It’s officially fall which means that the pumpkin beer is flowing, sweaters are coming out of the bottom of the drawer, and we at Dyn are making the final preparations for TechToberFest—our one-day Internet Performance event!
We have a great lineup planned for TechToberFest and want to introduce our speakers so that you’re prepared for the amazingness that is yet to come. Let’s meet them:
Steve Case: Steve will be speaking on the importance of the Internet, his role in its early days, and how the Internet has enabled companies to form anywhere. He is currently the CEO of Revolution, a Washington, D.C.-based investment firm he co-founded in 2005, where he partners with visionary entrepreneurs to build significant ‘built to last’ new businesses. Steve started his entrepreneurial career in 1985 when he co-founded AOL and under his leadership, it became the world’s largest and most valuable Internet companies. His passion for startups and entrepreneurship led him to become the founding chair of the Startup America Partnership.
David Belson: David is the Sr. Director, Industry & Data Intelligence at Akamai and will be joining Doug Madory for a talk on the latest Internet trends. At Akamai, where he has worked for 16 years, David is responsible for strategic competitive intelligence and analysis as well as data-driven evangelism, including Akamai’s quarterly State of the Internet report series. Prior to Akamai, he spent four years at GTE Internetworking/BBN.
Tim Fernholz: Tim, a reporter at Quartz, will be speaking with Andrew Sullivan on net neutrality—and what it means to you. At Quartz, Tim covers state, business, and society—meaning that if a company’s economic policies are causing a ruckus or protesters are hitting the streets, he’s got it covered. He has been a fellow at the New America Foundation studying financial regulation and was awarded a Knight Journalism Fellowship in foreign affairs coverage and new media. Tim is also the co-host for ACTUALITY, a twice-monthly podcast produced by Quartz and Marketplace Radio.
Michael Farrell: Michael, Cybersecurity Editor at Christian Science Monitor, will be moderating TechToberFest’s panel discussion, “Chinese Hack, Sony Breach, Man in the Middle Attacks, how does that happen?” Michael is the editor of Passcode, a newly launched section from The Christian Science Monitor dedicated to covering the intersection of technology, security, and privacy.
Kathleen Moriarty: Kathleen, IETF Security Area Director & Global Lead Security Architect at EMC, will join the panel discussion. Kathleen has been the primary author of multiple published standards and actively contributes to security standards activity in the IETF. Additionally, she works on technology strategy and standards at EMC.
Professor Sean Smith: Our next panel member, Sean Smith, is the Research Director of Dartmouth College’s Institute for Security, Technology & Society. He has been working in information security—attacks and defenses, for industry and government—since before there was a web. He has previously worked at the Postal Inspection Service, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and IBM preventing fraud and performing security reviews.
Ben April: Ben, TechToberFest panel member, is the Director of Engineering at Farsight Security, Inc. He has presented to security conferences on five continents, covering topics like Bitcoin, NFC, operational security and infrastructure security. Ben is also a volunteer sysadmin and coder for some community security projects.
Dan York: Dan, our final panel member, is the Organizer of Internet Society’s DNSSEC Coordination Project. He is a passionate advocate for the open Internet focused on helping people understand the changes going on all around us within communication technology and practices. Dan is also the Chairman of the global Voice Over IP Security Alliance (VOIPSA) and is active within the real-time communications area of the IETF.
Along with our guests, some Dyn’ers will be speaking as well including , Jeremy Hitchcock, Dyn’s CEO; Kyle York, CMO; Doug Madory, Director of Internet Analysis; Matt Toy, SVP of Customer Experience; Andrew Sullivan, Dyn Fellow; and Chris Brenton, Senior Director of Information Services. If you aren’t yet familiar with them, check out their LinkedIn pages or the Dyn Blog where many have authored content. Definitely be sure to check out Kyle’s post describing Internet Performance to gear up for the event!
If you want to see these great speakers and have yet to sign up for TechToberFest, there’s still time! Sign up here and we’ll see you next week for bandwidth, beer & brats! If you can’t make it to Manchester, you can still participate—follow #DynTTF on Twitter to join the conversation and tune in at your desk to our LiveStream of the event.