Cybersecurity’s Top Leaders Plus Emerging Technologies

Fortinet and our valued Channel and Fabric partners have come together to build a full day thought leadership Security Symposium focused on value, insights, and solutions thinking. Together we intend to discuss the latest evolution of cybersecurity, including new and emerging technologies such as Zero-Trust Network Access, Enterprise SD-WAN from Cloud to Branch, and SASE to name a few. During the day you will also have the opportunity to participate in a Technology Vendor Expo featuring more than 35 partners such as AT&T, CDW, Comcast Business, Tufin, WWT and more.


Gain intimate access to technology’s most influential Thought Leaders and Executives across various cybersecurity verticals. Attendees will have the opportunity to brush shoulders and collaborate with 700+ of the industry’s top stakeholders.


Spend time exploring emerging technologies through 35 Partners at the Security Expo, which will boast a 7:1 Attendee to Vendor ratio, allowing professionals the opportunity to accomplish their specific business goals.


Listen to industry leaders through keynotes, panels, and solution sessions tailored to the future of security technologies. The full-day Security Symposium will challenge the attendee’s existing understanding while expanding their knowledge of how to best protect their organization.


Engage and network with fellow executives and other like-minded security decision makers at exclusive Fortinet Championship events all week.


Tuesday, September 14, 2021
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Jim Overbeck, SVP Marketing, Fortinet
9:00 AM - 9:35 AM
Ruvi Kitov, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, Tufin

With the proliferation of access across on-premise, SDN, and cloud environments – the attack surface is continually increasing. At the same time - many enterprises lack a comprehensive access policy, governing who can talk to whom, and what can talk to what – they typically rely on institutional knowledge or manual & cumbersome systems to manage access between systems across networks and in the cloud.

It’s time to build comprehensive, enterprise-wide access policies, that span the entire organization (including the cloud), and leverage these policies to automate security operations. Security can be a digital transformation change agent – if you do it right!

9:35 AM - 10:25 AM
Aletha C. Noonan, Senior Vice President, Product & Partner Management, CDW
Renee Tarun, Deputy CISO/VP Information Security, Fortinet
Marianne Bailey, Partner, Cybersecurity Solutions Leader, Guidehouse
Lily Yeoh, Founder and CEO, CyberOne Security

Across the globe, organizations need to be on the cutting edge of innovation to remain competitive in today’s faced-paced, highly dynamic markets. The race to be on top doesn’t come without risk. Adversaries continuously strive to outpace our security efforts and successful cyber-attacks happen in a blink of an eye. Traditional security approaches often leave organizations scrambling to protect their systems and data. This session will provide insight from top leaders on how organizations can be proactive and fight fire with fire.

10:25 AM - 10:55 AM

Take some time to visit the more than 35 Fortinet Partners in the Tech Expo.

10:55 AM - 11:20 AM
Harry Dewhirst, Chief Executive Officer, Linksys

Internet and cellular connectivity are critically important for any type of remote or hybrid worker. These employees need easy access to the company’s network and an always-on connection to collaborate with their colleagues and customers. As businesses are preparing for their reopening plans, organizations across industries are rethinking their position on teleworking and are searching for ideal solutions to ensure their business remains agile and productive, regardless of their employees’ locations.

In this session, our industry experts will lead a panel of technology providers through a discussion of industry trends, their future remote work strategies including the latest technologies available for businesses that enable their employees with secure and reliable connectivity from their designated remote work locations.

11:20 AM - 11:45 AM
Rupesh Chokshi, VP, AT&T Cybersecurity

According to Gartner, the convergence of networking and security into the SASE framework is “the most vigorous technology trend” coming out of 2020. The edge keeps expanding and it is now synonymous with new cybersecurity challenges. Companies that want to take full advantage of delivering fully protected, optimized, and automated access to distributed applications and workloads must consider deploying a robust SASE platform and have an actionable transformation plan in place.

Please join AT&T, an industry-leading edge and cybersecurity solutions provider, to learn more about SASE trends and adoption as well as recommended strategies for implementing this next-gen architecture.

11:45 AM - 12:10 PM

Cost reductions due to organizational network modernization are an easy proposition to sell, however, network modernization should also seek to improve the user experience. As organizations began to modernize their network, Digital Leaders should look to improve user performance and take advantage of multi-broadband channels available while leveraging cloud platform strategies.

This session will describe how the largest waste and environmental services company in the United States strategically completed a network modernization project which supported the transition of 18,000 office-based users who were rapidly transitioned to a remote workforce during a national pandemic.


1:50 PM - 2:25 PM
Michael J. McGlynn, Vice President, Global Security Consulting, World Wide Technology

The devastating impacts of ransomware can cripple or destroy any organization. Executive leaders now find themselves accountable to board members and shareholders to mitigate this risk and ensure continuity of business operations. In this collaborative session, we provide some insights into the ransomware threat landscape, and what organizations are doing to defend and respond to ransomware attacks. We also provide some insights into what may lie ahead.

2:25 PM - 2:50 PM
Arjun Baradwaj, Senior Manager, CapTech
Vinnie Schoenfelder, Chief Technology Officer, CapTech

Amidst escalating threats, tightening privacy regulations, and growing customer concern about how data is used and stored, companies are facing more intense pressure than ever to guard their data vigilantly. Yet adopting overly restrictive postures can cause companies to miss out on data’s potential to transform customer experiences, improve product effectiveness, and open new revenue streams. This session will explore how leading firms are establishing customer privacy by design to create environments where data productization and other innovations thrive.

2:50 PM - 3:20 PM

Ready for a break? And some more Tech Talk? Here's your opportunity.

3:20 PM - 3:45 PM
Glenn Katz, SVP & General Manager, Comcast Business Enterprise Solutions, Comcast Business

Globally, the number of network-enabled devices is growing and enterprise-level information security threats are becoming increasingly pervasive. The nascent sophistication of these attacks has challenged the collective philosophy regarding how to address the risks. As digitally enabled services reveal new challenges to the overall landscape, equally innovative and elegant technologies are needed to combat coordinated threats. Obligations to meet data privacy laws and internal control measures are only a small measure of how businesses will need to adapt.

Join Comcast Business experts to discuss more about how NaaS and SASE are being leveraged to develop holistic, enterprise-grade network security strategies.

3:45 PM - 4:25 PM
Ken Xie, Founder and CEO, Fortinet
Michael Xie, Founder, President, and CTO, Fortinet
John Maddison, Chief Marketing Officer, Fortinet
Keith Jensen, Chief Financial Officer, Fortinet
John Whittle, Chief Operating Officer, Fortinet
Sandra Wheatley, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Threat Intelligence and Influencer Communications, Fortinet
Patrice Perche, Chief Revenue Officer & EVP Support, Fortinet
4:25 PM - 4:30 PM


Marianne Bailey
Marianne Bailey
Partner, Cybersecurity Solutions Leader
Arjun Baradwaj
Arjun Baradwaj
Senior Manager
Rupesh Chokshi
Rupesh Chokshi
AT&T Cybersecurity
Harry Dewhirst
Harry Dewhirst
Chief Executive Officer
Keith Jensen
Keith Jensen
Chief Financial Officer
Glenn Katz
Glenn Katz
SVP & General Manager, Comcast Business Enterprise Solutions
Comcast Business
Ruvi Kitov
Ruvi Kitov
Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder
John Maddison
John Maddison
Chief Marketing Officer
Michael J. McGlynn
Michael J. McGlynn
Vice President, Global Security Consulting
World Wide Technology
Aletha C. Noonan
Aletha C. Noonan
Senior Vice President, Product & Partner Management
Jim Overbeck
Jim Overbeck
SVP Marketing
Patrice Perche
Patrice Perche
Chief Revenue Officer & EVP Support