Robin Alden

Comodo CA Ltd.

Robin Alden is the chief technical officer of Comodo CA Ltd. He is responsible for overseeing Comodo CA’s operation as a Certificate Authority and is skilled in the area of PKI. He oversees all technical operations and industry standards-compliance for Comodo CA. He has extensive experience in developing and implementing global computer systems and solutions.

Prior to joining Comodo in 2000, Alden held senior programming and technical positions with British Airways, CAPS and InfoSys.

He earned a B.SC. in computer science & electronics from the University of London, and an M.Sc. in computer science from the University of Manchester.


John Amaral

Senior Vice President, Product Management

John Amaral is Senior Vice President of Product Management at Trustwave. He has more than 20 years of experience as a technologist and product development leader in information security and networking. He was previously Senior Vice President of Product Engineering at Trustwave where he guided the direction and development of several security offerings including Trustwave’s payment transaction encryption (P2PE) and SSL certificate products. Prior to Trustwave, John was the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Research and Development at Vericept Corporation, a recognized leader in the area of data loss prevention and data security.

John holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and is currently enrolled in the MBA program at the MIT Sloan School of Management.


Rick Andrews

Senior Technical Director for Website Security
Symantec Corporation

Rick Andrews is senior technical director for Website Security at Symantec Corporation. He is responsible for the security and high-level architecture of all Symantec’s SSL and Code Signing products and services. In addition, he represents Symantec at the CA/Browser Forum. Andrews has almost two decades of PKI experience.

Andrews came to Symantec via its acquisition of VeriSign’s Trust Services unit. Prior to VeriSign, he co-developed Apple Computer’s AppleTalk network architecture and a number of other network services. Rick has a BSEE from the Cooper Union in New York City and an MS in Computer Science from UCLA. He holds several U.S. patents in PKI-related topics.


Chris Bailey

VP of Strategy and Business Development – Certificate Services

Chris Bailey is Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Entrust, a global leader in the identity-based digital information security market for nearly two decades.

Previously Bailey was the General Manager of Trend Micro SSL and Business Incubation for Trend Micro SSL, which was purchased Entrust. Before that, Bailey served as the CEO and co-founder of the certification authority AffirmTrust, which was acquired by Trend Micro in 2011, and as co-founder and CTO of GeoTrust, a major world Certification Authority acquired by VeriSign in 2006.


Doug Beattie

Vice President, Product Management
GMO GlobalSign

Doug Beattie is VP Product Management at GMO GlobalSign, one of the longest established Certificate Authorities (CA) and leaders in Managed PKI services. In this role, he is responsible for defining, positioning and launching all SSL-related products.

Prior to joining GMO GlobalSign, Mr. Beattie was Principal Systems Engineer at General Dynamics where he was the lead architect responsible for driving and building a smart card management system issuing over 500K PKI-enabled smart cards for the US government.

Prior to joining General Dynamics, Mr. Beattie was the Director of Product Management at GeoTrust where he led the SSL line of business from their first SSL certificate sale through the successful acquisition of the business. He has also held positions at CyberTrust Solutions, a PKI and e-Security firm, Securant Technologies, an access and privilege management product, and GTE Government Systems Corporation

Mr. Beattie co-authored the “Domain Validation” patent which has revolutionized the way SSL certificates are issued. He also holds and maintains his Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification. He received his bachelors in Mathematics and Physics from Gettysburg College and his Masters in Applied Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University


Dean J. Coclin

Senior Director, Business Development

Dean Coclin has more than 25 years of business development and product management experience in software, security and telecommunications. As senior director of business development in the Website Security division at Symantec, he is responsible for driving the company’s strategic alliances with partners in the mobile security ecosystem, and with other technology partners. Mr. Coclin is also co-chair of the CA/Browser forum.

Previously Coclin was one of the founders of ChosenSecurity, an internet security firm which was sold to PGP Corporation in February 2010. PGP was subsequently acquired by Symantec in June 2010. Prior to this, Coclin served as director of business development at GeoTrust which was sold to Verisign in 2006.

Prior to joining GeoTrust, Coclin was vice president of product management at Betrusted, an e-security firm where he directed product management, product marketing and product technology. Previously, Mr. Coclin was the president of Baltimore Federal Systems, a division of Baltimore Technologies. At Baltimore he was responsible for managing their federal government customer base, as well as driving sales into the U.S. government market. He has also held positions at CyberTrust Solutions, a PKI and e-Security firm, and GTE Government Systems Corporation.

He holds a BSEE from George Washington University and an MBA from Babson College.


Bruce Morton

Entrust Certificate Services

Bruce Morton has a background in project management and systems integration. He currently serves as the CA operations manager at Entrust Certificate Services (ECS), where he promotes security, governance and risk management.

Mr. Morton has been working in public key infrastructure (PKI) since 1996. He has worked with customers deploying PKI and has been overseeing operations of the ECS PKI since 2005. He was Entrust’s representative on the CA/Browser Forum for seven years and now supports projects within the IETF.

Mr. Morton monitors the SSL industry and provides insight into digital certificates through the Entrust Insights blog.

Mr. Morton is a graduate of University of Waterloo, where he received an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering. He also holds a master’s degree in business administration from Concordia University.


Jeremy Rowley

Vice President of Legal

Jeremy Rowley serves as associate general counsel for DigiCert, Inc. In his role, Mr. Rowley represents DigiCert’s interests in advancing internet security standards and best practices through involvement in such groups as IETF, Mozilla Forum, NIST, CA/Browser Forum, ICANN, ITU, and the CA Security Council. Rowley was an active participant in drafting the CA/Browser Forum’s EV Guidelines, Baseline Requirements, and Network Security Guidelines.

Rowley also negotiates contracts and licensing agreements and files DigiCert’s patents and trademarks. Prior to joining DigiCert, he worked as corporate counsel for another large Certificate Authority, helped build programs to achieve efficiencies within law firms, and served as chief software architect for a database software program that is used by major chemical companies around the world. Rowley earned a JD from Brigham Young University as well as MS and BS of chemical engineering at the same institution. He is a member of the Utah Bar and is secretary of the Utah Bar Association’s cyberlaw division.


Wayne Thayer

General Manager Security Products
Go Daddy

Wayne Thayer is the general manager of security products at Go Daddy, responsible for Go Daddy’s rapidly growing SSL business. He joined Go Daddy in 2003 to launch their Certificate Authority. Since then, he has held a number of leadership roles including VP of IT operations, VP of product development, and CTO. Wayne represents Go Daddy at the CA/Browser Forum, the standards body that defined Extended Validation SSL. Wayne came to Go Daddy from, where he was director of application development. He holds an MBA and a BS in Electrical Engineering, both from Penn State University.