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Confidential Computing Use Cases Panel, Moderated by Ben Lorica

June 5, 11:50 AM - 12:20 PM
Grand Ballroom Salon B

About the speakers

Ben Lorica

Ben Lorica

Industry Consultant and Host of Data Exchange Podcast, Gradient Flow

As founder and host of the Data Exchange podcast, Ben Lorica is a highly respected data scientist, having served leading roles at O'Reilly Media (Chief Data Scientist, Program Chair of the Strata Data Conference, O'Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference, and TensorFlow World), at Databricks, and as an advisor to startups. He serves as co-chair for several leading industry conferences: the AI Conference, the NLP Summit, the Data+AI Summit, the Ray Summit, and K1st World.

Ayal Yogev

Ayal Yogev

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Board member, Anjuna Security

Ayal is CEO and Co-founder of Anjuna Security. Ayal has 20 years of experience in the enterprise security market, serving most recently as VP of Product Management at SafeBreach. Prior to that, he led the Umbrella product management team at OpenDNS, which was acquired by Cisco in 2015 for $635M. Ayal has also held senior product management positions at Lookout and Imperva, and he was part of Imperva's IPO in 2011.

Ayal holds an MBA with honors from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and a B.Sc. Summa Cum Laude in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University.

Mark Russinovich

Mark Russinovich

Chief Technology Officer of Azure, Microsoft

Mark Russinovich is Chief Technology Officer and Technical Fellow for Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s global enterprise-grade cloud platform. A widely recognized expert in distributed systems, operating systems and cybersecurity, Mark earned a Ph.D. in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He later co-founded Winternals Software, joining Microsoft in 2006 when the company was acquired. Mark is a popular speaker at industry conferences such as Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft Build, and RSA Conference. He has authored several nonfiction and fiction books, including the Microsoft Press Windows Internals book series, Troubleshooting with the Sysinternals Tools, as well as fictional cyber security thrillers Zero Day, Trojan Horse and Rogue Code.

Aaron Fulkerson

Aaron Fulkerson

Chief Executive Officer, Opaque Systems

Aaron Fulkerson stands at the forefront of AI innovation as the CEO of Opaque Systems, a pioneering company dedicated to accelerating AI innovation through confidential data for trusted AI. With a distinguished career spanning over two decades, Aaron is a seasoned technology executive and entrepreneur renowned for his strategic vision and ability to drive hyper-growth across various stages of tech businesses, from dynamic startups to established enterprises.

Before taking the helm at Opaque Systems, Aaron made significant contributions as a VP and GM at ServiceNow, spearheading Product Growth in the Customer Workflows business. He helped triple the business in two years. Further showcasing his innovative vision, Aaron introduced ServiceNow Impact. This groundbreaking product created a new category and emerged as ServiceNow’s fastest-growing segment in the company’s history. His journey in the tech industry began at Microsoft, laying a solid foundation for his entrepreneurial venture as the Founder and CEO of MindTouch. This company left a lasting impact on digital collaboration and customer engagement platforms.

Aaron’s career is marked by a consistent track record of crafting, launching, and scaling groundbreaking businesses and products millions use globally. At Opaque, he is driving the future of AI by ensuring data privacy, security, and sovereignty, thereby establishing a new benchmark for trust in AI technologies. His work is not just about innovation; it’s about building a trustworthy ecosystem where AI can flourish securely and ethically, paving the way for transformative advancements across industries.

Dave Reber

Dave Reber

Chief Security Officer, NVIDIA