The RSA Conference's Innovation Sandbox Contest will kick off on February 13, 2017 RSA Conference 2017, an information security conferences and exposition, announced that the 12th annual Innovation Sandbox Contest is now accepting submissions to name the RSAC Most Innovative Startup 2017. Past winners include successful companies such as Sourcefire, Imperva, Waratek, and most recently Phantom.Innovation and Entrepreneur SeminarsAs a leader in the infosec space, RSA Conference continually commits to fostering and promoting innovation in the industry. Therefore, in 2017, in addition to the flagship contest, Innovation and Entrepreneur Seminars aimed at entrepreneurs and interested attendees will offer sessions to learn more about validating a good idea, finding funding, and launching a company. Additionally, RSA Conference will host 35 information security start-ups with less than $5 million in revenue in the Early Stage Expo area.To help identify how best to introduce these new offerings, RSA Conference engaged the Program Committee, which includes leading Venture Capitalists Theresia Gouw, Aspect Ventures; Arik Kleinstein, Glilot Capital Partners; and Ted Schlein, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.Innovation Sandbox Contest“The increasing sophistication of security threats, including the technologies, techniques and bad actors, means our protection mechanisms and approach must keep pace,” said Ted Schlein, General Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. “RSA Conference’s Innovation Sandbox Contest is an excellent forum to discover the ideas and innovation needed to compete and win in this rapidly evolving and dynamic landscape.” "The increasing sophisticationof security threats, including the technologies, techniques andbad actors, means our protection mechanisms and approach must keep pace" RSA Conference will be working with leading technology news outlet, TechCrunch, again this year in its continued effort to push the information security industry forward by shining a light on ground-breaking security companies. Participants will pitch their security solutions in front of a live audience that has in the past included venture capital professionals, industry experts, senior level business practitioners and thought leaders. Five industry veterans will judge the competition and select a winner.The contest will kick off on February 13, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. PST and the winner will be announced at 4:00 p.m. PST. Companies are invited to submit an entry online no later than 8 p.m. PST on Thursday, December 8, 2016. Save
James Beer currently serves as the Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer of McKesson Corporation ForeScout Technologies, a provider of agentless cyber security, has announced the appointment of James Beer to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Beer currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of McKesson Corporation, which is ranked fifth on the Fortune 500 and is the largest U.S. healthcare services and information technology company. Prior to joining McKesson, Beer served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Symantec Corp. and as the Chief Financial Officer of AMR Corp. and American Airlines.Vast experience“James’ 30 plus years of in-depth global business and financial experience working in highly regulated industries will add invaluable perspective to our Board of Directors, a group comprised of carefully selected and highly successful executives,” said Michael DeCesare, President and CEO of ForeScout. “James’ counsel will help us accelerate the growth of the business and to continue protecting our customers against advanced threats.”“The proliferation of traditional and Internet of Things (IoT) devices in the enterprise has created an attractive opportunity for ForeScout to shape the market, and the company is well positioned to emerge as an industry leader in cyber security,” said Beer. “I look forward to contributing to ForeScout’s success and applying my financial counsel and experience by serving on its Board.”Board of Directors “The proliferation of traditional and Internet of Things (IoT) devices in the enterprise has created an attractive opportunity for ForeScout to shape the market" With this appointment, the ForeScout Board of Directors now consists of Hezy Yeshurun, ForeScout Chairman and Co-founder; David Dewalt, ForeScout Vice-Chairman and former CEO of FireEye and McAfee; Michael DeCesare, ForeScout President and CEO; Richard Anton, Partner at Amadeus Capital Partners; T. Kent Elliot, former President and CEO of Vienna Systems; Theresia Gouw, Co-founder and Managing Partner of Aspect Ventures; Mark Jensen, Former Managing Partner of Venture Capital Services at Deloitte; Rami Kalish, Managing General Partner and co-founder of Pitango; Enrique Salem, Managing Director of Bain Capital Ventures and former CEO of Symantec Corp., and James Beer, Executive Vice President and CFO of McKesson Corporation.Beer currently sits on the Board of Celesio AG, a leading European pharmaceutical distributor and retailer, and is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Economic Advisory Council. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College, London University, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.