Driving Digital Leadership for the New Business Horizon
Bob Bragdon
SVP, Worldwide Managing Director
CSO

As SVP and Worldwide Managing Director of CSO—the leading information resource for security, risk and privacy executives—Bob Bragdon leads all operations for the full CSO product line, including CSOonline.com, the CSO portfolio of national and regional events and the Security Smart Newsletter. A respected name in the both the media and security industries, Bragdon is invited to work closely with risk management and security leaders, as well as security solutions providers —in both the public and private sectors—to identify, interpret and address the challenges of today’s complex security and risk management environments.

A popular public speaker and industry analyst, Bragdon participates in myriad industry events via face to face and webcast appearances, as well as user-group conferences for numerous companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers. Bragdon has been often quoted by major media organizations including CNN.

Prior to his role as publisher, Bragdon served as vice president of event marketing for COMDEX at Key3Media Events where he managed sales, marketing and sponsorships for the six North American Comdex events. He was also responsible for co-developing several security-focused programs and events, providing Bragdon with a first hand look at the evolving security industry. Additionally, Bragdon held various management positions in marketing, sales and product development at SOFTBANK, Ziff-Davis and Cahners Publishing.

 
Brian Madden
Lead Field Technologist, EUC CTO Office
VMware

Brian Madden works in VMware’s EUC Office of the CTO. Prior to joining VMware in 2018, he was known world-wide as an independent EUC expert and founder of BrianMadden.com, the BriForum conference series, and author of six books and over 2000 technical articles.

 

 
Sanjay Sood
SVP & CTO
CDW

Sanjay Sood is senior vice president and chief technology officer for CDW. He is responsible for establishing the company’s future technology vision and strategic direction, while building and implementing platforms to support customers, coworkers and partners.  

Sood joined CDW in 2020 and brings over 15 years of experience in driving innovative change within complex technology environments. He previously worked at HERE Technologies for over five years, where he most recently served as vice president/general manager of highly automated driving (HAD) with full accountability for the strategy, execution and rollout for a new global product line of high definition maps to support self-driving vehicles, including both software and hardware development. Sood joined HERE Technologies as vice president of core map engineering in 2014 where he led a global engineering team powering a $1B+ location content business. Prior to working at HERE Technologies, Sood held senior positions at YP (formerly AT&T Interactive), leading product development for the consumer vertical which supported over 70M visitors per month across mobile and desktop. Earlier in his career, Sood worked on core algorithms for contextual search applications at Northwestern University's Intelligent Information Laboratory, out of which numerous technology startups were launched.  Sood holds over a dozen patents for his work in machine learning, information retrieval and digital mapping.

Sood earned both a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. in computer science from Northwestern University.