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Mark Hurd
Mark Hurd
President – Oracle Corporation

Mark V. Hurd is President of Oracle Corporation and a member of the Board of Directors. He joined Oracle in 2010. Before joining Oracle, Mr. Hurd served as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Hewlett-Packard. Prior to that, he served as Chief Executive Officer and President of NCR Corporation.


Bruce Schneier
Bruce Schneier
Chief Security Technology Officer of BT

Described by The Economist as a "security guru," he is best known as a refreshingly candid and lucid security critic and commentator. When people want to know how security really works, they turn to Schneier.

His first bestseller, Applied Cryptography, explained how the arcane science of secret codes actually works, and was described by Wired as "the book the National Security Agency wanted never to be published." His book on computer and network security, Secrets and Lies, was called by Fortune "[a] jewel box of little surprises you can actually use." Beyond Fear tackles the problems of security from the small to the large: personal safety, crime, corporate security, national security. His current book, Schneier on Security, offers insight into everything from the risk of identity theft (vastly overrated) to the long-range security threat of unchecked presidential power and the surprisingly simple way to tamper-proof elections.

Regularly quoted in the media -- and subject of an Internet meme -- he has testified on security before the United States Congress on several occasions and has written articles and op eds for many major publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian, Forbes, Wired, Nature, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Washington Post.

Schneier also publishes a free monthly newsletter, Crypto-Gram, with over 150,000 readers. In its ten years of regular publication, Crypto-Gram has become one of the most widely read forums for free-wheeling discussions, pointed critiques, and serious debate about security. As head curmudgeon at the table, Schneier explains, debunks, and draws lessons from security stories that make the news.

Dan Geer
Dan Geer
Computer Security Analyst and Risk Management Specialist

Dan Geer is recognized for raising awareness of critical computer and network security issues before the risks were widely understood, and for ground-breaking work on the economics of security. Geer is currently the chief information security officer for In-Q-Tel, a not-for-profit venture capital firm that invests in technology to support the Central Intelligence Agency. Milestones in Dan's career include:

The X Window System and Kerberos (1988), the first information security consulting firm on Wall Street (1992). Co-inventor of the first academic conference on electronic commerce (1995). The "Risk Management is Where the Money Is" speech that changed the focus of security (1998), the Presidency of USENIX Association (2000), the first call for the eclipse of authentication by accountability (2002), principal author of and spokesman for "Cyberinsecurity: The Cost of Monopoly" (2003), co-founder of SecurityMetrics.Org (2004), convener of MetriCon (2006-present), author of "Economics & Strategies of Data Security" (2008), and author of "Cybersecurity and National Policy" (2010).

Mary Ann Davidson
Mary Ann Davidson
Chief Security Officer, Oracle

Mary Ann Davidson is the Chief Security Officer at Oracle, responsible for Oracle product security, as well as security evaluations, assessments, and incident handling. She represents Oracle on the Board of Directors of the Information Technology Information Security Analysis Center, is a member of the Global Chief Security Officer Council, and serves on the editorial advisory board of SC Magazine. She was recently named one of Information Security magazine's top five "Women of Vision" and is a 2004 Fed100 award recipient from Federal Computer Week. She has served on the Defense Science Board and was recently named to the Center for Strategic and International Studies commission on cybersecurity.

Ms. Davidson has a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She has also served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps, where she was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal

Bryan Sartin
Bryan Sartin
Vice President, Verizon

In this role he is responsible for all customer-facing Incident Response, Computer Forensics, IT investigative work, and Litigation Support / eDiscovery. Sartin has more than 15 years experience in the security arena, providing industry-leading services and support for both commercial and government organizations. His position covers Asia-Pacific, the Americas, and EMEA. Prior to this, he was Managing Principal of Investigative Response at security specialist Cybertrust. His role included acting as both practice leader and senior computer forensic examiner, managing more than 200 investigations per year. Mr. Sartin is well-versed in both criminal and civil IT investigative procedures, is a licensed private investigator and a certified expert witness. Sartin has written articles on a number of security-related topics, ranging from incident response planning to security training and awareness. He is also a frequent course instructor and speaker on computer incident-handling, incident first-response, and fraud analysis. Prior to joining Cybertrust, Sartin was Director of Technology at Managed Security Services provider Ubizen. Sartin holds several security-specific industry certifications and has presented at numerous conferences. These include RSA, Gartner, International Association of Financial Crime Investigators, High Technology Crime Investigation Association, AusCERT, SANS, InfoSec World, and Virus Bulletin. Mr. Sartin majored in both Management Information Systems and Finance at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. February 2008.

Nishant Kaushik
Nishant Kaushik
Chief Identity Strategist, Oracle

Nishant is Lead Strategist for Identity & Access Management at Oracle. In his current role, Nishant is responsible for driving innovation in Oracle's industry leading identity management solutions. He has over 9 years of experience in this industry architecting and delivering market leading products. Nishant is also an active member of the identity management community, regularly contributing his thoughts and ideas through his blog at blog.talkingidentity.com and on twitter, and participating in various community forums, user groups and industry conferences.

Vipin Samar
Vipin Samar
Vice President, Database Security Product Development, Oracle


As Vice President of the Database Security Engineering group at Oracle, Vipin Samar is responsible for overseeing development of all Oracle database related security technologies such as authentication, authorization, auditing, and encryption within the database, as well as several related Oracle security products to secure heterogeneous databases. He has over 17 years of experience in developing security technologies for databases, PKI, Single Sign-On, and Identity Management. Previously Mr. Samar worked in the core software group at Sun Microsystems on various security, networking and operating system technologies. He has 12 patents in the area of security and information retrieval. He is a MSCS from SUNY at Stony Brook, NY.


Dennis Brixius
Dennis Brixius
Vice President, Risk Management and Chief Security Officer
The McGraw-Hill Companies

Dennis Brixius joined The McGraw-Hill Companies as Vice President and Chief Security Officer in January 2004. In this role, Dennis is responsible for establishing a complete information security program to limit technology-based security problems, protect the McGraw-Hill intellectual property rights, ensure business continuity and protect the privacy of our customers. His role also accommodates information risk analysis and assessment, developing security and risk management among internal technology groups, consulting with business units regarding their changing business and technical plans to ensure that information security issues are addressed early in a project's development and educating senior management about changes in technical, legal and regulatory arenas affecting information security and business continuity. At the recent RSA Conference, Dennis received the SC Magazine Awards 2007 for CSO of the Year and has also been nominated for the 2007 Information Security Executive of the Year for both the TriState and National levels.

Prior to joining The McGraw-Hill Companies, Dennis had a proven track record of solving IT-related business and security problems. Most recently he was director, Enterprise Architecture and chief information security officer at Praxair, Inc. He has occupied senior information management positions at TRW, Inc., BP and two consulting firms. Dennis has a bachelor's degree from Gettysburg College and an MBA from the University of Delaware.

Amit Jasuja
Amit Jasuja
Vice President, Identity Management Product Development, Oracle


As vice president of Product Development for Oracle's identity management and security products, Mr. Jasuja is responsible for all aspects of technical strategy, product management, development, and partner and sales enablement. Mr. Jasuja joined Oracle in 2005 in the newly created identity management line of business and helped create the market-leading product line. Prior to joining Oracle, Mr. Jasuja was vice president, Product Management, at Netegrity. During his five years at Netegrity, his team was responsible for product planning and strategy for the company's entire product line. A security industry veteran, Mr. Jasuja also previously spent nine years at Oracle as a director of development for database security. Mr. Jasuja holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from IIT, Kharagpur (India) and master's degree in Computer Science from University of California, Davis.

Roxana Bradescu
Roxana Bradescu
Director, Database Security, Oracle

Roxana is responsible for bringing Oracle’s database security portfolio to market. Roxana has over 20 years of industry experience, and has held senior product marketing and management positions delivering consumer identity and authentication solutions, public key infrastructure, and other consumer and enterprise security hardware and software solutions at VeriSign, Excite@Home, and Sun Microsystems as well as several startup companies. She started her career at AT&T Bell Labs where she worked on the NSF InterNIC Directory and Database Services and IETF standards. She holds an MS in Computer Science from Columbia University in New York City, and a BS Summa Cum Laude in Econometrics from Georgia State University.


Naresh Persaud
Naresh Persaud
Director of Product Marketing – Identity Management

Naresh is responsible for marketing Oracle's Identity & Access Management portfolio. He came to Oracle from Sun Microsystems where he served as Sales Representative in New York selling Sun's Identity & Access Management portfolio to Financial Services firms. During his tenure, he extended Sun's software install base in key Wall St. accounts. He came to Sun from the acquisition of Waveset Technologies in Austin TX where he served as Sr. Product Manager of Sun's industry leading Identity Manager product. As a member of the marketing team, he led the launch of the Identity Auditor product and extended the portfolio's leadership. At Waveset, he held roles in professional services and pre-sales leading some of Waveset's first customer rollouts, enabling channel partners and providing engineering support for highly competitive deals. He began his career in the User and Security Management product group at Tivoli engineering IBM's first generation Identity and Access Management products. He holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin.


Gene Sun
Gene Sun
Vice President, Information Security
FedEx Corporation

Gene Sun joined FedEx in 1997 as a System Analyst, focusing on the design and implementation of large-scale data warehouses and online applications. In 2000, he entered into management and assumed leadership roles including Principal, Manager, and Managing Director, responsible for the creation of the first-generation FedEx pricing system that supported the global FedEx sales force as well as the entire customer base. He also led the team addressing enterprise-wide identity and access management.

In his current role as Vice President of Information Security for FedEx, Gene and his 300 member staff are accountable for:
  • The operation of FedEx's global security infrastructure
  • World wide regulatory compliance
  • Digital brand assurance
  • Ensuring 100% availability of FedEx systems for reliable, "on-time" delivery services

Additionally, Gene is responsible for reporting the overall strategy and state of security to the FedEx Executive Management Committee and the Board of Directors.

In May 2007, The ComputerWorld magazine named Gene to the "40 under 40 IT Innovators" list of the most promising IT leaders under 40 years old.

Prior to his studying and working in the United States, Gene was employed for two years in China as a sales engineer for Hewlett-Packard, China, LTD.

Gene holds both a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from The University of Memphis.


Dave Profozich
Dave Profozich
Group Vice President, North America,
Oracle Security Software, Oracle

With more than 23 years experience leading global sales, marketing, and professional services organizations in the software industry, Dave Profozich now leads Oracle's Security Software business across the US and Canada. Prior to the Oracle/Sun merger, Dave was responsible fo leading all field operations (sales, pre-sales, expert services, and alliances) for Sun's entire North American software business.

Before joining Sun, Profozich was instrumental in spearheading the extreme growth of an established tech company from $100M to greater than $1B in revenues in only three years and also led the successful creation and growth of 2 start-up organizations addressing enterprise applications.

At Rearden Commerce, a leading provider of the “Services on Demand” web services-based SOA platform, Profozich served as Vice President of Global Field Operations. During his tenure with this San Mateo-based start-up, he helped raise substantial venture funding, signed many charter clients, and helped Rearden gain prominence in the market.

At the leading supply chain optimization provider, i2, Profozich was Senior Vice President of High Tech and Telecom, where he was responsible for managing the overall P&L for the company’s largest business unit and revenue source.

Prior to i2, Profozich served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Systems Modeling, a privately held firm that was acquired by Rockwell Software in 1998. In this capacity, he was responsible for building a national sales force and managing international marketing through global distributors.

David Profozich earned a BA in Communications from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from the Joseph Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of the book Managing Change With Business Process Simulation (Prentice Hall, 1998), on business process modeling as a method to enable change management in corporations.
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