Sydney

August 23, 2019

Speakers

Our speakers will inspire you to accelerate your business and grow your sales, as well as expand your technical expertise. Find out more about our speakers.

Keynote Speakers

Marty Ward

VP, Product Marketing of Sophos

Marty Ward serves as Vice President of product marketing for Sophos where he is responsible for the worldwide go-to-market strategy, planning, and marketing efforts for all Sophos products. He has more than 25 years of software and industry experience in marketing, product management, engineering, sales, and customer support.

Prior to joining Sophos, Marty has had executive marketing and product management roles at McAfee, Symantec, Asempra, Veritas Software, and Sun Microsystems. Marty started his career as an engineer at IBM before moving into engineering management.

Marty holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Pennsylvania State University.

Gavin Struthers

Regional Vice President for APJ at Sophos

Based in Singapore, Gavin Struthers is the Regional Vice President for APJ at Sophos. Gavin joined the business in 2019, and leads sales and marketing initiatives across the region with a focus on driving and sustaining growth. Having previously worked at McAfee, Gavin passionately believes in the power of effective cybersecurity to make the world a safer place, and enjoys the challenge of working in a complex industry and a vibrant region.

Gavin has worked internationally throughout his career – delivering high-performance, culture-centred initiatives across five countries, on three different continents. A champion of diversity and inclusion, Gavin believes transparency and people hold the key to positive business outcomes. As such, Gavin puts human connection at the core of his approach to leadership alongside a strong focus on customer engagement, channel excellence and sales execution.

In addition to his role at Sophos, Gavin is an adviser to the cyber awareness organisation Blue Phish. He is also a family man, an avid cyclist, and enjoys reading the latest books on organisational psychology and business.

Gavin holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Commerce and Information Systems from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

John Donovan

Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand at Sophos

As Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), John Donovan is responsible for overseeing the direction of the local Sophos business to spearhead its growth. This involves building and executing appropriate go-to-market strategies that enable the sales team to meet its targets.

John has more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry, having led teams across ANZ and Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ). Before joining Sophos, he spent 12 years at Symantec, working in roles including Channel Sales Manager, ANZ; Managing Director, ANZ; and VP of Channels, APJ. Additionally, John has spent time at VMware as Director of Channel Sales, ANZ, and at Forgerock as Senior Vice President, APJ.

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