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Jennifer Granick

Jennifer Granick
Author of American Spies

Jennifer Stisa Granick is Surveillance and Cybersecurity counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union and author of the Palmer Civil Liberties prize-winning book American Spies: Modern Surveillance, Why You Should Care, and What To Do About It. Before that, she was Director of Civil Liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society for five years. Prior to that, she was Executive Director of CIS and taught Cyberlaw, Computer Crime Law, Internet intermediary liability, and Internet law and policy. From 2007 to 2010 she served as the Civil Liberties Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. In March of 2016, she received Duo Security’s Women in Security Academic Award for her expertise in the field as well as her direction and guidance for young women in the security industry.

Philippe Courtot

Philippe Courtot
Chairman and CEO, Qualys

As CEO of Qualys, Philippe has worked with thousands of companies to improve their IT security and compliance postures. Philippe received the SC Magazine Editor's Award in 2004 for bringing on demand technology to the network security industry. He was also named the 2011 CEO of the Year by SC Magazine Awards Europe. He was previously Chairman and CEO of Signio until its acquisition by VeriSign. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of StopBadware, a non-profit, anti-malware organization.

Sumedh Thakar

Sumedh Thakar
Chief Product Officer, Qualys

As Chief Product Officer at Qualys, Sumedh oversees worldwide engineering, development and product management for the Qualys software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform and integrated suite of security and compliance applications. A core systems and database engineer, Sumedh started at Qualys in 2003, architecting and delivering Qualys' PCI compliance platform to meet the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) requirements.

Neil Macdonald

Neil MacDonald
VP, Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

Neil MacDonald is a Vice President, Distinguished Analyst and Gartner Fellow Emeritus in Gartner Research. Mr. MacDonald is a member of Gartner's information security, privacy and risk research team, focusing on securing next-generation virtualized and cloud-based computing environments from advanced attacks. Mr. MacDonald joined Gartner in 1995 as an Analyst on Gartner's local area networking research team, where he focused on network computing infrastructure.

Scott Crawford

Scott Crawford
Research Director, 451 Research

Scott Crawford is Research Director for the Information Security Channel at 451 Research, where he leads coverage of emerging trends, innovation and disruption in the information security market.

Well known as an industry analyst covering information security prior to joining 451 Research, Scott has experience as both a vendor and an information security practitioner. At IBM, Scott guided offering strategy and development with a primary focus on security intelligence for IBM Security Services. He is the former CISO of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) International Data Centre in Vienna, Austria, where he pioneered the implementation of security policy and architecture for a non-governmental organization (NGO) serving more than 150 nations.