Sr. Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Support
Patrice Perche has more than 20 years of experience in the IT security industry. Patrice is responsible for managing Fortinet’s international sales and support operations worldwide. He has been with Fortinet since 2004, leveraging his extensive experience in successfully penetrating and growing new territories, recruiting and nurturing a value-add channel partners network, and accelerating the company’s footprint in the enterprise market. Prior to joining Fortinet, he was co-founder and CEO of Risc Group, a French-based company focusing on IT Security with pan-European operations. Patrice graduated from Insa Lyon and holds a master’s degree in computer engineering.
Vice President, Asia Pacific
George Chang presides over Fortinet’s operations in Asia Pacific. He is responsible for growing Fortinet’s business in this region and increasing the company’s traction with large enterprises and service providers, as well as with the partner community.
George joined Fortinet in Dec 2009 with over two decades of diverse professional experience in the telecom and hi-tech industries. As VP for Southeast Asia & Hong Kong before his current appointment, George oversaw a period of unprecedented business growth in the region.
George holds a Master of Business in International Business from University of Technology, Sydney and a Degree in Business Computing from Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
Global Security Strategist
Derek Manky formulates security strategy with more than a decade of advanced threat research. His ultimate goal is to make a positive impact towards the global war on cyber crime.
Derek has presented research and strategy worldwide at premier security conferences. As a cyber security expert, his work includes meetings with leading political figures and key policy stakeholders, including law enforcement agencies that help define the future of cyber security. He is involved with several threat response and intelligence initiatives, including FIRST (first.org), and is on the board of the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) where he works to shape the future of actionable threat intelligence. Manky co-hosts ‘Security Threat Landscape’ with Network World, a monthly video program dedicated to cyber security.
He works globally with the security industry and Computer Emergency Response (CERT) to connect the dots, streamlining mitigation advice and threat forecasts based on personal knowledge and a team of world class experts at Fortinet and FortiGuard Labs.
Vice President, ICT Practice
Frost & Sullivan APAC.
Edison currently heads the Enterprise ICT practice, which covers a diverse range of technology segments, including, Information and Cyber Security, Networking, Collaboration, Contact Centers, Internet of Things and Data Analytics. Edison specializes in tracking and analyzing market trends and developments in a diverse array of technology/services segments across 14 markets in Asia Pacific.
These include a multitude of security and networking technologies, be it network/content security, data security, mobile security, virtualization security, cyber security, professional/managed services, application networking or application performance management, as well as cloud enablement technologies, cloud services, datacenter transformation trends, BYOD/mobility trends.
Chief Security Strategist, Asia Pacific
Alvin Rodrigues has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. He started his career in marketing and has worked in numerous marketing, strategy development and sales support roles. An out-of-the-box and creative thinker, he enjoys developing and repurposing content, programs and strategies, linking and contextualizing them to make them meaningful for different audiences.
At Fortinet, Alvin provides security strategy counsel to C-level clients. He aligns cyber security strategies and solutions to their business needs, and connects the dots between technology and business. He influences C-level clients’ viewpoints on cyber security through facilitated one-on-one discussions, with real-time mapping of business needs/challenges and appropriate cyber security strategies/solutions.
Pre-Sales Consulting Director
Fortinet, Asia Pacific
Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Eric Chan has more than 15 years of experience in the network & cybersecurity industry. He currently manages the APAC regional system engineering and professional services team.
Since joining Fortinet in 2006, he has helped Fortinet grow into the top cybersecurity company in APAC and Worldwide. Prior to Fortinet, he was working with Dimension Data handling networking and OSS solutions.