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AFCEA 東京 TOKYO is honored present our next annual conference, TechNet Tokyo 2018, to be held at The New Sanno Hotel on Tuesday March 6 through Thursday March 8.

Selecting a theme is always an fascinating thought exercise. On the one hand we endeavor to choose a topic we feel is best representative of the current technological environment. On the other hand, we also attempt to present a much more thorough story, by weaving together previous TechNet themes into a single, cohesive multi-year narrative. We then sprinkle on local Tokyo and Japan-specific subjects, and finally agree on a theme we feel best meets all those requirements.

This year we are pleased to present “transformation” as the newest chapter in the AFCEA 東京 TOKYO saga. Consider where the world of technology, and cyber security in particular, was just a few short years ago and compare that image to today. We have undergone quite the transformation, and continue to transform. Society has seemingly embraced the idea of the Internet-of-Things (IoT), which will undoubtedly transform the globe in ways we cannot even currently imagine. Cyber security is transforming into a more machine-learning, artificial intelligence driven approach to detection and defense.

Technological transformation is not the only reason for this decision. In 2015 we discussed convergence, followed by resilience in 2016, primarily to honor Japan on the fifth anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami disaster. In 2017 we focused on cooperation in multiple ways, coming at topics from the multi-stakeholder perspective. We discussed the need for disparate forces, such as Japanese and American governments, industries, and academics, to collaborate to ensure effective capabilities.

In 2018 we will explore transformation as we are front row witnesses to global and Japanese specific changes. With less than three years before the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the country is in a major transformational state. There is a lot of work needed to transform the country for the major influx of foreign tourists, and the potential threats to the Japanese way of life – especially from the technological and security perspectives. The regional geopolitical transformations are a major concern for Tokyo 2020, with North Korea leaving a lot of questions unanswered and Russian attempts to destabilize the global political landscape.

Finally, the aftermath of Tokyo 2020 upon its completion will likely have transformational consequences for the country. How will Japan, and Tokyo in particular, deal with the changes after the games have finished, and how does the country sustain the positives without falling victim to the negatives?

The bottom line: transformation of society into a more connected IoT-based world, transformation of cyber security into new and inventive areas, and transformation of Japan and Tokyo both before and after the Tokyo 2020 games.

Transformation as a theme will allow us to explore a lot of topics from a thought-provoking context. These perspectives will be extremely educational for Japan, Tokyoites, and attendees from all over the globe, whether associated with the US or Japanese governments, military, industry, or academia. We hope everyone will enjoy what we have put together, and look forward to seeing all in March 2018!

Agenda

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

STEM EDUCATION & VENDOR TRAINING

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

US & JP GOVERNMENT CYBER SECURITY

  • Vendor Expo
  • Keynote Lunch
  • Keynote Speeches and Panel Discussions
  • Evening Networking Social

Thursday, March 8, 2018

TRANSFORMING TO EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES & TRANSFORMING TOKYO TOWARDS 2020

  • Vendor Expo
  • Keynote/Panel Lunch
  • Keynote Speeches and Panel Discussions
  • Evening Networking Social

TechNet Tokyo 2018 Speakers

Dave Lewis

Global Security Advocate, Akamai Technologies

Dave has over two decades of industry experience. He has extensive experience in IT security operations and management. Currently, Dave is a Global Security Advocate for Akamai Technologies.
He is the founder of the security site Liquidmatrix Security Digest and co-host of the Liquidmatrix podcast. Dave writes a column for Forbes and CSO Online.

Tanya Janca

Senior Cloud Advocate, Microsoft

Tanya Janca is a developer advocate specializing in application security; evangelizing about software security through public speaking, her open source project DevSlop, and various forms of teaching via workshops, blogs and community events.

As an ethical hacker, OWASP Project and Chapter Leader, software developer, effective altruist and professional computer geek of 20+ years, she is a person who is truly fascinated by the ‘science’ of computer science.

Thomas Glucksmann

Head of APAC Business Development, Gatecoin

Thomas is Head of APAC Business Development at Gatecoin, a cryptocurrency and blockchain token exchange headquartered in Hong Kong. He began his career in the cryptocurrency industry at Tokyo-based Mt.Gox, once the world’s largest bitcoin exchange, where he drove the firm’s international expansion, new product development, and marketing initiatives.

He has also worked as a consultant for various fintech firms and startups based in Asia Pacific. Thomas has conducted dozens of workshops and seminars on the cryptocurrency ecosystem for financial institutions and universities in Asia. He is also a regular commentator on crypto-token market trends for Bloomberg, CNBC, Nikkei and the Hong Kong Economic Journal.

Mr. Cameron Chehreh

Chief Operating Officer, Chief Technology Officer & VP, Dell EMC Federal

Having over 20 years of experience, Cameron has helped transform businesses across industries serving in a variety of leadership roles. He has been an innovator solving complex business problems across the span of his career. Whether it is creating repeatable solutions for one of the world’s first Cloud Computing companies or helping to lead a corporate turnaround scenario, Cameron has been engaged in all facets of business from market strategy, sales, business development, operations, P&L and technology management.

Mr. David Stickley

Strategic Programs, Dell EMC Federal and Former Director of Enterprise Services, DISA

Biography coming soon.

CAPT James A. LeCounte

Director C4I Systems (J6), HQ United States Forces Japan, United States Navy

Biography coming soon.

Col(ret) Samuel Bass

Former Director A6, 5th Air Force

Col(ret) Samuel Bass is a senior executive with 25 years of management and leadership experience specializing in information systems and cyberspace security. He’s led large and small teams in critical national security and advisory positions in numerous locations in the United States, Germany, Iraq and Japan.

Jason Blalock

Network Consulting Engineer, Cisco Systems

Jason Blalock is a Consulting Engineer for Cisco Systems, focusing on Collaboration solutions for Department of Defense customers in the Pacific.

Saimon Michelson

Chief Architect, North America, CTERA Networks

Saimon Michelson is responsible for the design and architecture of the CTERA’s military-grade file services platform. He has architected secure cloud transformation solutions for government and defense agencies around the world, including the U.S. DOD/DISA.

Saimon has held positions across several functions within CTERA, including product management, sales engineering, software development, and quality assurance. Saimon holds a BSc in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University.

Chris Usserman

Principal Security and Threat Intelligence Advisor, Infoblox

Chris Usserman is a principal threat intelligence subject matter expert with Infoblox bringing 27 years of combined intelligence and cyber operations experience. He currently assists Infoblox sales teams with promoting the value of Infoblox DNS Security and related Threat Intelligence products in client cyber security programs.

Chris’s focus is on US government, followed by commercial ventures. Prior to Infoblox, Chris worked at iSIGHT Partners for over 3 years as a Sr. Director, Applied Intelligence, and Director, Client Engagement and Government Programs. Chris was also a Lead Research Scientist at Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories, a System Engineer at SAIC, and 20+ years in the US intelligence community.

Scott Warren

Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

Scott Warren is a partner in the Tokyo office of Squire Patton Boggs specializing in data privacy and cybersecurity issues. He has been working on digital data and data breach issues in Asia for nearly 25 years, with over half of those as in-house counsel for Sega and Microsoft. He serves on the Executive Board of The Society for the Policing of Cyberspace, a non-profit organization working to bring together governments, corporations and the public to better handle cyber-risks. He is a Certified International Counter-Cyber Crime Professional.

Derek Watkins

Technical Marketing Engineer, McAfee

Biography coming soon.

David Rubal

Sr. Account Executive, DoD Modern Infrastructure Sales, Dell EMC Federal

Biography coming soon.

Peter Steyaert

Advisory Systems Engineer, RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Biography coming soon.

Yan Fan

CTO, Code Chrysalis

Yan is co-founder and CTO of Code Chrysalis, an advanced coding school in Tokyo. She started learning how to code when she became disillusioned with her career in trading. Since leaving trading, she has worked as a software developer at a Silicon Valley machine learning startup, taught coding for a number of organizations, and started a coding bootcamp in Jordan for refugees. She holds bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Arabic from Dartmouth College.

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