineering. In 2008 he was named a Fellow of the IEEE.

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David Isay

David Isay

Founder

StoryCorps

Dave Isay, the recipient of four Peabody Awards and a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, is a respected broadcaster, author, documentarian and founder of StoryCorps.

Aired on NPR’s Morning Edition and distinguished with the Peabody and Columbia DuPont Awards for its coverage of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, StoryCorps is the vehicle by which Isay celebrates and explores the lives of everyday people from coast to coast.

In addition to his broadcasting work, Isay authored/edited numerous New York Times bestsellers including Listening Is an Act of Love, Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps, All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps and Ties That Bind: Stories of Love and Gratitude from the First Ten Years of StoryCorps.

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David J. Rothkopf

David J. Rothkopf

Chief Executive Officer and Editor

FP Group

David J. Rothkopf is Chief Executive Officer and Editor of the FP Group, where he oversees all editorial, publishing, event and other operations of the company, which publishes Foreign Policy Magazine. He is also President and CEO of Garten Rothkopf, an international advisory company specializing focusing on transformational trends with practices focused on technology, global political risk, energy/climate and emerging markets issues. Additionally, Rothkopf is a widely published author and has authored numerous internationally acclaimed books, including most recently National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear, published in the fall of 2014. He is also a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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Mark McLaughlin

Mark McLaughlin

Chairman, President and CEO

Palo Alto Networks

Mark McLaughlin joined Palo Alto Networks as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2011 and became Chairman of the Board in 2012.

Previously, McLaughlin held key roles at Verisign, including President and Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Products & Marketing. He was Vice President of Sales & Business Development for Signio, Vice President of Business Development for Gemplus, General Counsel at Caere Corp., and he practiced as an attorney with Cooley Godward Kronish LLP.

President Obama appointed McLaughlin to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee in 2011, and as Chairman in 2014. He has a J.D. from Seattle University School of Law and a B.S. degree from West Point. Mark serves on the Board of Directors for Opower and Qualcomm Inc.

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Beyond Encryption: Why We Can't Come Together on Security and Privacy—and the Catastrophes That Await If We Don’t

Beyond Encryption: Why We Can't Come Together on Security and Privacy—and the Catastrophes That Await If We Don’t

A panel of privacy and security experts will explore why the encryption controversy is only the tip of the iceberg of the security and privacy debate we should be having, and how years of partisan advocacy have eroded our privacy while doing almost nothing for our security. There are no easy answers, but with the right conversation we can change this disastrous course. Discuss the problem, the opportunity and the nature of the digital and physical dangers that are headed this way if we allow the current stalemate to continue.

March 3, 2016 | 2:50 PM | South | Room: Live at Esplanade Ballroom

Moderator: Arthur Coviello, President, Art Coviello Associates, LLC

Panelists:
Michael Chertoff, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, The Chertoff Group
Trevor Hughes, President & CEO, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
Mike McConnell, Senior Executive Advisor, Booz Allen Hamilton
Nuala O'Connor, President & CEO, Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)

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CSI:Cyber Panel - Security Dramas Arrive on the Small Screen

CSI:Cyber Panel - Security Dramas Arrive on the Small Screen

The remarkable success of television’s CSI franchise continues with “CSI Cyber”, in which an elite team of FBI Special Agents is tasked with tackling cybercrime across North America.  RSAC Curator Sandra Toms will interview “CSI: Cyber” show creator Anthony E. Zuiker, plus two cast members Charley Koontz (Daniel Krumitz) and Shad Moss (Brody Nelson). The panel will discuss how they develop the show’s plot, how they respond to any industry criticism and what they hope to convey to the average viewer who may not be familiar with the nuts and bolts of infosecurity. Don’t miss what will be a fun intersection of security and show business.

March 3, 2016 | 4:00 PM | South | Room: Live at Esplanade Ballroom

Moderator:
Sandra Toms, Vice President and Curator, RSA Conference     
    
Panelists:
Anthony E. Zuiker, Creator/Executive Producer of the CSI Franchise, Technology Visionary
Charley Koontz, Actor, CSI: Cyber            
Shad Moss, Actor,  CSI: Cyber

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The Cryptographers'  Panel

The Cryptographers' Panel

Join the founders and leaders of the field for an engaging discussion about the latest advances and revelations in cryptography, including research areas to watch in 2016 and insights drawn from lessons learned over the last three decades.

March 1, 2016 | 9:50 AM | South | Room: Live at Esplanade Ballroom

Moderator:
Paul Kocher, President and Chief Scientist, Cryptography Research division of Rambus

Panelists:
Whitfield Diffie, Cryptographer & Security Expert, Cryptomathic
Martin Hellman, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Ronald Rivest, MIT Institute Professor, MIT
Adi Shamir, Professor, Computer Science Department, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Moxie Marlinspike, Founder, Open Whisper Systems

 

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Sean Penn

Sean Penn

Actor, Writer

Director

Penn has become a film icon in a career spanning over three decades as an actor, director, producer and screenwriter. He has been nominated five times for the Academy Award® as Best Actor and won his first Oscar® in 2003 in Clint Eastwood's "Mystic River" and his second in 2009 in Gus Van Sant's "Milk." Penn has directed five feature films including the highly acclaimed "Into the Wild," based on Jon Krakauer's best-selling non-fiction book.

As a journalist, Penn has written a series of articles for The San Francisco Chronicle based on visits to Iraq and Iran, and his interview with President Castro for The Nation was the first-ever with an international journalist. Penn’s latest story for Rolling Stone was based on an interview with then at large drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera.

Penn's humanitarian work found him in New Orleans in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and in earthquake-ravaged Haiti. Penn has devoted much of his time and resources over the last five years to the NGO he founded J/P Haitian Relief Organization (www.jphro.org) which currently employs approximately 350 predominantly Haitian staff. For his efforts, Penn has received numerous accolades including The Commander's Award for Service (US Army 82nd Airborne Division), Commendation of Excellence United States Southern Command, the 2012 Peace Summit Award at the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, and the International Humanitarian Service Award from the American Red Cross. Penn was also appointed Ambassador at Large for Haiti by President Michel Martelly.

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Martin Roesch

Martin Roesch

Vice President and Chief Architect

Cisco Security Business Group

Martin Roesch is Vice President and Chief Architect for Cisco Security Business Group. Roesch is responsible for shaping the technology strategy and design of the company’s security portfolio and also oversees threat research. He joined Cisco through the acquisition of Sourcefire, which he founded in 2001. A respected authority on intrusion prevention, and detection technology and forensics, Roesch is the author and lead developer of the Snort® Intrusion Prevention and Detection System (www.snort.org) that forms the foundation for next-generation IPS.

Roesch has received many awards for his innovation and vision. Most recently, he was selected as one of the Top 25 Disrupters of 2013 by CRN Magazine and one of eWeek’s Top 100 Most Influential People in IT.

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Brad Smith

Brad Smith

President and Chief Legal Officer

Microsoft

Brad Smith is responsible for Microsoft’s corporate, external and legal affairs. Smith plays a key role in leading the company’s work on privacy and security. He is also Microsoft’s Chief Compliance Officer. He has played a leading role within Microsoft and in the IT sector on government surveillance, privacy, intellectual property, immigration and computer science education policy issues. As the senior executive responsible for ensuring Microsoft fulfills its corporate responsibilities, he has helped the company achieve its consistent ranking in the top 2 percent of the S&P 500 for corporate governance scores.

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Admiral Michael S. Rogers

Admiral Michael S. Rogers

U.S. Navy, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command

Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service

Admiral Rogers is a native of Chicago and attended Auburn University, graduating in 1981 and receiving his commission via the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps. Originally a surface warfare officer (SWO), he was selected for re-designation to cryptology (now Information Warfare) in 1986. He assumed his present duties as Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service in April 2014. Since becoming a flag officer in 2007, Rogers has also served as the Director for Intelligence for both the Joint Chiefs of Staff and U.S. Pacific Command, and most recently as Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. Tenth Fleet.

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Amit Yoran

Amit Yoran

President

RSA

As President, Amit Yoran is responsible for developing RSA’s strategic vision and operational execution. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of Products, where he provided leadership for RSA’s product development and product management organizations. Yoran founded and served as the Chief Executive Officer 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 Chief Executive Officer of 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 US Military Academy at West Point and George Washington University. 

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