Adrian Cockcroft has had a long career working at the leading edge of technology and is fascinated by what happens next. In his role as VP Cloud Architecture Strategy at AWS, Cockcroft is focused on the needs of cloud native and “all-in” customers.
Prior to AWS, he started out as a developer in the United Kingdom, joined Sun Microsystems, and then moved to the United States in 1993, ending up as a distinguished engineer. Cockcroft left Sun in 2004, was a founding member of eBay research labs, and started at Netflix in 2007. He initially directed a team working on personalization algorithms and then became a cloud architect, helping teams scale and migrate to AWS. As Netflix shared its architecture publicly, Cockcroft became a regular speaker at conferences and executive summits, and he created and led the Netflix open source program. Throughout almost seven years at Netflix, he took part in the quarterly business review process that included Netflix board members and is referenced in the 2019 report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission. In 2014, he joined VC firm Battery Ventures, promoting new ideas around DevOps, microservices, cloud, and containers. In this role, he was a technical advisor to startups including BlueJeans, Docker, NGINX, and Liquid Robotics; joined NACD; took the Director Professionalism training; and was a board member at Trifork A/S. Cockcroft moved into his current role at AWS in October 2016. He has recruited a team of experienced open source technologists to AWS and given keynote presentations at more than 20 AWS Summits and many other events around the world. Cockcroft holds a degree in Applied Physics from The City University, London, and is a published author of four books, notably Sun Performance and Tuning (Prentice Hall, 1998).
Marten Mickos is the CEO of HackerOne. Previously, he served as CEO at Eucalyptus, a cloud software company acquired by HP, where he then served as the SVP of the cloud division. Before that, he was CEO of MySQL, an open-source database company acquired by Sun Microsystems for $1 billion in 2008. At Sun, he served as SVP of the database division. Marten is passionate about leadership, distributed teams, global businesses, innovation, and technology shifts that have profound impact on society. You can view his thoughts about leadership and management at https://SchoolofHerring.com
HackerOne was started by hackers and security leaders who are driven by a passion to make the internet safer. Its platform is the industry standard for hacker-powered security. The company partners with the global hacker community to surface the most relevant security issues of its customers before they can be exploited by criminals. HackerOne is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in London, New York City, Singapore, and the Netherlands. Investors include Benchmark, NEA, Dragoneer, EQT Ventures, Valor Equity Partners, and GP Bullhound.
Silicon Valley veteran, serial CEO, and growth governance leader, Dean DeBiase has been an operating executive of public corporations and CEO of Fortune 500 subsidiaries, across diverse industries, including FedEx, AT&T, AOL, WPP, Western Union, Anixter, Arris, and LG Electronics. Named a Growth Guru by Inc. Magazine, he has a track record of guiding firms through global expansion, turnaround, roll-up, spin-out, divestiture, hostile takeover, reverse merger, M&A, IPO, and exit phases.
DeBiase is an Entrepreneurial-Innovation and Governance faculty member at Kellogg School of Management, a senior technology fellow at Northwestern University, and an NACD Board Leadership Fellow, educating corporate directors and helping boards navigate digital disruption, growth strategy, partnering/M&A, enterprise risk management, technology competitiveness, cybersecurity, privacy, and workforce/board diversity.
DeBiase has served as director on public, private, family-enterprise, CVC, PE, and VC boards, and is currently chairman of 3DPlatform, PBC Linear, and Revieve. He is a board member of PE firm Manna Tree Partners, and previously at Amway.com Ventures (Donlen-acquired by Hertz.com), Excelligence.com (acquired by Brentwood Assoc.), Centerpost (acquired by West.com), and Akoo (acquired by RMGNetworks.com). DeBiase was recently executive chairman of Ã„KTA (acquired by Salesforce) and CEO of Autoweb (acquired by Autobytel), Imagination Network (acquired by AOL), Free Drive (acquired by AOL), and CatchTV (acquired by Liberty Media).
Bestselling author, public speaker, and Fortune contributor, DeBiase advises corporations on how to tackle their most challenging global issues, seize emerging market opportunities, develop new growth models, expand digital platforms, improve workforce engagement, build diverse boards, and tap into the global entrepreneurial-movement to create partnerships/M&A opportunities.