Robert Herjavec is a dynamic entrepreneur and a leading Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank. Born in Eastern Europe, he arrived to North America on a boat with his parents after escaping Communism in the former Yugoslavia. From delivering newspapers, and waiting tables, to launching a computer company from his basement, his drive to achieve has led him to the fulfillment of a better life for himself and his family. Robert has built and sold several IT companies to major players such as AT&T. In 2003 Robert founded Herjavec Group, and it quickly became one of North America’s fastest growing technology companies. Today, Herjavec Group is recognized as a global leader in information security specializing in managed security services, compliance, incident response and remediation efforts for enterprise level organizations. Robert released his third book, You Don’t Have to Be a Shark: Creating Your Own Success published by St. Martin’s Press on May 17, 2016. Robert’s motivational business advice has received millions of impressions through TV, print, radio and digital media. He shares his expertise with other entrepreneurs each week as a leading Shark on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit Shark Tank.
John Donovan Chief Strategy Officer & Group President - Technology & Operations AT&T
John Donovan, Senior Executive Vice President-AT&T Technology and Network Operations, is responsible for AT&T's global network and its best-in-class mobile broadband network along with creating a modern, software-defined, and cloud-based technology ecosystem to support them.
Mr. Donovan is driving AT&T's global leadership position in the technological transition to separate hardware and software and virtualizing network elements to the cloud. His responsibilities also include oversight of the company's global information, software development, network technology and Big Data strategy; IT and digital planning, engineering, implementation and operations; network planning, construction and operations including security; field operations, installation and maintenance; global supply chain; and corporate fleet operations.
Mr. Donovan previously served as Chief Technology Officer for AT&T, overseeing the company's global technology direction and innovation road map, including product development, network and engineering operations, AT&T Labs and the security and intellectual property organizations.
Under Donovan's leadership, AT&T has turbo-charged its innovation programs and now is recognized as an industry leader in working with application developers and others to make AT&T's network open to collaboration and innovation.
Donovan previously was executive vice president of product, sales, marketing and operations at VeriSign Inc., a technology company that provides Internet infrastructure services. At VeriSign, Donovan was responsible for leading its global sales organization, driving the expansion of broad solutions offerings, and integrating a global professional services capability.
Before that, he was chairman and CEO of inCode Telecom Group Inc., where he helped shape strategic direction and positioning for wireless network operators around the globe. Previously, Mr. Donovan was a partner with Deloitte Consulting, where he was the Americas Industry Practice director for telecom.
Donovan serves on the Board of Directors for Palo Alto Networks. He has authored two books, The Value Enterprise, published in January 1998, and Value Creating Growth, published in 1999. Donovan received a B.S.E.E. from the University of Notre Dame and earned an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Minnesota.
Michael Coates Chief Information Security Officer - Twitter
Michael is the Chief Information Security Officer at Twitter. Previous roles include head of security for Mozilla, director of product security at a startup, Shape Security, and many years in offensive and defensive security roles to protect critical systems at banks, telecoms and government. Michael strongly believes that a company can be secure and still move quickly.
Michael is also the former chairman and a current member of the global board of directors for OWASP. Michael has been frequently sought out for security commentary from organizations such as Bloomberg West, Wall Street Journal, and Venturebeat. Michael has also been featured as one of SC Magazine’s Influential IT security minds. In addition to his work at Twitter and OWASP, Michael is a strategic advisor for several startups.
Hala V. Furst is the Cybersecurity and Technology Business Liaison for the Department of Homeland Security’s Private Sector Office (PSO), creating strategic relationships between Department Headquarters, the policy community in DC, and technology communities across the country, focusing on cybersecurity and technology interests. Prior to this she led the Stakeholder Outreach effort for the second Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR). In 2012 Ms. Furst was detailed to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, working for the Majority Staff under then Chairman Joe Lieberman on cybersecurity legislation, after joining the Department as a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) in 2010.
Alex Cherones AT&T Director of Threat and Virtual Security Services & Platform development.
Alex helps create Big Data-based cybersecurityplatforms and manages the portfolio for threat services. Alex has over ten years of experience with product development and management,amounting to more than $6 billion in development responsibility. His experiencecombines technology, product, finance, and overseeing cross functionalteams. Alex earned his B.B.A. in Finance and an MBA in Finance andStrategic Leadership, from Southern Methodist University. Alex also helped envision and build AT&T’s Threat Intellect and Threat Manager platform and product line, which provides visibility into clients’ security posture. This enables detection, notification, and management ofmalicious activity easily through AT&T’s network.
Amy Machi Director of Offer Development and Alliance Management
Amy Machi is the Director of Offer Development and Alliance Management for AT&T Cloud Networking Services. Amy’s responsibilities include operationalizing and managing alliances with key Cloud Solution Providers, and leading successful go-to-market sales enablement programs. Ultimately, Amy helps clients grow and transform their businesses through highly secure and innovative networking services. Amy has over 20 years of industry knowledge across leading edge technologies such as Video, VoIP, Hosting, Networking and Cloud services. Amy is a graduate of the University of Michigan, the proud mother of 3 children and resides in Dallas, Texas.
Andy Daudelin Vice President of Cloud and Cloud Networking
Andy is responsible for scaling the company’s cloud services across its global network and integrating them intoAT&T’s business solutions portfolio.Prior to, Andy was Vice President of Security Services, Vice President of Customer Service for AT&T’s Hosting &Application services, and Vice President of IT Services.In addition, Andy led the team that performed the designand engineering of AT&T’s first corporate wide IP network.Prior to joining AT&T, Andy worked as a digital circuit designer for the U.S. Army.Andy has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University and a M.S. in Systems Engineering fromRutgers University.
Bindu Sundaresan Strategic Security Solutions Practice Lead at AT&T
Bindu is responsible for growing the security consulting competencies and integration with the AT&T Services and Product Offerings. Accomplishments include developing new service offerings based on industry needs, organizing sales teams, sales and delivery enablement, building go-to-market strategy, revamping and collaborating on sales resources and customer facing collateral. She has 15+ years of information security and risk management consulting experience with multiple Fortune 50 clients. Bindu has a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering and Masters in Telecommunications and maintains CISSP, CISM, CEH and Microsoft certifications. She’s a published author in the manufacturing journal ISSA, CSO magazine, and a speaker at AT&T.
Brian Rexroad Executive Director - Threat Analytics, Chief Security Office, AT&T
Brian leads the Threat Intelligence, Analysis, and Response Engineering team at AT&T. This teamincludes disciplines in threat intelligence, computer forensics, incident response, and big-datasecurity analytics. Threats of particular concern include distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks,network worms, botnets, and advanced persistent threats (APT). Brian also helped create AT&TThreatTraq, avideo program that conveys current cyber-threatinformation and protection strategies.Rexroad’shas over 28 years in informationand network security within commercial and high-assurance government contexts. He earned aMS in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a BS in Electrical Engineeringfrom Penn State University.
Carisa Brockman Director of the Governance, Risk, and Compliance Practice for AT&T Security Consulting Services
Carisa has over 18 years’ experience in information technology, security, and privacy, primarily in program and policy development, implementation, and management. She is well-versed in business management practices and has focused on strategic planning, information risk management, compliance management, enterprise policy management, cross-functional process design & management, consolidation & integration of enterprise security functions, and organizational effectiveness. Carisa joined AT&T Consulting via the acquisition of VeriSign Global Security Consulting, where she served as a Senior Manager. Carisa holds CISSP, CISA, and HITRUST Practitioner certifications, a BA in History from University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, and resides in Oconomowoc, WI.
Chris Mark PCI National Practice Director, AT&T Security Solutions
Chris is AT&T’s PCI National Practice Director. He is an internationally recognized security expert with over 20 years of physical, maritime, operational, and cyber security experience. Chris has published scores of articles and trained over 15,000 people in over a dozen countries. His articles can be seen in Secure Computing, Secure Payments, Transaction World, The CounterTerrorist, PenTester Magazine, and others. He has been interviewed on CNN, Foxnews, NPR, and NBC. Chris has a BA, MBA, and is completing a doctorate in cybersecurity.
Derrick Johnson Practice Director for Secure Infrastructure Services – AT&T Security Solutions
Derrick is responsible for consulting practice management, budgeting, product and client solution development, pre-sales project specifications, proposal and statement of work scoping, training and resource enhancement. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional with 22 years’ experience in Information Technology, Information Security design, integration, management, auditing, Business Continuity Planning, Disaster Recovery, and Risk Assessments. Versed in industry regulations (PCI, HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, etc.)and the management of projects pertaining to enterprise security, Derrick has a successful record of developing and implementing innovative, cost appropriate solutions to complex business challenges. Derrick holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University.
Jason Porter Vice President - Security Solutions, AT&T Business Marketing
Leading AT&T’s cybersecurity business, Jason’s responsibilities include driving growth andprofitability for the AT&T Security portfolio, consisting of network, premise, cloud and mobile, threat and consulting.Joining AT&T in 2002, Jason has held various leadership positions in Engineering, Strategy,Operations and Marketing. He maintains a track record ofsuccessfully introducing and maturing emerging technologies/business units as well astransforming businesses.Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from The United States Military Academy at WestPoint and an MBA from Regis University. He served in the Army as an Armor Officer.
Jennifer Morovitz Director Technology Security, AT&T
Jennifer is responsible for security of AT&T's Emerging Services in the areas of IPTV, Video, IoT, and Software Defined Networks. She has 20 years of experience in the Telecommunications Industry, 18 years focused in Information Security.
Jennifer started withSouthwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1996 in Broadband Network Operations supporting ATM and Frame Relay technologies. She’s held positions in Information Security such as Incident Response, Security Testing, Security Architecture andDesign, and Productsand Services Security.
Jennifer has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Southern Illinois University, Masters in Telecommunications and Information Management from Washington University in St .Louis.
Kim Bilderback Director - AT&T Cybersecurity Solutions
Kimhas over 10 years focus on network security for organizations. His team works with organizations nationwide designing and implementing AT&T security solutions in multiple environments resulting in a valuable knowledge base of threat trends and security best practices for enterprises of all sizes. Additionally, he has written multiple articles and he’s a contributor to the publication of the National Association of Counties “Cyber Guidebook for Counties”. Kim has a BA in Political Science from Boston University, a MPA in Public Policy from University of Missouri – St. Louis, a Certificate in Cybersecurity Studies from Champlain College and a GSEC certification.
Michael Singer Executive Director, AT&T Chief Security Organization
Michael is responsible for security technology, architecture, and support. He has several U.S. patents and a strong background in data analysis, network security, and technologydevelopment. Michael has managed work centers responsible forprovisioning, web hosting, security operations and technology development. Additionally, Michael has beenfocused on delivering security capabilities and leading the development of AT&T’s security operations, threatmanagement platform, and managed security services. Michael earned an MBA from theGoizueta Business School at Emory University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration withan emphasis in Information Systems from the University ofMissouri – Kansas City.
Mo Katibeh Senior Vice President, Advanced Solutions, AT&T Services, Inc.
Mo Katibeh leads AT&T’s Advanced Solutions group. He oversees product development and marketing for AT&T’s emerging growth services. These solutions include security, cloud, WiFi, big data, and public safety solutions. Mo and his team serve business customers of all sizes. They work with small businesses, Fortune 1000 companies, and those in between, who are adopting cloud, mobility and security solutions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business majoring in International Business, Marketing and Philosophy from Oklahoma State University and graduated with an Executive MBA from University of Texas, Dallas.
Senthil Ramakrishnan Lead Principal Technical Architect in AT&T’s Internet of Things organization
Senthil is leading the technical design and deployment of security solutions on the AT&T network for IoT devices including the Connected Car, Industrial IoT, and other Consumer verticals. He has led the implementation of several Connected Car security solutions for AT&T and has worked with car OEMs from across the globe. He joined AT&T in 2012 from Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT) where he was a Senior Engineer working on the Snapdragon chipsets.
Senthil received his undergraduate degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering in India. He also received his Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University.
Sofia is the architect of the security innovation projects in the Israel’s Foundry. She’s part of the Business Solutions organization and her job is to drive security innovation in the company in order to transform its business strategy. Sofia is a cyber security expert with a military and government backgrounds (8200 unit and Prime minister’s office). Previously she held various positions, from software engineer, pen-tester, team leader, to chief architect of her department.
Sundhar Annamalai Executive Director of Product Marketing Management for AT&T Security Solutions - AT&T Mobile and Business Solutions.
Sundhar’s responsibilities include developing andbringing to market security solutions for AT&T business customers.Sundhar drives efforts to help transform the way businesses, securely interactand engage.He leads AT&T’s portfolio of emerging security solutions which span IoT, mobile,cloud and threat services. Additionally, he spent 11 yearsshaping IPTV operationsstrategy and deployment, establishing content and advertising businesses, and managing theideation, strategy,and development efforts of converged product concepts and consumer cloudinitiatives. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin his MBA from the University of Illinoisat Urbana-Champaign.
Tina Hampton AVP, Product Marketing Mgmt, Security, BUS SOL - BUSINESS MARKETING, AT&T
Tina has 15+ years of progressive experience in themanaged security services, cloud computing, enterprise and consumer mobility, and Smart TV industry.Tina is responsible for Foundry Innovation and Strategy, bringing new cybersecurity solutions to market, critical to the overall success of AT&T Business Solutions. She brings motivation and a goal-oriented focus, along with a strong record in strategic product planning and leading high-performing product teams worldwide. Tina has held executive positions in engineering, product management and marketing, and market development at pre-IPO and Fortune 500 companies.
Waskelis leads AT&T’s Security Consulting and is responsible for the strategic direction, business,and P&L operations. Todd’s organization provides security consulting services to business and government agencies with offers from compliance and risk management to technical services for emerging technologies such as IoT, cloud, and mobility. Waskelis helps customers drive business benefits through the exploitation of technology, and improves organizations while sustaining security, managing compliance, and mitigating risk.With professional certifications such as CISSP, and more than two decades of experience, he earned the respect of top named clients and industry insiders. Waskelis holds a B.S. in Management, Information Technology.