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Keynotes
The FOCUS 15 General Session will be hosted by Brandie Claborn, Head of Global Communications, Intel Security.

This year's lineup of FOCUS keynotes includes:

Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwell
Staff Writer, The New Yorker

General Session: The Venetian Ballroom E – L, Level 2
Wednesday, October 28 - 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five New York Times bestsellers — The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and now, his latest, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants. He has been named one of the 100 most influential people by TIME magazine and one of the Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers.

He has explored how ideas spread in The Tipping Point, decision making in Blink, and the roots of success in Outliers. With his latest book, David and Goliath, he examines our understanding of the advantages of disadvantages, arguing that we have underestimated the value of adversity and over-estimated the value of privilege.

He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996. He has won a national magazine award and been honored by the American Psychological Society and the American Sociological Society. He was previously a reporter for The Washington Post.

Malcolm is an extraordinary speaker: always on target, aware of the context and the concerns of the audience, informative and practical, poised, eloquent and warm and funny. He has an unsurpassed ability to be both entertaining and challenging.

Credentials
  • Staff Writer for The New Yorker
  • Author, The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw and David and Goliath
  • Member of the Order of Canada
  • Honorary doctorate of letters, University of Toronto
  • Former science and medicine writer for The Washington Post
  • Winner, National Magazine Award


Chris Young
Chris Young
SVP and GM, Intel Security Group

General Session: The Venetian Ballroom E – L, Level 2
Tuesday, October 27 - 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Christopher Young is senior vice president and general manager of the Intel Security Group at Intel Corporation. In this role, Young leads Intel's security business across hardware and software platforms, including McAfee and Intel's other security assets, generating revenue exceeding $3 billion.

Prior to joining Intel, Young served as senior vice president at Cisco's Security Business Group. In this role, he was responsible for strategy, engineering and product development for the company's global security business.

Before that, Young served as senior vice president and general manager at VMware, where he led engineering, product development and marketing for desktop virtualization, consumer and end user offerings. He also served as senior vice president of products for RSA, the security division of EMC.

A recognized security expert, Young speaks regularly at a variety of industry events, such as the RSA Conference, InfoSec and the Gartner IT Security Summit. He currently sits on the board of directors of Rapid7 and has served on the Princeton University board of trustees. Young has been recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America by Savoy magazine and has received an Achievement Award from the Black Engineer of the Year organization.

Young holds a bachelor's degree, cum laude, from Princeton University and an MBA degree with distinction from the Harvard Business School.



Brian Dye
Brian Dye
Corporate Vice President, Intel Security Group
General Manager, Corporate Products


General Session: The Venetian Ballroom E – L, Level 2
Tuesday, October 27 - 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Brian Dye is corporate vice president in the Intel Security Group and general manager of the group's global security products at Intel Corporation. He is responsible for Intel's global corporate security product portfolio and worldwide engineering, including product management, development, strategy, and solution delivery.

A veteran of the security industry, Dye has a breadth of leadership experience in digital threat and information protection. He joined Intel in 2015 from Citrix Systems Inc., where he was vice president of the Mobile Platforms Group and managed the teams responsible for the company's enterprise mobility business. Before joining Citrix in 2014, Dye spent more than a decade at Symantec Corporation, culminating in his position as senior vice president of the Information Security Group. In that role, he led product management, engineering, support, and operations for Symantec's gateway security, data center security, data loss prevention, trust services, and managed security services businesses. During his Symantec tenure, Dye also held senior management positions in the Information Intelligence Group, Information Management Group, Enterprise Security Group, Information Risk Management Group, and Data Center Management Group.

Earlier in his career, Dye held various business development and engineering management roles at Xerox Corporation's Palo Alto Research Center, E Ink Corporation, and Procter & Gamble Co.

Dye holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.



Steve Grobman
Steve Grobman
Intel Fellow and Chief Technology Officer, Intel Security Group

General Session: The Venetian Ballroom E – L, Level 2
Wednesday, October 28 - 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Steve Grobman is an Intel Fellow and the Chief Technology Officer with the Intel Security Group at Intel Corporation. In this role, Grobman sets the technical strategy and direction for the company's security business across hardware and software platforms, including McAfee and Intel's other security assets.

Grobman joined Intel in 1994 as an architect in IT and has served in a variety of senior technical leadership positions during his Intel career. Before assuming his current role in late 2014, he spent a year as chief technology officer for the Intel Security Platform division and prior to that spent 2 years as CTO for Intel technologies at Intel's McAfee subsidiary to integrate security technology from the two companies.

In prior roles, Grobman served as chief security technologist for the Intel® Atom™ processor system-on-chip design group and spent 7 years as chief architect for Intel® vPro™ technology platforms. In the latter position, he led work on the solutions architecture that resulted in a business platform with unique hardware-based management and security capabilities.

Before joining Intel, Grobman spent 4 years at IBM as a solutions programmer and developer.

Grobman has published a number of technical papers and books and holds 20 U.S. and international patents in the fields of security, software and computer architecture, with another approximately 20 patents pending. He is also the recipient of two Intel Achievement Awards, the first earned in 2005 for the invention, initial architecture and strategy of the first PC embedded appliance; and the second in 2007 for the success of the Intel vPro technology platform.

Grobman earned his bachelor's degree in computer science from North Carolina State University.

PANEL DISCUSSION Security in focus
Moderator, Scott Lovett, VP, Head of Global Sales, Intel Security

General Session: The Venetian Ballroom E – L, Level 2
Wednesday, October 28 - 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

This conversation promises a rich lineup of individual perspectives from Christopher Young—Intel Security, Dan Burns—Optiv Security, and Tony Gigliotti—Autonomic Software. Expect to hear insights into maintaining the highest standard security posture across your enterprise, plus real-world scenarios from your peers. Learn what others are saying about today’s new challenges, and get answers to the questions that interest you most. It’s security in focus.

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