Roger Thornton’s impressive career as a product developer, entrepreneur, and investor in the cybersecurity sector along with his current role with AT&T will allow him to provide attendees with a unique insight into the technological and financial landscape for the industry.
NEW YORK (PRWEB) | March 13, 2019
Roger Thornton, AT&T Cybersecurity VP of Products & Technology, will deliver the keynote address at the 4th Annual Cyber Investing Summit Thursday, May 16th, 2019 in New York City. The Cyber Investing Summit is an all-day conference focused on the financial opportunities, trends and forecasts in the rapidly growing cybersecurity sector. Key decision makers, investors, and innovative companies come together to network, learn, and develop new partnerships.
Roger Thornton has over 25 years of experience in the Silicon Valley and abroad helping to develop and grow new companies and products in the computer and network security industry. He has served as Chief Technology Officer of AlienVault, a cyber threat detection and response company, since 2012. Mr. Thornton was named VP of Products & Technology for AT&T’s Cybersecurity division following its acquisition of AlienVault in 2018.
Mr. Thornton continues to work in an advisory capacity with select venture capital firms and startup companies worldwide. He also provides counsel and advice to corporate executives and government leaders regarding cybersecurity policy and emerging trends.
“Roger Thornton’s impressive career as a product developer, entrepreneur, and investor in the cybersecurity sector along with his current role with AT&T will allow him to share a unique insight into the technological and financial landscape for the industry, as well as provide excellent advice for developing successful security firms whether they are publicly traded companies or start up enterprises,” said Cyber Investing Summit Co-Founder Lindsey Lachman.
Mr. Thornton founded security software company, Fortify Software, which was acquired by HP in 2010. Prior to Fortify, he spent ten years working with leading venture capital firms, where he specialized in high impact delivery of technology products and services and helped guide the launch of several successful businesses.
Over his career, Mr. Thornton has architected key systems for ETRADE and eBay, helped incubate and launch Good Technologies, Inc., and held leadership roles with some of the earliest pioneers of Object-Oriented technology and top-tier technology firms: Centerline Software, Apple Computer (Taligent), and Sun Microsystems (JavaSoft). Mr. Thornton learned about startup management early in his career at Cypress Semiconductor. Mr. Thornton earned his BS and MS degrees in Engineering with honors at San Jose State University.
About the Cyber Investing Summit
The Cyber Investing Summit is an all-day conference focusing on the financial opportunities and trends in the cybersecurity industry. Attendees include chief information security officers, venture capitalists, financial analysts, investors, publicly traded and privately held cybersecurity companies, government experts, and the media.
Industry leaders discuss market forecasts, top priorities for CISOs, equity performance analysis, funding for startups, alternative investment exposure strategies, the benefits of implementing security measures before versus after a breach, threats to the retail sector, and the next frontier of cyber including artificial intelligence, drones, and the cloud.
Invitation-only roundtables are held during the day for leading CISOs, VC/PE/IBs, and Financial Analysts to discuss current trends, forecasts, and challenges in the industry.
The Fourth Annual Cyber Investing Summit will take place Thursday, May 16th, 2019 in New York City.