Leon Panetta Renée J. James Mike DeCesare Mike Fey
This year's lineup of FOCUS keynotes includes Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense (2011-2013); Renée J. James, Intel Corporation President; Mike DeCesare, McAfee President; and Mike Fey, McAfee EVP, CTO & GM Corporate Products.

Wednesday, October 2
9:30 am - 11:30 am Mike DeCesare
President, McAfee

Mike Fey
EVP, CTO & GM Corporate Products, McAfee


Thursday, October 3
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Leon Panetta
Secretary of Defense (2011-2013)

Renée J. James
President, Intel Corporation

Mike DeCesare
President, McAfee


Wednesday, October 2
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Mike DeCesare

Mike DeCesare
President, McAfee


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.

DeCesare lives in California and has three children. He enjoys skiing, playing guitar, and tennis.





Mike Fey

Mike Fey
EVP, CTO & GM Corporate Products, McAfee


Michael Fey is the Executive Vice President and Worldwide Chief Technology Officer for McAfee where he drives the company’s long-term strategic vision and core innovation efforts. In his role as CTO, Fey is also responsible for overseeing McAfee’s go-to-market initiatives, collaboration, and execution across McAfee’s sales, product management, development, and research teams.

Prior to his current role, Fey was Senior Vice President of Advanced Technologies and Field Engineering at McAfee, where he was responsible for overseeing vital corporate acquisitions as well as engagement with global customer executives and prospects to define, design, and implement strategic security solutions. Prior to his tenure at McAfee, he held multiple technical management positions at Opsware and Mercury Interactive.

Fey is co-author of the book entitled “Security Battleground: An Executive Field Manual” published in 2012 to provide guidance to executives who shoulder oversight responsibility for information security around critical business resources.





Thursday, October 3
10:00 am - 12:00 am

Leon Panetta

Leon Panetta

Secretary of Defense (2011-2013), Director, Central Intelligence Agency (2009-2011) and Co-founder, Panetta Institute for Public Policy


Leon Panetta served as the 23rd Secretary of Defense from 2011 to 2013. He oversaw the final removal of American troops from Iraq as well as the beginning of troop withdrawals from Afghanistan. He led the effort to develop a new defense strategy to advance greater agility, protect national security and meet fiscal discipline, opened up new opportunities for everyone to serve in the military and protected benefits for wounded warriors and their families.

Before joining the Department of Defense, Mr. Panetta served as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2009 to 2011, where he strengthened the Agency’s human intelligence collection and analysis.

Mr. Panetta has dedicated much of his life to public service. Before joining the CIA, he spent 10 years co-directing with his wife, Sylvia, the Leon & Sylvia Panetta Institute for Public Policy, based at California State University, Monterey Bay. The Institute is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit center that seeks to instill in young men and women the virtues and values of public service. In March 2006, he was chosen as a member of the Iraq Study Group, a bipartisan committee established at the urging of Congress to conduct an independent assessment of the war in Iraq.

From July 1994 to January 1997, Mr. Panetta served as Chief of Staff to President William Clinton. Prior to that, he was Director of the Office of Management and Budget, a position that built on his years of work on the House Budget Committee. Mr. Panetta represented California’s 16th (now 17th) Congressional District from 1977 to 1993, rising to House Budget Committee chairman during his final four years in Congress.

Early in his career, Mr. Panetta served as a legislative assistant to Senator Thomas H. Kuchel of California; special assistant to the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare; director of the U.S. Office for Civil Rights; and executive assistant to Mayor John Lindsay of New York. He also spent five years in private law practice.

He served as an Army intelligence officer from 1964 to 1966 and received the Army Commendation Medal.

Mr. Panetta holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and a law degree, both from Santa Clara University. He was born on June 28, 1938 in Monterey, where his Italian immigrant parents operated a restaurant. Later, they purchased a farm in Carmel Valley, a place Secretary and Mrs. Panetta continue to call home. The Panettas have three grown sons and six grandchildren.






Renée J. James

Renée J. James
President, Intel Corporation


Renée J. James is president of Intel Corporation and, with the CEO, is part of the company's two-person Executive Office.

James has broad knowledge of the computing industry, spanning hardware, security, software and services, which she developed through product R&D leadership positions at Intel and as chairman of Intel's software subsidiaries -- Havok, McAfee and Wind River.

During her 25-year career at Intel, James has spearheaded the company's strategic expansion into providing proprietary and open source software and services for applications in security, cloud-based computing, and importantly, smartphones. In her most recent role as executive vice president and general manager of the Software and Services Group, she was responsible for Intel's global software and services strategy, revenue, profit, and product R&D. In this role, James led Intel's strategic relationships with the world's leading device and enterprise operating systems companies. Previously, she was the director and COO of Intel Online Services, Intel's datacenter services business. James was also part of the pioneering team working with independent software vendors to port applications to Intel Architecture and served as chief of staff for former Intel CEO Andy Grove.

James began her career with Intel through the company's acquisition of Bell Technologies. She holds a bachelor's degree and master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Oregon.

James also serves as a non-executive director on the Vodafone Group Plc Board of Directors and is a member of the Remuneration Committee. She is an independent director on the VMware Inc. Board of Directors and is a member of the Audit Committee. She is also a member of the C200.







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