Robert Rodriguez

Chairman and Founder, Security Innovation Network (SINET)

Robert Rodriguez is the Chairman and Founder of the Security Innovation Network™ (SINET) whose mission is to advance innovation and enable global collaboration between the public and private sectors to defeat cybersecurity threats. Mr. Rodriguez is internationally recognized for his ability to build communities of interest and trust between disparate groups. He leads and develops […]

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Todd Peterson

Chief Technology Officer, Senior Vice President of R&D;, Synthetic Genomics Vaccines, Inc.

Dr. Peterson has over 20 years experience in industrial research and development in the areas of molecular biology, nucleic acids and genomics product and technology development. His experience encompasses clinical diagnostics, life science research tools and pharmaceutical discovery technologies and market segments. Prior to joining SGI, Dr. Peterson led Genomics and Synthetic Biology R&D at […]

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Cleve Adams

CEO, Resilience Technology Corporation

Adams joined Resilience in October 2015. Adams is a 4 time Venture backed technology CEO specializing in Cyber Security. Adams was voted one the Top 50 Non-Technical Entrepreneurs in Tech Industry history. Mr. Adams is also the Managing Director for Cyber Security consultant Trestles Group International. Previously he joined Cyber Security firm AirPatrol in 2012 […]

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Shirley Adams

CyberTECH 2015-2016 Executive Director

Shirley Adams is a seasoned executive with over twenty years’ experience delivering on-target action strategies for small and large organizations. She specializes in Strategic Planning, Operational Effectiveness, Knowledge Management, and Business Development. Shirley is the Executive Director for CyberTECH, a global cybersecurity and Internet of Things (IoT) business network. Shirley is also involved with various […]

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Darin Andersen

CEO, CyberUnited, CyberTECH Co-Chairman and Founder

Darin Andersen is a distinguished Internet of Things (IoT) and cybersecurity professional with over 15 years of experience in the security industry. In 2013, Mr. Andersen founded CyberTECH (CyberHive and iHive Incubators), a global cybersecurity and IoT network ecosystem providing cybersecurity and IoT resources, strategic programs and quality thought leader IoT Forums across the nation. […]

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Jason Anderson

President and CEO, CleanTech San Diego

As President and CEO of CleanTech San Diego, Jason leads several initiatives critical to the mission of the organization, including the EDGE biofuels initiative, advocacy efforts, and economic development programs. In addition, he is President and CEO of the CleanTech Education Foundation, designed to develop education and workforce development programs aligned with the mission of […]

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Bill Bonney

Information Security Evangelist

Bill Bonney has been engaged in connecting and securing systems and networks for over 25 years. His current focus is working with colleagues and industry experts to improve the information security posture of companies, individuals and devices (things) through security initiatives in threat intelligence, targeted asset protection, information security education and awareness and behavior modification. […]

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Emmanuel de Boucaud

Operating Partner, Accelerate-IT Ventures Managing Director, Accelerate-IT

Emmanuel is a software and SaaS executive with 20 years of successful strategic business and corporate development, P&L, sales and marketing, and international expansion leadership experience with high growth technology companies and start-ups. Emmanuel specializes in leveraged go-to-market strategies (Affiliates, VARs, OEM, Strategic Partnerships), and an expert in ecosystem assessment for sales channel growth and […]

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Charles Brooks

Vice President of Government Relations & Marketing, Sutherland Global Services

Charles (Chuck) Brooks serves as the Vice President for Government Relations & Marketing for Sutherland Global Services.  Chuck leads Federal and State & Local Government relations activities. He is also responsible for the Marketing portfolio (Media, PR, Digital Outreach, Thought Leadership, Strategic Partnering, Branding) for the Federal and State & Local markets. Chuck is also […]

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Mark Cafferty

President and CEO, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation

Mark has spent the past 18 years designing systems to support career advancement and economic opportunity for American workers. He has served in numerous public sector leadership positions and as a consultant throughout the country. Most recently, Mark was recognized as The San Diego Business Journal’s Most Admired Non-Profit CEO, as well as one of […]

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Tom Caldwell

President, CyberFlow Analytics

A veteran of Cisco and Microsoft, with more than 20 years in business and software engineering, Tom has deep expertise in delivering Cloud-based software products and large scale software systems to large enterprise and service providers. Currently, Tom is the President of CyberFlow Analytics, a cybersecurity and Internet of Things (IoT) analytics company. Previously, Tom […]

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Reo Carr

Executive Editor, San Diego Business Journal

Reo Carr leads the online and digital media efforts for all four California Business Journal (San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley Business Journals) publications. He also serves on the Director of Pediatric Bioscience, Inc. Board, Member of the Advisory Board at Crossflo Systems, Inc. and the Bank of America Local Market […]

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Stephan Chenette

Co-Founder and CTO, AttackIQ

Stephan has been in involved in security research for the last 15 years and has presented at numerous conferences including: Black Hat, CanSecWest, RSA, RECon, AusCERT, ToorCon, SecTor, SOURCE and PacSec. His specialty is in writing research tools and investigating next generation emerging threats. He has released public analyses on various vulnerabilities and malware. Prior […]

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Tom Clancy

Director, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation

As Director of San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, Tom works to maximize the region’s economic prosperity and global competitiveness. Mr. Clancy also formed TAO Venture Capital Partners, which provides capital and advisory services to entrepreneurs pursuing global market opportunities in Information Technology, Internet, Media, and Consumer Services. Previously, Mr. Clancy was a General Partner […]

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Tony Cole

Vice President and Global Government CTO, FireEye, Inc.

Tony Cole assists government agencies, corporations, and system integrators around the globe in understanding today’s advanced threats and their potential impact. Prior to joining FireEye, he ran McAfee’s Global Government security consulting services, and also held numerous other positions, including leading a large Government focused consulting group and a lead technical program business development role […]

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Shannon Conway

Senior Sales and Business Consultant, TriNet

Shannon brings over 14 years of management and business development experience working with C-level executives to maximize their Human Capital investment. Shannon manages all aspects of a complex sales process from business development to contract negotiation while collaborating with internal service team. Her specialties include building strong business relationships, negotiation, sales, marketing, and networking, identifying […]

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Dan Corcoran

Principal, Coherent Insights

Dan Corcoran is a business technology professional and IT Specialist with 20+ years experience in Information Security, Personnel Security, Physical Security, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Networks, IT Risk Management, Audit Compliance, Financial Regulatory Compliance, and Information Security Governance. Dan is the Principal at Coherent Insights, a cybersecurity consulting practice enabling senior business leaders to make informed risk […]

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Mike Davis

Deputy Security Director, ABS

Mike Davis has over 20 year’s experience in Information Technology (IT) and Information Assurance (IA) technical and operational leadership positions in many diverse government and commercial programs, projects and venues. He also provides a security, cyber and IA Professional web site to facilitate cyber information sharing, is the Platform Chief Systems Engineer (CSE)(Technical Authority) for […]

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Ozzie Diaz

Strategic Planning, Intel Corporation

Ozzie Diaz has amassed his senior executive experience across the Mobile & Wireless, Fortune 100, Service Provider, Government, Smart Grid, Big Data Analytics and Security industries. Ozzie has led the evolution and growth of Liquid Grids’ social media analytics and intelligence cloud-based solution and business while serving as CTO. He now advises many early stage […]

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Alex Eckelberry

Chief Executive Officer, Technology Growth Engineering

Alex Eckelberry is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Technology Growth Engineering focused on the art and science of engineering rapid growth through a holistic approach to corporate and product strategy, marketing, sales and finance. Most recently, Alex was the President of the security business unit for GFI Software, subsequent to the acquisition of Sunbelt Software in 2010, […]

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Maggey Felix

Managing Director, MaFe, LLC, CyberTECH 2015-2016 Events Chair

Maggey Felix is the Managing Director for MaFe, LLC, an independently owned and operated Marketing and Operations Consulting Firm that provides strategic, measurable, quality and innovative solutions for high tech, cybersecurity and IoT companies. Prior to founding MaFe, LLC, Maggey was the Director of Marketing and Operations at CyberTECH, a global cybersecurity and Internet of Things […]

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Liz Fraumann

Executive Director, Securing Our eCity Foundation

Liz Fraumann is the Executive Director of the Securing Our eCity (SOeC) Foundation, a non-profit providing cybersecurity awareness, education and preparation for business and individuals. Previously, Fraumann was the Director of Marketing at ESET, North America. Liz is a seasoned veteran of the high-tech industry, with a background in marketing and marketing communications with industry […]

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Tom Fries

Program Manager, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Tom Fries is currently a Program Manager at General Atomics Aeronautical. Recently transitioned from Marine Corps active duty, his last position was the Chief of Staff and Executive Officer at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, CA. During his Marine Corps career, Tom worked as a Program Manager for the Joint Strike Fighter; a […]

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Araceli Treu Gomes

Subject Matter Expert-Intelligence and Investigations, Dell SecureWorks

Araceli Treu Gomes serves as a cybersecurity strategist and subject matter expert for Verizon; providing strategic security expertise to leadership teams within Verizon, and counseling global organizations on preventing advanced attacks. Previously, she held technical and leadership positions, including Strategic Security Advisor for a Fortune 100 company, Engineering Director at a large defense contractor, Deputy […]

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Mike Jacobs

Director, Technology and Innovation, Deputy Chief Management Officer (DCMO)

Mr. Jacobs is responsible for leading the planning, development, maintenance, and use of the Department’s Business Enterprise Architecture (BEA). The BEA, required by statute, is utilized by the Department to guide and inform defense business system investment decisions of more than $7B annually. Prior to being selected as the Director, Technology and Innovation, Mr. Jacobs […]

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Thomas Johnson

Associate Vice President and Chief of Strategic Initiatives, Webster University

Dr. Thomas Johnson leads the Cybersecurity Program at Webster University’s Walker School of Business and Technology. He serves as Associate Vice President and Chief of Strategic Initiatives at Webster University. Dr. Johnson previously was as a member of the Electronic Crime Task Force, U.S. Secret Service New York and San Francisco field offices, and a […]

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Mark Kohlheim

Mark Kohlheim Vice President, Client Executive for SPAWAR, Affiliated PEO's and Systems Centers

Mark Kohlheim is the Vice President, Client Executive for Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), affiliated Program Executive Offices (PEO’s) and associated Systems Centers and also the general manager of the San Diego office. He previously served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Cubic Defense Applications, Inc. where he was responsible for […]

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Don Larson

Mentor At-Large, Larson Mentoring

Don has been an artist and storyteller for years, starting the Time Out Of Mind website and blog over ten years ago. Don has openly shared his ideas and art at no cost. Don has experience in Fortune 100 global enterprises and smaller organizations, and enjoys leading teams as a Manager or Director. Don is […]

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Ed Lazarski

Program Manager, SPAWAR, Chair Membership Selection Committee

Ed Lazarski has over 25 years of Naval Service in leadership positions with increasing responsibility encompassing global operations, resource planning, program management (PM), and technical expertise. His experience includes serving as Senior Project Manager, U.S. Navy Chief Information Officer Staff, Deputy Director, Navy IT Support/Customer Service, and Program Manager at SPAWAR. He also has several […]

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Becca Linekin

Marketing Manager, Cox Business

Becca Linekin is an enterprise telecommunications marketing expert and Marketing Manager for communications service provider, Cox Business. Becca has proven success with marketing program development, marketing communications, large event management, direct mail, advertising, public relations, new product introduction, sales tools and support, marketing collateral, lead generation, and website development. Prior to joining Cox Business, Becca as […]

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Shevy Magen

Senior Director, Third Party Advisory & Private Equity Americas, HCL Technologies

Shevy is currently a Senior Director with HCL Technologies Limited (HCL) responsible for driving Sourcing Advisory and select Private Equity relationships in the Americas. Shevy supports HCL’s Large Deals Team, Business Units, Service Lines, Industry Verticals, and Sales Force in accelerating top-line and bottom-line growth, including expanding customer relationships in the United States, Canada, and […]

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Gary Martino

Director of Information Security/Information Security Officer, West Development/West Health Institute

Gary has over 32 years of IT experience with the last ten years heavily concentrated on networking and security. Currently he is Director of Information Security for West Development where he oversees security for restaurants, hotel, senior living facilities and various other business entities. In addition, he is the Information Security Officer for West Health […]

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Ernest McDuffie

CEO, The Global McDuffie Group, Former Lead for the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education

Ernest L. McDuffie is a native of Atlantic City, New Jersey. He is a thought leader in the area of Cybersecurity awareness, education, training and workforce development. His current role as founder and CEO of The Global McDuffie Group (TGMG) a LLC formed in Virginia in November of 2014, is the culmination of 44 years […]

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Greg McKee

Chief Executive Officer, CONNECT

As Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CONNECT, Greg McKee brings nearly 30 years of experience in the healthcare, investment management and investment banking industries to CONNECT. He was co–Founder of Global Bio Link, a global Specialty Pharma company focused on the commercialization of novel and niche compounds in markets outside the United States. Prior to […]

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Kris Michell

President and CEO, Downtown San Diego Partnership

Kris Michell oversees the day-to-day operations of the 300+ membership organization with responsibility for implementing the Board’s Strategic Plan for downtown overseeing the $6 million Clean and Safe program; a 24/7 operation of maintenance and safety services.Prior to her selection as President/CEO, Kris served as Chief of Staff to Mayor Jerry Sanders where she ran […]

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Joe Panetta

President and CEO, Biocom

President and CEO since 1999, Mr. Panetta has been responsible for leading Biocom’s efforts to position the regional life science community to achieve global success. Joe is active on various boards, business coalitions and committees addressing issues pertinent to the life science industry. In January 2014, Mr. Panetta was appointed by California Governor Jerry Brown […]

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Jonathan Parnell

CEO and Founder, Tuliva

Jonathan Parnell is the Founder of Tuliva and serves as the CEO and Chairman of the Board. He oversees the overall company from a financial, growth, strategic and visionary perspective. Jonathan drives new technologies into all business units and is responsible for the aligning of Tuliva’s offerings with the current needs of industries, corporations and […]

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Gordon Romney

Professor, National University Founder and Board Member, Cyber Security Institute of San Diego

Dr. Gordon Romney is a full Professor of Cyber Security in the Computer Science, Information and Media Systems Department (CSIMS) of the School of Engineering, Technology and Media (SETM) of National University, La Jolla, California. Chief Research Scientist for Cyber Security Institute of San Diego and SETM Security and Network Labs, and Curriculum Architect for […]

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Sid Shetye

Founder and CEO, Cypteron Inc

As Founder and CEO of Cypteron Inc, Sid is a leading security expert with over a decade of experience in the security and cloud software space. Crypteron Inc. is the maker of cloud security products like CipherDb, CipherStor and CipherAuth. Sid has engineered the largest deployment of secure boot devices on the planet whose deployments […]

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Matt Stamper

Vice President, Services, Kio Networks

Matt Stamper oversees the design and development of the company’s cloud-based managed services and security solutions. As a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) with extensive public-company experience, Matt brings a depth of understanding of IT best practices, managed-services technologies, and compliance requirements to redIT’s clients. Prior to joining redIT, Matt served as Vice President of […]

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Dave Titus

Senior Vice President, Business Development, Cooley, LLP, CyberTECH 2015-2016 Startup Events Chair

David Titus has been an entrepreneur, venture capitalist and civic leader. In September 2014 he joined Cooley LLP as Senior Vice President, Business Development in San Diego. With 800 lawyers across 12 offices in the United States, London and China, clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters, and high-stakes litigation, […]

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Uyen Tran

System Engineer, Illumina

Uyen is a Software System Engineer for Illumina,a global leader in genomics. Uyen is a hardworking professional who possesses excellent time management and adaptable skills, analytical and technical problem solving skills, effective communication skills, and is self motivated to work independently or within a team. Uyen’s plans to  utilize her technical engineering and creativity skills […]

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Steve Wallace

VP of Operations and Customer Experience, ThreatSTOP

Mr. Wallace is a seasoned technologist with 25 years of hands-on experience in data security, network operations, and telecommunications. He has provided senior technical leadership for early-stage companies in the ISP, managed hosting, and data center services industries. He has also held both military and civilian positions in communications, network operations, and data security. Steve […]

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Joe Weiss

Managing Partner, Applied Control Solutions

Joe Weiss is an industry expert on control systems and electronic security of control systems, with more than 35 years of experience in the energy industry. Mr. Weiss serves as a member of numerous organizations related to control system security including the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Control Systems Security Working Group (CSSWG), the […]

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Ford Winslow

Chief Risk Officer, centrexIT, CyberTECH 2015-2015 CISO Round Table Co-Chair

Ford Winslow is the Chief Risk Officer at centrexIT, a security–focused Cloud Managed Services Provider. Ford has over 15 years working in regulated IT organizations of all size in the financial services, biotech and healthcare industries and speaks frequently on Health IT topics. Prior to centrexIT, Ford founded Abnology, a cloud provider for highly regulated […]

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Marsha Wilson

Marsha Wilson, Solutions Team Lead, Chef Software

Marsha Wilson has over 15 years tackling fundamental business issues including managing risk, increasing revenues, controlling costs necessary for companies and clients to meet their strategic and financial goals. She enjoys working in a team with top management, providing leadership to diverse, functional groups, and growing individual team members to their utmost potential. Marsha’s direct, […]

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