David Aronoff, Richard Clarke, Tom Noonan and Lt. Gen. Harry D. Raduege to Discuss Investment, Business and Product Development Opportunities in the Security Industry
ATLANTA – August 26 2014 – At the forefront of the security industry since before the World Wide Web, Atlanta today is one of the most well respected and recognized cyber security hubs in the world. Cyber security leaders will convene here on October 21 to share their insights and expertise at Venture Atlanta, Georgia’s annual two-day showcase event connecting technology innovation and investment capital. One of the most knowledgeable and experienced cyber security panels ever assembled will open the conference, bringing together world-class experts from four distinct perspectives: military, political, entrepreneurial and investment.
“This prestigious panel will address both current and future opportunities as well as the rising challenges in the security industry,” said Jeffrey Leavitt, panel moderator and partner at the global law firm DLA Piper. “Technology leaders, investors and entrepreneurs attending this year’s event will come away with invaluable knowledge they can put to use in their product roadmaps, investment considerations and business development strategies.”
The 2014 Venture Atlanta opening keynote panel includes:
- Lt. Gen. Harry D. Raduege, senior counselor at The Cohen Group, the business advisory firm founded by former Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen, as well as a senior advisor to DLA Piper and chairman of the Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation;
- David Aronoff, general partner at Flybridge Capital Partners,who manages the firm’s New York City office and a previous partner at Greylock Partners;
- Richard Clarke, CEO of Good Harbor Security Risk Management and the former special advisor to the President for Cyberspace, as well as national coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism; and
- Tom Noonan, general manager of Energywise Solutions for Cisco Systems, former chairman and CEO of JouleX (acquired by Cisco in 2013), founding partner of the venture firm TechOperators, and past chairman, president and CEO of Internet Security Systems (ISS) (acquired by IBM in 2006).
“In the last three years, we’ve seen the entire security model change as we’ve ushered in the era of the borderless cloud,” said Tom Noonan. “Anyone building a business today needs to understand this fundamental shift and the significant advantages available to those who understand how to integrate security into their core strategies. I look forward to participating on this panel of experts and sharing our knowledge and experience.”
The opening panel will take place on Tuesday, October 21, at noon. Held at the Georgia Aquarium, Venture Atlanta is a two-day event that showcases Georgia companies in a variety of technology sectors, from communication technology to logistics, at both early and later stages, all looking to raise capital in the next 18 months.
For more information on Venture Atlanta 2014 or to register for the event, visit ventureatlanta.org.