Manchester

May 29 - 31, 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

Kris Hagerman

Chief Executive Officer - Sophos

Kris Hagerman joined Sophos in 2012 as CEO. He is responsible for all aspects of Sophos’ strategic direction and business operations.

Prior to Sophos, Kris was CEO of Corel Corporation. Previously, Kris served as group president, data center management at Symantec, where he led a business of more than $1.5 billion that represented nearly 30 percent of Symantec’s global revenue.

Prior to Symantec, Kris was executive vice president and GM, storage and server management at Veritas Software where during his tenure, the company grew from $1.0 billion in revenue to more than $2.0 billion, prior to its acquisition by Symantec. Earlier in his career, Kris was founder and CEO of BigBook, an online yellow pages service and founder and CEO of Affinia, an online contextual advertising network. Kris also held positions at Silicon Graphics and McKinsey & Company.

Kris has a bachelor’s degree in Russian and Economics from Dartmouth College, an Masters in Philosophy in international relations from Cambridge University, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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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