Keynotes

FOCUS 12 Keynotes

This year's lineup of FOCUS keynotes includes President George W. Bush, actress/philanthropist Eva Longoria, McAfee Co-Presidents Mike DeCesare and Todd Gebhart, and more.


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Eva Longoria
Award-Winning Actress and Philanthropist

Mike DeCesare
Co-President, McAfee


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM President George W. Bush
43rd President of the United States of America

Todd Gebhart
Co-President, McAfee

Michael Fey
Worldwide CTO, McAfee


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria
Award-Winning Actress and Distinguished Philanthropist

Award-winning actress and philanthropist Eva Longoria will discuss The Eva Longoria Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping Latinas build better futures for themselves and their families through education and entrepreneurship. Hear how her foundation supports programs that help Latinas excel in school and attend college, and provides entrepreneurs with career training, mentorship, and opportunity.

About Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria is an actress best known for her role as Gabriel Solis on the hit show Desperate Housewives. Her film credits include The Truth, Long Time Gone, The Sentinel, and Over Her Dead Body, among others. In addition to acting, Eva has produced the National Council of La Raza’s ALMA awards, Harvest — a documentary about the plight of child farm workers in the US, and Latinos Living the American Dream — a film documenting the contributions of Latinos in America. Eva is also co-owner of Latin Steakhouses Beso Hollywood and Beso Las Vegas, and she recently released her New York Times best-selling cookbook, Eva’s Kitchen, in 2011. In addition to her career, Eva is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Chicano Studies at California State University – Northridge.

Eva is an active philanthropist. She founded the Eva Longoria Foundation in 2012 to help Latinas build better futures for themselves and their families through education and entrepreneurship. “The growing Latina population is an untapped resource in this country,” says Longoria. “If we give Latinas the tools to unlock their potential, we will see amazing results.” She also co-founded Eva’s Heroes, a San Antonio nonprofit that benefits developmentally disabled children, and serves as a spokesperson for Padres Contra el Cancer, an organization supporting Latino families who have children with cancer. Additionally, Eva sits on the boards of the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF) and LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. She has supported United Farm Workers and the Dolores Huerta Foundation, among other organizations.

In 2011, Eva was appointed by President Obama to the commission on the National Museum of the American Latino, which will house historical artifacts, images, and personal stories documenting more than 500 years of Latino contributions to the U.S. She has received numerous awards for her philanthropy from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, the National Hispania Leadership Institute, The National Civil Rights Museum, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and the Mayor of Los Angeles. Eva serves as a National Co-Chair for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.
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Mike DeCesare, Co-President, McAfee Mike DeCesare
Co-President, McAfee

McAfee Co-President Mike DeCesare will discuss the current security landscape and the latest trends facing the industry today. The bad guys are evolving, and increasingly sophisticated threats are changing the way we need to approach security. DeCesare will explain how McAfee and Intel's partnership is transforming security to combat the bad guys of today and evolving to prepare for the challenges of tomorrow.

About Mike DeCesare
Michael DeCesare has more than 20 years of sales experience at industry-leading technology companies. Previously the vice president of global operations at McAfee, DeCesare was responsible for leading global operations, including manufacturing, facilities, travel, and information technology, as well as worldwide sales, channels, sales engineering, consulting services, and education services. Since joining McAfee in 2007, DeCesare has continued to fortify the expansion of McAfee sales around the globe, which has resulted in multiple quarters of double-digit revenue growth.

DeCesare was previously senior vice president of field operations at EMC. In his other roles at EMC, DeCesare was responsible for all sales, presales consulting, training, technical support, partner, telesales, and sales operational resources for the company’s software business.

Prior to EMC, DeCesare worked at Documentum, helping to grow sales to a significant level before the company was acquired by EMC. Before he joined Documentum, DeCesare spent 12 years at Oracle in various senior sales and management positions, consistently achieving top sales honors.

DeCesare holds a Bachelor of Arts from Villanova University. He also attended the San Francisco Culinary Academy.
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM


George W. Bush
President George W. Bush
43rd President of the United States of America

President Bush will share candid insights on his eight years in the White House, his experiences with other world leaders, the nature of public leadership and decision making, and a wide variety of domestic and international issues.

About President George W. Bush
George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, was sworn into office on January 20, 2001 and served as Commander in Chief for two consecutive terms. Before his presidency, he served for six years as Governor of the State of Texas.

President Bush was born July 6, 1946, in New Haven, Connecticut, to Barbara and George H.W. Bush—later the 41st President of the United States. In 1948, the family moved to Texas, where President Bush grew up in Midland and Houston. He received a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale University in 1968, and then served as a pilot in the Texas Air National Guard. President Bush received a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School in 1975.

Following graduation, he moved back to Midland and began a career in the energy business. After working on his father’s successful 1988 Presidential campaign, President Bush led a group of partners that purchased the Texas Rangers baseball franchise in 1989.

On November 8, 1994, George W. Bush was elected the 46th Governor of Texas. He became the first governor in Texas history to be elected to consecutive four-year terms when he was re-elected on November 3, 1998. In Austin, he earned a reputation for his bipartisan governing approach and his compassionate conservative philosophy, which was based on limited government, personal responsibility, strong families, and local control.

As President, George W. Bush worked to expand freedom, opportunity and security at home and abroad. His first initiative as President was the No Child Left Behind Act, a bipartisan measure that raised standards in schools, insisted on accountability in return for federal dollars, and led to measurable gains in achievement—especially among minority students. Faced with a recession when he took office, President Bush cut taxes for every federal income taxpayer, which helped lead to an unprecedented 52 straight months of job creation. President Bush also modernized Medicare by adding a prescription drug benefit that provided access to needed medicine for 40 million seniors and other beneficiaries.

President Bush implemented free trade agreements with more than a dozen nations; empowered America’s armies of compassion by creating USA Freedom Corps and the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives; promoted a culture of life; improved air quality and made America’s energy supply more secure; designated more ocean area habitats for environmental protection than any predecessor; transformed the military to meet the changing threats of the 21st century and nearly doubled government support for veterans; pioneered a new development strategy that tied American foreign aid to reform and good governance; launched global HIV/AIDS and malaria initiatives that have saved millions of lives; expanded the NATO alliance; forged a historic new partnership with India; and appointed Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The most significant event of President Bush’s tenure came on September 11, 2001, when terrorists killed nearly 3,000 people on American soil. President Bush responded with a comprehensive strategy to protect the American people. He led the most dramatic reorganization of the federal government since the beginning of the Cold War, reforming the intelligence community and establishing new institutions like the Department of Homeland Security. He built global coalitions to remove violent regimes in Afghanistan and Iraq that threatened America, liberating more than 50 million people from tyranny. Recognizing that freedom and hope are the best alternative to the extremist ideology of the terrorists, he provided unprecedented American support for young democracies and dissidents in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and elsewhere. In the more than seven years President Bush remained in office following September 11, 2001, the United States was not attacked again.

Since leaving office, President Bush has focused his attention on developing the George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, which will encompass the Presidential Library and Museum, Archives, and the George W. Bush Institute. The Institute, which President Bush announced in the fall of 2009, seeks to improve the human condition through education reform, global health, human freedom, and economic growth. Across all its programming, the Bush Institute works to empower women through its Women’s Initiative. The Institute also honors the sacrifice of the U.S. military and their families make for our freedom through the Military Service Initiative. Guided by the vision of President and Mrs. Bush, the Bush Institute develops practical solutions to pressing issues and leads a network of partners to achieve lasting results. The Institute’s mission is to turn ideas into action.

In November of 2010, President Bush published his memoir, Decision Points, where he shares a personal and candid account of the most defining decisions of his personal life and presidency.

President Bush is married to Laura Welch Bush, a former teacher and librarian whom he met at a friend’s backyard barbeque. They have twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna, and a son-in-law, Henry Hager. The Bush family also includes two dogs, Barney and Miss Beazley and a cat, Bob.
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Todd Gebhart, Co-President, McAfee Todd Gebhart
Co-President, McAfee

McAfee Co-President Todd Gebhart will discuss McAfee's future strategy and explain how the company, in conjunction with Intel, continues to influence the direction of security and lead the industry in keeping the world safe. Gebhart will delve into McAfee's security connected platform, which spans across endpoints, the network, and the cloud, to create an optimized architecture for security risk management.

About Todd Gebhart
Todd Gebhart has been a dedicated leader at McAfee for more than 10 years. Previously the executive vice president and general manager of consumer, mobile, and small business, he was responsible for developing and executing the partnership, retail, and direct web sales strategy for the global expansion of the consumer, mobile, and small business units. Under his leadership, the McAfee global consumer business achieved record sales and established significant partnerships with many leading PC makers, Internet service providers, telecommunications companies, and financial services companies.

Gebhart joined McAfee in 1999 to lead the company’s OEM, service provider, and outsourcer sales teams. In 2002, he took over the consumer business at McAfee, and in 2004, added the mobile business to his charter.

Gebhart has more than 25 years experience in the IT industry, and has held senior management positions with notable technology companies in the Silicon Valley. Prior to joining McAfee, he was vice president of sales at Alaris, a leader in online video compression technology. Gebhart started his career at IBM, where he worked in a variety of sales and sales management positions.

Gebhart received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State Polytechnic University, and completed the executive MBA program at Harvard University.
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Michael Fey, Worldwide SVP — Advanced Technologies and Field Engineering, McAfee Michael Fey
Worldwide Chief Technology Officer, McAfee

McAfee CTO Michael Fey will explain how security solutions are evolving to meet the needs of a changing threat landscape. Individual threats will become increasingly more complex and costly to their victims. The good news is that we are advancing security to meet these challenges to ensure that you and your data are safe. Experience what McAfee foresees in the coming years and learn how the McAfee Security Connected strategy is expanding to ensure that all threat vectors are accounted for. Learn what steps IT can take today to prepare for what’s on the horizon.

About Michael Fey
Michael Fey is worldwide chief technology officer for McAfee, responsible for overseeing the Office of the CTO including the management of McAfee’s team of regional and sector CTOs and go-to-market teams, as well as ensuring the success of global sales engineers and advanced technology groups. Prior to his current role, Fey was senior vice president of field sales engineering and advanced technology at McAfee, responsible for collaborating with global customers and prospects to define, design, and implement strategic security solutions. Before McAfee, he held multiple technical management positions at Opsware and Mercury Interactive. Fey is a co-author of Security Battleground: An Executive Field Manual, which provides guidance to executives who find themselves shouldering oversight responsibility for information security.
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