CeBIT Australia 2017 is the largest APAC B2B technology exhibition & conference. It will be bringing 15,000 technology professionals from government, enterprise, and startups. This year, the event will also be hosting the leading minds of the business technology sector. Here are few of them that we are excited most about.
Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman and CEO, Kaspersky Lab
Eugene began his career in cybersecurity accidentally when his computer became infected with the ‘Cascade’ virus in 1989. Eugene’s specialized education in cryptography helped him analyze the encrypted virus, understand its behavior, and develop a removal tool for it. After successfully removing the virus, Eugene’s curiosity and passion for computer technology drove him to start analyzing more malicious programs and developing disinfection modules for them. This exotic collection of antivirus modules would eventually become the foundation for Kaspersky Lab’s antivirus database. Today the database is one of the most comprehensive and complete collections in cybersecurity, protecting systems from more than 100 million malicious programs.
In 1990 Eugene started gathering a team of like-minded enthusiast researchers to create the AVP Toolkit Pro antivirus program, which was recognized by the University of Hamburg in 1994 as the most effective antivirus software in the world.
Eugene and his colleagues then decided to establish their own independent company. In 1997 Kaspersky Lab was founded, with Eugene heading the company’s antivirus research. In 2007 he was named Kaspersky Lab’s CEO.
Randi Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media
Randi Zuckerberg is an entrepreneur, investor, author, and media personality. As an early employee at Facebook, she led major marketing initiatives in the company’s formative years, helped launch the live streaming video industry, and was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2011 for her innovative coverage of the midterm elections, combining television and social media. She helped create Facebook Live, which is now used by more than a billion people around the globe.
In addition to books, Randi is executive producer on three television shows, hosts a weekly business talk radio show on SiriusXM, is a frequent contributor on The Today Show, host of “American Dreams” on HSN, where she finds entrepreneurs from all over the country and helps them sell their products in real time on-air. And of course, is highly active on social media, with more than 2 million subscribers across her different platforms.
Greg Williams, Executive Editor – WIRED Magazine
Greg Williams is a leading authority on technology trends and how those impact business and society. As Executive Editor of WIRED, Greg meets the innovators, thinkers, scientists, entrepreneurs and creatives who are changing the world and writes on a variety of subjects, including innovation, technology, business, creativity and ideas. As a journalist and author of five novels, Greg possesses a unique combination of storytelling expertise and an in-depth knowledge of the future of technology and entrepreneurship. This enables him to transform complex information into entertaining and accessible insights that prepare audiences for what’s coming next.
He speaks on aspects such as the internet of things, smartphones as a remote control for life, wearables, hardware as the new software, robotics and artificial intelligence, the power shift from top-down to distributed models, e-commerce, data and why old business models don’t work.
Nick Kaye, CEO, Sydney School of Entrepreneurship
Nick Kaye brings more than 20 years of experience to his role as the founding Chief Executive Officer of the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship.
Prior to joining the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship, he was the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the prestigious Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship for a decade.
Kaye holds certificates from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, MIT Sloan School of Management, and The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He was awarded a Master of Science Degree, with distinction, in international business and finance from the Stockholm School of Economics, and has Bachelor Degrees in Arts and in Commerce from the University of Melbourne.