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Analysts & Investors Luncheon Livestream.

Qualys Security Conference 2019 Las Vegas.

The Qualys Analysts and Investors Luncheon takes place on November 20 at 12:00 PM PST. The Qualys Executive Team will discuss the company’s long-term vision, strategy, and product roadmap, as well as showcase the Qualys Cloud Platform and its integrated Cloud Apps for IT security and compliance.



Pick Up Box Lunch and Seating

12:15 – 12:20 PM

Welcome and Agenda Review

Melissa Fisher, Chief Financial Officer, Qualys

12:20 – 12:40 PM

Driving Sustainable Long-Term Profitable Growth in a Changing Industry

Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO, Qualys

12:40 – 1:00 PM

The Evolution of the Qualys Platform and What is Next: Introducing Next-Gen VM, Data Lake/SIEM and EDR Initiatives

Sumedh Thakar, President and Chief Product Officer, Qualys

1:00 – 1:15 PM


1:15 – 1:35 PM

Qualys Scalable Sales Model

Laurie MacCarthy, EVP of Worldwide Field Operations, Qualys

1:35 – 1:45 PM

Qualys Scalable Business Model

Melissa Fisher, Chief Financial Officer, Qualys

1:45 – 2:25 PM

Panel: Security in the Age of Digital Transformation – The View from Our Customers

Moderator: Sumedh Thakar, President and Chief Product Officer, Qualys

Panelist: Wendy M. Pfeiffer, CIO, Nutanix

Panelist: Chad Schieken, Executive Director Cyber Exposure Management, Comcast

Panelist: Senthil Selvaraj, SVP Independent Technology Risk, PNC Bank

2:25 – 2:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO, Qualys

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

President and Chief Product Officer, Qualys

As President and Chief Product Officer at Qualys, Sumedh oversees worldwide field operations as well as all things product including engineering, development, product management, cloud operations, DevOps, and customer support. He is responsible for the design, development, delivery and support of all product lines. He has also built up multiple Qualys sites resulting in a global 24x7 follow-the-sun product team. Sumedh has been with Qualys since 2003 and was most recently vice president of engineering. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering with distinction from the University of Pune.

Melissa Fisher

Melissa Fisher

Chief Financial Officer, Qualys

As the Chief Financial Officer of Qualys, Melissa leads all elements of the company’s finance organization, including finance, accounting, investor relations, treasury and tax. She brings 20 years experience as a strategic financial executive working with technology companies on areas including corporate finance, investor relations, treasury, financial planning and analysis, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate governance.

Laurie MacCarthy

Laurie MacCarthy

EVP Worldwide Field Operations, Qualys

Laurie leads the Field Operations team. In this role, she works with regional leaders to provide customers with solutions that help them secure their digital transformation efforts. She also builds technology partnerships with customers that guide and shape the direction and vision of the Qualys Cloud Platform. In addition, Laurie ensures that the field teams provide the highest level of technical support to customers – ensuring maximum performance and results from the deployment of Qualys solutions.

Laurie has 22 years of experience in the IT industry, with a focus on information security for the past 12 years. Before joining Qualys in 2012, she managed the vulnerability program for CVS Caremark. Laurie has also program managed strategic initiatives at various security companies, including SecureWorks and VeriSign.

Wendy M. Pfeiffer

Wendy M. Pfeiffer

CIO, Nutanix

As the CIO of Nutanix, Wendy's focus on enterprise adoption of modern technologies fuels the company's global mission. Wendy also serves on the boards of Qualys, Inc. and Girls In Tech. A consumer tech enthusiast, Wendy has led technology and operational functions for Robert Half, GoPro, Yahoo! and Cisco. Wendy's recent accolades include being named ORBiE's Bay Area Enterprise CIO of the Year, the Fisher Center for Data Analytics' CIO of the Year, and one of HMG's Top Technology Executives. She was also ranked first on Enterprise Management 360's list of Top 10 Tech CIO's, named one of Silicon Valley Business Journal's Women of Influence and listed as one of the National Diversity Council's Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology.

Senthil Selvaraj

Senthil Selvaraj

SVP Independent Technology Risk, PNC Bank

Senthil Selvaraj is a risk and technology executive in the banking industry. He is currently with PNC Bank as the second line risk lead supporting CIO groups. Previously, Senthil was with Bank of America in multiple technology, consumer and risk roles. His focus is on technology infrastructure, data center modernization (which includes vulnerability, change, and testing aspects associated with vendor products), and impact on artificial intelligence for banking applications.