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Tim Belcher – CTO RSA, Co-founder of Riptech and NetWitness

Tim has worked in information security for more than 20 years, providing security to Intelligence, Defense, and various Federal entities, the largest Financial Services, and Fortune companies. Tim has founded and grown to acquisition two companies, Riptech (sold to Symantec in 2002) and NetWitness (sold to RSA, the security division of EMC in 2011). Ernst & Young recognized Tim as “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2001.


Sameer Bhalotra – Former White House Cyber Security Executive, COO Impermium

Dr. Bhaltora has a distinguished career of public service, most recently as the Obama White House’s Senior Director for Cyber-security. In this role, he advised the President regarding the nation’s top priority cyber-security initiatives to protect U.S. commerce and critical infrastructure; cyber-security legislation, identity management, botnet mitigation, and the federal government’s cyber-security budget. Dr. Bhalotra is also Chief Operating Officer of venture-funded cyber-security firm Impermium.


Bob Gourley – Founder and CTO, Crucial Point

Bob Gourley is the Editor of CTO and is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Crucial Point LLC, a technology research and advisory firm. His first career was as a Naval Intelligence Officer, which included operational tours afloat and ashore. He was the first J2 at DoD’s JTF-CND. He is a former CTO of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and a former executive with Northrop Grumman. He was named one of the top 25 most influential CTOs in the globe by InfoWorld in 2007, and selected for AFCEA’s award for meritorious service to the intelligence community in 2008. Gourley was named by Washingtonian magazine as one of DC’s “Tech Titans” in 2009 and one of the “Top 25 Most Fascinating Communicators in Government IT” by Gov2.0 community GovFresh. Gourley holds an MS degree in Scientific and Technical Intelligence from the Naval Postgraduate School, an MS in Military Science from Marine Corps University, and an MS in Computer Science from James Madison University. He has published over 40 articles on a wide range of topics and was a contributor to “Threats in the Age of Obama” (January 2009).