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Steve Shakespeare, EU Region Software Director, Intel Corporation
Steve Shakespeare is accountable for business development and sales of Intel based IT solutions to business customers across EMEA. Steve is also responsible for the organization that works with partners across EMEA to develop enterprise solution offerings based on Intel technology including Intel Core, vPro and Xeon.
With over twenty years experience in the IT and IT sales and marketing industry backed up by an honours degree in electronic engineering, Steve is an expert on trends and developments in the IT industry. Steve has a broad range of skills having previously run the UK Enterprise sales business, Consumer Sales business and Local OEM business amongst other roles.
Scott Chasin, Chief Technology Officer, SaaS, McAfee
Scott Chasin is responsible for the technological vision of the McAfee Content & Cloud Security business. He leads the engineering function that drives growth for this area of the business, including McAfee’s email and web security and data loss prevention products. The content security solutions span on-premise software, gateway appliances, and cloud-based Security-as-a-Service offerings.
Prior to its acquisition by McAfee in 2009, Chasin served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of MX Logic. He was also CTO and Chief Visionary for USA.NET, helping establish the company as one of the first global providers of Internet-based email and advanced messaging services. Widely recognised as a leading visionary in the messaging industry, Chasin pioneered the development and marketing of internet messaging and collaboration technologies. He is credited with the launch of the first web-based email consumer service, and he delivered the first IP-based commercially hosted messaging service supporting thousands of businesses and millions of end users worldwide. He also created and moderated the first full-disclosure security discussion list, Bugtraq, and was a key contributor to the creation of the first open-source, one-time password system, S/Key.
David GoldSchlag, Vice President, Mobile Technology, McAfee
Dr. David Goldschlag is vice president of mobile technology at McAfee, in charge of business strategy and product, intellectual property and relationships with strategic partners and customers. David joined McAfee through the acquisition of Trust Digital (mobility management company), of which he was President and CTO.
David leverages over 20 years experience in the creation and sale of innovative technologies in the context of startups, businesses, governments and universities - with the common goal of using Security as a way to create new business models. During his career he has worked with USinternetworking (the leading provider of software SaaS), Circuit City's DivX (first DVD with a limited license), NSA (National Security Agency) and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (anonymous communications Onion Routing through now Tor). David is the co-holder of seven patents and has published over 30 academic articles on computer security and cryptography. He holds a Ph. D. (PhD) from the University of Texas at Austin and a master's degree at Wayne State University.
Manish Gupta, VP of Product Management, McAfee
Manish is the VP of Product Management for McAfee's Network Defense product portfolio including McAfee Network Security Platform (NSP), Firewall, Network Threat Behavioral Anomaly (NTBA) detection, Network User Behavior Anomaly (NUBA) detection, and Network Threat Response (NTR) products. Manish is also the General Manager of the Network Access Control product line at McAfee. Since 2007, Manish has led the McAfee NSP product strategy enabling McAfee to gain the #1 IPS position in the market.
Manish is a product management and marketing executive with more than 15 years of experience in technology marketing for products in networking, security, and application software for both enterprise and service provider markets. Most recently, Manish was the VP Marketing and Business Development for iPolicy Networks, a startup in the UTM (Unified Threat Management) space. At iPolicy, Manish enabled AT&T's in-the-cloud managed security service and established iPolicy in the "Visionary" position in Gartner's magic quadrant.
Toralv Dirro, EMEA Security Strategist, McAfee Labs
Toralv Dirro is McAfee Labs EMEA Security Strategist at McAfee. In this role, he is he spokesperson for McAfee Labs and works closely with the research teams. He deals with the latest threats, their development and cybercrime as well as new security technologies such as McAfee Global Threat Intelligence. He is a frequent speaker on events and conferences.
He started his carreer with Dr. Solomon’s Software in 1994 and was responsible for the set-up of a research lab in Germany. After the acquisition of Dr. Solomon’s through Network Associates in 1998, Dirro worked in the field of virus research and in other aspects of IT security. Network Associates was renamed as McAfee in 2004. He has held his current position since 2007. Toralv Dirro was born on September 20th, 1970 and studied computer science at the University of Hamburg where he also worked at VTC (Virus Test Center).
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George Kurtz, Worldwide Chief Technology Officer & Executive Vice President
As worldwide chief technology officer, George Kurtz is responsible for driving the integrated security architectures and platforms that have propelled McAfee into a leadership position in digital security. His entrepreneurial background and ability to commercialize nascent technologies enable him to drive innovation throughout McAfee by identifying market trends and correlating them with customer feedback to optimize product direction and development.
Kurtz’s previous roles at McAfee include senior vice president and general manager of the Risk and Compliance Business Unit, where he was responsible for driving worldwide growth in the risk and compliance segments. He helped transform McAfee from a point product company to a provider of security risk management and compliance optimization solutions. Kurtz formerly held the position of senior vice president, McAfee Enterprise, where he was responsible for helping to drive the growth of the enterprise product portfolio on a worldwide basis. Prior to joining McAfee, Kurtz was chief executive officer of Foundstone, Inc., which was acquired by McAfee in October 2004. Before Foundstone, he served as a senior manager and the national leader of Ernst & Young’s Security Profiling Services Group.
Rt Hon David Blunkett
Rt Hon David Blunkett MP, Former Secretary of State and Chairman ICSPA
Rt Hon David Blunkett MP had been in charge of a substantial body of government portfolios including race, disability issues, policing and immigration. His responsibilities in running the Home Office included civil emergencies, security, terrorism and expenditure.
Bennett Arron, Award-winning writer, actor and stand-up comedian
Several years ago, award-winning writer and stand-up comedian Bennett Arron was in serious debt. He owed thousands of pounds to phone companies, catalogues and department stores. Only it wasn't him. Bennett was a victim of Identity Theft, the fastest growing crime in the UK. The result of this theft was that Bennett and his pregnant wife became penniless and homeless.
Years later, Bennett wrote a comedy show about his experience. The show, a disturbingly true yet funny account of what it's like to have your identity stolen, was critically acclaimed at the Edinburgh Festival and led to Bennett being asked to direct a Documentary for Channel 4.
Nick Leeson, The Man Who Broke Barings Bank
In 1995, Nick Leeson's unchecked risk-taking caused the sensational collapse of Barings Bank. He was sentenced to a six-and-a-half-year jail sentence in a Singaporean jail, in conditions that defy belief. While in prison his wife left him and he was diagnosed with colon cancer. Against all the odds, he survived and recovered from the cancer that almost killed him, determined to begin a new life.
Leeson's own story of his rise and fall is both candid and compelling. He took one of the greatest gambles of all time and found himself sucked into a spiral of terrifying loss that rocked the City to its foundations and threatened to destroy his life.
Raj Samani, VP & Chief Technology Officer, EMEA, McAfee
Raj is an active member of the Information Security industry, through involvement with numerous initiatives to improve the awareness and application of security. He is currently working as the VP, Chief Technologyl Officer for McAfee EMEA, having previously worked as the Chief Information Security Officer for a large public sector organisation in the UK
In addition, Raj is currently the Vice President for Communications in the ISSA UK Chapter, having previously established the UK mentoring programme. He is also on the advisory council for the Infosecurity Europe show, Infosecurity Magazine, and expert on both searchsecurity.co.uk, and Infosec portal. He has had numerous security papers published, and appeared on television (ITV and More4). As well as providing assistance in the 2006 RSA Wireless Security Survey and part of the consultation committee for the RIPA Bill (Part 3). He is also leading the global collaborative project used to evaluate objective measurement of IA maturity known as the Common Assurance Maturity Model (CAMM).
Bryan Glick, Editor in Chief of Computer Weekly
Bryan is the editor in chief of Computer Weekly, the UK's leading business technology publication. He is responsible for managing and developing all of Computer Weekly's editorial content, covering the Computerweekly.com website, blogs, video, podcasts, web seminars, social media, events, community, the 90,000-circulation weekly e-zine, and the CW500 IT leadership group.
Before joining Computer Weekly in November 2009, Bryan was editor of Computing, having worked on the publication since May 2000. Prior to becoming a journalist, he worked in the IT industry for more than 10 years, for companies including ICL, Intentia and Thomas Cook.
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