Founder and Chief Executive Officer
A seasoned and successful entrepreneur, Ken Xie started his first network security company SIS in 1993, designing software firewalls while studying at Stanford University. In 1996, he realized the performance limitations of software firewalls running on PCs/servers, and as a result started NetScreen. As founder, president, and CEO, he led the company to develop the industry’s first ASIC and dedicated hardware systems for high-performance firewalls and VPNs. NetScreen (NASDAQ: NSCN) was acquired by Juniper (NASDAQ: JNPR) for $4 billion.
Creator – Have I been pwned
Microsoft Regional Director and MVP for Developer Security, an ASPInsider, and a full time Author for Pluralsight—a leader in online training for technology and creative professionals. Troy is heavily involved in Have I been pwned? (HIBP) a free service that aggregates data breaches and helps people establish potential impacts from malicious web activity. Troy blogs regularly about web security and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences across the globe and throughout the media to discuss a wide range of technologies.
Sr. Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Support
Patrice Perche has more than 20 years of experience in the IT security industry. Patrice is responsible for managing Fortinet’s international sales and support operations worldwide. He has been with Fortinet since 2004, leveraging his extensive experience in successfully penetrating and growing new territories, recruiting and nurturing a value-add channel partners network, and accelerating the company’s footprint in the enterprise market. Prior to joining Fortinet, he was co-founder and CEO of Risc Group, a French-based company focusing on IT Security with pan-European operations. Patrice graduated from Insa Lyon and holds a master’s degree in computer engineering.
Vice President, Strategic Programs
Focusing on emerging technologies and key partnerships. He is a well-known cybersecurity leader who was most recently the Security CTO at Verizon Enterprise Solutions, where he was responsible for strategic technology partnerships, the Verizon Cyber Intelligence Center, and the data science team that produces the annual Data Breach Investigations Report. With unique global public sector and commercial experience, Jonathan serves on multiple advisory boards and security task forces. Prior to the Verizon/MCI merger, he was responsible for development of Verizon’s first hosting, managed security services and business continuity practice.
Senior Vice President Worldwide Strategic Solutions
Darren has been an Engineering leader at Fortinet for nearly 15 years and in the security industry for almost than 35 years. His responsibility extends across aspects of software, hardware and services development. Prior to Fortinet, Darren spent nearly 20 years with British Telecom in the UK in a variety of senior operational, network and security design roles.
Head of Security – COMPUTER CONCEPTS LIMITED
A seasoned cyber security leader who has been instrumental in growing and developing security business. Tim is Head of Security for Computer Concepts Ltd, where he has overseen the rapid growth of its security practice through the development of managed services underpinned by Fortinet technology. He regularly presents on security topics and provides advisory services to a number of NZ organisations. Previously, Tim has worked in practice management, consulting and security testing roles across Australia and New Zealand and has over 15 years’ experience in the industry.
Senior Manager Cyber Security – Optus
With more than 15 years in Cyber Security, he is responsible for defining practical, resilient and robust cyber security measures to secure the Optus network and its customer base.