Alexander Gounares: Alex Gounares is the founder and CEO of Polyverse Corporation, a cyber security company focused on protecting software from cyberattacks using moving target defense technologies. Previously, Alex led Concurix Corporation, a maker of Node.js profiling tools. These tools were acquired by Strongloop, an IBM company. Prior to Concurix, Alex served as AOL's Chief Technology Officer. In this role, he led all aspects of AOL's technology strategy, platform development and external technology partnerships. Alex joined AOL from Microsoft, where he was Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for the company's Online Services Division. During his tenure at Microsoft, Gounares led significant strategic and technical operations for some of the company's most important projects including Microsoft's global advertising platform, Bing search, MSN and Microsoft Virtual Earth. Alex also served for three years as Technology Advisor to Microsoft Chairman and founder Bill Gates, as well as Corporate Vice President of Corporate Strategy in Microsoft's Finance Department.
Fernando Montenegro: Fernando is a Principal Analyst on the Information Security team, based in Toronto. He has broad experience in security architecture, particularly network security for enterprise environments. He currently focuses on covering vendors and industry events in the endpoint security and cloud security spaces. Prior to joining 451 Research, Fernando worked in pre-sales and delivery roles with vArmour, RSA, SilverTail, Crossbeam and Hewlett-Packard. His areas of interest include security economics (particularly behavior economics), data science and network security. Fernando holds a BSc. in Computer Science and several industry certifications.