Golden SaaS Age, Edge Computing, Cisco/Splunk – Allie Mellen, Theresa Lanowitz, Yoni Shohet, Chris Goettl – ESW #333
Yoni Shohet is a seasoned entrepreneur, with a successful track record in the Israeli cybersecurity landscape. Yoni received his BSc in Mathematics at the age of 19, and completed his service in the Israel Defense Forces as a cybersecurity team leader and project manager at one of Israel’s most esteemed military intelligence units. Valence is the second cybersecurity startup Yoni has founded, following his time as CEO and co-founder of SCADAfence, a pioneer in industrial IoT cybersecurity.
Theresa Lanowitz is a proven global influencer on the trends and emerging technology poised to help today’s enterprises succeed. Formerly an industry analyst at Gartner, Theresa was at the forefront of establishing the firm’s application quality ecosystem and was a champion of application security technology. She also created and launched the Gartner Application & Innovation Solutions Summit, a premier conference for application and software engineers. Her professional career began as a software developer at McDonnell Douglas, where she worked on the C-17 military transport plane and held a US Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance. She also held positions as a product manager for Borland International Software—where she launched the iconic Java integrated development environment, JBuilder—and, Sun Microsystems—where she led strategic marketing for the Jini project – a precursor to IoT (Internet of Things). Throughout her career, Theresa has been a trusted advisor to some of the most innovative and influential companies and executives in the world.
Chris Goettl is the Vice President of Product Management for security products at Ivanti. Chris has over 15 years of experience working in IT, where he supports and implements security solutions for Ivanti customers and guides the security strategy and vision for Ivanti security products. He is also a security evangelist speaking at security events globally where he gives guidance around modern cyber threats and how to combat them effectively. Chris hosts a monthly webinar focusing on Patch Tuesday and security vulnerabilities, and frequently blogs about security topics. You can find bylines and commentary from Chris in notable security news sources like SC Magazine, Redmond Magazine, ComputerWorld, ThreatPost, Help Net Security, and more.
Allie Mellen is a Forrester analyst covering security operations, nation-state threats, and the use of automation, machine learning, and AI in security tools. She has been in the technology industry for over a decade in various engineering roles: doing research at MIT, running her own engineering consultancy, and being a hacker before finally becoming a security practitioner. She now advises Fortune 500 CISOs and security teams on their detection and response practice and frequently speaks at industry-leading events and with the press.