INFOSEC 2023 Conference Keynote Speakers
Robert Herjavec is a globally recognized business leader and trusted cybersecurity expert. For the last 14 years Robert has been well known as one of the founding Sharks and executive producer of ABC’s Emmy-award winning hit show, Shark Tank.
Born in Communist Yugoslavia, Robert and his parents left with very little for a better life in Canada. Boarding a boat called the Cristeforo Columbo in Italy, they made their way a new world. From delivering newspapers, to waiting tables, to launching a billion-dollar, global computer company from his basement, Robert’s drive to achieve has led him to the fulfillment of a better life in a classic rags to riches story.
He has served as a Cybersecurity Advisor for the Government of Canada, participated in the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and is a member of the US Chamber of Commerce Task Force for Cybersecurity.
Robert’s inspiring books have all appeared on bestsellers’ lists, two of them being notably featured in the Top 10 at the same time. A well-known motivational speaker, Robert has spoken to purpose driven companies around the world ranging from IBM to HP and many more. He has spoken to crowds as small as 50 to ones as large as 20,000 and has shared the stage with Tony Robbins, Oprah, and many others. He has also been featured inside and on the cover of multiple lifestyle and business magazines including Inc, Success, Forbes, Fortune and more.
Naomi Buckwalter, CISSP CISM, is the Director of Product Security for Contrast Security and author of the LinkedIn course: “Training today for tomorrow’s solutions – Building the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Professionals”. She is also the founder and Executive Director of Cybersecurity Gatebreakers Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to closing the demand gap in cybersecurity hiring. She has over 20 years’ experience in IT and Security and has held roles in Software Engineering, Security Architecture, Security Engineering, and Security Executive Leadership. As a cybersecurity career adviser and mentor for people around the world, her passion is helping people, particularly women, get into cybersecurity. Naomi has two Masters degrees from Villanova University and a Bachelors of Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.