Ali Haidar has carved out a notable career in the cybersecurity landscape, specializing in Security Operations Centers (SOC) and threat intelligence. With an emphasis on safeguarding information and preventing digital attacks, Ali has significantly impacted multiple organizations, ranging from government sectors to prominent financial institutions, by fortifying their cyber defense mechanisms.
In his most recent role as the Head of Threat Intelligence for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) at UBS, a multinational investment bank and financial services company, Ali utilized his expertise to enhance their security posture and safeguard their digital assets against complex cyber threats. His journey, however, did not stop there. His ever-evolving career recently led him to join Anomali as the Chief Adoption Officer.
Over the course of his extensive career, Ali has been instrumental in averting multiple cyber-attacks across various organizations. His adept skill set, coupled with a strategic mindset, has consistently steered him towards identifying, analyzing, and mitigating potential threats, thereby ensuring the digital integrity and security of the institutions he has been a part of.
Ali’s philosophy in cybersecurity pivots on proactively identifying and countering threats. He strongly advocates for an intelligence-driven defense approach, focusing on continuous learning and adapting to the ever-changing cybersecurity landscape.
Ali’s insights and strategies in managing cyber threats have been invaluable in both his professional trajectory and the cybersecurity community. His contributions extend beyond his immediate work environment, often sharing knowledge and strategies with field professionals, fostering a collaborative and resilient cybersecurity community.
Christian Karam is a seasoned Senior Tech Executive renowned for his extensive expertise in strategic investments and risk advisory within the technology industry. His specialization lies in crafting high-value deals and orchestrating mergers and acquisitions in the fields of cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and the broader tech sector.
Prior to his current role, Christian served as the Deputy Group Chief Information Security Officer at UBS AG. Notably, he played a pivotal role in founding the UBS Intelligence Center and establishing the Market Insights Business Advisory services. These endeavors were centered around fostering engagement with venture capital and private equity firms, facilitating deal-flow, and delivering invaluable technological, security, and geopolitical insights to both the organization and its clientele.
Christian's influence extends beyond corporate walls, as he serves as an esteemed advisor to INTERPOL and holds membership in the esteemed Global Cybercrime Experts Group. Additionally, he generously contributes his guidance and expertise as an Advisor and Board member to multiple startups and venture funds, further solidifying his reputation as a distinguished figure in the technology and investment sectors.
Tom Doughty served as Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Prudential, retiring from the role in June of 2023. As CISO since 2006, Tom oversaw Prudential’s global information and cybersecurity program, including infrastructure level protections, security-related Policies and Standards, and security operations in a highly regulated, cloud-enabled business environment.
Within Prudential, he led efforts in business-focused security support, including a constantly evolving threat and vulnerability management program protecting the operating environment. Tom interfaced directly with Prudential’s Board and senior team, aligning management focus with emerging exposures. Externally, he spearheaded relationships representing Prudential’s Information Security Program as a cross-industry leader, collaborating with peer companies, government, law enforcement, and intelligence sources to assimilate best practices and improve the collective security climate. Tom provided primary oversight and management of Information Technology related regulatory liaison and response during a period when Prudential operated as the only designated non-bank Systemically Important Financial Institution (SIFI).
Prior to Prudential, from 1993 to 1998, Tom served as a Military Intelligence Officer in the United States Army, achieving the rank of Captain. During this time, he specialized in Electronic and Information Warfare, including emerging intelligence processing technology platforms.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors at the Wall Street Technology Association, and served on the board of Financial Top Level Domain Services (fTLD), LLC from inception through June, 2023. Tom served as an advisor and mentor within Columbia University’s Graduate School of Professional Studies, and serves in a similar capacity at the Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim School of Business Technology Management & Digital Leadership program.
Tom received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point (1993), and an MBA with dual focus in Finance and Information Technology from New York University’s Stern School of Business (2003). He maintains a current Top Secret / SCI security clearance.
Bob Meindl, the Chief Executive Officer of Binary Defense, is a cybersecurity visionary with over two decades of experience. Under his leadership, Binary Defense has emerged as a leader in the Managed Detection and Response sector. Bob's executive roles at Capgemini, Leidos Cyber, and Lockheed Martin Commercial Cyber demonstrated his ability to achieve consistent double-digit profit and revenue growth, navigate complex acquisitions, and formulate successful market strategies.
Beyond his leadership roles, Bob actively serves on a number of advisory boards such as PacketViper, Anomali, and other cybersecurity companies, influencing the cybersecurity landscape by providing invaluable insights to various industry companies. His visionary leadership and exceptional business acumen continue to shape and drive innovation in the ever-evolving world of cybersecurity.
Governor Hogan exemplified leadership by achieving bipartisan, common sense solutions during his time in office with an overwhelming majority of all Republicans, Democrats and Independents—nearly 80% of all Marylanders—approving of the job he did. He cut taxes for eight consecutive years, including the largest tax cuts in state history—amounting to $4.7 billion. Despite inheriting a $5.1 billion budget deficit, he left office with a remarkable $5.5 billion in reserves—a more than $10 billion swing. Governor Hogan also restored peace in Baltimore City amidst the 2015 riots, reduced health care premiums by over 30%, and made significant investments in education, transportation infrastructure, environmental protection, and cybersecurity for Maryland's future. All this while triumphing over a personal battle with cancer.
Recognizing the urgency of fostering cyber resilience, Governor Hogan made it a priority during his tenure. He created the role of State Chief Information Security Officer through executive order. In 2021, Governor Hogan organized the Annapolis Cybersecurity Summit, bringing together senior officials from the White House, Congress, NSA, and FBI, as well as academic leaders and private sector experts. The Governor also pushed for cybersecurity grant funding to be included in the IJAA.
In 2022, Governor Hogan created the Maryland Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MD-ISAC). This initiative facilitates the sharing of Cyber Threat Intelligence among Maryland governmental bodies, including State agencies, counties, municipalities, school systems, universities, and political subdivisions. Governor Hogan's dedication to cybersecurity is evident through the appointment of the state's first-ever Director of State Cybersecurity and Director of Local Cybersecurity. These leadership roles are crucial for achieving a comprehensive statewide cybersecurity approach, known as "Whole of State Cybersecurity."
Regardless of party affiliation, Marylanders agree: Governor Hogan delivered results for his state. As Governor Hogan left office, he had the highest approval rating of any governor in Maryland history and one of the highest of any governor in the nation. Hogan is the founder of An America United, as well as the Founding Chairman of Hogan Companies, a Maryland based real-estate services company.
Joe Sykora is a Global Sales and Channel Leader with over 20 years of experience in driving hyper sales performance. A seasoned tech founder and CEO, he has a track record of guiding multiple startups through successful merger and acquisition processes. His proficiency extends to negotiating intricate partnerships, skillfully navigating times of change, and crafting transformative Go-To-Market strategies that empower technology firms to compete on the global stage.
Joe currently holds the position of SVP Global Channels at Proofpoint, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions that safeguard an organization's most valuable assets and mitigate its greatest risks—its people. Prior to this, Joe served as VP Global Sales and Channels at Bitdefender, a renowned provider of data center, cloud, and endpoint security solutions. From 2010 to 2017, he held the role of VP of Americas Channels and Enhanced Technologies at Fortinet. Previously, he was President/CEO of Fortress Network Security, a company he founded in 2001.
Joe has served on numerous advisory boards including the FBI Citizen Academy Alumni Association Board of Directors, Everything Channel/CRN, CompTIA, and Anomali. He has also received numerous industry and personal awards including Business First Fast 50, CRN Top 100 People to Know in the Channel, and CRN Channel Chief Top 50.
The Honorable Dana Deasy has extensive expertise in delivering large-scale transformation and technology modernization programs in complex government and private sector organizations, He has deep experience in managing the constantly evolving cyber threat environment and has 40 years of professional experience leading the delivery of large-scale IT strategies and solutions for the Department of Defense, JP Morgan Chase, British Petroleum, and General Motors. Inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame in 2012 he was named Transformational CIO in 2017 and a 2019 Wash100 leader. He currently serves on the Boards of Deutsche Bank USA, Intangic, and SAIC. Additionally, he is an advisor to Beacon Global Strategies, Brighton Parks Capital, and is an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University.
John Bruns joins Anomali as Global CISO and Chief Customer Advocate, previously serving as CISO of Maryland and the 1st Director of Maryland State Cybersecurity. With 20+ years IT experience, Mr. Bruns led cyber strategy and operations for organizations with $60B+ in revenue, $100+M cybersecurity budgets, and technical experts across security operations & engineering, threat intelligence, network & endpoint detection and response, identity and access management, vulnerability, compliance, risk, training, and managed services. An expert in supercharging SecOps Fusion Centers via AI-based capabilities and tools, Mr. Bruns seeks to ensure IT security teams harness the power of their security telemetry to reduce exposure, automate threat hunting, speed incident response, and improve time to detect and respond. Mr. Bruns advocates the need for security insights to be an integral part of business decision making. Mr. Bruns (CISM, CCRP, PMP) holds an M.S. in Cybersecurity from Wilmington University, an M.S. in Education from Johns Hopkins University, and a B.A. in English from Wake Forest University.
Anthony is a seasoned Senior Executive with more than two decades of experience spanning technology Sales, Business Development, Strategic Alliances, Services, and Operations. He showcases a proven aptitude for building robust teams, ensuring exceptional client satisfaction, and surpassing performance objectives. His passion is to help companies think differently about their Security and IT investments, harnessing software and service solutions to enhance business oversight, increase employee satisfaction, and elevate product and service quality.
Wei Huang has more than 20 years experience building enterprise software in the security and data analytics industries. Wei was the architect of ArcSight Logger, one of the most successful security products created at ArcSight. He was instrumental in designing and building the ArcSight CORR-Engine: the big data platform with 10-to-1 data compression and 5X faster query performance than Oracle RDBMS. After the acquisition of ArcSight by HP, Huang took on additional responsibilities as Chief Technologist and led the technical direction and architecture for the ArcSight product line within the HP Enterprise Security portfolio. Prior to ArcSight, Huang led engineering teams at Oracle, VMWare, Selectica, Netdao, and Certive. Huang holds a Master of Computer Science from Stanford University and Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. He is also the co-inventor of over 10 patents in big data and security.
Udit has more than 25 years of financial leadership and is recognized for his ability to help organizations build, scale, and create value. Udit’s extensive leadership has been instrumental in guiding publicly tranded, venture captial-backed and private equity-backed technology companies operate successfully to achieve their strategic objectives. Most recently, Udit was CFO for Arkose Labs. His tenure includes CFO at security and identity company SecureAuth, and SVP Finance of Sitecore, the global leader of context marketing management software. At Sitecore, he was instrumental in the $1.2 billion sale of the company. Additionally, he led the finance organization of ServiceSource (NASDAQ: SREV), guiding the leading B2B technology platform company to an initial public offering and secondary offering. He began his career in public accounting with the Big Four firm, PwC. Udit graduated from Delhi University in India. He is a CPA and Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Tom has a distinguished 30-year career in the enterprise software market. His most recent operational role was CEO of Cloudera (NYSE:CLDR), the industry leader in open source big data and AI solutions. Prior to Cloudera he served as Vice President and general manager of enterprise security at HP. Previous to HP, Tom served as CEO of enterprise security company ArcSight (NASDAQ: ARST), which HP acquired in 2010. Tom led ArcSight through a successful initial public offering and subsequent sale to HP. Before ArcSight, Tom was vice president of business information services for IBM, following the acquisition of Trigo Technologies Inc., a master data management (MDM) software company, where he had served as CEO. Tom currently serves as a Board Member for software companies Anomali, Talkdesk, and Ombud. Tom is an active investor and advisor to companies in the Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence domains. Tom graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Stewart Grierson has over 20 years of financial and operational experience working with high growth private and public technology companies. He was the CFO of ArcSight Inc., leading their successful IPO in 2008, and ultimate sale to HP for $1.75 billion in 2010. Prior to ArcSight, Stewart was VP and Corporate Controller at ONI Systems and a key member of the IPO team. More recently Stewart was CFO and SVP Operations at Coraid, a data storage company. Stewart started his career with KPMG LLP. He holds a BA in Economics from McGill University and is a Chartered Accountant.
Steve Harrick joined IVP as a General Partner in October 2001 and has over 18 years of venture capital experience. He focuses on investing in later-stage technology companies with exceptional growth potential. Specifically, Steve targets Internet, communications and technology-enabled services companies which have the potential to become leaders in their respective markets. He enjoys working closely with committed entrepreneurs to help create businesses that are both respected and revolutionary. Steve was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 100 venture capitalists in the world by his inclusion in the 2009, 2012 and 2013 Forbes Midas List. He was also recognized by AlwaysOn as one of the top 100 venture capitalists by his inclusion in the AlwaysOn 2009 VC 100 List.
Steve led IVP's investments in Aerohive Networks (HIVE), AlienVault, Anomali, AppDynamics, Aster Data (TDC), Ayasdi, Business.com (DEXO), eHealth (EHTH), Eucalyptus Systems (HPQ), LegalZoom, MarkMonitor (TRI), MySQL (ORCL), Personal Capital, Pure Storage (PSTG), Spiceworks, Sumo Logic, Teros (CTXS), and Tripwire (Thoma Bravo). He was actively involved in IVP's investments in ArcSight (HPQ), Buddy Media (CRM), Danger (MSFT), and Yext. Steve currently serves as a Director or Board Observer for eight IVP portfolio companies.
Before joining IVP, Steve worked for the Internet Capital Group (ICG). As Vice President of Acquisitions, his responsibilities included identifying and executing strategic acquisitions, generating partner company liquidity and providing strategic and operational advice to management teams. Steve focused on enterprise applications and infrastructure while at ICG and was involved in the expansion and successful sale of both of Centrimed and EmployeeLife. Prior to ICG, Steve worked for Highland Capital Partners in Boston, Massachusetts. At Highland, his focus on Internet technologies and software led to several successful investments, including Gamesville, Raindance, RoweCom and Webline Communications. Steve's success in venture investing on both the East and West Coast allows him to provide valuable guidance to management teams within IVP's portfolio. Before entering the venture capital industry in 1997, Steve worked in New Business Development for Netscape Communications in Mountain View, California and in Mergers and Acquisitions for Morgan Stanley in New York, New York.
Steve earned a B.A. in History from Yale University, where he was a Varsity wrestler, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Ray Mabus has been a change leader throughout his career. As the Secretary of the Navy under President Obama, and the longest serving Secretary since WWI, he revolutionized the Navy and Marine Corps, making operations more energy efficient and diversifying their fuel supply, rebuilt the fleet to more than 300 ships, instituted wide-ranging personnel actions including opening all positions to women, and traveled more than 1.3 million miles visiting Sailors and Marines where deployed. He also produced a long-term Gulf Coast restoration plan after the Deepwater Horizon spill. Mabus served as Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and as Governor of Mississippi where he prioritized education and job creation. Currently he is an Advisor to Google Ventures, a lecturer at Harvard Law School, an executive fellow at Harvard Business School and a visiting fellow at th Harvard Kennedy School. He also heads The Mabus Group which assists organizations in resiliency and responding to change in a positive way. He sits on two public boards and helps several pre-IPO comapnies. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Explorers Club and is on the Board of the Environmental Defense Fund. Mabus holds a bachelors degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Mississippi, a masters degree from the Johns Hopkins University and a law degree, magna cum laude, from the Harvard law school. He is also the only person known to have thrown out the first pitch in all 30 major league stadiums.
Paul Kwan started his career on Wall Street as the Internet we know today was taking shape. Just a few years later, he had the opportunity to join Morgan Stanley’s Menlo Park office and thrived there for 22 years, including six years running the bank’s global internet and software business and six years leading the West Coast team. That continuity became a great asset, because it took time to learn the craft of advising companies on their most important strategic and financial objectives. That continuity also allowed him to see firsthand what world-class tech companies do to create enduring value whether it was strategic, financial, operational or cultural.
Some prior career achievements he builds on include helping Spotify create the modern day direct listing and inventing with General Catalyst the first Stakeholder Aligned Initial Listing (SAIL) vehicle. The SAIL is a SPAC structure that aims to align with all stakeholders.
On the personal side, he and his wife are passionate supporters of healthcare research, particularly for understanding and treating neuropsychiatric disease using brain organoids. He also serves on the board of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.
Meagen has spent over 20 years working in the high-tech industry. One of Top 50 most retweeted by mid-sized marketers according to AdWeek study, 2015 most influential martech leaders and one of the Top 25 B2B Marketing Influencers according to InsideView. In 2014 she won the Marketers that Matter award, in 2012 she received the SuperNova Award in Matrix Commerce from Constellation Research and in 2011 the Marketing Visionary Markie award within the marketing automation field. Before joining TripActions as CMO, she was CMO at MongoDB and VP of Demand Generation and Customer Marketing at DocuSign, she was Director of WW Demand Generation at ArcSight, an HP Company, and prior to that she led worldwide programs and events at TRIRIGA (acquired by IBM) for integrated workplace management systems. Prior to TRIRIGA, she was at Postini (acquired by Google) and IBM, working in solutions and product marketing for security and compliance. Earlier she worked as an IT Engineer at Cisco Systems and Applied Materials. She has a Master of Business Administration with a focus on marketing and strategy from Yale School of Management, and a Bachelor of Science degree in MIS with a minor in CSC from Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo.
Martin Gedalin founded Lumia Capital to partner with leading tech companies in under-invested emerging markets and forward-thinking US companies targeting these markets to accelerate growth. At Lumia, Martin serves on the board of Anomali, HIRED, EatStreet, and LeadGenius. Martin is also responsible for overseeing Lumia’s investments in Xtime (acquired by Cox Automotive), OpenDNS (acquired by Cisco), Procore, Pagerduty, Greenhouse Software and Kabbage. Martin launched Lumia after four years at Focus Ventures, an IT venture capital firm in Palo Alto with $850M under management and 110 investments across three funds. At Focus, Martin helped lead the firm’s Internet and software efforts. Prior to Focus, Martin was a Product Manager at Oracle, where he was responsible for managing core components of Fusion CRM, a $1B+ product line. Previously, Martin was a management consultant at both Oracle and Siebel Systems, providing strategic recommendations across people, process, and technology domains to Oracle and Siebel’s top global customers. Martin began his career in Corporate Strategy at NCR Corporation after co-founding one of the earliest mobile advertising companies in 2000. Martin holds a BBA from Emory University and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Lisa Lyssand is the SVP HR running everything talent related for Anomali. An experienced global executive, with over 20 years experience in both public and private companies, Lisa has lead the talent functions in various verticals and geography’s helping enterprises build world class teams. She has been part of executive teams navigate the challenges faced as they scale with a focus always on the biggest asset, the talent.
Karim leads Google Ventures’ investments in enterprise software, data analytics, and security. He brings over a decade of operational and investment experience to his role. He initially joined Google’s corporate development team in 2008, the group responsible for all mergers and acquisitions and has been at GV since inception.
Prior to Google, Karim was a venture capitalist at Atlas Venture, where he worked on investments in software and Internet infrastructure. Previously, he was director of New Ventures at Level 3 Communications, responsible for evaluating new business opportunities and has led product development for the company’s voice services. Earlier in his career, Karim held various product and marketing roles at Intel, initially on the i486™, and later as product manager for the Pentium® Processor. He started his career at Siemens as a software engineer working on the first vehicle navigation system for BMW.
Karim holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, an M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, and a B.S. in computer engineering from Brown University where he published several papers on neural networks.
John Spiliotis is an independent Sales and go-to-market advisor with over 34 years of technology sales leadership experience across multiple industry verticals. He is a Senior Operating Advisor at LLR Partners, a $6B private equity firm along with being an advisor to several VC and PE-backed cybersecurity companies and integrators and a Board member at Cherwell Software, a KKR-backed, Colorado-based software company.
Prior to retiring from Palo Alto Networks in January 2018, John was responsible for driving all Palo Alto Networks direct and indirect sales engagement activities in the Americas ($1.8B, 70% of all sales), ranging from channel productivity and major account team management to Service Provider, Federal, Systems Engineering and overall core sales strategy. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, he served as Vice President of Avaya’s Global Channel organization where he was responsible for leading the customer-focused and partner-engaged go-to-market strategy for Avaya’s global sales and channel organization.
Before Avaya, John held senior theater-level positions with direct and channel leadership roles at Cisco Systems, Extreme Networks, and Redback Networks, which was acquired by Ericsson.
John holds a Masters in Finance and Banking from Hofstra University and a BA degree in Mathematics from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. He and his family have lived in Centennial, CO for 24 years.
Hugh has an illustrious 30-year career in the enterprise software industry. Hugh co-founded ArcSight in May 2000 and served as CTO as well as Executive Vice President of Research and Development. He led product development, information technology deployment, and product research at ArcSight, and expanded these responsibilities to lead all engineering and R&D efforts for HP’s Enterprise Security Products group, the organization that ArcSight became part of post-acquisition. Hugh was recently an advisor and entrepreneur at investment firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB). Prior to joining ArcSight, Hugh worked as the CTO at Verity, where he led product development, and before that he was at Apple in software engineering, where he was one of the key architects behind the Data Access Language (DAL). Hugh is a CISSP and holds a B.S. in computer science from Purdue University. He was also honored with the Northern California Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur of The Year award in 2010.
Greg Oslan is currently Founder and Managing Partner at OSG Consulting where he provides strategic business and operations guidance to companies in the analytics, telecommunications, and cyber security markets. Work includes business planning, product/service strategies, go to market strategies and plans, organizational design, employee mentoring and Board work, with specific emphasis on early to mid-stage companies. Prior to founding OSG, Mr. Oslan was a Boeing Executive and President and Chief Executive Officer of Narus Inc. which he sold to Boeing (NYSE BA) in 2010. He has also served as Executive Chairman of Fixmo, Inc.; Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wireless Online; as the President and Chief Operating Officer of CNET Inc; and was a founding partner in an early stage venture capital fund. He began his career with AT&T in software development and networking and went on to hold management positions within Ameritech in their strategy, consulting and wireless organizations. Greg currently serves as Chairman of the Board of RiskSense, Inc., serves on the Advisory Boards of Raytheon Corporation (NYSE RTN), ThreatStream, RedOwl Analytics, and the Indiana University Kelley School of Entrepreneurship and as a Partner at Paladin Capital, a Senior Advisor to the Chertoff Group, and an advisor on several U.S. Government cyber initiatives. Mr. Oslan holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Business Analysis from Indiana University.
Greg, ThreatStream founder, and strategic advisor, is a cybersecurity expert with over 15 years industry experience. He has held CISO, product, consulting, and management roles over the span of his career. He was actively involved battling cyber criminals as a technical adviser to the FBI, the United States Secret Service, and NASA, and has consulted with numerous Fortune 500 companies as a practice-leading consultant for ArcSight (acquired by HP). Greg is an advocate of the open source movement and the original author of Bad Harvest (Formerly ArcOSI), which spawned a revolution in data driven security tools and products.
Colby DeRodeff is Chief Technology Officer at Verodin, where he is responsible for driving the company’s technology strategy and supporting the rapid expansion of its Security Instrumentation Platform (SIP). Prior to joining Verodin, Colby co-founded the threat intelligence and analysis platform, Anomali where he led strategic initiatives, business development, and worldwide field operations. Additionally, Colby has held senior leadership positions with both Arcsight and Silver Tail Systems, where he played an instrumental role in the successful IPO of ArcSight as well as the acquisition of both companies by HP and RSA/EMC, respectively.
Ahmed, a highly respected CEO and industry veteran, has more than three decades of global technology leadership experience. In prior roles, he has driven strategic expansion and diversification of businesses across markets, industries and customers, steering delivery of leading and differentiated solutions. Ahmed has overseen the successful execution of growth transformation, including at Ariba (NASDAQ: ARBA), where he helped the company emerge from the 2008 recession to become the second most valuable Software-as-a-Service company by 2012. At Sitecore, a global leader in context marketing management software, Ahmed helped the company succeed in a rapid growth transformation while getting it ready for the public markets. He has been active in the cybersecurity space, including private investments and board work. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Albion College and a J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy Law School. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business, where he teaches Contemporary Business Issues.