Reduce Attack Surface; Increase Car Safety and Customer Confidence with Identity – Ashley Leonard, Eve Maler, Michaël Lakhal – ESW #318

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Ashley Leonard
CEO and Founder at Syxsense

Ashley Leonard is the president and CEO of Syxsense-a global leader in Unified Security and Endpoint Management (USEM). Ashley is a technology entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in enterprise software, sales, marketing, and operations, providing critical leadership during the high-growth stages of well-known technology organizations.

Ashley manages U.S., European, and Australian operations in his current role, defines corporate strategies, oversees sales and marketing, and guides product development. Ashley has worked tirelessly to build a robust, innovation-driven culture within the Syxsense team while delivering returns to investors.

He has founded several successful technology companies with global operations, serves on several boards and mentors up-and-coming technology CEOs. Accolades include being named a finalist for Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of The Year” and AeA’s “Outstanding Private Company CEO” Award and won the AGC Innovation CEO Award.

Michaël Lakhal
Global Director of Product Management and Product Strategy at OneSpan

As a product manager and strategist, Michaël has more than 10 years of experience in the Digital Signature market, focusing on B2C transactions for financial services. As Director of Product Management at OneSpan, he leads two product lines: Identity Verification and Authentication to provide an end-to-end digital agreement solution. Prior to joining, Michaël was a senior product manager and senior product marketing manager at DocuSign to expand their offering in EMEA and APAC. Earlier in his career, he joined QuickSign as the first employee to build the first mass-market platform for B2C transactions based on OpenTrust signature engine, focused on onboarding for the financial industry.

Eve Maler

Eve Maler is a globally recognized strategist, innovator, and communicator on digital identity, security, privacy, and consent. As an identity and access management pioneer, she has shaped IAM standards and thought leadership for over two decades. In that time she has delivered dozens of mainstage presentations, technical education sessions, and workshops. As CTO of ForgeRock she led its Labs team investigating and prototyping innovative solutions to customers’ challenges. As a Forrester security and risk analyst she advised clients on strategy, industry developments, and best practices for IAM, strong authentication, and API security. Now Eve is on the hunt to take it to the next level.


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