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Jennifer Singh

Director, Applied Innovation
Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters

From strategy to execution, Jen makes innovative ideas become product realities. As a Director within the Applied Innovation team at Thomson Reuters, Jen has a constant eye on the emerging technology landscape to generate product and partnership opportunities. She partners both internally and externally to conceptualize ideas, build proof of concepts, deploy prototypes and deliver revenue generating products. After starting her career in financial services, Jen has since worked across Thomson Reuters in a variety of strategic and operational roles.

Jen is a graduate of Georgetown University and holds a B.S. in Finance and Accounting. She also earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Jen currently volunteers as the City Director of House of Genius Atlanta, a community that helps entrepreneurs overcome challenges. She resides in Atlanta, Georgia, is a weather nerd, and big fan of group fitness.

Kris Alexander

Chief Strategist, Connected Devices & Gaming
Akamai Technologies

Akamai Technologies

Kris Alexander is the Chief Strategist focused on Connected Devices and Gaming at Akamai Technologies Inc. He is currently responsible for Akamai's strategy for connected consumer electronics, and gaming and interactive entertainment software. Kris joined Akamai in 1994 as the Senior Product Manager who created and launched the Akamai Media Delivery Solution. He advanced to become Product Line Director, where he developed multiple strategies and managed many teams to successfully launch many new solutions and products including the Akamai HD Network with HD for Flash, HD for iPhone/iPad, HD for Silverlight, and Media Analytics, and Akamai Electronic Software Delivery Solution. He worked closely with many businesses over the years as partners and customers of Akamai, including Apple, Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Nokia, Blizzard, EA, Viacom, and Fox.

Prior to Akamai, Kris held several positions with Genuity (formerly BBN Networks) including Director of Marketing and Strategy and Product Manager. He also worked as an independent Marketing and Business Consultant focused on business strategy and products across of range of businesses including Parker Guitars, Turbine Games, WarCry Network, NaviSite, and Lahey Clinic. In 1999, he founded an independent record label, Empire Underwater Records in Boston which promoted and released music of local artists nationally.

Kris has spoken at multiple industry conferences such as CES, E3, GDC, Cebit, and Digital Hollywood, on topics such as Interactive Entertainment, Gaming, Digital Media, and Connected Devices.

He holds a BSE in Computer Engineering and BSBA in Marketing from Northeastern University and an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Babson College.

Dr. Zulfikar Ramzan

CTO
RSA

RSA

Dr. Zulfikar Ramzan serves as the Chief Technology Officer, responsible for leading the development of RSA's technology strategy and bringing to market the innovations that help protect RSA customers from the growing number of advanced threats.

Prior to joining RSA, Dr. Ramzan served as Chief Technology Officer of Elastica and, preceding that, as Chief Scientist of Sourcefire (acquired by Cisco in October 2013). Before joining Sourcefire via its acquisition of Immunet in 2010, he was Technical Director of Symantec's Security Technology and Response division.

He has co-authored over 50 technical articles, and two books including Crimeware: Understanding New Attacks and Defenses, Addison-Wesley Professional, 2008. He also has over 50 granted patents. Dr. Ramzan was selected and served as General Chair of Crypto 2010, the premier conference in the field of Cryptography, Dr. Ramzan has a BA in Computer Science and Mathematics from Cornell and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. His doctoral advisor was Professor Ronald L. Rivest, who co-founded RSA Data Security.

George Mulhern

CEO & Chairman Of The Board
Cradlepoint

Cradlepoint

George brings proven leadership and twenty-five years of Business-to-Business technology expertise to Cradlepoint. During his twenty-year career at Hewlett Packard, George had responsibility for hardware, software and services businesses that ranged in size from several million dollars to multi-billions of dollars of annual revenue. He successfully led businesses with sites located in the U.S., Europe and Asia and developed and implemented growth strategies both organically and through acquisition for the SMB and Enterprise markets. Mulhern's last position with HP was as Senior Vice President, leading the LaserJet Global Business Unit. More recently, Mulhern was a general partner with Highway 12 Ventures, a Boise-based venture capital fund that served as a catalyst for entrepreneurs and startups to help drive economic growth in the Northwest region. George holds both a BS, and MBA, Business Administration from San Jose University.

 

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