Ross Tech & Innovation Alumni Association Members and guests,
As we near the holiday's and New Year, we're excited to invite you to our upcoming Ross Alumni Tech & Innovation Tech Talk featuring the accomplished Ross Alum and guest speaker Dave Cole about co-founding and leading the successful Data Security tech company - Open Raven.
About the speaker: Dave’s fingerprints are visible across the cybersecurity industry from his 26 years working as a leader in consulting (Deloitte, ISS), enterprise products (Foundstone, CrowdStrike, Tenable) and consumer products (Norton). Currently, he is CEO and cofounder of Open Raven, a Kleiner Perkins backed post series B company focused on reimagining data security for the modern era.
As Chief Product Officer of CrowdStrike, Dave took a nascent product line with a handful of small customers in 2013 and established it as a disruptive force in the industry that currently dominates endpoint security. He was also Chief Product Officer of Tenable where he steered the team through an aggressive growth phase, culminating in a successful initial public offering in the Summer of 2018.
In early 2019, Dave and Jack Daniel (B-Sides conference founder) started the Security Voices podcast as a sponsorless show focused on highlighting the diverse people and perspectives in cybersecurity. The podcast has released over 50 episodes and counting.
Dave is a frequent spokesperson, making appearances on NBC, CNN and elsewhere while speaking at industry events such as RSA, Black Hat and B-Sides Las Vegas. He has been a contributing author to a number of information security publications and books, including Crimeware: Understanding New Attacks and Defenses. Dave has authored a number of U.S.patents during his time at Foundstone and Symantec.
Dave is an investor focused on helping to grow businesses in his hometown of Los Angeles where he lives with his wife and son. Dave holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. He’s currently a member of the board of UM School of Information and Inspectiv.
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Looking forward to seeing you on the 16th... Go Blue!