Security Innovation Day Speakers


Earl Carter

Earl Carter
Technical Leader, Security Intelligence and Research Group, Cisco

Earl Carter has always had a passion for solving puzzles and understanding how things operate. Mr Carter quickly learned that identifying security weaknesses is just like solving puzzles. Almost 20 years ago, he was introduced to network security when he accepted a position at the Airforce Information Warfare centre in San Antonio, Texas. In 1998, Mr Carter starting working Cisco and became one of the founding members on the Security Technology Assessment Team (STAT). After spending 15 years identifying new security threats and assisting product teams in hardening their devices and software to mitigate those identified security threats, Mr Carter became a Threat Researcher for Cisco Talos. Now he spends his time hunting for new threats against live customer networks by examining various intelligence feeds and data sources. Among Mr Carter’s significant contributions to Cisco are multiple security patents and authoring three Cisco Press Security Books along with co-authoring three more Cisco Press Security Books.

David Cocchiara

David Cocchiara
Director of Customer Success and Stealthwatch Operations, Cisco

David is currently the Director of Customer Success for Cisco Security and Stealthwatch Operations.

David’s focus is delivering successful outcomes for Cisco Security customers and the successful integration of Stealthwatch operations into Cisco.

Prior to Cisco, David acted as the COO and CFO at Lancope, heading up all financial and operational functions, as well as leading the company’s dynamic business development and customer success teams. With close to 20 years of experience in finance, he was part of the original executive team that led Lancope from its early start-up stage to a market-changing provider of network visibility and security intelligence solutions. Under his leadership, Lancope achieved profitability and continued to experience double-digit growth year after year leading up to the acquisition by Cisco.

Karen Elfick

Karen Elfick
Information Security Architect, Air New Zealand

Karen joined Air New Zealand late 2013. As the Information Security Architect she has overall responsibility for the enterprise security architecture and is an integral part of the team involved in the ambitious Information Security Transformation Programme aimed at improving cyber resilience and raising Air New Zealand’s security maturity across a number of domains. Karen brings a wealth of experience in Information Security having worked previously in Australia in various sectors such as banking, local government, Power, mining and Telecommunications. Outside of work, Karen enjoys horse riding, skiing, running and Karate.

Dave Justice

Dave Justice
Vice President, World Wide Enterprise Business Solution Sales, Cisco

Dave Justice is Vice President of Cisco's Global Security Sales Organisation, a multi-billion dollar business and one of the fastest growing areas within the company. Cisco is recognised as the largest security vendor in the industry. Justice leads a global team of over 1,145 security specialists, including sales account managers and consulting system engineers, dedicated to helping customers and their corporate boards solve complex business issues through security solutions. He is also responsible for leveraging the 17,000+ Cisco generalist sellers, Cisco’s services organisation, and channel partners to increase the penetration of security solutions with Cisco customers.

Justice is responsible for all aspects of security sales, including developing and executing the go-to-market strategy for the Security business. He is recognised as a proven sales leader with an innovative, forward-thinking approach and clear understanding of customer business needs. Justice is responsible for driving security business market growth and continuing the transition of the business to a software and recurring revenue-based model. He serves on the worldwide sales executive leadership team and reports directly to Chris Dedicoat, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Field Operations for Cisco.

Most recently, Justice led Cisco’s Worldwide Enterprise Networking and Software business where he had a track record for achieving strong results. He was responsible for sales of networking technology and software solutions for enterprise and small businesses.

A 16-year veteran of Cisco, Justice has held leadership positions across Cisco's commercial and enterprise businesses where he has demonstrated his passion for technology. He has a degree in political science from the University of Washington with a specialisation in communications.

Steve Martino

Steve Martino
Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, Cisco

Vice President Steve Martino leads Cisco's Information Security (InfoSec) organisation to innovate and adopt the most effective security technologies and policies, reflect them in Cisco's people, products and services, and share them with customers. He has more than 30 years of high-technology experience in security, IT operations, product development and operations, marketing, and sales.

Under Martino's leadership, Cisco's InfoSec organisation equips the company to defend itself, its partners and customers from information security threats. His team creates and adopts risk-based data governance and technology policies and capabilities to enable and secure Cisco’s customer and partner information and computing assets. Information Security influences Cisco and its ecosystems to secure information assets by making information security services transparent, and easy to engage and adopt through streamlined and consistent processes. Martino strives to create a world-class culture of agility, innovation, business and technical leadership, helping to make Cisco the #1 security vendor in the industry.

In addition to his Information Security leadership role, Martino participates in various Cisco IT, risk management and business transformation initiatives. Prior to joining Cisco in August 2007, Martino spent six years at Digeo, Inc., as Vice President of Business Operations. He managed the design and engineering efforts in Digeo’s central business operations systems, NOC Support Centre and internal IT operations. Prior to Digeo, he spent six years with Click2learn, where he ended his tenure as Chief Operating Officer. While at Click2learn, Martino lead the company’s SaaS e-Learning portal development, professional services business, transitioned the field sales organisation from an indirect model to an enterprise sales model, and helped take the company public in 1999. Martino has held marketing and management consulting roles at Sun Microsystems/ SunSoft, Inc., Pricewaterhouse, and Xerox Corporation.

Gary McIntyre

Gary McIntyre
Senior Security Services Architect, Cisco Systems International

Gary is a senior information security professional serving private and public sector organisations globally for 16 years, focused on the development and operations of large-scale information security programs.

In the past six years, he has focused on the management of international security operations delivery within large enterprises and service providers. He specialises in the design and development of security operations centres from the ground up and has assisted a number of financial industry and service providers to set up their SOCs in the past two years with Cisco.

Previously, he has been a technical architect, project executive and a senior information security consultant, working with a wide variety of financial services, service provider, government, and other organisations.

He is also the co-author of a recent Cisco Press book on designing, building and improving security operations centres. He is based in Dubai.

John N. Stewart

John N. Stewart
Senior Vice President, Chief Security and Trust Officer, Cisco

John N. Stewart formed and leads Cisco's Security and Trust Organisation, underscoring Cisco's commitment to address two of the most critical issues that are top of mind for boardrooms and world leaders alike. Under Stewart’s leadership, the organisation’s core missions include protecting Cisco's public and private customers, enabling and ensuring Cisco Secure Development Lifecycle and Trustworthy Systems efforts across Cisco's portfolio, and protecting the Cisco enterprise from ever-evolving cyber threats.

Throughout his 25-year career, Stewart has led or participated in widely ranging security initiatives from IT design for elementary schools to national security programs. In addition to his role at Cisco, he sits on technical advisory boards for Area 1 Security, BlackStratus, Inc., and Threatstream. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Shape Security, Shadow Networks, Inc., and the National Cyber-Forensics Training Alliance (NCFTA). He also serves as a special advisor to Redseal’s Board of Directors. Additionally, Stewart serves on the Australian Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Cyber Security Review panel and on the Cybersecurity Think Tank at University of Maryland University College. He served on the CSIS Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th United States Presidency and on advisory boards for many companies including Akonix, Cloudshield, Finjan, Fixmo, Inc., Ingrian Networks, Nok-Nok Labs, Riverhead, and TripWire.

Stewart is a highly sought public and closed-door speaker and most recently was recognised with the RSA 2015 award for Excellence in Security. Other recent honours include the global 2014 Golden Bridge Award for CISO of the Year, as well as the CSO 40 Silver Award for Chief Security Officer of the Year in 2014.

Stewart has a Master of Science degree in computer and information science from Syracuse University.

Jeff Samuels

Jeff Samuels
Vice President of Security Product Marketing, Cisco

A proven marketing, product and go-to-market executive, Jeff came to Cisco via the OpenDNS acquisition (August 2015). At OpenDNS, Jeff served as its Chief Marketing Officer tasked with driving global adoption of OpenDNS’s cloud-delivered security services. Prior to joining OpenDNS, he served as CMO at GoGrid, a leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service company. Under Jeff’s leadership, GoGrid scaled cloud services and successfully repositioned itself from a regional hosting company to a dominant cloud player recognised by Gartner as one of the world’s largest providers. Jeff also served as General Manager and Vice President at Neustar (NYSE: NSR) and GM and EVP of Marketing at UltraDNS. Jeff holds a B.A. from Columbia University.

Anthony Stitt

Anthony Stitt
General Manager of Security, Cisco, Australia and New Zealand

As General Manager Security Sales, Anthony Stitt is responsible for defining the security sales strategy and managing Cisco security business in ANZ. Mr. Stitt has over twenty years of experience building information security solutions for major enterprises. His expertise includes technology solutions, managed services and consulting services across a variety of vertical markets including finance, services provider, enterprise and government.

Prior to Cisco, Mr. Stitt held roles as Sales Manager at Sourcefire ANZ, and security Business Development Manager at Dimension Data. Mr. Stitt previously worked for 10 years at Logicalis/NetStar where he held several roles including National Services Manager, State Manager for Queensland, and Security Practice Manager, where he setup and built the security business from startup.

Anthony holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science & Mathematics from Sydney University and an M.B.A. from the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales

Tom Stitt

Tom Stitt
Director of Product Marketing, Cisco Advanced Threat Solutions, Cisco

Tom Stitt is Director of Product Marketing for Cisco’s Advanced Threat Solutions. Currently he is focused on the use of Cisco’s continuous collection and analysis capabilities to make reasonable incident response accessible to well-meaning, but understaffed security teams.

Tom has over 15 years of experience in the IT infrastructure and security technologies in various product management, marketing and business development roles. Tom started in the IT security over 15 years ago when he was part of the founding team at Internet Security Systems, a pioneer in advanced threat detection.

This passion continues at Cisco where big data analytics are used to gain information superiority by integrating and analysing information from email & web gateways, networks and endpoints to provide better visibility, decisions and control for more effective and comprehensive security.

Tom holds a M.S.E. from University of Alabama and when not engaged in stopping the latest cyber threats, can be found cycling the beautiful back roads of north Georgia.

Craig Warren

Craig Warren
Executive Director, ICT Infrastructure Services, Deakin University

"Driving the Digital Frontier to make a difference to the communities we serve"

Craig Warren has been a passionate staff member within Deakin University's eSolutions Division for many years. He currently holds the position of Executive Director, ICT Infrastructure Services where he is responsible for Deakin's

Craig loves to see technology effectively utilised to deliver an outcome to a customer. "Currently at Deakin we are very focused on introducing personalisation to as many ICT services as possible. For example, using location based services we can have screens put up personalised heat maps of where your friends are in a building. ICT Infrastructure is enabling such services and is no longer confined to just the back room."

Craig has a Bachelor of Sciences Degree (Honours) from Deakin University.

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