Chris McCain is a director in the Technologist group for Networking and Security at VMware. Chris has more than 20 years of experience in the world of information technology. In addition to being a double VCDX in data center virtualization and network virtualization, Chris has written several books on virtualization and infrastructure design. In 2006 Chris wrote the first book on VMware, Mastering VMware Infrastructure 3, which helped begin the massive stampede to virtual machines. His last book, Foundation in the Art of Infrastructure Design, was the top-selling book at VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas. Chris’s next book will focus on changing IT roles and responsibilities that have come as a result of the monumental shift in enterprise data center technologies and architectures. As part of his mission at VMware, Chris travels around the world (now virtually), talking to customers and partners about vision and strategy for next generation data center design.
Keith has 40 years in the IT field. He has 30 years in security. He has worked for Internet Security Systems and IBM acting as an SE for Intrusion Prevention Systems, Unified Treat Management, Network Anomaly Detection Systems, and Data Loss Prevention. At IBM he was an X-Force speaker and virtualization security specialist. As a Principal SE at VMware he is a global resource speaking to security and compliance and particularly how it relates to virtualization and Cloud computing. Keith is also a member of the Office of the CTO, Global Field representing security and compliance to VMware’s Office of the CTO. Keith has been certified as an instructor for the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) put forth by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).
Stijn is a Sr. Technical Product Manager within VMware’s Network and Security Business Unit. Stijn has over 15 years of experience in network and cyber security and hold a Security CCIE. He currently focusses on the Advanced Threat Prevention use-cases and features of the NSX Service-Defined Firewall.
Mike McSpedon is a passionate cybersecurity professional with over 20 years of real world experience providing network security guidance and thought leadership to his clients, which have ranged from small businesses to Fortune 100s. Mike held global network for network security at a fortune 500 and has a strong networking background. On 9/11, a redundant BGP multi-homed network he designed and implemented for one of his fortune 500 clients failed over transparently, never skipping a beat. Mike came to VMware from Palo Alto Networks, where he was a veteran tenured presales SE for the past six years . He was a trusted resource to his accounts, who engaged with teams of networking and security engineers and senior executives to help them reach a consensus and visualize where they should be to close gaps in their security postures. Mike enjoys playing the trumpet and being a mentor. He has four children. He and his wife Rosemarie reside in Brooklyn, NY. They enjoy the outdoors and travel and have traveled extensively. Yet they still have a long bucket list of travel destinations they intend to visit someday.