Eric Bednash is the CEO and co-founder of RackTop Systems. He has spent the past 25 years as an innovator and entrepreneur, designing products and solutions to solve challenging Extreme Data problems. He has co-founded prior companies focused on delivering IT based services and products within the DoD Intel and Financial communities. Eric leads the strategic vision for RackTop’s data storage and management products.
Jeff Capone, PhD, is CEO of the security startup, SecureCircle, which he founded in 2015. An award-winning executive leader with expertise in enterprise software development, network and storage solutions, and IoT applications, Jeff has a track record of founding and selling successful software companies. Prior to SecureCircle, Jeff served as CTO at NETGEAR and CEO and Co-Founder of Leaf Networks, which was acquired by NETGEAR. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University.
Ron Gula is President at Gula Tech Adventures which focuses on cyber technology, cyber policy and recruiting more people to the cyber workforce. Since 2017, GTA has invested in dozens of cyber start-ups and funds and supported multiple cyber nonprofits and projects. From 2002 to 2016, Ron was the co-founder and CEO of Tenable Network Security. He helped grow the company to 20,000 customers, raise $300m in venture capital and grow revenues to $100m, setting up the company for an IPO in 2018. Prior to Tenable, Ron was a cyber industry pioneer and developed one of the first commercial network intrusion detection systems called Dragon, ran risk mitigation for the first cloud company, was deploying network honeypots in the mid 90s for the DOD and was a penetration tester for the NSA and got to participate in some of the nation’s first cyber exercises. Ron is involved in a variety of cyber nonprofits and think tanks including Defending Digital Campaigns, the Center for Internet Security, the National Security Institute and the Wilson Center.
Tom Quinn is head of Enterprise Security for T. Rowe Price and serves as the firm’s Chief Information Security Officer. He is responsible for Cyber and Information Security strategy and execution. Before joining T. Rowe Price, he was Managing Director and Technology Controls Officer for JPMC Consumer and Community Banking. Previously, Tom was Managing Director, Chief Information Security Officer for BNY Mellon and Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer for State Street Corporation. He has held key cyber security and technology positions at Goldman Sachs and Prudential. Tom earned a B.A. in Political Science from Old Dominion University and a M.S. in Information Technology Management from Naval Postgraduate School. Tom has over 25 years of technology and cyber security experience in Financial Services, has served as a US Navy Officer during combat operations, is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).