Qualys Security Conference

Qualys Security Conference

QSC New York

June 1-2, 2022

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Explore the security impacts of the digital journey and how to build in security automation from endpoints to the data center to the cloud. Join us in person to scale your capability and meet the challenges of ever-growing attack surfaces. Hear from industry experts, learn strategies and tactics to secure your organization, and network with your peers and other Qualys experts to accelerate your career.

Featured Speakers

Sumedh Thakar
President and CEO, Qualys

Nagi Prabhu
Chief Product Officer, Qualys

Shailesh Athalye
Senior Vice President, Product Management, Qualys

Mehul Revankar
VP, Product Management and Engineering, Qualys

Parag Bajaria
VP, Cloud & Container Security Solutions, Qualys

Terry Barber
Information Security Manager - Security Analytics, American Express Global Business Travel

Carlos Lyons
VP Global Chief Information Security and Compliance Officer

Elie Abouzeid
Vice President, Information Security, Leading Healthcare Organization

Companies Attending

Network with your peers. Below is a sample of companies attending:

  • AlignCare
  • Apple Bank
  • Banco Satander
  • BBVA
  • CGS
  • Accenture
  • ADT
  • Aetna
  • American Express Global Business Travel
  • Ashler Capital
  • Ashworth
  • Charles Schwab
  • City University of New York
  • Cox Automotive
  • Leading Healthcare Organization
  • Banco Bolivariano
  • Citibank NA
  • Finastra
  • Davis, Polk and Wardwell
  • Deloitte
  • Mass Mutual
  • Merck
  • SHI
  • Standard Industries
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of NY
  • General Electric
  • Google
  • ICON
  • KPMG
  • Tourneau Bucherer
  • University of Maryland
  • Northeastern University
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Rodan + Fields
  • S&P Global
  • Societe Generale
  • UPS
  • World Wrestling Entertainment


Kick off QSC on the Road on Wednesday, June 1. Meet old friends, make new ones, enjoy cocktails, and connect with Qualys experts and peers.

Conference Sessions

Training Sessions

8:00 – 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 AM Security Automation for the Digital Journey
Sumedh Thakar, President and CEO, Qualys

Sumedh Thakar’s bio

10:00 – 11:00 AM Bringing the Unified Power of the Enterprise TruRisk Platform To Address Today’s Security Challenges
Shailesh Athalye, SVP - Product Management, Qualys

Shailesh Athalye's bio

11:00 – 11:30 AM Break and Q&A Bar
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Minimizing False Positives to Boost Security and Protect Against Cyber Threats
Carlos Lyons, Vice President Global CISO and Compliance Officer, CGS
12:15 – 1:30 PM Lunch and Q&A Bar
1:30 – 2:30 PM Managing Cyber Risk with Qualys VMDR
Mehul Revankar, VP, Product Management and Engineering, Qualys

Mehul Revankar's bio

2:30 – 3:15 PM Protecting Critical IT Assets While Navigating Business Growth and Cloud Transformation
Terry Barber, Information Security Manger, American Express Global Business Travel

Terry Barber's bio

3:15 – 3:30 PM Break
3:30 – 4:15 PM Combining real-world threat intelligence with real-time vulnerability management insights to safeguard health information 24/7
Elie Abouzeid, VP Information Security, Leading Healthcare Organization
4:15 – 5:00 PM Start and Stay Secure Throughout Your Cloud and Container Journey
Parag Bajaria, VP, Cloud & Container Security Solutions, Qualys

Parag Bajaria's bio

5:00 PM Cocktail Reception

Conference Highlights

Explore and secure the digital journey.

Dive into the profound impact of the digital journey and explore how to build in security automation from the data center to the cloud. Industry experts and Qualys leaders discuss automation strategies, preview product roadmaps, listen to your challenges, and answer your questions.

Get inspired.

Engage with Qualys’ customer-facing teams and your peers around best practices and user case studies for applying security automation to real-world challenges.

Sharpen your expertise.

Two days of free training covers forward-looking strategies, best practices to improve effectiveness and productivity, and core and expanded product features to up-level your security program.

Who Should Attend

CIOs, CSOs and CTOs; directors and managers of network, security and cloud; developers and DevSecOps practitioners; Qualys partners and consultants; or any forward-thinking security professionals.

Dream Hotel
New York, NY

Qualys Security Conference will be held at Dream Hotel New York.

355 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
T: (212) 229-2559
Dream Hotel

Conference Pricing

Attendance at QSC is complimentary. This includes access to all general sessions, breakfast, lunch, breaks, and training.

Travel and hotel accommodations are not included with QSC or pre-conference training.

Register Today.

Join us to learn how to effectively secure your hybrid IT environment, streamline your security and compliance initiatives and enable digital transformation. There is no cost to attend this event.

Sumedh Thakar

Sumedh Thakar

President and CEO, Qualys

As President and CEO, Sumedh leads the company’s vision, strategic direction and implementation. He joined Qualys in 2003 in engineering and grew within the company, taking various leadership roles focused on helping Qualys deliver on its platform vision. From 2014 to 2021, he served as Qualys’ Chief Product Officer, where he oversaw all things product, including engineering, development, product management, cloud operations, DevOps, and customer support. A product fanatic and engineer at heart, he is a driving force behind expanding the platform from Vulnerability Management into broader areas of security and compliance, helping customers consolidate their security stack. This includes the rollout of the game-changing VMDR (Vulnerability Management, Detection and Response) that continually detects and prevents risk to their systems, Multi-Vector EDR, which focuses on protecting endpoints as well as Container Security, Compliance and Web Application Security solutions. Sumedh was also instrumental in the build-up of multiple Qualys sites resulting in a global 24x7 follow-the-sun product team.

Sumedh is a long-time proponent of SaaS and cloud computing. He previously worked at Intacct, a cloud-based financial and accounting software provider. He also worked at Northwest Airlines developing complex algorithms for its yield and revenue management reservation system. Sumedh has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering with distinction from the University of Pune.

Shailesh Athalye

Shailesh Athalye

Senior Vice President, Product Management, Qualys Inc.

As Senior Vice President of Product Management, Shailesh leads the product management team and drives the Qualys product vision helping customers assess and improve their IT, security and compliance posture. Since joining Qualys in 2012, he has worked in various security and compliance roles driving innovative solutions, including remote endpoint protection, endpoint detection and response, and SaaS security. In addition, Shailesh headed engineering, research and product management for Qualys Policy Compliance and File Integrity Monitoring, where he helped customers go beyond compliance to drive their IT GRC objectives. Before Qualys, he focused on security research for Symantec ESM and Compliance solutions. Shailesh holds a master’s in computer applications (MCA) from the Vishwakarma Institute of Technology and has various security certifications including CISA, CRISC, CISM. He is also a regular speaker at industry conferences.

Parag Bajaria

Parag Bajaria

Vice President, Cloud & Container Security Solutions, Qualys

Parag Bajaria is vice president of cloud and container security solutions at Qualys, focused on building and evangelizing cloud and container products and solutions. He has spent the last decade working in cloud security building products in various domains including data security, cloud posture management, identity security, and workload security. Previously, Parag was head of Product Management at CloudKnox, a cloud infrastructure entitlements management (CIEM) company. Parag has held product leadership roles at HyTrust, Yahoo, and Juniper Networks. Parag has an MBA from Cornell University and a master’s in electrical engineering from the University of Maine.

Mehul Revankar

Mehul Revankar

Vice President, Product Management and Engineering, Qualys

Mehul Revankar is a cybersecurity professional with more than 15 years of experience in Vulnerability Management, Policy Compliance and Security Operations. He leads Product Management and Vulnerability Research at Qualys for VMDR. Before joining Qualys, Mehul led the development of vulnerability and patch management products at SaltStack, and prior to that he led multiple research teams at Tenable. Mehul has a bachelor’s degree in electronics from the University of Mumbai and a master’s degree in computer engineering from George Mason University.

Elie Abouzeid

Elie Abouzeid

Vice President, Information Security, Dentaquest

Elie is a dynamic, versatile and accomplished security risk leader with over 20 years of designing, building, and strengthening security programs at private and publicly traded organizations in highly regulated industries. He has a long track record of creating security programs from the ground up and is both a technical expert as well as an attorney licensed to practice in State and Federal Courts in Massachusetts. He is an infrastructure and application security subject matter expert with extensive hands-on experience architecting and designing technical and administrative security controls such as SIEM, email security gateways, data loss prevention, database audit monitoring, privileged access management, and data classification.

Nagi Prabhu

Nagi Prabhu

Chief Product Officer, Qualys

As Chief Product Officer (CPO), Nagi focuses on delivering industry-leading innovations and products that drive growth. He is responsible for all aspects of the product including engineering, development, operations, product strategy and management, and customer support.

Nagi’s career includes more than 30 years of experience building and scaling enterprise B2B products that serve organizations of all sizes in multiple industries. His focus on innovation and customers and his long-term strategic vision helped him create high growth in companies such as Icertis, Apttus (Conga), CA Technologies, and RealPage, among others. Prior to joining Qualys, Nagi was CPO at Solutionreach, a leader in patient relationship management helping transform patient-provider communication. He received a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Bangalore University.

Alex Mandernack

Alex Mandernack

Director, Product Management, Cloud Security Solutions, Qualys

Alex Mandernack is the Director, Product Management, Cloud Security Solutions at Qualys, focusing on Cloud and Container Security from an engineering and architecture perspective. Alex is a liaison between customers and product teams and provides a hands-on, real-world perspective. Before joining Qualys in 2018, Alex held leadership positions in various organizations from startups to MSPs and publicly traded companies

Terry Barber

Terry Barber

Information Security Manager - Security Analytics, American Express Global Business Travel

Terry hails from Santa Cruz California originally and began his career in Information Technology at Mighty Net, Inc. (founding company for Creditreport.com) as CTO – Director of Systems and Security while attending California State University Northridge. There he was responsible for all Infrastructure, networking, and security. In 2007, Terry took a Director of IT position at Protocol and left the company as Director of US IT Operations when they were acquired by Expert Global Solutions.

At EGS he ventured back into Information Security role full-time and worked alongside his CISO as the two man team responsible for achieving PCI compliance across the Enterprise. In 2015 he transitioned to American Express Global Business Travel as an Information Security Manager. Today his responsibilities include Cyber Security Metrics, Managing the Vulnerability management platforms including Qualys and several other Information Security platforms at GBT.