Q: What’s changing with the Palo Alto Networks Ignite Conference this year?
A: Given the circumstances arising from COVID-19, we’ve decided to transform our Ignite event to a fully digital experience. It will build on our traditional conference model and include tailored programs for new practitioner audiences, customers, executives, partners, as well as industry analysts and media.
Q: What are the dates for the Ignite User Conferences?
A: Ignite '20 will be broadcasted in the Americas on November 17–18 and in APAC and EMEA on November 18–19.
Federal Ignite will be taking place as a fully digital event on March 23-25, 2021. Please look for further updates on our event website as it gets closer.
Q: What happens to the ticket(s) I’ve already purchased?
A: As our Ignite '20 conference is now virtual, Palo Alto Networks will not be charging for the digital event experience.
If you’ve already purchased tickets from our website using your credit card, please know your card has been fully refunded. If your ticket was purchased as part of a Palo Alto Networks product order (SKU), then the ticket purchase will be transferred to next year’s event scheduled for November 2021 in Las Vegas, NV.
For further questions around Ignite ticket sales, please contact your Palo Alto Networks sales representative or our Ignite support team at email@example.com.
Q: What if I’ve already registered for Ignite '20 when it was scheduled as a face-to-face event?
A: For those that have already registered, you’ll need to re-register for the digital event as this process will be slightly different. Our support staff is here to help. If you have any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: When can I register for this digital Ignite event?
A: You can register here for Ignite '20. Registration will remain open through the entirety of the event.
Q: When can I register for sessions and build my agenda for the event?
A: The final agenda can be viewed on the Agenda page. Registrants can begin selecting sessions and building their agenda when the Ignite platform goes live on November 15th.
Q: How can I access the event platform?
A: An email will be sent on November 15th with instructions on how to log in and get acquainted with the event platform. If you register after the platform has gone live, the link along with instructions will be included in your registration confirmation email.
Q: What about Federal Ignite?
A: Federal Ignite will take place March 23-25, 2021 as a digital experience. Registration for Federal Ignite '21 will launch later this year.
Q: Whom do I contact with additional questions?
A: Please contact your Palo Alto Networks Sales team or get in touch with our Ignite team via email at email@example.com.
Actor, Writer, and Television Host
Join *renowned cybersecurity expert* James Corden in conversation with Palo Alto Networks CEO Nikesh Arora. In this opening session, James learns about the people on the front lines protecting our digital way of life, and Palo Alto Networks’ comprehensive platform to help future-proof cybersecurity.
Secretary of State (2005-2009)
The 66th Secretary of State and National Security Advisor, Secretary Condoleezza Rice, will join Chairman & CEO Nikesh Arora, for a discussion on the strategic cyber and national security challenges facing our world in the midst of a pandemic - including how businesses and governments continue to navigate the most complex global environment in history.
Co-Founder of Malala Fund and Nobel Laureate
Join Nobel Laureate and Girls Education activist Malala Yousafzai as she sits down with Palo Alto Networks Chief Marketing Officer, Jean English, to discuss how her vision and dedication is shaping a better tomorrow for millions of girls through education.
YouTuber and Tech Enthusiast
Join technology reviewer and YouTube sensation, Marques Brownlee, and Palo Alto Networks iconic founder, Nir Zuk, as these two disruptors talk about their work, delivering value, and their vision of what’s next.
Paul Calatayud serves as America’s Chief Security Officer for Palo Alto Networks. Prior to his role with Palo Alto Networks, Paul was Chief Technology Officer for FireMon, leading business development, corporate development, and product strategy. Paul is a two-time CISO and lead security strategy for a Fortune 5 healthcare company providing cyber technology strategy for over 300K employees. Paul has held progressive roles in information security at the Department of Defense, Medtronic, Comcast, BAE Systems, Best Buy, and Vesta. Paul is also an advisor to half a dozen cyber companies, VC, and private equity firms. Paul holds multiple certifications including: CISSP, CISA, CISM, and GCIH.
Corden is known around the world as a Tony Award-winning performer on Broadway, a BAFTA-winning star of a UK television series, a feature film actor, and an acclaimed host, writer, and producer in several genres of television. Corden can currently be seen hosting The Late Late Show, which premiered on CBS in March 2015. During the short time since Corden took the helm, The Late Late Show has generated numerous buzzworthy viral videos (many of which have more than 1 million online views), reached series highs in viewers and earned a Critics Choice Awards nomination.
Previously, Corden was the host of the BAFTA Award-winning UK sports-themed comedy game show A League of Their Own on Sky 1. He hosted the Brit Awards, the biggest event in the British music industry, from 2010 to 2014. On television, Corden starred in, produced, and wrote the BAFTA-nominated comedy thriller The Wrong Mans, which is available on Hulu and aired on the BBC. In 2013, Corden was awarded the Royal Television Society Award for Comedy Writer of the Year for his work on the show. Over the course of his career, Corden has additionally been awarded the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award for Comedy Writer of the Year, the South Bank Show Award for Comedy, the TRIC Award for Best Comedy, and the National Television Award for Best Comedy.
Condoleezza Rice is the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, and Professor of Political Science at Stanford University. She is also a founding partner of Rice, Hadley, Gates & Manuel LLC, and became the Tad and Dianne Taube Director of the Hoover Institution on September 1, 2020.
From January 2005 to January 2009, Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States, the second woman and first black woman to hold the post. Rice also served as President George W. Bush’s Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor) from January 2001 to January 2005, the first woman to hold the position.
Rice served as Stanford University’s provost from 1993 to 1999, during which time she was the institution's chief budget and academic officer. As provost, she was responsible for a $1.5 billion annual budget and an academic program involving 1,400 faculty members and 14,000 students. In 1997, she also served on the Federal Advisory Committee on Gender-Integrated Training in the Military.
From February 1989 through March 1991, Rice served on President George H.W. Bush’s National Security Council staff. She served as Director, then Senior Director, of Soviet and East European Affairs, as well as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. In 1986, while an International Affairs Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, Rice also served as Special Assistant to the Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
As Professor of Political Science, Rice has been on the Stanford faculty since 1981 and has won two of the university’s highest teaching honors – the 1984 Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 1993 School of Humanities and Sciences Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching.
She has authored and co-authored numerous books, most recently To Build a Better World: Choices to End the Cold War and Create a Global Commonwealth (2019), co-authored with Philip Zelikow. Among her other volumes are three bestsellers, Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom (2017); No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington (2011); and Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family (2010). She also wrote Germany Unified and Europe Transformed: A Study in Statecraft (1995) with Philip Zelikow; edited The Gorbachev Era (1986) with Alexander Dallin; and penned The Soviet Union and the Czechoslovak Army, 1948-1983: Uncertain Allegiance (1984).
In 1991, Rice co-founded the Center for a New Generation (CNG), an innovative, after-school academic enrichment program for students in East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park, California. In 1996, CNG merged with the Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula, an affiliate club of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). CNG has since expanded to local BGCA chapters in Birmingham, Atlanta, and Dallas. Rice remains an active proponent of an extended learning day through after-school programs.
Since 2009, Rice has served as a founding partner at Rice, Hadley, Gates & Manuel LLC, an international strategic consulting firm based in Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. The firm works with senior executives of major companies to implement strategic plans and expand in emerging markets. Other partners include former National Security Advisor Stephen J. Hadley and former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates.
Malala was enrolled in her father’s school at the age of 4. Truly her father’s daughter, while other children fantasized about playing with toys, Malala fantasized about giving lectures. Her brother jokingly shares that Malala is “addicted to books.” But it was in the hallways of her father’s school that Malala found her voice and her vision. Her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, is a Pakistani educator, activist, and humanitarian who established a thriving school in their rural home in Swat Valley, which aimed to provide educational opportunities for all children. Ziauddin’s dedication to education and peaceful resistance against the Taliban made the world take notice.
Inspired by her father’s activism, Malala began her campaign for girls’ education at age 11 with her anonymous blog for the BBC, Diary of a Pakistani Schoolgirl, about life under the Taliban. Malala soon began advocating publicly for girls’ education. She would join her father on his visits to neighboring villages to recruit for the school. While he spoke to the men, she would speak to the women. Their crusade was the subject of a New York Times short documentary in 2009. Independently, Malala began attracting international media attention and awards. Due to her increased prominence, at age 15 she was attacked by the Taliban for speaking out. Malala recovered in the United Kingdom and has continued her fight for girls ever since. In 2013, she founded Malala Fund with her father. A year later, Malala received the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her efforts to see every girl complete 12 years of free, safe, quality education. Since then the UN recognized July 12 as Malala Day in honor of young activists, and she recently completed her undergraduate degree at Oxford University, with a focus on Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
Malala is the author of three books, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, Malala’s Magic Pencil and We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World.
Malala used to be known as her father’s daughter, but now Ziauddin is known as his daughter’s father – and he is proud to have it that way.
Marques Brownlee is known for his wildly popular tech review videos covering everything from the latest iPhone to the new Tesla. Over the past few years, he has leveraged his influence into a broader media platform at the intersection of tech and culture. Marques is currently working on “Retro Tech,” a YouTube Original series produced by Vox Media.
Abby is CEO of Boardspan, reinventing how boards approach their governance needs and strategies. Simply said, Boardspan is the modern way boards address search, assessment and information access. Abby has advised hundreds of boards over her career ranging from Fortune 100 to national non-profits to early-stage companies. She spent 15 years on Wall Street advising board & C-suite clients on a range of high profile financings and M&A transactions. She then joined the leadership team at the global search firm Russell Reynolds, first in the U.S. and then building the Asia-Pacific PE business while living in Singapore. Abby has served on numerous corporate and non-profit boards, and she is a frequent public speaker and voice on a range of boardroom topics.
Dave Burns is currently a Senior Director, Data Center Network & Security Engineering and Operations at Cox Communications, Inc. focused on driving architectures, engineering and security operations, as well as automation and execution for Cox IT and SP Data Center Services. Prior to joining Cox, Dave led various Engineering and Architecture teams at QTS Data Centers, Cisco Systems, Inc. both in the US and internationally focused on Service Providers and Enterprise IT. Dave has in-depth knowledge of routing and switching technologies, network security, data center, cloud, and mobility and holds various sales, industry and technical certifications, including CISSP, CCNP Security (formerly CCSP), CCDP, ITIL, and multiple associate-level certifications. Dave is also a published author on Intrusion Prevention and Detection, and actively a technical reviewer for multiple published certification and technology titles in circulation today.
Currently Security & Technology Executive advisor for a global fortune 228, has over 33 years experience in the Oil & Gas industry, Information Technology, and Cyber Security. He was previously the CISO for Schlumberger where he spent 33 years, of which the last 23 years have been spent focusing on IT, Security, Risk, Privacy and Auditing. He was responsible for developing the overall cyber security long term strategy for Schlumberger worldwide and is recognized for his leadership and management in all aspects of Cyber Security throughout the company and within the community. He has served on the advisory board of many major security vendors, such as Watchfire (now IBM), McAfee, Palo Alto Networks and others.
Josh Dye is a young but accomplished technology executive with over 10 years of experience. He is currently a Sr. Vice President at Jefferies, leading Network Security and Cloud Security. You'll find Josh in his spare time mountain biking, road cycling, and spending time with his young kids.
George Finney is a Chief Information Security Officer that believes that people are the key to solving our cybersecurity challenges. George has worked in Cybersecurity for nearly 20 years and has helped startups, global telecommunications firms, and nonprofits improve their security posture. As a part of his passion for education, George has taught cybersecurity at Southern Methodist University and is the author of several cybersecurity books including No More Magic Wands: Transformative Cybersecurity Change for Everyone.
Lakshmi Narayanan is Vice President & Global Head of Cyber Security Technology and Operations in Infosys. Experienced and accomplished Information Security professional with 20+years of work experience spanning all facets of information technology. In his current role, he is responsible for Enterprise Security Architecture, Cyber Defense Center, Engineering of Cyber Security Technologies, Security Standards, Application Security and Vulnerability Management program. Before Infosys, He was Chief Information Security Officer in Plastic Currency Manufacturing company.
Keri Pearlson is the Executive Director of Cybersecurity at MIT Sloan (CAMS), a research group focused on the difficult questions of leadership, strategy and management of cybersecurity. She has held positions in academia and industry including Babson College, UTexas-Austin, Gartner's Research Board, CSC, and AT&T. She founded KP Partners, a CIO advisory services firm. She was the Director of the International Institute of Analytics Leadership Consortium and the co-founder of the Concours Information Technology Leadership Development Program. Dr. Pearlson began her career at Hughes Aircraft Company as a systems analyst.
Randy Watkins is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for CRITICALSTART and an emerging thought-leader in the security industry. As CTO, Randy is responsible for designing and executing the company's strategic technology initiatives, which includes defining the strategy and direction of CRITICALSTART's Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services.
Randy is a respected author and speaker on security trends and is well-versed in applying security technologies, in practical and meaningful ways, to improve risk management and security infrastructure for enterprise customers. He holds numerous security certifications in data analysis, data science, computer science, and leadership, and a Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems Security and an Associate Degree in Computer Networking Systems from ITT Technical Institute.
Bobby is the Vice President of Cybersecurity at Caesars Entertainment. Bobby has been instrumental in Caesars' cybersecurity transformation with a keen focus on using a platform approach.
Nikesh Arora joined as chairman and CEO of Palo Alto Networks in June 2018. Before joining Palo Alto Networks, Nikesh served as president and chief operating officer of SoftBank Group Corp. Prior to that, he held a number of positions at Google, Inc. during a 10-year span, including senior vice president and chief business officer, president of global sales operations and business development, and president of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining Google, Nikesh held the role of chief marketing officer for the T-Mobile International Division of Deutsche Telekom AG. He was chief executive officer and founder of T-Motion PLC, which merged with T-Mobile International in 2002.
Nikesh serves on the board of Compagnie Financière Richemont S.A., a public Switzerland-based luxury goods holding company, and Tipping Point, a non-profit organization that fights poverty in the Bay Area. Previously, he served on the boards of SoftBank Group Corp., Sprint Corp., Colgate-Palmolive Inc. and Yahoo! Japan, among others. He holds an M.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University, an M.S. in finance from Boston College and a B. Tech. in electrical engineering from the Institute of Technology at Banaras Hindu University.
As president, Amit is responsible for all go-to-market functions, including sales, support, consulting, business development, partnerships and enablement. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, Amit held several roles at Google, including founding and building Google's Cloud business. In this capacity, he worked to help companies move to Cloud-based services like Gmail, Google Docs and the entire Cloud platform suite. He also led business and operations for Google's AR and VR efforts. Prior to Google, Amit spent 20 years at Oracle in various product, engineering, sales and strategy roles.
Amit is a graduate of Rensselaer with a master’s degree in industrial and management engineering and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering.
Nir Zuk brings a wealth of network security expertise and industry experience to Palo Alto Networks. Prior to co-founding Palo Alto Networks, Nir was CTO at NetScreen Technologies, which was acquired by Juniper Networks in 2004. Prior to NetScreen, Nir was co-founder and CTO at OneSecure, a pioneer in intrusion prevention and detection appliances. Nir was also a principal engineer at Check Point Software Technologies, and was one of the developers of stateful inspection technology.
Since early product inception in 2006, Lee Klarich has served as the head of product management at Palo Alto Networks, overseeing the product strategy and roadmap and playing a key role in delivering our Next-Generation Security Platform. In August 2017, he became chief product officer with responsibility for both engineering and product management for the company.
Prior to Palo Alto Networks, he was the director of product management for Juniper Networks, where he was responsible for firewall/VPN platforms and software. He joined Juniper Networks through the NetScreen Technologies acquisition, where he managed the same product line. Previously, he held various positions at Excite@Home and Packard Bell-NEC. He holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from Cornell University.
Jean English joined Palo Alto Networks as chief marketing officer in August 2019. She has more than 20 years of business-to-business marketing experience. Most recently, she served as senior vice president and CMO at NetApp. Previously, Jean spent 17 years at IBM in a variety of roles, including vice president of Global Marketing for IBM Cloud, and led the go-to-market transformation for IBM’s cloud business. During her tenure with IBM, she also served as CMO for IBM Asia Pacific, wherein she was responsible for all aspects of marketing, communications and citizenship. Jean serves on the board of ATHENA International and is a member of the National Charity League. Both organizations focus on helping women develop and strengthen their leadership skills.
Naveen Zutshi joined Palo Alto Networks as Sr. Vice President and Chief Information Officer in December 2015. In this role he is responsible for Palo Alto Network's Information technology solutions, driving a comprehensive strategy for information technology that will help scale the company rapidly, deliver on innovative solutions globally, and build a world class IT organization.
Greg Day is VP and Chief Security Officer for Europe, Middle East, Africa at Palo Alto Networks. He is a respected thought leader and advocate for stronger proactive cybersecurity, who has lived and breathed cybersecurity since the dawn of the industry. His personal mission is about increasing the understanding of the challenges and opportunities from how cybersecurity empowers organisational change and growth.
Matt Chiodi has nearly two decades of security leadership experience and is currently the Chief Security Officer of Public Cloud at Palo Alto Networks. He currently leads the Unit 42 Cloud Threat team which is an elite group of security researchers.
Josh Zelonis is a Field CTO and Evangelist for Palo Alto Networks, a cybersecurity tech founder and former Forrester analyst.
Jason Georgi is an accomplished technology executive with 25 years of experience. He is currently the Field Chief Technology Officer for Prisma Access and SaaS at Palo Alto Networks, specializing in cloud security. Prior, Jason was at Zscaler and GE.
Post the acquisition of CloudGenix by Palo Alto Networks, Kumar serves as Senior Vice President of Products for SD-WAN and Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) products. Kumar co-founded CloudGenix and was its CEO, establishing the category of SD-WAN.
Ankur has spent 15+ years bringing innovative security, collaboration and virtualization technologies to market. He is passionate about building products from the ground up into market leaders. He joined Palo Alto Networks through the acquisition of RedLock where he ran product management for securing public clouds. In his current role as a VP of products, he is responsible for driving product strategy, roadmap and execution for public cloud security. In his previous role, he built and led go-to-market efforts for the CASB solution at CipherCloud. Ankur has also held leadership positions at Symantec, Citrix and Cisco. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Rishi Bhargava is VP, Product Strategy at Palo Alto Networks. Prior to that, he was co-founder and VP of Marketing at Demisto, a SOAR security startup recently acquired by Palo Alto Networks. Before founding Demisto, Rishi was VP and General Manager of the Software Defined Datacenter Group at McAfee / Intel. A visionary and technology enthusiast, he was responsible for delivering Intel integrated security solutions for datacenters. Before Intel, Rishi was VP of Product Management for Datacenter and Server security products at McAfee, where he launched multiple products to establish McAfee's leadership in risk & compliance, virtualization, and cloud security. Rishi joined McAfee by way of acquisition in 2009 (Solidcore, Enterprise Security Startup). At Solidcore, he was responsible for Product Management and Strategy.
Sree Koratala is the VP of Product Management for Mobility Security at Palo Alto Networks. In this role, Sree is responsible for 4G/5G Network, Multi-Access Edge Computing and Cellular IoT security product portfolio. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, Sree worked at Ericsson Inc. in multiple leadership roles including VP, Head of Cloud for North America, Chief Technology Officer for Ericsson’s Silicon Valley customers and VP, Head of LTE/4G Core and SDN for North America. She has successfully led the introduction of nationwide 3G, 4G wireless networks for all major carriers in the Americas.
John Morello is the VP of Product for Prisma Cloud at Palo Alto Networks, and the former Chief Technology Officer at Twistlock. Prior to that, John was a CISO at a Fortune 500 global chemical company. Before that, he spent 14 years at Microsoft, in both Microsoft Consulting Services and product teams. He ran feature teams that shipped security technologies in Windows, Azure, and Office 365 and was the lead consultant on several security projects at the White House. John lives in Louisiana with his wife and two young sons. A passionate fisherman and scuba diver, he's also a long time board member of the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana.
Bret Padres is the Chief Executive Officer of The Crypsis Group. He has more than 25 years of experience in information security, digital forensics, law enforcement, electronic discovery, and counterintelligence. Over the course of his career, Bret has responded to, investigated, and remediated some of history’s most notorious retail and state-sponsored data breaches, and he has advised legal teams on issues resulting from them. In addition, he has testified as a digital forensics expert in a number of trials, including an espionage case in federal court.
FireMon is the No. 1 Intelligent Security Management solution provider, combining advanced automation and analysis to deliver next-generation security intelligence to enterprise organizations, government agencies and managed security providers.
ForeScout Technologies offers the unique ability to agentlessly see devices the instant they connect to the network, control them and orchestrate information sharing and policy-driven threat response among otherwise disparate security tools. The integrated ForeScout and Palo Alto Networks solution helps customers dynamically segment devices, enforce endpoint compliance and combat threats across device types and network tiers without requiring prior device knowledge or rebuilding networks.
Google is a trusted technology partner who understands how to help agencies transition from legacy architectures and utilize their data to fuel true mission success. Google Cloud Platform provides cloud-native infrastructure with layered security, machine learning and analytics at web-scale to rapidly innovate and advance agency goals.