Mark Frantz is co-founder of BlueDelta Capital Partners, a growth capital firm focused on the U.S. federal government technology (GovTech) marketplace. Frantz serves on the board of directors or advisory board for numerous privately-held growth companies and nonprofit organizations, as well as on the Board of Directors for CSRA. Frantz has served as managing general partner of In-Q-Tel; principal with Carlyle Venture Partners; partner at RedShift Ventures; associate to the senior chairman at Alex. Brown; economic and technology policy advisor to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge; and associate director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs under President George H. W. Bush.
Steve Grobman is senior vice president and chief technology officer (CTO) for McAfee. In this role, Grobman sets the technical strategy and direction to create technologies which protect smart, connected computing devices and infrastructure worldwide. He drives McAfee innovation and leads thousands of technical resources to deliver robust and sophisticated cybersecurity solutions that protect corporate and consumer assets. Grobman is a trusted advisor to the industry and media in the field of cybersecurity defense and the evolving threat landscape.
Prior to joining McAfee, Grobman was at Intel where he spent over two decades in senior technical leadership positions related to the field of cybersecurity. His roles varied from protecting Intel’s own assets as an IT security architect to building new security architecture into hardware and software as the chief architect for Intel’s vPro platform. After the acquisition of McAfee in 2012, Grobman moved into the CTO office to drive new research and innovation capabilities for the division and was named worldwide CTO in 2014.
He has published multiple technical papers and books, and holds 24 U.S. and international patents in the fields of security, software, and computer architecture, with another roughly 20 patents pending.
Grobman earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from North Carolina State University.
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Mark D. McLaughlin joined as president and CEO of Palo Alto Networks in August of 2011 and became Chairman of the Board in 2012.
Before Palo Alto Networks, McLaughlin served as president and CEO of Verisign; vice president of Business Development for Signio; and vice President of business development for Gemplus. He also served as general counsel of Caere Corporation and practiced law with Cooley Godward Kronish LLP.
For nearly a decade, McLaughlin has had the honor of serving as a member of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC), a body that for more than 30 years has brought industry chief executives together to provide counsel on national security policy and technical issues to the U.S. President and national security leadership. McLaughlin has served two-year terms as Chairman and vice chairman of the NSTAC.
He received his J.D., Magna cum Laude, from Seattle University School of Law and his B.S. degree from the United States Military Academy, West Point. McLaughlin currently serves on the board of directors for Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM).
As chairman and chief executive officer of Tenable, Amit Yoran oversees the company’s strategic vision as Tenable works to empower organizations to understand and reduce their cybersecurity risk. Yoran brings to Tenable a unique blend of leadership in the private and public sectors. Previously, he served as president of RSA, leading its transformation into one of the most successful global security companies. Yoran joined RSA through the acquisition of NetWitness, the network forensics company he founded and led as CEO.
Previously, Yoran served as founding director of the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) program in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He was also founder and CEO of Riptech, one of the first managed security service providers (MSSP), which was acquired by Symantec in 2002. Yoran currently serves as a board member and adviser to several security startups. In addition, he is recognized as a thought leader and influencer in the security industry, and is often sought out to provide expert commentary on his vision for the future of cybersecurity at industry events and in the media.
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