Senior Director, Symantec Research Labs – Europe and US
Marc Dacier, Ph.D., is Director of Symantec Research Labs – Europe and US. He is responsible for Symantec’s research facility located in Sophia Antipolis, France and in Washington D.C., which focuses on innovation and development of next-generation technologies. In addition to internal advancements, Dr. Dacier collaborates on joint projects with external government agencies, universities and businesses that include both long-term studies and short range improvements that provide immediate benefit to Symantec customers across all business segments and markets.
Prior to joining Symantec, Dr. Dacier taught networking and operational computing security at Eurecom, a graduate school and research centre in communications systems and one of Europe’s most active academic research institutions, especially in the field of network and computer security. In addition to his extensive work in academia, Dr. Dacier was manager of the Global Security Analysis Lab at IBM Zurich Research Laboratory. An internationally recognized expert in computer security, Dr. Dacier has served on more than 50 program committees of major security and dependability conferences and as a member of the editorial board of several technical journals.
Dr. Dacier holds a masters degree in Computer Sciences from the Université Catholique de Louvain and a PhD in Computer Sciences from the Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse.
Following are a small sample of topics Dr. Dacier can speak on:
- Security innovation
- Future of the internet
- European government security initiatives (e.g. WOMBAT)
- Scientific community; collaboration and patents
For more information on Dr. Dacier’s work and recent publications: http://www.eurecom.fr/dacier