Don’t miss these keynotes at RSAC 2019

RSA Conference keynotes look a little different this year. We’ve dedicated two stages to keynotes this year instead of the usual one, and we’ve got more presenters speaking to a broader range of topics than ever before. The theme for RSA Conference 2019 is “better” and we think you’ll find that theme present across all of our amazing keynotes.

RSAC 2019 keynotes

To help you navigate our keynotes, we’ve put together a primer which includes what’s new for 2019 and some of the key presentations slated for the week. We hope to see you at RSA Conference next month!

What’s new

RSA Conference has historically had one keynote stage, however, we are able to utilize the newly opened Moscone Center South to expand our keynote program to an additional stage. On the West Stage, keynotes will (as they always have) feature sponsor keynotes, the popular Crypto and SANS panels and esteemed guest speakers, and South Stage keynotes will bring highly coveted sessions from industry experts to an expanded audience. Both stages will be open to Full Conference and Discover passes on Tuesday, March 5 and to all badge types Wednesday, March 6 through Friday, March 8.

Keynote highlights for 2019

Below are some of the most anticipated keynotes on both the West and South stages. Keynotes will be live streamed and you can find some of the Conference’s most exciting moments on RSAC onDemand, where viewers will have access to select livestreamed sessions and on-demand recordings.

Some West Stage keynotes include:

  • A Conversation with Donna Brazile and Mary Matalin: Donna Brazile, Veteran Democratic Political Strategist, Adjunct Professor, Author and Syndicated Columnist, and Mary Matalin, Celebrated Conservative Voice and Former Presidential Advisor.
  • Connecting the Dots for the Future: John T. Chambers, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, JC2 Ventures and Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cisco interviewed by Diane Brady, Award-Winning Writer, Author and Consultant.
  • The Cryptographers’ Panel: Whitfield Diffie, Cryptographer and Security Expert, Cryptomathic; Shafi Goldwasser, Director, Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing; Ronald Rivest, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Adi Shamir, Borman Professor of Computer Science, The Weizmann Institute, Israel; and Zulfikar Ramzan, Ph.D, Chief Technology Officer, RSA (Moderator).
  • The SANS Institute Panel: Heather Mahalik, Director of Forensics Engineering at ManTech and Mobile Forensics Course and Director at the SANS Institute; Ed Skoudis, Instructor, SANS Institute; Johannes Ullrich, Dean of Research, SANS Technology Institute; and Alan Paller, Research Director and Founder, SANS Institute (Moderator).
  • How Technology and Innovative Approaches Can Transform Your Organization: Megan Smith, Chief Executive Officer, shift7 and Third Chief Technology Officer of the United States (2014-2017).
  • Tina Fey, Writer, Actress and Producer interviewed by Dr. Hugh Thompson, RSA Conference Program Chair, RSA Conference.

Some South Stage keynotes include:

  • Strategic Competition: The Rise of Persistent Presence and Innovation: General Paul Nakasone, United States Army, Commander, United States Cyber Command, National Security Agency (NSA) interviewed by Olivia Gazis, Intelligence and National Security Reporter, CBS News
  • The Future of Data Protection: Adapting to the Privacy Imperative Panel: Kalinda Raina, Senior Director and Head of Global Privacy, LinkedIn; Ruby Zefo, Chief Privacy Officer, Uber; and J. Trevor Hughes, President and Chief Executive Officer, IAAP (Moderator)
  • Stress, Burnout and You: Fireside Chat with Dr. Christina Maslach: Josh Corman, Chief Security Officer, PTC and Dr. Christina Maslach Professor of Psychology, Emerita, University of California, Berkeley
  • The Role of Security Technologists in Public Policy: Bruce Schneier, Chief Technology Officer, IBM Resilient, IBM Security, Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School
  • (Girl) Scouting for Talent: The Solution in the Next Generation: Sylvia Acevedo, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of the USA.
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