CIO/CISO South Virtual Panel

December 14, 2021

The Rise of Machine identities in cloud and cloud native environments

Historically SSL certificates were used with web servers, application servers and load balancers. Certificate lifecycle management was satisfactory with this environment. The world has changed. IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, Azure, GCP, AWS, DevOps, Cloud Native, service mesh, mTLS, the list seems endless. All these entities consume TLS certificates. Just as password management evolved into IAM, certificate lifecycle management has evolved into Machine Identity Management. How can we enable our developers to go fast yet still stay secure?

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Speakers Include...

Mark Thatcher
Regional Sales Vice President

Marty Milbert
Sr. Director, Global Solution Architects

Mark Sanders
Sr. Solutions Architect

Aakrati Mehta Adhvaryu
Director of CyberSecurity Identity and Access Management
Baker Hughes

Sreeveni Kancharla
VP Information Systems & Technology UserTesting

Ashok Kakani
Director of Security
Voya Financial

Speaker:  Mark Thatcher, Regional Sales Vice President, Venafi

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Mark Thatcher has over 25 years successful sales and sales management experience in technology, with experience selling complex technology solutions to the F500. He has proven skills building and managing teams driving complex sales cycles across multiple departments and levels within the enterprise. With excellent negotiation, hiring skills and leadership/team-building capabilities, Mark consistently produces sales results in the top 5%. His consistent success comes from the ability to manage sales teams by leveraging a consistent sales model that incorporates training and execution.

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Speaker:  Marty Milbert, Sr. Director, Global Solution Architects, Venafi

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Marty Milbert focuses on architecture, processes, procedures, risk and security. Marty helps Venafi’s global 5000 customers understand the Machine Identity risks they may have and the steps they need to take to protect these critical machine identities. Before he joined Venafi, Mr. MILBERT was VP Enterprise Solution at encryption services provider WinMagic and Team Lead for Network Security at the Federal Reserve Bank.

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Speaker:  Mark Sanders, Sr. Solutions Architect, Venafi

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Mark Sanders is a Solution Architect at Venafi. He’s been with Venafi for almost 10 years and during that time has had the awesome privilege of working with the majority of Venafi’s clients. Mark’s focus is on customer advocacy while providing domain and solution expertise.

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Invited Members Include...


3:00pm-3:10pm (EST)

Opening Remarks & Executive Introductions

3:10pm-3:20pm (EST)

Host Introduction

3:20pm-4:00pm (EST)

CIO/CISO Panel Hosted by Sponsor

4:00pm-4:30pm (EST)

Executive Discussion

Title Representation

Industry Breakdown

Org. Size by Revenue

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What is the dress code?

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