Senior Director of Security Sales, Cisco
Will Ash leads Cisco’s Security sales team serving U.S. Public Sector customers.
This team is focused on delivering protection to government and education customers across their extended network before, during, and after a cyberattack through threat-centric security solutions. A Fortune 100 IT company, Cisco provides unmatched visibility, continuous control, and advanced threat protection across this entire attack continuum.
Prior to this role, Will led Cisco’s Atlantic Enterprise team, responsible for delivering Cisco’s full product and services portfolio to customers operating in Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and western Pennsylvania; positioned in the financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, energy, and professional services industries.
A passionate leader with a growth mindset, Will is experienced in large scale and complex business environments and leading high performance teams. He has been in strategic and senior customer-facing roles since joining Cisco, prior to which he spent fifteen years in the semiconductor and microelectronics industry, including roles of global sales and business management associated with Fortune 100 hi-tech manufacturing customers.
Born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Will received a double B.A. in Economics and Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science from Gettysburg College, an M.B.A. in Finance from Keller Graduate School of Management, and a Certificate in Executive Education at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. He currently resides in Loudoun County Virginia with his wife and three children.
Matt Barry, Chief Operating Officer, HP Federal
Matt Barry is the Chief Operating Officer for HP Federal, a wholly-owned subsidiary of HP Inc., leading the Federal Business Development and Operations teams. In this role, he is responsible for orchestrating Federal Operations (across Sales Operations, Order Management, Supply Chain, Finance and Customer Support, among other functions) to maximize client outcomes and business performance. In addition, he is focused on driving a thought
leadership agenda to elevate HP Federal’s presence in market and increase our capability and capacity to better serve our Government customers.
Prior to his current role, Matt served as the US Separation Lead Executive for HP Inc. and, as part of the company split, led a team of several hundred professionals to work together to stand up the HP Federal LLC in under six months. The company separation was one of the largest and most complex corporate separations in history. Previously, he served in a variety of leadership roles including Business Operations for the Americas Region, managing Supply Chain Operations for our NA Print Supplies business, and prior to that was responsible for our IA-32 Server WW Product Management team where he consistently delivered against the business unit’s revenue, profit and share goals.
Matt joined HP in 1993 in Palo Alto and has worked in a variety of operations, finance, marketing and business development roles.
He is based with his wife, daughter and son in Portland, Oregon. When not working he enjoys spending time with his family, serving on the board of local non-profits and spending time outdoors.
Co-Founder & CTO, Synack
Dr. Kuhr co-founded Synack after focusing over nine years on Cyber Security in Academia and
Defense industries. Most recently, at the National Security Agency (NSA), Dr. Kuhr worked in roles
that include Technical Director, Computer Network Operations Operator, Network Analyst, and
Dr. Kuhr received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Auburn University under a DoD/NSA-
sponsored fellowship. He has published several papers on enterprise cyber security and
performed research under DoD contracts related to information security, network analysis, and jam-
resistant network communication protocols. Dr. Kuhr holds a number of security related
certifications from CNSS and ISC(2).
Vice President, Amazon Web Services
David leads AWS’s U.S. Government business where he helps governments and nonprofits realize the potential of technology to help transform their organizations and fulfill their missions. David is an experienced executive and impactful leader in the information technology sector. For more than 20 years, David has passionately focused on the intersection of technology and organizational change.
Prior to joining AWS, David worked for Apple Inc. for 12 years and led the teams that helped government adopt innovative mobile technologies. Under his leadership, Apple’s government business grew from $250M to over $1.2B in sales in a 4-year period. As head of the U.S. public sector, he played a key role in the introduction and adoption of mobile apps and app stores in federal and state and local governments. David and his team were instrumental in helping the Air Force launch one of the first electronic flight bag initiatives on the iPad mobile device. The Air Force started with 18k iPads and grew to over 100k iPads in use. The reduction of paper and printing costs combined with fuel savings paved the way for improved operations and saved the government millions of dollars. Before joining Apple, David worked for Monster.com and helped lead its customer facing teams which automated the federal hiring and recruiting platforms through USAJOBS and software as a service offerings.
In addition to his executive career, David co-founded Sulla Technology Group. At Sulla, as co-founder and COO, he built a successful datacenter services company focused on higher education clients and state and local governments such as the University of Georgia, Howard University, the City of San Antonio and Cook County. Before founding Sulla, David started Empire Capital Management to focus on the investment needs of mid-market institutional clients.
His studies include a Bachelor of Science in International Economics from Texas Tech University. He and his wife Izumi have twin daughters and currently reside in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, VA.
Director of Business Development, Northrop Grumman
Sean Love is the business development director for the Northrop Grumman’s Cyber and Intelligence Mission Solutions Division. In this role, he is responsible for developing alignment with capabilities to customer needs and managing the business acquisition process to expand the company’s support to the US and international defense and intelligence communities.
Since joining Northrop Grumman in 1996, Mr. Love has held roles of increasing responsibility providing program management, technology development, business development and strategic planning leadership in support of organizations that deliver innovative, responsive, and cost effective solutions for defense and intelligence.
Mr. Love’s previous experience includes managing business development and strategy efforts for the Intelligence Solutions Business Unit, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Division, and the Integrated Intelligence Systems Business Unit; business development manager for geospatial efforts supporting NGA, the DoD, and NSG customers; and standing up an innovative technology team, called ICEworks focused on creating, and maturing disruptive technologies to support emerging customer requirements. Mr. Love also worked as the program manager for multiple intelligence community (IC) programs and was the technology lead for the the company’s intelligence operating unit.
Prior to re-joining Northrop Grumman in 2004, Mr. Love worked as a technical program manager for the Titan Corporation where he managed a variety of projects for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, and the National Reconnaissance Office.
Mr. Love is a certified Project Management Professional, has a bachelor of science in information systems from the University of Phoenix and a master of science in Technology Management from the University of Maryland University College.
Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
Brad Medairy leads the delivery of cyber solutions for federal and commercial clients, developing next-generation service offerings that integrate Booz Allen’s leading capabilities in cyber (malware analysis, APT hunting, incident response, and Security Operations Center design and support), engineering, systems development (reverse engineering), and data science. Medairy engages with clients to understand their current environment, assess the threat landscape, determine their risk posture, and deliver tailored solutions that address their business and mission requirements. Currently, Medairy is focused on the following areas: Enterprise Security, Industrial Cyber, and Dark Labs.
Strategic Executive for Public Sector Cloud, Google
Daniel B. Prieto leads strategy and thought leadership for Google Cloud, Public Sector. He is a seasoned IT executive and a recognized national security and cybersecurity expert with a record of leadership and innovation in government, technology, on Wall Street, and with leading universities and think tanks. He has served as a senior policymaker at the White House, the Department of Defense, and on Capitol Hill, and he has deep management, operating, strategy, technology, consulting, and finance experience at Google, McKinsey, IBM, America Online/Time Warner, and J.P Morgan. He has held fellowship appointments at Harvard and Stanford universities, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
In addition to his work at Google, he is an Adjunct Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He serves as an advisor to several early stage companies in the areas of encrypted messaging, AI cybersecurity, and AI physical security. He is a founding board member of the AI Security Alliance and serves on the technical steering committee for the Linux Foundation’s Red Team Project.
In government, Dan served as the Chief Technology Officer in the office of the Department of Defense CIO, and also as Director for Cybersecurity Policy on the National Security Council Staff in the White House. In those roles, he led the DoD’s Defense Industrial Base cybersecurity program, helped lead the governmentwide response to the Office of Personnel Management data breach, designed and implemented the first-ever government-wide prioritization of IT “crown jewel” high value assets, worked closely with the Intelligence Community on insider threat programs, and contributed to a number of Executive Orders and Presidential Directives on IT modernization, enterprise risk management, cybersecurity incident response and information sharing, and the creation of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center. After 9/11, he helped stand up the Committee on Homeland Security in the U.S. House of Representatives, leading its cybersecurity and critical infrastructure portfolios.
In the private sector, Dan has served as an external Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Co., providing strategic advice to clients in the areas of enterprise risk, IT and cybersecurity. As a Vice President at IBM, he ran a 340-person, $125MM public-sector consulting practice. As an executive at AOL and an investment Banker at J.P. Morgan, he served as a strategist or advisor on over $150B in transactions in technology, media and aerospace & defense, including the mergers of America Online and Time Warner, Boeing and McDonnell Douglas, the acquisition of Netscape, and the sale of firewall and encryption company Trusted Information Systems.
Dan is a member of the Aspen Homeland Security Group, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Cosmos Club, a former trustee of Wesleyan University, and former member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Law and Justice. He has testified before the U.S. Senate and his writing and commentary have appeared widely. Dan holds an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a B.A. from Wesleyan University.
Director of Business Development and Strategies for Cyber Protection Solutions, Intelligence, Information & Services, Raytheon
Brett Scarborough is the Director of Business Development and Strategies for Cyber Protection Solutions in Raytheon’s Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS). He is responsible for developing the long-term strategic vision for our Federal markets in cyber operations, support services, and special missions, overseeing internal investment strategies and building relationships with long-term business and technology partners. Additionally, he represents Raytheon’s CEO on the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.
IIS is a global leader in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; advanced cyber solutions; weather and environmental solutions and information-based solutions for homeland security. It also provides training, logistics, engineering, product support, and operational support services and solutions for the mission support, homeland security, space, civil aviation, counter-proliferation and counter-terrorism markets.
Scarborough joined Raytheon in 2008 after a career in the United States Air Force, where he held leadership roles in a number of network warfare and cyber acquisitions, to include the Information Operations Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration and the Air Force’s Information Warfare Initiatives, both key pathfinder initiatives which established the framework for Air Force cyber operations today. He has held leadership positions overseeing the European theater’s Voice, SATCOM, and radio systems communication modernization programs. His leadership roles also include running Air Force communications for the Kuwait region and coordinating operations across three distinct installations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
While on the Air Staff, he supported the Air Force’s initial conceptual, organizational and operational constructs in cyberspace, supporting the Secretary of the Air Force’s Cyber Task Force, developing the framework for baseline cyber requirements, and developing the Air Forces first dedicated cyber career force constructs for implementation.
Scarborough attended Texas A&M University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering, with an emphasis on digital signal processing. He also earned a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology, with an emphasis on system-of-systems DoD Architecture Frameworks to support next generation, IP-enabled weapon systems design and operation.
Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN), with 2018 sales of $27 billion and 67,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass.
Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Gregory Touhill
President, Cyxtera Federal Practice and First U.S. CISO
Greg Touhill is one of the nation’s premier cybersecurity and information technology senior executives. A highly experienced leader of large, complex, diverse, and global cybersecurity and information technology operations, Touhill was selected by President Obama as the US government’s first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). His other civilian government service includes duties as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications in the US Department of Homeland Security and as Director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center where he led national programs to protect the United States and its critical infrastructure. Touhill is a retired Air Force general officer, a highly-decorated combat leader, and a former American diplomat.