AFCEA Tokyo (東京) TechNet 2017 Speakers & Panelists: John Kirch

John Kirch

john kirch


Regional Director – North Asia
Darktrace Limited

John has over twenty five (25) years of significant career experience and accomplishments working in Japan’s high-technology industry focused on business development, marketing, and sales of advanced technologies to help address the needs of organizations throughout Japan and other key markets across the Asia/Pacific region by providing best-of-breed solutions for Cybersecurity, Organizational Performance Management, and Voice/Data Communications.

John’s career includes director level positions or higher at: Nominum; Penta Security Systems; Ubiquity Software; CyberGuard Corporation, WatchGuard Technologies, Hyperion Solutions, Softbank Corporation, and Comshare.

Originally from Palo Alto, California, John graduated from Duke University (1980) in Durham, North Carolina and later attended Japan’s Institute for International Studies and Training (1984) on a graduate study scholarship awarded by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).