Board of Advisors

Bob Suh,

Managing Partner, OnCorps

Bob is the founder and chief executive officer of OnCorps. He is the retired chief technology strategist for Accenture. In this role, he served as the chief strategist for the firm’s $11 billion global software, systems integration, and technology consulting business. At Accenture, Bob led the firm’s entry into software-as-a-service and open sourcing and helped cultivate the firm’s technology presence in China. Prior to Accenture, Bob was a group president at Perot Systems [now Dell Services], reporting to Ross Perot, and helped take the company public.

Bob is a director of SkySQL AB and Open Logic. Bob is an Overseer at the Boston Museum of Science and a member of the Dean’s Alumni Council at The Harvard Kennedy School. Bob was named one of the Top 25 consultants in 2005 and holds a master in public administration degree, with a concentration in political economy, from Harvard University, where he studied under the 2005 Nobel Laureate in Economics, Tom Schelling. Bob also received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California. Bob lives in Boston.


William K. Wray,

Executive Vice President & CIO, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island

Mr. Wray is responsible for developing and driving technology strategies, policies, and best practices to support Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island's operational objectives.

Before joining BCBSRI, Mr. Wray spent nearly 20 years in the financial industry. From 1990 to 1993 he was Vice President at Shawmut Bank, and from 1993 until assuming his present position, Mr. Wray served in a variety of capacities at Citizens Financial Group. Most recently, he was Vice Chairman and Chief Information Officer at Citizens Financial Group.

Mr. Wray is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and holds a Master's degree from Stanford University. Always active in the Rhode Island community, Mr. Wray currently serves on the Boards of Amos House, the Providence Performing Arts Center, and Providence Year Up.


Gerhard Eschelbeck,

CTO and SVP, Sophos

Gerhard Eschelbeck joined Sophos in 2011 as Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President. He is responsible for the company's technology strategy, driving product direction and innovation. Gerhard, who holds a number of patents within information security, is one of the world's foremost experts on vulnerabilities and network security.

Most recently, he served as CTO and senior vice president at Webroot Software, where he was responsible for the development of their cloud-based technologies. Prior to Webroot, as CTO and vice president of engineering at Qualys, he helped the company achieve a leadership position in the SaaS-based vulnerability management market. Previously, he served in senior product and technology roles at companies including Network Associates and McAfee.

Gerhard has a Ph.D. in computer science from Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.


Daniel Earl Geer, Jr., Sc.D.,

Chief Information Security Officer, In-Q-Tel

An entrepreneur, author, scientist, consultant, teacher, and architect, Dr. Daniel Geer is also Principal of Geer Risk Services.

Dr. Geer serves as Chief Information Security Officer at In-Q-Tel. Previously, Dr. Geer served as VP and Chief Scientist Emeritus at Verdasys and CTO of @stake, a leading digital security consulting firm. Dr. Geer also ran the development arm of MIT's Project Athena, where his staff on his watch pioneered Kerberos, the X Window System, and much of what we take for granted in distributed computing. In past positions as a consultant and an officer in a number of startups, he has provided industry leaders with high-level strategies in all matters of digital security and in promising areas of security research. He is a widely noted author in scientific journals and the technology press, and has co-authored several books on risk management and information security.

Dr. Geer has testified before Congress on multiple occasions and has served in formal advisory roles for the Federal Trade Commission, the National Science Foundation, the Treasury Department, the National Research Council, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Department of Defense, the National Institute of Justice and the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection.

Dr. Geer holds several security patents, and received an ScD. in biostatistics from Harvard and an S.B. in electrical engineering from MIT. He serves both fiduciary and non-fiduciary roles for a number of promising startups. He is also past president of the USENIX Association.

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Bret Hartman,

CTO, RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Bret Hartman is CTO for RSA, the Security Division of EMC, where he is responsible for defining the corporate security technology strategy across the RSA and EMC product lines. Bret has over twenty-five years of experience building information security solutions for enterprise customers. His expertise includes Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web Services security, policy development and management, and security modeling and analysis. At the National Security Agency he worked on the team that created the "DoD Trusted Computer System Evaluation Criteria" (Orange Book). He was a co-author of OMG's CORBA Security specification, and co-edited the Security Scenarios document produced by the WS-I Basic Security Profile Working Group. He also co-authored "Mastering Web Services Security" (Wiley 2003) and "Enterprise Security with EJB and CORBA" (Wiley 2001).


George Kassabgi,

Founder & CEO,

George Kassabgi is founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer of, where he brings a broad range of management experience in the high-tech arena. Kassabgi also serves as a mentor at RockHealth, a seed accelerator for health apps, as well as the Northeastern University Health Sciences program. Kassabgi was formerly Chief Executive Officer of Bit9 and has held executive-level roles at Progress Software in Boston, MA and BEA Systems in San Jose, CA. Kassabgi has been actively involved in high-tech start-ups, both as a Board Member: CanyonBridge, DataPower Technology (acquired by IBM), Imprivata, Indigio Group, LeapFILE, as an Angel Investor (Kiodex, acquired by Sungard in 2004), and as an Executive in Residence with Atlas Venture.


Steve Katz,

President, Security Risk Solutions, LLC

A prominent figure in network security and the world's first Chief Information Security Officer, Katz is widely regarded as one of the discipline's thought leaders. In addition to his roles since 1985 as the senior security executive for JP Morgan, Citibank/Citigroup, and most recently Merrill Lynch, he has been a force at both industry and government levels in raising the visibility and shaping the direction of the security industry. Well known and deeply respected within both the financial services and security industries, Katz has testified to Congress on information security issues, was appointed as the Financial Services Sector Coordinator for Critical Infrastructure Protection by the Secretary of the Treasury, and has spoken at numerous industry conferences. He also has served as a Founder and Chairman of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center, Chairman of the American Bankers Association Information Systems Security Committee, Vice Chair Financial Services Roundtable-BITS Security and Risk Assessment Committee, and Member of both the New York Clearinghouse Banks Data Security Officers Committee, and the Securities Industry Association Information Security Committee.


Eugene Kuznetsov,

Chairman and Co-founder, Abine Inc.

Eugene Kuznetsov is currently chairman at Abine Inc, an online privacy company he co-founded in 2008. Kuznetsov is also currently on the Board of Directors of CoolChip Technologies, Viewfinity, Vyatta Inc, and Active Endpoints. Prior to Abine he served as an IBM executive, with responsibility for product management and marketing of SOA appliances. In addition to his management duties, Kuznetsov is also a member of IBM Software Group Architecture Board and IBM AIM Strategy Council.

Kuznetsov joined IBM through acquisition of DataPower in October 2005, with substantial returns for all shareholders. Both Kuznetsov's business and technical leadership has received recognition, including the prestigious InfoWorld Top 25 CTOs of 2005 and regional Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2006 awards.

Eugene founded DataPower in 1999 based on his idea of combining dynamic compilation and network hardware technology to simplify the process of connecting disparate applications and served as President until spring 2003. The company developed the first "XML-aware networking" hardware, then unique in delivering message-level processing functions within a secure network device. DataPower's broad product family ensures award-winning security, performance and manageability for XML, Web Services and SOA applications. Kuznetsov served as President, VP of Marketing, CTO and Chairman at various points in the company's six year history as it grew from one to 75 employees, raising over $20M from investors and building a customer list of household names.

Prior to DataPower, Eugene worked or consulted for a number of companies, including Analogic and Microsoft; he has worked on a variety of hardware and software engineering problems in the areas of memory management, power electronics, JIT compilers, optimized execution engines and application integration. His outside research interests are focused on analog electrical engineering. Kuznetsov earned a BSEE from MIT.

Kuznetsov's articles have appeared in ZDNet, EETimes, XML Journal, Network World, Java Report, eBizQ and SC Magazine. He is a well regarded speaker at numerous conferences and events including NetSec, JavaOne, Networld+Interop, NATO C3 Agency, HPWorld, CIO Council Working Group, Web Services DevCon, MITRE XML Day, NECINA, Web Services Edge, Gartner's Application Integration and Web Services Summit, the IT Security & Privacy Conference, and ITTC 2004.


Jordan A. Levy,

Partner, SoftBank Capital

Jordan Levy is an experienced operating executive with an expertise in sales and marketing. He has led two lasting billion dollar technology companies to successful exits and he is a seasoned venture capitalist who has operated three venture funds where he has realized upper quartile returns.

Mr. Levy is a Managing General Partner of Seed Capital Partners, an early stage technology venture fund which he co-founded in 1999 with Ron Schreiber. He currently serves as a Director of CompanyDNA, GT3, The NewsMarket, SilverCarrrot, CoKem International, and NBX.

In 1990, Mr. Levy and Mr. Schreiber founded Upgrade Corporation, the first technology customer relationship outsourcing company. Mr. Levy served as the company's President and Co-CEO with an emphasis on sales, marketing, and all customer-facing activities. The company's customers included 80% of U.S. software vendors and it grew from $0 to $65 million in profitable revenue. Upgrade's investors, Venrock and Euclid, realized a significant return when the company was sold to SoftBank to form SoftBank Services Group. Mr. Levy then served as SoftBank Services Group's co-Chairman and co-CEO and grew the company to $175 million in revenue. SoftBank Services Group was sold to Onyx Corporation for over $100 million. The company is now known as ClientLogic.

In 1988, Mr. Levy served as Senior Vice President of merchandising at Software Etc., a chain of 280 retail software and video games stores. Software Etc. is now Gamestop, the world's largest retailer of video games and software.

In 1982, Mr. Levy joined Mr. Schreiber at Software Distribution Services, a distributor of every major computer peripheral and software vendor. He served as the company's Vice-President with responsibility for sales and marketing and grew the company from $0 to $100 million in profitable revenue. After selling the business in 1985 to form Ingram Micro (NYSE:IM), Mr. Levy assumed the role of Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Ingram Micro and grew the company to $1 billion in revenue. Ingram Micro is currently the largest technology distributor in the world and has a market capitalization of $2 billion and generates $23 billion in revenue.


Cristina Cifuentes,

Senior Researcher, Oracle

Dr. Cristina Cifuentes is a researcher at Oracle where she has worked in the areas of program analysis, compilation techniques for virtual machines, parallelizing compilers, and binary translation. Prior to joining Sun Labs in 1999, she held academic positions at The University of Queensland and The University of Tasmania, Australia. Cristina obtained a PhD in Computer Science from the Queensland University of Technology in 1994, for her work on decompilation of binary programs. She has served in the Program Committees of conferences in the areas of compilers, virtual machines, program maintenance, program comprehension, and software engineering, and has published in these areas as well as legal aspects of computing. Cristina is an Adjunct Professor at The University of Queensland.


Tim Mather,

Former VP & CISO, Symantec

Tim Mather currently serves as an Advisory Director for KPMG and a Board Member for Cloud Security Alliance. As the chief information security officer at Symantec, he was responsible for the development of all information systems security policies, oversight of implementation of all security-related policies and procedures, and all information systems audit-related activities. He also works closely with internal products groups on security capabilities in Symantec products. Prior to joining Symantec in September 1999, Mather was the manager of security at VeriSign. In addition, he was formerly manager of information systems security at Apple Computer. Mather's experience also includes seven years in Washington, D.C. working on secure communications for a classified, national-level command, control, communications, and intelligence (C3I) project, which involved both civilian and military departments and agencies. Mather holds master's degrees in national security studies from Georgetown University and international policy studies from Monterey Institute of International Studies. He holds a bachelor's degree in political economics from the University of California at Berkeley.


P.J. Plauger,

President of Dinkumware, Ltd.

P.J. Plauger is President of Dinkumware, Ltd., which licenses the standard-conforming C and C++ libraries and on-line documentation that he originally developed. Over the years, he has served as Senior Editor of The C/C++ Users Journal and Contributing Editor to Embedded Systems Programming. He also wrote a monthly column for both publications for more than a decade, and numerous monthly editorials for The C/C++ Users Journal.

He is a writer and consultant in the field of computer programming. He has written over a dozen textbooks and hundreds of articles for a variety of periodicals. He has presented invited seminars at conferences in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Japan. He has been active in the development of international standards, most notably for the programming languages C and C++. Dr. Plauger also occasionally finds time to write science fiction.


Ron Schreiber,

Partner Softbank Capital

Ron Schreiber is an experienced operating executive with an expertise in founding and leading companies and technology development. He has founded two lasting billion dollar technology companies and led them to successful exits and he is a seasoned venture capitalist who has operated three venture funds where he has realized upper quartile returns.

Mr. Schreiber currently serves as a Partner for New York investments with SoftBank Capital.

Prior to SoftBank Capital, Mr. Schreiber was Managing Director of Seed Capital Partners, an early stage technology venture fund that he co-founded in 1999 with Jordan Levy in association with SoftBank.

In 1990 Mr. Schreiber co-founded UCA later known as SoftBank Services Group, the nation's first technology specific outsourcing company, where he served as co-CEO and Chairman. SoftBank Services Group was the predecessor company to ClientLogic Corporation. ClientLogic is now one of the world's largest outsourced call center providers with over 50,000 employees in well over 50 facilities around the world. Mr. Schreiber was also the founder of Software Distribution Services, the predecessor company to Ingram Micro (NYSE:IM), the world's largest wholesale computer products distributor with over $25B in annual revenue. Mr. Schreiber led all acquisitions, technical units, and all product support functions at the company in addition to his executive management responsibilities. Mr. Schreiber served on the executive management team at Ingram for three years.

Mr. Schreiber is actively involved in community affairs and currently serves on the board of directors of the Regional Development Corporation, Robinson Home Products and Ciminelli Construction Company.

He serves on the Board of Trustees of the UB Foundation, Inc. and is an Advisor to the Faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences at UB. In addition, Mr. Schreiber serves on the board of several portfolio companies, including AEB, Aequus Technologies, Cyber-Ark, Polychromix, Alpha Financial Technology, Integrated Financial Services and Optodot. He is the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions including the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the Inc. 500 list for Fastest growing businesses in the U.S., the UB Distinguished Alumni Award and many others. He resides in Amherst, New York with his wife Sherry and their two sons, Evan and Aaron.


Mike Smith,

Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering in the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University

Mike is Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering and the Associate Dean for Computer Science and Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. He holds numerous patents and has published widely referenced papers in the areas of runtime binary modification, machine-specific compilation, high-performance computer architecture, and practical applications of computer security. He is also Chief Scientist and co-founder of Liquid Machines, Inc., a provider of unique solutions for enterprise rights management. He is a member of the IEEE and ACM professional societies, and holds degrees from Stanford University, WPI, and Princeton University.