Speakers

Dana Ohayon
IBM Security Israel Business Unit Manager

Dana Ohayon has over 13 years experience in Cyber Security sales for business, Enterprise sales processes and channel management. She is currently managing the security business unit in IBM Israel, including working with key job holders in organizations, solution customization for business and managing complex sales processes. Prior to this role she was a security sales specialist with many years of experience with channel management and distribution management – regional and local.

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Mary O’Brien
General Manager, IBM Security

Mary O’Brien is the General Manager of IBM Security, the largest enterprise security company in the world. She leads a global team, focused on delivering IBM’s extensive security product and services portfolio. She is a strategic partner to many CEOs, CISOs, and CIOs on cybersecurity, AI, and IT strategy. Before taking over as head of the IBM Security unit, Mary led Research and Development for the division. Having joined IBM in 2007, she spent her time making sure the research, proof of concepts and thought leadership evolved into viable products. In charge of progressing IBM’s security portfolio, she examined which incubators had the potential for success and aligned with IBM’s strategy to manage those products all the way through to delivery and support in the field. A lifelong engineer, Mary’s career started with the last indigenous Semiconductor manufacturer in the UK. In 1994, she joined the Motorola GSM systems division and developed her skills in ASIC, PBC and Software development of telco products. Mary earned her Bachelor’s in Engineering from Dublin City University. With more than 30 years of industry experience developed through tenures in the UK, US and Ireland, Mary spends a lot of her time mentoring others and ensures that those who work for her have mentors as well. She is a passionate fan of all local sports teams and enjoys running and swimming in her spare time. She is a self-proclaimed “foodie,” and a keen gardener that grows her own vegetables. Mary currently resides in Ireland with her family but frequently makes trips to the IBM Security headquarters in Cambridge, MA.

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Prof. Yaron Wolfsthal
Head, IBM Security Center of Excellence in Beer Sheva

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Limor Kessem
Global Executive Security Advisor, CISO, CISM

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Patrik Horemas
Sales expert, Identity and access management

Patrik Horemans has over 20 years experience in the IT industry. He is currently working as a subject matter expert in the field of Identity & Access Management for IBM Security Europe. Prior to this role he was an IAM sales specialist. Before joining IBM he worked for other leading vendors in the space of IAM and PAM. In his career he had several roles that included consultancy, pre-sales, channel management.

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Sridhar Muppidi
VP and CTO, IBM Security

Dr. Sridhar Muppidi is an IBM Fellow and Chief Technology Officer at IBM Security, driving the technical strategy, architecture, and Research for the division. He is one of the industry recognized technical experts and thought leaders in security with 20 years experience in software product development and security solutions architecture for several industry verticals. He has delivered many market-leading products and solutions for both IBM and clients while embracing key transformations like agile, mobile, cloud, and digital. His current responsibilities also include driving Research, leading workgroups in security & privacy, and representing IBM in open standards activities. Sridhar has an MS and a Ph.D. in computer science from Texas A&M University. He is an IBM Master inventor with 50+ patents and has published extensively in technical conferences and journals.

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J.R Rao
CTO Research IBM Security

J.R. Rao is an IBM Fellow and leads the Security Research team at IBM. Based at the IBM T J Watson Research Center, the global team comprises more than 200 researchers who work in the areas of AI Security, Cybersecurity, Cloud and Systems Security, Information Security and Cryptography. The goal of Dr. Rao’s research is to significantly improve the quality of security while easing the overhead of developing and deploying secure solutions. He has published widely in premier security conferences and workshops and holds numerous US and European patents.

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Lee Harris
MSSP Sales Leader, Europe

Lee spent 8 years in the British Army, before embarking on a 28 year career in IT sales. Having spent the last 12 years in IT Security specifically, selling to Enterprise and MSSP customers. He's been with IBM for the last 5 years, and assumed the role of MSSP Leader in 2018.

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Alon Bilorovsky
IAM and Trusteer Segments Leader, IBM Security – EMEA

Alon joined IBM in 2010, and moved to IBM Security in 2015. For the last three years, Alon has led the IAM (Identity and Access Management) and Trusteer Segments for IBM Security in EMEA assisting companies to seamlessly establish identity trust across the customer journey, acceleration growth and digital adoption, the topic which will be discussed during this webinar.

Previously Alon manged IBM Security Systems business unit in Israel, safeguarding IBM enterprise business was also the Intelligence Segment Lead for IBM, Public Sector – MoD account team. Prior to joining IBM, Alon was VP of Sales and Marketing for Tri-Logical Technologies, the leader in mobile resource management solutions for mission-critical use.

Alon holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) and (EMBA) from The Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Management in Tel-Aviv University.

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Maya Simpson
Technical Sales Engineer, Trusteer IBM Security

Maya Simpson is a Technical Sales Engineer, based in Trusteer labs in Tel Aviv Israel.Maya advises organisations on how to seamlessly establish digital identity trust across the customer journey, accelerating growth and digital adoption.

In her previous role in Trusteer labs, Maya was a web fraud specialist, analysing online fraud patterns for the European and Japanese financial industry, and researching various online fraud methods and techniques applied in the financial industry.

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