Tap into Deep Insights and Unique Perspectives
Get ready for new insights and unexpected surprises at this year’s Vision keynotes—including unique perspectives from Symantec’s new leadership team, a deep-dive into Symantec’s forward-looking strategy and vision, provocative roundtable discussions, and an exclusive appearance by a man who believes that “the best way to predict the future is to create it yourself.”
On day one, you’ll join Symantec executives and technology experts for a fascinating look inside Symantec’s plans for solving higher-order problems for your business—whether it’s keeping your business safe and compliant or making sure your organization stays up and running. On day two, the discussion continues with two engaging, in-depth roundtable discussions moderated by senior Forrester analyst James Staten and featuring panels of top Symantec executives and industry-leading partners.
Finally, be sure to stick around for a very special closing keynote on Thursday afternoon featuring Peter Diamandis, the chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, an educational non-profit organization focused on designing and launching large incentive prizes to drive radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear Peter talk about his work as an international leader in the commercial space arena and his remarkable efforts to open the space frontier for humanity.
Tuesday, April 16
Steve Bennett, President and Chief Executive Officer, Symantec
Steve Bennett was named Symantec’s chief executive officer in July 2012. Prior to that, Steve joined Symantec’s board of directors in 2010 and became chairman in 2011. Previously, he led Intuit serving as president and chief executive officer from 2000 to 2007. At Intuit, Steve combined the company’s historic innovative and customer-driven expertise with strategic and operational rigor. Intuit revenue grew to $2.7 billion in fiscal 2007 from less than $1 billion in fiscal 2000. Under Steve’s leadership, Intuit grew its existing businesses while simultaneously expanding into new markets, such as online banking and healthcare. He joined Intuit after a 23-year career at General Electric, where he managed diverse organizations from consumer appliances to financial services. He currently serves on boards at American Airlines and parent company AMR Corporation and Qualcomm. Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and real estate from the University of Wisconsin.
Francis deSouza, President, Products and Services, Office of the CEO, Symantec
In his role as president of Products and Services, Francis deSouza drives the vision for Symantec’s market-leading portfolio and helps drive the company’s strategic direction as a member of the executive team. Francis previously served as group president of Symantec’s Enterprise Products and Services, and senior vice president of Symantec’s Enterprise Security Group. He joined Symantec in 2006 when the company acquired IMlogic, the instant messaging security provider he founded and led. His earlier roles include product unit manager at Microsoft, founder and CEO of Flash Communications, and computer science researcher at IBM’s TJ Watson Research Labs. As a recognized security expert, he has been widely quoted in the press, including The Wall Street Journal, Businessweek, and Fox Business. Francis holds a number of patents in computer security, and graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with master of science and bachelor of science degrees in electrical engineering and computer science.
Anil Chakravarthy, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Security Group, Symantec
Anil Chakravarthy oversees engineering, product management, and related operations for Symantec’s Mobility, Endpoint Protection, Protection Suites, Mail and Web Security, IT Management, Endpoint Virtualization, Critical System Protection, Data Loss Prevention, Encryption, IT Risk and Compliance, Trust Services, User Authentication, Security Incident Management, Security Intelligence, and Managed Security Services solutions. Previously, Anil served as senior vice president of the Storage and Availability Management Group. Prior to joining Symantec, he worked at VeriSign as the director of product management and was responsible for managing the entire product lifecycle for the company’s application and network security services. Anil holds a doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received the MIT-Japan Science and Technology Prize for his research. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Institute of Technology in Varanasi, India, where he was the chancellor’s Gold Medalist. Anil is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.
Donald Closser, Vice President, Endpoint Management and Encryption Group, Symantec
Donald Closser brings more than 25 years of industry experience to his current role at Symantec. Donald manages a globally dispersed product delivery organization whose responsibilities include the delivery of desktop and server management, software virtualization and streaming, and encryption product offerings. Prior to leading the Endpoint Management and Encryption Group, he managed the Control Compliance Suite product organization. Under Donald’s leadership, Control Compliance Suite evolved from a collection of point products to a fully integrated suite that’s presently deployed at more than half of the existing Fortune 100 customers. Donald’s previous work experience includes a variety leadership positions with Andersen Consulting, BMC Software, RLX Technologies, and Texas Instruments. Donald earned a bachelor of applied arts and science degree from Dallas Baptist University.
Fran Rosch, Senior Vice President of Mobility, Symantec
Fran Rosch leads product strategy and delivery for Symantec’s mobility solutions, including both consumer and enterprise solutions. Prior to his current role, Fran led Identity and Authentication Services, where he was responsible for product management, product development, customer authentication, and infrastructure operations for Symantec’s Trust Services and User Authentication solutions. Previously, he led the Trust Services business unit and focused on developing and delivering solutions to protect users as they transact online. The goal of these services is not only to protect users online but also to help businesses increase their online user traffic and conversions by developing trust and loyalty with their users. He joined Symantec through the acquisition of VeriSign, where he worked with the company’s largest customers to design and deploy effective security solutions to solve business challenges. Fran earned a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania.
Chirantan Desai, Executive Vice President, Information Management, Symantec
Chirantan “CJ” Desai is responsible for product strategy, product development, and support delivery for NetBackup, backup and deduplication appliances, eDiscovery Platform, Backup Exec, System Recovery, Enterprise Vault and Enterprise Vault.cloud, Storage Foundation, Veritas Cluster Server, and Symantec ApplicationHA product lines. Previously, CJ served as senior vice president of Symantec’s Endpoint and Mobility Group, where he led engineering and product management for Symantec’s Endpoint Protection, Protection Suites, Mail and Web Security, IT Management, Virtualization Security, Critical System Protection, and Mobility solutions. CJ also served as vice president of engineering for the Enterprise Security Group. He joined Symantec in 2004 and has served in both product management and engineering roles. Prior to joining Symantec, CJ was responsible for product management for all product lines at Pivotal. CJ earned a master’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Sean Regan, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Information Management Group, Symantec
Sean Regan leads an organization that’s responsible for helping you get your data back when things go wrong and helping you find it when you need to make decisions or win arguments. Aside from a brief stint in the sports industry, Sean has spent more than 10 years working on both the IT side and vendor side of technology. His interest in technology and the law started in college when he received a letter from Metallica and Dr. Dre’s lawyers regarding his use of Napster, continued as a systems administrator, and expanded when he co-founded a value-added reseller and tech consulting company. Sean joined Symantec when the instant messaging startup he worked for was acquired in 2006. He is now responsible for the Backup Exec, NetBackup, Appliances, Clearwell, Enterprise Vault and EV.Cloud go-to-market strategy, messaging, and marketing. Sean holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Saint Michael’s College.
Dale "Dr. Z" Zabriskie, Evangelist, Symantec
As an evangelist for Symantec, Dale “Dr. Z” Zabriskie consults with IT professionals across the globe, advising on strategies for securing and managing their information. In his more than 12 years with Symantec, Dale has worked with organizations in more than 40 countries and is a popular moderator and participant in numerous industry panels. His expertise is supported by more than 30 years of career experience in information technology, regulatory compliance, research and development, healthcare, manufacturing, and sales with companies such as IBM, SunGard, IKON, Fisher Scientific, and Veritas. Dale is known for his ability to relate both technically and conceptually in an authoritative yet entertaining style. Dale is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, certified in Cloud Security Knowledge, and is known for his ability to relate both technically and conceptually in an authoritative yet entertaining style.
Wednesday, April 17
James Staten, Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals, Forrester
James Staten provides insights and best-practice use of cloud computing (IaaS, public and private clouds, cloud storage services, and related cloud technologies and services). As the content lead for Forrester's Cloud Computing Playbook, James further advises IT leadership on cloud economics, cloud outsourcing (strategic rightsourcing), IT cloud readiness, and business and developer engagement on cloud. He is the author of best-practice analysis on maturing your virtualization and cloud practices, building a cloud computing consumption strategy, and optimizing Web infrastructures for blazing-fast performance. James has more than 25 years' experience in the industry, having served as a reseller, vendor strategist, chief marketing officer, journalist, and analyst. He is a frequent speaker at industry, corporate, educational and Wall Street events, and has guest lectured at leading business schools. James holds a master's degree from the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California and a bachelor's degree from the University of North Texas.
Stephen Trilling, Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Symantec
Stephen Trilling is responsible for developing the overall technology vision for Symantec, driving cross-company engineering initiatives and collaboration, and overseeing the company’s shared engineering organizations. The CTO organization includes Security Technology and Response, Symantec Research Labs, Product Security, Standards, as well as the Shared Engineering Services division. Prior to transitioning to the CTO role, Stephen served as senior vice president of Symantec’s Security Technology and Response division, a worldwide team of security engineers, threat analysts, and researchers that provides the underlying functionality, threat expertise and security content for Symantec’s enterprise and consumer security products. He has represented Symantec publicly on national television and radio programs, published a number of papers on security-related issues, and testified before the U.S. Congress. Stephen holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science and mathematics from Yale University and a master of science degree in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Angela Tucci, Senior Vice President, Global Cloud & OEM Alliances, Symantec
Angela Tucci, formerly Symantec’s chief strategy officer, now leads development of a new organization focused on market-leading and emerging cloud service providers as well as OEM partnerships for the Internet of Things. Her team provides subject matter expertise and partner management and leads program and solution requirements definition for key companies around the globe. Angela joined Symantec from NEON Enterprise Software, where as the chief strategy officer she was responsible for the development and execution of corporate strategy and market direction. While at NEON, Angela was also the chief executive officer of Compliance Spectrum, a SaaS-based IT governance, risk management, and compliance company. Previously, she co-founded Terraspring, a pioneer in cloud computing, and later co-founded Indicative Software, an application performance management company. She has more than 17 years of executive management experience in the technology sector. Angela holds a master’s degree in business from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Princeton University.
Samuel Chun, Vice President, World Wide Security Services Sales Leader, HP Enterprise Services
Samuel Chun is responsible for the accelerated growth of the security service business globally and aligning key assets within HP’s service, product, and geographic business groups. Previously, Samuel was the director of the Cybersecurity Practice for HP Enterprise Services U.S. Public Sector, where he led the strategy, portfolio development, and industry messaging of cybersecurity services and solutions for U.S. Public Sector clients. He holds a variety of industry certifications, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional. He is an industry authority on information security and a prolific writer. Recently, he provided expert testimony on the “State of Federal Information Security” at a hearing before the House Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization and Procurement. He is an assistant professor in cybersecurity and information assurance at the University of Maryland University College. Samuel is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, where he received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
Sharon Finney, Corporate Data Security Officer, Adventist Health System
Sharon Finney is responsible for setting the data security strategy at Adventist Health System to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the organization’s information assets. Prior to joining Adventist Health System in 2008, Sharon worked in healthcare security management for DeKalb Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Before entering the healthcare field, she worked for major U.S. organizations as an information technology consultant where she developed skills in project management, compliance, and risk management, as well as technical expertise in system architecture, database administration, and data migration and security. Sharon has a bachelor of science degree in business administration with a major in information security management from DeVry University. She holds CISM and CISSP certifications and serves on multiple privacy and security committees and councils. Sharon is currently pursuing a master of jurisprudence in health law from Loyola University Chicago.
Dr. Alex Bazin, Chief Technology Officer, Applications Services, Fujitsu
Dr. Alex Bazin is responsible for the global offerings strategy and technology partnering within the applications domain for Applications Services at Fujitsu. Alex works closely with customers and the Fujitsu regions to ensure that the company’s technology roadmaps are aligned with and support emerging business needs and innovation trends. As part of this work, he provides guidance and direction to Fujitsu’s technology leaders regarding the company’s $2.5 billion R&D expenditure and also manages the architectural and technology governance for the company’s strategic opportunities. He regularly liaises with Fujitsu Labs and other Fujitsu subsidiaries worldwide to ensure that Fujitsu brings the most innovative, customer-focused solutions and services to the market. Previously, he worked at the UK’s National Physical Laboratory and served as an expert to the committees of the International Organization for Standardization. Alex earned a doctorate in multibiometric systems from the University of Southampton and is a Chartered Electrical Engineer.
Peter K. Hazen, Marketing Director, Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group, Intel Corporation
Peter Hazen is responsible for bringing Intel NAND components and solutions to the market, including Intel client and data center Solid-State Drives (SSDs). Peter is responsible for product and technical marketing, applications engineering, customer marketing, and marketing communications within Intel’s Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group. The team is focused on launching and ramping a series of new SSDs for multiple segments in the growing SSD market. With 26 years of experience, Peter has held roles in product design, architecture, technical marketing, sales development, strategic planning, and marketing across Intel. Peter graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.
Joshua Goodman, Vice President, vSphere Product Management, VMware
Joshua Goodman is responsible for driving the roadmap and strategy for the core of the ESX, vCenter, and vCloud Director product teams. Prior to joining VMware, Joshua worked at Microsoft Corporation in a wide variety of roles, including as a researcher, co-founder of Microsoft's antispam product team, and director of program management for the .NET Core Platform. Joshua is an inventor and has more than 50 patents and has written more than 30 peer-reviewed publications. He earned bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in computer science from Harvard University. In his free time, he is passionate about hiking.
Closing Keynote – Thursday, April 18
Dr. Peter Diamandis, Chairman and CEO, X PRIZE Foundation
Dr. Peter Diamandis is the chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation
, an educational non-profit organization focused on designing and launching large incentive prizes to drive radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. Peter is an international leader in the commercial space arena, having founded and run many of the leading entrepreneurial companies in this sector. His mission is to open the space frontier for humanity. Peter’s personal motto is “The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself!” He is coauthor of the New York Times
bestseller, Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think
. Peter attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he received his undergraduate degree in molecular genetics and graduate degree in aerospace engineering. Later, he attended Harvard Medical School where he received his doctor of medicine. In 2005, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the International Space University.