Dario Forte, Founder and CEO, DFLabs

Dario Forte didn’t start his career as a technology innovator. In fact, his background is military and law enforcement. At the beginning of his career, he was responsible for the drug enforcement and organized crime unit in the Milano Financial Police Office. In the five years just prior to leaving the police agency, he founded…

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Chad Boeckmann, CEO and Founder, TrustMAPP

The proverbial bike shop Chad Boeckmann, CEO and founder of TrustMAPP, believes that security leaders are the driving force to innovative solutions becoming successful. “Ultimately CISOs vote with their dollars and by peer-to-peer exchange of ideas and solutions that are working,” he says. Security leaders, Boeckmann says, should constantly be on the lookout for solutions…

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Arun Buduri, President and Co-founder, Pixm

Leaps of faith When people think of Craigslist, they probably think about second-hand furniture, apartment rentals, odd jobs. But in 2016, when Arun Buduri was searching for a contract job with a startup, he found more than what he was looking for – a co-founder in Chris Cleveland who initially advertised for a coder on…

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Arnd Baranowski, Founder, CEO, Oculeus GmbH

Arnd Baranowski studied aerospace engineering in college. He attained the level of a master of science degree from Universität der Bundeswehr München, the university of the German Armed Forces. After graduation he remained with the German Army and was a professional career officer for 20 years. A good bit of Baranowski’s university study included programming,…

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Adi Dar, CEO, Cyberbit

Many cybersecurity startups in Israel share a similar vision: To become so successful and promising that a bigger entity would acquire it. This was not what Adi Dar had in mind in 2015 when he established Cyberbit. “We did not want to be bought by anybody,” he says. “My goal was to establish a cyber…

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