Regional Vice President, Lastline, Inc.
Lawrence is currently the regional VP for lastline. He has been the regional VP or MD in various other companies such as Radware (2000-2002), Juniper Networks (2002-2005) and Cisco Sourcefire (2006-2010). He a strong charismatic, determined and entrepreneurial sales/business leader, who works with passionate high performing teams to achieve challenging sales goals. Lawrence has a strong track record of able to lead from the front as a player/coach and getting his hands dirty in high value sales situations, making the complex simple. Also, he is a great CxO C-level relationship builder.
Lawrence also has great experience in public and private companies as well as pre-IPO organisations and has successfully helped many pre-IPO US start-up to execute a successful international (Asia pacific and Japan [APJ]; Middle East and Africa [MEA] and Latin America [LATAM]) sales penetration by opening and developing sales and service operations.
That is, he brings to the table well rounded global experience, technology skills blended with business acumen, problem-solving rigor and the ability to integrate different disciplines to deliver value to the clients. This has earned Lawrence the accreditation of his clients, partners and colleagues. He leads by example and provides leadership that is inspiring, focused and always based on fair play
Dean, Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, University of Waikato
Professor Geoff Holmes is currently Dean of the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. He has been head of the machine learning group and has been involved in several open source projects over the last 20 years. He has made contributions in machine learning across several branches of the subject and has been active in finding ways to reward researchers for their efforts to produce open source software. In this regard he acts as an action editor for the branch of JMLR dedicated to open source software. He was part of the team that in 2005 won the SIGKDD Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Service Award for Weka and regularly serves on senior PCs for KDD, ECMLPKDD and Discovery Science. Since 2006 he has been working on the MOA project (Massive Online Analysis) making contributions to Big Data Analytics.
He obtained BSc and PhD degrees in Mathematics from Southampton University, UK in 1986. After time as a research assistant in Cambridge University he joined Waikato in 1987, after moving up the ranks, he was promoted to Professor in 2008.
Managing Director, APAC, (ISC)^2
Mr. Jones has been involved in the professional education services industry for more than a decade in the U.S. and Asia. His experience spans business unit management, and mergers and acquisitions, including corporate restructuring. Based at (ISC)² regional headquarters in Hong Kong, he is responsible for the overall operations of (ISC)² in the region and supporting the organization's vision. Clayton has led the establishment of (ISC)² offices in Japan, China and most recently India. He also works with different government agencies and corporations advising on workforce development within the information security profession. He is a regular speaker at information security events in India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the Philippines and Hong Kong. Clayton has a B.Com from Calcutta University and a PGDM from the Indian Institute of Management (Calcutta). In April 2009, Clayton received the Membership Growth and Support Award during the (ISC)² 20th Anniversary Founders Celebration in recognition of his contributions to the development and growth of (ISC)² credentials and the profession in the Asia-Pacific region.
Programme Director, Singapore Institute of Technology
Dr. Steven Wong is an Associate Professor and Programme Director at the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). Steven have over a decade of academic experience and was involved in several multi-million dollar funded research projects. He is currently leading the Information Security degree programme at SIT which is due to launch in September 2015. Prior to that, he has also spearheaded one of SIT’s flagship degree programme in Software Engineering which was launched in 2014.
He is currently serving as a Board member in the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Singapore. Other than that, Steven is also serving as an Executive Committee member of the Association of Information Security Professionals, a member of the Singapore Computer Society Infocomm Security SIG and a member of the Telecommunications Standards Advisory Committee of the Infocomm Development Authority. He is also the current Chairman of the IEEE Consumer Electronics (Singapore) Chapter.