At Wickr, we believe the highest results are born from different perspectives. That is why we strive to work with the best minds.

Our advisors & investors include:

Brian Behlendorf

Brian is the Executive Director of the Hyperledger Project at The Linux Foundation. He is also a Senior Technology Advisor at Mithril Capital Management, a growth equity investment firm based in San Francisco.
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For 20 years he has been at the intersection of open technology, innovation, and public policy: as founder or co-founder of a series of companies (Hotwired, Organic, CollabNet).
Co-founder of the Apache Software Foundation, board member at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Mozilla Foundation, and Benetech; CTO at the World Economic Forum; and advisor to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Department of Health and Human Services.

Nawaf Bitar

Nawaf Bitar is the Chief Information Officer at Citadel Securities. Nawaf is also a Venture Partner at Allegis Capital. Previously, Nawaf worked at VMware as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Cloud Platform Business Unit.
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Previously, Nawaf worked at VMware as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Cloud Platform Business Unit. Prior to joining VMware, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Security Business Unit at Juniper Networks.
Before Juniper, he served as Vice President of Engineering and Operations of Security Technology at Cisco Systems. He joined Cisco in 2007 when it acquired IronPort Systems, where he served as Senior Vice President of Engineering.
Previously he served as Vice President of File Systems and Services at Network Appliance, and held roles at Silicon Graphics, Apollo Computer, and other firms. Nawaf graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Jim Breyer

Jim is the Founder and CEO of Breyer Capital, a global venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, CA. Jim has been an investor in over 40 consumer internet/technology companies that have completed successful public offerings or mergers, including Facebook, Etsy, Legendary, Datalogix and Marvel Entertainment.
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Jim Breyer has a long track record of investing in China and partnering with Chinese entrepreneurs, including through Breyer Capital’s major limited partnership with IDG Capital, a premier technology venture capital firm based in Beijing.
Jim currently serves on the board of directors of Blackstone and 21st Century Fox, where he is Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Nominating Committee. Jim served on Facebook’s board from 2005 to 2013 after leading the company’s Series A funding round. Jim’s other past board memberships include Wal-Mart, where he served for over a decade and was the lead independent director until his retirement in 2013, and Dell Inc., where he was a director through the company’s $24 billion take-private in 2013.
Jim is passionate about philanthropy and applying venture philanthropy and innovation models to areas such as education, the arts, and environmental sustainability. Jim is a Fellow of Harvard Corporation, Harvard’s senior governing board; Chairman of the Stanford Engineering Venture Fund; and Chairman of the Advisory Board at the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management. In addition, Jim is a long-time Trustee of SFMOMA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the American Film Institute (AFI) in Los Angeles.

Andy Brown

Andy Brown currently serves as CEO of Sand Hill East Ventures and as founder and advisor to Street Scale IT Group, a company providing IT services associated with datacenters and cloud hosting to the financial sector and other regulated industries.
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From September 2010 to October 2013, Mr. Brown served as Group Chief Technology Officer of UBS. Mr. Brown worked as head of strategy, architecture and optimization at Bank of America Merrill Lynch from 2008 to 2010, and from 2006 to 2008 as CTO of Infrastructure at Credit Suisse, prior to which he spent 10 years at Merrill Lynch, including roles as Chief Technology Architect, CIO of Direct Markets, head of networks, market data and email. His background is in software development, infrastructure and architecture.
Mr. Brown holds a board director role with Guidewire (NAS:GWRE), Chairman role with SnoopWall and is lead independent director at Moogsoft. He was until recently a director at ServiceMesh which sold to CSC, a founder of Desktone which sold to vmWare both in November 2013, and lead advisor to Cyvera which sold to Palo Alto Networks in March 2014.

Eileen Burbidge

Eileen Burbidge is a Partner at London-based Passion Capital, the best performing seed-stage venture fund in Europe which she established alongside Stefan Glaenzer and Robert Dighero.
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Eileen brings extensive operational experience to her investment activities gleaned from business and product development roles at Yahoo!, Skype, PalmSource, Openwave, Sun and Apple.
Eileen was ranked #18 in the WIRED100 list (2012) and serves on the advisory board for Tech City (chaired by the Prime Minister’s Office at No 10 Downing Street). She is also a frequent guest commentator on Bloomberg TV, CNBC and BBC News. Eileen holds a Computer Science engineering degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

M. Michele Burns

M. Michele Burns serves as the Center Fellow and Strategic Advisor to the Stanford Center on Longevity at Stanford University.
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Michele is helping build the Financial Security Division of the Center, which brings together the best thinkers, policymakers, and business leaders to drive innovation and change around financial security issues.
Michele is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mercer, a global leader for HR and related financial advice and services, and a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC). She served as CEO from 2006 to 2011. Prior to being named Chairman and CEO of Mercer, Michele held the position of Chief Financial Officer for MMC.
From 2004 to 2006, Michele served as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Restructuring Officer, and Executive Vice President of Mirant Corp., where she was responsible for directing the company’s financial functions and investor relations. As Chief Restructuring Officer, she spearheaded the development of a new capital structure and plan of reorganization – two vital components in Mirant’s emergence from Chapter 11.
Previously, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Delta Air Lines, Inc. from 2000 to 2004. She held various other positions in the finance and tax departments of Delta beginning in January 1999.
Michele began her career with Arthur Andersen, and over the course of a successful 18-year tenure rose to Senior Partner, leading Andersen’s Southern Region Federal Tax Practice, headed its U.S. Healthcare Practice and its Southeastern Region Financial Services Practice, and served on its Global Advisory Council.
Michele currently serves on the Board of Directors of Goldman Sachs Group, Cisco Systems, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Etsy and Circle Internet Financial. Michele previously served on the Board of Directors of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. from 2003-2013. Michele also serves on the Board of Directors for the Elton John AIDS Foundation where she holds the title of Treasurer.

Ted Clark

Ted Clark is an investor, marketer and philanthropist. During his 30-year career, he has worked in the venture capital and private equity industry advising general partners, investing in partnerships and managing institutional investor relationships.
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Including his 17-year career at HarbourVest Partners based in Boston, Ted has served as an advisor to dozens of venture capital, and buyout funds globally. More recently, he has advised Alsop Louie Partners, General Catalyst Partners, Kepha Partners, Lineage Capital and Valhalla Partners.
As President of Qualitas Associates, Ted advises and invests in venture capital and buyout GPs. His focus is on firm development and strategy including fund marketing, LP relationships and organizational development.
Additionally, he invests directly in select company opportunities where the passion, vision and energy of a founding team intersects with opportunity to make the world a better place.
Ted serves as Chairman of Urban Improv, a non-profit that provides youth development programs primarily to 4th-8th graders in the Boston public schools. He also serves as a trustee of Babson College and is a long time rider in the Pan Mass Challenge, a bike ride fund raiser for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

Richard Clarke

Richard Clarke is Chairman and CEO of Good Harbor Security Risk Management, which advises companies and governments on cyber security. He served for thirty years in the U.S. Government and advised three consecutive Presidents, including as Special Advisor to the President for Cyberspace and National Coordinator for Security and Counter-terrorism.
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Since leaving government, Mr. Clarke has served as an on-air consultant for ABC News, taught at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and written six books, including the national best seller Cyber War.
He served on President Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology and serves on Governor Cuomo’s Cyber Security Advisory Board. He is a senior advisor to SRA International and a board member at Bit9, Veracode, and Nok Nok Labs. He is also Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Middle East Institute and Co-Chair of the Virginia Cyber Security Commission.

Paul Daggett

Paul Daggett, CFA is a Principal of Neuberger Berman. Paul joined the Private Investment Portfolios Group in 2004, focusing on private equity and venture capital fund investments.
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Mr. Daggett sits on a number of Limited Partner Advisory Committees of technology focused venture capital and private equity funds. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman, Paul worked in the European Equity Derivatives Group at JPMorgan Chase & Co. He holds an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University and a BEng, with honors, in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Bristol. Mr. Daggett is a Chartered Accountant and also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Amb. Joseph DeTrani

Ambassador Joseph DeTrani is on the Board of Managers at Sandia National Laboratories and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has served as Special Envoy for Six Party Talks with North Korea, with the rank of ambassador, and the former Director of the National Counter Proliferation Center and Associate Director of National Intelligence, responsible for North Korea.
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Amb.DeTrani spent twenty years in the Senior Executive Service at the CIA, including Director of East Asia Operations, Director of European Operations, Director of the Office of Technical Services, Director of the Crime and Narcotics Center, Director of Public Affairs and Executive Assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence.

Whitfield Diffie

Whitfield Diffie is the inventor of the concept of public-key cryptography — the technology that underlies the security of internet commerce — which he developed along with Martin Hellman at Stanford University in the mid 1970s.
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Diffie spent the 1980s as manager of secure systems research at Bell-Northern Research, the laboratory of the Canadian telephone system. Subsequently, he went to Sun Microsystems where he devoted the 1990s to the politics of internet security and retired as Chief Security Officer in 2009.
Diffie holds the positions of Consulting Professor in the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University and Visit Professor at Royal Holloway College of the University of London and is a participant in several startups.
Academically, Diffie holds a bachelor of science degree from MIT and an honorary doctorate from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, which was given for the work done at Stanford University a decade earlier. The success of public-key cryptography has provoked numerous awards.
Diffie is a Fellow of the Marconi Society, Laureate of the Franklin Institute, and recipient of the IEEE Hamming Prize. He particularly values the 1996 National Computer Systems Security Award which was given to him by NIST and NSA, with whom he was engaged in a political battle of the freedom to use cryptography. Recently, Diffie was elected as fellow of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, fellow of the Computer History Museum, and Cybersecurity Fellow.

Jerry Dixon

Jerry Dixon is the CISO of Crowdstrike. Former Director of National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) and US-CERT, Department of Homeland Security, Dixon served as Director of Analysis for Team Cymru and continues to advise partners on national cybersecurity threats.
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In his role, Jerry aided organizations in preparing for cyberattacks, and assists with the development of cybersecurity policies for a variety of organizations.
During his time at the DoH, Jerry led the national effort to protect America’s cyber infrastructure and identify threats. Before joining NCSD, Mr. Dixon was the founding director of the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Computer Security Incident Response Capability.

Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger. Doctorow authored HarperCollins UK novels like “Walkaway,” “Information Doesn’t Want to be Free” and the bestselling YA novel “Little Brother.”
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Cory is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing (, a special consultant to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and a co-founder of the UK Open Rights Group. More on

Gerhard Eschelbeck

Gerhard Eschelbeck is VP of Security and Privacy Engineering, Google. Previously, Gerhard Eschelbeck served as Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President at Sophos, where he was responsible for the company’s technology strategy, driving product direction and innovation.
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Gerhard has a passion for creating and championing new technologies and for developing and growing successful organizations and people, and is also a trusted advisor to a number of early stage startup companies.
He was named one of InfoWorld’s 25 Most Influential CTO’s, and is perhaps best known for publishing the “Laws of Vulnerabilities.” He is also one of the inventors of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) and holds numerous patents in the field of managed network security.
Most recently, he served as CTO and Senior Vice President at Webroot Software, where he was responsible for the development of their cloud-based technologies. Prior to Webroot, as CTO and vice president of engineering at Qualys, he helped the company achieve a leadership position in the SaaS-based vulnerability management market. Previously, he served in senior product and technology roles at companies including Network Associates and McAfee.

Lauren Gelman

Lauren Gelman has been a leader in the field of cyberlaw and policy since 1995. She founded BlurryEdge Strategies and until June 2009, Lauren served as the Executive Director of Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society (CIS).
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Lauren also spent six years in Washington, DC as the Public Policy Director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and as the Associate Director of Public Policy for ACM.
Lauren is the co-editor of “Securing Privacy in the Internet Age,” the author of “Privacy, Free Speech and Blurry-Edged Social Networks” published by the Boston College Law Review as well as dozens of other expert editorial pieces on the issue of privacy.

Thor Halvorssen

Thor Halvorssen is president of the Human Rights Foundation, founder of the Oslo Freedom Forum, and patron of the Prague based “Centipede Children,” the children’s peace movement.
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Thor Halvorssen began advocating for human rights in London by organizing student opposition to the South African apartheid in 1989.
Prior to his work at HRF, Halvorssen was CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). His writings and views appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, TIME, and Spain’s El Pais. Halvorssen has produced several films that focus on freedom and human rights. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with concurrent undergraduate and graduate degrees in political science and history.

Mat Henley

Mat Henley is the Director of Global Threat Operations at Uber, where he is responsible for Incident Response, Investigations, Threat Intelligence, and Law Enforcement relations.
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Prior to joining Uber in July of 2015 Mat Henley was the Director of eCrime and Abuse at Facebook where he worked on platform and data abuse, focused on spam and child safety related issues. He started his career in Silicon Valley in 2000, joining eBay’s original Security team as a network security engineer, going on to build a variety of teams across both eBay and PayPal over the course of a decade.

John Hering

John Hering is Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of a mobile security company Lookout.
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John is a frequent presenter at mobile and tech industry at events including: RSA, CTIA, Black Hat Technical Security Conference, DEFCON, Fortune Brainstorm. Additionally, John is an angel investor in multiple Silicon Valley startups.

Dan Kaminsky

Dan Kaminsky is the Co-Founder and Chief Scientist of anti-fraud firm White Ops. Kaminsky has been a noted security researcher for over a decade, and has spent his career advising Fortune 500 companies such as Cisco, Avaya, and Microsoft.
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Kaminsky is best known for his work in finding a critical flaw in the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS), and for leading what became the largest synchronized fix to the Internet’s infrastructure to date. Of the seven Recovery Key Shareholders who possess the ability to restore the DNS root keys, Kaminsky is the American representative. Currently, he is developing systems to reduce the cost and complexity of securing critical infrastructure.

Paul Kocher

Paul Kocher is Chief Scientist at Rambus, known for his research and innovative designs in cryptography. He is author of numerous cryptographic applications and protocols which are successfully deployed in real world systems.
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He discovered timing attacks and techniques for preventing against these vulnerabilities. He created the SSL 3.0 standard and DES Key Search machine. Kocher was elected to the Academy of Engineering in 2009. His recent focus is anti-piracy technologies for securing digital content.

George Kurtz

Serial entrepreneur George Kurtz co-founded CrowdStrike, a cutting-edge, big data, security technology company focused on helping enterprises and governments protect their most sensitive intellectual property and national security information.
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George Kurtz is an internationally recognized security expert, author, entrepreneur, and speaker. He has more than 20 years of experience in the security space, including extensive experience driving revenue growth and scaling small and large organizations.
His entrepreneurial background and ability to commercialize nascent technologies has enabled him to drive innovation throughout his career by identifying market trends and correlating them with customer feedback, resulting in rapid growth for the businesses he has run. His prior roles at McAfee, a $3-billion security company, include Worldwide Chief Technology Officer and GM, as well as SVP of Enterprise.
Prior to joining McAfee, Kurtz started Foundstone in October 1999 as the founder and CEO responsible for recruiting the other six founding team members. Foundstone, a world wide security products and services company, had one of the leading incident response practices in the industry, and was acquired by McAFee in October of 2004.
George has been quoted or featured in many major publications, media outlets, and television programs including CNN, Fox News, ABC World News, Bloomberg, CNBC, New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, The Washington Post, Time, Associated Press, Network World, eWeek,CNET, and many others. He also authored the best-selling security book "Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets & Solutions."

Gilman Louie

Gilman Louie is a cofounder and partner at Alsop Louie Partners, a premiere venture firm based in San Francisco. Gilman is the founder and first CEO of In-Q-Tel, a strategic venture fund created to help enhance national security by connecting the Central Intelligence Agency and the U.S. intelligence community with venture-backed entrepreneurial companies.
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Previously, Gilman built a career as a pioneer in the interactive entertainment industry, with accomplishments that include the design and development of the Falcon F-16 flight simulator as well as being the person who licensed Tetris, the world's most popular computer game, from its developers in the Soviet Union. During that career, Gilman founded and ran a publicly traded company called Spectrum HoloByte which ultimately was acquired by the Hasbro Corporation, where he served as chief creative officer of Hasbro Interactive and general manager of the group.
Gilman serves as Chairman of the Board for Vricon, Inc. and for The Federation of American Scientists. He is a member of the Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age, and is an advisor to the U.S. intelligence community.

Harrison Miller

Harrison Miller is a Managing Director at Summit Partners, a leading growth equity firm with offices in Menlo Park, Boston, and London.
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Harrison serves as a member of Summit’s Executive Committee and co-head of the firm’s Venture Capital practice. Notable investments range from security (Postini, Netwitness) to ecommerce (Uber).
Prior to Summit he was an executive at from 1998 to 2003, where he led the creation of a large Platform Services business providing computing, software, and security functions as a managed service to large enterprises. He holds an MBA from Stanford and a BA in Religion from Princeton University.

Jeff Moss

Jeff Moss is the founder of DEF CON, the largest hacker gathering in the world. Jeff sits on the United States Homeland Security Advisory Council to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary on matters related to homeland security.
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Jeff is uniquely qualified to bridge the gap between the researcher community and law enforcement, between the worlds of pure research and responsible application.
In addition, Jeff has contributed to “Stealing the Network,” a series of books that combine stories that are fictional with technology that is real. Jeff was previously the CSO of ICANN. Prior to ICANN, Jeff was a director at Secure Computing Corporation. He has also worked for Ernst & Young, LLP in their Information System Security division. Jeff graduated with a BA in Criminal Justice from Gonzaga University.

Jeff Parks

Jeff Parks is a founding partner of Riverwood Capital. Riverwood is a globally focused private equity firm that invests in high-growth businesses in the technology and services industries, across a variety of verticals and geographies.
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Today, Riverwood has approximately $2 billion of capital under management, and is led by six partners with a total of over 100 years of relevant experience.
Prior to Riverwood, Jeff was an investment executive at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (“KKR”), where he focused on a variety of private equity investments in the technology sector. Prior to joining KKR, Jeff was an investment professional in the Principal Opportunities Fund at Oaktree Capital Management, where he focused on private equity opportunities in distressed companies.
Previously, Jeff was with UBS Investment Bank in Los Angeles, where he was involved in a variety of mergers & acquisitions, as well as financing transactions across several industries. Jeff received his dual B.A. in Economics and Mathematics (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Pomona College. Jeff serves on the board of directors of Virtual Instruments, Accellion, Nutanix, LogRhythm, Passport Health and Underground Solutions.

Mark Patterson

Mark Patterson is Co-founder of MatlinPatterson Global Advisers.
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Mark has almost 40 years of financial markets experience at Credit Suisse First Boston (where he was a Vice Chairman), Scully Brothers & Foss LP, Salomon Brothers Inc, and Bankers Trust Company.

Erik Prince

Erik Prince is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, military veteran and private equity investor.
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Erik Prince is as an executive director and the Chairman of Frontier Resource Group, a private equity firm.

Shawn A. Rubin

Shawn Rubin is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management serving high net worth individuals.
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Shawn joined the firm in 1998 and has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. He founded The Abacus Group at Morgan Stanley and has grown his practice steadily over the last fifteen years. The Abacus Group strives to be the Chief Financial Officer of all their clients’ lives.

Nico Sell

Nico Sell is Founder & Chairman of 533DZ Foundation and Co-Founder of r00tz Asylum.
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Nico Sell is a professional artist, athlete and entrepreneur based in California. Nico is chairman and co-founder of numerous technology startups including 533DZ, c0sm0, r00tz, and Wickr. 533DZ invests in hackers to change the world. c0sm0 is a high-tech toy operator in stealth mode. r00tz teaches kids how to love hacking for good. Nico also serves on advisory boards for leading Washington DC think tanks: CDT (Center for Democracy and Technology) and CSIS (Center for Strategic and International Studies) where she is Co-Chair of Workforce Acceleration on the Cyber Policy Agenda for the 45th US President. She writes regularly on security for TechCrunch and trains kids and adults about hacking, including the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, Department of Justice, Olso Freedom Forum and World Economic Forum.

Kristian Simsarian

Kristian Simsarian is the founder and chair of the award-winning undergraduate interaction design program at California College of the Arts.
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He has been a leader in design, creativity, education for over 25 years and he is committed to creating positive impact with design.
He began his exploration of technology at the foremost technology invention labs around the world. Then he became a design and business leader at IDEO where he co-founded the software experiences group and stayed for over a decade. The basis for his work as a teacher is his experience helping 100′s of organizations to innovate and scale design. These partners and clients include global giants such as P&G, Microsoft, Nokia, SAP, and organizations such as NIH and FBI as well as numerous small startups. He holds several patents and his work has been featured in The New York Times, Business Week, Time Magazine, Huffington Post as well as BBC and MSNBC. His online Design 101 course at Udacity has had over 60,000 student enrolled and he has just launched a new masters of design program to further increase the capacity to both humanize technology and tackle complex social challenges.

Thomas Tull

Thomas Tull is a technology entrepreneur and investor. He is the founder and CEO of Tull Investment Group, a private technology investment firm providing capital for early to mid-stage companies.
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Thomas Tull is also the founder, Chairman and CEO of Tulco, a differentiated investment holding company that enables subsidiary companies to unlock rapid, sustainable growth through the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning technology. Tull’s investments include Magic Leap, Pinterest, Zoox, Heal, Blend Systems, FIGS, RoadRunner, The Cipher Brief, and Oculus Rift, the latter which resulted in a lucrative exit to Facebook.
Tull previously served as founder, Chairman, and CEO of Legendary Entertainment, a leading media company with film, television, and digital and publishing divisions. Under Tull, Legendary’s associated productions realized grosses of more than $13 billion worldwide. In January 2016, the company was acquired by the Dalian Wanda Group for $3.5 billion.
Tull serves on the Board of Directors of Hamilton College, his alma mater, and Carnegie Mellon University. He also sits on the boards of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, the National Football Foundation, and the Smithsonian Institution. He is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School and part of the six-time Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers ownership group, where he also holds a board seat.

Dr. Michael A. Wertheimer

Dr. Michael Wertheimer is currently Managing Director and Head of Cybersecurity Strategy at Morgan Stanley. Dr. Wertheimer also serves as a Senior Advisor to The Chertoff Group and serves on Technical Advisory Groups for Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Wickr.
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Dr. Wertheimer, from 2010-2014, was the Research Director of the National Security Agency and has been at the forefront of national security for over three decades. As Director of Research he led over 500 civilian scientists in the advancement of cryptology, cyber security, trusted systems, big-data collection and processing, intelligence analysis, and high-performance computing.
Dr. Wertheimer was an inaugural member of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. From September 2005 – June 2009 he served as an Assistant Deputy Director for Analysis and oversaw Intelligence Community efforts to bring increased depth and accuracy to analysis. He launched A-Space, a Time Magazine Best Invention of 2008 dubbed the “Facebook for Spies,” and the Library of National Intelligence. Dr. Wertheimer was awarded both the Director of National Intelligence Reform Medal and the Director of National Intelligence Achievement Medal.
Dr. Wertheimer spent twenty-six years at the National Security Agency in a career arc that took him from cryptologist to senior technical leader to senior executive leader. He was involved in every major global issue from 1982 to the present, including the events of 9/11 and the subsequent War on Terror. He is the recipient of many awards for his public service, to include a Presidential Rank Award, the Exceptional Civilian Service Award, and the Director’s Distinguished Medal.
Dr. Wertheimer received BA degrees, Magna cum Laude, in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Rochester in 1979. He received his MA degree in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982. On a graduate fellowship from the National Security Agency, Dr. Wertheimer completed his Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania in 1986.

Amit Yoran

Amit Yoran is the Chairman and CEO of Tenable Network Security. He previously served as SVP of RSA’s Security Management Division and CEO of NetWitness.
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Previously, Yoran was the Director of the US-CERT and National Cyber Security Division of the Department of Homeland Security, and as CEO and advisor to In-Q-Tel, the venture capital arm of the CIA.
Formerly he served as the VP of Worldwide Managed Security Services at the Symantec Corporation. He was the co-founder of Riptech and served as its CEO until the company was acquired by Symantec in 2002. He served as an officer in the United States Air Force in the Department of Defense’s Computer Emergency Response Team. He serves as a commissioner on the CSIS Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency and numerous other industry advisory bodies.