Pawan Shankar has over 8 years of experience in enterprise networking and security. Previously, he worked for Cisco as an SE and a PM working with large enterprises on datacenter/cloud networking and security solutions. He also spent time at Dome9 (acquired by Check Point) leading their security and compliance product marketing efforts. He is now the Director of Product Marketing at Sysdig focusing on their container security product - Sysdig Secure.
Pawan holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from UCLA and an MBA from UC Berkeley Haas.
Anders Eknert has a long background in software development and security. Previously in his career, Anders focused primarily on identity systems. He has spent more recent years in the emerging domain of policy as code where his interests include the organizational and people aspects of the space as well as the technical challenges. As a member of the team that builds the Open Policy Agent (OPA), Anders has a ringside view into the fast growing space of security defined as policy - policy that exists not just in PDF documents and Google Docs - but policy that is testable, version controlled and reviewed like any other code
As a developer advocate, Anders spends much of his time thinking about the developer experience in all interactions with software systems, a topic he feels has largely been ignored in the security space.
Tom Blauvelt is the VP of Solution Architecture at Rezilion where he oversees the team that assists customers in controlling threats to their enterprise IT estates. In his 20+ year career as a security practitioner he has accrued a diversified skill set including security management, architecture, assessment, incident management, compliance and risk management. Some of his more interesting past roles include work as Director of Security Operations in large Fortune 1000 organizations and as CISO for a large, private bank. Tom has been active in providing leadership to cyber security initiatives in both the government and private sectors.
Emmy-winning journalist Bruce Sussman spent more than 20 years on TV screens in Portland, Oregon. During his "second career," he became fascinated by cybersecurity while working with CISOs at Gartner. He joined SecureWorld in 2017 to help grow its media division. Currently, he hosts the Remote Sessions daily web conference series and SecureWorld podcast published each Tuesday, and oversees news content for secureworldexpo.com. Sussman graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism back in the dark ages. Message him on LinkedIn if you'd like to connect!