Qualys Security Conference

Qualys Security Conference

QSC San Francisco

June 7-8, 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

Grace Chen
Director of Vulnerability Management, First American Financial Corp

Companies Attending

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

  • America First Credit Union
  • Ancestry.com
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • City College of San Francisco
  • Clark Public Utilities
  • Pacific West Financial Corporation
  • DigiCert
  • Facebook
  • HealthEquity
  • IBM
  • ebay Inc.
  • Holland America Line Inc
  • InterVenn Biosciences
  • Model N, Inc.
  • San Francisco MTA
  • Rambus
  • Arlo Technologies
  • City of Concord
  • Synopsys
  • Toronado
  • Rambus
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Renesas Electronics
  • Toronado
  • Tutanota
  • Veritas Technologies LLC
  • Zions Bancorporation
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • LinkedIn
  • PagerDuty
  • PayPal
  • Zions Bank
  • VMware
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
  • WEX
  • City of Concord
  • HealthEquity
  • Micro Focus
  • Upwork
  • VMWare
  • Yale


Kick off QSC on the Road on Tuesday, June 7. 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 Qualys Cloud Platform To Address Today’s Security Challenges
Nagi Prabhu, Chief Product Officer, Qualys

Nagi Prabhu's bio

11:00 – 11:30 AM Break and Q&A Bar
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM American Financial Case Study
Grace Chen, Director of Vulnerability Management, First American Financial Corp

Grace Chen's bio

12:15 – 1:30 PM Lunch and Q&A Bar
1:30 – 2:30 PM Playbook for Combating Threats From Log4Shell to Ransomware and More
Shailesh Athalye, SVP, Product Management, Qualys
Mehul Revankar, VP, Product Management and Engineering, Qualys

Shailesh Athalye's bio
Mehul Revankar's bio

2:30 – 3:15 PM Customer Case Study
3:15 – 3:30 PM Break
3:30 – 4:15 PM Customer Case Study
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.

Palace Hotel
San Francisco, CA

Qualys Security Conference will be held at Palace Hotel San Francisco.

2 New Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
T: (415) 12-1111
Palace 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.

Grace Chen

Grace Chen

Director of Vulnerability Management, First American Financial Corp

Grace Chen is the Director of Vulnerability Remediation for First American Financial Corporation. She has over 25 years of experience in Information Technology working in Software Engineering, Product Management, Technical Operations, and Information Security. Prior to joining First American, Grace was with IBM for over 14 years in various roles spanning the Content Management, Business Workflow, and Data & Analytics space. In her current role, Grace’s responsibilities include overseeing the Qualys scanning program and maturing the integration of the Vulnerability Response reporting at First American.

Grace lives in Southern California with her husband, 2 kids, and 2 dogs. She holds a degree in Computer Science from Boston University.

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.

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.