Lago Maggiore

May 6 - 7, 2019


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Keynote Speakers

Matt Fairbanks

Chief Marketing Officer

Matt Fairbanks joined Sophos in 2012 as chief marketing officer (CMO). He is responsible for the company’s global marketing strategy, market development, and go-to-market activities. Prior to Sophos, he served as senior vice president of marketing at McAfee, leading go-to-market activities for the company’s business security products and solutions.

Previously, he served as vice president of product marketing at Citrix, with responsibility for their Xen virtualization and application delivery product lines. He also held senior marketing and product management roles at Symantec, Veritas, and Seagate. At Symantec, he defined go-to-market strategies for a $2.0 billion software product family and led product and campaign marketing for the entire “Veritas” software portfolio. At Veritas, he served as senior director of product marketing, where he defined and executed product marketing initiatives for a $1.0 billion software product family.

Matt has a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.

Dan Schiappa

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Products

Dan Schiappa is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Products at Sophos. In this role, Dan is responsible for the overall strategy, product management, architecture, research and development and product quality for the network security, enduser security and Sophos Central groups, and drives next-gen innovation into the entire portfolio.

Dan joined Sophos as General Manager of the Sophos Enduser Security Group in 2013 with responsibility for the company’s portfolio of enduser security offerings, including endpoint, mobile, server protection, and encryption and data protection products. In November 2016, Dan also took responsibility for the Network Security Group that includes the Sophos portfolio of next-gen firewall, UTM, and wifi protection.

Prior to joining Sophos, Dan served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Identity and Data Protection Group at RSA, The Security Division of EMC. At RSA, Dan managed a business unit with responsibility for Authentication, Identity Management, Anti-Fraud, Encryption and Data Center Operations. Previously, he held several GM positions at Microsoft Corporation, including Windows security, Microsoft Passport/Live ID, and Mobile Services. Dan was the key business leader for Microsoft’s BitLocker and Rights Management services.

Prior to Microsoft, Dan was the CEO of Vingage Corporation, a video server provider acquired by L3 Mobilevision, and was an executive at PictureVision, an online digital imaging company acquired by Kodak. Dan also held senior technical roles at Informix Software and Oracle Corporation.

Dan is the Chairman of the Board of Advisors to the Dean of Engineering at his alma mater, the University of Central Florida.

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