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Director, Public Policy
Mr. Kovacevich manages Google’s public policy campaigns on top priority issues, including privacy, security, copyright, patent reform, and competition. He previously led the company’s public affairs and public policy strategy on antitrust and competition issues, including development of key messaging; outreach to regulatory agencies, academics and consumer groups; and the company’s strategy surrounding the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust investigation. More about Mr. Kovacevich.
Chief Executive Officer
ESET North America
Mr. Lee brings to ESET a unique blend of corporate and security expertise. Having served as Chief Research Officer at ESET from 2004 to 2008, Lee was responsible for building ESET's reputation as a world-class research organization. Prior to accepting the role of CEO at ESET in January of 2011, Lee served as Chief Technology Officer for K7 Computing, an antivirus software and Internet security company, where he was responsible for all aspects of K7's technology, leading acquisitions and bringing new products to the market. More about Mr. Lee.
Vice President, Global Government Affairs & Cybersecurity Policy
Ms. Cheri McGuire leads Symantec’s global public policy agenda and government engagement strategy, including cybersecurity, data integrity, critical infrastructure protection (CIP), and privacy. She works extensively with industry and governments, serving from 2010-2012 as Chair of the US IT Sector Coordinating Council. She also sits on the Boards of the IT Industry Council (ITI), the US IT Office in China (USITO), and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).
Assistant Vice President, Public Policy
AT&T Services Inc.
Mr. Boyer’s responsibilities include the development and coordination of AT&T’s strategic policy initiatives at the federal and state levels impacting emerging services and technology, including a recent focus on cybersecurity.
Director of Security Policy & Global Privacy Officer
Mr. Hoffman is a long-time expert on online privacy and security issues and has testified before Congress. He joined Intel in 1998 as an eBusiness attorney and founded Intel's privacy team in 1999. A year later he was appointed group counsel of eBusiness and director of privacy. He later relocated to Munich, Germany, in 2005 to serve as group counsel in the Intel European legal department while leading Intel's worldwide privacy and security policy team.
Hoffman participates in several other security and privacy related organizations. He was a founding member of the BBBOnLine Steering Committee and served on the TRUSTe board of directors from 2000 to 2006. David also served on the board of directors for the International Association of Privacy Professionals and held the role of treasurer. He holds the Certified Information Privacy Professional Certification and has lectured at law schools in the U.S., Europe and China.
David has a J.D. from the Duke University School of Law and also holds an A.B. from Hamilton College.
Before joining Microsoft in December 1999, Ms. Beauchere was an attorney in private practice in New Jersey, New York and Washington, D.C. A second-career lawyer, she spent 12 years as a real-time financial news correspondent and Editor in Charge, most recently with Reuters America Inc. in New York.
Executive Director of Security and Privacy
Jay Opperman as Executive Director of Security and Privacy is responsible for developing and implementing cross platform security strategies for Comcast’s Xfinity customers. Jay is the founder of Constant Guard™, the most comprehensive program in the ISP industry for online safety and security, protecting millions of Comcast subscribers. Comcast is a recognized leader in the fight on Cybercrime with the Constant Guard program.
Jay is a member of the NTIA’s Online Safety Technology Working group, CSRIC Botnet Remediation Working Group, FOSI Outstanding Achievement award winner, and most recently Board Member of NCSA. Jay has served over 33 years in the Telecommunications and Data communications industry with experience in a wide variety of roles from systems engineering and architecture to strategic product marketing and management. Jay holds a Bachelors Degree in Electronic Engineering and a Masters Degree in Computer Science. More about Mr. Opperman.
Chief Security Officer
Mr. Sullivan manages Facebook's teams responsible for information security, product security, investigations, and law enforcement relations. In addition to spending most of his time promoting safety and security for Facebook users, Joe also works on other regulatory and privacy-related legal issues.
Senior Vice President, Cyber Threat Management and Information Sharing
Bank of America
Mr. Denning’s team at Bank of America is responsible for assessing cyber threats and working closely with external partners to improve information sharing and to work to reduce risk to the bank and the financial sector. Mr. Denning, through the FS-ISAC, is a member of the Unified Coordination Group (UCG) staff. He also lead the development of the Financial Sector's Annex to the NCIRP and is the co-chair of the FS-ISAC's Joint ISAC BOTNET Mitigation Working Group.
Prior to joining Bank of America, Mr. Denning was the Dir. of External Affairs in the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) within the Dept. of Homeland Security. As Director, Denning lead the development and coordination of policy, international relations, Congressional outreach, media relations, and State, local, tribal, and private sector outreach and engagement. He served on the team that planned and established the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative, an effort to secure the nation's information infrastructure; leading the stakeholder engagement planning and execution.
Vice President, National Security Policy
Mr. Sachs is Verizon's Vice President for National Security Policy, working closely with government and business stakeholders in task forces, working groups, committees, and trade associations as part of the National Security/Emergency Preparedness (NS/EP) community.
Mr. Sachs serves on the Executive Committee of the U.S. Communications Sector Coordinating Council and was a member of the CSIS Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency. From 2003 to 2010, he volunteered as the Director of the SANS Internet Storm Center. He had a distinguished, 20-year military career in the United States Army including serving as one of ten original members of the Defense Department's Joint Task Force for Computer Network Defense where he was responsible for investigating and preparing strategies to counter several high-profile computer network incidents.
Following his retirement from the military, Mr. Sachs was appointed by the President in 2002 to serve in the White House Office of Cyberspace Security, where he proposed the creation of the United States Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT). More about Mr. Sachs.
Vice President for Cybersecurity
Mr. Pate is currently the Vice President for Cybersecurity at Leidos, which supports vital missions for the government and commercial sector, developing innovative solutions to drive better outcomes and defend our nation’s digital and physical infrastructure from 'new world' threats. Evolving from the legacy of Scientific Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Leidos is a science and technology solutions leader working to address some of the world's toughest challenges in national security, health, and engineering.
Prior to Leidos and SAIC, Mr. Pate served as the Chief Security Officer at Renesys and as Vice President for Cybersecurity and Privacy at McNeil Technologies. Before joining the private sector, he spent a career in the Federal government. Mr. Pate served as the Deputy Director of Outreach and Awareness at the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) in the Department of Homeland Security.
Vice President, Global Trust Assurance
Bill O’Connell serves as vice president of global trust assurance for ADP, one of the world’s largest providers of business outsourcing and human capital management solutions. Mr. O'Connell leads a global team responsible for all client security assurance, vendor assurance and security communications, training and awareness.
Prior to joining ADP, Bill led his own consulting practice and also worked for Deloitte, building and executing on strategic information security roadmaps for chief information security officers and chief information officers of global Fortune 500 firms. Additionally, Bill previously held several leadership roles across information technology domains. Bill has co-led a number of initiatives that received industry recognition and are considered best practice solutions. Two examples of the recognized work include a trusted platform security infrastructure initiative and the architecture of a client security portal. Both initiatives were recognized in industry as IDG© and ISE© Projects of the Year.
Bill holds a BS and an MBA, both from the University of Maryland, holds numerous security and technology certifications including CISA, CISSP, ITIL and PMP and is an Ironman triathlete.
Rosetta Jones serves as a vice president of global issues management and crisis communications at Visa Inc. Ms. Jones leads Visa’s security and privacy, consumer protection communications as well as directs strategic communications for business issues and reputational crises. Ms. Jones also serves as a spokeswoman for Visa and has appeared in numerous broadcast and print stories, including most notably CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Chicago Tribune.
Prior to joining Visa in 1997, Ms. Jones worked with Ketchum Public Relations in Atlanta, Georgia where she developed and managed communications programs for range of business-to-business and consumer accounts.
Jones graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.