Senior Innovation Analyst, Cloud Security Alliance
Senior Innovation Analyst at Cloud Security Alliance with 15 years of experience in cyber security. His most recent work include a role of a project manager on EU-SEC project and various global CSA working groups such as Financial Services Stakeholder Platform, Privacy Level Agreement and Open Certification Framework. In past Damir worked as CISO and IT Quality Manager in SKB, Société Générale Group, and as Information Systems Auditor at EY. Damir graduated from University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) in Information Technology and holds CCSK, CISM, CISA and ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor certifications.
Security Strategist, Fortinet
Keith Rayle is a corporate security strategist. He writes industry certification exams and provides instruction for CISO certifications. He provides advisement and solutions for security governance and portfolio implementation. Mr. Rayle assists executive security leaders with the creation of strategies, alignment of security to business needs, and the communication of security program metrics in relation to enterprise protection and regulatory requirements. He provides thought leadership in a wide range of topics including blockchain, artificial intelligence, cloud, and other cutting-edge technologies. He has fulfilled roles such as CISO, director of security operations, program director, and other similar positions. He has created and implemented all aspects of security programs to include technical, process, policy, reporting, and organizational structure. He has created, implemented, and led incident response teams, systems assurance efforts, and a wide range of other portfolio support activities. Mr. Rayle has provided security services globally to organizations such as NASA JPL, The World Bank, The United Nations, and other large organizations in every sector and industry.
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Chief Scientist, Fidelis Cybersecurity
Dr. Rahman is a subject matter expert in the design and implementation of cloud analytics and architectures for Cyber Network Defense (CND). He has recently been responsible for managing consulting practices centered around development of leading-edge Cyber SA operational capabilities and cloud computing integration enabling technologies. Prior to this Dr. Rahman lead a large-scale world-wide program on implementing CND capabilities where his role was to lead, research, design, develop, test and implement capabilities (including end user / analyst visualizations) related to: ‘big data’ analytics (cloud computing), software development (thin client and rest services against a cell-level security model NoSQL database), security, and system engineering.
Dr. Rahman has 25 years of information technology (IT) experience ranging from: (1) software development, (2) network engineering, (3) systems design, (4) systems architecture, (5) security, and (6) network management. He holds Ph.D.s in mathematics (algebraic topology) and physics (experimental condensed matter). He was a member of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), Berkeley, CA in 2006 and a visitor to the Institute for Advanced Studies, School of Mathematics, Princeton, NJ from 2002 – 2006. He was a member of the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Howard University from 2000 – 2009 where he actively mentored graduate students, taught undergraduate / graduate courses, and conducted research. He has published in physics, mathematics, and information technology.
Global Head of Vulnerability Management and Technical Risks, Novartis
16 years of experience in the IT field, with focus on multiple industries. Government: securing the communications between worldwide Italian Embassies and Consulates, in a joint cooperation with the Italian Ministry of Defence; ISPs: run operations and merging as the support to Albacom Italy migrated to British Telecom, the design and execution of the Tele2 Italy migration to Vodafone and the plan and execution of AT&T Denmark networking operations migration to Slovakia. Banking: the successful start-up of an IT operations center in IBM Poland for a multi-billion EMEA Bank contract and the management of a selected customer portfolio for Italy and UK in IBM Czech Republic. Healthcare: shape a modern and effective Vulnerability Management program in Novartis, enhancing visibility and discovery, implement prioritizing methods and drive effective remediation efforts. A lifetime interest in internet technologies, how to operate, design and embed security; a stimulating people management career and a natural tendency towards the setup of new services or improving the existing ones. Holistic view of IT, Security and Management, Andrea is ITIL Expert and Prince2 Practitioner certified, on top of other technological certifications mainly from Cisco.
RVP Public Cloud & Strategic Partnerships International, Barracuda Networks
An experienced IT Executive, gained from 30 years in the industry, has enabled a healthy knowledge of the Data Centre which has delivered a successful track record in developing strategic partnerships that align sales models and business development with global OEM and channel organisations.
Working for vendors that utilise go to market options such as OEM relationships or two tier channel models has helped me to focus on what is important to the customer. Piecing together offerings from vendors and market leading companies has enabled me to position solutions with end users that are greater than the sum of the parts, making sure the customer needs are surpassed. Taking this knowledge into new opportunities has helped to endorse the model, prove success and create long lasting partnerships, that only benefit the end user.
Currently I am developing and driving the Public Cloud business across Europe, Middle East, Africa and APAC and also have the pleasure of owing some of our strategic alliance initiatives. I joined Barracuda in 2016 and spend my time focusing on securing our customers journey to Azure, AWS and GCP, with market leading, cloud generation technology and industry leading partners.
EMEA Security Evangelist, Radware
Recognized Cyber Security and Emerging Technology thought leader with 20+ years of experience in Information Technology. Pascal holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from the Free University of Brussels. As researcher Pascal discovered the BrickerBot, JenX and Demonbot botnets, did extensive research on Hajime, the Hadoop YARN attack surface, and follows closely new developments and threats in the Cloud and IoT space as well as applications of AI in cyber security and hacking. Prior to Radware, Pascal did a 10+ year career leap at Juniper where he had a senior consulting role working with the largest cloud and service providers on their SDN/NFV and data center automation strategies. Long before IoT became a thing, Pascal was involved in designing sensor networks as well as automating and developing PLC systems. Pascal was one of the first security consultants to pen-test and audit online banking applications for a market-leading bank in Belgium. Pascal started his career at IBM as a support engineer for the IBM Scalable POWERPara.He holds several vendor certifications for security, routing and switching.
Managing Partner, MAD ventures
Wieland was born in Lustenau/Vorarlberg. He lives in Innsbruck, Austria and Ireland, mainly in Innsbruck. Trained physicist and scientist, Wieland founded phion a leading European IT security vendor in 2000 and served as ist CEO until 2009. After Barracuda Networks acquired phion, Wieland went on to lead Barracuda’s EMEA business until 2018. As Barracuda’s company speaker he delivered hundreds of talks and keynotes about IT security and digitization in general. Since then Wieland has co-founded several companies and serves as executive and chairman. He still enjoys giving keynotes on conferences.1970 born in Lustenau, Austria
1989-1999 university studies and scientific research in Graz, Innsbruck and Paris
1999 PhD in theoretical physics with distinction
2000 Founder of phion
2004-2009 CEO of phion
2007 IPO of phion
2008 Ernst&Young Entrepreneur of the Year
2010-2018 General Manager EMEA for Barracuda Networksfrom 2018- Managing Partner at MAD ventures. Chairman at Business Beat und Innerspace, CFO of Swarm Analytics and MADiscover, Advisor for i4guard.
from 2018- Managing Partner at MAD ventures. Chairman at Business Beat und Innerspace, CFO of Swarm Analytics and MADiscover, Advisor for i4guard.