Christopher Young is chief executive officer of McAfee. In this role, Young leads the company’s security business across hardware and software platforms, generating revenue exceeding $3 billion. Young was previously the senior vice president and general manager of Intel Security Group.
Prior to joining McAfee, Young served as senior vice president at Cisco’s Security Business Group. In this role, he was responsible for strategy, engineering, and product development for the company’s global security business.
Before that, Young served as senior vice president and general manager at VMware, where he led engineering, product development, and marketing for desktop virtualization, consumer, and end-user offerings. He also served as senior vice president of products for RSA, the security division of EMC.
A recognized security expert, Young speaks regularly at industry events, such as the RSA Conference, InfoSec, and the Gartner IT Security Summit. He serves on the board of directors of Snap, Inc. Young has been recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America by Savoy magazine and was honored with an Achievement Award from the Black Engineer of the Year organization.
Young earned a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Princeton University and an MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School.
Associate Research Director, IDC
Dominic Trott is an Associate Research Director within IDC’s Western European Enterprise Infrastructure Software and Services (EISS) group. Within EISS, Trott manages IDC’s Western European security research team. He is also responsible for managing the European Security Strategies continuous intelligence service (CIS). This CIS represents IDC’s coverage of the Western European security market across software, services and appliances. Trott is a member of IDC’s research practices for privacy & data security, mobility and blockchain, where he explores the security implications and use cases.
Trott is an expert in the European security market and is experienced in presenting key themes, emerging trends and customer concerns to a wide range of audiences. His analysis and opinions are widely sought on a variety of topics. These include security software, managed security services, the CISO agenda and the impact of data privacy and security regulations.
Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, McAfee
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.
Senior Vice President, Cloud Security Business Unit, McAfee
Rajiv Gupta is senior vice president of the cloud security business unit at McAfee. Rajiv joined McAfee in January 2018 with the acquisition of Skyhigh Networks, the leading cloud access security broker (CASB) company where he was the founder and CEO.
Gupta has more than 20 years of successful enterprise software and security experience, and is recognized as a pioneer of web services. Prior to founding Skyhigh, Rajiv was vice president and general manager of the policy management business unit at Cisco.
Prior to Cisco, Rajiv was founder and CEO of Securent Inc., a policy-based web services management company that was acquired by Oblix/Oracle. Before Securent, he spent 11 years at Hewlett-Packard, where his work on client-utility computing technology was the precursor to cloud services as we know them today. With more than 45 patents, Rajiv is the inventor or co-inventor of some of the seminal concepts that underpin web services.
Rajiv earned a bachelor‘s degree in computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology and his doctorate in computer science from the California Institute of Technology.
Vice President & General Manager of Corporate Security Products
Raja Patel is a vice president general manager of corporate security products at McAfee. He is responsible for defining and executing the strategic direction for McAfee’s corporate products portfolio, which includes solutions for endpoint security, advanced threat detection, security operations, network security, & data protection. Raja leads strategy, product management, business development, product marketing & user experience teams responsible for building security solutions for the corporate products group.
Prior to this role, Raja was general manager for the network security business unit, within Intel, and at Cisco where he led product management for cloud security services business, with a focus on content security, threat intelligence and advanced threat solutions. Raja also held other senior positions at Cisco, including strategy development across the enterprise-networking portfolio, product management for its multi-billion dollar integrated services routing portfolio, overseeing development, go-to-market and lifecycle management for a broad range of hardware and software offerings.
Prior to Cisco, Patel worked in business development, application and flight test engineering at Honeywell.
Patel holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering with a minor in mathematics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona, and an MBA degree in global management from the University of Phoenix.
Chief Scientist and McAfee Fellow
Raj Samani is a computer security expert working as the Chief Scientist, and McAfee Fellow for cybersecurity firm McAfee. Raj has assisted multiple law enforcement agencies in cybercrime cases, and is special advisor to the Europ ea n Cybercri me Centre (EC3) in The Hague. Raj has been recognized for his contribution to the computer security industry through numerous awards, including the Infosecurity Europe hall of Fame, Peter Szor award, Intel Achievement Award, among others. Raj is also the co-author of the book ‘Applied Cyber Security and the Smart Grid’, CSA Guide to Cloud computing, as well as technical editor for numerous other publications. He can be found on twitter @Raj_Samani
Head of Cyber Investigations, McAfee
John Fokker is Head of Cyber Investigations for McAfee Advanced Threat Research. Prior to joining McAfee, he worked at the National High Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU), the Dutch national police unit dedicated to investigating advanced forms of cybercrime. Within NHTCU he led the data science group, which focused on threat intelligence research. During his career he has supervised numerous large-scale cybercrime investigations and takedowns. Fokker is also one of the cofounders of the NoMoreRansom Project. He started his career with the Netherlands Police Agency as a digital forensics investigator within a task force against organized crime. Before joining the national police, he served in the special operations and counterterrorism group of the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps. Twitter: @john_fokker.
President, EMEA Sales, McAfee
Adam entered the IT industry in the 1990’s initially through channel sales in distribution, first at Sphinx CST then acquired by Ingram Micro.
In 2002 he relocated to Australia and joined Cisco Systems in direct sales then in sales management, running the Mid-Market sales team. As part of the ANZ leadership team, he was an active member of ANZ Senior Leadership Team, responsible for sales strategy and execution across the region. Whilst in Australia, Adam also took an active role in corporate social responsibility.
After 8 years in Sydney, Adam relocated within Cisco to Singapore to lead strategy, operations and business development across Cisco’s core portfolio of Switching, Routing, Wireless and Security, creating the Borderless Networks organization. His role spanned Asia, India, Australia, China and Japan.
In late 2012, Adam returned to his native UK to lead Cisco’s nascent Cyber Security Practice across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia. This included leading Cisco’s dedicated, highly specialized Security sales organization in close partnership with the product development business unit and Cisco’s broad field sales and leadership community.
In August 2017, Adam joined McAfee as EMEA Sales President to help customers address the increasing complexity in the cyber domain.
Adam is consulting-led, customer-centric and collaborative in his approach, motivated by helping customers and partners accelerate their digital business goals by reducing the cyber risks to which they are exposed. He is active in promoting Security information sharing and thought leadership within the security community through social media, press. blogs and events.
Adam is married with two children and enjoys music, Muay Thai, mountain-biking, snowboarding and running.
Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
Chatelle Lynch is senior vice president and chief human resources officer at McAfee. She oversees compensation, benefits, rewards and recognition, human resources systems, human resources services, and workforce intelligence, along with learning, development, and talent. Lynch was previously head of human resources for Intel Security.
Known for her expertise in producing cutting-edge programs that best meet the needs of diverse business models, Lynch is well versed in organizational design and development for today’s dynamically changing landscape. Lynch has both global and executive expertise in the high-tech industry, with experience in designing stock, cash, bonus, and other incentive programs. Additionally, she is proficient in executive and sales compensation, and has designed and implemented a world-class human resources services center for McAfee. Lynch is an experienced human resources business partner in both the field level and corporate office environment with international expertise that allows her to shape the local needs of her workforce.
As executive sponsor for Women in Security (WISE), a global employee group at McAfee committed to the advancement of women in the workplace, Lynch is dedicated to investing in the next generation of leaders, actively focusing on diversity, inclusion, and an empowered workforce.
Prior to joining McAfee in 2005, Lynch held leadership positions at Fluor Corporation, specializing in human resources and compensation. Native to Australia, Lynch earned bachelor’s degrees from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia.
Alberto Zampieri has over 20 years’ experience in the IT Security Industry with a focus on Web, Network and Cloud Security. Alberto joined McAfee in 2009 as part of the Secure Computing acquisition and since then has earned a considerable reputation as a content security expert within McAfee, contributing to the success of the McAfee Web Gateway product line. Alberto is currently a specialist in McAfee’s Cloud Security Business Unit, and is a regular speaker at conferences and events.
Cloud Security Program Director, ATOS
Regional Solution Architect
Andrea Rossini is a security minded professional with a passion for cybersecurity that has grown since the beginning of his career.
That career spans over 15 years and includes positions as a consultant, architect and manager in system integration, consultancy and security technology companies. In his current role at McAfee, as a Regional Solution Architect, Andrea brings his knowledge of the wide McAfee portfolio and consultancy skills together to advise large customers on security solutions and through leadership by example helps create a solution-selling culture in the organization.
Andrea has been with McAfee for over 10 years and previously held positions in Professional Services and Sales Engineering. Thanks to these wide-ranging experiences, he is highly skilled in analysis, design and implementation of ICT security solutions as well in project management and service delivery. A strong technical background, joined with management experiences, he understands how to deliver enterprise security solutions to meet business needs.
Andrea holds a Degree in Computer Science and a Masters in ICT Security. Additionally, he holds ISC2 CCSP, ITIL and CompTIA Security+ certifications.
Director, Office of the CTO, McAfee Cloud Business Unit
Andreas works for the CTO Office where he is responsible to contribute to McAfee’s cloud technology, vision and architecture as well as cloud security innovation. He brings more than 17 years of experience in enterprise-class technology and worked with Citrix, PGP Corporation and Symantec in several roles including pre-sales architecture, product management, development and software architecture before joining Skyhigh Networks in 2015. Andreas also spent several years as a freelance consultant for encryption and data protection solutions and has led projects with several enterprises and public organizations across EMEA to implement cryptography in business processes. With long experience focussing on data protection solutions, data loss prevention and cryptography Andreas is a recognised advisor and contributor to a large network of data protection specialists in EMEA and the US. Andreas holds a German degree as electronic engineer for microchip and information technology.
Senior Vice President, Customer Success Group
Aneel Jaeel is senior vice president, customer success group at McAfee. He is responsible for all post-sales customer services, including customer support for McAfee corporate and consumer products, professional services, and education and training services. Jaeel has more than two decades of experience in the customer service industry across a wide spectrum of software and hardware segments.
Before joining McAfee, Jaeel was senior vice president of global customer support and support account management services at ServiceNow. Prior to that, Jaeel was vice president of enterprise support at Symantec/Veritas, where he led customer support for a range of product portfolios, including information availability, information management, and security. He has also held several leadership positions managing customer support and services at Oracle, SAP, PeopleSoft, and Sun Microsystems.
Jaeel has a bachelor’s degree in engineering and earned a master’s degree in computer science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Director of Information Security
Bill leads McAfee’s Security Fusion Centers worldwide. The Security Fusion Centers provide:
Physical security for all McAfee employees, contactors and facilities
Network security for all McAfee networks and cyber activities
Proactive threat hunting teams
McAfee’s Industrial Security programs
Insider Threat Program
Cyber Security Incident Response Team
Prior to joining McAfee in 2017, Bill had a career lasting over 22 years as a Special Agent in the FBI, finishing his career as an FBI Executive responsible for leading the St. Louis Field Office. While with the FBI, he led technical investigations in the Operational Technology Division, was the Chief Security Officer for the Washington DC Field Office, spent five years in the Critical Response Group and worked many different types of investigations throughout the US.
Bill is a former New York State Police – State Trooper and was a Company Commander and pilot in the United States Army. Bill is a graduate of the University of Buffalo, has been married for 20 years and has three children.
Enterprise Architect, McAfee
Boubker is an industry leading specialist in building and proposing cyber security solutions to Enterprise organizations and partners with over 18 years’ experience in the security industry. He is experienced in designing and scoping McAfee security technology as well as partner’s security products as a single integrated platform. Further he is a key member of the McAfee team in building solution showcases and leading security workshops.
He is currently specialized in security in the following verticals: Finance, Critical Infrastructure, Cloud and Industrial IoT in EMEA. Boubker is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture (SABSA). He has been a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) since 2007.
Head of Public Policy and Government Relations for EMEA
As Head of Public Policy and Government Relations for EMEA, Chris leads McAfee’s advocacy program with the EU institutions, other companies and trade associations, working to enhance the company’s thought leadership at European level and to strengthen the reputation in the European capital.
Chris joined McAfee early in 2018, from Liberty Global, where he was VP for Public Policy in Amsterdam.
Previously he headed up their Brussels public policy team responsible for directing Liberty Global’s engagement with EU policy makers, regulators and industry stakeholders. Chris has a legal background and has degrees in Politics, EU competition law from King’s College London, and an LLM in telecommunications and IT law from Strathclyde University.
He has many years of experience in the digital sector and in developing and implementing effective advocacy campaigns and engaging with government stakeholders to build growth and enhance reputation.
Regional Solution Architect
Chris has been working as an IT-Security professional for over 10 years and spent over 4 years as part of the McAfee Professional Services Team. Now he is a Solution Architect for over a year focusing on holistic data protection, effective use of threat intelligence and efficient security operations processes. Chris has a broad knowledge of security technologies and customer challenges which he uses to support customers to create an integrated security ecosystem, based upon our open McAfee DXL Message bus. He has been presenting multiple times at MPOWER, on other security conferences, as wells as on customer and partner roundtables.
Product Specialist for Web Protection
Georg has been working as an IT professional for over 10 years and has been with McAfee for more than 4 years as part of the McAfee Webgateway Support Team. Today he is a Product specialist for Web Protection, supporting the Sales team and Partners in a variety of Web Protection and CASB Projects. He is a Webgateway fanboy and fascinated with the OpenDXL Story. Georg has built a number of different integrations around OpenDXL to showcase the power of an integrated ecosystem.
Hemant Pandya is a Security Consultant at McAfee based in the Middle East. He has 11 years of experience and knowledge in Software Development, Networking & Cyber Security solutions and is passionate about working with customers from different Industry verticals to help secure their unique environments from sophisticated Cyber Threats lurking in the wild. Hemant truly believes that an open and collaborative Security Ecosystem can pro-actively protect organizations against emerging attacks.
The best thing he likes about his role is “The Constant Challenges, each engagement requires a different set of skills than the previous one and, most of the time you have to combine everything you know to find ways to protect different environments”.
Senior Enterprise Technology Specialist
Jason Brown is a Senior Enterprise Technology Specialist focusing in Endpoint and working within Europe, the Middle East and Africa, (EMEA). He is responsible for representing the McAfee Endpoint Business Unit strategy to customers, working on the largest and most strategic deals with the region, and empowering Sales Engineering & Channel Partners to utilize McAfee’s endpoint technology in the most effective way. He is currently responsible for driving adoption of McAfee’s Dynamic Endpoint solution across the region. He has authored many white papers and best practice guides, and presented at McAfee’s prestigious Focus and MPOWER security events in Las Vegas and Europe. He has created and executed partner and customer training, delivered professional services and assisted pre-sales activity across EMEA, having worked within the security industry for the last 22 years. Prior to joining McAfee, Jason worked at a defence contractor after Master’s degrees in Operational Research and Finance. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and Certified Cloud Security Professional.
Enterprise Technology Specialist, EMEA Lead for Advanced Threat Defense
Marcus Viertel leads the McAfee Threat Investigations products domain in EMEA and has more than 20 years experience in ICT and IT Security with companies like Alcatel, BT Global Services and has been with McAfee for over 5 years. He holds Masters Degrees in Business and Information Security and merges strong business focus with deep technical understanding of technology trends and architectures. He has significant background in network security, malware analysis and IR, leads expert communities in these areas and is a regular speaker at conferences and events.
Martin de Jongh
Enterprise Technology Specialist
Martin de Jongh is an Enterprise Technology Specialist focusing on both Endpoint Protection/Detection-Response and Eco system solution domains and working within Europe, the Middle East and Africa, (EMEA).
He is jointly responsible for representing the McAfee Endpoint Business Unit strategy to customers, working on the largest and most strategic deals with the region, and empowering Sales Engineering & Channel Partners to utilize McAfee’s solutions in the most effective way. He has created and executed both partner and customer training across EMEA.
Having worked within the security industry for the last 20+ years, prior to joining McAfee, Martin worked at government and enterprise/consultancy firms like Dutch DoD, Dutch SIOD, RSA-EMC, Royal Dutch Shell, CGI Global Services and Hitachi. He holds Masters Degrees in Business and Information Security and merges strong business focus with deep technical understanding on IT security trends, architectures and compliance guidelines. He has significant background in cybersecurity, ethical hacking and incident response, leads expert communities in these areas and is a regular speaker at conferences and events.
Solution Architect, EMEA
Martin is a Solution Architect for the EMEA region and joined McAfee in 2013.
He is specialized in building enterprise reference architecture designs, Blueprints and integrations aligned to the key cyber security outcomes. During his time at McAfee he has held various roles in a number of countries in the EMEA region.
Prior to joining McAfee, Martin worked with global IT Solution Integrators and Solution Partners.
Mo Cashman is one of McAfee’s passionate leaders in cyber security. As an Enterprise Security Architect and Principal Engineer at McAfee, Mo inspires our next generation security professionals and advises our largest global customers on how to make security an enabler for their business. Mo’s passion is to change the way we think about, measure and operate security systems. With that passion and over 20 years experience, Mo currently leads our solution architect team, and integrated security system design for Sec Ops, Threat Management, Data Protection and Cloud. In previous roles at McAfee, Mo was the Chief Security Officer for the Global Public Sector and just prior to joining McAfee, lead a large Computer Security Incident Response Team investigating sophisticated cyber threats for the US Defense Department in Europe.
Senior Director – McAfee Device Security
Nathan Jenniges is Senior Director of McAfee’s Device Security business. Nathan leads a product management & marketing team responsible for planning and delivering security products and threat defense technologies across PC, Server, Mobile, and IoT devices. He has been with McAfee for over 6 years working as a product management leader in the Endpoint and Management product lines. Prior to McAfee, Nathan spent 15 years in the mobile devices industry working in a variety of roles in engineering, marketing, strategy, and product management at Motorola and Dell. Nathan has a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
McAfee Enterprise Technology Specialist for SIEM, Analytics and Advanced Threat Protection in EMEA
Nicolas Stricher has over 20 years’ experience in the IT security industry with a focus on SIEM in the last 5 years. Nicolas is currently a McAfee Enterprise Technology Specialist for SIEM, Analytics and Advanced Threat Protection in EMEA. As part of this role he helps McAfee Sales Engineers and partners position McAfee security operation solutions to large and medium size customers. He is also a regular presenter at the McAfee Enterprise Briefing Center (EBC) in Amsterdam.
EMEA Marketing Director
From working with an Apple distributor in 1980, Nigel has over 30 years experience of computers, security, networking and mobility. He has a strong technical background, with roles in pre-sales and post-sales support and product management before technology marketing. His international knowledge started in 1987 and he has presented at security, privacy, e-commerce and networking conferences in over 50 countries.
He has written the book “GDPR: An action Guide for IT” and speaks and writes regularly on data protection regulations and user privacy. He has also contributed to a number of computing books on network protocols and security, written many articles and lived in California for a number of years before relocating back to the UK as he was missing the rain!
His experience has mirrored many of the most innovative areas of computing; Apple & IBM PCs in the 1980s, storage & networking in the 1990s, Internet performance & web security in the 2000s and mobility & cloud enablement in the 2010s.
Rolf Haas is an enterprise technology specialist, in the network security division of McAfee. With more than 20 years of experience in IT security, Rolf has built up extensive technical knowledge in global hardware, software, and services. He provides structured and innovative approaches to solving complex technical issues, as well as solutions and responses in areas such as Data and Cloud Protection to both end users and channel partners while developing lasting customer relationships.
International Technical Director, ThreatQuotient
As Technical Director for ThreatQuotient International, Steve Rivers works closely with regional teams to drive international sales efforts. In this role, he is responsible for engaging customers, delivering PoCs and integrations, and providing technical oversight to ensure that prospects, customers and current partners achieve success with the ThreatQ platform. Steve brings extensive knowledge of the global Security marketplace to his position and has over fifteen years of experience in client facing roles throughout Europe, North America and Asia. He has previously served as Business Development Manager UKI at Cisco, and Professional Services Director at SourceFire.
Enterprise Technology Specialist – EMEA – Datacenter and Cloud Security
Tamas Barna is an IT Engineering graduate and has many leading international IT security certifications such as CISSP, CISM, CCSP and Security+. He has more than 20 years of experience in the Information Security field, including 17 years at the world’s leading IT security company, McAfee. During this time he has been involved in several major IT security projects as a trusted advisor in the entire South East European region and recently has been working at an EMEA level as Enterprise Technology Specialist for Datacenter and Cloud Security. In this role he is responsible for covering the overall architecture of McAfee’s products and solutions for Hybrid Datacenter and Cloud and acts as a product owner and thought leader on associated technologies in the EMEA region.
Tanja graduated from the University of Hamburg, mastering in Computer Science with a focus on System and Infrastructure Security. She is a Security Engineer with McAfee mainly working with named German customers. She started her career in the Firewall and Encryption Business, spending some time on Network Analysis techniques but always loved Security. Tanja is working with McAfee Endpoint Security since day one of the product release. She works with customers to upgrade their environments to the latest release and to optimize their security infrastructure. This not only includes upgrades to next generation security technologies but also includes strategic planning with customers to enable them to live the security lifecycle.
Director, Enterprise Technology Specialist (ETS) Team – EMEA
Thomas Maxeiner is the Director for the Enterprise Technology Specialist (ETS) Team in EMEA. In that role Thomas is overall responsible for orchestrating BU product-line readiness and sales success in EMEA, and leading the EMEA ETS for the respective Business Units. Thomas joined McAfee in 2007 as part of the acquisition of SafeBoot and has 16 years security background with European as well as global roles. Prior to joining McAfee, Thomas spent six years with SafeBoot, where he built up the German subsidiary and passed through different roles in the organization until he finally was the responsible Product Manager for their full disk encryption technology.
Global Technical Director, Endpoint
Briana Farro is an IT Security Professional with 16 years of experience supporting local government, non – profit, and private sector organizations prior to joining McAfee in 2010.
Briana possesses comprehensive knowledge of the McAfee product line with expertise in Device and Endpoint Security and Data Protection solutions. As the Global Technical Director for Endpoint, she is responsible for raising awareness of McAfee’s strategy and ensuring our teams are enabled to relay and successfully demonstrate this vision throughout the industry.
To ensure that our customers’ needs, proposed enhancements, and voices are heard, Briana provides a strong, bi – directional link between McAfee’s field staff and Product Management teams.
In addition to supporting McAfee at industry events, Briana has also presented at various events highlighting women’s achievements in Cybersecurity and highlighting roles for women within Cybersecurity. She is currently a Chapter Lead for McAfee’s Women In Security ( WISE ) Community.
She holds active CISSP, Security+, and ITIL certifications.