JD Sherry

Vice President of Public Sector Technology and Solutions at Trend Micro Global

JD Sherry is VP of Public Technology and Solutions for Trend Micro.  He is responsible for providing guidance and awareness regarding Trend Micro’s entire security portfolio aimed at protecting both commercial and government cloud ecosystems.  Well-versed in enterprise and data center architecture, Mr. Sherry has successfully implemented large-scale public, private and hybrid clouds leveraging the latest in virtualization technologies.  Over the last seven years, he has established himself as a trusted senior advisor for the protection of Payment Card Industry (PCI), Health Information Privacy Act (HIPAA) and Personally Identifiable Information (PII) assets. Mr. Sherry also has an extensive background in developing and bringing to market mobility platforms and applications. JD has spent the last 10 years in senior IT leadership roles.

Prior to Trend Micro, Mr. Sherry spent nearly 7 years with NIC as Vice President of Technology where he was responsible for NIC’s centralized technology and security strategy.  While at NIC, he managed the technology platforms that processed over $18B in payments on behalf of citizens, businesses and governments. Mr. Sherry also has held various leadership positions within Honeywell FM&T which manufactures and assembles 85% of the non-nuclear components in nuclear weapons for the US Department of Energy. JD has held Top Secret clearance and has an M.B.A/IT degree from Jones University and a B.S. degree from the University of Nebraska.

Sanjay Mehta

Managing Director, Trend Micro Australia and New Zealand

Sanjay Mehta commenced his role as Managing Director of Trend Micro Australia and New Zealand on 1 July, 2012.

Sanjay joined Trend Micro in 2010 as VP of Emerging Products, and later also assumed the role of VP Global Sales Enablement. Based in San Diego, US, he was responsible for extending the company's market leadership in virtualisation and cloud security, as well as driving global sales enablement activities and participating in Trend Micro's merger and acquisition activity.

Prior to joining Trend Micro, Sanjay was CEO of privately-held Breach Security, where he grew the business from first product shipment to a successful acquisition.

With more than a decade of executive leadership experience in security software, hardware and services organisations, Sanjay has led companies from start-up through to global market leadership in executive roles including marketing, channels, and sales.

Sanjay has a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from Colorado State University.

In the US, Sanjay was active in leadership and financial support of two healthcare-related foundations, including the Little Slugger Foundation which raises money and awareness for children’s cancer research. He also helped to establish a foundation at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Rob Livingstone

Principal, Rob Livingstone Advisory Pty Limited

Rob Livingstone, author, academic and owner of Rob Livingstone Advisory Pty Limited, is a respected and experienced CIO, with more than 33 years of professional experience in the corporate world. Rob has more than 16 years' CIO experience and most recently he was the CIO of Ricoh, office automation equipment supplier, in Australia. Prior to entering the IT world as a CIO in the mid ‘90s, Rob held several senior operational, strategic advisory and executive positions in a range of industries both locally in Australia and overseas. These include defense-aerospace, manufacturing, public utility, packaging, construction through to logistics.

Rob is a Fellow of the University of Technology, Sydney - Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, where he lectures postgraduate students, and is on the ITMP academic advisory board. Rob is a regular columnist in CIO magazine, CFO.com in the USA and provides commentary on IT, Cloud computing, mentoring and a range of other topics in the media and industry forums. Rob is the author of the book Navigating through the Cloud.

Andrew Milroy

Vice President of ICT Research, Frost & Sullivan, Asia Pacific

Andrew Milroy is Vice President for ICT Research at Frost & Sullivan, Asia Pacific and joined the firm in 2006. He is responsible for Frost & Sullivan’s research and advisory services across the region.
Andrew has spent more than17 years in the ICT industry. He has held senior management roles at IDC and co-founded, NelsonHall, a successful outsourcing advisory firm in the United States.

Andrew’s recent work has been focused upon the development of cloud computing expertise within Frost & Sullivan in Australia, the Asia Pacific region and globally. He has gained a reputation as one of the leading cloud computing experts.

Andrew frequently delivers presentations to a variety of audiences. He has been quoted widely in the press including ‘The Financial Times’, The Wall Street Journal and ‘Business Week’. He has also appeared on broadcast media globally including CNN, BBC, Sky and CNBC.

Andrew holds a BSc, an MA in Communication in Computing and an MBA from MGSM. He also holds a diploma in Marketing from UK-based Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Andre Clarke

Country Manager, NZ, Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific, Auckland, New Zealand

Andre Clarke is Frost & Sullivan’s Country Manager for NZ, based in Auckland. He is responsible for managing Frost and Sullivan's business in New Zealand, with a particular focus on the ICT sector. Andre is actively involved in project managing client defined engagements and formulating Frost and Sullivan's research agenda for New Zealand, along with business development, account management responsibilities and client delivery.

In his current capacity Andre monitors the NZ market in two areas, Enterprise Mobility and Cloud Computing, and will author market studies in these areas for the NZ market in 2012.  He also the lead consultant for Frost & Sullivan’s engagement with NZTE, managing the entry and assessment of the NZ International Business Awards

John Sheridan

First Assistant Secretary Agency Services, Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO)

John Sheridan joined the Defence Science and Technology Organisation in 1999 after 22 years in the Australian Army. In late 2000, he became the Senior Executive Assistant to the Chief Defence Scientist.

John served as Defence’s lead IT architect from 2002 until 2007. From then until 2008, he was the acting Head of Information Systems Division, responsible for the design and development of Defence’s IT systems, leading over 500 staff and a project portfolio in excess of $100m.

In August 2008, John was seconded to the Australian Government Information Management Office to negotiate the Microsoft Volume Sourcing Agreement, valued at over $250m and providing services for over 250,000 staff. He was then promoted to be Division Manager of Business Improvement Division, responsible for addressing ICT business as usual budget reductions across government. In this position, he successfully led the effort to save $1 billion in ICT expenditure over 2009-2013.

From July 2009, John became the First Assistant Secretary Agency Services. His division’s responsibilities include whole of government matters such as australia.gov.au, Government 2.0, data centre strategy, coordinated procurement, improvements in the ICT industry marketplace, and telecommunications services including ICON, the Ministerial communications and telepresence networks.

He is a graduate of the Officer Cadet School, Portsea and the Army Command and Staff College. He has a BA(Hons) degree and a Graduate Diploma of Computing Studies from Deakin University, a Graduate Diploma in Management Studies, and a Master of Defence Studies from the University of New South Wales.


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