Senior 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, Strategic Solutions
Darren Turnbull is Vice President Strategic Solutions at Fortinet and is based in London. Darren has been an Engineering leader at Fortinet for over 10 years and in the security industry for more than 30 years. His responsibility extends across aspects of software, hardware and services development. Prior to Fortinet, Darren spent nearly 20 years with British Telecom in the UK in a variety of senior operational, network and security design roles.
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.
Senior Director, Solutions Marketing
Fortinet, Asia Pacific
As Senior Director, Solutions Marketing, Patrick is responsible for creating and evangelizing key messages about Fortinet’s network security solutions. Through his in-depth understanding of the complexities of network security, Patrick is able to cut through the half-truths and myths surrounding the subject to provide clear and concise information to Fortinet’s customers and partners.
Prior to joining Fortinet, over the course of the past 30 years he has worked for a number of small to medium size organizations as well as larger companies such as Wellfleet Communications, Bay Networks, Nortel Networks, Hughes Network Systems and Comtech Mobile Data Communications in the United States, the United Kingdom and France, holding a range of senior level international sales and marketing roles. Patrick received his technical training while serving in the US Navy.
Patrick is based at Fortinet’s International headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, France.
Director, Pre-Sales & Consulting
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.
Network & Security Strategist
Gavin Chow has 15 years of experience in consulting and delivering cybersecurity projects for many industry verticals across the Asia Pacific region.
He is currently involved with strategizing Fortinet’s advanced security solutions to mitigate attacks in a modern threat landscape.
Product Manager, SIEM & Threat Intelligence
Anthony Giandomenico is an experienced Information Security Executive, Evangelist, Entrepreneur and Mentor with over 20 years of experience. In his current position at Fortinet he is focused on delivering knowledge, tools and methodologies to properly demonstrate advanced threat concept and defense strategy using a practical approach to security.
Senior Director, Product Marketing, Data Center
Warren Wu is Senior Director of product marketing for Fortinet. Previously he was Director of Data Center and Cloud Security at Trend Micro, where he also led global alliances with leading virtualization and cloud partners. Warren was co-founder of intrusion prevention vendor Determina, acquired by VMware, and later started VMware’s security solutions for vSphere and ecosystem partners. He has held product and marketing roles in enterprise infrastructure or security at A&T, Netscape, and Sun Microsystems. Warren has spoken about cloud security at VMworld, RSA Conference, Interop, HP Discover and other industry events.
Senior Consulting SE, Enhanced Technology
Piyush has been working as technology evangelist for the past 17+ years, with experience with various enterprise and major service providers across the globe and has worked in Cisco, Juniper, Ericsson and Huawei.
Have seen transition of technologies from the past decade and embracing the new tech like ATP framework and practicing ethical hacking. Spear headed project like IPv4-V6 transition with various service providers, securing the Packet Core network from RAN. Presently handling FortiMail and Fortisandbox the 2 eminent components of ATP framework. Certified JNCIE and CCIE.
Cyber Test Systems
Gregory FRESNAIS has more than 17 years of experience in the performance and network security testing industry. Gregory FRESNAIS is the co-Founder of Cyber Test Systems a company building dual use products and technologies used for civilian and military purposes.
Gregory with Laurent CHABENET has created affordable 1U Network Traffic Generator CTS-NTG able to generate from 1 Gbps to 400 Gbps of network and application traffic combined with the largest diversity of cyber attacks scenarios.
Gregory has been designing a large number of Cyber Range Cyber Defense Training Center around the world with Green Team, Yellow Team, Red Team, Blue Team and White Teams to run cyber exercises for IT, NoC, SoC and CIRT teams.
Gregory has a really strong expertise in military sector, he has been supported Combined Endeavors from 2003 to 2014, Cyber Endeavors at Pacific Endeavors from 2012 to 2016 and now DEFNET 2017 and NATO CCDCOE Locked Shield 2017.
Director, Safety & Security Marketing
Jae-Hee Shim’s accomplished accolades began from when he graduated with an MBA from Seoul National University. His first practical experiences began in 2004, when he organized and initiated the first MSSP business launch at KT with Fortinet’s FortiGate. From 2004-2009, he performed as MSSP Team Manager for KT. While remaining at KT, he took on a greater role between 2010-2014 when he functioned as Project Manager of the company’s Global Business Office. Most recently, from 2015-2017, he furthered refined his capabilities as Director of KT’s Future Convergence Business office.
Chief Technology Officer
Simon has over 12 years’ experience working in the Telecommunications industry and has spent over 8 years with Telstra Research Laboratories in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language and Data Mining. He is the holder of several Australian and International patents in Information Retrieval and Data Classification and has also consulted to Patent Attorneys as an Expert Witness and dabbled in Intellectual Property Auditing. Simon co-founded a Security Appliance Startup called Smart Black Box that provided Managed self-healing network applications to Enterprise customers in Australia. Simon currently leads a dedicated cloud platform development team for Firstwave Cloud Technology.
Dr. Ricky Chau
Vice President, Sales, Asia Pacific Region
Level 3 Communications
Dr. Chau is Vice President of Asia Pacific region at Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT) and is based in Hong Kong. In this capacity, he is responsible for sales, business operation and business development in the Asia Pacific region. He has been instrumental to drive revenue growth and market expansion for Level 3 in Asia Pacific.
Dr. Chau has a wealth of experience in telecom industry and extensive knowledge in the enterprise and service provider markets in Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Level 3, Dr. Chau was vice president of carrier services and general manager of Global Crossing for Asia Pacific.
Dr. Chau earned his doctoral degree in business administration at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and holds an EMBA degree from the University of Ottawa Canada. He also attended the executive development program at the Daniels College of business at the University of Denver.
Clement advises large enterprise clients on service provider and ICT system integrator services, as well as strategies for digital business transformation.
Since joining Ovum in 2016, Clement has covered managed services, customer experience, and digital marketing strategies and services. He speaks regularly at industry conferences in the Asia-Pacific region and also comments on industry developments for local and international media.
Before joining Ovum, Clement was a Senior Analyst at Forrester Research, where he helped B2C marketing professionals with their digital and social marketing strategies. Prior to that, he led VMware’s thought leadership campaigns across the Asia-Pacific region.
Clement holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Australia and a Masters of Mass Communication from Nanyang Technological University.