Chris AugerVice President, Americas Sales, SonicWALL
Chris has been with SonicWall since January 2016, where was responsible for North America sales, including marketing and distribution. In August 2016 he transitioned from North America to Americas sale leader with the addition of Central and South America. Chris lead the transition of SonicWall from a mixed direct and channel company to a 100% channel centric company as SonicWall separated from Dell.
Chris previously with Dell since 1998 where he started in product development as a test engineer, then moving to create a team solely focused on providing direct access for engineering into a small group of customers to drive innovation. Chris spent the next 7 years as a technology strategist. Moving into sales leadership, for four years Chris built and led a team of technology strategists focused on public sector customers globally, and created a team focused exclusively on networking. In 2011, Chris became responsible for Enterprise Systems sales in Dell’s Large Enterprise segment (Server, Storage, and Networking) roughly a $1B business. His role expanded to Server, Storage, and Networking sales in Dell’s Large Institution Segment which contains the largest public sector and private sector customers across the US, roughly a $2.4B annual business. In January 2016 Chris transitioned to lead the North America Network Security business. In his current function, Chris is responsible for the overall P&L of Network Security (SonicWall) for all technologies and routes to market.
Scott BorgDirector and Chief Economist, U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit
Scott Borg is the Director of the U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit, an independent, nonprofit research institute that investigates the strategic and economic consequences of cyberattacks. Widely recognized as the leading authority on the economics of cybersecurity, Borg is responsible for many of the concepts currently used to analyze the implications of cyberattacks in business contexts. His record for anticipating new cybersecurity developments since 2002 is probably unequaled. His technical contributions have included work on the techniques for hiding and finding malware. He comments for NBC, CNN, the BBC, NPR and other broadcast media, served on the Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency, and has lectured at Harvard, Yale, Columbia and other leading universities.
Nathan BradburySystems Engineer Manager, Intronis
Nathan Bradbury is the systems engineer manager with Intronis, MSP Solutions by Barracuda. His core expertise is demonstrating how Intronis solutions solve the partners' most pressing technical challenges. His deep knowledge of the data protection and security markets is an asset to partners who want to know how Intronis stacks up competitively.
Matthew HickeyDirector, Sales Engineering, Enterprise, Sophos
Matthew Hickey is a director of engineering, enterprise, at Sophos. He got his start in the field of information security working for the Securities Industry Automation Corp., at the time, a subsidiary of the New York and American Stock Exchanges. After working several years on Wall Street he continued honing his skills in this field at Lockheed Martin. There he worked on several projects for the U.S. Defense Department. This work included conducting security audits, penetration testing and firewall deployments guides for high profile, security conscious customers. Most recently, Hickey has been working for the leaders in tech industry which include Dell-SonicWall and Fortinet deploying network security solutions for their customers.
Michael KnightPresident & CTO, Encore Technology Group
Michael Knight is the CTO at Encore Technology Group and responsible for company go-to-market strategies, technology and sales strategies, vendor relationships, technology partnerships, research and development, cloud building, enterprise architecture and consulting. Knight has been previously employed as the CTO and senior vice president at Computer Software Innovations, Inc. He has worked as the CTO of SDI Networks and as the CIO of American Control Systems, Inc., with over two decades of IT experience.
Dr. Kevin T. KornegayProfessor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Morgan State University
Dr. Kevin T. Kornegay is a Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. He received his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y., and a Master’s and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. His research range from hardware assurance to reverse engineering, secure embedded system and broadband wired and wireless system design. Dr. Kornegay serves or has served on the technical program committees of several international conferences including the IEEE Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST), EEE International Solid State Circuits Conference. He has also served a two-year term on the IEEE Solid-State Circuits AdCom committee, as well as, on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Society of Black Engineers' Dr. Janice A. Lumpkin Educator of the Year in 2005, the 2002 Black Engineer of the Year Award in Higher Education from U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine, the NSF CAREER Award, an IBM Faculty Partnership Award, the National Semiconductor Faculty Development Award, and the General Motors Faculty Fellowship Award.
Allen MaleDirector, Global Strategic Partners, Global Security Sales Organization, Cisco
Allen Male is a 20 year veteran of the IT security industry. Male has held global roles with leading solution providers. He joined Cisco in 2013 from Sourcefire where he was vice president responsible for global strategic revenue producing partnerships. Male also spent several years working for Axent Technologies which was acquired by Symantec and for Advanced Asphalt Technologies.
Robert WesterveltResearch Manager, Security Products, IDC
Robert Westervelt is a Research Manager within IDC's Security Products group. He provides insight and thought leadership in the areas of cloud security, mobile security, and security related to the Internet of Things (IoT). Rob is also responsible for research and analysis around a wide range of evolving security markets, including endpoint security, security and vulnerability management (SVM), and identity and access management (IAM). Prior to joining IDC, Rob was senior editor at The Channel Company where he led the information security news coverage, reporting on threats, vulnerabilities and technology trends impacting the security market for CRN.
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