Special Guests

Amer Haider (Speaker)Technology Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur and early-stage investor with multiple exits. Co-founded Doctella.com (acquired) and Bitzer Mobile (acquired). Early team member at Cavium (IPO). Expertise in network security, processors, cloud and SaaS applications, digital health, ecosystem development, M&A, deal structures and early-stage investments. 11 patents in areas of digital security and processing.

Amer Haider (Speaker)Technology Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur and early-stage investor with multiple exits. Co-founded Doctella.com (acquired) and Bitzer Mobile (acquired). Early team member at Cavium (IPO). Expertise in network security, processors, cloud and SaaS applications, digital health, ecosystem development, M&A, deal structures and early-stage investments. 11 patents in areas of digital security and processing.

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Tarek El-SadanyCEO, President of Technology Business, CTO and Named Corporate Officer

Seasoned executive focused on growing global technology companies and organizations. Experienced in building and managing cross-functional teams in both large-scale and start-up environments. Able to develop forward-looking visions and innovative products & solutions while delivering P&L operational excellence and remarkable business results.

Tarek El-SadanyCEO, President of Technology Business, CTO and Named Corporate Officer

Seasoned executive focused on growing global technology companies and organizations. Experienced in building and managing cross-functional teams in both large-scale and start-up environments. Able to develop forward-looking visions and innovative products & solutions while delivering P&L operational excellence and remarkable business results.

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Jacob ElziqCEO at Armature Systems, Inc

Our goal is to help you solve your network and security problems. We specialize in enabling businesses to allow their workforce to work any where while their data resides anywhere. Everyone's problem is different with a variety of limitations. Being well versed in various technologies helps me help you solve the problems critical to your business.

Specialties: NAC, Mobile Device Management, Remote Access, Next-Gen Firewalls, 802.11n/u/ac, core switching & routing, bulk encryption, optical transport, endpoint point protection, Cloud Access Security Broking.

Jacob ElziqCEO at Armature Systems, Inc

Our goal is to help you solve your network and security problems. We specialize in enabling businesses to allow their workforce to work any where while their data resides anywhere. Everyone's problem is different with a variety of limitations. Being well versed in various technologies helps me help you solve the problems critical to your business.

Specialties: NAC, Mobile Device Management, Remote Access, Next-Gen Firewalls, 802.11n/u/ac, core switching & routing, bulk encryption, optical transport, endpoint point protection, Cloud Access Security Broking.

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Razi MohiuddinAmazon Web Services

A serial entrepreneur that loves to create something from nothing! From a concept to a real and shipping product.

The software products he built are used by millions of end users. Here are some of them….

• Iron Speed Designer, a code-generation development tool and IDE that creates an entire data and reporting web application. Millions of end users use Iron Speed Designer generated applications!
• StreetSmart, SchwabLink Institutional, e.Schwab, FundMap, Retirement Planner – all for Charles Schwab & Co. Schwab launched desktop online trading on the Windows platform in the 90’s using these products.
• Collaboration tools of Adobe Acrobat – the commenting, mark up, stamps and other collaboration tools you use in Adobe Acrobat were acquired by Adobe when they purchased Re:mark from us.
• Timesheet Professional, a time tracking product still being marketed by Sage, Inc.
• Co-founder of Onsale, Inc., an early Internet pioneer in retail auctions.

Razi MohiuddinAmazon Web Services

A serial entrepreneur that loves to create something from nothing! From a concept to a real and shipping product.

The software products he built are used by millions of end users. Here are some of them….

• Iron Speed Designer, a code-generation development tool and IDE that creates an entire data and reporting web application. Millions of end users use Iron Speed Designer generated applications!
• StreetSmart, SchwabLink Institutional, e.Schwab, FundMap, Retirement Planner – all for Charles Schwab & Co. Schwab launched desktop online trading on the Windows platform in the 90’s using these products.
• Collaboration tools of Adobe Acrobat – the commenting, mark up, stamps and other collaboration tools you use in Adobe Acrobat were acquired by Adobe when they purchased Re:mark from us.
• Timesheet Professional, a time tracking product still being marketed by Sage, Inc.
• Co-founder of Onsale, Inc., an early Internet pioneer in retail auctions.

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Vaseem AnjumGeneral Manager at Illuminate Education Inc

Founder, President and CEO of SchoolCity Inc.
Senior Executive Management at SchoolCity with main focus on providing employee delight, customer satisfaction and share holder value.

Vaseem AnjumGeneral Manager at Illuminate Education Inc

Founder, President and CEO of SchoolCity Inc.
Senior Executive Management at SchoolCity with main focus on providing employee delight, customer satisfaction and share holder value.

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Ahmed BanafaInfluencer, Author, Keynote Speaker, and Expert: IoT-Blockchain-AI

• Selected by LinkedIn as Technology Fortune Teller and LinkedIn Influencer in 2018
• Named No. 1 Top Voice To Follow in Tech by LinkedIn in 2016
• Author : "Secure and Smart Internet of Things using Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence" book
• Media Expert in new tech with appearances on ABC, NBC , CBS, FOX, BBC TV and Radio
• Member of MIT Technology Review Global Panel
• Researches published by Forbes, MIT Technology Review, ComputerWorld, Techonomy
• Contributor to IEEE-IoT, LinkedIn, IBMCloud, IBM Big Data Analytics Hub, HPE Insights
• Articles translated to French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean
• Published over 100 articles about IoT, Blockchain, AI, Cloud Computing, Big Data
• Research papers used in many patents, numerous thesis and conferences
• Guest speaker at international technology conferences
• Superior skills in explaining and simplifying complex technical concepts
• Strong background in research and analysis of technical topics
• Subject Matter Expert (SME) in IoT & Blockchain Applications and Implementation
• Five-time winner of Instructor of the year award
• Certificate of Honor recipient from the City and County of San Francisco

Ahmed BanafaInfluencer, Author, Keynote Speaker, and Expert: IoT-Blockchain-AI

• Selected by LinkedIn as Technology Fortune Teller and LinkedIn Influencer in 2018
• Named No. 1 Top Voice To Follow in Tech by LinkedIn in 2016
• Author : "Secure and Smart Internet of Things using Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence" book
• Media Expert in new tech with appearances on ABC, NBC , CBS, FOX, BBC TV and Radio
• Member of MIT Technology Review Global Panel
• Researches published by Forbes, MIT Technology Review, ComputerWorld, Techonomy
• Contributor to IEEE-IoT, LinkedIn, IBMCloud, IBM Big Data Analytics Hub, HPE Insights
• Articles translated to French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean
• Published over 100 articles about IoT, Blockchain, AI, Cloud Computing, Big Data
• Research papers used in many patents, numerous thesis and conferences
• Guest speaker at international technology conferences
• Superior skills in explaining and simplifying complex technical concepts
• Strong background in research and analysis of technical topics
• Subject Matter Expert (SME) in IoT & Blockchain Applications and Implementation
• Five-time winner of Instructor of the year award
• Certificate of Honor recipient from the City and County of San Francisco

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Feras AlhlouCo-founder, Principal Consultant & Author

Marketing Optimization: bringing more accountability to marketing & helping clients establish and execute successful digital marketing and analytics strategies.

Specialties: Digital Analytics, Digital Marketing Optimization, Business Analytics Consulting, Google Analytics 360 Authorized Re-seller, Competitive & Business Intelligence, Training, Marketing Consulting & Entrepreneurship.

Feras AlhlouCo-founder, Principal Consultant & Author

Marketing Optimization: bringing more accountability to marketing & helping clients establish and execute successful digital marketing and analytics strategies.

Specialties: Digital Analytics, Digital Marketing Optimization, Business Analytics Consulting, Google Analytics 360 Authorized Re-seller, Competitive & Business Intelligence, Training, Marketing Consulting & Entrepreneurship.

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Ahmed SallamFounder & CEO & Inventor, DeepSAFE Technology.

DeepSAFE Technology, Autonomous End-to-end Security, Manageability and Virtualization.

A renowned world-class expert in computer systems security, virtualization and manageability. A prolific inventor with 50+ issued US patents (sole inventorship). An inspiring technology executive with a solid track record of delivering game-changing transformational products and technologies. Executive sponsor and owner of key security and virtualization initiatives across Intel and ARM processors: CPU, Memory and GPU. The Inventor / Architect of Intel’s DeepSAFE hardware-rooted virtualization security protection technology triggering Intel’s $7.7B acquisition of McAfee. DeepSAFE is implemented in Intel’s processor’s microcode and solid-state drive’s firmware and is foundation of Intel’s Kernel Guard Technology. The inventor, architect and developer of core security components across McAfee, Symantec and Nokia (acquired by CheckPoint) engines and products. Pioneering various models for applications and kernel sandboxing, instrumentation, verification, isolation, control, locking, malware protection, proactive behavior protection, stealth attacks protection, cloud based instrumentation, correlation and analytics. Formed, structured and led CTO Offices activities at McAfee, Citrix and many others. Developed DeepSAFE’s secure hypervisor and owned all Citrix’s Xen, Hyper-V and VirtualBox lines of security and enterprise management products. Co-inventor of VMware’s vSAFE hypervisor-based security. A forensics expert leading various advanced malware and hacking incidents including Operation Aurora. Leading architects’ groups and initiatives at Citrix, Intel and McAfee. An active speaker, blogger, author and an executive-level representative in top-corporate engagements. Endorsed by top corporate’s CEOs and Executives. A keynote and primary speaker at various security conferences including Intel IDF, McAfee’s Focus, RSA San Francisco, RSA Europe and Citrix Synergy.

Ahmed SallamFounder & CEO & Inventor, DeepSAFE Technology.

DeepSAFE Technology, Autonomous End-to-end Security, Manageability and Virtualization.

A renowned world-class expert in computer systems security, virtualization and manageability. A prolific inventor with 50+ issued US patents (sole inventorship). An inspiring technology executive with a solid track record of delivering game-changing transformational products and technologies. Executive sponsor and owner of key security and virtualization initiatives across Intel and ARM processors: CPU, Memory and GPU. The Inventor / Architect of Intel’s DeepSAFE hardware-rooted virtualization security protection technology triggering Intel’s $7.7B acquisition of McAfee. DeepSAFE is implemented in Intel’s processor’s microcode and solid-state drive’s firmware and is foundation of Intel’s Kernel Guard Technology. The inventor, architect and developer of core security components across McAfee, Symantec and Nokia (acquired by CheckPoint) engines and products. Pioneering various models for applications and kernel sandboxing, instrumentation, verification, isolation, control, locking, malware protection, proactive behavior protection, stealth attacks protection, cloud based instrumentation, correlation and analytics. Formed, structured and led CTO Offices activities at McAfee, Citrix and many others. Developed DeepSAFE’s secure hypervisor and owned all Citrix’s Xen, Hyper-V and VirtualBox lines of security and enterprise management products. Co-inventor of VMware’s vSAFE hypervisor-based security. A forensics expert leading various advanced malware and hacking incidents including Operation Aurora. Leading architects’ groups and initiatives at Citrix, Intel and McAfee. An active speaker, blogger, author and an executive-level representative in top-corporate engagements. Endorsed by top corporate’s CEOs and Executives. A keynote and primary speaker at various security conferences including Intel IDF, McAfee’s Focus, RSA San Francisco, RSA Europe and Citrix Synergy.

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