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AAN & X:ED Present - Cloud and IoT Security Sydney

3rd Feb 2016


The AAN & X:ED meetups are back in 2016! In this first meetup of the year we are looking at Cloud and IoT Security.  IoT and cloud have come a long way over the last few years, but how secure are they? What are the implications if they are hacked and how do you secure everything and still operate?

These questions and more will be covered in our presentations and panel discussion.

Presenting for 30 minutes each we have;

Adam Sellers, Lead Solution Engineer, ANZ Platform Specialist,

A well rounded IT professional, Adam has excelled in both business and technical management roles. His ability to understand the technical, financial and organisational impacts of strategic IT decisions allows him to ensure that business outcomes are achieved. 

Having managed and worked on several organisational transformation projects, from ERP to business process and master data management initiatives, Adam brings a complete 360-degree view to bear on all challenges presented to him to deliver the right solution. 

Lee Hickin, Commercial Lead for Internet of Things, Microsoft Australia

Lee started in IT in 1993, managing IBM DOS/VSE mainframe systems and learning the joy of JCL and Cobol. Over the years he has been a programmer, consultant, technical specialist, sales professional but always in Information technology and always enjoying the next challenge that comes his way.

Lee is currently working at Microsoft as a sales specialist in the Windows Server, Virtualisation, Management and Private cloud space. Every day Lee takes our technology and solutions to customers and helping them realise real business value and cost savings through the adoption and deployment of truely scalable and infrastructure.

Co-Presenting with Lee – Dave Glover, Senior Technical Evangelist IOT Solutions, Microsoft Australia 

Dave Glover (@dglover) has worked for Microsoft for over 20 years mostly in the Developer Experience Group.  He has worked in various roles across a broad spectrum of infrastructure and developer technologies including Web, Services, Embedded, Mobile, Device and Internet of Things with a variety of customers and partners. 

Speaking on our panel;

Daniel Iversen, Head of Solution Architecture, Dropbox 

Daniel Iversen is a passionate technologist and senior leader within the SaaS, digital collaboration and web publishing software space. He has been involved with the Internet industry since its early days in the mid 90s, started a couple of small companies and worked for leading software vendors in his space (FatWire, Oracle, Dropbox and more) in different parts of the world. He has been involved in the sale and implementation of leading digital solutions for leading brands like News Corporation, Vodafone, Harvey Norman, Bankwest and many others.

Daniel is a very hands-on manager who now heads up Enterprise Solutions at Dropbox in APAC where he leads a teams of architects tasked with growing successful large scale client references.

Daniel has an insatiable passion for the online and digital trends and technologies and the way they have transformed the way we collaborate, communicate, do business and live our lives. His experience stretches across pre-sales engineering, management and consulting.

Craig Hall, Managed Defense Analyst, FireEye

Craig Hall is a senior security analyst with a focus on APT incident response. 
Craig has more than 10 years experience in cyber security and system engineering, and over that time has developed strong insights into security operations and best practices. In this time, Craig has responded to multiple state-sponsored APT campaigns and has worked to proactively improve the security posture of those involved.  
Craig joined FireEye’s Managed Defense team (now FireEye as a Service) in 2014 and has supported operations in Sydney, Singapore, Washington DC and California. 
Prior to joining the FireEye team, Craig held positions within Computer Science Corporation’s Security Operations Centre and Fujitsu’s Managed Security offering. 
Craig holds certifications from TAFE NSW and industry vendors. 

Clarence Cheah, Sales Consulting Director | Digital & Identity, Oracle Australia

Director of Solutions Consulting at Oracle.  A passionate technologist with a business mind, Clarence leads a team of technical specialists responsible for Oracle’s Digital, Mobility and Security technology portfolio in the region.  Prior to this role, Clarence was Oracle Asia Pacific’s Head of Security and Identity Management Solutions Consulting.  Clarence is a technology evangelist, media spokesperson and a regular speaker at industry and technology conferences across Asia Pacific.

If you would like to know more about the event or to RSVP, click here to go to our meetups page and remember to do so as soon as possible as numbers are limited!