iShield Key Experience, Automated (PKI) Infrastructure, & GenAI Identity Attacks – Kevin Fadaie, Roni Bliss, David Mahdi – ESW Vault

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Kevin Fadaie
Regional Sales Manager, Embedded IoT Solutions at Swissbit

Kevin Fadaie has been Regional Sales Manager for Embedded IoT Solutions at Swissbit NA since early 2023. His key responsibilities include forging and enhancing partnerships with Identity and Access Management (IAM) solution providers and positioning Swissbit as a top FIDO2 solutions provider in the Americas. Fadaie’s efforts in establishing strategic alliances are crucial for enabling customers to smoothly integrate Swissbit’s advanced security products into their authentication systems.

Prior to joining Swissbit, Kevin held positions as a sales and technical account manager at leading companies, including Samsung and Intel. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from San Jose State University in California.

Roni Bliss
Regional Sales Manager at HID

As a regional sales manager at HID, I help CISOs, IT and IoT teams with TLS and PKI certificate management, streamlining their operations, reducing the risk of data breaches, and minimizing expensive outages or downtime. I have over 10 years of experience in B2B sales and marketing, with a focus on digital solutions and cybersecurity.

I am a certified professional and a TLS and PKI certificate management expert, with a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities in this field. I leverage my consultative base selling, aggressive prospecting, and solid relationship management skills to secure large-volume, high-profit accounts and out-perform the competition. I am passionate about delivering sustainable results and customer satisfaction, as well as staying ahead of the industry trends and innovations.

David Mahdi
CIO at Transmit Security

Former Gartner research VP, identity, and cybersecurity, Mr. Mahdi is an industry recognized leader. David has helped large organizations tackle digital transformation projects that included digital identity, IoT security, and early stage blockchain efforts; guided organizations to build internal cryptography teams, such as the cryptography centre of excellence. Among many contributions, he is the co-founder of the emerging machine identity management market, consulted through IPOs, raising capital, and M&A, that has helped further the identity-security space. A top performing analyst, his depth and breadth of coverage made him one of the most demanded industry analysts for clients around the globe. As a market maker, David was instrumental in creating markets and definitions for areas such as: Decentralized identity, Bring Your own identity (BYOI), passwordless authentication, machine identity management, and privacy enhanced computation. At Transmit Security, David’s multifaceted role spans, security research, collaboration with industry analysts, R&D, as well as hosting CISO advisory sessions around the globe; the role of Chief identity officer keeps David busy!


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