Traditional rules-based cybersecurity applications of the past are struggling to keep up in today's mobile, social, and hyper-connected world.  However, the convergence of big data technology, analytic advancements, and a variety of other factors have sparked an emerging breed of applications that will forever change the way organizations protect themselves.

Join fellow cybersecurity experts and industry executives as we come together to discuss the future of cybersecurity.


Apache Hadoop Meets Cybersecurity
Executive Summit

Minneapolis, MN

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Windows on Minnesota
710 S Marquette Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55402


8:30AM - Registration & Breakfast

9:00AM - Welcome

9:15AM - Apache Hadoop Meets Cybersecurity Keynote

Rocky DeStefano - Cybersecurity Subject Matter Expert, Cloudera 

During this presentation Rocky DeStefano will explore how Apache Hadoop continues to help cyber professionals extend their enterprise visibility while scaling data and taking analytics capabilities to new heights. 

9:45AM - Intel Presentation

Jeff Towle - Global Solution Architect Group Security Lead Manager, Intel

Learn about Intel’s first-hand experience of trying to secure one of the largest technology companies in the world, and how Apache Hadoop helped them achieve the scale they required. 

10:15AM - Break

10:30AM - Accenture Presentation

Ron Kuhlmeier - Security Principal - Cyber Security Analytics, Accenture Security

Accenture will provide an overview of the cybersecurity reality faced by G2000 companies and governments alike across the world today, and how Accenture's artificial intelligence charged Cyber Intelligence Platform - enabled by Cloudera - keeps them out of trouble.

11:00AM - Industry Overview & Panel Discussion

Rocky DeStefano - Cybersecurity Subject Matter Expert, Cloudera 

Rocky DeStefano will share current and future cybersecurity challenges, followed by a round table discussion with the other cybersecurity speakers. 

11:45AM - Adjourn


  • Rocky DeStefano

    Cybersecurity Subject Matter Expert

    Mr. DeStefano feels privileged to begin his career with the United States Air Force as member of the Intelligence community. After his military service Rocky went on to serve as a member of the Incident Response Team (IRT) at AFCERT. The dedication and skillsets needed in those roles have been critical in his private sector pursuits too. Among other jobs, Rocky founded and was Technical Director of the Global Security Operations Center at EDS, directed the Security Operations Practice at ArcSight, ran global services for NetWitness and was the founder and CEO of Visible Risk (acquired by Click Security). At every step in his career, Rocky's focus has been to continually strive to find better visibility and detection solutions to defend the enterprise.

  • Jeff Towle

    Global Solution Architect Group Security Lead Manager, Intel

    Jeff has 12 years of experience building innovative, leading edge information security and risk management business models for the enterprise. He leads the Intel Security Architecture Group and provides expert advice on cyber security reference architecture for Intel’s Virtuous Cycle of growth. Security is at the foundation of Intel’s strategy to connect Cloud, Data Center, and the Internet of Things Devices. Big Data solutions are revolutionizing how Intel’s Virtuous Cycle are protected from cyber attacks, nation-state actors and malicious insiders. Jeff helps educate and apply non-deterministic cyber solutions early in the kill chain to discover and remediate anomalies (from hackers or systems outages) in near real-time. Intel’s silicon based, built-in security can be extended to provide true “Edge-to-Cloud” actionable insight. Jeff is a liaison between Intel’s business lines and its major partners such as Accenture, Cloudera and its corresponding ecosystem of partners and suppliers. He is based in Minneapolis and supports security architecture globally for Intel. Prior to Intel he has served in leadership roles at Gurucul, British Telecom, Optiv, and Shavlik Technologies.

  • Ron Kuhlmeier

    Security Principal, Cyber Security Analytics, Accenture Security

    Ron Kuhlmeier has worked in Information Technology for 20 years, the last 12 of which have been in Cybersecurity. He brings a wealth of experience from the Financial Services industry as well as a background in manufacturing and the Entertainment Industry. Combining his knowledge of Security Operations and Data Science, he has been a vital contributor to his companies' Cybersecurity Analytics projects. Ron is the Infrastructure Lead for Accenture's Cyber Intelligence Platform, a next generation threat hunting system which marries a proprietary combination of artificial intelligence, machine learning and streaming analytics to help organizations identify never before seen, network-born cyber threats in near real-time.



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