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Robin Alden

CTO
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.

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Rick Andrews

Technical Director for Trust Services
Symantec Corporation

Rick Andrews is technical director for Trust Services 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.

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Chris Bailey

General Manager, Web App Security
Trend Micro

Chris Bailey is general manager for web app security at Trend Micro, a global leader in cloud security which creates Internet content security and threat management solutions that make the world safe for businesses and consumers to exchange digital information. With more than 20 years of experience, Trend Micro is recognized as the market leader in server security for delivering top-ranked client, server, and cloud-based security solutions that stop threats faster and protect data in physical, virtualized, and cloud environments.

Previously Bailey served as the CEO and co-founder of 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.

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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

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Dean J. Coclin

Senior Director, Business Development
Symantec

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 Trust Services 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.

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Kirk Hall

Operations Director, Trust Services
Trend Micro

Kirk Hall is operations director for Trust Services at Trend Micro, a global leader in cloud security which creates Internet content security and threat management solutions that make the world safe for businesses and consumers to exchange digital information. With more than 20 years of experience, Trend Micro is recognized as the market leader in server security for delivering top-ranked client, server, and cloud-based security solutions that stop threats faster and protect data in physical, virtualized, and cloud environments.

Hall’s responsibilities include Trend Micro’s SSL digital certificate authentication operations, as well as regulatory and audit matters. He previously served in similar roles at GeoTrust and was a co-founder of certification authority AffirmTrust, which was acquired by Trend Micro in 2011. Hall has also practiced as a business attorney in Oregon and served as CEO of a professional liability insurance company for many years. Hall has been a frequent speaker at RSA and other conferences on SSL and related security matters.

He holds an A.B. degree from Harvard College, a Master’s degree in economics and resource use from Yale University, and a J.D. degree from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College.

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Bruce Morton

Director
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.

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David Rockvam

General Manager Entrust Certificate Services & Chief Marketing Officer
Entrust

David Rockvam is Entrust general manager of Entrust Certificate Services and chief marketing officer. Rockvam joined Entrust in 1998 as a senior manager, where he helped drive relationships with system integrators and consultants. He also led marketing programs to help increase Entrust’s professional services revenues.

Rockvam’s broad experience includes significant involvement in Entrust’s initial public offering in 1998. Since then, he has helped drive the company’s customer value-add initiatives, enhance analyst relationships and streamline external communications across the financial and press communities.

Prior to his appointment as general manager of certificate services, Rockvam served as vice president of corporate business development, chief investor relations officer, chief communications officer and director of investor relations. Before joining Entrust, Rockvam held various finance and accounting positions at Nortel Networks from 1995 through 1998.

Rockvam is a graduate of Texas Tech University, where he received an undergraduate degree in international trade and economics. He also holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Dallas.

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Jeremy Rowley

Vice President of Legal
DigiCert

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.

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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 Move.com, where he was director of application development. He holds an MBA and a BS in Electrical Engineering, both from Penn State University.