PREDICT A THREAT.
AUTOMATE A FIX.
DEXTÉRITÉ EXECUTIVE LUNCH SERIES
Unveiling of the new IBM Security Systems Division
THURSDAY, APRIL 19TH
10:30 AM – 2:00 PM
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THE NEW SECURITY LANDSCAPE
Is I.T. Security becoming more of a focus for business today? Well, the new CEO of IBM, Ginni Rometty thinks so. So much so that she has created a new IBM business unit that is going to be a BIG deal moving forward. IBM plans not only to bring its analytics capabilities to the security business, but it will combine it with one of the most extensive security solutions portfolios on the market.
This installment of Dextérité’s executive lunch series will inform you on how IBM will give organizations the ability to anticipate attacks before they happen, rather than having to repair the damage after the fact – which to us, sounds like what the entire concept of security is all about.
Over the past decade, a broad set of information security controls and processes have been adopted by businesses in response to compliance, complexity, cost, and growth pressures. IBM has been at the forefront of developing innovative solutions to address these controls, with billions of dollars invested across organic development and more than a dozen related acquisitions.
This session will provide a business-focused perspective on what these controls are and why they have become crucial for the vast majority of today’s firms.
Bob Kalka, CRISC, is the Director of IBM Security Systems, a division of IBM Software Group. Bob is responsible for leading and delivering IBM’s technical sales and enablement programs. He has also been intimately involved for the past decade in developing IBM’s overall strategy for its comprehensive security-related investments, across Tivoli, Rational, WebSphere, Information Management, Lotus, Internet Security Systems and both professional and managed security services.
Bob has been involved in the information security industry for 17 of his 22 years with IBM. He has held a number of leadership positions in product management, sales, business development, marketing management and product development. He is a frequent international speaker on the relationship of business with Information Technology, cloud computing and security, and has had numerous papers and articles published on these topics. He also holds a United States Patent related to secure distributed computing software.
Tivoli Endpoint Manager for Core Protection and Data Leak Prevention (built on BigFix and Trend Micro technologies)
Robert Tavares – Vice President IBM Strategic Partnership – Trendmicro
Robert is Vice President of the IBM Strategic Partnership responsible to assist the IBM Tivoli and Security Sales Team and IBM TEM and Security Business Partners in the global sales of TEM CP and DLP as part of the TEM Solution. Prior to this he held several leadership roles in technology organizations, including VP of Sales at Cash on Time and at Silanis Software, the Premier electronic signature solution for the Banking and Insurance Industry.
Robert also held the position of VP of Sales at Appfluent for several years, where he was instrumental in driving double-digit growth in revenue. And when he was the VP of Sales at Opalis Software, Robert drove the revenue success and positioned the company for acquisition by Microsoft in December 2009.
Robert also spent two years as Vice President of Sales for Eastern Canada at SAP Software. Prior to that he was VP of Sales at The Kernel Group where he played a key role in repositioning the company to dramatically increase revenue, which was instrumental in its acquisition by Veritas Software in 2001. He has also served as Vice President of Sales for the Americas at IXOS Software Inc, Managing Director for Canada at Legent Software and Managing Director for Canada at Applied Data Research.
Robert holds a bachelor degree in Business Administration from Concordia University in Montreal.
“WHERE ANALYTICS MEETS SECURITY – A PROACTIVE APPROACH”
Security Information Event Management (SIEM)
Chris Poulin – Q1 Labs CSO
Chris Poulin brings a balance of management experience and technical skills encompassing his 25 years in IT, information security, and software development to his role as Chief Security Officer at Q1 Labs.
As a key member of the company’s Security Council, Poulin is responsible for the continual evolution of the QRadar family of solutions to keep pace with emerging security threats, customer needs, and industry trends, as well as evangelizing QRadar to strategic partners and customers.
Prior to joining Q1 Labs in July 2009, Poulin spent eight years in the U.S. Air Force managing global intelligence networks and developing software. He left the Department of Defense to leverage his leadership and technical skills to found and build FireTower, Inc., a successful information security consulting practice, with clients that included Cisco Systems, National Geographic, Radio Shack, Symantec, Time-Warner, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, and the U.S. House of Representatives.
Come meet Jamie Kennedy
For over three decades Jamie Kennedy has been instrumental in shaping the culinary landscape in Canada. His innovative approach to gastronomy, commitment to sustainable agriculture and advocacy of local food have been unwavering. Jamie will be graciously greeting all guests that attend this excecutive lunch.