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CISO, VP Information Security, Burberry
CISO, Levi Strauss & Co
VP, CISO, Delta Dental Insurance Company
CISO, Blackhawk Network
CISO, Wells Fargo
VP, Deputy CISO, Walmart
Director of Security, Netflix
VP, Technology and product security, CISO, ADT
CSO, VP Architecture & Analytics, ABB Ability
Deputy ISO, Nike
We recognize and nurture outstanding entrepreneurs from the earliest stage. We’re not afraid to invest in a great team with a brilliant idea.
We focus on B2B companies in Cybersecurity, Enterprise Software and Autonomous Vehicles Technologies.
Dean Atkinson is an accomplished Chief Information Security Officer experienced in developing and implementing information risk management strategies that reflect business needs. Combining a technical background with excellent academic credentials and strong leadership skills he is experienced in building and leading technical teams and change. Prior to joining Burberry, Dean was the Global Head of Cyber Security Operations at Thomas Cook. In addition, Dean’s past experience operating in the Signals Intelligence environment as a British Army Officer and with Deloitte have allowed him to develop a deep insight to the cyber threat environment and arm him with the skills to identify and focus cyber security activities to address key risks and successfully engage the C-suite.
Colin Anderson is the Global Chief Information Security Officer at Levi Strauss & Co. In this role he manages an international team responsible for information risk management, regulatory compliance, and IT enterprise risk management for a global organization with $5B in annual sales and over 2700 company owned and franchise retail locations in 42 countries around the world.
Prior to Levi Strauss & Co., Mr. Anderson was the CISO at Safeway a position he held for 6 years. In addition to holding leadership roles in Information Security at Levi Strauss & Co., Safeway, and Commerce One; Mr. Anderson previously led Network Engineering for Bank of America Capital Markets.
Mr. Anderson is a frequent speaker on information risk management and other risk and compliance topics, and an elected independent non-executive Vice Chairman for the non-profit retail cybersecurity organization R-CISC. Mr. Anderson holds both a B.A. in Finance and M.S. in Information Systems.
Award-winning executive Tom Baltis transforms cyber security into a powerful brand differentiator driving customer acquisition and retention. Mr. Baltis currently serves as Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Delta Dental Insurance Company, the largest dental insurer in the country. With 15 years of leadership experience, he has established and led world-class information security organizations at Fortune 100 companies in healthcare, financial services, defense, and other highly regulated industries. Very active in the startup community, Tom is sought out by top-tier venture capital firms to identify winning product ideas and future market disruptors. As a trusted advisor, he helps emerging and established technology companies raise capital, accelerate revenue growth, and achieve leading market share.
Tom envisions cyber security as creating business value and competitive advantage. This vision is realized by continuous innovation, most recently in machine learning-powered immunity to adaptive threats, secure serverless computing and microservice architectures, and integration of security into continuous development. A frequent speaker at conferences and industry roundtables, he has been recognized internationally by business leaders, industry analysts and government regulators for promoting cross-sector collaboration in the fight against cyber crime, enabling business strategies through security innovation, and elevating cyber security to a brand-level issue.
Vijay Bolina is the Chief Information Security Officer at a global Financial Tech company based out of the San Francisco Bay Area where he leads security, production IT, and corporate IT teams that operate and protect the products and services of one the largest global prepaid and financial products network.
Previously, Vijay worked at Mandiant leading some of the largest data breach investigations in history. Prior to Mandiant, Vijay worked as a contractor in the Washington DC metro area responding to data breaches perpetrated by some of the world’s most sophisticated nation states targeting US Government Agencies (USGAs) and Military. Vijay is a frequent speaker at industry events and also act as an advisor for early stage cyber security startups.
Tom Chowanski has been in the information security industry for over 20 years and currently is the Chief Security Information Officer – Community Banking, Consumer Lending and Operations at Wells Fargo. During his tenure as a senior security leader at GE Capital and Wells Fargo, he has designed, defined and deployed effective cyber and technology risk mitigation strategies and solutions.
He also served as trusted advisor to entrepreneurs, senior executives and boards on navigating the cybersecurity landscape, both in legacy and innovative business environments.
Tom Chowanski is Harvard University graduate and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.
Joshua Danielson is the Chief Information Security Officer at Copart [NASDAQ:CPRT]. With a decade of experience in both public and private sectors, Josh has served a variety of industries throughout his security career, from academia and government contracting, to the financial sector. Josh is an active member of the infosec community and currently sits on several advisory boards. Josh has received a Master of Science degree in Information Management from Syracuse University and holds multiple certifications including CISSP-ISSAP and CISM.
George Do has been working in the information security field for over 20 years concentrating on a wide range of areas including development and transformation of information security programs. He has extensive experience in executive IT governance, risk, compliance (GRC) and audit, information security frameworks, systems and network security, incident response (IR), system forensics and investigation, intrusion detection (IDS), intrusion prevention (IPS), penetration testing, and perimeter security firewall/VPN technologies.
Joining Equinix in 2009, he developed a new Global Information Security Program from the ground up to ensure business risks are adequately managed. Working across functions, the global program included areas such as the authoring of global security policies, directing and managing numerous global security infrastructure projects, adherence to audit and regulatory compliance, and development and execution of a global information security strategy and roadmap.
Before joining Equinix, George worked at Exodus, Savvis, Century Link and Tivo in senior security roles both as a principal consultant consulting with customers to secure their organizations. Previously, he worked at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) based at Ames Research Center coordinating with agency officials to protect government information assets. His experience for NASA’s Center of Excellence for Information Technology include projects on the development of agency-wide security policies, deployment of various IT security technologies such as firewall and intrusion detection systems, and development of an incident response capability.
Andy Ellis is Akamai’s Chief Security Officer, governing the safety, resilience, and compliance of its planetary-scale network. He is the designer of several critical Akamai technologies, including its secure TLS acceleration network and many of the core components of the company’s web security solutions.
Andy is a frequent speaker on issues of internet security, safety, and risk management, has participated in the FCC-CSRIC and NIAC, and is an affiliate of Harvard’s Berkman-Klein Center on Internet & Society. He is a graduate of MIT and a former US Air Force officer, the recipient of the CSO Magazine Compass Award, the Air Force Commendation Medal, The Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence, and the Spirit of Disneyland Award.
Adam Ely is an entrepreneur and operations executive having founded a security product company and held leadership roles with several Fortune 100 companies. Ely is currently Vice President and Deputy Chief Information Security Officer with Walmart. Prior to this role he co-founded Bluebox Security, acquired in 2016, was the CISO of Salesforce’s Heroku business unit, and led security and compliance at TiVo and within The Walt Disney Company.
In addition to his current role, Adam has served as an advisor to companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500 on operations, go to market, and technology.
Brooks Evans is the Director of Security at Netflix. Prior to joining Netflix, Brooks was a Security Incident Response Manager at Apple, Chief Security Officer at Arkansas Department of Human Services and Sr. IT Security Analyst at Alltel.
He holds a Master of Science in Information Assurance from University of Advancing Technology, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Ryan Fritts is the VP of Technology and Product Security and CISO at ADT. His current role at ADT is primarily focused on responsibility for product security. He works with the product teams on the electronic digital security side and the physical security side of the products we sell, doing product evaluations and managing a lab that does our own internal penetration test for products. Also, he is responsible for technology in the company’s emerging cybersecurity offering. Prior to joining ADT, Ryan worked at Stanley Security for seven years, in a sales operations and hybrid-IT role.
Satish joined ABB in February 2017 as Chief Security Officer and Group VP Architecture and Analytics, ABB Ability, re-sponsible for the security of all products, services and cyber security services. Satish leads the Architecture, Security and Analytics for ABB Ability. Satish brings to this position a background in computer programming and more than 25 years of experience in security and analytics.
Prior to joining ABB, Satish was the Vice President of Technology at Vidder Inc., a security startup that provides unified access control across internal networks, clouds, and external users.
Before that, Satish spent 21 years at Cisco, the world’s leader in networking and communications technologies. At Cisco, he led engineering organizations including Orchestration, SDN, NFV and Cloud Virtualization, as well as Security and Media Experience in emerging technologies and businesses.
Satish holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Calicut in Kozhikode, India and a Master’s of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee. In addition, Satish holds three patents in computer networking and has 17 patents filed in the field of video analytics.
Rob Geurtsen is a 32 year technology veteran and has held various roles in information security since 2009. Currently, he is the Deputy Information Security Officer at Nike Inc. In this role, he is responsible for all Cyber Security Operations functions including monitoring, incident response, intelligence, cyber data analytics, attack surface management and security technology services.
Rob joined Nike Europe in the Netherlands in 1993 and held several management and strategy roles in both IT and Global Operations. In 2004 he and his wife relocated to Beaverton, Oregon to join the team at Nike’s world headquarters.