Ajit Gaddam is an Information Security leader with an established track record of developing risk-driven security programs and delivering solutions that support critical business initiatives. Ajit is a technologist, serial entrepreneur, and a security expert specializing in machine learning, cryptography, big data security, and cybersecurity. Over the last decade, Ajit led the Security Engineering and Security Architecture programs for various Fortune 100 financial, insurance, and technology companies. He also co-founded two startups with successful exits. He is an active participant in various open source and security architecture standards bodies (NIST, SABSA, OWASP, OpenGroup). He is a prolific inventor in disruptive technologies (over 50 patents), international speaker (BlackHat, Strata Hadoop, Global Cybersecurity Conference, COSO), instructor (SANS, community colleges), and a security researcher (two security books, over 240 citations on security papers).