RSA® Conference 2013 Expands All-Star Keynote Lineup to Include Jimmy Wales, Jane McGonigal and Vint Cerf

  RSA® Conference 2013 Expands All-Star Keynote Lineup to Include Jimmy Wales,
  Jane McGonigal and Vint Cerf

RSA Conference 2013

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- January 15, 2013

RSA^® Conference (, the world’s leading information
security conferences and expositions, today announced Wikipedia Founder Jimmy
Wales, world-renowned game designer and New York Times best-selling author
Jane McGonigal and Google VP and Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf to its
line-up of keynote speakers for the 22^nd annual RSA Conference, taking place
February 25 – March 1 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.

In addition to covering trends in information security, RSA Conference 2013
will examine the current information revolution and how to use, secure and
share the massive volumes of data created each day. The featured keynote
speakers will address data, the Internet and interconnectivity from unique

  *Jimmy Wales: Wales is a U.S. Internet entrepreneur, wiki pioneer, and
    technology visionary, who is best known as the Founder of Wikipedia, an
    international collaborative free content encyclopedia on the Internet, and
    the Wikimedia Foundation. He is co-founder of Wikia, a privately owned
    free web hosting service he set up in 2004. Wales is a Fellow of the
    Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. He serves on
    the Board of Directors of the non-profit organization, Creative Commons.
  *Jane McGonigal: McGonigal is a New York Times best-selling author and
    today's leading speaker on gamification - the application of game-design
    principles to real-life challenges. McGonigal has created games for the
    World Bank, the Olympic Games, the American Heart Association, the New
    York Public Library and many more. Her book is the definitive modern work
    on gamification, “Reality is Broken: How Games Make Us Better and How They
    Can Change The World.” She is currently an advisor and affiliate
    researcher with the Institute For The Future in Palo Alto, California,
    where she served for four years as the Director of Game Research and
    Development. Her recent projects include a Games for Healthcare initiative
    with IFTF and the White House as well as Paths Out Of Poverty, a
    crowdsourcing game by IFTF for the Rockefeller Foundation.
  *Vint Cerf: VP and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google, Cerf served at
    MCI, the Corporation for National Research Initiatives, at DARPA and as a
    member of the Stanford University Faculty. Cerf co-invented the
    architecture and basic protocols of the Internet. He has received the U.S.
    National Medal of Technology, ACM Turing award, the US Presidential Medal
    of Freedom and the Japan Prize. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, ACM, and
    American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy
    of Arts and Sciences, the International Engineering Consortium, the
    Computer History Museum, the National Academy of Engineering and a member
    of the American Philosophical Society.

Additional keynote speakers include:

  *Francis deSouza, Group President, Enterprise Products and Services,
  *Scott Charney, Corporate Vice President Trustworthy Computing (TwC,)
    Microsoft Corporation
  *Philippe Courtot, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Qualys Inc.
  *Art Coviello, Executive Vice President of EMC Corporation and Executive
    Chairman of RSA, The Security Division of EMC
  *Andy Ellis, Chief Security Officer, Akamai Technologies
  *Mike Fey, Worldwide Chief Technology Officer, McAfee
  *Art Gilliland, Senior Vice President, HP Software Enterprise Security
    Products, Hewlett-Packard Company
  *Nicholas Percoco, Senior Vice President, SpiderLabs, Trustwave
  *Condoleezza Rice, 66^th Secretary of State of the United States
  *Herbert “Hugh” Thompson, Ph.D., Program Committee Chairman, RSA Conference
  *Christopher Young, Senior Vice President, Cisco Security and Government
    Group, Cisco

“RSA Conference keynote speakers are tasked with sharing controversial and
exciting opinions that are also practical enough for our delegates to bring
back to their professional lives,” said Sandra Toms LaPedis, VP/GM RSA
Conferences. “In addition to featuring great security minds, RSA Conference
2013 is presenting three featured keynote speakers who are innovating with how
data is shared, understood and presented. This year’s keynote speakers will
combine technology insights with new perspectives to shed light on the best
ways to take advantage of the mass of information that surrounds us.”

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