Jim Armstrong

John Stewart

John N. Stewart formed and leads Cisco’s Security and Trust Organization, which underscores the company’s commitment to address two of the most critical and top-of-mind issues for boardrooms and world leaders alike. Under Stewart’s leadership, the organization’s core missions include protecting Cisco’s public- and private-sector customers, enabling and ensuring Cisco Secure Development Lifecycle and Trustworthy Systems efforts across the company’s portfolio, and leadership in data protection and privacy, trust and assurance, and cybersecurity efforts with governments globally.

Kip McClanahan

Kip McClanahan has worked in IT security, networking, media communications and software industries for the past 20 years. He served as both CEO and board member to both public and private companies. He has founded or held leadership roles in companies including BroadJump (acquired by Motive), TippingPoint (IPO, acquired by 3Com) and NetSpeed (acquired by Cisco). As an operator, he has raised over $100M in capital and his companies have returned nearly $800M in realized gains. Kip graduated from the University of Texas with a BS in Electrical Engineering.

Alan Kessler

An authentic and proven leader with a successful history of general management. I’m passionate about helping organizations and teams win in high change environments.

David Endler

David Endler is an entrepreneur and security expert with decades of industry experience.

David began his career at the National Security Agency. He then created and led security teams at iDefense, TippingPoint, and then his own startup, Jumpshot. There, he developed patented security software for Windows before it was acquired by Avast Antivirus in 2013. Post acquisition, David continued to serve as Avast’s Director of Product Development.

David is a published author of multiple books, including “Hacking Exposed: VoIP” and “Hacking Exposed: Unified Communications.” He has spoken at the RSA Security Conference, Black Hat Security Briefings, Infosecurity Europe and has been featured in many top publications and media programs.

Seeing an opportunity to help more companies discover and prevent account takeover attacks, David co-founded SpyCloud and serves as Chief Product Officer.

Ted Ross

Ted Ross is an industry veteran of twenty-nine years in the network and security industries.

Ted started his career in the U.S. Air Force. Afterward he was the Director of Network Engineering at West Corp, Strategy Architect at Walmart, Executive Technology Director at TippingPoint, VP of the Office of Advanced Technology at HP.

At HP, he created a new team and built HP’s threat intelligence practice from the ground up as Director, Threat Intelligence, HP Security Research. This team created reports on nation-state threat groups that, at the time of publication, were considered to be the most comprehensive reports on select adversarial nation’s cyber capabilities.

After HP, Ted led Exodus Intelligence as CEO. In 2016, Ted launched SpyCloud, Inc as CEO and Co-Founder.

Tamara Steffens

Tamara leads M12 in North America. She is an experienced operator and entrepreneur, with over 20 years experience in Silicon Valley at both startups and large tech companies. Her last startup was Acompli, a mobile productivity app, where she led Sales and BD. Microsoft acquired Acompli in 2014, after which Tamara went on to lead Business Development for the broader Office 365 organization. Prior to Acompli, Tamara successfully helped lead several start-ups to either IPO or acquisition, including Software.com, Boingo, Fusion One and Path. She began her tech career at Sun Microsystems and Silicon Graphics, and has deep industry expertise across financial services, telecom, education and mobile. As a serial entrepreneur she understands fundraising from the perspective of the entrepreneur, and is a valuable GTM advisor to companies in many industries. She has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Michigan State University.