Detect speakers are leading industry luminaries, analysts, and subject matter experts.

General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.)

General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.)

For over 50 years, General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) has devoted his life to public service. Having held senior military and diplomatic positions across four presidential administrations, Powell’s deep commitment to democratic values and freedom has been felt throughout the world.

The son of Jamaican immigrants, Powell was born in Harlem in April 1937 and was raised in the South Bronx. He was educated in the New York City public schools and attended the City College of New York where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology. It was not until he joined the Army ROTC program at CCNY that he discovered his calling and launched his military career. He received a commission as an Army second lieutenant upon graduation in 1958 and went on to serve in the United States Army for 35 years, rising to the rank of Four-Star General.

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Eric O'Neil

Eric O’Neill

General Counsel and Investigator

Eric O’Neill is an attorney, security consultant and professional public speaker. In 2001, Eric helped capture the most notorious spy in United States history: Robert Hanssen, a 25 year veteran of the FBI. The remarkable true events of his life are the inspiration behind the critically acclaimed dramatic thriller Breach, starring Ryan Philippe as O'Neill. The film is the story of the greatest security breach in US history.

Eric began his career in the FBI as a “Ghost” an undercover field operative tasked to surveil and monitor foreign, national, and domestic terrorists and spies. During the Hanssen investigation, Eric worked directly undercover with the spy within the FBI’s Information Assurance Division created to protect all classified FBI intelligence.

Hugh Njemanze

Chief Executive Officer at Anomali

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.

Colby Derodeff

Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer at Anomali

In his role, Colby is responsible for strategy, business development, and worldwide field operations. He has spent his career working with global organizations guiding best practices and empowering the use of security and fraud products across government, finance, e-commerce, and healthcare industries. In this capacity he has been exposed to countless security, fraud and organizational challenges giving him a unique perspective on today’s threat landscape.

Interested in Speaking at Detect '18?

Call for papers is now open!

Detect was created three years ago to provide security professionals a place to learn the very latest in threat intelligence. Presented by the brightest in the industry, the sessions cover the latest research and development, case studies and everything in between. Sessions are vendor-neutral, allowing the presenters to speak candidly about real problems and potential solutions. Share your knowlege and vision.

Detect '18 Call for Papers

All applicants must read and agree to the Call for Papers Submission Requirements prior to making a submission. The CFP requirements can be found here.

Important Dates:

  • Call for Papers Opens: February 1, 2018

  • Call for Papers Closes: May 18, 2018

  • Notifications of Acceptance/Rejection: June 15, 2018

Key Submission Requirements:


The original author(s) of a presentation must submit for the Call for Papers. No submissions from third parties (PR/speaker representatives).


Submissions should clearly detail the concepts, ideas, findings, and solutions a researcher or speaking team plans to present.


Anomali does not accept product or vendor-related pitches.


Each submission must be completed in its entirety.