Featured Speakers

Ann Johnson

Corporate Vice President, Cybersecurity Solutions Group, Microsoft

As the Corporate Vice President of the Cybersecurity Solutions Group at Microsoft, Ann Johnson is responsible for leading global enterprises on their secure digital transformation journey. Ann is a recognized thought leader on cybersecurity and a frequent speaker on topics of online banking fraud, privacy, compliance, healthcare and mobile security, as well as workforce diversity. Before joining Microsoft, Ann held a number of executive roles including CEO at Boundless, President and COO of Qualys, Inc. and Vice President of World Wide Sales at RSA Security, a subsidiary of EMC Corporation. Ann is a graduate of Weber State University where she completed a dual major in political science and communications. She currently serves on the boards of Security Advisor Alliance, FS-ISAC, and biometric security firm HYPR, as well as the Executive Women’s Forum.


Ann Johnson

Evan Litwak

National Director - Systems Engineering, CyberArk Software

For over 15 years Evan has worked with various organizations specializing in IdM, SIEM, and Network Security. Prior to CyberArk, Evan worked as a lead engineer in identity and access management for ADP. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science from Boston University and various industry certifications.

Evan Litwak

J.R. Santos

Executive Vice President of Research, Cloud Security Alliance

J.R. Santos is the Executive Vice President of Research for the Cloud Security Alliance. He oversees the Cloud Security Alliance’s research portfolio that covers a diverse range of cloud security topics such as IoT, quantum security, big data, artificial intelligence and application containers and microservices. He is responsible for the execution of the research strategy worldwide. In addition, he advises over 30+ working groups that develop industry-leading security practices, education and tools. J.R. has over 20 years of experience working in information security in a variety of industry sectors including finance, healthcare, aerospace, retail, and technology. J.R. is an active professional in the security industry and has served on various boards and committees throughout his career. J.R. holds various professional certifications and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington.

J.R.	Santos

Prabath Siriwardena

Senior Director of Security Architecture, WSO2

Prabath Siriwardena is the Senior Director of Security Architecture at WSO2 Inc - and also the founder of the Silicon Valley IAM meetup group. He is the author of the book Advanced API Security published by Apress and has also authored three more books on Apache Maven and Enterprise Integration. Prabath is also a member of Apache Axis PMC and has spoken at numerous international conferences including RSAConference, OSCON, QCon, ApacheCon, WSO2Con, European Identity Conference, Cloud Identity Summit (CIS), Internet Identity Workshop (IIW), IDentity Next, API World, API Strat and OSDC. He has more than 13 years of industry experience and has worked with many Fortune 100 companies.

Prabath Siriwardena

Jesper Johansson Ph.D

Vice President, CISO, Yubico

Jesper Johansson is CISO at Yubico, manufacturer of the YubiKey, a company dedicated to making secure login easy and available to everyone. Prior to Yubico, he was a Senior Member of Google's Technical Staff, the Chief Security Architect for Amazon, and worked in Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing and Security Engineering groups. He has spent more time in security than he likes to admit.

Jesper Johansson

Matt Burrough

Senior Penetration Tester, Microsoft

Matt Burrough is a 10-year Microsoft veteran, where he is currently a Senior Penetration Tester on their corporate red team. In this role, Matt assesses the security of Microsoft’s internal systems and its Azure deployments. He is also the author of the book "Pentesting Azure Applications" (2018, No Starch Press). Burrough holds numerous industry certifications and has a Master’s in Computer Science.

Matt Burrough

Rui Wang, Ph.D

CTO Vericlouds

PhD in cyber security, published a dozen papers, received two best-paper awards, hold multiple patents, dark web researcher, blockchain technologist, CTO of VeriClouds, previously researcher at Microsoft Research.

Rui Wang, Ph.D

Song Li

Founder, HaloBlock

Song has 20 years of experience in high-performance software systems. Song Li is the founder of HaloBlock, a blockchain security auditing company. He is a co-founder of NewSky Security, an IoT Security company. He is also a co-founder and the former president of Seattle Entrepreneurship Club. Song is also a white hat (ethical) hacker and security expert for W3C.

Song Li

Paul Rich

Azure Security, Microsoft

Paul Rich is a principal program manager in the Microsoft Azure team and during twenty years with Microsoft he has worked with nearly every part of the company to address challenges and opportunities in identity, security, compliance, and cloud services. Paul focuses on solutions for protecting customer data and participates in deployment of Azure services for enterprise customers. Paul regularly meets with CIOs and CISOs in industry, government, and national defense to help them clarify business goals, IT strategy, and understand the intersection of privacy and technology. Prior to Microsoft, Paul worked in health care, manufacturing, insurance, and is a veteran of the United States Navy.

Paul Rich

Robert Koester

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft

Koester has over 18 years of experience in network, security, and technical support services. Robert Koester has received several awards with his work with Microsoft Digital Security. His focus is ensuring IT Support optimization with security governance. Robert dabbles in bitcoin exchanges and will offer his perspectives on bitcoin currencies and future of blockchain distributed ledgers.

Robert Koester

Michael Hamilton, CISSP

Founder and President, Critical Informatics

Michael Hamilton is the Founder and CISO of Critical Informatics.  Michael has served as a Cybersecurity Policy Advisor for Washington State, is the former Chief Information Security Officer for the City of Seattle, and former Managing Consultant for VeriSign Global Security Consulting. In a previous life, he was an ocean scientist at NASA/JPL.

Micheal Hamilton

Sam Vaughan

Senior Security Program Manager Security and Trust, Microsoft

Sam Vaughan is a Senior Security Program Manager in Microsoft's Customer Security & Trust Engineering group. A security leader, Sam has over 17 years of experience securing companies, products, and services utilizing Open Source software. His passion began when he first read The Cuckoos Egg, by Clifford Stoll. Desperate to learn more, but with no budget, Sam quickly discovered Slackware Linux and the power of Open Source.

Sam Vaughan

Georgi Chkodrov

Principal Software Engineer, Microsoft

Georgi Chkodrov leads the engineering team supporting the C+E SOC. He has 20+ years of experience and 30+ patents in developing software products such as BizTalk and StreamInsight. Georgi is an advocate for participating in the open source world and contributed to projects like Reactive Extensions (Rx.Net) and Tx (LINQ to Logs and Traces).

Georgi Chkodrov

Radia Perlman, Ph.D

Fellow, Dell EMC

Radia Perlman is a Fellow at Dell EMC. Her specialties include network routing protocols, and network security. She developed the technology for making network routing self-stabilizing, largely self-managing, and scalable. She also invented the spanning tree algorithm, which transformed Ethernet from a technology that supported a few hundred nodes within a single building, to something that could support large networks. She also has made contributions in network security, including scalable data expiration, distributed algorithms despite malicious participants, DDOS prevention techniques, and user authentication. She is the author of the textbook “Interconnections” (about network layers 2 and 3) and coauthor of “Network Security”. She has been recognized with many industry honors including induction into the National Academy of Engineering, the Inventor Hall of Fame, and lifetime achievement awards from Usenix and SIGCOMM. She has a PhD in computer science from MIT.

Radia Perlman

Charlie Kaufman

Security Architect, Dell EMC

Charlie Kaufman, security architect for the Midrange group at Dell/EMC, has been involved with computer networking and security issues for over 30 years, and holds over 50 patents in those fields. At Microsoft, he was the security architect for Windows Azure - Microsoft's Public Cloud offering - where he was involved with all aspects of cloud security from design through responding to ongoing attacks. At Lotus, he was chief security architect for Lotus Notes and Domino and later the entire Lotus product suite. At Digital, he was the Security Architect for their networking group and later for Digital's UNIX offering. He has contributed to a number of IETF standards efforts including IPsec, S/MIME, and DNSsec and served as a member of the Internet Architecture Board. He is co-author of the popular textbook "Network Security: Private Communication in a Public World" and served on the National Academy of Sciences expert panel that wrote the book "Trust In Cyberspace".

Charlie Kaufman

Srini Gurappu

Chief Cloud Evangelist, McAfee

Srini Gurrapu is the Cloud Evangelist at McAfee’s Cloud Business Unit. Srini brings 20 years of experience in networking, security, virtualization, mobile and cloud security markets at several success companies such as BlueCoat, Neoteris (acquired by Juniper), FaceTime (now Actiance), RingCube (acquired by Citrix), Virtual Bridges and Wheel Innovationz. Srini led product management and strategic alliances at these startups and helped drive the vision, strategy and execution. Srini's primary forte is building trusting advisory relationships with customers, delivering innovative solutions that make customers successful in their strategic initiatives. Srini also worked as EIR (Entrepreneur-In-Residence) at Austin Ventures, one of the largest VC firms in the US.

Srini Gurappu

Carmine Clementelli

Senior Manager Product Marketing, Information Protection, Symantec

Carmine Clementelli is a security expert and Senior Manager of Product Marketing for Data Loss Prevention, User and Entity Behavior Analytics and Information Centric Security products at Symantec.

Carmine Clementelli

Alex Ortiz

Chief Blockchain Evangelist for the lifeID 

As Chief Blockchain Evangelist for the lifeID Platform, Alex is responsible for educating the world about the future of blockchain-based self-sovereign identity technology, finding integration partners for the lifeID ecosystem, and representing his team at standards organizations like W3C and the Decentralized Identity Foundation. Alex is heavily involved with the Seattle blockchain community and is a frequent panelist, presenter, mentor, and guest contributor to blockchain-based events and leadership efforts. He serves as his team’s Advisory Committee Representative at the W3C and is a member of the Verifiable Claims Working Group, which is creating use cases and data models for cryptographically verifiable credentials for use by individuals, electronic devices, and organizations.

Alex Oritz

Brian Duckering

Technology Evangelist, Symantec

Brian has been a thought leader and respected advisor in enterprise IT for 20 years. With experience in engineering, product management, marketing, business strategy and technology evangelism, he has held executive-level positions at business- and consumer-facing companies, both large and small, and has multiple degrees in engineering and technology management.

Brian Duckering

Carmichael Patton

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft

Senior PM at Microsoft in the Digital Security Risk And Engineering org with a focus on Open Source standards for securing our application environments.

Carmichael Patton

Vikas Khanduri, CCIE, CISSP, CISA

Principal Security Architect, Microsoft

Vikas has over 18 years of experience both in Networking and Security domain combined together. Vikas is a Security Architect with Microsoft, previously within the company he was Principal Datacenter Architect. Prior to joining Microsoft Vikas was Security Architect with Verizon Business.

Vikas Khanduri

Dan Stocker

Practice Director, Coalfire

Dan came to Coalfire from career on Wall Street and in the telecommunications industry. He currently specializes in advising and assessing large cloud service providers (AWS, Azure, GCP). Most recent work has been on coordinated audits, combining PCI with GDPR, HITRUST and FedRAMP.

Dan Stocker

Sean Cordero

Vice President Cloud Security, Netskope

Sean brings more than 18 years of information security and IT experience to his role at Netskope. Prior to Netskope, Cordero served as Senior Executive Director, oCISO, at Optiv, where he provided executive-level advisement to the company’s Fortune 100 clients. Cordero has been a key driver in the cloud adoption space; since 2011 he has led creation of the industry standard control framework for cloud security, the Cloud Security Alliance’s (CSA) Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM). For his contributions to cloud security and adoption, the CSA awarded him the 2013 Ron Knode Service Award for North America and he was inducted in 2016 by the CSA as an Inaugural Research Fellow.

Sean Cordero

Jeremy Meldrum

Senior Solution Architect, Venafi

Based in Salt Lake City, Jeremy M. has been supporting and shaping security products for 18 years. He has spent the majority of his time at Novell as one of their Senior Technical Leads working with Novell Secure Login and automating the rotation of server based certificates to reduce outages. The last 7 years Jeremy M. has been a Senior Technical Lead in the Venafi Support Organization securing our customers environments and eliminating outages. Jeremy has recently joined the Sales Engineering role to assist in all technical sales. He fields many of the questions on Venafi Technology Partner integrations including F5, Palo Alto, Microsoft, Citrix NetScalar, etc.

Jeremy Meldrum